The Cost Of Owning A Dog

A dog is an important pet for homeowners, offering companionship & security. The cost of a dog can be is high, food, toys, vet bills, and more.

An Equal Evaluation

This is for both the homeowner and the house sitter. House and pet sitting can be a win-win-win for everyone. The homeowners, the sitters, and of course, the pets. How much are a person’s time and all responsibilities worth? Pet sitting rates vary on the jobs required. You can review our article titled Homeowners’ Peace of Mind here and House and Pet Sitters Responsibilities here. Dog sitting in England The tasks may include all of the following things (and more) that people get paid to do. Pet Boarding / Doggy daycareDog walkingHouse cleaningHome securityHomeowners’ insurance complianceGardening and yard maintenance Exactly……

Homeowners Peace of Mind

Homeowner’s Peace of Mind As a homeowner and someone that loves your pets, you want them to be happy and loved. Especially when you are gone on vacation. Keeping your pets in their home with their regular routine is best for your fur babies. Dog sitting in the Canary Islands Homeowners need a pay a potentially high fee to place their loved fur babies in a kennel. This causes stress and anxiety for most pets. Many pets do not like the disruption to their routine, going to a strange place with strangers hopefully taking good care of them, and usually……

Pet Sitter Responsibilities

Pet Sitter Responsibilities Are you thinking about becoming a house and pet sitter? Some people think they are getting a free vacation, but you are not. There are many responsibilities for a house and pet sitter and you are not on vacation. Depending on the agreement, you may have very little free time. I have had some homeowners wanting a couple or friends to sit because they want someone in the house 24-7. Others have said the pets can not be left for longer than three hours at a time. Paying guests at hotels and B&B’s can come and go……

Why You Should Adopt A Senior Cat

Cats are said to be adults at the age of around one year. When the cat hits five to seven years, it is therefore said to be a senior cat. This doesn’t mean that they are old and will start getting ill all the time. They have many great years left on them, and by that time, they are much calmer, organized, and easier to handle and take care of. For you to adopt a senior cat, you must make an informed decision. The following are some of the reasons why you should own a geriatric cat. Senior cats are……

The Health Benefits Of Owning A Dog

A statistical analysis done on a number of homes shows that there are several benefits of owning a dog. Having a dog as a pet has been linked to a longer and healthier life. These Canine companions are not only said to be good for human health but also tend to offer unparalleled companionship to their owners more so than those who live alone.  Whether you are a dog owner, dog foster parent, or dog volunteer, just hanging out with your four-legged friends can definitely do wonders for your well-being. Let’s look at some health benefits of dog ownership. Photo……

How To Brush Your Dogs Teeth

We all love our pets. Apart from giving them shelter and food, your dog’s hygiene is also essential. One crucial part of the hygiene process is dog teeth cleaning. Most pet owners often forget how vital hygiene is, as it helps your pet maintain healthy dog gums. According to statistics, at least 80% of dogs experience signs of gum diseases by the time they become two years old.   These signs can eventually lead to rotten dog teeth; no pet owner would want that for the dog. The best way to prevent dogs from losing teeth is through preventive measures.……

Do House And Pet Sitters Get Paid?

The answer is it depends. Some people get paid very well to house and pet sit while others are willing to do it for free. Professional house sitters charge money for their services and most people see it as an exchange for free accommodations in a city or area they would like to visit. There are several websites available for house and pet sitting exchanges and some will ask if you charge or not. Some people will charge around $50/day to house and pet sit. If you’re designing your own website and wanting to become a professional, you may want……

Short Term House Sitting Confirmation

You have applied to be a house sitter and/or pet sitter. The interview went well, and the homeowners have offered you the house sit. The next thing you want to do is send them a house-sitting agreement. This email template is a guideline to use to send the homeowner an email the day after the interview or Skype call. It is best used for short house sits but can be modified for long-term ones. Alternately you can use the Long-Term House Sitting Agreement (coming soon) after this email has been agreed to.   Dear ________________ ,(Homeowner(s) Names(s)) It was a……

How old do you have to be to become a house sitter and pet sitter?

The short answer: The age of a house and pet sitter does not matter. The long answer: There is truly no definitive answer to that. There is no specific age requirement.  It really depends mostly on your experience and your maturity level.  There are lots of pet sitters that are in their twenties and there are numerous pet sitters that now retired in there in their 60s. What it really comes down to is the report that you build up with the homeowner and your experience with the type of pets. Gain Experience To gain experience you can start out……