Tony and I truly love exploring the world around us via house sitting opportunities.
We are currently house sitting for a lovely luxury 4 BR home in San Ginesio, Italy. It has afforded us many opportunities to explore various parts of the country. We just returned from a 3 day visit to Venice! The home owners have a hobby vineyard that we care for and gardens/hedges that must be pruned and weeded. We also maintain the pool on the property, which we also enjoy swimming in. We are proud to take good care of the property and look forward to future house sits here.
We have had some amazing house sitting assignments! One was a gorgeous home in Sonoma County, California, near San Francisco, where we also had the pleasure of caring for their pets, Scarlett, a beautiful Burnese Mountain Dog and two super friendly cats while their people family travelled in Latin America. We've had assignments in Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; Bonaire; Baltimore, Maryland; LaPorte, Indiana; Key West, Florida; and now San Ginesio, Italy. Our stories are legendary...the things we discover/learn are amazing!
We are a reliable, honest, fun, energetic, down-to-earth and free spirited couple in our late 40s. We're non-smokers and aside from wine with dinner and beers when we are rarely out with friends, we're non-drinkers. We love gardening and keeping a property immaculate. We take pride in taking care of the planet and recycle as much as possible. We are very conservative and concientious with water and utility usage; we only use what is necessary. We follow homeowners' guidelines about everything. Of course, we also enjoy taking advantage of the local area and exploring the region.
We're very nice people, if we do say so ourselves. We're told that all the time (see our references below). We truly enjoy our lifestyle (we operate a successful online marketing firm) and love the flexibility it allows for us to travel and learn about new cultures. After reading this, we'd love to speak with you. We are certain you'll find that we would be a great fit.
Each of the dogs we've cared for in the past, including Scarlett, has required we take a slow but steady approach to their care. Two had health issues requiring medications, massage and insulin shots. If you have pets, we'd certainly follow your guidance with regard to their care.
We know there are plenty of interesting and capable house/pet sitters from which you can choose; however, we want you to know we're the best and are excited to hear back from you soon so we can discuss the assignment further and make appropriate travel plans.
Best regards, Donna & Tony
Dear Sir or Madam:
I am thrilled to recommend Tony and Donna to care for your property and/or pets. They are extraordinary people. Both are very responsible and pay strict attention to detail. With their online business, Tony and Donna manage some large marketing accounts, including a few for businesses I own. They are organized, confident, generous, and very tidy. While my family and I went away for several weeks, they took care of our four cats. They fed them, played with them, bushed them, allowed them to lay next to them while they worked, vacuumed the carpets and furniture where the cats always leave inordinate amounts of hair, and basically loved them as their own. Additionally, Tony mowed our large lawn and performed a few odd jobs around the property that truly needed attention. I was so surprised by this level of initiative. When we returned, we found all our mail stacked and sorted by date on our dining room table. The house smelled fresh, the litter box was clean, and our cats were laying around content. Basically, they respected our home and took great care of our things.
They are very nice people and you can count on them going above and beyond your expectations. This is a different lifestyle and Tony and Donna seem to enjoy it thoroughly.
I hope you select them for your house/pet sitting opportunity. I know Tony and Donna won't let you down.
Ed and Deb Arnold
To Whom it May Concern,
I wish to recommend Donna and Tony for a position as property / pet sitters. Donna and Tony recently took care of my home in the Dutch Caribbean for 90 days.
Donna and Tony cared for my 2 rescue cats and1 rescue dog as well as managed the care of my home and the staff. The staff include landscapers, property manager and house cleaners. Donna and Tony were responsible for overseeing the health and well being of my pets, feeding and medical care. Donna and Tony went over and beyond the care expected including bathing and cleaning. My pets were clearly loved under their care. I heard as much from neighbors whom got to know them during my absence. The couple also saw to the integrity of my home during my absence and sent almost weekly updates including photos of my pets. They are conscientious and responsible in all regards.
My neighbors are accustomed to my absence and observe the patterns and behaviors of my pet sitters. Their comments are that Tony and Donna are by far the best pet sitters I have found in the years of my annual 90-days absence since 2009.
I highly recommend Tony and Donna. If any questions remain, please do not hesitate to contact me.