~ SHE TRAVELS SOLO, HE'LL JOIN SOON ~
Having lived 40-something years between New England and South Florida, we’re experienced working in various landscapes and climates and have been caring for homes and pets full-time since 2010.
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Raised in a farm family in Western MA, Vanessa began looking after animals by age nine and was employed by a local historic inn at age 12. Having a passion for travel, Vanessa began her adventures right out of high school with a three month trek across the country, "just to see what's over there." Upon her return, she enlisted with the Army for added travel experience. After college, Jason went to work as a carpenter, building luxury homes and additions throughout Coastal New England. In 2007, we relocated our family from Newport, Rhode Island, to the sunny Sarasota area, where we bought our home and changed gears.
As Operations Manager for an international restoration company, Jason fine-tuned his skills to include repair and reconstruction for wind, water, mold and fire damage. Vanessa realized she had time at home and we had the space, so she opened our door to care for pets post-op, while their parents entertain in their homes, or when they vacation where animals aren't welcome. Our three children, now grown, formed unique relationships with many of our canine campers over the years.
Lights & activity keep a home safe from predators while daily attendance keeps pipes & appliances in check. Lifelong pet owners, having satisfied 200+ reservations, many repeat requests, we're experienced in administering meds (Subq, topical, eyes, ears and oral), pre-op & post-op pets, and visits with the vet. Our clients have a well-rounded team of seasoned animal and home carers handling their every need.
Sitting with your pets in their own home maintains their absolute comfort while you’re away, as sleep schedule, eating habits, medication, exercise & interaction is without disruption. Our meals & personal care items are not the homeowner’s responsibility. Twenty-four hour animal care is provided and laundry, dishes, mail, trash, lights, pool, plants & yard, and routine household maintenance & upkeep are also tended to during our assignments. There is never a fee for house or pet sitting outside of our home state of Florida as we, members of the Sharing Economy, graciously accept payment in the form of new travel experiences.
You'll find comfort in bringing into your home & to your pets, Vanessa's household management and administrative skills, as well as her military police background and Jason's working knowledge of restoration & construction and, with that, home maintenance is a breeze; along with our passion for animals, their safety and contentment. We're completely transparent and quite efficient in communicating with the homeowner and, because clients open not only their doors but also their lives to us, privacy is top priority. Let's discuss your needs and customize our services to compliment your current routine.