i'm a single, non-smoking, super-reliable cat lover and I've been looking after people's homes and fur babies full-time since 2018. Prior to becoming a full-time cat and house sitter I spent 5 years working for an animal charity and before that, 10 years working for Sussex Police. I have a degree in Criminology and Applied Psychology from Brighton University and in my spare time I like exploring new towns and villages and learning about their history. I was a house owner for many years and thus know how to look after your home and I have had several cats myself so I know what is required to properly take care of your kitty(s) too.
I started cat and house sitting now and again just for family and friends back in 2016 but I enjoyed it so much that in 2018 I decided to embark on it full-time. House sitting enables me to visit and explore different towns, cities and communities and cat sitting enables me to enjoy the company of cats now that I no longer have any of my own - so for me its the best of both worlds! I'm fortunate in that I'm self-employed and my work is computer-based so I have the freedom to house sit pretty much anywhere there is a good wi-fi connection. And as I work from home, your home, this means that your property is not left empty for long periods of time and your kitty(s) are not left on their own for long periods either.
I grew up in a house filled with animals - my sisters and I had cats, dogs, hamsters, gerbils, cockatiels, budgerigars, tropical fish, goldfish, giant land snails and even a stick insect - but the cats we had were always my favourites. I adore cats and over the years have had many feline friends myself including; a one-eyed stray called Nelson, a ginger tom rescue called Toaster, a pair of British long hairs called Robson and Jerome and a hide-and-seek playing tortoiseshell called Kitty. As a full-time cat and house sitter I have looked after many cats and houses whilst their owners are away and have taken care of their homes and kitty(s) to their exact requirements, giving them the individual love and attention they deserve and making sure they are safe and content. I empty litter trays, pick up the post, put the bins out, water any house plants, open and close curtains, deal with any callers to the house and send daily photos and updates. I also make sure there is fresh bread and milk on your return!
Do get in touch if you have any questions or would like me to come and sit for you, it would be lovely to hear from you
Sue met the cats and myself a bit before the sitting, leaving an item of clothing for them to get used to her scent. She was very knowledgable about cats and was helpful to me a relatively new cat parent. She sent photo's of the cats doing their thing, which was lovely and laid out clear boundaries- for example, she said she would send regulate text updates but no reply would be expected unless it was an emergency.
She insisted I didn't fill the fridge with extra food, that she would happily bring her own. Very security conscious, so I felt completely at ease leaving the cats with her. I was lucky to get Sue, as she is so popular that she is booked up for the year. I would recommend her highly.
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