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Mountains_or_Sea - Family of 3

United States

Testimonials

They have 1 testimonial (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Farm animal(s) – We prefer to work with animals that are kid friendly.

Police check

They don't have a police check

Availability

From: 17 July 2019
Until: 31 December 2019

Occupation

Photographer

References

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About this sitter

Hello, We are Dean, Julie and Abby (age 10.5). We have been house caring and pet sitting as a family for over 6.5 years now. We prefer longer-term assignments, but will also consider house sits for short term if we are in your area.

We have extensive experience caring for homes, are well-traveled in Colorado, the Western United States, Washington, Alaska and Ohio, and take immaculate care of properties. We offer experience with dogs/cats, house keeping and property maintenance. We have house-sat in Alaska, Ohio, California, Washington, New Mexico, Nevada and Colorado, and we are often asked to return on a different assignment to the same home. We love building relationships with home owners, and their pets. If you don't have pets, we take pride in caring for your home while you are away.

We are smoke-free/pet-free and find house-sitting affords us opportunity to take breaks and travel now and then. We are very low-impact. You would be hard-pressed to find better hands to leave your home and/or loved ones (pets) in.

I am a licensed electrician, as well as a Certified Pool/Spa operator. My wife has extensive experience in the hospitality industry and professional house keeping in prior years for Lodges, Bed & Breakfasts and private homes. Our daughter boasts six years of professional pet caring (assisting in walking and feeding) during our assignments. She has a very loving heart and interest in becoming a veterinarian one day! We are proud to give her a great real life education through travel, interaction with wonderful people and pets in addition to her home school studies.

As a family we are all "foodies", love to shop local farmers markets, explore Main Street USA and downtown's, local book stores and take walks on the beach to look for treasures.

We have excellent references and are open to anywhere in the United States, if the term is long enough.

Why they want to house sit

We love traveling and seeing the country! The more we house sit, we see how this is truly a service to people and it is genuinely appreciated. We love meeting new people and pets.

Their experience

Yes, we have been house sitting for actually over 20 years. Julie house sat in Alaska and also ran a bed & breakfast in a remote part of Alaska while single. As a married couple, we house sat in Alaska. We started house sitting and caring for animals again when our daughter turned 3. Our home state is Colorado.

What can they bring to the assignment

We offer experience with dogs/cats, house keeping and property maintenance. We have house-sat in Alaska, Ohio, California, Washington, New Mexico, Nevada and Colorado, and we are often asked to return on a different assignment to the same home. We love building relationships with home owners, and their pets.

We are smoke-free/pet-free and find house-sitting affords us opportunity to take breaks and travel now and then. We are very low-impact. You would be hard-pressed to find better hands to leave your home and/or loved ones (pets) in.

I am a licensed electrician, as well as a Certified Pool/Spa operator. My wife has extensive experience in the hospitality industry and professional house keeping in prior years for Lodges, Bed & Breakfasts and private homes. Our daughter boasts six years of professional pet caring (assisting in walking and feeding) during our assignments. She has gone through dog training by a well respected trainer in Orange County, California. She has volunteered at the animal shelter in Summit County, Colorado as well. She has a very loving heart and interest in becoming a veterinarian one day! We are proud to give her a great real life education through travel, interaction with wonderful people and pets in addition to her home school studies.

We have excellent references and are open to anywhere in the United States, if the term is long enough.

Available to house sit

United States

Availability dates

From: 17 July 2019
Until: 31 December 2019

Do they charge?

They sometimes charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2018

Personal details

Age: 46-55 years old
Family status: Family with children

Testimonials

Wow Wow Wow

Recently my husband and two children and I took an extended vacation of about 4 weeks to Indonesia. We needed to find someone to care for our 5 year old mini Labradoodle, Lucy, and we didn’t want her to have to live in a kennel for such a long time. A friend told me about the mindmyhouse website and so I posted our listing there. When the Prestons reached out to me I immediately had a good feeling about them but still read their referrals from other home owners, which were glowing. Based on this, we decided to move forward and invite them to take care of Lucy and our home while we traveled. All our interactions were friendly and professional and soon it was time for us to leave on our vacation. While we were away Julie and Dean sent photos of Lucy and it was clear that she was thriving from the attention and care of the whole family, including their daughter Abby, who is very mature for her age and experienced in pet care. They also went above and beyond their job description in ways that made our trip home much easier. When we arrived home, our house was immaculate—wood floors shiny, everything in its place and everything sparkly clean. It was such a relief to come home to our pet and home with everything absolutely perfect! I really can’t say a big enough thank you to Julie and Dean. Consider yourself very lucky if it works out to have them care for your home. You will be so happy when you get home and see how carefully everything has been handled.

Anna, United States, 08 January, 2019

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

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Last updated: 14 July 2019