The Pet Team
Trust My Pet Sitter founders Angela Fagan, Sinead and Shamus Fitzsimons built a pet care app that connects pet owners with pet sitters based on what’s most important to them.
Founders Angela Fagan, Shamus and Sinead Fitzsimons created Trust My Pet Sitter after struggling to find suitable care for their pets when travelling. With 3 dogs and 2 cats it wasn’t always easy to find a family member or friend to watch them. Often planned getaways were put on hold as suitable arrangement couldn’t be found - Kennels and Catteries were not an option, as the pets were too precious to be caged. They tried sending the dogs to a dog boarder, being looked after in someone else’s house, but that just left them unsettled in an unfamiliar environment with strange pets. The Cats had someone pop in to feed them, but they got lonely after a few days and were very grumpy on their return!
They thought there must be a better way of doing this, could they find someone they trusted to come to their home and look after the pets? Being a pet lover is a way of life, the pet sitter would need to be experienced, be trustworthy and mindful of the routine, feeding and of course their home. Combining a House Sitter with a Pet Sitter, their task was to find people like them.
They created Trust My Pet Sitter because they wanted to make Pet Sitting a profession people could choose to follow, travelling the world looking after other people’s pets. A way of life for pet lovers who love to travel, from retirees to career break professionals to Millennials choosing a different career path. The additional features on the app are available to search for Pet Owners and Pet Sitters by Country, Date, Pet Type and Price per night. Coming soon features include connecting dog owners with local dog friendly businesses.
Trust My Pet Sitter have teamed up with PawSquad which lets you video call or text chat with a UK-registered vet absolutely free at any time of day or night, 365 days a year. They have also teamed with YOTI to verify identity across 130 countries within minutes, helping to keep the Trust My Pet Sitter community safe and identifiable.
Trust My Pet Sitter is a Scottish based company.