House Sitting Etiquette Guides

For new sitters, there can be a lot to get your noggin’ around - from what exactly house sitting entails (pun most definitely intended) to how to prepare for a sit handover. Even for seasoned sitters, it can be difficult to know the right etiquette when it comes to house sitting - should you leave the owner you’re sitting for a ‘welcome home’ gift, for example? And who buys the loo roll?

About to welcome a pet sitter for the first time? Well first of all, kudos to you - your fur babies are going to be so much happier at home in the arms of a true pet person! Next, you’ve probably got a million and one questions brewing ahead of securing your sitter - it can feel like there’s a lot to prepare for and often many unknowns, especially if this is your first time.

*But no worries - we’re here to help, answering our members’ most frequently asked questions on house sitting etiquette for pet parents.


@Angela_L this is an excellent article, especially helpful for new sitters who want to make sure they are handling the sit properly and making the transition for both the pet(s) and the pet parent easy and less stressful. Thank you for sharing.