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Testimonials

Our dog Ted had the privilege of being cared for by Julie and Tim for a week while we took a family holiday. They communicated with us with photos and messages so we were comfortable knowing our house and pets were in good hands. Julie and Tim are really lovely people, our only regret is that we didn’t have more time to get to know them but would welcome them back again anytime, and highly recommend them for future house sitting.
Pokeno, New Zealand - August 2019
Simply the best. We were lucky enough to meet Julie and Tim before trusting them with our two dogs and were totally bowled over from the start. They immediately started to interact with the dogs and won them both over in no time at all. They asked interesting questions about the dogs and their routines and were extra thoughtful, making sure neither one felt left out. We got regular updates about the dogs, while we were away and if they were unsure about something, Julie simply asked the question…
Kerikeri, New Zealand - July 2019
We cannot thank Julie and Tim enough for the outstanding 3 month house sit they recently completed for us. They were practical, excellent communicators, kind and very thoughtful. Faced with a particularly difficult situation when one of our dogs became seriously ill, they coped extremely well - making us feel confident, despite being thousands of kms away. Julie looked after our donkeys extremely well - with praise from our farrier on the standard of hoof care - and our home and car were simply…
Dunedin, New Zealand - July 2019
Julie is a gem. My dog Georgie Girl loved her from the moment Julie walked in my door. Cheerful, energetic, and very kind to my dog. She even takes photos of my Georgie Girl during their walk and texts the photos to me. Terrific!
Sonoma, California - February 2019
Julie is easy to communicate with and took great care of our pups while we were away at work all day. It is evident she knows about and cares for dogs. Even our more anxious pup was immediately at ease with her; there are very few “strangers” that Sanka has taken to so quickly and Julie was one of them. Julie is highly recommended!
Sonoma, California - October 2018
Tim and Julie are GREAT parrot/bird sitters! I hope I can adequately convey how really great Tim and Julie are as pet/home sitters. We have an African Grey parrot who is not only a very social animal but [for such a small creature] requires a lot of work and interaction. We came back to a very content bird who was happily talking and singing. The house was spotless and all the laundry was done. Tim and Julie kept in touch with us before the sit, during the sit and when we were ready to return…
Calistoga, California - September 2018
Julie and Tim were absolutely amazing! They really allowed me to relax on my vacation. They sent me updates about my pets, and videos of them playing. My birds sensed to be extremely happy when I got home! They were well fed, and had been well cared for! It seems like Julie and Tim spent a good bit of time with them while I was gone, talking to them and actually spent time with my 4 parrots and my bunny. Parrots are not easy to find sitters for. They are not like dogs and cats, so it’s really…
Sonoma, California - July 2018
Julie and Tim were awesome. They have great communications skills and stayed in touch through the engagement, from initial contact through departure. They are flexible and pleasant. They were great with our 3 large dogs and one cat. One dog required about 10 pills a day and they managed that with grace. When we returned our house was in great shape. Everything was in its place. Sheets washed. Towels precisely hanging as we left them. We feel so fortunate they we available to stay at our house…
Fall City, Washington - July 2017
Julie and Tim were awesome taking care of our three dogs and house for a week while were were out of the country. We only posted our needs about three weeks prior to our departure and luckily Tim and Julie live close enough (a one hour drive) that they were able to fit us in there schedule! Julie was even nice enough to make the trip down and back several days before so she could see the house and meet our cocker spaniels (who took to her immediately!). She had already studied up on materials I…
Kentfield, California - March 2017
Great experience hosting you and your family. Anytime you fancy another trip please let me know. The dogs are not that impressed having me back!!! I was able to have a great break knowing they were in safe hands and that means alot!! Happy new year and hope to see you all soon in Bali again!!!
Mengwi, Bali - January 2017
We couldn’t be more pleased with Tim and Julie’s stewardship of our home and our dog, Bodega. We give them our highest ratings and our highest recommendation. We knew they were the right couple from the initial meeting with how they conducted themselves to the questions they asked. It was very clear they know a lot about dogs and their behaviors, as well as how to manage a house. And during multiple stays including a lengthy three week trip, they sent us updates including photos to show how…
Bodega Bay, California - August 2016
We highly recommend Julie and Tim as house and pet sitters. Recently they came to our home to care for our five fur babies, two dogs and three cats. We left on vacation with peace of mind that Julie and Tim would responsibly handle anything that occurred while we were gone. We returned to find our home exactly as we left it with five very contented pets. They provided good communication both before arriving and during the time we were gone. Our only regret is that they don’t live closer as we…
Tucson, Arizona - February 2016
For our first experience with a house sitter, Jim and Julie have set the bar high. We felt totally confident that any issues would be dealt with, fortunately there were none. They were outstanding house and pet sitters whom we would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone. They took exceptional care of our house full of pets from 2 large dogs, 3 cats, snake, gecko, fish tank and a koi pond. They provided updates daily, were very easy to communicate with and the house was just as clean as when we left…
Santa Rosa, California - February 2016
I have just returned home from a two week trip to find my house immaculate and my animals very contented! I imagine that our house may not be the easiest assignment, as all our cats are rescue and have various emotional and physical problems. From the moment we met them, Tim and Julie put us at ease with their calm and confident demeanor. My animals took to them immediately and within two days, our very skittish cat was on the couch with them! Unprecedented! I received a few updates during our…
Uintah, Utah - November 2015