Pet-Sitting

Greg with Fibi. Ivy, & Haley.

Hey! We are Duwan and Greg. We started house-sitting in 2011 in the summers in between our sailing adventures. For those first eight years, we almost exclusively pet-sat in one neighborhood in Atlanta, Cabbagetown (read more about Cabbagetown here). We are now traveling in a van and no longer spend every summer in Cabbagetown but we still house-sit whenever we need a break from the road and a little furry companionship.

Duwan and her pal Bob.

Since 2012, we have sat over 100 different pets — cats, dogs, birds, fish, pet rats, turtles, a pet pot-bellied pig, and farm animals. We have experience giving both dogs and cats medicine, using an inhaler on a cat, walking cats on leashes, and putting shoes on dogs.

Please scroll down this page to check out our excellent references.

You can see our Trusted House Sitters profile here.

Click here to read a few blogs about our pet-sitting experiences in Cabbagetown.

And click here for a gallery of the pet pals we have made outside of Trusted House Sitters.

Britt – Asheville, NC, United States

Rosie.

06 Jan – 10 Jan 2024

Greg and Duwan were lovely! They took great care of our cat Rosie and our home. They were super organized about meeting us and making sure that they had all the information to make sure that our fur baby was well cared for. There were no problems while we were away, and we came home to a super clean and freshly laundered home. We’re so grateful that they were available to stay at our house while we were traveling. We (and Rosie) hope they’ll come back again!

Irwin – Hendersonville, NC, United States

20 Nov – 26 Nov 2023

Greg and Duwan were great HouseSitters. We liked how they easily made a connection with our cat Charlotte. We knew that she would be well cared for and be given the right amount of attention. 

The house was in very good order when we returned. They went so far as to wash the linens and towels before they left. We appreciated that. We received several communications from them about Charlotte during the week they were in our home. It’s always reassuring to know that things are going well. 

Duwan and Greg are very personable. We enjoyed making their acquaintance and given the opportunity we would most definitely use them again. 

Wendy – Atlanta, Georgia, United States

25 Aug – 28 Aug 2023

Duwan was WONDERFUL! and she changed the sheets on the bed so we could crawl in when we arrived home at 1am! The cats generally scream a bit when we get back, but both of them were happy, so they had a good time, too!

Rebecca – Greenville, South Carolina, United States

25 Jul – 31 Jul 2023

Greg and Duwan were great with my babies and house! In fact, so great, they are coming back for another sit! Yea!!

08 Sep – 19 Sep 2023

Wow! Thanks Duwan for the immaculately clean house you left me! Oh my! Even extra hummingbird water, covering the outdoor furniture etc etc. So great to come home to! And thanks so much Greg for coming during a difficult time for you. Ya’ll are awesome and the girls miss ya lots!:)

Carol – Greenville, South Carolina, United States

Buddy and Sofie.

16 Jul – 19 Jul 2023

I would highly recommend Greg & Duwan for any pet sitting you may have. Everything was neat & tidy on my return, greatly appreciated. I think my cats would have liked them to stay on longer. I certainly would consider them for another sit.

Carrie – Austin, Texas, United States

21 – 27 Nov 2022

Greg and Dwuan were great sitters. They commuicated promptly before and during their sit, and they sent pictures and updates regularly. It was easy to be away and not worry because I knew the house and pets were in good hands; Greg and Dwuan formed relationships and were instantly comfortable with the pets, so everyone was happy during the sit. They were respectful of the house and left it just as they found it. I highly recommend them for sit.

Dora – Austin, Texas, United States

Rusty and Blue.

12 – 20 Nov 2022

Greg and Duwan sat my dogs, Rusty and Blue, while I was gone traveling for a week. They were five star pet sitters all around. They offered to stop by before the sit started to meet Rusty and Blue. Greg and Duwan were kind to my crazy/energetic fur babies, had good questions and paid very close attention to Blue’s medicines (he is an older dog). I knew right away that they loved animals, were trustworthy and would play with Rusty and Blue. Also they showed me the inside of their van in which they travel which was super cool!

While I was gone, they sent regular updates with pictures. I felt calm knowing my pets were in good hands and, just as importantly, were having fun and probably didn’t miss me.

When I came home, Rusty and Blue looked so happy and playful. The house was very tidy and clean, as if no one had been there. They even changed the sheets and washed the linens and towels for me.

I highly recommend Greg and Duwan and would love to have them sit again.

Griffin – Austin, Texas, United States

Kohl and Macy.

1 – 12 Nov 2022

Greg and Duwan took great care of our house and kitty cats.
They sent updates everyday including photos and a short message. This always made us feel relaxed knowing that our cats were doing well.

When we returned after 11 days, the house was clean and the cats were relaxed. Honestly, I don’t think the cats even knew or cared that we were gone! We know they were well fed and played with and Greg even took them outside for supervised outdoor time as we specified for him to do.
I would highly recommend and we hope that they are in the area to watch our house next time we travel.

