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Heidi H

Love Goes Round; Joyfully, Playfully, Responsibly
Greenwich, Connecticut
Active 5 hours ago
30 years exp.
From 20.00/hour

Reasons to Hire Me

  • 30+ years of caring for other people's pets in six countries
  • Trained in Animal Husbandry and experienced w/ many animals
  • Beloved for my constant stream of beautiful vids & pics ;-D

Pet Sitter in Greenwich, Connecticut

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• (Nomador..... Housesitting Website - Sept 2020) FROM BOURGOGNE, FRANCE (translated from the native French) > “1st Nomador experience for us, we met Heidi, a wonderful woman, full of love and respect. We left with confidence, Heidi sent us news of our 2 dogs very regularly, photos and videos. Heidi took care of our dogs with great love, and our dogs gave her back well. We found our dogs in great shape, physical and psychological, Heidi was able to meet all their needs. We are so happy to have this experience and to have met Heidi. Heidi is an exceptional person, whom I can only advise you to meet, to know. She is caring, caring, respectful and loving. Thank you so much !!!!!” • [Housesitting Review from “HousesittersAmerica.....] Heidi house sat for us while we were out of the country. She took care of 20 animals while we away and when we came back they were all in love with her!! Heidi is a kind, warm person with an amazingly open heart and spirit. She is truly a joy. My husband, Jason, and I would highly recommend her to care for your home and animals. TRACY ( Washington, Oct 2019) [HousesittersAmerica.....] “Heidi was a wonderfully house sitter and was EXCELLENT with our dog and 2 cats. She was excellent at communicating and keeping us up to date with the the lives of our pets. She is a lovely positive person and I whole heartedly recommend her to anyone looking for someone to care for their animals and home.” THOMAS ( Maryland, Aug 2019) • Love Goes Round; Joyfully, Playfully, Responsibly, Meaningfully..all with a Good Cuddle for your fur babies (or your scaly and/or slimy reptilian ones)! {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} Please, IMPORTANT NOTE: I am fully Vaxxed. If you are not, please plan to mask and social distance or avoid crossing paths and provide a video walk-through for the sit, as many unvaccinated homeowners have done, THIS is ALL so that I don't risk getting the mild vaccinated version of the variants and can give you the BEST HOUSESIT/PET-CARE POSSIBLE. {{{{{{{{{{{{}}}}}}}}}}}}}}{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} SEPTEMBER 2021 EDIT: >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Why I Live as a housesitter: As a writer, I see stories everywhere...the videos and photos that I take and send to my homeowners, help them to see the story that their beloved pals and pets are living...and this imbues a sense of connection...I LOVE this! I LOVE helping homeowners experience happiness, laughter, joy at the sight of their best friends being well-cared for and exceptionally happy! I always hope to find a place where I might be inspired to just write and write and work and write some more. I am driven by a sense of purpose, to serve the homeowner, and to be driven to provide love, especially, for a home or for animals or for both...I find fulfilment and joy in this My Experience: I love dogs, all sizes (I used to also exclusively love ONLY BIG DOGS...but no longer! Now, I've been a caregiver for Chihuahuas and Malteses, Shih Tzus and Poms...along with the usual suspects, Golden Retrievers, Bloodhounds, Great Danes, Black Labradors, Bouvier des Flandres, Saint Bernards, Irish Wolfhounds, Standard Poodles, Irish Water Spaniels and Giant Schnauzers. They are all wonderful companions and entertainers! I"ve also worked quite a bit with horses. I worked at a leading Arabian Horse Farm in Louisiana in the 90s, where I was in charge of halter-breaking all of the colts as well as feeding, walking and exercising two stud stallions and two mares. I have worked as a Western seat riding instructor for seven years, a wrangler, and most recently, a trail guide in 2017, so you could say I'm comfortable with the equine species. Also, I fed and mucked out for 12 horses in Spain for a week, fed and monitored a 38 year old horse and a 38 year old mule in France for six weeks, and fed and mucked out for two Exmoor ponies in England for three weeks...all of this through 2020 from June through August. 