House Sitting References
Mel and Tony ~ Edinburgh, Scotland (July 2019)
This was the second time we’ve had Glenn & Jacqui Lamb care for our Jack Russell X and our home in Edinburgh. Of all the Housesitters we’ve had (and we do travel quite regularly!) they really do stand out as the best! Our little doggie was happy and clearly well exercised as evidenced by her temperament and her lean physique. 🙂 As usual, we came back to a spotless home, everything in great order – even my overflowing washing basket had been sorted out! I’d mentioned to Glenn on our departure that I’d planted a veggie patch that was looking a bit overgrown with weeds … what we came back to just blew us away! They cleaned things up, staked our tomatoes, and even popped some marigolds in! Really impressive and much appreciated! Needless to say, we would welcome the Lambs back any time. Thanks a million guys!
Theresa and Stuart ~ Oberursel , Germany (July 2019)
Fabulous trustworthy clean helpful thoughtful pet sitters . I highly recommend this lovely couple. We came home to very happy pets a very clean home and a lovely home cooked meal. What more could we ask. Thank you both very much
Tina and Boe ~ Sainte-Marguerite-de-Carrouges, France (May/June 2019)
Glenn & Jacqueline have just looked after our two golden retrievers , we cannot thank them enough for their love and care they showed our boys . Due to a back injury before we left , mean’t I was not able to do certain things before we went , Glenn & Jacqueline took it upon themselves to do these things , it went above & beyond what was expected . They are a kind , friendly and quiet couple who clearly love animals & will make sure that they are very well looked after for you . They kept us upto date every few days with mails & photo’s of what our dogs were upto . They are easy to have around & only too willing to help with anything . We will definitely be asking them to look after our boys again .
Anna and Arthur ~ Kingsclere, England (April 2019)
Glenn & Jacqueline housesat for us for two weeks and looked after the house beautifully. They had to bottle feed our two orphan lambs, which was a novel experience for them and they coped fantastically. Our three pigs were also happily fed. As expert gardeners they watered and weeded our garden.
Jonna and Raymond ~ San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (March 2019)
Glenn and Jacqueline stayed in our home for 10 days in March and we couldn’t be happier. We have a 6+ year old Bernese Mountain dog, a 2 year old rambunctious dog rescued from the street, a lazy and shy 10 year old Siamese cat and a crazy, and devilish small 5 year old Siamese cat. Glenn and Jacqueline took to each of them immediately and the reverse was absolutely true. The dogs got more walks than I can give them and they loved it. I warned them that they may never see the older shy Siamese because she is always hiding with strangers, Within two days, she was allowing them to pet her and, in fact, started coming into their bedroom for more pets.
We were very lucky in that they arrived a day and a half before we left, so we not only got to show them the “pet routines” but we got to spend some social time with them, also. They are absolutely wonderful and we would always go to them for any pet sitting needs.
We liked them so much that we told them that “our home is their home” any time they want to visit San Miguel.
Dara and Gar ~ Patzcuaro, Mexico (February 2019)
Jacqueline and Glenn stayed at our house in Patzcuaro, Mexico for 2 weeks in February 2019 while we were in Oaxaca. They took excellent care of our kitty Frisco as well as the house. They arrived a couple of days early, which gave us time to familiarize them with the quirks of the house and the cat. When we left, we felt very comfortable knowing Frisco was in good hands.
They were very affectionate with him, and when we returned he was obviously fond of them! Before the house sit, the questionnaire Glenn asked us to fill out was thorough and professional. Before, during, and after the house sit, communication was easy and efficient. They’ve had a lot of experience! We’d be very happy to have Jacqueline and Glenn stay at our house again in the future.
They were conscientious, capable, and trustworthy, also fun people to become acquainted with! We would recommend them without hesitation.
Carrie and Rick ~ Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (January 2019)
This was our first time using this site. We recently moved to Mexico and have a senior dog that needed daily medication and is deaf. We also have a 7 year old dog. Both needed to be on strict diets. We wanted Glenn and Jaqueline to come a bit early to get acquainted with the house, dogs, our town and meet our vet in case of emergency.
We felt very good leaving them on our long trip. As it turned out they did have to take the younger dog to the vet.
We received daily updates on everyone per our request which made our vacation worry free. Everything was great when we got back home.
We would highly recommend them to anyone. I would have them back to house sit in a heartbeat.
