Sitter: Summer2021
Homeowner: Sproney

Wonderful stay in beautiful Asheville

Location Asheville North Carolina United States


Sit Dates Oct-31-22 - Nov-8-22

Ruby and Steve were hospitable and helpful in getting us oriented the night before their departure. Thankful that Ruby told us about the nearby Visitors Center and the trolley tours for a city overview; a highlight of our stay. Their home is very comfortable and in a fantastic location for exploring historic areas, downtown, and nearby parks - we walked a lot!  Joya is a sweet, easygoing companion in the house and on her walks; it was nice meeting their friendly neighbors and pooches. We enjoyed every aspect of our visit - including the lettuce garden!

Homeowner: Sproney
Sitter: Summer2021

John and Eileen were excellent House and Pet Carers.

Location Asheville North Carolina United States


Sit Dates Nov-1-22 - Nov-8-22

My husband and I were able to spend time with the Ryans before we left on our trip. They were attentive to the  food schedule, needs and routine of our pet. 

The Ryans are a mature, responsible couple, completely trustworthy and personable. We appreciated the updates and photos , of our dog, , sent during their stay.

They took good care of our home and left it clean and in good order. 

We hope to see them again.

Homeowner: aengusOg
Sitter: MrPetLover

Ideal couple to care for home & pets

Location Reno Nevada United States


Sit Dates Sep-15-22 - Nov-10-22

Ron and Judy were so loving with our cats that even now that they've gone and we are back at home, the cats seem to be wandering about looking for their favorite housecarers. I should also mention that they left the house cleaner than they found it, and took it upon themselves to do some yard work that I had left unfinished.

While we were away two months in England they kept us informed with photographs of the cats enjoyiing their company. Regular kitty updates were much appreciated!

We are hopeful that our travel dates and their availability will align again at some future date. We highly recommend Ron and Judy to take care of your home and critters and make your travels worry-free.

Sitter: sujoval
Homeowner: jonsar

specatular views

Location BATSI Cyclades Greece


Sit Dates Oct-27-22 - Nov-4-22

First, communication all the way around was very clear and timely.  The set up for the animals are convienent and easy! The dogs are so special. Lexi the shephard is just amazing; smart, obedient, sweet and you best pal, and a big baby. Just love her. Ronnie, is a small little happy go lucky ,easy going dog who just likes to hang out and be loved on. The cats are funny with the routine and warm up quickly. Chickens, (which we never took care of before )are super easy.Feed them twice, collect eggs, and they put themselves to bed and you just shut the doors. The dogs go with and Lexi gets excite because she knows you'll be throwing a stick for her.

The house is comfortable and well appointed. The front patio is just lovely and the views are hard to beat. Hanging at the house with the pets are enjoyable. Theprivacy is pretty great too.

The waters...just stunning. Blue green waters, clear and perfect. Beaches everywhere and the sunsets are just wow. We got there a couple days ahead of time to get the routine. Seems like a lot to do but it is organized and you get into an easy routine quickly.

Back to Sara and John...John will keep you laughing and they both are stratight to the point. They are easy going, kind, just easy to know and we are now friends. And for me, after being in their home and taking care of all the four and 2 leggeds, their family.

Just go, and you'll really get a feel for what true Greek living is like!

Sitter: PetsandPilates
Homeowner: Kootenaygal

Great sit! Highly recommend!

Location Cranbrook British Columbia Canada


Sit Dates Jan-19-22 - Mar-6-22

My son and I enjoyed this pet sit so much.  We stayed with Iris and Chris for two nights before they left on their holiday to get to know them and their beautiful dog, Glory.  They were such great hosts, warm and welcoming and we enjoyed our stay so much!  I have been sitting for many, many years and I bonded with Glory like I have bonded with no other pet.  I, in fact, have been back to see them and Glory a few times to visit and catch up whenever I am in town.  Great people, a wonderful home, and the hot tub was a wonderful way to end the winter evenings.  Glory is a loving, gentle dog and I will never forget her, or Chris and Iris.  We still keep in touch and have bcome friends.  I would  not hesitate to sit for them again at any time and I highly recommend others to take the opportunity to get to know this great couple and my favourite dog, Glory!

Carole and Ryan

Homeowner: jonsar
Sitter: sujoval

Tremendous sitters.

Location BATSI Cyclades Greece


Sit Dates Sep-27-22 - Nov-5-22

We were very lucky in having Sue and Bill come sit for us.  A great couple who have become our friends. They arrived 2 days before we left and we realised we had chosen well.  Bill was meticulous in noting all the details required in looking after our house and animals. Lexi our GSD needed to have eye drops and eye cream everyday, nothing was to much trouble. 

