I have known Michelle for approximately 7 years. During that time she has house sat for me and my husband and proved to be pleasant, competent, reliable and trustworthy. House sitting for us involves taking care of and exercising three large and very active dogs as well as tending to three cats. All our pets obviously adore Michelle and I would never have any qualms about leaving them in her care. My near neighbors also found her very comfortable to deal with. During her last stay on top of normal activities she also coped well with a minor incident with one dog, a water leak and the effects of some unexpected council works in the area. I would have no hesitation in recommending her as a house/pet sitter.