House Sitters America

House sitting & pet sitting exclusively for the US

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Platinum (36mths+)

Rates are variable depending on the requirements of your pet(s).
I am bonded & insured.

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)
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in the United States
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2024: 1 Jun - 19 Oct | 25 Oct - 3 Nov | 25 Nov - 31 Dec
  • On a house-sit right now

Flexible & Caring Housesitter

55, Freelance photography

I am a responsible mature, quiet, nonsmoking pet lover. Happy to follow any schedules for your "fur" babies + give them lots of love, & attention. I have experience with chickens, birds, deer, fish, reptiles, cats & dogs, including the "senior" crowd. I'm happy to attend to most gardening needs. I've owned both homes & condos.
I can provide excellent recent references. Partial to longer-term assignments but open to shorter ones based on availability. I am bonded & insured.
I've been a full-time traveling pet sitter since June 2020 & genuinely love it!
Current 2024 Availability (as of July 12, 2024):
October 19 - October 25, 2024
November 3 - 25, 2024
I have opened my 2025 calendar for sits longer than two weeks- I also discount my rates for stays over 14 days.
I have the BEST Roommates!

Reviews (29)
When the pups are obviously upset that the house sitter is leaving, you know that everything went well. Katherine was fabulous, taking great care of our little friends and equally great care of our home. Katherine's stay coincided with a severe cold snap. She took care to cover vulnerable potted plants, took steps to keep the pipes from bursting, and braved the cold on walks with the dogs. A wonderful person whom we were so pleased to meet, we will happily invite Katherine to our home on ... MORE
MICHAEL ( North Carolina, Dec 2022 - 1 week - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Kathrine is the absolute best, and we appreciate her help and expertise so much. She sat with our Siamese cats and parrots for three weeks and was absolutely fantastic—we never had any worries. Thank you, Kathrine!
DAVID ( North Carolina, May 2024 - 3 weeks)
Katherine arrived promptly and the pets immediately liked her. She has a great connection with them. She sent pictures while we were away so we could see all the fun the pups were having. She kept in great communication while we were planning and was very thorough. Hope to have her back in the future.
MOOSE ( Virginia, Feb 2024 - 1 week 3 nights)
Katherine was a great house sitter. Her communication with us was exceptional both before and during the sit. She sent pictures daily and when there was a question about one of the cat’s behaviors she was quick to contact us and discuss the situation. The house was well taken care of and the cats didn’t seem to mind our absence. We would be happy to have her house/cat sit for us again.
SHARON ( Virginia, Jan 2024 - 6 nights)
Katherine staying with my 2 rescue dogs was wonderful. They can be very nervous but warmed up very quickly and she sent lots of photos and messages to keep me up to date. Her care of my house was immaculate and I will have her dog sit again and would recommend d to a friend!
SALLY ( Hawaii, Dec 2023 - 2 weeks)
Once again, Katherine took excellent care of our pets and home. We really appreciate that she takes the stress out of travel.
MICHAEL ( North Carolina, Jul 2023 - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Katherine was absolutely wonderful and a perfect fit for my young dog and 2 cats. I could tell she really loved animals. I had to be hospitalized for some cancer treatments. I never worried about my pets. I knew they were in good hands and being well cared for. Katherine kept to their routine of feeding and walking. I felt very confident about her ability to handle any situation. She sent me daily pictures and messages about the pets. Upon my return the house was clean and everything in ... MORE
SANDRA ( Texas, May 2023 - 10 days)
Kat responded to my advert from the USA and we corresponded prior to her arriving in nz. She spent 4 days with us prior to our departure and took our dogs and both residences in her stride! We jelled immediately and our dogs took an instant liking to her! All credit to Kat arriving into a foreign country and taking 3 dogs on! She settled into our small county community and embellished every opportunity that came her way! Can’t fault Kat as a pet and house sitter! Houses were clean and tidy on ... MORE
MICHELLE (West Melton/ Lake Coleridge South Island, Apr 2023 - 2 weeks) From Kiwi House Sitters
Recently, we went out of town for two weeks. We needed a house sitter, and also our two pups needed someone who could be in our home with them. Katherine arrived, confident and happy. She was a positive influence on our two pups, taught them some tricks and took them on outings with her. Our home was clean when we left and clean when we arrived home. Our dogs were happy, too. Katherine watered our plants as well. She is a great cook and left us banana bread, avocado cream and tomato ... MORE
