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House Sitters America

House sitting & pet sitting exclusively for the US

Owner Testimonials

House Sitters America offers a professional, easy to use site that makes finding a house or pet sitter a simple, satisfying experience. As members of the house sitting community for over a decade, we offer award winning service so our members can be assured of quality assistance.

To see what our homeowners have thought of their experience with House Sitters America, please see the testimonials below.

If you are thinking about becoming a house sitter / pet sitter or using the House Sitters America website you may also like to read some of the verified reviews from Feefo, an independent reviewer.

Although somewhat uncertain at first about how this was going to work out, I am very impressed with the services provided by House Sitters of America and their user-friendly website. HSA covers all the bases, making it extremely convenient to screen potential sitters, begin conversations and eventually confirm a sitter. Everything is all recorded on your own page. Although relatively new to HSA, my husband and I travel often so in just 8 months, we have had three sitters, all have been excellent and are now our friends. Pamela
I can vouch for this community. Its a wonderful service that I've used several times to find someone to care for my house and pets. Can't wait to use it as a house sitter! Lisa C.
Yours would have to be the most user-friendly house sitting website out there. So easy to find a house sitter. Thanks :) Viv
Just wanted to thank you for this wonderful service. Your website it excellent and made it so easy for me to find someone to care for my home and pets while we were away. Will definitely tell others about it and use it again myself! Lisa (Austin, Texas)
I placed an ad a few days ago and next day had a call from the family we chose to be our sitters. Fantastic! I will use your site again, to be sure! Marie
We found our sitter in one day. We actually have several more sitters interested for the future !! I love your site !!!!! It was very easy for me to use. We loved the organization on the running conversation....that is so helpful !!!!!! You are providing a wonderful service and since we have 5 pets you can be sure we will be back soon !!!!!! Thank you for helping us to get away to see our grand babies and have great holidays. Kathy
We had a wonderful experience with our house/pet sitter. The sitter, Val, came all the way from Saskatoon to look after our home and furry babies. We will be happy to repeat this experience and hope to have made a friend as well. sarah m
We're just finishing our first 3 month session with a housesitter we met on House Sitters America, and we couldn't be happier. We're already communicating with our next sitter! What a great site! Thank you! Susan (Hudson Valley, NY)
We were extremely pleased with the couple we found thru HSA to house sit and watch our 2 pets. We were gone from our home for 5 months and everything was in perfect condition when we returned. Bev
We have just found a young family from your website to do house and pet sitting for us over the next Christmas holidays. They are happy and so are we. We are very pleased at how easy and user-friendly your system is compared to others. The Moodies
Thanks to your website I have found a housesitter to care for my Manhattan apartment. I'm traveling for 6 months throughout Asia and knowing I don't have to worry while I'm gone is a huge relief. Bree
Found a wonderful sitter for when we were away for 2 weeks. She took great care of our home and pets. I am so happy we found this website, will definately use it again, and I'm also looking forward to the day that I can become a house sitter myself. Kip G.
We have chosen a great couple to house sit for us and need to take our house in Seattle off the house list. This will be or second time we have used house sitters america and are really pleased with your service. carol
Just thought I'd let you know we found and confirmed a house sitter within 1 hour yesterday. Thank you, Sara Sara & Mark
Thanks, I managed to contact a lovely lady who is planning to mind my 8 year old labrador for 10 weeks while I visit unwell family. Just fantastic! Jon G
We have been using House Sitters America to find housesitters for about two years. We have found housesitters from all over the country. The housesitters were wonderful people and all met our expectations. Thank you! Gwyneth
Recently my uncle and dad passed and I had to return home to canada. I have a dog and cat and just not comfortable about having the house empty and them kenneled. It was great. Easy to use service and nice person and returned to nice clean house and happy pets G.T.
