Hello I'm Hayley, I have been full time sitting for over 2 years now. I'm a solo sitter and love this life. I am 30, love to travel and care for homes, pets and gardens. Since October to now I have been sitting alone and am loving it. Thank you all for opening your homes hearts and sharing your pets in this wonderful exchange helping people ac...
Hello I'm Hayley, I have been full time sitting for over 2 years now. I'm a solo sitter and love this life. I am 30, love to travel and care for homes, pets and gardens. Since October to now I have been sitting alone and am loving it. Thank you all for opening your homes hearts and sharing your pets in this wonderful exchange helping people across the world live their dreams.
I grew up on a farm and have owned and been looking after loads of different animals since. I trained as a vets assistant many years back. I have experience with almost all domestic animals, I am pet savvy and easily adapt to routines in taking care of animals and know just how important they are.
Currently I am are house sitting with a bit of travel in between in CA, US and AU - I have a few regular sits I return to and am often in different countries for house sits. I love to travel and care for pets in all different situations, places and at different times of the year. I often fly in for house sits in many countries and am very experienced in planning, executing and coordinating travel and last minute travel. I own a car that stays in Vancouver if I am home in Australia and enjoy doing long drives across CA the US and have done many times. I'm often flexible with dates and movements.
I own an online expanding business designing and creating jewelry, teaching weaving workshops and inspiring others through telling my story, with the ultimate end result of my work being able to inspire others to live their dreams and do that they love. Previous to this I was a large scale event manager, and fundraising manager for the Australian Government.
I am originally from Canberra, Australia where I return to a few months of the year if not house sitting continually. I enjoy experiencing the world and caring for fluff balls, experience living like locals and house and pet sitting and have been doing this for over 2 full years ongoing with stints before hand also, because I love it and wouldn't have it any other way.
I am free to take opportunities that we feel right for me, your pets and your house. I have lived in over 39 locations over the last 10 years and love house sitting all types of homes in all different locations with love and care as I would treat my own. I love taking care of pets of all types and the bonds we form with them.
I was supposed to live this life for a few months, but decided its continually filling my cup and I love this lifestyle and greatly appreciate the open mindedness of people on trusted house sitters sharing homes, pets and experiences. I love the idea of mutual exchange and it has been a great and possibly the only way I have been able to see the world as I have and has allowed me to follow dreams.
Why I want to house sit
I love house and pet sitting as it suits my changing lifestyle ad I have built my life to be flexible so I can we can do this, I love animals, their companionship and the bonds formed with them and believe that animals make our lives all the more richer. Unfortunately travelling doesn't allow me to own pets, this way I get to have the best of both worlds. I love exploring, walking, seeing and experiencing new different parts of the world and adapting to different ways of living. I love trusting my gut and going with the flow, love taking are of peoples animals and homes. I am so grateful for the opportunities that arise from living this way and wouldn't have it any other way. I'm self sufficient, resourceful, trustworthy, friendly, easily approachable and can be easily be contacted if you need me at any time whilst away.
I treat and care for your home and pets as if they are my own.
My last 3 house sits have all been repeat house sits Portland Dec, North Vancouver Jan and on Salt Spring Island Feb. I have been away sitting for 2 solid years sitting and travelling. I have cared from many types of animals and farm animals since i was little and love it.
A few - mentioned below:
Portland (repeat sit) 2 dogs and 1 cat awesome friendly family in Rose City Neighborhood - walks and feeding 2 times a day lots of attention and pats, baths and brushes, 2 different house sits / re sit
Seattle, 1 beautiful older really quiet and beautiful dog - walks every day and cuddles and love
Boulder Creek California 1 dog 1 cat and, spa and garden to care for - very energetic dog Karma who loves playing 24/7 and will come and tap me whenever she wants anything - so cute! Also a Frisbee freak, so lots of throwing Frisbee, walks treats feeding all the norm plus caring for her out and about as shes very aggressive towards other dogs, lots of wood floor cleaning from the dog required which was well maintained
Colorado - 2 older quiet dogs and a lovely home walking the dogs twice a day and chilling out.
North Vancouver, now a regular house and pet sit for a month per year, spent all of Feb 2017, part of Dec 17, and returned again for Jan 2018 I look after 2 dogs and a rescue dog that require strict diets, medication and love and 2 chickens that need lots of cuddles and attention. Snow shoveling and wood collecting. Defiantly a favorite so far! Especially since I got snowed in up on a hill and loved every minute of it. This one is in the external reviews as its not a THS site sit its was through word of mouth.
South Coast NSW, AU, we spent all of Jan 17 looking after a dog in NSW, AU who loved to surf with me every day in the beach, needed lots of love and attention and to be up at 6am which was great to get up early for us!
Valentine, Newcastle for all of December looking after huge gardens, indoors and out with many plants that needed lots of care and attention and the house needed to be minded over the Christmas period.
Lake Conjola small hobby farm 3 alpacas, 2 cats and Zoe the dog my buddy who loved to be at the beach with me. Veggie gardens, lots of watering required as it was hot and very dry, kept all the plants alive in the drought and the lamas followed me around everywhere after the 1st week. This was a 1 month sit and id love to go back!
Salt Spring Island - Second time sitting Tom the diabetic kitty who needs insulin twice a day and to be watched and Char and Annabelle his 2 kitty friends, also spot the salamander and the house plants, love this island.
I have a few regular sits and am often in different countries I love to travel and care for pets in all different situations, places and and at all times of year. I may already be in the country or not but will fly in I do often fly in with plenty of time to spare for house sits in many countries and and very experienced in planning, and executing and coordinating travel and last minute travel.
I have references from houses I have lived in and house and pet sits over the years, these can be found in my profile. Please see further pet and house sits in our references and get in touch if you want further experience outlined, have any questions. I look forward to what the future brings, connecting with more amazing people and animals seeing more of the world and helping others do the same.
I grew up on a farm and have loved/owned/looked after many different animals since.I have owned 3 beautiful native Australian Birds, 2 cockatiels, 2 cats, 2 dogs, 8 chickens, 1 rooster, 12 finches, 11 budgerigars, 6 quails, 6 mice, 8 fish and looked after loads more pets! I trained as a vets assistant years back. I have experience with most domestic animals. I and self sufciant and have no trouble doing whatever I need to maintain homes and keep them tidy. I have taken care of many animals and have been house and pet sitting non stop for the past 2 years. I have house and pet sat birds, fish, dogs with puppies, chickens, cats and more on and off over the past 8 years whilst working in Canberra and Sydney and Melbourne.
I myself have lived in over 10 locations, and sat or stayed in 39 places in the past 10 years and have traveled a lot. I love house sitting all types of homes in all different locations with love and care (as I would treat my own) and I love taking care of pets of all types. I also really enjoy getting out doors for walks and adventures and am super happy to take pets along with me any time I can.