Hello! I've been a member of Housecarers since 2003, and I continue to approach each position with my best intentions. Clients find me to be very reliable and trustworthy in my care of their animals and lovely homes, to which the uploaded recommendations attest. I have additional references not listed on this site- both thru another sitters' and private clients.
As a yoga instructor and former ballet dancer, I am physically active - and welcome a leash or two in hand on my daily walks. Affection builds naturally (both ways) for the animals under my care; and I've taken care of elderly cats (18, 19, 20 and 21 years) with ease in 3 different households. It might be worth noting that I revived my Bethesda client's fading orchids during a 10 month stay : ) Always a non-smoker.
I continue to be grateful for all the amazing opportunities in many parts of the US : San Francisco, CA * Atlanta, GA * Chicago, IL * Baltimore, Bethesda, Point of Rocks, Potomac, Rockville all in Maryland * Boston, MA * Minneapolis, MN (my home town) * upstate Barryville & Brooklyn in NY * Milford, PA * Spartanburg, SC * Alexandria, Falls Church, Virginia Beach, all in VA * and Washington DC.
I've been staying predominantly on the east coast for the last two years to be in closer proximity to my voice coach in Manhattan.... as I take steps toward a career in voice acting.
My current housesit in Minneapolis leads me to Brooklyn again (repeat client) on April 13. So I am available again on April 1st-12th and from May 7th onward.
For privacy of my clients, I choose to provide contact info for my references after intial communication with prospective clients. Please feel free to send me questions for more details. Best, Dana K (nickname Davi)