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Responsible Retired Couple--Will Care for Your Cats and Home!

United States


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Pet experience

Cat(s), Rabbit(s) – Our cat Bonnie was part of our family for almost 18 years, and we have cat-sat for multiple neighbors. We love cats and appreciate their fine qualities and quirky personalities :)

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From: 22 May 2021
Until: 31 December 2022


Professor and Librarian


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About this sitter

We are an active retired couple (Bill a college professor, artist and author and Jeanne a librarian) who love to travel and have been privileged to tour Europe every summer for a period of 12 years with Bill's college students. We are a childless, nonsmoking couple that can stay in any residence from an apartment to a larger home, from cities to rural areas.

Why they want to house sit

We want to continue to visit Europe and appreciate all it has to offer, and housesitting would give us the opportunity to do so economically while experiencing local life in a country. We especially look forward to enjoying the company of cats since losing our Bonnie after sharing our home with her for 18 years.

Their experience

We have both been pet sitters for neighbors' cats (and rabbits) and have formed affectionate bonds with them. We have picked up mail, watered plants, taken out trash and battled ants when necessary! We have been renters in the past and were always appreciated by our landlords for responsibly keeping their property in excellent shape. Bill's parents owned apartments and he assisted in maintaining their properties. He was also had a good deal of practical experience as a farmhand in Iowa for several years while in graduate school and cared for farm animals. Now as homeowners for 20 years and loving cat owners ourselves, we would treat your home and beloved pets as our own.

What can they bring to the assignment

We are a responsible, mature and quiet couple and would be very conscientious in caring for your property and pets. We are experienced travelers and would be able to comfortably fit into your community. As a former librarian and executive assistant, Jeanne is detail-oriented and would be an excellent communicator with you regarding the assignment in your home. We would treat your pets as family!

We both have Global Entry membership, which includes an extensive background check, as stated below from the website:

"Global Entry is a risk-based approach to facilitate the entry of pre-approved travelers. Applicants may not qualify for Global Entry participation if they:

-Provide false or incomplete information on the application;
-Have been convicted of any criminal offense or have pending criminal charges, including outstanding warrants;
-Have been found in violation of any customs, immigration or agriculture regulations or laws in any country;
-Are subjects of an investigation by any federal, state or local law enforcement agency;
-Are inadmissible to the U.S. under immigration regulation, including applicants with approved waivers of inadmissibility or parole documentation; or if they
-Cannot satisfy CBP of their low-risk status or meet other program requirements."

Available to house sit

Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Availability dates

From: 22 May 2021
Until: 31 December 2022

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services


MindMyHouse member since 2020

Personal details

Age: 66-75 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 0


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Last updated: 23 February 2021