Trusted Care for Pets & Home
We look after all you hold dear when you’re away from home so you can relax and leave your cares behind.
We are Peter and Tracy, an Australian-American couple who have been housesitting for 10+ years. Our assignments have taken us across the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia and Mexico.
We’ve looked after dogs, cats, horses, cows, sheep, chickens, guinea pigs, birds, Mr. Grumpy the Boa Constrictor, and a housebroken pig named Maple Bacon.
What’s next? Let us know how we can help you.
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Why Choose Us?
Judith & Geoffrey
Luc & Lucy, dogs
“Peter and his wife, Tracy, looked after our 2 dogs for us, a Great Dane and a puppy only a few weeks old. We were impressed with the caring, considerate and trustworthy approach which they demonstrated in respect of the dogs and the home environment. We have no hesitation in recommending them as pet and house sitters.”
Shuyin & David
“I am so pleased to have met Tracy & Peter. They were focused on the needs of our cat and left the house very clean and tidy. Needless to say, Tracy & Peter are great house sitters (and now friends!) for all these reasons, and I reckon it may be difficult to come across house sitters like them!”
Barbara & Leslie
“Peter and Tracy were fantastic house sitters. Far exceeding our expectations.
They were comfortable looking after 5 horses, 2 dogs, many chickens and our cat. No job was too much! The animals loved them. I cannot recommend them highly enough.”
You asked, we answer
These are some of the most common questions we get about housesitting and some of the most universal concerns we hear.
If your question isn’t addressed here, please contact us and we’d be delighted to answer it.
We truly love the company of pets. Being able to do this gives us a feeling of satisfaction in knowing we are helping others to travel confidently while minimizing the stress on the family pet (or family friends) by keeping up the household’s normal routines until the family is reunited again.
As much advanced notice as you can give us is best. We are not available full-time, year-around, but we do schedule our lives around our commitments as best we can.
Our fees vary depending on the assignment.
When we host your pet in our home, $50 per day covers all basic care. If you require extra care, such as taking pet to a vet or groomer, giving injections, etc., we’ll provide an estimate for the extra care.
Local housesitting in your home for a single pet is $100 per day. That covers all basic pet care plus home care duties like watering your plants, filling bird feeders, securing packages and mail, maintaining the standard of cleanliness you set and preparing the home for your return.
If your needs exceed the basics – a farm, multiple pets, or running a B&B – we will provide an estimate for that type of sit after discussing your needs.
For housesits more than 10 miles from Hopkins, Minnesota, travel costs are also factored into our fee.
Contact us and let’s talk about your needs. We’ll provide a quote.