We are delighted to offer our services as trusted and reliable house sitters. Between us we have a great deal of experience and references are available. Simon is very experienced and amazing at caring for dogs (done with much love and empathy) and all your beloved pets would be equally loved and cared for. Also in our shared experience and skill set are cats, tropical fish, sheep, chickens, rabbits, small cage animals, bees (and soon Alpacas)! Our itinerary this summer: we travelled to France in May (2019) and we are still here (as of August 2019). We are planning to return to the UK at the beginning of December. We are now fully booked through until then. We are keen to explore new areas and are comfortable in being in remote locations. We travel in our own car. We live in a rural location ourselves and are used to the country way of life, log fires, gardening and wildlife. We both love being in nature, as well as the occasional hustle and bustle of towns. We are independant and resourceful, enabling the homeowner to have peace of mind whilst away. Our interests include dancing (Ceroc), reading, walking, gardening, Simon is a photographer (he produces some amazing photo's!) and Jackie loves to cook and bake (sometimes Simon helps too!) and we like to source local produce (preferably homegrown) whenever we can! Whilst enjoying our retirement from previous hectic professional lifestyles, we find ourselves free to roam the world with the purpose of looking after property, pets and gardens with loving and open hearts and minds, thus giving us the opportunity to explore parts of the world not otherwise seen. We lean more towards spending time with your pets than visiting the local tourist attractions, although we do occasional like to see new sights and we love living amongst the locals and learning about their culture. We always leave owners homes in a clean and tidy state and will treat your home and pets with the love and care as if it were our own.
We are a newly retired couple, wanting to travel and explore new areas whilst indulging our love of pets. We like to provide a calm and cosy environment for your furry family whilst you are away and we enjoy interacting with your pets. We understand the importance of continuity of care so you may enjoy your time safe in the knowledge that your pets and home are in good hands.
We have been house-sitting on and off, for over a year now and feel we understand the needs of you, the home-owner, in relation to the care and needs of your pets and home. We have found that good communication from the beginning has enabled both parties to get the best from the experience. So far we have looked after both cats and dogs, rodents, fish, bees and chickens (and soon alpacas!) and we are very much enjoying our experiences. We also like to think our house-sit pets love us too and seem to settle very quickly. Having had rescue pets of our own in the past, we are understanding of the behaviours some of the more nervous pets can sometimes display and we readily adapt to the different characteristics of each pet. Some of the photo's here are of animals we have recently had the pleasure of looking after.
Please do message us with any questions you may have. We are a friendly, sociable couple and look forward to meeting you and your pets.
Warm wishes -
Jackie and Simon
Here are some of the comments we have received from pet owners: - Jackie and Simon were the ideal dog and house-sitters: great communicators, independent, friendly and very reliable. - Daniela (Truro) - Our animals could not have been in more capable hands. They are a warm-hearted, positive-thinking couple and it was a pleasure to welcome them into our home. - Annie (Lannemezan) - Jackie and Simon are kind, calm and my critters loved them... I came home to a happy house! - Rory (Briancon) - We came back to a beautifully tidy and clean house and some very relaxed, happy animals. - Fiona (Minstead)
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