Vanessa & Ian

Professional full-time house sitters. Over 80 international sits all with 5* Reviews -

London, United Kingdom

Reviews (69)

Alan & Gill

1st house sit from this lovely couple. Ian and Vanessa kept us informed whilst away and it was lovely to come back to a clean tidy home with happy animals

York, United Kingdom · 19 Nov - 02 Dec 2019

This was Vanessa and Ian's third pet sit and Buster was very pleased to see them when they arrived. Buster can be quite a handful at times but I went away

Cardiff, United Kingdom · 08 Nov - 11 Nov 2019

Ian and Vanessa lovely couple second time sat at our house highly recommended looked after house and our 3 dogs and chickens no problem looking forward to

Fuentes de Cesna, Spain · 19 Oct - 07 Nov 2019
Jolene and Terry

Where to start... Vanessa and Ian are the most wonderful people and sitters. I'm reluctant to big them up too much because I want to keep them to myself! :)

Malmesbury, United Kingdom · 23 Sep - 11 Oct 2019

Another fabulous sit by these two. Always come home to a happy dog and a well ordered house. Many thanks again to you both. Unfortunately they are so

Chelsea, United Kingdom · 06 Sep - 15 Sep 2019

References (6)


On meeting Vanessa & Ian I immediately felt at ease as they are a very warm, gentle and responsible couple and I felt we had an instant rapport. This was

House & pet sitting reference · 29 February 2016


SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE: Over 80 international house-sits, all with 5* reviews, animal care including rescue pets and young/old; luxury property care; remote off-grid living; water management, solar, swimming pool and garden maintenance

Why we want to house sit

We find the process of being able to exchange services based around trust and respect, extremely rewarding. And while house sitting allows us to travel and experience different cultures and countries around the world, with the company of

Our experience

We're comfortable with all breeds, sizes and ages of dogs and have experience of administering insulin injections. Ian cared for and trained a team of 20 Alaskan Huskies so he can deal confidently with more dominant or willful pet

Pet care experience

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Reptiles
  • Horses
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Livestock
  • Birds
  • Small pets


December 2019
January 2020
  • Available on these dates — get in touch to find out if they can sit for you

Preferred countries

  • Colombia
  • France
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Panama
  • Saint Lucia

Profile details

Vanessa 57 and Ian 56
Publisher of House Sitting Magazine and Assistant Publisher of House Sitting Magazine
With a partner