Staying in someone's home is a big deal! You'll be happy to know that I have many years experience with animals in general because I grew up on a small farm in NC. In 2010, I started a food bank for animal rescue organizations which operated for four years. I also have many years experience training dogs (and cats...yes, it can be done). :) It just so happens that I have green thumb too!
I'll be direct and say, I am someone you can trust. While I'm being honest, let me add that I am a little nervous about staying in someone's home and most likely, you are nervous about having a stranger care for your home. But, with clear communication, most expectations can be met and it can be a good experience for both of us!