House Sitting

Take the stress of going away by using our house sitting service, and rest easy knowing that your home and/or pets are being well looked after. We want you to return to a clean and tidy home with happy pets.

Homeowners have very high expectations of house sitters. They want to leave their home, and pets, with people they can really trust and rely on. We understand this is key and carefully select our Aunties and Uncles to match this expectation.

House sitting duties would include light dusting and hoovering, watering plants, as well as making sure that everything runs smoothly in your absence. In the event that something goes wrong, they will be happy to organise repairs and maintenance, and keep you updated as much or as little as you would like them to.

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      Pet sitting

      Our house sitters not only provide additional security, but also provide experienced care for your pets. By staying in their own familiar surroundings, your pets will be less stressed by your absence, relieving their anxiety… and yours!

      Our service includes:

      • Dog walking
      • Provision of food and water
      • Cleaning litterboxes
      • Grooming
      • Medication administration to any pets that need it
      • Vet visits should they become sick or suffer injury
      • Sending as many pet photos as you would like and keeping you informed of progress
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      What our house sitters need from you:

      • A detailed description of your pets, their behaviours, characteristics, routines, details of veterinary contacts etc
      • Details unique to your home such as alarm codes, how to use the central heating and hot water, where the water stopcock is, list of useful contacts, how often to water plants, as well as any little quirks it will be useful for them to know about

      Day/evening services are available through either direct employment of an Artisan Auntie, or through us as a service provider. Overnight stays are only available through direct employment options. Any costs incurred by your house sitter will be funded by you at the time. Details of insurances etc are discussed in our Terms of Business.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    We respect and support the religious and cultural needs of all those we care for and ensure that your Aunties’ is fully briefed. Your specific needs will be discussed when you meet with your Great Aunt, to ensure that they match you with the most suitable carer.

    Yes. Artisan Aunties understand and recognise the needs of the LGBTQ+ community and always provide a bespoke inclusive service.

    We will run through the usual list of duties that our Aunties and Uncles can and cannot undertake for you in our factfinding meeting. You are welcome to suggest other support you need.

    We will find out your usual daily/weekly needs in our factfinding meeting and draw up an agreed plan of support. If your needs change, we can easily amend your package.

    Artisan Aunties want you to maintain – and even improve – your independent lifestyle and the home support our Aunties and Uncles provide will give you the freedom to do just that.

    Domiciliary care is provided in your own home rather than in a residential home. Artisan Aunties and Uncles want you to maintain your freedom and dignity by remaining at home as long as possible, and their domiciliary care will support you in doing so.

    We will find out your exact needs in our factfinding assessment and recommend a suitable Auntie or Uncle who fulfil your needs. You will employ them directly so it is up to you to determine how long they stay. 

    All your requirements and needs and those of your live-in Auntie/Uncle will be discussed at the factfinding consultation.

    Usually your dog will be walked alone and have 100% of our love and affection.

    We can introduce you to an Auntie or Uncle who you are able to employ directly to support your overnight care needs. Artisan Aunties can provide ad hoc overnight companionship for emergency or short-term assistance.

    We can introduce you to an Auntie or Uncle who you can employ directly to support your ongoing mobility needs.

    We can introduce you to an Auntie or Uncle who you can employ directly to support your personal care needs.

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