Advice Needed in Sandpoint, Idaho!

Hello! I’m Zen, a newbie here on THS and need some advice . . .

After several rock-your-world-off-its-axis events this year, I’m off to Mexico for the month of February and need a wonderful human to mind my upscale home and 3 loving, easy to tend to pets. (It’s my 1st time on vacay in nearly 7 years!)

It’s not a ton of work here and the views/wildlife are spectacular, it’s 15 minutes to the very cool town of Sandpoint, and my home blends country living with scads of amenities.

Can anyone coach me on how to get a kind and conscientious person to take care of my home and critters in my absence? I know it’s a long stint - is that okay or should I break it up into 2X2 weeks, or??? Help! I really want to settle this for my loved ones so I can relax into my prep for my time away!

This is a house filled with love . . . I appreciate you for being here. This site is a blessing for all of us!

Thank y’all in advance and enjoy the holidays!

2022-12-22 Garden in full bloom



@NowAndZen hello and welcome to the forum. This is the place to find all the answers to your questions about finding a sitter.

The next step is to sign up with TrustedHousesitters so you can begin a great search for a sitter for your two beautiful babies. To do so, start at, choose the plan that’s right for you, then get started with a great profile.

After you are all signed up, make sure you come back here and link your member profile to your forum profile for extra exposure to potential home sit. Just click How to add a listing or profile link to your FORUM profile, follow the easy steps and you will be ready for great adventures!

Looking forward to seeing your posts from Mexico!

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Hi Zen - I’m a sitter on here and there are lots of sitters that are happy to sit for a month or more. Quite a few of the sitters with THS do it full-time. Your location sounds desirable and your cats look adorable. I would advertise now just to make sure you find someone. Best of luck!

Thank you very much, Globetrotter! I’m about to post my request for a sitter now!

Just wondering what level of membership to use . . .

Any advice?

Best to you and yours,

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Hi - I’ve had the basic membership since joining and it works fine for me. Have been quite successful at getting house sits. All the best - I’m sure you’ll have no problem finding suitable sitters.

Blessings on your face! Thank you.

Your place looks great and I’m sure there will be lots os sitters to choose from.
I too have always had the basic membership.
If you have questions, a lot of them have likely been asked before. Just put key words into the magnifying glass in the top right hand corner e.g.

Good luck!


Thank you, Smiley. I’m delighted to be on this site and appreciate your response!

I’ve got to review how to respond to applicants since I already have 2. Yay! :clap:

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That’s great! You just read their application and reply! If you like the sound of them then it’s a good idea to set up a video call asap.
All the best!


Welcome @NowAndZen! Besides the forums, there’s lots of info on the TH help section, and their blog. A few to get you started: