23 YEARS OF INTERNATIONAL HOUSESITTING AND HOME-EXCHANGING EXPERIENCE. EXCEPTIONAL REFERENCES.
ABOUT US: We are a married British and Australian couple, both internationally published writers. ex creative director and senior copywriter professionals.
We are full time authors who travel a lot. We are location independent, laptops. We are well travelled internationally based professionals, friendly, outgoing, happy in our relationship and the creative work we do.
FOR YOUR PEACE OF MIND- Experienced house carers with housecarers , Aussie housesitters and international home exchangers with Latitudes. We have home exchanged in Canada and been on housesitting assignments in France, Australia and New Zealand. We have recently joined UK Housesitters.
Excellent recent references highlight mature, responsible, reliable people.
Up to date police check documents. Non smokers. No pets.
FOR YOUR HOME- Absolute respect for your environment. Will take care of your home in your absence and keep you informed via with regular updates. Very careful. Very tidy. Very considerate and thoughtful.
FOR YOUR DOGS - WE ARE THE DOG AND CAT MAGNETS!
We love animals and they love us! We are both dog enthusiasts. Bruce and I set up a dog rescue programme to train and rehouse street dogs in the East. You can see Belle, one of our rescue pups, 5 months old, in our photos here.
We set up ONE DOG, a dog sitter club, because there were no facilities for vacation care for expats on foreign assignment. We have experience with many breeds, from Coco the shy dog from the Javanese islands to Lennon, a heavyweight British bulldog who loved to sleep...and every hound and pup inbetween.
Having been dog owners ourselves, we can READ WHAT DOGS NEED, by the look, tail or bark! We don't just feed and leave..we focus on your dog (s), talk to them, pat them, groom them during the day and really make sure they are not missing you too much! We will also NOT leave your pet home alone all day because we will be writing at home, 9-4:30pm, 7 days a week.
We offer not only good company for your pets and TLC but we pay close attention to them. We keep dogs to their walking, healthcare, medication, grooming, bathing, commands, treats, eating and sleeping routines...plus lots of love, cuddles, up close attention and all day company. Absolutely no doubt that your pets will have the best of company because they will be home with us all day!
We are also mindful of their personal security during our watch...we pay attention to ensure gates are closed, walks on leash or off leash on dog beaches around other dogs. Always aware of them.
Clean & valid international drivers too. Both experienced 4WDrivers...so we can drive the dog-mobile to local dog beach/rainforest walks.
We both do gym and are physically fit. Whatever your dog loves to do...a slow lamp post walk, playing ball, catching frisbee or running the length of the dog beach..we are there! Yes we are responsible and pick up after them!
FOR YOUR CATS- Fluent in the " LANGUAGE OF CATS" whether your cat is vocal, demanding or quietly shy. Experienced with most every breed of cats. Indoor. Outdoor. From strays and moggies, old cats, young kittens...our cats...Sylvester the Havana Brown, Monet, Ziggy, JB the Siamese. Butler the black Tom, Tigger the tabby. We have raised two litters of brown burmese and a litter of blue point siamese. Whatever your breed of cat...there will be unlimited cuddles and a lap to sit on.
FOR ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL- experienced with feeding and care of horses, chickens and pet fish.
FOR YOUR PRIVACY- Everyone has private spaces and places. We respect all of these.
FOR YOUR VACATION - Highly reliable. We have never cancelled a house sit or a home exchange. If we agree to be there, you can count on us to arrive. Professional can-do attitude. Intelligent and able to sort issues that can arise with dwellings, this awareness, from having renovated and maintained properties ourselves. And because life is often unpredictable, we will be there to trouble shoot and resolve any unexpected repair issues; take your pet to the vet if they appear suddenly unwell, or even book personal appointments for your return. If you depart and return from your local airport, we are happy to drop you off and meet you on your return.
We look forward to discussing your vacation requirements.
Regards Susan & Bruce