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I am open to free house/pet sitting only for west coast gigs. As I will not have a car, I am not available for rural sits.
For more local sits in the DC/Baltimore region my fee depends on number of pets and their needs, and is negotiable.

House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s), None
Preferred Locations
  • California, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maryland, New York: Hudson Valley, New York City/Long Island, North Carolina: Coast (Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Gates, Greene, Halifax), Oregon: Portland, Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh, South Central, Southeast, Virginia: Northern, Washington: King Country, The Coast, The Islands
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2023: 22Dec-3Jan2024

Conscientious animal and nature lover

59, Writer

Hi, I am booked for the week of Christmas, thru Jan. 3. My membership here expires in Feb 2024 and after that I will retire from petsitting. Just want to give a big thanks to this website, and to all the wonderful people and animals I've had the honor of sharing time with.
I have many years of experience in house- and pet-sitting, but it's normally just a side gig. I work from home.
I work from home exclusively. I live with my sister and her husband in a rural area of Maryland, a little over an hour from the DC metro area, a little closer to Baltimore.
I love animals and give a lot of attention to the pets I care for.
I've cared for nearly every kind of pet: dogs, cats, birds of all sizes, guinea pigs and fish, even a gecko. I am able to care for big dogs and have done so recently. Sorry, no snakes.
I'm semi-retired from careers in advertising and social work. I've also worked as a live-in caregiver for an elder, so I'm accustomed to taking good care of other people's homes.
I volunteered on organic farms & ranches across the US as a "WOOFer," gaining experience with gardening and caring for a variety of farm animals. I am happy to take care of gardens, but at this time I am not interested in farm sits or other rural/remote situations.

- Fully COVID-vaccinated.
- Nonsmoker.
- Comfortable in remote settings (have lived on farms and cared for chickens, horses, goats and pigs.
- Can sometimes accommodate last-minute needs in metro DC-VA-MD and even south-central PA areas
- Responsive, will text and/or email updates & pics at whatever frequency you desire

Please consider offering payment to pet sitters on this site before turning to a website where a corporation takes a percentage of the sitter's income. Housesitters America charges sitters a nominal annual fee to register, but they take no cut of any earnings.
Excellent references are posted on this profile.
Happy travels, (My name is Nancy Campbell. I also go by 'Sara' so some of my reviews here might refer to me by that name. )
BTW, I no longer look like my profile pic! Age happens.

Reviews (3)
Sara stayed in our house and took care of our cat Kali for three weeks while we were on vacation. Sara is reliable and an excellent communicator. We appreciated her efforts to share photos of Kali and updates, which reassured us that Kali was well cared for and had an engaging companion. Our house was in excellent shape, clean and organized, when we returned and Sara was responded quickly to requests to check on things while we were away. Communication was smooth and easy. I would recommend her ... MORE
SAMUEL ( District of Columbia, Oct 2021 - 3 weeks)
No rating Sara was the best housesitter + doggie sitter I could've possibly ever asked for, and I would definitely love to have her back again!!! She went above and beyond in every single way imaginable. Sara took really good care of my house, my indoor plants (all of them across 5 rooms), my outdoor plants + garden (I have a huge garden with many potted fruit trees across the front, back and 2 side yards), as well as my 6 months old pup! She sent me regular email updates on everything + photos and ... MORE
WENDY (East Palo Alto California, Dec 2019)
No rating Sara was an amazing housesitter. It was our first time using this service and working with a housesitter and she was nice enough to walk us through the process, explain the 'norms' and meet with us twice before we left! She took care out of house, plants and chickens and went above and beyond. She left detailed note of what occurred over the three weeks we were gone and even left a bowl of gooseberries from her friends garden for us to enjoy. She is also extremely prompt in all her ... MORE
KATHLEEN ( California, Jul 2017 - 2 weeks 4 days)
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