I offer a free house/pet-sitting service in exchange for accommodation.  I have many animal friends who I look after in my home town of Bristol, and am looking forward to meeting more beautiful creatures around the world when I travel again.


Me and Artemis the cat

I look after houses, dogs, cats, boats, tortoises and more while you go away on short or long trips.


Deirdre the tortoise


Yoga in the garden with Dot the cat


“Tessa is a responsible, reliable cat sitter who absolutely loves kitties! She and Artemis were having cuddles in no time, which is exactly what my little cat likes. I had no qualms at all leaving my pet in Tessa’s care as she so clearly dotes on animals there was no doubt in my mind that my cats every need would be taken care of.”

“I can’t recommend Tess highly enough as she is such a kind, trustworthy and caring house/pet sitter. She genuinely loves animals and is great at keeping in contact when you are away.”

“From the outset I knew my cats were in safe hands, Tess asked all the right questions about how to look after my house such as how to work my temperamental heating and when the bins need taking out. During my holiday I got regular updates and welcome pictures of my cats and I swear when I returned my flat was cleaner that I had left it. I would definitely recommend Tess, she is reliable, friendly and very kind towards my cats!!”

“Tessa Williams house sat for us for two weeks while we were on holiday and we were absolutely delighted we chose her. She looked after our Labrador and when we came back everything was in order and Steve was a very happy dog, having stayed in his own house and made a firm friend in Tessa while we were away. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Tessa for house-sitting and/or pet-sitting. She has a beautiful calmness about her and is a quiet, respectful house-guest who ensured everything was in order on our return.”


If you would like to discuss having me come and look after your home or pets, please get in touch and we can either arrange to meet, or do a video call if you live further away.

Phone:  (+44) (0)798 2255288