Hello from Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Love this site. Been using it for many years to find housesitters while we travel the world. Hope to eventually use it as housesitters ourselves.
Can’t wait to travel again!!!

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Hi @tgibson, I’ve used pet sitting organizations too as an owner, lately I appplied as a sitter (then I seek a sitter as we own a cat and a dog). I live in France, am french.

Pleased you join the club of owners. We are few on this forum, members are much more often sitters (sometimes “professional” ones, doing 20, or (!) 40 sits a year.)

Do you still have pets ? Because once you’ve found a sit, it’s much easier to find a sitter during the same period. The ratio seems more applicants than opportunities…

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Hi there!
We do still have two dogs that are super sweet and always get a lot of applicants for our sits.
I just responded to one of your threads about negative reviews.
We LOVE France and intend to retire there in about 6 years. We are looking at the area around Foix and were there this time last year.
I can’t wait to travel again…

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Well @tgibson, is it easy when you are american to live permanently in France ? it sounds more complicate than if you are european (as we can all live in 27 countries without asking permission)

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It is not as easy as it is for EU citizens but it’s not too difficult. You just have to apply for a long term visa then a permanent visa after 5 years.

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Welcome to our community @tgibson it’s great to have you and your “puppies” join us. You live in a beautiful part of the US and we can just imagine the wonderful experiences your sitters have had, would love to see a photo of your two furry family members.

Thank you for being part of our amazing community for all of these years and we look forward to sharing in the travel and sitter experiences you’ve had with TrustedHousesitters.

Enjoy the conversation, the connections and meeting new friends, from around the world ,

Well @tgibson, if you manage to come to France in 2021 and are not far (our country is small) , please contact us and come for lunch or even stay for one day or two at home. We’re 323 Km from Foix (in Provence).We like to share stories

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Thank you! That is very nice of you to invite us to your home. I think it will be a few years before we get back to France as we have been there several times and wish to explore other countries. It would be wonderful to know someone in France though…
Tina

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I love Santa Fe. Spent most of the Summer their on Housesits. Here I am with my son at Beer Creek Brewery.

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It is a great place! Far too many tourists here right now though considering there’s a pandemic happening…
If you want to come back we should be doing some travelling in 2021.
Tina

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Hi Tina, I’d love to return! I end up needing to hike enough through SF National Park to burn off the tamales I eat at Posas! Was so pleased to be there to see fall colors too. I was concerned fires may have destroyed the whole Forest! Also need to climb Mt. Wheeler in 2021, and hope the tent rocks are opened!

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