Relax and enjoy your trip- we'll handle things!

Username slowcarfasthouse  

56 - 64 years
Apr 25,2024
Retired school administrator
1 - 6 Days, 7 - 21 Days, 3 - 6 Weeks, 6 - 8 Weeks, 2 - 3 Months, 3 + Months

We are retired, academic-types who now lead an adventurous life filled with travel.  We just finished driving the PanAmerican Highway in North, Central and South America. We were on the road for a total of nine years- with many breaks for house sitting and visits back to USA.

Now we are back in the Southwestern USA for time with family and friends.  When we are on the move, we will be in a truck and trailer.  But we are often interested in pausing the highway life, and perhaps your housesit is the break we need.  We will be available to sit in many parts of the USA and Mexico  We are Arizona/New Mexico folks, and very familiar with the Southwest. We also speak a little Spanish. We are comfortable in any community setting  

House work, yard work, pet care, livestock, chores, none of it scares us (heck we raised three boys).  Leave us a "to do list" and we will work on that, too.  We do not need television, but internet is handy.  We have a vehicle for transportation in your community.  Mike is handy with a wrench, while Geneva can find her way around a kitchen! We are non-smokers.  We do not take any drugs harder than blood pressure meds - Hahahahahhaha. No worries about parties at your place with us there, a typical evening is dog walk, dinner, games or movies and bedtime!

We can send pupdates (yes, pupdates) by , , or text if you wish. Or we can leave you to travel without worrying about us.  We have owned enough homes and pets to know how to manage most any situation that arises.  We have many excellent references. 

We do have a dog that travels with us. Pacha is treet-dog mix.  She is very well behaved and quite mellow. She is an indoor/outdoor dog and get along well with all dogs, cats and people.  And of course she is up to date on all shots, pest treatments, etc.  She has short hair, house trained and can sound the alarm if your place is being invaded.   Since Geneva is a neat-freak we vacuum/sweep dog hair frequently and will do the same at your place.  Will you give Pacha and us a chance to play with your pets and enjoy your home?

Please consider giving us a try.  Keep in mind that age, wisdom and experience will serve you well as far as house sitters go.  We offer those characteristics to help us take great care of your place while you are away.  Give us a call or send us a message to discuss the possibilities.  

If we sound like the house sitters you are seeking, please drop us a line.  Because we have great flexibility we may be able to work with your dates/locations and make it happen!

Homeowner Feedback / endorsements (1)

“ Mike and Geneva were awesome! Cared for our two dogs and our home as if it was their own. Hope we can schedule them back ”

Sit Dates Aug-21-21 - Sep-30-21 Homeowner AlfaGold2004, Member Since Jan-12-09

Location Bosque Farms New Mexico United States

Geneva and Mike arrived on time and were ready to jump in right away. They had come to watch our home and the “kids” (Panda and Brandie) for six weeks while we traveled. Even though they brought their two dogs with them there was never a doubt that the “kids” were in good hands.

Mike began taking the four dogs on daily walks and teaching the “kids” how to behave. These walks were great since Brandie seems to have lost a few unwanted pounds or at least toned up a bit. Mike also took very good care of the yard, watering and mowing when needed.

Geneva not only re-potted a few houseplants that were struggling but also straightened kitchen cabinets and drawers. She cleaned and put away throw rugs around the house to eliminate dog hair collection. She collected apples from neighbors, made apple butter and shared it with the neighbors.

We live in a semi-rural area of the desert southwest and when field mice came into the house they handled it like there was nothing to it. When the kitchen drain became clogged they were able to clear the clog themselves, saving us the expense of a plumber.

Mike and Geneva are “doers” which is very good in our opinion. They took it upon themselves to volunteer at local fests, attend functions at the community center and socialized with neighbors. We received daily texts with a pics of the mail so we had an idea of what had come in that day.

Probably one of the best things they did was send “pupdates”. These pupdates were notes from the “kids” about what was happening at home. Panda told us how good the suppers Mike made for the dogs and Brandie commented on the fact that we hadn’t trained the new babysitters on the proper way to give belly rubs.

When we got home the house was clean, the yard looked good, there was a meal prepared for us and the “kids” were happy.

In other words we were very happy with Mike and Geneva and hope they can house sit for us again in the future.

Mario and Annita

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