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Dutch married couple (41/42) - responsible, caring animal lovers, travelers and digital entrepreneurs. We will mind your pets and your house as if they are our own!

Netherlands

Testimonials

They have 2 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s)

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 1 May 2020
Until: 31 August 2020

Occupation

Travelagent

References

They don't have referees/references

About this sitter

We are Dana and Charley from the Netherlands. I, Dana, am a travel agent. I have my own company under the Personal Touch Travel Franchise. Because my work is completely digital I can serve my customers in the Netherlands from almost anywhere in the world as long as there is strong and stable Wi-Fi and a good mobile network. I am also a graphic designer and I have a passion for photography.

My husband Charley recently ended his corporate career in senior management for a very large international Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Company. Charley is a passionate cook, crazy about barbecue, wine and animals in the broadest sense of the word. Charley has a very active life style, loves long walks, running, fitness and basketball. He also has a very varied skill set that he likes to deploy during assignments.

Why they want to house sit

We have been together for 23 years, so we are basically high school sweethearts. We love to soak ourselves in other cultures and learn everything there is to learn about a country, a city or a town. It serves both our personal interest but it is also perfect for me as a travel agent. What better way to get to know a country then through house sitting assignments. It is a close to “living like a local” as you can get. This is also why we are mainly looking for sitting assignments of no less than 3 to 4 weeks, but of course we are flexible.
Apart from that we love pets as much as human beings. We love meeting and getting to know new people and animals alike. We like to care for others as well, be it human or animal! If you combine that with our passion for travel we very quickly concluded that house sitting assignments are perfect for us.

Their experience

In The Netherlands we own our own property in the country. A house with a reasonably sized garden. We have had it for 14 years so we know our way in taking care of a house and garden. We both grew up with dogs and we have also had our own Dog, named Shyra. After 13 years she unfortunately passed away in April 2015. Over the years we have taken care of pets for friends and family regularly (dogs and cats primarily) and we have done several house-sitting assignments. Most recently we have done house/petsitting assignments in the Netherlands, France, Spain and in Costa Rica where we stayed in and cared for a 1.5-acre property (villa, pool, tropical garden).

What can they bring to the assignment

We are very responsible, happy, positive, social and caring animal lovers and people people. We will mind your pets and your property as if they are our own!

Available to house sit

Canada, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Japan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United States, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 1 May 2020
Until: 31 August 2020

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2017

Personal details

Age: 36-45 years old
Family status: Couple

Testimonials

Great house sitters

Dana and Charley are the type of couple you like to have in your house when you are away. Responsible , taking care and own initiative are their main words. When they have new ideas during their stay, they get in touch to suggest new things to be done. Great contact during their stay, so you know what is going on. Hoping to see them again in the future for a next trip.

Erik, Spain, 07 April, 2019

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

Excellent House and Pet sitters

Dana and Charley are a wonderful couple. On their profile they say they will look after your house and animals as if they were their own and they certainly did that! They came to our house in February 2018 for a month. Dana and Charley arrived early to meet us before we went on holiday, and we immediately got along. They are friendly, sociable, and polite. They clearly love people and animals alike. Whilst we were away, we were in regular contact, and had updates and pictures from Dana of our animals enjoying life and the house being looked after. Nothing is too much trouble, the house was immaculate and our pets spoilt. We were met by Charley at our local airport on our return, due to a change in our flight schedule. What a service! We enjoyed some meals together (Charley’s pulled pork and steak are amazing), and felt like we had known Dana and Charley for ages. Merlot and Shiraz our pets made friends for life and so did we, and we hope to see them again soon. We have no hesitation in recommending them as excellent House and Pet-sitters. Thank you so much.

Sue, France, 06 March, 2018

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

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Last updated: 7 April 2019