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Global pets and plants

United States


They have 2 testimonials (view below)

Pet experience

Horse/Donkey(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Pig(s), Goat(s), Reptile(s), Farm animal(s), Other animal(s) – Red Cross pet first aid certification

Police check

They have a police check


From: 1 June 2024
Until: 28 February 2026
(see their busy times below)




They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

We've been empty nesters and working remotely since 2020. We want to tend gardens and plants, care for pets, live in different places, and explore food markets. This past year we have enjoyed stays in Turkey, Japan, Greece, Italy, France and the US. We are vegetarians, non-smokers, and very tidy. You would have a reliable couple to stay the entire time as requested and manage any other arrangements as necessary.

We’re looking for place to write and work online. Kumiko is a Montessori teacher and I’m chef, author and educator. My wife and I have had pets for many years—dogs and cats—and have Red Cross Dog and Cat First Aid Certification. We keep a very clean kitchen and house. We are worldly wise, multi-lingual, sanitary, and very responsible.

Kumiko and I are very experienced travelers and house-sitters. We are listed on four separate sites in addition to Facebook pet sitting groups. We are happy to provide additional letters of recommendation and references from other sources. We have been both house sitters and hosted house sitting for many years all around the globe. We are US citizens and Kumiko is originally from Japan. We look forward to spoiling your pets, garden, and taking care of your property.

Cheers, Randall McNamara and Kumiko Hall

Why they want to house sit

We’re empty nesters and work remotely and want to live in different places, explore the food markets, and care for pets without owning them. Looking to relocate to new area.

Their experience

Very experienced. We have house sat and hosted house sitting for many decades all around the globe. We have Red Cross First Aid certification for pets and people!

What can they bring to the assignment

Love and expertise in dogs and cats, worldly wise, sanitary, and very responsible. We’re both professionals and allow people to sit in our home when we’re away.

Available to house sit

Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Middle East, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South East Asia, South Korea, South Pacific, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 1 June 2024
Until: 28 February 2026

They have indicated that they are busy at the following times:
23 October 2023 to 30 May 2024

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services


MindMyHouse member since 2020

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 1


Excellent house and cat sitters!

Randall and Kumiko came to our rescue when our original cat sitter fell through at the last moment. They were able to arrive to our home within a couple days and instantly earned the trust and affection of our cats. We received daily communications and pictures and felt completely confident that our cats were receiving the best possible care, attention, and affection. Upon return, the house was cleaner than we had left it, with everything in order, happy cats, and nice clean bed linens. We feel very lucky to have had Randall and Kumiko as house/cat sitters and wouldn't hesitate to have them look after our cats again.

Robin, Japan, 07 January, 2023

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

Absolutely the best house/pet sitter you'll find!

Randall minded our home with expert care while giving loving attention to our mini Corgi, Philly and long-haired ginger cat, Leo. It gave us comfort to know the house and animals were being so well taken care of while we were away - Randall sent frequent photos of the animals as they were out on walks, assuring us all was well. When we returned from our venture, the house was tidier than we left it and the animals were happy! We enjoyed the interaction we had with Randall, and sincerely hope he (and his wife) will return to help us out in the future.... A++ reference!!

Barbara, United States, 28 September, 2020

  • 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: 23 October 2023