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  • 2020: 10Jul-13Sep

Caring and capable

72, Retired

72, Retired

Cheerful and capable 'young' & fit retired couple, willing and able to care for your home, house pets, plants and small garden. We've enjoyed some wonderfully varied 'sits' and returned to several homes. The properties have been cared for as if they were our own and the pets afforded the very best of care, in line with their owners wishes. Ex-professionals, we've had voluntary experience with young people, community groups and senior citizens. We are responsible and practical home owners, life long cat lovers, enthusiastic dog walkers and will get on well with neighbours etc. CRB checked from work & voluntary activities and with exemplary references and reviews, we have full clean driving licences and transport. Adaptable, friendly and completely trustworthy, we are the ideal people to care for all the things you care for while you're away.

****Update: a year ago we offered a home to a wonderful 7 year old American cocker bitch, quiet and a joy with other dogs, so can only accept 'sits' where she could join us. We've all thoroughly enjoyed the sits we've done together & Darcy particularly enjoyed her time with other dogs as she'd shared most of her life with other dogs. ***

We really look forward to hearing from you.

Reviews (25)
Rating: 5.0 YOUR REVIEW OF THEM: Stevie and Vaughan have been looking after my dog Jonas and the house. While I was on holiday I had regular updates, often including wonderful pictures of two very happy dogs Jonas and their dog Darcy curling up together after a long walk. In the short time here, they became friendly with many in the village community, even delivering the daily paper to my elderly neighbour, On my return the house looked better, than when I left it - everything all neat and ... MORE
DAGMAR (Welwyn , Mar 2020 - 1 week 2 days)
Stevie and Vaughn were a total delight. We immediately felt we could trust them and they didn't disappoint us. The house was spotless when we arrived home and we received texts with lovely photos while we were away. We have no hesitation in recommending them. Also their doggy Darcy is just the sweetest girl. Our two dogs loved her. Thanks for making our holiday even more relaxing by giving us peace of mind while we were away. Massive thumbs up.
EMMA AND MERRICK (Cheltenham England, Sep 2019 - 1 week 4 days)
Stevie and Vaughn were amazing. I'm so grateful that they were able to take care of smokey with such an unfortunate turn of events. They were also the model house guests and it was spotless when we returned home. Thank you so much again.
JOANNE (Poole England, Jun 2019 - 1 week)
Wonderful housesitters, An absolutely pleasure to have them in our house. Welcome back any time! Lovely communication, and very thoughtful.
SARAH (Bath England, Apr 2019 - 1 week)
A great couple who were everything they said they were! Dog lovers, they whatsapp'd bulletins during their stay, very nice people, left the house sparkling and even washed their bedding! I thoroughly recommended Stevie and Vaughan and I hope to see them again!
MAGGIE (Llanishen Wales, Feb 2019 - 1 week)
No rating Stevie and Vaughan looked after our house but more importantly the Cats from 20th to 28th August. Because we move our holiday dates we were not able to meet them but I sent them the information and we spoke on the phone and they were fantastic. We received regular updates including pictures of the cats. The house was very clean and we were left a lovely card and plant. We look forward to inviting them back.
ANTONY (Cambridge England, Aug 2018 - Just under 1month)
No rating A delightful couple, Stevie and Vaughan are the perfect house/pet sitters and looked after Amber beautifully. Long daily walks and lots of cuddles what more could a dog ask for!! Oh and also thank you for taking a meal to my elderly father and tending his garden which was extraordinarily thoughtful of you. Really lovely and very much hope to see them again.
DEBRA (Flitton , May 2018)
No rating Stevie was the perfect sitter! Great communication and my girls loved her! I returned to a home that was as clean as I left it, she even washed the guest room sheets. I cannot say enough good things about her. Thanks!
KAREN (Blockley England, Apr 2018 - 1 week 2 days)
No rating Stevie and Vaughan are just fabulous sitters and are almost friends since we have been corresponding with them since we first joined this site, 3 years ago. Eventually, our dates suited us all and they were able to stay, even though we had moved house and 20 mins away from where we originally lived when we first started speaking. We have 3 cats, Liza the oldest, was quite ill before S&V arrived but we notified them prior, we didn't know if she would still be with us on the day S&V were due ... MORE
ANNIE (Mappleborough Green, Warwickshire England, Mar 2018 - 10 nights)
No rating We feel very lucky that Stevie and Vaughan were able to house and pet sit for us. Communication beforehand and while we were away was easy and relaxed and we really enjoyed meeting them when they arrived the evening before we were leaving. Our little dog immediately recognised in Stevie and Vaughan true animal lovers and quickly made himself comfortable on their laps. We highly recommend Stevie and Vaughan-no hesitation and would love to have them housesit for us at any point in the future.
FIONA (Hindhead England, Feb 2018 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating Stevie and Vaughan came and looked after our two dogs for us for a fortnight this August. They very kindly came over beforehand and met us, and met the dogs and it was great to get to know them before we left. We have returned to an immaculate house and garden and extremely happy and settled dogs - even the neurotic sausage dog is unphased by us being away. They took the dogs on lots of lovely outings and walks too which really was an added bonus! I would not hesitate to recommend this ... MORE
