In 2017, we retired from our careers and continued to travel in the US and Internationally. Our desire is to to experience life in various cultures by housesitting and caring for pets. Although we are new to housesitting, we have owned and maintained homes all of our lives and are comfortable in cities, suburbs and rural areas. Our last pet, Murphy, was a golden retriever and we have had numerous dogs prior to him. As we approached retirement and increased our travelling, we decided that we would prefer to care for other's animals instead of our own. For the last 15 years, I was a real estate agent and for 30 years, Bob was a financial advisor. Both professions required building long term relationships, integrity, trust, honesty and focusing on the best interests of our clients.
We are in the process of getting references and criminal background checks but our careers required a high degree of security clearance including fingerprinting and continuous monitoring of financial and legal compliance.
We are non-smokers and prefer non-smoking environments. We are very active, love the outdoors, and enjoy yoga, meditation, cooking, wine, and of course, travelling. In addition to owning and caring for dogs, Joan has experience with farm animals. However, due to an allergy she has to cats, we are unable to care for indoor cats.
We are also willing to care for homes that are for sale. As a former real estate agent and stager, Joan knows what it takes to keep a home in showing condition and be flexible with showing arrangements. We are very clean and tidy so home maintainence is never an issue for us. We will consider any length of stay and almost any location in the US or Internationally.