Looking for a house sitter

Thank you for your interest in The House Sitters.

If you are looking for the perfect person to care for your home and pets while you are away, then you have come to the right place. We have been helping home owners find great house sitters since 1993. Our systems are designed to make it simple and quick for you to find the right house sitter.

We were the first free house sitting company in the world.

Using our service to find a house sitter is free. You will also find that most of our house sitters will care for homes and pets for free. If you are only away for a short period we also have some professional house sitters who can assist you for a fee.

We protect your privacy and security.

We never provide your name, address, or contact details to the house sitters. If a house sitter is keen to care for your home, they can send you a message through our secure system. You can then view their private profile, reply with further questions, arrange a meeting, review their references, or simply send them a “no thank you” message.

Our unique systems provides you with a selection of house sitters who have expressed an interest in your assignment. Many are retired and house sit for adventure. Others are younger, living at home with their parents, they sit for a change. Some simply require short term accommodation, and are looking for an alternate to a short term lease.

We provide house sitters with a place to promote their services, we do not screen the people who list with us. Because we want you to find the right person to care for your home, we urge you to consider the guidelines we provide, and to take care in selecting your house sitter.

Create an assignment.

Privacy note: We will only share the suburb, dates and requirements with the house sitters. Your name, street address and email will not be shared with anyone.

I'll explain how we work

  • Tell us your suburb, the dates you plan to be away and any special requirements like pets to care for.
  • We'll contact the house sitters servicing your area.
  • If they are interested, they can have their profile forwarded to you.
  • You decide who to interview.
  • Once you have selected your house sitter, have them complete our house sitting agreement.
  • Finally, enjoy your holiday!