Why House Sitters Do NOT Live Rent-Free

“And you’re staying in my home for free.”  “No, ma’am, I’m not. I’m providing you with a valuable service that you pay for by allowing me to stay in your home rent-free. We are exchanging one service for another.” It’s true. House sitters do NOT live rent-free. It’s the exchange, of one service for another…

How to Handle an Aggressive Dog at the Dog Park

Nothing makes me angrier at the dog park than owners who bring an aggressive dog and don’t monitor it. Not only because it’s scary and dangerous for both dogs and owners. But also because the dog park is the only place where many dogs can enjoy freedom from the leash or home confinement. One minute…

Make-Ahead Recipes: The Authentic Spanish Tortilla (Tortilla Espanola or Tortilla de Patatas)

We’re bringing you an authentic  Spanish Tortilla or the tortilla espanola or tortilla de patatas, for our first make-ahead recipe post since our cookbook, the House Sitter’s Cookbook, published. I don’t know about you but we’re excited about sharing more food and recipes with you because…well…we love food. So why are make-ahead dishes so important? Because good make-ahead dishes…

How to Prepare for Your House/Pet Sit Interview + Questions

You scored! You landed a house/pet sit interview. During your happy dance, you realize you have an interview coming up. It’s now time to get prepared. One of the best ways to prepare for a house/pet sit interview is to make a list of questions. This list not only keeps us focused but acts as talking…