House Sitter

We're looking for trustworthy and reliable house sitters to look after pets in their owner's home. 

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House sitting for We Love Pets

Are you happy to be paid to stay in someone's home and look after their pets while they're on holiday? If you're flexible, reliable and love spending animals we want to hear from you! 

 

How does house sitting work?

House sitting is a great alternative for people who can't or don't want to put their dogs into kennels or a home boarding environment. It’s also a great service for people with lots of pets who need looking after while they go on holiday or away for a few days. As a house sitter, you will stay in the client's home throughout the time they are away, including overnight. 

 

What does house sitting involve?

House sitting is a very responsible and rewarding job which requires your commitment to look after a customer's pets as if they were your own while they are in your care. 

You will....

  • Look after a variety of pets within their own home (cats, dogs, small animals, reptiles, fish)
  • Understand special requests and specific conditions for each animal
  • Give each animal love and attention
  • Take photos of the pets for their owners and update them regularly 
  • Communicate with clients, including arranging visits with new customers (with your manager’s support)
  • Ensure schedules are up to date each week

 

We welcome job applications from everyone, but house sitting is especially suited to: 

  • Semi-retired or retired people
  • Someone who has flexibility during the day
  • Someone who works from home or has their own business

 

What we expect

We are looking for people who are willing to: 

  • Submit for a police and reference check
  • Look after a variety of pets as if they are a member of the family
  • Complete a pet first aid course
  • Carry out some shadow visits before taking the job
  • Undergo training as required
  • Use their own car (insurance, tax and MOT required)
  • Know their local area
  • Have a reliable mobile phone and internet access

How to apply

If house sitting for We Love Pets sounds like you then get in touch!

Please fill in our short application form to get the ball rolling. 

You will need to tell us which of our local branches is most suitable for you as well as detailing your previous experience with animals. It is also very helpful to us if you can state your available hours per week. 

Please make sure you have a current CV ready to upload to your application.

 

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Case study

Hayley from our Trowbridge branch 

Hayley has been with We Love Pets since September 2018 as a dog walker and pet sitter with our Trowbridge team, and couldn’t be happier!

Hayley loves spending time with a variety of dogs and travelling to a variety of areas, which is why she chose to be a part of the We Love Pets family. She loves being a house sitter and dog walker for We Love Pets, and recently had fun house sitting for 7 dogs at once!

We spoke to Hayley to ask her what her typical day looks like. Hayley said that her typical day begins with an early morning start, as she loves to be up and ready for the day. She may have dog walks scheduled for the morning or house-sitting appointments, and she’s always excited to see her canine friends that she looks after.

We spoke about her role as a house sitter and how she goes about her appointments. The dogs are always excited to see her, so it’s a quick hello and fuss before getting to work. This involves cleaning out and topping up the food and water bowls and any other extras that the customer might ask for – for example watering plants or collecting the post.

After she has carried out the basic tasks, the dogs are always up for a good fuss, some play time and treats. Hayley said that when house sitting, she loves to play with and train the dogs she works with – keeping the dogs occupied and entertaining them with new things. “I love having fun with the dogs that I walk and house sit for and having the best time with them!”

Depending on what her schedule looks like, Hayley may walk some dogs in the mornings, afternoons or evenings. But she doesn’t mind what she’s doing as long as she’s seeing all the lovely dogs she looks after. Hayley loves her dog walks as much as she loves pet sitting and couldn’t choose between the two! This is one of the things she loves about her job as a dog walker and pet sitter for We Love Pets – it’s so varied and she has flexibility.

Hayley enjoys every aspect of her job at We Love Pets; from playing with the dogs in the park or looking after them in their homes, to working with the incredibly friendly team at We Love Pets Trowbridge. Hayley is truly passionate about the animals that she looks after and finds her role at We Love Pets extremely rewarding and enjoyable.

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About us

We are a professional and award-winning dog walking and home boarding service that looks after thousands of dogs and other pets all over the UK. We Love Pets is family-owned, and operates from friendly local teams made up of animal lovers and pet owners.  

We are also an established business that has been helping owners take care of their pets for over 10 years. Our experienced teams are fully trained, insured and police checked for our customers' peace of mind.  

Our ethos is always pets first and we have a strict no pack walk policy. We guarantee the safety of the pets in our care, and their walkers or carers.

Our accolades include Emerging Franchisor of the Year in 2018 by the British Franchise Association and shortlists for the Top 100 Franchises in the UK rated by Elite Franchising for the last three years consecutively.