I am a responsible, reliable and respectful mature single woman who enjoys the simple things in life. I have recently taken an early retirement so I can follow my passion of meeting new people, experiencing new cultures and environments. My career has been predominantly in administration and customer service roles in a variety of services: corre...
I am a responsible, reliable and respectful mature single woman who enjoys the simple things in life. I have recently taken an early retirement so I can follow my passion of meeting new people, experiencing new cultures and environments. My career has been predominantly in administration and customer service roles in a variety of services: corrections, community health and local government. I have lived in suburban Melbourne and on farms in country Victoria, giving a wide range of experiences of different cultures and exposure to different activities. I recently returned to Australia after 12 months travelling to Canada, USA, Europe and the UK. As a current landlord myself, I appreciate the importance of taking care of someone else's house. I look forward to making your time away from home worry free.
Why I want to house sit
I want to enjoy my new found freedom and passion for travelling with my love of working with animals. I have owned horses, dogs and cats throughout my life and understand the issues associated with placing pets in boarding kennels, relying on friends to look after your horses and leaving your house unattended. I can think of nothing better than to feel secure in a home with the company of loving pets.
I recently travelled throughout Canada, United States, Europe and United Kingdom, completing 19 sits and 2 volunteer positions at professional horse stables. I have cared for a variety of horses, dogs, cats and geckos. I have now returned home to Melbourne and would like to continue house and pet sitting.
I am a mature aged Australian woman who has successfully instructed, trained and competed with dogs in showing, obedience, agility, endurance, flyball and sheep herding. I have owned a variety of breeds, including dobermanns, rough collie, fox terrier, Australian terrier, Australian kelpies, labrador, jack russells and border terrier. Together with my experience as an instructor, I have encountered many dog breeds and temperaments. I have bred two dobermann (7 and 3 pups) and two kelpie litters (8 and 6 pups), delivering all litters myself. I have basic dog grooming skills; stripped coats by brush and hand, hydro bathing and show preparation.
In 2002 I moved to eastern Victoria to live on hobby farms and became more involved with horses. I owned warmblood x, thoroughbreds, arab, welsh and clydesdale x horses. My daughter attended pony club and competed at shows. I attended adult riding club and was actively involved in both clubs as a committee member and president. I have prepared horses for shows including plaiting.
I gained a lot of skills while living on the hobby farms and have used chain saws, built horse yards and shelters, painted, completed minor household repairs, constructed dog runs, fencing, used ride on mowers and am quite adept at most electrical tools. My role as a Facilities Administrator for a large community health service with eleven sites had given me experience in evaluating maintenance issues and assessing the urgency of repairs.
My work experience has been predominantly in customer service, accounts, purchasing, maintenance and administration in local government, manufacturing, corrections and community health. I have excellent communication skills as most of my roles have involved interaction with trades people, government officials and the general public. I have a current Australian police and working with children check.