I live in the Temescal/Pill Hill district in Oakland, a short walk to Macarthur BART and the restaurants and bars of the Temescal/Telegraph foodie corridor. Easy access to Berkeley and Oakland via public transit. I have 3 lovely pets all desperate for your attention.
My cats are 2 females - between 2 and 3 years old. Both are indoor/outdoor and come and go as they please, especially if it's hot and you have the bedroom window open. My dog is a 28lb pitmix who is a total sweetheart, she's 6 years old and a rescue dog. She would love to sleep in the bed with you, but is happy to be shut in the bathroom at night if that's not your thing.
When I used Housecarers in the United Kingdom I found it to be a great community and am hoping the same is true here - I don't offer any payment for housesitters - as you will be living rent-free in my home with full access to amenties (wifi, Netflix, HBO Now, great coffee machine!) so please don't contact if you charge a fee for your services. I am open to couples or singles, no preference on age, only stipulation is absolutely no smokers.
Depending on timing and ease of handing over keys and instructions, you'd either be staying one night with me before I leave, or doing a handover on departure - can be arranged nearer the time. I have a pull-out couch, but am not open to extra guests - my landlord owns all 4 properties in the building, and I don't want to annoy her or my neighbours.
Please let me know if you have any questions.