There are no right or wrong answers when it comes to pet sitting, as it is a form of exchange with flexible terms and conditions. We, as the middleman provide a safe platform where pet sitters can provide their information such as interests and experience and pet owners can choose members with whom they will feel comfortable entrusting their pets and home. Generally the sitter is not paid, as what they take away from the experience is free accommodation for a period of time as well as the joys of spending time around animals.
In some cases, particularly longer terms ones or special circumstances some form of payment may be negotiated. If the pets require special care or attention that could turn out to be particularly time consuming, some small financial gesture is bound to be appreciated as it limits the free-time available to the sitter outside of the hose. These are all things that can be discussed prior to choosing a sitter or accepting an assignment. It will of course be the responsibility of the pet owner to make sure enough pet food and essential items or alternatively some cash to purchase more during the time they are away.