San Francisco Bay Area Comfort

Palo Alto, CA, US
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Mary Lou and Steven
Home & pet owner

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My husband and I are now empty nesters. We have two daughters in college. Barry is my special companion. Steve is an inventor and loves his work. I am currently figuring out the next chapter of my life. I am volunteering with environmental

Home & location

Our home is in a quiet very pleasant tree-lined neighborhood. There are quite a few dogs and bicycles! We are just several blocks from the Midtown shopping area of Palo Alto, one block to library and parks, close to Stanford University and

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  • Family friendly
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The main responsibility is Barry. He is very low energy so is very happy to sleep most of the day :) He does need a nice 40-45 minute walk each day. If it's warm the walk should be in the evening when it is cooler. He can't go up the

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  • Barry


    11 years

Sitter feedback (5)


Mary Lou's house was very cozy and had a wholesome, family feel to it. It's very quiet and has many places to sit in some green, plant-y areas to relax

Stayed · 29 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020

Our Thanksgiving was extra special because we had Barry's company. He's a sweet old man and very easy to care for. Communicating with Mary Lou and Steve was

Stayed · 24 Nov - 01 Dec 2019

Mari Lou, Steven and their lovely Barry were a joy to meet. Besides being the sweetest host I ever met, Mari Lou gave us clear instructions on how to take

Stayed · 30 Oct - 02 Nov 2019

Mary Lou and Steven were very welcoming. They left great instructions for the house/dog sit. This made it easy to take care of their dog and house. Barry

Stayed · 30 Aug - 03 Sep 2019

Mary Lou and Steve were incredibly welcoming, and Barry and I got along great. I really enjoyed my stay in their home and neighbourhood!

Stayed · 26 Jun - 30 Jun 2019

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