We are also looking for a regular housesitter for the week of Thanksgiving and the week before, 3 weeks in each of May, June, July, late August/early September and late September/early October preferably each year. We also might go away other times once the pandemic passes.
We have a 4 bedroom 4 bath oceanfront home in San Diego with 4 dogs. We use one bedroom for my office and one bedroom is downstairs. There is a pool and a jacuzzi. We have one 20 year old Maltese (Dottie), one 11 year old Havanese (Robbie), one 12 year old Bichon Frise (Bella) and one 4 year old Giant Schnoodle (Molly). The dogs do not need to be walked but Molly and Bella love walks and are happy to go anytime. Robbie goes as well but he's a bit of daudler. Dottie is blind, deaf, has no teeth and weighs 5 pounds. She needs to be fed soft food separately from the others. Otherwise, the dogs each and drink from the various bowls downstairs. Our housesitters should be very familiar and comfortable with dogs. Of course we do not want any wild parties and the house should be kept in good shape, although our cleaning person will generally still come two days a week. My personal assistant generally comes 1/2 day 3 days a week and our outside helper comes usually on Saturdays. We will require references and would prefer that our housesitters be home most of the time. However, you can bring your non shedding dog friendly dog. We would consider an international or other housesitter who wants to come for the whole summer and travel during the weeks we're home.