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Pet Sitting - 5 Reasons Why Hiring a Pet Sitter Makes Sense

Written by Ryan Gliozzo


Holidays are a thing again - big smiles! But we know there might be some concerned frowns, especially on new pet owners about what to do with your beloved pets when you go away…
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A woman curled up in bed with a dog

If you're planning a weekend away or looking to go on holiday, you know it can be a logistical nightmare for us pet owners, and without anyone to rely on, it can seem impossible to arrange trustworthy pet sitting.
This doesn't just go for holidays and weekends away. Should an emergency arise where you need to be away from home for a while, you would want only the most trusted and verified pet sitters to look after your furry friend AND your home. (That's a 2-for-1 right there.)
That’s where the wonderful service of TrustedHousesitters comes in...
Looking for a way to avoid costly boarding fees and kennel anxiety with an in-home pet sitter? Well, if our 'trusted' partner, 
TrustedHousesitters are our go-to choice, then why shouldn't they be yours?
Great! So Let's look at the top reasons why you should consider a pet sitter.

Top 5 reasons to consider a pet sitter with TrustedHousesitters

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1. Better for owners

Having a trusted pet sitter in your home is always a worry, as you only want "vetted" (no pun intended) people in your home and looking after your beloved pet. Sitters on TrustedHousesitters are extremely professional and caring of your pet and your home , handling the entire process so you have "complete peace of mind" that everything is in good hands.
You will receive sitter applications from their community of verified and reviewed sitters. You can view their profiles, read reviews from other pet owners, and pick the perfect person to look after your pet and your home.

2. Better for pets

Pets love company and familiarity, it helps to lessen separation anxiety and keeps them in comfortable normality. They know where their food and drink bowls are, they get to sleep in the same bed, and they get oodles of scritches, hugs and lots of attention from their friendly pet sitter.
As we all know, pets just want love and attention, so you can sit back and relax on your sun lounger or zip line through the treetops of your favourite destination while your pet is also having the time of their life with a new friend.

3. Better for sitters

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If you are a pet sitter or you have house-sat for friends or family, you will understand that it can be complex to navigate and communicate with the homeowner and even to choose if you'd like to stay in a particular home. With a service much like booking the perfect hotel or finding an Airbnb, you can see all the relevant details of a home and the owners to see if it is the perfect fit for you.
TrustedHousesitters exist to be a truly "symbiotic" relationship, where the sitter, the pet owner, and the pet are all perfectly happy with their "break from normality."

4. Better for homes

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Going on holiday or taking a break means leaving the goldfish to savagely fend for itself, or getting a dodgy neighbour to feed it.
Besides the constant fear of keeping your pet in strange kennels with tons of other animals, you also worry about your plants being watered, your mail stacking up, or coming home to find the pipes have burst in your absence.
Well, their verified home sitters will take care of all those worries, and again, TrustedHousesitters will only allow trustworthy individuals to care for your most prized assets, your home, and your pet.

5. Better for your wallet

Pet boarding can certainly hit your bank account, almost akin to your daily food spends so it's always something you need to account for when booking a trip. 
In real terms, dog kennels 
cost an average of £15-20 per day in the UK, whereas other house sitters can cost £20-£27 a day.

With TrustedHousesitters you only pay an annual membership fee, and all subsequent house sittings are included. (Yes, that's right, there's no other catch.)

TrustedHousesitters is our recommended pet sitting service

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We have outlined why we love TrustedHousesitters here at waggel, especially because of their industry-leading Trust & Safety features.
They verify the contact details of all house & pet sitters registered with TrustedHousesitters, and require them to complete their free ID checks and verification.

This includes:


  • Email and telephone verification

  • External references and reviews from other pet owner members.

  • ID and document check, which is provided by their partners at Evident ID.

  • A sitter’s verifications can be easily identified on their sitter profile.

Waggel members enjoy some amazing rewards and discounts on a delicious buffet of products/services.

As one of our latest offers, we have partnered with TrustedHousesitters to offer free basic membership for 12 months. That means that you can take advantage of a free year of in-home pet sitting from TrustedHousesitters' verified sitters. All included with your Waggel membership!

Get a Waggel pet insurance quote here and see how you can make the most of this fantastic offer.
Here is some more info from the experts at TrustedHousesitters, about the basic membership and if there are any costs involved.

What does a basic membership include?

Basic membership offers unlimited pet & home care from verified sitters at no extra cost. That's 12 months of pet-sitting just for being a Waggel member.

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Do sitters charge?

No - never. So what's the catch? Again, there isn't one! Sitters registered with TrustedHousesitters sit for free because they love animals and the unique travel experiences that house and pet sitting offers.
In exchange for caring for your pets and home, your sitter gets to experience a home away from home and enjoy the company of pets. It's that simple.


If there’s one thing we love doing the most, it’s making lives easier - especially pet owners’. What TrustedHousesitters offer and what they stand for puts a big fat smile on our faces, and gets a big purr/pant from our pets.
As pet owners ourselves, we know going on holidays has always been a struggle. But, thanks to 
TrustedHousesitters, we can officially say sayonara to that issue - and for Waggel members, it’s a problem solved, for free, for a whole year.

Waggel Pet Insurance

Need more help? You're in luck if you're a Waggel Pet Insurance member. Along with our excellent coverage, we offer access to a 24/7 online vet to answer all your sticky questions, especially if you need grooming assistance.

Not a member? Why not get a quote now and cover your furry friend for a range of illnesses, all while enjoying our amazing perks and rewards.

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