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Experienced International Sitter Available (new to MMH)



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Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rodent(s), Pig(s), Goat(s), Reptile(s) – References and US FBI background check available upon request. My Instagram account is CreativeCatnip.

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From: 11 January 2023
Until: 23 March 2024
(see their busy times below)


Graphic Designer & Social Media Manager


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About this sitter

I’m an animal loving digital nomad. I enjoy taking care of animals and experiencing new places, it conveniently combines my interests.

I’m a Buddhist nun who previously travelled internationally for work. As a side gig for fun I would house and pet sit for the the CEO’s dogs and homes. I’ve been involved in animal rescue, fostering, and rehoming in Uruguay, India, Nepal, and Spain.

I’m currently a graphic designer and social media manager for nonprofits. Earlier in life I was a backcountry ranger, eight years of which I worked in Yellowstone NP.

**I have a 6 kilo 14 year old dog who is super mellow and well behaved. She travelled with me internationally and domestically on business trips for 10 years. My employer wouldn’t have allowed her to travel with his team if she wasn’t exceptionally well behaved.

Bodhi has been with me on all the pet and house sits I’ve done over the last 12+ years. She’s travelled the world and lived in Spain, US, Uruguay, Mexico, India, and Nepal. We lived in a monastery for 6+ months.

Bodhi comes with excellent references. She grew up with cats, shared a garden with 30 hens, several goats, and has been around horses, cows, sheep, etc. She’s a canine pensioner and her interests primarily are sunbathing, napping, and going on walks. If another dog or cat isn’t interested in playing or being around her, she lets them be in their own space. She doesn’t try to press herself on people or animals who don’t show interest.

She’s patient and good with puppies and kittens as well.

I respect other people’s homes and pets, I would never pursue pet and house sitting if I didn’t have 110% confidence in her being a well behaved canine citizen.

Why they want to house sit

I love animals and enjoy getting to know them and discovering their unique personalities. Nothing more satisfying than winning over the heart of a little being. Pet sitting satisfies my wish to be around animals.

I have the heart of a nomad and enjoy experiencing new places in a more grounded behind the scenes way, not as a tourist. When I house sit I get to know an area, culture, and natural landscape more profoundly than as a tourist whisking through. I enjoy being able to explore an area with dogs and cats (some cats I’ve taken care of like to go on walks too!) they notice and show me things I normally might have missed.

Their experience

Yes, at university, between jobs, and traveling I worked as a dog walker and pet/house sitter. I worked for the owner and CEO of a company, traveling, living and doing long stays internationally and domestically. I regularly house sat and took care of his dogs and homes for days or months at a time.

When I lived in Boston I took care of pets in their home and in my own.

I’ve been entrusted with long term care of two dogs who needed surgery, however, their person had to travel. I oversaw the surgeries, recovery, and rehabilitation. I took the dogs to their rehab appointments and did the prescribed rehab exercises with the dogs at home.

It is satisfying to have the trust of both the human and furry family members.

When I had my own home I enjoyed gardening and doing my own minor repairs and improvements. I would care for your home with the same concern and dedication.

During the pandemic in exchange for housing I managed a property with 7 apartments in Cozumel, Mexico. I made sure the apartments were well maintained and did triage when issues with air con, plumbing, electrical, internet, and locks came up. I oversaw the repairs after a hurricane.

When I was a backcountry ranger in Yellowstone we were also emergency medical technicians, this has translated well to helping my pets and those I’ve cared for when the occasional medical misadventure pops up.

While working with pet rescue organizations I learned how to give vaccinations, insulin shots, and administer medications. I have a soft spot for special needs and senior pets.

I work part-time remotely which means I will be working in the home, available to your pets, keeping them company.

What can they bring to the assignment

I have experience with pet care from rats to horses and animals with special needs. I’ve raised hens, cared for goats, managed the corral operations for a subdistrict in Yellowstone, and have raised and cared for puppies and kittens.

I live simply, keep calm in emergencies, and I love to walk. Dogs will get lots of walks and cats will get lots of cuddles when I’m working remotely, reading or drinking tea. I’m a home body who likes to explore locally around the neighborhood. I’d rather stay home, cook, and read than spend the night out.

Your pets and home won’t be neglected, they’ll feel like they have a fun auntie taking care of them while their family is away.

Available to house sit

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mexico, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Uruguay

Availability dates

From: 11 January 2023
Until: 23 March 2024

They have indicated that they are busy at the following times:
6 January 2023 to 4 February 2023, 20 February 2023 to 9 May 2023

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services


MindMyHouse member since 2022

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 1


Positive, Capable, Caring......& everyone thriving on homecoming!!! What more to wish for??

Catherine was a pleasure to meet from the start! Relaxed, easy & adaptable, she learnt quickly the ways of this little farm & was beautifully tuned to the different animals. (Her own dog, an experienced traveller, fitted in straight away & was no threat to cats, cows, poultry or other dogs) Although Catherine hadn't worked with cattle before ,I saw her horse experience translate quickly & after a week together it felt fine to leave the place in her capable hands. She was great at keeping in contact with me & keeping me updated. I also appreciated her friendly capacity to keep in touch with neighbours. It was a delight to discover on my return how others in my community had enjoyed her stay too....we are very much looking forward to her being able to return to help again soon!

Penny, Sweden, 27 August, 2023

  • 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 January 2023