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Retired Couple. looking to experience different areas of America

United States

Testimonials

They have 2 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Bird(s), Fish, Farm animal(s) – We are pet lovers and have been around them all our lives, having grown up on a farm.

Police check

They don't have a police check

Availability

From: 29 January 2024
Until: 30 June 2020

Occupation

Retired--Human Resources & Tour Bus Operator

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

We are both retired, he from 35 years Human Resources in healthcare plus 7 yrs Charter Tour Motorcoach Operator; she 20 years Sales Mgr with large Hotel Chain. We love to see/experience different areas of this great country. Both outgoing, "people" persons, we enjoy meeting people and enjoying activities in different communities through Church, volunteering, etc.

Why they want to house sit

We are seeking various ways to enjoy this great country by economic means. Also, we enjoy exploring and seeing different life styles and cultures. We have owned homes for many, many years and enjoy the challenges of light maintenance and keeping things operating. We are flexible on dates, locations, etc.

Their experience

We just had our initial housesitting experience in early February, and it went very well (see our reference). We had a great time with the animals and seeing the area around Dallas, TX, and look forward to another "adventure" in our lives together, meeting various people and caring for their "babies". Since that time, we were in Salt Lake City area for 3 weeks, sitting a house and 3 dogs. Had a great time and the owners seemed happy (check out their reference).

What can they bring to the assignment

We are experienced and competent in the little duties that go into maintaining a residence, including minor repairs, caring for plants and animals, etc. We grew up on farms and have experience and a love for caring for animals. We have had dogs and cats most of our lives, however (and unfortunately) we only have goldfish at the time, having experienced the loss of our Golden Cocker Spaniel a couple years ago to a terminal illness. We are good at problem-solving, in good health and very active.

Available to house sit

United States

Availability dates

From: 29 January 2024
Until: 30 June 2020

Do they charge?

They sometimes charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2017

Personal details

Age: 66-75 years old

Testimonials

This couple is the best!

This was our first experience with Mind My House and having people we have never met before come into our home and take over our lives. Needless to say we were a bit nervous at how this would go, and we couldn't be more pleased. Francis and Wendy drove all the way from Kansas to Utah to sit for us, were so very kind, and what struck me more than anything was that they came in with such a positive and caring attitude. Francis took notes of all our concerns and instructions, and assured us everything would be taken care of. They fed our 3 dogs their unconventional diets, walked them twice a day, and put up with their quirky traits without the slightest hesitation. They also kept in contact throughout our trip to assure us all was well. Some of our neighbors even stopped by to chat and were equally impressed. We would have Francis and Wendy back in a heartbeat.

Koren, United States, 14 June, 2018

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

Better House Sitters Can't Be Found!

We love to travel, but used to feel guilty about leaving our pets behind. No more since we found Mind my House. We just returned home last night from a worry-free vacation. House sitters Francis and Wendy Shafer drove to our home in Roanoke, TX from Kansas City and cared for our cat, dog, and home. Anyone lucky enough to get them to house and pet sit is lucky indeed. They kept in great contact with us before and during our trip. They love animals and are both great at home maintenance should the need arise. We felt so comfortable with them and wish they lived closer so we could see them more often. They walked our dog every day, and even took her to the dog park several times which was so appreciated. Francis even climbed a ladder and kept our bird feeder full. They were flexible with our flight schedule which we appreciate, since we fly standby. We returned home to find an immaculate house, clean yard, and happy, healthy pets. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. Francis and Wendy come highly recommended!

Kerry, United States, 05 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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Last updated: 7 October 2018