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Experienced Housesitter

United Kingdom

Testimonials

They have 22 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s)

Police check

They don't have a police check

Availability

From: 28 January 2023
Until: 4 August 2024

Occupation

Writer

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

If you are in SE Asia, Japan, Australia, NZ or Taiwan I would love to hear from you! The second half of the year I've no plans right now so open to suggestions :)

Hello, my name is Jason, and I'm a British national. I like longer housesits and have done several of these in Asia and the UK (please see testimonials below). I'm a former civil servant of almost 20 years experience, a mature and confident individual, I'm able to deal with situations and complications. My ideal housesit would be of a lengthy duration but I am open to all offers. I like both rural and urban settings. I am very comfortable with domestic pets especially cats and dogs. I am a cyclist and permission to borrow a bicycle would be helpful in order that I might get around to local stores for provisions, where appropriate. I am also a vegan, non-smoker and non-drinker.

Why they want to house sit

I like being with animals, especially dogs and cats and have yet to meet any that I haven't liked! I am an occasional writer (self-published) so a setting suitable for creatives would be welcome. I also enjoy the lifestyle I lead at the moment where I can meet good people, cute pets and experience a new and interesting location as I make my way in the world.

Their experience

YES! Please see my references :))

What can they bring to the assignment

I am a calm and mature adult, I enjoy my own company and am tidy, neat and clean. I have never let any home owner down, have always stayed the distance and returned pets and property as I found them. I do not smoke and I do not drink or use any drugs at all. Please note, English is my one and only language.

Available to house sit

Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Laos, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, North East Asia, Philippines, Romania, Singapore, South East Asia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 28 January 2023
Until: 4 August 2024

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2016

Personal details

Age: 46-55 years old

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 21

Testimonials

I would recommend Jason to anyone who is looking for reliable and kind person to care for their pets

Jason looked after my 3 dogs , boerboel Kingston, Pitbull Indie & thai mix rescue Lily for two weeks while I was on business trip and was fantastic! He sent daily reports and photos / video’s of them which really put me at ease being away for so long. His communication was great throughout, he let me know everything what was going on at my house with pool cleaner etc. I wish my Lily could write review too because her actions speak volumes! She was loving her twice a day long beach walks with Jason and I bet she was sad to see him leave. I would recommend Jason to any other dog owner in a heart beat.

Heidi, Thailand, 01 February, 2023

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

I think my cats like Jason more than me now....

This was my first time opening up my home to a stranger (whom I now call my friend) and going with Jason eased any worries I had and he proved to be the best (hu)man for the job. Jason is extremely responsive, humorous, kind, empathetic and very considerate, something quite rare in this day and age. He sent me photos of the cats daily and gave me detailed updates on what they were up to, in fact he probably spent more time with them than I did! They clearly were in very good company because one of my cats Jet who had been balding around her belly seemed to have grown a slightly thicker coat too, if this isn't a miracle I don't know what is. Jason left the house in excellent condition and even made sure I had clean sheets to come home to because god forbid I'd even have the strength to lift a toothbrush after 37 hours of traveling. If you would like someone who will make you feel at ease with the entire process from start to finish, your pets and home will be in good hands with Jason.

Weiwen, Malaysia, 19 January, 2023

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

Practical and disciplined.

Jason house sat and took care of my 15 plus cats and a shy rescue dog for 3 weeks in October 2022. In that time Jason kept me regularly updated with photos and videos and I had complete peace of mind while I was away that he was a very practical and disciplined pet carer. Maloo my dog received multiple walks each day and upon my return could see that she was looking more svelte, which was desperately needed. I can recommend Jason as a practical and reliable house sitter and pet carer to any future home owners. Thanks Jason for all your care!

Alice, Greece, 08 November, 2022

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

House sitting Minnie Mouse

Jason came to my house for about 5 days over the Christmas period . He was very kind to Minnie and did every thing that I asked him to do . he also kept me in touch with his travel movements before coming and was absolutely punctual. He was respectful intelligent and thoughtful and even washed his own sheets before he left.. I can fully recommend him as a house sitter for your pets and house. sally James

Sally, United Kingdom, 02 January, 2022

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

Jason is the ideal pet/house sitter!

This is our first experience with finding a pet/house sitter and we are so grateful that Jason was able to care for our dogs for three weeks this summer. Jason came the night before to familiarise himself with the dogs and our home, and we left the next day feeling reassured that they were left in safe hands. He was in constant contact with us while we were out of the country and we had no worries while we were away. Upon return we were delighted to find that our dogs were relaxed and happy and had clearly been well cared for. Our home was left clean and basically as we had left it. We would not hesitate to recommend Jason!!!

