Vanessa & Ian

Professional full-time international house sitters. Over 60 Reviews 5* - let us take care

London, United Kingdom

Reviews (63)

Clare & Rolf

Vanessa and Ian are a wonderful, friendly couple and we felt immediately at ease and happy to leave our house and dogs in their very capable hands. They are

Brighton, United Kingdom · 28 Aug - 04 Sep 2019

I am very protective of my cats and it took a lot of persuading from my husband for me to agree to leave my cats at all, let alone leave them with two people

Ewell, United Kingdom · 29 Jul - 01 Aug 2019

Ian and Vanessa's third house sit for us; this time with our two labradors, Alfie and Padi. Neat, tidy, kind and caring with shed loads of common sense. If

Great Dunmow, United Kingdom · 13 Jul - 28 Jul 2019
Carole and Jason

It’s the third time these guys have sat for us, which I think says it all about just how fab they are. Just Ian this time &, as always, the perfect sit

Croyde Bay, United Kingdom · 08 Jul - 10 Jul 2019

As usual, Ian and Vanessa were great sitters. Nero was very well looked after, in fact, when we got home we found him sitting on their bed waiting for them

Chelsea, United Kingdom · 04 Jul - 13 Jul 2019

References (6)


On meeting Vanessa & Ian I immediately felt at ease as they are a very warm, gentle and responsible couple and I felt we had an instant rapport. This was

House & pet sitting reference · 29 February 2016


SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE: Over 60 sits, all with 5* reviews, long or short term; all animal care including rescue pets and young and old; luxury property care; remote off-grid living; water management, solar, swimming pool and garden

Why we want to house sit

We find the process of being able to exchange services based around trust and respect, extremely rewarding. And while house sitting allows us to travel and experience different cultures and countries around the world, with the company of

Our experience

We're comfortable with all breeds, sizes and ages of dogs and have experience of administering insulin injections. Ian cared for and trained a team of 20 Alaskan Huskies so can deal confidently with more dominant or willful pet

Pet care experience

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Reptiles
  • Horses
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Livestock
  • Birds
  • Small pets


October 2019
November 2019
  • Available on these dates — get in touch to find out if they can sit for you

Preferred countries

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark

Profile details

Vanessa 57 and Ian 56
Publisher of House Sitting Magazine and Assistant Publisher of House Sitting Magazine
With a partner