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Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish – We have also looked after sick pets, (with cancer and other ailments) and non/partially-sighted dogs, administering tablets, eye drops diagnosing issues, including tumors, attending the vet and giving a lot of TLC (tender loving care
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From: 26 August 2023
Until: 31 December 2026
I.T. Consultant/Teacher (retired)
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I am Trish, a retired I.T. consultant/teacher (now a student of Greek & Spanish and motor cycling) with over 20 years of house-sitting experience. I enjoy looking after pets, plants, gardens and homes as if they were my own with great respect for all!
I am familiar with basic house repair, swimming pool cleaning and gardening activities. I am responsible, quiet, clean and a non-smoker. House sitting gives me the opportunity to see new places as if I were a local. So, looking after the house, pets or garden is definitely fair-exchange!
I have lived in Mexico, South/Central America, Spain, Egypt, Holland, U.S.A., Malaysia and Cyprus for many years, as well as all the tropical locations we have travelled to. I am used to all kinds of tropical reptiles, snakes and so on! There are few shocks or surprises!
I prefer to avoid hotels but instead live within local communities. This enables me to get to know the local community, experience the local lifestyle and food, make new friends, have a wonderful time and importantly give something back whilst ensuring that your mind is at rest knowing that your home/pets are loved and cared for as if they were my own.
I would like to ensure that you can enjoy totally your time away from home and have peace of mind. Using simple-every-day technology, such as WhatsApp, Messenger, or WeChat. You could see your home and 'talk' to your pets via the internet. I can send daily updates with photos/videos if you'd like to know how your loved 'ones', plants and flowers are doing in real time.
What a wonderful option to have in life!! Who wouldn't like to be able to do this - if they could! What an opportunity to make new friends all over the world while at the same time seeing new places ensuring that the homeowners can enjoy their well-earned break away having peace of mind! This is priceless!
I have house sat in:
U.K., Holland, Ireland, Spain, Greece, Egypt, Vietnam, Australia, Mexico, Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, Aruba, Bali, Cyprus, Chile
Holland for a month ensuring the house was clean, tidy and secure, watering the garden and the flowers.
Egypt - Cairo for 2 weeks, ensuring the apartment was secure, watering the plants, keeping the house clean and tidy.
Spain - Vigo, different periods over a few years. I ensured that the apartment, was secure, kept clean and the plants watered. South of Spain looking after 2 rescue dogs, and 2 cats.
Ireland - Kerry, on a small holding looking after, 3 Jack-Russells and 3 hens several times
U.K. - Great Yarmouth ensuring the security of the bungalow, watering the garden and flowers, keeping the bungalow clean and tidy. London, looking after a cat.
Australia - Adelaide - looking after a cat named Sita with many balcony house plants. The temperatures soared to 46 degrees centigrade creating a challenge keeping the plants hydrated but this was accomplished successfully. The apartment was kept clean and tidy and left in very good order. Sydney – looking after 2 cocker spaniels, Hunter and Becky, keeping the house and grounds clean and tidy, managing the post and parcels. Brisbane - looking after 3 dogs. Melbourne, looking after a dog and cat.
Vietnam - looking after a cat who required daily eye drops and a dog.
Mexico - In Merida looking after a cat, swimming pool and tropical garden. In Michoacán, looking after a dog and near Patscuaro 3 dogs and 2 cats.
Panama – looking after 7 dogs, 1 had 3.5 legs and had sight issues
Ecuador - looking after 3 cats
Colombia - looking after a cat, and 2 dogs in apartment, one of them non-sighted
Aruba - looking after 6 cats and 3 dogs
Bali - looking after 6 dogs and 3 puppies
Cyprus, Moroni and Protaras looking after dogs and cats. The dog was a large Greek hunting dog that needed special care.
Chile - Dec 2022 - Jan 2023 Looking after Mimi - a little ginger fur baby!
NB - I have completed 1 house sit on MindMyHouse but more than 20 on other sites
I have experience of what it's like to be away, wondering how things are back home, I appreciate your concerns & would strive to put your mind completely at peace!
I have been involved in many changes of location throughout the world. This afforded me much experience in dealing with apartment/house maintenance, analyzing water leaks, lack of power, infestation and general issues; calling in the best people to resolve any situation and/or fixing it myself
I am professional, mature, and caring – a nature lover and I love and respect all 'beings'. I have some previous experience in house sitting and I know what I would expect from someone house sitting for us - so I would give the same in return!
I am very fit, as I do yoga, and Pilates and I also walk a lot. This enables me to be active with the pets, should they wish, and to maintain my energy level! I am taking motor-cycle lessons and enjoy studying Greek and Spanish, roller–blading & trampolining amongst other hobbies.
Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Central South America, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Greece, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru
From: 26 August 2023
Until: 31 December 2026
They don't charge for house sitting services
MindMyHouse member since 2014
Age: 66-75 years old
Total completed house sits: 1
Mike and Trish are great, looked after our 12 cats, kept house and garden, and helped with other commitments. Would highly recommend, they go above and beyond totally trustworthy and reliable. :)
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