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Italy

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Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Goat(s), Farm animal(s) – https://youtu.be/1Pbcd17Gvsg

Police check

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Availability

From: 10 January 2020
Until: 31 December 2020

Occupation

Self Employed

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About this sitter

We’re WG and Lana. You can be confident leaving your pet family to us because for 20+ years we experienced exactly what you go through. Leaving our 81 hectares estate, 3 horses, 5 goats, dog, 3 cats, 3 bunnies and sheep meant finding two special people we could trust to keep them safe as well as keeping our home and barns as clean as they found them. We leaned what type of person we needed and could trust and that's who we try to be in our reverse role as pet sitters.

IT WAS A TOUGH BUT GOOD DECISION
Our pets were family and our decision to expand our lives and live in the Mediterranean was a difficult one but it has turned out to be right for us. On our 20th year wedding anniversary, we began selling everything we owned in North Carolina NC and Key Largo, FL. We now live in Capri, Italy and Malta.

PAST CAREERS
Both of us have a background as executives in health-related professions including integrative health clinics, a mountain health retreat facility and the phyto-pharmaceutical industry.

LOVING OUR WORK NOW
We both developed new careers - Lana is an author and a possibilities coach. (Get her book free here: (www.selfcreatinglife.com)

WG currently is a composer and jazz pianist. (www.middleseajazz.com)

We founded, and currently direct non-profit entities (www.caelumterra.org) in the US and in Malta. The nature of our work provides the opportunity to do it anywhere on the planet.

LOVING OUR PLAY
We are very active and in excellent health. Offshore sailing, frequent 10-12 km hikes, sea kayaking and tennis 2-3 times a week keep us young. T’ai Qi and Qi Gong serve our minds, bodies and spirits as a daily cultivation. We drink wine in moderation and enjoy cooking. We have never smoked.

WHERE?
We are currently enjoying a slow exploration of Europe and are very interested in returning to Rome as often as possible. Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam are certainly in our sights for 2020. We are at home in big cities as well as quiet locations.

We value opportunities that lead to a growing friendships and do our best to initiate an open process that leads to the advantage for both parties to determine suitable merit.

We are reliable candidates for short-notice assignments and consider all pet sitting dates. We live six months each in Capri, Italy and Malta and easily travel from either location.




Why they want to house sit

We view our pet sitting assignments as two parts:

#1 – Hands on love with your pets and getting our furry fix!
We hope your pets will love it but since we don't have pets currently, it’s necessary for us to fulfil our need to give squeezes and hugs.

.#2 - Experiencing a greater perspective.
Pet sitting allows us to experience the world from a bigger perspective. We believe experiencing a sense of community in other cultures makes us better global citizens. Knowing what it’s really like to eat, sleep, speak and go to market in a different culture nourishes our lives.

We value opportunities that lead to a growing friendships and do our best to initiate an open process that leads to the advantage for both parties to determine suitable merit.

We are reliable candidates for short-notice assignments and consider all pet sitting dates. We live six months each in Capri, Italy and Malta and easily travel from either location.

Their experience

WE WERE ACCIDENTAL PET SITTERS FOR TWO DECADES
We are well-known for how well we cared for our 16 animals and many of our friends and relatives begged us to let them bring their pets to our farm estate when they travelled. This grew over several decades providing a lot of experience that has since proved useful and also provided excellent credibility when we began pet sitting in other people’s homes.

What can they bring to the assignment

WE BELIEVE WE ARE THE CONSUMMATE PET LOVERS FOR THE JOB
We have had every type of experience you can imagine. Owning a 200 acre (81 hectares) remote mountain farm a mile from the nearest neighbour and 35 minutes to the nearest town meant we absolutely needed to be self-sufficient, know how to handle emergencies, and be constantly vigilant to ensure our animals remained safe. Whether saving Jack’s (border collie) life from a mountain lion attack or safely removing a large, thorny stick from deep in the throat of a choking, 430 kg. horse, our cool heads and first aid training always came through.

Tending gardens and apple orchards were part of everyday life. Our remote location meant repairing almost everything ourselves as well as sometimes doing our own construction

We take pride in how we serve your needs and combine it with knowledge, experience and a great love of all animals.

See Our Video: https://youtu.be/1Pbcd17Gvsg

Available to house sit

Croatia, Cyprus, France, Hungary, Italy, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United States

Availability dates

From: 10 January 2020
Until: 31 December 2020

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2019

Personal details

Age: 46-55 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 0

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Last updated: 6 December 2019