Tag Archives: "petsitting"

9 Nov, 2020

7 Tips to Get Your Cat Petsitter ready

Getting ready to go away somewhere lovely? Then if you have pets you’ll be planning for a pet sitter. And if you are going to leave your cat with a pet sitter, you should prepare your fluffy friend for this moment to eliminate unpleasant consequences. Here are 7 top tips to help you get cat […]

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19 Mar, 2020

Top Tips – Before you take on a pet sitter or a housesitter

When a pet owner needs to travel away from home it is always a worry if you need to find new pet care, whether that pet sitter is a paid service or found on a house and petsitting service like HouseSitMatch. Before you go ahead and choose your pet sitter check out our blog on […]

Housesit builds trust
6 Sep, 2019

HouseSit Builds Trust – by Lamia Walker

Recently, Lamia Walker our founder was asked to launch the first #HouseSitChat on Twitter. It was an interview about housesitting and petsitting for affordable travel, and how HouseSit builds trust in the housesitting industry. The Twitter Q&A which was a fun and rapid fire set of interactions with some great people keen to learn more about […]

house sitting worldwide
20 Dec, 2018

2018 House sitting worldwide – Blog Competition Entry 4

Entry number 4 in the 2018 Housesitting Blog Competition, run annually by HouseSitMatch, comes from Glen and Jacqueline Lamb. As international house sitters Glen and Jacqueline travevl around the world from one housesit to another. Read on to discover their take on how house sitting worldwide enables authentic travel. DON’T FORGET TO VOTE – FIND […]

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17 Dec, 2018

Dog owners & dogsitters choose the best leash for purpose

Whether as a dog owner or a dogsitter choose the best dog leash is critical for the type of activity and the dog. Size matters, the type of activity matters, and the general personality and the level of vigorous activity expected from the dog will also influence your choice of leash. Here are some tips […]

Housesit gave us this view of Oxfordshire
28 Oct, 2017

Oxfordshire Housesit – Our first experience

Dianne and Mike decided to travel the world one housesit at a time. An Oxfordshire housesit was their first experience. As new home and pet owners themselves they felt fairly well prepare for their first housesitting experience, however, each new experience brings opportunities and challenge. Dianne is an accredited, professional travel agent since 1991, and […]

26 Aug, 2017

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

Little did Katie know when moving to Beijing that she’d miss neighbours from home who petsit 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 faced the challenge of who might petsit or look after […]

4 Jan, 2017

Enjoy housesitting? Let me count the ways!

Enjoy housesitting? Many people do. House and petsitting is a growing phenomenon. One way we like to better understand how people enjoy housesitting experience is to host a housesitting blog competition in 2016 we asked ‘what is your favourite thing about housesitting?’ And we were stunned by the quality of entries. Thanks so much to […]

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! […]

about housesitting a red setter looks at the sitter
4 Jan, 2017

My favourite thing about housesitting is – creating a fun, loving, safe environment for pets

Every year we host a housesitting blog competition in 2016 we asked ‘what is your favourite thing about housesitting?’ And we were stunned by the quality of entries. Thanks so much to all who entered. It has been a hard decision to decide on a shortlist of entries. This is one of our top three […]