We are Paul & Lisa, a retired couple from Portland, Oregon in the USA. We have lived abroad (Asia) and love to travel; we own a home, have used house sitters before, and have cared for pets.
We love to travel, and particularly enjoy staying in our destinations for longer periods of time, as this allows us to more fully immerse ourselves in the local culture. House sitting is perfect for that, since it lets us avoid hotels, shop locally, and generally live like a true resident of the area we're visiting.
We have owned condos (in Asia) and single-family houses (in the US), and have many years of experience with taking care of things whenever any issues arise. We have a beautiful home in Portland, Oregon, which we care for quite meticulously. So we can assure you that if you entrust your house to us, we will return it to you in perfect order. We have also used house sitters to care for our own home during extended absences, so we know what it's like to "take the plunge" and allow someone else into your home while you're gone. We will be happy to provide references, and to send you regular status updates or to accommodate other requests that will make you comfortable leaving your home in our care. Also, we are comfortable around pets -- Paul has previously owned dogs and a cat.