How to become a house sitter
After signing up to HouseSit Match as either a Standard or Premium level member, we’ll ask you for more information. We’ll ask you to verify your identify and we strongly advise you to take a police and background check so that you build a strong profile. A good profile as a house sitter will help you stand out when owners are selecting for a house- or pet-sitting role.
Here at HouseSit Match, we have worked hard to create a safe and trusted space for housesitting. We have collaborated with house sitters and home and pet owners across the world since we first launched in 2013. From the outset, we have helped thousands of sitters and home owners (and pet owners!) to find their housesit match. We offer information and guidance to help you achieve a successful sitting placement every time.
House sitter background check
Verification and Background checks – Support your house sitter profile
We ask every registrant to complete an online application. As part of this process we ask you to provide key evidence necessary to prove your identity (we ask for two identity documents plus one other piece of evidence in order to do this). We also ask for house sitters/pet sitters to have an up-to-date Verifile police and background check. To make it easy we provide the system on line for you to do this no matter where you are in the world. If you have police clearance in advance from your home country, this will save time during the application process.
This important step is free to registered paying members and builds trust in our website and database. You need to have two identity documents to hand e.g., Passport scan of photo id page, Photo driving licence Facebook logins, any other social media logins.
Petsitting is a large part of housesitting
You may find as you go to Find a House-sit on this site that many involve pets. This is not unusual so a love of pets and animals and experience in their care can be very important. The most popular pets that need care in a housesit are dogs and cats and birds. However, there are usually a good selection of other pets to choose from, It is important that you can show the homeowner to whom you are applying that you have the relevant experience.
Starting as a house sitter
How to start your housesitting journey
For more information about becoming a house sitter, take a look at our registration page. This page gives a breakdown of the membership options for you on how to become a house sitter: https://www.housesitmatch.com/register/
House sitter reviews
Make sure that even if you start out with a local house sit or pet sit to get started you secure a review. It is even better if you can post that review to an online platform like a petsitting or house sitting website. House sitter reviews are rapidly becoming a serious currency in trusted house sitting assignments.