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Experienced, conscientious and flexible. I like animals and enjoy looking after rural and other properties

United Kingdom

Testimonials

They have 5 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Fish, Goat(s), Farm animal(s) – cats, dogs, fish, guinea pigs, hamsters,donkeys, horses, sheep ,hens,caged birds etc

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 24 May 2020
Until: 23 August 2021

Occupation

Writer/Gardener

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

I am responsible, mature and good humoured and am looking for quiet, rural surroundings. I am keen to extend my knowledge and skills wherever opportunities arise. Writing and teaching are both key elements in my life.

Why they want to house sit

I like travel and animals and love to visit new areas and help out where possible. My interests include horticulture and local history. Clean air is important to me.

Their experience

I have looked after farms, homes and holiday properties throughout Europe for several years now and have many good references. I continue to seek new opportunities and want to travel more widely in future as well as revisiting previous home stays where I have made good friends.

What can they bring to the assignment

My skills are diverse and include some knowledge of languages (French and German,)
I am a trained first aider with wide supervisory and managerial experience as well as having a range of practical skills and particularly enjoy gardening, outdoor activities and working with animals.
A good communicator.

Available to house sit

France, Spain, United Kingdom

Availability dates

From: 24 May 2020
Until: 23 August 2021

Do they charge?

They sometimes charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2015

Personal details

Age: 66-75 years old

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 5

Testimonials

Cyprus visit

Jules, looked after our babies December 2019 to January 2020. He is a wonderful person, easy going and with a great sense of humor. He kept us updated every other day with pictures and stories. Highly recommended. Jules and Steve

Jule, Cyprus, 06 January, 2020

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

Responsible house/dog sitter

We were looking for someone to sit for a week while we were away, it was our first experience using mindmyhouse and we didn't know what to expect. Julian was the first person we contacted who was free and despite our general reservations it all worked out well. He looked after our house and two dogs without any problems, his communications were good, he likes to chat though! Despite the short stay he did everything we asked and proved reliable and straightforward.

Roy, United Kingdom, 18 December, 2019

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

A trustworthy person for your pets

Julian was the ideal petsitter for our pets. He took good care of our 2 dogs and 3 cats. He informed us often about their health and condition. We enjoyed our holidays without worrying! When we came back, the house was clean and tidy as we left it. We definitely recommend Julian. Thank you very much, see you again!

SARA, Greece, 27 March, 2019

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

A good guy.

Testimonial for Julian Pickles Hello, My husband and I am are the very proud owners of two cats (Simba and Nala ) and 6 chickens. Some two years ago Julian did his first sat for us and since then he has returned on several occasions. He clearly adores our pets and takes exceedingly good care of them. I can tell when he arrives that the Cats are pleased to see him. My list of cat care duties is quite long and included grooming, socialising, keeping in touch with me whilst i am away, administering medication, but Julian takes it all in his stride. Julian is also good with the chickens.

Angie, United Kingdom, 05 January, 2017

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

Fantastic House Sitter

Julian came to look after our home and pets when we were on holiday. Before he came, his communication was excellent and he took the time to find out about our home and pets and to understand our needs. He kept in touch and was flexible about arrival and departure dates and times. When he arrived, he made sure to find out as much as he could in order to make his stay a positive one for all. He sent us regular updates on the animals via text while we were away and it was clear he really enjoyed being with them - a huge plus for us! He took good care of the house and left it as he found it. We couldn't have been happier and would welcome him back.

Yvonne, United Kingdom, 05 January, 2017

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

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Last updated: 23 May 2020