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A Few "Housekeeping" Notes

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Geographical Considerations

I will absolutely travel to you anywhere in the US, Canada, Europe, and Latin America! I speak fluent Spanish, and love to put that into practice!

 

That said, at the moment, many of my clients are on the West Coast of the US, Florida, or Spain/Portugal. So, the more advance notice you can give me, the better chance I'll be able to accommodate you . . . planning 4 - 6 months out is ideal.  But it's always worth asking . . . sometimes I have gaps in my schedule that I'd love to fill!  For those sits where I need to fly, a week's minimum sit is required. For out-of-the-county assignments, I'll gladly sit for two weeks or more.  

 

Once I commit to a sit in an area, I immediately look to "sandwich" it with others within 200-300 miles or so - I've found that works well in being able to enjoy a segment of the country or world!

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02

Safety

For our mutual safety and assurance, I will ask that we conduct a Zoom call when discussing particulars of your sit.  I find it is a great way for us to  introduce ourselves and any pets. 

03

Arrangements

I arrange my travel and sit schedules, and you, your vacation schedule, relying on our agreed upon plans.  I've found the following to be  mutually beneficial:

*  20% non-refundable deposit upon agreement;

*  another 50% upon my arrival;

*  and remaining 30% upon completion of the sit.

In the event you are delayed by a day or more, per-day rates will apply, along with fees to cover any necessary flight or other alternations on my part.

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Good Faith

One of the reasons I love home sitting, is that I have met the nicest people. I always operate in good faith, and assume others do as well.  It's what makes the world go round!  I've never had to cancel a pre-arranged sit, but in the very unlikely event that would happen, I would refund your deposit and vigorously attempt to find a quality replacement for you.  I have a wealth of wonderful, smart and caring friends, who sometimes tell me "I want your life!" ... such an instance would be their chance!!

05

Communication 

Generally, the sits unfold as so:

*Zoom Call to establish  beginning/end dates/timing and particulars;

*Confirmation and Update calls/texts at least two weeks out and more frequently as needed;

*Day of . . . either an in-person hand-off or arrangements for entry. Written instructions/emergency phone numbers left in residence are appreciated.

*I send texts/photos of pets during my stay to keep you updated and confident they are being well cared for!  I welcome check-ins from you as well,  but if you simply want to relax and enjoy your time away, I've got you covered!

*Debrief calls/texts prior to leaving to ensure a safe/smooth transition back . . especially in case of potential plane delays!

 

NOTE:  I will not leave a sit with pets until it is a sure thing that you or someone else will be there to relieve me..

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