Animal loving, non smoking couple, missing the warmth and love of having pets due to our plans to travel the world since ours passed away, we have enjoyed the opportunity of looking after other animals for friends, whilst house sitting at the same time ....
Animal loving, non smoking couple, missing the warmth and love of having pets due to our plans to travel the world since ours passed away, we have enjoyed the opportunity of looking after other animals for friends, whilst house sitting at the same time and when we found this website, thought it would be a great way to do that more. As former business owners, running a property management business for 11 years, we have extensive experience of property maintenance and property care. Having pets for most of our lives, we love the interaction and bond that you create with them.
We have also recently sponsored the training of a "special assistance" puppy, to be able to help disabled wheelchair users have a more independent life.
We have copies of our UK police record checks, showing a clean records for both of us.
House sitting would enable us to enjoy our two passions, animals and travel. We would like to get to know more about the adventures of the world and all the cultures and local specialities, with the added bonus of meeting lots of different animals to enjoy.
In addition to having lived in many different styles and types of houses ourselves, as mentioned in the introduction, through our business, we managed over 1000 properties over 11 years and have therefore experienced many different situations and properties. Dealing with maintenance issues from leaking taps to full house refurbishments. Along with the odd burst pipe!
With animals, we find we both have a natural bond with them. Trained, untrained or even wild animals seem to bond with us. We have cared for and loved our own cats and dogs. Undertaken voluntary work at an animal sanctuary. Walking abused and abandoned dogs. Spending time on cold winter days with the cats, waiting to be picked to go to new homes, just to help them through being locked away. We used to spend time feeding wild swans and ducks at our local Country Park and all the regulars were given names as we got to see them time and time again. We appreciate animals are more than just animals, they are family members and deserve to be looked after and cared for.
We are experienced with many aspects of modern technology, facebook, skype, facetime, whatsapp, vibor etc for helping us keep in contact with friends and family all over the world.
We are both "attention to detail" types of people, who like to keep our homes, clean, fresh, tidy and well maintained.
To date we have undertaken six house sits. Two in the UK and Four in Australia. We have looked after Cats, Dogs, Fish, Chickens and Horses.
The House sites have ranged from long weekends to Five weeks.