‘Richard looked after our cat and fish while we were on a 2 week holiday. Right from his initial contact, it was clear that Richard was a professional and relaxed house-sitter with lots of experience. By arrangement, he arrived the night before we left for holiday and listened carefully to all the instructions we had – asking plenty of sensible questions and ensuring that he knew everything possible about our pet’s preferences. Throughout the stay he kept in contact to reassure us that everything was going well. On our return the house was clean, tidy and everything was in order. Most importantly our cat was relaxed, unstressed and as playful as ever. Richard really was the ideal housesitter and we couldn’t recommend him enough.’

Justin, Colchester

‘Richard was great with our cat and house. He took very good care of both, sending us regular updates and pictures which made us feel very comfortable. When we came back, the house was as clean as we left it. Would highly recommend Richard! Thanks very much!’

Lucas, Portsmouth

‘Richard did a fantastic job of taking care of our home and three cats whilst we were away for two weeks in August. As soon as we spoke with him on Skype we felt confident that we could trust him with our home and beloved cats. He arrived on time on our departure day and his personable and calm nature made it very easy to hand over. Throughout our time away Richard kept us posted and sent us lovely photos of the cats which put our mind at ease. When we returned our cats were very chilled and looked as if they had been well looked after, and our home was very clean and tidy. We would definitely ask Richard to house sit for us again in the future, and we and our cats would love to see him again!’

Catrina & Stratis, London

‘This was our first time getting a house sitter and I think my wife and I were both a bit nervous. However we had Richard over for coffee a week before we left and immediately felt comfortable about it. Richard is a lovely guy who seems to genuinely enjoy the company of cats, so we felt comfortable leaving our little cat Albert with him for three weeks. We came home to a tidy house and a happy cat. Richard did a great job with the house sit and kept in constant contact, even sending us regular photos of our little guy. I’d highly recommend Richard and we definitely hope to have him stay again for our next holiday.’

Dom & Katheryn, London

‘This was the first time I used Trusted Housesitters to advertise for a sitter to look after our 2 cats (and flat) and I can honestly say, I am a convert! Richard’s professionalism, experience and kindness made it easy to close the door and go on holiday. We had our first meet-and-greet over Skype. It is easy to communicate with him. He was friendly, courteous and very considerate from the first instance. He spent the night before we left for holiday with us in the home (we didn’t even know he was there as he was very quiet and respectful). The cats took to him straight away. He was at ease and comfortable with the task at hand. He kept in regular contact (even with photographs) and is very prompt with replying. When we returned, it was almost as if we went away for an afternoon at the most. The place was tidy and clean on our return. Both cats were very calm and peaceful. Unfortunately (for us, that is), our boy was quite grumpy and upset as a result of his companion, Richard leaving. We had to work hard to find favour with our boy again 🙂 I will stay in touch with Richard and would definitely make him my first point of call when we need a sitter again!’

Lisl, London