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Friendly full-time, reliable, experienced house sitter with references & police check

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Milli Thornton, full-time reliable house sitter with references and police check (505) 234-4156.

Hello. My name is Milli Thornton and I’ve been house sitting in various U.S. locations since Oct 2014. I’ve been a full-time house sitter for 3 of those years.

I’m successful because I know how to put myself into the shoes of the homeowner (you!) and see things from your perspective. I’m caring and conscientious. Why? Because I want you to be happy when you get back from your travels and walk in your front door.

I’ve covered everything from 3-day weekends to six months. I’ve house sat the gamut—from condo to adobe to townhouse to California beach house. I’ve cared for a million-dollar home at the foot of the Colorado Monument and a solar-gain strawbale on a lonely ridge out in Aztec, New Mexico.

These days I specialize—I’m a long-term house sitter. Two months and longer.

I’m currently on a 6-month house-sitting assignment for repeat clients in Tucson, Arizona (JuneNov, 2018).

I’m a house sitter with references and police check. Instead of impersonal email references, I can offer lively references from happy homeowners who will speak to you by phone. (Click here to see my latest police check.)

I’m also a writing coach with glowing testimonials from my writing clients.


Happy kitty-cat at one of my house-sitting jobs

Phone or txt msg: (505) 234-4156
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Here are the qualities I bring to house sitting:

  • Friendly & easy for homeowners to deal with
  • Friendly with your neighbors
  • Non-smoker. Rarely drink alcohol.
  • Highly security-conscious
  • Warm and loving with pets
  • Astute at noticing repair issues
  • Fast at getting repairs handled
  • Homebody who enjoys staying home
  • Quiet lifestyle (no drugs or parties)
  • Very organized (I never lose keys or forget important dates)
  • Good at reporting and keeping in touch (if that’s what you like)

“Hi Milli – Just wanted to thank you again for being such a terrific house sitter and Murphy companion. All was well and perfect when I arrived home on Friday. Safe travels. See you in the fall.
Cheers – [Santa Fe homeowner]”

Backyard scene

Scene from my current house-sitting job, Tucson

Here are some of the issues I’ve routinely or successfully handled:

  • Roof, heating, pool, phone and other repairs
  • Emergency repairs
  • Arranging/supervising a mobile mechanic
  • Setting security systems
  • Liaising with Citizen’s Patrol
  • Reporting suspicious activity
  • Hand watering gardens
  • Checking the irrigation
  • Basic pool maintenance
  • Sorting mail / forwarding mail
  • Helping house plants thrive
  • Bonding with skittish pets
  • Low-stress visits to the vet
  • Administering meds to pets
  • Helping a sickly cat put on weight
  • Cleaning up after a tropical storm
Torrey Pines State Reserve, California

Hiking in Torrey Pines State Reserve during a house sitter job in California

If you need a long-term house sitter with years of experience, call me today! (If I don’t answer, I may be on the phone with a writing client. Just leave a voice mail and I’ll get back to you asap.) Or, if you prefer, send me an email. I’ll reply promptly.

Phone or txt msg: (505) 234-4156
Email address:

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Most preferred areas
CALIFORNIA Carmel Valley, North City, Del Mar Heights, Scripps Ranch, La Jolla, Rancho Penasquitos, Sabre Springs, Carmel Mountain, Wooded Area Point Loma, Roseville/Fleet Ridge, Rancho Bernardo, Tierrasanta, Sorrento Valley, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Cardiff, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Solana Beach, Carlsbad, San Elijo Hills, La Costa, Fairbanks Ranch, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Bankers Hill, Olivenhain, San Diego
Pacific Heights, Civic Center, Nob Hill, San Francisco
Bel Air, Beverly Glen, Palos Verdes Estates, San Marino, Pacific Palisades, Rustic Canyon, La Cañada Flintridge, Beverly Hills, Hidden Hills, Calabasas, Encino, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Canyon, Rancho Palos Verdes
Pacific Grove, Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Highlands, Notleys Landing, Big Sur, Posts, Slates Hot Springs, Lucia, Plaskett, Gorda, Ragged Point, San Simeon, Cambria
ARIZONA Tucson, Scottsdale, Prescott
NEVADA Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, Kings Beach, Northstar
NEW MEXICO Santa Fe, Weimer, Rio Rancho
OREGON Cannon Beach