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  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals
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  • England: ALL   Scotland: ALL   Wales: ALL  

Calm, Caring, Conscientious

68, Retired Headteacher

66, Retired Headteacher

Hi, We are a retired, professional, active, couple. Having spent time house sitting on holiday in New Zealand, really enjoying it and getting excellent feedback we have since been sitting in UK. We used the New Zealand sister website whilst there so our endorsements are available for you to read. We now have completed around 20 sits in the UK through this and another site.

We are looking for a sits either during the Christmas break or during Jan/ Feb/March. We are happy to be asked directly before a sit is posted on the site, many of our sits have come about this way.

"They were the best house sitters we have had & we've had some really good ones!"

"Excellent. No other word for it! Friendly, clean, prompt communicators and our pets adored them."

We are very reliable, friendly, responsible, honest and tidy non-smokers. Dee and I were both Headteachers before we retired, so were subject to regular police checks. We are also very practical people and able to deal with all sorts of household problems that might occur. After Paul retired as a Headteacher he worked as a caretaker in the local school for 4 years, to keep busy before Dee retired, so security and 'taking care' doing maintenance and cleaning were top priorities. In the UK we have a lovely garden with flowers, vegetables and lawns so would be happy to help out if that were needed. We will look after your house and pets as if they were our own and recognise that all pets are individuals with their own personalities and needs.

Because of our experience of house sitting and our previous occupations we can assure you that your house and pets will be in excellent hands, allowing you to go away without any worries. We are very excited at the prospect of looking after your property and animals.

We are very happy to consider short sits (weekends, midweek etc) within a reasonable drive from us in West Sussex as well as longer sits anywhere in the UK.

Some recent reviews from another site:

You could literally not wish to meet 2 nicer people that Paul and Dee. They are an absolutely amazing couple who really helped to lay our minds at rest, and made our first experience of house sitter a complete pleasure.Not only did Paul and Dee come and meet us, talk it through how it works, meet the pets and come see the house etc. But they also took the time to help us with our notes, explain what they needed from us, and then when the actual sit took place - stayed in regular contact and were all round legends! These guys are an absolute pleasure to deal with. There are exactly how it should work and were a true credit to the whole process! We went into it a bit wary and unsure, not convinced how it would work out etc - if it was dodgy, what the people would be like. Paul and Dee answered every question we had and more! They were at ours for 5 days and they treated the house like their own with lots of respect, and most importantly took amazing care of our animals (and plants!!).What an absolutely great couple that we feel very lucky to have met. If you get the chance to have these guys sit your house for you - you've landed on your feet!! :-) Alex, Horsham.

Paul and Dee are a delightful couple who without a doubt are experienced house sitters and have complete dedication and commitment to the responsibilities they take on. Toby and Cola settled within minutes with them so we had no qualms in leaving the animals or concerns during our break. Paul kept in touch with events going on and we feel it may have been a difficult sit for them as there was horrid weather and rain for the whole week and therefore a grubby dog to walk and care for. The house was left in a lovely condition and we appreciate the milk and flowers. Dee forgot to take something home with her and as my late Scottish father always said says that if something is left behind the person wishes to return. We would welcome Paul and Dee back with open arms anytime and know Toby and Cola would too as they so appreciate cuddles and strokes and being close. A true 5 star sit with genuine people Thank you. Janine, Rutland.

Reviews (8)
No rating We made contact with Paul and Dee after deciding to get abroad for nearly two weeks on fairly short notice, we agreed the sit within about 24 hours. The introduction to the dogs was the normal noisy affair, but it was immediately obvious that everyone was going to get along (and who would be in charge). We had occasional reports from the UK, came home to happy and contented dogs and a clean and tidy home. We feel that our dogs and home were cared for, not just looked after. Paul ... MORE
PIETER, ANGELA AND THE SCHNAUZERS. (Romsey England, Sep 2018 - 1 week 6 days)
No rating This was our first experience with housesitters and we couldn't be happier with Paul and Dee. They are really friendly, trustworthy, competent and thoughtful - our house, garden and animals could not have been in better hands! I felt confident that they could have coped with anything and we really appreciated that they kept us informed with occasional emails while we were away. What's more, they left our house looking immaculate (probably the cleanest it's ever been!!) and even washed the linen ... MORE
FRAN (near Orford , Aug 2017)
No rating Paul and Dee are a delightful couple, Monty our spaniel took to them immediately. Paul updated us regularly by email and emailed a fabulous photo of Monty having fun on a walk. They left the house spotlessly clean and even laundered their sheets and towels, Paul cut the lawn too ready for our return. I would have no hesitation in recommending Paul and Dee as brilliant Housesitters and dog sitters, I hope they will comeback again to take care of Monty, he was a very happy dog with them.
CLAUDIA (Malmesbury , May 2017)
No rating Paul and Dee were absolutely fantastic house and dog sitters. From the first communication, everything went smoothly. They obligingly came for a preliminary meeting, and asked all the kinds of questions that a cautious house-owner would want to hear. The dogs took to them immediately, and I felt very comfortable leaving the house and the dogs in their care. Right up until the date they started we stayed in touch, and were able to clarify any last minute details. Additionally, while I was away, ... MORE
BELINDA (Crowborough England, Apr 2017 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating Absolute pleasure to have met Paul & Dee easy to get along with and we felt comfortable leaving them in charge of our household. We came back to find an immaculately clean home, all the bedding washed and dried, we were bowled over with their amazing efforts right down to googling why one of our fish died - he was old. Would gladly have them here again and thoroughly recommend Paul & Dee for any future house sits.
ROS (Titahi Bay North Island, Feb 2017) From Kiwi House Sitters
No rating Paul and Dee have just finished housesitting for us. All I can say is what lovely lovely people they are. We came home to an immaculate house and very happy cats. I would not hesitate in highly recommending them for any housesit. Could not have asked for a more wonderful couple.
JEANENE (Titirangi , Jan 2017) From Kiwi House Sitters
No rating Excellent. No other word for it! Friendly, clean, prompt communicators and our pets adored them. I just wish they were available next year too. Thanks so much Paul and Dee.
BETH (Green Bay North Island, Dec 2016 - 1 week 6 days) From Kiwi House Sitters
No rating I had a good feeling as soon as I saw Paul & Dee's profile & we listened to our gut feeling which proved absolutely right. We were in regular contact with them before our holiday which made us feel we knew them before they arrived. As soon as they walked through the door, we knew we had made the right decision. Paul & Dee house/dog sat for us for 12 nights in February 2017. We have got a 15 yr old Labrador (Keisha) who is on medication & special diet, but that was no problem to them & we ... MORE
GARRY & YVONNE (Blenheim Central , Oct 2016) From Kiwi House Sitters
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