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 stands by that it’s okay to house sit on a tourist-type visa (e.g. ESTA) because they “don’t regard house sitting as work”.

Paying members risk being deported from whichever country they’re travelling to unless they’ve got WORK visa.

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


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


  • 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.


  • Adelaide, SA
  • Darwin, NT
  • Launceston, Tas
  • Newcastle, NSW
  • Sydney, NSW (x 2)

I'd like to go to


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
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Perth, Australia
  • 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.