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House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Farm Animals
Preferred Locations
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Hello and thank you for viewing my profile.

I am looking for short term house / pet sitting assignment during my periods of annual leave and weekends. Currently I am employed as a health professional in the National Health Service. I live in the North East of England. I would be available for weekends, long weekends and holiday periods of up to two weeks at a time. I am open to opportunities in the United Kingdom and Europe. For weekends I would be available for areas close to North East of England such as Yorkshire, Northumberland, Cumbria and the Scottish Borders.

I am a non-smoker. I am very reliable, responsible, practical, honest and trustworthy. My partner Jonathan may accompany me on some assignments. He is also mature and reliable and has experience of keeping bees.

For opportunities in the North of England and Scottish Borders I would be happy to travel and meet you and your pets prior to the start of the assignment.
I enjoy visiting new places, being with animals and the countryside. House and pet sitting seem a perfect way to combine these.
I love animals and have grown up with pets. As a family we always had a variety of pets, cats, dogs, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, plus a parrot and a tortoise. Because of this I am very comfortable with all aspects of looking after them. My own dog sadly died at the age of fourteen. She is the dog in the photographs. As you can see, she seemed to enjoy a wonderful life with plenty of time in the outdoors. I have decided not have another pet at the moment because I am working, but would be more than happy to come and care for your pets in my free time. In the past I have done voluntary work at an animal rescue centre and fostered cats and kittens in my own home.
While living in Africa, I also kept chickens.
When younger I also did some horse riding which including taking the horses from their stable and putting the tack on and off. I have also done some voluntary work at a riding for the disabled facility. This included feeding, grooming and leading horses with riders.
I own my own house with gardens so have experience in looking after both. I also have my own car, so would have transport within the UK
In the past I have worked abroad, some of the countries I have worked in are: Switzerland, Austria, France, Portugal and Nigeria. I can speak some French and German.
To the assignment, I bring experience and confidence in caring for pets.

I can assure you that your house, its contents and your pets would be well looked after in your absence and I would be committed to doing this well.

I have lived abroad in several countries and as a result, I am very practical and adaptable. I am a very honest, reliable and trustworthy individual.
If faced with a problem, I can be very resourceful, possessing common sense and can usually work out a solution.

References and police check are available on request.

Reviews (10)
It was lovely to have Jean and Jonathan house-sit for us and to look after our cat. The conversations between us were really friendly and we were always at ease whilst away. They looked after everything perfectly. Thanks very much. Andy and Fran
ANDREW (Ulverston England, Jan 2023 - 2 weeks 1 day)
I have no hesitation in recommending Jean and Jonathan as house sitters, I felt happy from our first communication. Our dog, Charley, had just lost his best pal and we were a little worried about leaving him. Jean and Jonathan sent photos of him on the beach and I felt much happier knowing he was getting so much attention. There are people who instantly make you feel comfortable, they have an air of competence and kindness, and that’s what I felt with Jean and Jonathan.
SUZANNA (Longhoughton England, Jan 2024 - 1 week)
Jean and Jonathan were absolute gems as housesitters. With years of experience between them, I knew we were in safe hands from the moment I began communicating with Jean. They clearly loved our dog and cats and it was mutual. Buddy had lots of walks and the cats got lots of fuss which kept them happy. Our house was immaculate upon our return and all the tubs, hanging baskets and plants in the greenhouse had been carefully tended. We are fortunate Jean and Jonathan don’t live TOO far away ... MORE
WENDY (Northallerton England, Jul 2023 - 1 week)
We were very pleased with the care Jean and Jonathan gave Pushkin our cat who always enjoys lots of attention . She was clearly happy and settled with them.. We found the house very clean and tidy on our return. Jean and Jonathan had also taken good care of the young plants and seedlings in the greenhouse. We would be confident they would have also taken good care of the garden and allotment if it had been later in the season. We would have no hesitation at all in recommending them as ... MORE
ANN (Burley in Wharfedale, Ilkley England, Mar 2023 - 1 week 6 days)
Thank you so much for the review Ann, much appreciated.
Thoroughly recommend Jean and Jonathan. They traveled up to meet us at home before we went away, which was very reassuring. Jean kept in contact with us and sent us photos of our cat engaging with them whilst we were away. The house was spotless on our return. Thus the five stars....and we hope they will come back another time!
SUE (Rothbury England, Jun 2022 - 2 weeks)
Jean and Jonathan were more than wonderful house sitters. Not only did they look after the house but also one hundred and thirty sheep, two dogs, chickens (and an aggressive cockrell!), peacocks and guinea fowl. The dogs in particular were sad to see them go and look forward to their return as we do. Jean and Jonathan were so enthusiastic and kind and we cannot recommend them more strongly. They thoroughly cleaned the house before they left and were very conscientious.. A great couple and ... MORE
CATHERINE (Malmesbury England, Nov 2020 - 2 weeks 4 days)
Jean and Jonathan came again for 2nd time this year and did a wonderful job. The house was spic and span and Miner, hens and ducks well cared for and happy. Miner remembered them ! We had an errant hen who insisted on flying up into a tree every night and they managed to get her back to the coop. It was a tricky handover with the coronavirus but we managed very safely . Jonathan has done a lovely watercolour painting of the house so we have a photo of it. We would highly recommend them as ... MORE
MAGGIE (Macclesfield , Sep 2020 - 2 weeks)
Jean did a fantastic job. Our pets were happy and well looked after, as was our house and garden. We returned from our holiday to find everything just as we left it, and I would recommend Jean as a house sitter without hesitation.
PERCY (Hope Valley England, Aug 2019 - 1 week 2 days)
Jean and Jonathan sat for our two dogs and we were delighted with how well they settled in considering our kitchen refurbishment at the time. They kept in touch with us the whole time and we were very confident that our pooches were well looked after. Our Vizsla is quite nervous with new people and he immediately bonded with them which was a huge weight off our minds. Lovely people. We would highly recommend.
EMMA AND MERRICK (Cheltenham England, Mar 2018 - 1 week)
No rating A massive thank you to Jean and Johnathan who took loving care of our 2 dogs Mack and Boo and our lovely kittens and home. All four of our fur babies were extremely well cared for and very happy and content when we arrived home We would highly reccomend them to care for your pets whilst your away and we hope that Jean and Johnathan will return in the future. Communication with Jean was excellent prior and during the pet sit. Jean sent us regular updates and photos of our pets whilst we were ... MORE
KAREN (Glossop England, Feb 2018 - 1 week 3 days)
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