House Sitter   Kristine Grace

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House Sitter Kristine Grace

Location:   Austin, Texas

Experience:   6 yr 4 mo

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About Kristine Grace:

Experienced housesitter, trustworthy, energetic, professional who love animals and will care for your home and beloved pets.
Kristine currently lives in Austin Texas,  USA(2018). I specialize in long-term, live-in housesitting for people who need someone experienced in low-toxin, chemical free, mold sensitive living. I have been a live-in, long-term housesitter/caretaker for estates and retreat centers in TX, AZ, NM and Italy. I am an animal behaviorist and have worked on resorts in California, Utah, Arizona, and overseas in Italy. I have over 30 years of professional experience in the competitive horse industry as a coach and training facility management. I have rental property management experience in my family's rental home business in TX and Indiana. I enjoy reading about world religions and travel adventures. I am rediscovering my love of watercolor painting and drawing and am slowing learning to play the mandolin. I love healthy food, time spent in nature, and meditation. I have 1 tiny grandma chihuahua, Fanny Brice, who travels with me when possible. I specialize in long- term house sitting of 2 weeks of more. We would love a live-in, long-term housesitting position in Austin, TX,  coastal areas of California, Oregon, Italy, France, Scotland, New Zealand, Portugal, Chile or Australia for 2019/2020. 


Housesitting Experience:

I have cared for 8 cats, 23 dogs, 17 chickens,  and  50 horses

June/July 2018 Kristine is caretaking a retreat center in SE Az which includes four living units on 10 acres, 2 cats, 2 ponds of koi, 7 chickens and 2 dogs. 

In March 2017 Kristine house and pet sat for several weeks multiple months in a quaint 3 bedroom home in Austin, TX which included 3 terriers, a labrador dog, and 3 pet finches.

In May 2016 Kristine housesat in a lovely small ranch in San Marcos TX. She watched over, fed, and turned out daily a small herd of 4 horses.

December 2016 Kristine was a live-in caretaker  of a gorgeous custom built lakeside estate with 2 guest houses and boat dock in Austin, TX for 3 months.

In July 2015 Kristine was a live-in caretaker of a ranchhouse estate with a pool and acreage with chickens in Orange County, California near Laguna Beach. We cared for a cat and 12 chickens.  We  gathered eggs and let the chickens in and out of their coop.


Kristine has also watched over family and neighbors homes and pets while they were on vacation.

2000-2001  live-in caretaker for a 50 acre estate in Albuquerque, NM. Daily  walked the owner's german shepherd and hybrid wolf dog. Rran errands and occasionally drove owner to engagements. Responsible for weekend and night security of property. 

1993-1999 Kristine co-managed several luxury horse facilities, including a training facility in the Tuscany region of Italy and a riding club in a country club near Naples, Italy. Kristine has been a world champion equestrian.

You will have the peace of mind of knowing your home, animals and property will be kept in excellent condition and will be diligently watched over and maintained. While housesitting I will be glad to stay in touch by phone or email if you wish. You will be kept up to date on the care and happiness of your pets and condition of your home.  If you wish I will send photos of your pets every several days.  I  will gladly water plants, collect mail, etc. 


I would be delighted to hear from you.  Thank you for your consideration.

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Leslie Dusing

Homeowner in Austin, Texas

Kristine has taken care of my home and pets several times before for a few days at a time. Recently she took care of my home for several weeks while I was traveling. I was so worried about leaving my beloved elderly dogs but they all did great with Kristine watching over them. She gave me updates regularly on the dogs and any happenings in the neighborhood. She picked up my mail, opened the yard gate for landscapers and made sure dogs were secured, and took care of my little birds. I feel like now I can travel more because I know my home and pets will be safe with Kristine.

Date of Service Mar 15, 2017