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We don't charge a fee to house sit. We do it, in part, as an act of service and kindness to those we serve. We have house sit several several times as a couple and as a single sitter (Stan).

House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
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  • 2022: 21Apr-7May


62, Retired Banking Industry

64, FBI Agent - Retired

Stan and I have been married for 40 years and share many interests including a love for animals and travel (49 states and 38 countries). We live in Germantown, Tennessee and often visit Duluth, Minnesota where our grandkids live.

We are healthy and active, Covid vaccinated non-smokers. Pet/house-sitting is a great way for us to experience new places and meet nice people while providing loving care for your pets and home.

Over the years we've had several family pets who hold a special place in our hearts. During our travels we appreciated knowing our dogs were well cared for by nearby family and our priority will be to provide that same assurance to you during your travel. We have owned many homes and will take care of your home the way we would want you to do for us.

We have done several sits as a couple: Idaho, Tennessee, New Orleans, Colorado, North Carolina and Stan has done solo sits in Kentucky, Colorado and Georgia.

Note: We are not available for sits extending beyond three weeks.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


Ellen & Stan Knotts
Germantown, Tennessee

Reviews (8)
Ellen and Stan could not have been more kind, caring and conscientious. After nearly 2 wks away my dogs were relaxed and content and the house was better than I left it. In addition, they are just all around pleasant people I feel blessed to have met.
SANDY ( Colorado, Sep 2021 - Two weeks)
I was so nervous about using a non local house setter and then ended up with a couple who exceeded every possible expectation. Stan and Ellen will care for your home and pet(s) with expertise and attention to detail. If you want to go away with no worries about things at home, you may get lucky enough to have Stan and Ellen sit for your beloved pet. My little dog looked everywhere for Stan and Ellen after they left early in the morning. He misses them.
DEBRA ( North Carolina, Apr 2022 - 3 weeks 1 days)
We are so happy to have found Stan to sit for us this Thanksgiving! From the beginning he was great at letting us know when he'd be coming, etc. and didn't need anything from us. He even showed up with his own coffee maker! He came the night before, to meet the dogs and so we could explain their routine. He also offered to drive us to the airport, which was kind, but not necessary. Stan was very comfortable with both dogs, and not intimidated by their sizes. Both pups took to him right ... MORE
ERIKA AND BOB ( Georgia, Nov 2021 - 6 days)
No rating Stan (Ellen wasn't able to come) did a wonderful job taking care of our home and animals. The dogs and horses were all content and healthy when we returned. He was very helpful in picking us up after our trip, and the house was clean and neat. He was a good communicator while we were gone and is just a great person! We enjoyed meeting him and would love to have them back anytime. Highly recommend!
LUCINDA ( Kentucky, Jan 2019 - 1 week 5 days)
No rating Ellen and Stan are the best house sitters I have ever had. Not only were they responsible nice people, but they are super organized, kind, love animals and have knowledge about Airbnb and how to host guests. I would love to have them again as I went away without any worries and had the space to completely enjoy my vacation. I give them 10 stars!
ELIZABETH ( North Carolina, Dec 2018 - 1 week 6 days)
No rating Stan and Ellen were more than we could have hoped for during our first experience with sharing our home to complete strangers. They talked us through the whole thing and followed through with their commitment to take care of our home and our furbabies. Three days after they left and I am pretty sure our animals are looking for them. The house was immaculate upon our return and Stan took a moment to write a personal note that will find its place in our scrapbook. Ellen provided updates and ... MORE
JODI ( Louisiana, Nov 2018 - 4 days)
No rating There aren't enough adjectives to describe this wonderful couple. They are extremely kind, considerate, helpful, understanding, accommodating and knowledgeable. They happily stayed in our home and went far and beyond our expectations with our animals. I can't say enough wonderful things about them. I would trust them in any situation. I never once worried about our house or pets while they were here. They have become our friends and we hope to see them again soon!
PAMELA ( Tennessee, Mar 2018 - 5 days)
No rating Dec/16 & Feb/17 We highly recommend Stan and Ellen to entrust with your family pets and home, as we did. They lovingly cared for our dogs and treated our home with equal respect as everything was left in immaculate condition on both occasions. Compassionate, loving, dependable and trustworthy, appropriately describe Stan and Ellen. Grateful to have gained such wonderful friends!
TOM AND SUSAN (Cataldo Idaho, Feb 2017)
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