Missing my soccer-playing Gordon Setter and my mind-reading cat!

Pittsburgh, PA, US
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Reviews (8)


Mary was an excellent sitter. Came home to flowering plants and happy healthy dogs. She handled everything we asked and went above and beyond in caring for

Green Valley, AZ, US · 01 Jun - 01 Aug 2021

Mary was the prefect house-sitter! I only hope to have her back when I travel again. She and Jack bonded well which was evident by the many texts and pics

Daphne, AL, US · 31 May - 04 Aug 2019

Mary was a phenomenal cat sitter. She took to my five senior cats and they to her very quickly. She sent me wonderful, amusing and informative notes each

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., US · 01 Oct - 09 Oct 2018
Mallory and De'Chelle

Mary took care of my cats and house for six weeks while I was away. I returned home to a spotless house and very happy cats! She kept their diet so they

Arbutus, MD, US · 22 Aug - 01 Oct 2018

We can not recommend Mary more highly. She is a real animal lover and took great care of our cat and dog while we were away, sending us photos and updates

Reston, VA, US · 22 Nov - 25 Nov 2017

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William and Kristen

We have been friends with Mary DeBeer for eight years. She is a loyal trusted friend. She takes care in everything she does and has a good eye for detail

Character reference · 01 August 2016


I am an American expat, returning to the U.S. in 2017, after living overseas in Russia and the UK for 22 years. Although I grew up in the Pittsburgh area, most of my professional life was spent in Washington, D.C. as a non-profit manager

Why I want to house sit

For the next several years, I want to get re-acquainted with my country. Housesitting seems a wonderful way to do that; being able to have the company of already-loved animals is an added bonus. I've had wonderful pets throughout my life

My experience

I’ve been around animals all my life. I grew up surrounded by farmland and am comfortable with horses, pigs and chickens, although my care of them was on an “as-needed” basis. Growing up “rural,” I am quite comfortable with snakes

Pet care experience

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Reptiles
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Livestock
  • Birds
  • Small pets


October 2021
November 2021
  • Available on these dates — get in touch to find out if they can sit for you

Preferred countries

  • United States

Profile details

non-profit association manager