Jerry and I are care taking a hobby farm in Brownsville, Oregon. 28 goats/sheep, 2 llamas, and 18 chickens. We are looking for another long-term pet-sitting assignment. The time frame is open-ended. ("Long-term" means 5 months, to years, negotiable) We sit for free in exchange for housing and utilities.
We've years of experience. We take care of your property and pets according to your instruction, and maintain contact with you. We are considerate of your belongings, privacy, and will maintain your home as you left it, keep a watchful eye; your place never looks empty.
Care for your pets: We pay attention to health (cleanliness, feeding, exercise, medications, vet visits, etc.), maintaining their sense of security by keeping routines and giving them attention, affection and play (according to the pet's inclinations).
At various house-sits we've also handled mail forwarding and incoming deliveries, relayed phone calls, arranged for repairs. We've had to problem solve and cope with unexpected situations.
We are discreet, conscientious, quiet, and follow through with our commitments. No drugs, alcohol or smoking, and no pets of our own. We have references.
Rebecca and Jerry
Eric and Meredith - House / Pet sitting 2017
Jerry and Rebecca have taken care of our house and 2 dogs on several occasions, sometimes for as long as 5 months. They are everything you could wish for! They formed a close bond with our dogs and, frankly, gave them more TLC than we are generally able to find time for. They got long walks every day and lots of affection. Both of our dogs had medical issues at some point during their stay;
Jerry and Rebecca handled them expertly and lovingly, so that our dogs were really in better shape when we go home than they were when we left. Jerry and Rebecca took excellent care of our home. The house was spotless, and the yard was very well maintained. Jerry is pretty handy, so he undertook some small repairs that I had been putting off for some time, which I very much appreciated. He even tidied up our shed! They truly left our place better than they found it.
Rebecca and Jerry are very good about keeping in touch just the right amount while we are away: Not so much that our thoughts are constantly being drawn back to home while we're trying to have a vacation, but just enough that we feel we know what's going on. They are very responsive to phone calls and . I really couldn't imagine better house-sitters.
To Whom It May Concern;
Jerry and Rebecca have house sat and cat sat for us for three winters in a row. We would highly recommend their services to you. They have been very responsible people taking excellent care of our home and our 3 cats. They have kept us informed of their health and condition. They have dealt with some extra issues with our home (roof leak and water heater leak) and kept us informed and were very accommodating during the repairs.
They have forwarded mail the post office either couldn't or wouldn't forward, especially alerting us to important pieces of mail. And they have kept track of our voice mail recordings for important items.
They are animal lovers. Our cats which tend to be shy especially around males warmed up to Jerry in one visit.
Glen & Ann