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House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in the United Kingdom
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2021: 30Jul-31Oct
  • On a house-sit right now

Eddie & Ruth

68, Retired

66, Retired

Eddie is Scottish and Ruth English. We lived in Leeds for 15 years before emigrating to Australia where we lived for 30 years. We are retired professionals (psychologist and social worker), now full-time travellers and house-sitters (with England as a base). We have been house-sitting for the past 20 months (with breaks for lock-downs). We've looked after dogs, cats, rabbits, pigs, goats, chickens, ducks and horses. Ruth grew up on a farm in Devon, where we spent our 1st lockdown doing various odd jobs on the farm, plus establishing a veggie patch & building a greenhouse. We had a large house and garden in Australia along with an elderly diabetic cat, who needed twice daily insulin injections.

We bring maturity, responsibility, intelligence and caring. We will respect the home owner's wishes, follow the routines they have established for their animals and maintain a high standard of care for the animals and house, We will look after both as if they were our own and are very aware of the need for strict hygiene in these unusual times. We are adaptable, fit and active vegetarians, non-smokers and have a car. We've had both doses of Covid vaccine.
We've completed over 30 house-sits with reviews, all positive, scattered over 3 sites. Here are some quotes from Reviews on other sites:
"Everything went perfectly. Dogs happy, house fine, garden watered. These are dependable people and we recommend them to you!"
"[They] quickly understood what was needed of them, and were happy to look after our aged menagerie. They are a friendly helpful couple, completely trustworthy and reliable."
"They were very easy to get to know and communicate with and dealt with any issues that arose when we were away. We would highly recommend them."

Reviews (9)
To say I was unsure of this service and what to expect was an understatement! But 5 mins after meeting Ruth and Eddie I felt remarkably relaxed about leaving our house , garden and beloved pets on their care. Communication was excellent throughout and their immediate understanding of what we needed was reassuring . We were able to relax and enjoy our holiday knowing everything was in excellent hands. I would definitely recommend Ruth and Eddie and hope maybe to have them house sit again for ... MORE
RACHEL (Appleby England, Jul 2021 - 1 week)
Many thanks Rachel - glad to know you could relax on holiday leaving us in charge of your lovely pets - it does take a lot of trust & we're pleased we didn't disappoint.
Eddie and Ruth looked after our house and garden as well as our timid cat. The house was just as we'd left it and bedding was washed and folded for us. Eddie and Ruth are a friendly, humourous couple and I knew from our first couple of contacts that I'd be happy to have them in our home. We had an enjoyable, chatty dinner with them on the evening before we left. We'd be happy to have them housesit again in the future.
MARION (Horndean , Jun 2021 - 1 week)
No rating Ruth & Eddie looked after our pets, house and garden just as we would ourselves. They are experienced house sitters and we had every confidence leaving them in charge. They did everything we asked and our pets were happy and relaxed on our return. They were easy to communicate with while we were away and always replied promptly to messages, I have no hesitation in recommending them as house sitters.
KATH (Kidderminster England, May 2021 - 1 week 1 day)
Many thanks for your positive comments, we really enjoyed our week in Rock
Fantastic sitters! Really put our minds at ease from the start. We had some personal challenges not long before the trip and life had been really hectic, so an injection of calm confidence was much appreciated. One cat is a youngster and quite nervous, so we were concerned about how he would react to strangers, but we came home to find him perfectly happy and content. We got an update each evening, which meant we could really relax knowing all was well without having to ask. Eddie and ... MORE
JULIE-ANN (Whitecroft England, Apr 2021 - One week)
Many thanks for your positive remarks. We always like to leave a house clean & tidy & create no extra work for the owners when they come home
Eddie and Ruth looked after our two elderly little dogs very well and managed to come at such short notice. They managed to get the dogs tablets into them which is no mean feat Our house was also kept very clean and I would recommend them to anyone. Hoping to get them back on our next holiday. Regards Karen
KAREN (Kemble England, Nov 2020)
Ditto our best ever sitters, we came home for the first time to fitter leaner dogs. Puppy had been jogging with Eddie and finally managed to get a couple of pounds off her, well done guys . Photo evidence of happy contented dogs during our one month stay away. You will be very lucky to get Ruth and Eddie to have this super couple to stay. 110% endorse and thankyou again Caroline
CAROLINE (Runham England, Aug 2020 - 4 weeks)
Thanks so much - it was a pleasure to be in your house in lovely Norfolk countryside with 2 gorgeous dogs. Hope they enjoyed it as much as we did!
Eddie and Ruth house sat for a 5 day stint for us. We were very relieved that they were able to help at short notice, especially as we have a diabetic cat in need of insulin injections and two dogs in need of medication. They carried out all tasks that were asked of them and we returned to a fresh, clean house with three very happy pets. :) We would definitely ask Eddie and Ruth to house sit for us again in future if they were available.
BARBARA (Northenden England, Jul 2020 - 5 days)
We hàve every confidence in Eddie and Ruth as experienced housesitters. They took excellent care of our young rescue cat who has only been with us for a few months. Our house, garden and greenhouse were looked after to a high standard. They also made sure our nearby allotment was kept well watered. We particularly appreciated that they picked and froze quite lot of soft fruit which would otherwise have gone to waste. We look forward to them coming to housesit again before too long.
ANN (Burley in Wharfedale, England, Jul 2020 - 18 days)
Many thanks for this positive review. Hope all is well & you're enjoying a good harvest of tomatoes & other veg
Eddie and Ruth looked after my cat Tyra for just under 3 weeks. Tyra seemed happy and well looked after when I got home and the house was as I'd left it.
HAYLEY (Dumbarton Scotland, Jun 2020 - 2 weeks)
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