Hello from Beaverton, OR, USA

My name is Kareen.
I am new to THS and have just completed my first pet sit. I have spent the past 3 weeks in England taking care of the most adorable dog.
I regularly take care of my friends and family’s pets and I have owned many pets over the years, including dogs, cats, a Pygmy goat, and have boarded horses.
I am excited to include pet sitting in my travels.


Hello @Kareen and a very warm welcome to the Community Forum :wave:t2::slightly_smiling_face:

Congratulations on completing your first house sit, it sounds like you had a fabulous time. Which part of England were you housesitting in?

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Welcome @Kareen that sounds like a great first sit .
How many sits did you apply for before getting accepted ?
It’s great that your first sit was an international one .
U.K. has lots of great sits available and is a great place for sitters to start out .
Are you planning more sits in the U.K. ? Your experience with horses could be very useful if you want to do those kind of rural sits .

I apologize for not responding sooner. I just found your message in my spam folder.
I did have a wonderful time in England. Four days on my own in London, then 3 weeks in Lambourn (an hour outside of London.). I feel fortunate that my first pet sit was so amazing.

I apologize for not responding sooner. I just found your message in my spam folder.
I chose to do an international pet sit and I feel fortunate that for my first sit it was a wonderful experience. The only other sit I applied for was accepted but was cancelled due to a health issue. So the sit in England can be considered my first sit.
I hope to do more pet sits internationally. I would definitely go back to the UK. My host from the UK and I have become friends. In fact, I will be driving up to Seattle to see her when she comes to visit her new grandchild.