House Sitter   Debbie Hodges


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House Sitter Debbie Hodges

Location:   Loughton, United Kingdom

Age:   58

Experience:   5 yr 2 mo

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About Debbie Hodges:

I believe that the key to successful house sitting is having a dependable and trustworthy house sitter that can be totally relied upon to look after your precious home and adored pets.  This is a huge responsibility and one that I do not take lightly.  I am fully flexible with dates and times and 100% focused on providing a wonderful service to you so you can go off and do your stuff with complete trust that everything will be in good hands while you are away.

A bit about me....

I am English and have lived and worked in and around London for most of my life.  I have always been a legal secretary (a boring desk job) but now have decided to change my life completely and travel the world.  I have two children, both in their 30ís and now have an empty nest, so I have nothing holding me back!  I am extremely fit and healthy, practice yoga, eat a fairly vegetarian diet, do not smoke and have the occasional glass of red wine whilst relaxing in the evening.

Pet Sitting:

I have always had a pet of some sort since a baby as my parents and grandparents have all been animal lovers.  I was brought up on a smallholding in the country and we had 5 horses, a goat, chickens and bantams, dogs, cats, and ferrets! I have also had various animals down the years ranging from fish to birds to reptiles, large and small dogs and of course cats.  I lost my beloved white German Shepherd, Indie in 2011, who was my absolute soulmate, and more recently my black cat Mr Woo, aged 17, who only had 3 legs!  

Looking after your house:

I have owned a number of homes and have lived in my present home for 30 years so obviously know how to run a house, two children and garden!  I have vast experience of gardening, mowing, pruning, transplanting, seeding etc so taking care of your garden is not a problem.  Iím very house proud too and like a clean tidy home and you can be sure that I will take as good a care of your home as I would my own.  I am also very adept at house maintenance, from painting, decorating, wallpapering, tiling, fixing guttering and all manner of things in between.
I have also had experience of fruit and vegetable picking, from potatoes, peas, plums, apples, etc, working on farms as a teenager.


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Mike A.

Homeowner in Toronto, Canada

Debbie did a great job of looking after my two German Shepherds while I was away for 3 weeks on holiday. She has great experience in looking after large dogs and had a German Shepherd herself so she knew exactly what to do! I'll be asking her back when I go away again!


Date of Service Oct 1, 2014

Jennifer Mitchell

Homeowner in Geneva, Switzerland

I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Debbie for a house sitting position. I had never used a house sitter before but was going on holiday with my daughter and needed someone to look after my two very large golden retrievers and a very old cat. She has had a lot of experience with all types of animals and did a great job with our dear pets. She walked them twice a day and even took photographs of them, which was a nice surprise. She also cleaned the house from top to bottom and it ended up cleaner than it usually is! I also have a very large garden with plants that needed watering and I didn't come back to any wilting casualties! I will be using Debbie again for any future house sitting needs. I thoroughly recommend.


Date of Service Jul 30, 2014

Lucy Johnson

Homeowner in Abridge, United Kingdom

I was a bit dubious about engaging a house sitter as I had never done this before, but I would have no hesitation in hiring Debbie again. She was fabulous! I was going on holiday over Christmas and New Year and needed someone at short notice. She came to my rescue as I needed someone to look after my dog and several large koi carp in a big pond. This was no problem to Debbie as she had lots of experience looking after many animals and nothing was too much trouble. She also kept the house immaculately clean and watered my plants. I had great peace of mind leaving my pets in her care! I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone looking for a very responsible and caring house sitter.


Date of Service Jan 2, 2014

Mari D.

Homeowner in Halstead, United Kingdom

I've known Debbie now for over 10 years and we studied Psychology together at University. She is extremely trustworthy and reliable and absolutely loves animals. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Debbie as your perfect house sitter!


Date of Service Aug 20, 2013

Diana Francis

Homeowner in London, United Kingdom

Debbie did a wonderful job of looking after our two cats when I went on holiday for two weeks. She is trustworthy, reliable and absolutely loves animals. She kept the house clean and tidy as if it were her own. She even took professional photographs of our cats and uploaded them onto a USB stick for us! We would thoroughly recommend Debbie for all your house sitting needs as she is very professional and competent.


Date of Service Jul 8, 2013