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Reliable, caring and flexible sitter

Germany

Testimonials

They have 5 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Tortoise/Turtle(s), Guinea pig(s), Goat(s), Reptile(s) – As I have an even-tempered personality pets feel comfortable with me.

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 1 October 2020
Until: 31 March 2021

Occupation

Writer/Translator

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

Hello, potential house host! I am a mature yet youthful, active, level headed and positive person with many interests and hobbies. I have always been around pets and also farm animals.

I was born in Germany but lived abroad half of my life. Thus I am fluent in English, German and Spanish. I am now again based in Germany, where I own a beautiful little home with garden, which is my base during the summer.

In the past years I have been the host to several pet sitters in my home looking after my cats. Unfortunately, within one year they both went to cat heaven. They are dearly missed.

Please inquire about availability as I have a few personal things coming up in the next months.

Why they want to house sit

It is a lifestyle choice. I can live out my passion for travel and pets while providing a valuable service. House sitting enables me to travel slowly getting to know a destination's culture and traditions when I immerse myself in the local community. I like the adventure of it, the unexpected. At the same time I find it gratifying to be the custodian of your home and pets while you can travel free of worries. I am a home owner myself and have been for many years and would treat your home with the same care and dedication as I do mine.

I am now retired and love travel, writing, photograpy and art. Collecting stories, photos, encounters with new people and cultures while house sitting is a good way to live in different parts of the world. I am also a member of TrustedHousesitters.com.

I enjoy my own home but like to get away to travel. As far as dates I am flexible. Please ask. Current building activity around my house which will last for a few months is an even greater incentive to go away occasionally.

Their experience

I truly understand the need of getting things done and the requirements for commitment to detail. I like people and am a huge animal lover, I love creatures great and small, loads of walks, play time for cats & dogs alike, lots of cuddles.

I am also a member of Trusted Housesitters since 2014 and have 11 excellent reviews.
https://www.trustedhousesitters.com/house-and-pet-sitters/germany/lower-saxony/rotenburg/l/32597/

What can they bring to the assignment

I like keeping cool in dramas, I am discreet (mail forwarding etc), highly responsible, computer savvy, I am resilient, very fit and health conscious.

Available to house sit

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain

Availability dates

From: 1 October 2020
Until: 31 March 2021

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2017

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 5

Testimonials

Elke looked after Amy and Mia for three weeks and she did a wonderful job.

Elke looked after Amy and Mia for three weeks and she did a wonderful job. There were some unforeseen issues with the cats which she handled promtly and without fuss for which I am very grateful. My older cat Mia had not been eating well for a while and Elke tried another diet which Mia accepted and ate more. Both cats were happy and looked well upon my return. My apartment was clean and everything was better than expected. Elke was quiet and respectful with the neighbors. Thank you Elke for everything. I hope that you can come again!

Petra, Germany, 06 March, 2020

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Handy around the house

Why seek far afield...

In german there is a saying: "Why seek far afield when the good is close by?" Our housesitter Elke lives really close, which made everything especially easy. In our case, we had no time to meet prior us being away. Elke did not mind. She is well experienced and really easy with everything. During our absence she kept us well posted which made us feel very confident. Upon our return our house was perfectly clean. We could feel that our cats didn't mind us being away. The chickens were also happy and the coop clean! What we really enjoyed the most  that Elke seemed to have a good time here as well. That makes the idea of the housesitting even better! At the end we were treated with the best homemade cookies! Yummy!! Elke, please come back often ???? Thank you very much for everything!!!

sylvia, Germany, 26 December, 2019

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house

Wonderful and reliable house sitter

Elke dissipated all my anxieties as this was the first time I had a cat sitter through a website. She is a very responsible and reliable person, friendly and has a great sense of humor. My young Maine Coon was content and well locked after, my home was tidy and very clean, the garden and indoor plants had been watered. I am extremely satisfied and happy and hope that Elke will be able to house sit for me again. I can recommend her very highly.

Monika, Germany, 05 September, 2018

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden

A gem

Elke is really a gem, and a great animal lover. Our cats felt relaxed and comfortable with her and we were very fortunate to have Elke looking after our babies and our home for 3,5 weeks while we were busy with a very stressful project. As we are also house sitters we had met Elke a few years earlier when we looked after her older lovely cat Mousy, which meanwhile has sadly passed away, and we stayed in touch with her ever since. Elke is absolutely trustworthy, reliable, attentive, gentle and kind. She sent us updates and photos which were reassuring and entertaining. Our home was well looked after and spotless upon our return. Elke is an interesting and warmhearted person and we enjoyed spending some time with her before and after the sit.

Madeleine, Sweden, 20 June, 2018

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly

Cat sitting in Belgium, August 2017

This was our first experience with house sitting, so it was hard to know what to expect. Elke was a very kind, reliable and respectful woman, who took great care of our place. We came back to our home completely tidy and clean, and our cat was very happy and well cared for. We had such a positive experience that we will definitely recommend and hope to have Elke stay in our place again in the future.

Chris & Tris, Belgium, 27 August, 2017

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Handy around the house

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Last updated: 23 May 2020