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Established in 2004, we now consider ourselves to be the leading house-sitting service in Cape Town. We have built a reputation on our INTEGRITY, RELIABILITY, and TRUSTWORTHINESS However..... enough about us!!! Our responsibility to you starts the moment you walk out the front door. We take over the running of your home in all aspects - from collecting your mail, watering indoor plants, overseeing any maid or char you might have, and most importantly..... providing your pets with more TLC than they can handle. We will follow whatever instructions you give us, be extremely diligent about security and not allow strangers onto the property. Your pets will be kept as far as possible to their normal daily routine, being fed at their usual time and in the case of dogs, walked every day (We do not walk cats or goldfish!!) PLEASE NOTE: We do NOT do “feeding visits” - coming to your home once or twice a day just to feed your pets. Before your housesit begins, we will notify your vet and advise them of the dates that we are doing your sit, should the need arise for emergency treatment.
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We have a selected a hand-picked team of RETIRED people as our sitters. They have been thoroughly checked and vetted by us. They all have police clearances and are non-smoking ANIMAL LOVERS. As they are retired, they spend most of the day at your home (with time out for shopping etc.) Before your sit commences, we will arrange for our sitter to come and meet you, and to receive instructions from you regarding your home. Should you use our service on a regular basis – we will try to ensure the same sitter for you on each occasion. We also do spot checks on our sitters during the time you are away, just to make sure everything is running smoothly. There are times when our bookings do overlap, and we occasionally need to change our sitters to accommodate our bookings. However, we will try to avoid this if possible.
We provide home and pet owners with trusted housesitters to care for the home and pets while away
Never underestimate the resourcefulness of an intruder. Simply locking your doors and windows isn't enough. If you can think of a way to get into your home, surely someone who makes crime his living will be able to as well. You also shouldn't overestimate the resourcefulness of neighbours. Neighbourhood watches are fine, but how many of your neighbours spend every hour you aren't home watching your house? How would they distinguish between a furniture delivery and a robbery? Can you tell just by looking if someone is simply walking for exercise or casing houses for possible burglary attempts? Even houses less than a kilometre from police stations are easily robbed.
The very best prevention you can implement is a combination of 24-hour home alarm monitoring and a house sitter if you are going to be away for any length of time. Don't become a statistic. Start protecting your home today!
A simple loud noise will not deter a criminal. Your neighbours are likely to turn up their televisions to drown out the sound. Criminals easily thwart Battery and even electrically operated sound alarms. If you are going to use a home alarm, you should use a monitored system. When you decide between monitored home alarm systems, you generally have three choices - a do-it-yourself system, a national monitoring system, and a local home security company system. The do-it-yourself installation systems are by far the cheapest. You need a bit of technical knowledge, and you need to know how an intruder enters. When you buy your own equipment, you have your choice of companies to monitor your system. Some systems let you program additional numbers to be called when the alarm is triggered, which isn't as helpful as you'd think. By the time you or a neighbour can react and call the police, your burglar is usually long gone. Monitored home alarm systems are worth the investment, but you shouldn't stop there.
Even if you have an alarm system, house-sitters are invaluable. If you leave your home to go on holiday, your best defence is having actual people in your home. Most of burglaries happen during the day while people are at work. Criminals will take the easiest route. If people are in their targeted home, they will move on to a house that appears empty. The problem with traditional house-sitting services is that they simply make one or two trips to your home a day to collect mail, open curtains, water plants, and throw off criminals. That still leaves about 23 hours in the day that your home is vulnerable to intrusion or fires. The best house-sitting option is to have people living in your home. Having a house sitter also cuts down on preparation time and expenses before your holiday. You won't have to have your mail stopped (all a criminal must do is watch your postal carrier skip your house to assume you're not home.), buy and set light-timers, or even board the dog. The house sitter will water the lawn, take care of your mail, pets, and home while you’re away. I fact it’s like having a 'bodyguard' for your home while you're gone.