Hi Everyone! I am Zaiga from Latvia. Very, very new to this community.
I had pets myself before - parrot , mouse , cat . When my cat died from cancer after some while I thought I need a new pet, but my life style (hiking in my own country for days and weeks, traveling) is making it complicated.
That is why I joined this community to put two of my loves together - traveling and pets. So I can see different places and have same time a pet to look after for some days, weeks or even more.
I worked 10 years in nature protection NGO - Latvian Fund for Nature. Now I am interested in big feet, sorry guys - BIG shoes I have a shop for only big size shoes here in Latvia, Riga. Last 1,5 years I working mostly remotely - with online shop and marketing.
I live my life the best way I can. Trying to make less harm to nature and hoping that people after I left this life will remember me more with good than bad.
Can’t call myself dog or cat person as I like all animals, even snakes (if they don’t bite me ) and bugs (again - if they do not bite me ). I even have huge picture of hermit beetle on my wall - very rare species we tried to protect in first project I started to work in Latvian Fund for Nature.
How do you guys start here? I assume most pet owners want sitters with experience and references? So how newbie can get first sit?
And did anyone had problems with ID verification? I try for 2 days with Latvian number and it always say same - “Uh oh, we couldn’t send a text. Please try again in a few minutes.”