I am an active, outgoing, retired Australian woman, a non-smoker, considerate home owner and inveterate traveller. I have a proven record of reliability and attention to the details of owners and pets' requirements. I have completed numerous house/pet sits in Europe as well as Australia and am enthusiastic about similar opportunities in the future. During 2012,2013 and 2014, 2015, 2017. I completed house/pet sits in Canada, Switzerland,the United Kingdom(3),Ireland,Portugal, France(3) Australia and Spain, as well as live-in assignments in Italy,Spain Germany and the USA. ( work away). More recently, I have completed two cat sitting assignments in Switzerland, one dog sit in Paris, and a workaway assignment in Milan, Italy. Please note, I am also registered on workawayinfo where you can view feedback about completed assignments. I am an experienced host to international students which has encouraged my interest in overseas travel and I continue to seek opportunities to experience other locations and cultures where I can enjoy being part of the community. I am regarded as caring and conscientious, and have regularly volunteered at an aged care facility when I am home in Australia. I participate in community activities, especially those which have a focus on social justice. I try to maintain a healthy lifestyle, wherever I am based. I will commit to your home, garden and pets in your absence as if they were my own. I have experience with many pets and animals - from goats to guinea pigs and have dog obedience training experience. I also have a particular affinity with cats and several cat owners have been happily surprised by the rapport that I have established with cats which were previously very wary of visitors. This years’s cat sits were another example of tmid/ wary cats bonding within the first day. The Swiss owner of three cats was delighted and I have a new reference to be uploaded soon. I am a qualified Justice of the Peace and I welcome personal contact through FaceTime, . phone or so that you can better establish a more personal and detailed character check. I can guarantee that I will arrive prior to your departure if required, so that I have a complete understanding of your requirements and can establish a bond with your pets before you leave. I am flexible, honest, absolutely reliable, and have an optimistic outlook on life. I look forward to hearing from you!