Active, responsible, non-smoking couple. Flexible and dependable. Loving and hard-working.

Username BarbandJim  

56 - 64 years
Mar 1,2024
1 - 6 Days, 7 - 21 Days, 3 - 6 Weeks, 6 - 8 Weeks, 2 - 3 Months, 3 + Months

We are a retired couple - financially secure, Covid-safe, non-smoking, and exploring the world through house sitting and our own travels.  Being healthy and fit allows us to take care of a wide range of pets, animals, and properties. Being well-experienced in life and homeownership allows us to make good decisions and keep your home safe and secure. And since we are kind, sincere, and compassionate people, your pets and animals will feel loved and well-treated.    

One of the great joys of house sitting is getting to know and love many different pets. Although we have been life-long dog and cat owners, we currently get our canine and feline fixes from the dogs and cats we house sit. In the past, Jim trained border collies for agility trials and Barbara was a foster mother for kittens. So, whether we are taking your dog(s) for walks or cuddling with your cats, we enjoy it all!

Our backgrounds make us well-suited for housesitting. Jim had a 29-year career at Boeing and is very reliable, handy with tools, and excels at problem-solving. Barbara’s work was in residential building construction (hands-on and project management) and is organized, practical, and cares greatly about homes. We are both conscientious, organized, and practical. Not to mention, tidy and neat.

Since we are long-term homeowners, we appreciate your concerns about the safety, maintenance, and upkeep of your home and property. After the needs of your pets and animals have been taken care of, we would enjoy working in the yard, garden, or on any needed projects around your house. Before we started housesitting, we had house sitters in our home for months at a time. So, we understand the trust, dependability, and communication you are expecting and will receive from us.

Please take a look at our 14 references (above). (Click on PDF then on line below list of PDFs.)

We would love to communicate more with you.

Homeowner Feedback / endorsements (3)

“ Could not have been a better experience! ”

Sit Dates Nov-14-23 - Dec-3-23 Homeowner Sunny1, Member Since Apr-20-23

Location Edmonds Washington United States

I am new to housecarers and I absolutely hit the jackpot with Barb and Jim.

Extremely conscientious, great communicators, super process, caring and just absolutely fabulous! They went above and beyond to make sure they had detailed information (they have an intake form!) to tackle whatever may have come up during their stay. The love and care of my cat Mookie-Bleu was first and foremost. 

I had a bit of a change to my schedule and they were flexible and understanding. They sent pictures while I was away which was greatly appreciated and timely updates. Barb and Jim cared for my home as if it were their's and provided input on items for me to look at. They left my home spotless - absolutely clean and all in order. Mookie-Bleu was content which was beyond priceless for me.

Would recommend them to anyone wanting quality care of pet and home. Thank you Barb and Jim for making this such a positive experience - you've spoiled me!!

“ Above and Beyond Care ”

Sit Dates Oct-7-23 - Nov-4-23 Homeowner ainsle, Member Since Aug-14-22

Location Anacortes Washington United States

Jim and Barb took care of our senior dog and our house this Fall.  We were so fortunate to have found them and are forever indebted to them.  About 7-10 days into our trip, our dog had a serious episode which led to numerous conversations between Jim/Barb, our vet and us across the time zones.  Jim and Barb were very compassionate and clear-sighted.  They endured our dog becoming gravely ill and ultimately we collaboratively determined that he needed to be put down. 

It was a huge blessing to us to have such wonderful people taking care of this situation on our behalf--a situation every pet owner dreads might happen while out of the country.

I strongly recommend Barb and Jim as housesitters / pet carers and we hope they might come and stay at our home again.

Greg and Andrea

“ Highly Recommend ”

Sit Dates Mar-24-21 - Apr-1-21 Homeowner EverettHousesit, Member Since Feb-3-18

Location Everett Washington United States

Jim took excellant care of our two pups and our home.

He sent pictures every 2 or 3 days which was much appreciated. 

Hope he and Barb will come again.


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