Barney needs regular sitters

VERY SOCIABLE: Animals need human contact.

THERE is no doubt this has been one of the hottest summers on record, and not just in Spain. Even in the UK temperatures have reached the high 20s, honestly! 

One consequence is that at HouseSitMatch we received many housesitter applications from retired expats living in Spain who want more clement weather back in Blightly during the hottest seasons.

We are asked, for example, if we have any house-sits near the coast in Devon and Cornwall in order that they can escape the torrid temperatures of the Mediterranean summers. 

The answer is, yes we do! For example, each year Barney the Border collie who lives on the Devon and Cornwall borders needs sitters at the end of the summer for two to four months while his owners travel.

The cool lush pastures near the hamlet where they live, surrounded by picturesque landscapes, would fulfil the greatest ambitions of any keen walker.

We have many other pets like Barney who need care and attention while their owners travel, in both the UK and Spain.

If you think you can help pets like Barney and you have extensive pet experience then contact us or register as a house-sitter. We’ll do our best to match you to the right house-sit and the right pet! 

House-sitting can be a win-win for both parties, free house and pet-sitting, and the experienced and checked sitters get free accommodation! 

Register as either house-sitter or homeowner now with a 20 per cent off introductory offer using coupon code PERFECT20.  To find a house pet-sitter go to

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