I am a single mature English lady who lives in Portugal. I am an experienced house & pet sitter, clean and tidy and would respect your property and take care of it as if it were my own. I did house and pet sitting continuously from Dec 2013 until Jan 2017 and have excellent references. I owned my own house in England and so had to be capable and practical and I also rented my house out whilst I went long term travelling, so I know how important it is to have someone you can trust taking care of your own home. I am a non smoker, non drinker. I have always had dogs and cats as pets and at one time bred British Shorthair cats so am knowledgeable about the care of cats and kittens and have a lot of experience in cat sitting and currently have 4 cats. We also have 2 large dogs. I live on a farm with my daughter and her family so can easily leave my pets to come and take care of yours. I also have a great deal of experience in house sitting for dogs, both young exuberant ones that require several hours of walking twice daily and also older ones that need a little more care, so have experience in taking care of and walking dogs - which I love. I have excellent references from all of my house & pet sits, which you can see in my reference section. All owners have described me as excellent both in the care of their home and the care of their pets. Animals love me and take to me immediately. I can assure you that your home and your beloved pets would be in good, caring and safe hands with me.