We are a retired couple and up until March 2020 living and traveling on our small sail boat. We are now triple vaccinated against Covid. When on land we enjoyed house sitting. The attached pdf. is a compilation of some of the references we have received - we have never received less than excellent reviews. We have owned all our homes(thirty five years)in England and in Canada and taken excellent care of them and our gardens. We have owned and loved dogs,cats, rabbits, turtles, hamsters, gerbils, mice and are always happy to consider other pets. We are non smokers, able drivers and responsible.
We cherish slow travelling and exploring new communities and feel you can get much more of a sense of a place by experiencing it as a local would. But mostly we welcome the chance to spend some quality time with animals. For us the house sitting is a win-win as the one thing we really missed in our sailing lifestyle was having some fur babies to love resulting in lots of pent up cuddles we wanted to share :-). The pleasure we receive from giving service and sharing trust is an unexpected and treasured reward and in March 2020, after 14 years on our boat, we sold the boat so that we could continue house sitting and enjoy caring for pets full time. After Covid clipped wings temporarily we are now once again enjoying pets to love and care for.
As previous homeowners in both Canada and England we are very familiar with home and garden care and maintenance. We have been do-it-yourselfers for all our married life and as a result can tackle most jobs. Living for 14 years on our small sailboat we are used to handling off-the-grid systems. We have experience with garden maintenance and vegetable growing having managed our own for many years. Through house sitting we have been able to also experience and enjoy caring for farm animals and pet birds. Although we have been house sitting since 2008 we have in later years added to our qualifications by completing and graduating from the House Sitting Academy and graduating from the Dog Leadership for House Sitters course.
To date we have completed house sits in Canada, U.S.A., United Kingdom, Mexico and Ecuador and hope to do many more. Liz spent her early years in Venezuela and can speak Spanish well enough to negotiate most conversations. We both have a smattering of French :-)
We always welcome an interview on -internet willing - or an in-person get together if we are in your neighbourhood