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Carl & Linda, Your Pets, Our Joy

United States

Testimonials

They have 14 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s) – We love getting to know each cat and dogs personalities. They’re so enjoyable and seem to always gravitate towards us. Even though it’s been a will since owning our own dogs and kitties, we are grateful to share our love with your family cats and dogs.

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 22 January 2023
Until: 31 July 2024

Occupation

Retired Air Force, Retired Yoga LYT

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

We’re so happy to be part of this community! Years ago, we were asked by a friend to sit for her cute dog, and that’s was the beginning of our new life!
We both love animals, particularly cats, dogs, and other feathered friends.
We enjoy traveling. Since retiring we’ve been fortunate to see some wonderful places, and watch people with their pets on strolls and the joy in their faces. Something we’ve missed in our lives.

We landed in BC Canada from a housesit invite that we arrived early and that rolled into a year or so. Really gave us an opportunity to make friends. We walk regularly, exploring soft forest trails, beaches, and parks.

Carl stays creative with his electronic music which has been getting quite the following. :))) He quietly creates with headphones, and keyboard.

Carl is also Air Force Retired. I retired from Wellness, and continue doing Yoga. We last travelled to Mexico, Europe visiting Ramstein, Jandelsbrun, Passau, in Germany, Greece, Catania, Sicily, Kona, Hawaii, Nice, France, and the Caribbean. We plan to visit as many countries as possible.

We own a reliable Car. I prefer to cook meals at home mostly. Although it’s appreciated when the cook gets to eat out. :)Good cookware, is very much appreciated :). We prefer the day hours, and after our activity just like to rest, do art, make music or watch a good movie.

We both appreciate a clean home that is bright, cheerful and open, with thoughtful decorative touchs. Carl will mow lawns, unless it’s the size of a football field. ; > We also clear property of light debris like pine cones, branches during windy days, etc. Just for clarity, no tilling soil, bailing hay, or weeding. We both enjoy light harvesting of small home gardens, and appreciate all the generosity shared with us for our work maintaining them. Please know that our main focus is on your fur babies, and caring for your home while you are away.

We do our best to keep a calm, nurturing environment, joyful play, and care for your fur babies while your away.

We can meet on zoom, FaceTime or FB messenger. Send us a message and we’ll get back to you! ; )

Why they want to house sit

We want to house sit because we would also like to have a pet, however traveling as often as we do means they would have to be quarantined. We are both highly entertained by the personalities of the cats, dogs, and animals. : ))) I also enjoy painting. I’m inspired by their playfulness, and the beauty of Nature.

House sitting for your home gives us an opportunity to be in new environments, with your Little Fur Babies while your away.

Their experience


We had a Water Spaniel, Jack Russell Terrier, German Shepherds, Dobermans, a miniature Poodle, 2 cats, orange Tabby cat, a Black and White, and a parrot. We appreciate specific details of care needed about your pet, (we’re very successful in giving meds), etc. We do our best to keep their routine while you are away with love.

What can they bring to the assignment

Love, ability to intuitively adapt, mature experience, reliability, respect for property, cleanliness, and joy.

Available to house sit

Canada, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

Availability dates

From: 22 January 2023
Until: 31 July 2024

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: 12

Testimonials

Linda and Carl are wonderful pet sitters

Linda and Carl are wonderful pet sitters who took excellent care of our two cats! Right off the bat when we first met her we got an excellent first impression. They are very warm and friendly and were great with our pets! When we came home after our holiday away our pets were relaxed and happy.

Solenne, Portugal, 27 January, 2023

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

Carl and Linda: Super Sitters!

Linda and Carl were the best! Everything was perfect when we got home after our 4-week trip. Our cats were calm and happy, and the house was extremely clean and tidy. While we were away, Linda sent us regular up-dates and even some photos from home, which I really appreciated. She was even kind enough to leave us with one of her beautiful paintings, which hangs proudly in our dining room. I can’t say enough good things about them, and I recommend them highly.

