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Hello
We are in English couple who are fortunate to have houses in UK, Sydney and Morocco and now travel between our visits. My partner is a doctor, so often we will be looking to housesit where he will be working as a GP locum. I run our business online and work from home, so I am able to keep a close eye on your home and ensure your pets are extremely well cared for.

We find housesitting provides us with the flexibility our lifestyle requires. We love to travel and experience different places but it is also wonderful to have a base for a while and discover somewhere new. Also, we are keen pet lovers, my husband loves cats so this enables us to babysit them! We also have experience in puppy and dog training and have looked after dogs from Greyhounds to Cavoodles and others in between!

We are well travelled and renovated houses in 5 countries, so DIY tasks are easily undertaken. We are caring pet lovers, my partner is often called The Cat Whisperer! We are fit and love walking, aiming for 8km per day but can do less if this is too far for your dog!

We have joined this site in August 2020 and normally are booked via trustedhousesitters, I have copied our 26 (so far!) verified references below, you can find us under 'Bournemouth, UK'. We also have references from Australian sites.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards
Abi and Mike
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Your reviews from home & pet owners
Louise - London, United Kingdom
25 Sep - 4 Oct 2020

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Abi & Mike took brilliant care of my 4 -5 month old kitten, including administering medication twice daily for ringworm. They are also genuinely lovely people who I enjoyed talking to and receiving daily updates from while I was away. They really went the extra mile with the cleaning and I could not be more grateful! Other thoughtful touches included making my bed for me and leaving a bottle of wine on my return. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would :)

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Received | Oct 11, 2020


Mike - Marlow, United Kingdom
7 - 19 Sep 2020

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Abi and Mike looked after Findlay for about 2 weeks in Sept 2020. They signed up at short notice after our sitter had to self isolate. They are a lovely couple, very well organised and dedicated to looking after both our cat and our house. They kept us up to date, so we were reassured that they and Findlay were enjoying each other's company. On our return the house was spotless and Findlay was in perfect condition (fast asleep!). We are very satisfied with Abi and Mike as house/pet sitters and would gladly use them again. Many thanks, Mike & Lorraine

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Received | Sep 21, 2020

Karin - Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
29 Aug - 4 Sep 2020

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This was our first experience with THS and we couldn't be happier! Abi and Mike took fantastic care of our house and garden, and most importantly of our cat and bearded dragon. We had a worry-free holiday thanks to them and got back home to find everything in perfect order. We'd be more than happy to have Abi and Mike stay again if the dates would work out.

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Received | Sep 8, 2020


Vicki - Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
23 - 29 Aug 2020

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Abi and Mike house sat for us for a week whilst we went on holiday. It's the first time we had used the site and it was a wonderful experience. They put us completely at ease, even though our dog can be quite unpredictable with other dogs on walks etc!
We were sent regular photos of our dog and cat and we returned to an extremely tidy house, very happy pets, and even a fridge stocked with basics, which we were very grateful for after a day of travelling.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Abi and Mike and hope they are free to housesit next time we go away!

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Received | Aug 31, 2020


Venetia - South Newington, United Kingdom
7 - 28 Aug 2020

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We could not have wished for better sitters! From the start of our booking Abi and Mike were professional, thoughtful and above all, flexible. Knowing that our two dogs were being looked after at home rather than being in kennels made our holiday so much more enjoyable. The house was left immaculately clean and tidy and the whole experience was 110% brilliant. Thank you Abi and Mike. We will definitely book you again! xx

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Received | Sep 16, 2020


Nicola - Rochester, United Kingdom
17 - 24 Jul 2020

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Abi and Mike were fantastic house sitters. They took great care of our fur-babies, both of whom were extremely well and settled when we returned home. We received daily photos and updates, which were very reassuring. Our house was left immaculately, along with some extremely thoughtful and unexpected gifts. Whilst we were not able to meet Abi and Mike in person before the house sit, we both felt 100% confident that our cats and home were in wonderful hands. This was absolutely the case and we would thoroughly recommend Abi and Mike, as well as welcoming them back for any future house sits.

