House Sitters America

House sitting & pet sitting exclusively for the US

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Gold (24mths)

Highly reviewed, conscientious, communicate well, and no 'footprint' left behind. We pride ourselves in providing excellent and trustworthy care, and have a wide variety of experience caring for property and animals, including the unexpected challenges that often entails. We have done 13 house sits over the past several years - two on this site. We are happy to provide great house sitting references from other sites/sits.

House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
  • Own a small farm and have had extensive experience with horses, sheep, fowl, cats, dogs and rabbits

Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in the United States

Experienced, completely reliable & respectful

70, Fisheries biologist

70, Horsewoman and gardner

We are an active couple who live on a small farm in western Washington state. Rich is a retired fishery scientist by trade, until recently, leading a small non-profit working on global fishery sustainability. JoAnn is a retired fisheries technician and now a print artist, gardener and horsewoman. We do not have many animals at the moment - 2 horses and a cat but over the years we have also had many horses, dogs, cats and raised sheep, chickens, geese, ducks, peacocks, guinea fowl, etc. We love nature and are active hikers, bird watchers, and gardeners. We have a special affinity for the sea and love open spaces. We cut firewood on our property as a primary heat source in the winter. We enjoy nature and have a great diversity of birds, deer, coyotes and other animals on our property of over 50 acres. Rich often house sits alone as Jo Ann has animals to take care of at home, but sometimes we sit also as a couple depending on needs and circumstances.

Reviews (2)
Rich house/cat sat for us for 20 days in Nov/Dec 2022. He is superb. This was our first time using a website to find a house sitter so we were a bit nervous. After speaking to Rich, and corresponding with him, we felt comfortable proceeding with the "sit." We cannot believe our luck in finding him! He's a kind gentleman, serious about the trust we've placed in him, utterly responsible in taking care of our cat, keeping us informed while we were away, responding promptly when we texted ... MORE
SYLVIA (Sonoma California, Sep 2022 - 20 days)
This was our first time listing with Housesittersamerica so I had many concerns as to how the process could work. Rich, an experience house sitter made that process so easy for us that by the time he arrived to sit for us we were confident and comfortable with leaving out home and critters in his care. While we were away Rich would send a quick thumbs up that our pets were adjusting just fine in our absence and how much he was enjoying their company. When we returned the house was ... MORE
AMY ( Washington, Apr 2022 - 2 weeks)
Garden Maintenance

Green garden!

Make sure the garden & the potted plants are thriving when you return home. A house sitter will do this for you.

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