Melanie & Michael

Quiet, Mature Couple Seeks Varied Housesits – We Love Animals and Gardens!

Walnut Creek, CA, US
32 Reviews

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Reviews (32)


If I could give Melanie & Michael 6 stars I would! We met for a few minutes in person before I headed out for my vacation and I was thrilled that they’d be

Goodlettsville, TN, US · 11 Jul - 13 Jul 2020
Mike and Clare

Melanie and Michael have great reviews and I can see why. They are wonderful house sitters and I feel lucky they came to us. We returned to very happy pets

Gravesend, United Kingdom · 14 Aug - 28 Aug 2019

Melanie and Michael were fantastic pet sitters. They clearly did all that was asked of them and much more. They sent lots of photos of the animals and

Ryde, United Kingdom · 17 Jul - 14 Aug 2019

Courteous, Clean, Friendly, Loving to our Cat Melanie and Michael are lovely people. We could tell our cat gained control of their minds within hours. I

Avon, CO, US · 08 Jun - 15 Jun 2019

Perfect. We were so lucky that Melanie and Michael were available for a six week stay in Santa Fe this spring. I got regular photo updates and returned to

Santa Fe, NM, US · 21 Apr - 31 May 2019

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I have known Melanie for 8 years. During this time, I have visited her in all of the places she and Michael have lived. They have all been immaculate and

House & pet sitting reference · 12 October 2015


We are semi-retired (Melanie was an adult literacy/ESOL educator; Michael worked in corporate America and now manages individual investments). After simplifying our possessions and leaving behind the office lifestyle that tied us to one

Why we want to house sit

At this point in our lives, housesitting allows us to combine travel with a “home base” that gives us time to reflect and write. Hurried trips to check off items on a sightseeing list do not interest us, but living in one place for up to a

Our experience

In addition to extensive pet and gardening experience, we have the time, attention, maturity, and work ethic to be responsible caretakers of your property and pets. We are self-reliant problem solvers with a good deal of common sense, yet

Pet care experience

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


August 2020
September 2020
  • 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

Melanie 64 and Michael 47
Retired Adult Literacy/ESOL Educator and Individual Investor
With a partner