We would love the opportunity to see other parts of the US and the world, having had three overseas long-term house exchanges in the past few years. 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 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!