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63, Housesitter

Hello Homeowner....

My name is Jane and I grew up in New England. I had spent most of my life in that area until more recent years traveling with Pieter. Pieter is from the Netherlands. We recently spent some time there - making it back just before travel restrictions kicked in due to COVID back in March 2020- phew! We've been house sitting full time since then.

I am an Air Force veteran, mother, have worked in administration; health care; yoga teaching, nurse/hospice aid; bookstore owner; meals on wheels driver, etc.. Pieter's background is as an electrician, stud welding, coffee machine engineer and in later years as a driver for Federated Auto Parts and also a bit for Uber just to try it out! He has an appreciation for architecture, enjoys woodworking and making things by hand. A great handyman indeed (and a good cook!)!

About 7 years ago Pieter and I house and pet sat for a couple of years on back to back assignments. We found it fun to experience different homes and areas and animals. What started out initially as a ploy to escape a New England winter has turned into an adventure that we pick up again and again and now have Florida as our home base!

We have owned our own homes and maintained vacation property. We keep a clean and tidy house and would do the same for you.

I raised 2 labs from birth until their transition, have had fish, cats and fostered kittens along with Pieter. We are comfortable giving medication if needed. We would need a tutorial if that involved shots, but are willing.

Neither one of us inherited a green thumb, but we are willing learners and can maintain your garden with a little instruction.

We would be a peaceful presence in your home and for your pets. We are quiet, contemplative types who enjoy living a simple life.

Basically, We've walked the earth for a while and have good common sense. You can feel confident with your home and pets in our care.

We have plenty of great references and positive feedback from our many assignments with more from another site as well. We are often asked to re-sit and have been invited to sit before ads have even been placed! Thanks for considering us.

Jane & Pieter

Reviews (14)
Jane and Pieter are great sitters, in all respects, but most importantly they provided caring, attentive and loving care for our Daisy. They took time to get to know her and understand her needs. The communication chain Jane and I established was both helpful and reassuring. When Jane texted to ask what I use to mop the floors I wish I could have hugged her! Our home was left clean and tidy (much appreciated). Having a house sitter requires a great deal of trust. From our initial interview I ... MORE
 
BARBARA ( North Carolina, Mar 2021 - 3 1/2 weeks)
....from a first-time user of House Sitters America, I want to share that having Jane & Pieter in my home was an excellent experience! Through pre-vacation communication, we set up the hows/whys so when the time away actually began, I was very comfortable. It was so nice to be able to enjoy family time away knowing my furry ones (enjoyed the regular reports of their antics) and home were in their more than capable hands. Upon returning, how wonderful to discover that everything was even more ... MORE
 
SHARI ( Maryland, Apr 2021 - 1 week)
Thank you, too! We really enjoyed our time. We saw turtles, a fox, eagles, frogs... This was a fun sit! Playing fetch with a cat was a new experience. :)
Jane has been our house sitter several times over the past few years; she is terrific! She is responsible, caring, and keeps in touch. We trust her implicitly and would have her again.
 
SUZANNE ( North Carolina, Feb 2021 - 3 weeks - 1 of 3 endorsements from this owner )
Jane and Pieter were stellar house/pet sitters; while we were gone they had to deal with plumbers coming to the house, Christmas packages arriving, garden furniture arriving, which they assembled for us so that it was all ready when we returned home and they did it for a nominal fee. I feel very fortunate that we had them stay with our dog while we were away for 2 mos. helping our daughter and her husband with their newborn twins. They sent us regular messages so that we would not worry and ... MORE
 
SUSAN (Carmel California, Oct 2020 - 2 months)
We can't say enough about Jane and Pieter! When we departed for 3 months one of our elderly dogs had just been diagnosed with pancreatitis and heart failure. We feared he would be gone before we came home. Under Jane and Pieter's loving care, Buster is alive and well! Jane kept me apprised of Buster's condition, adjusted medications according to symptoms, and they took him to the vet as needed. Our house was immaculate when we came home and they handled every detail such as unforwarded ... MORE
 
