GLOBAL HOUSE AND PET SITTERS
Our desire is to offer you peace of mind in knowing your property and pets are properly cared for while you are away.
We have had house sitters in our own homes; we loved the security in knowing that our home and pets were well cared for in our absents. We desire to offer this level of peace of mind and service to our clients. After many years in advertising in California, we decided to retire early and travel more and find interesting and unique ways of living. We are still US citizens, but currently are Nicaraguan residents and have lived in San Juan Del Sur since 2009.
We strive to be as flexible as possible leaving at least 3 days to one week free either side of an assignment, then if for any reason plans change for your return date you only have one set of problems to deal with. Should you be unfortunate to have unforeseen flight delays or cancellations on your travels rest assured there will be none on your return home.
Married in 1990, We still enjoy long walks and we both are very healthy. We are drug free, non-smokers, and rarely drink. We both have great driving records and can drive manual or automatic transmissions with international drivers & motorcycle licenses and are both comfortable driving in any country. We are retired so, we travel freely where and whenever we wish. We are financially self-sufficient. So, We can focus soley on you home and pets and not some online bussiness. Your pets will never be lonley or ignored. We are the animal lovers you are looking for. :-)
We have been living abroad full time since 2009 with Home-Sitting/Renting experience, mostly through private contacts, interenet, and realty sources. We have experience everywhere and we can travel anywhere.
We have cared for all types of homes from small jungle cabins, high rises, to luxury vacation homes, B-n-B's, condos, to homes for sale & under construction.
We have diverse experience with animals from 'dogs & cats to cattle. We have had experience with birds, turtles, Koi fish, chickens, aging dogs and cats, vet visits, and dispensing meds. We will stay in contact with you during all stages of your house sit. **with your permission, we periodically post photos during your house-sit on our web page so that you can "check in" to see your fur kids whenever and wherever you are at any time.
We have the BEST CONTACTABLE references too!! More than we can list on this forum. :-) But, you can view the complete list on our web page.
We are able-bodied, professional, confident, We have worked side by side for years in our own company. Working together has kept us very close, each leaning on the others strengths and abilities to problem solve and accomplish the goal at hand and capable to handle any issues for the care home as they may arise.
Our experiences and skills include:
* Pool and jacuzzi maintenance and water pumps
* experienced in Koi pond care
* Mowing, trimming the yard
* Grooming for dogs; baths and nail trimming
* Cleaning and keeping up on wild bird feeders
"including the squirrels"
* Caring for topical plants, desert plants, flower
gardens and house plants
* Trimming trees "when necessary"
We both have full back ground checks and Department of Justice reports from the United States. We have owned homes, been landlords, renters, and house sitters, We treat your home like we would want our home to be treated. In addition we have posted pictures of our homes on our web feed, to show how we live and the standard of cleanliness we bring with us. We are very discreet and quite and have an understanding of respect for other peoples property, homes and neighbors.
Living Off the Grid or in the Bush,
Limited water supply, no hot water, no Internet, limited or no cell service and no electricity, these are just a few of the situations we have experience with and have learned how to be very flexible. In some countries just buying groceries and getting directions can be a frustration for most folks. We have lived in jungle homes without these and other "amenities." We have learned how to live with dangerous insects, snakes, and other many other carnivorous animals. We give you peace of mind knowing we are experienced in caring for pets and homes in these environments. The saddest thing we hear from home owners is when they say that their sitter quit on them when they had "had it." The Jungles of Costa Rica & day to day living in Nicaragua has prepared us for most situations.
We have the working knowledge of: propane gas tanks, back up generators, pumps, maintaining septic systems, well systems, R.O. systems, solar water heated systems, water tanks, maintaining sprinkler systems, we are familiar with 3 phase electrical systems.
Being previous boat owners ourselves, if your property is accessed by boat, we have experience with smaller boats