Case Study - Travelling knowing our home and pets are safe and secure

Posted on 15 March, 2016

Lady Lester

Lord and Lady Lester, Anthony and Katya Lester, of Herne Hill, London, have been using the services of a national pet and home sitting company Homesitters Limited for over 20 years to look after their home and pet dog and cats when they go away.

Lord Lester is a barrister and politician and Lady Lester is an immigration judge. Typically, the couple take a long break during the summer in Ireland and several shorter trips throughout the year.

As they travelled frequently, the couple needed someone to look after their home and their dog, whom they didn’t want to put in kennels for any stretch of time.

In previous years, Lady Lester’s mother had tended to move in when they were away, but when this became more difficult for her, they needed a good alternative. A neighbour recommended Homesitters and the couple haven’t looked back since.

Commenting on the service Lady Lester says, “Homesitters is excellent – it is a really professional company. All the homesitters are vetted and insured. They are also totally reliable and never away from the home for more than three hours when they are on assignment which gives us peace of mind knowing that our home and pets are always safe and secure.

Over the years, we’ve met some wonderful homesitters whom we now use regularly. They know us, our routines and they love the animals. We used to have a diabetic cat who needed insulin administering every day but we were confident that our homesitter would care for him as we did”.

One such regular is Rex Henshall, retired from working life and a dog loverfrom near Orpington whom Lady Lester describes as ‘so conscientious’ and another lady called Olwyn Vessey, who had a special empathy with cats.

For anyone considering using Homesitters, Lady Lester stresses the importance of the introductory meeting with the homesitter, which is the opportunity to get to know them, show them round the home and crucially, see if they will get on with the pets.

She concluded: “In all the years we have used Homesitters, everything has always run smoothly. We know the company offers a 24 hour back up service for their homesitters but fortunately, they have never had to use it with us.

These days, we are both working less and we don’t travel quite as much – maybe three to four trips a year but we always use Homesitters if we go for more than five days. I always recommend the company to everyone.”

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