We are very experienced pet-sitters who have watched homes throughout Arizona, California and New Mexico, as well as other parts of the U.S. We are very responsible, ethical and conscientious of the responsibilities involved in house and pet-sitting.
Demian is a graduate of Yale University and currently finishing a documentary film and screenplay. Marleny is a graduate of NAU and will be attending Stanford University for her master's beginning in September, and in the interim will be working on her first book. Consequently, most of our time will be spent in your home quietly editing on our laptop and not away from your pets. We own a small cute place in Tucson, but have escaped the sweltering summers by petsitting for the last decade across the Southwest.
We both deeply love all animals and Demian is a long-term vegetarian. We can promise to accommodate any strict vegetarians or vegans by not cooking meat in the house, while we stay for those who require this service. Additionally, we have no trouble providing any speciality diet for all your animals. Demian is a certified EMT and know how to react in cases of emergency for both people and animals. Demian has given daily diabetic shots to a cat for eight weeks and is comfortable with this process. We both also know numerous holistic remedies for pets and have used them to stymie small distresses any pets might have.
Having grown up with many cats and dogs, we both have a special affinity to connecting with pets easily. Because of our high energy level, we are often selected to pet-sit for owners who have dogs that need lots of walks. We love to take dogs on hikes and explore the outdoors. In addition to dogs, we love cats and have watched dozens over our career including as many as seven at a time. We have pet-sat for ranches in Arizona and New Mexico with horses, mules and chickens and even a rare-bird farm as well.
We are both great gardeners and Demian is a handy-man and will happily do small projects to keep your home in fantastic shape while you are gone. Demian will be very happy looking over the yard, pool, plants, bird feeders and any additional jobs you might have outside or in. In addition, we are also both non-smokers and promise to leave your home as meticulously clean as possible for your return.
We will also bring a car to the house-sit which can accommodate numerous dogs or cats for any outings that they might need. Although in the past we have had many pets, we do not currently have any pets of our own.
We have a spotless record, and have house-sat a few times for both police officers and parole officers, having passed all their background checks. We both speak Spanish and Marleny has professional proficiency with American Sign Language and can communicate in Portuguese and Italian. We have pet-sat almost twenty homes at this point, including several numerous times and for lengths up to three months at a time. In our estimated two years of pet-sitting over numerous summers, we have never had any petsitting emergencies and never had to take a pet to a emergency clinic.
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