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We leave the possibility of being blessed with a donation, or payment in the hands of kindhearted and gracious homeowners, who have always been very generous and caring!! We have been very fortunate and blessed by each and every one!
In doing so, they have helped us to continue our missionary work and to be a blessing to others! Thank You!

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  • 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Horse(s)
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  • Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas: Northeast, Southeast, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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  • 2024: 31May-1Aug | 25Sep-6Oct

Honest & Caring Sitters

69, traveling missionary

69, traveling missionary

Reliable, trustworthy, caring, non-smoking couple. Rob is a handyman who will do small jobs and repairs for you. Donna, besides being Rob's assistant on these jobs, is an organizer who Loves to clean! Both are doting animal lovers! Been house sitting full-time for over 8.5 years! LOTS of experience!

We are EXCITED to have the opportunity to come into your home, for a temporary time, to assist you; for we are traveling missionaries and our mission is to serve God by helping others. It is a privilege for us to oversee your home and to care for your precious pets. We hope to be a blessing to you in the process! We are seasoned, experienced house/pet sitters. We have a high respect for other people's property and privacy. We want to assure you that you can feel confident with us, that your home and dear pets have been entrusted to dependable, honest, considerate, and loving individuals who have, and use, good common sense.

Rob and I have been together for over 35 years. We owned our own business cleaning floors and furniture; including removing spots and stains from upholstery and carpet. We were also professional painters. Rob is an all-around handy-man who's done home repairs, home improvements, and remodeling, so if any issues come up in your absence, or if you have a few odd jobs/repairs you've been wanting done he has the skills and experience to handle it! Rob does Excellent work, I assist him with this work and clean up thoroughly after! (I was a Professional Cleaner for many years.) We charge fair rates and since you will be gone, there is No inconvenience to you!! Everything is complete and beautiful when you return!

Our hobbies include cooking, theater acting, reading, writing stories of our travels, researching, and writing plays. We also enjoy traveling, and seeing new sights! We love meeting new people! We are friendly, inter-personal people who make friends wherever we travel!

We truly enjoy meeting, and getting to know animals! Each and everyone has their own personality, and favorite things to do! We go for long walks each day, and sharing this activity with a sweet dog, or two, makes it that much more enjoyable! Relaxing in the evening to watch TV with a sweet cat, or dog, on our laps to pet and love on is the best!!

We have discovered it often works best to come to your home a day or two in advance to learn your routines for continuity for your fur babies, and to discuss any questions either of us may have. This also relieves any possible stress for you, if you may worry about the sitters showing up on time. We are willing to commit to extra days should your return flight, or trip, be delayed. We want to make it easy on you, hopefully worry-free, and maintain a pleasant, loving environment for your pets. We try our best to love and pamper your pets so they won't miss you as much and will be contented and happy when you return. I do my best to have everything clean and tidy upon your return, including fresh linens on the bed and in the bathrooms. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and leave you thanking God that you chose us!

Thank you for your time!

