(Closed) Dog sitter – Me being sensitive or legitimate concerns?

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
1888 posts
Buzzing bee

I think you should find a new sitter. IMO you should have cut ties with her completely once you fired her as a dog walker. Feeding your dog animal crackers—what the hell?!

Post # 3
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

There is no way in a million years I’d use this woman. I’d cancel my trip sooner than trust her with my dog/home. I had alarm bells ringing all over the place reading that. Please just use the new company and check references and make sure they have full insurance.

Post # 4
6626 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Once a flake, always a flake.  She is clearly undependable, despite being nice and your dog liking her.  I would not trust her for one minute.  What if she’s too busy to come feed your dog breakfast?  What if she doesn’t bother calling out and leaves it there all day?  Your dog does not need that kind of stress and neither do you. Look elsewhere so you aren’t spending your whole trip worrying.

Post # 5
6752 posts
Busy Beekeeper

No, no, no, no, no–too many red flags. Trust your gut. 

Post # 7
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Canvas Event Space

From the sounds of it, I wouldn’t trust her to show up to sitting tbh. And if she does, who knows who else is coming with her! I’d tell her that you’ve made other arrangements.

Post # 8
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i, personally, would never use her again, in any capacity.


Post # 9
439 posts
Helper bee

She sounds sketchy. “Accidentally” keeping keys to your home and bringing over people withoug telling you? No thanks. I would find a new one.

Post # 10
9527 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I wouldn’t be worried about the service as much as home security. Strangers allowed in my home would make me very nervous, especially if they took the keys. Time to change the locks

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 6 months ago by  theatrejulia.
Post # 11
1837 posts
Buzzing bee

breatheandrelax:  Don’t use her as a dog sitter or as anything else. She’s flaky at best, and maybe even sketchy. I can relate — I have dog walker issues, too. It isn’t as easy as one might think to find a good service. 

Post # 12
1430 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Nope. I just wouldn’t trust her at all at this point. 

Post # 13
560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wow… And your dog likes this person 🙂 I think you need to find a new dog walker. Have you considered putting in add up (in the mail room) in your building? Maybe you have a dog lover senior in your building, many seniors would love this job. Gets them out of the house daily and they can make a few dollars. 

Post # 14
145 posts
Blushing bee

I would never ever trust that woman with my precious puppy!!! Go to the new company!!!

Post # 15
1305 posts
Bumble bee


Nope, nope, nope. Trust your gut and protect your furbaby.

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