Thank you Glenn and Jacqueline for taking such good care of our fur babies!
Grant and Kathryn ~ Ajijic, Mexico (December 2018)
Jacqueline and Glenn are fantastic.
Communications were superb, Glenn sorted out small niggles with the house as they arose, the dogs received superb care – I think at least one of them would have picked Jacqueline over me if given the chance!
They are the nicest people, and I hope our budding friendship grows wherever our paths may cross. AAAAAAAAA+++++++++
David and Claudio ~ Ajijic, Mexico (December 2018)
It is impossible to say enough good things about Jacqueline and Glenn. I would trust them with absolutely anything.
They took perfect care of our old kitty and our car, and our slightly tricky big house in Mexico.
Absolutely five stars — or ten if there were such a thing! Personally they are among the nicest, finest, and most trustworthy people we have ever met in our lives — that is saying something! We may have to beg to get them to house/pet sit again! ******** stars!
Debbie and Jordan ~ Ajijic, Mexico (November 2018)
Glenn and Jacqueline took care of our home and pets for 4 weeks this past Oct./Nov. while we went to the Far East.
They arrived 2 days early — a great plan and recommended — which gave us a chance to really show them around our communities and get to know them better.
The Lambs are a lovely couple…fun to be with and very responsible and thoughtful.
They came prepared with their own check list of questions regarding the house, grounds and of course our three furry kids (2 medium sized rescues and one pure-bred, 10-pound toy poodle) which we reviewed in detail.
They spent most of their time at the house, using the car to get around for local shopping, etc. The dogs LOVED them both. The toy poodle, who was a one-person-pet (me) is no longer, having decided to sleep at night with Jacqueline and who stuck like glue to her during the day.
They were very conscientious about the 2 bigger sisters, taking them for two walks daily and also to our dog park where the dogs were able to romp and run off their energy.
We definitely recommend the Lambs to others. You will find them very reliable, communicative and proactive.
Steve and Mary ~ Chiang Mai (September/October 2018)
Jacqui and Glenn recently cared for our home and our cat, Jack, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. They have looked after Jack previously for us and he absolutely adores them. They care for animals deeply and we would have no hesitation in recommending Jacqui and Glenn for your house sitting and pet sitting needs.
Richard and Janine ~ Dubai, United Arab Emirates (August 2018)
Wow what can I say except Glenn and Jacqueline have been absolutely fantastic.
I’m always so nervous about finding the right sitters when we go away and always end up having a stressful holiday. With Glenn and Jacqueline it was the most relaxed holidays I’ve had.
They were amazing and really looked after my 3 cats so very well. They also left the house spotless while keeping us up to date daily on how my pets were doing.
I am so impressed and so happy that I found Glenn and Jacqueline.
I recommend Glenn and Jacqueline to anyone who wants total peace of mind when having to go away and leave their pets at home.
Scilla ~ Nicosia, Cyprus (August 2018)
Glenn and Jacqueline are very responsible and careful pet and house sitters. They communicated very well with me. They were very gentle and caring with my two cats. I really appreciated how clean they left my flat after their three week sit. I highly recommend Glenn and Jacqueline as pet and house sitters.
Mel and Tony ~ Edinburgh, Scotland (July 2018)
In our first year of using house sitters we have had nothing but good experiences, but our experience with Glenn and Jacqui has been outstanding to say the least! They are super organised and made sure that absolutely everything was covered before we left and they even organised a visit to come and see us before our trip to get acquainted with our home, dog and daily routine.
While we were away they kept in touch with dog pics (very good ones!) and of the flowers blooming in our garden which they had obviously been taking great care of! They even rescued us in an Airbnb emergency which took place at our holiday rental just down the street – Absolute angels!
But the best thing of all about our experience was coming home from our long trip to a very happy and well exercised dog (who according to the neighbors was very regularly seen out on walks) as well as a sparkling clean home. I’ve never seen our place so clean! (They even cleaned our daughters’ bedrooms which they didn’t even use!) As an extra touch they also made sure we had fresh bread, milk, eggs and even strawberries and pancakes for our girls’ breakfast…. wow!
Clearly we have been nothing short of delighted with Glenn and Jacqui and couldn’t recommend them enough as Housesitters. If you are lucky enough to get them for your next sit, we can assure you’ve hit the jackpot.
