I will do both free & paid sits based on where, what & when needed.
I have been house/pet sitting since retiring April 2018. I have sat with cats, dogs, rabbits, fish & birds. I grew up on a family farm in Mississippi where we had all kinds of animals: cats, dogs, geese, chickens, mules, cows, pigs.
House/pet sitting has given me the opportunity to travel and meet people that otherwise I would not be able to. I love to visit National Parks and photograph my travels here in America. My goal is to visit all 50 states & all the national parks.
I will take very good care of your pets and home while you are away & keep in contact if you so desire. I am trustworthy, non-smoker, non-drinker, no illegal drugs.
Before retiring I was manager of a college bookstore with other previous management positions. I have also volunteered in a national forest visitor center. As a store manager & a volunteer a background check was a requirement.
I have many 5-star reviews from previous homeowners of sits I have finished from another service that I will share here:
"Dianne was a great sitter! She really made my trip more enjoyable because I didn't have to worry about the
kitty! When I returned my cat was her usual playful self and I really appreciate the great care that Dianne took
Taylor - Arlington, Virginia, United States
"Dianne was a perfect sitter! We left Dianne with our two cats for a month - both cats were very well cared for
and were happy when we returned. The house was just as we left it, and Dianne had cleaned the sheets /
towels ready for our return. She took in all our packages and even cut and froze all of our peaches that
ripened during our trip - amazing! I couldn't recommend Dianne more."
Oscar - Catskill, New York, United States
"Dianne was great! She came a night early so I could introduce her to my kitties and show her around the
house and I was comfortable with her immediately. I communicated with her once a day and was relaxed
while on my vacation because she has so much experience sitting. I highly recommend her as a home and pet
sitter, she even washed her linens and made her bed! 5 stars! Thank you Dianne!!"
Molly - Goodlettsville, Tennessee, United States
"We were quite pleased with Diane's pet sitting. We had no problems with communications, and the house was
in perfect order on our return. We would not hesitate to have her back in the future or to recommend her to
Meralyn - Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
"Dianne did an absolutely wonderful job in taking care of my cat, Tom. We arranged for her to arrive the
evening before I left. She was personable, friendly, and very attentive to her upcoming tasks. We had a lovely
visit. She and Tom bonded immediately. Dianne's skills were put to the test just two days after her arrival,
when she was still getting accustomed to her new environment: Tom, in one of his outdoor wandering,
stepped on something sharp and wouldn't use that paw. Dianne called me to apprise me of the situation, and
I told her to use her own best judgement. She took him to the vet, who bandaged up the paw. The vet said
that if Tom ripped off the bandage, he would need to be confined indoors for a week. Of course, Tom did rip
off his bandage. And Dianne held firm to the "no outdoors" policy for the next week, though Tom protested.
mightily and I'm sure was no fun to be around. Dianne kept in contact with me, and shared photos of Tom. It
is clear they liked each other and enjoyed living together. And when I returned home, I found the house to be
absolutely sparkling clean. I would highly recommend Dianne as a pet sitter. She has the maturity to get the
job done and the personality to have fun while she does so."
Janice - Somerset, California, United States
"Dianne took care of my two cats and one dog for 6 days and did a wonderful job. She was prompt and
responsive communicating with me and left the house in great shape, she even washed and changed the
sheets! I was able to relax and enjoy my vacation knowing everything was being cared for."
Lisa - South Seattle, Washington, United States
"Dianne was great. She arrived a day early and we had a nice time getting to know each other before I left.
When I returned the cats were happy, content and well cared for. Even my shy one was out and hanging with
Dianne. The house was clean and she even washed the sheets and made the bed for me to crawl into after a
long day of travel. I would use her again and highly recommend her as a pet sitter."
Dianne - Fort Myers, Florida, United States
19 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
"I highly recommend Dianne. We can home to happy, peaceful pets and a very clean and tidy house. Our trip
was scheduled for a weekend when two feet of snow were predicted at the last minute. I offered to board the
animals if Dianne felt uncomfortable driving to a location where she would be snowed in for days, but she
kept our agreement. She even had all the snow swept/shoveled from the entrance of the house on our return.
That is above and beyond! We maintained pleasant communication over the course of the sit. Dianne is very
self-sufficient and always responded to my check-in texts. The animals clearly had a nice time with her. Invite Dianne to sit! She is wonderful!"
Laura - Asheville, North Carolina, United States
7 - 10 Dec 2018