many breeds of dogs and cats including a 120 pound/55 kilos pit bull, exotic felines, birds, fish, rabbits, guinea pigs, snakes, sheep, goats, free range and cooped chickens.
from a downtown condo to 10 acres in Montana for months at a time, an orchard of young fruit trees, Bonsai collection, gardens, herbs and i'm knowledgable with indoor and outdoor plants. Maintained automatic watering systems, fish ponds, fountains, artificial waterfalls, pools and jacuzzis. Former pet owner, home owner and some property management work.
EDUCATION & CAREER:
BA Psychology/Social Work, AA Nursing
Former Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified in 12 holistic healing modalities.
Animal First Aid & CPR. Basic Dog Obedience.
Many years in social work, health care and program management, running entire programs or departments in government agencies, health facilities and non-profits.
Always in helping professions, even when in sales. During college did some live-in care situations, professional house keeping and property management.
Since 1990 self-employed as a Holistic Therapist/Counselor/Wellness Educator.
SKILLS & QUALITIES:
Extremely organized, detail oriented, a resourceful problem solver, trustworthy, reliable, household maintenance knowledge and keen common sense, outstanding communication skills, meticulous house cleaner, knowledgeable of plant care, tech savvy, quiet and very spiritually oriented, meditator, non-smoker, non-drinker, do not date or party in your home.
I've been called the animal whisperer for my ability to tune into your pet's needs and reach the most challenging and aloof cats and dogs. Great with pet massages from years as a professional massage therapist and energy healer. Knowledge of pet nutrition, natural remedies, pet First Aid /CPR and dog obedience instruction.
INTERESTS & HOBBIES:
animals, conservation, gardening, healthy living, hiking, walking, nature expeditions, travel, web surfing, writing, photography, dance/performing arts, learning new things, spirituality.
WHO I AM:
I house and pet sat for no pay in the early years and just appreciated the savings on rent and utilities, the wonderful homes and yards i got to live in, but best of all has been the delightful animal family that has brought so much joy to my life (and some new human friends too), without the responsibility of vet bills and being home for potty breaks all the time! Being a pet sitter is like the special Beloved Auntie who comes and spoils the kids once in awhile! In later years i got compensated quite well in California, and in MX it's a mix of paid and barter.
I have only sat in the US where i am from, Mexico where i semi retired from my professional work, and recently in Thailand but i'm open to any country or US state with warm weather.
I've already traveled extensively and lived for months at a time in Mexico, Canada, Bali, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Turkey, South America and Europe.