House Sitters America

House sitting & pet sitting exclusively for the US

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My Rates Explanation:

I left the listed rate as a placeholder for pet and house sitting because I understand that each situation is unique. I am fully aware that some sits might not require payment, and I am open to discussing this further. My main motivation is my love for animals, so your furry friends are always my top priority.

House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in the United States
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2024: 13-20 Jul | 31 Jul - 12 Aug | 13 Aug - 20 Dec
  • On a house-sit right now

Providing affection, nurturing, and attention

60's, Retired Disney Cast Member

Hello there!
I'm James, a retired Disney Cast Member turned full-time traveler and passionate caregiver with a genuine love for animals. My retirement has afforded me the joy of connecting with animals around the world, bringing immense happiness to my life.My bond with animals took on a profound meaning after the loss of my beloved cat Mully in July 2020. Mully enriched my life as a loyal companion and fostered a community of furry friends in the neighborhood. Even after his passing, his companions continued to visit, offering comfort and companionship in their own unique ways.Beyond feline friends, I've also cared for a neighbor's 22-year-old turtle for six years and had the delightful experience of being adopted by a mother raccoon and her seven adorable offspring. My ability to train squirrels further showcases my deep affection and skill in caring for creatures of all sizes.Animals naturally gravitate towards me, and the bonds I form with them are incredibly special to me. Friends often jest about the pristine condition of my home, questioning if anyone even resides in it. As a non-smoker and non-drinker with a preference for quiet solitude, you can trust that your home and cherished pets will be in capable and caring hands.I am sincerely grateful for the opportunity to be considered as the caretaker for your beloved animals and home. The prospect of becoming a part of your pets' lives and ensuring their well-being brings me great joy. If you have any questions or require further details, please don't hesitate to reach out. I adhere to a strict no-drugs and no-smoking policy, and my alcohol consumption is very rare.
Thank you for your consideration.

Reviews (10)
We can't say enough good things about James. This was our first-time using House sitter America and were very nervous leaving our 3 dogs and 11 chickens. James, with his Spidey sense somehow knew how nervous we were and texted me before his arrival to assure me everything was going to be fine; and it was Thanks to James. He was attentive to our aging dogs' needs from the beginning. He made them special meals, gave them their medications, cleaned up after them, nurtured and loved them so ... MORE
SADIE ( New York, Mar 2024 - 4 weeks)
I truly value your kind sentiments. It was an absolute pleasure looking after your home and cherished pets. Your hospitality made me feel right at home.
James was really great and my dog immediately bonded with him. She had just gotten stitches in her ear and was in a cone the day before the sit started, but James was patient and flexible enough to handle the unforeseen complication and he took great care of her. I'm grateful to James for that! As for the house, it was definitely cleaner when I came home than when I left and it was obvious that he really cared about taking good care of the place while I was gone. Thanks again, James!
BRETT ( Maryland, Jun 2024 - 1 week 2 nights)
Thank you Brett I'd be happy to watch your lovely pup Bentley anytime James
This is the third time my pup, Twix, has fallen in love with James. When I return home, before James leaves, Twix ignores me and sleeps in James' room! For me, that's the true demonstration of a great pet sitter - my pet's highest recommendation. As usual, the house was clean and my plants alive (rather an achievement since many die in my care) when I returned. Twix is better cared for when James is here - he walks Twix more and always considers his welfare - not a common trait of ... MORE
DEBRA (Avila Beach California, May 2024 - 2 weeks 5 nights - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Sitting for Debra and bonding with her dog Twix has been an immense joy. Twix is a wonderfully loving and intelligent dog, and anyone would be incredibly fortunate to spend time with him. Debra's home and location are like staying at a luxurious beach resort. The nearby dog beach is an added ... MORE
James is truly the most caring sitter I have met and I’m so grateful for the wonderful care he gave to my cats. He was super communicative and provided steady photo updates and funny stories about the cats’ antics. He ensured they had all the attention they could possibly want, and it was clear he quickly established a trusting bond with them. James always thought about the cats’ needs first, and this selflessness—combined with his extensive knowledge and deep understanding of animals—makes him ... MORE
LEAH ( Virginia, Dec 2023 - 1 week 4 nights)
Thank you so much for your incredibly kind and heartfelt review! It was an absolute pleasure caring for your beloved cats, and I'm delighted to hear that you felt they received wonderful attention and care. I truly enjoyed connecting with them and creating a bond based on trust and companionship. ... MORE
James was our first sitter, and I can only hope that others are anywhere near as good as he was. We are very much hoping to have him back the next time we travel, as his attention to both our dog and home's needs was exceptional. He has an easy-going and comfortable personality, is very thoughtful and aware of his surroundings, communicates well, and as a bonus, he enjoys cleaning! Our dog Chui was especially comfortable with James, and despite his quirks and preference for females, James ... MORE
STEVE ( Nevada, Sep 2023 - 3 weeks)
I am truly grateful for the warmth and kindness that you, Chris, and Chui have extended to me. Your collective efforts have created an atmosphere that goes beyond mere friendship; it genuinely feels like being embraced by a loving and caring family. Your actions have left an indelible mark on my ... MORE
I was gone for an extended period of time and left my 110+ year old home and four cats (ranging in age from 2-16) in James' care. I could tell upon my return that the kitties were well cared for in my absence as they were calm, content, and in good physical condition. It was also very nice to come home to a clean house! James is a total animal person who takes pride in his role as caretaker and it shows. Thanks James.
DEANNA ( Pennsylvania, Jul 2023 - 33 days)
I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity and for your trust in allowing me to care for your home and beloved pets. Your confidence means a lot to me, and I truly appreciate it.
James was fantastic and we highly recommend using him. He showed up early in order to become familiar with the house and pets. James loves animals and became quite attached to our cats, dog, and hermit crab. He is definitely an animal lover. He kept the house immaculate and went above and beyond what we expected. He kept in touch with us to solve any issues and resolved everything perfectly. James is very gregarious and witty. Our friends that met him were very impressed. We were ... MORE
STEVE ( Alabama, May 2023 - 31 days)
Thank you so much for your kind words! It was an absolute pleasure taking care of your house and pets. I’m thrilled to hear that you were happy with my services. I also wanted to mention how overwhelmed I was by the kindness of Steve and Curt. They were so welcoming and accommodating throughout the ... MORE
By far, the best house sitter I have ever seen. James has an empathy for animals that is unlike anyone else. Excellent communication before and during the sit. James kept the house cleaner than I do and watered all the plants. He loved Twix as much as I do and walked him several times a day. James will take care of your pets and home better than you do yourself! Highest recommendation.
DEBRA ( California, Apr 2023 - 15 days - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Thank you for such kind words. I've never felt so comfortable and relaxed on a sit before
James was so incredibly thoughtful during his long stay with my dog. He left the home spotless and plants thriving. His care for Marley went above and beyond and it was obvious when I returned my dog hadn’t longed for attention. He communicated with me throughout the stay even helping with home contractors. We can’t wait for James to return.
EMILY ( North Carolina, Mar 2023 - 14 days)
I can't tell you how much spending time with Marley meant to me. Thank you
If you are looking for the very best in care for your beloved pets, home and plants, look no further. James was the best and most loving person with our dogs and chickens that I've ever experienced. He was an awesome communicator throughout our travels overseas. We always get apprehensive about someone we don't know, caretaking especially our beloved fur baby dogs, but we met via Zoom a few times leading up to our trip and James quickly put our fears to rest. Our vacation was better, knowing ... MORE
REBECCA (Oakland California, Feb 2023 - 1 month)
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