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Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Goat(s), Reptile(s), Farm animal(s) – Dogs (small-Large) Rabbits-cats-Rat. Some experience with horses/goat
They have a police check
From: 25 March 2021
Until: 28 October 2022
Retired (engineer/surveyor)/ Residential Estate Manager
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We are a happily retired couple, with an open mind to house sitting, bijou-tidy-well lived in-smart homes-rustic, any type are welcome.
We are looking from 2021 onwards in Europe (warm) house sits- from 1 week to 3 months, Open to any suggestions/timeline- we have a car so may drive over dependant on housesit -Happy to drive YOU to airport (within reason) using your car. We live in Berkshire- can use Skype Or What's app to talk/meet prior to house sit, Having house sat many times in the past, we know it's important to feel that you have left your home in safe hands. We are very clean and tidy, comfortable with animals and very happy to take care of plants/gardening or any other general maintenance you might need. Have lived in Cyprus for 2 years so used to cleaning swimming pools. Would prefer to have an initial chat on phone OR skype to discuss your let and get a feel for each other and your requirements/thoughts ,if you are in UK then maybe we could meet? We are both DBs checked and Veronica has worked for the Police, Victims support and has been a residential estate manager on a retirement complex. She is a Trustee of the local community center, and is responsible for health and safety.
We own a Tibetan terrier and have always had pets. We are both non smokers.
Gary & Veronica
0752 553 5870 (whatssapp OR text is sometimes better as signal is weak).
We travel as a couple but Gary sometimes housesits alone.
Now we have retired we would like to see some more of the world and we enjoy travelling, particularly in warm climates and are open to all types of accommodation.
Have lived in bedsits ( when younger) studio flat-1 bedroom apartment-2 bed house (where we live now) but have had 3 bed house and a 4 bed house,so varied accommodation, mostly with pets. We are happy to do work around the house, look after plants, gardens and pets. We are both very self-motivated, proactive and very friendly, we like to travel and have new experiences.
Yes, we are experienced in house sitting. having sat for numerous friends over the years in UK.
Also Gary had building company, if you have builders/tradesmen coming in, happy to oversee.(background as an engineer/surveyor)
Veronica has had experience as an Estate Manager dealing with workmen. We are happy to do small diy jobs if necessary.
Comfortable with any type of accommodation, have had dogs (Pug+rescue Belgian shepherd+collie+ yorkie + mixed lab/collie, also Rabbitts -total of 8 over the yrs + cat (persian) + 6 chickens,my daughter had white rat+guinea pigs, and many years ago a tortoise.
Gary's brother has working stables and has helped out sometimes, also had a goat (for keeping grass down), with your guidance/advice we would be comfortable with any type of animal, most importantly? flexible, accommodating to your requirements/needs. We are both practical, hard working unflappable sociable and neat and tidy,fully understanding this is your home and treating as same.
Cyprus, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
From: 25 March 2021
Until: 28 October 2022
They don't charge for house sitting services
MindMyHouse member since 2017
Age: 66-75 years old
Family status: Couple
Total completed house sits: 2
Gary and Veronica came to look after Poppy and Daisy for a long weekend while I went to London. They cared for the dogs very well, spending lots of time playing with them and walking them. It was a pleasure to meet them and I would welcome them back again.
We had a brief skype chat with Gary and a few messages with Veronica before the house sit, when they arrived they were everything we had hoped for, a lovely relaxed couple who we and the pets felt very comfortable with..one of the dogs had hurt her leg and was unable to go out for walks which we know was difficult as she’s a lively dog who likes her walks.. We came home to happy pets and a lovely clean house, we would happily have Gary and Veronica back again..
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