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Retired Boomer couple with love and energy to share

United States

Testimonials

They have 1 testimonial (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s) – We have experience giving medications/insulin shots to animals with special needs

Police check

They don't have a police check

Availability

From: 3 December 2019
Until: 31 May 2021
(see their busy times below)

Occupation

Retired

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

We are an active retired couple ready to make your pets our priority. We will provide peace of mind for your pets and home while you are away. We are a responsible and considerate pet sitters dedicated to the health and happiness of your pets with lots of energy and love to share.
Pat is a retired realtor owning rental properties and had a residential rental property management company in Palm Beach County, Florida. She has over 15 years of experience in dealing with contractors, home repairs and emergencies so that a homeowner can be confident that she can handle most issues without freaking out.

Julio, a native of Uruguay, worked for 18 years at the local high school as a translator, interpreter, guidance counselor for newly arrived immigrant students. He was also the soccer coach as well the director of summer soccer camps in town.

Pat was a licensed realtor in the State of Florida and Julio was employed by Palm Beach County School District and the Town of Jupiter, Florida, both positions required regular background checks with finger prints.

We have a Class A motorhome that serves as our lodging between house sitting gigs. Plus we have a private vehicle, an Chrysler mini van, ideal for carrying pets. Since we have outside retirement income, we don't work while on the road meaning more time to devote to your pets and home.

We are a very active couple who enjoy hiking, bicycling, kayaking. We are fluent in English and Spanish and get by with our knowledge of French, Italian, Portuguese. We don't smoke but enjoy a good glass of wine with dinner.


Why they want to house sit

We both grew up with dogs and cats and have had several pets in our home over the years. We really missed our beloved dog Rocky when he passed away so we were dog sitters for Rover.com while we were living in Jupiter, Florida. When we decided to retire, pet sitting and house sitting for others seem the ideal next step. Our house sitting experiences have included dogs big and small, young and old, plus several cats with their unique personalities. We really love to pamper the critters and enjoy their companionship.

Their experience

We are clean and quiet and will treat our home like our own. You can rely on us for light housekeeping, watering plants, light snow removal, collecting mail and packages, handling garbage and recycling, pool/spa care. We prefer to arrive a day early to get a thorough orientation to the home and duties while you are away. We will forward via email a comprehensive house/pet sitting checklist so that we can clarify all household responsibilities before your trip.

Living in the subtropical climate of South Florida, we have experience in taking care of ever-blooming gardens, cutting the lawn as well as swimming pool/spa maintenance. We also have tons of experience dealing with hurricanes.

What can they bring to the assignment

We are full time house/pet sitters having been on the road for 2 years. We have a strong connection to pets and enjoy their companionship and embrace their unique personalities. We are willing to adjust to their daily routine i.e. meals, walks, bathing, medication, exercise, litter boxes, poopy bags, etc. We enjoy long walks, trips to local dog parks, hiking excursions and lots of cuddling. Per owner's requests, we will provide regular communications on the status of the pets via photos, texts and emails. We will often arrive a day to two early to get acquainted with your pets and to observe their daily routine, feeding and exercise schedule. It can be stressful for the pets when the owner is away and we can maintain them in their own home, safe and secure.

We both grew up with dogs and cats and have had several pets in our home over the years. We really missed our beloved dog Rocky when he passed away so we were dog sitters for Rover.com while we were living in Jupiter, Florida. When we decided to retire, pet sitting and house sitting for others seem the ideal next step. Our house sitting experiences have included dogs big and small, young and old, plus several cats with their unique personalities. We really love to pamper the critters and enjoy their companionship.

As home sitters, we understand how important it is to trust your pets and property in the care of strangers. We can provide references upon request from other home owners that can give you confidence to trust your pets and home to our care.


Available to house sit

Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Availability dates

From: 3 December 2019
Until: 31 May 2021

They have indicated that they are busy at the following times:
24 November 2019 to 3 December 2019, 26 December 2019 to 28 February 2020

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2019

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 1

Testimonials

Repeat House Sits in Uruguay

We were lucky to find Pat and her Husband Julio to house sit for us twice this year. Pat is an American but Julio was born in Uruguay with family here and perfect Spanish. They took good care of our critters and gave them the walks they so love and the attention they need. They also took good care of the house and the yard and pool at another home we own nearby. It has been easy giving over our house to them, would meet them at the airport when we depart and they drive the car home, and then reverse that on our return. Very nice to not have to worry when away for an extended time! Hopefully our schedules will work next year for more house sits with this nice couple!

Jon, Uruguay, 19 November, 2019

  • 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: 3 January 2020