THE OTHER PART OF THE STORY

TrustedHousesitters—the app I was using when I was refused entry to the US—won’t update their advice for international house sitting.

The company continues to say it’s OK for their paying members to house sit on a tourist-type visa (e.g. ESTA) because they “don’t regard house sitting as work”.

In their opinion, what happened to me was all a “misunderstanding” because US immigration didn’t get “the concept of house sitting”.

Hi. I’m Madolline.
And I’m seeing the world One cat at a time

Destinations

I’ve travelled all over the United States and Australia as a house and cat sitter, and I’m always keen to sit somewhere new.

I've been to

USA

  • Austin, TX (x 2)
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Boston, MA (x 2)
  • Boulder, CO
  • Charleston, SC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Denver, CO
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • Lake Forest Park, WA
  • Nashville, TN
  • New York City, NY (x 4)
  • Portland, OR
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • San Francisco, CA (x 2)
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Seattle, WA (x 3)
  • Washington, D.C.

Australia

  • Adelaide, SA
  • Darwin, NT
  • Launceston, Tas
  • Newcastle, NSW
  • Perth, WA
  • Sydney, NSW (x 3)

I'd like to go to

USA

I’m open to house and cat sitting in almost any city/town in the United States, but these are the places I’d like to visit the most:

  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Anchorage, AK
  • Detroit, MI
  • Jackson, WY
  • Memphis, TN
  • Miami, FL
  • Palm Springs, CA
  • Rapid City, SD
  • Reno, NV
  • San Antonio, TX
  • San Diego, CA
  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • Savannah, GA
  • Sedona, AZ
  • St Louis, MO

Outside the US

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Broome, Australia
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Hobart, Australia
  • Hong Kong
  • Katoomba, Australia
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Quebec City, Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • Toronto, Canada

I’d also love to go back to Japan.

Your place?

Please get in touch if you’d like me to house and cat sit for you*. You might even want to sign up to one of the house sitting websites I use if you’re looking for a sitter closer to where you live.
*The sit would be arranged through one of the house sitting websites I’m a member of.