Our homesitters are prepared for all eventualities and no homesit is ever the same. Some though are more unusual than others and can involve looking after unfamiliar animals or doing something unexpected – such as working at a hedgehog sanctuary!
Results for: Pets
Being left alone can have a negative effect on dogs. 40% of the survey respondents admitted their pet has shown signs of distress including barking, whimpering and destroying furniture when they have been left on their own.
All puppies need some basic training and attending puppy training classes is something owners should consider. It helps their dog socialise, learn commands like come, sit and stay, and for them, it’s a chance to meet other local dog owners.
People in professions such as the police retire relatively young at 60 years old and while some want to put their feet up, others prefer to stay busy and active. One option that suits retired police officers particularly well is to become a homesitter.
Home and pet sitting is a fantastic hobby, we receive a remuneration and expenses which is useful but the main benefit is having the chance to visit different places, spend time with dogs and cats and the exercise we get taking the dogs for walks.
Homesitters Limited is featured in Wiltshire magazine, in a story titled "How home and pet sitting has been rewarding for this Broadstone couple."
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Not being in their own home and away from their owners can make the dog unhappy. They like routine and familiarity, and for some, especially older dogs this may not be the best solution.
We have put together the following tips for caring for an older dog, which you might find useful...
Homesitters Limited is featured on Country Living, in a story titled "Why leaving your cat at home is a better solution than a cattery."