Available from the end of April 2020; prefer sits of one month, or longer.
Non-smoker; happily single.
Internet essential. Pets bonus!
Good sense of humour, although the following dry information may not reflect that. :)
I sit with small animals and some larger breeds of dog I am familiar with (e.g. collies). Old, frail, needs medication, rescue animals, shy animals, needy animals ... They are all lovely companions.
I love being on the water and will happily boat sit.
I first joined this site to find sitters for my own elderly cats. I appreciate how difficult it is to choose a stranger to respect your home while providing care for your pet.
I have no personal obligations that might call me away on short notice and will do my best to keep your pets happy and your home secure and well maintained.
I was raised with pets; as a child spent a bit of each summer on the farm.
I have volunteered at shelters, spent time in a Vet surgery helping out and helped friends on farms with sheep and cattle; years ago now.
I owned my own home for more than 20 years and lived on a yacht in northern Australia for 5 years. I have done renovations and refits hands-on in my early years. I like to maintain good communications with the home owner, as required.
I have done sits in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UK, USA, Belgium and Spain.
The longest sit I have done was 6 months while the family was overseas on professional sabbatical.
I am an easy going person and get along well with others, but I like privacy and boundaries and offer the same to those I sit for.
I welcome any questions with regards to pertinent information I may have left out. I have references and a police check.