When choosing a dog sitter, owners can spend hours reading through recommendations or swapping messages with professionals before agreeing to their services.
But one owner, who has been trying to cut corners, has taken to social media to source a dog sitter who will adhere to her 11 strict rules when it comes to caring for her dog, Zero, for the week.
In her advert, which doesn’t state how much she is willing to pay the right person, she wrote: “Looking for an incredibly trustworthy and loving person to walk and feed Zero next week.
“They must: love dogs, love Zero, be able to walk him three to four times a day, be able to feed him twice a day and must be acclimated to Zero”.
Not only that but the dog walker “must be able to hold a roughly 130 to 140lbs dog pulling intensely on a leash because he is excited over other dogs and people, must be able to provide open communication about when you arrive, walk, feed him and leave, and must spam her phone with photos”.
Wanting to make sure all of her requirements are met, the woman has asked the dog sitter “sign a written agreement” and warned they would be “held liable of anything happens to Zero or our home and belongings”.
While most users shamed the woman for her crazy list of demands, others believe she will pull out of payment claiming the dog sitter broke their contract in one way or another.
One user said: “Leave our stuff alone so you don’t know just how much s*** is already broken that we will claim worked like new and you are now responsible for.
“They are legitimately looking for someone to scam. Best case scenario the ‘damages’ you caused will magically be covered by whatever payment you agreed to. They will claim its worse than that but will call it even.”
In agreement, another user added: “True, that seems like a great way to scam their way out of any payment (if they were even planning on offering any, I can’t tell).
“They actually just turned someone down who offered to watch the dog at their own apartment, so it’s looking even more like that could be the case.”
A third user said: “That ‘must agree that you will be held liable if anything happens to Zero or our home and belongings’ sounds like a scam waiting to happen.
“Next thing you know, they falsely claim that certain damage to their house occurred while you were ‘in charge’ and you’re on the hook.
“Also I see no mention of payment? They’re looking for an unpaid volunteer or what?”