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David and Lauren Light, we want to enjoy and respect your home at the same time. Please read and learn about who we are

United States

Testimonials

They have 6 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Guinea pig(s) – My dog just passed after 16 years this September 4th 2019. I took care of him as my baby and I only know how to love pets.

Police check

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Availability

From: 28 December 2022
Until: 5 July 2024

Occupation

Retired Chief Financial Officer in Real Estate and Certified Public Accountant

References

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About this sitter

My wife Lauren and I have been married 30 years with two children. Our daughter is attending New York University Dental School and our son is at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth Law School. I was a CPA and for 25 years was a Chief Financial Officer for a real estate company, but I am now retired. Lauren is currently an instructor at a local Montessori School teaching grade school children. Prior to her teaching, she was a very successful “stay at home mother". The academic success of our children is directly attributed to the love and guidance she provided. Though parenting was her highest priority, Lauren’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology afforded her a career before having our family in desk top publishing for the second largest liquor distributor in the US.

I must emphasize our love for our pets. Clyde, our terrier mix of 16 years passed on September 4th 2019, He is missed so and I have tears as I type. I have the satisfaction of knowing that Clyde could not have lived a more interesting and finer life than he did in our home. This dedication will be carried over to all responsibilities to your pet and your home. I cherish my home, contents and possessions and we will do the same for yours. As a side bar, we are immaculate housekeepers. I practice yoga and do not eat chicken or meat.

I hope this information provides you with some insight to who we are, what has been important in our lives and translates to how we will care for your home and pets while you are away.



Why they want to house sit

We backpacked when young and we traveled when we could as adults. Now is the time to continue to experience new places both in the states and overseas.

Their experience

David was a caretaker, house sitter for a 16 year old poodle in a house in the Bahamas for 91 days. I extended the three week obligation for over two more months when the owner was prevented to return due to covid. I was subsequently engaged by the owner again for three weeks as I was identified as trustworthy and appreciated for going beyond what I was obligated to do in an emergency. We are good with pets, plants, pools and gardens and when unexpected challenges happen, they will be addressed with maturity and the responsibility necessary. I have a green thumb for the garden and we both drive stick shift.

The following is a recommendation from well experienced mindmyhouse.com sitters that know us well and another recommendation from a homeowner that was not accessed through this site. Please feel very comfortable to contact them during the process of considering us for your property and pets. As a courtesy, we want to give them a heads up that you will be contacting them, so let us know first.

1) As an experienced house sitter with Mind My House, I can verify that David and Lauren Light would be excellent house sitters. First and foremost, they love all animals and love walking. If you have a dog, rest assured the dog will be well walked and cuddled and loved. They have a great deal of experience with caring for animals. As home owners themselves, they are very responsible, capable and tidy. Your home will be well taken cared of and your house plants will thrive. They are good communicators and will keep in touch and update you on all matters. I know them to be very trustworthy and good people. As a house sitter myself, I can vouch that they have what it takes to be excellent house sitters. If you would like to contact me for more information, please email me at harp888@gmail.com
Laurie Kuntz

2) Dear XXXXXXX,

I am writing to you at the request of David Light. I have no hesitancy in sending you this letter of recommendation for him. He is a wonderful person, completely reliable and honest and a true dog-lover.

David watched my dog Shellie last year for 91 days at my home in Spanish Wells, Bahamas. Besides taking care of Shellie who was blind, David helped my caretaker manage the home. It was a stressful time as Covid kept me isolated from entering the Bahamas. David stayed an extra two months. I told him I preferred Shellie to be monitored by him even though the caretaker and his family were available to watch her as well. David stayed to accommodate me and I will always be thankful. My Shellie since passed and I know the quality of her life was enhanced with David's care.

I can only expect that your home and dogs will be taken care of in the same manner. Please feel free to email me with any special questions or concerns.

Best regards,

Janet Gersten, M.D.
JKGersten@gmail.com

What can they bring to the assignment

Worldly experience. Can care for pets, plants, gardens, pools and vehicles as we've had them all.

Available to house sit

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Caribbean, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, North East Asia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South East Asia, South Korea, South Pacific, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 28 December 2022
Until: 5 July 2024

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2020

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 6

Testimonials

Wonderful human - honored to have him stay and look after our pup

Super wonderful to have David stay. My dog was so happy and he was a great communicator - also a wonderful uncle to Maverick. We’d be delighted to have David come back any time.

Milena, United States, 29 November, 2022

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

David is awesome!

We were thrilled with David! He was friendly, interesting, funny and the perfect caregiver for our slightly anxious tabby Tasha. David kept in touch regularly, watered our plants and kept the house in great order. He was even patient with us when our HVAC system had a catastrophic failure in the middle of an epic heat wave. We will be asking David to house-sit for us in the future - we give him highest marks!

Lotte Lieb, United States, 09 September, 2022

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

Such Great Sitters

Recently, David & Lauren Light traveled from Miami to Long Beach to take care of our dogs. They were wonderful - kind, considerate and above all, great in taking care of our two small dogs Sofie and Cody. They sent us pictures of our “babes” on a regular basis, making us feel so good that they were truly enjoying themselves. When it came time to leave, David knelt on the floor as they quickly came to him, tails wagging. They truly loved having spent time together. We most certainly will use them again. Thank you both …

Patrick , United States, 10 August, 2022

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

Wonderful to have you

I was unsure if I could find a house sitter under short notice and there you responded and we matched up. Unbeknownst to both of us was that Milo got sick just before your arrival. I took him to the veterinarian the day you arrived and you assured me that you could take care of him. WIth that confidence I left on my trip to see my patients out of town. You forced fed him his pills three times a day and walked both Milo and Tovi along with accepting two deliveries. I am so grateful for your demeanor and professionalism. You re so easy going! You are on my list for a return anytime. I was happy to hear that you enjoyed the Berkshires and had the chance to go to Jiminy Peak, Mount Greylock and some good restaurants. Sincerely, Adreine

Adriene, United States, 06 July, 2022

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

Wonderful person, wonderful dog sitter!

I’ve been lucky enough to have David watch my two dogs twice. Bottom line: he is a true gem of a person and will treat your home and your pets with the utmost care. My two dogs loved David from the moment they met him the first time, which is absolutely unusual. He has such a wonderful way with dogs. He goes above and beyond to care for my girls (and my fish). This time, one of my dogs had a medical emergency. David literally spent close to 8 hours waiting outside of the emergency vets office (they had people waiting outside due to COVID). He was so nice about it and kept giving me updates. They sent her home with a number of medications and instructions, which David followed to the letter. I came home to two happy, healthy dogs due to his quick action. Needless to say, I hope that David will return to stay with my girls, and I wholeheartedly recommend him without any reservations whatsoever!!! I’d be thrilled to provide any other information you might need — David can provide my contact information! Rachel

Rachel, United States, 31 October, 2021

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

Incredibly thoughtful dog sitter!

David was a delight right from the moment I contacted him. He always returned communications promptly, was eager to get information about how best to care for my dogs and fish, and asked great questions. My dogs can be skittish at first, but they took to him right away! David has a very calm and kind manner. Throughout the stay, he kept me informed about how the dogs were doing and sent photos. They clearly were having a great time with him! I returned to a tidy place and happy dogs. I'd be thrilled to have David watch my dogs and fish again, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to others.

Rachel, United States, 01 July, 2021

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

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Last updated: 28 December 2022