I must admit that we were apprehensive about engaging a house sitter for the very first time. We were, however, really pleased and reassured by Dave’s prompt reply to our initial enquiry and his understanding of our needs. We were even more pleased once we had spoken with Bryan and Sue, our appointed sitters.
In the weeks running up to our weekend away, we exchanged numerous emails, pictures and videos of Apollo, our rescue Patterdale. Bryan and Sue arrived promptly on Friday and immediately made a fuss of Apollo. This set our minds at rest, and we went away knowing our home and pet were in very safe hands.
We arrived at our destination and received an update and photo of Apollo relaxing in his favourite armchair. This was a nice touch and allowed us to fully relax and enjoy our weekend away. Several updates and pictures followed, and we knew everything was well.
We returned home to find the house clean and tidy, bedding washed and drying and Apollo fast asleep in the sunshine. I am convinced he didn’t even realise we had been away!
So, we have to say a huge thank you to Bryan and Sue for looking after Apollo in such a caring way.
Thank you also to Dave at House and Home Sitters for a first-class service. Prompt, polite and reassuring. Exactly what is needed.
We will certainly use them again!

Graham Kerridge