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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), Farm Animals
Preferred Locations
  • California: Central Coast & Central Valley, San Fransico Bay Area, Southern California, Florida: Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, Hawaii, Maine: Downeast Acadia, Mid-coast, Southcoast, Sunrise Coast, Marshall Islands, New Jersey: Shore, Southern Shore, New York: New York City/Long Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon: Oregon Coast, Portland, Southern, Puerto Rico: Central, East, South, West

Very experienced pet sitter semi-retired /writer

59, Travel writer/ Teacher

62, TV Editor


I am a non-smoking female and a semi-retired teacher/part-time travel writer who is very experienced with taking care of homes, apartments and most pets including cats and dogs of all sizes and also birds including older pets and those requiring medications. I/we (when my spouse joins me) have excellent references on three pet-sitting sites.

My strengths include experience in various homes with a variety of responsibilities, maturity, kindness, level-headedness, knowledge of first aid, a strong sense of responsibility, a police background check (as required for my position as a teacher) and excellent references as a caretaker, pet sitter and guest in your home.


Ann - Tampa, Florida, United States
7 Mar - 28 Apr 2022

Sherel and John took excellent care of our cat, Tuxedo and our house for seven weeks while we were on vacation in Spain. When there was a problem with the pool filter, she went above and beyond to remedy the problem. Our vacation was so much more relaxing knowing everything was fine at home. When we returned, the house was neat and clean. I highly recommend Sherel and John and would love to have them house/pet sit in the future.

Kenneth - Oakville, Ontario, Canada
21 Aug - 9 Sep 2022

Sherel was everything I look for in a sitter - competent, organized, clean and self sufficient.

We came home to a clean house, comfortable dogs that had clearly been well cared for, what else can you ask for!!

Sherel communicated promptly - including when having questions about the neighborhood, the dogs needs, and quirks of the house.

Would 100% recommend Sherel and would invite her back to sit anytime!!

Cynthia - Stratford, Ontario, Canada
9 - 22 Aug 2022

Sherel went beyond and besides taking care of Chancey and our plants and home, she laundered the linen that she used and made up the guest room with clean linens. This was not expected. We came home to a noticeably clean home and a very relaxed Chancey cat.
Thank you Sherel !

Zdenka - Brampton, Ontario, Canada
20 - 27 Jun 2022

This was the very first time we ever had a house/pet sitter and were a little apprehensive, but what an experience! We were in contact with Sherel prior to the sit and immediately got a good feeling about her. That was fully confirmed after we met. It was very easy to explain to Sherel everything about the house and our dog Erik (who was wagging his tail right from the start). She took excellent care of Erik and the house and frequently sent us updates. We found everything in perfect order and couldn't be happier about the whole experience. We would love to have Sherel come back and would highly recommend her to everybody. Thank you, Sherel!!

Kerry, United States, 18 March, 2018

"Great Housesitters!
We just returned home from a carefree 2 week vacation. As soon as we met Sherel and John, we were at ease that our pets would be in good hands. As it turns out, they were in great hands! Both Sherel and John can work from home so spent a lot of time here with our pets. This is much appreciated since our rescue dog Ginger has some separation issues! And is still puppy like. Our standoffish cat Hazel even warmed up to them. We came home to very happy pets that had obviously bonded with Sherel and John. The house was clean and our car was clean and full of gas. John even kept our birdfeeder full and fed a neighborhood stray cat for us! We highly recommend Sherel and John as house sitters, so you can enjoy your time away without a care in the world!"

"Superb dog sitters and home sitters!
Sherel and John were so easy to have in our home. Very considerate, energetic, communicative, trustworthy and fun! We enjoyed having them a day ahead to enjoy dinner and time together and a couple days after our return to catch up. My dogs loved them and were well loved. Hoping to see them again some day soon. Thanks so much for making our vacation worry-free.

Tidy, Organised, Good at pet care, Reliable, Kept in contact, Friendly"
Sharon & Reggie, United States, 30 March, 2018

My last assignment found me taking care of a lively Pomeranian puppy in New York City's East Village where I was also responsible for making sure he didn't eat off the sidewalk and preparing special meals to address his stomach issues. I also assisted in his house training. Currently, I am in Miami Beach, Florida taking care of a lovely German Shepherd, a leopard gecko and goldfish. Before that, I was in the Ottawa Valley area taking care of an indoor/outdoor older cat who required daily brushings and ointment applications and a Rex rabbit who requires supervised play/ outings and daily clean ups, feeding and watering.

Previous assignments included taking care of a cockatiel and a canary for three weeks in an upscale home in Sun City, AZ and caring for a four-month-old puppy in Manhattan who required eardrops to be administered daily and lots of walks to help establish his toilet training.

Cat sitting experiences involved taking care of two elderly cats, one of whom had to receive medication daily in the form of an ointment placed on a tumour. I also followed careful instructions re their diets and cleaned the litter box out daily and kept the area clean around the box as well as the rest of the house.

Prior to that, I took care of two middle-aged cats and a large dog on an isolated property for three weeks in Nova Scotia. In another assignment, I took care of two small dogs and two birds in a large home in Long Beach, CA, one of whom had to be let out of his cage for a few hours a day and then returned in the evening.

I can provide excellent references including positive testimonials from numerous AirBnB hosts as to my suitability as a guest in your home.

I look forward to speaking with you regarding the assignment if you could provide a telephone number and the best time for me to call. I can also be reached by phone or by message.

Contact me for a link to read more about me.

Thank you,
Teacher/Travel Writer
USA TODAY Contributor

Reviews (8)
Thanks to Sherel, we returned home to a tidy house, watered plants, and best of all, a very happy, very well cared for furbaby. Sherel is the perfect pet/house sitter. She truly loves and understands dogs. Our Sandi is a rescue and a velcro dog and can be stand-offish to new people, so we were concerned about leaving her for 3 weeks. Sandi, however, accepted and loved Sherel immediately, as evidenced by the many pictures we received of our very happy little furbaby. This put our minds at ... MORE
LINDA ( Florida, Nov 2021 - Three weeks)
I would highly recommend Sherel! The house was spotless upon my return, and the kitties were very happy. Sherel was also quick to respond to any communication, and she asked for instructions ahead of our departure in case she had any questions. Thanks again, Sherel.
JENNIFER ( Ontario, Aug 2020 - 3 nights) From House Sitters Canada
It was a real pleasure to receive Sherel as our homesitter during our two-weeks vacation. Our animals and plants have been treated with tender loving care. When we returned, the house was very clean. We do not hesitate to recommend Sherel with confidence, anytime ! We also met her husband John, a very nice person.
NOELLE-LISE (Lachute Quebec, Aug 2019 - 2 weeks 2 days) From House Sitters Canada
No rating Sherel and John were great. Spoiled my cats properly. Rescued Mikko when he got "arrested"... (he's an indoor/outdoor kitty who loves to hunt) and then put ID collars on them in case he wandered off again. House was clean and neat. Very personable and caring. Would love to have them sit again.
GALE ( Florida, Jan 2019 - 2 weeks 4 days)
No rating Sherel and John were excellent house/pet sitters. They arrived a day when they said they would and we had plenty of time to show them around When we returned, the house was immaculate, mail was stacked, plants had been watered, the pool as clean and clear and it was obvious Beth (our dog) had been well taken care of and had bonded with them. They are good communicators and I would definitely recommend them and would be happy to have them as sitters in the future.
JON ( Florida, Jan 2019 - 4 weeks)
No rating Sherel did an awesome job taking care of our two dogs, two cats and apartment. There was great communication throughout the sit too. Rcomemded !
JOSHUA ( New York, Jun 2018 - 1 week 3 days)
No rating Sherel stayed with my dog Butters for 2 weeks and took excellent care of him. My house was kept incredibly clean and he was a very happy pup when we returned!
STACY ( New York, Jun 2018 - 1 week 4 days)
No rating Sherel was an outstanding House sitter!! So loving and nurturing with the pets and maintained the house to perfection.
KELLY ( Florida, Dec 2017 - 2 weeks 2 days)
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