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ACTIVE retired couple that loves challenges

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), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Reptile(s) – Given our medical and biological backgrounds we are comfortable caring for a new specie.

Police check

They don't have a police check

Availability

From: 31 October 2021
Until: 17 September 2025

Occupation

Retired

References

They don't have referees/references

About this sitter

We would love pets who love to be loved, neighbors who are friendly, in a culture different than ours, a home that may need a little maintenance, gardening+plant tending, etc. We are both pet lovers having had pets (cats, dogs, fish, turtles, snakes, rabbits, birds,+) for the last 50 years. Steve is retired from 33 years of running a Management Consulting business in Oregon and California. Cindy retires in 2020 from managing 2 medical offices and teaching several courses in Medical Assistance, Medical Coding and Medical Billing curricula at a local community college. We can maintain and improve most home handyman needs since we have owned and maintained our homes and currently own two rentals in Bend, OR.

Why they want to house sit

Primarily, the rewarding experience of helping others leave their home supremely confident that their pets and possessions will be better cared for than they imagined. Secondarily, getting to know new people, their culture (if international), animals and places.

Their experience

Yes, though new to MMH, we have extensive experience through TrustedHouseSitters.com.

What can they bring to the assignment

40 yrs as homeowners; raised 2 kids; have 5 grandkids; cared for pets of cats, birds, snakes, turtles, dogs, rabbits; lived in Spain w/ kids for a year; 3 reference letters available. Extensive biology and medical experience. Thorough mechanical and house maintenance experience. We hope to make your return home more pleasant and relieving than you expect. Please see our reviews on TrustedHouseSitters.

Available to house sit

Africa, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Caribbean, Central South America, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Middle East, Moldova, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North East Asia, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South East Asia, South Korea, South Pacific, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 31 October 2021
Until: 17 September 2025

Do they charge?

They don't 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: 3

Testimonials

Perfect, stress-free time away

Steve and Cindy house sat for me for 6 very rainy weeks in Costa Rica. They kept my house in great shape and kept my dogs super happy and walked and well-fed. Prior to the house-sit they were responsive and accommodating as we worked out logistics and during my time away they notified me any time little things went wrong and sent me lots of pictures and videos. They even got around with a few of my ex-pat friends and really made themselves at home. Their profile says they like a challenge and unfortunately I wasn't able to give them a challenging stay--well, the roads here can be a challenge and they kept my car between the ditches, so well done! All in all, I couldn't have been happier.

Cheryl, Costa Rica, 22 June, 2022

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

Amazing housesitters

Cindy and Steve were amazing house sitters. They were extremely communicative, sent pictures, made sure the house was clean and sparkling. They even left it better than when they came. THANKS STEVE for sharpening my knives lol Anyway, this couple is a pleasure to work with and they will take care of your home spectacularly. Highly recommend!

Farrah, United States, 07 May, 2022

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Handy around the house

Great cat and house care!

Once again, Steve and Cindy did a wonderful job taking care of my house and cats. The house sparkled on my return, and Steve even alerted me to a needed door fix (which he would've done if the tools had been available - he's also a handyman/prob let solver!). They sent a picture of the happy kits, which is always nice to get. The only downside is the kits have such a good time with Steve and Cindy, I think they miss them after they leave!

Bonnie, United States, 19 July, 2021

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

Great cat and house care!

Steve is a great house and pet sitter! He's been great with my 2 cats, even the shy one came out to greet him. Not only that, the house always looks better after he's cared for it. I can't recommend him ( and his wife Cindy) highly enough.

Bonnie, United States, 30 June, 2021

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

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Last updated: 21 April 2022