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Animal-loving, (retired vet) caring responsible professional couple, experienced housesitters, for short or long term in France, Africa, Asia and Worldwide

Ireland

Testimonials

They have 2 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Goat(s), Reptile(s), Other animal(s) – Extensive! Eimear worked for years as a veterinary surgeon (vet) and Ian specialised in animal health. Plus we have significant experience in petsitting and housesitting worldwide. Please note we are not experienced at all with horses.

Police check

They don't have a police check

Availability

From: 14 September 2022
Until: 31 December 2025

Occupation

Veterinary Surgeon / VĂ©terinaire

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

A married Irish couple in our early forties, Eimear worked for years as a veterinary surgeon (vet) and now volunteers with two animal charities .Ian has specialised in animal health and pharmaceuticals. Open to a variety of rural or urban house sits in France, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Worldwide. Well travelled, with 10 years house sitting experience and references.

Why they want to house sit

We love to travel, meet new people, see new places, explore new cultures and practice our language where possible! We believe house-sitting gives an opportunity to live amongst the community and experience the real country we are visiting, whilst offering the homeowners peace of mind that their home and/or family pets are safe, secure and cared for as we would our own.

Their experience

Yes, very. We have experience of house-sitting in Ireland, France, Australia and worldwide, including pet-minding and can provide references upon request. As you can see from our professions, we naturally love and have vast experience caring for animals. We have an especially soft spot for cats! We also like walking (with or without doggie companions), cycling and are also very open to minding chickens, sheep, donkeys, goats and lots more! We are extremely reliable and honest. Please note we have little prior experience with horses.

What can they bring to the assignment

We will consider a variety of house-sitting positions worldwide, as we love new experiences. Worldwide, we're keen on France, Africa, Canada, Middle East, Asia & Europe but are willing to consider all locations. We are open to many areas of the world so contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you, depending on flight/ferry costs to get to where you are!
We are happy to look after your garden (we enjoy tending our own) and pool. We are house proud, practically minded and responsible. If you need beds changing, key exchange etc for gite guests, we may be able to facilitate this also. We also are experienced 'workaways' (helping out homeowners in return for accommodation and board), including welcoming holidaymaker guests and caring for a large property with holiday rentals.
We speak basic French, love to chat to people and are very confident managing in a foreign language area. We sometimes have our own car (in Europe). We will consider both short and longer term sits, urban or rural. We are strict non-smokers.

Available to house sit

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, 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, 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, Venezuela, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 14 September 2022
Until: 31 December 2025

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2012

Personal details

Age: 36-45 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 2

Testimonials

Two dogs & a fish

We can't praise and thank Eimear and Ian enough. They took time to come and meet us prior to our departure, communicated brilliantly both prior to and during the stay and most of all looked after our home and family with the greatest of care and thoughtfulness. Would highly recommend.

Elizabeth, Australia, 14 September, 2016

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

Oh my goodness! Eimear and Ian are THE BEST

So incredibly blessed to have this wonderful couple stay with us and help at the Le Mur estate! I would barely make a request and the job was done! Whether it was helping me put the Chateau back in order, reorganizing the wine cellar, gardening, gardening and more gardening....and of course preparing and cleaning up after our holiday homestay guests. And Eimear, the table you refinished that we keep under the Ancient Roman Arch for El Fresco lunches and dinners, still looks fabulous! I wouldn't hesitate a second to have them back at Le Mur...consider yourself blessed if this marvelous couple agree to help you out at your place!

Ernie and Terry, France, 14 September, 2016

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

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Last updated: 21 June 2022