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Mindful Adventure - Married Couple will treat Your Pet/s, Garden and Home with Respect and Kindness

United States

Testimonials

They have 2 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Guinea pig(s), Pig(s), Goat(s), Farm animal(s) – We have experience with cats, dogs, birds, fish, turtles, a rabbit, hamsters and a gerbil. We have watched our urban neighbor's small flock of chicken periodically (food, water, egg gathering). Will grew up on a farm with cows and sheep. Whenever on vacat

Police check

They don't have a police check

Availability

From: 27 March 2019
Until: 19 December 2020

Occupation

Artist & Gardener, Engineer & Carpenter

References

They don't have referees/references

About this sitter

We are a husband-wife team who enjoy interacting with pets, people and places. We grew up in the rural US and in Germany, respectively, and now call a mid-sized US city home. Will is an Engineer turned Carpenter and Cornelia a professional Artist and enthusiastic Hobby Gardener. Currently we live with Smith, our lively, intelligent, sweet tempered, very loved indoor (and balcony) cat.
Currently assignments near metropolitan centers make the most sense for us, mostly with airport access. But if Your assignment is tempting we may also go completely rural. We enjoy walking, hiking, swimming and bicycling, discovering new places and cultural things, public transit, a quiet home life, cooking healthy meals, watching movies, reading, and do NOT have to party at Your house. If You have a vegetarian and/ or vegan household we will gladly adapt (no problem). We also keep in touch with our friends and families and will definitely need WiFi. (A note: If Will can not get time off from work You may 'only' get Cornelia, who will be between artistic projects, in research mode, gathering ideas or on long distance assignment).

Why they want to house sit

House sitting gives us the chance to be 'local', expand our horizons and reward ourselves with animal and people relationships we might not have otherwise. It is a chance to be useful and to learn new things while saving some costs for travel accommodations.

Their experience

We are very used to caring for houses as we own several rental properties. We have watched over the houses and apartments of friends, relatives and neighbors when they were away. We have trouble shot all kinds of problems, and found fixes or hired contractors. We have cared for many indoor plants, extensive outdoor gardens (Southern German, and North Eastern US climates), walked dogs AND cats, fed them, cleaned up after them, played with them and kept them company. We have a fish pond in our urban backyard oasis, with 13 content fish, and we have called other pets, - birds, turtles, a rabbit, hamsters, a gerbil, our own over the years.

What can they bring to the assignment

Both of us are reliable, honest, personable and conscientious. We will be respectful of Your property and treat Your animals with kindness. We both have clean driver's licenses and do not engage in unlawful behavior. We are bilingual (plus a little more . . .) and communicate well via email, WhatsApp, texting, phone and pictures. We welcome an interview via WhatsApp video call and will agree to a security deposit with a written contract.
External references available!

Available to house sit

Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, United Kingdom, United States

Availability dates

From: 27 March 2019
Until: 19 December 2020

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2017

Personal details

Age: 46-55 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 2

Testimonials

Happy with this house sitter!

Cornelia took care of my house and cat for about a week. I was very please with everything. Thank you, Cornelia!

Sarah, United States, 23 May, 2019

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

Extremely conscientious, friendly and loving to our pets!

Cornelia flew in from the EastCoast to SF, CA to sit for our 2 kitties and dog for her first MMH gig. She was super organized and brought printed copies of agreements for us both. She was very professional and wanted to ensure that she had all our house rules clear. Cornelia kept in touch during our trip and sent us cute pictures and stories. When we got back she was great company and has kept in touch ever since. She even got a little teary when she gave the animals hugs and kisses goodbye. If Cornelia wants to sit for you, you are lucky! Your animals (and plants) will be well taken care of!

Dana, United States, 22 May, 2017

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

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Last updated: 8 April 2019