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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

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

Reviews (5)
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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