MIMI ( Virginia, Mar 2023 - two weeks)
Katherine arrived as a pet sitter and left as a friend. We were ALL sorry to see her go. She epitomizes flexibility (agreed to sit for 3 cats, but we added 2 rambunctious kittens - she even helped me take them in for spay/neuter surgeries and happily took on post-op care/meds). All 5 kitties loved their time with Katherine. She played actively with them every day and sent wonderful photos & videos of the fun they were having. She expertly handled winterizing our various outbuildings, snow ... MORE
CHERYL (Hillsville Virginia, Jan 2023 - 2 weeks 4 days)
Katherine was amazing !!! Friendly , organized, attentive, respectful and truly just a dear person . She was so concerned with making sure every aspect of care of our dogs was met just the way we wanted (knowing and respecting our quirky needs for them). She is obviously very experienced , and that was important to us . But most important, our dogs loved her,! We would be so happy if she would stay again . We loved the pictures she sent and she was a great communicator . She is ... MORE
SUSAN ( Florida, Jan 2023 - 1 week)
Katherine came at what turned out to be a very difficult time for us, but from the moment we met her we knew she'd be a great fit. Her communication is excellent, and all of our cats were immediately comfortable with her. She was calm, confident, and compassionate with our sick and elderly cat, and took delight in the other two. She is a gem; if she's free to house sit for you, don't hesitate!
GWEN ( Texas, May 2022 - 6 days)
Katherine took care of my two cats while I was away. Her communication before, during and after the visit was impeccable. My cats seemed well cared for, and I received pictures along the way. Katherine also has an active instagram account, so I could see what she was doing in my town, as well as see more pictures of the cats. She corresponded independently about. specifics of my return and any questions she had about the apartment. The apartment was very clean when I got back, and the kitties ... MORE
SHERRI (New York New York, Apr 2022 - two weeks)
Katherine was great! She is reliable, thoughtful and a lovely person to boot. She sent us lots of pictures of our dog which made us feel comfortable that our puppy was in good hands. She also took care of our fish and our plants for us. When we got back our house was clean and just the way we left it. I highly recommend Katherine, we were lucky to have her.
ANYA (Brooklyn New York, Apr 2022 - 2 weeks)
Katherine made us feel very comfortable that our fur babies were well taken care of during our two-week trip. We were at-ease with her caring for our home as well. She sent daily updates and photos which were a highlight of our day. Our dog Summer absolutely loved her and even our grumpy anti-social cat Olive came around for some treats and play :) We would not hesitate to use Katherine again for future trips!
JENNIFER ( Maryland, Mar 2022 - 2 weeks)
Katherine was excellent to work with. We've worked with a lot of house sitters over the years, and she embodied all of the qualities we look for in a sitter. Great communication, a real love for our four cats, and a careful steward of our home. I appreciated her attention as I described all of the little details involved in running our home. And I am especially grateful that she was so patient with our extremely high-energy brother cats. You're in good hands with Katherine.
BETHANY ( North Carolina, Feb 2022 - 1 week)
I highly recommend Katherine as a house/pet sitter.. This is Katherine's third time house/kitty sitting for me. She's the first person I contact when I go out of town. She takes great care of my plants, loves on my cats and respects my home. Communication is excellent and she's flexible with travel plans in the current Covid environment. My cats love her. Even the one that hides under the couch from anyone that's not me or my boyfriend emerges to hang out with Katherine. Somehow still haven't ... MORE
HEATHER ( North Carolina, Jan 2022 - 1 week - 1 of 3 endorsements from this owner )
Katherine was a perfect fit! Ziggy the cat wouldn't have much to do with me until after she left! Will definitely look to use her in the future. She also handled our problem dog with needed confidence.
JOHN ( Virginia, Dec 2021 - 2 weeks 6 days)
Katherine makes being far from home for a long time so relaxing and enjoyable as we don't have to worry at all about the care of our home or our sweet "kittens" as she is so responsible, respectful, conscientious, thoughtful, proactive AND fun! If there were more than 5 stars to check we would do just that! We--and the "kittens"-- are excited to have her coming back for 2 more long stays next year.
