Mobile Cat Lady--Dogs, Rabbits, and all, too!
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37, Freelance Writer/Virtual Assistant
Quiet, independent, conscientious, non-smoking, freelance writer and virtual assistant with experience housesitting/petsitting (cats, dogs, house rabbits, chickens, ducks, sheep) as well as upkeeping my own country and city homes through the years. I am relatively handy, especially with older/quirky houses, yet know when to call in the professionals. A bit of a natural homebody/hermit, I love to explore for a bit, then return to the sanctuary of home.
I love animals, but can't currently make the long-term commitment to a pet. I also adore travel, and working online allows me some freedom of location, if also a modest income. I appreciate settling in to visit a place for weeks or months, and getting to know new animals in that time.
I grew up volunteering at the Animal Rescue League across the street and had various pets of my own. At the age of 12, I used my own savings to adopt a dachshund mix who'd caught my heart. More recently, I've been a housesitter and petsitter in a variety of situations. I take all the animal time I can get - animals have always been my people, so to speak.
As a former country cottage renter, and living on my own for the past 12 years, I'm accustomed to caring for a house. A homebody at heart, I'm able to spend most of my time on your property, and to accommodate special situations. I've also worked as an Airbnb turnover cleaner/caretaker and maintaining a variety of large backyard gardens.
Until February 2022, I hadn't been active as a housesitter in years, and the sites I used (HouseCarers, MindMyHouse, LuxuryHousesitting) are no longer leading the pack. However, I'm quickly getting back into the swing of things. In the past year, I've completed 21 pet-and-house sits.