Housesitters or Petsitters?

I keep reading “It’s all about the pets” so it got me wondering do you consider yourself a Housesitter or a Petsitter?

50%/50%? - 40%/60%? - 20%/80%? - 1%/99%?

If you get asked what do you do?

Do you say" I’m a Housesitter" or" I’m a Petsitter"

Is the name of the site Trustedhousesitters confusing? Would Trustedpetsitters have been a better name?

I’m a pet sitter, they are the most important aspect of the process for me. However we have “housesat” once and it was a very enjoyable experience. Next door had a beautiful collie pup who we took out for a five mile walk everyday so we didn’t lose out.


Personally, I think that both are interchangeable. We are housesitters that look after pets and petsitters that also keep your house safe and secure.


When someone asks me - I say I am a house sitter because more people can understand that. But in reality we are pet sitters.

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I agree with the response from @ChrisAndSuzeGoWalkies. However, I do now make sure to add ‘volunteer’ in front of it as often as possible. I find it generates far more interest and respect.

Though 95% of sits happen because of the need for pet care we often spend as much or more time invested in house and garden care as well. We primarily say house sitters, but that is often while we’re out walking the dogs so it’s kind of obvious.

I just realized that I say I’m a volunteer house and pet sitter. Maybe that’s the solution to your question :thinking: just cover both at the same time :house::paw_prints: