59, Retired Teacher
I am a retired Canadian teacher who is a responsible, non-smoker keen to cuddle your cats, canines and any other loveable pets you can introduce me to!
With an extensive background in the Girl Guide organization, I am respectful of others, of their belongings and, of course, their lovely pets and homes..
I adore animals, and am an avid bird watcher and photographer. I caught the travelling "bug" years ago and I've discovered that house and pet-sitting is the way I can enjoy everything rolled into one!
I'm happiest when I'm enjoying the outdoor life, camping and exploring nature.
I've gained plenty of experience over the past six years in France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, England, Spain, French Polynesia, Italy, New Zealand and all over Australia.
In all, I have looked after and loved more than 12 cats, 15 dogs, 2 pot-bellied pigs, 2 ponies, 16 alpaca, 5 guinea pigs, 1 rabbit, 12 chickens, an amusing duck, and one well-behaved goldfish!
In addition, I did a month-long House Exchange to Vienna in 2007 and have become good friends with the family. Their reference is included. My "love affair" with Australia began way back in 2002-03 when I participated in a one year Teacher Exchange to Punchbowl in Sydney in 2002-03. I was so pleased to be able to host my Australian Principal and his family at my lakeside home in Ontario.
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My family has always included pets. Over the years I've loved my own precious pussycat sisters, Puffin & Orca, a long-eared Basset Hound, and a very quiet turtle.
I'll treat your animals and your home like the treasures they are!