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……

Dog Sitting in Kenley, England

When I started house and pet sitting I would go to almost any location. I’m still open to most places, but I am a little pickier now. There are specific cities and countries that I want to go to so, they now have priority over others. Also depending on how many housesits I’m doing will be a determining factor. If I’m doing a lot in a short time, I don’t mind ones that out of the city centers and sometimes in the country. However, if I’m scheduled to do several, then I want to be in the city because I’m……

The Escape Artists – Dog Sitter in Cornwall England

My first time in the Cornwall countryside in England was to be a house sitter and dog sitter. The home was a lovely converted barn in the countryside near the town of Plymouth in the boarding county of Devon. I was there pet sitting for three weeks to take care of two Portuguese water dogs. This was not my first time dog sitting in England. My first house sitting assignment was in Bath, England.     Dog Sitting in Cornwall They were wonderful dogs and had a lot of energy. Every day I would walk with them through pathways in……

Best House Sitter Interview Questions

Dog Sitting in Basingstoke, England

The interview process can, at first, seem a little uncomfortable for every new house sitter. Just remember they are looking for the best fit for their pets and you will be staying in their home if they select you. You will notice that some people post a lot of information in their request for a house sitter and others give just some basic information. Most homeowners like to set up an interview or ‘meeting’ via Skype so you can also see each other. So, depending on the information you have received, here is a list of questions you may want……

Is Pet Sitting Right For You?

People often think that house sitting is a great and inexpensive way to see the world, and generally, it is. But it is not like being on vacation….. you can not come and go as you please, you must be in at night, and you have several responsibilities. You must maintain the schedule of the pets, NOT your schedule. If they are used to being up at 5:30 am, they will be up at 5:30 am. Breakfast is usually at 6:30 am and a half-hour walk at 6:45, then you must be up to continue the routine they have. If……

House Sitting – The Unexpected Early Return of The Homeowners

Being a pet sitter, I am one of several trusted house sitters in the world. However, being a professional house sitter is more than in-home dog sitting and completely different than dog boarding and doggy daycare. I had a home sitting job that turned out to be a very unexpected and unusual one. Things started out great. I arrived in Basingstoke the afternoon before the homeowners left. I was picked up at the train station and brought out to their beautiful property. The home was about 20 minutes from the station and 10 minutes from the village of Bramley. It……

Dog Sitting and Cat Sitting in Bath England

My first time home and pet sitting I was in Bath, England. Well, when I think about it, it wasn’t the first time I was looking after someone’s house and pets. I had done it before but because it was for friends and I knew their animals I didn’t think of it as house and pet sitting. I just thought of it as helping some friends. However, these times helping friends, have also helped me to get house sitting assignments. Bath, England was the first place I did house and pet sitting for people I have never met in person……