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Candy & Chuck G.

9 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 34 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Candy & Chuck's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Candy & Chuck

45 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
*We only book one client at a time, so your pet(s) will get our undivided attention.
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Hello! We're Candy & Chuck, "The Country Club Sitters." We are 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, CA resort city of Rancho Mirage. We specialize in providing our furry guests with whimsically luxurious pampering, and the ultimate country club experience while they are guests in our home. We are retired and flexible with time and can travel most anywhere to look after your seasonal homes and pets. We're also available for hotel pet sitting, weddings, and other special events too.

MORE ABOUT US
We're smoke-free, drug-free, alcohol-free, and drama-free! We've been happily married for 33+ 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-win situation for both parties and pets. 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. 

OUR EXPERIENCE 
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, 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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Candy & Chuck G.

9 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 34 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 13, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Candy & Chuck's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$65 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Candy & Chuck's Home
$50 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
Check-ins
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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9 Reviews
Lovely hosts! Our dogs adored them and were spoiled during their stay. We loved the daily photos and video updates. They went above and beyond! Will definitely book again!
I don't even know where to start. I think my doggies had a better vacation than we did! They had a great time with Candy and it was evident from the videos and pictures they sent. Candy gave them massages along with dachshund relaxation music, they went for walks, they sunbathed by the water, they watched the ducks by the window overlooking the water, and they were just loved 120% . We didn't think they'd want to come home to us. If you're heading into the desert and need a reliable and loving hosts, Candy and Chuck are the one to choose.

Last bit is our younger dog Trestles has severe anxiety. Candy was able to calm her and make her feel at home.
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Both Candy and Chuck routinely go beyond the call of duty and, therefore, I and Tucker are now forever spoiled. I have never felt a more pleasant, warm, caring and overall "unique" dog sitting experience than with Candy and Chuck. Thank you very much and see you both soon!! Cindy and Tucker
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