House sitter for 1 small dog in Los Gatos, California (May 23-June 9)

House Sitter Needed for Username: CaliforniaHousesit   


Posted or Updated: May 1,2024   Applications: 1

SF Bay Area / Silicon Valley, Los Gatos
Santa Clara,California United States

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From: May 23,24  
To:      Jun 9,24
Days:  18, Short Term

We’re seeking a house sitter who would like to stay in our home in exchange for looking after our small dog while we're away (Please note: I updated the photos, but the ad continues to show 3 pets when there is only 1).

Experienced, non-smoking individuals or couples with outstanding reviews from previous house sits welcome!

START: Thursday, May 23 at 2:30pm
END: Sunday, June 9 at 3:00pm

Our dog is 16 years old, doesn't hear very well and sleeps a lot, but will eagerly accompany you on a short walks. We ask that you not leave her alone for more than about four hours at a stretch. Other requests include plant care and leaving everything in the same condition as you found it.

You will have access to high-speed internet, air conditioning, full kitchen, washer/dryer, all living areas, a full and half bath, full-sized bed with memory foam mattress or a queen-sized sleeper sofa, and outdoor patio with gas grill. NO TV stations or cable channels.

The house is in a quiet Silicon Valley neighborhood at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains and within walking distance to town ( hope the following endorsements from previous house sitters are helpful and would appreciate references from homeowners for whom you have house sat. Thanks for considering our home and feel free to get in touch with questions at any time.

BARBARA (Nov 2022); Highly recommended housesit within waking distance to downtown Los Gatos. Deb/Leon are welcoming hosts with a well-organized binder of information. Beegie is a sweet elderly dog who still loves her walks. Enjoyed our stay very much.

NORMA & TOM (December, 2019) — All one could want - very nice owners, home, neighborhood and pets. Deb and Leon were great to pet sit for. Their house was very comfortable - well laid out, with design touches and everything we needed. Deb and Leon were personable and well organized - having a booklet with all the information about the house and pets as well as local markets, activities and events in the area. Deb was always available by text - quickly answering any questions. Red, Beegie and the cat Whiskers were easy and delightful to care for. The dogs enjoyed their walks and appreciated attention, but were fine relaxing and napping as well. Whiskers was shy but usually found in the living room - and enjoyed petting and neck rubs when offered. The neighborhood was quiet, tidy and convenient to markets, downtown Los Gatos and great hikes. We would highly recommend a pet sit here and hope we are able to come back and sit again if we are in the area.

SUSAN (Sept 2019) — Deb & Leon are experienced and thoughtful hosts. They have a beautiful, comfortable home in Los Gatos and their pets are lovable and easy to care for. Their cat, Whiskers is even potty trained! Deb is very organized and provides detailed instructions, a daily check list, emergency contacts, and information about the area and maps of local walks. I absolutely loved my time there. They live in a beautiful established tree lined neighborhood where pride of ownership is obviously important to the friendly and gracious residents. I hated to leave and I look forward to sitting for them next summer. I highly recommend them to future house sitters.

GEORGIANA (April, 2019) — This is one of my favorite places to house sit and I'm always sorry when my dates don't sync up with theirs. Deb is supremely organized, a great communicator, and is warm and funny. Her home is comfortable and in a great neighborhood with lots of shopping close by and friendly neighbors. You have to see the cat use the toilet to believe it, but believe it. The dogs are super friendly and easy to care for. Red is a big goofball and made me laugh every single day. Beegie will dance for Cheerios. Walks are fun with the two of them. Highly recommended!

JEANNE (Sep 2017) — Deb has a lovely, sunny, clean home. She was a pleasure to work with - thorough and organized in her instructions and responsive to questions that came up while she was away. Deb's pets are extremely well trained. Her cat uses a toilet and is quite fastidious! Her tiny dog Beegie had me laughing wiping her paws before coming inside from the backyard and dancing on her hind legs when I prepared her food! Deb's big dog Red was born to love and over the moon when he gets some! They are the most obedient, easy-to-walk dogs I've cared for and were wonderful companions.

ELIZABETH (Jun 2017) — Deb was over the top gracious and sweet in her welcome and providing detailed directions. As well as her unfailing support as needed throughout the time I was there. I have never experienced so seamless a sitting. Her family is friendly and her home is beautiful. A great experience!

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