Stuart, United Kingdom, 24 July, 2021

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

Great, trustworthy house sitter

Jason was great at contact before the sit, he seemed really sensible and trustworthy before we even met. On arrival he asked important questions about the care of my dogs and house and was great with the dogs and children while I was sorting the last bits out before we left. He took great care of the dogs and house, I would definitely welcome him back! Thoroughly nice, interesting guy!

Chloe, United Kingdom, 08 June, 2021

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

MindMyHouse (and my Garden)

Jason rallied to a call for help with our overgrown garden and after just one week renovated a garden jungle into a pristine walled garden where it is now a pleasure to sit and sup a glass of wine or two. Hopefully he can return towards the end of the summer and put our gaden into hibernation!! Very friendly, nothing was too much trouble and he made sure each small project was 100% completed. Always tidied up after each day. Thanks Jason

John, United Kingdom, 17 June, 2020

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden

Totally Recommend

We had Jason stay at our home in Singapore and take care of our two cats for two and a half weeks and he was great. Our cats were happy and well taken care of. He arrived in Singapore early so that we could do a key handover, which was helpful. Would definitely recommend him!

Kim, Singapore, 06 February, 2020

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

Highly recommended sitter

Jason per sit my big dog in Taiwan for 11 nights in January 2020. Super professional, clean, trustworthy , laidback - what more can I say. My dog absolutely likes him. I would absolutely ask him back if I needed another pet-sit. Thanks Jason !

Jonathan, United States, 06 February, 2020

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

Very conscientious and caring guy!

Jason came to look after my fur babies recently, he arrived on time and was really helpful in my last minute packing to rush out the door! While I was away he communicated well with me even when there was a slight problem with my electricity. I'm really grateful he was able to support me when I was so far away. When I got back, the boys were happy and healthy and the apartment was neat and tidy. Thanks Jason :)

Jordana , Vietnam, 01 December, 2019

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

Exceptional and highly-recommended sitter

It was a complete pleasure to have Jason take care of my cat Muppet and house sit for me. He’s an experienced, trustworthy and highly reliable sitter, I have no hesitation in recommending him to others and asking him to sit for me again. He’s a lovely guy, friendly and fantastic to deal with, easygoing yet very professional. He was flexible about dates and arrival/leaving arrangements and kept in touch regularly. I came home to a very clean and tidy house and Muppet had obviously been given huge amounts of love and affection, she didn’t seem to notice I’d been away at all! Exceptional and very highly-recommended sitter. Thank you so much Jason.

Samantha, United Kingdom, 03 June, 2019

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

Dog sitter

Jason looked after my dogs extremely well and gave them the exercise, food and attention they required. They had 2 good walks every day and I came back to 2 very happy healthy dogs. I would recommend Jason and happy to give a verbal recommendation if required.

Debbie, United Kingdom, 16 May, 2019

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

Total Commitment to the Pets and the care of the house

Our house sit was for almost three weeks, in a rural location with very little public transport. Jason kept in touch regularly before taking up the house sit, giving me peace of mind, as we had actually been let down for this house sit (and a previous one) and was very worried that we would be let down again. Although we didn't have much time together before we left for our holiday, from the correspondence and initial meeting it was clear that the dogs and the house would be in very good hands. Jason was all about ensuring that the dogs were well cared for, walked and had their normal routine followed closely. I think he was particularly taken with Tucker and Phoebe, and they with him. We were pleased to hear that Jason had actually managed to get out to see a bit of the countryside and hadn't been too bored with the setting, as he doesn't drive and borrowed my husband's pushbike. We were a little concerned that he would go stir crazy just being in the company of the dogs, but he managed to meet a number of our neighbours who definitely warmed to him. Would have absolutely no hesitation in strongly recommending Jason as an honest, reliable and caring person. We hope he will stay in touch and perhaps be available to sit for us again in the future.

Ria, United Kingdom, 16 April, 2019

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

2 months Bali

Jason came for a 2 months assignment in my house in rural east Bali... A very hard housesit because he had 4 dogs and 5 cats in his care. Jason did a great job with the animals, took them on long walks, cooked fish and rice for them and even managed to win the trust of our little Alfie, an old rescue dog that has been abused and has tryst issues. I am very grateful for him staying with the animals when a big earthquake hit our island and things got very scary. Jason is a very reliable housesitter that I can recommend anybody who needs reliable care for their pets. Greetings from Amed, Daphne

Daphne, Indonesia, 15 September, 2018

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

Thank you Jason, pop in anytime your in the area.

