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I enjoy taking care of all your pets that love having an attentive, caring companion. If invited to be your sitter, I am coming to give your pets all the love and attention they deserve and what you want for them. I've been overwhelmed at times by the generosity and kindness of the pet sitting community of homeowners. It's greatly appreciated. Thank you.

House Sitting Preferences
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Chickens/Ducks/Geese
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in the United States
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2024: 20 Jun - 1 Dec
  • On a house-sit right now


73, Retired

*****thank you to all the kind and welcoming homeowners and their amazing pets i have had the pleasure of taking care of.

Hi. I'm a very young at heart, and active senior who enjoys meeting people from around the world. and who enjoys the company of cats and dogs. I'm totally open to new animal experiences. I've owned horses and have spent a lifetime with cats and dogs both at home and work.
I love to travel. I'm back from two years in Bali at a yoga retreat and hope to enjoy meeting new people here in the USA while taking care of their homes and pets.
I have had the good fortune to own a few homes from Asheville, NC. to Santa Monica, California and I know how to keep your home clean and happy and ready for your return.
I'm happy to answer your questions. Just ask.
Thank you and hope to meet you soon

Reviews (25)
Fred was great! We weren't able to meet before I left for my trip, but our FaceTime call reassured me that he was the good guy that he appeared to be from his bio. He sent updates regularly that included photos of my happy dog; she was clearly comfortable with him. When I met Fred upon returning home, I found him to be easy-going and fun to talk with. So happy that his staying at my house worked out. Thanks, Fred!
ADRIENNE ( California, Mar 2024 - 2 weeks 1 night)
Fred is such a nice guy, He is easy going and loves animals. He took good care of our dog and our dog loves him.
GAIL ( New Mexico, May 2024 - 3 weeks)
Fred was the perfect caregiver for our 3 dogs: a black lab, terrier and dashund/chiwawa. He went above and beyond our requests for walking them, doted on them, and let them sleep with him. He gave us regular updates with photos via What's App throughout our 6 week trip. The house was clean and tidy when we returned. Fred even made a trip to the laundromat to wash all the dog beds! We would highly recommend Fred for caring for your home and pets. Melissa and Steve
MELISSA ( California, Mar 2024 - 1 month 2 weeks)
Fred took the most excellent care of my 2 cats while I was overseas for 3 weeks. Communication from Fred was fantastic and I had a better holiday knowing Ash and Abby were in safe hands.
ALISON ( Colorado, Feb 2024 - 3 weeks)
I do believe my kitties were very happy with Fred. He made a super effort to work with my finicky eater….warming chicken, trying alternative food, I also found clear evidence of their playtime😻.with little balls and stings hidden by my kitties. I too had a positive experience with Fred. A mature, polite, responsible man. He fed me photos daily. 😻. Communications good. House as delivered I would recommend Fred without hesitation
MARY BETH ( Pennsylvania, Feb 2024 - 3 weeks)
We feel so fortunate to have had Fred take care of our cat and our home for two weeks. He did an exemplary job! Fred quickly bonded with Carson, our cat, and we knew immediately that we could relax and enjoy our trip. Fred is a wonderful, honest and kind person. He is very interesting and it was fun to hear about his life experiences and travels. We enjoyed our conversations with him and will continue to stay in touch. Upon our return we found a happy cat and a clean home. Do not hesitate to ... MORE
KATHERINE ( New Mexico, Jan 2024 - 2 weeks)
I had a good and positive experience with Fred as my housesitter while recently away from home and pets. It was complicated by the sudden unexpected passing of one of my two dogs just 2 days before I was due home. Fred handled the situation well and upon my instruction got my dog to the emergency vet. Alas, he died not 3 hours later. Fred was empathetic and I could not have asked for ;better support or communication during an sad experience. I would recommend Fred and I would use him again ... MORE
SARAH ( California, Sep 2023 - one month)
Thank you Sally. It surely was an unexpected and sad part of life with our pets. I was distraught about the sudden passing of your sweet little guy. I will never forget him, and am thankful I was able to hold him in my arms and tell him I love him as I said goodbye. Thank you for your kind words. ... MORE
It was very comforting for me to know that Fred was here with my kitties as I was very concerned leaving them for an extended period. He gave them lots of attention and it wasn’t hard to see how much they loved him.
CJ ( California, Jul 2023 - 2 months)
Fred was an absolute gem. He looked after our puppy Manchego for two months so wonderfully. He kept up our training routine and Manchego loved him as much as we do. We would have Fred back for every house sit we need, he feels like part of our family now and we still message frequently! Could not recommend him highly enough!
CHLOE ( California, Jul 2022 - 2 months)
Fred is awesome. My kids love him, especially Lucas! Lucas could hardly contain himself when he realized that Fred was back. Fred is always pleasant and has made friends with the other dog moms and dads at the dog bark where Lucas has daily play dates. They have been asking, since Fred was here in February, when he was coming back. I'm so happy that Fred was available. I knew I could enjoy my getaway worry free! Thank you Fred.
TERI ( California, May 2022 - 3 days - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Fred was kind and polite. However he was inconsistent and failed on other basic requests. Small patio - was not watered properly - 3 plants died. Cat was not brushed. Kitchen and bedroom were grubby and food spilled about. During pre-sit talks - Fred insisted he was fine without a car and loved to walk to things & buy groceries. However - he contacted friends of ours & asked them to drive him to the market. We are very embarrassed. Fred was ok, but needs to up his game and be more resp0nsible ... MORE
