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Homeowner: UrbanGardenHome
Sitter: cz2day

favorite house carer!

Location Portland Oregon United States

Sit Dates May-14-24 - May-21-24

Rick and Linda stayed at our home in Portland for a week and took wonderful care of our two sweet pets (dog and cat) and incredible care of our home and garden. They are both so kind and thoughtful and paid great attention to detail when talking about the specifics of our home, and care for our pets. They left our house cleaner than when they arrived, and stayed in communication with us throughout the week. We felt at ease while away from home and so appreciate their care and consideration for our home. We highly recommend them and would love to have them back!

Homeowner: jadee9
Sitter: kayjay

Great house sitter.

Location Orillia Ontario Canada

Sit Dates May-18-24 - May-21-24

Very happy with Karen's house sit.  House was left in good order.  Dani and Kat were well looked after and happy.  Karen is a lovely person and would highly recommend her.  Thanks Karen.

Homeowner: olydia
Sitter: water_n_surf

Great housesitters!

Location Varberg Sweden

Sit Dates May-10-24 - May-18-24

We are most thankful to Karen and Alyssa who housesat for us during springmonths while we spent time north! We got regularly reports from them and had mail checked and sent for us through whatsapp.

House was in perfect condition and even stocked with some fresh groeries when our  son first returned back. Garden was beautiful and they had planted seeds that had grown nicely- we now enjoy the ruccola and salad! A little sketch was left to show what was where in the garden. 

Flowers in the house were well cared for.

We really enjoyed to hear about there time exploring our hometown and although we didn´t make it to meet in person we will hopefully meet up later this year!

We highly recommend them as housesitters!!

Sitter: Footloose16
Homeowner: fredsadie2919

George & Gracie are the best!

Location Carlsbad California United States

Sit Dates Apr-1-24 - Apr-19-24

I've sat for Honey a couple of times over the past few years when they had Fred and Sadie.  Sadly, they both died last year and now there's George and Gracie, 9-month-old pups!  They're the youngest dogs I've cared for, a fun change! 

Gracie is so sweet and loves everyone!  George takes a little time to warm up, but with patience and perseverance (and treats!), I prevailed, and we became best buds!  I thoroughly enjoyed taking them to the little community park every day and watching them bounce all over the place! Kudos to Honey in her training of these youngsters; I did my best to reinforce what they've learned.

Honey's house is lovely and very comfortable.  We kept in touch almost daily and the sit went very smoothly.  I look forward to staying with George and Gracie again.

Homeowner: laurab
Sitter: caTloveR60

Doug was the perfect housesitter!

Location Halifax Nova Scotia Canada

Sit Dates Apr-8-24 - Apr-15-24

Doug was very friendly and responsive from the very start - we felt comfortable about having him stay instantly. He clearly communicated all his travel/arrival plans, and even arrived the day before the sit began to get oriented. He sent pictures of our little Nova & updates while we were away, leaving us assured that our home and kitty were in good hands. We wouldn't hesitate to have Doug stay again, or to recommend him to someone else! 

Sitter: water_n_surf
Homeowner: olydia

Lovely house and homeowners

Location Varberg Sweden

Sit Dates Mar-10-24 - May-18-24

We had the pleasure of caretaking Katarina and Roland's house in Varberg. The house was perfect and we felt at home immediately. We loved hearing about their adventures in the north where deep snow was, while we watched everything coming into bloom. Sunlight streams into the kitchen in the morning and warms the sunroom in the afternoon, so the house was always a great temperature. It was fun to explore the beaches and historic places around the town, all easily accessible by bicycle or on foot. Varberg is famous as a spa town and we took advantage of the various warm and cold bathhouses and spas! We had fun turning the compost and planting the spring garden! We had a wonderful experience!

