Category Archives: "cat-sitters"

House sitters who oversee staff
5 Sep, 2023

9 Tips When House Sitters Oversee Staff

Veteran house sitter Jill Shelton spills her secrets for when house sitters oversee staff. Read her fascinating blog drawn from extensive personal experience to learn her top tips for other housesitters. 9 Tips When House Sitters Oversee Staff One of the more unique experiences I’ve had house sitting during the last 12 years, is where […]

dog sitting
5 Jun, 2023

Top Tips: Animal Trainer Explains – Why home pet-sitting

Home pet-sitting – a popular alternative to kennels Sheila Hamilton Andrews is a firm believer in home pet-sitting as a pet owner and a clinical animal behaviourist. In this article she tells us how a lifetime of pet care and professional pet study have led her to a belief in home pet-sitting as an ideal […]

find the best catsitter
20 Feb, 2023

How to find the best catsitter – Top tips

Cat owners around the world know that felines can sometimes be remarkably independent and robust. Meanwhile other cats can be super sensitive to changes in their environment or routine. We all want the best possible care for our pets. That’s why when you go away on holiday or a work trip you need to find […]

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 […]

are all orange cats male
30 Aug, 2021

Are all orange cats male? Things to consider

Many of our housesitters and petsitters send us photos for our funny pet photo competitions. In addition we get all kinds of ginger cat descriptions and names from our pet owners when they post petsitting assignments. We also get gwt questions like ‘ are all orange cats male ‘ ? Certainly many of the orange […]

9 Nov, 2020

7 Tips to Get Your Cat Petsitter ready

Getting ready to go away somewhere lovely? Then if you have pets you’ll be planning for a pet sitter. And if you are going to leave your cat with a pet sitter, you should prepare your fluffy friend for this moment to eliminate unpleasant consequences. Here are 7 top tips to help you get cat […]

21 Mar, 2019

A Cat-sitting Tourist Sees London for Free!

A few years ago a friend who is a journalist asked me to do a spot of cat-sitting in London. She wanted me to cat sit, to stay in her flat for a week to look after things while she popped off to the Washington to report on a brewing political story. The one condition […]

Catsitter
28 Nov, 2018

Cat Sitting Tips: Advice for Cat Sitters and Owners

Cat sitters and Cat-owners – Top Tips from Vet Matthew Bayliss Many of our members have asked us to follow up our commentary about making a home dog friendly. Others have asked for specialist commentary on a cat related information for cat-sitters and cat owners. We have written this article from the point of view […]

8 Dec, 2013

Amy’s Pet-Sitting Blog

A Pet-sitting blog, and a new profession for Amy ex-advertising exec A year ago, almost to the day, I lost my job in Advertising. Don’t feel bad for me; it was a blessing. In actual fact, it was the second job I’d lost in two years, and I decided at that point that I had […]