Reviews (36)
I can't say enough about this amazing couple! I'm thankful to have the privilege of knowing them and they accepted our sit .They are true professionals, with a resume that is above and beyond. This team doesn't simply appreciate occasional travel-to love your home and your pets. In addition to being 100% invested in taking the highest quality care, they spread joy, happiness, and all that is good in the world along the way. Donna's exceptional creativity and storytelling kept me feeling safe ... MORE
EVE ( Georgia, Jan 2023 - 2 months)
Thank you, Eve! We had a wonderful time and fell in love with each of your sweet pets! We will miss them all and hope to get the opportunity to do it again!!
Donna and Rob were beyond 5 star sitters. They dropped everything to rescue my pup when we were overseas and our arranged sitter let us down. They loved on our pup and kept her busy with balls and toys. Donna was so great at communicating and we often chatted on Whatsapp on the phone so I could see my pup and she always looked totally contented and happy. I would highly recommend Donna and Rob as being the best sitters you could possibly imagine. They put up with my house being in the ... MORE
JILL (Deltona Florida, Jan 2023 - 33 days)
Thank you for such kind words! We would be delighted to sit for Honey again, and count ourselves lucky!
Donna and Rob were wonderful with our pets and home. The photos sent were awesome and the dogs were clearly well looked after and pampered. Our house was in tip top shape when we came home as well. They were very accommodating for some shifting plans due to a family emergency which we are so grateful for. They definitely provided "peace of mind" for us! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
ANGELA ( Tennessee, Nov 2022 - 1 week 5 days)
Donna and Rob are GREAT! This was the second time house sitting for me. They are clean, responsible, reliable, friendly--I could go on. They are genuinely nice people and are quickly becoming friends. My pets, Brodie (dog) and Gio (cat) love them. They are gentle and loving people. And they are fun. They took excellent care of my home while I was away. I felt very comfortable leaving things in their hands. Thank you Donna and Rob, you are each a gift!
LINDA ( Ohio, Sep 2022 - 1 week 6 days)
We are speechless! And that is a Rare thing!! lol. Thank you Linda for such kind words!! We truly appreciate it!
A wonderful couple. Not only did they take care of our home, our hummingbirds, and our fish, but before they left, they made us a chicken pot pie, chili con carne (we need the recipe), a ham and bean soup (another recipe we want), and a pickled bean appetizer. It took us a week to devour it. We'll welcome them back for our next trip if they're available.
DAVID (Greenville North Carolina, Jul 2022 - 1 month 3 weeks)
Thank You!! I'll see what I can do!
Donna and Rob are the best home and pet sitters you could possibly want. They were very engaged with our motley crew of pets including three dogs and three cats, who, even though they were not used to people other than us, quickly warmed up to Donna and Rob. They also have the most interesting adventures, and best stories. We really enjoyed their company for the day or so they stayed before we left. They took excellent care of the house and pets - the house was beautifully organized upon our ... MORE
NATALIE ( Virginia, Jun 2022 - 1 week 5 days)
We were blessed with the cream of the crop of House Sitters. Rob & Donna stayed at our house and they actually came 4 days early. It felt good to have that transition for our animals instead of being abrupt with them arriving and then us leaving. Not a usual situation but it was so fun! They treated our home like it was theirs and immediately took to our animals! They were also very gracious about the fact that we have some rooms in our house that are under a little bit of construction. ... MORE
CHELSEA (Johnson City Tennessee, Mar 2022 - 1 week 3 days)
Donna and Rob took great care of our animals and kept in contact with us throughout our trip with updates (via pics//videos/texts) on how everything was going with our pets. I could tell upon our return that our pets were in the best hands while we were gone, which was such a comfort, especially with our older Doberman who has trouble getting around sometime. We appreciated meeting them via phone when making our decision on a housesitter, and they followed-up to confirm their arrival a day ... MORE
REBECCA ( Texas, Feb 2022 - 2 weeks 6 days)
We are so lucky to have connected with Donna and Rob, we would highly recommend them to anyone that is considering having them come for a sit. They were amazing with our kitties and took great care of our house. This was the first winter in our home and as an older home, built in 1890, it was really comforting to know that Rob had experience around the house. He was even able to help with some small projects that we had been meaning to tackle. All in all a great experience!
TALIDY ( New Jersey, Nov 2021 - 1 month 2 weeks)
Thank you Talidy & Ian! It was a great experience for us as well!!
We felt secure and at ease having Rob and Donna sit for us. They sent photos of our cat and who seemed happy and cared for. They left our house very clean! They did everything required of them and more! They were pleasant to deal with as well! We would have them sit for us again in a heartbeat.
JOHN ( Illinois, Oct 2021 - 4 weeks)
John & DeAnn, Thank you for the very kind words!!
Well, the morning after we returned my dogs seemed just as happy to be sitting next to them as us. They were happy we were home, but it was obvious that they felt comfortable while we were gone. This was our first time using a sitter who we did not know and it worked out well. Most important was that my girls were happy, but also the house was clean and there was not a thing I would have wanted more. I read many reviews of them before they came and felt comfortable leaving. You should not ... MORE
RHONDA ( Georgia, Sep 2021 - 5 days)