Whilst we were away they sent regular updates and were in constant contact.  The minor issues that came up were dealt with straight away.

On our return the animals were in supurb condition and very happy.  It was obvious they had settled very well with Bill and Sue.  The house was exactly as we left it.

I sincerley hope that they visit again. We feel we have made friends for life and would recomend them for house sitting without any reservations.

A great couple.  Thank you.

Homeowner: PorqueElvive
Sitter: docrbud

Looking for a competent sitter?

Location Cuenca Ecuador


Sit Dates Sep-28-22 - Nov-2-22

Elaine and her friend Deb arrived in a timely manner. I like my sitters to stay a day or so so we can get to know each other and the cats don't panic when we leave. Elaine took notes and pictures of things she needed to know like how to set the alarm and turn it off again. She was organized and patient with us when the internet suddenly went off and the installer was out of the country. The cats seemed happy and comfortable with her when we returned home. She made chicken soup and dumplings as well as a big salad that we shared together the evening we arrived home. The next day, they departed early in the morning.  The towels had been washed and folded on the dresser in our bedroom, so we knew they were all clean and ready for use. The cats looked for her for a couple of days after she left. 

Sitter: docrbud
Homeowner: PorqueElvive

Delightful kitties in Cuenca

Location Cuenca Ecuador


Sit Dates Sep-26-22 - Nov-2-22

I came to cat/house sit for about 5 weeks with my friend Debra.  First of all I have to say Karen was a wealth of information both before our sit and when we got there.  She had all instructions for the cat’s care and house as well as every emergency contact you could think of.  She introduced us to her friend whom we could call on if needed.  Communication during the sit was limited as she and her husband Carl were on a cruise but we were able to email.  The house was big and in a lovely and convenient location.  When the internet went down she was able to contact someone to get it back up pretty quickly.  We were there for two days before they departed and she cooked yummy food for us.  The kitties were adorable even though it took a while for them to warm up to us as is often the way with cats.  We were surprise on how cold Cuenca was considering how close to the equator it is but the altitude cooled it off.  If you sit for Karen and Carl be sure to bring warm clothes.  Thank you Karen and Carl for the opportunity to stay in your home and love on your kitties. 

Sitter: SeeNewPlaces22
Homeowner: pagliaci

100% recommended - great dog, great neighborhood!

Location Albuquerque New Mexico United States


Sit Dates Nov-2-22 - Nov-5-22

This home is spacious and comfortable, and located in a great area of Albuquerque (south Ridgecrest, 5 minute drive to Nob Hill, and just a bit further to downtown and uptown).  Excellent coffee shop only a couple of blocks away. Chance the German Shepherd is a gem of a dog! He's mellow, obedient, smart, sweet, and playful, and he and I both really enjoyed walking the peaceful and lovely neighborhood! Sleeping arrangements were nice -- a guest room with a very comfortable bed -- and the large kitchen was bright and equipped with all the cookware, etc. you might need.

The home and dog owner, Jason, was clear with instructions for Chance and the house before he left, and was very responsive to all of my questions before he left and during my housesit. I especially appreciated that he inquired if I was comfortable in his house. I felt welcome and at home there. 

I highly recommend this housesit!

Homeowner: pagliaci
Sitter: SeeNewPlaces22

Great sitter!

Location Albuquerque New Mexico United States


Sit Dates Nov-2-22 - Nov-5-22

November 7, 2022

Laura is a fantastic house sitter and dog watcher.  I met her through housecarers.com.  She came over to meet my dog and see my home and immediately inspired confidence.  She was great with Chance, my 70 pound German Shepherd mix and obviously has a good way with dogs.  She then asked good questions about the house, neighborhood, etc.

As I was preparing for the trip she was responsive to any updates I had or things I thought to mention to her.  When my trip started I got a message a few hours into my flight that she had arrived OK and a cute picture of my dog.  She stayed in touch with updates on how he was doing, which was my request.  She took him for regular walks, kept up his complicated food regimen and generally took good care of him. 

When I traveled home she stayed in touch to make sure my flights were on time and I did not have very long delays.  When I arrived home you never would have known I was gone for three days and not three hours.  Everything looked great, Chance was happy and things could not have been better.


In short, I could not have asked for a better house/dog sitter than Laura.  Thank you for everything!


Jason/pagliaci

Homeowner: Retired_NPS_2
Sitter: Credenza

Jay and Natalie are excellent and reliable house sitters.

