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Experienced house/pet sitter. Available to petsit.

45, self employed

Hi thanks for reading my profile. I'm Martin and have done lots of pet/house sits- which I very much enjoy doing.

I've looked after dogs (various breeds), cats, fish, chickens, and birds in an aviary.

I work freelance online and enjoy this. I'm also able to move around and do house sitting anywhere there is an opportunity.

I like pets, cleaning, gardening and anything involved with this. Also I don't have a car and so travel by train and coach. Therefore if a sit requires a driver, I'm unable to unfortunately.

Happy to talk to anyone looking for a sitter, and please feel free to email if you see me first.

Reviews (41)
Martin was a brilliant house sitter/ dog lover and all round good chap. The house was immaculate after 8 days away and whilst the dogs were glad to see us they were certainly sorry that the “Martin walks” were over for a while. Would not hesitate to recommend Martin and will certainly be happy to use his services again. Thank you, Martin
KEITH (Caterham England, May 2024 - 1 week 1 night)
It was a pleasure Keith. I would certainly pet sit there again. Thanks.
Martin was a great housesitter. He communicated well and was great looking after the cats. He left the house clean and tidy. I would recommend Martin.
NATALIE (Leighton Buzzard England, Apr 2024 - 5 nights)
Martin is delightful, he responded to my ad right away and was extremely flexible making sure to meet me early in the morning before my flight to meet and hand over keys. I had no issues with him and barely heard a peep from him during my vacation. Returned to a happy puppy and an immaculately clean home. Thank you Martin!
LILY (southend-on-sea England, Mar 2024 - 2 weeks)
Martin is the loveliest man. In fact he is the Mary Poppins of house sitters. Communication prior to his sit was great and I instantly liked him during our what's app video call. When we met, instantly you could sense his warmth and that he lives animals. He looked after our horse in incredibly wet muddy conditions as it rained solidly for the two weeks that we were away. He enjoyed it! He also looked after our German shepherd and took her out for the day on the bus and our timid cat ... MORE
EMILY (Barnstaple England, Feb 2024 - 2 weeks 2 nights)
Martin looked after my 3 year old Spaniel Lola while I was visiting my daughter in Australia. I came home to a happy Lola and an immaculate house. I was in touch with Martin regularly whilst I was away and it all went very smoothly. It was great to not have to worry about Lola. This was my first experience of using Housesitters and it all worked well. I would not hesitate to recommend Martin and hope he will be available for my next holiday.
JULIANNE (Witney , Dec 2023 - 4 weeks)
We were able to meet with Martin for a few hours prior to us leaving on holiday and found him to be a courteous, helpful and friendly person. During our time away he kept in touch, asking questions about things he thought might need doing and letting us know about telephone calls etc. We returned to a clean, tidy house and a contented cat and chickens. We'd definitely invite Martin back to house sit for us again.
JANE (Newark England, Oct 2023 - 10 days)
Martin was our life saver on the first day of our holiday. Our original confirmed house sitter did not turn up on the day of our holiday nor responded to any comms from us. We had to urgently find someone on the day we were going away! Martin came to our rescue, and to the rescue of the hens and the cats. Excellent comms and a rapid train journey up to us was all it took for us to be able to go away on the day after. He is polite, caring and a real gent. From his many positive reviews it is ... MORE
JULES (Biggleswade England, Apr 2023 - 8 days)
Martin was great, he paid a lot of attention to our cat Spud - on our return Spud is so chilled out and has obviously had a good time. The chickens and rabbit have been well looked after too. The house was left clean and tidy, he even put the sheets in the washing machine so I just had to put them in the tumble dryer. We would like him to sit for us again.
ROSE (Chippenham England, Jan 2023 - 5 days)
I don't think you could ask for or find a kinder house sitter. Martin looked after our lovely girls and home better than we could have ever hoped. Feeling incredibly grateful ! Thank you so much Martin!
NICOLE (London England, Dec 2022 - 1 week 4 days)
Just like all the other reviews, I have to say Martin was excellent in all aspects. He was friendly and communicative throughout, and was kind enough to arrive at our place VERY early on the day we were to depart so that we could do the hand over and then travel for or early flight. He cared for our cat very well and left the house sparkling clean. Highly recommended cat sitter!
FREDDIE (Hove England, Oct 2022 - 1 week 2 days)
Martin was a great catsitter! It was relatively short notice and Martin was friendly and easy to communicate with to get everything arranged. The house was perfect when we came home and our cat was very happy too. Would definitely recommend Martin!
