House Sitters America

House sitting & pet sitting exclusively for the US

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Platinum (36mths+)

Depending upon location/dates/responsibilities. 99% free.

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), Reptile(s), None
Preferred Locations
  • Florida, Georgia: Georigia Coast, Maine, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Virginia: Tidewater (Virginia Beach City)

Former Vet Tech & Cat Whisperer

Former Vet Tech


About Melinda & John
We are John and Melinda... a married, mature, non-smoking couple with DECADES of house sitting experience. My education was pre-veterinary and I was a vet tech for many years. John is a veteran who has had a home zoo including tropical birds, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, etc. I call him the "cat whisperer", because even the most timid feline will eventually find its way to his lap.

Why we want to house sit...
We love to travel and especially like to experience places more as "locals" than "tourists". We're a quiet couple, quite content with each others' company and we don't like crowds. We have no pets at this time through attrition -- we decided it was time for us to be free to travel. But that doesn't mean we don't miss having them around!

Our experience
As a vet tech, former breeder and rescue volunteer with professional boarding experience, I've cared for thousands of animals over the years, and we have house-sat from New York to Hawaii to Maine, the Caribbean and Europe as well (obviously not all through this website). Your pets' needs such as medication, injections, etc. will be met. And they're going to miss us when we're gone!

In addition, John and I have owned and renovated almost a dozen homes over the years, from antique homes to country acreage to the Jersey Shore, a Florida island home and a Manhattan apartment. We are quite capable of handling any house emergency issues.

Please contact us for a link.

Clean accommodation for two and a reliable internet connection , or at least cell phone reception. Pre-arrangement with your veterinarian is a must, in case of emergency. If you think we might be a match, let's chat!

Reviews (2)
Melinda and her husband John were fabulous. They treated our home & cats (two 13 yo .Siamese darlings) as their own. As a vet tech, Melinda was able to give daily medicine to our IBD suffering cat with no stress or problem. I believe they would be up to any pet or home challenge! We came home after a month long journey to an immaculate house and car (what a bonus!) and purring, relaxed cats. Melinda and John are wonderful.
SHERRI AND NICK ( Hawaii, Aug 2023 - 1 month)
We were very fortunate to have John and Melinda look after our two cats and house for 5 weeks from mid-April to mid-May of 2022. They were responsible for making sure that our indoor/outdoor cats were brought in before nightfall (coyotes in our neighborhood) and maintaining a 4,500 sq. ft. house with a pool and lots of property. We had great communication with them before and during their housesit, as they were very thorough about getting the critical information about the house and cats which ... MORE
BILL & ELLEN ( California, Feb 2020 - 5+ weeks)
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