Vickie Lee - London UK
Linda and Gordon have housesit at our London home on several occasions, once over a whole summer. They took great care of the house, and more importantly, our dog. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who is looking for honest, reliable and trustworthy people to look after their property and/or animals .
Andrea Riding - London UK
As an independent communications consultant I frequently need to be away from home on client visits. I have known Linda Podoleski since 2008 and she first ‘house sat’ for me that year. As an owner of two homes – an apartment in the urban centre of London, and the other a traditional country cottage in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. It was important that my ‘house sitter’ would blend into both culturally different environments and have the flexibility to manage and respond to the individual requirements of each property to keep it clean, secure and welcoming
Coupled with this I also needed Linda to care for my small Yorkshire terrier dog Archie and cat Ronnie - she built a wonderful relationship with both and eliminated any concern I may have been feeling living away from them
Linda spent time ensuring that Archie & Ronnie were at ease with her. She asked about their normal habits, eating schedules, favourite toys and in Archie’s case, his walking programme also if he had any special dog walker friends. She understood that Archie & Ronnie may be anxious by my absence and wanted to gain their trust by maintaining their daily routine.
Linda spent time at both properties asking what I would like done in my absence. On my return to Malmesbury, I was delighted to see that she accomplished the tasks that I had requested with meticulous attention to detail.
Linda came with an easy to follow manual covering how we would communicate with each other in my absence [cell phone, email] through to requesting a list of providers to contact in case of household problems. I would never have considered this without her advice
Linda was concerned about security: she diligently asked for explanations about the security systems at both properties
Linda alerted me to something that I thought was a matter of course. She asked me what was available for her general use. This might sound strange initially, but makes complete sense. She asked if the household goods such as laundry detergent were available for her use – it is this attention to detail that makes Linda stand out.
On my return Linda went over any event that happened in my absence and directed me to any items that needed attention [that were very few.]
I highly recommend Linda and Gordon for your housesitting needs.
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Kelly Chambers - Tampa FL
Gordon and Linda took great care of our dog Winnie, while we were out of town over a weekend. Winnie requires quite a bit of attention and as a young pup, is going through a teething phase. Linda bought a special teething toy for Winnie to keep her occupied and both of them were very attentive her needs. I highly recommend them as house and pet sitters!
Michael - San Diego, CA, United States
02 March 2016
Linda and Gordon stayed with our dog and cat for 2 weeks while we were in Nicaragua. They're extremely organized, well-prepared, and responsible. We were very impressed with their checklists and documents, as well as their experience in house-sitting. Everything went very smoothly, and our home was very clean and well-kept when we returned. The animals were in great condition, and we'd highly recommend them as house-sitters!
Kelly - New Orleans, LA, United States
03 May 2016
Linda and Gordon provided excellent care to our house and two dogs while we were away. They clearly have much experience sitting and the entire experience was a breeze. Our two young dogs can be difficult to manage and they did a wonderful job. Would highly recommend them. Thanks Linda and Gordon!
Maryanne Larsen - Washington Crossing, PA
06 January 2016
Gordon and Linda have been great watching my home when I have traveled for long business trips. My dogs Truman and Malcolm love them. I come home and all is in order and my pets are happy. I have peace of mind when I have to leave for weeks at a time.
Mary O'Connell - Gig Harbor, WA
08 October 2015
I have known Linda Podoleski for over 10 years. She & I worked for the same company for over 20 years. Since we worked in the management division she was responsible for 30 team members. She is honest, loyal and dedicated to her goals. Linda is a take charge person. If something needs to be done she see's the big picture and gets the job done. If I ever needed her help she would not hesitate to be there even if it meant changing her schedule. I would gladly give her the keys to my home and know I would find it in the same condition or better when I returned.