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Kind, trustworthy caring -Available couple looking for sit in Europe/America

United Kingdom

Testimonials

They have 2 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Horse/Donkey(s), Reptile(s) – Dogs (small-Large) Rabbits-cats-Rat. Some experience with horses/goat

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 10 June 2020
Until: 28 October 2021

Occupation

Retired (engineer/surveyor)/ Residential Estate Manager

References

They don't have referees/references

About this sitter

We are a happily retired couple, with an open 7mind to house sitting, bijou-tidy-well lived in-smart homes-rustic, any type is welcome.
We are looking from July 2020 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. 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 Chairman of the local Community Care Group. 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.

Why they want to house sit

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.

Their experience

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.

What can they bring to the assignment

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) and 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.

Available to house sit

Cyprus, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Availability dates

From: 10 June 2020
Until: 28 October 2021

Do they charge?

They sometimes charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2017

Personal details

Age: 66-75 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 2

Testimonials

Excellent house and pet sitters

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.

Gillian, United Kingdom, 05 October, 2018

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

Great house and pet sitters

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..

Steve, Spain, 12 April, 2018

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

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Last updated: 10 June 2020