Health conscious retired chiropractors, my gifted-with-animals husband is also a retired Major General with top secret SCI-SSBI clearance. Incredibly he connects deeply with all animals two and four legged, winged and finned (perhaps it is only the bag of dog biscuits he carries in his pocket!). He has been responsible for millions of dollars of property and equipment (I call him my responsible Mission Man) and is a wiz when it comes to taking care of spas, pools, appliances, gadgets and machinery.
How did we become interested in pet sitting?
Happiness for us is being with animals! Our friends asked us to house sit and to our glorious surprise we fell in LOVE with this lifestyle: enjoying our love of animals while vacationing and exploring new neighborhoods.
Responsibility: We take our responsibilities seriously. Knowing your pet, understanding the breed, and knowing your pet's daily routine is our first priority when considering a house sit. Therefore please give us some details when contacting us about your pet sitting needs.
Trustworthy and dependable we are both meticulous about ourselves and our environment, mechanically inclined and excel at light maintenance work, very respective of privacy and neighbors and are quiet. Basically we enjoy life in the moment, nurturing your pets and spending time with them. And, we are thrilled to take your pets with us if they like to ride in the car, walk, bike, hike, or go out for lunch!
We both have extensive corporate backgrounds so our decision-making abilities and willingness to assist with paperwork is a plus! You can expect daily email updates and pictures of play time if you desire.
Let us know how we can be mutually supportive and good luck in your quest for the perfect sitter for your situation. We also carry our own insurance and have superlative references. Please note our was created years ago, and we no longer update it as we mostly use Housecarers .
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We are an, active 64 & 69 year-young couple, non-smokers, non-drinkers, own our own Michigan home and understand the attention to detail necessary for meticulous maintenance.
For all our friends who know us and we have house sat for, we are pleased to say we are enjoying our new home (yes we have moved again though still in Michigan) and look forward to doing more house sitting on the east coast. As always we continue to do house sitting on the west coast and Hawaii as well. (Wish we had photos of all "our" pets to post; only started recently taking photos.) Our latest acquired skill set is we are enjoying aquaponics (Dimension One Aquaponics).
For those of you who are not familiar with us, prior to relocating and purchasing a home several years ago on the west coast in Oregon, our friends asked us to house sit. Yes, you move quite a bit when you marry a "military" man. To our glorious surprise we LOVE this lifestyle. In addition to owning over half a dozen homes between us in the past we have always had a deep rapport with animals of all kinds. Our only pets currently are the fish in our aquaponics system, enjoying a lifestyle of self-reliance and self-sustainability while also being very involved in our local community.
We do not charge when pet sitting in an area we want to visit to vacation (unless you require extensive medical treatment for your pets).
In 2016 our wish list includes Florida and all points in between as we drive south from Michigan from Thanksgiving through January. Send pictures of your pet, we will fall in love and are sure we can extend our plants into February as well! lol
Most important for the transition of your pet to being with a house sitter, we will nurture and spend time with your pet(s), as we enjoy living in a relaxed atmosphere at home, especially the first vital 48 hours for your loved one(s). We do enjoy exploring new neighborhoods for 2-4 hours per day once your pet(s) are comfortable with us. This is all determined by and with permission from your pet(s)!!! Our first priority when we are in your home.