Why We House Sit

Housesitting affords us the opportunity to learn about a place slowly over time - while providing a much needed service to others who enjoy traveling. We've met some amazing animals (and their owners), picked gorgeous flowers and learned so much since we started. We've grown so fond of the animals we've cared for that we decided you should get to know them too - check out the "Pet Profiles" link for more information on our furry friends.



Furry & feathered friends!

We both love animals, helping people and traveling, so house & pet sitting allows us to satisfy all these needs. Traveling so much makes us miss having any pets in our own lives so petsitting gives us that as well. Let’s be honest. Cat videos on Facebook are great, but nothing quite like a warm ball of fur in your lap at night!

We've made loads of furry friends during our adventures in house sitting.



Having purchased our first home at the young young ages of 23 & 25 respectively, and remodeled and sold two more since then, we are well equipped to care for a home as if it is our own.  

We were responsible for showing the house to prospective buyers during one sit, which meant some minor yardwork and keeping the house show ready at all times. We are proud to say that while the owners were on vacation, the house sold!


we are Experienced

In the digital age, it's easy to give you the comfort and knowledge that your pets and house are safe and happy. To do this we usually connect on Facebook where we post pictures and send updates regularly.

We created a Tumblr account called 'Postcards From Rocco', and sent daily “postcards” to our friend, written from the point of view of Rocco, her poodle who we were watching while she was away. It was so much fun to write, and she loved knowing that her puppy was safe and having an amazing time while she was basking in the sun in Mexico.

pet profiles

We've fallen for the animals (and flowers) that we've cared for so we decided we needed to create a profile page to honor them. We can't wait to tell you all about them and we bet you'll fall for them too. 

tips on house sitting

House sitting is a big part of how we’ve been able to continue traveling full time - it helps us feel normal, grounded and helpful to both the pets and the homeowners we encounter. We’ve written a fair bit on how you too can become a house sitter.

HOUSE SITTer of the year award!

We are happy to announce that we won 1 of 5 coveted spots in the Sitter of the Year Award from Trusted House Sitters! What does this mean exactly? For one, it means we have a lifetime subscription to the site we use most to find amazing house sits! But beyond that it just feels good to be recognized for being good at something we care so much about.


“Zac and Jill is the perfect couple for house and pet sit! We will highly recommend! They sent pictures and reports everyday and when we returned the house was clean and perfect!” Margareta, Hono, Sweden

“Zac and Jill is the perfect couple for house and pet sit! We will highly recommend! They sent pictures and reports everyday and when we returned the house was clean and perfect!” Margareta, Hono, Sweden

When we returned our cat was happy and healthy and our house was the cleanest it has ever been. We would happily have Zac and Jill as sitters again and I heartily recommend them to anyone else who is considering them.
— Craig D, Scotland
Fabulous sitting team. Zac and Jill are a lovely, friendly couple with great experience in sitting but still took the time to listen and understand what we wanted. Our dogs and cats all loved them and Zac and Jill lavished them with love and attention. They left the house pristine. Communication before the sit was super and they kept us regularly updated throughout our trip away. Cannot recommend highly enough and would have them back without hesitation.
— Paul, Jerusalem, Israel
As a first time host Jill and Zac was the dream team. Even though we only met for an hour and a half before handing over the keys and cat, I felt comfortable going away, knowing they would look after my cat and my house. They took excellently care of Miso and sent regular updates throughout my trip and it was lovely to come home to a happy cat. My place was spotless when I got home and everything was as agreed. I can give my highest recommendations to Jill sand Zac.
— Casper, Seoul, South Korea