Conscientious animal and nature lover
I am open to free house/pet sitting only for west coast gigs. As I will not have a car, I am not available for rural sits. I cannot do free gigs on the east coast unless the host pays travel expenses.
For more local sits in the DC/Baltimore region my fee depends on number of pets and their needs, and is negotiable.
I am getting lots of requests for Sept. Please see my availability calendar. I am not available the last two weeks of Sept.
I have many years of experience in house- and pet-sitting, but it's normally just a side gig. I do freelance work from home.
I live with family in a rural area of Maryland, a little over an hour from the DC metro area, a little closer to Baltimore.
I love animals and give a lot of attention to the pets I care for.
I've cared for nearly every kind of pet: dogs, cats, birds of all sizes, guinea pigs and fish, even a gecko. I am able to care for big dogs and have done so recently. Sorry, no snakes.
I'm semi-retired from careers in advertising and social work. I've also worked as a live-in caregiver for an elder, so I'm accustomed to taking good care of other people's homes.
I volunteered on organic farms & ranches across the US as a "WOOFer," gaining experience with gardening and caring for a variety of farm animals. I am happy to take care of gardens, but at this time I am not interested in farm sits or other rural/remote situations.
- Fully COVID-vaccinated.
- Comfortable in remote settings (have lived on farms and cared for chickens, horses, goats and pigs.
- Can sometimes accommodate last-minute needs in metro DC-VA-MD and even south-central PA areas
- Responsive, will text and/or email updates & pics at whatever frequency you desire
Please consider offering payment to pet sitters on this site before turning to a website where a corporation takes a percentage of the sitter's income. Housesitters America charges sitters a nominal annual fee to register, but they take no cut of any earnings.
Excellent references are posted on this profile.
Happy travels, (My name is Nancy Campbell. I also go by 'Sara' so some of my reviews here might refer to me by that name. )
BTW, I no longer look like my profile pic! Age happens.