My wife and I have owned homes, pools and rental property which we maintained with our home maintenance and landscaping knowledge and skills. We have also lovingly owned various pets throughout our years.
We are retired educators who are trustworthy helpers who believe in a disciplined, responsible approach to caring for possessions and property. We are experienced in caring for fish, birds, reptiles and small mammals including dogs and cats.
Needless to say, your pets, house and contents would be our most important focus. Although retired, we are still young at heart and in body, for we exercise regularly (win race walks in our age bracket), eat healthy and do not smoke. Why do we want to house-sit? We enjoy new experiences in various locations, immersing in locales rather than being "tourists", cooking at home much of the time, and last, but far from least, we wish to be of service to people and their beloved pets. We are proud that every house and pet owner for whom we have cared has asked us to return. We took a break due to relocating our residence and are more than ready to be back to doing what we love--watching your beloved pet(s) and home.
In addition to the references currently posted, we have several others from home and pet owners in S. Burlington, Vermont, USA-Fall of 2013; Kaiapoi, Canterbury, New Zealand-January, 2014; Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand-February, 2014; Tugggerah Lakes, NSW, Australia-February-March, 2014; and Townsville, Queensland, Australia-March-April, 2014 that are not currently posted that we will be happy to copy and send upon request. Thank you very much.