In the end of 2017 my husband and I started to research and plan our “year of travel” as we were starting the process I came across a few websites/blogs that had mentioned TrustedHousesitters and I was amazed! I thought it was the best idea EVER especially as we were so eager for any kind of pet interaction as we had longed to get a pet for years but work/travel wouldn’t allow it. What a perfect blend for those of us that want to travel and have the connection and bond with a loving pet…and yes save money too!
We signed up that night and were a little leery if we could even land a housesit. We had past experience taking care of pets for friends and family that was paid and thankfully those references paid off because we were able to book two sits in Australia. We were a little flabbergasted but excited! We didn’t do any video calls just emailed back and forth. We had no idea what the homeowners looked like until they picked us up at the airport. We fell in love with one of the dogs in particular Miles and English Springer Spaniel…this dog was something special and was the cure for us weary travelers that were in need of some good dog love. He’s the reason we ended up getting an English Springer Spaniel months after our trip around the world. We’re still in frequent communication with Miles’ parents in Cains and now we use THS regularly to take care of our dog…and this year we have our very first housesits lined up as a family of three. We’re so excited to now bring our daughter on the housesitting journey and hope someday to take her to some mini-farm housesits as she loves animals, we love slow travel with a toddler and want to continue to foster that love of animals and travel with her.