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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in the United Kingdom

Paws Prose and Purrs

58, Pet-and -House Sitter, Author, Copy Editor, Reviewer

Paws Prose and Purrs

Booking now for:
August 2020 - January 2021

Non-Smoker, Vegetarian

Just completed sits with 7 parrots, 2 alpacas, one cute little tripod, one blind kitty, and a boat

House- and Pet-sitting have been a part of my life for about 44 years. The homes and other properties I have been entrusted with varied from a bedsit the size of a monk's cell to something that may have been Hogwarts. (I'm not sure; things kept shifting around.)

I will be over from the U.S. so I will not have a vehicle. I am, however, practiced in right-hand driving, so you car is safe with me. I usually walk miles per day. I can cover longer distances by public transport. Dogs that will ride bus, train, tube, or taxi with me are especially fun.

I was brought to Florida as a hostage by my parents when I was a month old. I've been trying to get out ever since. In fact, I'll escape this country someday....

Why do I want to pet-sit? I love animals. Everyone says that, of course, but I love animals too much to stay with one. Or two. Or...how many? I spend time with them, reassuring them their family is coming back. And then when they do, it is time for me to move on to the next home where I am needed.

If you can name a type of dog or cat, I've probably had experience with it, from a nine-month-old Bernese Mountain Dog who weighed 44k to a Havana Brown "Sphinx on Acid" who just happened to be the cat ruler of the world..

I can take on just about any animals (Remember: big dogs and snarky cats.) But I MUST exclude:
Chimps. Pit bull types, English bull terriers, bully dogs, anything on the Dangerous Dogs Act. If you have one of these animals, there is no need to send me a nasty message. Please, just move on.

My mother was a dog breeder of many different kinds and my baby sister is a breeder of champion Cavs and French Bulldogs.

And we had many, many pets. Plus, we had weird pets that no other kids seemed to have.

(In some special cases, let's negotiate a nominal fee.)

Reviews (2)
No rating I have no hesitation in highly recommending Lisa to any pet owners. It's scary leaving beloved pets with anyone unknown (even when you've researched them and have good references) but Lisa truly made my darlings (one dog and one cat) the centre of her universe for the 15 days we were away. Nothing was too great an effort for her to ensure their comfort and it was clear on our return just how fond both pets were of her. We were also treated to regular updates on their activities during ... MORE
SARAH (Twickenham England, Aug 2016 - 2 weeks 1 day)
No rating Lisa came here from Florida to spend some time sitting animals around the UK, both things she loves to do. We left her with two cats- one of which is very arms length and usually goes AWOL when we leave- and our 9 months old 43kg Bernese Mountain Dog, needing a firm but loving hand....being a teenager! We returned two weeks later to find our cats both present and our fay kitty very happy to be around Lisa. What's more, our bitch had gone into season for the first time (despite the fact ... MORE
CLAIRE (Wimbledon , Jul 2016)
Garden Maintenance

Green garden!

Make sure the garden and pot plants are thriving when you get back - get a house sitter.

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