A police check means that a Pet Sitter has a certificate stating that they do not have any criminal convictions. Before you book your pet holiday care, you can ask your pet sitter for a copy of their certificate when you make your booking.
We encourage all Pet Sitters to obtain a police check, but this is not compulsory to join our community. If a Pet Sitter does have a police check it will be stated on their profile page.
Police checks don’t have an official expiry date and it’s up to the owner to decide if they accept it or not.
Pet Sitter Police Check
If you are a Pet Sitter and would like to see how to acquire a police check, please read below.
Getting a Criminal Record check can increase your chances of getting a Pet Sit Assignment. Not all Pet Owners will ask for it, but if you have a current one it can only help your applications.
Apply for a Basic Disclosure – you’ll find all of the information here – https://www.mygov.scot/basic-disclosure/apply-for-basic-disclosure
England and Wales
Apply for a Basic DBS Check – you’ll find all of the information here – https://www.gov.uk/request-copy-criminal-record
Although not compulsory, most Pet Parents will choose Pet Sitters who have a ‘Criminal Record Check’. How to obtain a Police Check varies from state to state, so please contact your local authority for further information.
National Police Checks – you’ll find all of the information here – https://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/national-police-checks
Royal Canadian Mounted Police – you’ll find all of the information here – https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/where-do-get-a-criminal-record-check