Location Vallejo California United States


Sit Dates Sep-20-22 - Oct-20-22

Jay and Natalie took care of our house and beloved kitty Maddie while we were away on a month-long trip, our first long trip in 3 ½ years. Having not been away from her for a while, we were a bit nervous about leaving our young cat with people she didn’t know. But we needn’t have worried, because Jay and Natalie took excellent care of her. She was a happy, sleek (from all the brushing she got), and relaxed cat upon our return.

Our house was very clean and appeared well taken care of. While gone, we received periodic emails to keep us updated on things at home, which we appreciated. Our neighbors remarked about what nice people Jay and Natalie are.

We recommend Jay and Natalie to anyone who needs a short or long term house sitter.

Homeowner: Carol_Bren
Sitter: Paws_n_Claws

We could not have asked for a better sitter

Location Chapel Hill North Carolina United States


Sit Dates Oct-17-22 - Oct-28-22

We are so grateful that Susan agreed to sit for us.  We could not have selected a better-matched person for our needs.  She gave us so much piece of mind that our two precious pups were being well cared for and enjoying her company.  Susan followed our requests and wishes to a T, and made sacrifices to spend extra time with our older dog rather then out exploring the area.  We are so very appreciative of her care and consideration of our pups and our home.  We won't hesitate in the least to have her back - either for sitting needs, or a returning Friend!!

Sitter: Credenza
Homeowner: Retired_NPS_2

Wonderful folks, nice neighbors and easy going cat

Location Vallejo California United States


Sit Dates Sep-20-22 - Oct-20-22

John and Judy prepared awesome detailed instructions.  Their block has a weekly social hour (outside) that is a great way to meet everyone and stay in touch with your neighbors.  Maddie (their house cat) was a pleasure and we formed a nice bond. 

Their place is easy to reach the rest of the Bay Area.  The ferry is only a few miles away which can get you to San Francisco and other bay locations. 

We would happily look after their house and Maddie again. 

Sitter: Paws_n_Claws
Homeowner: Carol_Bren

The sweetest dogs in a lovely home...

Location Chapel Hill North Carolina United States


Sit Dates Oct-16-22 - Oct-31-22

I spent a lovely 2 weeks in Brenda and Carol's beautiful and extremely comfortable and pleasant home caring for sweet Jupiter and Lola. Lola is lively and loving and accompanied me on all my walks in the area. Jupiter is adorable, likes to be fed on time, and is a loving, cuddly, soft old dog. They are both super easy to care for and I had a lot of fun, and funny moments, with them both.

Brenda and Carol were a pleasure to spend time with before and after the sit. Communication was great from the start, they welcomed me warmly and made me feel at home in every aspect. Their home is warm and very pleasant to be in, and is situated in the woods, a short drive from town, so even a routine walk in the neighborhood is a lovely experience.

I will definitely consider a repeat sit with Lola and Jup, as I still have places to explore in the area and these dogs are such a pleasure to sit for. As for Brenda and Carol, they are now my friends, so regardless of the dogs, I hope to meet again :)

Sitter: s76699896
Homeowner: PBandRhino2

Trip of a lifetime , PB & Mercury were awesome pets.

Location Voluntari Voluntari Romania


Sit Dates Jun-16-22 - Aug-10-22

I had the honor to spend two months with PB, a very friendly and loving cat, and Mercury, the house guard dog, LOL! He's really a lover. Romania was absolutely stunning. Everyone seemed happy, they were friendly and helpful, no real communication problems as most spoke English or we used a translation app. I also was blessed to have spent a little time with their owners whom I hope had as good of a time while they were away as I did. I had an experience like no other. Truly blessed. 

Sitter: Lovencare
Homeowner: ainsle

One of our Favorite House sits!

Location Anacortes Washington United States


Sit Dates Sep-26-22 - Oct-26-22

We were fortunate to enjoy a month-long house sit in Anacortes, Washington. Andrea, Greg and their two dogs greeted us with a friendly welcome. We shared a lovely dinner together the night before they left. Their home is lovely with views of the water and the dogs are very sweet and easy to care for. If you have the chance to house sit here, you will be glad you did.

Homeowner: ainsle
Sitter: Lovencare

Outstanding Housesitters

Location Anacortes Washington United States


Sit Dates Sep-26-22 - Oct-26-22

Simon and Diana just left our home after a 30 day stay looking after the house and our two dogs.  They left the house spotless and our dogs were clearly well taken care of, too.  We would gladly have them come and stay in our home again.  It was a great experience.  Thank you Simon and Diana!

