What better opportunity is there to experience life in the locations you visit than to walk a mile in the shoes of a resident? Try them on for size and spend time exploring their world, their pets, their communities. I will never be a ‘foreigner’ again!! My hope with each house sitting opportunity, is to be introduced to friends and neighbors who welcome me into each community that I visit.
I see house and pet caring as a great opportunity to travel. I'm flexible and feel communication is the key to providing homeowners peace of mind. All my house and pet caring opportunities have been free of charge because I enjoy helping out friends and the peace and quiet of being alone with pets. I love animals, especially dogs. I enjoy dogs because I love to get out, explore and never really tire of walking and hiking. I am dependable, trustworthy, and clean - really all the things that a person would look for in a house sitter. I don't smoke, am not on any medications or drugs, and I am in excellent health.
I lost my chocolate lab (Boca), and my black cat (Yoda) four years ago. We had 14 memorable years together! I am a 64 year old woman. I retired a year ago after a 35 year career in higher education at the University of Vermont.
My most recent house caring gigs were last summer. I travelled "out west" last July and had the pleasure of a labradoodle's company in Pleasanton, CA. My next adventure was in Portland, OR cat and home caring for a sweet black cat. Since then I've been back in Vermont enjoying all that Vermont offers. I just completed a three month job working as a guide at the Shelburne Museum s://shelburnemuseum /. My next part-time/temporary assignment (through December is working as a Consumer Product Specialist at Seventh Generation. s:// I mention these two work opportunities that I've had, so that you can get a sense of what I enjoy.