References and testimonials from satisfied clients

It’s great to leave the city for a weekend or for an extended holiday. It’s even better to go away whilst knowing that your house and pets are being cared for. I was fortunate enough to be introduced to the services of Dial-A-House-Sitter during December 2007, and I can truly comment that Rudi Sadler provided a friendly, professional, attentive, reliable and caring service. Thank you for taking care of our home and our two fat-cats so beautifully, I would not hesitate to use your service again and I will continue to recommend you to all who are willing to listen. – B. Weidhase, Pretoria

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After booking our 2007 caravan sea holiday the first thought that came to mind was “what about the doggies … and cats … and bird”. Being 1,400km away from home does not make it easy to quickly jump in the car and sort out any hassles at home. After some market research and comparing of quotes I am glad that we Dial-A-House Sitter. The first meeting with Rudi was professional and courteous; he asked the right questions and clarified any requirements we might have had. We felt at ease to leave our pets in the hands of professional animal lovers knowing that they will be well looked after. Even the doggies felt at ease in meeting Rudi and this was the last test I am glad he passed with ease. While on holiday I received SMS’s to give me updates on what is happening at home and even a call to notify me that the alarm was going off, Rudi even stayed until ADT arrived to verify that everything is in order. It was a real pleasure to walk into our house when we came back and to see our over excited pets well looked after; the pool was in good shape as even this received its weekly dose of chlorine at no extra charge. We have already started planning our 2008 caravan holiday at the same place and this time we can go away for longer knowing our house and pets are in good hands. A pleasure in having our house looked after by Dial-A-House Sitter and a worry free recommendation given with pleasure. – P. Buys, Pretoria

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Dial-A-House Sitter is the most reliable and trustworthy company I have ever dealt with. Their service is punctual and professional and I will leave my house and animals anytime in their capable hands. I can strongly recommend them to anyone who would like to go on their carefree holiday and not have to worry about their house, personal belongings or beloved animals. – M. Oosthuizen, Pretoria

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I would like to comment on the letter “Holiday woes” submitted by Beverley Brink in your April issue. I am also a dog owner with 5 dogs at home. Three of my dogs are showed often and always need to be in peak condition. They all have access to my house and are spoilt rotten. Unfortunately, the pleasure of having and loving your dogs has a dark side – leaving them behind when going on holiday!

I was fortunate enough to be referred to Dial-A-House Sitter. What a pleasure! I go on holiday with total peace of mind and I’ve never been able to find fault on my return. I have a regular housesitter who lives in every time we go away. My dogs adore him (even my Rhodesian Ridgeback who is usually wary of men) and they have always been clean, happy and healthy on my return. Their routine is not disrupted by traveling and strange environments and I can relax without worrying about my pets.

The same can be said of my house. I never return to find a leaking pipe or broken window or any of those mishaps that tend to occur the moment you are away! My plants are watered, my pool is blue and my house is clean.

So, before subjecting your pets to hours of traveling and strange environments, why not have a trustworthy babysitter look after them and your home too? Look them up on their website www.dialahousesitter.co.za, they may be just what you need. – E. Bell, Pretoria (AnimalTalk, July 2008)

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We have used Dial-A-House-Sitter’s services more than once, and have been very pleased with them. Rudi requested detailed information from us beforehand. This created a professional impression. He took good care of our dog, and he used his initiative when needed. For example, a large tree-branch fell onto the pavement outside the house. He immediately contacted the Municipality about this, and remained regularly in touch with them until the problem had been resolved. We have no hesitation in recommending Dial-A-House-Sitter, and will be glad to provide further information. – B. Morrow, Pretoria

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Having heard of Dial-A-House Sitter only in January 2009 I have made use of the service offered twice already. My requests for a live-in sitter were dealt with in an efficient, professional and friendly manner. The fact that Werner took the time visiting the residence, introducing himself as well as the prospective sitter and disclosing further details about the modus operandi was much appreciated. I shall continue using the service of Dial-A-House Sitter in future, have not hesitation recommending the service and gladly provide references. – I. Schaeffer, Boskruin

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I have only had a positive experience using the services. Have used Dial-A-House Sitter three times with no problems at all. I am just so pleased to have a service I can trust and feel completely comfortable with. I have recommended Dial-A-House Sitter on numerous occasions and will definitely make use of the services again! – H. Page, Pretoria

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Goeie diens. Ek kon weggaan met ‘n geruste hart dat daar na my hond en huis omgesien word. Ek is ook gehelp op kort kennisgewing die tweede keer toe ek iemand nodig gehad het. ‘n Pluspunt is dat dieselfde oppasser gebruik word. – A. van Zyl, Pretoria

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The service was at all times professional, efficient and friendly. I felt confident leaving my home and my pets in their care, and found all in good order on my return. In particular, my pets were comfortable, well and not traumatised, which for me was a critically important factor in using the service. I will certainly be using it again; I will recommend it to other people; and I would be happy being contacted by others to provide a reference. – N. Southey, Centurion

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The service is excellent – we are very grateful and our three dogs just love you! We would definitely make use of the service again. – E. Van Heerden, Centurion