*** I have more reference letters and photos than this allows me to post! Contact me if you’d like to see more. *****
*** NOTE TO OWNERS OF PETS WITH MEDICAL CONDITIONS: You can feel safe trusting your “special needs” pets with me - I have experience! ***
Thanks for considering me out of the many, many (MANY) eager and capable house/petsitters who want to be your chosen Housecarer. I’ve been told I’m the “dream house/petsitter” by Housecarer home/pet owners and here’s why...
I have done house/petsitting in five different countries on three continents so far and I have glowing references from all of them! Single pets and pet families have thrived under my care, allowing their owners to have carefree vacations, honeymoons, adventures in foreign countries, and time with friends and family for as little as a weekend and as long as several months.
I have loved, played with, and tended to the physical, emotional and medical needs of cats, dogs, rabbits, chickens, fish, birds, goats and rats in all sorts of different combinations. (Yes - I am an experienced rattsitter!) When we communicate, remind me to tell you about the cats who brought a 24-inch “surprise" into my bedroom, the chickens that started laying “golden eggs,” and, of course, the pet rats who liked to snuggle.
As the previous owner of a million-dollar rental home in Southern California, I know how important it is to take meticulous care of a nice home, and I know how to do it! Your pets will be loved, your plants will be watered, your gardens will be gardened, and you may be surprised to find your home cleaner than it was when you left it! (I have before and after photos that back up this claim.)
I am a mature (sixty-something), writer (semi well-known in the US in my niche... click the link above for my professional bio/background), non-smoking, non-partying, pet-loving, resourceful single woman.
Specific references about my quiet boringness are available upon request. Living a positive life is important to me, so I will fill your living space with cheerful and upbeat energy!
Because the work that I do is on a computer and doesn’t require me to report to an office, I am completely mobile. Housecarers has afforded me the opportunity to chose places that my spirit is drawn to for housesitting adventures. How lucky am I?!?
It is an ideal lifestyle for me and I am grateful every day for it.
I absolutely love being able to go places where I can write a little and explore a little, while caring for your pets and living space a lot. My repeat home/petsitting clients invite me back repeatedly because I give pets and homes the high level of attention and respect they deserve.
If you have a nice home that you'd like to keep nice while you're away, and well-loved animals that you want to be loved in your absence, then I am THE house and petsitting choice for you!
I have received invitations to care for homes and pets in five different countries and have been invited back for return housesits by 100% of the homeowners. I’ve also been invited to housesit/petsit by neighbors and friends of those homeowners because of their glowing referrals. Every Housecarers client I have ever sat (sitted?) for has offered to be a reference and communicate with you so that you will know I'm "the real deal."
I’ve also found that lots of Housecarers home/pet owners like to do a Zoom/ /Facetime interview. This works great because we can see each other eye-to-eye and your pets can even meet me that way!
After 10 years as an international petsitter, I've learned that it's all about "right fit" and chemistry. I look forward to meeting you and your pet(s) to see if we have just the right fit.
You have plenty of house/petsitters to choose from, so it’s hard to know how to choose... so...
All I can say is that dozens of home and pet owners around the world have not been disappointed that they chose me as their sitter and I feel a high level of certainty that you won’t be disappointed either.
Looking forward to communicating with you soon,
A genuinely “Happy Writer"