Hi all. I joined about four years ago and have pet/housesat in Europe, the U.S., and Australia. In 2016-2017, I was burned out from a job and an intense city. My cat died. I sold my home. I quit working full-time, and I became a digital nomad.
I’m glad that TH has added a forum feature. I was disappointed when they got rid of the feature where pet/housesitters could view the reviews of home/pet owners. Made it feel one-sided.
I have a home base now in Seattle.
Some memorable petsits include my first outside of the US–I was in central Lisbon for a few weeks, watching a beautiful old kitty in a great walk up apartment. I was new to freelance work and really enjoyed finishing an assignment and – oh, what’s that? It’s only 10 pm–time to go out in Lisbon! I have maintained a friendship with the primary pet-owner and (pre-pandemic) we got together when I visited Lisbon again.