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Hi, just want to say how impressed I am with your site and the house sitters I have communicated with thus far. They have been so kind and friendly, and we have found someone to cover our dates. I had neighbours who were happy to come over for the animals, but I really like the idea of sharing my home with people and I know the animals will like having someone resident. Thanks again, Donna

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House Sitting in Glasgow

Glasgow is several centuries old and is developed along the bank of the River Clyde. Later in the fifteenth century it grew into a significant settlement with the establishment of the University of Glasgow. Later after the industrial revolution Glasgow became one of the most important cities in the world for the development of heavy engineering. Today it is third most populous city in the UK after London and Birmingham and the largest settlement in Scotland, being home to more than 1 million people.

Among all other cities in Scotland, Glasgow has the largest economy and the third highest GDP per capita among all cities of the UK. Given the presence of successful businesses in the city, numerous products and services are available to the residents. Medical facilities are provided by a number of hospitals including Western Infirmary, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, NHS Scotland and Gartnavel General Hospital. Different means of transportation are also available. The two airports in the city are Glasgow Prestwick International Airport and Glasgow International Airport. Glasgow also has the second largest urban rail network in the country that connects the city to areas of the West of Scotland. Education, as mentioned above, is one of the reasons of the growth of the city. The four universities in the city are University of Glasgow, of Strathclyde, of the West of Scotland and Glasgow Caledonian University. There are several other services that enrich the lives of the residents of Glasgow in numerous ways.

One such service is provided by experienced house sitters in Glasgow. House sitting is a win-win situation for both the homeowner and the house sitter. The homeowner gets someone to mind their house and pets and the sitter has somewhere to stay without paying rent. House sitting jobs can be short or long-term lengths and everything in-between.

There are various duties that house sitting professionals do. They include:

Pet Sitting - If homeowners leave pets behind in their house, house sitters take care of them by feeding them and attending to them whenever required. This can save a lot of money in pet motels.

Gardening - Larger homes in Glasgow have elaborate gardens that have been tended to by gardeners or the homeowners for a very long time. Leaving the garden unattended for long times may lead to unwanted growth of weeds, de-shaping of sculptured bushes and dehydration in general. House sitters make sure that they the garden is tended. They may do it themselves or may supervise professional gardeners that the homeowners appointed earlier.

House Care - Another important job of house sitters is to take care of the house in general. Cleaning, de-cob-webbing, daily ignition of the vehicles parked in the garage, protection of the house in case the weather turns rough and safe operation of electrical appliances are some of the important chores house sitters are required to do.

*FREE: House sitting is usually free, for both sitter and house owner, although this is completely up to the individuals. There are usually some costs that need to be covered by either the sitter or the house owner e.g. electricity, phone usage, vet fees etc. How these costs are handled needs to be agreed before the sit begins. House sitters pay a single annual membership fee, while house owners pay nothing to advertise their house or to contact sitters.