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Leanne and Kirk are wonderful!

These two are a delight and clearly love and understand animals. When they first met my little dog (Snowy) who is very shy, he immediately took to Kirk and was seeking out pats. Unheard of for the little guy! The house was far cleaner when I returned that when I left which was a very kind surprise. They regularly sent me updates with all the pets looking relaxed and happy. I cannot recommend these two highly enough. Just fabulous people.
Belinda with Otis (dog) and Big Cat and Little Kitty – Carrington January 2020
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Above and beyond

Highly Recommended. Leanne and Kirk are not only professional and dedicated house sitters they are simply awesome humans beings! Handover for Leanne and Kirk was chaotic our end and on a day that was extremely stressful for myself and children. They held space for us and meet us with such kindnesses, I will always have great gratitude for them in that moment. Thank you. As for the house and pet sitting – we couldn’t fault Leanne and Kirk, in fact we worried the pets wouldn’t want us back!! Thank you for all you did. Best of luck for your next adventure.
Erin Sunny (dog) and Cinnamon (rabbit) – Stockton January 2020
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An absolutely wonderful job!

Kirk and Lee cared for our large fur family (1 dog, 7 indoor cats, 2 garden cats) for 2 weeks in November-December 2019. We couldn’t have asked for a better pet sitter experience.
Communication at the start was top notch. As soon as they walked into our house they bonded with the animals, especially our dog …. who tends to take a bit of time to warm to strangers.
They arrived at a challenging time for our household — due to contractor problems our renovated farmhouse was without heat (except for a single fireplace) and had an electrical issue which meant several outages a day. We informed Kirk and Lee of these issues about 10 days before they were to arrive, and fully expected them (and would have understood if they did) to cancel. Instead they replied, “We are committed to this sit.” And so they proved themselves to be, 125%.
While we were away the weather was especially cold and rainy — there were landslides, building collapses, and road and bridge washouts all around our area. One of the rooms in our house flooded. Workmen were in and out of our house to deal with various other issues. On top of this, no heat and frequent power outages. Yet Kirk and Lee took it all in stride, moved boxes and furniture in the flooded room, dealt with scheduling visits from our architect and workers, got the dog walked in spite of the horrible weather, all with not a single complaint. Most important, they connected with our ‘kids’ and gave them lots of love and affection and together time.
They kept us up to date on the animals with photos and videos via WhatsApp, responded within moments to our messages. Due to a death in the family I had to remain in the USA longer than originally planned. My husband’s flight back home was cancelled and he ended up returning to the house 8+ hours after Kirk and Lee had to leave to catch their flight.
Before they left Kirk and Lee coordinated a key drop with a friend of ours who was able to come in and feed and sit with our animals in the interim. My husband returned home after midnight, exhausted after an extra-long travel day and a 2-hour drive from the airport, to find the house spotless (cleaner than when we left!), the bed made, refrigerated homemade soup ready to reheat.
Most importantly, our cats and our dog were all in fine shape, calm and happy, obviously having come off of 2 weeks of lots of love, affection, and care.
By any stretch of the imagination this must have been a challenging sit for Kirk and Lee. It was a challenging time for us. They did an absolutely wonderful job, and we really appreciate that with family issues we had to deal with while away, one thing we did not have to stress about was whether or not our pets and house were being properly looked after .
Lee and Kirk are resourceful, dependable, responsible … and all in all good people. We would consider it a privilege to have them care for our pets again.
Robyn and Dave with George (dog) and 9 cats – Italy – November/December 2019
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An absolute dream.

Leanne and Kirk were an absolute dream to have sitting my pup, Roxie.
I always tend to worry when leaving Roxie with people I don’t know well, but after our initial meet and seeing how well Roxie responded to Leanne and Kirk I felt completely at ease leaving her for 2 weeks.

Throughout the time I was gone, Leanne and Kirk sent little photo and text updates letting me know how Roxie was doing. It was so wonderful to see her enjoying many walks and tons of belly rubs. They also took great care of her when she had one of her environmental allergy flare-ups – complete with a vet visit and giving her medication. I can’t say enough just how much I appreciate them taking care of her, particularly when a vet was needed, and knowing that she was in good hands the entire time.
I came home to a very well-looked after pup (I swear she didn’t even miss me!) and a clean house.