WILLA (Stockbridge , Aug 2017)
No rating Thank you Stevie and Vaughn. My pets had a great time. Bronte went on a Hovercraft and steam train! Vaughn has helped so much with Little jobs around the house. Just brilliant Thank you xxx
JANE (Bishops Waltham England, May 2017 - 2 weeks)
No rating Stevie and her husband were fantastic dog and house sitters - responsive, flexible, loving, communicative, and tidy. We got regular updates and photos of our dogs having fun during our vacation and returned to a spotless home with fresh fruit and staple foods. Highly recommended!
GILLIAN (London England, Apr 2017 - 5 days)
No rating Oh my word what can I say, the most incredible first experience with having a housesitter. From the first conversation with Stevie I knew that I wanted her to look after my fur babies. She was incredible. The animals were so happy when we got home. I can tell normally when we have been away as it takes them a few days to adjust, not this time, they were literally like we had never left, they were so happy. Everyone that met Stevie has been telling me all week how amazing she is. The house was ... MORE
EMMA (Aldworth England, Mar 2017 - 1 week)
No rating We got to know Stevie and Vaughan before our holiday by mail, text and Skype leaving us very happy to let them stay without meeting in person. Regular messages about the house, neighbours and cat whilst away with photos to show how settled the cat was! The house was as we left it upon return with the bedding washed and a lovely vase of spring dafodils to welcome us. Definitely recommend Stevie and Vaughan (and hope they're free for our next trip away)
AMANDA & BRYN (Oxford England, Jan 2017 - 2 weeks)
No rating Stevie and Vaughan were simply lovely! What a nice couple and clearly more than capable to look after our house and 2 dogs....everything was perfect when we got home in the middle of the night and it was a pleasure chatting before Stevie headed off the next day. All in all very happy and would be very welcome with us again anytime. many thanks Annabel
ANNABEL (Westbury England, Jul 2016 - 1 week 2 days)
No rating Thank you so much Stevie and Vaughan for your care of our house and dogs. You both went that 'extra mile ', walked and groomed the dogs and were the ideal people to have in our home.
JANIE (St Ives , Jun 2016)
No rating Vaughan and Stevie looked after our home and pets with kindness and efficiency. Everything was neat and spotless when we came home and the dogs had clearly had a wonderful time. We cannot thank them enough for their care of our house.
ANNE (Newton Abbot , May 2016)
No rating Stevie and Vaughan are the nicest couple. They both adore dogs and took such loving care of our little Esme. The house was kept immaculate and we would not hesitate to recommend them to any prospective pet owner.
BEVERLY (Dover England, Apr 2016 - 8 days)
No rating Stevie and Vaughan did a house sit for us in November, they were a really lovely couple, very friendly and easy going and I had no qualms about leaving the house and the pets with them. I'd previously spoken to Stevie as she phoned beforehand & they sent us a text whilst we were away to let us know all was well. Happy to recommend them and would definitely ask them to sit for us again.
JAN (Telford, England, Nov 2015 - 4 days)
No rating Brilliant! Cant thank Stevie enough for the care she took of our home and Max our dog.. The dog was happy and healthy and so was our home! Will be using her again if she's available
SASCHA (Westbury on trym, England, Oct 2015)
No rating Stevie very kindly stayed for a week and looked after my two cats while I was away at the end of May. I must say that I couldn't have asked for a better house sitter. I returned to find my two quite demanding Siamese cats utterly contented, and my house looking sparkling, definitely a few degrees cleaner and tidier than when I left. I shall certainly invite her to come and house sit again, when the need arises. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone else who is looking for a reliable ... MORE
RITA (Winchester, England, Jun 2015 - 1 week)
No rating I cannot recommend Stevie highly enough as a house and petsitter! She came to stay and look after my flat and pup, Wolfie over a long weekend and was an absolute star. Great communication, left my flat in better condition than it was when I left, and we came home to a spotless house and happy contented pet Stevie is wonderful-reliable, friendly, trustworthy and I would recommend her to anyone thinking about using her as a housesitter. Thanks again Stevie!
KATY (Edinburgh, Scotland, Jun 2015 - 3 days)
No rating I arranged well in advance for Stevie and Vaughn to pet sit for our mature, but healthy, pets, a dog and cat. Communications by email and telephone were excellent and I felt very happy with the arrangement. A month or so before our holiday, however, I had to inform them that our once bouncy dog had been extremely ill with liver disease; although he was recovering he still needed much tlc and to be given a lot of medication. Stevie and Vaughn had ample experience of caring for a sick dog ... MORE
MOIRA (Berwick Upon Tweed, England, Jun 2015 - 1 week 2 days)
No rating Stevie did a fantastic job looking after our two cats Mr Cheeky and Django (and flat) for four days. We couldn't have asked for a lovelier, more reliable and more conscientious angel in human form! A big thanks to House Sitters UK for bringing us together.
LAURA (Hove, England, May 2015 - 1 week 2 days)
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