Getting closer to your pets

YOUNG PETS: Who will care for them if they are not fully formed or trained?

THE subject of whether or not to leave young pets and go on holiday or an extended business trip is a hotly debated one.

I certainly remember the issue being tossed back and forth on David the Dogman’s TRE radio show a few times. However, sometimes there is no choice because you just have to go away for whatever reason, personal or business. This is one time when you find yourself scratching around for just the right pet care solution.

Who will care for your young pet, not yet fully formed or trained?

At HouseSitMatch we have a number of trained pet carers and pet lovers who are highly experienced in care for pets of all ages. We can help find that right person to help meet your needs. 


Here’s what members have said about working with


‘Excellent service would highly recommend you use them.’

Home and pet owner – Dudley Pallot in Lorca, Spain

How you benefit as a home and pet owner

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 house-sitters 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 soon so sign up now on subscription to secure these prices:

* Standard (DIY option) = £49 pa

* Premium (with support at each step) = £79 pa

Do you need a housesitter? Get in touch. House-sitting can be a win-win for both parties, free house and petsitting, and the experienced and checked sitters get free accommodation!  Register as either housesitter or homeowner with a 20% discount using coupon code P2020 – an exclusive offer for readers. To find a house pet-sitter go to 

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Written by

Lamia Walker

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