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Mom and daughter with rescue/medically fragile experience with dogs/cats/rodents

United States

Testimonials

They have 1 testimonial (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Rabbit(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Pig(s) – I have a graduate degree in psychology, that helps me understand animal behavior.

Police check

They don't have a police check

Availability

From: 22 October 2018
Until: 22 January 2023

Occupation

Therapist

References

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About this sitter

My daughter graduates from high school (12 years of school, she is 18) and has asked to travel to celebrate. I work as a mental health therapist in a small hospital, and have been married for 27 years. We have owned our own home since 1995. My background in psychology really helps me understand animal behavior of all kinds. We now live in a rural area in Montana (close to Canada) and have a rescue dog, bunnies, and guinea pigs, so we are familiar with rodents. I have lived in hurricane, tornado and blizzard zones, and spent quite a bit of time living in foreign countries before I had children. We have a 17 year old, blind, deaf poodle with dementia that enjoys walks and snuggles as well. They all get along very well. I have worked with dog rescue for years, and have cared for dogs with food allergies, diabetes, and intestinal trauma in the past.

If you select us to care for your animals, we will spend time snuggling with them, and some time exploring local culture, we really like museums, hiking, local art, and churches.

Why they want to house sit

To be able to afford to see different countries and share them with my daughter. I lived in Europe and Asia in the past for work, and I want my daughter to understand that there are lots of different ways of looking at the world. We really love animals and miss ours when we travel.

Their experience

My daughter and I have both house sat and pet sat in the past. We now have a rescue dog, bunnies, and guinea pigs, so we are familiar with rodents. They all get along very well. I have worked with dog rescue for years, and have cared for dogs with food allergies, diabetes, and intestinal trauma in the past. My daughter especially likes cats, and has just recently completed a housesit with a cat. My husband is allergic, so we can't have one in the house now. I grew up on a farm, with horses, cows, chickens, and pigs. We also live in a very rural area, and have spent long stretches of time with no indoor plumbing, electricity, or running water. I can drive a loader/tractor and use a chainsaw, if that would be required.

What can they bring to the assignment

Love, snuggles, and a pretty good understanding of animal behavior. I can also give insulin shots if needed, and have worked with medically fragile dogs recovering from surgery, and lots of practical home owner, outdoor experience.

Available to house sit

Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, South East Asia, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 22 October 2018
Until: 22 January 2023

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2018

Personal details

Age: 46-55 years old

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 1

Testimonials

Great sitters

Leah and her daughter Maggy were wonderful house sitters. They took great care of the house and the animals and left everything they way they found it plus leaving us with all sorts of food they had brought with them. Very kind! I would recommend them highly to anyone.

Meg, Canada, 13 January, 2019

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

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Last updated: 2 October 2021