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Silver (12mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in the United Kingdom
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2024: 13Jan-10Feb | 10Feb-10Mar | 27Mar-8Apr | 12Apr-19Apr 2024: 12Aug-19Aug
  • On a house-sit right now


I have looked after pets and homes for family members, friends, neighbours and their friends over many years, especially in the West Country. I've cared for up to 3 dogs at a time including lively collies and labs, rescue dogs with their own foibles and elderly dogs. Have cat sat regularly too.
I'm now enjoying "spreading my wings" and doing this in other regions of the country as well.
I will do all I can to reassure and comfort people's pets if they seem upset when the owner first leaves. I love walking, all the more so with a dog for company, and have honed my ball throwing skills with the collie especially. I relish seeing dogs having fun, whether in the park, on a beach, by a river or in woods.If it's a quiet potter round the streets for an older dog, I understand the importance of frequent stops for sniffing too.
I'm mostly retired/work freelance occasionally so have lots more free time now Non-smoker and car driver . Have a basic DBS check and have public liability insurance for walking dogs..Other references can be supplied as well as reviews on this site

Reviews (9)
Cathy was a perfect house and dog sitter - George our dachshund loved her and she kept the house perfectly and communicated exactly as you would want x we will hopefully see her again!
REBEKAH (Beaminster England, Jan 2024 - 4 nights)
Very happy to recommend Cathy for house and pet sitting. Cathy took care of our Labrador and cat over new year, taking our lab for lovely long walks despite the wet and windy weather. Communication was great before and during the sit. Cathy left the house clean and tidy. We hope Cathy will sit for us again in future.
LAURA (Edenbridge England, Dec 2023 - 3 nights)
We would recommend Cathy. Our house and pets were really well looked after. The only reason for a 4 star for communication is that Cathy will say herself some modern technology such as Whatsapp or video calling is outside of her experience. She kept in touch by text though and this was fine.
ELIZABETH (Cullompton England, Nov 2023 - 1 week)
Have added What's App to my phone and have actually done several Zoom calls with other people both before and after this sit so am not too much in the Stone Age ! Frequently I'm staying in houses where there is no mobile signal so comms are not always as straightforward as for those who live ... MORE
Cathy did a wonderful job looking after our 2 dogs and 1 cat. One dog is 17.5 and she cared for him with great empathy and kindness, the other had a wonderful time with her and didn't want her to leave. I would definitely recommend Cathy to anyone wanting their dogs looked after with great care and affection. 5 Stars for all aspects of her stay.
DIANA (Shaftesbury England, Oct 2023 - 1 week 5 nights)
Had a couple of zoom meetings prior to the visit to talk over arrangements. Cathy was calm, professional and kind. Considering she had never seen our home or met our pets before arriving she coped with it all so well. She was very kind to our pets and really looked after them. You could tell she was a genuine animal lover. Whilst we were away I really appreciated her keeping in touch with us as to how things were going back home. I think our dog thoroughly enjoyed the attention. Cathy ... MORE
TORY (Sherborne England, Aug 2023 - 2 weeks)
Cathy was a complete star. She stayed for nearly 2 weeks and then stayed a couple of nights after we returned as she was in between house sits. The house was left very neat and tidy and she made us a delicious lemon cake on our return. We have two lurcher and 2 cats and they all loved her. Cathy is kind, gentle and very knowledgeable on animals. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a Housesitters - she is definitely 5*. We have already asked her to return next year if she has ... MORE
ANNABELLE (Ashmansworth England, Aug 2023 - 1 week 4 nights)
Cathy was an excellent pet and house sitter who we thoroughly recommend. This was our first time to use a pet sitter and we were delighted to leave our large Gordon setter Dorcha in such capable hands. Cathy and Dorcha formed a strong bond and enjoyed multiple daily walks together in the surrounding countryside. She kept in regular contact to update us with their activities and we always felt Dorcha was in very safe hands. Cathy also kept our garden watered and weeded which was a bonus. We hope ... MORE
ROSS (Peebles Scotland, Jul 2023 - 3 weeks)
We met Cathy before the required sit and instantly knew Chester would be in great company. She took time to visit the house and find out Chesters needs (attention and food!) beforehand and we went away without any concerns. Chester is definitely missing his new friend since we have returned. We would 100% recommend Cathy and we hope to see you again in the future! Thank you x
JODIE (Blackawton England, Jun 2023 - 5 days)
Cathy was a fantastic house and dog sitter. She really bonded and took care of our little dog Phoebe and gave her lots of attention. Cathy kept the house beautifully and even had a cake and flowers for us when we arrived. Would highly recommend Cathy for dog and house sitting.
HELEN (Seaton England, Apr 2023 - 2 weeks)
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