Critter-loving, pet-sitting nomad

Athens, Greece
21 Reviews

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Reviews (21)


Esther is a very sweet person with a calm demeanor that made my pets feel at ease immediately. She's the kind of person you'd want as a friend, not just a

Koukáki, Greece · 03 Jul - 06 Jul 2021
Jennifer and Phil

Esther did an excellent job of looking after Freya, sending pictures and keeping us informed with how thing were going. She left our flat very clean and tidy

Bermondsey, United Kingdom · 16 Jul - 26 Jul 2020

Esther was absolutely wonderful. She was proactive, super clean, and loving to my pup. She sent great photos and updates of Baci snuggling up. Baci can't

Houston, TX, US · 31 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020

Esther was a great housesitter - warm, resourceful, and patient with our pets. While she was there our cat peed outside of the box quite a lot, and when we

Rome, Italy · 25 Nov - 05 Dec 2019
Andrew & Roberto

Esther was great! Everything went very smoothly from first visit to meet us until when she left a tidy house and happy cats. She even eventually managed to

East Finchley, United Kingdom · 13 Nov - 17 Nov 2019

References (2)


We met Esther ten Zijthoff while working in Greece, where she was running a mobile library project for the asylum-seeker populations. When she and her

House & pet sitting reference · 28 November 2017


I work in the humanitarian/NGO sector and am the founder of UK-registered charity ECHO for Refugees (you can find out more at or on social media @refugeelibrary). I currently work as a Project Coordinator at Habibi.Works, an

Why I want to house sit

I take advantage of the times I can work remotely to make some new furry friends, meet great people who share a love of animals, and deep-dive into new (and old) places. I got into petsitting a couple of years ago and it has since become my

My experience

Growing up, I helped take care of the many animals we took into our home. This included 2 cats (who stayed with us their entire lives and moved to 3 countries with us), 2 dogs (one small terrier mix and one larger mixed-breed rescue)

Pet care experience

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Reptiles
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Livestock
  • Birds
  • Small pets


October 2021
November 2021
  • Available on these dates — get in touch to find out if they can sit for you

Preferred countries

  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Antigua And Barbuda

Profile details

Co-Founder, ECHO Refugee Library / Coordinator, Habibi.Works