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Retired police officer and experienced pet & house sitter to keep your pets happy and your home secure

United States

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Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Pig(s), Goat(s), Reptile(s), Farm animal(s), Other animal(s)

Police check

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Availability

From: 18 October 2019
Until: 14 November 2021

Occupation

Retired Law Enforcement

References

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About this sitter

I live in Alexandria, Virginia (just outside of Washington, DC) with my dog and three cats (all rescues). I recently retired after 25 years as a police officer, with a specialty in animal welfare investigations. I’m also an experienced pet/house sitter, so both your home and pets will be in good hands with me. My two greatest loves are animals and travel, so being able to combine the two as a sitter is an ideal way for me to spend my retirement.

I’m a vegetarian and non-smoker; very responsible, trustworthy, conscientious, and level-headed.

My hobbies/interests include:
-photography (domestic animals, wildlife, and street photography)
-animals & nature
-gardening
-scuba diving
-antiques & architectural salvage
-interior decorating
-refurbishing/repurposing things
-working on my 100 year old house

Note: I have a very friendly and well-behaved senior Bassett-Beagle mix named Georgie. I might like to bring him along if it’s practical and, of course, approved by the home-owner in advance.

Why they want to house sit

As I mentioned, I adore animals and travel, and I feel that pet/house sitting will be an ideal way to join the two.

Their experience

Experience & Training:
I’ve cared for the pets/homes of friends, neighbors, and colleagues countless times over the years, as well as doing it professionally. I’ve also recently done several sitting jobs with Trusted Housesitters in order to combine travel with pet/house sitting.

I have a great deal of experience with animals both personally and professionally. Personally, I’ve owned pets my entire life and have been pet-sitting since I was a teen. Professionally, I’ve worked closely with animals (often with emotional/medical issues) and have received extensive training on animal care and animal behavior. I'm most familiar with dogs, cats, and horses, but I’m comfortable caring for any type of animal. For what it's worth, I'm very good around wild animals too- probably not needed, but better safe than sorry. :-)

Safety/Security:
I have extensive training as a police officer and after 25 years of service, protecting the lives and property around me is second nature. During my career, I served as a patrol officer, training officer, hostage negotiator, and detective.

What can they bring to the assignment

In addition to having the above-mentioned experience and training to ensure the happiness and safety of your pets and the security of your home, I offer the following:

Home maintenance:
-I’ve owned a 100-year-old house for almost 20 years now, so I'm very familiar with home care/maintenance, even in the most challenging of circumstances
-I enjoy gardening & yardwork
-I’m experienced with pool maintenance (I was a lifeguard throughout high school & university)

My guarantee:
I'm very particular about the care my pets receive and the condition my home is kept in, and I’ll place the same importance on your pets and home and follow your instructions to the letter.

Available to house sit

Africa, Argentina, Australia, Belize, Brazil, Caribbean, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Fiji, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela

Availability dates

From: 18 October 2019
Until: 14 November 2021

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2019

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old

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Last updated: 18 October 2019