I am a lecturer at UCSC and a responsible caretaker with gardening and pet care experience.
I will be attending Dev Bootcamp, a coding school, in San Francisco from July 11-Sept. 17th and am available to house sit for all (or any) of that time.
I have gardening experience and can water and take care of plants to your specifications. I have spent much of this year caring for a few gardens in Santa Cruz including weeding, plant maintenance, planting, and watering. I am happy to do so both indoors and outdoors.
I have pet care experience because my partner and I have a pet care service through Dog Vaycay under her name Molly W. Although it is under her name, I, too, provide services for the animals including feeding, walking, playing, and all additional responsibilities. Though my experience is with dogs, I am happy to care for cats. Since I will be at school for most of each day, I will be unable to care for dogs during my stay. Therefore, cats and fish, and other pets that can handle a bit of alone time with early morning and late evening attention, are preferable.
I am good with a schedule, so your trash and recycling will be cared for on time and your mail will be brought in daily.
Although I have a partner, I will be living alone for the duration of my stay and do not plan on having guests over since my school schedule will be dense.
Additionally, I've had many wonderful experiences taking care of people's homes as a renter through both VRBO and AirBNB, so I understand the importance of maintaining a person's home and leaving it in the condition in which I arrived (and even better if possible!). Please let me know if you are interested in my services for any or all of the time that I have previously mentioned.
I can provide references as necessary that will speak to my abilities and responsibilities.
Thank you in advance for the opportunity to live in and care for your home.
I am happy to help you if your home is in San Francisco or any of the surrounding cities.
Care For Plants
Take Out Trash/Recycling
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Amanda Cook is a responsible, friendly, caring, and hardworking individual. She takes great care in her work and acts with integrity in all that she does. She is great with details and is well-versed in dealing with all types of situations (with people, animals, etc.). I highly recommend Amanda!
I have known Amanda Cook for the last 3 years as a friend and as a colleague. She's one of the most reliable, generous, and trustworthy people I know. There have been a number of occasions where my partner and I have gone out of town, and have trusted her to take care of our apartment and our cat. In every instance where we have left our home in her care, we have come back to a well-cared-for apartment and a cat who was happy for some extra snuggles. I offer this recommendation with highest regards.