About Debbie & Will
Hello, we are a married couple who love animals and enjoys travel. We are both retired college educated professionals who have traveled the world (over 65 countries) and we LOVE animals. If you have pets in your home their care and happiness will be our number one priority. We have completed 41 pet sits, 17 of which were international in the pa...
Hello, we are a married couple who love animals and enjoys travel. We are both retired college educated professionals who have traveled the world (over 65 countries) and we LOVE animals. If you have pets in your home their care and happiness will be our number one priority. We have completed 41 pet sits, 17 of which were international in the past 4 years. We feel very honored and trusted to be selected to care for people's homes and beloved pets.
Debbie was employed with the University of Georgia for 29 years as a Home Economist/Family and Consumer Sciences Educator and Will owned and operated his own business for over 30 years.
We are and have been homeowners for over 24 years. You can rest assured that we will respect your property and privacy. Your pets and your home will be treated with genuine care. We are both non-smokers, non-drinkers and drug free. We are very honest, responsible, organized, flexible and friendly (great senses of humor).
We enjoy spending time with family, visiting museums, attending concerts and plays, cooking, reading, hiking, snorkeling and working out at our local recreation department. We also savor quiet times and can happily entertain ourselves. We do not have children; thus we are able to spend extended periods of time away from home without worry.
As house and petsitters for the past five years we have cared for 80 cats, 30 dogs, 45 chickens, 36 fish, 15 feral cats and 1 indoor bunny and loved them all!
We have experience in giving oral medications, injections, skin care, ear medications and breathing treatments.
Our most recent pet sits were discussed in our cover letter.
Below are some of the other wonderful animals we have cared provided care.
Throughout the year we care for our neighbor's two lovely ragdoll cats, Gus and Diego. When she travels we care for her "boys." We love and care for these gorgeous cats so often we consider them part of our family. Allison, one of our references says we give her a piece of mind that she can travel stress free knowing they will be loved on and cared for.
In 2018 we have spent 7 weeks in Rome, Italy with 2 sweet dogs and 2 affectionate cats in a lovely villa.
During the spring we traveled to Northhamptonshire, England and enjoyed a pet sit with 2 precious cats. This was our third time caring for them.
Our next adventure was in East Sussex, England with 2 energetic dogs and 2 tranquil kitties in a 100 year old arts and craft home. We also had tropical fish, an outside koi pond, 2 greenhouses and a dozen orchids to watch over.
Finally in June we enjoyed the tranquility of the French countryside in a 200 year old renovated farmhouse with 2 very polite pups. We cared for a garden plot as well.
In July we cared for a gentle dog and sweet cat in The Villages in Florida.
The summer of 2018 we had 2 pet/housesits in Hilton Head, South Carolina caring for a total of 3 sweet dogs.
The month of July 2017 we watched after a laid back cat in St. Lucia. We were honored to attend a wedding of a friend of the homeowners.
In October 2016 we cared for 2 cats in Yulee, Florida. We were told that Mina was very wary and would probably stay hidden most of the time. Instead she stayed in the same room with us frequently, her owner said she never did that with strangers. We have returned and cared for these kitties two additional times.
In September we loved on 6 cats and 8 chickens in the mountains of North Carolina.
In August we had the pleasure of entertaining 4 dogs in Ajijic, Mexico.
We completed our third pet sit for the same family in San Miguel Allende, Mexico. We are cared for their adorable cats, Rumi and Zip for 2 weeks. We also house sat for them Jan/Feb 2016 and five weeks in Sept. 2015.
In June we had the pleasure of caring for a yellow Lab, Maggie in Hilton Head.
We were in New Zealand in March/April 2016 for three weeks with 2 playful, big pups and 2 kitties.
In November and December 2015 we returned for a second pet/housesit for Shannon Foley and her two dogs. She now lives in Carlsbad, California. We kept a 7 month old black Lab, Kai and Argus, a 9 year old yellow Lab cuddled and entertained.
In June 2015 we returned for a second pet sit with a family in Lake Wales, Florida. We were overjoyed to see that the animals remembered us and fought over who would sleep in our room. We cared for five cats, a beagle and 29 chickens. We gathered eggs, cleaned the coop and cooked lots of omelets. We even daily fed and watered the wild sandhill cranes. Jan and Jimmy are now friends we will always keep in touch with.
In the spring of 2015 Debbie stayed in a lovely rambling home in North Carolina with three sweet cats and enjoyed the company of their welcoming owners, Melinda and Hal. This was so much fun we returned to care for these kitties.
In May 2015 we spent a month between England and Ireland on two separate pet sits. In Ireland we cared for three adorable cats. We administered breathing treatments to the 14 year old Lilac Burmese. In England we met the kindest couple and their lovely daughter and son. We were honored to care for their black Lab, three frisky cats and inquisitive bunny as well as their 5 fish. We also stayed with the family from our first pet sit in Golcar.
We started off 2015 with an incredible 2.5 weeks pet/housesit in the desert in Baja, Mexico with two big, energetic pups. We walked them a mile twice daily and the cat Tiko tagged along part of the way.
In September 2014, we completed a 2 week assignment in Denmark through TrustedHousesitters caring for 2 young, energetic velcro pups; a Sussex Spaniel and a Kleiner Musterlander in an 18th century renovated fisherman's cottage.
In September 2014, we completed a 2 week assignment in Denmark caring for 2 young, energetic velcro pups; a Sussex Spaniel and a Kleiner Musterlander in an 18th century renovated fisherman's cottage.
For our first official assignment we were honored in November 2013 to be selected to care for a beloved 18 year old gentleman cat, Henry for three weeks in Golcar, a small village in England, We could not believe we were actually living is a restored 17th century weavers home.
For many years we have cared for the pets of family and friends while they have traveled.
Will has been called a "cat whisperer" by one of our clients who raved about how her cats' behavior had improved after his time with them. Another homeowner told us that her dogs became very depressed after we left. We truly form bonds with your beloved furry family members. We miss them tremendously after we leave too.
We have both loved and cared for a wide variety of pets. Debbie's Mom is much like Dr. Doolittle, so Debbie has helped care for hundreds of creatures ranging from fish and turtles to ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, horses, geese, ducks, chickens, goats and pigs. Her life has been filled with dogs ranging from teacup chihuahuas to labradors and German Shepherds and every mix in between. She has always been surrounded by cats, from kittens to a 25 year old cat named Grits.
Will makes unbelievable connections with animals that are in his care. His soulmate (other than Debbie) was a beautiful gray and white tuxedo cat named Tristan. They bonded for life. You will see this growing attachment within hours of him meeting an animal. We will give your pets the affection and care that you would. We will make them feel protected and loved.
You will have the peace of mind of knowing your home will be kept in excellent condition and will be diligently watched over and maintained. While housesitting we will be glad to stay in touch by phone or email if you wish. You will be kept up to date on the care and happiness of your pets and condition of your home.
We will gladly water plants, collect mail, etc. We will welcome you home with a homemade meal.
WE DO NOT CHARGE A FEE: We are seeking to house and pet sit in exchange for stay-over arrangements. Skype interviewing is available, if desired.
We would be happy to answer any questions you might have or to provide you with any additional information.
We would be delighted to hear from you.