-Dual citizen of the USA and Argentina (US born), with home bases in Austin Texas, rural Connecticut (CT), and Buenos Aires.
-Reliable, responsible, and I take care of your home and your furry loved ones as if they were my own.
-I love animals and plants. And house-pet sitting is my preferred way to travel.
- 30+ years of experience as a home and pet sitter.
- 12 years of experience managing vacation rental businesses for myself and others.
-Self-employed professional with several graduate degrees in the social sciences.
-Bi-lingual in English/Spanish, and I "get by" in four additional languages.
-Intuitive bond/connection with most animals. I get along great with dogs, but I have a special connection with cats and I'm a bit of a "cat whisperer."
-Experienced with elderly and special needs animals.
-Worked many summers on a CT dairy farm that has been in our family for five generations (experienced with farming and farm animals).
-Skilled gardener with indoor and outdoor plants, and worked at a plant nursery.
-I have owned, cared for, and managed real estate in multiple countries.
-Know how to maintain a home swimming pool, unfortunately! ;)
-Equally comfortable in rural and urban settings, from a small village to an urban metropolis.
-Adapt easily to new situations, languages, and cultures.
-Smoke free, alcohol free, gluten free vegetarian.
-Past house-pet sitting assignments include the following locations: New Haven, CT; East Haven and Branford, CT; Madison, CT; Woodbridge, CT; Wilton, CT; Durham CT; Guilford, CT; Boston, MA; Cambridge, MA; Nantucket Island, MA; East Sandwich (Cape Cod), MA; Tunbridge, VT; South Royalton, VT; Little Compton, RI; Stanford, CA; Palo Alto, CA; San Francisco, CA; Berkeley, CA; Mountain View, CA; Los Altos Hills, CA; Santa Cruz, CA; Studio City, CA; Woodland Hills, CA; Sherman Oaks, CA; Santa Monica, CA; Venice Beach, CA; San Diego, CA. La Jolla, CA; Austin, TX; West Lake Hills, TX; Point Venture/Lago Vista, TX; San Antonio, TX; Rockport, TX; Portland, OR; Las Vegas, NV; Silver Spring, MD; New York City (Manhattan), NY; Orcas Island, WA (San Juan Islands); Victoria (BC) and Vancouver (BC), CANADA; Mexico City (DF), MEXICO Santiago, Iquique, and Punta Arenas, CHILE; Buenos Aires (Cap Fed) and Ushuaia/Rio Grande (Tierra del Fuego); ARGENTINA; Montevideo, URUGUAY; and Tromso and Oslo, NORWAY.
My online sitter references may be viewed at . Please ask for the link as I cannot post it here.
My sitter schedule tends to fill up many months in advance. If you have specific dates in mind, feel free to contact me anytime. Last minute assignments are not a problem as long as I'm available. Thank you! :)
References available upon request. Se habla español !