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Gold (24mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese
Preferred Locations
  • Alabama: Northeast, Northwest, Arizona, Colorado, Florida: Central, Central East, Central West, North Central, Northeast, Northwest, Southwest, Georgia: Georigia Coast, Historic Heartland, Historic High Country, Magnolia Midlands, Northeast Georgia Mountains, New Mexico: Central, North Central, Northeast, Northwest, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia: Central, Eastern Shore, Shenandoah Valley, Southwestern, Tidewater
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2021: 28Apr-30Jun
  • On a house-sit right now

Your Critter Carer

48, Resume Writer

** 12+ years house/pet sitting experience with multiple (enthusiastic!) references

**Friendly, down to earth, & conscientious, I've been told I put people (and animals) at ease

**My animal friends know/love/remember me, and vice/versa (I have many repeat pet/housesitting jobs over the many years I've been doing this)

** I love dogs AND cats, and have a good amount of experience with both

**I have owned a home as a single woman & care for yours not as mine, but as YOURS -- as you request and with the extra special care and concern I believe one should give when responsible for other people's property

**15+ years of passed background checks for my former teaching and social work jobs

** Responsible, professional, service oriented - I run an online resume writing business (google me at Resume Confidence), and treat pet / house sitting the same as those clients. I'm not just an animal lover that likes to travel (though I am those things, too). My background in education/training and customer service supervisory roles

** Non-smoker, no drugs. No drinking is also fine if you prefer, no problem

** Clean, neat, detail oriented - all will be in order as you left it, or better, when you return

** Plant/yard/pool care (etc.) also fine, just ask

** I have a questionnaire/ checklist I use to gather vital info and instructions, which many clients have commented impressed them and was very useful

As mentioned, I have online businesses. This means a couple things:

1) I'm home a lot (usually seen as a good thing/bonus) though I'm sure I'll want to get out & explore your area some, too, and,

2) I do need reliable, faster than not internet access (unlimited data strongly preferred). I've learned some areas still may have data limit packages, and, that my work uses a good amount of data. Wi-fi preferred over ethernet (corded) connection though that's not a deal breaker

3) If you also have some sort of decent table and chair, I'm good to go

I would be ***honored*** to care for your castle & critters in the same manner you would.

I am happily waiting to hear from you...

It helps if your message includes some details, if not already in your ad, such as:

-- Please tell me about your pets personalities and needs
-- Their habits, schedules (are their feeding times are set? or flexible? where do they sleep? (and if that is set or flexible), etc.
-- Any useful details about their quirks (we all have 'em!), your home & any unique requests of your sitter (generally I can accommodate those, let's discuss)
-- Anything else you'd like to share to help us all get to know each other!

Many thanks -


PS I am fairly new to this site, and thus so far just 2 reviews, I have many more references I can share with you on request, though the 2 here make me humbled and so grateful for the wonderful owners I meet while sitting!

Reviews (2)
Leaving your home & pets in the care of a virtual stranger can be a very intimidating proposition. We really hit the jackpot when we connected with Shannon. We have now engaged her for 2 long multi-week trips and several shorter trips. Her level of professionalism is stellar. Communication is excellent before and during the sit. She tailors her level of contact during the trip to your preferences. (Some people really want to get away from it all, others prefer frequent check-ins). Pictures are ... MORE
CHERYL (Hillsville Virginia, Oct 2020 - 3 weeks)
Thank you so much, it is always such an honor to be blessed with this kind of feedback. It's so important to me that my home owners, and their animals, are happy, so I couldn't be happier. You know I'll come back any time!
Shannon is a superb 5 star house sitter, absolutely blew our expectations away and provided a true worry free experience. My wife and i deploy overseas regularly and shannon took care of our home for over 6 months and took excellent care of our cat. If the cat needed vet services or anything shannon used our contact info we had left and setup all appointments and handled everything professionally. She maintained constant communication with us and sent us photos of our cat and home routinely ... MORE
DAVID ( Florida, Apr 2020 - 6 months)
I'm so touched, and so honored by this feedback. I'm so happy you were so happy, that's the goal! You guys & Monster made it all easy. Thanks so very much for trusting me with your castle & critter!
Garden Maintenance

Green garden!

Make sure the garden & the potted plants are thriving when you return home. A house sitter will do this for you.

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