Katherine & Rich

‘Recovering’ Professional Musicians/University Professor, active, non-smoking, organized

Cleveland, OH, US

Reviews (27)

Greg & Linda

We love Kathy and Rich! This was the 2nd time they house sat for us. Our Oakley passed away suddenly about 1 month prior to our departure and we were

Durango, CO, US · 04 Sep - 29 Sep 2019

So fortunate our schedules finally worked to have Kathy and Rich housesit for me (and my sweet girl, Josie). They are very accommodating and graciously drove

Durango, CO, US · 30 Aug - 03 Sep 2019

Kathy and Rich were amazing, both as people and as cat sitters. They came the day before which was lovely as we had the time to get to know each other. We

Edinburgh, United Kingdom · 01 Aug - 18 Aug 2019

Kathy and Rich were amazing sitters! We spoke many times in advance of the visit as they became like an Aunt and Uncle, checking in from time to time and

Longmont, CO, US · 10 Jul - 24 Jul 2019

Rich and Kathy have housesat for us several times and become great friends along the way. We couldn't ask for anyone more focused and committed too ur

Salt Lake City, UT, US · 06 Apr - 08 May 2019

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Ann and Frank

We have known Rich and Kathy Shanklin as members of our community for over 15 years. They have been caring and trustworthy neighbors with impeccable

Character reference · 16 June 2013


Hello and thank you for viewing our profile. We have reinvented our retirement, one pet at a time - leash in hand and ready laps. Our experiences through TrustedHousesitters enriched our lives as we make friends across North America and

Why we want to house sit

We are interested in visiting other parts of North America and 'trying on' a different life. It's very freeing to be in a place for a longer period of time as a house/pet sitter, rather than as a mere tourist. We also love animals, and have

Our experience

We love animals, having both grown up with dogs (Australian Shepard, Dachshund, Shepard mix, Cocker Spaniel, and Basset Hound). The last 20 years, our pets have been kitties. Rich has experience with injections for diabetic kitties. As we

Pet care experience

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Fish
  • Birds


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

Preferred countries

  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Belgium
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada

Profile details

Katherine 62 and Rich 65+
Professional Musician and University Professor/Musician
With a partner