More than pet sitting

I wanted to share about our experiences pet sitting. It’s been much more than just caring for wonderful pets in fantastic locations as we’ve traveled the world since September. We’ve developed many friendships!

We had about a week between sit #12 on the island of Crete and sit #13 on the island of Jersey. We went to see some friends from Montana who are stationed near Cambridge, UK. We’ve kept in touch with several of the people we sat for and we were invited to dinner at the new home of first people we sat for near Cambridge. We were also invited to stay a night with and have dinner with another couple we sat for in Southampton the next night.

We feel that we’ve developed long term friendships with people around the world and have really enjoyed that aspect of our sits.

Thank you THS!

Dan and Nan


Yes I have too, it’s a fantastic way of meeting people you never would otherwise. Thank you THS


@Danandnan isn’t this just the greatest connection for finding new friends (both furry and human)? I feel blessed to be a part of such an amazing group!


I totally agree! One of our very first sits was for a local couple when we first joined. We’ve become great friends and have looked after their dog going on seven years now. We get together for dinner occasionally. We’ve met wonderful people since we joined!


@Danandnan Yes we have too, we have many new human and furry friends who we now meet up with for dinners, events, dog walks etc … thank you THS :heart:


This for me has been a tremendous blessing. I too have been graced by meeting some extraordinary people I would never have had the opportunity to meet had I stayed in my previous life.
Home and pet sitting can be done anyway you like for a never ending number of reasons. None is “right” or “wrong”, better or worse. You make of it what you wish.
For me, I have said numerous times, this is far more than anything I expected.
It is everything I desire, love.
Yep I said the L word. :laughing:
I treasure every moment, place, person, plant, animal, tasty bite, the flights, the coach rides, the challenges on stairs, long queues, nights of “oh my what now? :face_with_open_eyes_and_hand_over_mouth:
I am reminded I am still alive and there is goodness in this world.
Even when the WiFi isn’t reliable.:joy:


Beautiful words @Amparo and yes so very true :heart::blush:


@Amparo you are always so eloquent in your written expression. I am sure you are the same in person!


Thank you @Debbie-L
I can be very colourful unmoderated :laughing:


Thank you Dan & Nan … This is so worth a “re-quote”

We also have made lifelong friendships along with making a lifetime of memories …
Yes, TrustedHousesitters is more than pet sitting …thank you for reminding us :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

“By chance we met, by choice we become friends”


So very, very true!

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Hi I totally agree - been sitters now for seven years ( tho’ this is my first post !)
It’s a beautiful hobby and keeps opening up new experiences and creating friends
In all sorts of places We only meant to do it for a year but hey what can you say it’s a benign addiction!!


Hello @Katok and a warm welcome to the Community Forum :wave:t2::slightly_smiling_face:

It’s so lovely to hear your positive experiences with THS and thank you for sharing with us.

For reference as a member you can also add your TrustedHousesitters profile on to your Forum profile by following the attached link, should you wish. This will then enable others to offer you helpful advice and feedback.

If you are unsure how to do this, or if you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to ask, we are all more than happy to help. :blush:

I would also like to point out the lovely friendships that came about through the forum.


Isn’t it wonderful! We are developing a friendship with our sitter too. She has already accepted to come for our next year’s trip for 3 weeks. :blush: