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Housesitters Available / Pet sitters Available

Updated on August 14, 2011

House sitters

Are you wanting to go away for a long period of time yet find it almost impossible because you have a dog or other pet that needs looking after ?

There are many people around the world in the same position & that is why house sitting as it is called has become very popular these days.

If you can find someone to look after your beloved pet & home for the dates you require that leaves you free to enjoy a stress free holiday away knowing your pets are happy at home rather than being in a kennel .

I looked after children + a dog in North London for 2 weeks while the parents went away & we had a great time !.

Caretakers Available

Housesitters Available

We are a mature friendly N/S honest couple looking for the right house sitting position from November for a few months somewhere it isn't too hot so I can write my book as well as explore new places !

If the house is in Australia then we can stay in our caravan while we are house sitting there .

We would lover to travel overseas and house sit in the USA- England or Greece .

Neville is an electrician / has a deckhand licence and worked as a care taker , I have been a live in Nanny /sales person.

We worked together as Camp Hosts in Bournda National Park a while back which was an enjoyable experience !.

If you are looking for a housesitter / caretakers over that time period please email me at

House minding Australia

There are more and more house sitting sites coming on the Internet where you can pay to register & look for house sitting jobs all over the world however it does get expensive after a while to belong to these sites like, or .

Other ways to find house sitting jobs are by putting adverts on notice boards if you are in the area you require a house sitting position .

If you are after a housesitting position in a certain town or city then you might want to place an advert in the local newspaper .

Make sure you writer a catchy advert so it will get noticed !

Whatever size house or castle
Whatever size house or castle
Big or small show respect for it
Big or small show respect for it

Petsitter Available

Most people who want a housesitter do so because they have a pet or many pets that need looking after and like the idea of them being in their own environment .

I have been a pet sitter in the past traveling to peoples homes while they are away to feed & water dogs, horses, cats and even alpacas + a snake or 2 !

As well as looking after other peoples animals I have had my own lambs, calf + chickens , ducks , rabbit, cats and a dog over the years !

If you really don't like animals then make sure you don't house sit where they need animals looking after. It is not fair to the owners or the animals.

Other things that could be asked of you is to water the garden or inside plants, empty the mailbox daily etc.

Housitters Available everywhere !

Housesitting Tips

Show Respect

If you do get a chance to do some housesitting then show respect for the people you are housesitting for.

Follow the guidelines they have set out for you such as

No smoking in the house

No partying & having guests over

Keep the house clean

Be at the house for the amount of time you promised to be there.

Be friendly to any neighbors nearby .

Do the jobs that were agreed upon when you took the position.

Don't abuse their trust by going through things that are off limit to you .

Do you know of any Housesitting Jobs ?

Please let me know if you hear of any housesitting jobs & have a read of some of my other interesting hubs !

Thank you !


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    • wheelinallover profile image

      Dennis Thorgesen 6 years ago from Central United States

      I have been house sitting, business sitting, and people sitting, for years. They say this is uncommon for a male, especially since I specialized in taking care of Developmentally Disabled young adults.

      I would do this when business ended for the season. It kept money coming in and kept me busy. It also helped with patience, you have to be patient when working with people who are Developmentally Disabled. The furthest I ever traveled to do this was 475 kilometers, I had to pay my own way to get there and home again.

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      freecampingaussie 6 years ago from Southern Spain

      It is quite amazing the variety you get to look after like alpacas , snakes etc ! No croccodiles yet ! I had fun with a dog I looked after in London that dribbled ! When I had him near a posh school,narrow pavement with everyone dressed like they were going to a ball at 8am ! All the men looked scared stiff !!

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      annmackiemiller 6 years ago from Bingley Yorkshire England

      very interesting.

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      amurbach 6 years ago from Arizona

      I petsit too. It's a part time job that I really enjoy doing and it's fairly easy. I've met many interesting pets and so it has been an adventurous ride. I always follow directions to a tee and if I have any questions, I call to clarify right away. The most important thing for me is that my client can trust me. I don't touch anything or go anywhere in the house that is not my business. These are things that I learned as a child, to be respectful. If you can abide by that you will be an excellent house sitter or pet sitter. Nice hub and great advice!