This was my first experience of having ‘strangers’ stay in my home & take care of my pet, so I was very apprehensive at first, as Misha has not previously been separated from me for this length of time. However, Clive & Ali allayed my fears immediately when they came to visit us a couple of weeks before the house-sit date. The first time we met, I felt like I was chatting with old friends, & more importantly, Misha loved them from first sight.
They kindly offered to arrive at my home at 6:30am on my day of departure, & drive me to the airport – something I doubt most house sitters would do. So I bade farewell to Misha, knowing he was in excellent hands. During my absence, Clive & Ali took Misha walking twice daily, & even drove him to the beach for his morning exercise. They also groomed him daily. They emailed me regularly with the latest photos of Misha & themselves enjoying their time together, & posted 2 videos on Youtube for me to confirm that he was doing well. I was able to have a relaxing holiday, with the knowledge that Misha was having a great time as well, with his new aunt & uncle.
On my return to Sydney Airport, I found Clive waiting for me at 6am, to drive me home. He kindly offered to take Misha for his morning exercise while I was unpacking – for which I was immensely grateful, as I was exhausted after my sleepless overnight flight.
I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending Clive & Ali to you as excellent house-sitters & pet-carers. They are honest, open, caring people who are able to communicate & bond with animals (& people) immediately. My only regret is that they have returned to the UK, as I was hoping to ask them to house-sit again for my vacation next year!