April – July 2016 – A simple Chicago house sit for a house being sold

After we left Italy, we travelled across the ocean to Chicago in the USA, for a very simple sit as there were no pets involved, we just needed to make sure that the property was kept in a good condition as it was up for sale and needed to be viewed by potential buyers. When […]

January & February 2016, Two visits to Guildford to look after Piper the Bichon Frise & Moet the cat

Before our return to Italy, we were asked to do two separate stints looking after an adorable Bichon Frise called Piper, and a cat called Moet in Guildford in the UK. The house was a gorgeous 6-bedroomed detached property, with a huge garden, although we spent most of our time in the guest room where we […]

January 2016, A 3-bedroom house in Bedford with a trio of unexpectedly friendly cats!

Unfortunately in January 2016 Claire was very unwell, but our next house sitting assignment turned out to be perfect for the situation. Paul began the sit solo (as Claire was unable to travel), and then Claire joined him a couple of days later.  When we arrived we were told that the three feline residents can […]

Christmas & New Year 2015-16, A beautiful farmhouse in Crowborough with Humby and Purdey

For the festive season we were back in the UK at a beautiful farmhouse in Crowborough where we were kept company by Humby an older terrier and Purdey a black labrador and a selection of fish that needed to be fed. The house was set in a huge area of land surrounded by woodland, a […]

November 2015 & February 2016, A Riverside House in Yalding with Pippa the Golden Retriever

In between our sits in Italy we did several assignments in the UK. Our first was at a lovely riverside house in Yalding looking after the gorgeous golden retriever Pippa. It’s fair to say that Pip was definitely part of the family in this household and was almost as much a person as anyone else! […]

July 2015 – April 2016, Three Different Stints at a Villa in Italy

For our next house sitting assignment, we drove from the south of Spain all the way down to the south of Italy to the beautiful town of Ostuni.  Here we did several sits over the next 9 months in a lovely 3 bedroom villa, with a stunning view of the surrounding countryside. Although there were no […]

June 2015, A house in Murcia, Spain with 4 dogs, a cat and a bird

For our next house sitting assignment, we drove from the UK down to the south of Spain to look after a lovely collection of animals for another couple who were using housesitters for the first time. As usual, the biggest concern for the home owners was making sure that their animals were well looked after while […]

May 2015, Another luxury villa in Brazil that wasn’t supposed to have any animals…

After a short stay in one luxury villa in Brazil, having got to know the owner of another property on the same complex we did another assignment for him. This assignment was very simple, looking after the four bedroom property with, swimming pool and jacuzzi, and overseeing the groundskeeper and housekeeper. There weren’t supposed to be any pets for […]

April 2015, A luxury villa in Brazil with Scooby and Tasha the dogs

For our next house sitting assignment, we looked after a huge luxury villa in Brazil with space for 18 people, swimming pool, jacuzzi, 2 dogs to look after and staff to oversee. Our two canine friends here were a pleasure to look after. Scooby was the best guard dog around, ensuring we were aware of any […]

Feb-Mar 2015, An award winning bed & breakfast in Glastonbury with guests and two parrots

Our next assignment was an award-winning 6 bedroom bed and breakfast in Glastonbury with a plethora of wild animals to feed and two domestic parrots.  The owners of the bed and breakfast were going away for a well-deserved break from running this busy business, and needed someone who could keep things ticking over while they […]