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  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
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  • Anywhere in the United Kingdom

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47, Doctor

We are in English couple who are fortunate to have houses in UK, Sydney and Morocco and now travel between our visits. My partner is a doctor, so often we will be looking to housesit where he will be working as a GP locum. I run our business online and work from home, so I am able to keep a close eye on your home and ensure your pets are extremely well cared for.

We find housesitting provides us with the flexibility our lifestyle requires. We love to travel and experience different places but it is also wonderful to have a base for a while and discover somewhere new. Also, we are keen pet lovers, my husband loves cats so this enables us to babysit them! We also have experience in puppy and dog training and have looked after dogs from Greyhounds to Cavoodles and others in between!

We are well travelled and renovated houses in 5 countries, so DIY tasks are easily undertaken. We are caring pet lovers, my partner is often called The Cat Whisperer! We are fit and love walking, aiming for 8km per day but can do less if this is too far for your dog!

We have joined this site in August 2020 and normally are booked via trustedhousesitters, I have copied our 30 (so far!) verified references below, you can find us under 'Bournemouth, UK'. We also have references from Australian sites.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards
Abi and Mike
Reviews about you (30)
Christine & paul - Magnac-Laval, France
22 - 27 Dec 2020
Abi and Mike were efficient, pro-active, very good with our animals. Great experience because we had just a short time to explain everything we would like to show about house and animals. We are very pleased to recommand them !

Martina - Wicklow, Ireland
1 - 28 Nov 2020
Abi & Mike looked after our 11cats, 3 hens, 4 squirrels & a myriad of wild birds for the month of November. They supplied us with regular updates & pictures - left our home gleaming & most importantly successfully managed to integrate 2 of our newer cats into the household - something that we were unable to do. It was obvious that all our furries loved them & were a little miffed when we returned. Given the lockdown situation we were so grateful that Abi & Mike travelled to us - it can't have been easy to be so restricted but they never mentioned it. Abi & Mike are a wonderful couple - completely self sufficient - if you get the opportunity to book them - don't hesitate.
Received | Dec 9, 2020

Liz - London, United Kingdom
17 - 23 Oct 2020
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Abi and Mike looked after our three Siamese cats for a week in October 2020. We received photos and updates everday which was lovely and we could see from the photos that the cats were completely happy and relaxed with them. When we got back the cats were in great shape and the house was imaculate. One of our cats is quite eldery and messes and vomits a lot and Abi was so sweet and kind about that and she cleaned up perfectly everytime. I would have Mike and Abi back to look after the cats anytime they can manage it and would recommend them without hesitation.
Roger - Lincoln, United Kingdom
4 - 14 Oct 2020
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We were lucky to have Abi and Mike house-sit for us - they are true professionals, very experienced and you can tell. When you come back you can hardly tell they've been in the place (in a good way!): the dog was relaxed and content; the house was spick and span; everything was exactly as we left it. They clearly had done everything we had asked with the dog, the garden, the level of communication we wanted etc, but they also knew when to use their own initiative and common sense. It was lovely to meet them the day before the sit started, put names to faces etc, but if you had to do a 'blind' sit with them, it wouldn't matter; they would work everything out and are very self-sufficient. They also left us a lovely apple crumble - thank you! I hope that our dates align in the future and that they will be able to return to do another sit. I can most certainly warmly recommend them as great house sitters to anyone else.
Louise - London, United Kingdom
25 Sep - 4 Oct 2020
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Abi & Mike took brilliant care of my 4 -5 month old kitten, including administering medication twice daily for ringworm. They are also genuinely lovely people who I enjoyed talking to and receiving daily updates from while I was away. They really went the extra mile with the cleaning and I could not be more grateful! Other thoughtful touches included making my bed for me and leaving a bottle of wine on my return. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would :)

Mike - Marlow, United Kingdom
7 - 19 Sep 2020

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Abi and Mike looked after Findlay for about 2 weeks in Sept 2020. They signed up at short notice after our sitter had to self isolate. They are a lovely couple, very well organised and dedicated to looking after both our cat and our house. They kept us up to date, so we were reassured that they and Findlay were enjoying each other's company. On our return the house was spotless and Findlay was in perfect condition (fast asleep!). We are very satisfied with Abi and Mike as house/pet sitters and would gladly use them again. Many thanks, Mike & Lorraine

Karin - Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
29 Aug - 4 Sep 2020

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This was our first experience with THS and we couldn't be happier! Abi and Mike took fantastic care of our house and garden, and most importantly of our cat and bearded dragon. We had a worry-free holiday thanks to them and got back home to find everything in perfect order. We'd be more than happy to have Abi and Mike stay again if the dates would work out.

