Professional NYC Couple, Traveling Longterm, Housesitting and Caring for Pets Along the Way!

Username SusanandJustin  

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Age
26 - 36 years
Availability
Oct 22,2018
Occupation
Clothing Designer/Travel Blogger
Gender
Female
Status
Married/Partnered
Term
1 - 6 Days, 7 - 21 Days, 3 - 6 Weeks, 6 - 8 Weeks, 2 - 3 Months, 3 + Months
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Who We Are:

We are a creative professional non-smoking couple in our mid to late thirties who are tired of the rat race, so we have taken time to travel the world slowly through housesitting over the last years. We are highly adaptable, friendly, and responsible. We're big animal lovers, so we are more than happy to care for pets during housesits!

We have been housesitting in various parts of Mexico and Panama over the last years: in cities, remote countryside, for big and small homes, for pets with special needs, and various other circumstances.

Why We Love Housesitting:

We love pets, but a traveling lifestyle does not allow for us to have our own. We are so happy to get to know and spend time with animals during our housesits, they make the time that much more special! We both grew up with dogs and cats, and miss the companionship and special bond spending time with pets can provide. 

We are both able to work from our laptops. I have a travel blog focused on Latin America ( My husband, Justin, is a sound engineer who can work from software on his laptop. We can work from anywhere with a wifi connection and are happy to spend lots of time at the house with the pets during sits.

We love exploring new places. We've both moved around a lot, and find we are happiest when learning about new towns, cultures, and communities. We prefer to stay in a local area (rather than a hotel) in order to understand what it is really like to live there. Housesitting is the perfect way for us to do that!

We Are Experienced:

Here are a few examples of our housesitting experiences:

We've house and pet sat in a remote mountain region in Nayarit, Mexico for one dog and one cat. We loved bonding with the animals during that 3 month period, and feel a special connection to the community as well. The home was very quiet and tranquil, and we carefully planned out our occasional trips to the nearest city to buy supplies and groceries. 

We've also sat in a small town outside Oaxaca city in Mexico 2 years in a row for 11 dogs and 2 cats! That may seem like a lot, but the animals were wonderful and we loved getting to know each of them. We did daily hikes with the dogs, worked from the home, and occasionally enjoyed the amenities of the nearby city. Some of the dogs were elderly and/or had special needs that we managed with care.

We've also housesat a beachside home in the Yucatan peninsula during rainy/hurricane season. We made sure the home was secure and well maintained, as well as doing daily cleaning and maintenance of an in-ground pool. The owners told us it was cleaner upon their return than when they left!

We have also house and dog sat in an apartment in the center of bustling Panama City for one young rescue dog. We made sure she had plenty of walks and park time each day.

These are just a few of our housesitting experiences, but they show the diversity of the assignments we have completed.

We've successfully managed animal illnesses, car repair issues, electricity outages, tricky boilers, rainy season weather, working with household staff, and other things that come up during a housesit. We're great at thinking on our feet, problem solving, and being flexible in developing countries. We're pretty handy people who are good at figuring out how to fix minor problems or contact someone who can help for larger problems or emergencies. I speak intermediate Spanish so can easily speak to locals and manage issues that come up in Spanish-speaking countries.

We're excited to see where our next housesitting adventure will lead. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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