We are a very responsible non-smoking couple in our early 50’s. Greg has been in high-tech sales and marketing for 30+ years, most recently 10+ years as a Director at Toshiba. Janne has recently retired from the Chandler, AZ unified school district. During our house sittings, Greg teaches English on-line to Chinese children. Greg has a background clearance card from the State of AZ. We have 24/7 access to a Vet Advice Line to insure we provide your pet(s) with the best care possible.
We believe communication is the key to a great sit. Good communication reduces stress for owners, pets and sitters. That’s why whenever we agree to a house sit we provide the owner with a document that contains contact information, pertinent dates, pet information and a general outline of owner and sitter responsibilities. We also check in with the owners (usually via ) 1 month, 1 week and 1 day prior to each sit to make sure everything is on track (see sample doc in our reference section). During the sit we will send the owners a daily or text if they so desire.
We both grew up with animals including dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, mice, guinea pigs, hermit crabs, reptiles, fish and tortoises. We recently acquired limited experience working with horses, donkeys and alpacas. We have looked after animals with health issues including blindness, deafness, bad ears (requiring ear drops/cleaning), valley fever and arthritis (requiring us to give the dog daily injections).
Besides loving animals, we both enjoy gardening and taking care of indoor plants. We have owned several homes in both warm (Southern CA & AZ) and cold (Omaha, NE & Denmark) climates.
We offer decent language skills. Between us we are fluent in English & Danish. We are conversational in Spanish and German. We speak limited French, Norwegian, Swedish and Japanese.
We are very clean people and the chances are very good that you will return to your home cleaner than you left it! References available on request.