Sitter: Cadillac
Homeowner: SantaFeSunAndStars

New Mexico Paradise

Location Santa Fe New Mexico United States

Sit Dates Apr-9-24 - May-2-24

We’ve had a fantastic time housesitting for Arthur & Nan, who were very gracious and generous as our hosts. Their cozy and spacious, New Mexico adobe style house felt like home the minute we walked in - everything was ready for us, including dinner & wine. The house has all amenities and more (inclusive of detailed manual for housesitters) – it was very easy to take care of and we enjoyed feeding the birds! It is located in a wonderful, large, but quite community about 15 miles from center of Old Town Santa Fe. There are several walking paths available immediately outside the house, as well as a Rail Trail (for walking or biking) that can be taken directly into Santa Fe (if one wanted to do so). The views of the mountains from the back porch are just like from South West paintings, especially at sunset and stargazing is incredible at night (eye opening if you are used to living in a large metropolitan area). The house was our hub for exploring Santa Fe and various nature & culture parks of Northern New Mexico, while providing a comfortable and homey retreat for the off days. Communication with Arthur & Nan was excellent before, during and after our stay (they also provided numerous recommendations for restaurants and places to visit). We also had an opportunity to meet face to face – we certainly feel like we’ve made beautiful new friends!

Arthur & Nan, thank you for EVERYTHING!

- Vlad & Inna

Homeowner: SantaFeSunAndStars
Sitter: Cadillac

Vlad & Inna were excellent house carers while we were away for three weeks.

Location Santa Fe New Mexico United States

Sit Dates Sep-5-23 - Oct-21-23

We first agreed with Vlad & Inna to housesit in the fall of 2023.  When we had to cancel they were understanding & gracious.  We found working with them a positive experience, so we again asked them to housesit for us in April 2024.  Happily for us they agreed.  We had great communication with Vlad & Inna prior to April and while we were gone to work out details of their stay and to keep in touch.

Vlad & Inna were excellent house carers.  They enjoyed our home and left it feeling well taken care of.  No pets, but house plants and outdoor greenery were well attended to. The house was clean and orderly, just as we left it.  We apprciated very much the treats, home prepared meals and drink they left for us - especially after a long journey home.

They enjoyed the use of a vehicle while housesitting and left it washed, clean and with a full fuel tank. 

We enjoyed the notes they left about things they did and liked in the house.  We recommend Vlad & Inna as housesitters!

Homeowner: 4mattieNAY
Sitter: Felixthecat

Our dog Mattie loved Dawn

Location Nuevo Nayarit Nayarit Mexico

Sit Dates Feb-5-24 - Feb-9-24

Our dog Mattie really enjoyed her time with Dawn and her daughter Jelly.  Importantly these great pet sitters were flexible regarding start and end arrangements, and very reliable communicators.  They kept us informed of Mattie's wellbeing and activities, which provided us great peace of mind.  And when we returned, our condo was spotless and in perfect condition.  We highly recommend Dawn (and Jelly)!

Homeowner: vickiado
Sitter: millersibs

Great sitters

Location Gilston QLD Australia

Sit Dates Dec-8-23 - Dec-15-23

Great couple. Ross was very handy to have in the garden.

Tended to it like it was his own.

Georgie looked after the house. She left everything clean and tidy.

Our dog Mitzy attached herself to Ross straight away and we never had any worries or concerns. She enjoyed her time in th pool with Ross

Great couple we highly recommend them.

'Thanks again to you both.

Sitter: wewillbethere
Homeowner: UKexpats

Great cat sit in Roda de Barra

Location Roda de Bara Catalunya Spain

Sit Dates Apr-24-24 - May-9-24

We really enjoyed looking after Ray and Barbara's 3 indoor and 3 outdoor cats. The house is comfortable and well equipped. There is a nice,  sunny garden with lots of different places to sit and a great barbecue.

The coastline is really beautiful with lovely walks and places to eat. Ray and Barbara were very welcoming and helpful hosts. We would thoroughly recommend this as a house sit.

Homeowner: ErieHousesit
Sitter: Here4you62

You Will Have Peace Of Mind

Location Erie Colorado United States

Sit Dates Mar-13-24 - Mar-23-24

You can't go wrong with Beth and James! From the first moment we met, they felt like friends that you have known for a while. They have warm personalities and are intentional. Our dog Molly, quickly got comfortable around James and Beth. She is usually super cautious, but it was apparent, she was going to have a great time with them. It was wonderful to have peace of mind that Molly was in good hands as well as our home. We received pictures and text updates. They took her to the dog park regulalry and out adventuring. She was in dog heaven! We came home to a very tidy and clean house. Beth and James take care of the home with so much respect and love. I wouldn't hesitate to have them come back for a future house it. If they are available, you should hands down say YES! 

