We are Melanie and David, a responsible, loving married couple (13 years) and former pet-parents who are writers by profession with a passion for visiting and living new places. We are now empty nesters.
Since selling our house last summer, we have been house sitting in locations NY, Louisiania, Florida and Va. We enjoy caring for animals of all kinds and sizes and are comfortabe settling into areas we have not visited before.
Having hired petsitters to stay in our home to care for our beloved Maltese, Sazerac, who was on medication for years, we understand how important reliability and accountability are when you entrust someone with your house and pets, be they fur or feather.
A little more about us: Melanie used to own a culinary events and PR agency in New York City. During that time she helped create, launch and oversee The James Beard Foundation Awards (a.k.a. the culinary "Oscars"). After undergoing treatmentment for breast cancer in now in remission), she wrote the award winning book, Getting Things Off My Chest: A Survivor's Guide To Staying Fearless & Fabulous in the Face of Breast Cancer. She became a certified health coach and started a podcast. Melanie would take her Maltese pups, Chance and later Sazerac (both rescues), everywhere with everywhere. Very devoted.
David is a wine writer and co host with Melanie of the podcast, The Connected Table Live (produced on location remotely so no interference with our commitment to your fur and feature family). David is very domestic and great with pet, plants and yards. He adores Melanie and is caring person to animals. Loves to birdwatch!
We are super stable and conscientious about our surroundings, including safety and cleanliness. We are happy to schedule a video chat to meet you and answer questions. We can also provide more references.
Melanie and David