Peaceful, Trustworthy House and Pet Sitters
We offer exchanges for long-term assignments and appreciate paid shorter ones to help keep us on the road. Thank you. Any contributions are always gratefully received. :)
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 8 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!
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 including insulin shots.
Neither one of us inherited a green thumb, but we are willing learners and can maintain your garden with a little instruction. We've had some practice on recent assignments, so we're gaining a little experience. Pieter and I are both comfortable on riding lawn mowers if that is something that is needed.
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