If you want to feel comfortable leaving your home and/or pets in the care of someone that will not only be professional and efficient, but treat your home and beloved pets as her own - then I am the sitter you are looking for. I am flexible in location, dates and duration. I am a non-smoker as well as drug and drama free!
I have owned a home since I was nineteen years old (thirty yrs ago), so understand what is involved in attending to and caring for a home including what to do IF things go wrong.
I began renting my own home out in Sep 2009 so I would have more resources to travel. (It was a hard decision to make - - would others take care of my home as I would? What will I come back to? - but you probably understand that concern!) Eventually, I gave up my home entirely, as I loved house sitting so much, I do it full-time now.
My personal pet experience consists of "Stormy", a cat who only graced us with her presence for four years; "Jasmine" a lab-mix who lived in and loved the outdoors for fourteen years until she died a few years ago; and "Zoe", a cockashnoodle who we have had since a puppy and is now twelve yrs old and moved out with my daughter when she went to college. (Note: Zoe has issues with excitement urination so I understand and know how to deal with more temperamental animals that may have "special" care instructions.)
I also have references with my most recent being in Greece for a crippled cat; in Greece for dogs; in California for dogs; in Crete for cats; in Toronto area, Canada for elderly cat; in Texas for dogs; in North Carolina for 5 dogs and a cat; in Southern California for a few different clients.
While I am interested in seeing the local area wherever I happen to be, I will not be gone for long periods as I spend much of my time writing and working on my business online so will be around to keep your pets company.
I have fixed expenses which are met through other financial resources, so do not charge for house or pet sitting service. I am simply looking for the experience of seeing the world from more than a vacationer's viewpoint so am pleased to be trusted to care for your home and/or pets in exchange for this experience.
If this sounds "so far, so good", please feel free to contact me and we can discuss your needs in more detail. Let's create our own win/win situation. References available.