People who love pets.
As they are not being paid to care for another’s animals the key motivation for all our registered sitters is that they enjoy being in the company of pets.
Many sitters are mature professionals or retirees looking to house sit for any number or reasons; some are looking to spend time with different kinds of pets, some prefer to live as a local when they travel, and others are just looking for a peaceful retreat from their daily lives.
We also have a growing number of conscientious young professionals who work remotely and families who have recognised that house and pet sitting can offer them the opportunity to forge new connections and make meaningful memories when they travel.
Many trusted house sitters have been pet owners in the past, may enjoy looking after pets, or perhaps want to experience caring for a certain breed. Others may not be able to have a pet of their own, or may find pet sitting a therapeutic alternative to a traditional resort-style getaway.
Every sitter is unique so take the time to read their profile and get to know them throughout the application process.
TrustedHousesitters members come from a variety of backgrounds; some are veterinary surgeons, pilots, clerics, medics, retired police, CEOs, writers, animal rescue centre staff, the list is endless, which only increases the likelihood that you’ll find your perfect sitter!
Sitters display their pet care preferences on their profiles, as well as any previous animal care experience they may have had in the past. A wide range of our sitters are well versed in the care of horses, amphibians, farm animals, poultry, and even insects and fish!
We advise that you detail any requirements on your listing and check any references and reviews provided by interested candidates should your sitter need specific skills or experience.