As travelers we like to spend time in a location to learn more about each country
HousesitMatch helps us care for our dogs at home while we travel
Our little family includes two precious dogs, both rescues from Houston. I would be lying if l said we didn’t contemplate leaving them behind, but we ultimately couldn’t do it. They moved with us to Malta, which was our very first destination. For the first eight months, we didn’t travel outside the country because we had no one we trusted to look after them. We eventually did find a really nice kennel that was popular with the other expats on the island. They were very good with the dogs.
From the first time l interacted with Lamia Walker, the founder, l was so impressed by her professionalism. l emailed her from India in need of a sitter (family emergency) and my husband was scheduled to join me two days later and we had no one to care for the dogs in Seville! Even though we were unable to find someone through her in such little time, she still kept in touch. I decided to join the platform because l loved the personal touch.
Lamia is very intuitive. I am kind of an organized person, but admit to being be a scatterbrain when it comes to some things, like dates etc. I have been known to book us travel for overlapping days 😉 . To start with I had no idea how to use the HouseSitMatch website to put an ad in etc… but she patiently helped and made sure to put the right dates etc. We have found really good sitters through HouseSitMatch. We’ve used them l believe four times in six months. We have another upcoming in October through the site as well. As homeowners and pet owners, it is such a relief to be able to find knowledgeable, trustworthy people to take care of our beloved pets when we go away. That to us is very important thing. We’ve had all kinds of people caring for our dogs including an Australian family, and American couple and a British retired sports teacher!
The biggest advantage is the peace of mind knowing that the dogs are well cared for while we are often very far away. The dogs routine not being interrupted. They don’t have to sleep in a strange bed or kennel, but on their usual familiar and comfortable sofas (we’ve given up on beds for them as they tear them up and prefer the couch or the floor 🙂
Housesit Match helps us all save money!
Housesit Match helps us with Long term house-sitters
Our last trip took us to Madrid, Stockholm, Italy and Portugal over 31 days. Our sitters from HouseSit Match, Eden and Denny were excellent with the dogs. We had a day overlap before we left so we could show them around and let them know the quirks of the house. It was obvious from the get-go that they were animal lovers and experienced. The smaller dog, who is usually wary of strangers was all over them as soon as they walked in through the gate. It was quite the love fest 🙂 .
We have not used any other platforms since we started working with Lamia. We don’t plan to either. For us, HouseSit Match is the perfect fit, a ‘match’ for our needs. If you are a homeowner with pets, you owe it to yourself to check out HouseSitMatch. I think you’ll find it’s a perfect fit for you as well.
If you would like to try house-sitting register with Housesit Match and we can help you find either a housesitter to help you, or a housesit to start your journey! This opportunity for housesitting assignment in Seville Spain will be available again at Christmas between 14-29 December. Register and apply directly if you are interested.