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Experienced house/pet sitter.

41, self employed

Hi thanks for reading my profile. I'm Martin and have done lots of pet/house sits- which I very much enjoy doing.

I've looked after dogs (various breeds), cats, fish, chickens, and birds in an aviary.

I work freelance online and enjoy this. I'm also able to move around and do house sitting anywhere there is an opportunity.

I like pets, cleaning, gardening and anything involved with this. Also I don't have a car and so travel by train and coach. Therefore if a sit requires a driver, I'm unable to unfortunately.

Happy to talk to anyone looking for a sitter, and please feel free to email if you see me first.

Reviews (24)
We have just returned from a short break to see all our pets happy and contented having had Martin look after them admirably. The house was well looked after and we could see that Martin was comfortable in taking the reins and looking after things. On the day that he left he wanted to take the dogs for one last walk that was really fantastic and shows the level of care that he gives. We would recommend martin and would certainly have him return in the future. Thank you.
 
PETER (Oakridge Lynch England, Feb 2020 - 5 days)
Thank you Martin for looking after Daisy so well. She is in fine form when I got home. And thank you also for leaving the house so clean and tidy. That was a real welcome home for me. And thank you also for taking care of the house plants. Everything is well taken care of.
 
FIONA (Newton Abbot England, Nov 2019 - 3 weeks)
We were really impressed with Martin. He's a genuine, decent person. We got good communication during our holiday and came back to a very relaxed and happy dog and cat, as well as a clean and tidy house. We'd highly recommend him.
 
