Client Feedback

5 (out of 5)

From the moment I made contact with Occupied House Sitters, I experienced First Class Service - thank you to this Team.
- Mike, Boksburg, Johannesburg

5 (out of 5)

Dear Petri

Many thanks once again for your valued service which I would rate a 5! I’ve tried a few other “house-petsitter” websites in the past and yours definitely outshines them!

The retired couple who stayed in our home for a week were friendly, reliable, punctual and trustworthy, and they took great care of our 3 beloved “four-legged” children which is the most important factor to my husband and I! The retired gentleman even did some “handy-man” chores for me which we discussed beforehand, and for this we are indeed grateful!

We will most certainly make use of your services again in the future, and would definitely request the services of this particular retired couple as they are now familiar with our home and the dogs have got to know them too!
- Marlene Crighton, Roodepoort, Johannesburg

5 (out of 5)

Having now dealt with you on two different occasions, I feel your service delivery is professional and quick.  I enjoy the fact that one is allowed to choose the type of people one gets to house sit.  I also enjoy the fact that you get to meet them upfront.  The task/duty list that is available to give the house sitters instructions on tasks that need to be actioned during one's absence is also ideal.
- CRKR, Lonehill, Johannesburg

5 (out of 5)

We have used Occupied House Sitters several times before and each time have found the service to be reliable and professional.  Enquiries to the website are handled very quickly and efficiently.  Our primary concern when we go away is to have someone who is willing and able to treat our dogs the way we do - and yes, they are spoilt brats!  Shona was really great, she put my mind at ease and quickly bonded with our two high energy, high maintenance Jack Russells.  She SMS'ed me with updates on their antics and thanks to her, I was able to relax and enjoy the weekend away - not spend the whole time worrying about whether the dogs were okay or not.
- Mary, Midrand, Johannesburg

Having initially considered a kennel for our year-old cocker-spaniel puppies, who have never been left alone for more than a day, we decided to try your website instead upon recommendation from a friend. And we’re so glad we did. Elaine and Vince were fantastic, and the dogs were completely at ease and relaxed when we returned from holiday. Elaine kept us updated with daily smses while we were away, and even left us beautiful pictures of our puppies which she took. They were both so well taken care of and hadn’t put on an ounce of weight during our two weeks away. We are so very grateful to both Elaine and Vince and will definitely be calling on you to use them again when we next go away in February.

- Maja, Sandton, Johannesburg

5 (out of 5)

A definite 5 out of 5, from inception to completion.
Petri - you have been an absolute pleasure to deal with and incredibly efficient and professional.  Tenille, our house sitter was also a pleasure to deal with and it was wonderful to go away on holiday knowing that my house and animals were in capable and loving hands.  I will definitely use your service again.
- JLM, Fourways, Johannesburg

5 (out of 5)

I have been using Occupied House Sitters for over a year now.  This is the 5th time I have used their services.  I have left my home in the hands of Occupied House Sitters for an entire month and have been very happy with the service provided by the sitters.  My pets are my children and as such their well-being is of paramount importance to me, so coming back to a house that is well looked after and pets that are happy, is fantastic.
- Cris, Lonehill, Johannesburg

5 (out of 5)

Your service provides absolute peace of mind.  It's wonderful to enjoy a holiday knowing that your house and pets are safe.
Vic is an awesome sitter.  The most important thing is our dogs, and he really is a 'second Dad' to them when we go away.  He is friendly and cheerful, let's us know how things are going, and enjoys staying in our home.  It really is a win-win situation.
- Linda and Cobus, Gerardsville.

5 (out of 5)

Thank you very much for the brilliant service you and your sitter (Christa) provided. We were extremely pleased with the service and the experience as a whole was brilliant!  We will defenitely look to use your services again in the future.  Our dogs were relaxed and well cared for when we returned.  So many thanks to Christa.  She was amazing with them.
- R. Els, Garsfontein, Pretoria

5 (out of 5)

I am hugely impressed with the service that I received from Occupied House Sitters!  My cats were happy and well fed and watered upon my return!  I would recommend their services without hesitation!  Well done and thank you!