HELEN (London England, Sep 2022 - 3 days)
Martin was a fantastic house and cat sitter. On my return the cats were happy, the house was beautifully clean and tidy and he definitely deserves several extra stars for all the watering of the garden and my many pots that he did during the mini heatwave while I was away! He kept in regular contact via WhatsApp and I would certainly recommend him and would be very happy if he was able to do another sit for me in the future.
SUE (Hockley Heath , Jun 2022 - 1 week)
Many thanks to Martin for sitting our elderly dog, our cat and the chickens. Everyone seemed happy on our return and the house was in great order.
LUCY (Stratford England, Mar 2022 - 7 days)
Martin is a great sitter, his communication is excellent, his attention to detail and care of the cats and the house was second to none. Can highly recommend Thank you Martin
TINA (Colchester England, Dec 2021 - 4 days)
Martin comes with our highest recommendation! After a week away, we've returned to happy and relaxed animals and an immaculate house! We could tell Martin was a kind and gentle soul as soon as we met, so we relaxed straight away, knowing the animals and our home were in great hands! He even picked up all the leaves in the garden after a storm! We hope to have him again! Thank you so much!
LOUISE (Salisbury England, Oct 2021 - 5 days)
Exceptional sitter. Without his care and early intervention, one of our cats might have lost an eye through a corneal abrasion. Thanks to his early diagnosis and attention to the detail of the vet's treatment regime, her sight has been saved and the eye continues to improve day by day. Charming, tidy and an excellent communicator
JOLYON AND SUZANNE (Tenterden England, Jul 2021 - 1 week 6 days)
Thank you Martin for looking after our cats so well and for leaving our house in a perfect condition. We really appreciated your care of them and for being in such easy contact. We would highly recommend Martin to other home and pet owners.
LIZ (Cambridge England, Aug 2020 - 1 week)
We have just returned from a short break to see all our pets happy and contented having had Martin look after them admirably. The house was well looked after and we could see that Martin was comfortable in taking the reins and looking after things. On the day that he left he wanted to take the dogs for one last walk that was really fantastic and shows the level of care that he gives. We would recommend martin and would certainly have him return in the future. Thank you.
PETER (Oakridge Lynch England, Feb 2020 - 5 days)
Thank you Martin for looking after Daisy so well. She is in fine form when I got home. And thank you also for leaving the house so clean and tidy. That was a real welcome home for me. And thank you also for taking care of the house plants. Everything is well taken care of.
FIONA (Newton Abbot England, Nov 2019 - 3 weeks)
We were really impressed with Martin. He's a genuine, decent person. We got good communication during our holiday and came back to a very relaxed and happy dog and cat, as well as a clean and tidy house. We'd highly recommend him.
SUSIE (Welwyn Garden City England, Feb 2019 - 5 days)
No rating Thank you so Martin, for taking such good care of our house whilst we were away. Our cat was calm and relaxed when we arrived home, and the house was immaculate! It was very reassuring to know everything was being looked after and I appreciated the quick updates you sent. I would absolutely recommend you as a fantastic house and pet sitter!
ALIX (Worcester England, Jan 2019 - 1 week)
No rating Martin looked after our beloved dog Maggie and our house for a couple of weeks during the Christmas period, while we were away. Finding Martin saved our Christmas: he took great care of Maggie, took her our for long walks every day and kept her happy, safe and entertained. This was our first Christmas without her and Martin gave us daily updates and made us feel relaxed. The house was spotless when we got back. I will definitely contact Martin again for our next holiday: THANK YOU Martin, I ... MORE
SARA (Lewisham England, Dec 2018 - 1 week 6 days)
No rating Martin housesat our dog and two cats. He is a lovely chap, calm, friendly and clearly an animal lover. He communicated during the housesit and the house was immaculate on our return. Thanks Martin!!
SASKIA (Bristol England, Nov 2018 - 2 days)
No rating Never having used house sitters before I wasn't sure if this was a good idea. However Martin was fantastic, he communicated with me throughout our holiday, was easy to talk to & took great care of our pets & home. I returned back to very happy pets & a perfect clean & tidy house. Couldn't have wished for a better sitter.
LOUISE (Lytham St. Annes England, Oct 2018 - 2 weeks)
No rating Martin was an excellent house sitter and took great care of our 2 terrier dogs. He is a most pleasant person & loves animals. We returned to find our house in a spotless condition and we would highly recommend him. We hope he will be available to house sit for us in the future.
MICHAEL (Rothwell England, Oct 2018 - 1 week 2 days)