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Received | Jul 26, 2020


Sara - Christchurch, United Kingdom
14 - 21 Mar 2020

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Abi & Mike are lovely. Our first time using this site and having been lucky enough to meet up with them before the sit they really put us at ease and we were able to go away knowing our home & fur/scale babies would be well cared for. Would love to use them again if we ever get to go away in the future
Thank you so much

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Received | Mar 22, 2020


Georgie - Hurstpierpoint, United Kingdom
8 - 13 Mar 2020

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Abi and Mike are fabulous house sitters. They did everything they said they would do and more. The pets loved them and we had full confidence in their ability to look after our home. We wouldn't hesitate to have them back, hopefully very soon.

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Received | Mar 24, 2020


Yolanda - Poole, United Kingdom
19 - 28 Dec 2019

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Second time we have used Abi & Mike. This says it all! Wonderful housesitters! Pets were very happy and house was left spotless. Communication was excellent. Loved to have this perfect couple again! Thank you Abi & Mike.

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Received | Dec 30, 2019


Alan - Henley on Thames, United Kingdom
1 - 5 Sep 2019

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Abi and Mike are first class sitters. They came to see us a few days before the actual sit and familiarised themselves with Ozzy and our house. We were thus able to leave feeling very confident and reassured that all would be well. They are a most engaging and interesting couple.
We had regular updates/photos and returned to a clean and tidy house and an obviously contented dog!!
We would recommend Abi and Mike without hesitation.

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Received | Sep 9, 2019

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We highly recommend sitting for Alan and Susie, they are a really lovely couple. They were so warm, relaxed and welcoming to us and super easy to liaise with. Their house is absolutely stunning, with a gorgeous garden in a beautiful village and we loved exploring just some of the local walks.

You will completely fall in love with Ozzy. He is really quite special and has been wonderfully trained by Alan and Susie. He is very well behaved around food and his recall is amazing, particularly if there is a ball involved! He is also very affectionate and I miss our evening cuddles. Thanks again for everything and we look forward to hopefully sitting for Ozzy in the future.

Sent | Sep 12, 2019


Dawn - Bournemouth, United Kingdom
17 - 25 Aug 2019

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Abi and Mike were fabulous sitters, arranging themselves around our schedule to ensure they'd met the dogs, and walked with them in advance of the sit and to be around for our early morning departure. Rex and Rocco looked relaxed and happy on our return and the house was spotless and well looked after. I would have them back any day (and hope they will come again!).

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Received | Aug 26, 2019

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We had a wonderful time when we met Dawn and the family prior to the sit, they were so welcoming and friendly. We enjoyed a lovely walk with them, with the absolutely adorable Rex and Rocco, two gorgeous schnauzers. They are so much fun and full of personality, we enjoyed our time with them so much. The children have taught them some great tricks and had also written a fantastic Welcome Pack. We went on some great walks, their recall is fantastic and we loved our evening cuddles. The house is large and super comfortable with a lovely garden backing onto tennis courts. We hope to sit for you again and thanks so much for choosing us.

Sent | Sep 16, 2019


Pete and siobhan - Hove, United Kingdom
9 - 17 Aug 2019

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Abi and Mike came to look after our shy but lively cocker, Coco. They took the trouble of coming down to see us and walk with Coco several days before we left, so that they could get to know her. While we were away we received photos and updates, and it was great to know that Coco was having lovely long walks up on the South Downs (despite the weather). We came home to a very relaxed and happy pooch, not to mention a lovely clean house, flowers and basic supplies. We have no hesitation in highly recommending Abi and Mike, who are super organised and will take great care of your pets and home. We would love to have them stay again.

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Received | Aug 22, 2019


Chris - Winchester, United Kingdom
6 - 9 Aug 2019

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Unfortunately, I didn't meet Steve as he and Abi arrived separately and they both left 30 mins before I got back (my decision, not them deserting their post!). Abi is a delightful lady and my Westie was very happy being with them both. My home was clean and tidy when I returned and Steve had even fixed my guest bed headboard, having had to go out and buy a part beforehand! I would not hesitate to recommend this lovely couple.

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Received | Sep 2, 2019


Yolanda - Poole, United Kingdom
5 - 12 Jul 2019

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Abi & Mike were the most amazing House Sitters! They arrived on time, very friendly and keen to know more about the pets and our home. They gave us up updates on how all the pets were having a wonderful time and some lovely photos.

