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Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Goat(s) – I was raised with dogs and horses, and I have had cats my entire adult life. My husband has had cats his entire life. We both love animals and will care for your animals as if they were our own.
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From: 27 October 2023
Until: 5 October 2024
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My husband Harold and I are an active, retired couple who want to experience new areas beyond what traditional travel allows, to stay in a place for awhile and really experience the place fully in a way that living there, even for a short time, allows. We both just love animals and are happy to give owners the comfort of knowing that their dear animals, as well as their house and property, are well cared for in their absence.
We want to experience new places, small towns and big cities alike, and we are happy to take care of people's homes and animals to enable us to do this. We also find satisfaction in facilitating other people's travel by giving them the security of knowing that their homes and animals are well taken care of while they enjoy their own traveling.
On two occasions for about two months each, I housesat a small horse ranch in Washington State USA, caring for the house as well as three horses, two dogs, and a barn cat, while the owner was living oversees. In addition, as homeowners we are experienced in house, lawn, and garden maintenance. We also have many decades of experience caring for our own cats, dogs, and horses, and we have been fostering kittens (and occasionally, a dog) for our local animal shelter almost continuously for the past year and a half.
We are reliable, conscientious, tidy, and industrious, and we will take care of people's homes, properties, and animals as if they were our own. We love the company of animals and the warm and exuberant energy they add to daily life. In addition, we have had cats or dogs for most of our lives, and we fully appreciate how important animals are to their people and will care for all animals with love, attention, and patience. We have had ill and aging cats of our own, and we have tended tens of foster kittens with various medical needs. We enjoy gardening and can keep a lawn and plants healthy and thriving in the owner's absence. We are active and fit and enjoy exploring new places, walking, hiking, biking, and gardening, as well as reading, writing, and watercolor painting. We are non-smokers and are fully Covid vaccinated and boosted.
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Caribbean, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
From: 27 October 2023
Until: 5 October 2024
They don't charge for house sitting services
MindMyHouse member since 2022
Age: 56-65 years old
Family status: Couple
Total completed house sits: 3
Dawn and Harold were wonderful carers for our home and, most importantly, our 2 cats. Even our skittish cat was on their laps within days, and this is quite a rarity! We received photos and updates every 3 days as we had requested. It was a comfort to see the boys relaxed and at ease with Dawn and Harold. We were able to totally relax into our vacation knowing the boys were in excellent hands. When we returned, the house was clean and in perfect order. There was a fun note with some kitty stories to welcome us home. We've already let Harold and Dawn know that we want them to house sit for our next vacation. I can't sing their praises too loudly.
Dawn and Harold are really great pet and house sitters ! Communication was great from beginning to end, with some greatly appreciated pictures of our cats during our time away. We knew we were leaving our pets in great hands as they are so used to sheltering small kittens. We returned home to a clean house, some really sweet Hawaiian gifts, and pets really at ease, as if we never left. We could feel that they spent a great time with Dawn and Harold! We also really appreciated that they left some maps and flyers of the places they discovered and particularly enjoyed. We highly recommend future opportunities to let Dawn and Harold take care of your pets or house!
Dawn did a great job taking care of my pets and my home while I was on a for five-night trip. She really connected with my dog & cat when she met them, she followed all of my instructions well, she sent me pictures of them during my absence, and when I returned my place was as I left it + she left me some fresh fruit from her tree at home. Everyone here knows how vital it is to have peace of mind that your pets and home are being well cared for so that you can enjoy your vacations. I would definitely utilize Dawn again and highly recommend her for your needs.
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