Jim Richardson's house-sitting and pet-sitting services:
Home body, teacher/trainer; cat and dog lover, green thumb
Last updated: September 8, 2013
I am now available:

Reference from a new client: 9 day job, May 29-June 6, 2013.
Stephanie—numerous dogs, a cat, and koi pond in Novato, CA.

Please click this link to see:
Stephanie's letter of recommendation


Reference from a steady client, many 6 day to 2 weeks jobs, October 2007 through January 2010.
Peter—two 11 year-old German Wirehair Pointers, energetic, near San Rafael, CA.
Contact information: upon request.

Please click this link to see:
Peter's letter of recommendation
Many of my house/pet-sitting jobs are in upscale Marin County homes. To see a slide show of me interacting with Peter's 2 dogs, please click here:
Jim with Whiskey and Aiko, the German Wirehair Pointers who like to horse around when not patrolling their ten acres, December, 2008. Care for a dip in the pool? Or would you rather chop wood, do some landscape gardening, hike or work out?

I lived here 9 months Feb.-Nov. 2006, halfway up Mount Tamalpais on Panoramic Hwy. in Mill Valley, CA.
Live-in situation: to be available 24/7 for last minute dog/house sitting. But my employer moved out of state.
Brandy & Adam--their three older dogs: 2 malamutes and a kuvasz.
High Tech VP
yummybird@hotmail.com
Cellular phone: 415-994-1596
Please click link to see:
Brandy's letter of recommendation
To see a slide show of me interacting with 3 pets, please click here:
Jim and Mountain the malamute (1/8 wolf!) on deck, Mount Tamalpais, November 3, 2006. Co-starring with Mountain are his estranged wife Shasta and their mysterious roommate Ginger the kuvasz. Plus, the house and grounds are nothing short of spectacular.
Enjoy!

Ginger
Hi, folks, Are you looking for someone who will be around all the time?
Well, that's me as I work on my computer all day and evening, editing video and creating interactive web pages.

Do you have a fast Internet connection speed?
I need that for web video I upload for clients.

You can do a speed test here.
Best to do three (3) tests and send me your average.
After site downloads, click on link to--
San Francisco, CA Begin Speed Test:
http://www.speakeasy.net/speed test/

What is the parking situation?

Jim in front of his computer
Jim's computer workstation
Additional house/pet-sitting references:

Tom--2 cats, 18 months old, vigorous, Napa.
Yachtsman
tom@goodstuff.net
Cellular phone: 707-480-1760
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Sharon--2 one year-old cats, vigorous, near Auburn, CA
Retired real estate attorney
srosme@garlic.com

Two fast-moving Napa River rescue cats!
Plus, my Resume--please click this link, then scroll down to bottom of the "Resume 2008" web page that comes up for my business references and their contact information:
http://www.jimrichardson.com/btechvita08.html
Here is the rest of my ad:
Computer and comedy/drama/speech teacher seeks self-sufficient unit with access to parking.

Location: anywhere within the Sacramento-Marin County-San Francisco-San Jose quadrangle.

Non-smoking, single, straight, mature man.

I have set up my computer work station (I have both Mac and PC towers that I need to set up and connect to your high speed Internet connection via Ethernet cable) in spaces as small as 12 x 5 feet, plus additional living space, but would prefer more room than that.
Your kitchen table might work out just fine!

Must be in quiet, secure neighborhood with access to a fast Internet connection for uploading my video clips and my instructional state-of-the-art Flash web site applications.
I have several projects that require my full-time attention.

Examples from 30 short video clips which I have already finished:
http://www.jimrichardson.com/ria/v/sm_loadMovie_content.html
My other teaching and creative projects:
http://www.jimrichardson.com/main.html

To house-sit = room & board:
1) use of domicile 24/7
2) $50/day
3) Plus, possible additional charges for unique services, if any.
Upshot: your advance payment reserves my time.
Board = leave me some food, or food bill is added.
An hour/day worth of chores are included in my daily fee for dog walking, etc. More than that, figure another $20/hour.
Note: these terms are negotiable for jobs of a month or longer.
But remember: my fees are still far less than boarding your animals and I will be around to protect your property. Plus, I provide you a long-distance presence for monitoring both maintenance staff issues and the various household emergencies that do come up.
Such a deal!

Warmest regards,

Jim Richardson
Landline and messages 24/7 at: 415-877-4424
Cellular phone: 415-505-1381
P. O. Box 992
Mill Valley, California 94942-0992
Email: jim@jimrichardson.com
Web site: http://www.jimrichardson.com/

Jim's garden 2004



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House/Pet-Sitting Services
P. O. Box 992
Mill Valley, CA 94942-0992 USA
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