House sitting around the world

House sitting around the world

House sitting around the world

Why not dog, cat or house sit?

It is great to care for animals and live in a home.  I left the UK back in October 2016 in search of a new life.  Although I feel very much at home in Bali,  it’s where I have been spending most of my time, I must say it’s really nice to experience a real home environment and be part of a wider community of people. Doing a bit of housesitting  you get to meet new people, and you don’t have to feel like you are a perennial tourist. Being a  dog walker or caring for a cat is so much fun!

Some of my housesitting has come through friends, but I think it’s important to join a website too, if you really want to give it a go, and why not try house sitting abroad and discover somewhere new.  Joining a site gives you more credibility and for me came two sitting places in Sydney, last year. One in Narrabeen caring for Milo a 2 year old Staffordshire bull terrier and another looking after a beautiful ginger cat called Lily in Stratfield.

“I get so much out of caring for people’s pets, it’s pure joy.”

Through friends of friends, I have been asked me to care for their pets and so I spent some time in Manly too, caring for a really cute little dog called Pepper.  Next month I will be looking after a very cute black Poodle puppy called Boo in Bali, where I am currently living and I can’t wait!

Deciding if the cat/dog sit position is right for me is all about synchronicity. When the timing is right, positions seem to appear and you just need to do a bit of work online, but options come along ultimately they have all worked out  well for me.

People will often ask you back to care again for their pet again.  When I pop back to Sydney next month and I will be dog sitting cute little Pepper again, and it will be fun I am sure. Also, now a familiar place so it makes it even easier and quicker to settle back into house sitting again.

It’s great to spend time with animals, it’s good for everyone to get some  oxytocin that feel good chemical that you receive whilst caring for the animals.  There are so many benefits in caring for animals,  you get to live like local, and you can feel what it would be like to live in different places around the world.

I am not interested in ‘doing places’ but experiencing what happens on my trips, who I meet and just working on being in the ‘now moment’, instead of worrying what my future may hold. It’s a welcome break from normal life. I also get to meet some really lovely people and get to know the individual animals along the way which is what I love most of all. They become my temporary family and that really makes me feel happy.

So it’s a win win situation all around. I get to stay on lovely house, meet interesting people and get to care for their pets.

Thank you 🙏😊

If you would love to do the same and need any advice ask me. You can use this discount link to join www.trustedhousesitters.com  

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Happy adventures around the world.
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Dog sitting in Narrabeen

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Dog Sitting in Narrabeen Sydney

Dog sitting in Narrabeen

Dog sitting in Narrabeen, Sydney is one way of getting a dog for Christmas. This is my first official dog sitting experience in Australia.  I am so excited and I have already taken Milo the dog I am sitting for a walk. Not only will I get some great exercise, I get to live on the Northern Beaches for even longer!

As you may have gathered I love the Northern Beaches and I would love to live here for a few months here and there every year! I am lucky enough to be able to get a 3-month visa and stay in this beautiful part of the world. Thank you, universe!

There are lots of things to do in Narrabeen, due to having the lagoon and the sea, it’s perfect for SUP – (that’s Stand Up Paddling), kayaking, walks, cycling, surfing (of course) and swimming in the rock pool.   Due to the walking the dog, I haven’t managed to get over to it yet! It’s a very chilled out place to live with plenty of cafe’s and restaurants nearby.

One thing I really love about dog walking is that I tend to notice all the different trees and I just have a few moments to snap a tree, plant or flower along the way!

Here’s some I found on my dog walking trips.

Postcard Explore nature in the Northern Beaches
Explore nature in the Northern Beaches

Milo was such fun to care for, she was no bother and besides a morning tease when trying to put on her collar, she was a dream to look after.

In the New Year I have a new dog assignment and this time it’s in Manly. I little dog this time called Pepper. I can’t wait for that either… dogs bring so much love into your life.  I met Pepper at Christmas and she is a very different type of dog to Milo – she is quite snappy and moody apparently,  we will see!

Happy New Year to everyone. Here’s to creating an amazing 2018!

Peace, love and harmony to all xx

Other blog posts read more It’s all about dogs and Digital Postcards from Travels with Alice

For house-sitting in Australia I used www.trustedhousesitters.com

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