Category Archives: "House-Sit"

fun house and petsitting
7 Nov, 2022

Fun house and pet sitting experiences

In this 2022 Housesit Match Blog Competition entry by Tiera St Claire  you will learn about the experience of the fun house and pet sitting experiences of a retired pet lover. During her petsitting assignments she has drawn great pleasure from the pets and the locations where she cares for them. Read on to learn […]

housesitting near Windsor
6 Nov, 2022

Housesitting near Windsor – Planes, parakeets and missing chickens

In this 2022 Housesit Match Blog Competition entry by June Spindloe you will learn about the experience of a couple housesitting in Windsor, England. During this petsitting assignment they learned how to housesit near a river. Read on to learn how they cared for cats and chickens while coping with the various flying creatures natural […]

housesitting a menagerie
3 Nov, 2022

Housesitting a menagerie

In this 2022 Housesit Match Blog Competition entry by Anel Ryan you will learn about the experience of two sitters housesitting a menagerie in Mexico. Read on to learn how they cared for a wide range of pets in a beautiful ranch in Chapala Mexico. The theme of this year’s blog competition was ‘Tell us […]

how to get started as a housesitter
27 Oct, 2022

How to get started as a housesitter – 11 Top Tips

Have you been considering housesitting as a way to travel and live affordably? Then read this blog. In this article experienced housesitter and petsitter Kelly Hayes-Raitt offers her experience and 11 top tips on how to get started as a housesitter. Read on to learn more. Top 11 Tips – How to get started as […]

dogsitters, housesitters, pet sitters
8 Sep, 2022

House-Sitting – To Pay or Not To Pay

In house sitting circles to pay or not to pay for house sitters is a hotly debated issue. At HouseSit Match we promote free housesitting, as an exchange of services, free pet and housesitting for free accommodation. Read on to learn both sides of the argument and why we are on team free house-sitting. Free […]

5 Sep, 2022

First housesitting experience – Things I learned

Dominic recently joined HouseSit Match our housesitting and petsitting network. He was looking for a change of scene and having just purchased a new home he was on a tight budget. So housesitting appealed to him. In this article Dominic has shared some details of his first housesitting experience. There are some useful tips here […]

26 Aug, 2022

Petsit like a friend anywhere in the world – Beijing anyone?

Little did Katie know when moving to Beijing that she’d miss a good neighbour from home who would occasionally petsit like a friend for no money for her. Katie teaches in the Chinese capital and as an expat she loves learning about her host culture. To help establish her new home she adopted a cat, then […]

23 Aug, 2022

How to manage pet illness on a housesit

Through Lamia Walker, the owner and passionate founder of HouseSitMatch, we happily accepted a pet sitting assignment from a pet owner in Budapest, Hungary. This is the story of how we were faced with a difficult situation – how to manage pet illness on a housesit. Read on to learn how we found a way […]

new puppy
30 Mar, 2022

New puppy? How to get a home ready

If you are keen to get a new dog, and more especially a puppy read this blog. You need to prepare in more detail for a new puppy. Experienced pet owners know the critical steps that need to be taken to get a home ready. Here is our new puppy checklist. How To Get Your […]