Morgan – Wasilla, Alaska, United States

14 – 18 Jul 2022

Greg and Duwan were amazing! They met up with us the day prior to meet us and the dogs to make sure the dogs could get familiar with them. They sent us sweet updates and photos of the dogs daily. Greg and Duwan left our home just as clean as it was when we left, if not better. I highly recommend them as sitters and would book with them again 🙂

Jessie – Joshua Tree, California, United States

17 – 22 Apr 2022

Greg & Duwan were lovey and they took care of our home and pets just as we would. We got daily update and photos to help put our minds at ease (as it was our first official sit) and we would be happy to have them back again!

Mike & Elisabeth – Tucson, Arizona, United States

Sucette was a very sweet 20 year old cat.
Sucette.

1 – 11 Apr 2022

Greg and Duwan are wonderful sitters. They took really good care of our Sucette, knowing that she is an older and sick lady cat!

Reliable, friendly, helpful, they made sure to stay in touch with us, sending us pictures and notes on a daily basis.

No hesitation from us to have them sit for us again!

Eli – Flagstaff, Arizona, United States

Hal and Mags.

23 – 25 Jan 2022

Greg was very flexible and great at communication! The dogs were well taken care of and very happy, and the house was as we left it. We would happily have Greg back and wish him the best on his travels!

Melinda – Grand Junction, Colorado, United States

10 – 23 Jan 2022

This was our first house sit and Greg was amazing! Our dog and cat were well cared for and loved. Greg also left our home super clean and just how he found it. We encouraged him to make himself at home and he did just that. We would recommend Greg to anyone looking for a wonderful house sitter. Greg will take great care of your pets and leave your home clean.

Ethan – Tucson, Arizona, United States

29 Dec 2021 – 3 Jan 2022

Greg did a wonderful job watching our home and caring for our pets during a 5 day trip. He took our dogs on multiple long walks everyday so that they got the exercise they needed. Our cats litter was cleaned routinely. When we returned from our trip we could see that Greg did some extra cleaning around the house, and left it in better condition than when we had left. He did a great job.

Carolyn and Patrick – Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States

21 – 29 Dec 2021

Greg stopped in a day early to go over details and to meet the cats. He has a soft touch and they liked him. He provided daily feedback with photos of the kitties which was most reassuring and appreciated. We found our home in as good or better condition than when we left. He was flexible with us when we found we needed to return early. Our cats were relaxed and well cared for when we returned. We are happy to have met Greg and highly recommend him.

Liesbet – Newburyport, Massachusettes, United States

Maya.

30 Jun – 15 Jul 2021

Greg is a wonderful human being who greatly cares about animals and loves them deeply and genuinely. He is responsible, gentle, smart, helpful, communicative, creative, and flexible. Dogs gravitate to him, even our rescue dog, Maya, who has a few “issues.” The two of them bonded during our two-week absence.

He provided us with updates and kept our place clean and in order. He is also a handyman. If anything would have needed fixing, I’d trust him completely to do something about the problem, either by contacting the right professionals or by solving the issue himself.

I highly recommend Greg for all your house and pet sitting needs. My husband and I would 100% ask him back to take care of Maya if we end up leaving her alone again!

Karen – Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Anabelle.

Various times from 2012 – 2019

Greg and Duwan have done house and pet sitting for me several times. They take excellent care of my house and my cat, Anabel, loves them. I trust them completely and would highly recommend them to everyone!

Debbie –  Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Various times from 2012 – 2021

Greg and Duwan are fabulous! I always come home to happy animals and a clean house. I am very protective and I do not allow just anyone to take care of my animals or stay in my home. I totally trust Greg and Duwan and highly recommend them to take care of your house and/or your animals.

Jason – Tucson, Arizona, United States

Friday.

8 – 24 Nov, 2020

Greg housesat for us for almost two weeks, and everything was perfect! He perfectly followed the instructions to care for our pool and took great care of our cat. We would highly recommend him!

Bill –  Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Various times from 2017 – 2022

Duwan and Greg have house sat for us on numerous occasions. In each instance it was for 2+ weeks. We we able to thoroughly enjoy our vacations knowing our 2 dogs were in great hands. They would send us photos from time to time and the dogs got lots of hugs, walks, and interactions. When we would get home, in the back of my mind I am thinking they were probably disappointed that Duwan and Greg were leaving. 🙂 I highly recommend them to watch your home and furry loved ones!

Celine – Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Various times from 2016 – 2021

Greg is fantastic! We have used him both for pet-sitting and house-sitting. Last time he house-sat for us, we returned and it seemed he had never even been there — except for the happy cats and the packages he brought in for us. He left the place spotless! Greg is super easy-going and just a pleasant, responsible guy. Highly recommended.

Lynne – Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Various times from 2012 – 2018

Greg has been a number one house sitter for years! He takes excellent care of my pets and can actually function as a terrific handyman if something goes awry while I am away. I highly recommend him as a trusted house and pet sitter.

Karin –  Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Various times from 2016 – 2021

Greg has taken care of my 2 dogs and my home for many years. I believe it has been 7.
Greg is very caring, trustworthy and committed to what he does.


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