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  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s)
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  • Alabama: Gulf Coast, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia
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Retired...but not tired

68, Retired Business Man

65, Retired Elementary School Teacher

We began our house/pet sitting experience in Estes Park, CO for six months in 2014 (through a personal ad) and enjoyed the cat sitting opportunity and home location so much that we joined three House Sitting websites to seek out additional adventures. Our summer months of house and pet sitting have been great every year since!

Dean, age 68, retired from being self-employed owning a chain of hair salons (Fantastic Sams) in the tri-county area of Charleston, SC. Upon retirement, during Summers and Falls, Dean worked as a seasonal Park Ranger for the National Parks Service. (Olympic in WA, Voyageurs in MN, Rocky Mountain in CO, Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial in OH, Cape Cod in MA, Cape Lookout National Seashores in NC, and Voyagers in MN were his assignments.) During our Cape Cod stay, we house/cat sat for our landlady.

Diane, age 65, retired after 29 years of teaching elementary school in Summerville, SC. During her last two years she worked at the District level as a Language Arts Interventionist, involving classroom training for teachers. Diane had numerous caged classroom pets...hamsters, iguana, hermit crabs, tarantula, fish..., so she definitely enjoys animals! Upon retirement she volunteered at Perry's Victory International Peace Memorial in OH and followed Dean to the National Parks for site-seeing. In SC she volunteered at Lauren's SC Public Library and filed paperwork at a Greenwood, SC hospice center. Diane has cared for our daughter's dogs and two cats!

We sold our lake-front home in Waterloo, SC in June 2016 to care for Dean's 90 year old mother in Mesa, AZ home. She passed January 2018 which enables us to travel freely, especially during the five summer months of AZ's intense heat!

Traveling, biking, hiking, kayaking, tennis, Pickleball, fishing, reading are a few of our enjoyments. We especially are interested in learning about communities in the U.S. and abroad through extended stays. We are caring, kind, courteous, conscientious, adventurous, and a non-smoking couple.

We know your home is special and your pet(s) is(are) family. We offer our loving care towards your home and family needs as we explore your community.

In addition to owner's endorsements from this site, a few references are listed below. Contact us for specific details about our references.

Thanks for your consideration.
Dean & Diane

Terri & Steve, Homeowners, Luxury House Sitting

Barbara & Larry, Homeowners, Luxury House Sitting

Steve & Vicki, Professional National Park Volunteers

Chuck & Gretchen, friends for 40 years

Reviews (14)
Dean and Diane were great to have at our house taking care of our two active JRT’s while we traveled. They took very good care of the house and it was very tidy when we returned. Our dogs, particularly Duff, are very active and they did their best to keep them happy and well exercised. We would highly recommend them to take care of your house and fur babies!
 
NANCY (South Windsor Connecticut, Sep 2023 - 17 days)
Dean and Diane were great with Kona and with taking care of our house. We returned to a happy puppy and a clean house. Diane also took care of my garden which was a chore with no rain and very hot temperatures. She also took care of my house plants and orchids. We got photos of Kona at home and out on adventures throughout the visit, which we were very happy to receive! We would have them back and would recommend them for your house sit.
 
GWYNNE (CROZET Virginia, Aug 2023 - 2 weeks 6 nights)
Dean and Diane are a wonderful couple and did a fabulous job taking care of our home, pets, and garden. I highly recommend them and hope they will house sit for us again.
 
JANET ( Arizona, Apr 2023 - 1 week 1 night)
I will give them 7 stars. The house was spotless, all my plants looked great, our dog was very happy (they even sent pictures of her). Their communication was absolutely excellent. We hope to have the back. Wonderful couple!
 
CAROLE (Knoxville Tennessee, Sep 2022 - 6 days)
Taking care of Huck-a-doo was very enjoyable! He is very friendly, playful and affectionate! We enjoyed the neighborhood walks as much as he did. Carole and Chuck left great information and spent time with us before they left. Their home is not only beautiful but is close to a lake and the ... MORE
Dean and Diane are great sitters. We would love to have them back when our schedules align in the future. the cats were happy and calm upon our return and the house was very well cared for and clean. Thank you
 
WAYNE ( Wisconsin, Jul 2022 - 1 week)
Thrilled with Dean and Diane! Home was spotless when we got home and plants were well loved!. Communication was perfect throughout our vacation! Our dog Maddie bonded well with both of them. They made accommodations with their plans to help us. Neighbors found them warm and engaging. Highly recommend and we would love to have them stay with Maddie in the future if it works out.
 
MARY BETH ( Virginia, May 2022 - 17 days)
Taking care of Maddie and Mary Beth and David's home was a delight for us! Maddie is very well trained, sweet, clever, enjoys being outdoors and is affectionate. Being on the lake was wonderful and we enjoyed their beautiful home, went to eateries around the lake for food and music, and enjoyed ... MORE
Dean and Diane stayed with our dog Ollie for three weeks. When Dean left, Ollie sat at the door waiting for him to come back! Dean and Diane did a terrific job of caring for Ollie and our home. Communication was wonderful-Dean kept in touch before, during and after the sit. He sent pictures of Ollie to us and to our daughter and always replied quickly if I needed to text him. Dean and Diane are very personable, honest and dependable. I hope to have them sit for us again and I highly ... MORE
 
KATHI ( North Carolina, Apr 2022 - 3 weeks)
A big Shout Out to Dean and Diane! You couldn't ask for better sitters... they arrived right on time, kept the house tidy and clean, kept in regular touch to keep us updated, and Reno (our cat) sure seemed to enjoy his time with them. If Dean and Diane ever offer to sit for you, don't hesitate to say YES.
 
JACK ( Delaware, Sep 2021 - 1 week 2 nights)
I appreciate such good remarks from Diane. She took really good care of both Blackie and my house. She left it really clean and tidy and I really appreciated that. I was happy that she was here. it was great getting texts and pictures from her. It was no problem for me that her husband was unable to come.
 
NANCY ( Oregon, Jun 2021 - 5 weeks)
No rating Dean and Diane we were delighted you chose to sit for Chester and George they were thoroughly spoiled and enjoyed every minute of it. Dean and Diane went above and beyond and even stayed later than necessary to ensure that we arrived home safely and our fur babies were looked after. We do hope to see you both again!
SHARON ( New Mexico, Jun 2020)
No rating I felt so reassured leaving Chester with Dean and Diane! They were lovely, sent me pictures, and left me with not only a gleaming house but fresh linens on the bed and clean, folded towels. Most of all, they left me with a happy cat, for which I'll feel forever grateful. Would love to have them back.
ROBIN ( California, Oct 2019)
No rating Diane and Dean were fantastic house sitters. Our house looked great when we returned and our dog had a new set of humans that she loved to be around. We would love to have them sit for us again anytime!
TINA AND CASEY ( Washington, Aug 2019)
No rating Dean and Diane provided great care for our house and cats, and we would absolutely recommend them to anyone in search of reliable and caring sitters! They kept in touch with us before and during the sit - sending messages and pictures with updates about how our cats were adjusting (and then thriving) while we were gone. We returned to find our cats happy and healthy, and our house in perfect condition (very clean!). We would not hesitate to ask Dean and Diane to sit for us again!
NANCY AND DERRIC ( Massachusetts, Jun 2018 - 2 months)
No rating Dean and Diane took care of my home and old dog Ginger wonderfully. They sent me regular email updates detailing how Ginger was doing, keeping my mind and heart at rest. My home was immaculate when I returned. I found them extremely honourable and kind. I wholeheartedly recommend them!!
RENEE ( Oregon, Sep 2017 - 1 week 6 days)
 
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