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Sitter: cattaG
Homeowner: J_Jboise1

Beautiful home, wonderful people, affectionate cat!

Location North Las Vegas Nevada United States


Sit Dates Jan-14-24 - Jan-23-24

This housesit will spoil you. The home is lovely and the owners set everything up like we were staying in a resort! Frankie, the cat, is adorable and affectionate. The area is perfect...close to the Las Vegas strip and, more importantly in our case, close to great hiking in the Nevada desert and canyons.

Homeowner: J_Jboise1
Sitter: cattaG

Exceptional

Location North Las Vegas Nevada United States


Sit Dates Jan-15-24 - Jan-23-24

Tom and Laura were exceptional house sitters. Laura made communication between us effortless.  As a result,  we were very confident that our house and Frankie, the cat,  were well cared for.  In addition, they seemed to have had an enjoyable time exploring city and surrounding area.  Upon our return, the only hint that someone had been in our home was a happy cat and dinner in the frig. Our thanks to Laura and Tom for being such wonderful guests in our home.

Sitter: SubiTraveler67
Homeowner: BoulderHousesit

Beautiful mountain hikes and views

Location Boulder Colorado United States


Sit Dates Dec-13-23 - Dec-30-23

What an amazing house sit in a beautifully remodeled home and two fun pups that loved to walk and adventure. Home is fully updated and was a joy to stay in for two weeks. Had gorgeous weather in the 50's so went for long hikes near daily on some stunning Boulder trails!. The two dogs are super healthy and a breeze to hangout with. The owner is a sweetheart and we communicated regularly which was great as I got regular tips on things to do in Boulder. ! I really enjoyed my 2 week getaway!!

Sitter: SolidSoul
Homeowner: rory_cox61

Delightful month-long housesit in Ljubljana

Location Ljubljana Central Slovenia


Sit Dates Dec-22-23 - Jan-24-24

Spacious, very well-equipped condo in Ljubljana, 1 km from scenic river area, 2 blocks from stores, cafes, 2 km from Tivoli park. 3 blocks from train and bus station, easy to take day trips. Quiet and comfortable. Great views of the city from the 11th floor window or balcony. Good internet for videoconferencing ....

Rory and Krista were very easy-going, and also well-prepared with clear instructions and information which were sent ahead of time. They included several pages of tourist suggestions. They purchased a bus pass for me and a Slovenian SIM card for my phone - and Rory walked me to and from the train station upon my arrival and departure.

Safe city, and much to see and do.

Chester was easy to take care of, enjoyed being petted, brushed and fed.

Flying in from the USA, I scheduled my arrival a day early, in case there had been any snow delay, and my departure for a day after they arrived for the same reason. I very much enjoyed my time with them over meals, hanging out, and the walking tour of the market places to buy things when I first arrived.

Sitter: dutchgirl
Homeowner: ErieHousesit

A wonderful family and dog to sit for

Location Erie Colorado United States


Sit Dates Jul-3-23 - Jul-29-23

We thoroughly enjoyed our housesit with Molly in Erie, Colorado.  Rachel and her family live in a beautiful home in a quiet, safe neighbourhood within commuting distance of Boulder.

They gave us a thorough overview before leaving and kept in touch regularly during their time away. They are friendly, welcoming,  generous and kind.  I would highly recommend this family and well trained, friendly dog, Molly.  Count yourself fortunate if you  'win' a sit with them.,

Homeowner: ErieHousesit
Sitter: dutchgirl

Pauline and Kevin are the Best!

Location Erie Colorado United States


Sit Dates Jul-3-23 - Jul-29-23

Pauline and Kevin are the best house sitters! They took amazing care of our home and yard while we were gone for a month. We loved the intentionality they gave our fur baby, Molly, with regular trips to the dog park and local hikes. We even received pictures of Molly throughout our trip. We loved that we got to connect with them before we left. They are personable, honest, genuine and so kind. We traveled stress free knowing they were taking the amazing care of everything. You will blessed by meeting them and having them in your home. Don't hesitate to say yes if they are available! 

Homeowner: archiemom
Sitter: pastor1955

Warm, friendly, dependable

Location San Francisco California United States


Sit Dates Jan-11-24 - Jan-16-24

Rick sat for us earlier this month.  He was a terrific house and  cat sitter.  Our cat Archie really seemed to like him (and vice versa).  And he left the house in terrific shape.  We hope he agrees to sit for Archie again.

Homeowner: Karin100
Sitter: reisekroeten

Chris and Theresa were terrific!

