Testimonials

Vix, Hampshire, UK
Vix, Hampshire, UK
Homeowner

I love HouseSit Match. It is so easy to use, simple in the layout and very effective. The safety aspects are all there, with loads of advice for newbies and those that need refreshing! Especially with things that you would never think of! All the members appear genuine and it is wonderful to see so many animal lovers. The messaging service is great, alerting you swiftly to new applicants and allowing you to vet them and then engage in conversation. I plan to continue using HouseSit Match for all my away from home needs regarding my much loved cats.

Janet, Wisconsin, US
Janet, Wisconsin, US
House-Sitter

I tripped across HouseSit Match on Facebook and was excited though slightly disbelieving at first when I found a 6-month house-sit in Southern France, in the centre of a charming village. It seemed a stunning opportunity to do something really different, enjoy a new culture, learn a language, and finally to have space to write! The property is unfurnished as it is to be sold, and yet I don't need much to live and I don't mind taking some exciting risks like this, I will save on rent for 6 months so buying a few pieces of furniture is perfectly manageable. It is very exciting and a wonderful opportunity to live an uncluttered life for a few months. I can't wait!

Susan, Ile de France, France
Susan, Ile de France, France
Homeowner

After mulling over the problem once again of who's going to look after my dogs and the chickens in France whilst I needed to be in England, I hit on, by chance, a blog written by an English lady living in France. And there I saw it, the HouseSit Match link. With only three weeks to go to find a solution and with many doubts and concerns about taking the leap (there's a first time for everything) I logged in with my profile and requirements. Today, after passing a wonderful two weeks in England, worry-free and having made a lovely new friend, I can highly recommend the HouseSit Match. A big thankyou to Lamia and her team for all her help and guidance and the "personal" touch in linking me up to the right person. I'm now planning for Christmas (well in advance for me this time) to find once again a sitter.

Sandra, Normandy, France
Sandra, Normandy, France
Homeowner

We love living in this part of France, here we found the sense of the peace, safety and space we needed, not just for ourselves, but for our horses, dogs and cats too. The only difficulty we ever have is when we need to go to the UK or elsewhere; we could never go together as one of us always had to stay at home to care for our animals. We had used house-sitters a couple of times previously on short term assignments, using the larger online house-sitting websites, which was okay but there was never any interaction between the actual company and ourselves, all very impersonal and detached. One day we came across HouseSit Match and was amazed to find a REAL person to actually speak to. Lamia was in contact with us throughout the whole process. She even put an external advertisement in a leading equestrian publication to find the specialist help we required and qualified the respondents before sending us details of several suitable house-sitters. The whole experience was so refreshing and easy. We now have long-term house-sitters, giving us peace of mind, security and very welcome extra help and are planning our first actual holiday in 7 years TOGETHER!! Thank you Lamia, you are an absolute gem.

Mary, Marlow, UK
Mary, Marlow, UK
Home-owner
Real peace of mind

After a week’s holiday, I’d normally be down an extra £100+ for Willow the Labrador, even with the reliable and affordable dog carer I have. Not this time however.  Instead I was a shining example of the “sharing economy” in action. All it cost me was £35, which is the basic homeowner subscription to HouseSitMatch. Not just for the week just passed, it also means that I can take off any time during the next 12 months knowing that someone will be looking after my house and dog in situ. 

Lamia Walker offers a nurturing, hands-on service.  I know she police-checks all her House Sitters personally if requested so I could rest assured that my home and my dog were in safe hands. Within two hours, Lamia helped me to locate Nick, a lovely young man from Yorkshire recently graduating with a degree in Anthropology (funnily enough like I did once upon a time). 

Willow, my elderly Labrador, took to Nick immediately he walked through the door.  It’s hard enough when Willow sees me pack my case knowing what ‘that’ means.  But this time she didn’t have to leave home without me. Peace of mind!

Alick & Sarah, Warwickshire, UK.
Alick & Sarah, Warwickshire, UK.
House-Sitters

We happened across HouseSit Match when we were looking for a solution to a long-term commuting challenge. Our jobs had both relocated to central London but our home was in a rural location in the Shires, and we were spending 4-hours travelling each day. House-sitting proved a great solution for us. We were able to minimise our daily travelling grind while caring for someone's home in their absence. It proved a great help.

Sarah, West Sussex, UK
Sarah, West Sussex, UK
Homeowner

A huge thankyou to you Lamia at HouseSit Match for the use of your wonderful service. I am most impressed that you managed to find for me, a terrific young lady to take care of my horses and home for a week and, I should add, at such short notice. I confess I was rather nervous about registering on your site, with my very specific needs. However, my worries were quickly dispelled upon meeting my house-sitter. I am extremely grateful to you for the polished service you provided and wish you every success.

Derek & Jenni, Malaga, Spain
Derek & Jenni, Malaga, Spain
Homeowner

ON REGISTRATION - We became associated with Housesit Match through our newspaper. Thanks to Housesit Match we now have experienced sitters coming to care for our house and cat.
TWO MONTHS LATER - I am writing to say that our holiday to Scotland when we were away for nearly a month went very smoothly, due in great part by our house-sitter, namely Alison Pankey, all the way from Florida who did a fantastic job. Many thanks to Ali and to HouseSit Match for your help in making our holiday such a success.

Diana, Granada, Spain
Diana, Granada, Spain
Homeowner

It was such a relief to know that I can tap into this ready-made network of pet-sitters, with experience. I have 9 dogs, 4 cats, it really isn't easy finding sitters. Thanks to HouseSit Match, I registered and was organised with a sitter and a back up within a few weeks!

Simon, Leicestershire, UK
Simon, Leicestershire, UK
House-Sitter

This was so useful because I was in a play in London, and like many stage actors I struggle to find affordable accommodation in London. I was lucky, I found a cat-sit through HouseSit Match where I could help the owner while she was away and she let me live there for free!

Olivia, London. UK
Olivia, London. UK
Homeowner

I was so fortunate to have stumbled upon HouseSitMatch.com and to have found a suitable sitter for my cat Bella. Bella is a very timid, rescue cat and she doesn't cope well with changes or unfamiliar places, so I could not put her in a cattery or take her to someone else's house. As a result, I hadn't been on holiday for over 2 years. However, thanks to Alejandra, who came from Paris to look after Bella, I was able to enjoy a wonderful holiday in Greece. Alejandra has experience with cats and we chatted on Skype a few times to get to know each other a bit. Whilst I was away, Alejandra kept me updated on how Bella was doing, which I found reassuring as I was quite anxious about leaving her for the first time. Now that I have found HouseSit Match I feel freer to do more travelling, in fact, I am planning to go away again for Christmas!

Christine, Highton, UK
Christine, Highton, UK
(NARPS) House-Sitter

I must say that the HouseSit Match website is very easy to use. Especially the way you receive messages by email from others and the facility to quickly respond. It really is great!

Zuzana and Vlado, Slovakia
Zuzana and Vlado, Slovakia
House-Sitters

HouseSit Match helped us find a 2 year house-sit in Northern France where we could work with horses, which is our passion and we are so happy!

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