Canberra Homeowner finds wonderful couple to care for her dogs and home within walking distance to the city.

"Just to let you know that I have found the most wonderful couple to care for my dogs and home while I am away. I have found this site and service quite amazing - well done!.. Many thanks, Cynthia (UserName = Siddles)

View profile - housesitter found for AINSLIE Canberra ACT

House Sitter kontentedkatz constantly in demand for housesits in Turkey, France Mid Pyranees and worldwide

"Thank you for your site. Since joining Housecarers, I have been constantly in demand to housesit. 10 long years of experience helps I guess.

I have just completed 6 weeks minding three boisterous hunting dogs in Turkish North Cyprus. Now I am off to France to mind 11 cats and 3 chickens in the Midi Pyrenees. I am looking for a short term housesit for another month after that before I go home to Australia in November."

.... House sitter Heln (kontentedkatz)
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Grateful Irish Homeowner from rural sitting, Athy Leinster, Kildare .returns to relaxed animals

"We can't speak highly enough of this site and the Housesitting experience.

We found a wonderful housesitter through your site who most importantly cared for our animals and also our home for the first 2 weeks of August. We couldn't have asked for a nicer carer and and it was wonderful to see our animals so relaxed on our return.

Indeed it is likely that we will keep in contact in the future. Thank you for providing the means of contact. Regards Richard & Annelies (rharris245)"

...Rural setting but only 4 miles from Athy and 7 from Carlow. Close to Barrow River and towns such as Kilkenny and Portlaoise within half hour. Dublin only 1 hour by motorway

View housesit profile Athy Leinster, Kildare Ireland - housesitter found

Hastings, Minnesota Homeowne ( on the Mississippi and Vermillion River ) is very please with responses for 6 week housesit

"Hello Ian,
Your service has been fabulous! I have successfully arranged for a housesitter and have been very pleased with the responses that I have received and the interesting people I have communicated with.

I will definitely recommend you service to friends and relatives and use it again when we take an extended trip next summer. Thanks so much and have a great year."

View house sitter found ad for Hastings, Minnesota (on the Mississippi and Vermillion River) USA housesit

Retiree enjoy meeting people, their pets and exploring areas (8 housesits) all made possible through Housecarers membership

"I have enjoyed meeting people, their pets and exploring areas which would not be possible if I was not a member.

Through housecarers we have been to Toowoomba, Boyne Island (2), Buscia, Slade Point, Bundaberg, St Andrews Vic, Katoomba NSW, looking after domestic animals over the past 2 years.

I will renew my membership when I return from a six week cruise in Nov.
Bev... roadrunners9ssanz"

View profile for retiree housesitters Bev... roadrunners9ssanz

Identify with the needs of the homeonwer First - when applying for a housesit

Good advise from a homeonwer for housesitter applications:
"Please note that we will not be responding to every person as we ask specifically for candidates who have experience giving insulin shots to animals to note this in their message to us, and if they do not, we will not be contacting them.

Please understand that we are getting messages only about how this will be good for the sitter/what they want, and that is not how we envision this service working: it needs to be a mutually beneficial relationship.

It is actually quite alarming to us how every candidate who has contacted us so far only talks about their needs"

We have already recommended to first identify with the needs of the homeowner - see below:

I recommend you try some different approaches to increase your response.
It is important to identify with the needs of the homeowner and show them how to help.
Initially don't talk too much about your own requirements and overload
them with questions - that can come latter. And don't just say see my profile I'm interested.

We ask homeowners to respond to all applications and send weekly reminders asking them
to do this. However sometimes they are pressed for time and only reply to the outstanding
applications - so it is important to make your applications stand out.

To view your applications please click the sent link from messages after login. If the username
in the sent message is red the message has been read by the homeowner.

It is also important to include all your favoured cities towns and city areas on your profile as many
homeowners search directly.

Loading up pictures, police clearances, certificates references etc and updating your calendar and Preferences also helps- the
more information accessible by the homeowner the better.

All the references, police clearances etc are placed in your private reference library that can only be accessed by
homeowners or homeowners you apply to.

Grateful Homeowner returns home to two loved doggies, fires lit, soup on and detailed handover

We recently went away leaving our two loved doggies and 15 chickens with
Harry (Highlander) our wonderful housesitter.

We came home to discover that in our absence the snow had fallen out of the sky, it had plummeted temperatures to sub zero and on top of it all we had hoped to have finished reasonably large building projects which had left pile of mud for as far as the eye could see.

We returned home to Harry who lit the fires, put a pot of soup on and ran through a detailed handover before leaving us to unpack and land back at home.

It was wonderful knowing that all would be taken care of so well while we were away. I have no hesitation recomending Harry or his lovely wife Jill who we met as well but did not house sit as she had
work commitments.

Rachael and Anna, username liefie, Rura: Laggan, Crookwell NSW

Trusted housesitter found for Bendigo VIC housesitter in historic Goldfields area

"hi we had a first experience at having house sitters
we got a terrific couple who took care of everything as it was there own, a big thank you to lollipop, "

House Sitter found for 10 acred property Goldfields area Bendigo VIC

Globetrotting Brit sees the world while Housesitting - sure beats hotels

"Dear Ian,
Just to say how much I have enjoyed being a member of Housecarers this last year.

Last August I spent 5 wonderful weeks in rural Scotland. At this very moment I am currently house-sitting in Israel. When I get back to the UK I have a 3 week house-sit on the Scottish/English borders! It's all go but a great way to see the world!


Paul Harris (UK) "
View profile for globe trotting Brit, Paul Harris - username trinity3

Terrigal Cat Lover was at wit's end

"Just writing to say thank you for your service.

I found a lovely house sitter for my home and precious cat.

I was at my wit's end before finding your site!!
Will use you again I'm sure!! ... Baliforever16

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