House sitting during coronavirus: members share their stories

Danielle Petch

While we’ve helped to facilitate a number of safe and successful sits over the last few months, as the situation continues to evolve we know you might have some reservations about welcoming a sitter right now. So, we thought it would be helpful to share some recent experiences from some of our owner members. Because after all, who better to hear it from, that a fellow home and pet owner just like you?

Don't forget to check out our new guide to house sitting, too, which should cover any additional questions you might have about house sitting during this time.

'They treated our doggies with so much love'

'Anna and Ara were lovely friends we got to make during this housesitting. They treated our doggies with so much love and they received so many cuddles and attention. They stayed with them 24/7 as requested due to separation anxiety, and we could not have been happier. Our house was kept immaculate and our doggies were very happy.' — Wilmarie

'They were extremely attentive to our pets and we really enjoyed their company too'

'Stephane and Cassie were wonderful house and dog sitters. They were extremely attentive to our pets and we really enjoyed their company too. They’ve travelled a lot so it was great to hear their stories and chat about Canada, COVID, the world, music, movies, culture, etc! A really lovely couple, we wish them well in their travels and hope to stay in touch and meet up with them in the future.' — Kalpana and James

'Our pets were given better attention with Cindy and Tom'

'Cindy and Tom are seasoned house sitters, they are true professionals in this. Cindy had daily walks with our dog and texted us updates with pictures. Our pets were given better attention with Cindy and Tom and our house was well taken care of. We would love to schedule Cindy and Tom for our future trips if they are available. Highly recommend.' — Rita

'They turned out to be above and beyond incredible'

'The house sitters were absolutely amazing; I judged them to be super people before they arrived and they turned out to be above and beyond incredible. The housesitter site is easy to use, you feel in control and you aren't pestered with emails - prompted with reminders and what to do to make the sitter's life, and therefore your life, easier. It is affordable and more than that, it is EXCELLENT value for money.' — Sarah

'They are very experienced house-sitters which was very reassuring'

'Sarah and Steve took great, conscientious care of all our animals and home while we were on holiday with our family. They are very experienced house-sitters which was very reassuring. We were able to ‘meet’ via WhatsApp (because of Covid) and they arrived the day before we left which gave us time to show them around, introduce the dogs and cats and settle them in. Sarah and Steve sent photos and updates each day, and prepared a delicious fruit salad for when we returned.' — Diana

Want to know more about how the TrustedHousesitters community can help keep your pet happy at home while you’re away? Take a look to see how pet sitting works.

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