Why do people use house sitters?

It's always hard to generalize, but most people agree the number one reason why anyone uses house and pet sitters, is to look after, care for and love the pets to enable stress-free travel. 

How can a pet and house sitter help you?

For people who love their pets

If you can't bear the guilty goodbyes when dropping your pet off at boarding facilities, then house sitting is most definitely for you. Your pets get to stay in their familiar surroundings, eating the same food, getting the same exercise. It's a well publicized fact that vets agree pets are happier at home.

When pets can't be boarded

Do you have chickens, reptiles, horses, guinea pigs or a menagerie of pets that are more difficult, or expensive, to board? We have house sat for people with so many pets and animals, they thought they'd never travel again! House sitters are perfect for these situations.

Home security 

Are you worried about leaving your home empty in an area where crime is more prevalent? Some insurance policies now require you to have someone in residence if you are away for longer periods. Having someone maintaining a "lived in" feel, stopping the build up of post, keeping gardens and outside space tidy, all help as a deterrent to opportunist burglars.

Friends and family are fed-up with asks to mind the home and pets  

Many of us have called on someone to help out while we are away, but as travel and vacations have become easier and less expensive, and we get away more often, it can feel wrong to keep asking. And of course, the pets aren't going to necessarily get the full-time company that a house and pet sitter will provide.

Longer term travel

For roving retirees, teachers with extended vacations, expats who travel or return home to comply with visa restrictions, empty-nesters, workers on sabbatical… all can benefit from the services of house sitters to maintain the home and care for pets. You get the opportunity to sustain any longer term travel requirements. You'll find long term house sitters happy to spend months on end at your property!

Is the cost of boarding pets an issue?

For those families with multiple pets, the cost of boarding can be prohibitive. Most international house sitters, offer their pet sitting services for free, in exchange for accommodation. You have more money for your travel budget, house sitters save on expensive hotel or B&B fees, and the pets stay happy at home. What a great exchange!

The international house sitting community is growing … why don't you join us and many others, and see how you and your pets can benefit from the care of house and pet sitters.

For Pet Owners - Free E-Guide

Read our free guide for pet owners to discover more about using house and pet sitters.

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Everything is covered:

  • how to find the best house sitters for your home and pets
  • where to list your house sitting job
  • how to create an advertisement that will appeal to house sitters

Misunderstandings are the main reason house sits go wrong, so we talk about setting your expectations and carrying out due diligence to ensure you really have selected the best house sitters for you.

Using house and pet sitters should be a win-win-win exchange for you, your pets and the sitters. Find our the best way to make this a wonderful experience for all involved!

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