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Name:

Colleen Phillips

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Location:

Happy Valley, Oregon

Description:

Hi there!I am applying as an adventurous husband and wife team! We are in our young 50’s and would like to travel around before deciding where to retire. We cannot wait to see new places from a local perspective. We live in a beautiful home in the suburbs of Portland, OR with two of our adult children. We take pride in caring for our home and it shows – we would care for someone else’s home the same way. We are not currently pet owners but do love animals. Years ago, we used to have a beautiful little Arab horse and boarded her on a farm. I grew up on a 5-acre hobby farm in rural British Columbia, Canada. We raised every kind of farm animal you can imagine, including horses, pigs, and turkeys. It was there that I learned responsibility at a young age and developed a strong work ethic. I have worked in the medical field for most of my career. Recently I worked as a radiation sc... read more

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Name:

Frank Rush

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Location:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Description:

Retired Airline Pilot married to Flight Attendant. Very neat, good at following instructions and taking responsibility. read more

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Name:

Shirley Vanderaa

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Location:

Bella Vista, Arkansas

Description:

Hi, We are Don and Shirley VanDeraa.   We have done house and pet sitting over the years and have good references.   We are honest, trustworthy and clean.  We would take good care of your home and pets.  We are both very active, non-smoking, and would like you to consider allowing us to house-sit while you are gone.  Stairs are no problem for us.  We love to travel and have new experiences. Since we are retired we can fit in with your schedule. We own our own home and are the parents of three married children and have seven grandchildren.  We would appreciate hearing from you.Please keep us in mind.Sincerely,Shirley VanDeraa read more

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Name:

Sean Aronson

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Location:

Honolulu, Hawaii

Description:

I am 39 years old and have lived in Hawaii for 9 plus years. I was born on Maui and lived in San Francisco and Berkeley. I am currently an attorney working at the University of Hawaii.I have house sat on at least a dozen occasions and am savvy with both indoor and outdoor care.  I am quiet and am active in sports. read more

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Joann Bayer

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Location:

Panama City Beach, Florida

Description:

My husband, David Mobley, and I are retired and living the good life at the beach in Florida. We love to travel and would like to take advantage of house sitting as a means to a win-win situation for us and the home owners.  We are very experienced animal/pet lovers and are great at administering love and affection to pets. We recently lost our 23 year old cat and a year earlier, our 19 year old cat. In prior years we have had dogs, horses and various farm animals.  I retired from education and David retired from the insurance field. We have also been in business for many years, but are now almost totally free of all commitments. We are in excellent physical condition, non smokers and enjoy a glass of wine every month or so.  Any parties must be done so we can be home by 8 pm. Be warned, we don't do cold weather!! Our home is a luxury home on the Gulf of Mexico. We love living here, but also like to check out other locations from time to time.  We will care for... read more

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Name:

Patti Edgar

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Location:

Kingsland, Texas

Description:

Why I want to house sit: I  love to travel and learn about new places , cultures and cuisines- -- house sitting is a perfect way to do that. My children are grown, so I have the freedom to travel. About Me: I am a mature, positive, responsible, quiet and independent woman. I grew up in the �World� as my dad was career USAF! I'm open to most locations. I'm self-employed, as a home based Travel agent. Also I love to cook, have a food blog and videos on making soups and delicous food. Most of the last 30 years I have been in Prince William County (Manassas area) of VA as an active member of the business community, the local Chamber of Commerce and charitable organizations. I am a retired Mary Kay Senior Director.    Both of my parents were from PA-(Philly-Sunbury-Hamburg), so I have lots of family in PA and NJ. I am a mom of 2 daughters and Nanny to 3 granddaughters. Previously, I have lived in: MI, NY, PA, GA, ME, MD and VA, Also lived in Ja... read more

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Sharon And Kevin Reilly

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Location:

Sunset Beach, North Carolina

Description:

We are retired Federal Government (US Navy) employees.  We are seeking to assist with house sitting needs and are flexible with scheduling, including last minute planning.   With 30+ years experience each with the US Navy in the fields of Resouce Management, Finance and Contracts, we are extremely reliable, thorough and well organized.We are age 59 and 64 and non smokers.   We look forward to assisting you with your house sitting needs.  Please feel free to contact us at the email address provided. read more

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Name:

Barbara Lindemann

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Location:

Port Charlotte, Florida

Description:

My husband & I live on the west coast of Fl. in Port Charlotte.  He is a retired business man who owned flower shops in NY for over 30 years. He is very handy.   I am retired from working in sales for NY manufactures; Rochester Midland, as well as our own flower shops.  We  are reliable, trust worthy, very clean, organized and NON SMOKERS.  We will take care of your home as if it were our own.  We are animal lovers. and have had German shepherds and  a standard poodle.  References  on request. read more

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Name:

Tom Mcelwee

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Location:

Frisco, Texas

Description:

We are a professional non-smoking couple with grown children.  We are animal lovers with a history of Quarter horses, Labradors Retrievers, and Calico cats.  We accept most opportunities from word-of-mouth recommendations but are always looking for that perfect fit on Luxury House Sitting.   We are extremely neat & clean in our own home, healthy living and looking to help out with your home & pet sittings in the US, Canada, and Europe. Tom is a recently retired IT executive with numerous "handy-man" skills after building four homes and Ruth Ann is an executive with a global corporation based out of our home in Frisco, Texas and both enjoy travel, photography and gourmet cooking.  We specialize in taking exceptional care of your pets, property and looking after your farm animals. We are very responsible and reliable and   read more

