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MATURE, FLEXIBLE AND RELIABLE HOUSE SITTERS AVAILABLE

United Kingdom

Testimonials

They have 3 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Farm animal(s), Other animal(s)

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 22 September 2019
Until: 31 March 2020
(see their busy times below)

Occupation

Registered Nurse

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

We are experienced house sitters and we first started house/pet sitting in 2010.

I am a retired registered nurse and my last job was a Retirement Village Manager. My husband is a retired engineer and now loves to study at Open University. He has recently completed his degree in accountancy with first class honours.
We base ourselves in England but travel to Australia for a few months every year to catch up with children and grandchildren.
We have also spent time in South Africa where Owens mother lived and we still have family there that we like to visit.

Why they want to house sit

Being experienced travellers to many countries we are adaptable to different environments and cultures and we enjoy 'living as locals'. Our commitment to caring for peoples houses, gardens and pets is the perfect pursuit for us because we love animals but our current life situation does not allow us to have pets at this time. We especially love cats and dogs and walking is how we keep fit and active. House sitting gives us the opportunity to visit new interesting places that we might not otherwise have considered. We have a lot to offer a home owner through our experience of owning homes and caring pets.

Their experience


Previous House sits have been in UK, France, Ireland, Belgium and Australia and have included a wide variety of animals requiring our care: cats, dogs, chickens,llamas, cockatiel to name a few. Some had acreage and gardens which we also tended. We have extensive experience in home maintenance particularly pools, hot tubs, lawn and gardens and coordinating trades people. All our house sit owners are happy to give positive references and we have been given the opportunity to do return assignments for them.

We also have a listing on TrustedHousesitters.com where more references are available.

What can they bring to the assignment

In a nutshell, we are both excellent, professional people. Non-smokers,responsible, fit and active, with many skills, a love of animals and gardens and heaps of experience between us and can put our hands to most things. MOST importantly we will treat your home and pets as we would our own- lovingly. We have our own transport.

Available to house sit

Australia, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom

Availability dates

From: 22 September 2019
Until: 31 March 2020

They have indicated that they are busy at the following times:
7 July 2019 to 20 September 2019

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2017

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old
Family status: Couple

Testimonials

Testimonial

Janet & Owen are the perfect housesitters. A really lovely couple & very capable. You couldn't wish for a more trustworthy couple and you can rest assured that whilst you're away everything will be taken care of beautifully and there will be no cause to worry. They did a superb job caring for our cats and chickens recently and when we arrived home the house was like a new pin, very clean & tidy! We were very impressed and would have no hesitation in having them return in the future.

Julie & Mark, France, 25 February, 2019

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

What a great couple!!

Our fur babies were very well cared for, Janet and Owen made our 3 home-made dog food and took them for walks every day. We were kept up to date when away and came home to a clean house. Thank you so much Janet and Owen for looking after our fur babies, they had a ball and miss you guys.

Wendy and Brad, United Kingdom, 09 January, 2019

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

Lovely couple

Janet and Owen house sat for us for 3 weeks, looking after our old dog and 3 cats. We had full confidence in them and they looked after the house and animals very well even giving our dog medication each evening. They left the house in a very clean and tidy state and Janet cooked a wonderful meal on our return. Highly recommend them as house sitters.

Amanda, France, 18 February, 2018

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

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Last updated: 17 May 2019