Responsible, happy retired couple, enjoying life's adventures

Username sunshine1ssanz  

65 + years
Aug 30,2024
1 - 6 Days, 7 - 21 Days, 3 - 6 Weeks

We would love the opportunity to see other parts of the US and the world, having begun our housesitting adventures with three overseas long-term house exchanges. Because we're retired, we have the flexibility to meet your timeframe and length of stay.  Any destination would be considered, just ask!

We completed an 11-week housesit in New Mexico in 2013, followed by a 2-week housesit/petsit in Colorado. During the month of May 2014 we accepted a housesitting job in Tucson, Arizona, caring for the most beautiful -- and smart -- Rhodesian mix.  And we were so pleased to be invited back to Tucson in October 2015 for 3 weeks.  We spent the holidays near Galway, Ireland, from Nov 2014-Jan 2015, where we cared for two energetic and lovable pups. Our next housesit (June/July 2015) was in the Bay Area of California, enjoying a lively little shih tzu and three entertaining cats.  Bend, OR, was our next destination in December 2015.  It was a lovely two weeks in a beautiful part of the state and the 9-month-old puppy we cared for was a joy.  In September 2018 we enjoyed nearly two weeks in Santa Rosa, California, where we were fortunate to care for a sweet Tibetan terrier.  She was a real homebody, easy to care for and easy to love. 

We were fortunate to spend 3 weeks in New Braunfels, Texas, in April 2019.  Two Australian shepherds kept us busy and never refused a game of fetch in the backyard.  It was interesting to see how different these two siblings were, although they both displayed some impressive athleticism.  We completed 2021 by watching two lively pups in Long Beach, California.  They were entertaining and had such fun personalities, always ready for a walk and some fresh air.  During the holidays of 2022, we were fortunate to care for a sweet black cat in Carlsbad, California.  Jasper was an easy-going and affectionate guy who liked to claim someone's lap for a little naptime.

We are both healthy, active non-smokers and would enjoy caring for your precious pets and plants and keeping your home and yard just the way you left it. Living in a neat and orderly home is a priority for us. We are very good at following instructions!

This housesitting opportunity will allow us to experience your neighborhood and hometown firsthand and live as a local. We're not shy about meeting neighbors or asking questions. In fact, one of our favorite activities is chatting with local residents. You can learn a lot about someone over a cup of tea!

Homeowner Feedback / endorsements (1)

“ Very caring sitters for our house and cat ”

Sit Dates Dec-22-22 - Jan-2-23 Homeowner chuckylore, Member Since Feb-15-10

Location Carlsbad California United States

Mike and Martha were wonderful sitters.  Jasper, our kitty was pleased. They took great care and sent several pictures of how Jasper was doing.  They fed the backyard birds as well, and Martha made a list of all the types of birds she spotted.

I would be happy to recommend Mike and Martha anytime and we hope to have them sit again for us. They are very nice people as well and have already become friends. 


Jerry & Lore

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