House and Pet Sitting by Leona


House Sitting

Living Room

Nothing is more important than the safety and security of your home. When you are away from home for business or pleasure, maintaining a "lived-in" appearance is the best way to protect your property until you return. I'll bring in your newspapers, make sure that lights go on and off at the appropriate times of day and night, make sure your weekly trash collection goes as scheduled, and much more!

Pet Sitting


Pets don't understand kennels, and they certainly don't understand when their beloved owners are away from home. I will show your pets the love and attention they have come to know from you, including any special foods or treats, and the sense of peace and security they will feel from being in their familiar surroundings. As an animal lover, I feel a tremendous sense of joy from happy and contented cats and dogs!

Special Requests


Every Home and Pet Owner has unique needs. I will meet with you to discuss the best way to keep your home "just as you left it" so it will feel like home when you return. Whether it's mail collection, watering and caring for your plants, or any other special needs, please let me know what I can do to provide the best possible service for you!

About Leona Kilpatrick


Caring for people's homes and their precious pets has been a passion of mine for many years. To be able to turn this into my full-time business has been a true blessing. House and Pet Sitting by Leona offers house sitting and pet sitting services to clients in the Old Saybrook / Westbrook areas of Connecticut. I'm pictured above with my little sweetheart Cricket, and on the right is Jiminy.

Here's what some of my clients have had to say about my service:

Coming home to our five animals, and seeing how "not" stressed they were, was just the cherry on top of a lovely vacation. Thank you for making it easy for us, and for handling all the difficult bits that sometimes comes with messy animals - like giving meds to our 19-year old frail Harry-cat. It's a huge relief to both of us that I can leave our beloved animals in your care, and know that you can follow our complex instructions for our crew. We are so grateful, and look forward to using your services again. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank You! - Karen & Craig

"I am so fortunate I found Leona to care for our three dogs and two cats while I am away from home. Now I can look forward to and enjoy my vacations knowing my pet family is well taken care of and loved. My animals love Leona and get so excited to see her. They welcome her so much that I no longer need to be there when she first arrives, even with my big Bouvier guard dog. Leona is a person I completely trust with my home, and my animals. When I come home, the house is well kept in the exact way I left it. Knowing Leona is there with my pets gives me peace of mind and I'm so thankful to have her care for my animals while I'm gone." - Angel and Donald

"The best dog and house sitter EVER! We have been with Leona for many years. She has become a member of our family and the love of our dear departed Ophelia's life. Hope you are fortunate to have her pet and house sit." - Timothy Schmitt

"Our dog enjoyed a vacation, every time we went away, with loveable, huggable Leona Kilpatrick! She stayed at our house with our Gordon Setter and oversaw our plants!" - Shelley Wehrly

"We have used Leona for both short and long term dog sitting in our home. She is always trustworthy and respectful of our home. Leona always made caring for Simon her top priority and truly cares about her dog clients. I know my dog is taken good care of when with Leona." - Bob & Beth Mulcahy (Simon's dad & mom)

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