House Sitters America

House sitting & pet sitting exclusively for the US

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Platinum (36mths+)

Fair trade is a "key" element, when I chose to add a fee it made me accountable for what you ask of me. I'm not going on vacation, rather, working while you are on vacation. Reach out so you know.

House Sitting Preferences
  • 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Horse(s)
  • Enjoy caring for the farm while you are on vacation because all creatures deserve to be cared for in your absence. Let's discuss your expectations and what I am willing to do.

Preferred Locations
  • Colorado: Central (Chaffee), North & Denver (Larimer, Weld), Northwest (Jackson, Routt), Pikes Peak (Teller)
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2024: 18-24 Jul | 26 Jul - 4 Aug | 4-7 Aug | 28 Aug - 8 Sep | 18 Sep - 2 Oct | 2-7 Oct | 14-25 Oct | 20 Nov - 28 Feb 2025 | 2025: 12 Jun - 2 Jul | 10-16 Jul | 8 Sep - 31 Oct
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Experienced Professional Property Caretaker

58, Self-Employed

Experienced caretaker of estates, homes, ranches and cabins in the woods. Caring for your home and/or animals for a short or long-term assignments in conjunction with special requests per client.

Based on length of assignment I stand willing to assist with mail & garbage in your absence. No personal vehicle use to transport animals.

My love for dogs and their care is extremely important to me along with caring for the security of your home.

Rest assured that I have been fully vaccinated. Records available for proof.

References available upon request.

My services are now extended to Innkeeper vacation coverage. Length of service is up to three months.

Reviews (13)
This is the third time we’ve had the good fortune of Rust house & dog sitting. Rusty is fantastic! She is on time, communicates well and reaches out when more information is needed. The house is clean and tidy and the dogs are so excited to see her when she comes. We can’t wait to have her back this fall!
KARYN ( Colorado, Jul 2024 - 5 nights - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Looking forward to this fall and plan to smother both dogs with love.
Rusty is a wonderful house sitter! She loved and cared for my dogs, and took great care of my house and property. I had a pipe break in my sprinkler system while I was gone and she did a better job of working with my landscape guy than I could have done. Definitely reliable, competent and trustworthy.
JANIS ( Washington, Jun 2024 - 2 weeks 1 night)
Rusty did a wonderful job keeping us informed on the goings on around the house while we were away, including plenty of pet photos! It was wonderful to be able to enjoy our time away with no pet/house worries. We will definitely reach out to Rusty again for future trips! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
STEFANIE ( Colorado, May 2024 - 5 nights)
Please let me know when you need my help. Forgot about watering the garden when I responded with my review. Hoping all the starters grow well for you this year.
Rusty was an awesome caretaker of our home and of Buster and Sadie. She kept us apprised of events without being intrusive. Our home was spotless when we returned. We are so fortunate to have found Rusty and look forward to her staying again.
KARYN ( Colorado, Apr 2024 - 3 nights - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Thank you. Respecting you, your property along with the care of Sadie and Buster are extremely important to me.
Rusty was great. Her Communications were daily and very good. Rusty kept a close eye on the weather too and took care of the outdoor spaces when the wind was blowing strongly. The House was as we left it. Our kitty was very happy on our return. I will keep in touch with her for future sits and would recommend her highly.
KEVIN ( Colorado, Apr 2024 - 1 week 5 nights)
Thank you very much. I'm looking forward to be asked back. I see a typo in my review...fed on time...
Thanks to Rusty for taking care of our animals + home so we could take a much needed vacation. It was nice to come home to a clean house. We know she had challenges with our young lab. He was neutered about 6 weeks before we left. So his hormones were all over the place. He's doing much better now. I have to remind everyone he's still a puppy. I could tell he loved her. Thanks again Rusty!
PAM (Greeley Colorado, Mar 2024 - 3 weeks)
Thank you 👣🐾
Great communication. We returned to a sparkling clean house (not easy with our dogs) and happy dogs. I would happily have her come again.
MARY ( Colorado, Dec 2023 - 2 weeks 6 nights)
Thank you. It was my pleasure.
What a real gem we found in Rusty. From an initial contact and online meeting until her day of arrival there was great communication. Her care for our crew, garden, and home was second to none. Her enthusiasm is contagious and we could not have felt more at ease as we traveled knowing all was cared for. When needed for one small concern with a horse, she was quick to contact us and handled it like a pro. We look forward to having her back on the farm in the future!
ERIC & LAUREN ( Missouri, Sep 2023 - One Week)
Rusty was a great house and pet sitter. She took great care of our 3 golden retrievers and also great care of our house. She sent us updates and pictures so we knew how the dogs were doing and she was super easy to talk to. We would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs house care or pet care.
TRACY ( Washington, Apr 2023 - 4 days)
Thank you so very much ❣️😊
Rusty is AMAZING. We love our home, we love our animals and all of our gardens... which makes it hard to leave! For many years, we just didn't. Now that we have Rusty in our lives, we feel free to visit family out of state and go on vacation. She has truly been a game changer. Wonderful communicator, even sends us updates and pictures of our animals daily-unprompted. Both times she has cared for our little homestead we come home to homemade delicious food and a sweet note. She takes her ... MORE
HAYLEY ( Colorado, Jun 2022 - 10 days)
Thank you for your gracious review. It is my honor to care for your home, animals and plants (when requested). You are the reason I want what I do to be beyond your expectations. Great couple! Awesome location. Loving creatures.
Rusty is absolutely fabulous; very attentive, intuitive and gentle with the animals. My husband and I felt totally comfortable leaving the household in her care. Upon our return, the animals were peaceful, comfortable and showed no evidence of past stress. We've already asked Rusty to return and care for our home and our charges again. We feel very blessed the Lord has brought her into our lives.
TERESA ( Colorado, Nov 2021 - 6 days)
No rating Rusty was great to stay with our dog over the holiday. She was reliable, punctual and kept our house very clean. She was very respectful of our home. She sent pictures of our dog and updates on most days. We would definitely hope to use her again
MICHAEL AND MARY ( Colorado, Dec 2019)
No rating Rusty was a kind and conscientious house sitter throughout all of our communication and her stay. She was easy and quick to communicate with and willingly addressed any questions or concerns we had. She took great care of our dog and home while we were away and provided regular texts with photos. She was a great resource for our family and we are very appreciative and would be happy to have her house sit for us again.
ALICIA ( Colorado, Nov 2019)
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