Last year a pet sitter in Georgia heisted $400,000 in jewels from a client. Early in 2012 a pet sitter in Arizona was arrested after several complaints of neglect and one incident that finally ended in the brutal death of two dogs. A Washington pet sitter is serving 13 years in prison for multiple counts of theft. A pet sitter in Florida was charged in June with felony aggravated assault and felony battery after attacking her client and landing him in the hospital. Worse yet are the recent headlines regarding a convicted animal sexual abuser who was arrested for advertising his pet-sitting service with a popular registry while on probation.
Though most pet sitters, like you, are compassionate, trust-worthy folks, there are bad apples in every profession. With the advent of immediate and far-reaching media like Facebook and smartphone apps, news travels fast, especially bad news!
Headlines like these impact millions of pet owners. The health of your business and the pet-sitting industry depend upon letting your clean background light shine! Proudly offer your background check verification – before they ask. Never let a client wonder if their keys or their beloved pets will be safe in your hands! Keep in mind that when you hire someone to go into a home, you have an obligation to make every effort to ensure your client’s safety and security. Choosing not to background check employees and independent contractors can jeopardize your business and bring charges against you if something goes wrong.
Current proof of clean criminal history for you, your employees and the independent contractors who represent you is now easier and more economical than ever before with Sterling. From now until August 31 you can take advantage of the introductory offer to run background checks for only $25 each. You can’t afford not to!