Hello! I've been a member of Housecarers since 2003, and I love my memories of all the amazing opportunities in many parts of the USA. I approach each position with my best intentions. Clients find me to be very reliable and trustworthy in my care of their animals and homes, to which the uploaded recommendations attest. I have additional references not listed on this site- both other housesitting sites 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 with the animals under my watch; 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 ten month stay : ) Always a non-smoker.
It's been exciting to do sessions with my voice coach in Manhattan between housesits on east coast... as I take steps toward a career in voice acting.
The journey has been a long one for many of us since March 2020. I've been fortunate in doing longer term sits with regular clients despite the pandemic ... including 5 months in NYC with a kitty named Olive (just 4 blocks from Central Park & Met : ) and all summer with sweet pup Bentley in WashDC. I am grateful for my loyal clients and the new ones taking a chance on me!
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Best, Dana (nickname Davi)