Recently retired and looking for house-sits around the world

Friday Harbor, WA, US
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Reviews (21)


It was great getting to know Alan before we went on vacation and left him with the farm, garden, four steers, and our cat, Charlie. Alan contacted us by

Lincoln City, OR, US · 09 Aug - 15 Aug 2021

This was a repeat housesitting visit from Alan. Which says a lot! He's easy to communicate with, looks after the cats well and leaves the house tidy!

Seattle, WA, US · 20 Jun - 27 Jun 2021

Alan took excellent care of my house and two cats! He is great, reliable and self sufficient. Would love to see him again as a house sitter and recommend him

El Sobrante, CA, US · 26 May - 31 May 2021

I could not have asked for a better sitter! He took great care of my cat and house. He also sent me little photos and updates via text each night I was away

Portland, OR, US · 20 Mar - 27 Mar 2021
Josh & Jessica

Alan took great care of our needy kitty cat. He left the house clean, and even shoveled the snow off the front walk while he was here. Thanks again.

Seattle, WA, US · 12 Feb - 15 Feb 2021

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Alan is a retired professional who has traveled extensively. I know him to be extremely reliable, very intelligent and precise. I have known him for years

Character reference · 20 December 2018


I recently retired from a position as a computer specialist at a university marine science laboratory. I began my career studying physics then morphed from researcher to teacher. Eventually I made another change back into the university

Why I want to house sit

Now that I have retired I look forward to spending a good part of each year in locations other than my very nice home without breaking the bank on hotels. I anticipate staying in one place for more than a night and up to a month or two so

My experience

Over the years I have owned several homes and have had multiple pets. I have cared for many friends' homes while they were away . Now I have lots of freedom in retirement since my last pet died of natural causes and I do not currently plan

Pet care experience

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


October 2021
November 2021
  • 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

Senior Computer Specialist