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Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s) – We have watched cats, dogs and birds, as pet sitters but we grew up with all kinds of animals and really just love all animals.
They don't have a police check
From: 1 February 2023
Until: 1 April 2024
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We are Mike and Jenn, a responsible married couple from Canada that are looking for house and pet sits around the world.
We are experienced travellers and have travelled around the world, especially in Asia and Europe, but there are so many places we haven't been yet! We currently spend at least half the year abroad and we work online as freelance writers and editors. We are looking for housesits with or without animals but must have good WiFi, because of our work.
We have no problem doing a bit of cleaning up or wood chopping and rustic is also fine but we have no vehicle so somewhere close to a grocery store would be best. We are vegan and love cooking. We are quiet and don't "party" or anything like that. We watch movies and go for long walks to explore the areas we are in. We walk a LOT and enjoy the outdoors. We speak English, some French and basic Japanese. We're not really looking for a livestock-based housesit, but you never can tell what we could be convinced to do, so hit us up with a message! :)
We want to house and pet sit because we feel it takes us to places we don't normally see and we have met so many wonderful and amazing people through travelling. Friends have recommended housesitting to us and so, although we've done it a bit in the past, we'd like to expand our availability and save money while helping other people who are travelling.
As well, we feel we are going to NEED house sitters in the future, so we're basically just looking to build our network of trustworthy friends who love travelling as much as we do.
We have experience house and pet sitting in Holland, Italy, the UK and in Canada. We are also very experienced with Airbnb and we have a long, lengthy list of positive reviews from people who have trusted us with their homes. We have never had a bad Airbnb review! We also have animal sitting experience, especially with birds, dogs and cats but we love all animals, really.
We believe that it's important for us to treat someone's home as if it was our own. Respect for property and privacy is paramount to us as well as being respectful of our surroundings and neighbours. We are huge animal lovers, especially kitties. We are collecting positive testimonials here and we have added a link to our Airbnb reviews, which has heaps of rave reviews (no negatives), so you can see what people have to say about us!
Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, South East Asia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, United Kingdom
From: 1 February 2023
Until: 1 April 2024
They don't charge for house sitting services
MindMyHouse member since 2017
Age: 36-45 years old
Family status: Couple
Total completed house sits: 5
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Lovely couple: great company and totally trustworthy
I was so grateful that Jenn and Mike were available to cat-sit for us earlier this year. Jenn was very quick to reply to messages and easy to deal with when we were making arrangements. Both she and Mike have a lovely, gentle manner, which I knew my cats would feel comfortable with, and they seemed genuinely positive about taking care of older cats. They were also very respectful about living in our house and I felt completely confident leaving them in charge while we were away. On a personal level, my husband and I got on really well with Jenn and Mike and we would have liked to have spent more time in their excellent company. We very much hope we will be able to get to know them better in the future. In the meantime, I have absolutely no hesitation about recommending them for house-sitting and pet care assignments.
Victoria, Spain, 15 April, 2020
Great house sitters
I was very happy Jenn and Mike stayed at my home while I was away. My cat Pippi is quite shy but she seemed to trust them as soon as they met. Jenn and Mike are lovely people. Communication with them was very nice (friendly, easy to get along with, responded quickly, sent me updates) and they left the house clean and tidy. I would definitely recommend them as house sitters, and hope to see them again in the future!
Sandra, Netherlands, 02 February, 2020
Great cat sitters
Jenn and Mike minded our home and cat for a month and they were fantastic. They came round a day early to get a briefing and made friends with our cat straight away. They kept in regular contact while we were away with updates and photos and they left the house in immaculate condition. We highly recommend them and would love to have them sit for us again.
Meredith, United Kingdom, 23 January, 2020
Great house and catsitters
Jenn and Mike took great care of our house and our two cats, and I can highly recommend them. They left the house in perfect conditions and it was easy to communicate with them while we were away. Thanks again for the chocolates too :-)
Letizia, Italy, 17 March, 2018
Fantastic Pet and House-sitting Couple
We Highly recommend Mike & Jenn. They visited a day early to acquaint themselves with our home, pet and routines. They were respectful of our home and left it very clean and tidy with a gorgeous bunch of flowers. Our fur baby absolutely adored them and was very well looked after and they also gave us regular updates with pics. Mike and Jenn have intimated that they would be willing to sit for us in the future again and we would most certainly love to see them again to sit for us or even just to catch up as friends.
Peter, United Kingdom, 16 January, 2018