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Bicuda Cascais Portugal

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Cascais and Max - a charismatic 3-year old Portuguese Water Dog

With plenty of areas for walking, we had a fabulous time exploring the nearby forests, golf resorts and equestrian centres in this beautiful area of Cascais. 

The Cascais village center is only 10 minute away and offers fantastic cafes, pastelarias, restaurants and beaches

What the Owners have said: 

Anthony is a perfect housesitter.

Upon our return we could see that Max was well taken care of and that the house was all in good order.

While we were away Anthony stayed in touch and sent us fabulous photos and a video of Max.

Anthony is a very nice person, and you should not have any hesitatation to have him as a housesitter.

Clive and Adele

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Beautiful Ericeira and a chance to hang out with Leo !

She owns her own business (recruiting and career coaching) and felt fortunate to be able to work from anywhere.
Leo, is a GoldenDoodle and Angee’s trusty side kick for her great adventure.

The Ericeira village center is only a 10 minute walk away and offers fantastic cafes, pastelarias, restaurants, beaches, yoga and surfing and the ideal place to enjoy with Leo as your shadow!

It sure was an excellent time taking excellent care of Leo while Angee was away and hanging out with him and enjoying the area together. 

What the Owners have said: 


Anthony's reviews were great, so my expectations were high when he came to take care of Leo and my home.

He delivered beyond what I could have hoped!

Anthony took great care of Leo, sending pictures and videos of romping on the beach, people watching in the village, and all of the favorite activities I do when I am home.

Leo was clearly in heaven and I knew when I got home, he had a fantastic time with Anthony.

My house was well cared for too! While I definitely did not expect it, there was fresh fruit and all the things I would need when I got home.

My car was cleared of sand (better than I left it for sure!) and everything was in place.

Upon meeting Anthony, I knew I could trust him. I can't recommend him more.

I hope he will return in the future.

Angee

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Meet "Duke", an amazing dog who shares an 18th Century Portuguese farm house with two felines, Bolinhas and Monty.

 

This grand home is amongst 5 hectares of land and boast a majestic pool pool and guest rooms.

Matt and Sandra are a family of four who  moved to Portugal 5 years ago, after falling in love with this property.
They have been renovating the house and the grounds since, and have opened a part of the house as a guest house.

It certainly was a delight to care for Duke and provide peace of mind to the owners by ensuring the garden was adequately watered and the security  of the property maintained at all times during their absence.

What the Owners have said: 

We were very impressed with Anthony from the very 1st time we spoke!

Anthony contacted us with daily updates, sent wonderful photos of our pets which helped us feel more relaxed while away from home.

Excellent communication and a very polite and professional approach.

Matt and Sandra

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Darcy and Maggie's owners are an English family who recently moved to Portugal to the beautiful area of Óbidos on the stunning Portuguese silver coast.

Darcy is very loving kind dog that loves nothing more than a cuddle .

Maggie a 3 year old springer spaniel loves to play chase and tug with her new friend Louie.

Louie is quite a character and was new to the family and was recently adopted from the local dog rescue. Louie is a cross breed aged around 4 ..  A very happy independent little dog loves being with you and comes to you for a cuddle.

What the Owners have said: 

Anthony has great communication both before and during the house sit.

A very friendly, and interesting man ..being very well travelled Anthony arrived on time the date agreed.. whilst we were away he sent regular pictures and up dates of of pooches..

Anthony looked after the dogs well and administered Darcy's insulin at the appropriate times.. Anthony was very considerate and offered to cook us an evening meal on our return to our home .. unfortunately we could take him up on his offer due ti travel times.

We would recommend Anthony to look after both your home and pets ..

I'm sure you will be happy & worry free. Good luck, thank you Anthony

Elain

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Asta.... The sweetest Whippet you could ever wish to meet !

Travelling  internationally for work Amy required a reliable Pet and House Sitter for Asta while she was away and I couldn’t be luckier that Amy selected me to hang out with Asta. 

The most amazing companion, Asta just loved going for walks, playing ball and hanging out as my companion at many of Abrantes fabulous cafes.

 

What the Owners have said: 

 

I didn’t know if it was possible for Anthony to live up to the glowing reputation that I had read about in previous reviews.

But he more than exceeded my expectations!

He made time to visit me and Asta a couple of weeks before I went away, just to make sure everyone was at ease with the house sitting assignment.

He showed up exactly on time for the sit, and despite my anxiety around leaving my dog for the first time, I knew that she was definitely in good hands. Anthony ticks every box you could imagine for leaving your precious pet and home in someone else’s care: friendly, outgoing, caring, communicative, responsible, clean and confident.

It was great to receive photos almost every day of Asta, and I could tell she was feeling great and visiting her regular dog park each day. Anthony was house sitting for me here in Central Portugal during the intense heatwaves in mid July, and not once was there a complaint, just a sense of humour and understanding that this is how it is right now.

And when I got home after travelling for almost 24 hours, the house was completely spotless, and a generous bowl of fruit was waiting for me in the kitchen. I don’t know how anyone will live up to Anthony’s care the next time I have to leave town!

Thank you, Anthony, for all that you do!!

