So, you love your pets...
and also love to travel?

But, how do you ensure your home is secure and your pets are happy and safe whilst you are away?

It can be very worrying when deciding what the best option is.

You know you want the best for your pets and to ensure they’ll be happy and safe.

You also understand that expensive boarding kennels and catteries are not ideal!


Delighted owners at the conclusion of a recent housesitting assignment with Experienced Pet Sitter, Anthony Cottrell and two very happy, healthy puppies.


Leaving your beloved pets in a strange environment with other animals at a boarding kennel or cattery is not only expensive but fraught with many real concerns and potential risks.

A kennel environment may lead to a change in your pet’s feeding and toileting routines.  Plus, you certainly don’t wish for your pets to be subjected to the many health risks that exist as a result of mixing with unfamiliar animals that have unknown medical and vaccination histories.

Is getting a House-Sitter a good option?

Many pet lovers today have discovered the benefits of enlisting the help of an experienced, trained and  trusted house sitter as the perfect solution.

Yes, this very popular option will ensure you’ll find your pets happy and healthy when you return home. Enlisting the services of a qualified house-sitter will also take the stress away and provide you with total peace of mind that your home remains under professional supervision so you can relax in the knowledge that everything is safe and secure so you can truly enjoy your time away.


The benefits of an experienced pet sitter.

Your pets get to enjoy their normal exercise routine whilst you’re away

It is not surprising that house sitting is booming world-wide, and has become the number one most sought after solution. The biggest attraction is that house-sitting provides mutual benefits for pet owners, pet sitters and, importantly,  the pets.

  • Pets are happier and experience less stress at home.
  • Diet and exercise routines are uninterrupted.
  • Travel trauma for both owner and pet is eliminated.
  • Pet’s exposure to illness is minimized.
  • Untrained or unwilling friends/family/neighbours need not be called.
  • In-home professional pet care provides added peace of mind.


Happy Pet Owners returning home to happy, healthy pets

A fully experienced house-sitter is by far the most cost effective solution to pet care. 

How do you find the "perfect" house sitter for your needs?

In selecting the “perfect” house and pet sitter for your requirements there are a number of options and popular websites that you can visit for some great information.  However, here are a few helpful tips that you should consider:

Anthony Cottrell – Experienced Dog Carer and International House Sitter

Importantly, you should always be sure to check any prospective sitter’s experience.  How long have they been house sitting for? Do they possess expertise in pet and animal care? Is their priority to care for your pets or simply is their goal to take an inexpensive holiday?

Secondly, you should definitely seek reviews from other pet owners from the sitter’s recent assignments. Be sure to thoroughly read what other pet owners have said about their experience with that sitter.  

Doing your homework will provide you with great feedback and peace of mind. By taking these steps, you will be able to make an informed decision and know if have found a genuine and dedicated professional and a caring person in whom you can confidently trust to look after your home and pets.  

One thing for sure is, when you’ve found the perfect sitter, your pets will love their company and much prefer staying in the comfort and familiar surroundings and smells of their very own home.


Featured House and Pet Sitter

Meet Anthony Cottrell

Anthony Cottrell has a passion for photography and pets.

He is Internationally recognised as a highly sought after “5 STAR” rated House and Pet Sitter. 

Vast experience, love of animals and utmost professionalism in his dedication to the welfare of pets has lead him to be known as one of the very best.

You are most likely on this site to find the perfect house and pet sitter.

Whether you are a lover of dogs, cats, horses, chickens, geese or all of the above….

No matter where you are in the World… France, United Kingdom, Austria, Italy, Spain, Australia, Canada or United States…

Regardless if you have a small country cottage, a luxury apartment or are looking for an experienced care-taker for a multi-million dollar estate … you would certainly not be disappointed if you were fortunate enough to secure his services.

It’s all about peace of mind and the best possible time away when you know that your pets and home is in the care of Anthony’s expert attention. You only have to read through his ever growing list of glowing testimonials and reviews from pet owners all over the globe to understand why Anthony is one of the most highly regarded and totally reliable, 5 Star House and Pet Sitters.


Anthony is not a 5 star house sitter .. he is a 10 star house sitter.

Anthony is incredibly kind and thoughtful and it became instantly clear that his number one priority and commitment was to make sure that my dog Flash was happy, comfortable, entertained, exercised, relaxed and settled.

CarolineBruton UK

Anthony looked after our dog (princess Kuri) and the house for a week and all I can say is that we wish he could have stayed longer!
He took care of Kuri with huge love which we instantly identified in Kuri's pictures he sent us everyday, along with messages updating how she's doing.
The house was in an immaculate condition, fridge was refilled (which was totally unnecessary), plus we were even surprised by flowers and basket of fruits upon return

YukaHampstead Heath UK

Anthony is "one out of the box"

From our initial request for a house and pet sitter, to the conclusion of the engagement, Anthony has conducted himself with the utmost professionalism and consideration.

