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BayArea,CA: Dull mature quiet responsible female non-smoker/vaccinated

Canada

Testimonials

They have 3 testimonials (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Guinea pig(s) – I’m good with bathing dogs, cleaning paws, giving medications, taking them to grooming and/or vet appts, etc. sensitive to rescues

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 10 October 2024
Until: 3 March 2025

Occupation

Business writer/editor

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

Hello - At 66, a competent mature quiet woman, I'm adaptable, capable re home issues, don't smoke/drugs or party. I'm highly attentive to your pets and their needs/schedules, happy to take mail in, care for plants etc. I work from home anyway, rarely in tourist mode, a reader, been to CA many times, delighted to be in one place comfy with pet(s). I own a home so well used to maintaining, cleaning and troubleshooting/fixing; respectful of yours. No car, so anywhere walkable great (particularly with dogs!), otherwise I use public transit/can bike (if use of a car as in previous sits for dog park, great driver/no accidents, driving 48years).

Why they want to house sit

As I work using internet (writer/editor) and as I age, I'm not keen to shovel snow…I like changes of scenery; a different life, areas, like walking and looking at architecture, art. I love the company of pets, adore cats and dogs equally, their differing personalities/quirks. I always sleep/have slept onsite, not out for more than a few hours, knowing that routines, attention and being there is what a pet needs for comfort in missing you.

Their experience

Yes and I truly enjoy caring for pets - same fantastic dogs over many years in California, other dogs there, 2 Southern cats 8wks, neighbours', some senior cats w meds, local regulars. I take care of your kids(ooopss)pets as you would. I conserve water, am used to dealing w garbage/recycling, home issues, in emergencies level-headed and calm. I've had cats and foster, have the patience and demeanour to be with, attentive to, care for and play with pets as if they were my family, especially calm and patient with rescues. I can bring my own chuck-it for balls if your dog likes, a never-fail cat's toy. Re your home, I'm old enough to know there's little chance someone will clean up after me so you'll find it as you left it (listening to jazz, enjoying wine is about as wild as I get). I’m happy to email/text reports/photos as often as you wish. A private/confidential person, I don't do social media, never have posted/sent pics or info about homes/pets. I fly from Buffalo or Toronto, coordinate sits w friends/other stays (in case you're concerned re a no show), have Nexus Trusted Traveller card.

What can they bring to the assignment

I'm handy, reliable, kind, nice and easygoing - your pets' schedule is mine, e.g. walking dogs how many times you wish fine, some 4 a day (yay exercise for me!). Being respectful and friendly to neighbours is natural. It's fine if your dogs/cats like to sleep on the bed (if you allow). I see some ads ask for no kids or other pets; it'd just be me. I have a police check/no criminal record, references, happy to talk to you by phone or videochat and answer any questions. You can leave your pets and home in my care knowing they will be safe and loved.

Available to house sit

United States

Availability dates

From: 10 October 2024
Until: 3 March 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: 1

Testimonials

Great cat sitter

Cynthia took care of my 2 cats for a week in the south of France. She sent me pictures updates every day and upon my return I found a clean apartment, two very happy cats and she even had made dinner for me. I found Cynthia to be a very responsible person who truly enjoys caring for animals. She is very caring and loves playing with your pet. I would highly recommend her for pet sitting. She does a great job and your pets will love her too.

Solenne, Portugal, 14 October, 2023

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

I'm happy to report that Cynthia was available when I needed her in 2018 and I also will be using her again around the end of this year. I can't think of anything to add to my initial reference; except I forgot to mention she was here for at least 3 weeks each time she dog/house sat and she sent me frequent updates and photos while I was gone. This is my initial reference in 2017: I will have Cynthia house and/or dogsit for me anytime that I need help and she is available. She is very personable and outgoing, and, most importantly, my dogs loved her. Cynthia is very reliable and is capable of handling any problems that might arise. Everyone she met, whether in the neighborhood or at the dogpark, mentioned to me how much they liked her and how obvious it was that my dogs were well cared for. If you would like more details, I would happy to provide them.

Anne, United States, 01 September, 2019

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

Almost Perfect Dogsitter!

I will have Cynthia house and/or dogsit for me anytime that I need help and she is available. She is very personable and outgoing, and, most importantly, my dogs loved her. Cynthia is very reliable and is capable of handling any problems that might arise. Everyone she met, whether in the neighborhood or at the dogpark, mentioned to me how much they liked her and how obvious it was that my dogs were well cared for. If you would like more details, I would happy to provide them.

Anne, United States, 15 April, 2017

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

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Last updated: 1 March 2024