They even got our cat to have cuddles, and she is not that accepting to people in general, they also taught Barney a new trick! On top of that, the house was left spotless; all the linen was washed, the beds made,
It was just as we left it. Everything was perfect. They were exceptionally kind; leaving bread, milk and fruit for us. The pets were all happy and relaxed by the time we got home. I knew instantly my pets enjoyed themselves and were very well looked after. I would love to use this fantastic house sitter again. Thank you both.

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Received | Jul 13, 2019


Sara - Rome, Italy
21 - 24 Jun 2019

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Abi & Mike are wonderful catsitters. We needed someone to take care of our four cats (Mio, Mia, Casper, and Romeo) during a long weekend, and could not have found a better couple than Abi & Mike.

They took very good care of our kitties, even purchasing a hair brush because we couldn't find ours. They sent frequent photos where it was evident that our cats where relaxed and enjoying themselves.

Abi & Mike even washed all the guest bedroom's linens, and left the flat in excellent shape.

We highly recommend them to anyone looking for reliable catsitters, and we hope they'll come back to catsit for us in the future.

Sara & Antonio

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Received | Jul 1, 2019


Linda - Lagraulière, France
13 - 18 Mar 2019

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We have been so fortunate with the house sitters who have looked after Jollity Farm - they just keep getting better and better! Abi and Mike surpassed themselves, they did a fantastic job of caring for our motley crew of animals despite hideous weather, Mike did some fence mending for me to stop our opportunist collie going walkabout, and our cats were truly in love... Abi took on the job of sorting out 'that cupboard'- (everyone has one!!) a job not for the faint hearted... and Mike also sorted out my computer while he was here. Thanks guys so much - you did a fantastic job and I would have you both back again in a heartbeat! Hope to see you again soon

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Received | Mar 20, 2019

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What a wonderful, amazing experience we had at Jollity Farm. Linda and Derek have created a very special place for a variety of animals. We loved spending time with Linda and she was very patient with us, explaining the routines and leaving us comprehensive notes. The feeding routines are easy and we loved all of the animals and their many personalities, particularly Gilbert the Goose! Even if you have never looked after horses, pigs, goats or sheep before I fully encourage you to apply for any future housesits as the routines are simple and it will provide you with a unique experience. We are finding we are missing Jollity Farm! The dogs Brisca and Elmo will become your shadows and the cats with all their different personalities will keep you entertained, especially in the evening, we are particularly missing George and Mille. Linda thanks so much for your kind words, it was a real pleasure to meet you and I am sure we shall be back in the future.

Sent | Mar 22, 2019


Jackie - Dieulefit, France
25 Feb - 5 Mar 2019

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This house sit was my very first, so did not know what to expect. I have to say that I was amazed and very agreeably surprised by Abi and Mike's professionalism and cat-whispering skills. My cat Pixie, whom no-one but I have been able to touch/stroke in all her ten and a half years, got inside the duvet with them for a cuddle. Total amazement! On top of that, the house was left spotless, all the linen washed and my open-and-throw-everything-in cupboard organised! When I returned, the cats were thoroughly chilled out, instead of fighting between each other for my attention...
A great introduction to Trusted Housesitters and Abi and Mike will be welcome back any time! I thoroughly recommend them as housesitters.

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Received | Mar 17, 2019

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We had a wonderful time in Dieulefit looking after Paulo and Pixie, they really are adorable cats with fascinating personalities and we loved learning about their little foibles! Jackie was so welcoming and efficient to liaise with. Her home is very comfortable and in a stunning location, we had an amazing time exploring the local area and would love to go back. Thanks so much for your lovely words Jackie and we look forward to our next visit. All the best. Abi and Mike

Sent | Mar 22, 2019


Chris - Whangarei, New Zealand
9 - 25 Oct 2018

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Abi and Mike Russell stayed for 2 weeks at our home and we really appreciated their effeciency (particularly in dealing with unexpected calls relating to our business) and heart, in looking after our dog Charlie. Abi kept in touch and although we didnt meet we both felt very comfortable with her and Mike in our home. Plus it was as clean as on our return. Definitely 5 stars!

