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  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese
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Josephine Liddicoat

62, Retired Mental Health Nurse

Hi my name is Josephine . I live in Cornwall, a very beautiful part of the country.

I love visiting new places and making new friends both of the human and animal variety. House and pet sitting seems the perfect combination , an opportunity to visit new locations and make some new friends .

My middle son lives in Camberwell so I am more than happy to house sit either in central London or on the outskirts .
Happy to explore other parts of the country too.

I am a non smoker , respectful and tidy person .

Due to rising prices ( having a small NHS pension) I now ask for help with travel expenses if undertaking an expensive journey ( I have a senior rail card so 1/3 reduced ).

Also a small fee if sit requires dog walking, litter trays and or managing several animals or additional medical issues .

However all of this is negotiable linked to financial considerations , numbers of animals and level of care , location and length of sit - etc.

Reviews (16)
It was a pleasure to meet Jo. She is such a pleasant, kind and easy going lady. She house sat for us for 2 weeks whilst we were abroad. She looked after our dog and cat with care, love and enthusiasm. My dog can be shy and withdrawn if she feels insecure (when not with us) but Jo managed to bring her out of her shell and take her for some lovely walks. All in all, our dog, cat and house were very well looked after. The animals were so chilled and relaxed when we came home and the house was ... MORE
JENNIE (Newquay , Jan 2024 - 2 weeks 1 night)
It was lovely to meet Josephine for a few days. Unfortunately I wasn’t very well and had to cancel my trip to Brighton, but was happy to have Josephine over to help with my lovely cat, Meishka. She was also able to explore Watford and go for some aqua swimming classes locally. We managed to have dinner the first evening and some interesting conversation. Josephine was friendly and understanding regarding the change of circumstances of the sit and got a chance to meet Meishka and stay in ... MORE
SEEMEE (Watford England, Jan 2024 - 3 nights)
Jo put us at ease about the sit & looking after Gizmo from the very start. He is ordinarily very shy & anxious but was instantly comfortable around her. She looked after our home very well & we would love to have her again ☺️
ANU (Twickenham England, Dec 2023 - 1 week 6 nights)
Josephine (Jo) looked after my house and 2 dogs Izzy and Nelly for a month. Jo was excellent in all respects. She looked after the house and left it very clean and tidy. She also did an excellent job in looking after my Jack Russell and my Spanish rescue dog. My dogs have their quirks (as most dogs do) and Jo dealt very well with them. In fact they seem to be getting along better with each other and behaving better than when we left! She communicated regularly and I felt able to relax knowing ... MORE
JEAN (Newquay England, Nov 2023 - 4 weeks)
It was a pleasure to meet Jo and we immediately felt confident to leave her in charge of our house and pets. As Jo was our first house sitter our written instructions may not have covered everything necessary. Jo communicated very well with us to clarify any queries. We returned home to happy pets and a clean and tidy house. We would highly recommend Jo and would not hesitate to invite her again to house sit for us. Andrew and Claire
ANDREW (Camborne England, Nov 2023 - 5 nights)
I booked Jo for a few weeks hoping my cat who doesn't like anyone might be ok as she would be in her own home. When I arrived back home I was delighted to find a nice clean and tidy house and a very happy and well fed cat Jo had thoughtfully sent me photos of Ellie sitting on her lap so I knew she was ok and eased my mind. I would definitely use house sitters UK again and ask for Jo in particular.
CAROLINE (Birmingham England, Nov 2022 - 2 months 2 weeks)
Josephine was absolutely lovely to chat with when we met her to confirm the sit and run through instructions. She stayed for a week, left the place really clean and looked after our cat very well. He was well loved and happy when we came home. She was good at communicating and generously arranged the arrival time around our leaving time (much earlier than I had thought when we met her!) and her other sit she was leaving. I'd very happily recommend her to anyone needing a house and cat sitter.
ALISON (Stratford, London England, Sep 2022 - 1 week)
Jo went to great lengths to make sure she arrived, as agreed, on the day the train strike happened. We spent time together going through the needs of Sid, our black cat and the 4 chickens. It was clear straight away on meeting Jo that I was in good hands and the animals took to her immediately. Throughout my time away Jo was very good at keeping me updated and only asked minimal questions which is a reflection of how well she had listened and understood my requirements. I have just returned ... MORE
RUTH (Taunton , Jun 2022 - 3 weeks)
I am delighted to write a review for Josephine. My home is always safe and secure when away and my cats never miss me because of the love and care they receive from Josephine. She is very conscientious and treats my home with respect which includes getting on with my neighbours, which isn't difficult for her,. I always feel very relaxed leaving my home with Josephine as there are no dramas, she is very tidy and keeps the place as I left it. Josephine to me is an asset to me and it's been ... MORE
CHRISTOPHER (London England, Apr 2022 - 2 weeks - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Just brilliant to have her!! We came back to a very happy cat and our house was in amazing condition. Josephine kept in touch and it was a wonderful experience. Totally recommend her! J
JENNI (London England, Mar 2022 - 3 weeks)
From our first communication with Jo during our search for house(boat) sitter and dog sitter i felt instantly at ease and we spoke for 30 minute or so as if we had been friends for a life time Jo came to visit our boat and say hello to us and our dog Ruby in advance off our trip and we knew Jo was very professional and happy to embrace boat life with Ruby Jo arrived promptly on day off our departure and we left comfortable in the knowledge our home and Ruby would be in perfect safe hands ... MORE
GARY (Cambridge England, Jan 2022 - 5 weeks)
I had confidence in Josephine right from the start. She was friendly, positive and very easy to talk to. She clearly adored my two cats, even with their little foibles. She kept in touch with me throughout the sit and when I returned home the cats were contented and the house was spotless. I would most definitely ask her to sit again and would highly recommend her to anyone who expects top class care for their home and animals.
MAGGY (Littlehampton England, Jan 2022 - 3 weeks)
Josephine was great with my cat Suzie and I found her happy, relaxed and in good health upon my return. Josephine was prompt in her communication and regularly sent me updates while I was away. She also watered the plants regularly and maintained the house well. I came back to my place just as I left it :) She was also very nice to accommodate couple visits ahead of the house sitting appointment, giving me enough time to get to know her and trust her with my Suzu. She was also flexible with ... MORE
SWATI (London England, Sep 2021 - 4 weeks)
Josephine has been absolutely wonderful at looking after my cat Sasha! She was very reliable, friendly and had great communication. Most importantly - she was very warm and affectionate towards my cat, managing to 'win him over' very quickly, (despite him usually being rather nervous with new people.) She also send me regular photos/videos etc for my peace of mind. I came back to a very relaxed cat and a tidy home - a fantastic experience! I have already asked Josephine to come back during my ... MORE
TATIANA (london England, Apr 2021 - 4 days)
I had complete peace of mind with Josephine the cats adored her. The flat was looked after well the cats never missed me. Josephine is someone i wouldn't hesitate to ask again to housesit. She is a friendly straightforward decent animal lover and put me at ease straightaway. definitely will be asking her to stay again.
CHRISTOPHER (LONDON England, Aug 2020 - 3 weeks - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
We could not be happier with Josephine. Her communication during the whole process was ready and fluent. She arrived on time to the keyhandover and she listened actively while whe explained the general house rules and the pets feeding instructions. During the time we were away she took excellent care of the house, everything was kept clean and tidy and she even offered herself to take care of our little garden. I definitely trust Josephine to pet and house sit and I vouch for her, and I ... MORE
LORENA (Walthamstow England, Mar 2020 - 3 weeks)
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