TrustedHousesitters Member Hazel Gives Up Her Home To A Very Special Sitter

By Liam Beauchamp-Jones | Homeowner

When Hazel joined TrustedHousesitters in March looking for a sitter to care for her beloved deerhound Ellie and beautiful home in England’s Peak District, we're sure she didn’t expect to receive a call from TrustedHousesitters HQ asking her to consider her housesit as the prize for a competition … a very special competition. 

From that very first call Hazel embraced the request with all the generosity and graciousness that we have come to know her for.

TrustedHousesitters charity partner, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, relies on a wonderful team of more than 1,400 volunteers who play a vital role helping to delivering the work of the charity. In recognition of the work they do, Battersea is always looking for ways to thank them for the incredible work they do.   

Our partnership provided Battersea the opportunity to hold a prize draw, giving the winning volunteer the opportunity to experience a housesit that would combine their passion for pets with the chance to spend time away in a lovely location.

Hazel’s home and beloved Ellie proved to be the perfect combination. Hazel commented: “I was only to pleased to be able to offer my housesit as a prize for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. We could tell Ellie was in good hands with Verity and Marcus and we had a great time welcoming new friends into her house which was a huge relief whilst we had piece of mind that she, and the house were being well looked after.”

The lucky Battersea Volunteer winner was Verity. You can read her story here:

The team at TrustedHousesitters would like to take this opportunity to thank Hazel and husband John for joining our wonderful community of pet lovers and for their absolute trust and generosity in the part they played to make this whole event such a wonderful success.

But our biggest thanks must go to Ellie, who welcomed Verity with open paws and became her perfect companion, thank you Ellie, you are a star!

Pets are at the very heart of everything we do at TrustedHousesitters binding our community together: pet owners and sitters with one desire, to keep beloved pets safe and happy at home. To find out more about our partnership with Battersea visit


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