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Received | Oct 26, 2018

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Hi Chris
We just wanted to say a big thanks for our lovely review. You made us so welcome in your home, we miss your lemon and mandarin trees! But most of all we miss Charlie, he really is a wonderful companion and perfectly behaved.
All the very best.
Abi and Mike

Sent | Nov 19, 2018


Susie - Bournemouth, United Kingdom
13 - 17 Aug 2018

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Abi & Mike were the most amazing Housesitters! Apart from being genuinely friendly, interested and keen to help they went over and above all expectations! Abi sorted out cupboards in the kitchen, always checking with me first, Mike re-planted my son's sunflowers and they were so organised and efficient I couldn't recommend them highly enough. My dogs adored them too. I would love to have them back as housesitters for me again when back from their travels!

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Received | Sep 10, 2018

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Thanks so much for your lovely review Susie. It was such a pleasure to meet you and look after Star and Patch. You made us feel so welcome in your stunning home, we loved the quite extraordinary veggie patch, I cannot believe you have only just started it and the gorgeous chickens and abundance of eggs. Look forward to seeing you next time.
Take care
Abi and Mike x

Sent | Sep 13, 2018


Andy - Ibiza, Spain
3 - 31 Jan 2018

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Abi and Mike make a great Job with everything. We really could enjoy our holiday because we know everything is in best order and thats not so easy with 5 dogs and 3 cats and a big house. I really can tell you that you are lucky when they come to your house.

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Received | Mar 19, 2018

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I cannot tell you how much we enjoyed our housesit for Andy and Isy, they really are the most wonderful couple. They were super efficient but also very relaxed. They were so kind and picked us up and dropped us off at the airport. We had a wonderful night with them before they left, they were so welcoming and we had our own fantastic self contained apartment.

Their property is truly stunning, we were there in January, out of season and it was fantastic. The weather was sunny and there were plenty of restaurants open. They were so kind and also lent us their car so we could easily go off and do some exploring.

We still miss all their pets, each of them had their own special qualities and we loved hanging out in the evening on the sofa with all the dogs and even one of the cats used to join us! They really are super easy to look after and even the feeding is very easy.

If you ever have the opportunity to sit for Andy and Isy, then don't hesitate. We would definitely love to go back in the future.
Big hugs to you both and all the menagerie with the new additions!!

Sent | Jun 21, 2019


Judy - Greenwich, New South Wales, Australia
11 - 13 Nov 2017

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Abi & Mike looked after our dogs over a long weekend while we were interstate. I was sent daily photos of the boys being spoilt rotten and arrived home to a very clean house. They looked after our boys like we would, allowing them to cuddle up while relaxing. To top it off they brought their own linen leaving me very little to do on my return. I would have no hesitation in recommending them for house sitting gigs looking after both small and large dogs as well as fish feeding.

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Received | Dec 12, 2017


Carrie - Farncombe, United Kingdom
30 Sep - 7 Oct 2017

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Abi and Mike communicated really well throughout. The cats seemed very calm and happy on my return and had obviously loved sharing their home with them, lots of cuddles and tummy rubs. The house was lovely and clean, the bed made and some tricky DIY jobs completed (totally unasked for!). This is a really lovely friendly couple and I would recommend them highly - your pets and home are definitely safe in their very capable hands!

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Received | Oct 11, 2017

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Thanks for your lovely review Carrie. It was a real pleasure to chat to you on the phone and then finally meet you! Marcy Bindu and Zorro were a real joy to look after and Mike loved having a few little jobs to keep him busy! You also gave us a wonderful opportunity to visit Godalming and the surrounding areas, thanks so much.
Keep in touch.
Abi and Mike

Sent | Oct 12, 2017


Sharon - Narborough, United Kingdom
4 - 11 Feb 2017

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Abi and Mike house sat for us for 8 nights in Feb so we could go skiing. Abi and Mike took amazing care of our Great Dane x Mastiff, taking her on lovely walks we are yet to make ourselves and sending us photo updates during the week of their adventures which was so reassuring. They also took great care of our 2 horses, a 20yr old Cob and a miniature pony. As it was winter the horses were stabled overnight and Abi and Mike mucked out their stables, changed their rugs, fed them, poo picked their fields and picked out their feet, as well as gave my Cob his daily arthritis medication. When we came home, the house was immaculate and Abi and Mike had cooked us an amazing meal and left us a bottle of their favourite wine. I cannot thank them enough for taking such great care of our house and more importantly our dog and horses. It is quite difficult for us to get away and they made it possible for us to have a holiday. We would not hesitate to recommend them as the perfect housesitters who are happy to turn their hands to anything. We would love for Abi and Mike to sit for us again for our next holiday. Thank you both so much xx

