I am newly retired as of July 2019 and still work as a consultant part time for my company. I am a non-smoker. I began house/pet setting to be able to travel and see more places. I prefer staying in a home environment rather than a motel room, but I have no problem staying in a motel days before or after my sit if schedules demand it. Meeting new people and caring for their pets is an added bonus and so far I have met wonderful people and pets.
I am very clean and tidy and totally respect another person's property and wishes. I do understand the importance in caring for another person's pet/home/property. I try to keep the same schedule as possible that the pet is accustomed to. And my goal is to leave any property the same or even nicer than when I arrived.