Do I Need a Police Check to be a Pet Sitter?


A police check means that a Pet Sitter has a certificate (in the UK it is called a Disclosure) stating that they do not have any criminal convictions.

We encourage all Pet Sitters to obtain a police check, but this is not compulsory to join our community.

Police checks don’t have an official expiry date and it’s up to the Pet Parent 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 may help your application success.

If you are unsure, please ask your Trust My Pet Sitter Account Manager

UK –


Apply for a Basic Disclosure – you’ll find all of the information here –

 England and Wales

Apply for a Basic DBS Check – you’ll find all of the information here –


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 –


Royal Canadian Mounted Police – you’ll find all of the information here –