Why You Should Consider Getting a Housesitter or Petsitter

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One of the most stressful parts of organising a holiday is working out who on earth is going to take care of your pets and home.

Because if you’re anything like us, you really love your pets and you don’t want to just bundle them off into a boarding kennel whilst you go off and have fun. Nor do you want to leave your plants to wither and die, or leave your home vulnerable to thieves.

It can become all become a bit of a headache, so much so that you might even start rethinking the holiday.

But it doesn’t need to be so stressful or complicated– simply get yourself a housesitter or petsitter (like us!). Housesitter and petsitters are like a modern Mary Poppins – they’re take care of it all so you can enjoy your holiday, safe in the knowledge that your pets and home are perfectly taken care of. Brilliant, eh?

Here are 8 really compelling reasons why you should get a housesitter when you go on your hols.

1. You won’t need to put your sweet pets in a boarding kennel

As a kid, I always felt sad when we put the family pet into a boarding kennel whilst we went off to have fun in the sun somewhere. They just seemed like such cold and unwelcoming places where your pets are likely to catch illnesses whilst they’re locked up for most of the day. **sad face**…

That’s not even mentioning the fact that they’re really expensive!

We can take care of your pets in their own home so you can enjoy your holiday guilt-free, knowing that your pets are happy and getting plenty of love and attention for free.

2. Your pets can stick to the same routine.

playing with the dog on the beach

Without a regular routine, pets (and kids!) can get really sad and grumpy.

When we housesit, we can stick to the same routine your pets are used to so the disruption is minimal. This might enjoy having walks at several times throughout the day, indulging in a little mid-afternoon fresh prawn snack or even just a back scratch. We can do it all. 🙂

3. Your pets will be much less stressed

calm pets

There’s no avoiding the fact that your pets will miss you when you travel- they have a close bond with you and love you to bits.

We can help them through by providing plenty of love, affection, understanding and TLC until you return so they stay calm and contented throughout.

4. You’ll deter thieves and validate your insurance

safe home

The fact that there’s someone present in your home will deter thieve and also help validate your home insurance (many policies require that there’s someone present at all times. Check your policy to find out more)

5. Your plants will get plenty of TLC


I LOVE plants and before we were location independent, I surrounded myself with them! This means that I’m more than happy to take care of yours whilst you’re away and get my gardening fix, as are many other housesitters.

6. You won’t need to ask family and friends for favours

Let’s face it- it can be awkward asking friend and family for favours- they’re likely to say ‘Yes’ just to do you a favour when they’re not really happy about it and it will be inconvenient for you them too. Protect your relationship and let us happily do it instead!

7. You’ll save money


We don’t charge for our services as we genuinely love animals and strongly believe in the philosophy of exchanging services instead. It’s a win-win arrangement for you, your pets, your home and for us too.

Of course, that also means more spending money for your holiday! Yay!

8. You’ll be able to relax and enjoy your holiday even more


Knowing that your pets and home are in great, trustworthy hands really makes the difference to your holiday. You can relax, unwind and make the most of your holiday, then return home to a calm, contented pet, and a clean, well cared-for home.

As you can see, getting a housesitter is a brilliant way to enjoy having pets whilst still being free to travel whenever you want to. Let us take care of your beloved pets and take care of your home exactly as you would so you can really enjoy the kind of holiday you deserve.

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If you’d like us to come and take care of your pets and home whilst you travel, or you’d like to find out more about having a housesitter, please do get in touch by clicking here.

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