Many pet owners have difficulties finding the right person to take care of their fur palls while they are away from home for whatever reason. Honestly, leaving the animals in the hands of complete strangers is rarely an option, so many times owners find the dog-sitters through ads or agencies such as Wag or Rover that list the names and a short bio of dog-walkers,sitters and boarders. Owners choose the perfect candidate for the job by going through the recommendations or by simply trusting their gut feeling.
A woman named Rosie Brown made a mistake when she trusted her home and her loving dogs with 26-year-old Casey Brengle.
Casey was supposed to look after the dogs for 4 and a half days while Rosie was at a wedding in another town. The two women agreed on the price, $315, the house rules, and the dogs’ schedules. Rosie also told Casey that there was a doggy cam on the kitchen counter that she planned on using to make sure the dogs were doing fine.
“She had 210 five-star reviews and I’m thinking, okay, this is great,” Rosie told ABC 7 News (via New York Post).
The first day went pretty well, but on the second day of the dog-sitting Rosie got an alert from the doggy cam.
When she opened the app, she was left in total disbelief.
“On the preview on the alert, it showed a man in our house, someone that I wasn’t expecting,” the down owner said. “So I opened it up and that’s when I saw she was there with a man in our house and they were going straight for our bedroom.”
Instead of keeping an eye on the dogs, which was what Casey was paid to do, she was having fun with an unknown man in the client’s house.
From what Rosie had to see, Casey and her ‘guest’ were having sex in the bedroom.
For things to get even worse, the man didn’t only visit Casey once, but multiple times over the course of those four days. The cam even showed how the two locked themselves in the bedroom leaving the dogs behind the door.
But when Rosie confronted the unscrupulous sitter, she denied ever having an intercourse inside the house.
And when asked about walking naked and sitting on the sofa without any clothes on, Casey responded saying, “It got hot … I don’t like wearing clothes.”
The poor dogs were treated very poorly as Casey didn’t respect the agreement and never took them out for a walk, except for having them outside in the yard for five minute intervals every now and then.
This all made Rosie really angry so she decided to file a complaint against Casey at the agency that recommended her, Wag. After learning of Casey’s improper behavior, the agency suspended her. Commenting on the incident, they said, “The reported behavior in this situation is unacceptable and contrary to our Community Guidelines…We expect everyone on the Wag! platform to conduct themselves professionally.”
The damage was already done and even the agency offered Rosie to pay for the cleaning services, she refused that.
Next time, she will think twice before leaving her four-legged babies in the hands of someone whom she found through an app.