Username WinForYou  

56 - 64 years
May 30,2024
Retired Forest manager and college instructor.
7 - 21 Days, 3 - 6 Weeks, 2 - 3 Months, 3 + Months


-- Mature, active, 60 year olds, non-smokers, no drug use.

-- Nancy is a retired school principal and counselor.

-- Educated (academically as well as practical real-world), well-travelled, and enjoy experiencing new places, people, and customs.

-- We both compete in Masters/Senior Games (Canada, USA, New Zealand, Australia, so far) (track and field, race walking, indoor rowing, swimming).

-- Married 20 years; six grown children; six grandchildren.

-- Mild-mannered, quiet and calm disposition.  Very patient.


     We have a strong desire to take our travel and life experiences to a whole new level by creating a "Win-Win-Win" situation for all involved:

   1. A Win for your pets: they get to stay in their own home and familiar surroundings with their consistent routine.  Cared for by loving people providing personalized attention and engaged to keep their minds and bodies active.  This is much better than the impersonal kennel situation, or being taken out of their home.  

   2.  A Win for you:  While away from home you can be rest assured and confident your pets and home are being pampered with the utmost care and diligence.

   3.  A Win for us:  We gain satisfaction knowing that you get to travel and have a much needed break from the usual daily routine.  House-caring enables us to elevate our travel to a whole new level.  We aren't interested in the "bus tour through 10 countries and seven capital cities in 14-days" type travel.  We want to take it slower by engaging in responsible and meaningful travel.  To travel with purpose.  To experience what the typical tourist rushes past.  Our lives will be enriched more through house-caring than being on a tour bus.


-- In an "earlier life" Shawn was a homesteader raising sheep, llamas, goats, poultry, rabbits, pigs and horses.  And, of course an array of farm dogs and cats.

-- Before and after the homestead period we both had pet dogs, cats, turtles, rodents (mice, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs).  

-- Have house-cared and pet-cared for family and friends over the years.

-- Have been home-owners for 40 years, with gardens (flower and vegetable), trees (ornamental, fruit, and timber).  We do our own landscaping and gardening in a strict HOA community.

-- I (Shawn) volunteers at a horse-centered therapy facility where I assist people of all ages and abilities ride a horse.  Also, I work as a substitute in local schools.  Both the therapy facility and the schools required background checks.

-- Very thorough background checks done by Canadian and US authorities for my US Permanent Resident card.

-- Experience driving in North America, Europe, and New Zealand/Australia.


-- Our skills, knowledge and experiences from a life living with animals and homes in many different climates and situations.

-- Common sense practicality.

-- Honest and reliable.  Respectful.  Flexible.

-- Take pride in completing any task successfully.

-- Appreciation for the simple things in life.

Homeowner Feedback / endorsements (1)

“ Shawn truly is an AMAZING Zookeeper! ”

Sit Dates Mar-26-24 - Apr-1-24 Homeowner CrescentHousesit, Member Since Mar-6-24

Location Crescent City California United States

I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for such a wonderful housesit experience with Shawn. He went above and beyond to provide the utmost care for our beloved pets. For expample, we asked that he walk our dog once a day.  He took extra time to walk her twice a day! He also walked our horse for us and we didn't even ask him to do that. We returned to our home in better condition than we left it.  If you're looking for a top notch house sitter that will responsibly care for your home and pets, I can't say enough to recommend Shawn McMahon. He will not disappoint and you will be able to rest assured that your home and pets are in good hands while you're away. Thank you Shawn!

Contact House Sitter

Please click on the register button below to join free as a home owner, and receive your own confidential message system so you can contact WinForYou
identified only by your chosen username (login name).


Phone Contacts for WinForYou

Contact House Sitter

Please click on the register button below to join free as a home owner,
for access to House Sitters' contact phone numbers.


You have already saved this Housesit

Change Profile Picture

  • Login (top right of this page)
  • Select the Photos Button at the top of your Dashboard
  • Select a photo from your computer with proportions to suit the frame on your profile. Hint: Rectangular photos with ratio approx: 3 wide: 2 high; will resize better than tall or skinny ones. We auto resize the profile photo to fit, but the top may be cut if it is a tall/ skinny photo.
  • If needed, Here is a free - easy to use resize site:
  • The profile Picture must be uploaded to position 1 /slot 1 of your gallery .
  • Non-paid limited Sitter Guest members may upload photos. They will display on your profile when you contribute to the running of the Housecarers community with your Annual Subscription.
  • Increase your response with a photo. Homeowners like to see a face.

You must be a logged on Homeowner member to save Homeowner profiles

Do you want to store this profile
in Your Favorite House Sitters list?


Add Sitter to Favorite House Sitters

Please click on the Register button below to Register as a Home owner, for your own Home owner Portal, so you Add House Sitters like WinForYou to your Favorite House Sitters List