house sitter

Free House Sitter &
$10 Pet Sitter for
Santa Cruz

In exchange for a place to stay in Santa Cruz, I am happy to take care of your home and pets for almost nothing. (And possibly San Francisco.)

I will be unavailable for pet sitting for awhile. When this changes, I will announce it here. Thank you.

House & Pet Sitter

katieThere is usually no fee to house sit, and a low $10/night for pet sitter services.

I take the responsibility of caring for your pets very seriously, and understand a pet sitter’s need to charge $50 or more per night, but believe that my low rates are a fair exchange for having a place to stay while I visit Santa Cruz. If your home or pets need extra care (walking, etc), we can negotiate a price for the extra work.

A trade of a free private place to stay for web design and/or maintenance is also an option. This would be ideal if you own a Santa Cruz or San Francisco bed and breakfast, hotel, or apartment complex—or if you have a vacation rental you’d like to trade for a website. Web Design Portfolio and info.

Care for Your Home & Pet

I will:

  • Take care of your pet’s needs: food, water, clean litter box
  • Spoil your critter with love and attention
  • Handle emergencies: emergency vet visit, plumbing and heating issues, etc.
  • Bring in mail and newspapers, and make your home looked lived–in to peering eyes
  • Water house plants
  • Keep your pet on their routine

Your pet will love you for letting them stay in their familiar surroundings. They will be safe from uncomfortable or aggressive behaviour of other pets. Our pets are calmer and happier when they can stay in their own home.

I will care for your pets and home as if they were my own.

Thank you,

Reliable loving pet care in your home in Capitola, Aptos, Soquel, Live Oak, Santa Cruz, and (occasionally) San Francisco.