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