We are a couple in our early 40s / late 30s, with around 5 years' pet/house/garden/pool sitting experience with excellent references for all sits (many now are return sits) as well as police clearances and references for all other tenancy arrangements going back about 12 years.
We are quiet, clean living, fit, responsible, security conscious and respectful people with a genuine love of animals. Pete comes from a farming background with experience in training, and we both have years of experience with pets of many and varied personalities, energy levels and training.
Our work situation is such that at least one of us is usually home for most of the day, wherever it is we are staying - we work from our laptops, so simply need a desk or table. We find that homeowners often appreciate this, as it means more companionship for their pets, and a consistent presence in the home .
We are currently house/pet sit for a registered paid service, and we also sit privately. While we have a nominal price tag of $20, we have often sat for free or for a small amount for extended sits, due to the convenience it affords us.