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Animal lovers with 30-plus years of experience as pet owners!


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Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Bird(s), Fish – Reliable, honest, self-sufficient, non smokers, former owners of beloved pets

Police check

They have a police check


From: 14 January 2024
Until: 1 January 2028
(see their busy times below)




They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

Originally from the U.S., we are married expats who live in El Retiro, Colombia. We had been devoted pet owners for 30-plus years until 2023. That's when we lost the last of our fur babies, our beloved golden retriever Rosie (she lived to 13).

Prior to relocating to Colombia, we lived in Boquete, Panama, where we volunteered with the local animal rescue organization and in Panama's most successful spay/neuter clinic, helping with the recovery of dogs and cats after surgery. On numerous occasions, we have taken care of our friends' pets when they travel. We have always loved our friends' dogs and cats as much as our own!

Until last year, we were “owner” clients of both Mind My House and Trusted Housesitters, and we have recruited sitters many times to look after our dogs while we traveled. Therefore, we understand the requirements and are keenly aware of what we would look for in an ideal sitter. That perspective, we believe, makes us even stronger candidates as sitters.

Our years of home ownership, plus our time living aboard and sailing our own 42-foot boat, have given us plenty of experience with maintenance and upkeep. We have also owned and managed rental properties with tenants. We can handle routine maintenance and light repairs, and we'll keep your garden ship-shape. We're honest, organized and reliable, and we'd be happy to provide copies of full and clean FBI background checks upon request. We are non-smokers and fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

We live to travel, and we document our wanderings on our blog:

Why they want to house sit

Now that we are no longer pet owners ourselves, we have even more freedom to travel. We thrive on adventure and experiencing new places, and the ability to combine that with our love of animals makes us very excited about pet- and house-sitting.

Their experience

Animal lovers with 30-plus years of experience as pet owners.
Several years of experience as pet sitters. We are listed on Trusted Housesitters with sitting references.
We are self-sufficient -- we don't need our hands held!
We have light experience in plumbing, electrical, woodworking, painting, etc. We love to garden!
We are non-smokers.

What can they bring to the assignment

We have house-sitting reviews and references on Trusted Housesitters. Here are a couple:
Geert, El Peñol, Colombia, Nov 2022:
Glad to find John and Susan. Going on vacation knowing our dogs are in good hands and at home is all what we wanted.
Our Holiday was without any stress because of this!
Thanks to you John and Susan.

Sue L, 04 July 2017:
John and Susan took care of our beloved Norfolk Terrier for an entire month when we were out of the country. Not only did they do a terrific job but they even sent pictures to show how much fun Teddy was having with his surrogate parents. I cannot recommend them too highly as they are loving, organized and meticulous.
Organised Reliable Self-sufficient Tidy

More info on our Trusted Housesitters profile page:

Last updated: 14 January 2024

Available to house sit

Argentina, Brazil, Caribbean, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, Portugal, Spain, United States

Availability dates

From: 14 January 2024
Until: 1 January 2028

They have indicated that they are busy at the following times:
7 April 2024 to 1 June 2024

Do they charge?

They don't 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: 1


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MindMyHouse member since December 2017