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Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Guinea pig(s)
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From: 30 November 2023
Until: 1 September 2024
Retired from court reporting and being a Landman
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15970 Oak Ridge Court, LeRoy, Michigan 49655, United States
Meeting people and socializing are my favorite things to do. I am a self-motivator who is honest, reliable and trustworthy. I love my family and helping others. Any adventure is most enjoyable.
USA phone: 1-231-768-5239 (United States)
European (Ireland) phone: +353 (89) 976-4159
HOBBIES: Whitewater Rafting/Kayaking, Traveling, AudioBooks, Fishing,Camping,Walking/Hiking, Motorcycle Riding, Museums/Parks
WORK AND HISTORY
2019 is my first year of retirement after 26 years as a self-employed court reporter, 15 years as a landman in oil and gas, and 3 years as a tutor with ESL, English As A Second Language. It is now time for me to continue being a nomad, as I have been all my life while working, only this time to places of my choosing. My retirement dream is to travel to foreign countries and spend time in different locations, immersing myself in the local culture and learning about the people and history. I am presently in Europe.
I can’t think of anything better to do along my journey than to meet four-legged friends (or two-legged) (or no-legged) on the way ?. My transient lifestyle doesn’t lend itself to having my own fulltime pet, so caring for others’ pets is perfect. For 20 years, I bred and raised Maltese dogs, have had cats (three were Siamese), and I frequently babysit my grandchildren; Luna, a beautiful black cat, and Guinness, a beautiful Spinone Italiano dog.
My house-sitting experience has been intermittent for friends and family in the United States. Since I have been tied to fulltime careers, I haven’t yet had the flexibility to seriously travel and house-sit. Being newly retired, I am anxious to begin my house-sitting jobs abroad as my third career.
SERVICES AVAILABLE WHILE YOU ARE GONE
• Daily walking of pets, playing with them, feeding them and giving treats; dogs, cats, turtles, birds, horses, fish, hens, rabbits, etc.
• Grooming daily (if required)
• Giving medicine (if required)
• Keeping your home clean so you return from your travels only having to unpack and relax
• Watering plants and lawns, gardening, weeding
• Take out trash/recycling
• Can send you pictures of your pets while you are away (if requested)
• Retrieving your mail and sending a picture (if requested)
• I am open to any suggestions or requirements you may have
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Sticker Pack, Son Clayton Coates, (231) 388-4553
Oil and Gas, Team Leader David Gould, (585) 245-1212
Oil and Gas, Coworker – Heather Wittstock, (727) 534-5227
Oil and Gas, Coworker – Sandra Marvin, (231) 768-5096
House-sitting provides a place for me to stay while I vacation, as well as security for an absentee homeowner. Win win!
Yes. I've stayed at friends/family homes over the years while they are vacationing, as well as watched their pets. I wouldn't call it a job; it's a pleasure.
Lots of love and attention if there are animals. If no animals, then keeping a clean house is a priority, as well as maintaining anything needing attention; i.e., watering plants, picking up trash, retrieving the mail, anything a homeowner would like me to do, etc.
Austria, Belgium, Belize, Brunei, Bulgaria, Caribbean, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, North East Asia, Norway, Philippines, South East Asia, South Pacific, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom
From: 30 November 2023
Until: 1 September 2024
They sometimes charge for house sitting services
MindMyHouse member since 2023
Age: 66-75 years old
Total completed house sits: 1
We were so pleased that we choose JoAnn to look after our dog, Devyn, and also care for our house in difficult weather. She was instantly best friends with Devyn and it’s clear that was maintained through the whole period. Devyn can not be left home alone and despite not having her own transport JoAnn was able to take him everywhere with her - to cafes etc but also for bus trips and even the hairdressers! There were a few small weather related issues around the house, that JoAnn, in liaison with us, was able to solve calmly. We recommend her.
Joann house sat for me for 3 weeks for my two cockerpoos who are active and boisterous . Joann has a warm and happy persona . She arrived in plenty of time . I found Joann to be loving and caring with my dogs . She is kind curtious and very capable . She kept the house very tidy and clean . Joann is a wonderful lady , travelling in her senior years . I feel blessed to have met her and I always knew my dogs were well loved and cared for . I was sent pictures of my dogs and updated . I would recommend her to anyone
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