*We only book one client at a time, so your pet(s) will get our undivided attention.
Hello! We're Candy & Chuck, "The Country Club Sitters." We are traveling house & pet sitters for a discerning clientele with the finest homes and pampered pets. We began our service at our country club in the beautiful Palm Springs, California resort city of Rancho Mirage. We are retired and flexible with time and location, and can travel most anywhere to look after your home and pets. We can travel to your seasonal homes and vacation spots as well, and we're available for hotel pet sitting, weddings, and other special events too. We love hosting pets in our home, and will provide your pet with the ultimate country club experience. Really... it's our signature service.
MORE ABOUT US
We're smoke-free, drug-free, alcohol-free, and drama-free! We've been happily married for 32+ years and have 2 grown daughters. We are very responsible, smart, honest, caring, funny, and super friendly. We're healthy and active, enjoy bicycling, history, museums, dining out, TV, and prefer quiet nights (and days) at home. We've owned and cared for a variety of animals throughout our lives and would be delighted to care for yours in the style they are accustomed... and yes, they can sleep on the bed with us, assuming they are allowed to.
WHY WE DO THIS
We are total animal lovers! We've been without a pet for a few years, so pet sitting enables us to experience the joy and companionship of our furry and feathered friends. It is the reason we started our sitting service. We also understand the fears and concerns in finding TRUSTWORTHY sitters, so it's extremely rewarding for us to provide you with peace-of-mind to fully enjoy your travels. We provide a constant presence for the security of your home, and soothe your pets through their separation anxiety. It is a win-win situation for both parties. We also care for homes without pets, and do houseplant, garden, orchid and hummingbird sitting too.... (yes, orchid and hummingbird sitting are a thing). As we travel, house sitting provides us with the opportunity to live like locals in different cities along the way, with the added enjoyment of caring for your precious pets and lovely homes, whether it's a fairytale cottage or a magnificent mansion.
HOSTING IN OUR HOME
We only accept one pet family into our home at any one time, to insure your pets have our undivided attention. We will host up to 2 of your dogs (or birds), and can discuss if there are more. We love cats, but prefer to sit for them in their homes.... which is what the cats prefer too.
We will indulge your dog(s) with our exclusive signature Country Club Experience which includes: golf cart rides around the club; potty breaks on lush green grass overlooking the championship golf courses and at the finest fire hydrants money can buy; visits to a lovely neighborhood pond for meditation with the Koi fish; relaxing lakeside massages under a shade tree; frolicking in our fairy garden with the hummingbirds, butterflies and gnomes; food and water presented on the best china and served on a silver platter, and in the evening they will enjoy bedtime stories and lullabies. Other activities might include watching tennis and croquet, touring the neighborhood to admire the unique architecture of the finest homes here at the club, and other delightful surprises. But most of the time, they will be relaxing and cuddling with us as we watch TV or work on our laptops.
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
When we commit to your house/pet sit we will honor that commitment and will provide you with regular updates, along with photos and videos by email, text, & social media as often as you desire. We can Facetime or Skype at any time too. Your pets and home are our #1 priority when in our care. We will always stay within the immediate area whenever we leave the house, and for no longer than 2-3 hours at any one time. In other words, we won't travel 100 miles to go sight-seeing when we're caring for your home/pets. All we require for our overnight assignments in your home, are good WIFI, a TV, and a clean, non-smoking home, along with detailed house/pet sitting instructions and emergency contact information.
As former pet owners and volunteers at animal shelters, we are keen to animal behavior and will be extremely protective in preventing any provocation of other animals during walks and outings, along with keeping alert of coyotes and other threats, depending on your locale. Although we LOVE all animals, we believe they are to be respected as some may be unpredictable, therefore we will always remain extra cautious while walking your dogs. Based on personal experience, we are hyper-vigilant when it comes to overall pet safety.
We've adopted and cared for special needs dogs with both physical & mental issues. We've administered medications and dealt with physical limitations of our senior dogs (deaf, blind, handicapped, incontinent, etc). We also love and have owned birds, and are not afraid of them. All animals have a special place in our hearts, along with cats, poultry, farm animals, fish, reptiles, hummingbirds, and wild & feral animals.
We've been homeowners all of our adult lives, having owned several homes and having been house managers for a family trust for over a decade. We're very organized, and are excellent problem solvers and troubleshooters. We're observant and diligent in making sure things are as they should be. We're clean and meticulous, and enjoy tidying up after ourselves and keeping things pretty. We will care for your pets, your plants, your garden, your bird feeders, and your home, as if they were our own.
Your home will be in good hands, and we know how to take care of emergencies calmly and with common sense. We know how to fix things around the house if a small emergency should arise, or we'll find the right person to do it. We'll oversee housekeepers, gardeners, and other service personnel, along with taking out the trash/recycling, bringing in the mail, and starting up your cars and golf carts as needed. We can handle correspondence, bills, packages, and mail forwarding too.
Thank you for taking the time to read our detailed profile. We look forward to connecting with you and scheduling a Meet & Greet online or in person.
Candy & Chuck
The Country Club Sitters
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