House Sitting References
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 Jackqui 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.
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