If you or the pet owner prefer it, you can meet up in a neutral place at first. However, depending on the service, we recommend that you move the meeting to (or have a second meeting at) your or the pet owner's home.
If the requested service will take place in the pet owner's home
In this case, the pet owner should show you around, so you know where to find pet food, bedding and cleaning supplies. Most importantly, you need to meet the pet to find out whether you get along.
If the requested service will take place in your own home
Especially if the prospective guest pet is a dog, having a Meet & Greet in your own home is essential. The dog needs to meet you and all members of the household, both human and animal, to see whether you all get along.
If you have a dog of your own, it may be wise to start the meeting on neutral ground and go for a walk together before entering your home, so your own dog doesn't feel the need to defend his or her territory.
Give the dog plenty of time to become familiar with your home while the owner is around. This way, they aren't plunged into an unfamiliar place for the first time right at the moment when they are separated from their human, which may be doubly distressing for some dogs.