Sitting Grand Parents get once in a lifetime opportunity

My husband and I are experiencing a once in a lifetime opportunity right now, THANKS TO HOUSECARERS.COM!

I answered one of your notices, available in Solana Beach, CA, since our Son and his family live there (at the time, we were in Mexico). It just happened to be the next door neighbor (exactly the house next door) to our Son!! The owners of the house were as delighted as we were, to know someone with a vested interest in the area would be caring for their lovely home.

It has enabled my husband and I to spend three months (the entire summer) experiencing special events with our only Grandchild and the family (her 6th grade graduation, birthday, equestrian shows, etc.). Since Solana Beach is a very expensive area (and we are living on our retirement) we never could have afforded the rent for three months on our own. The other plus was meeting the homeowners, Tom and Nancy --they are such nice people and we have a great deal in common. How can we thank you enough!!

Marji (Globetrotters2)

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Sitter found for Tokoroa Sth Waikato New Zealand sit

Hi there, A short note to let you know that we have found a sitter for our home , and to thank you and your service for a job well done !! We have given your link to several globe hopping ( well family visits )friends who are interested in your service .A well organised and managed site , and one that we sorely needed to have at this time . Rufus 33

Mature couple , non smokers require sitter/s for comfortable 3 bed house,open plan lounge dining kitchen , log fire sky t.v. spa off private deck .Backs onto farm .Handy to town, which has many facilities including ciema complex indoor heated swimming centre, Tennis and squash courts ,Excellent golf course. 40 mins Taopo Rotorua, 45mins Hamilton 60 mins Tauranga,90 mins Whakatane and approaches to East coast.We have a burmese cat called Cissy who loves lots of cuddles. I nearly forgot the ski fields of Whakapapa and Turoa . Our home is very comfortable with plenty of off street parking, even for a campervan.

August 24, 2006 For a period of: 2 months

Tokoroa Sth Waikato NZ

House sitters get holiday in the beautiful city of Tauranga and Mount Maunganui Bay of Plenty New Zealand

Yes, thank you, I have found yet another great house sitter! We will most certainly use your service again, so far I have had three great sitters all from overseas - we are in NZ.

Patti (patzhrex)

We need a housesitter that will take care of our home as we would ourselves and loves cats. We have two that require not only feeding but pats and cuddles and like being talked to. This is a short house sit but would be fine for someone wanting to have a holiday in the beautiful city of Tauranga and Mount Maunganui.
Tauranga and Mount Maunganui Bay of Plenty New Zealand NZ

Fremantle WA Australia homeowner finds competant sitters

"We thank you for the use of your site, wonderful
way to get competant sitters without disclosing too many details."
UserName: leslien1

House Fremantle very close to main centre,aprox walk time 7 mins. Federation home was built 1908 and has been totally restored,high ceilings,polished jarrah floors throughout.A second story addition added with magnificent views to Rottnest and Garden Island.Double lockup offstreet parking. Required to look after small lawn,gardens and two lovable cats

Sitters davetes05 mind some magnificent homes

Hi Ian and Staff,

Just a short mail for you, we have been with you for a short period and we have had several homesits, to which we are truly grateful, this system works well for both parties and we will continue to use homecarers for sometime.

The people we have homecared for have been charming and very pleasant, and some magnificent homes so once again thankyou, kind regards David n Theresa.

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Sitter found Melbourne VIC Australia Inner Eastern Suburbs Bentleigh

"Thank you very much for providing this service. I found a house sitter easily and am very happy to use this service again. "

Homeowner member: chriscat

Melbourne VIC Inner Eastern Suburbs Bentleigh 5 weeks

Hi, We are going overseas and need a sitter for our house/garden and 2 indoor cats. Some minor gardening is also required, although we don't expect too much, as it is winter. The home is short walking distance to transport and shops and a short drive to the beach. The area is a family orientated friendly neighborhood. The house is a period weatherboard, has 3 bedrooms, 1 is used as an office and the other as our babies room. It has a large sit-in kitchen and cosy loungeroom, 1 bathroom and laundry/toilet.The house has ducted heating and a dishwasher, broadband internet and is in close driving distance to 2 major shopping centres (Southland and Chadstone). We require sitting for 5 weeks. If you are interested, please contact me

Keep Your Pets Cool This Summer

By Ian White

You know that summer is hot. You also know when you need to get out of the sun and cool down. Listening to your own body is easy, but your four-legged friends can’t talk to you. It’s your job to protect them from the heat – and all of the consequences of summer – by providing everything that they need to stay cool.

