Category Archives: "Top Tips – Pet-Sitting"

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 […]

chicken sitters
3 Nov, 2022

How to be good chicken sitters while housesitting

In this 2022 Housesit Match Competition Runner Up blog by Robert Bull you will learn about the experience of two intrepid chicken sitters. Read on to learn how they cared for a whole chicken coup and saved two chickens who didn’t make the pecking order. 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 […]

how to care for a dog
5 Oct, 2022

How to care for a dog – Key facts

Pet owners everywhere will try to care for their pets as best as they can. If you are a new dog owner you want to learn how to care for a dog as quickly as you can. Read on to learn the key fact you need to know. How to care for a dog: Key […]

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 […]

find pet sitters
21 Sep, 2022

Find pet sitters for when you travel

For most pet owners the planning of a holiday or trip is exciting but brings mixed emotions. You have the excitement of going somewhere different, but the nerves about how to find pet sitters that you trust and will give you peace of mind. How to find pet sitters for when you travel Depending on […]

dogsitters, housesitters, pet sitters
8 Sep, 2022

House-Sitting – To Pay or Not To Pay

In house sitting circles to pay or not to pay for house sitters is a hotly debated issue. At HouseSit Match we promote free housesitting, as an exchange of services, free pet and housesitting for free accommodation. Read on to learn both sides of the argument and why we are on team free house-sitting. Free […]

live-in dogsitting
9 Jul, 2022

Live-in dogsitting and rescue animals

For those dog lovers looking to get into live-in dogsitting, it can help to go into caring for rescue animals. This is based on having taken advice and listened to the perspectives of experienced live in dog sitters. Caring for dogs while housesitting can sometimes be a challenge. This is especially true as our dog […]

reliable dog sitter
10 Nov, 2021

How to choose a reliable dog sitter

Dog owners always worry about going away and leaving their beloved pets. Many pet owners find live in pet sitters to care for their pets in their own home. But how do you choose a reliable dog sitter? Here are some top tips on how to go about the process, what to look for and […]

17 Sep, 2021

Top Tips to Prepare for a Dog Sitter and Housesitter

Before inviting a new dog-sitter or house-sitter to care for your canine pals, take a moment. Think about how to prepare for the dogsitting. There are steps you need to take prepare both your home and your pets. We have worked together with both Sainsburys Bank and Claire Williams a psychologist and dog behaviour specialist […]