Richard

Mature, responsible, animal-loving teacher

Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Reviews (72)

Bernadette

Richard is a kind, fun, interesting person who is a wonderful,experienced and professional house sitter. Our beloved dog, Lorca couldn't have been better

Manchester City Centre, United Kingdom · 19 Aug - 30 Aug 2019
Damiano

Richard came in to "rescue us" at the 11th hour just as we had given up hope of finding anyone. We couldn't have wished for a better rescuer/sitter. The guy

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom · 22 Jul - 31 Jul 2019
Kirsty & Emma

Richard arrived on the morning of us leaving for holiday. As this was our first time using a house sitter, he made us feel very at ease leaving our pets and

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom · 24 Jun - 06 Jul 2019
Kate

Richard was a fabulous sitter. Our cat was obviously very comfortable with him. Richard kept me updated with Pebble's antics and looked after our house

Cheltenham, United Kingdom · 31 May - 07 Jun 2019
Becky

It's very weird leaving one's home in the care of a stranger, but Richard immediately put me at ease. He was entirely self sufficient and kept me updated

Lincoln, United Kingdom · 22 May - 29 May 2019

References (7)

Bailey

I have known Richard for the past 10 years as a member of my Mathematics Department at Somerset College, Somerset West, South Africa. He has proved to be a

Character reference · 22 June 2012

About

I am a teacher/writer of many years experience. I am a responsible, reliable, practical, ethical non-smoker. I was a house owner for many years and thus know how to take good care of your home. I have also been a pet owner - 1 Siamese Cat

Why I want to house sit

I am at a stage in my career where I work only in positions that I really want to. For example, I recently completed an 18 month contract at an international school in Sweden. When 'free' I like to travel and house-sitting enables me to

My experience

I have owned three properties: an urban apartment; a semi-rural smallholding, where I established and ran a very successful herb and vegetable garden; a rural cottage, where I rehabilitated and restored a Cape indigenous garden. I have

Pet care experience

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Reptiles
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Small pets

Availability

September 2019
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Preferred countries

  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra

Profile details

Age
60
Occupation
Teacher
Travelling
On my own