About Last Minute Sit Listings

Sits starting in 7 days only.

This is a category where you can use the forum to help fill a last minute sit within 7 days of the start date, as shown on the listing. Your listing must also be posted on the main TrustedHousesitters website.

This option is for members only. If you aren’t yet a member and need help to join please contact a member of the forum admin team.

The guidelines for posting are as follows:

  • Use the following format for the title:


    Example: SITTERS NEEDED 23-30 OCT 2021 CHEAM, SURREY, UK

  • Update May 2022 - You may now post a link to your listing in the topic - please ensure that the URL shared is clickable and shows your details.

  • Do not include any personal information such as phone numbers, emails – remember this is a public forum.

  • Please use the DIRECT MESSAGING feature within the forum to make contact with other members. Then move to the actual listing on the main TrustedHousesitters platform to continue with your application process.

  • When your sit is filled, please update the post to say a sitter is booked and close the topic.

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping this an easy space to moderate by adhering to the guidelines :slight_smile:

More tips to fill a last minute sit from the TrustedHousesitters main website:

  • Reach out to sitters from your dashboard by searching in your local area via “Find a Sitter”
  • Relist your sit by deleting the dates, save, then re-enter the dates again
  • Contact Membership Services for help and advice
  • If you have a STANDARD or PREMIUM membership you can BOOST your listing
  • Talk to the THS team to see if it’s possible for a share on social media channels


Sitters can express their interest on posts that are relevant in terms of dates and location. Then move the conversation away to messaging and the main platform.

This isn’t a category to list general sitter availability.

Thank-you :slight_smile:


3 posts were split to a new topic: Spanish sit

It might be useful for sitters to state in their profile that they are available sometimes for last min. sits. if they are retired and have free time as it must very distressing for an owner to have to find someone else. It can be equally distressing if an owner cancels and the sitter has already made travel arrangements.


That’s a good suggestion @Willexcell !


Thank you Vanessa. It might help to cut down on the stress of finding a sitter for the owner and msybe less work for THS


A post was merged into an existing topic: Last Minute Sits - New Category

I wholeheartedly endorse this suggestion and have made it elsewhere. It would be so useful to know if sitters are willing/unwilling to be asked to fill a need at short notice.