Homeowner: Weedeater
Sitter: farkleforever1

Deb took great care of our kitties and home

Location DeLand Florida United States

Sit Dates Mar-7-24 - Apr-24-24

It was a huge relief to be able to leave our home and cats in the capapble hands of Deb. She communicated with us while we were away and sent plenty of pictures of our kitties. Our cats are very shy with strangers but she patiently worked with them making them feel comfortable and relaxed. 

Homeowner: FlowingSprings
Sitter: SpeedMorg

Just what we wanted!

Location Payson Arizona United States

Sit Dates Feb-13-24 - Apr-24-24

Andrea and Greg are exactly what you want in housesitters. They communicated when necessary and kept us up to date with what we needed to know. We felt very comfortable leaving our property in their hands and would have them back anytime. The problem is, the bar is set very high now! Thanks you two. We really appreciate you for taking care of our home! 

Sitter: SpeedMorg
Homeowner: FlowingSprings

lovely sit

Location Payson Arizona United States

Sit Dates Feb-12-24 - Apr-24-24

We highly recommend this housesit. The caretaker's unit was private and well appointed and the property is just outside of town with easy access to National Forest trails. Homeowners are super welcoming and very easy to communicate with before, during and after the sit. 

Sitter: Loncare
Homeowner: UrbanAustin

Perfect location

Location Austin Texas United States

Sit Dates Apr-7-24 - Apr-24-24

I've sat for Robert and Kelly twice and loved it. Their home is beautiful, well appointed, and in a perfect location to explore Austin. Mocha is a shy rescue kitty and super easy to care for. 

Sitter: bevgregj
Homeowner: RARLaw

Seattle Housesit w Kitties

Location Seattle Washington United States

Sit Dates Mar-5-24 - Mar-13-24

Home owners are very hospitable. Quick responses to messages. Great home and the kittens were very sweet. Nice area of Seattle within walking or short drive to trails. Highly recommend. 

Homeowner: Debs2367
Sitter: Heart4animals

Fantastic Petsitters

Location Namuang Koh Samui Thailand

Sit Dates Feb-10-24 - Apr-14-24

Kerry and Lionel are the easiest going pet sitters you will ever meet.  They are both kind, compassionate and very responsible. 

They arrived three days earlier than my departure date to get familiar with the routine and fur babies.  I liked them both immediately, needless to say so did my animals.

They kept in regular contact to let me know if there were any problems, however I was not worried at all as they are very capable of making decisions when necessary. 

They left the house spotless and did some odd jobs for me.  My animals were well cared for along with daily brushing for some and even a hair cut for the long haired dog.   I believe my furbabies missed them when they moved on. 

I would highly recommend Kerry and Lionel for any pet sit, they are truly fabulous. 

I miss them both, we became good friends and enjoyed good times and chats together. 

Do not hesitate to get them, if they become available, you definitely will not regret it.  I was extremely happy and stress free. 

Homeowner: BonnieXY
Sitter: quizms

Jackie was amazing

Location Nanaimo British Columbia Canada

Sit Dates Mar-27-24 - Apr-11-24

My elderly cat misses Jackie so much, she is now spending more time in the bedroom that Jackie slept. Probably waiting for her to return? Jackie made me a beautiful guilted table runner while she sewed her guilted blankets. She brought her sewing machine to keep busy while I was away for two weeks. 
My house was wonderfully clean and my plants were well taken care of too. I didn't worrry about a thing while I was away. I would highly recommend her and if she would house and cat sit again I would love it. Thanks Jackie 

Homeowner: UrbanAustin
Sitter: Loncare

takes great care

Location Austin Texas United States

Sit Dates Apr-7-24 - Apr-24-24

Lon has come to take care of our house, cat, and plants twice and we would be happy to have him come back again. The house was in perfect condition when we returned. He even managed to pet our super shy kitty a few times while we were away. 

