Home Owner Reviews
The following references have been written about us by Home Owners following our house sits. If you are looking for someone to look after your home and pets while you are away, and you like what you read, feel free to contact us directly to see if we are available. Just send an email to the address opposite, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
1 dog and 1 tortoise
This is the second time we have asked Terry and Maura to house-sit for us, and we were delighted that they were available and prepared to take us on again! They are just ideal for the task – our dog adores them (we think the tortoise does too but then tortoises are hard to read emotionally!). They kept us updated when we were away and the house and garden were immaculate when we returned. We really can’t recommend them highly enough – we feel we can go away with no worries or concerns knowing they’re house-sitting for us.
This was our first time using a house sitter for our 2 dogs and we couldn’t have been happier with the outcome. From our initial contact with Terry & Maura, they were a pleasure to deal with: they were friendly, reliable, honest and most importantly took great care of our 2 dogs. They arrived the night before we left which gave them a good opportunity to settle in and bond with the dogs. We particularly loved the regular updates and photos during our trip – we could see that the dogs were very happy and contented, and we were even treated to a delicious home cooked meal on our return. We highly recommend Terry & Maura and hope to use them again in the future.
Terry & Maura did an excellent job keeping Mr Darcy (our cat) happy and us well-informed during their 5-week housesit with us. They were excellent communicators both before and during the sit. They also kept our apartment neat and tidy, so it was a pleasure to come home to. We’d be happy to have them sit for us again.
Maura and Terry are totally reliable – they did everything they said they would, and kept us informed while we were away. They arrived early, as arranged, to get to know the house and the cats and their many foibles before we left. When we left, we felt confident that our cats would be in safe hands for the 10 days of our absence. Unfortunately, due to our route back being disrupted by sudden major road closures, they left a couple of hours before our arrival home, with our full agreement, so we didn’t get to chat with them after the house-sit, which is a shame. They had prepared a delicious meal for us, which was very welcome. Our cats were all in good shape, relaxed and happy, and the house was clean and well looked after. We’d happily invite Maura and Terry back and thoroughly recommend them.
December 2017 – January 2018
Terry and Maura are fantastic! They stayed with our doggies for almost a month and took great care of them and the apartment. They are reliable, independent, friendly, organized and reliable. In sum, they are a joy to have in your home! We couldn’t recommend them enough. Thank you so much guys for everything you did for Diego and Valentina, they will surely miss you 🙂
September 2017 and October-December 2017
3 dogs and 2 cats
Terry and Maura have been sitting our house and animals in September for 10 days and we were absolutely delighted finding everything in perfect order! The house was clean, the dogs and cats seemed to be happy and the dinner they prepared for us coming home was delishious! We are glad having them back in November when we are away, again!
Terry and Maura have been here for the 2nd time and our animals loved them! They have done a great job and I can recommend them to everybody else!
2 dogs and 1 cat
Terry and Maura did a fabulous job of looking after the house and our pets. Both dogs and the cat were happy and healthy when we returned and the house was ship-shape. They even received compliments from the neighbours. I would certainly ask Terry and Maura to sit for us again and would wholeheartedly recommend them.
Terry & Maura just house sat for us. They were amazing and looked after our 2 dogs really well. The house was immaculate when I returned. A very easy going couple who always responded to emails and text in a very short period of time and we found this very reassuring knowing that they were looking after everything back home whilst we were away. Would highly recommend them and we have already secured them for July next year. A very easy 5 stars for both of them.
Lyme Regis, UK
4 rabbits and 1 dog
After Terry and Maura looked after our house and rabbits so well last year we were very happy to welcome them back for another house sit. Unfortunately we had a poorly Mr Pickle (bunny) who decided to become ill just before we left. Terry and Maura were very happy to give him his medication (of which there were several) and keep a close eye on him and the other bunnies whilst we were away. Communication was excellent throughout and they kept us up to date with his progress (he pulled through and he’s still here today!). We felt at ease knowing they were looking after them whilst we were away. They are both very trustworthy, friendly, caring and clean and tidy people. We would highly recommend.
