Click the FIND A SITTER link on the main menu.
In the field labeled Enter Search From, enter a location such as an address, city, state or even a location such as a local business.
The text box auto-fills as you type. Adding more letters narrows the search.
The location to search from will start from what you enter here, and when you first open the page, defaults to Phoenix, AZ.
Next, select a distance from that location, within a radius in miles, using the select list in the drop-down.
Click SEARCH button below this list.
Sitters found within a circle whose radius is drawn from the location and the distance display in the select list as links.
Click one of the selections to display a sitter's Public Profile and if the sitter is online you can connect with them in a private chat.
If a green indicator displays on their Public Profile, they are online, otherwise they will see your request next time they log in.
You can also leave a message in the text area that displays and the sitter can send a response to your message.
The difference is a connection connects the two of you in a private chat room where the message is like sending an email.
In both cases it is up to the sitter to decide if they wish to respond to your request.
If you wish instead, return to the Find A Sitter page and select a different sitter, or change the radius distance, your location or both! Leave a sitter a message if you wish in the area provided in their Public Profile.
Click the envelope icon in the upper right corner of the Public Profile, enter the message in the provided text box.
The sitter will respond when possible if online, or when alerted that messages are in their inbox, the next time they log in.
A sitter is online when their Public Profile has a small green indicator to the left side of it.