We are a caring, mature, healthy, adventurous couple and both non-smokers. We ADORE animals! We have over 15 years house/pet sitting experience in both rural and urban environments. I am a retired primary school teacher (now artist) and my husband David is a retired project manager (now ceramicist/writer) .
We are both animal-lovers having grown up with dogs and cats since childhood. We have been pet owners ourselves and have cared for other's pets and homes in the UK, Europe, USA, Mexico, Middle East and SE Asia. We are volunteers for a charity caring for street dogs.
We have experience of administering medication to pets, as well as a loving sensitivity to animals with separation anxiety. We adapt to your pets' routine to ensure they are happy whilst you're away.
We have experience of running a small holding, organic gardening, orchard, operating manual and sit-on mowers. Therefore, as well as house care, we can also carry out a wide variety of gardening, small-holding, animal care and land maintenance duties for you as required. We have experience of off-grid properties. We also have numerous practical skills to offer, including pool care.
We are home owners having lived in the countryside, in towns and in cities. We have renovated two older properties and have picked up a lot of useful practical skills along the way. We also owned a holiday property. So with our broad experience, we appreciate what is required to look after and respect your home and/or holiday property whether it is situated in the middle of a city or the remote countryside. We are meticulously clean, tidy and security conscious.
We have taken early retirement to travel and house sitting has become our preferred way of exploring new places. Our dogs have passed away, so we relish the opportunity to lavish affection on your pets.
We enjoy hiking, reading, cycling, swimming, kayaking, gardening, music, painting and ceramics.
We are excellent communicators and would be happy to keep you updated whilst you are away, with photos/videos.
French speaker and both learning Spanish and Turkish.
Full clean driving licenses with over 40 years driving experience, including overseas.
We look forward to hearing from you!