House Sitting Testimonials

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House Sitting L’isle Jourdain, France August 2016 – Michele

Jane and her husband looked after our house, dogs, cat, chickens and pool, whilst we were away on holiday for 3 weeks this summer.

They proved to be excellent housesitters, sending us a detailed planning sheet in advance, keeping in regular contact whilst we were away and obviously caring for our dogs as if they were their own.

We returned to a lovely cooked dinner, happy pets and a tidy house.

We would not hesitate to recommend them to other homeowners

  • Organised
  • Reliable
  • Self Sufficient
  • Tidy
  • Pet Care
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House Sitting Assignment Puerto Vallarta 10 nights Mexico 2015 – Gayle

Jane and Duncan took care of our dog and house in September, 2015, in Puerto Vallarta. I had made arrangements with them several months in advance, and they checked in with me occasionally to let me know where they were and that they were ready to housesit for us as agreed. I very much appreciated this, as when things are arranged far in advance, people’s plans can change.
When they arrived in Vallarta, they let us know, and were flexible enough that they were able to take care of our dog and house several days prior to the agreed time.
There are not enough superlatives to describe them. Personally, they are honest and friendly. It was obvious when we returned that while we were gone, our dog was loved and very well cared for. She was very happy! Jane and Duncan left our house very clean. If they wanted to return to Vallarta in the future, we would love to have them take care of our dog and house again!

House Sitting Assignment 3 weeks 2015 Tepoztlan Mexico – Louise

Dream Housesitters!
I am a pretty relaxed person, but when it comes to my dogs…I am hard to please!!
From my very first contact with Jane and Duncan until the day they left, I have been so impressed with their professionalism, organisation and trustworthiness, and as well as that, they are great people! They went over and above what was asked of them and the result was 3 very happy and content doggies and a very happy ‘mum’, who at last could enjoy her holidays without constantly worrying if the dogs were ok! They wrote with updates and photos every day, something which, for me, is very important. The dogs looked so happy! They didn’t seem to miss me at all, which is not usually the case…a testament to how well they were looked after and the love and attention they received from Jane and Duncan.
While I was gone, the electricity bill arrived; this was dealt with swiftly and without problems.
The house was left spotless (maybe even cleaner than it was when I left!!) and they even left food for me so I wouldn’t have to worry about going to shop for food the day I arrived back…so thoughtful!
Jane and Duncan are excellent, professional housesitters. You couldn’t ask for more and anyone would be very lucky to have them look after their animals and home.
A faultless, 100% positive experience.

  • Organised
  • Reliable
  • Self Sufficient
  • Tidy
  • Pet Care

House Sitting Assignment 3 weeks 2015 Granada, Nicaragua – Sharon

I would absolutely recommend Jane and Duncan to anyone- they are truly gems. They arrived at my home on the day another house sitter had departed, leaving my home and puppy in a terrible state. We managed to communicate over Skype and got all sorted, how Jane and Duncan remained so calm and professional given this unfortunate arrival is beyond me.

I have a large, old colonial home with many challenges as it is mostly an outdoor environment. My gardens are extensive and the daily cleaning/watering duties are substantial. I also have a rather willful puppy ( she is a rescued street dog) who requires a firm hand and much exercise.

When I arrived home, Jane and Duncan had my home and garden gleaming and most importantly, my puppy Luna was happy beyond belief. Luna (puppy) was obviously quite attached to her new “masters” and frankly adored them. I could not have felt better.

Jane and Duncan were certain to provide me with wonderful, regular updates on how things were going in my home and with Luna. This allowed me to enjoy my vacation, knowing that all was well. A wonderful change from my nervous first week with the first house-sitter in residence.

I cannot say enough about these wonderful people and their professionalism and warmth. They understand dogs, take the care of pets very seriously and provide them with love and affection. They will ensure your home is safe and well maintained and that your return is smooth and calm.

I feel blessed to have met them and would recommend them for any house sitting opportunity. If I could give them more than 5/5 in every category- I would!

  • Organised
  • Reliable
  • Self Sufficient
  • Tidy
  • Pet Care

House Sitting Assignment San Miguel de Allende 2015 Two Assignments – Sharyn

Jane and Duncan Dempster-Smith have house and dog sat for me twice in 2015.
I was very impressed with the care they gave my two dogs, and the garden fared well too.  The house was kept in good order, and I received regular emails from my doggies, sometimes with pictures!
Your pets, plants and home are in good hands with the Dempster-Smiths.


House Sitting Assignment: Zihuatanejo, Mexico July 2015

House Sitting Company: Housecarers




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