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Loves Animals of course, Extremely Engaging Pet/House Sitter

United Kingdom

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Pet experience

Cat(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s) – I've had cats and dogs of my own. I've pet sit for friends and others from other pet sitting websites. Please see the external link for pdf files of the reviews. Thank you

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Availability

From: 21 July 2024
Until: 31 January 2025

Occupation

Retired from Mechanical Engineering

References

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About this sitter

Who am I?
Hello my name is Ed. I'm retired from Mechanical Engineering, Computers and Technology, and my own online store. For half of my career I worked for myself. I say all this to show professionalism and decision making in my work and personal lives. I have owned three houses over 41 years and know how to care for them. And will care for yours with respect and tidiness as I always have for my own.

I am a very active 73 year old who plays a lot of pickleball (a sport that started in the United States in 1965 and is now growing rapidly worldwide). I like to play 3 to 4 times a week for 2.5 to 4 hours at a time. I only say this to give you an idea of my activity level. I keep myself in good shape. Also, I don’t smoke and never have smoked.

Why they want to house sit

I am retired and love to travel. I'm traveling in Europe in 2024. I am from the United States. I plan to travel the world for several years. I am flexible for pet sitting arrangements as they arise. It works favorably for both of us: for you to have a knowledgeable and experienced pet and house sitter and for me to reduce my travel costs.

Here's a link to a photo album of pets that I have taken care of:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/yi38Pw3JjGqVVmKV8

Their experience

Description of Skills:
I can take care of pet care, plant watering, laundry, mail collection, and trash removal. I have had a total of three cats and three dogs at various times over the years.

Photo Descriptions:
Oscar - took this selfie (a little humor) while laying on my lap that he loved to do.

Stan laying on top of Ollie when they were kittens. I've known them since they were 6 weeks old. This was a rare moment of quiet in between their running around the house.

Stan and Ollie sleeping alongside me when they were older. I sat for them many times over the first 3 years of their lives when their guardians went out of town.

Maverick was very responsive. I taught her to "groan" on command. It was humorous and very easy to do. She did it naturally whenever she laid down so I just reinforced saying a command when she did it. I also taught her to stay at the curb of a street and not cross until I said it was okay, without a leash, and even if I walked all the way across the street! We had a wonderful relationship.

Molly (black and white) and June (all black) on a hiking trip.

Molly - I'm reading a book with Molly titled, "The Hidden Life of Dogs."

References:
“Ed loves cats (and dogs, too). He has pet sit for me many times over the years. First with Oscar, a 17 year-old sweetheart-of-a-cat that, sadly, passed away in 2020. Ed was attentive and extra affectionate with him (my cat's shy, but he loves Ed). After Oscar passed, I adopted two kittens that took to Ed instantly. Ed kept up with their crazy kitten ways and delighted in their antics. In fact, he has cat sit for me many times as Stan and Ollie have grown over their first three years. They like to snuggle with him. Ed also watered my plants (both inside and out), collected my mail, and kept the house in order while I travelled. He's tidy, kind, conscientious, thoughtful, and a wonderful house sitter. I can't recommend him highly enough!”
Vicki W, guardian of cats Oscar, Stan, and Ollie

“Ed is a very reliable and detail-oriented person, capable of finding a solution to any problem that arises, and an animal lover. Ed took care of our house and pets while we traveled extensively for work over the course of two years. He communicated clearly and effectively whenever there was any problem or concern and kept the house in a clean and safe condition and our pets happy, healthy, and properly fed. I recommend Ed wholeheartedly to anyone looking for a responsible, dependable, friendly and caring companion for their furry friends.”
Alison M, guardian of dog Avocado

The following is a review I received on another pet sitting site. I can provide the link if you'd like:
Pet Guardian: Ali
(Gave me 5 out of 5 star rating)
Ed was great with the hounds and the slightly complicated cat regime. He managed naughty Basil running off (twice) to the green, and left the house in excellent condition.

(5 out of 5 star rating) Organised
(5 out of 5 star rating) Reliable
(5 out of 5 star rating) Self-sufficient
(5 out of 5 star rating) Clean and tidy
(5 out of 5 star rating) Pet care
Bosham, United Kingdom · 06 May - 14 May 2024

What can they bring to the assignment

What can I bring to your pet sitting? All of the above - knowledge of home ownership, keeping a home organized and tidy, and knowledge of how to care for pets and show them attention and affection.

Also, please see my nine "character references" on my AirBNB profile:
https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/8138554

Let's Connect:
Send me a message and I’ll reply within 24 hours, usually less.

Let's do a video chat to meet each other.

Last updated: 29 May 2024

Available to house sit

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 21 July 2024
Until: 31 January 2025

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2023

Personal details

Age: 66-75 years old

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 0

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About this house sitter

MindMyHouse member since November 2023