Experienced Housesitter & SPCA Volunteer/Employee
55, English Teacher
I'm originally from Dorset and have recently returned to Blighty from New Zealand where I had been living and working for several years and I'm currently residing in Hampshire. I am an experienced House Sitter and have been house sitting with the associated site 'Kiwi House Sitters' on and off since March 2014. I have had various wonderful short and long-term house-sitting experiences in New Zealand and the UK in both rural and suburban areas ranging from a few days to 6 months in duration caring for an assortment of dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, caged birds, alpacas, sheep, fish, turtles, chickens and goats! I have references available if requested and a DBS check.
I have previously volunteered and worked at two SPCA centres in New Zealand where I assisted with the cats and dogs which I really enjoyed. I was employed as an Animal Attendant and worked with up to 10 dogs in the special Isolation Unit including administering medications. I also fostered a 15 year old Bichon Frise from the SPCA for several weeks who was deaf, blind and incontinent bless her. In 2019 I volunteered at a cat rescue sanctuary in Bali.
During my housesits, I like to spend as much time as possible with your pets and I take care of them as if they were my own. Any lucky woofers usually end up having a bit of a 'doggy holiday' with me as I enjoy exploring the local area for walks. And if they are OK to go in the car then I am happy to take them with me for further walking adventures! I like to keep my housesit owners informed and updated with the progress of your home and pets whilst I am housesitting.
I also enjoy gardening and I am happy to look after any plants, veggie patches, mow lawns and undertake any simple garden duties!
In the past I have used kiwihousesitters to find a housesitter myself for a 3 month cat/housesit which helped me to understand the housesitting process from the owner's perspective and how important it is to find the right housesitter for our precious furbabies!
I enjoy living amongst other cultures, meeting people, exploring new areas and having new experiences. I have traveled and lived in quite a few different countries over the years and I worked as an English Teacher in S.E. Asia for several years.
I enjoy walking and being in nature. I am a non-smoker and vegan/vegetarian who enjoys a simple and peaceful life and I always like to keep my house sits clean and tidy especially for the owners' return. I often go for long walks in nature, so if there are any woofers out there who need walking - I'd be more than happy to have their company!
I am currently mostly seeking housesits which are located in more rural/Village locations and preferably not in cities or towns. I'm often available for local weekend housesits as long as it's not too far for me to travel to from Hampshire. I work part-time during the week so I may not always be available even though my availability calendar says I'm available, but please do contact me as I may be able get the time off!
Thank you for taking the time ro read my profiile! I look forward to hearing from you! :)