I am an independent, responsible woman with mean handyman skills. I've owned many dogs and been owned by many cats. In my life I have also loved guinea pigs, turtles and even a snail. I love animals and will care for yours as my own.
After surviving 2 cancers, I sold my house in California in 2017 and had planned to be a full-time nomad. I found this difficult with wanting global entry, so I purchased a house in Florda. I rented this house on , so I could continue to travel but have a homebase. After 2.5 years of half-time traveling, then remodeling a traditional rental while living in it, I did take the plunge and am now a full-time nomad (as of May 2023), giving me even more time to housesit and explore by various methods.
I could not adopt more pets, because I did not want to leave them behind as often as I explore. I began pet-sitting so that I can get my "fix" of fur-babies while giving others the freedom to travel that I now enjoy. I have always loved win-win arrangements and this is yet another. I also prefer living as a local when I travel, so house sitting affords me that opportunity. When I don't housesit, I tend to stay in properties.
As I mentioned, I am also handy. I remodeled houses in Massachusetts, California and Florida before their sale, so I can handle minor repairs should things go wrong. I wouldn't embark on major repairs on someone else's home, although I did replumb and rewire much of my previous home. However, my knowledge helps me make sure that contractors are honest in their assessments should an emergency take place.
I have run s in 2 homes. You can see how I keep my home and my reviews here:
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After all the sheltering in place, then being busy remodeling my house in FL, I've been feeling even more of a desire to have the companionship of some furry friends. If I can bring some love to your furry family while allowing you to get away for a bit, please let me know. I also LOVE to walk, so your pups will not hurt for exercise as well. I do have one rule though...I do not walk dogs off-leash, so please do not ask. I would be absolutely heart-broken if something happened to someone else's baby in my care. What a pet will do for their own parents, they may not do for a temporary surrogate. Thank you for your understanding about this.
Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm an open book.