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Mature non-smoking couple with previous house and pet sitting experience

United Kingdom

Testimonials

They have 7 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Pig(s), Goat(s), Reptile(s), Farm animal(s), Other animal(s) – Yes we have experience, we have had our own pets in the past, also ones we have looked after in housesits and pet sits,which in clude dogs cats ,terrapins ducks chickens birds ,goats pigs ,donkeys ,horses

Police check

They don't have a police check

Availability

From: 1 November 2020
Until: 31 December 2021

Occupation

Semi-retired

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

Our names are Eddie and Debbie and we are 56 and 53. We have been married for 34 years,and we have no children or pets. We are very flexible as we are semi-retired, working only in the summer months on holiday parks as park managers. This allows us to travel and explore during the winter months different countries ..ps-we have no police checks,as we have not lived in England for 18 years!.BUT 1 of of our references is from a retired police sergeant!

Why they want to house sit

We miss the connection we had with previous home owners we have worked for and their pets.We had a house and pet sitting service whilst living in spain. We are interested in exploring and seeing different parts of europe/world.Because of the life we lead in the summer it is not possible to have our own pets , the housesits allows us to have the time with the animals and enjoy the joy that animals what to share with you

Their experience

We have recently returned from living in Spain(16yrs) For eight years we ran our
own house and pet sitting service. This involved pets living in our home and also myself and Eddie living in the pets' homes! We had a wide variation of animals to look after including dogs, cats, ducks, geese, chickens, parrots, pigs, goats, donkeys, horses,guinea pigs,hamster,hedgehogs,fish,sheep, even down to terrapins, which required a wide variation of duties to ensure their well being. Also while in Spain I worked in the local Spanish vets as a receptionist and nurse. My duties included taking care of sick animals
in the hospital as well as administering medication and injections, assisting in operations,also being there for the owners and their beloved pets when it came to making the difficult decision to put their furbaby to sleep and giving the after care to the distraught owner. Also the daily routine of pets and owners visiting us for check-ups etc.I was also involved working in two dog/catterys for a period of time ,which involved completely taking care of the dogs,/ cats every need ,

What can they bring to the assignment

We have met many owners and their pets in this line of work ,and have a total understanding of the personal 1 to 1 care involved keeping beloved pets in their own environment while their owners are away. Also from our experience of housesitting, we can reassure you that your home will be well taken care of while you are away.We have faced many challenges sitting in people's houses ,from burst pipes ,living off grid. No electricity etc ,this we just find part of the challenge . We have excellent references for you to read and follow up. These references include work, housesitting and personal. Since Christmas 2013 we had sat [from this forum] in Britain/France/Spain/China/Canada/States.and also testimonials on this site.We have housitting reference,s we can also send you that are not seen on here .

Available to house sit

Africa, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Caribbean, Central South America, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Middle East, Moldova, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, North East Asia, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South East Asia, South Korea, South Pacific, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 1 November 2020
Until: 31 December 2021

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2012

Personal details

Age: 46-55 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 5

Testimonials

No worries

I think this is the third or fourth year that Debbie & Eddie have house sat for us. With them we know that we can just relax the minute we leave our house. They can deal with any situation, whether animal or house. Just so reliable & caring. Huge thumbs up for them. They weren't needed for garden stuff as they come to us in February, hence the lack of tick besides the 'good in garden'. They are a very rare commodity as things are changing very quickly, they CARE about their house sit. Making double sure that they arrive the day before we leave & leave the day after we return. Not all sitters are as conscientious as we experienced last year. Stick to the good ones I say !!

Tessa, France, 25 February, 2020

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Handy around the house

Excellent house & pet sitters

Debbie & Eddie kindly agreed to return again for another sit in January 2020 to look after our 11 rescue dogs, various ducks & chickens, and a cat. During our month away they cared for our animals just like they were their own. And it is was a complicated sit! Our dogs are old and many are on daily medication. One dog was admitted to hospital after Debbie spotted a hernia which needed operating on. Another oldie was enjoying his last few weeks and our amazing sitters agreed to take the responsibility of making the call when his time came and he was ready to go over the rainbow bridge. We could not have asked for better care for our fur-babies. Debbie & Eddie were great at keeping in touch and updating us with developments at home, sending photos on a regular basis, and liaising with the local vet. The house was cleaner on our return than when we left, the grass had been cut, and supper was in the fridge. A super couple who we cannot recommend highly enough.

