Responsible, pet-loving housesitter
I'm a biomedical consultant, working remotely and available in California to care for your home and pets. I enjoy a change of scenery and the companionship of pets while I work and currently have none of my own. Taking walks, giving belly rubs and pettings are welcome reasons to take breaks from work! I've cared for dogs, cats, birds, chickens, hamsters and fish, young and old, shy and sociable.
I have extensive pet and house-sitting experience, with 80+ sits completed in the past few years, arranged privately and over multiple house/petsitting websites. A growing percent are "repeat" sits, and I love it when pets of repeat clients remember and greet me with trust and affection! I also have a successful track record of "split" sits , i.e., when I'm not available for an owner's full date range, I work with them and another sitter they've chosen to provide continuous coverage for pets.
I'm very privacy and security conscious, a non-smoker, and a clean-freak in my own home (wear only slippers indoors). Would do the same in yours. I prefer sits in very clean homes (as though prepared for a VRBO or AirBNB guest). I prioritize sits where owners and I recognize mutual expectations, responsibilities, and benefit. Because I work remotely while caring for pets, I prioritize sits in homes with high-speed (25+ mbps) WiFi.
NOTE: As of March 2020, due to the SARS-Cov-2 pandemic, my practices have changed.
1. While I've enjoyed in-home meetings of pets and owners before confirming a sit, I now plan to do video meetings and home walk-throughs and phone/text hand-offs at the beginning and end of sits.
2. I've always been diligent at leaving homes both clean and disinfected when I finish a sit and am happy to provide details. I can only accept sits in homes that have been thoroughly disinfected following CDC guidelines, which I'm also happy to provide.
In addition to caring for your pets, I'm happy to collect mail, water plants, and take out trash. I enjoy building trust and offering plenty of affection to pets and I'm glad that my track record providing care to them and their home allows owners peace of mind when they're away! If a responsible, clean, pet-friendly partner sounds like a good fit with your travel plans, I look forward to speaking with you!