* keeps the house tidy

* communicates quickly and clearly

* is conscientious and thoughtful

Homeowner: Frisco27
Sitter: cattaG

Wonderful Housesitters

Location Pawleys Island South Carolina United States

Sit Dates Apr-10-24 - Apr-17-24

To whom it may concern:

Laura & Tom were friendly and exceptional housesitters.  They took great care of our home and most importantly our cat Frisco.  They were great communicators and sent pictures often. I They had flowers waiting for us on our return home. We highly recommend them.

Janice & Bill

Sitter: Heart4animals
Homeowner: Debs2367

Best pet sit ever!

Location Namuang Koh Samui Thailand

Sit Dates Feb-7-24 - Apr-14-24

This was a fabulous pet sit.  Deb is someone you fall in love with as soon as you meet her.  She is a clear communicator…. no surprises.  She picked us up at the airport and brought us back to the airport at the end of our stay.    We arrived early to get familiar with the animals and their routines.  During this time she drove us around the island showing us where everything is and pointing out beaches to go to, restaurants that were inexpensive, etc. While we were there she allowed us use of her car.  We communicated frequently throughout our 2 month stay, and she was always available.

Oh, and the pets!  They were the best part of the stay.  There are 2 dogs that remain separated except on their morning walk together.  Pepper is a black Labrador- type dog.  He takes a while to be comfortable with you, but is super gentle and an all-around great dog.  I left my heart with Pepper.  Scrappy is a smaller long-haired dog.  Not really my type of dog, but she is hands down the coolest dog I have ever met.  She’s not a big barker, completely independent (as in she walks with you without a leash), loves pets and treats but is not clingy.  My husband left his heart with Scrappy.

There is also a cat named Puzzle who lives upstairs in the main house.  This cat made me laugh all day long.  She’s quite vocal and you always know what she wants, whether that is food or petting.  Downstairs there are 2 other cats. A female and a male, Sooty and Pinky, that are also friendly beautiful cats.  They get feeding and love time twice a day in their cat house.

Koh Samui is beautiful.  The pets you will not want to leave.  And Deb will remain a friend forever.  Do not hesitate to take this sit if it becomes available.

Homeowner: adriaan_rotterdam
Sitter: Bogerph

Would welcome back anytime!

Location Rotterdam Zuid Holland Netherlands

Sit Dates Feb-14-24 - Mar-8-24

We invited Philip to house and pet (and plant) sit for us early in 2024 for almost a month. We have had mixed experiences in the past with housesitters, but Philip was the absolute best we've had so far. All the communication went smoothly and from the first call we had a good feeling about him. He was friendly, enthusiastic, and very accommdodating. Organizing the housesitting was easy, even though Philip had to come all the way from the USA to the Netherlands.

Once here, the hand off went smoothly and we felt reassured leaving our dog Maxie in his care. We had daily updates, photos, and videos from Philip and one or two calls over the period as well. 

When we got back, everything was as we left it - and Maxie was in good spirits. It seemed he didn't miss us that much after all.
We are very grateful for Philip taking care of our home and dog and would welcome him back (and recommend him) anytime.

- Karla & Adriaan & Maxie, Rotterdam

Homeowner: Artyhouse
Sitter: pcbh1959

Excellent House Sitter!

Location Tucson Arizona United States

Sit Dates Apr-14-24 - Apr-22-24

Robert cared for our dogs and home while we were out of internet communication for a week.  There were some issues that required veterinary assistance and he managed them well - he kept his head during a high stress situation and cared for our dogs like they were his own.  He communicated well, was prompt and reliable.  We enjoyed getting to know him and look forward to using him again. 


Sitter: cattaG
Homeowner: Frisco27

Wonderful stay in Pawleys Island

Location Pawleys Island South Carolina United States

Sit Dates Apr-11-24 - Apr-17-24

A beautiful home on a pond in a lovely neighborhood near endless beaches. 
Owners gave us a personal tour of the area with many suggestions to help us enjoy wonderful Pawleys Island. Playful, intelligent cat with no shortage of toys to play with her! We couldn't have been more comfortable. 

