Horsewoman. Dog wrangler. Adventurer. Ready to lavish love on your pets!

Username Sitter4Paws  

56 - 64 years
May 30,2024 My Calendar
Single female
2 - 3 Months, 3 + Months

Update: Just a quick note - I'm booked until January 6, 2025 and looking for available house and pet sits for 2025.

Hi there! I’m Cheryl, retired, and have begun my next career as a nomad. I’m a vegetarian, non-smoker, non-drinker, no drugs, and generally live a healthy lifestyle. I’m from the West Coast of Canada, and did housesitting in my 20s before I became a homeowner. That was when it became my turn to find honest, trustworthy housesitters so I know what you’re thinking as you read my profile. Is this the person who will treat my home and pets respectfully and not cause any problems? Yes! You have found me!

I’ve owned horses and dogs most of my life. After my last dog passed away, I decided to become a not-quite-grey housesitter. My horse is in boarding. Yes, I have an expensive pasture ornament living the good life on my nickel. I’m an experienced horsewoman who knows the difference between taking care of minor injuries on my own or if it’s time to call a vet. Besides horses and dogs, I’ve also owned cats, mini-donkeys, rabbits, ducks, and chickens. I’m comfortable around animals of all sizes.

I’m a former volunteer at Dogwood Dog Rescue. They specialized in sporting breeds, and when I owned a house I fostered Weimaraners, German Short Haired Pointers, German Wirehaired Pointers, Wirehaired Griffons, Labradors, and even a Munsterlander.

I’m experienced at giving medications to animals. Senior animals who need extra TLC? Here I am! Not a problem at all if your pets like to sleep on the bed with me.

I’m a native English speaker. When I was younger I worked as an au pair in Madrid, Spain. And in 2023 I walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain - about 800km or 500 miles. I’m not fluent in Spanish, but I can get around. I’ve traveled across Canada, the United States, Europe, Mexico, China, Japan, and Central America.

My hobbies are horseback riding, walking, photography, swimming, reading, and traveling.

So, why do I want to be a not-quite-grey housesitter? I’ve whittled my worldly possessions down to a suitcase and laptop bag and want to experience different countries and cultures and live like a local. I love animals and while I’m a nomad, it’s not fair to own a dog. But I know there are dogs out there who would love to go walkies and get loved on while their parents are on vacation.

I sold my car when I left Canada. I’d love a housesit where a car is available but it’s not a dealbreaker. I can provide my clean driving profile. I have a motorbike license, but I sold my Suzuki Burgman last year and not traveling with gear. If you have a Vespa and a spare helmet, I’d love to ride it! Just call me Scooter Girl!

I’m especially looking for longer housesits where I can immerse myself as a local while I explore different countries. Long-term housesits in Canada and America are fine with me too.

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