Tag Archives: "Petsit"

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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 […]

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6 Nov, 2022

Love petsitting – It was love at first lick

This is our 2022 Housesit Match Blog Competition Winner, written by Kelly Hayes-Raitt relays her experience as an American professional woman housesitting in Mexico. Through this first housesit assignment and subsequent returns, she discovers her love of petsitting. Read on to learn how she cared for a dog called ChaCha in Ajijic, Mexico and learned to […]

26 Aug, 2022

Petsit like a friend anywhere in the world – Beijing anyone?

Little did Katie know when moving to Beijing that she’d miss a good neighbour from home who would occasionally petsit like a friend for no money for her. Katie teaches in the Chinese capital and as an expat she loves learning about her host culture. To help establish her new home she adopted a cat, then […]

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21 May, 2021

The best beginners guide to Petsitting

Many pet lovers who have perhaps had dogs and cats while growing up at home, consider the idea of petsitting. I know this because people ask me if a childhood love of pets will be enough to start petsitting. You absolutely need to love pets. However, think about how else you can gain experience of […]

about housesitting - Mike walking the dogs
4 Jan, 2017

With housesitting – you never quite know what to expect!

WINNER OF THE 2016 NEW VOICES BLOG COMPETITION Mike and Marion, a retired British couple from Tenbury Wells started housesitting only a few years ago. They thought that with their love of animals and experience of running their own small holding they would be set and ready for anything that ‘housesitting; could throw at them! […]

20 Mar, 2015

Pet-Sit Around the World for a Leisurely, Affordable Tour

From time to time we love to bring you our house-sitter ‘pet-sit’ stories, to find out how the sitters began their journey, what they particularly enjoy about house and pet-sitting. Laurie and Keith’s story is fascinating, as they have worked as full time professionals in America for many years. Then on retirement decided they wanted […]