We are in need of a house and cat sitter for the month of October in our lovely new home in SE Portland. It is within walking distance to all the great stores and restaurants on Woodstock, which includes a New Seasons, Safeway, lots of great places to eat, a wonderful little library, and not too far from the bike path.
There may still be some things in the garden that need watering by that time, but it wouldn't be a lot. The main thing is looking after my cat, who is pretty low maintenance but used to having us home all day every day. He's pretty interactive, and we actually think he's a person in a cat suit! :)
The neigborhood is quiet and the neigbors are great. We would definitely want someone who would make sure our almost new house is well taken care of since we're still enjoying that new homeowner feeling.