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House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks
  • Cat(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Federated States of Micronesia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Marshall Islands, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Palau, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

We Love Cats!

65, Retired

60, Retired

Diane and I are newly retired and ready for adventure! We own three houses in Colorado but now have time to explore beyond this great state. Since our youngest has graduated from college, we now know how an empty nest feels. Except we will still have our fur children: Loki, Looney, Lenny, and Lili. Fortunately, we have friends and family to watch after them while we take care of fur friends far, far away. We have watched and maintained many, many homes for family, friends, and neighbors while they vacationed. We are very excited about doing the same for new friends across the USA!

Details:

I am a retired Aerospace Engineer and US Air Force Officer. I held several security clearances throughout my career. My favorite assignment in the Air Force was teaching as an Associate Professor in the Engineering Mechanics Department at the US Air Force Academy for five years. I have always paid particular attention to detail at work and at home. Having owned homes for over three decades, I am highly skilled in all areas of home maintenance including lawn/garden, hot tub/pool, plumbing, electrical, and overall handyman work. I enjoy running and hiking.

Diane was an outstanding Medical Transcriptionist...talk about attention to detail! She also is the consummate house keeper. She literally is the one who keeps the entire household purring like a well oiled machine, or a very happy kitty. She loves bowling and hiking.

And we love cats! We have always had at least one. So we know all there is to know about caring for these marvelous creatures. :)

We are both nonsmokers.

Excellent references are available.

Thank you for your consideration,
John and Diane

Reviews (10)
No rating The first thing you notice about John and Diane is what sincerely nice people they are. I felt comfortable with them immediately and had every confidence in leaving them in charge of my home and my very spoiled cat. They kept in touch well before their arrival and even sent pictures during our travels. When we returned home from our week long venture we found a very contented cat, a sparkling clean house, and outdoor plants that were thriving. I am pleased to endorse John and Diane and ... MORE
SHARON ( Michigan, Jun 2019)
No rating We found John and Diane on this site, were impressed with their credentials, and after just one FaceTime chat we knew they were the right people to housesit for us. They are exceedingly responsible people, thorough in taking care of what needs to be done in our absence, and outstanding with our 20+ year old cat. We were so pleased with John and Diane that we already booked them for another stay, and we hope to build an ongoing housesitting relationship with them. Last but not least, they are ... MORE
ROBERT (Hakalau Hawaii, Jul 2018)
No rating I hesitate to write this endorsement as selfishly I want them to be available for me the next time I travel. John and Diane were perfect house/pet sitters. Truly cat lovers and gave excellent care to my 2, Georgie and Porgie. They sent me regular updates with photos, and I knew my fluffy boys were in good hands. I returned to a spotless home; the cats were groomed and happy. When I saw Georgie following John everywhere, I was concerned that I had been replaced. We have settled back into our ... MORE
JAN ( Nevada, Mar 2018 - 12 weeks)
No rating We first "met" John and Diane by reading their profile. They seemed like the perfect solution to our house/pet sitting needs, so we were surprised when they responded to our ad. Entering into a house/pet sitting agreement requires trust on both sides. We started a conversation with them and quickly felt at ease entrusting our home, and more importantly, our cats to their care. We did a facetime with them to get to know them better and even exchanged video of each other's cats. They wanted ... MORE
JOHN AND CHARIS ( Texas, Aug 2017 - 2 weeks 1 day)
No rating It is a pleasure to recommend and endorse our new friends, John and Diane. They responded to an ad we had placed and were quickly chosen from five other applicants. It was apparent during our time away that our two house cats, Riley and Winston were being very well cared for through picture messages John would send us every few days. The cats were thrilled with their daily brushings and play time. And when we returned, it was like we had never stepped away. We returned to our home ... MORE
LINDA ( Florida, May 2017 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating John and Diane were excellent house-sitters and cat-sitters. Before we agreed to anything, we had a Skype conversation to make sure we were on the same page. We got along swimmingly, so I was really excited about having them over. They came to the house the night before we left so they could meet the cats and get the lay of the land while we were accessible for questions. They were a little bit later than expected (California traffic!) but they kept me updated via text message the whole time. ... MORE
AARON ( California, Apr 2017 - 1 week 3 days)
No rating John and Diane were excellent house/cat sitters. They kept in communication with us prior to and during their two week sit. They were kind enough to text us pictures of our cat, Abby, which really helped put me at ease (Abby is a rescue who usually hides from new people). They watered the outdoor plants regularly and left the house in the same, if not better, condition as it was when they arrived. In addition, I forgot to pack a prescription. I called them once I realized this and they ... MORE
JEFF AND PATTI SABLA (Kihei Hawaii, Dec 2016)
No rating John and Diane housesat for June and I while we were in Dallas for two weeks recently. While we were gone they took very good care of our two fur babies and our house. Not only that, they also drove us to the airport when we left and picked us back up when we returned home. And Diane made a casserole for our arrival home. This was our best experience with having a housesitter, we were very pleased. We will be inviting John and Diane back for other trips in the future. June and Chris in Las ... MORE
CHRIS & JUNE (Las vegas Nevada, Nov 2016 - 1 week 3 days)
No rating It was our first time hiring a sitter, but from our first contact with John and Diane we felt reassured that these were genuine people who would take care of our home and two cats. For two weeks John looked after things while we had a worry free vacation knowing John had it all in hand. We would feel lucky if we could have them back in the future!
JUDY ( California, Jun 2016 - 2 weeks)
No rating Recommendation for John and Diane Duke My wife and I are both a bit skeptical about leaving our home and Shadow, our beloved feline family member, in the hands of "strangers" especially ones found on a website for house sitters. But we are travel writers (www.winedineandtravel.com) and travel for long periods two or three times a year and wanted someone to housesit rather than just feed our cat and leave. We decided to give the house sitter website a try. We knew what kind of house sitters we ... MORE
RON JAMES ( California, Jun 2016 - 3 weeks)
 
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