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Mature, reliable homeowner with a good sense of humor ready to look after your home and pets

United States


They have 1 testimonial (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Rabbit(s) – Parrots, dogs, cats, chickens. Am comfortable with large animals as well, including horses, cows, donkeys.

Police check

They have a police check


From: 31 March 2024
Until: 31 December 2025


Retired land surveyor


They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

I am 66 years old and was a homeowner in rural western Colorado for 32 years. I recently bought a house in Tryon, North Carolina. I am open to many types of house/pet sitting assignments, whether rural with a lot of solitude, or in the city, which is a nice change of pace for me.

Why they want to house sit

I love my home, and the beauty of rural North Carolina. But I also enjoy new places and love animals. So I decided that house/pet-sitting made sense for me.

I can drive to many places in the eastern United States, but I also love overseas house/pet sits. I have traveled the world, and I have done pet/house sitting in Spain, Ireland, France, Fiji and Guatemala

Their experience

Yes, I have watched dogs, cats, cows, horses, goats, chickens and parrots.

I am responsible and genuinely love animals. I am a birder, and will take care of wild birds as well as most types of animals. Dogs, cats, lizards, turtles, snakes, chickens, geese, donkeys, you name it. I will take care of your house and your pets as if they were my own.

TrustedHousesitters Homeowner Reviews

Ghislaine - Bargemon, France 11 December - 05 February 2015
Cheryl spent 2 months in my house. She kept me posted of what's was happening and how well my cat was doing. I came back to a tidy house and a happy cat. She is friendly and easy to talk to.Everyone in the village told me how nice of a lady she was.Everything was perfect.
Organised, Reliable, Self-sufficient, Tidy, Pet care

Bernadette - Iznájar, Spain 24 January 2014
Cheryl did our house -and pet sitting during a month in rural Andalucía. She turned out to be most reliable and everything you would wish a house sitter to be like. Best of all, she really loved our cats and they in turn adored her. I would not hesitate to recommend her, you'll be hard pressed to find better care for your pets.
Organised , Reliable, Self-sufficient, Tidy, Pet care

Elayne - Savasavu, Fiji 08 August 2015 I recommend Cheryl absolutely 100%, she was kind, conscientious, and my cat Jerry just adored her, they were inseparable from the first moment! She truly cared for my chickens too, she's definitely a 'bird' person! The house was left in nice clean, tidy condition. I would gladly leave my house and animals in her care again anytime! Thanks so much, Cheryl. ?
Organised, Reliable, Self-sufficient, Tidy, Pet care

Kate, Kinvarra, Ireland 09 April 2014
Cheryl and I connected through I was away for two months. Cheryl looked after my house and cats for the whole time, managing everything efficiently despite the worst weather we have had in decades. She responded to any queries I had and let me know of any problems, but didn't bother me with trivial concerns. I arrived home to a tidy house and very happy cats.
Organised, Reliable, Self-sufficient, Tidy, Pet care

External House / Pet sitting References

Molly, Olathe, CO 08 July 2014
Cheryl took excellent care of our cat & horse. She played with the cat and he was content and at ease when we got home after three weeks. Two appliances broke and she handled that gracefully. The house was clean and plants were healthy.
Organised, Reliable, Self-sufficient, Tidy, Pet care

Dr. James, Cedaredge, CO 20 June 2014
Cheryl took care of our birds (parakeets) and did an outstanding job of caring for them. I left her with 2 pages of instructions for maintaining thier dietary, and overall health. She took my place exactly - as if I never left. Thank goodness for her service(s).
Organised, Reliable, Self-sufficient, Tidy, Pet care

Carroll, Hotchkiss, CO 18 November 2013
Cheryl took care of my horses (3) and calves (3) and 2 dogs. I was so impressed how efficiently she handled the job and adjusted to staying with my dogs. She's perfect for the job.
Organised, Reliable, Self-sufficient, Tidy, Pet care

Annie, Paonia, CO 11 November 2013
Cheryl is my good friend and has always been the one I can count on under any circumstances. She's kind and compassionate, loves animals and you can count on her to handle anything unexpected that might come up.
Organised, Reliable, Self-sufficient, Tidy, Pet care

John Welfelt, Delta, CO
Extremely nice couple who are great with pets. I have a very nice house with many pieces of nice old furniture (antiques) and would love to have Bill and Cheryl Day look after my house.
Organised, Reliable, Self-sufficient, Tidy, Pet care

What can they bring to the assignment

Joy in life and all that it brings.

Oh, other than that, I hope after talking with me I could bring you peace of mind about me, your house and your pets.

I am a non-smoker, non-drinker (occasional beer on a hot summer day) and am fairly tidy. I love to read, and like my own company. I am able to deal with both large and small issues as they come up, just as I do at home.

Last updated: 31 March 2024

Available to house sit

Africa, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Caribbean, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Pacific, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United States

Availability dates

From: 31 March 2024
Until: 31 December 2025

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services


MindMyHouse member since 2013

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 1


Vacation without worry

Cheryl took on the daunting endeavor to housesit 4 cats for me last spring. She did great! When I returned, the cats were relaxed and one of them really took a shine to Cheryl, slept on her bed for 2 weeks after she left. One of the cats needed medication and she managed that well. The house was just as tidy as what I had left it. She also kept bird feeds full, watered house plants, and picked up mail. I definitely recommend Cheryl for house sitting. I was able to focus completely on my trip and Cheryl took care of everything I needed maintained at the house whilst I was away.

Ellen, United States, 03 August, 2022

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house


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MindMyHouse member since November 2013