JENNIFER ( Georgia, Nov 2021 - 1 month 2 weeks - 1 of 3 endorsements from this owner )
Katherine is an absolutely fabulous house sitter and cat sitter!! It worked out that she was currently house sitting about an hour away and we were able to meet her prior to house sitting for us. Then she was able to come a day early which gave us time to review all the "little things" that you don't necessarily think about such as where my rag pile is should the kitty make a mess! We both loved Katherine and received regular updates about how Moya, our kitty, was doing along with pictures. We ... MORE
TERESA ( Georgia, Oct 2021 - 2 weeks 4 days)
Katherine is a repeat sitter at my home! She takes great care of the space, the plants and of course the two kitties. Her communication and updates are awesome. Somehow our paths have not crossed in person, but hopefully she'll stay here again and we can finally meet.
HEATHER ( North Carolina, Sep 2021 - 5 days - 2 of 3 endorsements from this owner )
We were thrilled to have Katherine come back for a second time to stay with our 2 kitties. We really appreciate how well Katherine took care of our home and our kitties as well as tended to some garden tasks. She pays attention to detail, calmly addresses challenges and always keeps us in the loop. And, as a bonus, she sends us great photos of our kitties which always makes us smile. We are excited we get to have her back again before the end of the year and will keep her at the top of our ... MORE
JENNIFER ( Georgia, Aug 2021 - 5 weeks - 2 of 3 endorsements from this owner )
Katherine was awesome from the first communication to the last! She was very good at texting and keeping in touch during the housesit. I felt 100% comfortable on my vacation that my senior cat and house were in good hands with her. When I returned Hershey was happy and the house was in order. I appreciate making a new friend, too!
JULIE ( Maryland, Jun 2021 - 1 week 3 days)
This was the second time Katherine sat for our kitties & it ended up lasting several months until the beginning of June. The cats love her so much that I think they were upset when we finally came back home, ha. Katherine communicates & sends beautiful pics of your pets. She's a real team player & willing to help out with things beyond the scope of cat sitting. In addition to taking great care of our home & animals, she took excellent care of our plants. She's responsible, thoughtful & ... MORE
MONICA ( Texas, Dec 2020 - 5 months - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Katherine was an awesome person to entrust our home and sweet "kittens" to during our 6 week vacation. She made us feel super comfortable and confident without the opportunity to actually meet in person due to Covid. She was great with her communication before, during and after, our "kittens" were well cared for and the house and garden were in perfect order. Her attention to the little things, comfort with the odd things and the willingness to do the extra things along the way was ... MORE
JENNIFER ( Georgia, Nov 2020 - 6 weeks - 3 of 3 endorsements from this owner )
Katherine helped me out in a pinch when I was already out of town and without pet care. While we never met, her communication left me feeling secure that my cats would be well cared for. Katherine has a great sense of responsibility and knew when to reach out with any questions/concerns. I returned home to a clean home and happy cats. I would definitely recommend Katherine to care for any pet or home. Great experience!
HEATHER ( North Carolina, Oct 2020 - 2 weeks - 3 of 3 endorsements from this owner )
Katherine did an outstanding job taking care of our dogs and chicks. We came home to a clean, well cared for home, happy, healthy dogs and food (meals) prepared for us. Katherine is a wonderful communicator....we received texts almost daily with pictures of the dogs. We would be happy to welcome her back!
RON AND PAULA ( North Carolina, Oct 2020 - 2 weeks)
Katherine was fantastic! She arrived a day early to meet our pets & get oriented with the house. She is very pleasant & fun to talk to. We were gone for 6 weeks & not once during that time did I have to worry about our pets or home. A hurricane was forecasted to possibly hit Houston. Even though Katherine had never been through a hurricane, she was calm, cool & collected. Simply called & said what do I need to do? She prepared the house & grounds for the storm & never once wavered in her ... MORE
MONICA ( Texas, Aug 2020 - 1 month 2 weeks - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
No rating Katherine was wonderful, a great communicator and left the house in excellent condition. We couldn't be happier with our experience and would highly recommend her and use her again for future sits.
KATY ( Maryland, Jul 2020)
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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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