Thank you! We will reach out when we are in London - enjoy your adventures too!
@Bmwoods Thank you and yes that would be great and hopefully our diaries will align
@Bmwoods how exciting! I love London (and a week will barely allow you to scratch the surface) but you are going to have a blast seeing all the history there.
We were just in Porto, Lisbon, Coimbra and Nazare Portugal last year. Had a blast but be ready for lots and lots of hilly walks. Knowing you can rest with a glass of Port wine makes it all worth it though!
Please make sure you send us all pics of your adventures. We love seeing our members enjoying their journeys…
Yes we are very excited! and the Port wine (after our hilly walks) sounds delicious!
I do have a question in regards to posting on the forum…I completed our profile information, does this mean it will automatically show up in the “Introduce Yourself” topic posts (I do not see it there)or is there something else I must do?
Hi @Bmwoods welcome to the community forum! That’s awesome you filled out your forum profile, that will help other members on the forum get to know you better. Your forum profile is separate from the “introduce yourself” section on the forum. We would love it if you introduced yourself there too. Here’s a post explaining how you can do that.
I just saw you’ll be coming to San Diego! When exactly will you be here? We have a THS member meet up this Sunday and would love for you to join us if you’ll be in town then
Hello everybody, I would like to add my thanks to THS too! I joined a few months ago after my regular house sitter moved overseas. I have now had three house-sitters through THS over the past three months and each sit has been a complete success. The three sitters have all had different personalities but it has been a pleasure to get to know them all. I’ve found the process very enriching, part of the experience of travelling itself. It’s not always easy entrusting your pet (and house) to people you don’t know but I now know from this experience and following the forum (even if I don’t post much) that THS has a wonderful community. Thank you and I’m looking forward to meeting more interesting people for future trips.
@Amanda_France This is so lovely to hear. Thank you for sharing.
@Amanda_France I’m so glad following the forum helped you get comfortable entrusting your home and pets to strangers. That is a huge step. And I’m especially glad that your first three sitters were complete successes. Where did you go on your adventures?
@Karen_E, the first two trips were fairly short family visits to Munich and Kent. The last trip was an amazing two week safari trip to South Africa, which really was an adventure
Thanks for the info on posting our introduction - I’ve given it a shot…hopefully correctly!
We will be in San Diego from March 17-31st, so unfortunately will not be there in time for the meet up this weekend, however if anything pops up those last 2 weeks in March please let us know!
Cheers, Marian & Brent
THS is amazing in that a common love for animals brings people from all over the world, with different living lifestyles and lives together. I’ve experienced some fantastic people from sitting and got the pleasure of staying in some places I could only dream about staying but without winning the lottery I’d never get the chance to!
Hi @Bmwoods loved reading your intro and seeing your pictures from your past sits, especially the adorable pig! Sad we will miss you tomorrow at our San Diego member meetup, but I see you will be in San Diego at the end of March. That is PAWtastic! @Kelly_U and I are planning another San Diego member meetup on March 26th and will post the details for that event very soon. We hope you can make that one!
@richten1 I agree completely. In many ways we have won the lottery.
Hi Katy, thank you for sharing your story. My life is much better since I joined THS. Many human and furry friends, and many stories to tell.
I think one of the greatest things for me is all the great folks we have met and become friends with since joining TrustedHousesitters. We would have never met otherwise!
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We are Sitters and also do Home Exchanges. There has been some overlap! We did a Sit through THS in San Francisco. We were introduced to a friend of the Owner, and now we have done a Sit for the friend (privately arranged). Next, we are going to do a Home Exchange with the friend! We will stay in San Francisco while they are at our home in Manzanita, Oregon! Win-Win!! We have been invited back to THREE of our Home Exchange homes in the San Francisco area in order to dog sit! Home Exchanges turned into future dog-sitting opportunities and new friendships! What a great deal for all!
How lovely to read of your full joyful life, and TH’s beneficial influence, Kate. Thank you for sharing this.