Location Playa Coronado Chame Panama


Sit Dates Nov-15-23 - Jan-15-24

Chris and Theresa took care of our home as if it was their own. We don't have any pets, but lots of plants that need watering, especially during the dry season in The Republic of Panama. The also did an exellent job of running our little AirBnB located behind our house. John and I both consider ourselves very lucky to have found them as we were in the U.S. for two months, yet via Whatsapp we were able to communicate quite well and they were always available. I would highly recommend them.

Sitter: Wish4750
Homeowner: ReedyCreekSit

Christmas - New Year on the Gold Coast

Location Reedy Creek QLD Australia


Sit Dates Dec-23-23 - Jan-20-24

Another Housesit this time at Reedy Creek on the Gold Coast, in a superb location just of the M1 Freeway.

It was a pleasure to look after Sean's house and his very shy cat Topaz and the goldfish as well as two golden orb spiders.

Sean travelled to the UK to have Christmas with his parents, family and many of his friends, and left his little family in our care.

Topaz was very shy for the first 3 days and was obviously fretting for Sean. However, once she got to accept us, particularly when her food bowl was filled with food, she thought these carer's aren't too bad after all.

A mouse catch at midnight, Geckos sneaked in throughout the day, standing in front of the television watching the cricket or tennis and smooching on the bed were all of Topaz's habits.  

She is a beautiful and very spoilt cat!

Sean generously permitted us to use his bed with the aircon, Fan and large TV, during the hot and humid weather.

We had a very enjoyable time at Reedy Creek.

Sitter: reisekroeten
Homeowner: Karin100

We had such great 2 months in Playa Coronado while housesitting for Karin and John!

Location Playa Coronado Chame Panama


Sit Dates Nov-11-23 - Jan-17-24

Karin and John gave us a wonderful welcome! They picked us up from the bus stop and had a lunch ready when we arrived after a long flight. It takes just 2 hours by local bus from Panama City to Playa Coronado. Thanks to Karin and John, we found a connection to the expat community very quickly. They showed us around the area, where we can shop, find other things and access the beach.

Their house is so well equipped with everything you could wish for. WiFi, AC, fully equipped kitchen, use of the car (thank you so much Karin & John), and everything worked perfectly.

They have a gardener and a cleaning lady who came regularly over which helped us a lot in everyday life in the tropics. Especially since we took over the management of the Casita (holiday let) behind the main house, it was a wonderful gift that Karin and John provided a cleaning lady to support us. Even if something unplanned happened, Karin and John were always available and helped competently via chat and phone calls.


We do recommend this housesit to anyone who wants to spend a great time in a local beach area of Panama and meet inspiring people in Playa Coronado.

Sitter: Sebakwe
Homeowner: daisymonty

Nice house, nice dog

Location Doncaster South Yorkshire England


Sit Dates Dec-23-23 - Jan-11-24

This was a really enjoyable, relaxed house sit in Bentley near Doncaster. It's a cozy two bedroom row house, recently renovated and immaculately clean. It's not a tourist area, but it is on the Trans-Pennine Trail and there's lots of walking opportunities. The railway is only 5 mins from the house, and it's an easy commute to Leeds and York, which are both well worth a visit. 
Carly was great to deal with. She was organized and prompt in her replies to our questions and is a lovely lady, who picked us up at the station and made us dinner on our first night. 
Monty is a sweet little character. He was no problem to take care of. He walks well on leash, and is a cuddly, quiet dog at home. He definitely knows when his meal times should be, and likes his routines, but Carly made sure we knew how to keep him happy. 

Sitter: TwoSavvySitters
Homeowner: Robbie2023

Glorious Maximus!

Location Oceanside California United States


Sit Dates Dec-27-23 - Jan-3-24

Housesitting for Jacline, David and amazing daughter Grace over the New Year was surely one of our very best times as HCers.

They are kind and warm people and made us feel most comfortable. From the moment of our arrival,  they (including their three wonderful Bichons) treated us like family.  

Their home and surroundings are quiet, private and beautiful. The views from every window are like looking at English paintings.

David's gardens are breathtaking even in this, their quietest time of year. He showed us around the local area for the best dining and shopping before they left on their trip. Jacline & Grace provided clear house instructions, tips about doggie care and pertinent area information and sightseeing suggestions.

From the first moment of meeting them, taking care of their Bichon babies was like reliving a love affair. I, too, had Bichons decades ago and these rescued guys are just as adorable individualistic characters as my boys in the '80s-'90s.

We happily spent most of our time ensconced with the boys in the great room. :) Their home and outdoor area is a magnificent escape, yet so much; the beach, the mountains, vineyards, everything that is SoCal, is so close. 

 It would be an honor and a pleasure to sit for them again!

Doug 'n Charr, TwoSavvySitters

  

Homeowner: ReedyCreekSit
Sitter: Wish4750

Superb caring housesitters

Location Reedy Creek QLD Australia


Sit Dates Dec-24-23 - Jan-19-24

Denise and Ian are caring and reliable housesitters and I whole heartily recommend them.

Whilst I visited family and friends overseas for 4 weeks, Ian and Denise house sat and cared my 13 year old cat, Topaz. Topaz does not cope being taken out of her familiar environment, so it was vital I found the ideal people to care for Topqz.

Ian and Denise were the perfect match to care for Topaz. Topaz was their priority whilst they enjoyed the Gold Coast, including visiting golf courses and charirty shops.   

Ian and Denise went above and beyond fussing, loving and spoiling Topaz and maintaining my property. They sent regular updates and pictures of Topaz and my home. Ian and Denise also lovingly  maintained and cared for my house. 

Topaz and I highly recommend Ian and Denise to care for your furr babies and property whilst you enjoy your time away.

Sitter: sparhawkdude
Homeowner: Poetlawyer

Such a pleasure

Location Oxnard California United States


Sit Dates Jan-7-24 - Jan-13-24

We got to meet Elya and Jon during an online interview and KNEW we would enjoy doing this, our very first house and cat care assignment for them.  And we did!  They were so welcoming and organized.  Their cats, Luka and Phoebe were sweet, and frankly very easy to care for.  Their spacious and pristinely-kept home was in a great location, right on the water of the Channel Islands Marina.  We walked to restaurants and shops, rode our bikes to the beaches, enjoyed pickleball in a nearby park, and strolled along the waterways.  The guest suite was perfect, right on the main floor of their home.  They allowed us access to their high-speed, reliable internet service.  The bedroom had a very comfortable bed and lots of closet and drawer space for our things.  We were truly able to move in and feel right at home.  Even their neighbors were friendly and kind.  Yep, we would happily return to this delightful place with the two darling cats!  

Homeowner: Deblfor
Sitter: Sunshine

Great, caring couple

Location Campbell River British Columbia Canada


Sit Dates Jul-25-17 - Aug-22-17

Devetta and Ralph looked after Buttercup while we were away for several weeks. It was our first pet sit, but they were organized, thought ahead about some of the details, offered us a list of references to check so we would feel comfortable, and were overall very easy and nice to work with. They took great care of our house and gardens, and especially Buttercup, sending lots of pictures, so we knew she was happy.

Homeowner: Monterey2023
Sitter: kayjay

Karen is the best!

Location Pacific Grove California United States


Sit Dates Dec-28-23 - Jan-6-24

Karen stayed at our home and watched our dog Jacob (10 years) for about a week and half. She was very communicative and easy to organize the stay with. She arrived on time and the handoff was very easy and smooth. She took excellent care of our boy and the house while she was here - staying in regular contact with us. She left the place spotless and Jacob seemed very sad to see her go! She was the best! We would have her stay again in a heartbeat and highly recommend her for any house sits.

Homeowner: Poetlawyer
Sitter: sparhawkdude

Jeff and Nicole were fabulous with our 2 cats!

Location Oxnard California United States


Sit Dates Jan-7-24 - Jan-13-24

After interviewing several potential housesitters on zoom, my husband and I both agreed on Jeff and Nicole, even though it was their first house sit. They asked about our cats first off and wanted to see them and were very curious about their habits and preferences. We could tell from how they talked about their previous cat that they were cat lovers. They were great about sending us photo updates about our kitties. Our cats both looked well cared for when we returned and our home was in immaculate condition; Jeff even fixed the timer on our porch light! We would definitely recommend them and look forward to having them stay again in the future.

Homeowner: Robbie2023
Sitter: TwoSavvySitters

Fantastic house and dog sitters - reliable, responsive, friendly, caring, and dog lovers!

