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Our housesitters are personally interviewed and carefully screened for their maturity and reliability. We look for people with a love for animals, an enthusiasm for caring for homes and gardens, and a demonstrated awareness of security issues. All our housesitters have first class personal references, supply a police clearance certificate (or equivalent) and a refundable bond.

We endeavour, where possible, to match sitters as closely as possible to your particular requirements.

Simply Sitting’s housesitters will:

• Feed, exercise and care for pets
• Maintain gardens
• Check security around the home
• Put out the garbage
• Collect mail


Leaving a home unattended may make it a target for unwanted guests. A live-in housesitter acts as a natural deterrent, giving a home an “occupied” look.

Having pets looked after in their own home environment ensures they receive the individual attention they deserve. Our housesitters will feed, exercise, play with, talk to, groom and medicate animals of all shapes and sizes, based on the homeowner’s instructions.

Homeowners can return to a garden that’s been watered and cared for. Simply Sitting’s housesitters will do basic garden care and pool maintenance.