We are a retired couple who love to travel, meet new people, learn about areas, and get our pet time by caring for other people's pets. We believe in leaving your home spotless and doing what we can to make your trip a success. Need a drop off/pick up or someone to retrieve your vehicle? We are there for you. Want regular s or texts - no problem. Most importantly, we want your pet to be happy and in their same routine while you're gone.
Why we house sit
I've lived in Juneau my whole life and Dan grew up in Seattle and on Whidbey Island north of there, coming to Juneau in the Coast Guard. Once he met me, he knew he couldn't leave! Because we didn't see many places growing up, we have always enjoyed travel but we really enjoy immersing ourselves in the local community rather than your typical tourist activities. We like making friends wherever we go and hosting them back home when possible. We love pets but no longer have our own so caring for yours gives us our pet time.
While Juneau will always be our home, especially since my parents live just a short distance from us, we are frequently traveling, or looking to travel, in all but the summer months, and most times can schedule our travel to coincide with yours. We have enjoyed the housesitting we've done thus far and look forward to caring for your home and/or pets as if they were our own. When we travel, we usually have family watch our home or have a housesitter of our own so we know the importance of having a good housesitter that will take care of all the little details so your return is as pleasant as your trip.
We've been married for 37 years and own a home in Juneau, Alaska - accessible only by boat or plane - there are no roads. Growing up and living here has made us very self sufficient in dealing with any property issues. We enjoy gardening and can take care of any yard needs as well. We don't smoke, are self-reliant, and clean.
We've had cats, dogs and other pets for all our lives until our last dog passed some years ago and we decided not to get another because of our retirement and travel plans so pet sitting is a perfect match for us. Large, small, indoors or out, we'll make sure to give them the care they need.
We've done several housesits to date. We have received excellent references from each but perhaps the best reference is the repeat housesits and the referrals to friends that we've received. To date, we've returned to housesit for two sets of homeowners, have another two returns pending, and been referred to four sets of friends by them. We are proud to say we have sat for a homeowner who runs a petsitting business and she refers us to her clients looking for overnight pet care. Because of these repeat housesits and referrals, we can provide references in addition to what is on this . We can also provide a police background check.
Excerpts from some our references
"We had the fortunate experience of having Lisa Marie and Dan take care of our home and two kitties for a month. They were extremely conscientious about the daily routine the kitties are used to and also all the various home procedures. They communicated with us and sent pictures."
"We knew from the start that our house and beloved pet (Bodie) were in the best of hands with Lisa and Dan. Bodie easily bonded with them and was sad to see them go"
"I have 2 cats and 4 chickens and numerous indoor plants and garden and yard to take care of and they were superb. They even picked all the orange rinds out of the chickens' compost before they gave it to them!
You can follow our adventures during and between housesits through her Instagram account, instagram /alaskan_red, on Twitter at JuneauAKGirl, or on her blog at alaskanred.wordpress /
Thanks for considering us for taking care of your home and pets. Please don't hesitate to get in touch. Until then, make every day a good day!