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House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, None
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  • Anywhere in the United Kingdom
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  • 2022: 27Jul-5Aug | 26Aug-4Sep | 23Sep-2Oct 2022: 6Aug-19Aug | 9Sep-18Sep | 3Oct-2May2023

Reliable, practical, friendly UK couple

53, Retired

59, Retired

We are a non smoking couple from the UK in our 50s. We have been together for 30 years and owned our own homes in Hampshire, for 28 years.

We left full time employment in 2019 to travel and experience other countries for much longer periods of time, planning to house and pet-sit to enable slow travel.
We had worked for our respective employers for around 20 years each and it was time for a change. This was pre-pandemic, and we have had to adapt the plans a little!

We love animals, in particular dogs, and enjoy caring for them whilst looking after a property, we are essentially homebodies who love to travel! We much prefer to stay home in the evenings, cook our own meals and then cosy up with a film, a book and a furry friend. Our friends' cats are usually up for a snuggle too, but of course only on their own terms.

We regularly look after and have full responsibility for our neighbour's dog, and we find this hugely rewarding. Many of our friends and family have furry friends and we adore them; if our ultimate plan wasn't to travel long-term we would absolutely have our own pets.
We are an active couple who regularly go on walks and love canine company on them.

Graham has worked all his life as a technical service engineer, with plumbing and electrical skills, and is practical and resourceful.
He also loves the garden; watering, deadheading, weeding, mowing - all favourite pastimes.

Heather was employed as the Customer Service Manager with an international manufacturing firm, dealing with customers, leading a team, liaising with production and also shipping worldwide - lots of problem solving skills and attention to detail, reliable and sensible.

Due to the effect of Covid-19 on the world, we are now undertaking house-sits in our glorious UK.
We have had both doses of the vaccine, plus the booster and so are fully vaccinated!

Graham has a 2018 DBS Certificate via his previous employment,

We would love to be considered for your house-sitting opportunity. With us in your home, you can travel stress free knowing your home and loved ones are in the right hands.
We also have used housesitters for 4 months in our house, for our 'big trip' so understand the potential worries that a HouseOwner can have.

We have been in contact with some terrific HouseOwners on here and have been offered many sits, we have loved our experiences so far and reassuringly, we have been invited back to many.
Please take a look at our reviews.

Please do get in touch, we look forward to talking to you via message, telephone or video call.

Reviews (13)
Heather and Graham are such superb house- and dog-sitters that we asked them to return. Jasper, our English springer spaniel, could not have been more delighted to be in their care once again. They gave him so much attention and affection that we could completely relax while we were away. We received photos and videos of Jasper's walks, antics and relaxation that we could see how contented he was. Not surprising given the cuddles, leg massages and grooming he received! They even had ... MORE
 
KATHERINE (Teddington , Feb 2022 - 8 days - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
We were delighted to be asked to return, and honoured that holiday dates were changed to accommodate our availability. Jasper is an absolute joy to look after and we miss him heaps. We enjoyed the house, Bushy Park and the company of Jasper and his friend too, we look forward to a third visit!
We struck gold with our house/dog sitters Heather and Graham. They truly loved and cared for our 2 cocker spaniels. We were having building work done and they dealt with the workmen, looked after our chickens and watered our plants. We had a WhatsApp group so they sent us cute photos of our dogs every day. When we came back from holiday we had to dash off to a funeral so we were a bit manic. Heather and Graham continued with the care of our dogs without skipping a beat, and sorted everything ... MORE
 
JANICE (Braunston, Daventry , Jul 2022 - 1 week 2 days)
WOW! Heather & Graham are super kind, reliable and trusted. They took great care of Lola, walks, play and plenty of photos of her giving us confidence all was well. Also the house was kept clean & tidy & Graham kindly offered to mow the lawn for us! They actually went above and beyond, helping move my van and loading furniture into it so it was ready for me to deliver to my daughters new flat upon my return! I would definitely have them return, as sitters and Lola loved them.
 
ALISON (Bournemouth England, Jun 2022 - 2 weeks)
Thank you for a lovely review. We enjoyed looking after Lola the gorgeous staffy and your house. Sorry we are unavailable to sit for you in September when you are away, we are visiting relatives, but would love to return another time.
Heather and Graham looked after our golden retriever and house / garden for 2 weeks. I cannot praise them more highly, they were extremely professional, took great care of the house (including handling some issues that arose while we were away), obviously love animals and bonded so well with Juno. They sent photos and updates every day, We returned to a very clean home and very happy, contented dog!
 
