My first pet sitting is starting this week!

hi everyone. I don’t have a question, but wanted to share that I am starting my first pet sitting this week. I joined the app about 2 months ago, and I decided to only do “local” for the first 3 sittings, so that I can get used to it and basically make my life easier for a while. My first one is going to be in Brighton (UK), which is a 2.5 hour train journey from home. I’ll be looking after a dog and a cat for 5 days, followed by looking after a dog for just one night. I am very excited about this.

My plan after February/March next year is to start applying for long term sittings in Spain and Germany, and stay for up to 6 months working remotely every year. I have a European passport, so I am allowed to do that.

That’s it really. Just wanted to say how excited I am!!


All the very best and thank you for sharing your excitement. Put a nice smile on my face and a warm glow in my heart,
Have fun, relax, enjoy and be kind.


Yay! I’m so happy you’re on your way as a pet sitter – well done @SalomeL! You’ll do a great job. Enjoy your fluffy new friends.


@SalomeL I will say it again…I love all the positive posts that are coming through these days. Does my heart good!

Hi @SalomeL - Welcome to the wonderful world of house/petsitting and also to the group. Also, congratulations on securing your first sits. We did a string of sits in Brighton this summer and loved our time there - I am sure you will too.
We recommend this pub, It is very near the seafront, they have some really good lunch deals and dogs are welcome with free doggy treats always available on the bar .


I just checked out this restaurant and now I’m hungry…the entire menu looks delicious. May have to check it out next time we are there!

Also, love it’s pet friendly!

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Congratulations on securing your first sits! I am also doing just local sits for now and my second THS sit starts in 6 days! It’s going to be for 12 days with 2 cats.

And like you, I am also going to be a fulltime global nomad! I want to secure really long THS sits too, looking for ones that last at least a month or more at a time.


@FreeSpiritManette congratulations on starting your TrustedHousesitters journey. Sounds like you are off to a great start. I’m sure as you get more experience with the members you are going to find some great longer sits in areas you have been dreaming about. There are so many posts already regarding this very topic. All you need to do is click on the spyglass and type in what you are wanting to learn about and you will find lots of great information.

I see you have already embedded your member profile to the forum so this is great for really getting great feedback from members and ease of connections. There are so many great folks here ready to help you with any questions or concerns you may have.

Once again, congratulations and make sure you post some pics of your sits and adventures.