In Greek mythology, "Talos" was an enormous man; a guardian of the land and protector of a goddess. That is why I chose "Talos_4U" as my (log-in) name; it feels very appropriate for the role of taking care of your home & pets. (Especially since I'm 6'-6" tall.)
First and foremost, I would like to bring you peace of mind and confidence in knowing your home and pets are in good hands and are well cared for - so that you can better enjoy your time away from home.
Question: Why would I offer to do this?
Answer: I look at it from the perspective that you are providing a wonderful opportunity for me to visit and explore new areas and cities, while I keep your home safe & secure... all while taking obsessively good care of your pets. It sounds like a win-win opportunity for everyone – especially for your furry family members. (I love animals of all kinds, and have extensive experience in caring for a wide variety of pets.)
About me: I am responsible, considerate, neat & clean, and highly respectful of peoples' property and privacy. I own several houses in both California and New Mexico. I state that simply to assure you that I am a highly responsible person, and not someone that “needs” to find a place to stay. I also feel that my experience as a landlord gives me additional perspective & sensitivity as a house-sitter - I will treat your home with as much care and respect as I would want if the roles were reversed and you were staying in my home. That being said, I do love to travel and explore new places... so here I am!
I do not smoke, drink, nor use any drugs. I have a proven track record of taking exceptionally good care of the homes & pets of people whom have previously invited me to house-sit for them. In fact, I have been invited back to house-sit for people again on multiple occasions. I can provide positively glowing long-term references; personal, professional, and for house sitting too. I am also very “handy” at fixing things – just in case anything comes up while you are away. I can fix minor mechanical, plumbing or electrical issues... so that's one less thing to be concerned about while you're away.
My home town is Calabasas California (in the hills behind Malibu) but I am quite happy to travel long distances for interesting opportunities. I am self employed (semi-retired) and I have tremendous flexibility in regards to scheduling. When I choose to work, all I need is a reliable internet connection.
Any questions? Please feel free to contact me!
I am truly looking forward to seeing what opportunities arise from this ... and I wish everyone the best in their search for the "right fit" in a house & pet sitter.