Vicki - Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
23 - 29 Aug 2020

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Abi and Mike house sat for us for a week whilst we went on holiday. It's the first time we had used the site and it was a wonderful experience. They put us completely at ease, even though our dog can be quite unpredictable with other dogs on walks etc!
We were sent regular photos of our dog and cat and we returned to an extremely tidy house, very happy pets, and even a fridge stocked with basics, which we were very grateful for after a day of travelling.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Abi and Mike and hope they are free to housesit next time we go away!
Venetia - South Newington, United Kingdom
7 - 28 Aug 2020

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We could not have wished for better sitters! From the start of our booking Abi and Mike were professional, thoughtful and above all, flexible. Knowing that our two dogs were being looked after at home rather than being in kennels made our holiday so much more enjoyable. The house was left immaculately clean and tidy and the whole experience was 110% brilliant. Thank you Abi and Mike. We will definitely book you again! xx
Nicola - Rochester, United Kingdom
17 - 24 Jul 2020

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Abi and Mike were fantastic house sitters. They took great care of our fur-babies, both of whom were extremely well and settled when we returned home. We received daily photos and updates, which were very reassuring. Our house was left immaculately, along with some extremely thoughtful and unexpected gifts. Whilst we were not able to meet Abi and Mike in person before the house sit, we both felt 100% confident that our cats and home were in wonderful hands. This was absolutely the case and we would thoroughly recommend Abi and Mike, as well as welcoming them back for any future house sits.

Sara - Christchurch, United Kingdom
14 - 21 Mar 2020
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Abi & Mike are lovely. Our first time using this site and having been lucky enough to meet up with them before the sit they really put us at ease and we were able to go away knowing our home & fur/scale babies would be well cared for. Would love to use them again if we ever get to go away in the future
Thank you so much

Georgie - Hurstpierpoint, United Kingdom
8 - 13 Mar 2020

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Abi and Mike are fabulous house sitters. They did everything they said they would do and more. The pets loved them and we had full confidence in their ability to look after our home. We wouldn't hesitate to have them back, hopefully very soon.

Yolanda - Poole, United Kingdom
19 - 28 Dec 2019
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Second time we have used Abi & Mike. This says it all! Wonderful housesitters! Pets were very happy and house was left spotless. Communication was excellent. Loved to have this perfect couple again! Thank you Abi & Mike.

Alan - Henley on Thames, United Kingdom
1 - 5 Sep 2019
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Abi and Mike are first class sitters. They came to see us a few days before the actual sit and familiarised themselves with Ozzy and our house. We were thus able to leave feeling very confident and reassured that all would be well. They are a most engaging and interesting couple.
We had regular updates/photos and returned to a clean and tidy house and an obviously contented dog!!
We would recommend Abi and Mike without hesitation.

Dawn - Bournemouth, United Kingdom
17 - 25 Aug 2019

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Abi and Mike were fabulous sitters, arranging themselves around our schedule to ensure they'd met the dogs, and walked with them in advance of the sit and to be around for our early morning departure. Rex and Rocco looked relaxed and happy on our return and the house was spotless and well looked after. I would have them back any day (and hope they will come again!).

Pete and siobhan - Hove, United Kingdom
9 - 17 Aug 2019

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Abi and Mike came to look after our shy but lively cocker, Coco. They took the trouble of coming down to see us and walk with Coco several days before we left, so that they could get to know her. While we were away we received photos and updates, and it was great to know that Coco was having lovely long walks up on the South Downs (despite the weather). We came home to a very relaxed and happy pooch, not to mention a lovely clean house, flowers and basic supplies. We have no hesitation in highly recommending Abi and Mike, who are super organised and will take great care of your pets and home. We would love to have them stay again.
Chris - Winchester, United Kingdom
6 - 9 Aug 2019

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Unfortunately, I didn't meet Steve as he and Abi arrived separately and they both left 30 mins before I got back (my decision, not them deserting their post!). Abi is a delightful lady and my Westie was very happy being with them both. My home was clean and tidy when I returned and Steve had even fixed my guest bed headboard, having had to go out and buy a part beforehand! I would not hesitate to recommend this lovely couple.

