Hi I’m Kristi,
My intention for house sitting is to care for and cuddle animal friends, maintain a clean and safe home, help out with dog training, and practice meditation in new settings. I enjoy offering greater freedom and peace of mind to you while you are away from home. I am looking to be of benefit as a trustworthy, calm, responsible, caring, and experienced home and pet sitter and look forward to establishing a meaningful home-sitting friendship!
My partner Michael and I both love all animals and have devoted our lives to sharing our gifts with others to be of benefit and service. We get to live out our dream by caring for pets and homes, professionally pet sitting, dog training, dog walking, as well as volunteering. We also love to travel, meditate, and connect with others in a meaningful way everywhere we go!
We enjoy joining each other on house sits, both professionally and on sites like HouseCarers and , througout the country and are hoping to sit internationally soon together as well! We have met wonderful people and have learned so much during our travels.
We have 5 star positive reviews and lots more pet sitting pics on our Rover, Wag, Barkley Pets, , and Couchsurfing Profiles which we are happy to share!
Taking care of animals is a huge part of my life- cats, dogs, horses, birds or farm animals like goats, chickens, ducks, sheep, and cows. Pets have taught me so much over the years, no matter what size, including all the hamsters, iguanas, lizards, snakes, turtles, mice, guinea pigs, parrots, and fish. Each animal is so precious and perfect, and it is with great joy that I've been able to share time with them.
I specialize in long-term house sits caring for pets and property ranging from a week to 2, 3 months and more. I enjoy how it allows me to really get to know the ins and outs of the beloved pets and form a beautiful bond with them.
My family has had 3 Jack Russel Terriers and 2 cats for most of my life, all ranging from young to old. I now care for many different breeds of dogs, as well as ages- From energetic puppy, to slower paced and senior, I've discovered how each pet has its own unique needs. No matter what age and activity level your pet is, they will be well-cared for, and will have a safe and happy time! We will play, go for walks, and enjoy lots of pettings, snuggles, tummy rubs, and ear scratches!
I have experience caring for 7-11 week large breed puppies who go on to be seeing-eye and emotional support service dogs for those with vision loss and for veterans, at an incredible non-profit Guide Dogs center in Florida. I have loved volunteering for animal shelters and adoption centers in both California and Florida specifically working with dogs. I also regularly visit local animal refuge/rescue centers, wildlife conservancies and botanical gardens to always be connected to nature.
I love being surrounded by natural woods, lakes, mountains, rivers, beaches, and tropical settings, embracing the feeling of seclusion, quietude, serenity, and simplicity. Throughout the year I attend silent meditation retreats offered by esteemed teachers and am a part of mindfulness meditation community of contemplative students.
My last home was situated on 5 acres of grounds and living spaces, where I lead projects, arranged home repair services, performed organization, and participated in renovation, and home repairs. Weekly outdoor maintenance tasks like gardening, mowing, composting, pool care, tree-trimming, maintaining foliage and pathways around the pond were the norm. It was great house caring experience and a fun way to grow jack of all trades abilities. I hope to utilize those skills to help out others in the future!
Getting to know others in a heartfelt way over some local kombucha, authentic Thai or Indian food, and vegan ice cream is how I like to connect, and socialize. I also love to be around the house practicing meditation, yoga, cooking, reading, writing, painting, relaxing, or walking around the neighborhood, as well as ventures out to the beach, marina, or nature park. I like to be mindful and aware when having fun.
My partner Michael and I do not party, smoke, do drugs, or drink alcohol, and have clean backgrounds.
Feel free to reach out and connect with me and express any questions you have have.
Thanks so much and be well!