wanted Canada for house sitting
and pet minding in
Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto and all Canada.
A Free service for home owners
Owners - pre-select who you think will best meet your needs from
the list of registered sitters
or place FREE sitters wanted ad
Sitters - Register for sitting in Canada -
One ad for all areas.
House sitters may register their services as available for
pet and house
sitting jobs in
Alberta, British Columbia, Winnipeg,
Manitoba, Vancouver, Ontario, Toronto, Québec, Nova Scotia, Montreal, all Canada -
one registration for as many areas as you like.
Short or long term sitters wanted all areas.
Home owners, have
look after your home & pets while away
In return, house sitters gain free accommodation.
Benefits everyone !
House sitting Canada
House sitters wanted
From home owners needing
sitters to look after their homes
prefer to use registered sitters and will usually find someone suitable from the list of available sitters at the
time they start looking.
sitters wanted ads here -
ads from owners needing sitters
This is Owners advertising
they need a sitter for ALL Canada (and elsewhere)
house and pet sitters who are available to look after your home
Toronto, Vancouver and all Canada.
Owners search free.
House and Pet sitters Available
This is House minders registered
as available for house sitting jobs.
Owners looking for house sitters or pet sitters will usually find
someone suitable from these lists of registered house sitters.
- Owners - To place a FREE sitters wanted
Sitters wanted Canada
- Sitters - To register as
available for house sitting jobs anywhere
Register for house sitting
One small fee for ALL areas Worldwide for 12
No fee to change or update your home minding details.
We do operate on a non-refund basis once your details have been listed.
- Why Register?
Registering as available
lets owners know who
is actually available for jobs in their area and gives the sitters the opportunity to write a
little about themselves and why the owners should select them.
Some owners are happy to place wanted ads however many prefer to retain
control over who knows they're going to be away and will pre-select someone
suitable from the list of available house sitters at the time they start
Hi Danny, I found a wonderful house and dog
sitter. And received many other interesting proposals.
Since I travel a lot, I will for sure use your services again.
Wishing you lots of happiness for new year!!
Valerie, Montreal, Canada.
Hi, We have really enjoyed being on housesit
world and tell all our friends about it.
We have been offered some lovely house sits but
most were when we were in Cyprus. . . Thank you for the wonderful service and for keeping in touch.
George & Irene, England to Australia, Canada, England, Spain, Portugal,
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international house carers
- From Canada to France
France and Italy - House
sitters Canada to France & Italy
Articles and Experiences
Many home owners and sitters have
forwarded their experiences, well worth reading should you
be considering home minding as a lifestyle choice or simply for a
unique holiday experience.
sitting in Tuscany
For those who missed our few moments of fame on
links for house and pets sitters
recommend World Nomads for
Canada House sitters
From Vancouver to Toronto, Montreal to
Québec - anywhere
International travel options are huge with so many places to visit,
things to see and experience, and with modern-day travellers having a
little more time to enjoy each area, house and pet sitting has become a two-fold
Travellers can house sit someone else's home as an affordable means of
accommodation, giving them potentially longer to explore and enjoy an
area at a more leisurely pace.
And, while they're away, having house sitters live in their own home
gives the peace of mind that is so necessary for a happy holiday - the pets are
being looked after in their own home, the mail collected, and lawn
House minding does equal FREE ACCOMMODATION
From one to several weeks or a month to several months
Ideal for leisurely holidays, home renovation, work or study
One registration for home minding in all areas Canada
For whatever reason, house minding opportunities
can save $100's or even $1,000's by living rent free!
Feedback from housesitters and home owners.
OWNERS GOING AWAY
Are your house and contents safe?
Do your pets like going into kennels?
Will the lawn / garden become overgrown?
Have sitters maintain that 'lived in' appearance
Collect and forward your mail
Walk and cuddle your dog
Maintain your garden
AT NO COST TO THE OWNER !
