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A little about Castabouts

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Age
56 - 64 years
Availability
Mar 27,2017
Occupation
attorney-writer
Gender
Female
Status
Married/Partnered
Term
7 - 21 Days, 3 - 6 Weeks, 6 - 8 Weeks, 2 - 3 Months, 3 + Months
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Two attorney-writers are happy to care for your home and animal companions. We do not smoke, rarely consume alcohol, and try not to cause unnecessary clutter. We are experienced international house and pet sitters, having sat in: Greece, Italy, Barbados, Grenada, Canada, Costa Rica,South Africa, British Isles and throughout the USA.  On so many occasions we have lost count. We will treat your home and pets as if they are our own, actually better!

Marie has been a certified pet sitter and completed a course in pet CPR.  Marc is an excellent driver.  He has driven in a number of countries and on both sides of the road.  We volunteer for an animal shelter in Costa Rica.  Many of our sits are return sits.

  We cared for two dogs for over ten years and they were always excited to see us. Regretfully, both have passed.  Currently, Booboo's guardians will not go on holiday unless we sit, as they insist that we are the only ones that he will let care for him.  We have become close friends with many of the owners.  They have visited us and we have visited them even when we are not needed to sit. The experiences have always been incredible and the pets happy and healthy.  Several owners have been amazed that the pets are doing better than when they left!  We like to spoil the little ones while encouraging them to understand how to participate in a happy household.  

During our many pet sits we have administered medications and handled routine and emergency pet medical conditions, such as: hospice cancer care; rushed a choking dog to the vet; post surgical rehabilitation; weight loss and gain; separation anxiety; stopped spraying; given injections; and taken care  wild animal bite to paw. We have participated in numerous vet visits in which we worked together with pet guardians and veterinarians. 

Quite a variety of pets and animals have been under our care; from mature champion show dogs to rescued puppies and kittens.  We have also sat for various caged birds, geese and ducks, as well as ferrets and snakes.  We have assisted friends with horses and love all animals.  Many of our sits involve multiple animals.  

We are in our 50's early 60's. We have done the following: home owners; landlords; business owners; attorneys; mediators; negotiators; adjunct law professor; taught laughing yoga and tennis; parented offspring; traveled the USA and the world; and were guardians to several of our own animal companions.  We actually started using a pet sitter ourselves.

As pet/house sitters, we have: managed staff; directed and done minor home repairs; assisted with the sale of property; worked in the garden; and have kept precious antiques intact.  We have stayed in mansions and lived off the grid. One owner was amazed how little energy we consumed. We're also resourceful. Once in a small town in Ireland, we successfully searched for a jumbo wash tub so Sidney, a goose, could have a proper bath. 

  We have communicated with pet guardians on a daily basis and texted photographs. When we were sitting in Italy caring for over twenty cats and two dogs, we had to communicate with a pet psychic to assist us in finding a lost cat.  Luckily it worked.  During some of our sits, we have encountered fire, flood, power outages and visits from a viper and a bear.  

Our hobbies include: hiking; traveling; reading; writing; vegan cooking; gardening; playing various sports; and watching Animal Planet.

We are so responsible, we're boring! Let our quiet lifestyle open the door to your exciting adventures during vacation, travels, or sabbatical.

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