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Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s) – I have more reviews for pet experience and elderly companionship I did in Spain on the website workaway.info.
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From: 26 October 2022
Until: 26 January 2025
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I love nature and animals. I have volunteered at animal shelters in Brazil, USA and Europe. Please check reference letters below. I also love studying about dogs and cats behavior (I attended a dog training course). I am interested in most types of animals actually. I am completely reliable, hard worker, pleasant personality, mature, responsible, dedicated, detail oriented, collaborative and very friendly. I have a Bachelor degree in Tourism and I used to work in the administration of an English school preparing USA student visa paperwork for students from all over the world. Last couple years I worked as an elderly companion.
I can provide a police background check under request.
I love working with animals and people in general. Learn about new cultures and ways of life is a passion of mine. I love singing&dancing, meditation, movies, theatre, etc. I have traveled to about 24 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.
I was born in Brazil in a big family and I lived in USA for about 12 years.
I speak Portuguese and English fluently and I can communicate very well in Spanish.
Currently living in Spain.
I love being helpful, I love animals, I love traveling and I love being at home. Mix all these and there is the answer. I am a happy person with a positive outlook on life. I hope to meet like minded people who I can house sit for. I do want to make some difference in the world so I want to be helpful and especially dedicate my time to honorable causes (e.g. animals, people in need), travel, make some friends...
I have been a pet sitter in Brazil, France, Spain, England, Sweden (please see link below to "workaway.info" reference letter). I can provide you Sinead's phone number (who I have volunteered for 4 times in Spain helping to take care of 38 cats and 3 dogs), in case you want to talk to her. I have also been a pet sitter in USA for many times ( see reference letters with phone numbers, please). I have also volunteered for animal shelters in Brazil innumerous times besides pet and house sitting for family and friends.
I will go the extra mile in order to make you have peace of mind while away from your home and dear furry. I will take care of your home as if it was mine. I will keep it clean, organized and secure having my presence there all the nights. And believe me... I will give LOTS of love, attention and playful moments to all your animals. I have a deep love and respect for them. I will water your plants, bring your mail and we can discuss other needs you might have. I have been a renter and a landlord so I am familiar to the both sides of taking care of a house and know the value of knowing our limits.
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
From: 26 October 2022
Until: 26 January 2025
They don't charge for house sitting services
MindMyHouse member since 2018
Age: 46-55 years old
Total completed house sits: 12
Ester was amazing, she is so charming and lovely that Bali loved her since the first day. She also kept us updated and sent us pictures of Bali, who was having the best time. She was also very patient with her. We hope she comes back some time in the near future, she is just the best.
Ester took care of my sweet Freddy for 9 days over the Christmas holiday. He was a very lucky kitty and seemed to enjoy his time with her as much as she did with him. Ester was wonderful to communicate with--very thorough and caring towards Freddy's needs, and always very respectful. She went above and beyond and got Freddy special treats, in addition to giving him SO much love each day. He was relaxed and literally glowing when we returned, thanks to the wonderful care he received. Thank you, Ester, for treating him like such a king, and keeping watch over our place in addition. Please come again anytime!
Ester stayed with my two cats for two weeks, she asked me many many questions, which I liked because it meant she would be prepared and well informed, she sent me a daily video of my kitties looking healthy and happy, and when I returned the house was neat, litterbox clean, cats had food and water. I couldn't ask for more. I would definitely recommend her for any house sitting assignment. Thanks again Ester!
Maria is not only a great housesitter but also a wonderful person. She has taken great care of my four dogs and five cats, which is no easy feat! She's very loving and warm and highly organised and tidy as well. She spent most of the time with the animals, always keeping an eye on them and making them feel like little princes and princesses! She also kept me up to date with photos and videos so I had no worries at all. My pets were completely in love with her. Another big bonus is that she knows how to give both cats and dogs medication, which was very important as two of them need medication twice a day. She also took one of the dogs to the vet when he had an infection because of a tick that hadn't been spotted by me before I left, so that was great. Plus, she did a great job watering and taking care of the plants, and the patio. Maria has gone above and beyond for my pets. I highly recommend her!