If you’re ever in need of a pet sitter and want to feel comfortable with your choice, I highly recommend giving Leanne and Kirk a call.

Selina with Roxie (Golden Retriever/Border Collie) Tirana, Albania 7th October 2019

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The most perfect house sitters

Leanne and Kirk were the most perfect house sitters and really loved my dogs. We were kept informed each day with wonderful pictures and videos. The dogs quickly settled with them and they were walked daily. My house was left in an immaculate condition and Kirk even cut the grass while I was away. On my return the dogs were happy and calm and clearly loved both Leanne and Kirk.

Dorothy with Dave, Edna and Stan (Cockapoo, Poodle, French Bulldog) – UK  18th October 2019

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A trustworthy & considerate couple

Leanne & Kirk Are some of the nicest people you will ever meet, easy going, & paid attention to what was needed of them. Our two boys (golden retrievers) just adored them, we were ignored before we even left! They kept us up to date & checked on anything they were unsure of. We came back to two very happy dogs, & a prepared meal for us (so unexpected), we had a lovely evening with them. We were all sad to see them go, & would definitely love them to sit for us. A very trustworthy & considerate couple, who always had a smile of their faces. Thank you again, we love you guys.

Tina and Boe with Jake and Rollo (Golden Retrievers), France 24th September 2019

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The house was much cleaner than we left it

Thank you so much for looking after our cats and rabbits so extraordinary well!! The house was much cleaner than we left it (sorry for that by the way) I hope you come back any time soon and this time we can meet! Thanks again!!

Irene and Stef with Terrence & Bones (cats), Ginger and Merlin (rabbits), UK 26th August 2019

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Just the Best House Sitters Ever

Leanne and Kirk are amazing! They minded our house, cat and rabbits for just over 3 weeks while we were overseas. Their happiness and caring natures make them perfect sitter. Our animals were happy when we arrived home. Communication was excellent. Our house and garden were not only well maintained but spotless on our return. I would highly recommend this caring couple (honestly they are the best). (The homemade chocolate treats in our fridge were just the best surprise and yum, thank you both and happy travels.)

Melissa with Elka, Pip and Scruffy (Domestic short hair cat and two rabbits), UK – 22nd August 2019

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Leanne & Kirk were very good at making contact via Skype, prior to their arrival. I knew, even from the original application that they would be very suitable. I was not proved wrong. It had been a very challenging time for me just before they were due to arrive. However, they were extremely understanding and accommodating of my needs. The evening they arrived was such fun for myself and Toby, it was just what we both needed. It was very evident that they had understood my house guide! It made everything so much easier. Toby had a wonderful week with them both and went on some great adventures. They gave me sufficient updates and photos; plus lovely captions that made me laugh. Toby was extremely well loved and cared for. It made my time away easier to enjoy. I was also very grateful, that they volunteered to visit my Mother in respite and take Toby to see her. I knew she would miss him. She is normally at home but, unfortunately, had a fall, hence respite. She had a great time meeting Leanne and Kirk. I know, she also appreciated their visit. I would not hesitate to recommend them both for house sits. It was lovely to come home to a tidy house and find everything in order. They are both extremely, lovely people and I do hope they could sit for us again. I know, Toby would love them to as well.

Pamela with Toby (Cavalier King Charles), Matlock, UK – 19th July 2019

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Leanne and Kirk were perfect housesitters. They clearly loved our little cat family right from the start and at the end of their stay they left an “end of housesit report” for all six cats which described each one perfectly. They were very conscientious, competent and excellent communicators and we set off for our trip knowing that our home would be in safe hands. They cared for our house and garden as if it was their own and on our return everything was spotless and tidy. The weather was very hot so much watering was needed in the garden. Kirk did a brilliant job with the tractor mower and the strimmer. When a problem arose they dealt with it calmly and kept us fully informed. We enjoyed Leanne and Kirk’s company and we very much hope they will visit us again, not only as housesitters but as friends. We cannot recommend them highly enough.

