Are you going away, but want to make sure your house is safe and your dog is comfortable and happy at home while you're gone? We can help. My name is Nicole. My partner, Ricardo, and I have been full-time professional housesitters for the last 2 years. We have cared for all types of dogs, including senior and special-needs animals. We occasionally watch cats, fish, chickens and even farm animals. We give high priority to longer housesits and have very discounted rates for housesits 3 weeks or longer. We will even housesit long-term for free if you have no pets.
Due to a cancellation, we now have availability the last half of October to mid November, the middle of December and the beginning of January.
We don't currently have a permanent home and housesit as a way to save money and get to know new neighborhoods. As we don't have backup housing, we generally can't do short housesits. Occasionally, we have gaps between longer sits though, that we will fill with a short housesit.
We are mature adults and have recently returned to the U.S. after spending the last 2 years living and working in Asia. We have no pets and very few possessions. We work from home, so we are there to give your pets plenty of attention. I have an internet-based education business and my partner works in sales throughout the state of Washington.
We are clean and mature. We do not smoke, drink, take drugs or party, except just quiet dinner parties with small groups of friends.
We have many references we can provide you. You can see some samples below.
Please reply to this message for more information. Please include the dates you need a housesitter, your location and information on your pets and any other services needed. If it looks like it will be a good fit, we can then chat by phone or Skype and arrange an in-person meeting.
“Nicole and Ricardo are fantastic housesitters! They stayed at our home in Tacoma with our dog Sadie for a month. They communicated frequently, sending us pictures of Sadie and updating us about the house. They took great care of the house and yard, and Sadie seemed very happy and well cared for when we returned. They also left our house very clean and tidy. We would ask them to housesit again in a heartbeat! Thank you Nicole and Ricardo!” Liz in Tacoma
“Nicole and her companion Ricardo were not just great, but SUPER-great! She was very good at communicating while we were gone, sending pictures and updates often! We knew our pups were in good hands, and that is SO stress relieving when away. Nicole is highly recommended by us, and will be on our list to contact whenever we plan to be away again.” Tony in Bellevue
“Nicole and Ricardo were super house / pet sitters. My dog really loved them. Nicole communicated well with me when ever questions or concerns came up about my dog. They left my house clean, and my solitary house plant was alive and well. I would recommend them and would invite them back.” - April in Seattle