2021

Sit #113 – Dec 2021 – Jan 2022

Ian and Vanessa were the most professional house sitters we have had out of the seven that we have experienced so far.
 
Communication prior to the sit was excellent and they were very accommodating i.e. being flexible under the pandemic circumstances. They understood that things could change and accepted any variations that could possibly occur. Luckily for us all went to plan but it was great to know, that if needed arrangements could be altered.
 
The induction meeting went well as both were attentive and even took additional notes as we discussed the requirements. We were very comfortable and confident that the house and pets were being left in very competent and capable hands.
 
Communication during the sit was exactly how we asked for i.e. a WhatsApp every three to four days.
 
We left them a few jobs to do around the grounds and outbuildings which they seemed more than happy to take on board. They were all completely by the time we got back to a high standard.
 
Upon our return they had cleaned the house throughout and prepared us a very welcoming evening meal. We passed a very enjoyable evening with them before they left early the following morning. The pets looked very happy and healthy. Our boy Chuma seemed to take to them extremely well considering he is normally a quite timid cat.
 
Overall a fantastic experience and we can honestly say we would welcome them back at any time. Safe onward travels.

  • January 28, 2022

Sit #112 – Jan 2021 – Dec 2021

LONG-TERM SIT (continued)
 
After our initial period here in Burgundy during France’s second lockdown, we were very kindly invited to stay on here by Anne and Gordon. The garden needs plenty of mowing over the warmer months of the year, and the swimming pool needs to be cared for too.
 
As there are no pets here it means we are able to travel occasionally, and take on other sits for shorter periods too, so we still get plenty of pet contact.

  • December 30, 2021

Sit #111 – Oct 2021 – Nov 2021

REPEAT SIT
 
Ian and Vanessa looked after our pets at the end of October 2021 – as always they were both amazing in every way. We had a very young kitten who needed extra skills as, during that week, she decided to start exploring!!
 
They also looked after our 16 year old dog, who was at the end of her life. Ian and Vanessa sent us regular updates and left the house in pristine condition.
 
I hope they will come back again (even just for a visit !)

  • November 9, 2021

Sit #110 – Oct 2021

Pet sitting for Eliot, the local mayor’s dog, who came to stay with us in Painblanc.

  • October 20, 2021

Sit #109 – Sep 2021

REPEAT SIT
 
This was our second sit for our friend Benjamin, and the delightful and tireless Siena. Unfortunately Bentley and Baldwin are no longer with us, and the house felt much emptier than last time we house sat here.

  • September 29, 2021

Sit #108 – May 2021

REPEAT SIT
 
Vanessa and Ian are the perfect house sitters – they agreed to come back for a second time and everything was as perfect as the first time they came (luckily no emergency vets visit for them this time!!).
 
We cannot recommend them more highly – your home and pets will be in excellent hands, I can’t imagine anything happening that they could not deal with!! Our pets seem to prefer Vanessa and Ian to us!!

  • May 17, 2021

Sit #107 – Mar 2021

This was our first sit for our friend Benjamin, and his three delightful dogs, Bently, Baldwin and the tireless Siena. Lots of long walks through the vineyards.

  • March 30, 2021

Sit #106 – Feb 2021

I would highly recommend Vanessa and Ian.
 
They are a lovely couple who were flexible, prompt, caring, responsible, clean and tidy and our cats took to them straight away.
 
We will be very happy to have them back again 🙂

  • March 8, 2021

Sit #105 – Jan 2021

HOME OWNERS’ FIRST HOUSE SIT EXPERIENCE
 
It was my first my experience having housesitters to take care of my 2 dogs.
 
Vanessa and Ian stayed with Paco and Yuki for a week. Our experience with them was perfect. I couldn’t expect a better couple to take care of our house and pets. They were really flexible, they sent us news frequently to inform us how the dogs were doing. Ian and Vanessa took really good care of them and followed the instructions we gave.
 
We would love to have them back and we definitely recommend them to future stays. The house was perfectly clean when we arrived from our holidays.
 
Thanks again for your time with our dogs.

  • January 12, 2021