We are semi-retired pet sitters (in our home) who are taking a vacation to Mexico with relatives. We do not as yet have any pets scheduled, and probably will not know for some time, but the most we'll have is 4 and probably not for the whole week. We don't take problem dogs--all are sweet/well-behaved. We also have a very large yard and there may be some watering duties required. We live within walking distance of a lovely park (William Land Park) with a golf course and zoo. We're close to downtown Sacramento with its historic capitol (interesting to tour) and Old Sacramento and the river with the Delta Queen hotel/restaurant. There is a nice coffee/pastry/sandwich shop and a brand new Sprouts Market within walking distance. The back yard of our home is very pleasant with a nice swing out back, and the weather should be very nice during May.