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A house sitter assumes a tremendous amount of responsibility. HSA recommends even trade for watching animals and property in exchange for comfortable digs. My favorite hosts pay (about $20/day), but this is never a deal-killer. If paying for a sitter is an issue, please let me know, and we'll work something out.

House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
  • Yes
Preferred Locations
  • Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington

a real dog-lover

59, Computer Programmer

I'm available to watch homes, pets, plants and grounds, etc. for a week, month or longer.

I love all animals, and lived on a farm as a youth. Very experienced house and pet sitting throughout the USA.

CATS / DOGS
Over the years I've owned and cared for lots of cats and dogs, chickens, turkeys, pigs, goats, etc. I love them all the same, and can handle all sizes, breed, and temperaments of dogs -- we seem to have an understanding. I don't mind cleaning up behind them -- and I love cats too!

FARM
I helped on farms with fencing and animal care which is enjoyable and wholesome.

MORALS / ETHICS
As a former ecumenical member of my church, I learned to live by a strict code of ethics. I employ the golden rule, to do unto others as I'd have them do unto me.

COMMUNICATION
I respond quickly to email, vm, texts, etc. I remain available throughout my stay in your home. If you're gone for more than just a few days, I'd gladly check in periodically with current photos.

CAREER
I do a variety of work remotely programming web sites. When house-sitting, I will spend time working and keeping a close eye on your home and pets. I'll bring my own food, and typically don't leave the premises except for walking and shopping.

PERSONAL
A resident of Asheville, NC 30 years, I possess a long list of references. As a musician, I enjoy performing arts with theater, churches, restaurants, retirement homes. Pets get a concert when I practice. I am a vegetarian and I exercise, eat well, meditate daily.

I walk frequently, do yoga to stay in shape.

I no longer have Scooter, the Rat Terrier who traveled with me for several years <sniff> and helped on numerous sits. He's back with his prior owner, living the good life in North Carolina.

Reviews (6)
Tony was everything I could possibly want in a pet sitter. He kept me updated beautifully including videos and pictures. Asked permission for any situations we had not addressed up front. Managed to look after my counter surfing high energy dog Yogi really well. Even improving some of the bad behaviors my lovable (but naughty) rescue had acquired in his short life. I couldn't recommend Tony more highly and will be delighted if he is able to help out in the future. Jackie
 
JACKIE ( New York, Dec 2020 - 4 weeks)
No rating Tony recently sat 23 days for us. With 9 dogs it was not necessarily an easy sit. We screened months before hoping our final choice was a great choice. It's hard enough to leave even one dog but with 9 it was even more important. We did good and can't praise Tony enough. Tony came a day before so he could meet the dogs and them meet him so they'd (and us) be comfortable. By the next day he knew all 9 dogs names, their feeding routine and their daily walking routine. The dogs instantly liked ... MORE
BOB & LINDA ( California, Sep 2019)
No rating Anthony is a free spirit who will love and cherish your home, pets, and company. He went above and beyond the minimum asked/expected of him. In light of recent developments in society, We can offer no better endorsement than that he genuinely seems a decent fellow.
JOANNE & MICHAEL ( California, Jun 2019)
No rating Anthony has a good understanding of dogs, and was able to get our alpha dog to co-exist with his dog Scooter. He showed up on time and kept in touch.
LYNN ( California, Apr 2019 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating Anthony was friendly and communicated with us both before and during his house sitting job. When we got home, the dogs where happy and healthy and the house was cleaner than when we left it. His dog was friendly and got along well with my pack of 7 little dogs. He came a day early to meet the dogs and us. He played music and sang for us. (The dogs liked it too) I would recommend Anthony and his dog for a house/pet sitting job. I look forward to using his services again in the future. Please ... MORE
ZENA ( California, Jan 2019 - 2 weeks 2 days)
No rating I had Tony & his pup Scooter watch my home in McKinney, TX, the last few days of 2018. What a great fit! Scooter is so well mannered & well trained. It was a joy to have them.
NORA (Mckinney Texas, Dec 2018)
 
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