House Sitting Ireland is a pet and/or house sitting service currently offering sits in Dublin and North Wicklow. When you go on holiday, or whenever you need to be away and your house is empty, you can choose to have it safely occupied, and if you have animals, then they can be cared for in the comfort of their own home rather than go in kennels. Have a browse of the website and please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to make a booking.
Kennels can be stressful for your pets. Let them stay where they know – their own bed, their own garden, their own food, their own toys, their own house – where they will get lots of attention, and lots of cuddles.
Don’t leave your home empty for your holidays. Lights on at night-time, bins in/out, curtains opened/closed, no mail build-up and your plants watered. And if needed your cars turned over so you don’t come back to a flat battery.
Your pets are happy being where they are used to, your home is in safe hands with daily activity and someone there every night, leaving you to think of nothing but enjoying your holidays.
Some of my sits
'Meet and Greet' to make sure your animals are happy with me
Why House Sitting Ireland?
Reliable, pet loving, professional
Reliable, with a love for pets. A non-smoker, non-drinker, vegetarian. Your home will be treated like my own and you will come back to it just the way you left it. Your pets will be waiting for you, having had a great time in their own home, with no trips for you to pick them up on your return.
And whether you’ve pets or not, your house will be safe in my hands with everything kept in order, and nothing needing to be done when you arrive home. You can just sit back and relax after your trip back.
What our costumers say
We had never used a house sitting service. Understandably, we were somewhat nervous about trusting our home and our two cats Oscar and Fluffy to someone who we did not know. However, from the moment we met Shay we were instantly put at ease. Shay is such a warm, sound, and responsible man. You can tell he truly loves animals by the way he interacts and speaks about them. We were really impressed with his service. Shay gave us timely updates on how our cats were doing (with pictures) which really put us at ease and allowed us to have a stress free holiday. Our home was left in immaculate condition and our cats were so happy and healthy when we returned. Shay was even able to effortlessly manage a mini crisis in our absence when an Amazon delivery jammed our main door preventing entry. He found a way to remove the obstruction and consequently ensure the safety and welfare of our cats. Honestly, we could not recommend his service more highly.
Donal & Shirley,Oscar & Fluffy
Shay has looked after Kiko for all our holidays, winter or summer, for the past four years. I cannot recommend him enough. Kiko just loves him, and Shay is very security conscious so I have total peace of mind that both the (much loved) dog and house are 100% in great hands. I trust him implicitly; the house is spotless when we get home and he even mows the lawn!!! Happy to give a reference if anyone would like one.
Frank & Claire Donnellan,Kiko the Cockapoo
Shay was really good looking after our little zoo. He managed to befriend the cats quickly and even administer ear drops; litter box was cleaned regularly too. On top of that, it was clear that he actually spent some time with them - playing and letting them out in the sun. Finding the fluffballs happy was absolutely invaluable. Wholeheartedly recommend!
Dani,Fibonacci, Harley & Llello
I have a lot of photography and video equipment, but I had peace of mind on my holidays knowing that Shay was there every night and potential burglars would be deterred rather than an empty house for 2 weeks.
Shay looked after Bane for a month when we first got him and we had to go to Poland. Since then he's Uncle Shay, and Sherlock took to him just as quickly. They love his sits.
Gar & Ashka,Bane & Sherlock, English Bull Terriers
Shay is just great! Twice I called him with a very short notice, but he was cool with it. I have 3 cats and it's not easy to take care of them, but he's great with them anyway. Totally recommend him!
Margherita,3 cats: Patti, Gilo, Tomino
Shays has looked after our animals a number of times when we go on holidays. We've two inside dogs that took very well to him and a large outside dog that he is great with. And of course all the rest of the animals! Would not hesitate to recommend Shay.
The Smullens,2 canaries, 3 dogs, 5 lambs, 5 geese, 12 hens
Jessie loves her walks with Shay and gets excited when she sees his car arrive because she knows she is going down the beach for a swim.
Heide,Jessie, black Lab
About Your Sitter
At the moment House Sitting Ireland is just me Shay. I’ve been around pets since I was born, for my first three years Kim in the photo was my brother, then my actually brother came along and ruined it all 😉
A number of years ago I started house and/or pet sitting for friends, ranging from a weekend to nine months! As a self employed IT consultant and photographer, it allows me be flexible with my time.