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Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Reptile(s), Farm animal(s) – Kennel Club Good Citizen Award
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From: 23 May 2020
Until: 30 April 2022
Photographic Artist and Teacher
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Dedicated, full time house and animal sitters since March 2016, we are Lianne, 48, photographic artist and Jon, 50, educator, electrician, musician and general fixer. Together we make a great team and are presently in the UK.
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From long-term sits in rural Spain at a beautiful off-grid cortijo's, ancient mills and fincas, an alternative powered home in Portugal, to holiday cover for much loved family pets in Scotland, England and Wales. We have cared for poultry on Scottish estates, Dartmoor field ponies in the Northumberland wilderness, retired show horses and sheep at thatched Wiltshire farmhouses, Welsh ponies on a 16th century farm in Suffolk and countless Spanish/Portuguese rescue dogs and cats making life-long friends in the process.
Fit, healthy, non-smokers that like a quiet, simple life, we enjoy dog walking, wildlife, cycling, indi films, vegan cooking, foraging, creating organic home made lotions, art/photography, pottering at home, gardening.
Having experienced the worry involved in finding good home and pet care ourselves in years previous, we get a real buzz providing peace of mind and respite for pet owners that need a break.
In return we get to experience alternative lifestyles, local cultures, get involved with various communities and sometimes learn new languages.
As a recent post-graduate of Documentary Photography from the University of Wales, I would enjoy to collect and record local flora and fauna of various landscapes using both analogue, digital and camera-less photography methods. Here is my instagram page:
We have established ourselves very well within the many house-sitting communities and are active on several sites. We pride ourselves on our 5 star reviews outlining our reliability, strong sense of commitment, problem solving abilities and recognition for putting the animals first.
Taking our responsibilities very seriously, we have successfully cared for organic veg gardens, greenhouses, various fruit trees and the afore mentioned dogs, cats, horses, sheep, guinea-pigs and pet rabbits who have often needed medicine administration, special diets and trips to the vets for issues from seeds in ears to chronic conditions.
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Besotted with animals I have rescued (amongst many creatures) 2 German Wirehaired Pointers over the past 18 years. The latter of whom only just passed away and came along house sitting with us on every assignment to date. Although heartbroken, I am proud to put the experience they each taught me to good use caring for others. I obtained Bronze Kennel Club Good Citizen awards with each of them which consisted of humane, reward based conditioning. The emotional well being of animals is high on my agenda.
We are accustomed to keeping properties clean and secure, solar panel batteries topped up, generator operation, septic tank maintenance, chopping our own firewood, using gas bottles for hot water etc, general problem solving, house repairs and pool maintenance.
Croatia, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom
From: 23 May 2020
Until: 30 April 2022
They don't charge for house sitting services
MindMyHouse member since 2015
Age: 46-55 years old
Family status: Couple
Total completed house sits: 3
Happy to recommend.
Lianne and Jon have been our sitters for the past year and we have felt very confident that our home and pets have been well looked after. Lianne walks the dogs at least twice a day and has coped well with any pet related illnesses and emergencies, not hesitating to travel and hour to our favourite vet and diligently administering medication regimes. Jon has mastered the solar power, kept it in tip top condition and advised us of any issues as they have arisen. Lianne and Jon enjoy the house and the company of our friends and neighbours and I would not hesitate to recommend them as safe hands for your home and pets.
Lianne and John sat for us in November 2016, for one week. We have two dogs, a Labrador puppy and an old sick dog. They coped very well the demands these two gave them and we came home to happy dogs. Our house was cleaner than when we left, and they made friends with our neighbours, Spanish and Expats. I would love them to sit for us again, and I give our phone number for any interested parties. Taffy and Sean O'Shaughnessy 958064815 659581999
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