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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 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)
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in the United Kingdom

the travelling parents

61, Retired Teacher

70, Retired Technician

After 30 years spent bringing up three amazing children and loving many animals in our home during this time, we packed up our house and began house sitting and travelling. We have since been lucky enough to meet many interesting people and care for their much loved pets.

I worked as an Early Years teacher and enjoy walking, crafts, cooking, pottering in the garden and looking after animals. Andy, as a retired technician, who enjoys writing poetry, is skilled at maintenance around the house. He volunteered his time as a skipper for a River Thames based charity called the Rivertime Boat Trust, which helps both disadvantaged and disabled children and adults spend time on the River Thames.

As non-smoking home owners ourselves we recognise how important it is to give support to your animals whilst you are away and be able to feel that they will be looked after and loved, as well as care for your property.

We have been on the move since November 2016 and have received good references (further ones can be supplied). We are very happy to be contacted about house sits and look forward to being able to meet you and your pets in the future.

Reviews (11)
Jo and Andy were absolutely lovely housesitters - they sent us regular pictures of Rosie our cat and were really communicative. They were super clean and tidy too. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend or have them back to housesit.
 
KAYLENE (Weybridge England, Oct 2020 - 1 week)
We never had house/pet sitters before, so were very new to the prospect of having people we didn't know stay in our home and look after our pets. From the very start Jo and Andy made us feel comfortable and at ease with the whole process. We FaceTimed with them before hand and we all asked plenty of questions. While we were away they sent us pictures and daily updates. One of our cats is very shy and nervous, but it didn't take long for him to warm to them, which was such a wait off our ... MORE
 
EMILY (Bristol England, Jul 2020 - 1 week 2 days)
Jo and Andy were fantastic house sitters! They took great care of Steve and sent us lots of updates and lovely photos of him! The house was tidy and clean when we returned and they had even cleaned the cat flap which was an awful job! Lovely, communicative couple who I recommend highly!
 
JENA (Rodborough England, Jan 2020 - 3 weeks)
This was our first time of using house sitters and we were initially wary of leaving our house with strangers for 4 weeks. On meeting Jo and her husband our doubts were immediately dispelled as they explained what they do and understood exactly what we expected from them. We went on holiday content in the knowledge our home would be well looked after. On our return we had bread and milk brought in so there was no need to shop so soon after our return. Our home had been cleaned and left ... MORE
 
DIANE (Gloucester England, Sep 2019 - 4 weeks)
Jo and Andy were brilliant cat sitters. They sent us regular photos and Tabatha updates and we knew that she was in good hands. We came back to a lovely clean home and clean sheets on the bed (so, so appreciated after arriving from holiday at 6am after night travel!) We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and really hope that we can meet them in person next time.
 
DIANE (Blackpool England, Aug 2019 - 2 weeks)
Jo and Andy were lovely housesitters - they took the trouble to come and meet Mel beforehand and she warmed to them very quickly. We were kept up to date regularly with lovely pictures of Mel enjoying life without us, and the house was immaculate when we got back. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend them as sitters for dogs, cats and houses!
 
CECILIA (Bristol England, Aug 2019 - 1 week)
No rating I warmed to Jo and Andy from the start because they clearly love animals and are committed to taking good care of them and the house. During my three week absence they kept in regular contact with messages and photos, which was reassuring. On my return I found everything in good order, the cats relaxed and a meal prepared for me. I would not hesitate to ask Jo and Andy to house sit for me again.
GRETEL (Lewes England, Jul 2018 - 3 weeks)
No rating From the very outset we knew that we had made the best decision in inviting Jo and Andy to look after our cat and home. They were very friendly, confident and conscientious. We were on holiday for 10 days and were totally confident in Jo and Andy. We returned to find a very healthy and happy looking cat, along with a clean house with the bed linen drying on the line! Jo and Andy have since returned for a second visit, much to the delight of our cat, Captain! We can't recommend them highly ... MORE
BEN (Birmingham England, Jun 2018 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating Jo and Andy were wonderful sitters. They took the time to come and meet JJ and Ruby and us before the sit which was very reassuring. They took the dogs on some lovely adventures and sent us fantastically funny updates which included photos. They love looked after our house extremely well and we returned home to some lovely flowers and card. We would thoroughly recommend Jo and Andy as house sitters! Thank you
JACKIE (Bristol England, Nov 2017 - 2 weeks 2 days)
No rating Stepped into the breach to help us at short notice. Reliable, thoughtful, trustworthy, efficient,genuine cat lovers. Would not hesitate to recommend them.
KEITH (Bridgnorth England, Jan 2017 - 2 weeks 5 days)
No rating As first-timers to House Sitters UK this was a new experience for us and we were a little unsure as to what to expect. But from the outset Jo and Andy were amazing - thoughtful, professional and reassuring. Even before we met them we were confident they were the right people to look after our cat Monty and our home. Throughout our time away we knew all was well at home and really welcomed the regular updates on Monty via Whatsapp. We returned to a lovely, tidy, warm house and a very chilled ... MORE
HELEN (Carlingcott England, Dec 2016 - 2 weeks 2 days)
 
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