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Experienced Mother and Son Team Offer Professional Cuddles!

United Kingdom


They have 1 testimonial (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Reptile(s) – Dogs (and puppies), cats (and kittens), guinea pigs, fish, birds, hamsters, rabbits, stick insects, mice, rats, cockroaches (really!), worms, ants,

Police check

They have a police check


From: 19 August 2019
Until: 31 January 2021




They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

Hello and thanks for coming by!

We are Charlotte and Rafi and we will be your perfect pet and home babysitters!

We deeply and genuinely care about animals and love having an animal family for a brief period of time (even if it’s always sad to leave!)

We have tons of experience, glowing references and have a recent UK CRB (police) check. We have had several invitations back to sits and we've even been told that we 'restore faith in housesitters'. We can send some references straight over to you if you like.

So a little about us. I'm Charlotte, I'm 38 and I'm a copywriter. Rafi is 10 and is experienced with all animals (although he has a soft-spot for dogs!) Most importantly, he understands the needs and personalities of different animals and is always calm, patient and gentle when caring for them.

I speak some Spanish, some Portuguese and a tiny bit of French.

We're also very quiet people and I'm very houseproud so you can be confident that there will be no nasty surprises waiting for you when you get home.

Over the past few years, we've been living on the idyllic island of Faial in the Azores and have been housesitting whenever we can so we can travel and get more animal cuddles. We especially miss dog sitting when we're here :)

We're also very active and have both completed trail runs. At the time of writing, I'm training for my first trail marathon (wish me luck!!)

Look forward to talking to you!
Charlotte & Rafi

P.S. As I'm self employed and we homeschool, we are available for stays of any length.

Why they want to house sit

There are many reasons why we love what we do.
Firstly, it's because we both love to care for animals so house sitting gives us the chance to do just that! Cuddles are our biggest strength! We also understand the needs of pets whose owners have just left and tailor our attention for those difficult early days.
Of course, we also love travel and to experience new cultures, new surroundings and to get outdoors whenever we can.

Their experience

Yes! We have tons of experience and we can provide glowing references (plus contact details) from everyone we have sat for in the past. Additionally, we are UK CRB checked, giving you peace of mind.

What can they bring to the assignment

We adore animals and adopt them as our surrogate family. In fact, we are always sad when we say goodbye!

We are experienced, kind, loving, sensitive and understanding.

I'm very self-sufficient, calm in the face of problems and can tackle any household crisis without breaking a sweat. (And I have had to in the past!)

I can also care for your garden and plants, write your website copy, blog posts or similar, help run a B&B or hotel and care for some of your more exotic pets. Just ask!

Available to house sit

Canada, Costa Rica, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Availability dates

From: 19 August 2019
Until: 31 January 2021

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services


MindMyHouse member since 2015

Personal details

Age: 36-45 years old
Family status: Family with children

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 1


Lovely people who did a lovely job

Charlotte and her son Rafi looked after our house and cat for 3 weeks over Christmas and new year, while we were away overseas. Charlotte and I got to know each other over email and FaceTime, and I was immediately comfortable with her. She and Rafi take their responsibilities very seriously and get as much out of their assignments as they put in. While we were away, Charlotte stayed in touch with updates, which kept us reassured that all was well at home. She and Rafi left the house spotless and even left us a cache of delicious chocolate to come home to! They became very fond of our cat, Minnie, which was an added bonus. I’d happily trust them to house-sit again and can recommend them very highly.

Chloe, United Kingdom, 07 March, 2020

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


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Last updated: 19 August 2019