House Sitters America

House sitting & pet sitting exclusively for the US

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Gold (24mths)

DAILY RATE will be determined based on services needed.
Our per-day rate is measured from 12:01 am to Midnight.

We can help with:
House-Sitting with Pets OR House-Sitting - No Pets

BASIC House Sitting Services; Minding Home (being available for scheduled service providers, relay important information to homeowners, lock doors, shut windows), Mail Collection, Garbage/Recycling, Indoor (house) Plant Care (up to 5 plants).

BASIC Pet Services: Feeding (keeping food and water bowls filled or fed according to schedule provided), let in/out to fenced yard (doggie door and/or off leash) for potty breaks, clean out litter box.

Medicine Administration may be requested - pill packets or mixed with food. No injections. No Grooming Services provided.

House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in the United States
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2024: 21-28 Jul | 30 Aug - 9 Sep 2024: 1-8 Oct

Don't Worry. Travel Happy :) We're here!



- We are an Active, Clean & Organized, Non-smoking, Semi-retired, Trustworthy Couple.
- We are ID-Verified through this website.
- We both have Level-One Fingerprint Background Clearance Cards [State and Federal criminal history records check]
- We are both COVID-vaccinated with Booster.

We have done multiple 'sits' for several families we've met through this website! [See additional Reviews below]

Contact us for our availability and rate... and enjoy stress-free travel!!!

Please provide the following information when contacting us.
* DATES Needed
* LOCATION where services will be rendered. Home or Apartment?

* What PET SERVICES needed?
What types of Pets [include dog breeds]? How many of each?
Do you have a fenced yard for play/exercise and potty breaks?
Does your pet require medication, special food preparation, special assistance?
Does your pet have behavior traits we should be made aware of?

* What BASIC HOME SERVICES are you in need of?
(1) Mail Collection (2) Putting Garbage/Recycling bins to curb
(3) Indoor Plant Care (4)Being available for scheduled service providers),
* We do not provide lawn or pool maintenance

* Any SPECIAL CONDITIONS concerning the home?
Do others live in or on the property?
Any products not permitted in home? For example, No meat products or only eco-friendly products (to be provided by homeowner).

* Are OTHER SERVICES, not listed above, to be requested? Please specify.

- Designated parking space, garage, or driveway to park our vehicle (not paid, general or street parking)
- A bedroom with at least a queen-size bed for us to sit as a couple, or a twin or larger for "solo" sits (depending upon availability).
- Onsite stable and secure Internet connection minimum 25 Mbps (download, 3 Mbps upload)
- Room in your fridge and freezer for our groceries. We are Gluten Free and Vegetarian so we cook 'at home'.


*** Ken, Scottsdale, AZ***
Sit #1 Oct '22, Sit #2 Jan '23, Sit #3 Jan '24
Thank you again ML and Michael. We are home and very much appreciate that all is in order.

*** LW, Hanover, MD -
Sit #1 Apr '23, Sit #2 Jul '23. Sit #3 Booked Jul '24, Sit #4 Booked Sep '24
We made it home and hope you are on your way to your next adventure safely as well! Thank you so much for everything – the pups seem to be happy we are home but not too particularly overjoyed so they were obviously in good hands. 😊 And the house is in amazing condition… that was an unexpected bonus! You definitely went above and beyond our expectations and it was very much appreciated to come home and just be able to relax. Thanks again… it really means a lot to have someone we can trust, and we look forward to having you back in July! Ttys

*** Sara A, Scottsdale, AZ:
Sit#1 Jan '23, Sit #2 Jan '24., Sit #3 Feb '24
Marylou is a fabulous pet-sitter and I would be happy to have her pet sit again! She is responsible, caring and patient.

*** Wendy G in Phoenix, AZ Nov 2022
We hired Marylou and Michael to pet sit my parents' 2 dogs while they went to California for Thanksgiving for a little over a week. Their profile and application was fantastic! My parents were so impressed that they hired them right on the spot - well after a a three hour "interview" LOL which was mostly just chatting about pets, caring for them and other house matters. They are very caring, responsible, and trustworthy. They did a great job taking care of their dogs as well as their home. They made my parents feel very comfortable and at ease. We video chatted with them several times and the dogs were having a ball! My parents were very uneasy and uncomfortable having "strangers" come into their home and take care of their dogs but Marylou and Michael made a very stressful situation a delightful experience for my parents and I will always be grateful to them for that. We will hire them again!

*** Sammy L in San Jose, CA June and July 2022***
Marylou and Michael are wonderful house-sitters, They helped us while we were away for two months. Not only are they kind and honest, they took care of our cat who is going through kidney and liver issues. I also have a million houseplants and they were able to water them properly. I would not hesitate to have them sit for us again and again! They were respectful of our home and left it like it was. I highly recommend them!

*** Tracy T in Phoenix, AZ Mar 2022***
"I have a senior dog that needs some extra attention and they were fantastic! They sent me pictures while I was away. They made sure he was fed and received all of his medications. They were available last minute and even made time to stop by and introduce themselves before the job. They made it much easier to leave my fur baby because I knew he was in good hands!

Reviews (7)
Marylou and Michael did a wonderful job with the housesitting/pet sitting job we had for 12 days. They were very communicative while we were gone and took great care of our two dogs, bunny, and 6 chickens along with our house. We came home to a very clean house and two clean dogs and it made our return stress free. Would highly recommend them and would definitely use them again!
JENNIFER ( Massachusetts, Jun 2023 - 12 days)
They were both great; reliable, responsible, and very friendly. I would love to have them back.
GAIL ( New Mexico, Feb 2023 - 2 weeks)
We are so happy with the state of our home and pets upon our return! They did an amazing job and communication was great. We highly recommend them as they are both very kind, trustworthy, reliable, caring, and dependable.
WENDY ( California, Dec 2022 - 1 week)
Marylou and Michael were top shelf on all counts for our short house/cat sit. Will not hesitate reach out for our future needs. Thx to both of you.
KEN ( Arizona, Oct 2022 - 3 days)
Marylou and Michael are wonderful! We left our house, puppy, and cats in their care and it was a great experience! They are very professional people. They took care of everything so that we could enjoy our trip. I would use them again in a heartbeat and look forward to working with them in the future. They are reliable and trustworthy. Very positive experience!
CORI ( California, Aug 2022 - 14 days)
Thank you for the wonderful review, Cori! Let's definitely keep in touch about your December travel. If the dates work out, we would absolutely love to help again Regards, Marylou and Michael
Marylou and Michael took such loving care of our doggie (plus my daughter's dog added last minute). They were so accommodating and certainly left our apartment spotless. Highly recommended!
MAGGIE ( California, Apr 2022 - 6 days)
Thank you so much for your kind words, Maggie. Hodgey and Millie were a joy to be around! Michael REALLY misses your lovely patio!!!
Excellent job
PHIL ( Arizona, Apr 2022 - 6 days)
Thank you for your review and high rating of our service, Phil. We enjoyed our time on the ranch with Toby, Bennie and the horses. We would love to help out again!!!
Garden Maintenance

Green garden!

Make sure the garden & the potted plants are thriving when you return home. A house sitter will do this for you.

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