With a house sitter looking after your pets, house and garden - you can really relax. Happy days.
A Sitter with culture
40, Anthropologist/ Historian
I am an anthropologist and historian currently working on two doctoral researchers and I wish to explore a bit this beautiful country while I finish writing my two dissertations because I love travelling, it helps me focus on my work.
My house is in Italy, where I own a small B&B, I have Italian citizenship and mixed Irish and European Heritage. I am currently in the process of applying for Irish citizenship and enjoying the UK through this unexpected move to the North and change in my life. I speak English, French, Italian, Spanish and some Chinese.
I have house sitters too and I understand how important it is to feel safe about who comes to look after our houses and animals, so hopefully my long self-description can help you feel safe about me and I can also provide references. The main point being is that I will look after your animals and house as my own.
I love animals, I have a life long experience with dogs and cats as well as enough experience to look after horses, cleaning them, saddling them and exercising them. I am a dog listener, by which I mean that I can train dogs with the dog-listening method developed by Jan Fennel, who codified wolf language to learn to train dogs through non-aggressive approaches which help even traumatised and aggressive dogs to live in harmony with humans. I have rescued dogs from being put down because they were erroneously considered to be dangerous. I did it thanks to the Jan Fennel's dog-listening training method, and I am available to train your dog at no additional fee during the house sitting stay, should you feel s/he needs it.
At the moment I am self-teaching myself horse whispering too. I have had cats and dogs for half of my life and I used to have horses when I was younger. I have had rabbits and guinea pigs too as a child.
I am open to look after any animal. I feel comfortable looking after snakes too if they are not poisonous, although I never had one.
As far as farm animals, I have enough experience to handle sheep, goats, ducks and hens and a little experience with cows too. I would love to learn to milk goats and cows but I have only done it twice so I can't say I have enough experience at that yet.
I prefer long term positions as I still have not decided where in the UK I want to live and need this time to just enjoy the stillness of staying at home, looking after cats, dogs or other animals and writing my 2 dissertations.