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Silver (12mths)

Ex Medic. Experienced with diabetic animals. Excellent with large animals horses/dogs.

House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s), None
Preferred Locations
  • Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Federated States of Micronesia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Marshall Islands, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Palau, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming



Hi, I am Ingrid, I have dual nationality with the USA & UK. I live & own 2 houses in Kansas currently.

I am a retired oil refinery operator whom now, very liesurely, :-) does screenwriting per my degrees. This allows me the time and ability to travel and experience different cities/ cultures.

I am trained as a medic,
having worked for several years in the private sector & several in the oil industry, (requiring advanced emergency medical training, WMD, hazmat and fire skills) which makes me able to care for pets that may have any medical conditions and highly confident to handle ANY unforseen circumstances.

My youngest son lives in Brooklyn, I love Manhattan, so this area is always of interest to me. Other large cities on my bucket list are Boston, Seattle, Washington DC(been once, love the river & restaurants), San Francisco & other large cities that allow me to care for your home, erstwhile conveniently experiencing the art and culture of my surroundings.

Ideally my housesitting preference would be of atleast 2 weeks or more in order to make my cost of air travel worthwhile.

In the past I have looked after many houses &/or pets of my friends in the UK, Thailand, Germany & now the USA. Also, whilst studying and travelling before going to university I have been a live in nanny and a part time house cleaner. Both jobs required being entrusted with access to large private homes and the care of their loved ones. Moreover, as a home owner and neat freak, I have high respect for others property and privacy.

I have, via this site, been blessed enough to have aquired several animal families whom I repeat sit for annually and whom would be more than happy to speak to you as to the care of their furry ones and homes alike.

I am artsy & love galleries, museums, and anything that inspires. I am extremely reliable, logical and adept at DIY. I am a pragmatist and do not spook easily, so should there be a house or pet issue, I am not going to over-react & call an emergency plumber, or overpriced vet for a paw splinter at 2am.

I work well with & have owned, cats, rats, fish, albino frogs, dogs, ( I have walked or sat for most breeds, but my heart has been stolen by my two, now deceased, Great Danes), and with time spent in Texas, owned 5 horses, a cote mundi, roosters & chickens. I have also treated injuries on some wilder critters; O'Possums, squirrels, rabbits, birds & mice. I have even milked a few cows. :D I currently horse ride several times a week which keeps me pretty fit and makes me able to deal with larger dogs and other animals.

Although I am a mature person I am young of mind, articulate and adapt easily. I am told I have a wicked sense of humour and happy demeanor. My friends are of all age ranges, educational, social backgrounds and genders. I have green fingers and a huge passion for the environment. I am a non smoker but have no issue if I am around those that do.

This is a big decision to entrust a stranger with your private space & furry loved ones so please feel free to ask me any questions that will help you feel at ease & allow you to enjoy your time away from your own sanctuary. XXX

Reviews (5)
Ingrid was an ideal sitter. She communicated regularly and left the house spotless. I hope to have her back if needed and would recommend her for any inquiring homeowners.
NICK ( Texas, Oct 2020 - 2 weeks 1 day)
No rating Ingrid contacted us for an August-September 2019 sit, but she actually ended up sitting for us just now--over the Christmas/New Year period. Our cats loved her, and she left our apartment immaculate. Hope to use her again soon.
MIKE ( New York, Aug 2019)
No rating Ingrid has spoiled me for all future sitters - she was a kind, courteous, and overall perfect guest that took care of my shy cat and won her over. I would completely trust Ingrid to stay again anytime.
SARAH (Chicago Illinois, Dec 2018)
No rating We can't say enough about how wonderful Ingrid was with our 2 dogs. We have one who was recently diagnosed with diabetes and Ingrid was great with dealing with her needs. Ingrid noticed some problems right after we left and took control of the situation quickly, it all ended great. Ingrid and our dogs bonded easily, she really was very mindful of some of the request we made regarding the care of the house too. I hope anyone who comes across Ingrid does not hesitate to consider her for a ... MORE
TONY/KEVIN/PEPPER/BENTLEY ( California, Oct 2018 - 2 weeks 3 days)
No rating Ingrid was absolutely wonderful and truly a godsend! She was extremely mindful and took great care of my cat, Penelope. They bonded fairly quickly and she was a loving and care caregiver to my furbaby. Furthermore, she went above and beyond - after my travel plans / schedule changed last min - she even stayed an additional 2 days, brought pet supplies AND took Penelope to the vet. Much more than I could've ever hoped for, and am so incredibly thankful for her kindness and generosity. Would ... MORE
ELAINE ( New York, Sep 2018 - 1 week 4 days)
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