Kate & Dave

We give TLC to your place and critters!

Todos Santos, Mexico

Reviews (9)


Kate and Dave were the best! They lavished love on our dog and gave her lots of walks and outdoor playtime. They took care of the house, and it was shiny

Naalehu, HI, US · 04 Jun - 03 Oct 2019
Toby and Michael

It was such a delight to meet Kate and Dave. They took such good care of Jasper, and communicated with us everyday. They sent pictures,and went for long

Walnut Creek, CA, US · 05 Feb - 12 Feb 2019

I came home after nearly 5 weeks away to find my home and car in good order and my dog clean and very well cared for. My dog, Gem, became very attached to

Wendouree, VIC, Australia · 29 Nov 2018 - 03 Jan 2019

It was a pleasure to have Kate and Dave look after our dog, birds and house whilst we were away. They kept us updated with photos and news. We returned to

George Town, Malaysia · 07 Oct - 07 Nov 2018

Well, after dinner together with Dave and Kate the night before leaving for 2 weeks, I realized our souls were more similar than i could have imagined. Then

Palm Springs, CA, US · 20 Dec 2017 - 04 Jan 2018

References (5)


Hello, Kate and David did an outstanding job with both watching my home and my pet. My dog Lola was taken for daily walks and was enthralled with both

House & pet sitting reference · 22 April 2014


Kate is a writer, book editor, and a former university professor, and Dave is a retired business development guy and a photographer. We are relishing the nomadic, animal-loving life that housesitting and the internet make possible. We have

Why we want to house sit

In 2013, we decided to leave our hometown of Santa Cruz, California, and live a traveling life. We enjoy staying in homes versus hotels in order to have a more authentic, intimate experience with local communities. We also love to take care

Our experience

We have taken care of many pets and homes through this site and another housesitting website, as well as via referrals. Animals we've enjoyed spending time with include large and small dogs, cats with all kinds of personalities, rabbits

Pet care experience

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Livestock
  • Birds
  • Small pets


October 2019
November 2019
  • Available on these dates — get in touch to find out if they can sit for you

Preferred countries

  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra

Profile details

Kate 56 and Dave 61
writer, writing coach and business developer, photographer
With a partner