Category Archives: "Dog-owners"

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 […]

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 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 […]

Dogs running down the street one dog holding the leash of the other
9 May, 2015

Meet MuttMate! For dogs, dog sitters and dog lovers all around the world…

Dogs, dog sitters and dog lovers around the world meet online for walkies! It’s estimated that there are over 9 million dogs in the UK alone, with 24% of all UK households owning one of these lovable pooches. But wouldn’t it be nice to meet some of these like-minded dog lovers and their dogs in […]

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 […]