Kind kitten kisses!
- Y. Purdy, Buccleuch, Johannesburg

 5 (out of 5)

Hi Petri, Baie dankie weereens vir jou wonderlike diens. Monique is waarlik 'n ligstraal. Dit is wonderlik om te kan weggaan en geen bekommernis te he nie!
-EH, Jukskei Park, Johannesburg
 
5 (out of 5)

Professional. Reliable. What a find! We've always stressed about finding a house sitter and consequently not gone away. Great to know about you guys... now we can get a life.
- Adi Leach, Gallo Manor, Johannesburg
 
5 (out of 5)

Very professional, caring and concerned about the client's needs and requirements. Placed the right person with the right qualifications on the position.
- Bev Griffiths, Melkbosstrand, Cape Town
 
 5 (out of 5)

Thank you for a truly professional, reliable and trustworthy service. What a pleasure to be able to go away and leave the house and animals to be looked after by such a service. I will certainly recommend your service to anyone and make use of your services in the future.
- Hein, Randburg, Johannesburg
 
5 (out of 5)

The service received was absolutely phenomenal, very professional, speedy and highly commendable.
- S. Kearns, Gordon's Bay, Cape Town
 
5 (out of 5)

Sitters well screened, Occupied House Sitters professional and very easy to contact and use. Very helpful at short notice.
- AliB, Kempton Park, Johannesburg

5 (out of 5)

Jou terugvoer was flink en diens baie vriendelik.  Ben is fantasties!  Hy is beslis soos wat hy beskryf word op die lys van sitters.  Ons kan Ben met vrymoedigheid aan enigiemand aanbeveel.  Hy is baie professioneel en baie goed met ons 3 woelige Terriers. Ons voel gemaklik met Ben en sal beslis net vir hom in die toekoms vra. Die honne-kinners het hom ook gou aanvaar en dit was BAIE BELANGRIK vir ons gewees. Hy het uit sy eie vir ons SMS’e gestuur om ons gerus te stel dat alles goed gaan met hulle. Petri, julle diens is tops!  Baie dankie dat ons met ‘n geruste hart kon weggaan en weet dat ons honne-kinners en huis in goeie hande is.
- Die Small's van Moreletapark, Pretoria

5 (out of 5)

The service was fantastic, a definite 5.  Hennie & Lulu were wonderful, we would have them again with pleasure.  We left them food, etc. and they didn't touch a thing - they were more than welcome to help themselves, but too polite to do so.  They even watered the garden for us.  What lovely people.  My babies were well looked after and I am so grateful.
- Mellissa, Kibler Park, Johannesburg

5 (out of 5)

Fantastic and very professional as well as very reasonable rates.  We will definitely be using Occupied House Sitters plenty times in the future.  Our "babies" were well looked after and the house was left spotless.  Thank you, Bronwyn.
- Bronwyn, Bryanston, Johannesburg

5 (out of 5)

I just wanted to thank you for the excellent service!  Una was perfect!  We are really impressed.  Our home was in a better condition than when we left it, everything was left exceptionally neat and it didn't even look like Una slept in our bed.  Our 2 very nervous cats were 2 very happy and content cats and we could see that they were well looked after.  All was immaculate and Una was on time with arriving when we left.  We really like her as a person and will definitely want to make use of her and your services again.  Thank you very much!
- Sandy, Pretoria

5 (out of 5)

Dielda and Handre were lovely.  I was happy and at ease leaving them to look after my house and animals.  They were completely responsible, friendly, caring and sensitive towards our needs and concerns as pet owners.  Having Occupied House Sitters in our home allowed us to have a relaxing time away, knowing that our pets and home were in good hands.  I will most definitely use your service again and would highly recommend it to anyone leaving their home and pets for a holiday.  A particular thank you to Dielda and Handre - a nicer couple we could not have wished for.  What stars!
- Hayley, Rustenburg

 5 (out of 5)

Petri managed to work miracles for me and find two outstanding house sitters for both my December trips at late notice. Both Jaco and Monique were friendly, mature, took excellent care of my pets and left my house in a clean and orderly state. I can confidently recommend Occupied House Sitters to anyone in need of this service.
-MG, Kyalami, Johannesburg
 
5 (out of 5)

PJ was very pleasant and reliable. I found the service delivery to be of a very high standard. From when I made the enquiry, to paying for the service to being contacted by the house sitter - this was a very speedy process.
- Helena, Lonehill, Johannesburg

5 (out of 5)

Good website, easy to log into and obtain info regarding your company.  Responses to my initial e-mail regarding possible sitters in my area was answered very promptly and dealt fully with my query.  Follow up information was attached i.e. contract, list of sitters available.  Occupied offered a good selection of sitters. (5 in my area)  We used two different sitters in two instances.  Both contacted me very promptly and made appointments to meet and obtain full info of our needs.  Both have been very well presented and carried out their work with diligence and care.  I am very satisfied.  The overall impression of your company is very professional.
- P.J, Ruimsig, Roodepoort, Johannesburg
 
 5 (out of 5)

I was very impressed at the efficiency the process was handled and Anthony was great. I got home to a clean and tidy house and two happy cats.
- Cindy, Randburg, Johannesburg
 
5 (out of 5)