Location Oceanside California United States


Sit Dates Dec-27-23 - Jan-3-24

As soon as we met Doug and Charr, we felt like it was meeting old friends again. They came a day before our departure, and carefully went through the instructions we prepared, and they got to know our doggies and their personalities. As they have had their own dogs in the past, they immediately were comfortable with them (we have 3 bichons). While we were gone, they sent updates, a few pictures, and we appreciated how responsive they were from the very first contact.  Both are lovely, gentle, and thoughtful people and we hope they will come back and sit for our doggies again in the not-too-distant future. They are everything one hopes to find in house/dog sitter; we had so much peace of mind while we were away. Our house was spotless when we returned, the dogs were settled and happy and all in all, it was a great experience.  We feel like we have made new friends, though we are a couple of states apart, and look forward to seeing them again.

Homeowner: daisymonty
Sitter: Sebakwe

Lovely house-sitting couple!

Location Doncaster South Yorkshire England


Sit Dates Dec-23-23 - Jan-11-24

Dale and George exceeded my expectations ten-fold! They were brilliant with my senior dog and knew exacatly how to care for him (they are very expereinced dog people!). They continued his routine and took great care with his diet and his walks. He was very happy and relaxed when I returned home. He is still looking around the house for Dale and George as I type!

Dale and George also took great care of my house and I returned to a clean house and fresh laundry. I really appreciated this as i had to work the next day. They also cooked me a lovely meal on my return which was very welcome indeed. They left me some groceries too which was really welcome. 

I would highly recommend Dale and George for any house-sit, especially if you have dogs. They were truly invested in looking after my old boy and I got regular updates on his progress via Whatsap. I honestly didn't need to worry about a single thing while I was away. Your house and dogs would defintiely be in safe hands with Dale and George.   

Sitter: wewillbethere
Homeowner: NorthernLights

A lovely time with Luna in Chapel en le Frith

Location HIGH PEAK Peak District England


Sit Dates Dec-12-23 - Jan-5-24

We spent 3 weeks over Christmas 2023 looking after Ingrid's beautiful cat , Luna. 

Ingrid was so welcoming and made sure that we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Luna was a delightful cat who loved attention and cuddles. 

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Chapel en le Frith. There were lots of good walks from the house and good places to visit, Chatsworth, Buxton, Blue John Cavern.

We would thoroughly recommend the housesit with Ingrid and Luna.

Sitter: Mbart1314
Homeowner: ElAdHaMaJo

Wonderful stay

Location Brewster New York United States


Sit Dates Dec-21-23 - Jan-8-24

Lovely home in the country with 4 adorable kitties, 2 older and two younger so very entertaining.   Owners were wonderful, had a few issues that came up and they were very responsive from afar. Wake up to deer in the yard so sweet. Lovely area literally 5 minutes from the train station if you wanted to venture into the city for an afternoon. Shopping is close by and there are Great places to walk.  Home has a lovely view from almost every window of its natural surroundings. If you like to watch the stars you can from inside the house they have a lovely atrium can see the moon and the stars so nice on a cold night along with a fireplace. Very comfy and they have house cleaners that come every two weeks so nice. I very much enjoyed my Christmas stay! 

Homeowner: ElAdHaMaJo
Sitter: Mbart1314

Marie could not have been better!!!!

Location Brewster New York United States


Sit Dates Dec-21-23 - Jan-8-24

All of our communication prior to Marie coming to care for our 4 cats  were easy and positive. My expectations were high. She came on time and immediately made us feel comfortable leaving her in our home and with our cats. In the space of 3 days, our washing machine broke, the heat didn't work in the house, the coffee machine broke and one of the kittens got sick. She took each and every problem in her stride, helped us deal with each issue, gave the kitten meds and dealt with a very sick kitty without a word of complaint.  I absolutely cannot recommend Marie enough. She left the house perfectly clean and neat. She is, by far, the best cat sitter we have ever had. 

Homeowner: SFLoft
Sitter: Laur8l5

Above and beyond

Location San Francisco California United States


Sit Dates Sep-19-23 - Oct-12-23

Sarah and Gregory went above and beyond to organize their travel to San Francisco, respond to my requests/questions, and take care of my kitty for the month they stayed at my place.

They made their travel plans to arrive in advance of the start of the housesit so we could meet and do a walkthrough of my place before I left. In addition, they stayed a couple of days afterwards in case there were any delays in my travel (which there were, because I had communicated the incorrect date that I'd return!). This was smart and thoughtful on their part.

They communicated with me while I was away and sent photos of my cat which I really appreciated (I could tell she was a happy camper!). In addition, I loved that they truly enjoyed their time in San Francisco.  My place was neat and clean when I returned and my cat was happy. Perfect!

Thanks again Sarah and Gregory!

Homeowner: NorthernLights
Sitter: wewillbethere

Helen and Andrew lovely caring cat and house sitters.

