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Retired animal lovers await new adventures

United Kingdom

Testimonials

They have 5 testimonials (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s) – as an ex nurse able to confidently give medication to pets.

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 3 April 2024
Until: 31 December 2025

Occupation

Retired Nurse

References

They don't have referees/references

About this sitter

we are a retired nurse and teacher who love to travel. We are fit ,active ,reliable and resourceful able to do gardening and diy. non smokers.We enjoy travelling and meeting new people ,looking to house sit in europe and uk,we have spent many months cruising with our boat mainly in italy and greece since our retirement 15 years ago.we have recently sold our boat so now have more time to devote to house sitting and travel.

Why they want to house sit

looking for the opportunity to travel more . .we love cats,before retirement we always had 2 cat pets the last ones with us 14 years and we do miss a stroke and a cuddle.

Their experience

we have sat for friends and family,we look after our daughters cats and house when thy go on holiday.we have completed house /pet sits in scotland looking after a large house 1cat and 11 hens. a sit in Ireland looking after 3 cats,and we looked after a large house and 2 14 year old cats in northern italy.In january last year we looked after an elderly cat in rural scotland ,the cat needed a reassuring person as she was deaf and elderly,but rewarded us with affection .our most recent sit was in porto rico carribean we cared for a family of 5 cats and 2 strays ,plus a detached home and garden.

What can they bring to the assignment

mature couple house owners we did live in dumfries and galloway ,scotland untill 2 years ago, we rented out this property to holiday makers in the summer months when we were sailing , so we understand what it is like to have people stay in your home ,we would be able to cope in an emergency should the need arise.we now live in north yorkshire in a small village with a large garden ,were we have started to grow our own vegetables.

Last updated: 4 June 2024

Available to house sit

Africa, Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Caribbean, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Middle East, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, North East Asia, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South East Asia, South Korea, South Pacific, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 3 April 2024
Until: 31 December 2025

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

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 5

Testimonials

Linda and Brian were the perfect sitters for our furry felines. They took the time to get to know each one, and learned their individual characteristics. Needless to say the cats loved them. On meeting Linda and Brian, we realized we had a lot of experiences in common, as to our boating lifestyles, and they were friendly and easy to talk to. They adapted easily to our quirky home, and quickly took to our daily procedures. We arrived back late at night to a clean house, and happy pets. Communication was perfect while we were gone, and they were able to resolve a couple of household problems easily, by WhatsApp messaging with us. We greatly appreciate the efforts they made to care for the cats (now 7 of them) and somehow keep our house tidy. We are so happy they enjoyed their stay in Puerto Rico and would not hesitate to recommend them to other home owners.

Carolyn, Caribbean, 26 November, 2023

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly

Thank you x

Linda and Brian gave us peace of mind during our holiday. From our initial contact through to the end of the housesit they were attentive, organised, polite and friendly. Our main concern was Zinzin our elderly cat, but it seemed she was in good hands and well cared for, we are grateful. Our home was respected and left tidy on their departure. The winter weather of below freezing temps, snow and ice made life a little tricky with access to our property, but we are pleased to hear they enjoyed the area once out and about. Thank you for us all.

Rebecca, United Kingdom, 25 January, 2023

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly

Great Housesitters

Linda and Brian are a lovely couple who we strongly recommend. The were patient with our cats, looked after the house beautifully. We came back to a lovely dinner in a perfectly tidy house with most relaxed cats.

Katja, Italy, 28 October, 2022

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly

Cats and Cottage sitting!

Dear Brian, Dear Linda, Thank you so much for taking such good care of my little cottage and my gang of 3 cats. You were so accommodating to co-ordinate your travel dates with my holidays which was very much appreciated. It was a great relief to leave my home and animals in such caring hands! I hope to welcome you back some day! Best wishes, Veronika - Plum Cottage

Veronika, Ireland, 09 December, 2019

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly

A wonderful house sitting couple

Linda and Bryan did a wonderful job of looking after our property, cat and hens while we were away on business for a week. Everything was in perfect order when we arrived home and Linda had prepared a delicious curry for us on our return. The house was shipshape. cat happy and hens obviously well looked after. Would recommend Linda and Bryan as trustworthy, capable and very pleasant house sitters.

mike and gail, United Kingdom, 14 February, 2018

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

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About this house sitter

MindMyHouse member since August 2017