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Retired non-smoking 56-yr old Irish/Welsh animal lover living in Madrid

Spain

Testimonials

They have 1 testimonial (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish – Pretty patient and quick learner and I feel I would be capable to care for rabbits, birds, tortoises and reptiles (no fear) and many other animals including chickens.

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 11 November 2022
Until: 31 October 2026

Occupation

Retired

References

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About this sitter

I'm Irish-Welsh but have been very happily living in Spain for over 30 years. At the youthful age of 56, I have just successfully managed to get early retirement from the TV industry.

I love animals and have two beautiful cats (in photos) who my sons (now in 20s) will look after while I’m away looking after your pets or garden!
I have a lovely house and a lovely garden which I tend to with plenty of TLC. Can’t say I’ve got super green fingers, but I do alright.

My partner still works (IT industry) and can work from anywhere as long as there is a really good internet connection, so he will often join me on an assignment.

We both love music, I sing and we both play instruments. Music is what brought us together.

But, above and beyond my experience (which I will detail below), I am beyond-responsible. I WILL treat your house as well as or even better than I do my own. I will treat your furry family as if they were my own. Truly. As if my life depended on it. You can 100% count on that.

Why they want to house sit

Now that I’m retired, and am finally free, I'm looking forward to travelling and seeing even more of the world.

I've been a single Mum (Dad passed away) to two kids for over 18 years, while holding down tough managerial positions. All pretty intense. I've become pretty resourceful!

So after all those action-packed years, now its my turn for some well-deserved rest and to enjoy life in a different way.
My two sons still live at home as they're still studying, so I would really like to be able to get away from time to time and have some space for just me. And give them some space too.
I have always loved travelling, and at this stage in my life, I like the idea of doing things differently, staying in one place, whether it be seaside, city or both, and just chill and blend in with the locals.

And most importantly, I love animals, so house-sitting and pet-caring (never liked the word "pet") suits me to a tee.
I also love walking (great for dogs), reading (great for lap-loving cats) and watching tv series!

I can provide references and police certificates (which I had to obtain recently in order to obtain Spanish nationality).

I'm ("Sheldon"ly) clean and tidy. I prefer not to accept house-sits for homes that are very lax with cleanliness. That's my only condition. I don't care whether the sit is in Hong Kong or Bath, but really prefer not to have to start cleaning when I arrive at a sit.

Otherwise, I'm very, very flexible and tolerant.

Their experience

I have looked after cats, aquarium fish, and dogs.

Experience includes looking after very elderly dogs on meds as well.

We have two cats in our family (in photos). The oldest is 14 and the youngest has been seriously ill and on meds on a couple of occasions. So used to dealing with vets and very sick animals.

And for a couple of years I had and looked after a pretty well-stocked aquarium.

What can they bring to the assignment

Relaxed, flexible, mature, reliable, responsible, non-smoking, trouble-free house sitter and animal lover.
I also speak English and Spanish fluently. French pretty well and have basic Portuguese.
Can provide police certificates and plenty of references.
I've already had Covid (june 2022) and have had all the vaccines and top-ups.

Available to house sit

Africa, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Caribbean, Central South America, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, North East Asia, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South East Asia, South Pacific, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 11 November 2022
Until: 31 October 2026

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2022

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 1

Testimonials

I am so happy I found Sarah on Mind my House. She looked after our house and two dogs like they were her own. The dogs love her and I felt very confident leaving them in her care. Nothing was too much trouble and we came home to happy dogs and a clean and tidy house.

Elizabeth , Spain, 16 September, 2022

  • 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: 11 November 2022