The whole process of booking a house sitter was very easy. Our pets can be a handful at times but Albert and Marilize did an excellent job with them. They even took our two huskies for a walk (or as they said, the huskies took them for a walk). None of the animals were even stressed when we came back. I would definitely recommend Occupied House Sitters and Albert and Marilize. I intend in making use of this service again.
- Debbie, Willow Acres Estate, Pretoria
 
5 (out of 5)

Undoubtedly a BIG 5!! We have a menagerie of pets (dogs, cats and birds) and it has always been a problem when going away, be it 2 days or 2 weeks. Finding a house sitting service like "Occupied House Sitters" has solved our problems! Monique was very, very good (100%) with our animals and house, we will definitely request her services in the future.
- DVNP, Jukskei Park. Johannesburg

5 (out of 5)

Your service is fantastic.
- Bev, Tarlton, Johannesburg

5 (out of 5)

Very efficient and friendly, quick to respond.
- Charmaine & Frik, Roodekrans, Johannesburg

5 (out of 5)

Hi Petri,

I would like to thank you for running an exceptional service for us.  Denise was brilliant with my Jack Russell's, they loved all the attention they got from her, she even sms'ed me a picture of them one evening.   I will definitely use your service again and I will recommend you to everyone I know.
- Caroline Wessinger, Johannesburg
 
5 (out of 5)

It was great to return home and find everything in place and the animals relaxed and happy.
- G&Y, Capital Park. Pretoria

5 (out of 5)

Adriana is very friendly and easy to talk to, but at the same time very professional, takes her duties very seriously and extremely efficient.  Adriana is excellent and the best that I have ever worked with.
- SCB, Bredell, Johannesburg

5 (out of 5)

Very professional and prompt service provided by everybody I dealt with - there wasn't a single negative issue in the whole process.
- Alwyn, Midrand. Johannesburg
 
5 (out of 5)

The service I received was prompt and diligent. I got a sitter on a very short notice and the whole process was pleasantly painless.
- Pawel, Hillcrest, Durban.
 
5 (out of 5)

I would like to use this opportunity to thank Occupied House Sitters for supplying Hennie and Lulu to house sit during our holiday. They did an excellent job in looking after our parrot (spoiled rotten and can be a real handful, but generally very sweet) and Hennie did quite a lot of small maintenance jobs around the house. Thanks for that Hennie.
- Chris, Auckland Park, Johannesburg
 
5 (out of 5)

Ek het Brendon vriendelik, professioneel en betroubaar gevind en ek kon met gemoedsrus vakansie hou. Ek sal weer gebruik maak van die diens.
- PL, Brakpan, Johannesburg
 
5 (out of 5)

The house sitter did more than we agreed upon. You can leave home knowing your home is in good hands.
- Dawid, Monumentpark, Pretoria
 
5 (out of 5)

 Your service was excellent - everything seemed in order when we got back. The dogs were happy which was by far my main concern. I shall certainly be using you again.
- Dina Brookstone, Craighall Park, Johannesburg
 
4 (out of 5)

The service from my first enquiry has been excellent. Everything is well organized. I had a peaceful weekend and Danie & Ria used their own initiative when they were unable to reach me and I can recommend your service to any.
- Lentie Lumley, Sunnyside, Pretoria
 
4 (out of 5)

We were pleased with the service and will be making use of it again in future.
- JJ Cloete, Boksburg, Johannesburg
 
5 (out of 5)

Our house sitter, Rhoda, was amazing! She took excellent care of our house, dogs and cats. I am sure she had her hands full with our 2 Boerboel "children" but she did a fantastic job.
- CLG, Edenvale, Johannesburg
 
5 (out of 5)

I heard about your service on Radio 702 and followed up by sending an e-mail to find out more. It gives me great peace of mind to know that I have someone at home who cares about my animals and about my home and someone who takes responsibility and carries out any extra 'chores' requested with a smile. Gavin's service and manner were excellent.
- GCF, Parktown North, Johannesburg
 
5 (out of 5)

Efficient, caring and respectful.
-EL, Jukskei Park, Johannesburg
 
5 (out of 5)

I am very pedantic about my house and animals, so I was very happy it went so well. The house was spotless when we got back, and everyone was happy. A great service.
- LW, Bryanston, Johannesburg
 
4 (out of 5)

Efficient, on time and no fuss. The sitter was friendly and I felt comfortable leaving my house in his care.
JP was absolutely superb as a house-sitter and I can recommend him to anyone. Maxi was fine, everything was in perfect order. Thank you so much, I will certainly use your service again.
- JMC, Claremont, Cape Town
 
5 (out of 5)

You were most efficient, you delivered on your promises and I would most certainly use you again. I have already recommended your company and services to other friends of mind.
- M Nicolopulos, Sundowner, Johannesburg
 