We have just contacted a house sitter from your list and within half a day we have organized a for someone to mind our home while we are away. What an easy website you have! We will spread the word to all we meet - thanks! Denise
I have used the website on several occasions and have had very positive experiences. They turned out to be excellent housesitters. In fact, we are using them again. All in all, I love the service you provide and I will continue to use it. Keep up the good work. Cynthia
You have a great site and service for us homeowners wanting to travel. Thank you. Jay
I chose not to place a homeowner ad with you as I had limited time. I searched and called house sitters directly that day. I found a great couple and they did a wonderful job. I will use your service again, as I will be going back and forth to China. Sincerely, Bruce
Thank you HouseSittersAmerica. We have found a really nice couple from your website to care for our home and cat. We will get back to you once the house sitting job has been completed :) Joline
My sitter position was filled May for my trip this August thru Oct. I love your site and plan to use it very often as it produces the answer to many people who travel alot and have a home that needs to be lived in and pets that need care. I have nothing negitive to voice. My sitter is great and I look forward to leaving it in their care. Carol & Willy
A house sitter answered our ad on House Sitters America and was very proactive with providing information and conveying her desire to care for our pets and home. She was very easy to coordinate with and went out of her way to come to our house to get to know our dogs and our routines. She was very flexible and agreed to sit for our dogs on fairly short notice. My husband and I felt very comfortable leaving the dogs in her care, despite traveling for over 3 weeks. We have two very large dogs, one a younger very rambunctious puppy. She was very accommodating to make sure he was happy and occupied. She provided lots of toys and treats and walks to keep him entertained. Also, our older dog had recently had surgery and she graciously gave her additional medicines and even took her to a follow-up vet visit that fell during our travel time. In addition to caring for the dogs, she watered our plants and lawn, kept the house looking nice, stayed in our home at night to keep the dogs company, and made trips to the pet store to pick up additional supplies needed by the dogs. She also was great about keeping us updated about things while we traveled. She nicely emailed us every few days to let us know how the dogs were doing and how things were going at the house. We really appreciated her frequent emails and updates, and that helped put our minds at ease so we could truly enjoy our vacation. I know that she would be a very reliable and trustworthy person to pet/house sit for other families and would recommend her services to folks looking for a reliable, competent pet/house sitter. Everything went incredibly smoothly under her care and we were truly grateful to find her on the House Sitters America site Nicole
We just had our first house sitting experience. We arrived home with everything just like we left it only better. The house sitters are wonderful people. They were here when they said they would be, did exactly what we had hoped for, and were sweet, sweet people to boot. All our pets took to them right away and i believe that is a huge testimony to character. My blind basset hound was happy and spoiled. The horses were properly fed and watered. We couldn't hardly tell they were here. They are welcome back anytime even if they aren't house sitting. Julia
Just had our first experience with a house-sitter from your agency. We returned home after 9 weeks and found our home in perfect condition and our 2 cats fat and happy!!! We received weekly updates whenever we called home and I can't praise her enough for all that she did while we were gone. So happy we found your site and that we found Susan. Thanks for everything!!!! Linda M
What a great experience it is to get a house sitter through this web site. We've used 2 sitters so far with a third one arriving soon and we couldn't be more happy with the care and consideration given to our home and pets. What a joy to have such warm and caring people looking after the house and our sweet Goldendoodle. Sandy
We had our first experience with a housesitter this past May for a month and were more than satisfied with the sitters we used from your website who we feel are now friends! Our cat loved them, too, and that's a great testimonial even though she'll sit on any lap available. Pat & Russ
We advertised on your website and engaged a housesitter who applied for our position: looking after our two cats for 3 months while we were out of the country. This sitter was amazing: sympathetic with our pets, responsible, reliable and delightful. We have now had her come twice. She is currently engaged in her third sit for us. Our cats are always happy to see her and we come home and find everything in perfect order. We could not be happier! Pat S
We used this site to find a house sitter during our 6 week trip. We have two dogs and 3 cats plus the house that needed to be cared for. Bob agreed to come and take care of everything. He not only cared for the animals, but took us to the airport, and retrieved us at the end of the trip. Things could not have been better when we got back. Except that the dogs seemed to have missed him more that they were happy to see us back. We were very happy and will use the site during our next trip, although hopefully Bob will be available again. Ken
This past May we returned home after having spent 6 months out of the country. It was our first experience using HSA and it was in every way, perfect! We received many replies from various potential house sitters and the person we chose was perfect for us. He took care of our cat, our property and our renter without a hitch. Everything was in order when we returned and while we were away, he kept in contact and informed us of what was going on at home. Will definitely use HSA again this year and every year to come. Sam K