Janet, Canada, 21 November, 2022

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

Carl and Linda are the best! Not only did they take great care of our dog and our home, but they are also truly wonderful and interesting people that we are so happy to now know!

Carl and Linda are home-sitting pros! We left our home to travel for a month and had never had a long term dog/house sitter. They were invaluable in helping us get on our way. They spent quality time with us ensuring they knew just how to care for our aging dog. They ensured our transition to the airport was stress free and that everything on the home front was taken care of. When we arrived back weary from a month of travel, we found an extremely clean house, fresh flowers, and Carl and Linda graciously exiting quickly so we could fall into bed. They intuitively knew just what we needed! And most importantly, our dog didn’t want to see them go. We could tell right away that they had loved and taken great care of him. Carl and Linda are fascinating, creative and kind people that I am so happy to now know, and will certainly want to meet again.

Maurin (Mo), United States, 30 July, 2022

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

Carl and Linda are World Class house sitters

From mid-May to mid-June of this year 2022 Carl and Linda minded our house and our aged cat Emily. It has taken a while for Emily to get over their returning to their own home, as she grew very attached to them and their kind and loving care. Linda is a gifted visual artist and left us with several beautiful reminders of their stay, including a lovely colour portrait of Emily.

Nancy, Canada, 30 June, 2022

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

March/April 2022 testimonial

Carl and Linda, Both of them were fabulous with our golden doodle Leia and took her on lots of walks in the area, she enjoys her play time and walks of course. It's all of the little things that add up to a lot in the end; both of them treated the home and neighborhood like it were their own and that's really a special attribute few caretakers have. We just knew that when we jumped in our car for the airport that our precious dog and home would be well taken care of by two wonderful human beings. We were not disappointed. Linda is a very talented painter and painted a lovely realistic piece of Leia playing with her blue blanket and we recently put it up on a wall for others to see. They are very thoughtful, intentional and are kind,heartwarming souls,who are here to make planet Earth a better place by helping others. A big help is an understatement, we also house sit regularly in Oregon and know what commitment it takes to take on someone else's household and pet routines and do it without skipping a beat. Not only that, doing it with a smile on their faces. They are very positive people and that is also commendable. Carl even mowed my lawn when needed over the 5 week period and they both started my vegetable garden from seeds, which gave me a jump on the gardening year. Thanks you, thank you, thank you....A thousand thank you's isn't enough. We feel like we have friends for life, Don't be strangers, travel the World, take in the joy and be your true selves by giving peace, love, and wisdom to the World. Happy trail always on your life's journey, Cheers!! Mark, Risa, and Leia

Mark, United States, 19 May, 2022

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

Well done!

Carl and Linda Jones cared for our mini labradoodle Lucy for two weeks this summer. Lucy loved them both from the first five minutes and was soon sitting in their laps asking to be petted. She's a shy girl and doesn't take to everyone right away, so I knew these guys were special. It's important to note that our kitchen was undergoing a renovation even as we were walking out the door and even when I told them the kitchen sink and dishwasher might not be working, they were patient and committed. Those things did get resolved but I was impressed by their attitude of, we can make it work! Besides being just really good, ethical and hard working people, they are fun to be with. My neighbors enjoyed meeting them. I highly recommend them for taking care of your pets! Thank you Carl and Linda!

Anna, United States, 18 September, 2021

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

Kind, respectful and all-around nice people

Carl and Linda are genuine, kind, honest people. We would have them sit for us again without hesitation. They took great care of our home, including mowing the lawn and watering the plants, left it in immaculate condition, and most importantly were loving companions and guardians for our pup Ozzy. Thank you Carl and Linda for everything you did for us! We appreciate you and hope our paths will cross again in the future.

