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Brits Housesitting



They have 1 testimonial (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Goat(s)

Police check

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From: 1 March 2024
Until: 7 January 2025


Retired event organiser & teacher


They don't have referees/references

About this sitter

Over the years we have been pet owners (10 much loved cats and one dog between us) we have loved and nursed a number of our pets through old-age and ill-health. We've had rescue cats who lived to 19 and 20 years old, we've also looked after kittens. Sandy has experience with pedigree cats and kittens, having been a cat breeder previously. Rob has rescued various cats, including a brother & sister abandoned by previous owners.

Since becoming full time housesitters we’ve looked after many different breeds, mixes, sizes and temperaments of dogs which has been huge fun and a great education.

Why they want to house sit

We've been housesitting full time since July 2017 and we love the lifestyle and opportunities it brings. We love travelling (slowly) and we love pets. We get our pet therapy by caring for yours. Being house sitters we can combine both loves and you can relax knowing your pets and house/property will be excellently cared for.

Their experience

Sandy's voluntary work and experience with animals has included "Riding for the Disabled" in Bedfordshire, and "Pets as Therapy" with our collie/greyhound cross lurcher, who loved visiting our local residential home.

We both have "green fingers" and love pottering around in gardens, if there are veggies too, then thats a bonus.

House sitters since Easter 2017
To Date: 30+ sits world-wide

What can they bring to the assignment

We consider ourselves to be kind, caring, sensible, professional, practical, mature, honest, responsible and reliable. We are moderate drinkers and non-smokers.

We are happy to look after your pets in a clean, safe environment and will leave your home clean and tidy too.

We are property owners; landlords in the UK and have also been tenants in Spain. We understand how to care for property and have a full range of house maintenance skills. We are also keen narrow boaters in the UK, enjoying the camaraderie of the boating community and Rob particularly enjoys being hands-on with the maintenance and tinkering that goes along with owning a boat.

We bring a wealth of experience to any situation.

Available to house sit

Africa, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Caribbean, Central South America, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Middle East, Moldova, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North East Asia, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South East Asia, South Korea, South Pacific, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 1 March 2024
Until: 7 January 2025

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services


MindMyHouse member since 2018

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 1


The Perfect Sitters

Sandy and Rob looked after our house, garden and our dog Milly for a month and were absolutely perfect as sitters. Communication was excellent from the start with fast responses and they sent regular updates and photos of Milly throughout the sit. This was very reassuring to know she was happy and well cared for. They took her on lots of lovely trips and filled her days with love and attention. They also had to deal with a few problems while we were away such as a mysterious flood in the cellar that needed cleaning up. Rob took this on efficiently with no fuss or drama, for which we were tremendously grateful. Other small issues were dealt with promptly and efficiently and our house and garden were left so clean and tidy it was a pleasure to return home and have no jobs to do! We didn’t immediately notice the courtyard had been weeded between the brick paving, a tiresome job we hate, this was over and above what anyone can expect a sitter to do! And they also left us homemade soup and defrosted bread and milk for our return! They think of everything! Just like to say we can totally recommend this lovely couple as house and pet sitters. Thank Sandy and Rob for your care of Milly and our home, you really are the best!

Kathi, United Kingdom, 11 October, 2020

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house


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Last updated: 6 July 2023