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Username Bogerph  

65 + years
Sep 1,2024 My Calendar
Single male
7 - 21 Days, 3 - 6 Weeks, 6 - 8 Weeks, 2 - 3 Months

I am a recent early retiree that is looking for house sitting opportunities.  When I was first married we house sat for several years for friends before purchasing our first of ultimately 6 homes in the US.  Fell in love with the concept.  Following my wife of 40 years passing away and selling my home I need to keep busy and active.  House sitting is perfect and I am old enough to respect property and pets. 

I have had both Covid shots and multiple boosters and ready to travel.  Willing to take care of pets, gardens and grounds if required.  Finished a 6 week house/pet sit in Cheltenham, England in the summer of 2022 with 2 dogs (one with a separation anxiety disorder) and 2 cats and just returned from flat/cat sitting in March/April 2023 in Strasbourg, France with 1 cat.  Both excellent adventures.

I am currently sitting for a couple traveling to India the month of August 2023 in Armidale, Australia with 2 Siamese Cats.  Marvellous escapade.

I am willing to house sit just about anywhere in the world and would like to keep traveling and getting to know different cultures.


Homeowner Feedback / endorsements (4)

“ Would welcome back anytime! ”

Sit Dates Feb-14-24 - Mar-8-24 Homeowner adriaan_rotterdam, Member Since Nov-13-22

Location Rotterdam Zuid Holland Netherlands

We invited Philip to house and pet (and plant) sit for us early in 2024 for almost a month. We have had mixed experiences in the past with housesitters, but Philip was the absolute best we've had so far. All the communication went smoothly and from the first call we had a good feeling about him. He was friendly, enthusiastic, and very accommdodating. Organizing the housesitting was easy, even though Philip had to come all the way from the USA to the Netherlands.

Once here, the hand off went smoothly and we felt reassured leaving our dog Maxie in his care. We had daily updates, photos, and videos from Philip and one or two calls over the period as well. 

When we got back, everything was as we left it - and Maxie was in good spirits. It seemed he didn't miss us that much after all.
We are very grateful for Philip taking care of our home and dog and would welcome him back (and recommend him) anytime.

- Karla & Adriaan & Maxie, Rotterdam

“ Superb Housesitter! ”

Sit Dates Jul-31-23 - Aug-31-23 Homeowner Sheena2, Member Since Nov-6-11

Location Armidale NSW Australia

Bogerph was such a fantastic housesitter, I can't imagine that our animals and the house could have been better cared for while we were travelling overseas. He certainly has a magical touch with animals - our cats fell in love with him!

He was reliable, relaxed and friendly, responsible and left the house incredibly clean on our return (mind you, as we were travelling in India, perhaps we simply forgot how clean places can be). Bogerph also linked up with some of our neighbours and friends in town that we put him in touch with, who delighted in his company.

We could not have been more satisfied with his housesitting, and can highly recommend him to anyone looking to engage him for house and pet care.

“ Trustworthy and Kind Cat and Home Sitter ”

Sit Dates Mar-21-23 - Apr-6-23 Homeowner StrasFr67, Member Since Aug-9-22

Location Strasbourg France

Phillip stayed in our flat for just over two weeks. He spoilt our cat and lavished him with cuddles and cat grass. He sent us daily updates regarding our cat's (fragile) health and generally made sure we were able to relax and enjoy our holiday.

I recommend Phillip for his thoughtfulness. He was honest and trustworthy. Furthermore, he left our flat clean and tidy.

Thank you, Phillip!

“ An absolute gent! ”

Sit Dates Jul-10-22 - Aug-14-22 Homeowner RileyDog1966, Member Since May-3-22

Location Cheltenham South West England

We had the pleasure of having Phillip come for 5 weeks to look after our two rescue staffers and two cats and our home.

5 weeks is a long time... and our animals are elderly. When we got home we were delighted at how happy and cared for they were. Throughout our holiday Phillip sent daily updates with photos of our furry family

In addition, Phillip is such a thoroughly nice chap! We had the pleasure of his company for a few days before we went away and it was lovely to get to know him

Thank you Phillip 

Rob and Sadie x

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