Sitter: pcbh1959
Homeowner: Artyhouse

Beautiful house, magnificent dogs and amazing owners

Location Tucson Arizona United States

Sit Dates Apr-14-24 - Apr-22-24

Wonderful first time housesitting experience

To say that it was a pleasure meeting, dining with, exchanging stories and working for Robert and Bridgette is a colossal understatement.

They are as sweet as they are genuine and made my first housesitting and pet sitting experience a most memorable one.

Robert had spent considerable time going over precisely what his expectations were and covered just about every contingency with specificity and great detail.

Getting acquainted with my 8 new best friends (Twiglet, Easy, Buffy, Bennett, Rio, Mitzy, Scarlet and Swagger) was a most profound joy.

After a very successful first three days, day four presented some very unique challenges that resulted in a momentary lapse of reason which had troubling consequences for me and especially one of the sweetest dogs I've ever seen. (Twiglet) But, having acted as quickly and professionally as I could prevented something much more dire.

Day 5 was one of the most challenging days I've ever experienced in any situation and it stretched my problem solving skills to the limits as I needed to use every resource I had to facilitate a safe transfer of Scarlet as she had been bitten by a rattlesnake during her yard time exercise.

I acted with a calm and deliberate and methodical approach to getting Scarlet the emergency care she needed as quickly as possible.  Again, using my heart as my guide to doing whatever was needed to be done to make sure that she received the best care she could have as quickly as possible.

Not being able to contact Robert or Bridgette was troubling, but I knew this upfront and I did what any animal lover would have done for their own pet. 

Though this experience was both frightening and challenging, it served to bring me and the animals closer together with an unmistakable bond that surpassed every conceivable challenge that came up.

I had to trust my insticts to do the right thing and treat all the animals as if they were my own.

Upon Robert's first call after reaching civilization, he received this bad news with the utmost of understanding and compassion both for me and most importantly for his precious dogs and he handled this difficult situation with pragmatic poise and graciousness, for which I was and am most grateful.

I would highly recommend anyone who loves animals, art and nature photography to eagerly accept the opportunity to work for this amazing couple and their most precious show winning champions who will all steal your heart with their boundless love and affection.

Homeowner: hughes2006
Sitter: AdventureLovers123

Always a pleasure

Location Alexander Arkansas United States

Sit Dates Mar-30-24 - Apr-11-24

This was the 2nd time Terry, Donna & Tanlo came down to watch my house & dog, Loki. Loki is always happy to see them and really enjoys the hikes, bike rides and buggy rides they provide. They always spoil him! They're welcome in my home any time.

Sitter: AdventureLovers123
Homeowner: hughes2006

For the Love of Loki! :-)

Location Alexander Arkansas United States

Sit Dates Mar-30-24 - Apr-11-24

In October 2023, we did a dog/house sit for the Braboy's and Loki, their snuggly puppy. We were honored to be invited back to sit again this Spring!

Karen was very welcoming and down to earth. She opened her beautiful home to us and made us feel very comfortable. (From the high-end chef's kitchen to the spa shower, no amenity has been overlooked.) Loki was high-spirited, loving & adorable and enjoyed playing with our dog, Tanlo. They became two peas in a pod, enjoying car and buggy rides, hiking, and riding in the back of our bikes. Loki is up for fun and adventure!

We have grown a friendship with Karen and would definitely sit for Loki again. If you have the opportunity to do so, grab it!

Sitter: Jezzie01
Homeowner: ChulaVistaSit

Loved our Chula Vista housesit!

Location Chula Vista California United States

Sit Dates Oct-7-23 - Dec-23-23

We enjoyed our housesit at Chula Vista.  Our houseowners gave us lots of tips on local information and events during our time there.  Before they left they showed us where to shop locally and what was nearby.

Their beautiful home and tropical gardens were a pleasure to look after and we enjoyed the hummingbirds visiting the feeders around the yard.

Throughout our stay we referred to the compendium which was full of helpful instructions, phone numbers and contacts for our use.

The homeowners could not have done more for us and it was a pleasure to housesit for them.