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How it works

For Home Owners, finding the perfect
house & pet sitter has never been easier.

How it works for Home Owners

Find a House Sitter Join our Home Owners for FREE

  1. Sign up for FREE and complete a short questionnaire to create your home owner ad.
  2. Browse our house sitters list and contact any whose profiles appeals to you and/or wait to be contacted by sitters who are available for your location and dates.
  3. Review your applicants and choose your sitter.

Although you are free to spend time searching through our sitters lists and contacting any that you feel might be suitable, it isn't really necessary because our sitters are notified when you submit your ad. Usually within hours those that are available for your location and dates will be contacting you to see if they may be suitable for the position.

Once you have submitted your ad you will receive an email with initial instructions and, around 24 hours later, a follow up email with house sitting best practice information including a link to download our free "Home Owners guide to House Sitting" in pdf format.

Benefits for Home Owners

  • Access capable, trustworthy house sitters

    House sitters are carefully screened and appointed by you and for many this is a regular activity, so they're motivated to do the best they can with an eye to future house sitting assignments, either for you or someone you recommend them to. This means you can count on a pool of motivated house sitters who are trustworthy and reliable.

  • Your pets stay comfortable in their own home

    Your pets will be happier and much more comfortable in their own home instead of a strange kennel. They can sleep and play in accustomed places with their own toys and familiar sights and smells. House sitters provide companionship and exercise by playing with them and walking them while you are away.

  • You can relax knowing all is well at home

    You have peace of mind and can relax and enjoy your holiday comfortable in the knowledge your pets are being well cared for and have regular close human contact. Your house sitter can water your plants, bring in the mail, keep the garden tidy and give your home a lived in look, providing security for your property and possessions by just being there.

  • You will save on pet boarding costs

    The expense of boarding out your pets when you are away can be prohibitive. With a house sitter your pets stay in the comfort of their own home at no cost to you.

What Home Owners are saying…

testimonial by Jim and Helen

“ We’ve been using Mindahome since 2012. When we go away, we prefer to have someone in our home to feed our cat, water the garden, bring in the mail, and just make the house look lived in. Looking at our history I see that we have found 20 house sitters in just over 5 years. Of course, we like sitters to do repeats, and that sometimes happens, but then people’s circumstances change and we need to find someone else. Using Mindahome is so easy! It takes just a minute or two to create a listing using a tried and true description and just entering new dates. Being close to town we get lots of interest, so we ‘unpublish’ after about 24 hours; sometimes less. Our practice is then to come up with a shortlist and then to interview 3 or 4 applicants. Most the people we see would fit the bill and it’s often tough to choose just 1. We’ve been happy with all our house-sitters; some have gone beyond the call of duty. One, when we texted him from Dubai to say our flight was on time, said he’d have buckwheat pancakes on the stove when we got in. Another one painted our front fence for a very reasonable fee. All have left our home clean and tidy. All have spoilt our cat with more affection than she gets from us. We recommend that people get house sitters when they go away. It works for us.”

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