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Did You Hug Your Hound or Cuddle a Cow Today?

It is well-known how animals affect our psyche. The benefits of swimming with dolphins or the positive effect horses may have on disabled or mentally impaired persons will be familiar examples for most of us. Similarly, during the lockdowns and our obligatory “house arrests” it has been reported the domestic pets found in more than [...]

2021-03-21T16:22:21+00:00 March 21st, 2021|Latest News|0 Comments

Defer, Don’t Drop

Having trouble finding a house sitter? Well, at least one who is friendly, reliable, privacy-oriented, professional, insured and competent? “I cancelled a family holiday. I felt a failure. Then I found House and Home Sitters. My wife was happy again. You can’t put money on that." Could this be you? Life is full of the unexpected, [...]

2021-03-21T16:38:13+00:00 March 18th, 2021|Latest News|0 Comments

12 Top Tips for All House Sitters

As professional sitters, we have learned and discovered some useful points in the process. Here are 12 top tips we share with all house sitters. 1. Ensure your lines of communication are in place before, during and even after the house sit.  Make certain you touch base before the assignment, establish a good relationship-connection early, [...]

2020-09-20T12:38:31+01:00 September 13th, 2020|Latest News|3 Comments

Flood, Fire and Housesitters by Julie Fairbank

There is nothing worse than going away on business or on holiday and coming back to leaking pipes, slates off the roof and worse. I live in a flat where, on separate occasions, the two previous tenants upstairs have had a blocked cistern, and left the tap on in the kitchen. I had been in [...]

2020-08-10T13:20:42+01:00 August 10th, 2020|Latest News|0 Comments

Protocol for House and Home Sitters (July 2020)

Our house-sitting community is quite adaptable, both for homeowners and house sitters alike. One thing we all know after being under “house arrest” for so long, is we’re itching to travel again. The world has shrunk in terms of our travel options, but with cruises and international flights impacted for us in the UK, the [...]

2020-07-09T12:02:43+01:00 July 8th, 2020|Latest News|2 Comments

C-19 Update

The current 24-hour news cycles cause us to suffer information OVERLOAD - and when we feel overloaded and overwhelmed, it can be a challenge to sift through what is actually important. And what is true. Our homeowner clients and sitters may rest assured knowing we are committed to your safety, protection and well-being. Mostly, we've [...]

2020-05-03T15:13:17+01:00 March 16th, 2020|Latest News|0 Comments

Holiday Pet Conundrum 

So you have chosen your destination where you will spend your well earned holiday, booked flights, checked vaccinations required, checked passports are in date, sorted out itineraries, booked time off work, so what else? Oh yes, better book the dog into kennels, the cat into the cattery, bit of an afterthought but just something else [...]

2020-03-11T11:10:06+00:00 March 10th, 2020|Latest News|2 Comments

The Big Plastic Elephant

Without first addressing our plastic addiction we cannot tackle the climate crisis.   We at House and Home Sitters advocate strongly against our ongoing societal plastic addiction, that Big Plastic Elephant ever-present in our room. We also support action against the toxic global greenhouse gas producers, having learned that plastic production accounts for 15% of such [...]

2019-10-02T11:47:22+01:00 September 20th, 2019|Latest News|0 Comments