More InformationShirley & Don: RETIRED FARMERS: PENSIONERS.
We are a very active senior couple, having owned businesses in Sydney and Newcastle also farm acreage properties at Booral & Hinton NSW. We are very experienced animal carers, in particular, horses, dogs and cats (we really do love cats).
Moved to Brisbane, on acreage 12 years ago, from the Newcastle area where we had lived for many years, to be with family - daughter & husband were working in PNG and had a 6 year old son who we cared for until the PNG contracts were finalised.
Our joint family property (Daughter's husband recently deceased) is now on the market and we plan to move to the Port Macquarie area when we sell.
Presently, we are looking forward to enjoying short breaks house-sitting and caring for other peoples' pets. Our16 yr. old border-collie, can be cared for by others when we are away or if house-owners are happy we could bring her with us, sadly we lost Simba, the cat. Will look for agistment for our pet horses in the area when we move.
Both Shirley and Don, when residing in NSW, were Justices of the Peace and Rotarians. Also, through the businesses, Police checks were a necessary requirement ie. Travel Industry and Newsagency/TAB.
Shirley was a TAFE Teacher for over 10 years at Belmont, Toronto Annex, Hamilton, Islington and Glendale whilst Don was Managing Director of a Company jointly owned by us and an American Company.
Don is experienced with swimming pool maintenance having had our own pool for 10 years, mows lawns and other maintenance jobs around the place etc. whilst Shirley loves to care for plants and is particular in keeping a neat and tidy house.
Home owners can be assured their home will be pristine upon arrival home.
References can be provided: (Newcastle referees)
Non Smokers (lifetime).
Photographs: Don, Shirley and Don's Sister Sally (she lives in Tasmania) - Sascha, our Border-Collie and Simba (deceased) much loved cat - Currently, our horses on our Brisbane Property.