Very Experienced Pet-Sitter!

Username wanderwoman2  

65 + years
May 21,2024 My Calendar
Single female
7 - 21 Days


I am a retired, happily single, financially stable, home and property owner. I love the opportunity housecarers gives me of living and exploring new places. I have done quite a bit of traveling throughout the years and now am at a stage in life where I enjoy being in one place for a while to get a feel for the area, people, and customs. This is perfect for doing just that!

Recent "housecarers " experience:

This February, 2023 I was lucky to have a unique pet sitting experience in Sedona Arizona for an African gray parrot and six chickens! All went perfectly! In 2022 I was able to have 4 great house and pet sitting experiences; One each in Monterey,California, Syracuse, New York, Cambria, California and Asheville, North Carolina.

A few previous housesits were Pass Christian, Mississippi at a beautiful home 1/2 block from the coast with one cat.  Before  that was in Intervale, New Hampshire where I cared for four cats and a lovely home in the forest. The previous winter found me in Florida where I had 2 house and cat sitting gigs. One was in Tallahassee for a older cat named Tommy who needed daily saline injections, which I was able to do as I have had similiar insulin injection experience. The other pet care was feeding 5 feral cats and caring for two indoor cats and one special-needs cat, Smoky, who was recovering from an operation in Gulfport. Previously, I cared for a standard poodle and 2 cats outside Washington, DC for 3 weeks. The autumn before that I cared for 7 cats (2 who needed twice daily injections and special care) in Chattanooga for 3 wks. All the above mentioned were through this . (Excellent references available). I have also cared for friends' pets and properties in the past.  

I live in Michigan in the summers and have a car (and good record) and am willing and able to travel. I like having a purpose in life; until recently I helped care for my grandsons during the summers, which is why I moved here after living 20 years in the Santa Cruz Mts and 5  years in San Luis Obispo,CA. This summer of 2020 I worked for the US Census Bureau as an Enumerator in Michigan as I did 20 years ago when I lived in California.

Background: After college (MSU) I taught Home Ec. and later English as a Second Language (ESL-UCSC) in the U.S. and Mexico. I have had my own house cleaning business for years and have also been a secretary, cook, waitress, and a personal assistant to elderly people and a woman with Lyme disease and OCD (which was challenging!). In the past I have done work exchanges (2X) at Bridge St. Inn in Cambria, CA.  

I own a condo in Michigan and a rental property which I have rented out and maintained for 35 years. I am now grandparent to a 1-year-old Bernese Mountain dog that lives with my daughter and family down the road from me along with their two cats. I have owned and cared for my own Golden Retriever, a black cat, a garden and many house plants and gardens in the past. I also have had swimming pool cleaning experience if needed. I love gardening and volunteer at the local library, church, food bank and the condo where I live. 

I am very physically fit and love to camp, hike, bike, walk, kayak and play my ukulele. I am very good at entertaining myself and enjoy reading and painting (oil, acrylic & watercolor). I enjoy some socialization in my life but am not into the late night club scene. When I housesit in a new place I like to enjoy the activities the nearby city and nature have to offer. I am usually in bed by 10 at the latest and love the mornings and sunshine.

I am trustworthy, reliable and responsible and can provide excellent references. I would care for your animals and property as if they were my own. Thank you for reading this and considering me.

Candace Lynn

Homeowner Feedback / endorsements (1)

“ Candace is the best! ”

Sit Dates Jul-1-22 - Jul-12-22 Homeowner hgreenbe, Member Since Jun-8-21

Location Syracuse New York United States

Candace is a fabulous house and catsitter! She is very capable at navigating new places and taking on responsibility. We overlapped with Candace for one day as we prepared for our trip and it was really wonderful getting to know her. She has a true traveler's spirit and nothing is daunting for her! She took great care of my garden and cat and home. I would highly recommend having Candace as a housecarer - she is a true gem!

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