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Psychologist Excited to Take Care of Your Home & Pets

United States


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Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Fish

Police check

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From: 23 October 2022
Until: 16 November 2023
(see their busy times below)


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About this sitter

Hi! Dr Catalina here and I’m a recovering academic and Clinical Psychologist specializing in sex and relationships. I’ve enjoyed living in amazing cities all over the world (NYC, Sydney, DC, Chicago, now Santa Monica) and I’ve loved every minute of it…except rent. In preparation for buying my next property, I want to live more simply while sharing my dog training skills and travel.

Why they want to house sit

I’ve had house sitters several times in the past and am ready to switch gears and pay forward what I’ve received.

Their experience

My petsitting experience:
I have taken care of several family and friends dog’s, cats, and fish the past two decades. I have a 2 year old English Springer Spaniel, Joplin, who I have trained in agility and as a therapy dog. I have integrated my skills as a psychologist and professor towards training Joplin and teaching her to assist with emotional regulation in others via acupressure & touch therapy. I rely primarily on positive reinforcement and somatic training strategies. Joplin will be joining me on any housesits. She’s super smart, obedient and friendly. She’s a great playmate to all dogs.
I have also had many dog sitters sit for me, who can attest to not only how I trained Joplin, but also how I maintain my home and expect house sitters to do the same. Happy to provide references.

My Housesitting experience:
I own a condo in Chicago and have had house sitters and AirBnB’s in my properties, therefore I have high standards of cleanliness and care. I like to welcome people into a safe warm space, therefore treat other’s spaces with respect as well.

What can they bring to the assignment

How I work:
I have a thriving private practice as a psychologist seeing all clients remotely. I create my schedules, seeing clients only Tuesday through Thursday. I can work from anywhere with solid internet.
I start and end each day with walks and exercise with Joplin and any dogs I’m taking care of. On breaks, I also play frisbee to get both our heartbeats up- even if it’s only a short play session. My work allows me a lot of flexibility, which is why I’m ready to not request housesitters, but actually be one. I appreciate when my dog sitter gives regular updates and happy to do the same as your sitter.

Please feel free to check out more about me at

Available to house sit

Caribbean, Central South America, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, United States

Availability dates

From: 23 October 2022
Until: 16 November 2023

They have indicated that they are busy at the following times:
23 February 2023 to 28 February 2023

Do they charge?

They sometimes charge for house sitting services


MindMyHouse member since 2022

Personal details

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 0


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Last updated: 16 August 2022