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Experienced & responsible sitter, happy pets, clean homes and no stress

United Kingdom


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Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Pig(s), Goat(s), Reptile(s), Farm animal(s), Other animal(s) – I grew up with golden retrievers for the the first 25 years of my life. I went to work in organic agriculture full-time for 7 years working closely with dogs, cats, sheep, cows and poultry (as well as working with most other farm animals). I raised two lu

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From: 1 April 2024
Until: 5 February 2025


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About this sitter

I’m a lifelong pet owner with a former career in agriculture and qualifications in plant and animal care. I have excellent references and testimonials (below) from many successful sits.

I work remotely so I will be physically at the property much of the time. I often have a cat on my lap while I’m working and a dog at my feet (the cat and dog just change every few weeks!).

I’ve experienced many different sits so I know how to ensure a stress-free, smooth transition for you and your pets and ensure you return home to happy animals and a spotless house.

Genuine love and care for an animal’s best interests, responsibility and integrity are how I keep a fully-booked pet sitting calendar. Please check my references and they will confirm these are my real values not just words.

I will travel anywhere. Let’s have a video call and discuss your needs!


"Joe is a dream! Calm, capable and caring. I knew our beloved pets (2 dogs, 2 cats, 4 chickens) and home were in very good hands. We had the perfect level of communication whilst we were away, with no issues of any sort. We arrived home to happy, calm and healthy pets and a clean tidy home. Can’t recommend Joe enough and would love to have him back."

Freddie, Somerset

“Joe took excellent care of Monty (dog) and our house for nearly 3 weeks. We knew as soon as we met him that everything would be OK. He has a very calm manner and took great care to learn about, and understand, Monty’s foibles before we left. He has a genuine love for, and interest in, animals and built a strong bond with Monty. The house was in extremely good order when we returned, with everything very clean and tidy and Monty was happy and had been groomed beautifully. He loved Joe. We would definitely have Joe back again and would recommend him without reservation. Thank you Joe”

Susan and Adam, Edinburgh

“Joe has an intuitive connection with animals, my dog really loved him. He is a solitary person, busy with his work online, very quiet, calm and respectful for our things and space. He left the place very clean, thank you Joe!”

Barsha, San Juan, Guatemala
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“Joe was exactly the perfect person to watch my animals. The house was clean, the yard was perfect and my pets (1 dog, 1 cat) were certainly happy. Wouldn’t hesitate for a second to have him here again.”

Diane Gilmore, San Pedro

“We enjoyed our holiday knowing that our beloved pets (1 cat, 1 rabbit, 8 chickens) were in safe hands. We returned home to happy, healthy pets and a nice clean house which was lovely. We would welcome Joe back if he was able to sit for us again.”

Rose, Chippenham UK

“Joe came to stay for 2 weeks and looked after 6 month Sky and 2 year old Bean. He was very calm and in control with the dogs, which they responded well too. They had been well exercised and were very happy around Joe. The house was immaculate on our return and the sheets in the wash. Brilliant! We would be very happy to have Joe to stay again.”

Kerry, Lincolnshire UK

“Joe is a very personable and knowledgeable person. I had recently re-homed a 10 year old greyhound who still had some anxiety issues. Joe was helpful in keeping routine and assisting the dog getting through the anxieties. I really appreciated his kindness towards my dog. I would use him again.”

Valerie, Wiltshire UK

“Joe is great! He helped us move a farm across state lines, and even fended off a blizzard for us [during farm sit]. He’s dependable and honest”

Barry Doucette, Snowborn Farm, New Mexico

“Joe came to our farm in Paonia, Colorado. He was flexible and adaptable to the variety of farm work, the variables of weather and day to day farm challenges. Joe would be welcome back to our farm and community any time!”

Caren von Gontard, Rancho Del Gallo, Colorado

Why they want to house sit

I’m building an online business which is plant and animal focused and I love the companionship of animals! I will be at the property working on my online business most days. The lifestyle of house and pet sitting complements my lifestyle and career.

Their experience

I grew up with golden retrievers for the the first 25 years of my life. I went to work in organic agriculture full-time for 7 years working closely with dogs, cats, sheep, cows and poultry (as well as working with most other farm animals). I raised two lurchers and tamed a feral cat in this time.

I have been solely responsible for entire farms and managed them independently. I travelled around the South Western United States as a farm sitter in 2019 and in 2023 I travelled around Central America (Costa Rica, Guatemala and Mexico) as a pet sitter.

Working on farms I have picked up many practical skills and problem solving capabilities that transfer over directly to property management and maintenance.

What can they bring to the assignment

Strong experience and a proven track record. I have successfully completed many varied house sits in multiple countries. I know how to manage a property independently and ensure there is minimal disturbance to your pet's lives. I leave the property in a spotless condition. I endeavour to ensure smooth transitions so that your pets are happy and content throughout the sit, you return home to a clean house and that there is no stress for you (or your pets) so you can relax and enjoy your vacation.

Last updated: 1 April 2024

Available to house sit

Africa, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Caribbean, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Middle East, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, North East Asia, Norway, Panama, 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, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 1 April 2024
Until: 5 February 2025

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MindMyHouse member since 2023

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Total sits

Total completed house sits: 0


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MindMyHouse member since November 2023