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We're professional level sitters who welcome paid sits. We're also happy to receive tips for unpaid sits if you feel we went above and beyond in caring for your home, pets, and plants!

House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 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, Farm Animals
Preferred Locations
  • Alaska: Interior, South Central, Southeast, Southwest, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii: Kauai, Idaho, Louisiana: Greater New Orleans, River Parishes, Maine, Montana, Nevada: Cowboy Country, Pioneer Territory, Pony Express, Reno-Tahoe, New Mexico, New York: Adirondacks, Catskills, Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley, New York City/Long Island, North Carolina, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas: Big Bend, Hill Country, Prairie and Lake, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Washington, Wyoming
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  • 2024: 4-9 Aug | 17-26 Aug

Experienced, Reliable Sitters You Can Trust

58, Digital Marketing & Web Design/Development

50, Artist/Illustrator

HELLO :)

My name is Kim. My husband Rick and I are a house/pet sitting duo with extensive experience caring for homes and pets of all shapes and sizes. We've been house and pet sitting since 2015 and continue to enjoy it as a fun and interesting way to meet new people, connect with amazing pets, and explore new places.

PERSONALLY

We're super easy-going, adaptable, and resourceful. Our approach to life is rooted in kindness, consciousness, and a positive, upbeat attitude. We put a lot of care, thought, and love into everything we do, and find joy in the simple pleasures.

In our spare time, I enjoy cooking/baking, writing, and photography, and Rick can be found pursuing creative endeavors of all manner + designing/building just about anything.

We both walk 3-5 miles most days, are nature and travel enthusiasts, and love anything art/design/culture related. Recently (in May of 2023) we became first-time grandparents to a baby girl who we totally adore and spend lots of time with.

PROFESSIONALLY

We've owned and operated an e-commerce art business since 2017. Rick is a lifelong artist and illustrator. He creates the work and I manage everything web related. I'm also a certified yoga instructor and thai yoga massage therapist. I founded and ran my own wellness retreat business for the 12 years before covid and led groups on yoga and meditation focused trips that took us to Mexico, Morocco, British Columbia, Canada and California's Central Coast. Prior to that, I spent the first 25 years of my career as an executive and educator in the beauty industry. These days we work exclusively from home (or remotely, depending) which gives us tons of flexibility.

FUN FACT

Since 2020, we've been property caretakers of a 105-year-old Craftsman home in Long Beach, California (our hometown). The homeowners travel 6-9 months out of the year. While they're away, we oversee everything, including management of garden and housekeeping staff, general household maintenance, home security, mail and package delivery, and caring for indoor plants. When they return from their travels, we generally resume ours. We reside on property in an ADU we designed and built during COVID. With the exception of framing, plumbing, and electrical, we did it all, converting the original 105-year old detached Craftsman garage into a really beautiful and highly functional little nest (as we like to call it) . The entire project was funded by the homeowners for the sole purpose of having us here to watch over their beloved home, which they've resided in since 1978. This particular journey began with a single house sit we did for them in 2019.

THANK YOU!

We appreciate you taking the time to check out our profile. Please feel free to reach out with any questions!

Wishing you well,
Kim & Rick

Reviews (4)
We couldn't have asked for better sitters than Kim and Rick! Communication before and during the stay was totally seamless. They were super flexible with everything and so patient when our internet went out. They sent wonderful photos/videos of our bunnies, left our place spotless, and even left some flowers and a sweet note. We hope to have them back soon!
 
SARAH ( California, Dec 2023 - 1 week 1 night)
Rick was absolutely the perfect guest, house sitter and now friend! Easy going, quiet, thorough and thoughtful. My home was even cleaner after his long stay than when I left it to him. Molly adjusted quickly and was perfectly happy with Rick's loving care. I have lots of sweet pictures to attest to that! I hope Rick (and Kim) will come out again. Highly recommend them to be trusted Housesitters and pet caregivers!
 
MARK ( Oregon, Jan 2023 - 5 weeks)
No rating Kim & Rick might be the best sitters I have had! The house was immaculate when I returned home and Goliath (my big fur baby) was in heaven with them. He was spoiled with lots of walks and tons of love. They even sent me cute pics while I was away. I highly recommend Kim & Rick if you are looking for a responsible couple to care for your home, pets and garden. :)
SARA ( California, Feb 2020)
No rating Wow! Kim & Rick were so nice and sent regular pictures of my pets looking happy and cared for while I was out of town. They were extremely understanding and accommodating of a few issues I had with the dishwasher and even an earlier sit I had to cancel because of medical reasons. Upon my return, the house was beautifully clean and I could tell my animals had had a lot of attention because they were calm and happy. I was impressed by their creativity from their business websites and felt very ... MORE
NOELLE (Los Angeles California, Jan 2020)
 
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