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Responsible, caring, non smoking, retired couple available

  • Country of residence: Canada
  • When can they start: 21 August 2014
  • Available until: 8 September 2015
  • Age: 56-65
  • Occupation: Retired
  • They have references
  • Any experience with pets? Pigs, sheep, cats, dogs
  • They don't charge for house sitting services
  • Last updated: 13 July 2014

About this sitter

We are a non smoking retired couple, who enjoy traveling, gardening and love animals of all types, especially dogs and cats. We have now been house sitting for the last year and a half. We are looking for long term house sitting, preferably in Europe and the United States. We are willing and able to maintain the homeowners' residences, and gardens. We also would enjoy taking care of the family pets. We would be willing to sit summer or winter.

Why they want to house sit

Having sold our home, two years ago, we have found house sitting to be the perfect way to see parts of the world, we haven't been to, while still maintaining a home, and becoming part of a community. We have been to Europe several times, and appreciate the culture, and the people. We have had no problem adapting to the different lifestyles, and customs of all the countries we have done sits. We are particularly interested in travel to France and Italy, where we have been several times, but would also love to visit other European countries. We have particularly enjoyed our sits in the United States, and have met some wonderful people, and their pets.

Their experience

We completed a three month house sit in Brittany, France, our first sit, where we took care of four rental properties, along with two pigs, three sheep, and two cats. It was a wonderful experience, and we had the opportunity to enjoy the company of the many guests. We did a 3 month sit in Maryland last winter, taking care of a wonderful dog, that we fell in love with. We are followed that with a three month sit in Northumberland til mid August, taking care of two sweet dogs, and maintaining the property. We then did another three month sit in France, the Burgundy region, with three cats and three hens, a wonderful experience. We have just finished a one month sit in South Carolina, and will go for two months to the island of Vieques, taking care of four rescue dogs.

What can they bring to the assignment

We bring our experience garnered over a lifetime. We are responsible, trustworthy, and look forward to maintaining others' home, treating it with the respect we would want someone to treat ours. We have had several dogs and would really enjoy that interaction We have 25 years experience running our own business, attending and exhibiting at major trade shows in Canada and the US; and representing US. companies in Canada. I also have experience in the education field, having taught for several years. We are enthusiastic and look forward to the challenges that lay ahead.

Availability

Countries:

Canada, France, Italy, United Kingdom, United States

Region/state

Tuscany,Toscana; Umbria, Provence, Loire Valley, Burgundy, La Bourgogne; California, Maine, North Carolina,

City/town

Paris, Florence, Firenze; Sorrento, Ravello, San Diego,Nice,Beaune, Dijon, St. Remy,Lyons,

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