We are a mom (46) and daughter (13) who both have flexible computer-based schedules. I (Mom) hold a high-level ecommerce position which provides much more flexibility than my prior professional/corporate career & daughter attends cyber school. We are both taking advantage of our flexibility and taking the time to travel while working/studying. We moved from the East Coast (DE) to the West Coast (CA) in August 2016 and, while there, went on a fabulous 4 week (working) road trip from Southern California to Seattle and back. We were back on the East Coast from Dec-Feb 2017 (company headquarters location) but returned to the West Coast on March 8th. We are open to any location. We will be traveling between the West Coast and East Coast at least twice per year and trying to visit other parts around the country and world often.
We came across the home sitter idea when looking for travel tips. As travelers, we are excited about the possibility of spending time in new places while helping to keep others from worrying about their homes while on vacation. As huge animal lovers, we are even more excited about the possibility of spending time with other dogs (and cats) while we travel. We currently have a tiny Shih-chon puppy (11 months, fully house trained and loves all dogs, cats and people) who travels with us. We are experienced dog owners (4 dogs over the past 16 years), prior kitten/cat foster parents, and humane association volunteers.
Of course, we are clean, responsible and quiet and would love the opportunity to help take care of your home and your pets!
We completed our first "official" house/dog-sitting assignment we found on another site and absolutely loved it. The homewoner said:
"LB and her daughter were a dream to work with while looking after my home and dog for 3 weeks over Christmas and New Year They stayed in constant contact, which was very reassuring. They took great care of our dog and home and left the place spotless for us when we came home. There were never any issues or problems. Her little dog is also very cute! LB is very professional and reliable and we'd love to have her back again."
We just finished our second assignment - this time with 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 chickens and 2 tortoises! We are loving every second. The homeowner said:
"LB and her daughter house sat for us while we were away. They were both very delightful. Our dogs and cats were in great hands and we felt at ease that they were being taken good care of. Our dogs definitely miss them! They took great care of the house and I would ask them to house sit again." (We have been invited back for 3 weeks in July 2017)
For the third, we sat for 2 amazing Shih-Tzus (3 including our Shih-tzu mix Izzy) in Los Angeles. The third homeowner (Hortense) said "LB and her daughter came twice in April to take care of our puppies while we were traveling munication was easy and LB kept updating us while we were away. They left the place tidier and cleaner than before. Pups seemed to had a good time with them and their little dog :) Couldn't have found a better match. Thx again for everything!!”
We are on our 4th assignment now for a total of three weeks in San Diego. We are sitting for 2 dogs and 2 cats.
Our intention is to sit until the end of August of this year, take a break for Megan's high school, and then go international next summer!
We look forward to many more opportunities!