My husband and I live in the Northern end of San Jose and are searching for a house sitter for Dec 21st through Dec 29th. We have 4 loving cats that would need minimal care, but they do like attention. We are both non-smokers.
Some background - my husband and I both work at home, so the cats are not generally left alone very much, a typical day involves a parade of cats sitting in my lap - so the cats are very used to having a human around to snuggle up to. For a house sitter, we don't require 'round the clock occupation of the house, but we would like to know that the cats are getting daily attention and have someone in the house at night. They also like to sleep in bed so unless you close them out of the room you're sleeping in, at least one may even try to crawl into bed with you.
Their care would only involve verifying food and water dishes aren't empty (they are not fed on a schedule but have food available 24/7), cleaning out the litterboxes (2) every other day, and giving 3 of the cats hairball "goop" about every 3rd day. And giving love, attention and playtime.
Other household care would involve setting out the garbage for Saturday pickup (if needed at all) and just keeping the house clean as needed (IE dishes if you cook etc). Mail will be held at the post office, so no need to mess with mail. We have no houseplants, though the trees/plants in the enclosed patio may need to be watered once or twice.
We have high speed internet (wired or wifi) if you have a laptop, we have fairly basic digital cable tv and an assortment of DVDs. We have an extensive tea collection if you care for hot tea or want to sample. There is garage parking for one smaller vehicle otherwise there should be ample street parking. There is a guest bedroom with a queen sized bed that would be yours for your stay with closet and shelf space.
If caring for 4 loving cats (these are not shrinking violets - they will come out for attention) is your cup of tea - Please respond to this ad and we'll see if you're the right fit for our needs.
Thank you for reading this far, Shelley