Yolanda - Poole, United Kingdom
5 - 12 Jul 2019
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Abi & Mike were the most amazing House Sitters! They arrived on time, very friendly and keen to know more about the pets and our home. They gave us up updates on how all the pets were having a wonderful time and some lovely photos.

They even got our cat to have cuddles, and she is not that accepting to people in general, they also taught Barney a new trick! On top of that, the house was left spotless; all the linen was washed, the beds made,
It was just as we left it. Everything was perfect. They were exceptionally kind; leaving bread, milk and fruit for us. The pets were all happy and relaxed by the time we got home. I knew instantly my pets enjoyed themselves and were very well looked after. I would love to use this fantastic house sitter again. Thank you both.
Sara - Rome, Italy
21 - 24 Jun 2019
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Abi & Mike are wonderful catsitters. We needed someone to take care of our four cats (Mio, Mia, Casper, and Romeo) during a long weekend, and could not have found a better couple than Abi & Mike.

They took very good care of our kitties, even purchasing a hair brush because we couldn't find ours. They sent frequent photos where it was evident that our cats where relaxed and enjoying themselves.

Abi & Mike even washed all the guest bedroom's linens, and left the flat in excellent shape.

We highly recommend them to anyone looking for reliable catsitters, and we hope they'll come back to catsit for us in the future.

Linda - Lagrauliere, France
13 - 18 Mar 2019
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We have been so fortunate with the house sitters who have looked after Jollity Farm - they just keep getting better and better! Abi and Mike surpassed themselves, they did a fantastic job of caring for our motley crew of animals despite hideous weather, Mike did some fence mending for me to stop our opportunist collie going walkabout, and our cats were truly in love... Abi took on the job of sorting out 'that cupboard'- (everyone has one!!) a job not for the faint hearted... and Mike also sorted out my computer while he was here. Thanks guys so much - you did a fantastic job and I would have you both back again in a heartbeat! Hope to see you again soon

Jackie - Dieulefit, France
25 Feb - 5 Mar 2019
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This house sit was my very first, so did not know what to expect. I have to say that I was amazed and very agreeably surprised by Abi and Mike's professionalism and cat-whispering skills. My cat Pixie, whom no-one but I have been able to touch/stroke in all her ten and a half years, got inside the duvet with them for a cuddle. Total amazement! On top of that, the house was left spotless, all the linen washed and my open-and-throw-everything-in cupboard organised! When I returned, the cats were thoroughly chilled out, instead of fighting between each other for my attention...
A great introduction to Trusted Housesitters and Abi and Mike will be welcome back any time! I thoroughly recommend them as housesitters.
Chris - Whangarei, New Zealand
9 - 25 Oct 2018

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Abi and Mike Russell stayed for 2 weeks at our home and we really appreciated their effeciency (particularly in dealing with unexpected calls relating to our business) and heart, in looking after our dog Charlie. Abi kept in touch and although we didnt meet we both felt very comfortable with her and Mike in our home. Plus it was as clean as on our return. Definitely 5 stars!

Susie - Bournemouth, United Kingdom
13 - 17 Aug 2018

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Abi & Mike were the most amazing Housesitters! Apart from being genuinely friendly, interested and keen to help they went over and above all expectations! Abi sorted out cupboards in the kitchen, always checking with me first, Mike re-planted my son's sunflowers and they were so organised and efficient I couldn't recommend them highly enough. My dogs adored them too. I would love to have them back as housesitters for me again when back from their travels!

Andy - Ibiza, Spain
3 - 31 Jan 2018
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Abi and Mike make a great Job with everything. We really could enjoy our holiday because we know everything is in best order and thats not so easy with 5 dogs and 3 cats and a big house. I really can tell you that you are lucky when they come to your house.

