House Sitter   Ruby Mcdermott

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House Sitter Ruby Mcdermott

Location:   Tampa, Florida

Age:   68

Experience:   11 mo

Rank:   star star star rate this sitter

About Ruby Mcdermott:

With many years of raising a family, working, volunteering, taking care of the animals and grounds on my property I feel I have what is needed to give the appropriate services for caring other homes and their precious family pets.

I have always enjoyed my interactions with dogs and cats being my friends or my own. 
 With my experiences of house setting and my background in landscaping, cooking and planning in the  hospitality industry I  have the knowledge needed to care for other homes by understanding and respect the responsibilities needed to give you the specific services needed to care for your home and animals. My mother and grandmother were house keepers so I do know how to clean.
The past few years I have had the opportunity to travel in other areas of the world and now want to keep having these amazing experiences. My past times are cooking, walking, hiking, gardening, I love photography and have just started oil painting. In my travels I have been writing a travel blog and have enjoyed the process of putting my experiences on paper and then sharing them with friends and family
I'm known for my sincerity and honesty and I like new experiences and meeting new people and learning about different cultures.  
It would be my pleasure to work with you so you can go on your travels knowing everything at home is being cared for.

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Rebecca Reardon

Homeowner in Freeport, Maine

I have taken care of a beautiful Greater Swiss Mountain dog and the home of the Reardons in Freeport Maine and times. My duties where to walk and feed the dog twice a day and make sure there was plenty of water for her to drink. I usually like to play with and message the dogs I care for. We seem to really connect when I do so.

Date of Service Jul 7, 2018

Willo Wright

Homeowner in Freeport, Maine

I have sat for this home numerous times.
When caring for this home I walk the dogs twice a day feed both dogs and cats. The cats are playful so I make sure we get in some play time.
I make sure the house is secure and safe.

Date of Service Aug 12, 2016

Fran Phillip

Homeowner in Freeport, Maine

I have taken care of this home for 15 years in one capacity or other. I am their landscaper so I'm on the property regularly.

I feed the dogs and cats and let them inside and out. They all like to cuddle so that is a nightly routine. I keep up with the gardens and inside house plants.
Also any other needs of the household while the owners are away.

October 8, 2018

To Whom It May Concern,

I am delighted to provide a letter of reference for Ruby McDermott as a professional house sitter. Ruby is a long time neighbor and friend and has house sat for us a number of times. She is extremely reliable, resourceful, and responsible and is an amazing caretaker. When we return from our trips, our animals, plants, gardens and home are in fantastic shape, perhaps even better than when we left! I would entrust any of our three homes to Ruby at any time.

Ruby’s long career as the event planner and floral and landscape designer for the very well known and distinctive Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, Maine make her an ideal house sitter. She is well versed in providing a very upscale experience to her guests and those skills translate well to the care of a private home while owners are away. She is a highly respected and beloved member of our community, known for her warmth, creativity, attention to detail and compassion. In short, I can’t think of a better person to recommend for any type of professional house sitting services.

Please feel free to call or email me or my husband George Philip for additional information.


Frances P. Philip
207-712-7997 (cell)
207-865-9155 (home)

Date of Service Jan 1, 2014