They have 3 testimonial s (view below)
Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Rodent(s), Goat(s), Farm animal(s) – Sadly, we cared for a sweet dog as he declined due to cancer. We administered meds and did emergency runs to the vet hospital among other duties.
They don't have a police check
From: 21 February 2023
Until: 15 December 2023
(see their busy times below)
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We are a married couple in our 60's. We're fit and active and like to garden, cook, create landscapes, hike, cycle and generally explore. We currently have a sweet cat named Winona. In the past we have had chickens and a dog as well as cats. We love caring for and spending time with all kinds of animals and hanging out at our home and property. New environments, lifestyles and people are what makes our lives rich, so house sitting is an ideal concept for us.
We love to experience other cultures and lifestyles. By being honest, hard working and responsible sitters, we get to help others take off with the knowledge that their homes and pets will be cared for well.
We have done 2 house sits to date, with one more on the schedule. So far we've cared for a 10 acre farm complete with sheep- amazing! As well as a household comprised of one cute dog and 2 sweet cats. (see testimonials below) Additionally, for years we have cared for the pets and properties of many friends, neighbors and family members that include goats, chickens, a donkey as well as numerous cats and dogs, yards and gardens. We do have multiple excellent reviews from Airbnb property owners too. We're happy to provide a link to those.
First and foremost, we bring integrity, competence, and attention to detail. Jim is a biologist with a professional background in plant care and entomology. Lisa's background is in photography and design. She has recently created a community garden. We have cared for goats, chickens, birds, cats, dogs and successfully rehabbed a (frozen)robin hatchling! We bring the desire to leave a property better than we found it if at all possible and create a secure, loving culture for pets.
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, Honduras, 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, Vietnam
From: 21 February 2023
Until: 15 December 2023
They have indicated that they are busy at the following times:
14 June 2023 to 31 July 2023
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
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I was lucky enough to find Lisa and Jim on MMH to come for a brief-ish stay (Wed-Sun) at my Asheville home. Though the house sit wasn't long, it was important for me to find someone to stay in our absence mostly for my kitty Raul's sake--a night or two alone, he could handle, but four nights is more than I was willing to allow. We scored big time with reliable, professional, caring house sitters. Lisa and Jim obviously kept Raul happy while also keeping my home in good shape--and providing daily updates along the way. Upon our return, I was so pleased to find everything at least as neat (maybe more!) as it had been before we left (and I tried to do due diligence leaving them a clean and well-ordered house, old as our house is!). Returning home, seeing what good order house was in and how well kitty had been tended to, was a blessing! I am very grateful to the Rabolds for being willing to come for a shorter stay--I hope they enjoyed Asheville and might consider returning to house sit again in the future!
Virginia, United States, 27 April, 2023
Wonderful people, great house sitters
Lisa and Jim arrived the day before I left to get the lay of the land. They immediately bonded with my 4-footed kids and fit right into the household. Although I had a pretty comprehensive list of info, they came armed with questions to fill in the blanks. I heard from them just about every day I was gone, with lots of pictures showing their daily activities with the kids, to accompany the messages. They were totally flexible and stayed an extra day to accommodate a long awaited dishwasher replacement as well as an equally long awaited visit from a handyman. Jim and Lisa even installed a new doggie door for me while I was gone! When I returned, the house was immaculate and while the dog and cats were happy to see me, they clearly had gotten the love and attention they deserve (and demand!) while I was away. I would definitely give the Rabold's the highest recommendation as house sitters and caretakers of your special little pals. Hope to see them again!
Kathy, United States, 04 January, 2023
Wow! We love Lisa and Jim and will have them back
Lisa and Jim are just who you want to have in your house when you go away. We came home to an immaculate house and gardens. We'd asked them to keep our farm going and they cheerfully did everything and liked doing it! Our sheep were happy, our garden produce picked, our home delightful. And, we like them very much personally, now that we know them. They are healthy, well-adjusted people with a great attitude towards life.
Josephine, United States, 05 September, 2022