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Received | Apr 30, 2017

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Hi Sharon and Rob
I have been going through my account and did not know I could also write reviews, so apologies for the tardy response! So much fun meeting you both and having a good natter over a few cups of tea! I hope all is well with the whole crew there, thanks again for giving us our first horse experience on trustedhousesitters. We really had a wonderful time, I would recommend the whole experience to anyone, you were a great trainer! We loved our first visit to Norfolk.
All the best to you and Rob.
Abi and Mike xx

Sent | Oct 12, 2017


Tessa - Bournemouth, United Kingdom
18 - 28 Dec 2016

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Abi and Mike housesat for us over Christmas and were fantastic! Super organised, very accommodating, friendly and trusting. They were excellent communicators from the start and really flexible (they even popped over before the housesit to meet us). We would love Abi and Mike to housesit for us again.

Abi sent regular updates and pictures whilst we were away, and they were great with Boots, our cat. He is normally scared of strangers but he obviously warmed to Abi and Mike. We came home to a very happy cat who had clearly enjoyed being with his new friends.

The house was extremely clean and tidy when we returned, and Abi had even done some washing for us and put new sheets on the bed. I can't recommend them highly enough, you really couldn't find better housesitters or nicer people. Happy to provide a verbal or written reference any time.

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Received | Dec 30, 2016

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Thanks so much for your lovely review Tessa and James. It has been such a pleasure to meet you and also meet up with you post the housesit! Your flat is fantastic, fully equiped and one of the best locations in Bournemouth. We loved walking down to the beach and also sampling the restaurants in Wes tbourne Village, so much choice! We adored quirky Boots and when he was in the mood giving him long cuddles, he must have the loudest purr we have ever heard! We actually miss him and are so happy you have asked us back in August, we cannot wait! Thanks again for your amazing house manual and being so easy to communicate with. Bye for now. Abi and Mike

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Nadine - London, United Kingdom
12 Apr 2016

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Abi and Mike were excellent pet/housesitters. From the beginning, Abi was an excellent communicator as well as during the sit.
As well as lovingly looking after our animals and even helping further train my puppy, they were incredibly helpful; Abi helped me with a few household matters, made sure the car was picked up to the garage and Mike fixed a leaky tap for us! In addition, the house was immaculate on our return home and Mike kindly arranged an Easter egg hunt for the kids :-) . I would recommend them in a heartbeat. It was very reassuring knowing we had such capable people looking after our pets and home. I wish them all the best in future house sits.

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Received | Sep 20, 2016

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It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Nadine, extremely prompt and thorough with the information provided. The house was spacious, clean and the pets were a joy to look after. Tigger the cat was very low maintenance but loved being stroked when he was around. Maple the dog was an absolute joy to hang out with. She kept me company during the day, loved going for walks and cuddles in the evening. We really enjoyed housesitting for Nadine and also exploring Wimbledon Common and the local area. All the very best for your future housesits.

Sent | Apr 12, 2016


Marieken - Balgowlah, New South Wales, Australia
18 Dec 2015 - 2 Jan 2016

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We couldn't have been happier with Abi's and Mike's housesitting services.
Marly, our 10 month old puppy dog was very well cared for, and our home was left tidy and clean upon our return.
Would recommend them to anyone.

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Received | Sep 20, 2016

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Hi Marieken
I hope you are all well! I have just been going through my reviews and realised I had not written your review, so apologies!

We have fond memories of meeting you both and of course the lovely Marly. I hope he is well and enjoying the wonderful local walks. Thanks again for giving us our first opportunity when we had just joined trustedhousesitters, I cannot believe it is over a year ago now. We have managed to visit Mike's brother in Amsterdam a few times since and hope you have managed a visit too!
All the very best.
Abi and Mike

Sent | Oct 12, 2017

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I cannot recommend Abi and Mike more highly. It was a pleasure to get to know them before I left for my trip. On my return, my sweet cat Steve was clearly beautifully looked after and the flat was immaculately clean and tidy. I would be delighted to have Abi and Mike looking after Steve again in the future. :)
 
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