I am a painter. My wife is a writer. We used to own a place with a pool and we put in a large garden and small vineyard so we know how to take care of any type of property.
We love animals and have two dogs and a cat that stay with grandma in the country when we go anywhere. We live in the city so it's a vacation for our pups getting to play outside all day and grandma gives them too many treats and lets them sleep with her.
We've house/pet sat for my sister on Kaua'i taking care of a dog, six cats, a bunch of chickens, and her plants. We have cat and fish sat for someone else on Kauai and also cat sat for a couple in NYC.
We are non-smokers and respect other's property. We are very flexible.
June 3, 2016 Update: We are sad to say that 3 weeks ago we had to make the hard decision to have Zeb put to sleep. It was done in our home. He went peacefully with his head in a bowl of food. He was 17 years old. We miss him.
2017 Update: We had to put our poor kitty, Buttons to sleep. He was the best kitty I ever met.
2018 Update: We took in an older Shitzu named Shanti. She immediately took to me and is a part of our family. She is very happy to have a yard.
2019 Update: Shanti went back to her original mom who decided not to move to Australia. We had her for over a year and will miss her very much. We had to put Zoey to sleep in September. She was a real trooper having a fun and healthy life on medicine for the last three years for kidney disease. She had a good last day and did not suffer. We miss her dearly. We now live in the country with my wife's mom and grandma and dog, Frieda. We are looking to do more traveling now. Rashelle and I have been together for 21 years and this is the first time we do not have pets. At least we have Frieda. It's been over 35 years since I haven't had a dog and that was only for a couple of years while I was in school.