Ester is an amazing house sitter, She not only brings pet toys but is a joy to be around. I spent 1 day, before and after my time away, with her and my pets at home, she is totally easy going and lovely company. My pets loved her!! Even my little cat who’s more of a rat catcher became a cuddling kitty! She truly brings a spoon full of sweetness. We had a friendly relationship whilst I was away with little video and photo updates of her and the pets. My house we also well maintained and lovely to come home too. I would have Ester house sit again anytime, in fact I’m trying to keep first in the queue!
Ester stayed in our home with our small dog for a few weeks while we were out of the country. She was super communicative and sent photos and videos of our dog daily, which was very important for me. She took exceptional care of our home and when we got back she had deep cleaned the entire house and it didn't even seem like we had had a guest. In addition to taking good care of our home and pet, she was also available to deal with some deliveries and workers that had to do some work in the apartment above. I really feel that she treated our home with respect and took her position of caring for our home and dog very seriously. I would trust Ester to come and stay in my home again in a heartbeat and I really hope that she is available the next time we travel. This is the third time we have used this site to find pet sitters and Ester has been the best by far!
For those of you like myself who worry about our pets when we are away, Maria is the one to set your mind at ease! She did everything and beyond to assure me all was well and when something was a question mark, or if there was a change in my cats or my fish activity, she was quick to inform me. It was a first time housesit arrangement with her and I was so impressed with her professionalism I would recommend her in any kind of housesit that may take someone who needs to responsible and caring beyond a basic agreement and exchange. I saw she genuinely cared for all our pets having their needs met and she -Among a rare kind of people, put the animal kind first in priority. Our house was in neat condition all as I asked, and how we left it when we went away. She has an easeful manner and patient perfect for any kind of pets you may have. i whole heartedly recommend her and hope we can have her back again sometime in the future. Thank you Maria for your care! Oh and our balcony summer garden was blooming when we came back so she also displayed a green finger in managing the plants :-)
Maria Ester was an excellent house and cat sitter. My cat bonded with her almost immediately which was very reassuring. She is highly recommended.
Maria took amazing care of Koshka and sent videos and pictures every few days at my request. Koshka was nice and cuddly when I came back which means she was super well taken care off. The house was clean and spottless when I came back as well, which is amazing. If you're hesitant or on the edge, book her! Maria, Thank you so much for taking amazing care of Koshka and my home.
I feel really lucky that Maria came to house sit for my dog and two cats. She is so wonderful, friendly and warm and she was fantastic with the animals. The house was beautifully looked after and she sent lovely messages to update me as how things were going. A big thank you Maria.
Our cat, Simba, is a sensitive little soul. He's skittish, shy and I think had some happiness in the life he had before us. He has been improving month by month (we've had him a year), and we were a little nervous leaving him for 3 weeks. BUT ... he was the lucky recipient of dedicated Maria love for 3 weeks. I think they both loved each other's company, but we came home to a super-chilled cat. I am sure she did some special cat-whispering while we were away! But we're very grateful for her looking after him for us. Our house was tidy and sparkling clean when we got back. We cannot recommend Maria highly enough.
Ester took care of our 2 dogs, cat and house for a couple of weeks over Christmas 2018. She was wonderful! The dogs loved her, she taught the puppy how to play fetch, she got the grumpy old dog to snuggle with her, and even got the cat to sit on her legs! I couldn't believe it because the cat doesn't even do that with us! She sent us daily updates and videos of the animals doing cute things. That made it easy for us to enjoy our vacation without worrying about our animals at home. She is friendly and easy to talk to. She did all the things we agreed to. We asked her to do some things she had never done before (like brush the dog's teeth) and she did it perfectly. She also gave heart medications to our old cardiac dog who doesn't always cooperate and you have to insist. She's great at animal nursing! She took great care of the house, which we found in good order when we came back. I would love to have her again as a sitter and recommend her without any reservations. Thank you Ester!
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