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Your pets are my first priority!

United States

Testimonials

They have 6 testimonials (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Fish, Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Goat(s) – prefer not to be cooking pet food daily; happy to enjoy larger dogs, but prefer not to walk them (protecting my knees).

Police check

They don't have a police check

Availability

From: 25 September 2024
Until: 3 May 2025

Occupation

Retired (teacher, int\'l service worker)

References

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About this sitter

Active, widely travelled, tidy, adventuresome and retired from international work, I am seeking longer housesits anywhere in the world. I have lived and cared for homes and pets on four continents, listed with locals, and been invited for “same time next year” pet sits..

I welcome challenging locales. I prefer sits of 2 weeks or more unless in the US Pacific NW. No smoking, drugs, or parties. I enjoy being “at home” in a new space and I love time with pets, which my nomadic life makes possible.

Why they want to house sit

I love discovering and adapting to a different life, caring for a breed new to me, or just learning what helps me to feel at home in a new culture.

The travel bug never stops biting. And yet housesitting is about more than the chance to travel. I’ve already done a lot of that. A whole lot.

USA home base is the Pacific NW. I welcome housesits in the Portland and Seattle areas and beyond. My brother is retired in Thailand—love to visit. I enjoy almost all locales, cultures, cuisines, languages and peoples. Adapting to the new keeps my brain feeling young, aware, curious and awake.

And sometimes I like to hermit a bit and get cozy in what feels familiar and known.

Their experience

Housesitting since the early 2000's, originally with two children and my now “Was”-band, I have been homecaring on my own since 2018, I have experience with pets, gardens, landscaping, pools, and basic home repair/maintenance,

Comfortable quickly and resourceful, I have over 30 years experience living and housesitting in remote or otherwise challenging environments.

More recent recommendations available.

What can they bring to the assignment

Caring, clarity, integrity and full attention are among my hallmarks . I am known to be flexible, resilient, capable, respectful, accountable, mature and mindful, I bring varied, handy, and detail-oriented home, grounds and pet-care experience, and joyfully care for your pets, home and surroundings. Basic comfort in many languages; intermediate level in others.

Last updated: 19 May 2024

Available to house sit

, Africa, Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Caribbean, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Middle East, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, North East Asia, Norway, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South East Asia, South Korea, South Pacific, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 25 September 2024
Until: 3 May 2025

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2016

Personal details

Age: 66-75 years old

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 8

Testimonials

Very Thorough and Thoughtful

Liz has done multiple sits for me now and even though each time I have had to make different feeding instructions for the cats (why are they like that!? lol), she handles it like a pro. I got a great feeling from her as soon as we spoke on the phone, and this was followed by meeting her in person before I left so we could go over all the instructions and preferences. The way she listened and asked questions was so appreciated and not only made me feel great about who I was leaving my home and pets to, it indicated to me her true interest in being an awesome house and pet sitter, which she was. My place always feels so good to return to and my cats are really relaxed and happy. She is very reliable and responsible and I am so grateful to know her and have her watch over my home. She is a great gal who I have really enjoyed getting to know!

Nicole , United States, 24 May, 2022

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

Leeza was great!

Leeza stayed with our two cats for 11 days while we were away. It is clear that she has done a lot of these kinds of house sits, and so knows her way around the process. She knew what she needed to know, made arrangements to meet with us before we left, and when we returned everything was in great shape. She sent us pictures of our cats while were gone, and even picked up a few groceries for our late-night return. Things could not have gone more smoothly.

Margo, United States, 03 August, 2021

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

Excellent Sit

I was really worried about leaving my home and pet to someone I didn't know (especially with a new pet who hadn't been left before), but I needn't have worried. Liz was wonderful! She was very communicative, respectful of my home, and took great care of my cat. She even had to deal with one accident my cat had on her clothing and she handled that with patience and understanding. I would highly recommend her, and hope that she can sit for me again sometime in the future.

Erin, United States, 20 June, 2021

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

Exceptional!

I was really worried about leaving my home and pets to a “stranger”. I had good reviews from mind my house so I tried it. Several quality people responded, we selected Elizabeth after a coin flip. She was exceptional, really put my mind at ease every step of the way. She advised me how to prepare my pets and home for my departure. The night before I left she met with me to review my needs. She took copious notes and asked leading questions. I felt very comfortable leaving my home and pets in her care. She texted me updates to keep me at ease. When I arrived home the house was cleaner than when I left it. I am very very happy.

Charles, United States, 11 June, 2019

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

Good house-sitting

Liz & Doug took care of our house, garden and 2 dogs for 2 1/2 weeks during August 2018. They communicated well, kept dogs safe and happy, and took good care of the house. No issues at all, and we are grateful for their help during our time away.

Ursula, United States, 10 September, 2018

  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Friendly

Great house sitters

We were very happy with our sitting experience with Doug and Liz. They were quick to learn about our home in the country, with all our special instructions. They took wonderful care of our multiple farm animals, cats, chickens, and 2 very large dogs. Came home to a clean and well cared for home. Liz and Doug also kept in contact with us at all times. We would be happy to have them again.

joyce, United States, 20 August, 2017

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

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About this house sitter

MindMyHouse member since April 2024