4.5 (out of 5)

My house was immaculate when I came back home. Kevin went out of his way and even cut my grass which I said they didn't have to do. My two cats were also very happy and well looked after when I got home.
- Nic, Sandton, Johannesburg
 
5 (out of 5)

Convenient, trustworthy. Allows peace of mind.
- LG, Germiston, Johannesburg
 
5 (out of 5)

I was extremely satisfied with the way that Nick cared for my home and my two cats! The house was left as is, with not a dot of work for me to do when I arrived home. I also called him while I was away to ensure that all was well and he was very professional in the way he handled the entire house sitting.
- Julie Burger, Bloubosrand. Johannesburg
 
5 (out of 5)

Ek kan nie anders as om "Occupied House Sitters" se diens met 'n 5 te vergoed nie. Julle is wonderlik. Ons het skielik besluit om vir 'n paar dae weg te gaan gedurende Desember. Maar met 4 honde was dit moeilik veral omdat een al 'n bietjie oud is en heel waarskynlik 'n hartaanval sal kry as hy na 'n "kennel" toe moet gaan. Occupied House Sitters het dadelik nadat ek hulle gekontak het my laat weet dat daar iemand beskikbaar is. Una het kom kennis maak en so het ons vertrek. Ek moet erken ek was 'n bietjie bang dat die honde Una sal onderkry (twee is soos wilde perde) maar sy het hulle ore aangesit. Met ons tuiskoms was die honde in 'n goeie toestand en gelukkig omdat iemand aan hulle aandag gegee het terwyl ons nie daar was nie. Baie, baie dankie ons sal beslis weer van Occupied House Sitters gebruik maak!
- LMB, Wonderboom Suid, Pretoria
 
5 (out of 5)

Very professional service, providing one with the type of person you need to look after your house and dog.
- Sune de Villiers, Equestria, Pretoria
 
5 (out of 5)

Herman of Occupied House Sitters was excellent and he gave us complete peace of mind during our vacation.
- Jacques, Eldoraigne, Centurion
 
5 (out of 5)

This was the first time we used Occupied House Sitters and when returning were very happy with the service which was provided.
- Mark Pellew, Sandton, Johannesburg
 
4 (out of 5)

We were very happy when we got back. Gavin had obviously bonded with the dogs and the house was safe and sound. We would definitely like him to house sit for us again.
- Jacqui, Melville, Johannesburg
 
5 (out of 5)

We were completely satisfied with our house sitters, Brendon and Shelley.
- Kwaaimom JD, Benoni, Johannesburg
 
5 (out of 5)

I hereby wish to thank Occupied Housesitters for an exceptional service delivered. Angelique took care of my dogs, cat & fish. She did an excellent job! I phoned her almost every day to inquire if my “children” was still happy. She actually stayed with my pets while there was a massive thunderstorm. It wasn’t necessary, but she did… Thank you for excellent service. I have recommended you to all my friends and colleagues. I will definitely make use of this service again. I give you five thumbs up!!
- Louisa Smuts, Centurion, Pretoria
 
5 (out of 5)

I was very impressed by the calibre of person that we were sent & will definintely be making use of your services in the future.
- J Becker, Johannesburg
 
4 (out of 5)

I found it very convenient, particularly liked the fact that Brendan took my dog for a walk too – I knew Timba was well cared for.
- FG, Northcliff, Johannesburg
 
4 (out of 5)

The service was professional and I will definitely use them again.
- Eddie, Johannesburg
 
5 (out of 5)

Very professional and organised. Pleasure to deal with.
- SJR, Jukskei Park, Johannesburg
 
4.5 (out of 5)

Excellent service - sitters responsible, able to think for themselves, no need to spoonfeed them with every little detail, but on the other hand do as they are told, no questions asked - provides peace of mind and happy, comfortable pets!
- Hettie Castleman, Pretoria
 
4 (out of 5)

We felt that the house sitter really cared for our dogs and premises.
- IMF, Parkhurst, Johannesburg
 
5 (out of 5)

Very friendly and helpful. Will definitely make use of service in future.
- Duncan, Elarduspark, Pretoria
 
4 ( out of 5)

Quick response time, the sitter was very clean and would not even have known he was there. Using them again.
- CA, Bridle Park, Johannesburg
 
5 (out of 5)

Excellent response to my request and a pleasure going away knowing everything is in safe hands.
- TL, Bryanston, Johannesburg
 
4 (out of 5)

Very good, dependable and reliable.
- Merv, Constantia Kloof, Johannesburg

4 (out of 5)

Friendly, professional.  Celia is a very friendly and caring person.
- AB, North Riding, Johannesburg