Very experienced and responsible house sitters
We believe that it's important to acknowledge that in the house sitting relationship the owners are affording the sitters the unique privilege of staying in the owners' home and looking after the owners' animals, and that in turn the sitters owe the owners the highest degree of care - both in looking after the owners' home and caring for the owners' treasured pets. Our first priority is fulfilling our duty of care to the owners who entrust us with this responsibility.
We are a retired American couple in our 60's who are house sitting full time while spending a couple of years traveling through the United States and Canada. We are very experienced house sitters and travelers with decades of experience looking after our own dogs and cats, and considerable experience volunteering with organizations which care for animals. We fully understand a family's emotional connection to their home, and the need to be responsible, considerate, and respectful when entrusted with something so personal as the care of another family's home and pets.
We are fastidious and tidy, and are best suited to caring for a well-maintained home. We work best with owners who are particular and specific about how they want their home managed and maintained, and how they want their animals cared for. We're comfortable establishing and living by a routine that is consistent with the needs of the owners' pets.
Neither one of us smokes, and while Kim will have an occasional glass of wine with dinner, Jack does not drink at all.
We're mature, considerate, responsible, respectful, and reliable. Among our strengths are our ability to listen well and to carry out homeowners' instructions while applying common sense. In our several references, homeowners always praise our daily written reports to them.
For decades, we have owned and cared for our own rescued dogs and cats, and Kim has extensive experience as a volunteer at the Humane Society and at Canine Assistants.