I'm so glad Donna and Rob were able to sit for us! Such sweet people, and they took such good care of our home, furbabies, and plants. We loved seeing all the pictures of our furbabies they sent us on the trip; we missed them so much. They really went the extra mile in caring for our home. And even gave us a really cool plant to add to our collection! Thank you, Rob and Donna! ❤️
SAMANTHA ( Tennessee, Aug 2021 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Can't say enough good things about Rob and Donna.. We came home from an extended trip and found our dog healthy and happy and the house , plants and yard in great shape. We enjoyed their company on both ends of the trip. Highly recommend them.
STEVE ( Arkansas, Jun 2021 - 2 months)
Rob and Donna were the absolute best! From pre-sit communication to our return home, we had no concerns and we're always kept up to date on our home and pets. They cared for our home as if it were theirs and we returned to a tidy and clean place to unwind. Both are very personable and experienced in making sure your needs are taken care of. I highly recommend them for your sit and all of our animals give them four paws up, except the fish, haha. Whether a short or long stay, they're ... MORE
MICHAEL & JENNIFER ( Missouri, Jun 2021 - 1 week 1 day)
Thank you for your kind words! What a blessing!
The amazing thing about Donna and Rob is how much they CARE about doing this housesitting work. They are completely trustworthy, left the house looking super clean when we returned, and treated our little dog like a King! They texted a few questions to clarify some details and sent updates while we were away. They sure have set a high standard for future house sitters!
MATTHEW ( North Carolina, Apr 2021 - 4 weeks)
Thank you so very much!! ❤
Rob and Donna were absolutely amazing! They were in constant communication with me. As a first time user of a house-sitter, they immediately put my mind at ease. While away, Donna would send pictures of my pets to me to let me know they were doing okay and to help ease my anxiety of being away from them. Donna and Rob were very flexible when our plans kept changing. I would highly, highly recommend them and hope to use them again in the future.
TRINA (Duncan South Carolina, Oct 2020 - 2 weeks)
No rating Donna and Rob sat for our two Australian shepherds for 4 weeks in the summer of 2020. They did a fabulous job. The dogs were happy and calm on our return; they'd clearly been given lots of attention and interaction. Donna and Rob were also very communicative, sending us photos and videos of the dogs almost daily while we were gone. Last, but certainly not least, was the wonderful care they took of the house. It was in absolutely pristine condition on our return. We highly recommend ... MORE
TANINA & DON (Wilmington North Carolina, Jul 2020)
No rating Dave the Cat absolutely fell in love with Donna and Rob! Donna sang her customized songs and Rob recited his poetry. Our house was well-looked after and I loved coming home a few times during the winter to appointments and errands. Rob has the BEST recipe for stuffed cabbage rolls! Davey (THE Cat) did splendidly and was spoiled by Donna and Rob with their almost-24/7 company. They are a hard act to follow, so hard that I was tempted to send them on their merry way with Dave! I was afraid she ... MORE
AMY ( Tennessee, Dec 2019)
No rating Donna and Rob did an excellent job of caring for our home and pets in our absence. The home was clean, neat, and organized. Our pets were happy and well Donna even handled an unexpected home repair by finding a suitable repairman, scheduling him and even covering the cost till we returned. They were very good communicators during our trip, providing photos on a regular basis and commentary on how they were doing. They even handled some paint touch ups on various trim pieces that ... MORE
ANITA ( Florida, Oct 2019)
No rating We have used House Sitters several times and have made many new friends in the process. Donna & Rob are now on that list of new friends. They are a exceptionally wonderful couple that truly impressed us. They have a great sense of humor and we had a great time getting to know them. While we were gone they painted our kitchen and did a wonderful job at a competitive cost. We were thrilled. We also received daily email pictures of our two boys. They cared for them like they were there own. ... MORE
ROGER & VIVIANA ( Ohio, Jul 2019)
No rating Donna and Rob were a great addition to our list of the wonderful house sitters we have had. The animals were well taken care (read spoiled) and enjoyed Rob and Donna as much as Donna and Rob seemed to enjoy them! We felt confident in their abilities and grew to appreciate them as friends. We would absolutely recommend them. Rob cooks wonderful Hungarian food as well!
LUCINDA CARLSON ( Kentucky, Jun 2019)
No rating We were very happy to have Donna and Rob care for our home and pets. It is assuring to know that you can leave your possessions to someone you can trust. There were many things to attend to as to house care and pet care but they did a great job, nothing was left undone. The house was clean and orderly when we returned and the puppies were happy. We would highly recommend them for future "sits". Best of luck to them in their book writing endeavor.
REX AND ELLEN ( Tennessee, Jun 2019)
No rating Leaving the keys to your home in the hands of total strangers is a scary thing to do, but Donna and Rob couldn't have been a better fit for my kitties or for my piece of mind! They were very communicative, kept me updated with texts and pics of my boys the whole time I was gone, and they left the house in better shape than I'd left it! I endorse them without question, and look forward to hosting them again next time they come through Cincinnati!
KATIE ( Kentucky, Apr 2019 - 2 weeks 3 days)
No rating Donna and Rob are wonderful housesitters. Very friendly and outgoing. Our elder cat was well taken care of and this included receiving oral medication twice a day. They picked up packages for us in our absence. Our home was very clean when we returned home. I would not hesitate to have them sit for us again.
JANICE ( South Carolina, Feb 2019 - 4 days)