When temperatures climb and your pets are panting the afternoons away, follow these tips to keep them safe and happy even on the hottest of days.

-If possible, let your animals come inside during the worst heat every day. Early afternoon is the hottest time of day for any living thing: letting your cats or dogs soak up some air conditioning for a few hours every day will keep them cool and stop your worrying.

-Make sure that your pets have access to shady spots at all times. Trees are the best sources of protection from the sun. If that isn’t possible, make sure that your pet can get under a covered area, such as a patio or porch.

-Keep the pet’s water supply cool and fresh. The water will heat up as the day passes, so either change the dish often or invest in an auto-watering system. Many models attach to your outdoor water faucet: as your pet depletes the water supply, the system adds more without overflowing or making a mess.

-Never leave your animal in a car, even for just a few minutes. The temperature inside the vehicle quickly rises to the point where any living thing inside will either die or become very, very sick. Even if you park in the shade and leave the windows down an inch or two, you’re still putting your beloved pet at risk. You should leave your dog at home where he can stay in the shade or inside and have plenty of access to fresh, cool water.

-Don’t expect your pets to be playful or overly active on hot days. They don’t need to overexert themselves any more than you do. Like humans, pets can suffer from heat exhaustion or heat strokes.

-Some pets love to swim. Provide these animals with a kid’s wading pool so that they can cool off whenever they get too hot. You can also take your dog with you on trips to the lake or other body of water. If he loves to swim, the cool water will be great. The time he gets to spend with his human masters only makes the experience better for everybody.

-You might be tempted to shave off all of your pet’s hair, but this isn’t a good idea. The hair protects your animal’s skin from the sun. The hair also helps channel cool air to your pet’s skin, which helps him stay cooler. Instead of buzzing everything, trim the hair to a shorter length. A professional groomer can do this inexpensively and properly.

-If your pet seems sick or otherwise abnormal, call your veterinarian immediately. If your cat or dog is dehydrated or is suffering from heat exhaustion, he’ll need quick treatment to get well again.

Copyright © 2006, Ian White Access 2000 Pty Ltd

Author Ian White is founder of Pet Sitting directory. Find a local Pet Sitter to care for your pets while you are away

House sitter found for 11.5 month Cabool Missouri housesit, rural area close to parks and canoeable streams

I have located a housesitter. Thank you for your service. Suspend "ChinaBound"

Sincerely Sharon (ChinaBound)

Single adult or couple wanted. No smoking inside the home. Pet care for 2 dogs and 3 cats. Small country home on 66 acre farm. Yard and garden care required. Pasture is leased to a 3rd party, so "farm care" not required. Scenic rural area close to parks and canoeable streams. Approximately 1 hour drive to large lakes.

Animal Lover found for 2 golden retrievers, 2 cats and lovebird Tico northeast of Philadelphia

Hello, thank you for your excellent service you are providing, I had a hard time to choose. I found a desirable person, we exchange a lot of mail and photos and she sound wonderful for my animals and housesitting.

You can take my add off the site and I am sure I will use it again. Highly recomend it to anyone ho needs it. Keep up the good work and God Bless Marjarie (marjarie2)

Walking and feeding 2 golden retrievers,age 2 and 8,changing cat litter and feed 2 cats one black and one calico 4 years old and clean cage for lovebird Tico,feed him and take him out of cage for play once a day.I have some plants inside and out that need watering 1x week.New Hope is picturesque town with cafes,river walk and entertainment we have tennis courts and pool on the premises,bikes and large deck in the back with grill and picnic table.Doylestown is historical town about 10 miles with museum,library, big parks, restaurants and theatres. Philadelphia offers history,nightlife and lot of good restaurants as well as cultural events.

September 1, 2006 For a period of: 18 days

New Hope Philadelphia,Doylestown Bucks County

Dream come true for Sitter mocha38

I just wanted to take the time to say Thank You for your site...

I was chosen, for the house sit in North Van on your site.

I begin the house sit in September for 3 and a half months, and it is a dream, because I am to start a practicum in that time. To be honest it is a dream come true.

I just wanted to thank you for your site!

I have recommended your site to many people, and know that I will use it again in the future.

Thank you,
Trace (mocha38)

So many new friendships formed for Sitter AlnMaggie

Once again I am in touch to highly compliment you on the service you offer. We have just completed a wonderful six weeks at Leith, Tasmania & were fortunate yet again to have great people to sit for & as with all our previous sits will remain in touch & so many new friendships have been formed.

I have given your site to so many people & have nothing but praise for your organization.

Margaret & Alan (AlnMaggie)

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