No rating Martin was absolutely great , good communications from the start and throughout his stay . Looked after the house and Pickle really well. Helped one of our elderly neighbours who locked themselves out when he knocked on the door one evening. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Martin ...... Thanks Neil & Cathrina
NEIL (Ottery St. Mary England, Sep 2018 - 2 weeks 2 days)
No rating Martin was amazing - considerate, communicative, and clearly very kind to my cat, who was in an excellent mood on my return. He left my flat neat as a pin and managed to solve an issue with a faulty lock with great resourcefulness. I'd be delighted to have him come back and recommend him fully!
NATALIA (London England, Jul 2018 - 6 days)
No rating Martin house sat for us and looked after our cat Steve. He was friendly, tidy and Steve was very happy. Would really recommend Martin!
JENA (Rodborough England, Apr 2018 - 5 days)
No rating Martin was an excellent house sitter and carer for our 2 dogs. He was most reliable and looked after the dogs extremely well. They had a lovely time with him as he took them for lots of walks! We would recommend Martin as a house sitter and pet carer
KATHARINE (Plymouth England, Jan 2018 - 1 week)
No rating We returned home to find everything clean and tidy. Our elderly Rottweiler was in fine form and had obviously bonded with Martin. Whilst away Martin kept in regular contact via WhatsApp. Happy to recommend him, the best housesitter we have had!
MADELEINE (Hindhead England, Dec 2017 - 1 month 1 week)
No rating Martin looked after our house and cat for a week while we were away in the summer. He made us feel totally comfortable and at ease with leaving him to look after everything. We returned home to a spotless house, including clean bedding, and a happy cat! We would highly recommend Martin for any house sits.
EMILY (Bicester England, Aug 2017 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating Martin took excellent care of both my house and cat while I was away. He kept in regular contact about how he was getting on and I returned to both a very happy and well brushed car as well as an immaculately tidy, clean house! I would highly reccomend
JANE (Solihull England, Jul 2017 - 1 week 6 days)
No rating Martin was a wonderful house sitter, coming at short notice for 2 days in July to look after out cat. He was excellent at communicating before-hand and during the weekend which was reassuring as this was the first time we had used housesittersuk. He spent time with the cat, played with her and she was clearly relaxed and happy when we got home.
FIONA (Oxford England, Jul 2017 - 2 days)
No rating Martin did a wonderful job looking after both my house and my cat while i was away. The house was lovely and tidy on my return and he was very good at giving updates while i was away. Very kind and considerate and i think my cat was gutted when i cane home and he left!!
NICOLA (Gillingham England, Apr 2017 - 22 Days)
No rating Martin was an excellent house sitter, looking after the animals and leaving the house spotlessly clean. We will be pleased to have sit for us again.
CHRISTOPHER & JONATHAN (Axminster England, Mar 2017 - 1 month 1 week)
No rating Martin is very reliable and handled our pets with great care and attention. He gave us regular updates and followed the care programme for our dog to the the letter. He also left our house completely clean and even the neighbours were sad to see him go. I would wholeheartedly recommend Martin for your pet care and house sitting needs.
SAM (Cambridge England, May 2016 - 2 weeks)
No rating Martin looked after our house and much loved cat for three weeks over the Christmas/New Year period. He did a great job, house was clean and tidy and most important cat very happy. I would recommend him.
LEAH (Northampton England, Dec 2015 - 3 weeks)
No rating Martin looked after my dog and 2 cats for 2 weeks in September 2015. He was very kind and caring towards the animals and took good care of the house. He walked my dog regularly and gave them all lots of cuddles, especially my old cat who needs to be coaxed to eat. I cannot recommend him highly enough and will certainly use him again!
JILL (South Anston, England, Sep 2015)
No rating Martin was incredibly easy to deal with. He responded swiftly to the advert and any messages I sent (given I'd not used the service before, there were quite a few!). He was kind enough to travel down to meet us and the cats before the actual house visit and as soon as the cats responded to him during this initial meet, I knew he would be fine. We returned to a clean and tidy house and if anything, I think some better behaved cats! Not sure what he did but he must have waved a magic wand ... MORE
GAVIN CRANMER-MORALEE (Sanderstead, England, Sep 2015 - 1 week)
No rating Martin is a great house animal sitter and has such a lovely manner would recommend x
HEATHER (chapel en le frith England, May 2015 - 1 week 3 days)
No rating Brilliant - came home to a clean house and a very happy dog - what more can one ask!
SASCHA (Leicester, England, May 2015 - 4 days)
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