Why you'll love house sitting

Forget hotel rooms

From home comforts to the calming company of pets, house sitting offers so much more.

It feels good to give

Explore new places while making a difference to the lives of pets and people along the way.

A new perspective

You don’t have to travel far. With house sitting, you can find a world of adventures just around the corner.

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A win-win without money

While you provide free house and pet care, owners offer you free accommodation in return. The only cost is your annual membership, making it an affordable and fulfilling way to travel.

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I am so blessed to have this experience and to be able to have a companion by my side the entire time. I’m forever grateful for the opportunity TrustedHousesitters provides! This is truly life changing.

Adelia, sitter member from Bath, UK

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House and pet sitting in Costa Rica

Grab your yoga mat or surfboard and head to this sustainable oasis. Be the first to find out about house and pet sitting in Costa Rica.

Although Costa Rica is home to half a million species - from insects to anteaters - there are still our usual furry faces that need some TLC from a caring sitter while their owners are away. That’s right, in exchange for keeping pets happy at home, you can enjoy free accommodation in Costa Rica. House and pet sitting could see you on dog walks through stunning national parks or hearing the sweet purr of a friendly lap cat while gazing into a glowing sunset.

Puerto Viejo

From sandy beaches to lush tropical jungle, pet sitting in Costa Rica provides exciting opportunities for surfing or diving. Puerto Viejo gives you a taste of the Caribbean, with white sandy beaches on the edge of coral reefs at Punta Uva Beach. While your four-legged friends aren’t allowed in the beach area, you can stroll through the jungle and marvel at the birds and monkeys. Ensure you get a taste of the local life and enjoy a range of vegan dishes in the restaurants.

San Jose

Dog lovers will enjoy a hike through the hills of Heredia organised by The Land of the Strays, a non-profit animal shelter. The walk takes place bi-monthly and is an exciting option when dog sitting in Costa Rica. San Jose also has beautiful parks where your furry companion can run around off-leash. La Saban is the largest park in San Jose, perfect for morning runs or walking your dog. Although it doesn’t have closed-off areas, well-behaved dogs can play off-leash. Feria Verde is a must-visit if you love good music and food. You can stroll around the stalls with pets, jog around the track or let the dog play in the field.


Find pet sitting jobs in Costa Rica and enjoy a stay in the port city of Puntarenas. This popular spot offers incredible beaches and delicious local cuisine. Your furry friend can tag along as you walk along South Beach, but they should be on a leash and cannot take a dip in the Pacific Ocean. You can also stroll around shops and sample various cuisines in dog-friendly restaurants and bars.


Are you looking for a destination off the beaten path? Try pet sitting in Costa Rica for a chance to visit Uvita, a vibrant city in South Pacific. From up-close encounters with exotic wildlife to unique local cultures, you will have a fantastic time with your new pet friends. Hunt down magical waterfalls in Uvita or participate in water sports at the beach as dogs play in the sand or paddle. Dogs are welcome in the dark sand Uvita Beach, lined with swaying palm trees against the backdrop of the Talamanca Mountains.


Find pet sitting jobs and discover exciting places in Costa Rica. Start your expedition by joining the pet-loving community of TrustedHousesitters now!