Hello, I am a single 61 yr old non smoking female. My passion is taking care of a home and pets.
I enjoy being in and around nature, reading, swimming and taking short walks. I love the company of animals in general and they seem to love me too!
I am on my 52nd sit in Australia through aussiehousesitters I joined this site to book a sit in the US so I can visit my children who live there. My sit for the US has been moved to 2021 due to the virus as my daughter is getting married.
I enjoy spending most of my time at home and am domestically inclined so I'm happy to keep a house clean and tidy. I appreciate a lovely garden, happy to water but due to back and pelvic issues I don't mow lawns. I am best suited to taking care of small dogs or well trained ones that walk well on a lead as I have some pelvic damage from a mesh operation. I love being with cats also. :)
Prior to housesitting in Australia I lived in the US for twenty five yrs where I raised my 3 strong children and designed and made jewellery. I grew up in Sydney.
I continued housesitting again in 2017.
Please contact me if you have any questions. I have many references which I can on request along with contact details.
I look forward to hearing from you.
1 a. Cate Lewis is a wonderful house/pet sitter.
Cate's communication is prompt, friendly and professional, and engaging her was a smooth process.
When we met Cate to introduce her to our 15yo cat, we immediately felt at ease and had complete trust in Cate's care for our cat and our home. She was confident and relaxed, yet asked sensible questions about medications etc.
Cate kept us up to date while we were on holiday, and we were able to completely relax and enjoy our time away.
When we arrived home, our cat wondered who we were! They had bonded nicely, and he was in great shape - well fed and a glossy, smooth coat from lots of brushing.
Cate left our house spotlessly clean and tidy.
Cate is highly recommended, and we'd have no hesitation is having her look after our cat and home again.
Jeff & Tracey Harrison
You will go a long way to find a better sitter than Cate. Great communication, the house was sparkling when I returned, kept me updated with pics of my cat while I was away, and even managed to keep my garden thriving in a heat wave. I would highly recommend Cate for pet care, garden care, and house care.
Deirdre & Jim - Banora Point NSW
Sep month 3 weeks
Their review of you: Cate delivered excellent care of our property during her stay which included the housekeeping, care of our hens and aviary birds and garden and pot plants. We highly recommend Cate as a reliable house sitter.
CHRISTINE Suffolk Park NSW
June & July 2019
Cate housesat for me from June 6 to July 29, 2019. She was a great person to have in my house, and I came back to find everything in order and sparkling clean. You can trust Cate when you are away, she will take very good care of your property.
SUZANNE Mosman NSW, February 2019. We were delighted to have Cate look after out pets and home and would not hesitate to invite her in the future.
Rosalind - Byron Bay NSW Oct weeks 4 days
I was very satisfied with Catherine's care of my property and pets, especially the loving care and attention my dog received. When I returned the house was lovely and clean, the dog clearly adored her, the fish and worms were thriving and the garden was fine. I'll be happy to recommend her at any time.
Martin - Tyalgum Creek NSW Aug 2018
You really cannot get a better house-sitter than Catherine. She takes her role very seriously and recognises the need to look after the house and the animals with diligence and responsibility. She loves animals and goes out of her way to build trust with them. She keeps the house immaculately clean and she keeps in touch with you with regular up-date s while you are away. The animals are fed, watered and cared for. She is also a very nice person. I recommend her highly and would not hesitate to engage her again.