Enjoy Your Independence as a House and Pet Sitter

Housing affordability in Australia continues to be a hot topic, especially for young Aussies looking to live independently of family.

Moving out of home is a rite of passage for every young person. There comes a time when you want to make your own choices, live life the way you want and, most importantly, have your own space.

But what if you wanted to live in or close to the bustling, cosmopolitan centres of one of Australia’s metropolitan cites? What if the savings you built up from part-time work doesn’t quite set you up to dive into the world of home ownership? What if you don’t want to settle down in a place until you’re sure that it’s right for you? Continue reading “Enjoy Your Independence as a House and Pet Sitter”

4 Things That Will Test Your Comfort Zone This Winter

Australians have a remarkable sense of curiosity that attracts us to new life experiences or opportunities to live life in someone else’s shoes.

So many Australians are drawn to the house and pet sitting lifestyle every year – whether for a short break away or for extended periods – all because it offers great opportunity to get off the usual tourist trail to discover more about the places you visit. Continue reading “4 Things That Will Test Your Comfort Zone This Winter”

Travel the Country – and the World! – as a House and Pet Sitter

Travelling as a house and pet sitter presents many opportunities to save money, see more and live in places you wouldn’t often get the chance to experience.

For one house and pet sitting couple, Brittnay and Jay, the lifestyle has allowed them to not only explore parts of Australia, but travel the world to have some truly once-in-a-lifetime experiences, one of which was having the famous Bono as their neighbour! Continue reading “Travel the Country – and the World! – as a House and Pet Sitter”

5 Cool Ways to Spoil Your Pet

We all love to be spoiled now and again and our pets are no different. They give us so much love and affection that sometimes we may not always truly show how much we care.

But, there are really cool things you can do to spoil your pet that will truly make their day. So whether you’re celebrating your fur-friend’s birthday, their adoption day, or just because… we’ve got some simple ideas for paw-some fun – and they don’t have to cost a fortune. Continue reading “5 Cool Ways to Spoil Your Pet”

Fur-Ever Friends Forever

Australians spend around $1.2 billion on pet services, including boarding, every year.

Your pet is worth every cent. Yes. You would do anything to give your pet the best care. We agree.

But ‘luxury’ care, doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. In fact, it can be free.

We all want the best quality care for our pet and animal loving carers who are going to be there when our fur-kids are missing the pet-parent bond.

How can we ease our pet’s separation anxiety by offering a temporary fill-in pet-parent?

Call in the house and pet sitter.. Not only do house and pet sitters fill the role of pet-parent, they also bring their own unique, animal friendly qualities to ensure pets are at ease while their owners are away.

Veronica is a Mindahome house and pet sitter that goes above and beyond for the pets she cares for, as well as their owners. Continue reading “Fur-Ever Friends Forever”

5 Thing You Can Do To Show Your Pet You Care

We can all agree that our dogs show us unconditional love, but have we ever stopped to think whether we show as much affection in return?

Many Australians can’t contemplate what life would be like if our dogs weren’t by our side. Many of us treat our pets just as we would a human child.

But while a cuddle and a pat will always be welcome from our fur-kids, does it really show just how much you care for this tongue wagging, ball catching, bundle of fun and friendship?

To show your special fur-friend just how much they mean to you, try these small gestures that will not only give your some genuine fur-kid/pet-parent time together, but also show your fur-pal just how much they mean to you. Continue reading “5 Thing You Can Do To Show Your Pet You Care”

Your Monthly Make-Over Checklist

The benefits of house and pet sitting are many and you only have to listen to the recent reports in the media to learn about how much you can actually save by choosing house and pet sitting as a lifestyle.

Of course, being able to transition from house sit to house sit every few weeks or months can be challenging for some, but if you have the adventurous spirit and your strengths lie in planning and
organisation, then house and pet sitting could be right up your alley.

The best house and pet sitters are active and regularly engage through their house and pet sitting service. If you’re wanting to be successful at house and pet sitting, here are three monthly checks to make your listing more attractive to potential home and pet owners. Continue reading “Your Monthly Make-Over Checklist”

Making Your Pet the #1 Priority

There are a range of reasons why people choose to be a house and pet sitter. Many join for the freedom of living in different locations, travelling the country, meeting new people and furry friends, or saving money by living rent free.

But one thing is for sure – house and pet sitters are animal lovers.

Many house sitters have grown up with animals but aren’t able to own their own, so house and pet sitting gives them the chance to snuggle up with a pet-pal for a while. Others simply enjoy the opportunity to get out and about with a variety of different animal companions.

99% of Mindahome’s house and pet sitting positions involve the care of a pet, so a love of animals is a must. 59% of Mindahome house and pet sitters actually admit that saying goodbye to pets is the hardest things about leaving a house sit.

Here are 3 top tips to making sure your pet is given the star treatment during your next house and pet sit. Continue reading “Making Your Pet the #1 Priority”

A Home Owners 4-Step Guide to House Sitting

Australians are known for their relaxed and what-you-see-is-what-you-get characteristics, so house and pet sitting across the nation has proven to be a very rewarding and financially beneficial arrangement for many Aussie pet owners, as well as house sitters.

Trust plays an important role in any house and pet sitting agreement and ensuring that both the home and pet owner and the house sitter understand the other party’s expectations, is the key to a fuss-free and enjoyable sit. Continue reading “A Home Owners 4-Step Guide to House Sitting”