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Dean & Diane Paulin

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Location:

Mesa, Arizona

Description:

We began our house/pet sitting experience in Estes Park, CO for six months in 2014 (through a personal ad) and enjoyed the cat sitting opportunity  and home location so much that we joined Luxury House Sitting, House Sitters America and Mind My House to seek out additional adventures through these websites.During 2016, Luxury House Sitting connected us with three great house/dog sittings.  FL, MI, and CO and 2019 a five week sit in CA!  2017 - 2019 we completed nine house/dog/cat sittings in AZ, CA, NM, MA, WA and OR through the Mind My House website.  Additional house sits from other websites from 2020-21 has totaled us seventeen  successful sits!  We hope caring for your home and pet(s) will be our next assignment!!  Dean, age 67,  retired seven years ago from being self-employed owning a chain of hair salons (Fantastic Sams) in the tri-county area of Charleston, SC.  Upon retirement, during Summers and Falls, Dean worked as a seasonal Par... read more

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Name:

Pat Webster

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Location:

Argyll , Scotland, United Kingdom

Description:

Hi, Peter and I are retired and are experienced house and pet sitters, We have had dogs and cats in the past but sadly they are no more. We love new experiences and meeting new people. We love to care for other people's properties and can deal with most eventualities. We are responsible, clean and very careful. We have always lived in large houses enjoy gardening and I have had a huge assortment of exotic house plants. So there are no worries there. I hope you will seriously consider us to look after, care and love your home and pets. read more

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Name:

Sheryl Hack

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Location:

Broad Brook, Connecticut

Description:

We are willing to go anywhere from 10 days to two months. . Shery has spent the last 30 years as an architectural historian and museum director. Joe has been a radio and tv sports caster and talk show host for the last 42 years. We both homes in Connecticut and are very familiar with the needs of pets, homes and plants, We love pets, we love to travel and we love to meet new people and to have new experiences. . Our goal is to meet as many great pets and pet owners as possible. It's a great experience to visit new places and experience their culture and enjoy local cuisine. To any assignment we will bring enthusiasm, caring for pets and property and the ability to adopt to our surroundings. We are neat and clean and believe in leaving the houses the same way we found them. We will be conscientious about the surroundings and caring for the pets. We don't smoke or do drugs and believe it is our responsibility to be the best house sitters and pet caregivers possi... read more

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Name:

Marianne S

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Location:

Sarasota, Florida

Description:

Hello,I am a newly retired teacher (I taught High School and College Mathematics for 25 years), presently living in Sarasota, Florida but very eager to house sit in the northeast, NY, NJ, CT area from Nov 2017 through Dec 2018 long term or short term. NON SMOKER.  I love animals, have a sunny disposition and am extremely reliable.  I was a homeowner for most of my adult life and also have served on the BOD of my Florida Condo Association.  I am extremely neat and respectful of property and would treat your home with utmost care.  I'd prefer two weeks or longer but might consider a single week if the location interests me.I am very interested in house sitting for you.   I have always had dogs and cats of all breeds... even raised a litter of nine pups!   I really miss the joy of having pets, so please forgive me if I spoil yours.   Love animals, very responsible and reliable.   I would be happy to watch over your lovely home an... read more

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Name:

Donna Perdue

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Location:

Lakeland, Florida

Description:

Hello there: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; K... read more

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Name:

Lee Alexander

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Location:

Tampa, Florida

Description:

I would be honored to tend to your home, animals, garden and whatever needs doing. I'm a well seasoned traveler who has worked in Media (ABC TV, PR) for most of my professional life.   An ideal home stay for now is weekdays in Tampa/South Florida area or long weekends away. In  2022 I'll be open for a week+ stays within US. If overseas it's best to have access to homeowners car, bike or local transportation. For work I manage clients and writing assignments from computer. In my travels I've babysat Alpacas to show Horses (avid rider), to exotic fish. I've ran estates on Long Island and hosted student travelers in my home. I'm a whiz at technology and do-it-yourself projects. I don't shy away from handling home emergencies. My 23 year old kitty "Puma" crossed the "rainbow bridge" while I was out of the country. I relied on the kindness of (pet sitter, housekeeper and neighbor) who jumped in on my behalf and found the best emergency care. I am forever humbled... read more

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Name:

Dan And Fay Bergander

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Location:

Aurora, Colorado

Description:

Dan and Fay Bergander retired in 2013, with their home base being in Aurora, Colorado.  When home they enjoy spending time with their family and friends.  They enjoy maintaining their home and yard where they have lived for over 35 years.  They also are avid travelers, either in their R.V. for longer trips or planes, trains and automobiles for shorter ones and motor scooter, bikes, kayaks and hiking shoes for really short trips.  They have other family and friends all over the United States and the world and try to see them whenever possible.Dan grow up on a farm and can handle all types of animals, including bees and is a pet lover.  He also is an experienced gardener. (If you can grow a good garden in Colorado you can be a great gardener almost anywhere else).  He also is a good all around handyman.Fay, other than keeping Dan in line, is excellent at handling all aspects of running a home, including dealing with any issues or legistics which may hav... read more

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