We are a couple aged in our mid fifties and living in the seaside town of Victor Harbor, South Australia. We are recently retired from our respective careers in finance and management (Warren) and health and childcare (Sue) and are looking forward to the next chapter in our lives.
We are quiet and respectful, non-smokers and take great pride in our home. We love the concept of caring for someone else’s home and their pets and would look after your home and garden as we do our own, ensuring cleanliness and security at all times.
We have two adult daughters, one a library technician and the other a veterinary nurse. Both are also keen animal lovers, who had developed a habit of bringing home various rescue pets from time to time. As a family, we have had a wide range of pets over the years including dogs, cats and aviary birds. We have a good knowledge of how to responsibly care for your pets and would be happy to follow any special requests you may have. We are also keen gardeners and would be happy to care for your plants and do odd maintenance jobs as required.
We have a keen interest in tourism and travel. We have a caravan in which we travel around our wonderful country, to see the sights and to meet fellow travellers. We have also been to New Zealand twice and visited various countries in South East Asia. Other major trips have been to Jordan, Egypt and Western Europe.
HouseCarers appeals to us as it provides a valuable service to people much like ourselves who wish to travel but are concerned about leaving their homes and pets. We love the opportunity to live and mix with locals in other countries rather than do organised trips and a bonus is that we can care for pets in their own homes. Now that we are retired, the longer periods and the different times of the year give a wide range of possibilities for us.
We are quite flexible with dates and prefer stays of two to three weeks. We are keen to do house sits in the United States and Europe and would consider return visits if a good relationship is formed.