2019 was mostly spent crossing the US, caring for dogs and cats and hermit crabs and ducks and pigs and goats...chickens, too! From Washington DC to Portland, Oregon to California and Seattle. We live in a beautiful country! Also in 2020, I cared for 2 large dogs in France for three weeks, three Siamese in London during Christmas for three weeks, three fluffy Labradoodles and cockapoos in Dover, England for three weeks, two delightful tabbies in Dover for six weeks, chickens, three dogs and one cat in Littlehampton, England, AND MORE! if you want to know more just ask...lots of cats, lots of dogs and lots of farm animals festooned my life and dreams from May of 2019 until now as I travel the world as a housesitter, loving animals and homeoners along the way! I would be deeply honored should you choose me to care for your beloved creatures, and my heart would beat so gladly to be chosen from among many great potential carers, to be yours. [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]](((((((())))))))))) Life has changed for me. My closest companion of the last 14 years, Shadow, had to be put down on the Fourth of July 2019. Shadow was as loyal as a dog, but lived in the body of a feisty feline. He came to me at two years old when the couple who'd raised him feared his agressive need for attention might end up causing an issue with their coming baby. I could never comprehend that behavior in humans, but as I got to know Shadow, I began to see that they might have been right. It became a regular ritual of ownership, his over me, of course, that each day or two he'd have to climb up to my shoulders and lick my ears. Claim me. Make sure I know that I am his. And, presumably, let all other males in my vicinity know that this person belongs to him. SHadow was with me through thick and thin, including through and beyond Hurricane Katrina. We moved a total of 21 times in the 14 short years we shared, most of them coming in the recovery time after the storm, when nothing was secure. Hello and thank you for taking a peek at my brand new profile! I'm Heidi and I am SO GRATEFUL to have lived a wildly varied life of great adventure! I have crossed the Atlantic on a 66ft sailboat through a tropical depression! I have lived in the Azores and Hong Kong, The Caribbean and a number of cities in the US. I LOVE people and I love to travel. Teaching Laughter Yoga to hundreds of people has brought me the greatest joy, as yet, though! And I plan to incorporate that with all the modalities of personal development that I have studied in my 'wildly varied' life! Caring for and teaching Laughter Yoga and other activities to the elderly has brought me some of the deepest fulfilment of my life. Teaching horseback riding to Girl Scouts in Texas and Louisiana and to a mixed income camp comprised of upper class Manhattan children and inner-city Kids at a Camp in Maine are among the most delightful and fulfilling work with children that I have done. I have had house-sitting gigs around the globe, including a beautiful condo in Tai Tam, Hong Kong for a realtor friend in the city...I cared for his pampered kitties who were absolutely adorable...as well as homes in New Orleans, one with a wonderful Bouvier des Flandres dog for the headmaster at Trinity School and his wife as well as another for a couple who have long been friends of mine. I've also lived aboard a houseboat in Sausalito on a three-year housesit, taking care of my friend, Puff the Magic Cat for some old friends. I also managed the rental on the back of the houseboat. I took care of house and Dogsitting for Lucky the hound dog in Mill Valley, Ca on two occasions! What a pleasure Lucky dog was...he was up there in years but BOY! did he LOVE taking a drive in the SUV and going up Tam mountain for a run-around!! I also took care of an Appaloosa Horse Farm in Natchitoches, giving the horses their proper feed and medication while the owner and his wife took their lead mare to a show in Texas With my background in horses through professional experience, I am happy to care for my equine friends and quite good with them! (even if I do say so myself) Dogs, Cats, Birds, Lizards, Chickens, Gerbils, hamsters, pigs, calves and cattle and B&B Guests! ..I've pretty much taken care of them all at one time or another and would LOVE to give your guests, be they four or two-legged animals the love they deserve while you are away! What can they bring to the assignment Dogs, Cats, Birds, Lizards, Chickens, Gerbils, hamsters, pigs, calves and cattle AND, wonderful B&B Guests! ..I've pretty much taken care of them all at one time or another and would LOVE to give your guests, be they four or two-legged animals the love they deserve while you are away! AS an innkeeper and an activity director, as a teacher and a coach, as a Laughter Yogi...the one thing that drives them all for me is a strong sense of purpose....Service. Bringing love to bear in the pursuit of connection, blossoming relationship and engagement/enthrallment with life for everyone.
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Experience

Dogs
Cats
Birds
Fish
Lizards/reptiles
Small mammals
Horses
Farm animals
Exotic pets

Services

Pet Sitting
Responsibilities include:
Overnight care
Behavioral training

Recommendations

Kris G

Heidi is a true animal whisperer. She loves all furry friends and they show it in response. I have known Heidi for over thirty years and have always marveled at her affinity for pets - hers and other people's. You could not get a better pet sitter. Period. She is the best!

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