Deborah, France, 20 February, 2020

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house

5 week house sit in Suffolk

Eddie and Debbie were very communicative when arranging the house sit which was very reassuring as first time users of the service. We spent a day together before we went overseas and our dog and cats were already very relaxed with them. We had regular updates and photos whilst we were away that reassured us and allowed us to relax and enjoy ourselves, we thought we'd worry a lot about Billy who is sensitive. The animals got to celebrate Christmas and got turkey dinners and presents. Our rescue dog is sometimes hard to read and his relationship with the cats was more chasing than chilled. We found on our return that Billy and the cats were so much more relaxed together and the cats had continued their outside toilet training which required them passing Billy to get to the cat flap. It was important to us that they get on better. On our return after long haul flights we were greeted by a big pot of pasta, a super tidy house with beds all made up ready for us to collapse. Debbie and Eddie gave us a detailed break down of all the animals behaviours whilst we were away and activities they enjoyed. There was all the basics in the fridge and animal food topped up so we didn't need to go out again. It was a great end to the holiday to know the animals were happy and well looked after. We recommend Eddie and Debbie highly as house sitters.

Jo, United Kingdom, 15 January, 2020

  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Handy around the house

Wonderful housesitters!

We were lucky enough to find Debbie & Eddie Trzopek to look after our 9+ rescue dogs & assorted chickens/ducks & 1 cat during our 4 week absence. From the very beginning, and throughout the entire sit, they were excellent communicators and obviously took their assignment very seriously, asking about the dog's history, medications etc. Debbie emailed photos and updates whilst we were away and it was obvious that the dogs were very comfortable and being spoiled rotten with cuddles and love. She has a great understanding and experience of dogs and we were very happy to leave them in her care. One of our dogs is epileptic and she spotted th signs of an approaching fit and sat up all night with the dog and comforted her and gave the appropriate medication when the fit happened. Eddie looked after the chickens and ducks and made sure they had clean bedding and water every day, and is also very practical and dealt with the foibles of a partly renovated house and a blocked sink in his stride. On our return, the grass had been cut, the fire laid, the house was lovely and clean and there were fresh sheet on our bed. Extremely thoughtful and very welcome after a 30+ hour journey. We cannot recommend Debbie & Eddie highly enough and are happy to be contacted by any future hosts if further information is required.

Deborah, France, 23 March, 2019

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house

No need to worry whilst away

Debbie & Eddie have house sat for us for 3 years running at our remote house in France. They have coped with all the peculiarities of our house & dogs. The dogs are always sad when we return as they have been so well cared for, Debbie especially connects with them. This year our young Beauceron developed epilepsy a week before our departure date. Had it been anyone else house sitting we would have cancelled but Debbie is so practical with animals that we/they got through the 3 weeks with fits. Eddie copes with the woodburner fuelled heating, which isn't for everyone. I would not hesitate in recommending them as house/pet sitters.They come to us in January/February so nothing to do re-house or garden & am only interested in the dogs being well cared for, not work being done, which is the only reason I haven't ticked the bottom 2 boxes. Do contact me if you need more info.

Tessa, France, 06 March, 2019

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly

Great House Sit couple - Cats Loved them!

Debbie and Eddie sat for us for 2 weeks over Christmas. Their communication before they arrived was great and as seasoned house sitters they know what to ask and we felt confident leaving them in charge. The night before we went one of our 4 cats went lame so Debbie accompanied me to the vets. Turned out she has previous experience as a veterinary nurse so was well equipped to look after him as he recovered. I can recommend Debbie and Eddie as friendly, capable and trustworthy and I wouldn't hesitate to ask them to sit for us again

Joanne, United Kingdom, 03 March, 2019

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Handy around the house

Great Mature Petsitting Couple

Eddie & Debbie proved themselves to be very competent sitters. A mature & friendly couple, they kept in touch prior to the sit & were confident & independent whilst with us. We left on holiday with no doubt that our critters would be very well cared for & returned home to a cooked meal! I would definitely have them back & recommend their sitting services to other home owners. Thanks both!

Nancy, United Kingdom, 04 June, 2017

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly

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Last updated: 2 August 2020