First time

Sit #118 – Aug 2022

As our first experience of Trusted Housesitters and first time leaving Layla with anyone other than close family Vanessa and Ian couldn’t have made the whole experience more enjoyable for us or Layla. They cared for Layla wonderfully getting to know her well and she was happy and healthy on our return.
Vanessa left the chalet clean and tidy even washing their bedding and towels for us. Vanessa and Ian are experienced housesitters and lovely people who we thoroughly enjoyed spending time with.
Thank you Vanessa and Ian we look forward to meeting with you again sometime in the future.

  • August 30, 2022

Sit #48 – Dec 2018

This was our first experience of hosting with Trusted Housesitters and fortunately for us we were in extremely safe, capable and professional hands.
We cannot thank Vanessa and Ian enough for making this a superb experience for us. It really was a 5+ star experience all around. Handover was both timely and smooth and they made us feel confident from the word go that all would be well.
Un-intrusive contact was maintained during our time away which only served to allay any doubts we may have had as first-timers. We would love to think they would be able to sit for us again in the future and we hope it’s not to long before we meet them again.
A very big thank you to you both from all of us.

  • December 9, 2018

Sit #46 – Nov 2018

We had never used Trusted Housesitters before and I was very anxious about how the whole process would work. I needn’t have worried as Vanessa and Ian were wonderful. They arrived the night before in order to meet our pets – 4 dogs, 5 chickens and a horse and both my husband and I immediately felt at ease in their company.
They came out with me in the evening in order to follow the usual routines with the animals and also took note of things like where the fuse box was and the water stop cock etc- details I hadn’t considered. By the end of the sit I felt we had made two new friends and now feel totally liberated in that we can now go on holiday and away for short breaks away again.
I can’t thank them and Trusted Housesitters enough and look forward to welcoming them back again in March.

  • December 3, 2018

Sit #36 – Sept 2018

I would highly recommend Vanessa and Ian for house sitting and pet sitting. They put me at ease (I don’t often leave Buster) and Buster clearly enjoyed spending time with them.
I came home to a calm, happy dog and an immaculate house. Thank you both so much. I think Buster had a better time than I did!

  • October 4, 2018

Sit #25 – Dec 2017 – Jan 2018

It was wonderful to have Ian and Vanessa house and pet sit for us while we were away. It was absolutely marvellous to not have to worry about anything during our trip, particularly as we were overseas. They were in touch regularly and kept us up to date about anything that was happening around the house and with the pets.
They got our dog to the vet for attention when it was necessary. Our garden was in order and all pot plants were in good condition. The house was cleaner when we returned than when we left. And our dog wanted to go with them when they left!
Thanks again Ian and Vanessa.
Carol & Marty
Bundy (dog), Millie (cat), 3 chickens, dozens of fish (tanks inside, pond outside)

  • May 14, 2018

Sit #23 – Dec 2017

Ian and Vanessa recently looked after our home and our pets while we went away on holiday.
Several people have asked us how can you let a stranger look after your house? Ian & Vanessa made it so easy for us that we felt safe and comfortable leaving everything in their hands. We are so glad we chose them.
Beforehand they gave us any information we could possibly need and spent time with us before we left. They asked for all the information they could need, some of which we hadn’t thought to give.
When we came home they were here to hand over and we could tell that the dogs had been spoiled in our absence. The house looked amazing and I’m sure it was cleaner than I had left it. Ian and Vanessa are interesting, lovely people who make fantastic housesitters.
We highly recommend them!

  • May 14, 2018

Sit #7 – Apr 2016

Very glad that we chose Ian and Vanessa to look after Xena our 2 year old German Shepherd. She was taken care of as good as if we were there and they really kept the house very clean.
I would highly recommend them to anyone who is needing their pets/houses looked after while away.
Our first time using a sitter and so happy that their experience and demeanour made our holiday enjoyable.

  • May 14, 2018

Sit #3 – Nov 2014

We are really pleased at how the house sit turned out, aside from you having to deal with the unfortunate issues with the heating. As you know I was very nervous going into it but now feel confident that we will do it again in future, so thank you for calming my nerves!
The cats seemed very pleased to see us but are back to their usual hijinx. We were touched by Ian’s kind comments on how lovely they are… We certainly think so but know that sometimes raving about cats can be perceived the wrong way (cat lady!!!!).

  • May 13, 2018