I wanted to let you know that I've found a housesitter and am very happy with how this has turned out. She answered my ad within a day or two of it being placed and after a lot of correspondence, we just finalized our housesitting agreement over the weekend. I am very grateful for this service and have told a number of people about it already. I expect that I'll be visiting your site again next year. Again, thank you for all your patience and help. Ted
I have recently returned from a 10 day trip away, and just had to write and tell you that I was VERY pleased with my experience with House Sitters America. The sitters, from S.C. came down to take care of my home and beloved German Shepherd dog.....it was their first sit, and my first time using your service. They took excellent care of both my house and dog, left everything just as they found it (maybe even BETTER!!), and were very good at checking in with me, and keeping me abreast of how things were going while I was gone. Thus, I was able to relax and enjoy my trip with no worries. Your service is great, and I will use it again. Thank you. Nancy Nancy from Fla
Twice I have used House Sitters America to find a home/pet sitter. Both times I have found the sitters to be very professional, having the necessary ability, knowledge, and skill required to sit my 2 labs and 2 cats as well as care for my home. I now can take vacations knowing my home is in good hands. Sarah R
Our friends thought we were nuts for entrusting our house and pets to a total stranger. But I believed in the goodness of people, and I did not want my dogs and cats to be caged for 2 weeks. Using a house-sitter made a lot of sense....but could we find the right one? And did we ever! Auntie Jayne was selected from several inquiries that we received from interested house-sitters. She ironically knew the area because she had a sister who lived about 1 mile away from me in the same sub-division. This was her first house-sitting job and she was nervous herself. The nearness to her sister made us both feel a little better about the arrangement of matching stranger to house...but in the end, it didn't matter because now Auntie Jayne is like family. She took perfect care of my house (read: it was cleaner when I got back from my trip than before I left) and the dogs and cats loved her! And she them.....we stay in touch by email so she can check up on how her little buddies are doing. I will definitely do this again with no reservations. And my friends are even considering it for themselves the next time they travel. A story with a happy ending for all involved. Nancy E
Thanks to this website, my husband and I found our perfect housesitters to stay while we were away. This was our first experience using housesitters so we had a few reservations about having complete strangers stay in our home! We had several candidates within a day or two but the couple we had just stood out from the beginning. We hit it off right away and after several weeks on conversing we contracted them for the housesit. Upon their arrival a couple days before our departure any remaining reservations my husband and I had using this service completely dissapated. We couldn't have had a more knowledgeable and responsible couple to stay. We left for vacation completely at ease knowing that we left our home and our pets in good hands. We have still remained in contact with our housesitters after our return. This was an exceptional experience and would recommend this website to others and definitely will use housesitters in the future! Denise H
I recently engaged the services of a house / pet sitting couple from this website. What a great exchange! I was on vacation for 3 weeks, and they came and took great care of my two pets and my house. I was thrilled with every thing about this arrangement! Kelly T
We engaged housesitters for the first time while we traveled to Europe. I cannot praise them highly enough and we are still amazed that we found such great people who took fantastic care of our three dogs, home and garden while we were gone. They kindly kept in touch with us via e/mail during our absence and we returned to find everything absolutely perfect. Definitely something we'd do again. Brenda V
We live in Hawaii, and travel to the mainland sometimes to see our family. We always enjoyed the trip, but did not like putting our animals in kennels, finding someone to mow the lawn, or just someone to be here taking care of the house in general. We thought it would be nice to find someone to stay here while we were away. Began to search, and your site was the first one we came upon, and the rest of the story could not have turned out better. A house sitting couple were the first to respond to our advert. We e-mailed back and forth, and locked into them. The more we communicated, the more we felt comforted in our choice. When we met them at the airport, we felt like they were old friends. Our dog and cat took to them fight away also. We left for our trip with complete confidence. On returning, we found everything in tip-top shape. The house was spotless, the animals happy, and these sitters said that they had a great time here.It was so good to be away, and not have the concerns we would have had otherwise, and we would not hesitate to use house sitters america again. The house sitters we used were terrific, and set a very high standard that may be impossible to beat. We thank them so much. Roger and Barbara
Engaged a housesitting couple from your system over 6 months ago and I promised to give you feedback when the house sit was over. Well I'm back home after 3 months in New York on biz. and have to tell you I'm very impressed with the couple who cared for my place. It was spotless how I left it. They stayed several days after I arrived home (my request as I wanted to treat them to some good food and wine and get to know them better). They are lovely (I'm aware that I can't put their names within this testimonial - a bit frustrating as I would like to show them off to all the other homeowners who use House Sitters America, but hey...). We are now friends and they are planning on visiting me next year on their trip across the country. Thank you, thank you, thank you - untill next time... Jen K.