No rating Donna and Rob took very good care of our cats, koi, and house. Donna is a very good communicator, and we appreciated the reassuring photos she sent of our pets. Donna and Rob were flexible with the dates, which was helpful. We are thankful that we chose Donna and Rob as our housesitters.
CAROL ( South Carolina, Nov 2018 - 1 week 4 days)
No rating Donna and her husband did a wonderful job house sitting during our last vacation! They sent daily updates and pictures, and I knew our dog and cat were well taken care of. What a pleasant surprise, also, to come home and find the house cleaner than we had left it! Thank you, Donna!
MICHAEL ( Colorado, Aug 2018 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating I would highly recommend Donna and Rob as they were an absolute pleasure. Beyond being friendly and social their love for animals stands out. I would certainly welcome them back again to take care of our home and our fur babies. They have extensive knowledge about home repairs, mechanical systems and handiwork. Which put my mind at ease knowing that if anything went wrong during our vacation they could handle any situation. They were very quick to respond to any texts and sent photos of ... MORE
DARCY ( Michigan, Jul 2018 - 2 weeks)
No rating Donna and Rob are a very outgoing couple. Donna is organized and attentive, Rob is very social and always has a story to tell. They were very thoughtful taking care of our deaf Dalmatian. They gave her multiple baths while we were away due to her backyard past time of rolling in goose poop. They also made sure she felt comfortable and included in their activities and would move a dog bed nearby so she had a place. I was very thankful for their offer to sit for our 2 1/2 week trip that I didn't ... MORE
AMY ( Michigan, Jun 2018 - 2 weeks 4 days)
No rating Rob and Donna were so sweet. They came in a day early, we were able to visit with them and show them Aspen's little routine. Donna sent us pictures of our pup while we were out of town, she was very much loved with lots of play time, treats and walks. When we got home, we noticed Donna and Rob cleaned our house, we never expect someone to stay and clean! We just want them to feel comfortable during their visit. It was truly a sign of relief after coming home from a long weekend and having to go ... MORE
ALYSHA ( Kentucky, Mar 2018 - 4 days)
No rating What a great couple... We really enjoyed our time with Donna and Rob before we left on our trip. We will be having them back soon as they were not only wonderful with our home... but really did a great job interacting with our dogs. We got some really great pics of our dogs while we gone and you could tell everyone was having a great time. We are really blessed to have them when our flight was delayed and we could not get back in time for them to get quickly to their next sit. They ... MORE
CHRIS AND DEBBI ( North Carolina, Mar 2018 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating Donna and Rob were an absolute pleasure and we would certainly welcome them back again to take care of our home and our precious kitties. While showing them around our home after they arrived, it became clear that they have extensive knowledge about home repairs, mechanical systems and handiwork. This greatly put us at ease knowing that if anything went wrong during our vacation, they could adeptly take care of it. Donna was very sweet to keep us updated about how our cats were doing, and ... MORE
SAMANTHA ( Maine, Oct 2017 - 1 week 6 days)
No rating Donna and Rob took care of our home and our 2 dogs for 3 weeks in October 2017. They were super responsive to all our messages. We planned times to chat and get to know each other on the phone. By the time they arrived, I couldn't wait to meet them! Both of them are very skilled around the house. Rob is an outstanding painter and Donna likes to clean and organize. Our house looked much better upon our return than when we left! They took such great care of our dogs. I hate to ... MORE
MARY ( Massachusetts, Sep 2017 - 1 week)
No rating Donna and Rob took care of my house and cat for a little over three months while I was travelling for work. They are very friendly people and my cat, who usually doesn't like being around other people, seemed to adore both of them. I left them with very simple instructions, don't burn down the house and make sure the cat is happy. The house was in great shape when I came home on the weekends and Tony, my cat, was usually sucking up to Donna. While I was away they sent pictures of Tony to ... MORE
NICHOLAS ( New York, Jun 2017 - 3 months 3 weeks)
No rating Rob and Donna came to sit our house in Vermont, all the way from Florida! This was our first time using a house sitter, and we certainly had some reservations, but Rob and Donna quickly put our fears to rest. They showed up a day early to discuss taking care of our many pets, and were very friendly and caring. They did an excellent job with the house and animals while we were gone for 10 days. We had no problems with them watching our house and pets, and would certainly recommend them to ... MORE
DAVID (Underhill Vermont, Jun 2017)
No rating Donna and Rob sat for us for 11 weeks in March thru May, 2017. They lovingly cared for our 4 small dogs and our home while we traveled in our RV. Donna regularly communicated with us by email, text and/or telephone. Upon our return we found our house clean and neat, the lawn mowed, pool cleaned, and all of the dogs happy and healthy. We have had several house sitters over the years, and I can say without hesitation that Donna and Rob are among the very best! We will invite them back ... MORE
GARY HOWE ( Florida, Mar 2017 - 1 month 3 weeks)
No rating Donna and Rob cared for my home and cats for two weeks and were wonderful throughout the experience. They sent me photos and text messages on how things were going which was very reassuring. I returned to a home that was probably cleaner than when I left. They cleaned things I had never even thought about like the filter in my shop vac! And they put a water sealer on my deck ( the weather had not allowed me to get this chore done before I left) and it looks fabulous now! The neighbors ... MORE
KATHLEEN ( North Carolina, Apr 2016 - 1 month 3 weeks)
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