I recently did a 2 week house sit in Atascadero which is small city in San Luis Obispo county in central California. Atascadero is a beautiful farming region with rolling hills, wineries and only 20 miles from the central California coastline which includes the charming little towns like Morro bay, Cambria, Cayucos and one can also visit Hearst castle. The larger town of San Luis Obispo, and beach town of Pismo beach are nearby as well.
My first house sit with horses. One mini named Little O , and another horse named Hot shot, as well as Doozle the goat , 2 cats, rabbits, chickens and Tank the tortoise. Sweet little farm with a garden, and fun assortment of animals. Deer every morning in the yards surrounding the property. I really enjoyed this house sit. Enjoyed the animals, the farm, and seeing this beautiful area.
While in Atascadero , I went wine tasting Hiking To the Harbor festival in Morro Bay, The pumpkin festival in Cambria, and colony days festival in AtascaderoWent to Montano de Oro state park which is beautiful. Here are some photos of Montana de oro and Morro bay.
9 thoughts on “House sit in Atascadero with visits to the coast.”
What an incredible place to housesit, looks amazing. Not sure we could handle so many animals though. We tend to stick with single dogs or cats. You are so brave to take on horses.
Yes Jonno, I usually try to take one pet , preferably a cat when I am doing the THS ones, but I also get a lot of paid sits and will take care of any and all . Charge a little more for the multiple pets. The horses where easier then I thought they would be. Feed twice a day, scoop up poo twice a day and maybe brush once in awhile. Now I have horse experience which is great !!
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Good for you, more experience means more opportunities doesn’t it? And paid sits sound interesting, we’ve never done any paid ones. How do you organise those?
I started that way in my home town. I never even heard of people house sitting for free till after I heard of THS and then only do them part of the year so I can travel someplace new. I am now getting many of my house sits from word of mouth. I also know all the vets in my hometown so advertised some thru them. Sometimes I even pick up ones away from home who are friends or relatives of people I already house sat for or people I know who moved away. I have actually been doing some pet sitting on and off for many years.
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What a wonderful house sit! The animals look like so much fun. I can understand why they need a house sitter to take care of all of them. And that photo of the sunset in your header is AMAZING.
Thank you Dawn. They were a fun lot.
Your pictures are wonderful. I especially liked the one with the zebras and cattle together. What a beautiful area to house sit in!
Simply remarkable Sue👏👏
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Thank you ! I really enjoyed it there and the animals were great.