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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in the United Kingdom
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2024: 24 Jun - 1 Apr 2025

Professional and Adaptable

51, Former teacher

60, Former business manager

We are best friends of over 25 years and have a shared vision of living for the moment, exploring new places and the fundamental need to be kind.
We have recently resigned from our occupations in education as a teacher and business manager to progress our love of travel and long to engage in house sitting to reduce our outlay and enhance our experiences. We are genuine, caring, professional, adaptable, respectful individuals who have high standards and always care for and tend to the environments we live in. We both love animals but cannot commit to caring for our own as we'd be unable to put their needs first.
We will take the lead from yourselves, as to what is required, whilst at the same time using our own initiative and experience to get the best out of this for everyone.
Trust in us and have the confidence to know that your home and pets will be in the very best of hands.
In addition to domestic sits we are also available to sit internationally.

We’ve been sitting since June 2021 now and totally loved all of our experiences. We’ve cared for a wide array of pets and livestock and have had the privilege of staying in some stunning homes. We have a return sit in Cornwall which isn’t advertised so our reviews fail to reflect current activity. It’s a true compliment to be asked to return for, at times, 6 months at a time to care for two cockapoos in Charlestown.

Reviews (11)
Shirley was absolutely lovely and took such great care of our dogs. Beagles can be a handful but Shirley put me at ease instantly. She was super friendly, easy to communicate with and kept us updated just the right amount… not too much so we could enjoy the holiday, but the odd lovely update of the boys to reassure us when we were away! I would absolutely recommend and use again! Unfortunately Sarah wasn’t able to make it but I wouldn’t hesitate to book them both in the future. I think ... MORE
CHLOE (Glasgow Scotland, Jun 2024 - 2 weeks 2 nights)
As “Newbies” to housesitting we were apprehensive about leaving our house, garden and pets to someone we did not know for 20 days. We need not have worried one bit! Not only did we get regular updates on everything that were informative and amusing, but we came home to ready cooked food, milk in the fridge and the house tidier than when we left!! Shirley in the end house-sat by herself but was not fazed by anything! The intricacies of our Rideon mower were no trouble and even long grass got ... MORE
TOM (Dumfries Scotland, May 2024 - 3 weeks)
Shirley is an amazing housesitter. She looked after our pets, home and garden with the utmost care and respect. We received weekly updates on how things were going whilst away and nothing was too much trouble for her. Shirley has such a relaxed and calming presence the cats were completely comfortable with her from day one. We came home to a home cooked dinner (gratefully received after our long journey) and both the house AND garden were immaculate. She even cleaned our oven!! Shirley is ... MORE
MICHELLE (Aberdour Scotland, Jun 2023 - 2 weeks 6 nights)
Shirley & Sarah are experienced sitters and it shows. They are great communicators, arrived exactly on time and it was a pleasure to welcome them into our home. The house was spotless on our return (cleaner than we'd left it), they'd left vases of fresh flowers from the garden and a lovely home-made supper was waiting for us in the frdige (we were getting back late). It was very reassuring to know that our house and hens were in such capable hands. I cannot recommend them more highly. Shirley ... MORE
JONATHAN (Newton Abbot England, Sep 2022 - 3 weeks 2 days)
Wonderful! - it was an absolute privilege for us to have these two lovely ladies in our home and look after our two cockerpoos. After they taught them to type, regular messages from our pups kept us both amused and updated. Returning home was a pleasure, both the house and the gardens were immaculate. It was so good, that we're going to have to up our game!! It's hard to imagine that Shirley and Sarah's care, attention, high standards and respect could ever be bettered. Thank you
CHRIS & KAREN (St. Austell England, Oct 2021 - 5 Weeks)
I cannot recommend Shirley and Sarah enough, they are wonderful. They regularly sent me updates and photos of the animals which gave me great peace of mind. I returned to a clean and tidy house, very happy animals and a meal in the fridge. They went over and beyond, even doing some weeding. I would very happily have them as housesitters again.
TOTTIE (Ludlow England, Sep 2021 - 3 weeks)
Absolutely brilliant ladies! They looked after my assorted pets, the house and garden despite the unfinished renovation. They were charming and fun, I would love to have them back next time.
SUZANNE (Devon , Aug 2021 - 1 month)
If you were looking for a definition of the perfect House Sitters it would be Sarah and Shirley. Initially I was a little nervous as this was our first time having help from house sitters. We have a very busy house normally and our 2 dogs have very different personalities so we needed someone able to take everything in their stride. With Sarah & Shirley I knew we were in good hands from the start. They kept in touch everyday about how they, and the dogs, were settling in which was great to ... MORE
JESSICA (Spencers Wood England, Aug 2021 - 1 week)
Sarah and Shirley are simply the 'A' team for house and pet sitting. Everyone who has booked them in the future are in for a treat. They work as a team leaving everything spick and span, happy, well fed and watered. They were understanding and respectful to a change in our plans due to unforeseen circumstances. I wish them well in their journey together and hope to see them again in the future.
LUCILLE (Guildford , Jul 2021 - 2 weeks 2 days)
I cannot recommend Shirley and Sarah highly enough. They took very good care of my two cats while I was away for two weeks. On my return the house was immaculate and the lawn had been mown. They even left some dinner in the fridge for me. They were in regular contact and bent over backwards to reorganise their plans when my return home was delayed by two days. I would definitely use them again for any future sits.
KATRIN (Claygate England, Jul 2021 - Two weeks)
I can highly recommend Sarah and Shirley as extremely trustworthy, professional and caring housesitters. I was put at ease from the moment they arrived, quickly sensing their maturity and common sense as housesitters. They were both very communicative during their stay, updating me regularly and sending pictures. They took care of a few household problems with ease and reassurance. On more than one occasion they went above and beyond what I expected. The pleasure was all mine in having ... MORE
MARGARET (Pembroke Wales, Jun 2021 - 1 month 1 week)
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