OFFERING YOU "PEACE OF MIND AT HOME!"

A little about ClairandCaroleAnne

Age
65 + years
Availability
Aug 31,2014
Occupation
Retired Realtor
Gender
Female
Status
Married/Partnered
Website
peaceofmindathome.wordpress.com
Term
3 - 6 Weeks, 6 - 8 Weeks, 2 - 3 Months, 3 + Months

Imagine going on holiday not having a care in the world, free to enjoy your trip to its fullest extent. Now, imagine coming home to find your gardens looking lovely, your pets relaxed and happy, and your home looking as neat and tidy as if the maid just came through. This is the experience we offer you! At present, we are currently booked through the 31st of August 2014.
Carole Anne is a retired realtor, and a true animal-lover. She spends most of her time caring for the animal members of the family, learning their routines, health needs, etc. We believe pets are much more comforted when there is a caring presence in the home. Especially while loved ones are away. We have been in Canberra since 2008 and lived in over 30 neighbourhoods in the ACT. Each one has been experienced meaningfully. We've really enjoyed the opportunity to make new pet friends (along with their families.)
So HOW DOES THE PROCESS BEGIN? First, we get acquainted with the homeowners and their little loved ones in their home setting. If all concerned feel comfortable, that it would be "a good fit" all around. We prepare by gathering from the homeowners what expectations they have. We ask questions as well, and offer suggestions of the type information which will prepare us to manage their home and care for their pets with wisdom.
We have house-sitting commitments for many months ahead. However, we have twice had an experience when "Life Events" cut a trip short, or caused a trip to be cancelled because of someone's illness. Those events affirmed our decision to have prepared Contingency Plans A,B,C,and D which can accommodate early returns, as in one case when a homeowner became injured while away and we needed to fill that gap quickly. We were able to do so, thanks to good planning. In the second case, a trip booked months ahead needed to be cancelled due to serious unforeseen illness.
It is a good idea to get acquainted even if you find another sitter. We interviewed with a family recently who had settled on as single house-sitter who later had to back out of the commitment for personal reasons very near the start date. That family felt comfortable enough, having met us, to call us back, and asked if Carole Anne could take on the assignment for their two young cats. (It was critical for them to get this settled quickly.) I was able to stay overnight at their place, while Clair stayed at our other home assignment. I spent morning hours at one place and afternoons at the other home caring for both homes and pets during the overlapping days. We consider the people who have us return annually to be affirmations of their confidence in our trustworthiness. Their pets know us well, and welcome us each time we come.
I you wish to ring us to set up an interview to explore options and determine if we can meet your needs, feel free to do so anytime of day or evening. At least one of us should usually be available. Clair is a full-time pastoral care department manager at the Canberra Hospital and can also be reached there.
Visit our : peaceofmindathome.wordpress to see the details about the type of tender loving care we offer to our happy band of home and pet owners spread all around Canberra. (You will also find a link there to a list of some of our many potential references. Feel free to talk with them, even before you ring or email us.)
Peace of Mind At Home - that's what we have to offer you!

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