Animals have been my soft spot all of my life. I was raised on a mini farm by my French parents who thought it would be fun to raise their children post-war in Massachussetts with animal care responsibilities. As a result, I have always been around pets of some kind and volunteered to be a foster home for several years for cats and dogs. The hard part was letting them go.
At present, we only have three cats. One cat is almost 19 years old and on medication, so I'm familiar with administering meds to pets. We have raised many dogs over the years who have passed on and because we would like to travel a bit more now, we are waiting for a few years to bring in a new dog companion into our hearts while we explore.
My husband, Jeff, and I love to travel and immerse ourselves in a particular area rather than zipping from place to place. It is the only way to really get to know a part of the country or world. Jeff is a physician's assistant so he brings the medical and scientific knowledge to the sit as well as being a great handyman and fixer upper. I presently work with lemurs at the Duke Lemur Center. We have been foster parents for dogs and cats for numerous years as well as having our own menagerie. Suffice it to say, we bring a great deal of experience and knowledge with us.
We maintain our own home as well as my mother's house so we're quite handy and adept. We love gardening, walking, reading, and investigating new places. Cheerful and easy going, we would consider ourselves to be excellent candidates as house carers.
I've used this site for our own home when we travel so we're accustomed to what the expectations are and how to properly respect someone's home and care for their cherished pets. We would care for a place as carefully as our own home, and we would love and care for someone's treasured pets because of our own love and respect for animals.