We had a wonderful experience with our house/pet sitters while we traveled for a month. They were neat, clean and took wonderful care of our dogs, to the extent that they took my dog to agility class and handled a crisis with the other one just the way I would have. It was so nice to go away with peace of mind that everything was taken care of and we were able to truly enjoy our vacation. Susan D
I have secured a house sitter via your system for the time I will be away next summer and fall. I emailed this person and exchanged information, then later we talked on the phone. Finally we set up a meeting in Florida when I was visiting there for the holidays. We had lunch together, discussed details, and this person has made a commitment to stay in my house and care for my dogs while I am in Australia. Your website serves an important need! Beverly
You were super helpful. We wound up having three who sounded good and submitted references, and we chose one. That will be for this summer. We have also used your contract template, for which I thank you. Overall, it's a wonderful service. Jo
Hi Housesitters America! We would like to say a big thanks to your house sitting company. It only took us a few days to find a couple who were suitable and available for our Washington home. The couple (we were told we couldn't name their names here??) looked after our home and cat perfectly. We got home after 9 weeks to find the house exactly how we left it. They even left flowers and chocolates for us for our return - how's that!! We have told everyone about these sitters and your service. We will definitely use you again. Until next time, Col & Ann
I interviewed several house sitters from your website to house-sit my large, art-filled, urban apartment in the Bay Area, as well as to take care of a beloved elderly cat, while I was away, out of the country, for an entire month. During our several initial emails one man struck me as exceptionally thoughtful, appropriate and responsive. Since I was looking for a grownup to care for my home worry-free, I intuitively realized that he fit the bill. He more than lived up to that initial impression. On arrival, he welcomed my thorough briefing on my home and my cat's special needs, The quality of his attention and of his questions relieved me of any further anxiety about my departure. On his own initiative he very kindly emailed me each week, to let me know that all was well, including some gently humorous updates on my cat's antics and health. He also managed two unexpected maintenance issues effectively and with no fuss. When I returned home the cat was happy and my home beautifully maintained. He was thoughtful, considerate and a gentlemanly house-sitter. Berkeley F
We recently came back from five weeks in Australia and feel fortunate to have found the perfect house sitter through your site. She not only took wonderful care of our home and precious cat, but she clearly loved and appreciated them as if they were her own. My thanks goes to House Sitters America for providing the connection. And to the sitter, who truly gave us a secure, comfortable, no worries feeling, even though we were so far, far away. Terry A
I found someone through House Sitters America, and they did a great job! I was on vacation 8 hrs away for a week. My house was very well cared for, the pool was tended to, the mail and the newspaper were brought in, and the plants were watered-inside and out!! I will definately use this service again!! Thanks Again, Elizabeth in New Jersey Elizabeth M
We did find a house sitter through your site. Rachael was amazing--very professional and she took care of our dogs and our home for a month, as though they were her own. We had an unexpected event happen while we were gone and after contacting us to let us know that our older dog was very ill, Rachael had to have her put to sleep. Not many people can do this, let alone do it with grace. Rachael went above and beyond the call of duty. I would work with her again in a heartbeat. Regards, Margaret S
I have used House Sitters America on three occasions. I placed an ad for a housesitter and also scanned all the registered house sitters. We have been delighted and positively satisfied with the house sitters we have gotten. House Sitters America website is very easy to use and I like that I can activate/deactivate my ad as I need to. I usually need a house sitter about twice a year. You provide a wonderful service that only a few years ago would be impossible. Keep up the good work. Margaret H
Thanks for the help. I'm going to use a housesitter I found on your website. She hasn't sat for us yet, but we have emailed and also spoken on the phone and I feel quite comfortable having her sit for us. We have a dog and two cats. The housesit isn't until August so I will let you know more afterwards. I like the website. Keep up the good work. Jude & Kevin