Hello we are Tom and Sue
Thanks for taking the time to read our profile.
We have taken early retirement and are now full time house sitter and pet carers. We love to travel and to experience and discover new places, house/pet sitting allows us to do this whilst having the joy of animals in our life along with the comforts of "home". We genuinely love what we do!
We have been together 24 years. We have two grown-up children one living in UK and the other in Antigua in the Caribbean. We have four grandchildren and one great grandchild (a recent addition to the Clan!)
We have nearly two years house/pet sitting experience and will promise to look after your pets and respect your property as if it was our own.
We love animals and have over 20 years experience of owning and caring for dogs. From puppies through to old age. Our last dog Nessie flew out to Australia when we emigrated so that we could fulfil our commitment to her and look after her in her old age (the warm weather being great for her arthritis!).
Unfortunately, although we love cats, due to my husbands allergies we are not able to look after them, unless they are outdoor/stable cats.
We have lived, owned and renovated properties in the UK and Australia. We both enjoy gardening and Tom is very capable of basic property maintenance (with the right tools provided).
Why we want to housesit?
We enjoy housesitting as it allows us to explore new places and gives us an opportunity to immerse ourselves in the local culture and community whilst having a place to call "home" even if only for a period of time.
We genuinely love caring for animals and spending time with them. House/pet sitting offers us the best of both worlds... the ability to do so whilst still enjoying traveling.
We are both non-smokers.
What we bring to the assignment / relevant experience
We are two trustworthy, responsible house and pet sitters and offering a very professional service and will treat your home and pets as we would our own.
As part of our commitment, we will provide documentation such as a House Sitting agreement, updates (as required) and a End of Sit Report. We will make sure that your home is left as clean tidy for your return.
We have looked after a variety of homes ranging from apartments, townhouses to luxury homes and even a treehouse. The pets we have looked after, are dogs (various breeds & ages), outdoor cats, goats, fish, birds, rabbits, geese, ducks and chickens. We have had pets (including our own) with health concerns and have experience administering medication and giving injections etc when required.
We are currently traveling, however, we still have homes in Australia and the UK, and we have a long term renters looking after both, so we really do appreciate how scary it can be to let a complete stranger look after your home.
As previously mentioned, we have the experience to maintain a property and can easily deal with any minor issues should they arise.
We genuinely adore the pets we look after knowing that they will be missing their owners and will require a lot of love (and cuddles) whilst they are away. We love to walk every day so dog walking is not an issue.
We are very reliable and responsible people. The good thing about there being two of us, is if there is ever an emergency or illness there is still one person to do the house sit.
Generally our days usually consist of a few hours of work on the laptop (we will require a WIFI connection), reading, walking and exercising, keeping the house clean and pottering around the garden.
We do hope you consider us to take care of your home and your pets. If you have any further questions about us please feel free to contact us directly at any time.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Sue and Tom