House Sitters America

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Platinum (36mths+)

Rates depend on number of pets/special needs. The minimum of $20/day would be for an indoor cat . I am open to sitting for free only if the location is somewhere I really want to visit and the needs of the gig allow me some few hours of uninterrupted time daily to explore and also do my freelance work from home.

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
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  • 2023: 4Jun-12Jun | 23Jun-25Jun | 30Jun-15Jul | 17Jul-24Jul
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Conscientious animal and nature lover

58, Writer

As of May 2023, I have extremely limited availability through July. After that I am going to be on the west coast. Please check my availability calendar.
I have many years of experience in house- and pet-sitting, but it's normally just a side gig. I do freelance work from home. I started pet-sitting decades ago to get a break from housemates. These days I'm giving my family a break from me!
I live with family 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. During downtime on gigs I'm writing a novel. So you can support the arts if you hire me!

- 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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