Meet Les & Nancy

Hello, Hola, Bonjour, Ciao and Hej!  

We’re Les and Nancy aka the kitty whisperer (Les) and the chicken wrangler (Nancy).  We’re the Global House Sit Pros and we’re so glad you stopped by. Les & Nancy Global House Sit Pros

We love traveling to new places, animals of all kinds, meeting people and making new friends. We thrive on exploring different cultures and sharing ours.  We’ve owned homes, built homes, held successful corporate jobs, raised pretty cool kids.  We’ve also shared our home with a variety of beloved pets (everything from flame-bellied toads to white mice to a rescue greyhound named Matt Spratt (never won a race but he did win our hearts!) and we have a very special place in our heart for kitties. Our current fur-boy is Mr. Ricky, a handsome Siamese who thinks he’s a dog.  He loves to retrieve and is always happy to “sit up” for a treat.

Mr. Ricky the pizza guard cat
Mr. Ricky the pizza guard cat (not allowed on the counter!)
Why We Became House Sitters ~

When hubs and I started planning our dream retirement, seeing the world ranked right at the top.  A few years ago we hatched a plan to become citizens of the world and that is how Global House Sit Pros was born.   By bringing together all of our real-life experience, the valuable skills we honed in the corporate world, our love of and know-how with animals, and our  can-do, roll up your sleeves and get it done attitude, we started house sitting early in 2014 as a way to explore the world and live more like locals – or as we like to call it slow travel.  We intend to become full time global house sitters by mid-2015.

And as the Global House Sit Pros we believe that taking good care of your beloved pets and home is our most important responsibility.

The Benefits of Using House Sitters ~

As long time homeowners with beloved pets of our own, we know how important it is to find the right person or couple to come into your home and care for your furry family members, your house and your plants with such enthusiasm, respect and considerate care that you (finally!) feel free to go off on a vacation or business trip without worrying if a pipe might break or the plants turn brown.   And, your pets get to stay in the safety and comfort of their own home .

Win. Win. Win.

It’s not always easy allowing strangers into your home, we know that. But, we also know from experience that once you make that right connection, communicate expectations clearly and develop a level of trust – house sitting will change your life. Whether you are the home owner or the house sitter.

We know first hand the benefits of having a great house sitter and we decided to pay it forward by becoming trusted house sitters ourselves.  

Why Choose Us?

~ We are committed to being the absolute best house and pet sitters you will ever have.

~ We have an abundance of life, professional and travel experience and we’re very comfortable and adaptable in new surroundings and cultures.

~ We will confidently handle most emergencies with calm, quick-thinking action. If we can’t handle it ourselves, we’ll know who to call. That’s where our management and leadership experiences come in handy!

~ We will be respectful of your home, your possessions and your privacy. We’re homeowners ourselves and will treat yours as if it were our own.

~ We are excellent communicators. We will keep you updated as often as you like so you know everything is in good hands. We love to send photo updates!

~ We love animals of all kinds (sorry not snakes) and have shared our home with dogs, cats, hamsters, white mice, tropical fish. We’ve also learned the fine (and very fun!) art of chicken keeping through several house sits and home exchanges.

~ We’re fun, friendly, detail-oriented retirees with a zest for life, curious minds and and energetic healthy bodies. We welcome the opportunity to get our hands dirty in your garden, take long walks with your pups and keep your house in tip-top condition.

House sitting takes teamwork ~

We have enjoyed the benefits of both home exchange and house sitting and we discovered early on that we each brought a unique set of skills  that made it easy for us to settle in quickly and easily manage any new situations as they arose.

Dividing up the “chores” usually goes something like this~

The Kitty Whisperer
The Kitty Whisper

Les ~
• handy/Mr. Fix-it
•enjoys puttering in the garden
•chief trash carrier and mail retriever
•good with a vacuum and a mop
•manager of home security
•family chef
•pooper scooper
•kitty cuddler
•extremely organized

 

 

 

 

The Chicken Wrangler
The Chicken Wrangler

Nancy ~
•communication chief – email and photo updates
•loves to garden and has a green thumb
•lead dog walker (Les always seems to tag along) and ball tosser
•keeper of schedules, lists and all other very important details
•chief bottle washer and laundry detail
•chicken wrangler, egg gatherer and poop & coop scooper
•experienced with giving pet meds and care of aging pets

The Global House Sit Team believes that taking excellent care of your beloved pets and home is our most important responsibility.

 

 

 

We are actively seeking house sits in Oregon, Washington, California and Arizona from January through March 2016.  We will be available for house sits in Europe and U.K. beginning in late August 2016

If you are looking for a fantastic house sitting duo to care for your home and furry family members so you can relax and focus on your time away, please contact us.  

We’re listed with Trusted House Sitters, House Sitters America, and House Carers and we’re graduates of the House Sitting Academy.  We have excellent references and a full FBI background and security verification.

Walking the Camino de Santiago
Walking the Camino de Santiago in 2013

Here’s a little more about our life in the corporate world because sometimes inquiring minds just want to know ~

*Les was Director of New Business Development for a large exposition and trade show company for many years. He worked with clients from around the world to understand their specific needs and deliver their expectations on time, on budget and make it look easy. This required outstanding listening skills, the ability to communicate ideas and manage large, complicated projects. He has also been the president of our 97 unit home owners association for the past five years leading our town home community through a major construction project. His vision and ability to lead both the board and the multiple contractors was key to the success of this project.

*Nancy is currently the Manager of Corporate Travel for a multi-national corporation. She leads a team that supports over 1500 corporate travelers, developing travel policy, negotiating hotel and airline agreements while ensuring the security and safety of every employee while on the road. Prior to becoming travel manager, Nancy managed corporate meetings and events. Her creative vision, team building and leadership skills combined with a focused attention to detail were crucial to her award-winning success in this arena. Nancy is also a published author with essays in two books on retirement. She blogs about retirement, travel and living the good life at www.justabackpackandarollie.com.  Nancy plans to say goodbye to corporate life and become a full time house sitter and citizen of the world in mid-2015.

 

5 thoughts on “Meet Les & Nancy

    1. Hi Luna, Thanks for checking out the website. I put it all together myself which was fun and true proof that you can teach an old dog a few new tech tricks. I am grateful for all word of mouth support as I believe it will really help us get established and win those sits in great locales around the world. That’s the plan!

  1. Can’t wait to hear about your adventures!! Anyone lucky enough to get you to housesit for them is going to want you back again and again! All the best in this next chapter!

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