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Where Fran Is Now

Right now, Franis is taking off for Bolinas Nov 15th, 2010 - Jan. 15th 2011. For now, she has time open for a personal assistant, care taking or house sitting pets in the Kohala, Kamuela or Hamakua county area starting in Jan. of 2011.

Franis returns to Bolinas yearly, so she can keep her on-going Bolinas community membership. Although she travels and has spent much of her time on the Big Island of Hawaii for the last four years, Franis has had a home for thirty years previously in Bolinas, Marin County, CA. Her long term "acquaintanceships," (enduring friendships) and gigs in Bolinas are still very important to her. So she still returns yearly during the holiday months to take care of people and projects there.

House-sitting Terms

House-sitting jobs are preferred that last a week or longer. For the care of special needs pets or farm animals, multiple pets (or dogs needing to be walked,) home maintenance tasks or taking care of your business responsibilities or complex personal assistance jobs, we'll negotiate a fair payment together.

With a natural talent for rapport and observation, Fran has a very high tolerance for being able to talk and interact with people. So she naturally gravitates toward being a "Girl Friday" personal assistant, filling in wherever needed.

Because of her experience with many different sorts of home businesses, Franis finds it easy to tend the many requirements of keeping businesses running responsibly, having started up many businesses of her own.

References Include...

References include caretaking a high maintenance "off the grid" property during storm season, administering medicines on a regular scedule for a diabetic wolf,

Sasha, the diabetic wolf
...and taking over as an apartment manager for a twenty unit apartment building while the usual manager was on vacation for an extended period.


I don't mind the constant baby-sitting of well-spoiled small dogs who require quite a bit of entertainment. Your spoiled pet may be more well-behaved when you come home! Being an animal trainer, I have sometimes solved behavior problems.


I was called in by another housesitter who could not handle a large dog who whined, barked and fretted whenever she would leave - even to close the door to the next room! After watching him carefully to figure out the cause, I gave the dog a "goodbye" routine that told him how long he needed to wait. This worked to permanently stop his anxiety - even when his family returned from their six week trip to Asia.


But I have to admit, I am quite partial to kitty-cats and have previously tamed, rescued and tended feral or abandoned kitties in Hawaii and situated them.

In the distant past, I used to ride horses and had kept my own horse. I'm experienced around hoofed animals keeping them happy.


Also, I've had tropical bird handling experience.


Floof the parrot

Thanks For Your Curiosity!

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> You can get hold of Franis directly at or on Skype in Hawaii by calling 415 448-7638. Or in Bolinas, Calif. during mid-Nov. - Dec. at: (415) 868-0420