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Retired experienced French and German speakers

United Kingdom


They have 1 testimonial (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Fish, Tortoise/Turtle(s), Guinea pig(s), Pig(s), Reptile(s), Farm animal(s), Other animal(s) – Nursing of Cats, care of very elderly dogs

Police check

They have a police check


From: 7 March 2023
Until: 1 January 2024


Retired engineer/Civil Servant


They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

Very handy retired engineer and Civil servant looking for sits of up to a month in France Spain UK or Portrugal. Conversational French, German - with the aid of a phrase book and a smattering of Spanish.
Have house sat with dogs horses cats sheep and other animals in the UK
Excellent References available from sits in France Spain and the UK.
Usually keep in touch with e mail. Lots of sucess in coping with minor issues for homeowners.

Why they want to house sit

Hopefully to take a break and improve language skills.

Their experience

Yes In France Spain and UK. Looking after a range of animals including dogs cats horses ducks geese and a few rare species.26 trouble free sits (to 2022)with many repeat sits for delighted home owners.,
Recent references available. Solved many minor problems for owners and keep in touch when owners need reassurance. Pools maintained. Small crops harvested.

What can they bring to the assignment

Sound judgement. Reliability. Technical competence. Able to execute minor repairs, recognise problems that develop in animals and communicate with owners, vets and local services.We both have "police" checks known as CRB checks in the UK,as we work with children.

Available to house sit

France, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom

Availability dates

From: 7 March 2023
Until: 1 January 2024

Do they charge?

They sometimes charge for house sitting services


MindMyHouse member since 2015

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 2


Experienced, reliable and efficient sitters!

Ken and Jenny were the ideal sitters for us as first time MindMyHouse house owners. They looked after our cats and hens very well, including administering a pill to a cat on a daily basis. They coped well with a couple of things that arose during their stay and kept us informed to keep us reassured that all was well. They left the house clean and tidy and were happy to wait in the house until we were back in case of any delays. I have no hesitation in recommending them as excellent, reliable and efficient house sitters!

Erica, United Kingdom, 26 April, 2018

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


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Last updated: 7 March 2023