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Professional Couple who love travel and pets, especially dogs!

United States

Testimonials

They have 5 testimonials (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Goat(s), Farm animal(s), Other animal(s)

Police check

They don't have a police check

Availability

From: 1 February 2024
Until: 31 May 2026

Occupation

PROPERTY CLAIMS ADJUSTER ~ Recently took early retirement

References

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About this sitter

Ann has the brains and John has the beauty! Life is short so we want unique adventures to experience life differently than the status quo. Travel and pets are two of our favorite things, combining them is a perfect fit for us. We are grateful to have time to enjoy and help others. Ready to go with a smile on our face and laughter in our heart.

Why they want to house sit

Getting out of our element to encounter different people and cultures is of interest to us.

Their experience

Dog and home owners for 25+ years who understand the ongoing upkeep required for a calm environment. John has 25+ years as a homeowner insurance adjuster, keenly aware of home maintenance issues and challenges. Ann's background includes business management, training, and creative problem solving.

Having always had dogs growing up, our first dog together was Ziggy, a Shepard/Rottweiler mix, who we had for 16 wonderful years. Next came our rescue Hannah, a 6 yr old, 125 lb Great Dane mix who had been at the shelter way too long. Hannah was dog aggressive yet was goofy and loved people. She made us laugh for 3 years before passing from cancer. Next came our 9 month foster dog Milo. Milo was an adventurous, talkative 5 yr border collie/husky mix. We had the honor of fostering Milo for PACT Military Program while his dad was deployed in the U.S. Army. When home we also help out with a local non-profit rescue “Furget me Not”

We have completed multiple successful house/dog sits with mind my house as noted by the attached testimonials.

What can they bring to the assignment

Love and commitment to take care of your pets and property. We will play, walk, and love your fur-babies. We will respect your home and belongings.

Last updated: 18 December 2023

Available to house sit

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Caribbean, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, France, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, South Pacific, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 1 February 2024
Until: 31 May 2026

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2022

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 3

Testimonials

Great Pet Sitters!!!

This was the first time I was leaving my dogs for more than a few days but all my girls were so well taken care of by John and Ann that i was able to relax and enjoy my vacation. I received timely updates and photos that made me smile: it was as if my dogs were at a loving grandpas home. John and Ann were clean and respectful of the home and would be welcomed back anytime. i highly recommend them.

Robert, United States, 18 April, 2024

  • Tidy
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden

Kind and Attentive Care

John and Ann are a lovely couple. We had an opportunity to meet via video and then for about an hour in my home before I departed for the airport. I never had a moments concern while I was away. Sadly my sweet pooch passed away a few weeks prior to their arrival so I can't provide a review on that aspect of their stay (although I'm confident it would have been wonderful). I can say however that they stayed in regular communication with me while I was away to assure me that all was well and upon my return my home was fresh and spotless. I cheerfully recommend John and Ann and I would welcome them back in a heartbeat.

Leslie, United States, 22 January, 2024

  • Tidy
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly

!! AMAZING COUPLE !!

Ann and John are the best couple we could have met and had the honor to have at home to care for our Australian Cobberdog. We met via video and then in person and we liked them instantly. We left for Europe and Ann & John didn’t just take amazing care of Jazz, but they went above and beyond managing many things while we were away. They thought of everything, and more, and we were relaxed and confident during our whole trip. They are respectful, kind, warm-hearted and open-minded; they are the most responsible persons anyone could dream of having in their home and we only hope that they will be free and willing to return. We also hope to keep in touch as we really appreciated them both very much. Everything, everything, everything, was PERFECT!! Thank you, Ann & John, for being who you are and taking charge in our absence with such dedication, honesty, initiative and many more qualities!! Jazz was relaxed when we returned, went toward John with great ease and fondness (Ann had left the day before to welcome a dog in their home) and we knew everything had gone beautifully. On a scale of 1 to 10, they would get at least a 50!!! Anyone who is lucky enough to have Ann & John house/pet sit for them will be thrilled.

Susan, United States, 25 July, 2023

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

Simply the best!

Wow couldn’t ask for a better home and pet sitter. John treated our home and dog as if it were his own - with so much love, care and respect. Would love to have him back any day!

Milena, United States, 08 May, 2023

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

Nice couple - great with my dog

They've watched my 15 year old dog twice now and both times I felt really good about leaving him.

Marianne, United States, 09 February, 2023

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

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About this house sitter

MindMyHouse member since June 2023