Category Archives: "Pet-sitters"

uk staycation
10 May, 2021

Traveling to London – How to save money

Travel can be expensive depending on how you choose to travel around the world. However, some destinations are consistently more expensive than others, capital cities for example. If you are traveling to London in the near future think carefully about your travel arrangements.  Experienced housesitters will tell you that you can travel to a capital […]

dog crate
4 Apr, 2021

Dog crates – How to choose the best ones for your pet

If as a pet owner you have a dog, you will likely have considered getting a dog crate on recommendation. There are many reasons these are recommended today, and here below we are summarised the main ideas to help you. Different Types of Dog Crates If you’re a pet parent, then I assume you’re familiar […]

move cross-country with a dog
23 Feb, 2021

Cross-country move with a dog – 5 Tips to prepare

Pet owners often move home with a pet or two in tow. A cross-country move with a dog can be more of a challenge.  Many of our clients at Housesitmatch.com tell us about their moving tales, sometimes emigrating for work, sometimes in retirement. Their pets care and well being is always a priority. Here are […]

dog parents
8 Dec, 2020

A Working Dog Parent’s Guide to Puppy Ownership

Have you ever hoped to own a puppy but hesitated about becoming a dog parent? There may be various reasons for your hesitation. Read on to learn about the joys and an easy guide to becoming a pet owner. Then when your ready, go get your puppy. A Guide to Puppy Ownership for Dog Parents […]

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 […]

anxious dog
30 Sep, 2020

6 Bedtime Routines to Calm an Anxious Dog

Every pet owner worries when they realise their pet suffers from certain anxieties. If you are a dog owner sometimes those anxieties can be debilitating for your pet. Here are 6 top tips to help you manage your anxious dog and help you and your pet lead a less stressful life. How to manage your […]

9 May, 2020

Travelling with a dog? Read this blog

Homeowners with pets always tell us that they would much rather take their pets with them on holiday. Travelling with a dog can be easy, they are often quite portable in a car, and sometimes public transport. Other pets can be more difficult to transport and keep with you in a new environment. While most […]

pet tags
13 Mar, 2020

Personalized Dog Tags That is Safe For Your Pet

At Housesitmatch.com we occasionally get asked by our members to share information about products. We have m any pet owners and especially dog owners among our membership. So we thought this article on personalised pet tags and how to choose the right ones for safety might be of use. Personalised Pet Tags That Are Safe […]

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 […]