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Retirement pensions rise, but many retirees are turning to homesitting for extra income

From 1st April, state pensions in the UK will increase in line with inflation. Those who qualify for a full new state pension will receive £203.85 per week, up from £185.15, while those receiving a basic state pension will receive…

10 Things you may not know about Cats

Cats have been domesticated for thousands of years and have become one of the most popular pets in the world. However, despite their widespread popularity, there are still many things that people don’t know about these fascinating creatures. In this…

Incredible Mother from Carmarthenshire fully funds anti-poaching dog deployed to Africa to save rhino, in memory of her late son Daniel who tragically died from bone cancer.

A heartbroken mother from Carmarthenshire, Caroline Bridle, who lost her son Daniel to bone cancer at only 18 years old has honoured his memory by raising funds by holding weekly bingo sessions to fully fund an anti-poaching dog from Dogs 4…

Cumbria Zoo Animals Meet Nkosi & Thula – the 14 week old Bavarian Mountain Hound pups from Wales set to stop rhino poaching in Africa

Fourteen week old Anti-Poaching/detection puppies in training from not-for-profit organisation Dogs 4 Wildlife visited Cumbria Zoo recently, for some animal familiarisation, ahead of their future deployment to South Africa to help protect some of the world’s most endangered animals. Nkosi…

Retirees can boost mental wellbeing and their income by becoming homesitters

It’s World Mental Health Day on 10th October, which this year aims to make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority amid concerns around rising mental health issues. New research from Age UK[i] revealed the impact the pandemic…

On Elephant Appreciation Day, new report from Born Free reveals Ivory Sales Persist and Hippo Ivory Trade Increases Despite Ivory Act Implementation

An investigation by international wildlife charity Born Free into the immediate impact of the UK’s long-awaited Ivory Act, has identified hundreds of ivory items still being sold online. Alarmingly, the report also uncovers a disturbing increase in the sale of…

Five things you never knew about homesitting

Savings on energy bills There are many benefits of becoming a homesitter, from exploring new parts of the UK to taking care of pets. What most people may not have considered it’s also a great way to make savings on…

Innovator’s harmless dog poo bags set to clean up across the globe

A dog lover is all set for global sales after innovating a range of sustainable dog poo bags that dissolve in water. The idea for what George Greer calls a ‘revolutionary’ new environmentally-friendly product came after walking his beloved four-year-old…

Sharon Payne takes early retirement and becomes a dog whisperer

Sharon Payne, 57 from Milton Keynes has been home and pet sitting through Homesitters Ltd since April 2018 after taking early retirement from a busy career working for a food packaging company. Before retiring at the age of 55 Sharon…

Could becoming a home and pet sitter boost your retirement income?

The cost of living is going up with energy, fuel and food prices all rising leading to many people being concerned about their finances. With inflation expected to hit 7% by spring[i] the crisis may get worse, before it gets…