Location HIGH PEAK Peak District England


Sit Dates Dec-12-23 - Jan-5-24

I couldn't be happier with my cat sitters Helen and Andrew. They are an experienced couple having looked after properties and animals in France, Italy and the UK. I felt an instant connection and trust and knew my home and cat Luna would be in safe hands. I received little reports and it was obvious Luna was happy and settled and running the show as usual! I came back to a spotless house and a very calm and well fed cat. I was also pleased to know H&A had been able to explore the Peak District and been out and about inspite of the dismal wet eather. Top endorsement to this lovely couple, 10/10!

Ingrid

Homeowner: Lilly_Wood
Sitter: RebeccaBecky

Perfect and trustworthy cat and housesitters

Location Staufenberg Germany


Sit Dates Aug-5-23 - Aug-26-23

Rebecca and Gian were the perfect cats and house sitters. 
We had a comforting feeling of trust from the first videocall and troughout the whole time we were away.
Communication with them was always quick and easy and the preparation went smooth.
Leaving your house and your pets to Rebecca and Gian is leaving them to charming and educated friends.
Our cats, who are rather shy, were comfortable with them almost immediately.
Rebecca and Gian worked full time but still cared perfectly for our cats, our garden and the house.
They kept us up to date regularly about everything and sent lots of pictures of the cats. 
When we came home, everything was in perfect condition and they even surprised us with a delicious italian dish including tiramisu for desert. 
We 100 % recommend them as house and pet sitters.  And we would do it again anytime.

Homeowner: SitLondon
Sitter: Reegs83

Excellent cat sitters

Location London london England


Sit Dates Dec-21-23 - Dec-26-23

Great communication. The cat was well looked after and loved his sitters. Would have back anytime. The house was left clean and tidy. Would have no issues recommending these guys 

Sitter: millersibs
Homeowner: vickiado

great hosts

Location Gilston QLD Australia


Sit Dates Dec-8-23 - Dec-14-23

great hosts lovely home and land with a great pool  and beautifull gardens and a very entertaining jack russell mitzy. mitzy is very much missed now we are back home.

Sitter: fivestar
Homeowner: robando13

Ziggy awesome, Rob + Sue strategic welcoming

Location Cairns QLD Australia


Sit Dates Nov-18-23 - Jan-1-24

We quickly came to love Rob & Sue's blue heeler Ziggy. You would have to be there or at least see videos to understand the bond we developed with Ziggy,  and we can also say with confidence that Rob, Sue, their two daughters, are 'good people', welcoming. O uh r first get to know then was an awesome hike in the nearby hills accompanied by a refreshing swim. We went through Cyclone Jasper and later flooding, taking a lot of extra precautions to protect out Ron + Sue's property, including constructing a mini hotel for Ziggy with us in the 'safe zone', overcoming several power outages. We took care of their salt pool, lawns, plants, and anything needing maintenance. If the reader is considering helping Rob and Sue, either in Cairns or elsewhere,  we can vouch for them, go ahead and help them, and their children, we believe, like our sentiments,  it will be a positive experience!

Homeowner: hgreenbe
Sitter: wanderwoman2

Candace is the best!

Location Syracuse New York United States


Sit Dates Jul-1-22 - Jul-12-22

Candace is a fabulous house and catsitter! She is very capable at navigating new places and taking on responsibility. We overlapped with Candace for one day as we prepared for our trip and it was really wonderful getting to know her. She has a true traveler's spirit and nothing is daunting for her! She took great care of my garden and cat and home. I would highly recommend having Candace as a housecarer - she is a true gem!

Homeowner: hgreenbe
Sitter: bobbieedwards

Bobbie is a kind and considerate house sitter.

Location Syracuse New York United States


Sit Dates Dec-24-23 - Jan-2-24

Bobbie housesat for us over the winter holidays in December 2023 - January 2024. She took wonderful care of our cat and our home. She is very kind and considerate in everything that she says and does. She is an excellent communicator and asks the right questions to ensure that she is doing everything I have asked. We overlapped for a few days at the beginning of her stay which allowed us all to get to know each other and for her to become accustomed to the workings of the house. This was a great opportunity for us all to meet a new, wonderful person in the world! During this time Bobbie was very quiet and respectful of our space and time as we were preparing for our trip. 

I felt very comfortable leaving my home and cat in Bobbie's care. I left her with detailed instructions for all things related to home and cat care. I highly recommend having Bobbie as a housecarer!