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Frequently Asked Questions
A few good things to know
FAQs from Home & Pet Owners
What is house sitting?
Why choose The Housesitting Company over other websites?
How do you vet/screen your sitters?
What can and can't I expect from my house sitter?
What is the process of booking a sitter?
How much are your services?
What's your refund policy if I cancel my house sit or pet minding job?
Is there a minimum or maximum length of time?
Do you look after homestays, children, Grandpa?
What areas of New Zealand do you cover?
What pets do you care for? Is a snake out of the question?
Who pays for pet food, living expenses, rent etc?
Are my house sit details visible to the public internet?
Can sitters cancel once booked?
What is the situation with insurance?
Are THC house sitters employees?
Why do people become house sitters?
Why do you provide Third Party Liability insurance?
FAQs from House Sitters
What are the benefits of house sitting?
What are the requirements to become a sitter?
How long is the average house sit?
How many house sits will I get?
What do I bring to a house sit and what can I use of the homeowners?
Can I have friends and family round during a house sit?
Can I bring my own pets to a house sit?
Is house sitting a good option for families?
What happens if I accidently damage something?
Does the sitter pay rent to the homeowner?
Do I get paid to do house sits?
How much does it cost to become a sitter?
Why can’t I see available house sits before registering?
How do I get started house sitting?