Jim

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Concord, CA, US
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Raquel
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Jim did a great job taking care of my two cats this past weekend. He was communicative; sent photos of the kitties daily. I came home to happy pets and a

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San Francisco, CA, US · 07 Jun - 09 Jun 2019
Christine
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We have never been able to take an extended vacation due to our two dogs and two cats needing to be boarded. It is so expensive! Our last trip traumatized

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Gresham, OR, US · 03 Apr - 24 Apr 2019
Donna
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Jim did an excellent job and believe me he had plenty to do with our three cats, one horse and two alpaca's, I received daily updates as well as pictures

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  • horse
  • fish
  • farm animal
Gig Harbor, WA, US · 09 Mar - 30 Mar 2019
Shari
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Jim stayed with my dog, Biscuit and elderly cat, Everett for two weeks. He stayed in daily touch with me, sending pictures of my fur babies doing their

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Portland, OR, US · 09 Feb - 24 Feb 2019
Julie
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Jim was a great petsitter. He took very good care of Ollie during his stay. I think Ollie got more exercise with him than he does with me sometime. I was

  • dog
Hood River, OR, US · 15 Jan - 30 Jan 2019

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Jim is very tidy, conscientious and adores animals (particularly dogs). Honest, punctual and diligent, he would be a great resource for anyone who needs TLC

House & pet sitting reference · 01 September 2018

About

In 2018 I retired from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser after more than 40 years in journalism. Most recently, I collaborated with former U.S. Senator Dan Akaka on “One Voice: My Life, Times and Hopes for Hawaii,” the senator’s memoirs

Why I want to house sit

My dad was a career U.S. diplomat, so I grew up in Washington, D.C., Europe and Japan. I have also been to Korea, the Philippines, Tahiti, Samoa, Mexico and most of the continental United States, but have not traveled in recent years

My experience

I have stayed in people's houses in Hawaii while they were away, and also looked after their pets. This includes giving daily insulin shots to a 10-year-old cat. I am a certified and experienced dog-sitter and dog-walker with rover.com

Pet care experience

  • dogDogs
  • catCats

Availability

June 2019
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Preferred countries

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

Profile details

Age
65+
Occupation
freelance writer and editor
Travelling
On my own