Let me care for your home as I would my own

Username DanceMama  

56 - 64 years
Jun 9,2024
retired high tech
Single female
1 - 6 Days, 7 - 21 Days, 3 - 6 Weeks, 6 - 8 Weeks, 2 - 3 Months, 3 + Months

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:  

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.

Thank you.

Homeowner Feedback / endorsements (1)

“ Ruth was a caring, responsible and responsive housesitter. ”

Sit Dates Jun-6-23 - Jun-27-23 Homeowner TanzaniaBound, Member Since May-5-23

Location Seattle Washington United States

I would highly recommend Ruth as a housesitter for your pets -- I would have no hesitation having her stay with my pets again. She was caring, giving my 3 cats the extra attention they needed when one, Skittles, suddenly experienced serious decline right before the housesit started and she curtailed her planned outside activities to spend much more time giving Skittles her direct companionship. She kept in constant contact with me (made more difficult with me being 10 time zones away), sending photos and updates, and also left my house clean and actually in better shape than when I left (the lock on my patio door totally stopped working and the door couldn't be left open during a hot spell -- and Ruth ended up replacing it for me). A week after the housesit ended she even followed up to see how my cats were all doing with me back (all doing pretty well as of today, in case anyone is interested :).

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