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Category Archives: "Pet-sitters"

dog house sitter
19 Feb, 2020

Want to become a dogsitter? Here’s how

Many visitors to HouseSitMatch.com ask us how they can get on board, as either a pet homeowner or a pet housesitter. Most of the prospective housesitters have had dogs in their lives at one time or another and a remarkable number have been pet professionals sometime in their past. The most frequently asked question is […]

Dog car safety
11 Feb, 2020

Dog Car Safety: Things NOT To Do

Whether we are dog owners or petsitters caring for dogs on a HousesitMatch assignment, it is important to be mindful of dog car safety for the well being of our canine pets. Naturally, your practice  will vary depending on the pet’s size, age and character. However, there are some essential guidelines that are important to […]

16 Oct, 2019

Housesitting in Retirement – HouseSitChat Interview

Housesitting in retirement offers a range of fantastic opportunities for affordable travel and living like a local while you care for pets and property of your hosts. Bev and John, fun loving pet lovers from the USA, recently registered as housesitters on HousesitMatch and shared some of their fun petsitting and travel experiences on our […]

Kennel alternative
25 May, 2018

The Affordable Alternative to Dog Kennels

Ever thought there might be a safe and good value alternative to dog kennels? Consider having a checked live-in house sitter, many are very experienced with dogs and cats, and will pet sit for you as an exchange of services for free accommodation. Here’s how and why… Kennel alternative – worth a consideration Plan pet care […]

housesitting solution
1 Oct, 2016

David the Dogman debates – housesitting solution or kennels

The housesitting or pet-sitting solution becomes the right solution for some pet owners in the most unexpected ways. ‘David the Dogman‘ dog trainer with some 50 years experience shares his story of Boy Boy one of his favourite dogs.  He explains how he chose him, trained him and how when he was left at a […]

housesitting Ile de France
14 Sep, 2016

Housesitting Ile de France and losing myself in the country

It’s long been an ambition of mine to find the right housesitting opportunity and lose myself in the French countryside. This September I escaped home obligations for a short while and tried housesitting Ile de France.  This peaceful rich agricultural landscape is in the heart of the Brie and Champagne region of North Central France. A […]

4 Sep, 2016

New pet photo competition!

Do you have a cheeky pet, worthy of the funny pet photo competition?   Enter today, it’s easy! Ever thought your beloved kitty could be the new Grumpy Cat? Think your pooch has the potential to reach super-stardom? Enter our new pet photo competition! We’ve teamed up with our friends at Euro News Weekly to […]

6 May, 2016

Pet lover and Pet-sitter rescue pets in Spain

Meeting Pet-sitter Shirley enabled pet lover Ronna and her husband Brian to take a holiday for the first time in years! Homeowner and pet lover Ronna saves the lives of hundreds of abandoned pets. Once in a while she cannot resist adopting them. Consequently she has a home full of cats and dogs. Currently she has […]

Housesitting reduces pet stress
23 Apr, 2016

Housesitters help keep pets safe at home & save money!

People who have pets are often fearful leaving them to go on holiday or work trips.  I was after an unfortunate incident when my Spaniel lost his voice and nearly starved pining in a kennels. The idea of having Housesitters help care for pets in our home came later. We were much happier once we […]