Category Archives: "Pet-sitters"

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 […]

The dogs show David the dog-sitter a great deal of affection
14 Apr, 2016

Last minute house-sitter Maidenhead UK

Once in a while we are asked to help in a crisis to find an emergency house-sitter or specialist pet-sitters within 24 hours. Recently one of our housesit adverts read – Last minute house-sitter Maidenhead. This usually occurs because someone has been taken to hospital unexpectedly – either the owner or a relative living far […]

pet-sitting
23 Mar, 2016

Pet-sitting this Summer – careful in the heat!

If you are planning to become a pet sitter and have made plans to start this Summer, read this blog. Petsitting this Summer will have many advantages and challenges. Remember you are caring for someone’s beloved pet and the Summer brings danger as well as pleasure.  Read on to learn more. Pet-sitting this Summer? Top […]

housesitting with the dogs, makes the best travel possible
23 Dec, 2015

How house-sitting enables my travel

Travel and house-sitting I’ve been travelling the world for a very long time now with my Mum, and one thing I really love is when we house-sit, especially the long ones, because it makes me feel like home.  We have seen so many places and amazing things.  I love to travel. I love looking after […]

Ugandan girl seated on the ground, in a striking blue wrap
23 Dec, 2015

How house-sitting enables my travel

“WINNER” of the 2015 ‘New Voices’ BLOG COMPETITION Ruth Johnson, Australian travel writer and full time housesitter travels around the world with her son Louis by housesitting, volunteering and finding new and exciting locations for travel journalism. They find that housesitting saves them money and enables them to keep traveling around the world. In this […]

pet sitting day care
17 Dec, 2015

Guidelines for a successful pet sitting

If you are a pet owner you share the concerns that many of us have about finding pet sitters. Pet sitting is a big thing for pet owners. Can you find the ideal pet sitter? Are they trustworthy pet sitters? Do they love animals? Will your pets take to them? Pet sitting top tips Are […]

Catsitter
28 Nov, 2014

TOP TIPS – For Cat-sitters and Cat 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 of […]

17 Sep, 2014

Top Tips Help You Prepare for a Dog-Sitter / House-Sitter

How to prepare for the dog-sitter or house-sitter who will care for your dogs Before inviting a new dog-sitter or house-sitter to come into your home to care for your canine pals, there are several important steps you need to take prepare both your home and your pets. We have worked together with both Sainsburys […]

21 Mar, 2014

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 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 was I had […]

20 Mar, 2014

Top Tips – A Homeowner’s Brief for a Pet-Sitter

Top Tips: From HouseSit Match homeowner Sarah on briefing a pet-sitter… Housesitting is a serious business. And when pets are involved the brief for the house-sitter becomes a vital part of the whole exercise. When choosing a house or pet minder it is really important to consider the level of experience you need in the […]