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House Sitters America

House sitting & pet sitting exclusively for the US
 
 
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Platinum (36mths+)

Many people don't want to pay for these services, but I am proof that you get what you pay for: you get 44 years experience.

House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s)
Preferred Locations
  • American Samoa, California: Central Coast & Central Valley (Madera, Monterey, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz), Northern California (Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino), San Fransico Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma), Southern California (San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Ventura), Colorado: Central (Eagle, Pitkin), Connecticut, District of Columbia, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Maine, Marshall Islands, Maryland, Massachusetts: Eastern (Suffolk), Montana, Nevada: Las Vegas, New York: New York City/Long Island (Kings, New York), Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon: Oregon Coast (Clatsop, Lincoln, Tillamook), Palau, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming

Mary Puppins

59, Writer, Editor, Reviewer, Copy-editor

Hey, Doggos! Cattos!

I love animals— not that you're animals. Yeah, yeah. They aalllll says that. But I really
love you all. I am ready to stay with one-of you. Or two. Or...how many? I'll take all of you. I like to spend lots of time with you; I don't want you to worry your family is never coming back. Of course they will. Until then, we are gonna go wild!

So, take a peek at the rest of my info. If I sound good, leave the phone open to this page and play all innocent when they ask if you did that. Sort of 'What? Oh, huh. She looks like fun, doesn't she? It's up to you though.'

This part is for your parents and it's boring so you all can get back to whatever you were doing when I so rudely interrupted you. Fingers crossed, I'll see you soon.

Pet Sitting:

Name a type of animal and I've probably had experience with it, from alpacas to a flock of parrots to Labs on a barge boat.

I have cared for blind and deaf dogs and cats, animals needing medication, elderly pets, and 'tripods'. Extra love for exceptional pets.

I recently sat SEVEN parrots and two alpacas. Over the years I have also had experience with, among others, horses, ponies, donkeys, goats, calves, chickens, ducks, parrots, pigs, aanndd... I'm sure there are more, but. . . Nope. That's it for now.

As I tell every owner, don't just go with the first applicant; take your time and find the perfect fit.

My mother was a dog breed of many different kinds and my baby sister is a breeder of champion Cavs and French Bulldogs.

I have dragged a wounded horse from danger, staunched an animal's bleeding until I can carry or drive them to the vet to be treated. Dropper- and tube-fed runts of the litter, administered medications (including daily and multi-day injections) to spooked animals, dealt with a bloodbath of a very large dog's first heat, and cared for a small farm of animals

I can take on just about any animals (I love big dogs and snarky cats.) But I MUST exclude:
Chimps. Pit bull types, bully dogs, American/ English bull terriers. So, anything on the Dangerous Dogs Act: list. I am attached to my face. I would like it to stay attached to me.

For exceptional kiddos I have sometimes had to charge a small fee (or a stocked kitchen). Pets missing limbs or teeth, deaf, blind, a bit older ~ we hang together. It is just just a bit more work to watch over these guys.

You know how to reach me!

 
Garden Maintenance

Green garden!

Make sure the garden & the potted plants are thriving when you return home. A house sitter will do this for you.

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