What if my sitter cancels?

We all know cancellations happen. In the case of a sitter cancellation, SitterTree will make every effort to assign an alternate sitter. In the case of last-minute cancellations due to emergency or illness, we will work with our community of sitters to help your family to make the next-best arrangement.


What should I do if I need to cancel or request a sitter on short notice?

Each family has a personal dashboard for changes and cancellations. This is the best place to cancel or make changes! Once a family cancels or makes changes to any job on their dashboard, both the sitter and coordinator will be notified.


Will I be charged for cancelling a job?

Sitter Requests will not be refunded for cancellations made within 12 hours of the scheduled start time. In addition, cancellations made within three hours will incur a late termination fee, which will be charged to the card on file and paid to the sitter.

  • $25 - Cancellations made within 3 hours of job start
  • $35 - Cancellations made within 1 hour of job start
  • $45 - Cancellation made after a job has started