Attributes of a Good House Sitter

When we started house sitting, we really had no idea what we were doing, except taking care of a home and pets.  Now, we realize what is needed to be a successful sitter.

Resourceful:  Things can go wrong, break, animals become ill, and you must be willing to solve the problem.

Positive: Things will be good, even though they are different.

Sense of Humor:  Laughter is the best medicine.

Risk Taker:  You have just traveled thousands of miles after receiving a few emails, pictures and if you are lucky, a phone call.

Attention to Detail:  Most homeowners have a set way of doing things and want you to continue the routine.  Even if it isn't the way you do things, their way should be followed.

Honesty:  You are being trusted with someone's home and treasured possessions, treat them gently.

Generous:  We always try to leave the house cleaner than we found it.  A small gift from where we live, as a thank you for allowing us to take care of the home and pets.  We also try to have a meal prepared for the homeowners upon their return.

Animal lover:  Having their Fur Family taken care of is the Number 1 reason people seek house sitters.  If you don't love animals, this is probably not the job for you.

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