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Great with dogs & cats - not so much with lions and tigers

United States

Testimonials

They have 4 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Reptile(s) – I am not afraid of any household or barnyard animals, birds, reptiles.

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 30 September 2021
Until: 26 September 2025

Occupation

Retired but very healthy and active

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

My name is Carl. I'm 69 years young. Retired X business owner.

I am new to this site - so no Testimonials from home/pet owners on this site. However, I have done past "sits" in California, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Texas, Tennessee, and Florida. These parties have made themselves available as references and you may call them if you wish:
1. David and Karen Killam. San Francisco, CA Both lawyers. 415 672 8136
2. Robert & Cheryl Hughes. Ft. Collins CO and Phoenix, AZ. Retired lawyer. 623 875 9215
3. Robert Reininga. Investment Advisor. Vancouver, WA 406 249 0224

I have done house sitting for numerous folks that had dogs, cats, reptiles, fish, birds and folks that were petless. I've never had any major issues and an abundance of compliments and zero complaints. I do not charge - unless you have cows to milk, horses to shod, and other high-maintenance barnyard creatures :)

I have had COVID vaccine.
Business travel ( a Lot of business travel) has taken me to every continent except Antarctica - so I'm available for most locations.
It's just me - no wife or children.
Great with dogs and cats. Have had 7 dogs and 3 cats and 1 parrot and salt water aquariums in my lifetime.
Excellent health and physical and mental abilities.
College graduate.
Veteran - US Navy.
You are welcome to do a background and credit check - you will not find anything of concern. Credit score is 780-ish and no debt.
Non smoker. I do not use any drugs including marijuana.
I've been a landlord myself and am respectful of property and neighbors.
Very neat and clean.
I'm not a gun owner - but if you have firearms that's fine - I will keep them safe.
People say I'm honest, trustworthy, loyal, responsible, intelligent, good company.
I have a passport (US citizen - born in USA), driver license, and other identification.
No criminal record and no traffic violations for over 25 years now.
Good with computers, electronics, security systems.
Good with plants unless they are the exotic kind I'm not familiar with - but willing to learn!
References available - they will the professionals that provide honest and direct answers to questions you have.

Thank you and enjoy your travels.

Best regards,
Carl Jones
Denver, Colorado USA
cdjones51@yahoo.com
303 641 8958 (my cell for voice calling or text messages)

Why they want to house sit

Now that I am retired (and petless) it would be nice to spend time in various places and enjoy the company of animals.

Their experience

I have done house sitting in my past but not for about 2 years.
I never had any major issues.
Only compliments - no complaints!

What can they bring to the assignment

I have an automobile, my own laptop, my own mountain bicycle.
I can and will provide TLC for your animals in a manner that satisfies you and keeps your pets healthy and smiling.

Available to house sit

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

Availability dates

From: 30 September 2021
Until: 26 September 2025

Do they charge?

They sometimes charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2021

Personal details

Age: 66-75 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 2

Testimonials

So happy we found Carl

We are lucky we were able to get Carl to watch our 2 dogs and cat. It just so happened that he was doing another sit in our neighbourhood that was ending just when we needed a sitter. Carl took very good care of our pets and sent us regular updates with pictures. Our house was cleaner when we got home than when we left and our pets were well taken care of. My chihuahua had to have medicine and Carl had no problem with this at all. She is very picky about who she warms up to, but as soon as Carl came over to meet us she came right up to him. I would recommend having Carl sit your pets and house.

Debbie , United States, 15 August, 2022

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

So happy we found Carl

We are lucky we were able to get Carl to watch our 2 dogs and cat. I just so happened that he was doing another sit in our neighbourhood that was ending just when we needed a sitter. Carl took very good care of our pets and sent us regular updates with pictures. Our house was cleaner when we got home than when we left and our pets were well taken care of. My chihuahua had to have medicine and Carl had no problem with this at all. She is very picky about who she warms up to, but as soon as Carl came over to meet us she came right up to him. I would recommend having Carl sit your pets and house.

Debbie , United States, 15 August, 2022

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

A wonderful experience with Carl Jones

After years of relying on friends, family or various available local house sitters, we turned to Mind My House and found Carl. Perhaps understandably we, and probably Carl as well, came to the arrangement a bit uncertain about how this would all play out. What a wonderful discovery to find that Carl proved to be the perfect house sitter! He is an avid hiker so out two rescue dogs got daily walks up the trail or down the road. And he sent regular emails updating us on developments. Finally, the house was impeccably clean upon our return. I suppose the only issue was the fact that he upped the bar for us when we returned home: could we match his passion for daily walks with the dogs. Only the phantom knows.... Our appreciation for Carl's effort is really pretty boundless. It's a vulnerable feeling to be thousands of miles away and imagining all the things that could go wrong. Such sweet relief to find that such a capable, attentive person occupied our house and cared for our dogs for nearly a month. Upon our return, we tried to acknowledge our gratitude with, well, some cash. He wouldn't take it....but we won't let him get away with that next time. Carl was really golden.

Leaf, United States, 21 June, 2022

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

Excellent sitter

Carl house and pet set for our 10-year-old German Shepherd while we were in Ecuador for two months. Carl is extremely organized, is a great communicator and an all-around good guy. Our German Shepherd Ricki loved him. He found lots of fun things for the two of them to do even though it was winter. He made sure to give her the daily medications she needs. He was very self reliant and can be dependent on to make important decisions on his own if necessary. He established excellent relations with our neighbors and people in the area. He even suffered through a month of not having a clothes dryer without any complaints. Our dryer went out the day before we were leaving. As it was the Christmas holiday season it took a month to have a new dryer installed. We all three are looking forward to Carl returning this summer. He is very in demand so if he applies for one of your sits move fast!!

Vickie, United States, 08 April, 2022

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

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Last updated: 26 March 2022