What Services Can I Offer?

Pet Boarding (in your own home)

Boarding Pet Sitters must ensure that any pets they mind have adequate food and water and a safe environment with enough room for the pet to move around.  They should also be knowledgeable enough to understand how to manage the pet and recognise when it needs veterinary care.  Pet Sitters must also be confident that they are able to afford the time and energy required for each pet relevant to their individual needs.

If you plan to mind pets in your own home and have a yard it must be very secure with fencing that is of a height relevant to the pet you are minding, have no gaps, loose panelling or other weakened areas and with gates that are locked.

Pet Day Care (in your own home)

Day Care Pet Sitters must ensure that any pets they mind have adequate food and water and a safe environment with enough room for the pet to move around.  They should also be knowledgeable enough to understand how to manage the pet and recognise when it needs veterinary care.  Pet Sitters must also be confident that they are able to afford the time and energy required for each pet relevant to their individual needs.

If you plan to mind pets in your own home and have a yard it must be very secure with fencing that is of a height relevant to the pet you are minding, have no gaps, loose panelling or other weakened areas and with gates that are locked.

Visiting Pets in their Home

Home Visit Pet Sitters will be required to upload a National Crime Check. If you do not hold a National Crime Check/Police Background Check certificate you can easily apply for one online via your Dashboard at #9 Badges & Qualifications under Police Check Verified.

Home Visit Pet Sitters must ensure that any pets they are visiting have adequate food and water and a safe environment with enough room for the pet to move around.  They should also be knowledgeable enough to understand how to manage the pet and recognise when it needs veterinary care.  Pet Sitters must also be confident that they are able to afford the time and energy required for each pet relevant to their individual needs.

The Pet Sitter also has a duty of care to do all that is required to protect the security of the Pet Owner’s property.

House Sitting

House Sitters must ensure that any pets they mind have adequate food and water and a safe environment with enough room for the pet to move around.  They should also be knowledgeable enough to understand how to manage the pet and recognise when it needs veterinary care.

House Sitters must also be confident that they are able to afford the time and energy required for each pet relevant to their individual needs.

House Sitters will be required to upload a National Crime Check. If you do not hold a National Crime Check/Police Background Check certificate you can easily apply for one online via your Dashboard at #9 Badges & Qualifications under Police Check Verified.

The Pet Sitter has a duty of care to do all that is required to protect the security of the pet owner’s property.

Dog Walking

If you offer a dog walking service you must have experience with dogs so that you know how to keep them under control and how to react in situations where other dogs approach you.  Dogs must not be let off lead in unfenced areas.

Pet Taxi

There are certain requirements that must be met before you can be approved as a Pet Service Provider offering a Taxi Service.  You must

  • have held a full driver’s licence for at least 12 months
  • upload a clear copy of your valid, current driver’s licence
  • upload photos of your vehicle which must meet the standards set by “Don’t Fret Pet!”
  • be using a vehicle that is insured, registered and roadworthy and no more than 15 years old
  • be listed as one of the insured drivers for the vehicle that will be used for the Pet Taxi service
  • upload a copy of your vehicle insurance and registration
  • have no history of reckless driving or fatal accidents
  • have no history of DUI offenses

Pet Grooming

If you offer a pet grooming service you must have professional training and work with the correct tools.  You will be required to upload certification of your training.

You must also provide your own public liability insurance.  A copy of your certificate of currency must be uploaded each year.

Pet Training

If you offer a pet training service you must have professional training.  You will be required to upload certification of your training.

You must also provide your own public liability and professional indemnity insurance.  A copy of your certificates of currency for both insurances must be uploaded each year.

 

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