I'm in my mid 50's, happily single, and have two pets of my own - a small dog and a cat, both very healthy and happy. I have owned my home for 22 years and raised two sons by myself. I have a college degree in business finance and work for a local manufacturing company. I do not drink or smoke. For hobbies, I enjoy logic problems, local plays, h...
I'm in my mid 50's, happily single, and have two pets of my own - a small dog and a cat, both very healthy and happy. I have owned my home for 22 years and raised two sons by myself. I have a college degree in business finance and work for a local manufacturing company. I do not drink or smoke. For hobbies, I enjoy logic problems, local plays, home and garden projects, thrift shops/flea markets/yard sales, and foreign TV shows and movies. I am very responsible and have an excellent driving record and very good credit score. I may seem kind of boring, but I do enjoy life, people, pets and travel!
Why I want to house sit
I enjoy pets and miss my own when I'm away, so providing companionship and care to your pets also provides comfort to me. Also, when I travel, I seldom stay in hotels - I prefer to experience the "real life" of the area I'm visiting.
I've pet sit for family, friends and neighbors, and I've had others take care of my pets when I travel, so I know that pets can get confused, sad or stressed when their people leave, and that it helps to keep the pet's routine consistent. Therefore, I'm careful to follow instructions for feeding, potty needs, play, exercise and sleep. I also try to treat the pets like their people do - which may not be the same as how I treat my pets (for example, my dog is small and calm, but when I take care of my friend's two 60 lb. labs, they need to run and play, and I get to share my bed with two 60 lb labs). Also, if you would like, I am happy to send pictures, emails, text, etc. of your pets and how they are doing while you are away.
My experience is primarily with dogs and cats, but I have cared for birds once and I like all animals, so I wouldn't mind caring for fish, rodents, rabbits, reptiles, or turtles. However, I am not familiar or comfortable with farm animals. I am not "afraid" of them, just wouldn't want to harm them in any way due to my lack of experience. Although, I did care for chickens when I babysat as a teenager, but I would need a refresher on their needs.
As for your home and belongings, I will follow any instructions and household rules. I will also always clean up after myself, be respectful and friendly to neighbors, lock up when I go out, provide my own food and personal needs (toothpaste, etc.), and if I do accidentally damage anything, I will replace it.
My first experience on this website was wonderful - great pets, nice people, and good location, so I look forward to more sits in my future travels. I am most interested in travelling to Cornwall, England and San Diego, CA (family in both locations). But, I also love exploring new places, and finding this website has opened up the world to me!