Greg, United States, 17 September, 2021

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

Exceptional people for an Unprecedented situation

What can I not say about Lynda and Carl. They were our first home stay sitters and after everything going crazy in this world with C19 while we we on vacation, they were strong pilars. Our home and dog were exceptionally looked after. When we arrived home, we all had to quarentine for 14 days and it was very scary for them as we were the ones who traveled. But we were able to give them our apartment suit so they didn't have to worry about being close to us and for peice if mind on where to go. They were to sit longer and stay in Canada but after C19, their home stays were not an option as everyone was not traveling. They are great at making the best of situations and their belief of being grateful to the universe makes them the perfect couple to tackle any situation. They are calm, friendly and fun loving. When this world opens back up to traveling, we want them back to our home and to take care of our dog. Thank you so much Lynda and Carl!

Rayna, Canada, 24 April, 2020

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

Couldn't be happier

We could not be happier with Carl and Linda, they were the perfect Pet and House sitters! From before their sit started they were friendly and engaging, wanting to know everything about our dog and the house. While we were away they kept in touch and provided updates. They took our dog, Zoe, to all her favorite parks and play spots to keep her happy, entertained, and healthy while we were away, and they took amazing care of our house and yard - going above and beyond raking and clearing leaves from the yard and more. We are extremely happy to have had Carl and Linda stay and would recommend them to anyone looking for sitters.

Adrian, United States, 01 January, 2020

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

Courtenay - Vancouver Island home with dog and cat

Carl and Linda stayed at our home for 2 weeks in November 2019. Our cat and dog were very well cared for, and the dog well exercised. We came home to a clean and tidy house. We spent an evening with Carl and Linda before we left and they are very special and warm individuals. We would certainly recommend Carl and Linda to take care of your home and we would certainly have them again in ours. Sylvain Alie Courtenay BC

Sylvain, Canada, 22 November, 2019

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

Carl and Linda = Best sitters ever!

Carl and Linda house sat for us for a month and it was the greatest experience. They kept in contact and sent us super cute pictures of our cats and them the whole time! They took wonderful care of our cats and apartment. When we returned the place was spotless and our cats were their regular happy selves. I would recommend them to anyone who asked. Thank you so much for everything and happy travels!

Jasmin, Canada, 29 September, 2019

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

Wonderful people and pet lovers!

Carl and Linda stayed at our home for a week this summer. From the first communication, we knew they would be a great fit for our cat, Mendocina. We appreciated that they have a low-key lifestyle like us and were able to spend quality time with our kitty. They are kind, communicative, responsible, and friendly people. They sent us pictures regularly throughout the stay and made us feel at ease that our cat and home were well taken care of. We came home to a clean home and a happy cat. Highly recommend this lovely couple!

Rebecca, United States, 30 August, 2019

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

Great dog and home sitters

Carl and Linda dog and house sat for me for 10 days this August. They did an awesome job. They even taught my old dog some new tricks! Seriously! They taught him how to use a doggy door that he previously would not use. They watered my garden, took great care of my house and made friends with some of my neighbors. When I got home my house was neat and clean. They are very pleasant and interesting people who have really travelled all over. I enjoyed hearing some of their travel adventures. I would highly recommend them.

Dori, United States, 24 August, 2019

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

Amazing humans and caretakers!

I don't know if I can write enough about how great Carl and Linda were to our home and pets! We have 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a herd of chickens (including 6 new baby chicks that hatched one week before Carl and Linda came). They loved all of our pets and would send us adorable photos of them while we were away. They each got brushed everyday and our dogs were able to get lots of love, attention, and exercise. Carl took care of the lawn and Linda took care of both our outdoor garden and indoor plants. We have a lot of plants and this did not phase Linda. She treated each as her own and our yard and indoor plants look better than when we left! After almost three weeks away, it was amazing to come back to a clean and loved home. They had vacuumed, oiled our butcher block countertops, and mopped the floors. To come back to a home that needed nothing done after a long day of flying was a huge relief. This is the first time we have used housesitters, and after our first ones fell through, Carl and Linda swooped in to the rescue. When we met them, they were so caring and attentive to all of the quirks of our home and pets. We would without a doubt have Carl and Linda stay in our home again. They are truly wonderful people who will love your home and pets as their own.

Rebecca, United States, 10 August, 2019

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

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Last updated: 22 January 2023