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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming

Good Hands House Sitters

70, Gratefully Retired

65, Semi-retired Interior House Painter

We are an active non-smoking couple with skills! We love to travel and visit cities and towns and rural areas in the USA and beyond.

House- and pet-sitting is a great way for us to travel in retirement, or extend our holiday time in a location. One such extension at a sit in England gave us experience with chickens and ducks.

MIdwesterners by birth - Linda grew up in Wichita KS and Mary Lynne in St Louis MO. We've lived in Kansas City, San Francisco Bay Area (22 years there), Wichita and are now in St Louis City. Yes, moving is one of our skills but we have others!

Mary Lynne was a painting contractor in CA for 15 years. Some of those fancy Victorian houses there are her work. During our time there we also did extensive remodeling of our personal residences. We've pulled more than one toilet and demolished a few walls and can tackle most any home repair except complex electrical or plumbing. In Kansas we owned and operated a Budget Blinds franchise for 8 years.

We've been both city- and country-dwellers and still know the 10 things to do before calling the pump & well crew and how to get a skunk out from under a house!

Though not currently pet-owners, cats and dogs have been a part of our life and we welcome the opportunity to care for yours.

Reviews (6)
No rating Linda and Mary Lynne loved our Jack Russel/Border Collie mix so much, and visa versa, that the final night they were there, she slept in their bedroom instead of ours! (Our cat stayed loyal to us, though!) Seriously, they took such good care of our house and our animals and our 35 yr old son (who visited just to "drop in" and stayed to chat two hours!) that we HIGHLY RECOMMEND them for anyone's house or animals. PLUS...I knew Mary Lynne was a retired professional painter and negotiated a ... MORE
SUSAN LUNDY AND JIM SPELLERBERG (Fairfax California, May 2018)
No rating Our confidence in Linda and Mary Lynne started even before they arrived to housesit and care for our 2 cats. They were very open to communication from the very beginning and we were able to meet via a video chat and keep in contact for months prior to the sit. They were a purr-rect match for our 2 felines who we could tell were very well cared for during our 5 weeks away. We received updates and photos throughout our trip. Great care was evident upon our return, with our home spotless, our ... MORE
NAN (Paso Robles California, Mar 2018)
No rating I cannot say enough about the skills, tenderness, and care that you have shown to our dogs, Mimi and Bumper. They were SO well taken care of, and we didn't worry once. As an endorsement, I would appeal to any pet owner who has a 'special needs' dog to solicit you as caretakers. Bumper, who is blind and mostly deaf is a handful. But you took SUCH good care of him. He loves you SO much. Mimi, the queen princess loves you as well. You kept the house so clean and you generally cared for ... MORE
MARY ( California, Dec 2017 - 2 weeks 2 days)
No rating Linda and Mary Lynne, from the moment you both arrived I knew I had made the right choice for housesitters for my 3 dogs, bird and fish... You both were so nice and before I knew it Maisy and Sophie were sitting on your laps. You both seemed so knowledgable about animals, taking care of a house and I felt completely comfortable leaving for our 2 1/2 week trip to the Panama. I appreciated your cute texts and emails while we were away. Thank you so much for the care of my home, and plants and ... MORE
IRENE (Broomfield Colorado, Oct 2017 - 2 weeks)
No rating Linda and Mary Lynne housesat for us in June '17 for three weeks while we were in Europe. We felt very comfortable leaving our anxious younger dog, our grumpy elderly dog, our cat and our home in their care. They followed our instructions to a "T", communicated well with us while we were away, and even picked me up from the airport when I returned. The pets were well cared for and the house was tidy when I returned. Knowing that they were taking care of things at home helped us to have one ... MORE
HEATHER (Pinckney Michigan, Jun 2017)
No rating When I first imagined leaving my home to STRANGERS, I did so with trepidation; I figured I'd come home at best to beer cans, stale smoke, dirty dishes and fruit flies, you know just how I left it! :) I was pleasantly surprised, Mary Lynne and Linda were conscientious, professional and accommodating. They rolled with a last minute water heater replacement and an earlier than expected return, not to mention the ark of animals we left to their care. The only problem with Mary Lynne and ... MORE
LAUREL ( Illinois, Apr 2016 - 5 days)
 
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