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Kind Hearted Soul

ID: rbt

Name:

Sharon

Is / are:

Female

Age group:

46 to 55

Profession:

Self Employed

Preferred locations:

WA (full regions list)

Reply rating:

5 stars

More Information

Hello,

My name is Sharon, originally from the UK, I absolutely love animals and enjoy housesitting, having carried out assignments throughout Auckland, New Zealand, before I settled down on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula 16yrs ago. I adore New Zealand but would now like to experience life in WA.

I arrived in Perth at the end of March and found a great housesit for the first couple of months. The house was for sale so I was required to maintain the house and garden for viewings and Home Opens.

I am now on my 2nd housesit in beautuful Kalamunda. I am taking care of 2 gorgeous dogs Simba, a Ridgeback and Piglet a Jack Russell. They are older and require care due to health issues and we walk twice a day in the bush across the road. It is going so well the owner has extended her trip by another 5wks. We keep in touch weekly and I am helping her family out with school runs. I am also helping out at a local B&B so can provide some excellent references.

I have always been an animal lover, having had dogs growing up but never been in a position to own one myself, so have always had to borrow family/friends' dogs for walks etc. Cats found me when I moved to NZ, and I have taken in a number of strays. I have spent time over the past 3 years volunteering at local cat rescues too so I have the gentle, patient nature required to make animals feel loved and quickly at ease.

I have had great experiences housesitting, meeting some lovely people and being totally trusted to take care of cats, dogs, a horse, chickens, sheep and I absolutely loved it! I especially enjoy being able to give people peace of mind whilst they are away, knowing their pets and home are safe and being well cared for. I really appreciate how important this is.

I'm a kind natured person, quiet but friendly, easy going and happy at home with the company of animals. I am self-sufficient, sensible and great at problem solving, so can deal with issues should they arise. I am tech savvy and happy to send photos and keep you in touch with your pets :)

Important Note: I am traveling with my 3 rescued cats! I appreciate this is not the norm but it is working so well I have decided to continue housesitting if it works out. Here in Kalamunda they settled within a few days even with dogs, which they are not used to. They have been amazing and respect the dogs space and have found their own areas to hang out. It has been much easier to manage than I imagined.

I totally understand your home is your pets home first and foremost and I would ensure they would be introduced at a pace that your pet is comfortable with, so that there will be no stress. My cats are all very sweet, sensitive with gentle personalities and run from confrontation. They will appreciate your pets territory and find their own quiet safe spaces.

I have owned 3 homes in the UK and have rented 3 properties in NZ, always long term and on good terms with the landlords, due to the pride I take in caring for a property both inside and out. I enjoy spring cleaning and keeping a tidy garden.

I am eco-friendly, love nature, sailing, music, art and have an interest in natural health. As a Reiki practitioner, I have provided Reiki to patients at the local Hospice and organised Natural Therapy talks to schools around Auckland.

I have decided to housesit as this will provide a great opportunity to experience local communities, meet some nice people and hopefully help decide where I might like to settle and work.

I am a true professional and take the responsibility of housesitting seriously, so would never leave your pets or home unattended for long periods or overnight.

I hope I have provided enough information to assure you that I am an open, honest person, totally reliable and trustworthy. I can provide excellent references if required. If you require more information, please do not hesitate to contact me as this is most important when entrusting your home and pets to a stranger.

I am a non-smoker and can only accept assignments in non-smoking homes as I am sensitive to smoke and the smell of nicotine sorry :)

I look forward to hearing from you!
Kind regards
Sharon


Photo: Me, my mum and nephew Liam, celebrating his graduation when I visited the UK, 5yrs ago. Possum, Tinkerbell and Sambuka.

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