Conscientious animal and nature lover
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.
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.
- 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
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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.
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