Experienced, professional woman will provide excellent care for your home and pets

Username kayakgal  

65 + years
Jun 17,2024
physical therapist
Single female
1 - 6 Days, 7 - 21 Days, 3 - 6 Weeks, 6 - 8 Weeks

   As a retired physical therapist, (Robin aka Bennie), house/pet sitting has given me the opportunity to explore the many places I have dreamed about for years. An avid outdoors woman (favorite activities include kayaking, hiking, biking, camping and X/C skiing), I'm also very health conscious; no drugs, alcohol or smoking. Too, I am a great lover of solitude, especially when immersed in the natural world with a 4-legged companion.

  A  confirmed animal/dog lover, I have owned and trained numerous canine companions; my lab eventually became a therapy dog and joined me in my practice. A few years back, I had the great fortune to train as a service dog instructor and also join a regional animal rescue group. Additionally, I volunteered for our local therapeutic riding organization and currently walk dogs at our Humane Society.  

   Recently, I have become involved with the local CERT and Search and Rescue organizations in my home town.  Both are fulfilling my committment to community service as well as providing valuable, transferrable skills useful in any environment.

   Having lived in Southern Oregon most of my adult life, I'm enjoying expanding my horizons and visiting places that have long intruiged me. A minimalist at heart, housesitting has always worked well with my lifestyle. I am especially drawn to rural areas where I can immerse myself in nature and hopefully share that with my 4-legged charges. Because I do not currently have a dog, I love the opportunity to "share" yours while sitting. Ultimately, I am looking for another place to call home, and housesitting offers the ability to "try out" different locals and meet people I might not otherwise encounter.

   I have had numerous house/pet sit positions, both long and short and in urban and rural environments. Pets have ranged from older and smaller canines and cats, to a young and vigorous yellow lab, requiring miles of romping on a daily basis. Some of my charges have required basic medical care, such a daily medications and wound bandaging; one very ill kitty needed meds and careful observation throughout the day. I am also familiar with basic grooming techniques for horses.

 Having been a renter most of my adult life, I fully understand the responsibility of caring for someone else's property. I am very grateful to share your home for a bit of time; know that it and your beloved pets will be well cared for.  I have been thoroughly vetted by law enforcement and am fully vaccinated.

Homeowner Feedback / endorsements (2)

“ Independent Gal ”

Sit Dates Dec-9-22 - Dec-17-22 Homeowner babacomari, Member Since Sep-13-08

Location Sonoita Arizona United States

Bennie worked out terrifically for me because she's entirely independent and didn't need me to check-in with her while I was away. She gave me the confidence that "no news is good news" and I didn't spend a moment of my holiday away wondering or worrying about what was happening in my absence from home. When you LOVE your home and your beloved pet(s) its a gift to not be worrying about them while you're away.  Bennie gave me the confidence that I didn't need to give a second thought to what was happening at home while I was on holiday.  That's a gift. 

“ Excellent care ”

Sit Dates Aug-1-22 - Aug-6-22 Homeowner Jakupcak, Member Since Oct-7-18

Location Missoula Montana United States

Bennie provides excellent care and thorough attention to our Mastiff Lily and our home. This is the second time she has visited us here in Missoula. She is kind and caring and resourceful and thoughtful. She is great at communication and keeping us up to date with frequent messaging.  We would welcome her back without any reservations.

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