KATE RIDDELL: Housesitter
Now that I am retired I am enjoying travelling slowly and deepening my appreciation for this beautiful resilient world.
It is a pleasure to settle into a home with pets to care for, interesting areas to explore, and to experience new cultures from a more local perspective. I have excellent references from more than fifty homeowners with many requests for repeat sits. I return seasonally to some of my favourite pets and homeowners (and their wonderful communities and friends).
I prefer staying in an area for an extended period of time but I am sometimes available for short weekend or midweek breaks in between other commitments.
Here are just a few of the wonderful pets I have looked after (click any image to see larger pictures):
I prioritize your pets’ wellbeing at all times. I do appreciate dogs who will enjoy accompanying me on trails and hikes but I also welcome the opportunity to simply stroll along and observe the landscape. I am content to spend quality time grooming and sharing a couch while reading, listening to music, singing or watching a film.
My work as head chef at a snowcat ski lodge and chef on a 20 metre charter sailboat honed my team management skills, emergency preparedness, appropriate useage of limited water and offgrid power, battery and generator maintenance, and a deep appreciation for calm seas and powder snow.
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