Hi from Lucan, Dublin, Ireland

Hi All, we’ve just joined as pet parents today.

We are from Lucan which is a suburb just outside Dublin the capital of Ireland. We try to get on 2 holidays a year as well as city breaks.

We are planning a trip to Italy.

We are pet parents to Belinda who is a 1 year old Ragdoll indoor cat who loves company and to play but is also laid back and loves lounging in her own company and also Foley a 12 year old former assistance dog from the Irish Guide dogs ( Foley has his own holiday organised at his regular sitters’ own house ).

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Hello, @PhilipandAlison I would like to wish you a warm welcome to TrustedHousesitters and to the community forum.
It is a great place to ask your housesitting questions and connect with other members. You can also use the spyglass to view previous topics.

I can see that you have added your listing link to your forum profile and others will be able to view that and give you helpful tips and feedback.

I loved my visit to Dublin and the surrounding areas many years ago. I have Italy on my bucket list. What part will you be visiting?

Thank you for sharing a beautiful photo of Belindia and Foley, they look adorable.

Best wishes Carla


Thanks Carla.

We are all about la dolce Vita and have been to Italy several times in the past to Rome, Sorrento and the Amalfi coast.

Next on the list is Florence / Pisa and hopefully the Amalfi coast for the summer.


Wow, that is awesome! I am so excited for you. Florence is definitely on my list. I hope that you have the most amazing time.


Hello @PhilipandAlison. Your animal friends look very sweet. I pass through the Dublin area fairly. Perhaps one day I’ll have the pleasure of pampering them myself. I wish you terrific sitters and wonderful travels.

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Hello @PhilipandAlison and welcome to TrustedHousesitters and to the Community Forum :wave:t2::slightly_smiling_face:

Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos of Belinda and Foley, they both look absolutely adorable. I had a Ragdoll too who loved company and many, many cuddles! :cat::blush:

I had a peruse of your profile, it all looks great and I see you have 3 applicants already for your listed dates.

You will love Florence and Pisa… whereabouts in Italy have been your favourite so far? (I know it’s a really hard choice!) :sweat_smile:

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We love Positano and the Amalfi coast for the ultra chilled vibe and beach holidays but looking forward to Florence for the food and history / culture as it’s long been on our bucket list.

@PhilipandAlison we would love to see some photos when you visit! :camera::slightly_smiling_face:

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@PhilipandAlison hello and welcome to the forum and to the family of TrustedHousesitters. You are going to love it here!

Your babies are adorable and your location of Ireland is exciting for sitters to visit. We are headed there the end of April for a couple of weeks and will travel the southern coast once we leave Dublin.

Where are you headed to in Italy. We spent a couple of weeks in the Tuscany region and absolutely fell in love.

Make sure you send pics of your adventures!

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@PhilipandAlison Hello! I looove Ragdoll cats. Who knows, we might meet in future, I live in Ireland too and I’m a sitter.

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Hello Lucan, lovely location. Recommend you post dates as soon as you can, any health details/likes/dislikes of your pet.
Also important to couples who sit is their sleeping arrangements.
We were previously a SIT and asked how many pillows, duvet weight, heating, etc. A happy SITTER and PET … is a great duo for Homeowners.

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Phillip and Alison: On my bucket list is to visit Ireland. I’m a semi-retired vet tech. I do a lot of pet sitting at home in the USA, Washington state. Maybe you can keep me in mind when you go on vacation if I miss your listing. Lois

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Hello Philip and Alison and welcome to the forum. I have a cousin who lives in Lucan. I’m from Dublin originally but emigrated to Canada when I was young and live in Vancouver. I’ve had the pleasure of doing two sits in Drumcondra for the same couple since joining THS eight years ago and on the lookout to go back. Have a great time in Italy!

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