SUZANNE (North Carolina North Carolina, Jul 2020 - 3 months - 2 of 3 endorsements from this owner )
No rating Jane was a wonderful house sitter! Did more than expected, kept in touch and was happy to be at our home with our animals. She also did a great job watching over my entire rose nursery! This was our first experience with House Sitters America and it did not disappoint. I would recommend Jane to anyone and we would definitely try to have her back the next time we need help. Thank you Jane for your enthusiastic Presence!!
PAMELA ( Florida, Jul 2019)
No rating Jane just completed a ten-week house/pet sit for us, and we can't say enough good things about her. First, she has the basic desirable qualities we wanted in a house sitter: she is extremely responsible, highly competent, and very neat person. Also, when things came up requiring changes in her arrival/departure times, she was fully transparent with us about why. We worked together and both adjusted our schedules to make mutually agreeable plans. Beyond the basics, what really makes ... MORE
SUZANNE ( North Carolina, Apr 2019 - 3 of 3 endorsements from this owner )
No rating Jane was an absolutely fantastic house/cat sitter from start to finish. Jane came to sit for me last minute after another cat sitter cancelled. I am very protective of my cat, Louie, and Jane was gracious enough to provide me with two references to speak with over the phone last minute to ensure my peace of mind. The two references had wonderful things to say about Jane & they were right! Jane came over before I left for my trip to do a meet and greet and not only did Louie get along with her ... MORE
ARIELLE ( Colorado, Feb 2019 - 4 days)
Jane and Pieter did a terrific job house/pet sitting my home, 2 small dogs and a cat. I was very comfortable with them and my little ones took to them right away. They were very thorough. Jane even made a small diary of each day's notes which I found very helpful. They gave my dogs their vitamins and special medication that the one dog gets. Special feeding instructions, too. No problem. Walked the dogs twice a day. Moved my two cars from no-parking to parking on the requisite day. ... MORE
 
SHARRON ( California, Jul 2017 - 5 days)
No rating Jane & Pieter were terrific housesitters and petsitters. We've already booked them for a return visit! They handled minor house issues promptly & intelligently, replacing batteries in our smoke detectors, & light bulbs. We came home to find the house clean & tidy & the cat happy & well. They were delightful to deal with and took care of everything beautifully. I couldn't be more pleased.
PAT SHIPMAN (North Carolina, Oct 2014 - 1 week 4 days)
No rating This was our first time using a house-sitting service and we're so pleased to have found Jane and Pieter. They were quick to respond to us, both before and during the house-sit, and were accommodating in arrival and departure times. When we returned, our place had been looked after well and our cat was happy and relaxed. Even the bedsheets were clean and ready to be used, which was such a relief after our long journey home! Thanks so much Jane and Pieter!!
ROSANNA (Massachusetts, Sep 2014 - 4 weeks)
No rating Jane and Peiter were a real pleasure to have stay at our home. They took good care of all of the animal, plants and yard flowers. Thank you
MARSHA & WILLIAM (South Carolina, Aug 2014 - 2 weeks 2 days)
No rating Jane and Pieter were great, I can't express enough thanks to them for caring for our house and four footed family members. We were going to spend 6 weeks in Europe and were looking for someone to take care of our house and animals. Jane and Pieter responded to our ad and we quickly worked out an arrangement. This was our first time ever having a house sitter, so naturally we were a little hesitant, however, after meeting Jane and Pieter, all our concerns disappeared. While away they ... MORE
JEFF (Aiken, South Carolina, Jul 2014 - 1 month 1 week)
No rating Jane and Pieter took care of our 4 cats while we were gone for a month. Before choosing them, we were able to arrange a Skype call to meet face to face. Even though we had other people with more experience to choose from, we decided to follow our gut and went with Jane and Pieter. Jane emailed every few days with pictures and updates to let us know everything at home was going well. They were always easy to reach and quick to respond. Our cats adapted to them quite well (which was surprising) ... MORE
KIMBERLY KUO (Suwanee, Georgia, Jun 2014 - 4 weeks)
 
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