SARAH (Winchester England, Apr 2022 - 2 weeks)
Thank you for a lovely review. We enjoyed looking after Juno immensely and your house. We look forward to our return visit in August, thank you for booking us again.
So that is top ticks for Heather and Graham. So what do you want? You want to know that your pets are being regularly walked and that you can trust your sitters to take care of your pets and house whilst you are away. Graham also kindly offered to mow the lawn for us, so we came home to a manicured lawn, a well executed shed repair that we requested, tidy house and very happy dogs. Heather and Graham sent us daily photos and walk updates accompanied by some fun videos. We wouldn't ... MORE
 
SANDRA (Wraxall , Mar 2022 - 2 weeks 5 days)
We loved our stay in Wraxall, it is a lovely area of North Somerset and the house is very clean and comfortable. Thank you for all the information for our sit and the great communication. The dogs were absolutely lovely, Kato the Hungarian Vizsla & Buddy the Springer Spaniel were both delightful, ... MORE
What else can we say but WOW. Heather and Graham are the perfect house sitters. There is no doubt that leaving your home in the care of these two kind and attentive sitters is probably better than leaving it in the care of oneself but to most of us the most precious thing is leaving our pets. Heather and Grahams relationship with our two dogs, Hatchi and Manu, was very quickly established and it was clear that they did not miss us one iota. The only time they had a huff was when they saw ... MORE
 
DRIENIE (Stafford England, Sep 2021 - 2 weeks 2 days)
Thank you Drienie and Ian, what a lovely review. We had a wonderful time looking after your two loving, affectionate dogs (a staffy and a french bulldog) and spending time in your house and the local area. It was good fun keeping you updated during the sit and having contact with you. We were ... MORE
It is one thing, when you leave your home in the hands of a stranger, it is another when you leave your precious animals with them too. Everything has to be almost perfect and must feel right. When I talk about Heather and Graham...there are not enough words of thanks that I can find. They are amazing, efficient, gentle and kind, honest, attentive and just simply wonderful with animals. Generous with their time and effort. I had experienced not such a straight forward arrangement not ... MORE
 
JULIA (Alweston England, Aug 2021 - 5 days)
Wow - what a lovely review, many thanks. We had a wonderful time looking after your 2 labradors, the cat, the guineas and the gecko. We were sad to say goodbye, especially to the loving, well behaved dogs. Would love to return, thank you again for choosing us and we are pleased to have left you ... MORE
Heather and Graham were absolutely first class house sitters. They were easy to communicate with and very responsive before the sit. They looked after everything beautifully, including mowing extensive lawns, watering veg garden and indoor plants, walked and played with Bella the dog, took excellent care of the ducks and made sure the cat was well fed. They were considerate and proactive - offering to do things we hadn't thought of or wouldn't have expected. They also sent great up-dates. I ... MORE
 
NINA (Wedmore England, Jul 2021 - 1 week 3 days)
I am very grateful to Heather and Graham for looking after everything so well. They could not have been better in any way and the dogs enjoyed their company enormously. I very much hope they will come back again.
 
ANNE (Manaton , Jul 2021 - 4 days)
Heather and Graham are warm-hearted, caring sitters. They were attentive to our dog, Jasper's, every need following his routine, cooking his favourite foods, taking him to the vet and most importantly establishing a trusting relationship with him. They sent us regular updates, photos and creative videos of Jasper's walks and activities so we were completely reassured of his well-being. When Jasper jumped over the neighbour's wall they took the initiative and built a fence to keep him in! ... MORE
 
KATHERINE (Teddington , Jun 2021 - 8 days - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Heather and Graham were superb! Really friendly, flexible, reliable couple. We felt confident we could leave them with our dogs, cat and house and large garden. We cannot fault them and they left the house clean and tidy, The garden was watered and well kept. Communication with Heather and Graham was excellent prior to, and during their visit, Heather has sent us photos of our happy pets. This was really lovely and extremely reassuring as we could see how settled they all were together. ... MORE
 
EDWARD (TImberscombe , Jun 2021 - 3 days)
Heather and Graham are the most incredible house sitters. They were so easy to communicate with which made everything so easy beforehand. Bertie our red setter absolutely loved them and was so sad to see them go. They sent us videos and photos of their walks with Bertie and left our home so clean and tidy. I would welcome Heather and Graham back anytime and would highly recommend them to anyone - your pets and home will be so well looked after. Thank you Heather and Graham - what a great ... MORE
 
CAROLINE (Stockbridge England, May 2021 - 1 day)
Heather and Graham are superb house / pet sitters. Very courteous and clean, and so conscientious. Their communication was excellent throughout. Mutley is a 3.5 year old Springer Spaniel who is nervous about new people but he has taken to Heather and Graham so much. Throughout their time with Mutley they sent me many photos of them all having nice times at home (cuddles) and out on walks. If you are looking for a lovely couple to look after the precious four legged members of your family ... MORE
 
STEVE (Andover England, May 2021 - 2 days)
 
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