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Former Vet Tech and a Cat Whisperer

United States


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Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Pig(s), Goat(s), Reptile(s), Farm animal(s), Other animal(s) – Former Vet Tech, Boarding Kennel, Breeding, Show, Rescue

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From: 17 January 2024
Until: 15 March 2024


Former Vet Tech


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About this sitter


We are John and Melinda... a married, mature, non-smoking couple who both have a lifelong love for animals. My education was pre-veterinary and I was a vet tech for many years. John has had a home zoo including tropical birds, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, etc. I call him the "cat whisperer", because even the most timid feline will eventually find its way to his lap.

Why they want to house sit

We love to travel and especially like to experience places more as "locals" than "tourists". We're a quiet couple, quite content with each others' company and we don't like crowds. We have no pets at this time through attrition -- we decided it was time for us to be free to travel. But that doesn't mean we don't miss having them around!

Their experience

YES! DECADES of home and animal care... and lots of it on a professional basis.

In addition to veterinary work and a boarding operation, as well as home visits for animal care, I grew up with Bouviers des Flandres dogs (very large) and as an adult I bred and showed them. I also worked caring for hired guard dogs and can handle some pretty tough customers, as well as reassure the tiniest lap pooch.

I've cared for thousands of animals over the years, from New York to California to Maine, the Caribbean and Europe as well (obviously not all through this website). Your pets' needs such as medication, injections, etc. will be met. And they're going to miss us when we're gone!

What can they bring to the assignment

Maturity. Kindness. Communication. Commitment. Cool heads under adverse conditions. And DECADES of experience.

In addition, John and I have owned and renovated almost a dozen homes over the years, from antique homes to country acreage to the Jersey Shore, a Florida island home and a Manhattan apartment. We are quite capable of handling any house emergency issues. I've just retired from real estate in a resort area where rental property management was part of the picture. If your home happens to be on the market you will be assured it will show beautifully under our care.

FACEBOOK: @VetTechHouseSitter

Clean accommodation for two and a reliable internet connection , or at least cell phone reception. Pre-arrangement with your veterinarian is a must, in case of emergency. If you think we might be a match, let's chat!

Available to house sit

Caribbean, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Availability dates

From: 17 January 2024
Until: 15 March 2024

Do they charge?

They sometimes charge for house sitting services


MindMyHouse member since 2017

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 0


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Last updated: 2 December 2023