SUSIE (Welwyn Garden City England, Feb 2019 - 5 days)
No rating Thank you so Martin, for taking such good care of our house whilst we were away. Our cat was calm and relaxed when we arrived home, and the house was immaculate! It was very reassuring to know everything was being looked after and I appreciated the quick updates you sent. I would absolutely recommend you as a fantastic house and pet sitter!
ALIX (Worcester England, Jan 2019 - 1 week)
No rating Martin looked after our beloved dog Maggie and our house for a couple of weeks during the Christmas period, while we were away. Finding Martin saved our Christmas: he took great care of Maggie, took her our for long walks every day and kept her happy, safe and entertained. This was our first Christmas without her and Martin gave us daily updates and made us feel relaxed. The house was spotless when we got back. I will definitely contact Martin again for our next holiday: THANK YOU Martin, I ... MORE
SARA (Lewisham England, Dec 2018 - 1 week 6 days)
No rating Martin housesat our dog and two cats. He is a lovely chap, calm, friendly and clearly an animal lover. He communicated during the housesit and the house was immaculate on our return. Thanks Martin!!
SASKIA (Bristol England, Nov 2018 - 2 days)
No rating Never having used house sitters before I wasn't sure if this was a good idea. However Martin was fantastic, he communicated with me throughout our holiday, was easy to talk to & took great care of our pets & home. I returned back to very happy pets & a perfect clean & tidy house. Couldn't have wished for a better sitter.
LOUISE (Lytham St. Annes England, Oct 2018 - 2 weeks)
No rating Martin was an excellent house sitter and took great care of our 2 terrier dogs. He is a most pleasant person & loves animals. We returned to find our house in a spotless condition and we would highly recommend him. We hope he will be available to house sit for us in the future.
MICHAEL (Rothwell England, Oct 2018 - 1 week 2 days)
No rating Martin was absolutely great , good communications from the start and throughout his stay . Looked after the house and Pickle really well. Helped one of our elderly neighbours who locked themselves out when he knocked on the door one evening. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Martin ...... Thanks Neil & Cathrina
NEIL (Ottery St. Mary England, Sep 2018 - 2 weeks 2 days)
No rating Martin was amazing - considerate, communicative, and clearly very kind to my cat, who was in an excellent mood on my return. He left my flat neat as a pin and managed to solve an issue with a faulty lock with great resourcefulness. I'd be delighted to have him come back and recommend him fully!
NATALIA (London England, Jul 2018 - 6 days)
No rating Martin house sat for us and looked after our cat Steve. He was friendly, tidy and Steve was very happy. Would really recommend Martin!
JENA (Rodborough England, Apr 2018 - 5 days)
No rating Martin was an excellent house sitter and carer for our 2 dogs. He was most reliable and looked after the dogs extremely well. They had a lovely time with him as he took them for lots of walks! We would recommend Martin as a house sitter and pet carer
KATHARINE (Plymouth England, Jan 2018 - 1 week)
No rating We returned home to find everything clean and tidy. Our elderly Rottweiler was in fine form and had obviously bonded with Martin. Whilst away Martin kept in regular contact via WhatsApp. Happy to recommend him, the best housesitter we have had!
MADELEINE (Hindhead England, Dec 2017 - 1 month 1 week)
No rating Martin looked after our house and cat for a week while we were away in the summer. He made us feel totally comfortable and at ease with leaving him to look after everything. We returned home to a spotless house, including clean bedding, and a happy cat! We would highly recommend Martin for any house sits.
EMILY (Bicester England, Aug 2017 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating Martin took excellent care of both my house and cat while I was away. He kept in regular contact about how he was getting on and I returned to both a very happy and well brushed car as well as an immaculately tidy, clean house! I would highly reccomend
JANE (Solihull England, Jul 2017 - 1 week 6 days)
No rating Martin was a wonderful house sitter, coming at short notice for 2 days in July to look after out cat. He was excellent at communicating before-hand and during the weekend which was reassuring as this was the first time we had used housesittersuk. He spent time with the cat, played with her and she was clearly relaxed and happy when we got home.
FIONA (Oxford England, Jul 2017 - 2 days)
No rating Martin did a wonderful job looking after both my house and my cat while i was away. The house was lovely and tidy on my return and he was very good at giving updates while i was away. Very kind and considerate and i think my cat was gutted when i cane home and he left!!
NICOLA (Gillingham England, Apr 2017 - 22 Days)
No rating Martin was an excellent house sitter, looking after the animals and leaving the house spotlessly clean. We will be pleased to have sit for us again.
CHRISTOPHER & JONATHAN (Axminster England, Mar 2017 - 1 month 1 week)
No rating Martin is very reliable and handled our pets with great care and attention. He gave us regular updates and followed the care programme for our dog to the the letter. He also left our house completely clean and even the neighbours were sad to see him go. I would wholeheartedly recommend Martin for your pet care and house sitting needs.
SAM (Cambridge England, May 2016 - 2 weeks)
No rating Martin looked after our house and much loved cat for three weeks over the Christmas/New Year period. He did a great job, house was clean and tidy and most important cat very happy. I would recommend him.
LEAH (Northampton England, Dec 2015 - 3 weeks)
No rating Martin was incredibly easy to deal with. He responded swiftly to the advert and any messages I sent (given I'd not used the service before, there were quite a few!). He was kind enough to travel down to meet us and the cats before the actual house visit and as soon as the cats responded to him during this initial meet, I knew he would be fine. We returned to a clean and tidy house and if anything, I think some better behaved cats! Not sure what he did but he must have waved a magic wand ... MORE
GAVIN CRANMER-MORALEE (Sanderstead, England, Sep 2015 - 1 week)
No rating Martin looked after my dog and 2 cats for 2 weeks in September 2015. He was very kind and caring towards the animals and took good care of the house. He walked my dog regularly and gave them all lots of cuddles, especially my old cat who needs to be coaxed to eat. I cannot recommend him highly enough and will certainly use him again!
JILL (South Anston, England, Sep 2015)
No rating Martin is a great house animal sitter and has such a lovely manner would recommend x
HEATHER (chapel en le frith England, May 2015 - 1 week 3 days)
No rating Brilliant - came home to a clean house and a very happy dog - what more can one ask!
SASCHA (Leicester, England, May 2015 - 4 days)
 
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