I am a retired U.S. intellectual property lawyer, and have spent a great deal of time traveling internationally, as well as having lived abroad for a number of years. Joanne was in commercial banking early on, switched to executive administration for an oil and gas drilling company, and finally retired from an independent business she founded in the mid-80s. We are looking for house sitting opportunities that last fifteen days or more. We are willing to care for pets and are especially fond of cats, as we have been previously owned by several.
Why do we want to house-sit?
We have made many multi-week trips all over the world, including a recent four month round the world jaunt, and feel like it is time to begin to get to know more than just the tourist stops in the places we visit. House sitting assignments of fifteen days or more provide that opportunity. While it was necessary for us to choose some locations for this profile, we will consider all opportunities, wherever located.
We have substantial experience with caring for the homes and family pets of others. We have been home-owners and pet lovers ourselves, and I think we have a sense of what would be expected of us. Finally, we think the substantial number of 2nd and 3rd house-sits we have done for clients around the world is our best recommendation.
What can we bring to the assignment?
Honesty and a sense of duty are the things that I would want brought to such an assignment, and I know those are some of the qualities we would bring with us.