Thanks a million Glenn & Jacqui!!!
Cheryl and Steve ~ Edinburgh, Scotland (July 2018)
Glenn and Jacqueline have just finished a week sit for us and were fantastic from start to finish. They looked after our spaniel Robbie, cat Pippa, three hens and five fish, so a bit of a menagerie. Robbie gets four walks a day and the other pets need attention and feeding, cleaning up after etc. and this was all no trouble for Glenn and Jacqueline who clearly love all animals.
When we chose Glenn and Jacqueline we exchanged emails then had a face to face Skype chat so we felt we got to know each other a little more. There was an added complication because we had a sitter for our first week of holiday who had to do the handover to Glenn and Jacqueline for the second week but they took this in their stride and kept in contact with us to reassure that everything was fine.
While we were away they kept us up to date with how the sit was going and a few photos of the pets which was lovely. When we returned home the house was immaculate and the pets had clearly been well looked after.
We would be delighted to have Glenn and Jacqueline sit for us again and have already started to think about dates for next summer. We would have no hesitation recommending them as sitters. Thank you Glenn and Jacqueline
Linda and David ~ March, England (June 2018)
Glenn & Jacqueline looked after our Samoyed and home from 19th to 26th June 2018. They arrived the day before we went on holiday and left the day after we returned, which enabled us to show them our home and see them interact with our dog. They are a lovely couple and very professional and we went on holiday feeling very comfortable that our precious dog would be well looked after. They kept us updated whilst on holiday with messages and pictures and we returned home to a very happy pooch and our home was clean, tidy and had been well cared for. We would have no hesitation in recommending Glenn & Jacqueline and would be very happy if they were able to look after our boy and home again.
Marjolijn and Hans ~ Langlade, France (June 2018)
Glenn and Jacqueline house sat for us here for the second time. Our cats were very happy, Glenn had sent us several times photos of them and the house looked immaculate.
We like it very much when they are here we can leave without any worries. They are a well organised couple with lots of tender love for the animals.
We hope they can come back again next year.
Chris and Diane ~ Santa Cristina d’Aro, Spain (May 2018)
This is the third time we have had Jacqueline and Glenn house sit for us (see other references below) and as usual everything was just perfect when we returned from our holidays. We hope that they will be available next time we need house sitters.
Kemi and Federico ~ Valencia, Spain (April 2018)
Another great find on Housesitmatch for us. We absolutely loved having Glenn and Jackie. The dogs adored them and got lots of love so they were pretty happy. It was easy communicating with them and everything went so smoothly. They are organized, competent and friendly people. We would absolutely have them watch our dogs anytime without reservation. If you have an opportunity to have them sit for you, do not hesitate. Thanks guys, and we hope you keep in touch.
Rose and Cassie ~ Mount Martha, Australia (April 2018)
Glenn and Jacqueline were fabulous. We have elderly animals who needed much care; medicine, pampering and slow walks, and Glenn and Jacqueline were beautiful with them. They also looked after all of our house needs, from collecting mail to immaculate cleaning and maintaining. Our home has never been so clean and tidy (including the car). Glenn and Jacqueline also kept us informed, sent photos and videos of the animals, and communicated as needed throughout their stay. We found them trustworthy, communicative, reliable and honest. They came to our home prior to the house sit, to meet us and to meet our animals, and were very professional and organised, and inquisitive about how we wanted our home and animals cared for. We were very confident that we made the right choice to have Glenn and Jacqueline house sit for us. Thank you to you both for showing such care to our home and our fur kids! (We think they miss you!). We highly recommend Glenn and Jacqueline and hope to meet them again.
Andrew ~ Cranbourne, Australia (March 2018)
The decision to head away for a holiday was not the easiest to make given that I had two furkids to consider leaving behind for an extended period. Since I was looking at a holiday with a group of friends, this narrowed who I could leave my pets with, and it soon became apparent that my main option would be to board them in a kennel which I wasn’t keen to do.
I had often read Glenn and Jacqui’s posts on Facebook regarding their travels and adventures since packing up and leaving Australia for a life of housesitting, thinking to myself what a great way to see the world. When I saw a post from them indicating that they were going to be back in Australia at the time as my holiday and were looking for housesitting opportunities, I thought what great luck and immediately contacted them to see if they would be interested in looking after my two furkids and the house.
