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Dog(s), Cat(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Goat(s), Reptile(s), Other animal(s)
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From: 28 June 2023
Until: 31 May 2025
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We are a fit, active, non-smoking and responsible English-speaking couple who have been house and pet sitting for many years. We are also former homeowners (and boatowners) experienced in all the pleasures, trials and tribulations that pet and ownership brings. We know from personal experience that having capable and caring sitters makes leaving home and pet(s) a lot easier.
As for pets, over the years, we have had dogs, cats, hamsters, iguanas, snakes and have loved them all (even snakes need a little love). Currently, we have a small, beautiful Bombay cat named Captain Jack. He loves travelling just as much as we do.
We are down to earth, practical, adaptable and culturally savvy as we have visited over 50 countries so far and have either visited or lived in North America, South America, Central America, Australia and Africa. For the past seven years we have lived aboard a sailboat travelling up and down the Caribbean visiting almost each and every island from Bahamas down to Grenada. Ever hear of Saba? One of our most exciting visits!
Because we enjoy animals, meeting new people, exploring new places and being of service, housesitting is our perfect match. In short, we are the sitters that will let you sleep like a baby knowing your home and pets are cared for, loved and protected.
Daniel's twelve years in the dental industry as a business owner has given him the ability to anticipate and solve problems before they happen. He also has the ability to keep calm and cool in all situations. He grew up in West Michigan moving to the Pacific Northwest and then to the Caribbean where he met Jody. As for pets he has owned the larger breed of dog (Rottweiler, Great Dane) and has extensive dog training both in Obedience and Protection.
Jody’s twenty years as a nurse has given her the ability to problem solve most medical-related problems. Over the years she helped in medical care for family members, kids, grandkids - even the family’s cats, dogs, ferrets and snakes. Her extensive medical background could provide emergent medical care for your pet – hopefully though, not needed! Her caring personality shines through with every person or pet we meet and they readily accept her. She grew up in the heart of Indiana and is a typical country-loving girl who seeks wide-open spaces and the outdoors for hiking, camping and sitting around a roaring campfire cooking dinner.
We are full-time and financially secure travelers - not tourists dashing from site to site. We prefer ‘slow travel’ allowing us to savor new places; the food, the culture, cuisines and local markets. We are essentially homebodies (who love to travel), preferring to stay home in the evenings, cook our own meals and snuggle up with a movie, a book and a furry friend. We have owned a sailboat for the past eight years and have lived-aboard most of that time sailing over 13,000 nautical miles either in the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico or the Caribbean Sea. Slow travel (sailing) is in our blood.
* Comfortable with running and maintaining a variety of properties from high-end luxury homes to rustic, out-of-the-way cabins relying on solar power and rain water.
* Experienced with all types of cats and dogs as well as other small animals. We also love farm animals but would need detailed instructions on their daily care.
* Adaptable to different lifestyles, cultures and environments.
We love all animals and they respond well to us. With us looking after your pets, you can:
* Leave home guilt free, knowing they will be lavished with the love and attention they deserve.
* Feel confident that your pet is in the competent hands of sitters with pet first-aid training.
* Come back to a happy, healthy pet who is relaxed, yet excited to see you.
With our experience and expertise, you can:
* Be assured that we respect and understand the investment you have in your home while caring for it as we would our own.
* Sleep soundly knowing that competent sitters are protecting your home and property.
* Experience the joy of coming back to a warm and welcoming clean home.
* See link from various Homeowners that have reviewed us online.
* See link from various References in multiple countries that have reviewed us online.
* We both have been vetted via criminal background check with our local Sheriff's office including fingerprints on record.
* We both have been vetted via criminal background check with the United States Customs & Border Protection Agency.
* We both have active driver’s license and United States Passports.
With our years of experience, our problem solving capabilities, complimentary skill sets and temperaments we make an awesome housesitting team. With us in charge you can travel stress-free knowing your home and loved ones are in the right hands.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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: 28 June 2023
Until: 31 May 2025
They sometimes charge for house sitting services
MindMyHouse member since 2022
Age: 46-55 years old
Family status: Couple
Total completed house sits: 1
Dan and Jody took care of our house and three dogs for a month in 2023. They did an exceptional job with our garden and lawn (the lawn never looked so good when we returned) and our three fur babies. We have a new Doberman puppy that was “wild” and we were a bit worried that they would not be able to handle our Doberman. However, they rose to the challenge and took to training him like expert dog trainers. They did training sessions regularly with him and walked him several times a day which resulted a much calmer and happier dog. Additionally, our other two dogs were so afraid of water that they would not go on walks with us but under Jody and Dan’s care, they learned to really enjoy the ocean and wander the neighborhood with great anticipation. When we returned home, our house and pool were super clean and the yard and garden looked amazing. Not only did they take care of our house and dogs but they cooked us a delicious meal after returning from our travels. I highly recommend Dan and Jody and would happily have them housesit for us again!
Dan and Jody are awesome. They know dogs and enjoy being with them. Their cat (Jack?l was a welcome guest and our pups loved him! They cared for my plants and welcomed the new sitters to our home and showed them around. 5 stars! Hope to see them again. Laura
What a wonderful and elegant couple! Daniel and Jody were a joy to have as house sitters. Super conscientious, and respectful of home and very, very caring of animals. Daniel is the dog whisperer and Jody had our shy cats eating out of her hands, both working together to keep all the animals comfortable. Our dogs and cats were sorry to see them leave. We appreciated that they were good communicators, knowledgeable about home and garden care and all that entails, and very attentive to the animals, and enjoyed doing it all. Our home looked well loved and beautiful when we returned. Excellent cooks, too, with good sea stories! We miss them already!We hope they will be interested in another sit with us sometime in the near future. Big mahalo and Aloha!
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