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Writing Duo to Care For Your Home and Keep Your Pets in Good Spirits!

United States


They have 2 testimonials (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Rodent(s)

Police check

They don't have a police check


From: 1 February 2022
Until: 1 February 2024


Freelance writers


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About this sitter

Hey there! We're Asia and Russ, married writers from the Bay Area, Calif.

In 2011, we left our home to travel across Southeast Asia, India and Nepal. During this two-year adventure, we met some pretty amazing people and immersed ourselves in the diverse and colorful cultures of the East. Russ has a bachelor in journalism and Asia in social work – skills that have really helped to enrich our travel experience. Our time in South Asia inspired us to continue exploring the world. And here we are, house sitting!

Why they want to house sit

As freelance writers, our projects often require that we find a home base to work from where wifi is accessible. Russ writes regularly for a Sacramento-based business/tech magazine and Asia writes travel tales for various online and print publications. Together, we love writing speculative fiction – some of our works have been lucky to get published in sci-fi and fantasy magazines, produced as theater plays, and receive film festival support.

House sitting has been a great way for us to expose ourselves to new worlds, retreat from life on the road and meet project deadlines.

Our ideal house sit is a place that's writer-friendly with peaceful vibes. We also enjoy regular walks/hikes and exploring the outdoors. It keeps us and your pets in good shape!

Their experience

Some of our past house sitting assignments include:

1) Running a small, busy bed and breakfast (Penang, Malaysia)
2) Cleaning cottage rentals and helping with landscaping and garden projects at a nature retreat (Angels Camp, California).
3) Feeding and nurturing seven feral cats (Vieques, Puerto Rico)
4) House/pet sitting (in Mexico and various cities around the USA).

We’d be happy to share more of our pet-sitting history with you along with checkable references and reviews -- just ask!

What can they bring to the assignment

We work as a team when caring for pets and do all we can to keep them happy and healthy. Both of us are non-smothers, health-conscious and have a knack for cleanliness. As writers, our lifestyles are very low-key so our main activities will be writing or raiding your home library.

To sum it up, you can count on us to be honest and responsible folks, prompt when it comes to communication, and send regular email updates on your home and pets so you can travel stress-free.

Massive thanks for checking out our profile, we look forward to meeting you!

Asia & Russ

Available to house sit

Africa, Brazil, Caribbean, Central South America, Costa Rica, France, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South East Asia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States

Availability dates

From: 1 February 2022
Until: 1 February 2024

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services


MindMyHouse member since 2014

Personal details

Age: 36-45 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 2


The Best!

Asia and Russ did back to back sits for me recently, and they rocked it! They took great care of my girls and the house, are good communicators, and are just very cool people. What more is there to say? You absolutely can trust in them to do the right won't find better on MMH.

Adam, United States, 18 November, 2019

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly

Simply the best

Asia and Russel were angels from heaven last Christmas when they came to cat sit for us at our little flat in Mission Dolores, San Francisco. We were subleasing our apartment to friends of friends for many months while traveling abroad, but they had holiday plans, so it was an interesting scenario where I made all arrangements with Asia through email and skype after finding her and Russel on one of these services, and then I coordinated the key hand off with the subletters since I wasn’t able to be there. I have found that in general, young-ish, adventurous couples are ideally suited to my rambunctous felines. Asia and Russel were above and beyond though - super flexible, communicative, and positive, and they left our place in a tidy, clean and welcoming state. I had a good feeling about them from the start, and throughout and after, such good vibes. I suppose that since they’ve been traveling for so long, with extended stays in many different places, their adaptability and appreciation for the different ways people manage their homes gives them some extraordinary abilities. As a professional organizer I’m pretty particular, and as a self declared cat lady, I’m pretty obsessed with my fur babies. I whole-heartedly recommend these lovely people.

Stephanie, United States, 14 July, 2018

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


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Last updated: 29 March 2023