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  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s)
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  • Anywhere in the United States
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  • 2022: 2Aug-11Aug

Two housesitter wannabes

69, Semi retired

71, Retired

Hello, Bonjour, Hola, Guten Tag, Ciao.

We are Kathy and Bob. We are a friendly, easy going, hard-working couple who have spent our time together pursuing and appreciating the arts, culture and travel the area has to offer along with the abundant amount of restaurants and beaches.

We have done eleven housesits thru this site and have decided that we really enjoy this lifestyle...especially the variety it offers. We have taken care of nine dogs and thirteen cats...plus one outside cat that we fed every day but never saw. We had three housesits scheduled for 2020 which were cancelled due to the pandemic. Hopefully people will be traveling more this year. We miss it!

We are a fit and active couple who will care for your home and pets as if they were our own. We are responsible, organized, and non-smoking. We will leave your home the way you left it. We have always owned a home (between the two of us) and are experienced with the upkeep and maintenance a home requires.

We have had many dogs and cats in our lifetime from rescue dogs to purebreds.

Our main goal will be the care of your home and pets along with the opportunity to get to know your area of the world a little better.

Housesitting provides an opportunity to get to know the area as a "local", an opportunity to unpack and an opportunity to make our coffee/tea the way we like it in the morning.

We understand how hard it is to leave your home and have to put your pets in a kennel while you are gone. We hope to give you some peace of mind knowing that they are being well cared for.

Bob is a retired engineer who grew up in the Poconos of Pennsylvania. He has spent time in different areas of the country along with time spent in Europe. He can speak German along with English.

Kathy is currently semi retired having done office work most of her life in the Chicagoland area.

We will make sure your pets are fed, plants are watered, mail picked up, and any routine task completed. We will send you pictures of your pets as often as you would like while you are gone so you can enjoy your trip.

Reviews (9)
Bob and Kathy sat for us (and our cat Reno) recently and I can't see any reason not to award them a five-star rating! Aside from just generally being nice folks, they communicated well in advance of the sit, they arrived right on time, they took good care of Reno in our absence, and the place was spotless upon our return. What more can you ask of someone you are entrusting your house and pet to? We'd certainly be happy to engage Bob and Kathy again, and would not hesitate to recommend them to ... MORE
 
JACK ( Delaware, Sep 2021 - 11 days)
Kathy and Bob were excellent house sitters. They cared for our 2 dogs, Jake and Layla, and were pleasant company when we were together. We look forward to sharing our home with them again in the future!!
 
MICHAEL ( Michigan, Jul 2021 - 7 days)
We were so thrilled with Kathy and Bob. We came home to an extremely clean house, thriving plants, and happy dogs. They were very thoughtful and sent daily texts with pics to let us know all was well. They even filled our bird feeder. We could not have asked for a better experience.
 
AMBER ( North Carolina, Apr 2021 - 1 week)
Extremely happy with our first experience doing this. Niko was well looked after. Kathy and Bob were respectful of our house and took great care of our dog Niko. Honestly, our house was probably cleaner when we got home then when we left! Will absolutely reach out again when the need arises. Highly recommend them
 
JACKIE ( South Carolina, Feb 2021 - 1 week 2 days)
The actual date was 2021. We had originally planned this trip in 2020 but had to cancel due to the Covid pandemic and Kathy and Bob were very understanding. We later rescheduled for similar dates in 2021. Kathy a d Bob were very flexible with this whole process. They arrived at our home precisely as we had discussed and were a pleasure to visit with. They took exceptional care of our home and cat and we would welcome them back anytime.
 
DAVID ( Michigan, May 2020 - 1 week 2 days)
No rating Wonderful couple. Took care of our fish pond and garden plants in the drought. I felt we were in great hands. Louie loved Kathy and Bob and he didn't even seem to care we were home! I would highly recommend them
DEBRA MAYER ( Georgia, Sep 2019)
No rating I cannot say enough wonderful things about Kathy and Bob. They went above and beyond with our recent housesit. The house was so well taken care of, it looked just as it did when we left or better. Bob was so diligent at keeping the yard up and plants alive. He even made sure that the grass was cut the day we got home so that nothing had to be done for a little while. I have 2 cats and 1 dog. Unfortunately, 2 days before we were to leave, our 1 cat decided to quit eating due to advancing stages ... MORE
DEBORAH ( South Carolina, Aug 2019)
No rating Kathy and Bob just spent a week at my home and I would recommend them to anyone without hesitation. They endured the 100+ temps with a smile on their faces and took great care of my cat who needed meds twice a day. My home looked fantastic when I returned. There is not one suggestion I could give them for improvement and they are reliable and self-sufficient. Thank you Bob and Kathy for allowing me to truly enjoy my vacation without worry!
CARON (Chandler Arizona, Jun 2019)
No rating Kathy & Bob were wonderful house sitters. They watched our senior cat (who needs medication) & our home for 5 weeks this Spring. Kathy responded quickly to any texts I sent & kept me updated on how things were going. When we returned home our house was very clean. Everything in its place, houseplants healthy & most important our cat Dusty was relaxed & happy. We would be happy to have them sit anytime!
JUDY (High Falls New York, Apr 2019)
 
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