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79, Retired RN
81, Retired Reg. Machine Sales Mgr.
Retired, active. senior couple with family in Encinitas, CA, Boise, Idaho, and Reading, PA. We traveled the US intermittently for 17 years in a small motor home and miss the opportunity to get out and about since selling our Chinook. We see House Sitters as a great way to continue our adventures.
Since I was a small child, there have always been dogs in our family. As our children grew, we had Krimpet, the beloved family dog, Thumper, the rabbit, hamsters, a parakeet, and Hairy Harry, the long-haired guinea. Our daughter allowed us to care for her cat while she was overseas. We did a house sit for a family friend in CA a few years back who had an Australian Shepherd and enjoyed the experience. 5 years ago while our daughter's family went to Wales for Christmas, we house sat for their 2 cats, 2 turtles, 2 Betas, and a goldfish. All survived the experience safe and sound.
We joined House Sitters in 2016 and usually have sat for 1-2 month periods. On our first assignment we cared for 3 cats and a Golden Doodle, then Axel, the cat in Longmont. Two assignments were houses only.
Joe and I have been married for 57 years. For the past 25 years, we have lived on Lake Cypress Springs in East Texas. It gets a bit hot in Texas come summertime, which mainly is when we want to escape from our beautiful lake setting.
In order to renew my TX Nursing license six years ago, Texas required fingerprinting with a background check by the FBI. We are both retired non-smoking, professionals, who will care for your pets and property as our own. We will be happy to provide homeowners with contact references to verify our honesty and integrity.
Janet and Joe were phenomenal house sitters. Their attention to the cat and the challenges that arose with the house during their seven week stay was above and beyond what I ever would have expected. They are very personable, creative problem solvers, and resilient. I highly recommend them to anyone. If you are fortunate enough to have them stay with your home and pets, consider yourself very lucky. They are the best.
LOUISE ( Delaware, Aug 2019)
I cannot say enough good things about Janet and Joe. They stayed in our house for 3 weeks while we were out of the country. The house was spotless when we returned. The few outdoor plants that we asked them to baby were looking very healthy. Our mail was waiting for us, organized by type. It was very easy to communicate with them beforehand to make arrangements for the housesit. While we did not need to be in touch while we were gone, I know it would have been easy to do that as well. We ... MOREI cannot say enough good things about Janet and Joe. They stayed in our house for 3 weeks while we were out of the country. The house was spotless when we returned. The few outdoor plants that we asked them to baby were looking very healthy. Our mail was waiting for us, organized by type. It was very easy to communicate with them beforehand to make arrangements for the housesit. While we did not need to be in touch while we were gone, I know it would have been easy to do that as well. We don't have any animals but I am sure they would care for animals beautifully. I would be happy to leave my house in their care again if they wanted to return.
MAUREEN (San Diego California, Nov 2017)
Janet and Joe took great care of my home and senior cat, Axel. I wad gone for nearly two months and when I returned my home was immaculate and Axel looked great. Janet and Joe fit in easily to my neighborhood. Communication with them via email while I was in Senegal was easy too. I always received a quick response. And they sent pictures of Axel too, which made my day. I would recommend them highly to anyone looking for a housesitter.
CAROLE ( Colorado, Jul 2017 - 1 month 3 weeks)
Janet and Joe took great care of our house and plants in San Diego while we were away for almost a month in November. I felt very comfortable from the initial conversations that they would be responsible and trustworthy caretakers of our home. I would definitely recommend them.
LYNN AND MATT ( California, Nov 2016 - 3 weeks)
Janet and her husband took great care of our home and out pets and we wouldn't hesitate to have them return at a future date.
MARK ( Colorado, Sep 2016 - 6 days)
With a house sitter looking after your pets, home & garden - you can really relax! It's 100% free to place a job ad.