Keep your pets happy at home

The benefits of using house sitters

Pets are cared for at home by animal lovers
Pet routines remain the same
Home is looked after and kept secure
Peace of mind while travelling

We were once home and pet owners, so we learned a lot about the process of finding the best house sitters. Our step-by-step guide draws on all our experience and will ensure you know how to find the perfect sitters for your home and pets!

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're 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.

You feel like a burden on friends and family  

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.

House sitters for long 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 home and pet sitters. You get the opportunity to enjoy long trips away while long term house sitters are happy to spend months on end at your property, keeping your pets happy and loved.

Save on boarding costs

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!