FAQ for Pet Sitters

Why should I join the Big Sky Nanny Pet sitting/House-Sitting team?

We understand the effort it takes to be an amazing pet sitter and want to help match pet sitters that go above and beyond what is expected of them with families needing animal care. We want to make it easy for our sitters to receive, review, and accept pet sitting positions directly from their phones or computers. Big Sky Nanny is here to answer questions and offer support anytime you need it!

What if I’m really busy some weeks and can’t accept any positions?

No problem! We understand that life can get crazy sometimes! We make it easy for you to accept jobs when you have extra time but there is never any pressure if you aren’t available. That’s one of the perks of pet sitting – you can make it work around any schedule!

What requirements are you looking for in a pet sitter?

Our sitters must have at least 3 years of animal experience with references for us to contact. We require all of our sitters to allow us to run background checks and meet with our pets to see how you do with animals. We are looking for sitters that have a genuine love for animals!

What qualities are important to have?

Our sitters are professional, reliable, honest, and friendly! We look for sitters that will show up to jobs on time, looking and acting professional, with a positive attitude and ready to have fun! Our sitters will happily go above and beyond what is expected of them to provide the best care possible to the families they work with.

Does Big Sky Nanny take a cut of my pay from a pet sitting/house-sitting job?

Absolutely not! You earned every penny – it’s all yours! We encourage families to pay as much as they feel comfortable with because we know our sitters will exceed their expectations. We know pet sitting is work and want you to be proud of what you do and be compensated for it!

Does Big Sky Nanny offer any perks or incentives?

YES!! We want to show our sitters how much we appreciate them and everything they do! We will offer cash bonuses and incentives for a variety of things to keep the program fun and rewarding. Things like accepting pet sitting jobs regularly, getting 5-star ratings and amazing reviews from our families, and referring other sitters and families to our program are some of the things you can do to be rewarded in our program!

Can a family contact me directly after I work for them to ask me to pet sit again?

No!! All of our members and people requesting a one-time sitter are notified that they may not contact any of our sitters for any reason after the pet sitting request is fulfilled. If a family contacts you directly to ask about your availability or to request you for a future placement, you must tell them to contact Big Sky Nanny to request you. Acceptance of a position without going through our request system will terminate your position as part of our Big Sky Nanny team and will result in the family’s membership being cancelled.