Dog Sitting in Redondo Beach, CA

What a Life! First, we had weeks with no house sits and tons of worry and doubt. Then we had several weeks with two overlapping stays miles and miles apart. Unbelievable!  Jim strapped his bike on a borrowed car and took off for the house in Palm Desert. I left Palm Desert and took the house near …

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How Much Do You Charge? What!

Do We Leave a Bill? We started house sitting as a means to an end. We have no home of our own and need somewhere to live, and house sitting fills the bill, so to speak. But we don’t leave a bill for our services nor do we pay a bill for living in a …

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30 Days in the California Desert

Palm Desert That is! House sits are usually planned around firm dates; this one was scheduled to accommodate the due dates of two expected grandchildren. That meant the dates were open, and we agreed to be on call.

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Other Interests – We Do Have Some

All Day with Nothing to Do? It hasn’t happened yet, though it might, that it takes all day to tend to our house-sitting chores: the cleaning, the pet care, dog walks and lining up future house sits. Some of the homes we’ve stayed in are enormous with quite a few pets. Still, we usually end up …

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House Sitting on Malibu Beach

We Did Good! There we were in an enormous three-story house on the beach! The weather was as gorgeous as the house and setting. What is there not to like about watching the sun rise and set over the ocean from a private balcony, walking on the beach and hitting the hot tub?  We were …

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