I have been running my own bonded and insured pet sitting and house sitting business in CT for the past 20 years. I have hired and managed staff and have experienced every sort of situation and emergency possible from dealing with floods, storms, impassable neighborhoods, puppies who like to eat toys and furniture, pets home and in hospice, pets recovering from surgeries etc. I love cats and dogs equally! For my whole life I have had dogs and cats. Currently and sadly I own none but being a widowed parent from two lovely dogs, I now have the freedom to house sit more extensively and take on long term house sitting gigs whether paid or a trade! Please check out my website at www.daytrippingdogs.com. I am also a long time airbnb guest and at one point I ran an airbnb as a host as well. I can pass on my airbnb links if needed. I do not furnish references on websites because I feel like its improper to include other people's personal information on a website. :) I can furnish references on request. I am happy to help! I look forward to hearing from you!