JENNIFER ( California, Apr 2022 - 3 weeks)
Interesting. All my other reviews are amazing. I get asked back, have people write ahead of time to see if I'm available. see my other reviews- judge 4 urself * I DID ask for a ride for groceries. It was never mentioned the house was at the top of a 3/4 mile steep upgrade from bottom. I tried ... MORE
Invite Fred to your home and you'll have zero worries. Fred is warm, friendly, gentle, and kind. You can easily tell he loves animals. Fred is a wonderful caretaker. I think our kitty prefers Fred to us :-) We would have him back any time.
NINA ( Illinois, Mar 2022 - 4 weeks)
Fred is a warm, wonderful person and we were delighted to have him stay in our home and look after our critters. He could not have done a better job with the place and keeping us updated. We were also glad we had a chance to spend some time with him and hope to get together next time he is in town.
TANYA ( Colorado, Feb 2022 - 1 week 5 days)
I knew Fred was the guy from the first time we talked. This wasn't his first rodeo, but it was mine, and he put me at ease. We met a week before he was going to start so that Lucas would feel more comfortable with him when he came to the house. They hit it off immediately. My friends asked if I was concerned about having a "stranger" in my home. After seeing reviews of Fred here, and speaking to him on the phone there wasn't a shadow of a doubt that he was perfect for the job and wasn't ... MORE
TERI ( California, Feb 2022 - 2 weeks 1 day - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Fred is an easy guest, positive and respectful. He also has great communication. He took care of our medium sized dog and we returned to find the house and dog in great condition. We also appreciated the photos he sent of our little one while we were traveling. We already booked him for another house sit. Highly recommend!
JOLENE ( California, Nov 2021 - 1 week)
Fred gave us the freedom and security to go on out first vacation since before Covid. With lack of availability of rental cars and our off-track location, getting transportation to and from his last and next gigs became a challenge, but we worked it out. Fred took wonderful care of our home and fur babies, and we appreciated acing him in our home.
MARC ( South Carolina, Nov 2021 - 6 days)
Fred made us comfortable the first day we met. We left for our trip knowing our pets are in the best of care with Fred. His communication with us was excellent and appreciated. When we travel again we hope he is available. We highly recommend Fred and could not have a better house sitter. The Best to Fred!
JOHN& CAROL ( North Carolina, Nov 2021 - 1 week 1 day)
Fred was very enjoyable to have around and a very interesting person to talk to. He was flexible, dependable, was quick to respond to all communication and great at letting us know how things were going at home. He is very kind and loves animals. We have an almost 20 year old kitty that was as content as can be when we got home. He took good care of the house and all of our plants. Everything was in great order when we got home. We would be happy to recommend Fred for your house sitting ... MORE
DEBORAH AND GENE ( South Carolina, Oct 2021 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Fred was dependable and a very interesting person! He stayed in touch before and during the stay. My dogs loved Fred ad he hung out with them and played and dared for their needs.
KATHY ( Florida, Oct 2021 - 1 week 2 days)
Fred was the best. Communicating with Fred was easy. He was flexible and dependable.. He took good care of the house and our dog. He let us know throughout our trip that everything was going well. Of course the most important part was that our dog loved him. The morning he left was before she was awake and she looked everywhere for her new friend. We would be happy to have Fred back to our home anytime.
KRIS ( Florida, Aug 2021 - 18 days)
Fred was great at caring for my elder Finnigan (dog) for almost 3 weeks. As Finnigan has aged, he is very spoiled and with my retirement even more spoiled to have a person around at all times. Fred was wonderful to keep him company and attend to his well being each day. Fred communicated quickly before and during the house sitting assignment. We enjoyed a couple of dinners and prep days before I left making the whole experience great for me as well. Finnigan and home were perfect upon my ... MORE
IAN ( Washington, Aug 2021 - 2 weeks 5 days)
Fred is a great house sitter! My pets absolutely adored him. The house was well cared for and very clean when I returned. I will definitely use him the next time I travel.
CAROL ( Arizona, Jun 2021 - 1 month 2 weeks)
Thank you for the amazing opportunity to get to meet you and John and Gretta Trixie and Lucy. Watching them file out the patio door together always made me smile
Fred did an absolutely amazing job! He was communicative, clean, and followed instructions to a t for our cat. I was so glad he was able to come in, especially on what was short notice for us. He left the place incredibly clean, even going so far as to wash his own towels. Our cat loved him and constantly cuddled with him throughout the time he was here. Just a genuine and good guy--if you're thinking about having him watch your place and you're not sure, know that my wife and I would WHOLE ... MORE
MATTHEW ( California, Jun 2021 - 1 week 1 day)
Working with Fred was great! He communicated quickly both before and during the assignment. He cared for our pets as if his own! We plan to meet up after his next assignment since we didn't have a chance to say goodbye at the end of his assignment.
KATHLEEN ( Arizona, May 2021 - 1 week)
Fred did a great job taking care of my old, spoiled cat for 10 days. As my cat has gotten older, he has become very fussy about food - some days he will eat a lot and some days he eats very little. I needed someone to "monitor" his food and increase (or decrease) as necessary. Fred made sure that Harley had all his food options while I was gone. Fred communicated with me before the house site and kept me updated on Harley's antics while I was away. We had dinner the night before I left and ... MORE
PAULA ( North Carolina, May 2021 - 1 week 3 days)
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