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Trustworthy, attentive and caring petsitter seeking longish holiday position with your pets....

United States


They have 1 testimonial (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Goat(s), Farm animal(s) – I would like to say that pets seem to trust me and even if they are a bit stand-offish at first, I always win them over with my care and attention. They can sense when a person truly likes them and that is why I call myself a pet-whisperer.

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From: 14 May 2024
Until: 14 June 2025


Baker-vendor/ESL tutor


They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

I am a single, healthy, adventurous, kind and caring lady who absolutely loves all animals! I have always talked to creatures; they respond to the kindness in my voice and they show me that they understand.
I would be very happy with a 3 weeks or more pet-sitting stay, as I like to settle in and not feel rushed. Whatever kind of animals you have, I will enjoy caring for them. It is good to have some contact with the owners from time to time, and if you like photos..... no problem, as I am always looking for good photo ops of people's pets. Regarding my preferences, I'm totally flexible. Mansion or cabin, I do prefer a country setting, or at least a quiet, lovely place in a city, with one or many pets......I will enjoy every experience that comes my way. is a testimonial from a woman here in Hawaii, whom I pet-sit for fairly regularly.

September 28, 2023
This is a reference letter for Deborah Crawley as a pet sitter. I have two dogs whom she has sat for repeatedly. I am very
particular regarding who cares for my dogs as I regard them as
my children. Quite frankly I would rather not go anywhere
if I lack peace of mind regarding my dogs and my home. So, in addition to being careful with my dogs, I will only have a pet sitter whom I trust with my home and things. Debbie is someone I have known for ten years and I find her impeccably
honest, and able to follow instructions as well as having good boundaries. In addition, she leaves my home cleaner than it was when she came. She also loves plants so she has watered my flowers when I am gone.

My dogs are always happy to see Debbie and they race to greet her. I can tell that that feeling is reciprocated and that she genuinely loves them. On my last vacation, unknown to me, a neighbor had a giant pet pig that got loose and roamed onto my
property. Debbie was out walking the dogs on leashes and the pig began to follow her and the dogs. She protected my dogs, got them home safely and actually got a wound on her
leg from the pig while doing so. Needless to say, I am very grateful to Debbie and this incident totally validated my trust in her.

If you want to speak with me personally, please contact Debbie and she will give you my telephone number.

Winna Hostetler

Why they want to house sit

First of all, and most important, I just love having animals around me.......dogs, cats, birds! I have to admit I talk to them a lot, and they seem to understand....animals are very aware of people who like them and respond to the kindness in one's tone of voice.
A benefit of staying in new and previously-visited places is that while enjoying a new place, one also gets to make new or revisit previous animal friends. The joy of pet-sitting means a different locale to explore for a while, animals to love, and the privilege of a home base in a new place. Having access to a kitchen in which to prepare one's meals is a definite plus as well.
Besides, being a farmers' market vendor myself, I do like to shop at farmers' markets for fresh fruits and vegetables with which to prepare my own meals!

Their experience

Yes, I have a lot of experience.....once I took care of my friend's cat sanctuary (Advocats on the Big Island of Hawaii) for a couple of months. That was great fun......the majority of them were mostly outside, but there were about 10 favorites in the house, so that meant cleaning litter boxes, giving some meds, going to the vet, and of course.......loving and playing with them. I've also cared for dogs, big and small, birds, horses, chickens, ducks and goats. I find all creatures to be endearing.

What can they bring to the assignment

I bring my enthusiasm for interacting with pets, great patience, understanding, playfulness and kindness, I won't hesitate to talk to them as they do seem to really like and respond to verbal communication. As a house-sitter, I treat your home with respect, maintain its cleanliness and/or order, and am conscientious in following your instructions regarding treatment of your pets, plants, and security, etc...

Last updated: 14 May 2024

Available to house sit

Africa, 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: 14 May 2024
Until: 14 June 2025

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services


MindMyHouse member since 2019

Personal details

Age: 66-75 years old

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 3


Deborah was a great sitter and one of our Mind My House favorites.

Deborah was everything we could ask for in a house sitter! She was responsible for two dogs, three cats and all normal household matters like bringing in the mail. When we returned back home not only was the house cleaner than we left it, but the animals were obviously well looked after and happy. Our dogs had been walked more than we had asked for and were very content and relaxed upon our return. If Deborah had any important questions or concerns she would contact us right away. She is easy going, neat, and great with animals. We have since had her stay again with the same great results

Debbie, United States, 07 September, 2016

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


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About this house sitter

MindMyHouse member since June 2019