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Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s) – Experience of caring for rescue animals/those with behavioural issues
They don't have a police check
From: 1 March 2024
Until: 1 May 2025
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I consider myself practical, dependable and respectful of others and their property. Having been a homeowner for most of my life I am well aware of the responsibilities and maintenance involved. I have also owned cats, dogs, rabbits, gerbils and fish in the past. Many of these were rescue animals and as a result I have experience of handling animals with behavioural issues. I lost my elderly dog Basil to heart disease and am aware just how much pets are part of the family and precious companions. I am vegan, a non-smoker and teetotal. I am a keen runner, cyclist and practice yoga. I have my own car and bicycle. My aim is to live a simple quiet (largely people-free) life!
I would like to provide peace of mind to home and pet owners whilst they are away from their property and pets. I am both pragmatic and reliable having been a homeowner for the majority of my adult life and so am fully aware of the responsibilities that looking after a house entails. I myself have previously experienced angst when leaving my property empty and hope to relieve others of that worry. Personally I would always prefer to leave my pets in the care of pet-sitters rather than use kennels/catteries. Having lost my beloved dog, I still do not yet feel able to rescue another pet of my own but I am missing animal companionship, preferring them to most humans, so I would certainly cherish spending time with your pets.
I came to house-sitting later in life and have now embraced it as a lifestyle choice. I am also involved in voluntary work exchange programs such as WorkAway etc. Placements more recently have been 'unofficial' via word of mouth recommendations and I can provide contact details should that be necessary. I also must add that I AVOID ALL SOCIAL MEDIA therefore e-mail, text, phone or face to face contact only would be available before, during or after any assignment.
Peace of mind to the house-owner that I will conscientiously care for their home and pets whilst they are away. I also love ironing, cleaning, mowing lawns and cutting hedges so if that's on the agenda even better!
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From: 1 March 2024
Until: 1 May 2025
They don't charge for house sitting services
MindMyHouse member since 2019
Total completed house sits: 4
I can not recommend Jackie highly enough. Jackie arrived a few days before we left so she could familiarise herself with our 5 cats and house. My cats took to her instantly, so I knew all would be good and we would be able to relax while away. Jackie kept in touch throughout our holiday, sending reports of our cats. Our cats loved Jackie and the house was immaculate upon our return. Jackie had worked very hard water our garden, which is no mean feet in the heat of August in Spain. She even managed to revive several plants that I thought wouldn’t survive the August heat. I would invite Jackie back to our home any time. Thank you Jackie, my cats miss you. So do we. Happy adventures.
We booked Jackie to look after our 2 rescue lurchers and pond fish prior to our holiday in October. Jackie arrived the day before we went away, as requested, to familiarise herself with the dogs routines and also to accompany us on a couple of walks with them so Brooke and Morris could get to know her. Jackie was advised that one of our dogs was very wary of new people due to previous abuse. She was very patient with Brooke having owned rescue dogs herself and we knew Morris our other dog would be fine. Throughout our holiday she kept us up to date with how the dogs were and this provided us with the peace of mind to relax without stressing about how they were all coping together. When we returned Brooke who was quite fearful of Jackie initially was fast asleep on the settee with her head on Jackie's lap!! The dogs were definitely well looked after and the house was immaculate - even the fish looked happy!! We would have no hesitation in booking Jackie again and would recommend her services to anyone looking for someone patient, caring and willing to go the extra mile!!
Jackie is totally reliable: She turned up on time. My cat and dog were looked after really well. My cat was groomed and Maisie was walked (I think she looked a little bit trimmer)! The house was clean and tidy. I have total confidence in recommending her to look after your pets and house. I didn't ask Jackie to do anything in the garden, but I'm sure she would have done had it been needed. She had vacuumed, dusted and cleaned the floors.
Jackie is an excellent house sitter and you are unlikely to find anyone better or more obliging. We were supposed to go to Santorini for my daughter's 30th birthday, but due to Covid and the Greek Government we couldn't go on our initial dates and moved them twice, ultimately remaining in the UK for a holiday and taking our dog with us (which was a disappointment to Jackie). She agreed to all our amendments without question and was left to look after our two cats, who loved her & the attention she gave them. She is punctual, organised, self sufficient and absolutely loves animals and they love her. She kept our home immaculate and also watered our garden & plants. She is really friendly and kept in touch using e-mail & text. We are now going to Santorini in August and are lucky that Jackie has agreed to come back again to look after our dog and 2 cats and my daughter's puppy. She is a treasure.
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