Lamia Walker – I, like our HouseSitMatch pet-sitters, love animals

Lamie, the founder, loves animals too Photocredit Lamia Walker

It may surprise you to learn that even as the founder of the HouseSitMatch network I love animals and pet-sitting too. We travel so much for our work that keeping pets at home is not fair. So I, like our house-sitting animal lovers, get my fix by house and pet-sitting through our network. Read on to learn more.

By joining a house-sitting platform like HouseSitMatch we facilitate an old fashioned barter exchange where a pet owner provides the sitter with free accommodation and the sitter cares for the pets and property with due care and attention, just like old fashioned barter.

Plus HouseSitMatch Saves Money because the Petsitting is Free!

If you use you find Free checked pet-sitters who pay their way to stay in your home caring for your pets in your absence. It’s an arrangement facilitated by a managed online system. Our house and pet-sitting works as an exchange of services – Free accommodation for Free pet care!

HouseSitMatch is Safe – All Members Are Checked

All members are checked for safety, you choose which house-sitters come to care for your pets in your absence.

Your pets stay at home – Safe and Undisturbed

All pets benefit from staying at home, so their routines are undisturbed. Choose for affordable travel, home and pet care and peace of mind for you and your pets.

If you’re travelling in 2024 join now and get organised today:

  1. Register as a Homeowner on
  2. Choose a Premium account (£89 pa) to ensure you get help online
  3. Create a profile with photos of your pets and home
  4. Post an advert for the dates when you want to go away. Sitters apply and you choose.

Trustpilot Testimonials – 4.9 / 5 Excellent

My neighbours tell us Harry had plenty of walks…

Sherel and John looked after Harry early April. They sent photos and mails to inform us how he was getting on. My neighbours tell us Harry had plenty of walks. Sherel and John are very nice people, and we highly recommend them as excellent sitters.  Tom C – Homeowner in Mojacar, SPAIN

How do you join? Register online via

Need a pet or house-sitter? House-sitting is a win-win, free house and pet-sitting exchanged for free accommodation!

Reader exclusive offer – 20% Off Any New Membership

Register as either house-sitter or homeowner. Get a 20% discount – Use coupon code PERFECT20.                         

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Lamia Walker

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