Some ways to find a house sitter are through friends, family or church members. It's important to have solid references for a house sitter. An individual can email people she knows to ask about house sitter recommendations or browse house sitting businesses online.
Finding a house sitter can take some time and consideration. Some graduate students or young adults may be good choices, as long as they are responsible and understand what's expected. It's simple to run a background check online if necessary.
Other possible house sitters could include grandparents or neighbors. If concerned about the security of the home, the homeowner should shred unneeded documents and lock all computers with a password.