They have 10 testimonial s (view below)
Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s)
They don't have a police check
From: 18 June 2023
Until: 28 February 2024
They have referees/references (view below)
Hello my name is Sonja and I'm a single woman of 59 with healthy lifestyle who will be happy to look after your pets when you are away from home. After travelling half the world in the past 33 years and living, studying and working in several countries I came back to W Europe in 2018 and did volunteering work through Helpx. After spending 3 summers in French Normandie as a house, dog and cat sitter and feeding other animals, I realised this is what I like to do most right now. Beside Dutch I speak English, French and sufficient German and Spanish. I have a reference letter from the family in Normandie, drivers licence (but no private car), health insurance and am fully vaccinated against Covid 19 with booster in Jan 2022. Non smoking nor drinking alcohol. Available for video-call via Whatsapp.
I still like to move around a bit in Europe and enjoy being on my own in the company of animals. It makes me happy and has become a new lifestyle.
As a volunteer I've been looking after several dogs and cats and other small animals in the past 6 years. A reference letter can be sent by email. Since April 2022 I do house and pet sitting via MMH. And so far it has been great, it feels like an expanding animal family of different characters, ages and health conditions (also a deaf and a blind cat), and all those dear ones I carry with me in my heart.
I care a lot about the well being of animals and will take care of them with love and dedication. Your pets are my priority and will not be left alone for more then several hours during the day only, when I go out for food shopping, a walk or bike ride, or visiting a museum when being in a city. Besides I'm a responsible, clean and tidy person and will keep your house in good condition.
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
From: 18 June 2023
Until: 28 February 2024
They don't charge for house sitting services
MindMyHouse member since 2022
Age: 56-65 years old
Total completed house sits: 5
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Sonja just stayed in our house for the thirtd time, looking after our cat and the house very well. The house was cleaner and tidier when we returned than it was when we left. I highly recommend Sonja.
Ian, France, 05 March, 2023
It was a real pleasure to have Sonja sit for us. River our dog was very happy with Sonja looking after him with great care. Our home was well cared for too. Sonja kept us well informed throughout the sit. I would highly recommend Sonja to all owners.
Andrew, France, 14 December, 2022
A recommended house sitter
Sonya just house/cat sat for us for the second time, and once again I have no hesitation to recommend her.
Ian, France, 21 November, 2022
A great lady
I returned from a 3 weeks holiday to find a calm immaculate household. Most important, the animals were peaceful and happy. I strongly recommend Sonja, you can leave with a quiet mind, all will be fine.when she is in charge. I look forward to offering her another sitting.
Josy, France, 30 October, 2022
Sweet and caring Sonja
Sonja is a friendly, considerate, and responsible house/cat sitter. She stayed at our home for three weeks, and we returned to a tidy and organized house, a green garden, and a happy, playful cat who was still 'in his element'. Our communication felt easy and it was great to have updates on our cat and his growing fondness. Sonja knows how to find her way around your house 'system', and we felt reassured that everything was well looked after. As a very well-traveled person with enthusiasm for exploring more of Brussels, it was special to share our home and the neighborhood with her. We definitely recommend her if you're looking for a caring sitter for your pet and home!
Tamara, Belgium, 20 September, 2022
Our animals in safe hands
Even though we haven't been able to actually meet in person, Sonja took care of our house and pets for two weeks. Without problems she managed to win the confidence of and make friends with our nervous little dog, and she also took perfect care of our elderly sick cat; when we came back they clearly hadn't lacked in anything! The house was as we left it, and Sonja communicated clearly and reliably at every stage. We'd be very happy for her to do it again!
Michiel, Belgium, 21 August, 2022
Ideal cat and house sitter
Having Sonja stay in our home and look after our kitties was a great experience. She kept us up to date with how things were going and sent pictures of our kitties when we would miss them. The cats took to her very quickly and she took great care of them. We came home to a clean home and happy cats. She is very friendly, worldly, and reliable. I would definitely recommend her.
Kayla, Netherlands, 15 July, 2022
The Ideal House/Cat Sitter
Sonja is a tidy, friendly, responsible house/cat sitter. She stayed at our home, looking after our cat for three weeks and we returned to a clean tidy house and a happy cat. We have no hesitation in recommending her to others, and will definitely ask her again when we need a house sitter.
Ian, France, 12 June, 2022
Sonja Van Vissingan
Sonja came to stay for two weeks to look after our three cats. Sonja was a very pleasant lady and totally dedicated to all the cats even though one decided to wander but did come back. The house was left clean and tidy and I would recommend Sonja to anyone wanting a pet/house sitter.
Philippa, France, 22 May, 2022
Having Sonja looking after my cats was a great experience
Sonja looked after my cats during my Easter holiday and I came home to two relaxed and happy cats and a tidy and clean flat. She sent me regular updates so I felt that my cats were in good hands. Sonja has lots of experience looking after cats and was good at making contact with them. I can warmly recommend her as a house and cat sitter.
Annick, Denmark, 19 April, 2022