Thanks for visiting our profile and considering us to care for your house and pets. We are an Australian (Theresa) and Canadian (Sheri) couple (usually) living in Aotearoa-NZ. We are currently on sabbatical and living overseas. When home, we reside in Auckland (Ponsonby/Grey Lynn locals), in our own home with (until recently) our own pets. As homeowners and pet owners/lovers ourselves, we understand how to properly and lovingly care for both. As travelers, we also know what it means to invite others into our homes as caretakers these and our beloved pets.
When we travel we want a snapshot experience of real-life. Being a stand-in for homeowners and pet parents gets us that snapshot. It is a priceless gift to be given by others who we are yet to know. Real-life includes, as closely as possible, replicating our host's way of being in their home and with their pets. Fulfilling this task means we can repay our hosts with peace of mind that everything will tick along beautifully while they are away from home. Having been host as well as a sitter, I know this peace of mind is something money cannot buy. Our offering to our hosts then, is a fabulous house and pet sit that we ourselves would desire from sitters in our own home.
We will be residing in South East Asia in 2020, and are available to house and pet sit from mid-January through to the end of June We are both professional people working in the health sector (Health Practice Management - Theresa) Psychotherapy/Clinical Counselling - Sheri). We consider ourselves to be responsible, reliable, enthusiastic and helpful. Asking for a bit of help with this profile, our friends describe us as very friendly, kind and caring, and down to earth; respectful of all people and property, and of differences; flexible, easy-going and fun; open, honest, good listeners and communicators; and (finally!) trustworthy and always genuine (*note - listing all these, we can safely take modesty off the list! LOL).
We want you to know that we keep a very clean, neat and tidy house and would treat your home with the highest respect and every bit the same care and attention as we would our own. If you have pets, even better! We are big animal lovers and we have always had pets in our lives. It would be an absolute pleasure to have the company of your pets while you are away from home, especially now as we aren't able to have our own. We would give your pets every bit as much TLC as we would our own. We look forward to caring for your house and pets as if they were our own. We can water plants & gardens, collect the post, open & close the blinds, flick on & off the lights, start the car, walk the dog, cuddle the cat… Anything else? Say the word; we are flexible, easy-going, and it’s likely we can do it!
We are certain you will be completely happy having us care for your home and pet-family. We will do things your way, and with all the TLC it takes to keep your home orderly and secure, and your pets happy and healthy. We are available from mid-January until the end of June 2020 and prefer sits of at least two weeks.
Please be in touch if you think we may have a good fit with dates (all or part) and needs (yours!) and abilities (ours!). We have some great references on other pet/house-sitting sites that are available on request. Also very happy to have a conversation via phone or video chat.
Cheers, hope to meet you soon,
Theresa & Sheri