Responsible house/pet sitter. Five years of experience. Flexible on location and duration - Short or Long term

Username IAtravelpair  

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Age
65 + years
Availability
May 26,2024 My Calendar
Occupation
Retired
Gender
Female
Status
Married/Partnered
Term
1 - 6 Days, 7 - 21 Days, 3 - 6 Weeks, 6 - 8 Weeks, 2 - 3 Months

About Us

Dave is a retired general manager from a large health insurance company. Cindy is a retired IT project manager, having worked at several financial institutions. We devote some of our retirement time to volunteering.

As a couple, we are both non-smokers, have excellent housesit & peronal references and excellent credit.  We like to drink wine in moderation and enjoy trying new foods and experiences. 

Animals have been part of our lives since having a hobby farm. At this point we are mostly interested in caring for cats since we  have little experience with dogs and we know that horses are more heavy work  than we would like to do at this point. We have had several cats in the past, some being aloof but others who seem to think they are dogs. They want to be where we are and love personal attention. So, we know how to engage with different kinds of cats.

Why We Want to House Sit

Since we are retired, we are looking to visit places around the world that we have always wanted to see. We  like to experience a 'slice of life' where ever we are rather than be typical tourists. 

We would prefer if the houses that we care for to be a non-smoking house. We would like to have Wi-Fi available, if it is possible.

Our Experience

We have house sitting experience caring for cats and birds. We most recently took care of 2 cats for 5 weeks in France and also in Ireland, 9 birds for 6 weeks in Germany. We currently own homes in Iowa for the summer and in Florida during the winter months. So we know how to take care of homes and can handle the usual issues. However, we are not expecting to do extensive home  maintenance.

We are very clean people and like to keep things picked up and tidy so you will be very pleased coming home to a nice clean house. 

We are available to do a chat with you if you would like.  We welcome the opportunity to discuss your housesitting needs with you.

Thank you for considering us,

Cindy and Dave

Homeowner Feedback / endorsements (1)

“ These guys were great! A really friendly couple who the cats took to very quickly. A very successful House/pet sit ”

Sit Dates Oct-27-22 - Dec-3-22 Homeowner VisitFrance, Member Since Dec-20-19

Location St Pierre de Frugie France

Cindy and Dave house/pet sit for us for a month whilst we were away in Australia. They arrived a few days before we left so that we could get to know each other and they could familiarise themselves with the house and cats whilst we were here. And they stayed a day or so after so that we could catch up on anythings that might have occured. Through out the time we were away we were in contact on Whatsapp too. This all helped to make the whole experience feel comfortable and secure. Cindy and Dave were so friendly and interesting right from the start so we had no qualms what-so-ever leaving them in charge.

One of our cats is quite shy and it took a few days for her to warm to new people, but Cindy spent time with her gently letting her get to know her. By the time we returned it was evident that both cats were very comfortable with both Dave and Cindy. It was lovely to see.

All in all the whole experience from our perspective was great and a real success. And we believe Cindy and Dave enjoyed their time in our home too.

We would not hesitate to recommend this lovely couple to anyone.

Wendy and Geoff

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