Retired...but not tired
67, Retired Business Man
64, 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. See our testimonials (endorsements) from Rene in Portland, OR in 2017 and Nancy in Upton, MA in 2018 on this website. Last summer (2019) we sat a month for two bulldogs and a cat in San Diego, CA, then moved up coast to Squim, WA for a return sit! One week in Olalla, WA for one dog, two cats, and fish and a sweet cat in Palm Springs, CA for our final week before heading back to Mesa.
Also, Luxury House Sitting.com connected us with two great house/dog sittings, both in June 2016! One was in Florida, the other in Michigan. Mind My House.com brought AZ and CA house/dog/cat sittings in Sept. and Dec. respectively. We hope caring for your home and pet(s) will be our next assignment!!
Dean, age 66, retired eight years ago 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 63, 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