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Professional Referrals \ Homesit History

Other than the casual homesitting we have over the years done for our friends in San Francisco, our first professional sit (i.e., booked through an online listing service) was in March of 2013 in Reno, NV for some folks who contacted us through our listing on HouseCarers.com.  Our history from that point forward is documented below. All the referrals from the homesits are available in our references package.

(All photos are posted only with permission and consent of our clients!)


 March 7 – 19, 2013 in Reno, NV

Two dogs that we both fell in love with, an Airedale Terrier and a Puli.  These girls were “elderly”, but full of fun and spunk.

Our clients had this to say about us:  “When we returned home, it was to two very relaxed dogs. They were glad to see us but not like they were needing love and attention that they hadn’t been getting. I can’t recommend Patty and Jeff highly enough.”

(Full referral letter and contact information available upon request.
Please select the references walking ginger & MA atab above for more info.)

 

 

 


May 1 – 25, 2013 in Bloomington, MN??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Awww – Miss Chaton and Mr. Regatto were two sweetie-pies that we spent 3 weeks with during the springtime near Minneapolis.

Our client had this to say about us: “I highly recommend them each for their warmth, trustworthiness, frequent and clear communication, intuition, sense of humor, reliability, intelligence and many other positive qualities . . . Working with Patty and Jeff is one of the best trip decisions I’ve ever made!”???????????????????????????????

(Full referral letter and contact information available upon request. Please select the references tab above for more info.)

 

 


June 21 – 30, 2013 in Santa Cruz, CABR2103b s

We fell in love with all thwpd16d957d_05ree of these sweeties! These two adorable Chihuahuas entertained us the whole time we were there. The cat is a lovely Angora that made an excellent subject for Jeff’s portrait photography hobby. We also had some beautiful fish to care for and feed.

Our clients had this to say about us: “We could not have been more pleased with their exceptional care and concern for our dogs and cat as well as the way they maintained our ???????????????????????????????home and patio.”???????????????????????????????

(Full referral letter and contact
information available upon request.
Please select the references tab above for more info.)

 

 


 July 8 – 28, 2013 in San Mateo, CA???????????????????????????????

For three weeks we had the pleasure of caring for a Beagle and a Green Cheek Conure (a ???????????????????????????????small parrot).  The beagle took each of us for a daily walk, for two walks a day.

The parrot joined us at the table as we worked on our website business and loved to sit on Jeff’s shoulder when he practiced piano. The parrot turned one year old during our tenure there, and we made some videos for our clients.

We also had a very large home plus pool to care for (and enjoy!).  Part of our duties were keeping garden plants watered and the pool at the correct level.

Our clients had this to say about us: “Our dog and our little parrot ???????????????????????????????were totally relaxed and happy when we returned after more than 3 weeks (and that was most important for us) and the house was cleaner than when we left it. Jeff and Patty were informing us about our pets regularly via mail and sent us lovely pictures which gave us a very good feeling that everything is running best at home.”

(Full referral letter and contact
information available upon request.
Please select the references tab above for more info.)

 


August – December, 2013:

We took the rest of the year off working on our businesses in Southern California and Las Vegas.


December 31 – March 21, 2014 in Seattle, WAwp4ebcb88c_05

wp4d11fb06_05For three months we cared for a large home in Seattle that was run quite efficiently by one cute cat that we both adored.  When not tackling or hiding in grocery bags, he spent most of his time keeping us company as we worked on our projects.  We were slightly spoiled by the size of the home, which also brought with it a little extra responsibility.  But we truly loved it and are now going to be spending several months a year with our new feline friend.

Our clients had this to say about us: “During their stay theywp1155d289_05 routinely kept us informed on how things were going, sent pictures and stories of our cat, and kept up on mail as well as home maintenance issues. They were consistently rwp9960bb32_05esponsible and conscientious. Of course, the final proof was the condition of the home and cat upon our return. We were so impressed that it was perfect – exactly as we had left it.”

(Full referral letter and contact
information available upon request.
Please select the references tab above for more info.)


March 31 – April 19, 2014 in Reno, NVmary ann and ginger

We returned to our two Reno dogs that we nicknamed Mary Ann and Ginger.  We are so honored when we are asked to return which really lets us know that our love for the pets and care for the home was appreciated.  We love our girls!

(See the first listing above from this same client for more remarks.)

 

 


 Next stop: back to Seattle…

. . . more to come!