Homeowner: rockymountaingetaway
Sitter: Suvcapital

Thank you Linda and Ken!

Location Kimberley British Columbia Canada


Sit Dates Sep-12-22 - Oct-6-22

Linda and Ken, thank you for house sitting our home. When we arrived home our lawns were mowed and gardens put to bed. Tomatoes were frozen and soup ready for our return home.

They also embraced our town by joining a hiking group, using our swimming pool, shopping in our Platzl and playing golf in one of our local courses.

We highly recommend Linda and Ken!

Homeowner: catandcruz
Sitter: ianlwhite

THE PERFECT HOUSE CARER

Location Sydney NSW Australia


Sit Dates Aug-26-22 - Aug-31-22

Ian was a great person to have stay with my two fur-babies. I came home to two very relaxed happy cats. The apartment was left clean and tidy. I would have no hesitation in recommending Ian for a similar situation.

Many thanks Ian.

Sitter: Suvcapital
Homeowner: rockymountaingetaway

Great time had in Kimberley

Location Kimberley British Columbia Canada


Sit Dates Sep-10-22 - Oct-6-22

We spent a month looking after this house for Ken and Marg. This was a large remote property just a few kilometers out of Kimberley. It was very well equipped and while. We did spend our time hiking with a group, golfing and swimming in the municipal aquatic center. Owners were very welcoming and we would recommend them for future houesitting experiences.

Sitter: TiaTango
Homeowner: fillyfran

Urban Perfection with Feline Companionship

Location Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States


Sit Dates Oct-12-22 - Oct-17-22

I had a lovely time sitting for a long weekend. Before the trip, Francine and I spoke by phone and she e-mailed me complete instructions for pet and apartment. Upon arrival, I found the ideal apartment - smart, elegant, comfortable - and a friendly, easy cat. Francine's neighborhood is excellent: just a few steps from Washingotn Park and many historic sites. Francine and I kept in contact by text and phone. Everything went smoothly.  I enjoyed my time relaxing "en casa" as much as exploring Philadelphia. Thank you, Francine and Little One. 

Homeowner: Amp2022
Sitter: Booklady0001

An outstanding experience.

Location Toronto Ontario Canada


Sit Dates Oct-3-22 - Oct-17-22

Marti was a wonderful sitter and we would not hesitate to have her back. She is reliable, responsible and dependable. She had suggested a zoom call prior to our leaving and she also arrived a bit earlier at our house which allowed us to chat and show her around.  By the time we left, we knew we were in good hands.  Marti is obviously an animal lover and our cat was well looked after.  She sent us a photo from time to time which was really appreciated and allowed us to relax and not worry about what was happening at home.  Marti obviously loves what she is doing and her enthusiasm is infectious. Our house was in perfect condition on our return.  As first-time users of the Housecarer site, we couln't have wished for a more outstanding experience.  We highly recommend Marti and will definitely contact her again in the future. 

Homeowner: bisduu
Sitter: CarolandCarl

Great couple

Location st-gilles-du-mene brittany France


Sit Dates Sep-5-22 - Oct-7-22

Carol and Carl are a lovely couple. They are charming, reliable and communication was great They came from Canada to France to look after our pets, 2 dogs and a cat and the animals loved them.
 

Homeowner: fillyfran
Sitter: TiaTango

a perfect pet sitter

Location Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States


Sit Dates Oct-12-22 - Oct-17-22

Karla was so patient in waiting to see if I would be able to find a local sitter. When I was unable and contacted her, we were unable to meet in person so we did a video call to show her around my place. That worked out well. She followed all of my instructions about my kitty and my apt and seemed to truly enjoy both which was so nice. She's a lovely and caring woman, who cares about all the details that make for a perfect sitter. Karla stayed in touch just the right amount and left my home exactly as she found it. I highly recommend her!

Sitter: LibraLiterati
Homeowner: jkohphil

A Lovely Housesit, especially for a first-time sitter

Location Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States


Sit Dates Oct-1-22 - Oct-14-22

This sit was a wonderful experience, especially for a first-time sitter.  The home is an apartment in a building in a great neighborhood in far northwest Philly.  A great cafe and a co-op grocery store are within easy walking distance.  

The building is secured with a touch pad code for residents, and has an old-fashioned but very usable elevator.  

Jim is a very experienced and generous homeowner host who provided clear and detailed instructions.  All the tools needed for the tasks of the sit, from cat food to litter to the plastic watering can for the plants, were accessible.   

