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Responsible, Friendly, Active, Early Retirees

United States

Testimonials

They have 2 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Reptile(s) – We're not into milking cows or tending a herd(?) of sheep, but we will try most others. We love animals.

Police check

They don't have a police check

Availability

From: 17 February 2019
Until: 5 December 2020

Occupation

Semi Retired

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

Joan and Bill are active early retirees, originally from Michigan but now reside in the Phoenix, Arizona area. We love animals; we love life; we love to travel; and we love new adventures. We are clean, responsible, honest, and friendly. We own our own home and have a wonderful Havanese dog by the name of Picasso, although he stays home when we travel. We have lived in France and Brazil, plus the US states of Michigan, Indiana, North Carolina, and Arizona,

Bill and Joan met while in school in Ann Arbor. After graduation, Joan was a teacher and business owner, while Bill was in sales, was a commercial Realtor, then was a concert promoter/producer for the next 30 years. We have owned several nationally acclaimed theaters/venues in the Phoenix area.

As far as what we are looking for in a house sit.....we require a clean house ....and you will certainly find it totally clean when you return. Good wi-fi is an absolute must as we spend a good part of the day at home on our laptops. Good instructions pertaining to your pet(s) are very helpful and important.

Why they want to house sit

Bottom line is that we do this for the fun of it. We enjoy people and discovering new areas. We will care for your home and your pets like they were our own. We love animals and we love to travel so MindMyHouse is a perfect match for us. We are a responsible couple and you won't have to worry about a thing while you are on holiday.

Their experience

We have cared for pets all of our lives. You can find a recent testimonial below plus we can furnish other references. We have completed lengthy house/dog sits in London England; Wake Forest,North Carolina; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Sturgeon Bay, WI; Phoenix, AZ and others. Pets included dogs, cats, fish, turtles, and even a boa constrictor. All owners were very pleased. We have several more sits coming up in the next few months.

We have owned many homes and commercial properties of our own and are experienced in remodeling both residential and commercial real estate. While we are not looking to do a remodel for you, we do have an understanding of construction and can often diagnose problems quickly should an issue arise while you are away.

More importantly, we are experienced in taking care of pets, cleaning and primping our new friends, administering medicine as required, and generally are patient, kind, and loving with pets.

What can they bring to the assignment

Mature, honest, animal loving, clean couple who love life. We are non-smokers and don't have parties in our clients' homes. We spend a lot of time at home on the computer during the day and will keep your animals happy and engaged.

You won't have to worry about a thing while you are gone, except to enjoy your time away. We will keep you updated every few days by email, Skype, or WhatsApp with pictures. You will be welcomed home to a clean house and a happy pet.

Available to house sit

Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, South Pacific, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

Availability dates

From: 17 February 2019
Until: 5 December 2020

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2017

Personal details

Age: 66-75 years old
Family status: Couple

Testimonials

3 week house and pet sit

Bill and Joan watched our house and pets for 3 weeks in July/Aug 2018. They did an amazing job caring for our pets, which included a Labrador, 2 cats, a python, and fish. Our dog and cats were clearly very well taken care of and appropriately attended to, as were the fish and snake. We received regular pictures of the animals from Bill and Joan, as well as frequent updates. Bill and Joan also cared for our house, tending to the garden and mowing and watering the lawn. It looked better than when we left it! Likewise, the house was very clean and organized, just as it was when we left. They washed all of the used linens and put clean sheets on the bed they slept on. Bill drove us to and from the airport, which was such a relief as we got home late with 2 young children. They are both very friendly, professional, and clearly love animals! They even left a welcome home surprise of a chocolate cake and flowers!! Communication with Bill and Joan was very easy throughout. I would not hesitate to invite them to housesit for us again. They made travelling easy and carefree. It was wonderful to know our pets were in such good hands!

Jen, United States, 09 August, 2018

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

Testimonial for Bill and Joan Bachand

Bill and Joan pet and house sat for us this past summer and we were extremely pleased with the care they took in watching our Boston Terrier, as well as, our house. They are are wonderful people, who have had both personal and professional experience with pet and house care. They are dependable, organized, clean and compassionate people. We highly recommend them as house sitters!

Erica, United States, 10 September, 2017

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

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Last updated: 26 May 2019