Having known Glenn and Jacqui for many years previously through both work and youth group did make the choice considerably easier to make, and certainly after reading their “Theaussielambs” website I could think of few I would be more comfortable with to care for my girls.
Leading up to my departure we had a Skype chat where we both addressed expectations of the sit, following this Glenn and Jacqui provided a very detailed questionnaire to fill out which would enable them to look after both the house and the dogs. The questionnaire covered such things as details of the dogs and their habits, feeding, vet details, who to contact in the event of emergencies, house and car insurance details, where to find items in the home, what could and couldn’t be used, local amenities, etc. It was very in depth and showed many things I just took for granted, however what it did do was cross all the t’s and dot all the i’s for Glenn and Jacquis’ stay to be pleasant with no hidden uncertainties.
The day before I left we went through the questionnaire together, they met my girls, took additional side notes and we had time to take the dogs on a walk around the neighbourhood.
Upon my return, I was greeted by my furkids who had been spoiled rotten with multiple walks each day and a home that was left in perfect order as I had left it. That evening Jacqueline prepared a beautiful meal that included some great home made pumpkin soup.
While away I was fully able to relax and enjoy myself, and not worry about the girls or the house, as I knew it was in good hands. I could not have been happier with Glenn and Jacquis’ professionalism with the house sit and would highly recommend them to anyone worldwide to use their services.
Sandra and Neil ~ Langwarrin, Australia (March 2018)
Glenn and Jacqueline house sat in March and looked after our boys, Golden Retriever ‘Bailey’ and our elderly bitzer, ‘Sam’. Hearing of their previous sits, we were very confident in leaving our home and dogs in their care. During their sit, we were regularly updated with photos and videos of our dogs, and our dogs loved it. They got plenty of walks, and trips to the beach. I’d like to think our dogs missed us, but honestly, they seemed to enjoy their carers attention.
Our home was spotless upon our arrival home, dogs happy and everything as it should be.
Glenn and Jacqueline truly cared for our boys, and gave them the best love and attention anyone could have asked for.
Hoping, we can ask them again in the future to sit, and would genuinely recommend them.
Margaret and Peter ~ Skye, Australia (February 2018)
Two beautiful people who have made us extremely happy. We can now go on holidays anytime knowing our two girls (Mindy & Lilly) will be walked, fed, brushes, loved and cared for 24 hours a day by two loving people.When we arrived home, the house and garden were immaculate, roses on the table. Our dogs said “hello” and then they went back to Glenn and Jacqueline for more cuddles. It can’t get any better than this.
Alannah and James ~ Singapore, Singapore (February 2018)
We recently had Glenn and Jacqueline stay in our home in Singapore and take care of our plants and fish. The sit was for a few days while we were away on holidays during Chinese New Year. Glenn and Jacqueline made it easy and comfortable from the beginning. We were in regular contact through Skype, emails, and messages before, during and after the sit. They were very friendly and I enjoyed talking with them. We would be extremely happy to have them sit for us again. They left the place spotless which was lovely to come home to after being away and the plants looked great and the fish were happy. I highly recommend them to anyone, even though they had a good reputation, they still exceeded our expectations.
Steve and Mary ~ Chiang Mai, Thailand (January 2018)
We arranged with Jacqueline and Glenn to stay in our house in Chiang Mai for 8 days at the end of January 2018, including caring for our 2 cats. This was the second sit they have done for us.
The day before we left, one of our cats went missing and we had to leave Glenn and Jacqui with the task of scouring the neighbourhood and putting up flyers about our missing cat. Unfortunately, Jacqui found our girl deceased about 2 days later. Jacqui and Glenn contacted us and were very sympathetic dealing with us and the loss of our cat. Glenn arranged to bury her in a favourite part of our yard and Jacqui even went out and purchased living plants to put on the grave. They certainly went above and beyond what should have been required of them in a very stressful time for us and for them. It is probably the worst possible event that could occur for housesitters to have to deal with, but they dealt with it calmly, efficiently and with empathy. We cannot thank them enough for what they did to lessen the stress for us.
Our other cat, Jack, just adores Jacqui and Glenn. He has been cared for by them previously and he went straight to them when they came to us the day before we left.
We would certainly recommend Glenn and Jacqueline to anybody looking for competent house and pet sitters. We will definitely use them again in the future, if they are available.