How you benefit as a home and petowner

FRIENDLY NUKA: Playful on the sofa

NUKA is a labra doodle, a very friendly and lively dog. However, occasionally she likes a little extra attention, and this can manifest itself in various ways.

I have been a housesitter several times. Recently she has taken to inhabiting sofas. Another favourite trick was to bring her entire collection of tennis balls to my feet as an invitation to play. If you’re seated for just a few minutes in her favourite room you suddenly notice you are surrounded by an eclectic collection of preloved tennis balls, some fluffy some not so fluffy.

Not noticing her invitation to play can cause a little upset, or so her owners told me when I agreed to dog-sit for her.

The rules were simple. Play with me, or I’ll just keep bringing more balls to surround you. Being a housesitter and going to the pet’s home means I can adapt my time to their particular needs.

It’s great fun getting to know the dogs and cats in our network. Each one with their own peccadillos.

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We’ve used Housesit Match for several years now and can honestly say they are the best. We won’t be using other companies in future. There’s no point! Sharon Webb – Dog and cat owner

How you benefit as a home and petowner

Our membership offers access to a secure network helping you find suitable checked sitters. We hide your contact details and address for security. You post an advert ahead of your travel dates, we publish the advert then housesitters apply. You can view their profiles and chat with them before you accept an applicant. If you join as a Premium member we can also help you at each stage of the process to get you started and manage your account.

How you do join?

Please register online via our website

  • Choose a membership plan – Please note prices are going up in March so sign up now on subscription to secure these prices:
    • Standard (DIY option) = £49 pa
    • Premium (with support at each step) = £79 pa

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Written by

Lamia Walker

Entrepreneur, Founder HOUSESITTING & PETSITTING network, 2016 Winner of The Guardian Small Biz Network Prize