How It Works

For Hosts:

Step 1: Create your Sitter Profile

Navigate to the Sign Up button on the top right of the home page. Use photos and a written description to explain your dog sitting abilities. Choose to dog sit by hosting dogs in your home or by traveling to the dog's home (or both!

Step 2: Respond to Inquiries

Monitor your email and/or the PetZoop.com site to respond to inquiries promptly. Get to know dogs through messaging their owners on the PetZoop.com site or meeting them in person if necessary.

Step 3: Improve Your Search Ranking

Booking Stays: the more stays you book through PetZoop.com, the more members can trust you! Reviews: Every time you complete a transaction, the dog owner will be asked to write a review about you. You will only receive reviews for stays booked through PetZoop.com. Testimonials: Ask past clients and friends to write testimonials about you. Uploading more photos of yourself and writing a lengthier description will also help improve your search ranking.

Step 4: Transact Securely through PetZoop.com

Once you and the dog owner agree to an arrangement, either of you can book the stay using the "Book It!" button on your profile or in the message thread. The dog owner will pay securely through the PetZoop transaction system using his or her credit card. For more information about why paying through PetZoop.com rocks, please see our terms and conditions here. PetZoop.com will hold these funds until after the stay has been completed to make sure that you receive the funds agreed upon for the service.

Step 5: Exchange Information with the Dog Owner through PetZoop.com

Exchange addresses, contact information, and drop off and pickup details the dog owner. Make sure you have emergency contact information for the owner and the dog's vet. Exchanging this information through the PetZoop.com messaging service ensures that this information is always available for you and organized by dog.

Step 6: Enjoy your time with your new Pooch!

Keep dog owners updated on his or her dog. Take pictures and send updates via the PetZoop messaging system.

For Dog Owners:

Step 1: Make your Dog a Star!

Create a profile for your dog(s) when prompted. Upload photos and include a colorful description to help sitters get to know your pup.

Step 2: Find Your Perfect Sitter

Navigate to the Search box and enter your dates. Choose a sitter who will come to your home, or a sitter who will watch your dog in their home. Further refine your results by reading sitter's reviews, filtering by price, and zooming in and out on the map to search within a radius.

Step 3: Connect with your Sitter

Connect with your sitter using the "Contact this Sitter" button on your sitter's profile. Consider messaging multiple sitters, especially if you are looking for a quick response. Get to know your sitter and, if you would like, schedule a meeting between your sitter and your pooch.

Step 4: Book Your Stay and Pay Your Sitter Through PetZoop.com

Book your stay using the "Book It!" button on your sitter's profile or in your message thread. Pay your sitter securely through the PetZoop transaction system using your credit card. PetZoop.com will hold these funds until after your dog has been cared for to make sure you are satisfied with the service. Remember that paying through PetZoop.com allows the site to stay up and running!

Step 5: Exchange Information with your Sitter through PetZoop.com

Exchange addresses, contact information, and drop off and pickup details with your sitter. Make sure your sitter has emergency information and any details required for your dog's care. Exchanging this information through the PetZoop.com messaging service ensures that this information is always available to your sitter.

Step 6: Let Your Sitter Pamper Your Dog and Enjoy your Vacation Stress-Free!

Remember, your PetZoop is in a happy home enjoying their stay-cation. Relax!

Step 7: Leave Your Sitter a Review

The PetZoop community will thank you for reviewing your dog sitter. Woof!