Gillian

Mature, reliable, responsible, committed animal lover

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Lesley
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Gillian was an excellent housesitter. She cared wonderfully for all our animals, left the house exceptionally clean and tidy and communicated well. I’d have

  • dog
  • cat
  • fish
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom · 02 Jul - 09 Jul 2019
Nikki
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Gillian is a wonderful sitter. It was a very chaotic time for us as our daughter was getting married and Gillian came into our home and after being shown

  • dog
  • cat
Freuchie, United Kingdom · 20 Jun - 22 Jun 2019
Kat
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Gillian was great from start to finish. She was quick to reply and flexible with timing when it came to organising her stay. When she arrived at the flat she

  • cat
Burntisland, United Kingdom · 24 May - 08 Jun 2019
Bridget
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Gillian is a wonderful Housesitter! She pampered Minnie our cat so much, I'm not sure he wanted us home!! She communicates efficiently. Kept in regular

  • cat
Douglas, Isle of Man · 11 Feb - 18 Feb 2019
Clunie
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I would highly recommend Gillian as a sitter. I have returned from my holiday to very happy relaxed cats who have obviously had a nice holiday too! We met up

  • cat
Edinburgh, United Kingdom · 17 Oct - 21 Oct 2018

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Christine
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I am pleased to provide the required short reference for Gillian Tait. I have known her as a work colleague and friend for around 40 years. She has stayed in

House & pet sitting reference · 13 June 2018

About

I am a freelance writer, editor and photographer, resident in Edinburgh and currently working chiefly on travel guides to Scotland. In my spare time I am a keen amateur singer and performer in opera and musical theatre. I have travelled

Why I want to house sit

I don't have a pet of my own, mainly because I live in a city centre flat in a busy area, but I very much enjoy caring for other people's animals, and in particular giving them 'quality time'. House-sitting gives me the opportunity to stay

My experience

I have looked after cats and dogs in the homes of several friends over many years, mainly around Edinburgh and also in Florence, Italy. My friend there doesn't have an email address (yes, there are such people!) so a reference from her

Pet care experience

  • dogDogs
  • catCats

Availability

July 2019
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Preferred countries

  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • United Kingdom

Profile details

Age
65+
Occupation
writer/editor/photographer
Travelling
On my own