TrustedHousesitters has been in operation for the past 8 years. They offer services both for people who wish to leave home for a period of time and have their pets looked after whilst they are away, and for people who are looking for somewhere to stay, without charge, and who enjoy looking after animals.
Perhaps the greatest advantage of this service is that everyone benefits: pets are happy being looked after in their own homes, the pet owners can go away knowing that their animal is being well-cared for, and sitters have a lovely place to stay without any costs. Indeed, the only money involved in the entire process is paying for your membership to TrustedHousesitters.
It is very easy to pay your membership fee and sign up for TrustedHousesitters, as a sitter or as a home-owner, via the company website. You can also find your perfect sitter or home-from-home on the website.
A great perk of being a member of TrustedHousesitters is that advice is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via a specialist vet advice line.
The security of the swap is ensured by the community element of TrustedHousesitters. Both house-sitters and owners can leave reviews and feedback on their experiences which then ensures that future customers can judge if the sitter/house is right for them. Sitters can also elect if they wish to be further vetted, with, for example, a criminal background check. They can choose from three levels of screening.
On the company website you can find a host of information covering topics from before the housesit to during the housesit and afterwards. There is also a very useful frequently asked questions section - one specifically for owners and one for house-sitters. The blog has fantastic articles and videos covering various themes, for example, retirement and travel, how to prepare for being a sitter, or inviting a sitter into your home.
If you need more personalised help there is a team to help you at TrustedHousesitters who work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can be contacted by telephone, by sending them an online message, or by a real-time online chat.
You can follow the activity of TrustedHousesitters on their various social media channels. These include Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and Twitter.
TrustedHousesitters have a five-star rating of ‘excellent’ on Trustpilot.