Golden Hill ring camera finds pet-sitters not honest
Caryn White of Point Loma was heading to a concert recently, she hopped online to find a dog sitter for her four-month-old puppy. “I was only going to be gone for four to five hours,” she told me on July 16. White requested the dog sitter to remain in her house as the puppy was not yet fully vaccinated. But the dog sitter did not listen, and “She texted me to have her boyfriend over,” White continued. “She then texted if she could leave to go to her boyfriend.” White told her “no” twice, and the dog sitter “took my dog and tried to go to her boyfriend but got caught. It was an awful experience.”
While White did not tell me which app she used to hire her dog sitter, there are a lot of sites and apps where fur parents can hire a pet sitter. Popular petsitting websites and apps are PetBacker, Care.com, Fetch!, PetSitter.com, Meowtel, Bay Area Pet Pals, Sniff and Go LLC — and NextDoor, where I met White.
I also met Paul Fischer from Golden Hill on the NextDoor site.
Fischer hired a “Kourtney” on the most popular of the petsitting sites and apps — Rover.com. He recently hired her to housesit his two dogs. Then “she left them alone for 16 hours while trying to deceive us by sending photos that were taken earlier in the day,” he explained on July 3. The dog sitter made “it seem like she was home with” the two dogs, but Fischer was not buying it. Unbeknownst to the dogsitter, who had a 4.5-star rating out of 5 on Rover.com, Fischer had two additional Ring cameras aside from the one monitoring his front door.