We are healthy, non-smoking, careful and practical persons (practical = can clean the cat's litter box, walk your dog, use a lawnmower, water your plants, hit a nail on the head - and we never panic). We like almost all animals - having had small and large dogs, cats, hamsters, fish and white mice in the family over the years. Both of us speak English fluently as well as acceptable German (en peu Francais aussi). We are friendly people, who like seeing new places, eating good food - and we generally enjoy life a lot. We would prefer house sittings in or near larger cities.
Niels has been an insurer and pension consultant for 35 years, and Hanne has been an editor and stylist on a women's magazine for more than 40 years - and we still do some free lance work occasionally. We have been married for 43 years and spent much of our free time traveling all over the world since then.
We have so far done 6 housesits. We stayed in Washington DC in October/November 2016 through www.housecarers.com, where we took good care of two nice cats to the owner's complete satisfaction (please see reference below), and in Cabezac in the south of France for 12 days in March 2017 through www.mindmyhouse.com, where we spoiled two other, nice cats (please see testimonial below). In July 2017 we were in Varekil, Sweden, where we took care of two nice, young outdoor cats for 12 days, and in September 2017 we looked after two mini dachshunds in Palm Harbor near Tampa, Florida for 15 days. In March 2018 we cared for two friendly, outdoor cats in Sanlucar de Barrameda in Spain. Most recently we looked after a lovely golden retriever and a beautiful cat in Hampstead, North London for 10 days in July 2018. Apart from these housesits we are extremely experienced in taking care of peoples homes - since 2010 we have succesfully exchanged homes 10 times during holidays with very nice people in Florida, San Francisco, France, Ireland, Germany, Italy for periods up to a month.
Our housesitting hosts and our home exchangers have all been happy with our upkeep of their houses during our stays (some of them still send us Christmas cards and friendly mails) - and we'll of course also take just as good care of your house and pets.
We both have clean Criminal Record certificates in English from the Danish police (we can't copy them to our CV here, but we can mail them you).
HERE IS OUR REFERENCES FROM SITS DONE FROM OTHER HOUSESITTING WEBSITES - www.mindmyhouse.com and www.housecarers.com :
PAT AND BILL IN WASHINGTON DC OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2016 (www.housecarers.com):
Hanne and Niels Moeller-Christensen traveled to Washington DC from Denmark in mid-October 2016 to preside over our two-cat household while we were out of town. When we returned in mid-November, it was clear from the behavior of our cats that they had had a wonderful time. Hanne and Niels not only mastered all the normal aspects of spoiled cat care, they also managed to figure out how to clean and maintain a very fussy water fountain contraption. And they dealt gracefully with feline breakfast demands that commenced at dawn.
We live in an apartment building, and there are lots of rules that govern community living. Hanne and Niels seemed to handle all this perfectly; not only was our apartment in perfect shape when they left, but our front desk manager (not an easy person to impress) thought they were wonderful and hoped they would be back.
Should you need mature, responsible, cat-loving house sitters I do not hesitate to recommend Hanne and Niels. I would be delighted if they offered to housesit for us again in the future.
“Heart of DC”
AND HERE IS OUR REFERENCE FROM RITA IN CABEZAC, FRANCE IN MARCH 2017 (www.mindmyhouse.com):
Reference for Niels & Hanne Moller-Christensen
To whom it may concern. Niels and Hanne house-sat for us in March 2017. They were punctual and kept us up to date during their journey. They took very good care of our cats, who were well fed during our absence. They watered our plants and took pride in their development. On our return they were packed and ready to go. The house was clean & tidy and they left us some tasty goodies in the fridge. They subsequently sent us some lovely photos of our cats and garden. A very successful house-sit.
Rita, France, 23 April, 2017
AND OUR REFERENCE FROM KIM AND ROBERT IN SANLUCAR DE BARRAMEDA, SPAIN IN MARCH 2018 (www.housecarers.com):
Hanne and Niels house sat for us for two weeks in March 2018 here in Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain. They kept us well informed while we were away. When we arrived home the house was in perfectly clean condition and the cats were very contented. All in all Hanne and Niels were very good housesitters, cheery and kind. We would highly recommend them and would have them back anytime.
Kim and Robert Cripps