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Laurie and Steve retired professors and housesitters

United States

Testimonials

They have 7 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Tortoise/Turtle(s) – yes, I once owned 12 cats and three dogs. We Love pets.

Police check

They don't have a police check

Availability

From: 24 March 2018
Until: 12 December 2021

Occupation

Retired College Professor

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

My husband and I are retired Professors. We have been expatriates for over 30 years, living and working in Japan, The Philippines, Brazil and Thailand. We speak English, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Thai and some Cambodian. Over the years we have owned a total of 12 cats and three dogs. We are pet friendly and plant friendly. We have valid driver's licenses and can drive a stick shift. We are both published writers and film producers.

Why they want to house sit

We are recently retired. We have always lived overseas, and we want to continue to experience new places both in the states and overseas. We are looking for places to settle, and until we do that, we want to travel and live in various locations.

Their experience

We have lived and worked all over the world, in many different countries and cultures. We are good with pets and plants and pools and gardens. We have house sat in Spain, Nicaragua, the British Virgin Islands, Portugal, California, Oregon and other locations. We are very comfortable living in rural locations, developing countries, cities and farms. Between us we speak Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, and Thai.
Below is a testimonial from a recent house sit we did in Nicaragua. Please check the end of our profile for other testimonials.---

"I would happily recommend Laurie and Steven.
They stayed at my home in Nicaragua for nearly a month (May 2017) and took excellent care of 2 dogs and a puppy who all reside outside the house. Laurie and Steven interacted with and paid my gardener each week plus provided him with daily refreshments. He really enjoyed their attention and that they spoke Spanish.
Laurie or Steven emailed me a brief report almost daily and alerted me to any maintenance issues and kept track of any details/payments/bills so it was very easy for my return.
We communicated prior to their arrival - and they were able to accommodate my schedule to arrive a few days early so I could provide them a thorough explanation of my home/dogs/gardens, etc...
The house and gardens were in good order and they thoughtfully had a meal prepared for my arrival which we shared.
They are a mature educated tranquil couple who take great pride in their house / pet care assignments. I wouldn't hesitate to invite them to return to my home to care for my dogs, home and gardener.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Sincerely, Linda"

What can they bring to the assignment

Worldly experience. Can care for pets, plants, gardens, pools and vehicles. Can speak Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, and Japanese.

Available to house sit

Argentina, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma, Cambodia, Caribbean, Central South America, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Laos, Mexico, Monaco, Nepal, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Thailand, United States

Availability dates

From: 24 March 2018
Until: 12 December 2021

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2015

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 5

Testimonials

TESTIMONIAL for Laurie & Steven

Laurie and Steven were a delight to meet and get to know. They love walking which was so beneficial for my dogs and everyone connected very well. They kept me informed and asked questions when necessary. Highly recommended. THANK YOU!

Annie, United Kingdom, 26 June, 2018

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

Wonderful cat/house sitters

Laurie and her husband were so easy to communicate with and send us lots of messages with pictures of our kitty while we were away. They also let us know about packages and neighbors stopping by. We came home to a sparkling home! We were so glad to have them house/cat sit for us and will absolutely be asking for them again!

Roni, United States, 08 January, 2018

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

Wonderful House Sitters!

Laurie and Steven are a lovely couple who took wonderful care of our dog Flash while we were on holiday recently. They enjoy hiking and took our very energetic dog on many long walks in the local area. They are a very interesting couple who have travelled extensively and we thoroughly enjoyed our time before and after our holiday with them. Our son recently relocated to New York and on her return to America, Laurie introduced herself to him and spent an evening with friends at the cocktail bar he runs in New York. She also sent us a photo of them together, a lovely gesture! We would be very happy towelcome them back to Campelinho anytime!

Lois, Portugal, 08 November, 2017

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

Great sitters

Laurie and Steven sat for us here in Andalusia during the hot summer months. They managed very well on solar power and a variable water supply. Our cats were beautifully cared for, and the garden kept alive. They were very diligent in emails and calls to ask questions or keep us informed. We would love them to come back again and count them as friends. Taffy O'Shaughnessy 0034 659581999 0034 958064815 seantaffyos@yahoo.co.uk

Taffy, Spain, 27 October, 2017

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

Wonderful House Sitters!

Laurie and Steven are a lovely couple who took wonderful care of our dog Flash while we were on holiday recently.

Lois, Portugal, 26 October, 2017

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

Great sitters

Laurie and Steven sat for us here in Andalusia during the hot summer months. They managed very well on solar power and a variable water supply. Our cats were beautifully cared for, and the garden kept alive. They were very diligent in emails and calls to ask questions or keep us informed. We would love them to come back again and count them as friends. Taffy O'Shaughnessy 0034 659581999 0034 958064815 seantaffyos@yahoo.co.uk

Taffy, Spain, 26 October, 2017

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

Laurie and Steve were excellent house sitters.

Anna, Spain, 30 June, 2017

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

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Last updated: 13 February 2020