Press article: House sitters can help keep home secure

canadafreepress has published an article on house sitters and home security by security specialist Frank Fourchalk

"Leaving a house unoccupied often or for a long stretch is one of the biggest risk factors for getting burglarized.

So if you're thinking of taking an extended vacation or plan to leave your home unattended for several weeks, why not consider a house-sitter? A house-sitter is a person who lives in and cares for a house while the regular occupant is away..."

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House Sitters Are Coming to the Rescue of Many Travellers.

A series of press releases based on house sitter experiences will be going out
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House sitter bosveldbossie assignment to the Saphire Coast

Hi there. Through your service I managed to find a house sitting assignment in Bega on the Sapphire Coast, Australia. I'm leaving on 28th August 2005 for a period of six weeks.

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We are about to engage our third house sitter through this site, and if the first two are any gauge of the quality people then this one will also be a success.

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Our others have looked after our property and old dog so well and Anne sounds just perfect as well.Yours sincerely Isabella Homeowner member expandhorizon Kapiti Coast Lower North Island

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The adventures of house sitter ImpeccableReferences

Hello fellow House/Pet Sitters...

On this the eve of my departure (August 1st/05)from Vancouver, Canada to Europe to pursue more interesting travels and 'SITS'....

First stop two wks in Sutton, Surrey, UK .. then two wks in Portugal, then on to a Hotel & three Kitty kat sit in S.France...

I have been travelling to various parts of the globe "Sitting" since 1996. My first venture was to care for a historic house (300 years old)on that peaceful island of Hydra, Greece.(Saronic Gulf)No Cars only donkey's for transportation on this serene beautiful island...All of 5 months I tended the gardens, pool and even enjoyed a spot of white-washing... Since then I have enjoyed my travels to B.W.I. a three dog sit ~ Home right on their own white sandy beach ~ I swam with the 3 Labs in the turquoise blue sea 3 times a day, It was heaven!!

Enjoyed five wks of living adjacent to a small forest in Surrey, England Home/Cat Sit for the most loved 18 yr old cat 'Louis'... fed the foxes, squirrels & birds daily.

Back to (a 4 level) House Sit in Greece, on the Island of Syros, we enjoyed sweet grapes, lemons and pomagranites picked fresh from the garden daily ~ swam in our own private lagoon!!
Costa Rica was then calling for a house/garden sitter, A comfortable house with an abundance of orange trees... surrounded by coffee plantations.

Noisy area due to close proximity to the San Jose Airpot. (Due to major security problems) dogs barking... day & night!! However, the best part was we made on going friendships with a very fine loving local family, who took time out giving us a tour of what most visitors never see.

I have Pet/Garden/Home sat several places here in Canada & California, USA. All memorable!!
If you enjoy travel & meeting different people from all walks of life, living within and sharing their community, love animals...
I highly reccommend house sitting.

Always, always leave your hosts home property & possesions in the same condition you found them on arrival. If not in better condition!
Good luck with your search in finding those interesting Sit's ....

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