Thanks to the universal reach of the
internet, we are able to cover all
international areas without having to open a physical office in every
city. We've had successful house minders in all areas of
Canada - and worldwide
Register now for house caring
so owners know that you are available
Register for house
House and pet sitters wanted for
all areas -
House sitters London
Canada - this page
Montreal - this page
Toronto - this page
Vancouver - this page
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What is House sitting?
has become very popular in recent times as a concept that is mutually
beneficial to both the home owner and the house sitter - The home owner gets
their home, pets and gardens cared for while they're away and the house sitter
gains rent free accommodation in return for minor household duties they would be
doing wherever they lived.
Who are House sitters?
Housesitters are ordinary people just like you - from
all walks of life and available for all sorts of reasons. Some are saving for a
home, renovating their property, moving to a new area, re-establishing their
lives, travelling with their own pets or wishing to save on motels or simply
needing a break from the mobile home while touring. They range from young singles or
couples to families to retirees, from professionals to home makers and all offer
something different - as the home owners also have different and varying needs.
No one "type" makes the "perfect sitter" for every situation.
What do house sitters do?
The house sitter is
expected to look after the home owners home as if it were their own - providing
"lived-in" security, mowing lawns, maintaining gardens, collecting and
forwarding mail, caring for pets and generally keeping the home neat and tidy.
House sitters would generally be responsible for their own food, telephone and
utility use. Whilst most agreements would be in exchange for free rent, some
sitters may offer more of a formal caretaker role or perform other agreed extra
duties in exchange for an agreed fee. This is totally up to the home owner and
the sitter and should be agreed to in writing before commencing duties.
(Remember, a house sitter is not expecting to work on your property full time
but is looking for a genuine "home" to live in, with it's normal attendant
responsibilities - House sitting should be a mutually beneficial arrangement)
Security and References
Security - Whilst a house sitter can provide lived-in security for your
property while you're away, it is the responsibility of the home owner to ensure
adequate home and contents insurance coverage is maintained.
It is also the home owners responsibility to check the bona fides of the sitter.
Apart from checking referees, an interview should be conducted and prospective
sitters introduced to your pets to check compatibility. This would also be a
good time to introduce your neighbours - this helps the sitter learn the
environment and feel more comfortable in strange surroundings and, by bringing
your friendly neighbours into the background, acts as a semi backstop for both
parties. Requesting a police clearance and considering the lodgement of a bond
is also a good idea.
See also "Agreements" below.
Finding a house sitter
Finding prospective sitters - Home owners can peruse our database of
available sitters for FREE and make selections at the time they start looking.
Simply click on "find a sitter".
Type your location into the search box to see a list of available house sitters.
Click on their link to read more about the sitters.
Should you not be able to
find anyone suitable for house sitting, we will run your "sitter wanted" ad for free.
Registering as available to house sit
Registering as available for house sitting. The wording
of your ad needs careful consideration as you will need to
convince the home
owner that you will be suitable to mind their home
while they are away - say the
obvious like, if you have experience, say so, if you can provide references,
have a history with animals or other desirable skills, say so. Be honest, say a
little about yourself, why you wish to be a house sitter and why the home owner
should choose you ahead of others available.
To register, follow the links to "register as a sitter",
complete the registration form
and you will be included in our on-line
database for up to 12 months. Home
owners looking for a sitter
will then know you are available and be able to contact you to arrange an
How much does it cost?
How much does it
To find a house sitter is free.
To register as available for sitting - some areas are free, some require a small
fee, eg USA, Canada, Europe, UK, Australia all require one small fee for a 12 month listing -
one fee only - for as many areas and country's as you like.
Fees are; US$40- or CAN$50- or EURO30- or GBP20- or AUD50-.
Should you need to change your details, please use our "change
details" form on our site - there is no charge for this.
How long before you get a sit?
long before you get a sit - we have had successes within 24 hours however
the average is some sort of response within 2-3 weeks - the earlier you register
as available, the greater your chances.
Please keep us informed of your up to date availability as it's free to update
your details with new areas and dates once you have something.
How long do sits last?
How long do
sits last - we have had sitters gain positions lasting
from 1 week to 3 years with the average being 2-3 months - most sits fall in the
range 1-6 months.