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Experienced, responsible, non smoking, animal loving, retired couple

  • Country of residence: Canada
  • When can they start: 8 May 2016
  • Available until: 8 September 2016
  • Age: 56-65
  • Occupation: Retired
  • They have referees/references
  • Any experience with pets? Pigs, sheep, cats, dogs, hens and chickens, goats, guinea pigs
  • They don't charge for house sitting services
  • Last updated: 8 June 2016

About this sitter

We are an experienced house sitting, retired couple, non smoking, who enjoy traveling, gardening and love animals of all types. We sold our home four years ago, and have been traveling and house sitting ever since.We do prefer long term house sits, but are totally open to others, often doing sits of a week or longer, depending on our availability. We are looking for sits in Europe, the United States, and Canada.We are willing and able to give all of the pets in our charge, the love and attention they need, while keeping the homes and gardens in great shape. Of course, we would keep in contact with the owners, and send photos of their beloved pets.

Why they want to house sit

Having sold our home, four 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. Having pets to care for, just adds to that experience. They are such great company, and we get such a kick out of them. 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 also would love to see more of our own country, and of course, the U.S. where we have had some wonderful sits, and great pets to spend time with.

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. Following that, we did a 3 month sit in Maryland, taking care of a wonderful dog, that we fell in love with. Then came a three month sit in Northumberland til mid August, taking care of two sweet dogs, and maintaining the property. We did another three month sit in France, the Burgundy region, with three cats and three hens, a wonderful experience. We have done sits in South Carolina, Vieques, Ontario, a repeat sit in Burgundy, did a three month sit in Tennessee, a beautiful area, a three month sit in New Hamburg, Ontario, a short sit in Michigan, then off to Provence to a two month sit. We are currently back in Tennessee, doing a repeat three month sit, and enjoying the area just as much as last year, while getting a kick out of the two cats in our charge.

What can they bring to the assignment

We bring our experience garnered over a lifetime. We are responsible, experienced, 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, of our own, and have spent numerous sits, with several cats, all sweet. We have 25 years experience running our own business, attending and exhibiting at major trade shows in Canada and the U.S. I also have experience in the education field, having taught for several years. We are enthusiastic and excited about the adventures to come, and look forward to our future sits.

Availability

Countries:

Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Region/state

Tuscany,Toscana; Umbria, Provence, Loire Valley, Burgundy, La Bourgogne; California, BMaine, North Carolina, Brittany, Bretagne, Venice, Veneto, Spain, Espagne,

City/town

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

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