Jason looked after our house and two dogs for a fortnight (April 19 to May 3 2018) at a rather isolated village on the outskirts of Chiang Mai. The dogs took to Jason straight away when he arrived and we had no qualms about leaving them in his care. The house was as clean and tidy when we returned as when we left, Jason had even washed his bedding !! Any communication we had with him was answered swiftly and to the point. I have no hesitation in recommending Jason, who apart from being tidy, competent and an animal lover is also a very nice person. David & Phai, Ban Sentor, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

David, Thailand, 04 May, 2018

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

Easy going, reliable, friendly house/pet sitter

Jason lived with myself and my border collie for two and a half months at the beginning of 2018. He walked and entertained her while I was at work/away on trips. He was always exquisitely polite and respectful of the shared space, got on very well with the dog and was 100 percent reliable in looking after her, and was always more than willing to pitch in around the house without my asking. Overall and absolute delight and thoroughly recommended.

Ellen, United Kingdom, 05 April, 2018

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

Long term Housesit

We were away for 2 months, so we were a little concerned about leaving our pets for so long. Jason looked after our challenging house and gardens, 2 dogs and 2 cats plus numerous fish, really well. All were happy on our return. He is kind and considerate, and made friends with our neighbours too. Jason kept us informed periodically, so we could relax, knowing our pets were in good hands. We wish him well in his next house sit.

Sandra, Malaysia, 23 January, 2018

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

Worry Free Holiday with Jason at the Helm

Jason house sat our Chiang Mai, Thailand home for a bit more than three weeks in September, 2017 Our home is relatively maintenance free but our two dogs, one cat and fourteen chickens are not. Jason took exemplary care of our animals which include an elderly female dog with health issues, a nine month old Jack Russell with endless energy and a penchant for being a bit naughty and an aloof but quite friendly cat. Our young Jack Russell was the most work for Jason as "Louis" (Or as Jason calls him: "Lord Louis") gets bored easily and needs walks, visits with his dog chums, and just generally a lot of attention. Oh yeah, our chickens. Jason very patiently fed and watered our 14 hens and retrieved eggs daily from the hen house. He let the girls go "walkabout" every afternoon and became expert at herding them back into their home. Jason also undertook the less than pleasant job of cleaning the hen house. Thanks Jason! Jason gave us regular, detailed weekly updates and we felt confident that our home and animals were in good hands. Our return confirmed this feeling. I highly recommend Jason as a house sitter if you are lucky enough to have him available when you need him.

George, Thailand, 23 September, 2017

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

A true animal lover and honest, mature, well-mannered and tidy guest

Jason was our first encounter with housesitting and we couldn’t have had a better start. Not only he’s a devoted house sitter and true animal lover, but also a polite, honest, mature, well-mannered and tidy guest. We had the pleasure of spending 3 days with Jason and I must say that on top of having the peace of mind that a dedicated person is minding our pets, and focusing on enjoying our trip, we made a friend who shares with us the love of travel, books, classic music and mature debates about the state of the world and cricket. We’d definitely consider him for future housesitting.

BB, Thailand, 23 May, 2017

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

Jason is Great house sitter!

Jason looked after my apartment and young Golden Retriever for two weeks while I was out of the country. I was very pleased to return to find my house in the condition I left it in. Jason had clearly looked after Primo very well and he was healthy and happy on my return. He had updated me twice a week by email, which was much appreciated as it allowed me to have some peace of mind that all was well back home. You can certainly rest assured that your pet and property will be well maintained by Jason.

BITNARA, Japan, 25 March, 2017

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

Great houseminder, thoughtful and considerate

We had Jason mind our sailing boat for around 6 weeks while we were trying to sell it but overseas. We were very nervous, being MMH first timers and he really gave us peace of mind. Regular reports to us and even helped with our sales pitch. We'd welcome him back for sure.

Trish, Malaysia, 19 January, 2017

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly

Mr. Blaze Smith and Ms. Melissa Costa

Hello, Blaze and I invited Jason to stay and watch our 2 cats and condo for a 6 week period in June/July 2016, a 2 week period in March 2017, and we are looking forward to his stay with our cats this June/July for another 6 week period. Our cats have some dietary restrictions and one of them is very timid, therefore requires a little more time and care. While we were away Jason kept us well informed with emails and pictures regarding the cats and our home. Jason is a very caring person who truly cares for our cats. The house was well kept and clean. It would be a pleasure to have him back!

Blaze, Singapore, 14 September, 2016

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

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Last updated: 27 January 2023