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Retired, Professional Married Couple Looking for House Sitting Assignments In Europe and United States

United States

Testimonials

They have 3 testimonials (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s) – Yes. Included are 4 cats, 2 schnoodle pups, chickens, and a labrador retriever. We also have experience giving insulin shots to dogs.

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 26 July 2021
Until: 31 December 2026

Occupation

Retired

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

We're a happily married (38 years),outgoing, financially secure, and personable couple with 3 grown children, and 6 grand children who love the experience of traveling to different counties and soaking up their local culture. I am 60 and had 35 years in as a law enforcement, and am a graduate of the FBI National Academy. I have a Top Secret security clearance with the United States Government. (no background problems there!) who has had many unique experiences (and stories!) My wife is 61 and was a flight attendant for NWA/Delta for 34 years. We are looking for an opportunity to experience different cultures for any length of time between 1 week and 3 months, depending on the homeowners situation. We have both traveled extensively (because of her job) to England, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, Italy, France, Germany, Greece, Scotland, Japan, Korea, Australia, and also many warm climates (we live in Minnesota, so naturally we are used to COLD but also enjoy warmth!) We both love animals (we can't remember living WITHOUT dogs and cats since we were toddlers). We have been volunteers all our lives and look forward to being able to do that as well in whatever country we end up. You will be able to relax comfortably if you use our services and know that the house will be cleaner than you left it!

Why they want to house sit

Even though we have both traveled extensively abroad, we have only been able to stay in one location on vacation for a few days or up to two weeks...not enough time really to truly appreciate different histories and cultures. Now that we have the time, we both want to accomplish that.

Their experience

We have had 7 prior house sitting assignments in England, Ireland, the Netherlands, Italy, Florida, and Hawaii. Duties included taking the pets out for walks, giving shots, and doing light home maintenance. One couple even wanted us to stay and hire on as house cleaners! All 5 couples said that they would give us great references. No kidding! My wife is a total "NEAT NIK" We have Skype and would be glad to talk/see you so you would feel comfortable with allowing us into your home.

What can they bring to the assignment

If accepted, an owner can sleep easy knowing that they have a reliable, honest, hardworking, and dependable couple who have enough life experiences to get things done properly. We are both physically fit, financially independent, nonsmoking homeowners who love people, animals, local foods and history. No criminal history, no speeding tickets, and no issues!

Last updated: 10 September 2023

Available to house sit

Australia, Belgium, Caribbean, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States

Availability dates

From: 26 July 2021
Until: 31 December 2026

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2011

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 3

Testimonials

Fabulous House Sitters

Tim and Cindy exceeded our expectations from the time we initially reached out to them, during the sit, and even now they continue to communicate with us regarding previous and potential future sits. We were new to house sitting so we relied on Tim and Cindy to guide us through the process because they have extensive house and pet sitting experience. We conducted an initial FaceTime meeting to get to know one another. That meeting occurred 4-5 months prior to the begin date of the sit. From that point on, we communicated with them periodically to make sure plans had not changed. In short, they communicated with us when needed and made the process very comfortable. They stayed with us for 1 day prior to our departure to meet our dogs, see the house, community and review our home and dog routine. They drove us to the airport and we left for our trip. Throughout the trip, they sent pictures of the dogs, and assured us that all was well. The important point is they were resourceful and managed the house and dogs as if it the home and dogs were their own. It was a natural transition. Our house was beyond clean when we returned. Our neighbors mentioned they met the sitters. They treated our home with respect and loved our dogs. We welcome them back soonest. And on that point, if you need them to sit, please act fast because they sit often. Unfortunately, they have other commitments and cannot sit for us during our upcoming trips. But we will make plans with them for 2025.

RICHARD, United States, 07 March, 2024

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly

Best cat/housesitters ever!

We were very very lucky with Tim and Cindy to look after our house and cats for the last thre years in Holland. We found the house back after a period of three months completely cleaned and better then we left! The cats loved them and were very good taken care of. We highly recommand Tim and Cindy to look after your house or/and pets. Ariano & Rosi

Adrian, Netherlands, 20 May, 2017

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house

Perfect Housesitters

This could be one of the shortest references you will ever read. Go ahead immediately and book Tim and Cindy as your housesitters! In case you need more detail, this couple are excellent. They have sat for us twice and we have already booked them again for later in the year. We have 2 elderly dogs, one diabetic who needs insulin shots twice daily and one deaf and blind. Tim and Cindy took their care in their stride. They kept to the feeding/medication schedule, which is vitally important. The house immaculately clean and tidy on our return. They are good, honest friendly people who care.

Beverley , United States, 19 May, 2017

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house

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About this house sitter

MindMyHouse member since September 2011