Dog-Sitters Needed..?

1 Jul, 2023

Dog-Sitters Needed..?

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Every dog owner thinks about holiday dog sitters. Sometimes the thought and planning for dog sitters needed to care for domestic pets comes before the holiday details. In this article we consider the dog-sitting options for dog owners.

Dog-sitters needed

One Sunday last summer HouseSit Match attended the Cranbourne Companion Dog Show, in Berkshire, UK. And I must say we were delighted to make so many new friends, of both the two and four legged varieties!

One thing that surprised us was how many of you, who were not yet familiar with house-sitting, the HouseSit Match brand, website and network, were wondering ‘whether or not we had experienced dog sitters who might be available for a spot of house sitting this Summer’.

Well, the answer is YES! WE MOST CERTAINLY DO! Dog-sitters needed was a phrase mentioned to us on more than one occasion. People do seem to prefer having a dog sitter at home caring for their pets, as an alternative to kennels.

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Family pets are often much loved members of the family

Join our network and post an advert – Dog-sitters needed !

Rest assured, while HouseSit Match maybe a relatively new network we already have many registered house-sitters available right now ready to respond to your advert asking for ‘ Dog-sitters needed ‘! Many of the house-sitters in our network are experienced at handling a range of dog breeds.

So they can care for a variety of breeds from large dogs like Dobermans and Ridgebacks, working dogs like Labradors and Beagles, to medium sized dogs like Spaniels and Terriers, and small dogs like Chihuahuas.

In order to check out our list of sitters for yourself all you have to do is go to the tab at the top that reads Find a sitter and look down to find the Search Sitters button. Once you click this Search you will find a listing of all our sitters currently available. But register first because then you can see their full profile and send them a message.

Although many of our house sitters are particularly dog friendly we have a number who are very experienced and actually still available for this Summer and in this Autumn. Check out our listing to find sitters that suit your requirements now.

The Cranbourne Companion Dog Show

Amongst the fabulous dogs we met this weekend at the dog show, we found a lovely Spitz called Miles, who was rescued from an unfortunate situation in Ireland. On Sunday Miles was full of smiles, a very happy chappy indeed with a delightful temperament. He loves being cared for at home, so his routine remains constant.

Finding dog sitters ahead of a holiday in Spain

The dog owner happily told us about an upcoming holiday in Spain, and explained the pet-sitting requirements. Yes, absolutely  dog-sitters needed here, he repeated throughout the day.

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Miles the Sptiz is happy


Bolt the dog

We also met a strikingly handsome and very friendly Doberman Pincher called Bolt who went home with a handful of rosettes, which certainly pleased his family. His owner also said he preferred in house pet sitters to any other arrangement to care for Bolt when the family were on holiday. And they were always on the lookout for good dog sitters who liked large dogs.

Preparations for the Dog Show

There was so much to see and do at the Cranbourne Dog Show that there was hardly a moment wasted. Many owners put in hours of careful preparation in grooming and training before the show.

Caz grooming Rio
Caz grooming Rio
Rio and the gang
Rio and the gang – ready for the off!

There was a great deal to see and do beside the classic show rings. The beautifully groomed dogs were a show on their own being presented in their finest collars and leads. Best paws forward!

We met a wide range of breeds at our stand. Some came to show off rosettes after a turn in the ring!  Pet owners repeatedly told us that ‘dog-sitters needed’ is the thought going through everyone’s head every Summer and ahead of the holidays.

Pet-owners told us that our service was a good idea and indeed echoed the demand dog-sitters needed at every turn. And dog-sitters needed is a regular posting in local newspapers post office windows. Well we definitely have our calling to provide dog sitters.

Dog-sitters needed for these handsome Beagles


Spots - Best puppy of the show!
Spots – Best puppy of the show!


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Beautiful Bracken

Dog-sitters needed ..?

How easy is it to find a house-sitter or dog-sitter with HouseSit Match?

If you have pet dogs and find yourself searching on line for dog-sitters needed, stop a moment. If you need an at home dog-sitter or house sitter while you are away on holiday or on a business trip, then you can reach out to us in any of the following ways. We’d be happy to help you.

How to join :

1. Register as a homeowner and when dog-sitters needed is the thought in your head go to
2. For particular requirements in the UK contact HouseSit Match via email
3. For any general questions feel free to contact us.

Lamia Walker is Founder of HouseSit Match

To find your petsitters for your petsitting and house sitting jobs through our trusted network register with HouseSitMatch as a homeowner

To register as a Homeowner follow this link

If you have pet care and homecare experience and want to travel and experience a new location why not register as on HouseSitMatch as a housesitter

To register as a House-sitter or Petsitter follow this link

Further reading about dog-sitters, and dogsitting with HouseSit Match

At Housesit Match we always try to share useful and informative blogs and practical advice with our members. Before searching for dog sitter near me read on to find some helpful articles with useful tips for dog owners and dog sitters about dogsitting.

Top dogsitting tips for beginners

Dogsitting in Cornwall – Joys and responsibilities

Dog sitters’ tips – Dog’s body language and how to read it


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