Hello from southern Portugal

Hi all. My husband, Hal and our two Rat Terriers, Gigi (15 y.o. today) and Siena (6 y.o.) moved from the US to southern Portugal last year. We used THS to travel in 2019 and early 2020 to look for a place in Europe to live full time. We came home each time and Gigi and Siena were very bonded with our sitters. So much so that while greeting me outside, Siena ran back into the house to be with the sitters! We had a good laugh about that.

Since then we have settled and purchased a flat here in Aug. 2020 and couldn’t be happier. Our fur babies love the warm sunny weather and the home we have settled into. It’s set up for future THS-ers with a guest room and many amenities so Sitters, we’d love for you to please check out our profile.

Our hope is to travel around Portugal soon and to many other destinations. Until then we’ll keep enjoying this new destination and all it has to offer. Beach, mountains, villages, wonderful food and gracious and kind Portuguese people.

As they say here in PT, Obrigado!
Chris & Hal


Welcome and happy birthday Gigi

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Hi Flora,
Gigi says Thank You! :paw_prints::paw_prints:


Hi @geekista and a warm welcome to our community forum but most importantly HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIGI :birthday:… 15 today!!

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Thank you for a lovely introduction, it sounds as though your move to Portugal was the right move for you all. It’s lovely to hear of your previous great experiences with sitters … we all get so attached, your description of Siena’s moment is really special.

Enjoy being here o the forum and I’m sure there will be many sitter ready and eager to come and care for your fur babies when you decide to explore your new part of the world more.

Angela and the Team


Happy Birthday Gigi!

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Hello Chris and Hal and welcome :slightly_smiling_face::wave:t2:
We are currently in Lisbon, loving every minute of it! Just arrived after staying in Quarteira in the Algarve.
We live in the Cotswolds (Oxfordshire) in England and would be more than happy to travel to Portugal and house sit for you. A beautiful country.
Also Happy Birthday Gigi :partying_face:
Samantha and John.

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Happy birthday Gigi!
What a fun story to share! I hope you find the perfect sitters to allow you the opportunity to explore Europe more.

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Thanks Angela!

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Hi Samantha,
We love Portugal as well and hope to travel north to see all that is PT.
We will definitely keep you in mind for sits. Please let me know if you can’t view our profile. I updated now that we live in PT.

Chris (& Hal)

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Thanks Jayne! Gigi had a lovely Birthday. :paw_prints::paw_prints:


Ahh that’s fabulous thank you :relaxed:
I have tried to find your listing but I cannot find you on THS?

Thanks Debbie. :grinning:

Hi Samantha,
Thanks for letting me know. I will see how to fix it so you can see it. THS Support said I could “publish or go live” on my profile without putting in dates for sits. ¯_(ツ)_/¯.

I”ll try to figure it out.

Love to visit Portugal.

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We love Portugal too! The first holiday my husband and I took together was to Southern Portugal, and it was also where we took our 2 sons for their first holiday abroad.

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Hi, Sometimes there are listings where the owner indicates that the dates are not firm. But I think he still has to indicate dates. I too will be watching your listing like probably many other sitters. Portugal with dogs is a beautiful promise.
But maybe it is better to wait to post your listing, 1, 2 or 3 month before.
Good luck

Thanks Flora.

Pls when there are sit let me know also. I will be in Europe 20 October-11 November.

That would be great thank you :+1:t2::slightly_smiling_face: