Your Beloved Pets/property will be well cared for.
I'm willing to sit for less or even free in rare situations (resort like living for example) as I'm sitting for travel opportunities (places I want to visit or visit again) and/or to supplement my retirement, hopefully I can do both with some sits. My rates are evolving as I’m learning the current costs of traveling...with all the airline issues of late driving seems to be the most reliable mode of transportation.
58, Retired Veteran (Air Force)
Hi, thank you for your interest in my services; I believe my greatest endorsement is: kids and pets love me!
I currently reside in SW VA; I will be welcoming my first grandchild in mid August in Wichita, KS. I’m looking for sits in or near Wichita for mid-August/early September.
I grew up mostly in the country; I worked on dairy farms, split wood by hand and cleaned up a butcher shop after closing time, all before I was 15. I'm still in pretty good shape; I live a healthy lifestyle, I'm a nonsmoker, very light/very occasional drinker (woodchuck cider is my go to drink when I do). I've learned (and am learning) to eat better...I don't stress over it though. Dogs and cats have been a part of my life since I can remember. I rescued a stray cat a year and half ago before really cold weather set in, kept her for 6 months and she’s now living a life of contentment with my oldest son. Numerous people have been amazed at how easily and quickly their pets have taken to me...there have been a few exceptions of course.
I grew up in PA, NY, MD, NM and VA; I was stationed stateside in TX, GA, WY and KS; I've lived in FL and VA since retiring. Tampa, FL is the largest city I've ever lived in; I have been in most of the largest (NY, LA, Houston...) US cities. I've spent a significant amount of time in at least 25 other states; I've been in all except 5. I’ve owned 5 houses and sold them all in much better condition than when I bought them.
I spent 21 years in 3 career fields in the AF (Security Police, Facility Management and Financial Management); I earned degrees for all 3 through the Community College of the AF. I earned a BS degree in Management, Computer Information Systems. I was stationed in Greece and Germany (living in 2 houses in the local communities in each) and deployed as a paying agent to Slovakia and Iraq (personally responsible for millions of dollars in cash).
I traveled (by plane, taxi (several forms including rickshaws), bus, train, car and walking) throughout central and northern India during my 3 trips (1 was a month long) there as the Executive Director of a non-profit board raising funds for a medical college. It was quite an experience being a passenger on the roads in India!
I visited several islands and flew to Turkey while I was in Greece for a year and my family and I traveled throughout Europe when we were in Germany for four years.
I really miss traveling and want to visit as many areas of the United States as possible. I drove by the Grand Canyon several times while I was in the AF (WY to CA & back), never having (or taking) the time to visit it; there are several amazing national treasures like the G.C. I would love to have another chance at visiting.
I've been entrusted with millions of dollars, equipment worth billions (the security of aircraft for example) and homes/pets of friends and family's. I was a volunteer soccer coach for 10 years among other things. I hope my profile helps you determine if I'm a good fit for your pet/house sitting needs.
I'm looking forward to giving you peace of mind while you are away from your fur (or non-fur) babies and home if you select me as your house/pet sitter.