Category Archives: "home pet-sitting"

Dog walker walking three dogs on a lead
29 Dec, 2023

Top tips for successful pet minding

The questions we are asked most frequently by new homeowner members of Housesit Match is ‘will housesitters mind pet minding my pets’ and ‘how much does it cost? Well the answer is yes they love pets and would be happy to care for them as your pet sitters and it wont cost anything after you’ve […]

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 […]

cat playing with a human
15 May, 2023

Vacation without the pets – 6 Great Tips

Everyone who has ever had a pet knows that responsibility is an important one, note least at holiday time. As petowners we know the need to plan a holiday in advance can make the difference between a relaxing vacation without the pets and one full of worry. Read on to learn more about our 6 […]

housesitting a menagerie
3 Nov, 2022

Housesitting a menagerie

In this 2022 Housesit Match Blog Competition entry by Anel Ryan you will learn about the experience of two sitters housesitting a menagerie in Mexico. Read on to learn how they cared for a wide range of pets in a beautiful ranch in Chapala Mexico. The theme of this year’s blog competition was ‘Tell us […]

rabbit care
14 Oct, 2022

Rabbit sitter or rabbit owner – Rabbit care essentials

If you are a pet owner who loves and owns rabbits, or a rabbit sitter who prefers rabbits as petsitting charges, read on. In this blog we offer some essential notes on rabbit care that you need to know. Rabbits are intelligent creatures and make wonderful pets. However, their care notes are important to understand […]

5 Oct, 2022

Treat a sick dog at home – Here’s how

Whether you are a petowner or a pet sitter you need to be mindful of the state of health of the dogs in your care. Here are some top tips on how to assess the health of the dog in your care and if appropriate how to treat a sick dog at home. However, we […]

pet care tips
30 May, 2021

4 Pet care tips for when you’re away from home

Most pet owners get organised one way or another when they go away on holiday or on a business trip. You may have pet care conveniently located close to home in the form of a paying kennels, or a friendly neighbour who will feed your cat or walk your dog. Finding pet sitters is also […]

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 […]

pet sitting day care
17 Dec, 2019

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 […]