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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.


can you help out?

Currently we are experiencing a larger
than normal number of enquiries
from pet owners seeking a
reliable and experienced house-sitter.

Our calendar normally books out well in advance
and we are seeking other pet lovers
who may be interested in house sitting for pet owners
(both Australia, United Kingdom and Internationally)

If you are interested  (or if you are a pet owner
seeking a sitter.).. please register here
so as we can hopefully do some match making
and help make a few pets happy. 

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

    The benefits of an experienced pet sitter.

    • 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.


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

    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.

    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:

    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.

    Happy Pet Owners returning home to happy, healthy pets

    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 DeniseRawtenstall 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


    Byron Bay – NSW – Australia

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    Located right next to a semi secluded beach in Byron Bay it was the perfect location to enjoy many fun hours with these two fun loving sausages with their endless…

    Bangalow – Byron Bay NSW – Australia

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    A FABULOUS EXPERIENCE NESTLED AMONGST THE SPECTACULAR SURROUNDS OF BYRON BAY’S HINTERLAND After communicating with Claire for many weeks prior to the sit, it was an absolute pleasure to finally…

    Kawana Waters – Sunshine Coast – Australia

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    Errol and Angel   Irene and Tony's luxury resort style property is in a spectacular waterfront location in Queensland's Sunshine Coast. The home is nestled amongst a myriad of ponds,…

    Bonogin – Gold Coast Hinterland – Queensland

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    Looking after the gorgeously affectionate Border Collie named "Bear" was an experience all in itself. Whilst Bear is only 9 months old, she is an extremely smart dog and for…

    Upper Mudgeeraba – Gold Coast – Queensland – Australia

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    Teddy is a mostly inside dog who likes to sleep on the bed during the day under the fan. But, he loves to go for walks and particularly enjoys the…

    Arundel – Gold Coast – Australia July 2023

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    Yes, Peggy by name, (short for "Peg Leg" due to her cute one white leg). This loveable little girl was an absolute pleasure to care for. Nothing was too much…

    Bundall – Gold Coast – Australia

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    Tinkerbell, Ragdoll, who is very affectionate, and loves company lives in a luxurious two storey home in Sorrento, Bundall overlooking the spectacular waterways in the beautiful Gold Coast, Australia. With…

    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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