I am Elena, formerly a dentist. My husband Jim is a PhD polymer scientist/entrepreneur (company founder). We are an internationally travelled couple now retired. Rather than sit at home we are looking forward to exploring the world by going to different areas to house sit and live in the local cultures and "see the sites" along the way. Although widely travelled, we believe that house-sitting provides an opportunity to better appreciate each different country’s local people, by living there for a while, rather than just visiting as a tourist.
As a couple we are non-smoking, non-drinking, non-partiers, and love a life enriched by pets and animals.
Our house-sitting experience has been for ourselves throughout our married life.We have owned our own homes and have had to do the normal yard and garden maintenance along with interior upkeep and maintenance.
We are also responsible and loving pet owners and fully understand the strong unconditional love bonding pets with owners. Both Jim and I have been surrounded by dogs and other pets throughout our lifetimes. We have raised, trained, and loved Irish Setter, Cocker Spaniel, Field Spaniel, German Shepherd, Jack Russell Terrier, Australian Shepherd, Norwegian Elkhound, Shetland Sheepdog, and of course Mixed Breed puppies as family pets. Taking care of your pets is a distinct bonus since we have had pets ourselves for our entire lives.
What Can We Bring to the Assignment
As stated above, we bring the depth of our life experience with a strong love of family pets. We also bring my strong belief in the importance of the sanctity of home and hearth. I am as demanding of the care of your home and pets as I am about my own. You will not be disappointed.