The WiFi quality is good.  

Highly recommended.  

Homeowner: KittyMomma
Sitter: chazhc_1

We couldn't have asked for more!

Location Beaufort North Carolina United States


Sit Dates Oct-5-22 - Oct-13-22

Chuck and Mary offered to take care of our scaredy cat Oscar. Their reviews were numerous and very very good. We communicated across the months before the sit, and they remained flexible even when we thought we might have a hurricane.

We asked that they come the night before so that we could leave early the next morning. Whenever it was convenient was fine, but they asked us to give them a time, so we said around 5. They drove up at the stroke of 5, having already checked out the local areas. We enjoyed chatting with them over dinner, and I knew then that everything would be good while we were gone.

After we left, it got better and better. They sent us texts with pictures on how Oscar was doing. They took the time and effort to make him comfortable, and by the end of the week, they'd turned him into the lap kitty he loves to be. I think they also enjoyed the location, and stayed busy.

When we got home, the house was sparkling clean, the refrigerator cleaned out, Oscar happy, and even two hand knitted washcloths from Mary's tv time here. I cannot imagine having better, more generous caretakers of our cat and our home. Although they live quite far away, and although they do this work in order to travel to new places, I am still holding out hope that I might persuade them to come back again some time.

In summary, I highly recommend this couple, and suggest that you sign them up right away if you get the chance. Flo and Joe 

Homeowner: Afgal70
Sitter: ThisIsUs

Wonderful Housesitters!

Location Grasonville Maryland United States


Sit Dates Oct-1-22 - Oct-12-22

Lynda and John came a day early to meet me and Sascha and we hit it off immediately.  I went through the house with them and instructions for taking care of her.  Every day she would send me a picture of Sascha in various poses and would let me know how she was doing.  I felt so comfortable leaving my home in their care (which I had never done before) and my kitty that I went off on my trip without a worry.  When I returned, the house was in perfect condition and Sascha was happy - actually I think she missed them for a few days!   I highly recommend Lynda and John for any house/pet sits and I hope they'll be able to return to my house again when I travel.  They are a wonderful couple!

Since the first house sit, Lynda and John returned while I went off to Sicily and once again, my kitty was loved and taken care of.  I was so fortunate to find Lynda and John.  Highly recommend them.

Sitter: chazhc_1
Homeowner: KittyMomma

Charming NC Hosts - Highly Recommended

Location Beaufort North Carolina United States


Sit Dates Oct-5-22 - Oct-13-22

Flo and Joe had us arrive the night before their departure and prepared a delightful hors d'oeuvre and dinner for us as a "meet and greet" gesture.  This was more than we expected, but just their way of making us feel comfortable and appreciated.

Their waterfront property is post card beautiful, and made the stay most enjoyable.

Oscar the cat, is a bit nervous at first but eventually became a joy to be around.

We highly recommend this wonderful host couple and their property for anyone that wants to enjoy the North Carolina southern outerbanks area.

Chuck & Mary   

  

Sitter: Suzastla2020
Homeowner: Frisco27

I miss Frisco

Location Pawleys Island South Carolina United States


Sit Dates Aug-17-22 - Sep-17-22

What a privilege, to take care of this adorable little cat, Frisco. Frisco lives in a nice big house with a nice view, well equipped for cooking. Frisco likes to play a lot and likes to receive her little treats. She knows very well, how to ask for them! ? If you ever have the opportunity to apply to go and keep Frisco, don't hesitate for a second. You will be delighted. Janice and Bill, the owners, are also very pleasant, generous and communicative hosts. Thank you for your trust and please donate a few treats for Frisco from me. ?

Homeowner: DesertCat
Sitter: TracieB

A reassuring experience

Location Tucson Arizona United States


Sit Dates May-8-22 - Oct-1-22

Tracie took great care of our house and 2 cats while we were on an extended trip.  She was considerate of each pets personality and took extra time to bond with them individually, making sure they were comfortable with her, which allowed us to trust that they were in good hands.

 I really appreciated her attention to detail, not only for our pets but with our house.  If any issue came up she would be in touch right away, and most often able to take care of things herself.   She oversaw the watering and care of several trees and shrubs that we had just put in and they are all healthy and happy, upon our return.  If we had any concerns she was always willing to address them and was a great communicator. She was also proactive in letting us know how things were going, via text, phone and email.  

 We were elated to come home to a house and pets that had been well cared for.   Tracie is a toughtful, careful and insightful housesitter.  We highly recommend her.