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Platinum (36mths+)
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
  • California: Central Coast & Central Valley (Fresno, Monterey, Santa Cruz), Gold Country & High Sierra (Sacramento, Yolo), San Fransico Bay Area

Responsible, pet-loving housesitter

Biomedical consultant

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!

Reviews (6)
No rating Jeanne was a wonderful sitter for us. This was the second time she had come, and as before she went above and beyond! She really enjoyed taking care of our kitty Bijou, and over the ten days we were gone we got no fewer than four updates on Bijou complete with cute photos. The house was immaculate when we returned along with clean linens and laundry. We never worried while we were gone about either our house or Bijou. You would be very lucky to have Jeanne as your house sitter—we are hoping ... MORE
ANN (California, Jan 2020 - 10 days)
No rating We loved having Jeanne sit for us. She was responsible and caring, very flexible, and respectful of our house. I especiallly appreciated the attention to detail in her questions, in particular wanting to be sure she knew all about any emergency procedures in the unlikely event that she needed to know them. And that's not even to mention that she took beautiful care of our kitty Bijou. We got regular text and photo updates, with cute comments on how our kitty was faring in our absence. The ... MORE
ANN ( California, Feb 2019 - 1 week 2 days)
No rating We had a wonderful experience with Jeanne. She is thoughtful, meticulous, and prepared, and we never worried about our house or dogs while we were away. The dogs obviously enjoyed her company and were in great shape when we got home. The house was spotless and a joy to come home to. She also made a good impression on friends and neighbors that she met while staying here. Overall it was a terrific experience and we recommend Jeanne highly!
KATE ( California, Jul 2018 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating I highly recommend Jeanne as a house sitter. She is conscientious, considerate, and extremely dependable. Jeanne cared for our home as if it were her own and, based on the photos, text messages, and emails she sent during our four days away, gave our two dogs and one cat tons of affection and attention. We returned to a spotless house including clean towels and a washed and re-made bed. Jeanne also went above-and-beyond by protecting our newly refinished wood floors and speaking with our floor ... MORE
DEB (Los Gatos California, Sep 2017 - 1 week 5 days (May 22-23 optional; we are home))
No rating Jeanne did a really great job looking after our home and our cat, Sherlock. We were travelling for 3 weeks, and in that time she made sure that our cat was well looked after - after the initial adjustment period where he took some time getting used to someone new in the house he became her constant companion. She kept us updated on how he was doing and adjusting to us being away, and towards the end of our vacation we were worried he'd be sad we were coming back as he has clearly grown quite ... MORE
KATE ( California, Aug 2017 - 3 weeks)
No rating Jeanne was awesome as a pet sitter. Chloe my dog was well taken care of. Jeanne walked her, snuggled with her and took care of all her needs. In addition the house was left clean and organized. I would ask Jeanne back again in the future. Know that if you hire Jeanne, you can feel comfortable that your pets and home will be well taken care of. Maurita O'Donnell-Kessler
MAURITA ( California, Mar 2017 - 1 week 6 days)
 
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