1 dog and 1 tortoise
We asked Terry and Maura to look after our house and pets (Gracie the dog and Gordon the tortoise) for about 3.5 weeks whilst we went on holiday. We were absolutely delighted with the help they gave us: * Way before the sit began they were in contact with us, so we felt we knew them even before we met them. * They proposed arriving a day or two before we left to give them time to get to know us, our pets, the house and the neighbourhood. This suited us down to the ground; and added to our degree of comfort with them. We knew the house and pets would be in safe hands. * They provided us with regular updates and photos while we were away, thus giving us peace of mind that all was well. * They made sure that our pets were well looked after. One of our neighbours even commented on how much fun Gracie was having! * The house and garden were clean, and very tidy on our return. Overall we would have no hesitation at all recommending Terry and Maura to anyone considering a house and pet sitter. They were highly reliable, competent and efficient, as well as being very likeable and good company. Overall they have been a pleasure to deal with. We hope to stay in touch with them and to see them again should they ever find themselves in London!
1 dogs and 1 cat
Terry and Maura were fantastic. Energetic, enthusiastic to discover the area, and amazing with the animals. Bryn, my border collie, was exercised exactly as I would have wished, he was happy and contented when I returned. Maggie, my beautiful, if a little ‘precious’ cat was chilled and had warmed to Terry and Maura. I spent time before and after the housesit with Terry and Maura, it was fun and a real pleasure. I would recommend them to anyone and hope that they might housesit for me again.
Lyme Regis, UK
4 rabbits and the neighbour’s dog
We would highly recommend Terry and Maura as house/pet sitters. They took great care of our four rescue bunnies (these are four special bunnies who are by no means low maintenance! ) and they also walked an additional dog ‘Spring’ the springer voluntarily (we recently began walking an old ladies springer in the village and this was not part of the original pet sit request). We and the dog owner were extremely grateful for this. They looked after our house also and left it very tidy and clean when we returned. Terry and Maura communicated excellently from day one and they were a lovely couple when meeting them in person. We would definitely have them house/pet sit again.
Maura and Terry and warm and friendly and I would highly recommend them. They looked after our cats and our home perfectly. We were late getting back on the last day due to traffic problems but even so Terry got up to welcome us home. The cats were VERY happy with the cuddles and care they received! Thank you Terry and Maura, it was a pleasure to leave our home and cats in your care.
Stroud, United Kingdom
2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 parrot, pond fish and tropical fish
So pleased we choose Terry and Maura. Our pets and home were very well looked after. Felt we knew them before we met as we were in contact as soon as dates confirmed. House very clean and tidy on return and all the animals looked wonderful and didn’t seem too miss us at all !! Frequently kept in touch with us with pictures of our pets (which was wonderful). They even stayed an extra night for us. We would have Terry and Maura back again. Would very much recommend these lovely pet/house sitters.
June 2016, May 2017 and June 2018
Absolutely excellent house/ dog sitters. Our neighbours call Terry the dog whisperer. Terry and Maura left our house in a better condition than when we left and looked after our dogs brilliantly. We felt that we had known them forever even before we left and all our friends in the village loved getting to know them while we were away. We have no hesitation in commending them to anyone who needs house/ pet sitting. They are the sort of people who can confront any situation and deal with it calmly and competently. This is the first time we have ever used this site and we would be very happy to recommend this site to anyone who needs house / pet sitting while away on holiday. Thanks so much Terry and Maura. We hope you will have many more sits with this website.
Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia
December 2013–January 2014
Terry & Maura offered to housesit for me over the Christmas / New Year period in 2013/14. I was able to meet with them when I was in Wellington which was great as we were able to discuss what was required, as well as give them the key to the house. The house was left in a tidy condition, clean sheets and towels, along with a little gift for me. I can recommend them both to look after your home with the same care and attention.
Castle Hill, Sydney, Australia
December 2012–January 2013
Terry & Maura were our house sitters for our home for two weeks over Dec 2012 and Jan 2013. During their stay they were required to look after our two cats as well as our swimming pool. Prior to the house sit we had good communication which helped ease our mind that Terry & Maura would be the right people to care for our pets, they asked good questions and understood the feeding regime and how to look after the pool. On our return our cats were happy and healthy, our pool was clean and our house was tidy. I would have no hesitation recommending them to anyone else requiring a professional couple to look after your home and pets.