Buying a home for the first time in Australia’s major metropolitan cities continues to be top of the wish list for many young Aussies. For some, saving that first deposit is the biggest hurdle. But with upwards of $10,000 of savings per year up for grabs as a house and pet sitter, you’d be crazy not to give it a try.
So if you’re planning to plunge into a mortgage for your dream home, you’d better make sure it’s the right one for you. That’s where pet sitting comes in. Continue reading “Pet Sitting To Purchase”
If you thrive on following the road less travelled and you enjoy making new friends, then house and pet sitting could be your calling.
For many who choose to travel on their own, pet sitting is a great way to save money and to try life in someone else’s shoes for a while.
In Australia, house and pet sitting is more attractive than ever, with close to 40% of sitters choosing to explore the country while staying free in other people’s homes and caring for pets. Continue reading “Travel Solo as a Sitter”
Many of the home owners that we speak with comment about how impressed they are with the house and pet sitters who come to stay in their homes. The personalised care for their pets, the upkeep of their homes and the little touches they find when they return, all leave lasting memories of the house and pet sitter and are the difference between a one-time sit and the start of a long-term friendship.
Here are some of the ways that house and pet sitters are making their mark to secure call backs and word-of-mouth referrals. Continue reading “4 Tips to Guarantee A House and Pet Sitting Call Back”
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”
With airfare wars slowly shrinking flight prices and the Aussie dollar v pound exchange becoming more bearable, the UK is hotting up as a favourite holiday destination for many Australians.
The best time to go? Summertime! You get to escape Australia’s winter months as well as seeing and doing a whole lot more while you’re there. Continue reading “Making the Most of a UK Holiday”
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”
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”
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”
We speak with veterinarian and ambassador for PAW by Blackmores, Dr Katrina Warren, about her favourite spots and expert tips.
We all know how beneficial regular exercise can be for us both physically and mentally, and the same can be said for dogs of all ages too. Dr Katrina Warren shares her top 5 favourite Sydney spots to take your four-legged friend for some exercise: Continue reading “Best places to exercise with your dog”
House and pet sitting gives you the unparalleled opportunity to indulge the gypsy in your soul as you travel Australia with no accommodation budget required.
But with so much to see and do across this wonderful continent, it can be a little tricky deciding exactly where you’re going to head off to next. So here’s a clue: if you haven’t yet added South Australia to your ‘must visit’ list, you most definitely should.
Home to the red dunes of the Simpson Desert, the magnificent 100km-long Bunda Cliffs, and the wild expanses of the Nullarbor Plain, South Australia also boasts the rich and diverse culture of Adelaide (the internationally renowned City of Churches), the Fleurieu Peninsula’s glorious beaches, and the fabulous wine and produce of the Barossa Valley. Continue reading “The House Sitter’s Guide to South Australia”