His ability to instantly put us at ease in entrusting him with our home , our belongings and our pets enabled my wife and I to enjoy a month overseas without concerns about what was happening at home.

Neil and DesireeHunter Valley, Australia

What can we say, what a fantastic house sitter.

The dogs Oscar & Billy took to him straight away and didn't look back when we walked away to go on our holidays.

The house was immaculate when we got back home, with Anthony leaving us beautiful flowers and chocolates to welcome us back home.

Anthony was a very warm and honest person who you took to straight away.

Graham and Denise Rawtenstall UK

From luxury mansions to beach cottages, discover why so many pet lovers trust the security of their homes and welfare of their beloved pets to the experience of Anthony Cottrell

Bertie enjoying his own familiar garden whilst his human parents are overseas. One Happy Dog!

Regular walks and loads of company whilst my owner is away..

Added home security… another benefit of enlisting a professional house sitter.

Anthony’s Recent Assignments

see a timeline and photos of recent house sits, the pets and the locations


MILAN – ITALY – 2021

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Milan, Italy. Not only the fashion capital of the World, but home to Buffy, a gorgeous and most beautifully natured Doberman cross.   With picture postcard snow over Christmas and...

San Luis de Sabinillas – Spain – October 2020

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San Louis de Sabinillas is located in Southern Spain in Manilva on the Cost del Sol. It's a beautiful fishing village steeped in history about an hours drive from Gibraltar...

Sáo Martinho do Porto – Portugal – September 2020

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Sáo Martinho do Porto is in Portugal on the Silver Coast about an hours drive from the Portuguese capital, Lisbon   What a wonderful part of the world to be...

Estoril – Portugal – August 2020

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Estoril - Portugal A magical assignment caring for the cheeky little Daschund, "Toops", a delightfully curious cat, "Oscar" and two rascally rabbits, "Coco" and "Flora". Estoril is at the heart...

Sabinillas Spain – July 2020

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Sabinillas is on the South of Spain on the Costa del Sol   This post is currently being updated ---    HOME ABOUT ANTHONY LATEST ASSIGNMENTS READ THE REVIEWS VIDEOS...

Barcelona – Spain 2020

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Barcelona - is a city on the coast of northeastern Spain. It is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, as well as the second most...

Airlie Beach – Queensland – Australia

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Airlie Beach is a relaxed Australian resort town on Queensland's Whitsunday Coast. It's a gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.   Airlie Beach, Australia It's definitely...

Coombabah – Gold Coast – Queensland – 2019

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2 Character filled PitBull sisters were my company for two weeks. For this assignment, I am in a beautiful home that backed onto a gum tree studded national park.  With...

Sanctuary Cove – Queensland – Australia

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Sanctuary Cove is a gated community and town in the suburb of Hope Island in the Gold Coast area of Queensland, Australia   Sanctuary Cove is a completely self-contained residential...

Middle Harbour – Sydney – New South Wales – Australia

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Middle Harbour Sydney One very smart border collie named "Ellie" and an extremely cute rabbit. "Buttons" is my charge for 3.weeks. In a beautiful home, perched amongst the spectacular gum trees...

Coombabah – Gold Coast Australia

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Meet a beautiful very friendly little kitten known as "Mittens". Nestled close to the shores of the picturesque Coombabah Lake in the Gold Coast Australia is the home of cutest...

Bassendean – Perth Western Australia

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Meet the cutest and most photogenic and adorable little boys Buddy and Max are 4 years old... and without doubt would have to be amongst the most delightful little pups...

Dubai – United Arab Emirates

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Dubai is the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the southeast coast of the Persian gulf.   My assignment is in a lovely spacious...


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Meet a beautiful rescue dog so sweet that she was named "Sugar" Sugar was rescued from a shelter in July 2018. She is a very timid and has an extremely...

French Riviera

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The French Riviera Two very special rescue puppies, a very beautiful home and the utmost in caring and very loving owners.... One of my most favourite parts of the world...

Hamburg – Germany

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Two fabulous kittens, Luke and Leia, and a fabulous apartment for a month close to the city centre of Hamburg, Germany. When you have two beautiful young kittens that have...

Wroxeter – Shropshire – United Kingdom

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Two fabulous pups Bertie and Patrick and beautiful Victorian home with gardens and dingle located in Shropshire UK The home is wIthin the Shropshire Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and...

More and more pet owners are using the services of professional house and pet sitters to take advantage of the benefits that in-home pet care provides.


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