David and Mary with Scruffy, Joly, Holly, Elsa, Alfie, Coco (Cats), Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, France – 3rd July 2019

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What a great match with Leanne and Kirk ! Very friendly, we had a great evening together. Always keeping in touch so we know everything is fine. House was clean and sheets washed 🙂 I recommend them with my eyes closed !

Elsa G. with Nova (French Bulldog), Bréel, France – 07th July 2019

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Leanne and Kirk left our house yesterday morning, they spent 2 weeks caring for our 3 fur babies and i would love them to stay again. Fluffy took a shine to Kirk and followed him like a little sheep! It was nice to get to know them a little before our holiday, they are a lovely couple who gave love and care to our babies while we were away. They sent regular messages and updates with photos putting my mind at ease while i enjoyed my holiday. They also took care of the house and garden and stripped the bed and washed my cat bedding before i got home. Much appreciated. I cannot rate them high enough.

Lissa with Smudge, Fluffy and Tinkerbelle (Cats), Treorchy, Wales – 15th May 2019

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Leanne and Kirk came to housesit for our cat Luna for five days over Easter weekend. They were really communicative before and during the sit, sending us photo updates which was great and so lovely to see on our holiday. They clearly spent time making Luna feel comfortable and giving her lots of attention (which she loves!). The house was clean and tidy on our return and Luna was her usual happy self. I would certainly love for them to house sit again and would recommend them to others. Thank you so much!

Gemma with Luna (Bengal Cat), Staines, UK – 18th April 2019

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A very friendly couple who I was delighted to meet and have a chat with before we left the house. They were very good at letting us know that the house and cats were fine and they left everything in extremely clean and tidy order. I would be very happy to have them back again sometime!

Jojo with Claude and Clive (Cats), Dartmouth, UK – 14th April 2019

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Leanne and Kirk were fantastic housesitters! From their initial contact with us, we knew they were ‘the ones’ to look after our house & Honey for 4 nights in April. Communication before the sit was good, and very reassuring… when they arrived, Honey instantly warmed to them – and it was obvious they were animal lovers! We had a couple of hours together before we departed, and felt very at ease when it was time to leave – Honey was settled and saying goodbye was no bother! Leanne & Kirk kept us updated with whatsapps and photos during the sit, which was lovely – they took Honey out on local adventures, it looked like she was having a ball! When we got home, Honey was super chilled, it was clear she’d had a lovely few days with Leanne & Kirk! The house was clean & tidy, there were handmade chocolates left for us in the fridge and Kirk had even mowed the lawn while we were away! We would love for Leanne & Kirk to housesit for us again – great couple, so easygoing & huge animal lovers – anyone considering them for a housesit will not be disappointed! We hope our paths cross again! Thanks Leanne & Kirk 🙂

Megan and Frank with Honey (Shih Tzu), Cheltenham, UK – 9th April 2019

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Leanne and her husband were so awesome in all ways! They sent us pictures daily of our beauties and made us feel completely comfortable leaving knowing we had responsible parents who cared for both our home and pets as we left. They even did our laundry even though they were only here for two nights! Our home was left spotless and our animals happy 🙂 10 stars for them! They are welcome back anytime!

Brook and Ramon with Kiba (Husky Dog) and Maya (Cat), Chiang Mai Thailand – 8th Feb 2019

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I was looking for someone to pet-sit my five cats while I went away on holiday for a few days. Kirk and Leanne Holloway had already pet-sat for one of my friends, who had been more than happy with how they had cared for their pets. At the end of January (2019) they came to my house in Chiang Mai (Thailand), met my cats and asked about all their needs, if there were any special requirements and what sort of characters they were.

They kept in touch while I was away with updates and photos, which was great. When I returned, I could see that all my cats had been looked after well, Kirk and Leanne had even got cuddles from my very antisocial cat, which is a miracle. You can’t get any higher praise than that. I would not hesitate in having them pet-sit for me again. They are lovely, trustworthy people and you can see how much they care about animals.

My cats are very fussy and they took no time in trusting Kirk and Leanne. Not only that, but my house was tidier and cleaner than when I left it. So I highly recommend Kirk and Leanne to any potential home / pet owners. Your house and, most importantly, your pets will be in very safe hands. They really are ‘the purfect pet-sitter’.

