Cat-sitter/House-sitter available long-term

Posting ID : A1068461008
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Pets

Hi there -

I am an experienced, extremely responsible house and pet-sitter who ADORES cats and am very good with all animals, in general. I have done some medicating of animals as needed, and am kind and careful with older pets, as well. I volunteered at the PAWS Wildlife Rehab Center and The Woodland Park Zoo. I am available to sit long-term - vacationers, deployed military, or those going on sabbatical can rely on me -- references from repeat clients are available upon request.

I think it is very important that while you are gone, your pet has as little stress as possible - so staying in their own home is essential to their well-being. I will come to meet you and your pets ahead of time to see if we like each other, then we set the dates and daily rate, and arrange for a key. I'll ask you to fill out my information sheet so I'll have emergency contacts, vet location, special instructions, WIFI code, etc., including what day the garbage goes out. It is usual for you to leave me a check when I arrive to care for your pet, and I will lock the house and leave the key inside or in your lockbox if you have one; or, I'll keep the key if we've arranged that I'll be back soon (that happens). Most people like to come home from vacation and not be bothered, so I usually leave shortly before you return home.

While you are gone, I'll bring in the mail and papers, put out the garbage, water the plants, turn the lights on/off, open/close the drapes, etc., to make the house look occupied...and take care of the house and cat(s). I will clean up after the pets and myself, of course, but you are hiring me to care for the house and pets, not to be a housekeeper, so I won't be cleaning up after you. (I've had ONE client who left a filthy house for me to live in for a week - that wasn't nice! So I'm just mentioning it.). I use my own bath soap, and I'll put the sheets and towels through the laundry before I go. I will take care of your pets as if they were my own, and leave your clean house clean.

Any questions? Please contact me. I am EXTREMELY good with animals and make friends with your pets so they are happy to see me come back.

Please contact me to check for availability. As of now, I am available beginning

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