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Right in the heart of Lisboa in Portugal lives this amazing little Sausage, "SAM"

 

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Meet Floki and Tricky, my company and walking partners in a village neighbouring Mortagua in Portugal

Set at the end of a quaint village,  50 mtrs from forest with miles of tracks for walking cycling etc is the home of Floki,  a 3 year old, energetic mix breed and Tricky, a nine year old Estrela Mountain Dog

The location is 20 mins from lake and an hour from nearest beach and also just 45 minutes to Coimbra

What the Owners have said: 

We are very lucky to have found Anthony,

Communication were excellent prior to house sitting even popping over to meet us and of course the dogs,

Also during the sit had pictures and videos sent daily giving us peace of mind,

On our return house was clean and tidy better than when we left,

We will definitely use Anthony again and can highly recommend.

All five stars.

Trevor and Heather

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Three beautiful felines ... Piet, Cato and Coco in Central Portugal

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Piet
Cato
Coco

 

Carregal do Sal is a small village located in the middle of Portugal about 55 kilometres east of Coimbra with the Serra do Estrella (The tallest mountains in Portugal) and the beach approximately one hour away.

The home I’m caring for is on the outskirts of a very traditional rural Portuguese village.

As well as the company and welfare of these three wonderfully affectionate cats, my responsibilities was to oversee the watering and maitenance of the owners spectacular botanic garden. Indeed, among the mass of colourful flowers, orange, lemon and fig trees was an particularly well laid out and abundant vegetable beds with everything growing from lettuce, tomatoes and courgettes to delicious strawberries.

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Ervedal – Central Portugal 2022

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With the spectacular backdrop of the magnificent Serra da Estrella mountains in central Portugal, this very unique "Off Grid" Dome Home experience is shared with one of the most personable cats that I've had the pleasure to care for.

 

Mikel and Evan welcomed me into one of the most rewarding and memorable house sitting experiences that I have had the pleasure and opportunity to experience.

Their amazing “off-grid” GeoDome home is located in a spectacular scenic valley overlooking some of the most picturesque views of Central Portugal’s Mondego river.

Their home is also situated within easy access to the character filled townships of Oliveira do Hospital, Tabua and Seia with an opportunity to also explore the magestic Serra da Estrela, one of the highest mountain ranges in Continental Portugal.

From the ambient burbling of the adjacent waterfalls, the unending harmony of musical chirping from the abundance of birds to the spectacular kaleidoscope of colour created by the ever-changing landscape of flowers, you are truly immersed in nature (not to mention immersed in Super Comfy beds with zone control heating).

Despite also being super eco friendly this Dome Home has all of the mod cons and furnishings one could need including washing machine, a chef’s kitchen with microwave, oven and all the usual appliances. If you’ve ever heard of the term, “Glamping”, this is “IT” on steroids !!! A huge sturdy tent, reminiscent of a stage set from Cirque do Soleil with magnificent views, nature and all the creature comforts of a wonderful home/hotel.

However, the real bonus of this assignment was the constant entertainment and company provided by Lidl.

Lidl is a very funny, smart and extremely affectionate, playful black rescue cat with as much character and personality as the home in which he resides. His hilarious antics and constant appreciation of your company made every day a total delight. I will also long remember the many cosy evenings with Lidl curled up at my feet in front of the roaring log fire.

Last, but by no means least is the generous hospitality provided by my hosts Evan and Mikel in order to ensure my comfort.

From the very first contact, I was made to feel very welcome in this unique home that they have lovingly created.

 Upon arrival, Evan took the time to explain and demonstrate all the essential features of managing the day to day running of the dome home whilst Mikel ensured that the entire neighbourhood were aware of my arrival by adding me to their local community Facebook group. This resulted in the meeting of an incredible group of new friends with whom I look forward to remaining in contact.

Then, of course, there was the opportunity and challenge provided by my hosts in the form of a list of favourite local eateries to which I feel I adequately served justice during the time of my enjoyable stay.

In summary. Evan and Mikel went above and beyond to ensure my ultimate comfort during this stay with Lidl at the Dome. I recall enquiring about where I might source and pay for some additional firewood for the log fire and, presto, the very next day a new load of wood arrived with their complements.

Nothing was too much trouble for Evan and Mikel and their generosity was sincerely appreciated. 

I certainly will fondly remember this remarkable experience and would whole heartedly recommend this opportunity to all nature lovers who may be fortunate enough to submit an application when next Evan and Mikel require the services of a reliable house and pet sitter.

Thank you Evan, Mikel (and Lidl) I look forward to our ongoing friendship and, hopefully, an opportunity to take care of your incredible home should a future opportunity arise.

Anthony XXX

What the Owners have said: 

So Anthony has a nickname of Guardian Angel in our house, as he had quite an introduction to meeting me!

...15 minutes before he was due to arrive for a walk through of the house and the animals I fell down my back steps and broke my back!

Anthony insisted to drive me to the hospital to get it checked out, which I finally agreed to and this lovely soul not only drove me all over town to different doctors offices but he also then drove me an hour into the city to the main hospital (once we had established my back truly was broken) and he patiently waited outside the hospital for 5 hours! We didnt get home until 11PM that night after 15 hours of driving me around and waiting for tests etc etc.... so to say I was grateful for his presence before he even did the sit is an understatement...

Besides that very crazy story Anthony truly is the Gold Star for Pet sitters and House sitting. He listens very closely to all of your needs and requests and follows them all, he sent us gorgeous photos of our property and our furr baby while away.

He checked in every week with us to let us know how everything was going and ask how my back was healing! We came back to a beautiful clean house and very happy kitty and an EXQUISITE home cooked meal!! He takes house sitting very seriously and it means a lot to him that the pets and their owners are happy and well taken care of.

Count yourself very lucky to have him apply to do your sit as he truly is the creme de la creme of THS!! Thank you again Anthony and look forward to seeing you again!!

Mikel and Evan

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