They have 4 testimonials (view below)
Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Farm animal(s) – I have had many pets and raised chickens when I lived in the South America, and lived in Iowa for over 15 years, so I've been around lots of farm animal and helped with feedings.
They have a police check
From: 17 April 2022
Until: 31 December 2024
(see their busy times below)
Public health professional
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I am a public health professional, photographer, mother, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Suriname, South America), and racquetball coach. I was born in North Carolina (USA), raised my children in Iowa (USA) and on the campus of New York University- Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), and most recently completed my Registered Dietitian training with a dietetic internship in Phoenix (USA) before moving back to my home state of North Carolina to be of help to my elderly parents . I am the state-wide comprehensive suicide prevention program coordinator for the NC Division of Public Health; as my job is remote, I have wonderful flexibility to house and pet sit. I would be honored to be invited into your home and would greatly enjoy the opportunity to care for your pets and gardens. Thank you.
In the last five years I have house and pet sat in Abu Dhabi, France, Italy, England, and numerous states in the USA; I simply love animals (though not snakes or horses) and the opportunity to be somewhere new. I have so enjoyed all the cats, dogs, fish, and chickens I've taken care of. Additionally, walking dogs is a great way to learn about a community. When I was in Bristol, I walked Lily (or rather she walked me!) for hours every day and in a park there a woman approached me and held out her hand exclaiming, "You must be the new Paul?" Paul is Lucy's owner. Through pets I am able to meet people and get to know places in a more intimate, perhaps even more honest, fashion. Additionally, being in a new place allows me to recharge. I love to see new gardens, new art, and to taste regional cuisine.
For 16 years I owned a Queen Ann Victorian built in 1896 and dealt with normal mishaps such as leaky faucets, broken central air, and cracked window panes. I’ve also had the unexpected: the painters catching the house on fire during lead paint removal, a flooded basement, and a substantial hail storm that resulted in a new roof, (another) paint job, and new screens. I am a well-seasoned home owner. I know how to care for a home, what to look out for, and when to take action (and when to call in the professionals!). I will look after your home with the utmost of care.
As for pets, I can still name every cat and dog I’ve ever owned. I’ve also had fish, hamsters, chickens, and guinea pigs, and had the opportunity to care for rabbits. Honestly I don’t do snakes because of an over exposure to the fer de lance, anacondas, and boa constrictors of South America. But I’m enamored with lizards, skinks, and turtles because I find them beautiful and plucky. I have trained every dog I’ve owned, and I’ve worked hard to understand and accommodate every cat (that means all the tasty begonias go on the top shelf, out of snacking range!). During a recent pet sit by Day 2 I could tell the difference in the dogs’ bark and reached out to the owner, asking if the stunning blonde golden retriever that went by the house was a friend. Her response was an enthusiastic and impressed yes! I try very hard to tune in to animals so that I can meet their needs, and so that we can enjoy each other. Animals are incredibly important to me; I believe animals make us more human. I will cherish your animals as I do my own.
In addition to caring for my children, my home, and my animals, I am an avid gardener. In Iowa (USA) I had a large vegetable patch as well as flowers and ornamentals. Every year I stole a bit more yard and turned it into flower beds; I’m not a big fan of lawns though of course I can mow. Additionally, I have a large number of indoor plants from cacti to African violets to orchids. I know how to care for plants and enjoy doing so.
I have a life time of experience that makes me a valuable house and pet sitter; please see response to “Are you experienced?” above. Please consider selecting me. Thank you.
Africa, Cambodia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, South East Asia, Spain, Sri Lanka, United States, Vietnam
From: 17 April 2022
Until: 31 December 2024
They have indicated that they are busy at the following times:
16 May 2022 to 26 May 2022, 3 June 2022 to 6 June 2022, 31 July 2022 to 6 August 2022, 13 August 2022 to 27 August 2022, 28 August 2022 to 2 September 2022
They sometimes charge for house sitting services
MindMyHouse member since 2016
Age: 46-55 years old
Total completed house sits: 3
The question marks at the end of my last testimony were emoji images of kitties, not question marks. There's no question, Anne is the best
Anne was by far the best sitter I've ever had. She is very organized, clean, considerate, kind, and good with my kitties. I asked her to come a couple of hours early to go over details, and she accommodated. She got all the details all and was very respectful. My other party's schedule changed a bit. Anne was patient and work with me as we ironed out the particulars. She sent pictures of the kitties being happy when I was away. She told me her plans and was very upfront and good about it. Anne left a goodbye note with a gift! Most of all, my fur babies have never been so relaxed when I got back. My last pet sitter, before Anne, was very good but my shy kitty was very nervous when I got home. All kitties were meowing a lot and acted as though they had anxiety which isn't like them. Anne has a police report which made me pick her above orhers. I made the right choice here. I will for sure use Anne again in the future if she's not booked, bar none. I would highly recommend her. Thanks Anne ????????????
The Geissinger-Chandler families clicked immediately. Even before Anne and her girls arrived, we already felt that we knew each other via what's app messages and photos. As soon as they arrived we knew that the animals and house would be in good hands while we went on holiday. Our daughters enjoyed their time together (especially caring for some snails in the garden!) and are still in touch, and we all loved hearing their incredible stories from around the world. We were certainly lucky to have them and hope that they will be able to come again - maybe without us going away!
Anne and her lovely daughters took excellent care of my 3 cats for a week. Two of my cats had health issues and had to be medicated in different ways, and they took care of the situation. They were experienced, professional, neat and helpful. I would have them back anyday!
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