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Active recently retired couple looking to house or pet/plant sit for either short or long term stint anywhere in the world

United States

Testimonials

They have 8 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish – We have owned dogs,cats,birds,turtles etc.

Police check

They don't have a police check

Availability

From: 6 July 2019
Until: 31 January 2022

Occupation

Retired Business Professional

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

We are an active recently retired couple who are taking the opportunity to travel the world. We spent 14 months in the beautiful country of Panama and are now traveling and doing pet/house sitting as the opportunity arises. My wife and I are non smokers and both come from pet friendly households and love pets of all types. We lived in Southern California for the last 30 years and retired in July 2015.

Why they want to house sit

We are looking to experience life in all parts of the world and we enjoy meeting all types of people. Since we are traveling full time we cannot own a pet right now and this would give us the opportunity to be a short term foster parent to a pet. We are responsible people and will take care of your home as though it were ours.

Their experience

We retired in July 2015. Since that time, we have lived in Panama for 14 months and then have spent time house/pet sitting in the U.K., Crete, Florida, China, Cambodia, Australia,Spain and Thailand.

We can provide references.

What can they bring to the assignment

Our enjoyment and enthusiasm.

Available to house sit

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Cambodia, Caribbean, Central South America, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, South Pacific, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 6 July 2019
Until: 31 January 2022

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2016

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 8

Testimonials

We loved to meet Greg and Sheila

This was the first time that we had sitters for our cat and our house. We did not know if our very shy cat would accept. But we had good luck – as Sheila and Greg did the 6 weeks job. The contact before the sitting was uncomplicated. During the sit, we regularly got news showing us that our kitty loved these new people in her world. They took a perfect, lovingly care of our cat and our plants (we have a lot...inside and outside). They also managed a little problem with a water leackage. They kept us updated during our vacation and we loved this because it gave us a very good feeling. We would not hesitate to highly recommend them anytime. Good people, tidy, friendly, reliable and honest.

Wulf, Germany, 16 June, 2019

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

Lifesavers!

We were looking for dog-sitters last-minute, and Greg and Sheila rescued us. They found our listing less than a week before we were scheduled to fly to Japan, and next thing we knew they were visiting us the day before we left to meet our two dogs and get to know the apartment. They took great care of our furbabies, and kept us updated with pictures throughout our trip. It was clear that they love animals from the way they bonded with the dogs. We enjoyed peace of mind knowing our home and animals were well-taken care of. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a house-sitter, and especially to those needing someone to take care of their pets. Thank you Greg and Sheila! :)

Pamela, Vietnam, 10 February, 2019

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

Excellent housesitters and pet caregivers

Greg and Sheila minded our house and two cats in New Zealand while we were traveling overseas. We were so pleased with the thoughtful way in which they housesat for us. They were very professional and communicated promptly with us prior to arrival. We had a Skype interview and they provided references. While we were overseas, they sent us photos and updates about our cats. It was such a relief to know that our house and cats were in good hands! Greg and Sheila cared for the house in an excellent way. They left it spotless. We really appreciated that they left some food and even a cake (a very thoughtful touch after we returned from a long flight and a quick meal). The cats were very happy and relaxed. We didn't ask them to work in the garden. They watered our plants regularly on the front porch. It gave us peace of mind knowing that the house was well-looked after while we were away. We would definitely invite Greg and Sheila to housesit for us again in future!

Teresa, New Zealand, 17 January, 2019

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

Highly Recommendable -

Greg & Sheila sat for us for 5 weeks in August/September . They were fabulous sitters for our two dogs, Poppy (small and very lively) and Patch (much larger and not as lively) and two cats (Minky & Roco) who think they are dogs - there was obvious mutual admiration between all of them and lots of walkies and cuddles. They kept us informed at all times by text, e-mail and phone of the animals' well-being. Our pool and home were well looked after as were our brood of animals. They arrived a day early as requested to familiarise themselves with our routine and for us all to get to know each other. They are a personable, charming, and friendly couple who we hope to keep in touch with and they are welcome to come back anytime as visitors or sitters. Highly recommended.

GInnie, Spain, 18 October, 2018

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

Testimonial

Greg and Sheila looked after our house on five acres with wild kangaroos and colourful native birds and two dogs whilst we were overseas during May 2018.House was tidy and clean. Dogs looked wonderful and happy on our return and they missed Greg and Sheila when they left. We now count G and S as our friends and will keep in contact with them. We miss them as well. Couldn’t recommend them any higher????????????????

Kevin, Australia, 17 June, 2018

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

Testimonial for Greg and Sheila Worthington

Greg and Sheila recently looked after my property, garden and two dogs for 4 weeks. Whilst I was away they provided regular updates, especially photos of my two dogs out an about on walks. This was my first experience of house sitters in a house that I had only owned for 8 months, therefore when they were here all the little things that could go wrong did, however they handled them calmly and with no fuss. My instructions will be better for the next house sitters however it was lovely that Greg and Sheila took it in their stride. Greg and Sheila looked after both of my dogs wonderfully, both dogs still had their manors when I returned and had maintained their perfect weights, which I feel are all good signs of people who understand how to look after animals. I have also since had quite a few friends mention that they often saw Greg and Shelia walking my dogs around the area. In addition when I returned from my trip I returned to a well kept garden and clean and tidy house. I would highly reccommend Sheila and Greg for futher house sitting opportunities and would happily have them to house sit again. Kind Regards Denise

Denise, Australia, 08 May, 2018

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

Wonderful sitters, wonderful people

Greg and Sheila took excellent care of our home and our beloved dog, Maggie, on relatively short notice last Thanksgiving. They came over beforehand to get the lay of the land, and were extremely thoughtful and communicative through out their stay with her, emailing us photographs and checking in before we even had to ask. The house was impeccably clean when we returned, and we kept finding Maggie in the guest room after they left. She was waiting for them to return. They are lovely people, kind and thoughtful, we've kept in touch and can't wait to have them back.

Elizabeth, United States, 15 January, 2018

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

Lovely pet sitters :)

Greg and Sheila took care of our dog and cat for 3 weeks. Communication was very easy with them at anytime (before and during their petsitting time), keeping us regularly updated about our pets during their stay too. Our dog had special needs with food and medicines and they followed all our instructions on time and manner. Experienced, self-sufficient, responsible, kind and truthful people. They love pets and have experience with them, you can notice this at first sight. We had peace of mind knowing that they were at home while we were away. The house was very clean when we got back home. They are welcome anytime, our beloved ones will be happy to meet them again! Thank you both! :)

Esther, Cambodia, 11 September, 2017

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

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Last updated: 8 August 2019