Category Archives for "Pets"

A guide to feeding dogs with sensitive stomachs

Feeding pets with sensitive stomachs

​​There aren’t many things worse than seeing animals in distress, knowing that they can’t tell you what’s wrong. It’s especially stressful when it’s a dog that you’ve been tasked to take care of while their owner is away. In that scenario, it can be difficult to figure out what the issue is because you’re not […]

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Looking after Boxer Dogs

While house sitting in Granada, Nicaragua, we looked after Tabitha (Tabby), a young exuberant Boxer dog. When we applied for this house sit, the home owners had some concerns that anyone would be able to deal with her young and developing “alpha” character. For this reason we were asked to arrive earlier than normal to […]

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How to be a Good Chicken Sitter

Chicken Sitter

What You Need To Know When House Sitting With Chickens Have you noticed how many people are keeping chickens these days? A house sit almost anywhere in the world could have 3 or 4 laying chickens that fall under your care. Since we’ve been back in the UK this year we’ve looked after more than […]

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House Sitting With Horses

horse sitting

Do you have what it takes to care for horses on a house sit? I haven’t done a lot of house sitting with horses – just one horse for six days in Suffolk, UK – but I am an ex-horse owner. My own experience of owning horses means I can see the potential issues that […]

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10 Fascinating Reptile Facts for Pet Sitters

Reptile Facts for House Sitters

ExoticDirect pet insurance (UK) have collected ten of the most fascinating facts about reptiles, so if you’ve ever had a pet sitting assignment looking after reptiles, or you’re thinking about pet sitting for a snake, lizard or other reptile, this will be an interesting read. 1.  There are four main reptile groups These are the […]

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House Sitting – Looking After Sheep

House Sitting Sheep

<Intro by Vanessa> Have you ever look longingly at small holding or hobby farm sits and wondered if you have the skills required, perhaps to look after a small flock of sheep? We enjoyed a hobby farm house sit on the South Downs, in the UK, where as well as the home, Hamish the border […]

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House Sitting With Llamas & Alpacas

House Sitting Llamas

Hobby farming is on the increaseHave you come across the growing number of house sits with the pets listed as llamas or alpacas? As hobby farming increases, so do the house sitting jobs requiring someone to care for different types of hobby farm “pets”. Think about it, you can’t really take a couple of alpacas down […]

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3 tips to get rid of pet odors and dander

How To Get Rid of Dog Odors

Having a pet is not all positive. Along with your lovable fur-ball, you may also have to deal with pet dander and odors. This can be off-putting for both you and any potential house or pet sitters. It doesn’t matter how loving or caring you or your pet is, pet dander or pet odors can result […]

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Dog Sitting In Tropical Climates

Dog Sitting in Tropical Climates

What to expect when house sitting with “Jungle Dogs” It’s common for expats living in the tropics to own one or more “jungle” dogs. Dogs here are usually unwanted puppies, or older dogs that have been abandoned or abused, or left with injuries that the locals simply can’t afford to have treated. Our experience with a […]

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