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House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Alaska, Arizona, California: Central Coast & Central Valley, Gold Country & High Sierra, Northern California, Colorado, Hawaii: Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon: Central & Eastern, Mt. Hood & The Gorge, Oregon Coast, Southern, Williamette Valley, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
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  • 2022: 1Jun-1Sep

The Alaskan Craigs

60, Retired - IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)

58, Retired - Teacher

We are a retired couple who have lived in the Alaskan Interior for the past 35 years. In our early years, we enjoyed living full time in the off-grid cabin we built just north of Denali National Park, and are familiar with the challenges of living remotely. After completion of the road to our 20 acre property, Jim built us a beautiful home and continues to take care of all the upkeep and maintenance. He is a skilled carpenter, electrician, plumber, mechanic and problem solver.

We both enjoy the adventures offered by the great outdoors of Alaska in the summer, but prefer to leave during the dark, cold months of winter. We are generally available September through April, preferring longer duration house sitting opportunities. We enjoy visiting other rural places and like to hike. While we currently do not own any pets, we had the pleasure to call several dogs family members. Sheila is allergic to cats, but is fine with other pets.

We are both healthy, active, good communicators, and non-smokers. We take great pride in the house we built and the home that it has created. We are hard working and will respectfully take care of your home. We provide the peace of mind that comes with leaving your home and pets in excellent, capable hands, allowing you to more fully enjoy your travels.

Reviews (2)
No rating We have had about 10 house sitters from House Sitters America and we have had wonderful experiences with all of them. So it is a very high bar that I tell you that Jim and Sheila were the best of the best. We really ask only three things of our sitters. First, that they take good care of our dogs. This really involves long walks with some food and a bit of affection. They clearly had tired and happy dogs and for the first time, the dogs really seemed to miss the sitters. A lot. Second. ... MORE
DAYNA ( New Mexico, Mar 2020)
No rating Jim and Sheila Craig were exceptional as house/dog sitters for us over a three-week period. They were excellent communicators before-hand, expressing a strong desire to do the job well. While in our home, they took our dog for daily walks and adventures, kept our houseplants looking great, and left the place looking immaculate. We could not have asked for better people and could not have been more comfortable in, and confident with them. We recommend them highly.
DAN ( Vermont, Oct 2019)
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