Linda E and Hattie, Timex, Kinks, Luna and Pip (Five Cats), Chiang Mai – Thailand 6th Feb 2019

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To whom it may concern:

With only a few days to go for a short trip to Laos, I was fortunate to have come into contact with Leanne and Kirk. I feel blessed to have come across this compassionate couple.

Within a day or two they came to visit my home and it was obvious from the first moments that they were both very trustworthy and had an innate care for the animals I love so much. They immediately showed care and interest in caring for my considerably large family – 5 cats and as many dogs (4 puppies included!). I was at ease with them straight away, we agreed on the house sit and they arrived on time on the day arranged.

Whilst away they sent me photos of my furry friends, and, if there were any dramas, I was certainly not aware of them, they displayed complete competence and care throughout my communication with them, the photos that they sent, really helped too.

On my return, the dogs greeted me like never before, we had never been parted for so long, the cats barely noticed my arrival, but ‘Hey!’, they are cats! All 10 were present and as I had left them. The house was spotless too, Leanne had taken the trouble to wash the bed sheets and towels and left the place in immaculate condition.

I would have no qualms whatsoever about both asking them to return or to recommend them to anyone else, they really are an exceptional caring and considerate pair.

Wishing them both the best of luck.

Written By: Phil & Family (Soda, Horace, Queenie, Charlotte, Marvin, Jamie, Jeffrey, Jojo, Josh and Tabs- 5 Dogs and 5 cats) – Chiang Mai Thailand 1st Feb 2019

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Kirk and Leanne have been fostering kittens and cats from my Rescue Centre since August 2017.

I am tempted to give a bad review because I so don’t want this couple to move away from Thailand 🙂

To be honest, they are totally magic. Kirk has something of the cat whisperer about him. I have given a succession of nervous/scared antisocial felines to them and had happy, well adjusted cats back.

They are 100% reliable, totally trustworthy and good fun to boot. They are quick to notice if all is not quite well and seek veterinary advice, good at giving medication and will keep me informed of how things are going.

You can leave your cats in their care without any worries at all.

Best wishes

Liz Purdue
Adopt Me-ow and Kitten Rescue and Adoption Chiang Mai
http://adoptmeowchiangmai.com/

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Leanne & Kirk have cared for our family cat several times throughout 2016. Easy to communicate with, reliable & organised … It was so reassuring to know our fur baby was in capable hands! The occasional message with a picture of our cat was a lovely gesture too! We would not hesitate to recommend them or use them again in the future.

Tessa – 3 yr old domestic Cat
Written By: The Boards Family – Newcastle Australia

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We would meet Leanne and Kirk a couple of days prior to each of their house sits for us to run through the requirements of our fur babies.
We have been very happy to have Leanne and Kirk return on numerous occasions throughout 2018 to care for our fur babies, each time this has put us at ease knowing that they are being cared for by two lovely people who show them as much love and affection as we do.
We received regular photos and updates from them about how the fur family is getting on.
Each time we have returned to well loved fur babies and a very clean and tidy home. As an extra bonus we have also return to a thriving and well maintained garden.
We can with full confidence recommend Leanne and Kirk to take on your home-sitting and pet-sitting needs.

Mocha and Chino – British Shorthair Cats
Written By: Patricia and Lea – Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Calling all pet owners! Leanne and Kirk are the best! I had a last minute trip with no known return date, we have 6 cats (all rescues) and they all have dependency issues along with being terrified of new people, but warmed to Leanne and Kirk right away. Leanne and Kirk managed to get hugs and photo of all the cats each day and left the house super clean no food or cat little out . They even came around 1 hour before we got home so we could come home to a clean house. I couldn’t be more happy with our experience and would 100% use you guys again you made my trip that bit less stressful and for that I’m super great full . You guys are 10/10….. 5* …. gold award amazing. Thank you again so so much guys!

Gollum, Lula, Merlin, Mommy cat, Precious and Smeagol (Six Cats)
Written by Cherry Tillett – Chiang Mai, Thailand

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CERTIFICATES

Leanne Kirk HSA Graduates Certificate

Pet First Aid Certificate

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