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Mature pet lovers
62, Retired Police Officer
We can promise you that we would absolutely care for your pets and property as if they were our own. I retired from the Police in 2008 after an unblemished thirty years of loyal service. I enjoyed swimming, walking and playing tennis for a few years but in 2013, my wife Clare and I decided to go back to work for a new challenge. For the last three years we have been working and living at very large properties, Clare in the capacity of Housekeeper and myself in the capacity of handyman, gardener and chauffeur. When our employers were not in residence, we also had responsibility for the security and also for looking after the pets and other animals. These included dogs, cats, fish, ducks, geese and even horses and sheep. We are animal lovers and have both had dogs and cats throughout our lives but sadly lost our beloved Border Terrier 'Jez' last year. We are very confident, comfortable and experienced with them, especially with walks and cuddles. We are responsible, honest, reliable and trustworthy and we both drive and are fit and active. We are non-smokers and extremely respectful, clean and tidy people. We have really enjoyed working but now feel we need more flexibility and leisure time at this time in our lives. House sitting is appealing exactly for those reasons. We get to choose when and where we stay, with the added attraction of looking after houses and lovely pets and exploring new locations. We would love you to choose us to look after your pets and your property whilst you are away, giving you peace of mind to enjoy your holiday. Thank you for reading our profile.
Colin and Clare are an absolutely lovely couple who cared for our dogs so well that they were genuinely sad when they left! The dogs had such a wonderful time with amazing walks and lots of love. The house was well looked after too and whilst we were away they kept in touch with messages and pictures - all very reassuring. Colin and Clare are extremely kind, trustworthy and we would definitely recommend them.
FIONA (Campsea Ashe , Jul 2017)
Colin and Clare were fantastic! Upon meeting them for the very first time we knew that our house, dog and horses would be in safe and capable hands and we weren't disappointed! They kindly sent photos from time to time of their walks with Bronte reassuring us that 'all was well'. On our return, after a month away, the animals looked 'tip top' and the house was in immaculate order. We highly recommend Colin and Clare and hope they are available to 'sit' for us again!
KAREN HARGREAVES (Keighley England, Nov 2016 - 4 weeks)
Well, where do I begin?? Colin & Clare fit the bill perfectly, they were just wonderful and it was such a blessing to know that our home and our beloved Fred were both so well looked after.
I would highly recommend them as housesitters....my only regret is that they had to leave us,,,,we miss them very much, but hopefully, we will have them back again!
BARBARA (Honiton , Sep 2016)
Colin and Clare have just completed our house sit, looking after our dog, 2 cats and house. What a lovely couple they are. Our house is spotless on return, Ruby the dog absolutely chilled, and the cats relaxed and happy. We left for our holiday feeling confident that Colin and Clare would look after our pets and home as we do and have not been disappointed. Many thanks to them for their kind care, helping to make our holiday even more enjoyable.
LINDA (Sheffield England, Sep 2016 - 1 week 1 day)
Colin and Clare are a lovely, caring couple. We couldn't have wished for more. Top notch house sitters on return house was spotless, garden cared for and most importantly Milo our Tibetan was in excellent health. He had been spoilt rotten and taken on days out. We don't want to carry on telling you how fab they are because we want to keep them all to ourselves and we hope they will return to us in the near future. One word FABULOUS!
KAREN (Chester England, Aug 2016 - 3 weeks)
I would have no hesitation in recommending Colin and Clare as house sitters. They exceeded all our expectations, looking after our pets, house and garden faultlessly over a two week period. Colin and Clare are a truly lovely couple who always seemed to go the extra mile. For example they stayed in all day to accept a delivery for us, they were in touch over the holiday to let us know that everything was okay back home. They even offered to do a shop for us so we had food in the house on our ... MOREI would have no hesitation in recommending Colin and Clare as house sitters. They exceeded all our expectations, looking after our pets, house and garden faultlessly over a two week period. Colin and Clare are a truly lovely couple who always seemed to go the extra mile. For example they stayed in all day to accept a delivery for us, they were in touch over the holiday to let us know that everything was okay back home. They even offered to do a shop for us so we had food in the house on our return home. They were extremely pet friendly, the dogs and cat looked after wonderfully with lots of love and care. The hens had all their requirements met - feed, watered, cleaned out and broody hens lifted! When we returned home Colin and Clare had prepared an amazing treasure hunt in the garden for our boys. The garden was beautifully tended - lawns cut, green house watered and flower beds weeded. As soon as Colin and Clare arrived we knew that our house and pets were being looked after by a trustworthy, dependable, kind and friendly couple.
JOANNA (Diss England, Jul 2016 - 1 week 2 days)
Make sure the garden and pot plants are thriving when you get back - get a house sitter.