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House Sitters America

House sitting & pet sitting exclusively for the US

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We want to keep your pets happy and healthy. Your home tidy and safe. We are reliable and hard working. All of these promises take time and energy.
Upon completion of several house/pet sitter positions, we have realized it takes time and dedication to be great caregivers. If required to garden, mow the lawns, or repair broken appliances, some renumeration for these services should be offered.
We are cheaper per day than a kennel for your loved pets, especially if you have more than one. And they get to stay in their homes.
We are worth every dollar!

House Sitting Preferences
  • 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in the United States
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2022: 29Jun-4Jul

Happy hearts and clean hearths

68, Retired teacher/world sailor

We are a loving, older married couple who are presently taking some time off from our normal life. We left our 41 foot sailboat waiting in Greece for our return after some travel and recuperation here in the states. We are moving about in our converted van, getting to know new places. So we call ourselves "Van-abonds".
We were caretakers of property in Port Royal, Roatan, Honduras. We were tasked with keeping the houses in good order, the gardens alive and the solar systems and water catchment working.
We have taken our sailboat around the world twice. To complete such a voyage we have to keep her in safe and working condition. The chores are varied, from awning and sail making, painting and varnishing, bottom work, electrical, mechanical etc.
We love animals. We had a Jack Russell, Ilia, with us from an 8 week old till she passed at nearly 15. (2001-2016) we miss here every day.
In the past I have raised goats, had many cats, chickens, ducks, and sheep. I turned the soil for gardens as well.
We can offer our kindness, our energy to walk your dogs or hang out with your cats.
We are non smokers and drinkers. We have been vaccinated.
We have recently completed 3 house/pet sitting jobs around the Washington, DC area and realize how much time and energy it takes to care for someone else's pets. Having your loved one's in their own home, with 24 hour attention is, is worth our daily fee. (Or a kennel)

Reviews (3)
Karen an Mike were wonderful house and cat sitters. Our 4 cats "took" to them well. They paid great attention to details and followed the instructions we provide for them to the letter. We were able to communicate easily by e-mail and text and enjoyed numerous photos they sent of our cats. Mike and Karen were neat and tidy and our house was spotless when we got home. I highly recommend them to take care of pets and home.
MIMI ( Virginia, Feb 2022 - 6 weeks)
We left our dog and 3 cats for a week in April with Karen and her husband and then they returned to watch over the animals and the house for an additional 5 weeks. We returned to happy pets and a neat and tidy house. The house plants had been taken care of and our rather large lawn had been mowed and everything looked great. They were conscientious about making sure that our instructions for the care of the pets was followed. Although the responses to my text were not immediate, there was ... MORE
CARRIE ( Delaware, May 2022 - 5 weeks plus)
No rating Karen and Mike are amazing house and pet sitters. They provided great care for my four pets and went above and beyond taking care of the house. (Karen discovered an issue with a bird nesting in my dryer vent and took care of it before it became a hazard!) I highly recommend them to anyone needing home/pet sitting and would love to have them care for my pets again.
MARIANNE ( Maryland, Apr 2022 - 6 days)
Thank you Marianne. Keep us informed when you need a sitter and we'll see if we can help.
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