Judy - Greenwich, New South Wales, Australia
11 - 13 Nov 2017
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Abi & Mike looked after our dogs over a long weekend while we were interstate. I was sent daily photos of the boys being spoilt rotten and arrived home to a very clean house. They looked after our boys like we would, allowing them to cuddle up while relaxing. To top it off they brought their own linen leaving me very little to do on my return. I would have no hesitation in recommending them for house sitting gigs looking after both small and large dogs as well as fish feeding.

Carrie - Farncombe, United Kingdom
30 Sep - 7 Oct 2017
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Abi and Mike communicated really well throughout. The cats seemed very calm and happy on my return and had obviously loved sharing their home with them, lots of cuddles and tummy rubs. The house was lovely and clean, the bed made and some tricky DIY jobs completed (totally unasked for!). This is a really lovely friendly couple and I would recommend them highly - your pets and home are definitely safe in their very capable hands!

Sharon - Narborough, United Kingdom
4 - 11 Feb 2017
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Abi and Mike house sat for us for 8 nights in Feb so we could go skiing. Abi and Mike took amazing care of our Great Dane x Mastiff, taking her on lovely walks we are yet to make ourselves and sending us photo updates during the week of their adventures which was so reassuring. They also took great care of our 2 horses, a 20yr old Cob and a miniature pony. As it was winter the horses were stabled overnight and Abi and Mike mucked out their stables, changed their rugs, fed them, poo picked their fields and picked out their feet, as well as gave my Cob his daily arthritis medication. When we came home, the house was immaculate and Abi and Mike had cooked us an amazing meal and left us a bottle of their favourite wine. I cannot thank them enough for taking such great care of our house and more importantly our dog and horses. It is quite difficult for us to get away and they made it possible for us to have a holiday. We would not hesitate to recommend them as the perfect housesitters who are happy to turn their hands to anything. We would love for Abi and Mike to sit for us again for our next holiday. Thank you both so much xx

Tessa - Bournemouth, United Kingdom
18 - 28 Dec 2016
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Abi and Mike housesat for us over Christmas and were fantastic! Super organised, very accommodating, friendly and trusting. They were excellent communicators from the start and really flexible (they even popped over before the housesit to meet us). We would love Abi and Mike to housesit for us again.

Abi sent regular updates and pictures whilst we were away, and they were great with Boots, our cat. He is normally scared of strangers but he obviously warmed to Abi and Mike. We came home to a very happy cat who had clearly enjoyed being with his new friends.

The house was extremely clean and tidy when we returned, and Abi had even done some washing for us and put new sheets on the bed. I can't recommend them highly enough, you really couldn't find better housesitters or nicer people. Happy to provide a verbal or written reference any time.

Nadine - London, United Kingdom
12 Apr 2016
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Abi and Mike were excellent pet/housesitters. From the beginning, Abi was an excellent communicator as well as during the sit.
As well as lovingly looking after our animals and even helping further train my puppy, they were incredibly helpful; Abi helped me with a few household matters, made sure the car was picked up to the garage and Mike fixed a leaky tap for us! In addition, the house was immaculate on our return home and Mike kindly arranged an Easter egg hunt for the kids :-) . I would recommend them in a heartbeat. It was very reassuring knowing we had such capable people looking after our pets and home. I wish them all the best in future house sits.

Marieken - Balgowlah, New South Wales, Australia
18 Dec 2015 - 2 Jan 2016
We couldn't have been happier with Abi's and Mike's housesitting services.
Marly, our 10 month old puppy dog was very well cared for, and our home was left tidy and clean upon our return.
Would recommend them to anyone.

Reviews (2)
This is the first time we had used Housesitters UK for our 2 dogs, so we were a bit nervous but Abi and Mike dispelled any fears immediately. Our Labrador is of a nervous disposition but they looked after the dogs perfectly, sent regular photos and updates, the Labrador approved of them from the first hour whereas it can take him a couple of days to thaw around new people. The house was immaculate when we got home, with bread, milk and flowers waiting for us when we returned. I would ... MORE
CATHERINE (Taunton England, Oct 2020 - 1 week)
I cannot recommend Abi and Mike more highly. It was a pleasure to get to know them before I left for my trip. On my return, my sweet cat Steve was clearly beautifully looked after and the flat was immaculately clean and tidy. I would be delighted to have Abi and Mike looking after Steve again in the future. :)
DANIELLE (London England, Sep 2020 - 4 days)
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