Guest Post by Ashley Mudra Note from Susanna: You've heard my side of the experience, now it's Ashley's turn! I’d never heard of it before. Why would anyone trust their home and pets to me, a total stranger? And how would I even find these … [Read more...] about International House Sitting is a Thing?!
My husband and I have just returned to Las Tablas after a five-week jaunt in the US. We left our dogs back in Panama with a housesitter. I've written previously (this is the third installment) about our quest for the person we could trust with our … [Read more...] about We Trusted a Housesitter in Las Tablas, Panama: The Rest of the Story
A few months back, I wrote about our search for someone to stay with our dogs while we traveled back to the US this spring. After uploading our request to the Trusted Housesitters site, I was astonished to see 30 applications slam into my inbox in … [Read more...] about Choosing a Housesitter in Las Tablas, Panama
When you live overseas, going away for a while can be more complicated than it would be in your home country. This is especially true if you have pets. While it's become easier to bring your pets with you when you move, it can be very difficult to … [Read more...] about How do you Find Trusted Housesitters?
Often I'm asked questions like, "I'm bringing my dog/cat with me when I move to Panama. Is there a decent veterinarian in Las Tablas?" We moved to Las Tablas, Panama with our three dogs in the spring of 2012. Before leaving the US, they were loaded … [Read more...] about Excellent Small Animal Veterinarian in Las Tablas, Panama
Finding a place to live in Panama's interior is very different from what you're probably used to in the US, Canada or Europe. In those places, whether you're renting or buying, there are agencies you can visit and professionals who can help. While … [Read more...] about Finding a Place to Live in Panama: Reader Questions Answered
Less than two weeks. That's how long we had our dogs with us in Panama before potential disaster struck. Recently I wrote about our ordeals in moving our three small dogs with us to Panama. As I explained, it wasn't so much the paperwork, although … [Read more...] about Losing a Dog in Las Tablas, Panama
Our three dogs have finally joined me to live the expat life in Panama, but there were lots of twists and turns in the process since I last wrote about it in December. Back then, we had followed airline guidelines and purchased proper travel kennels … [Read more...] about Transporting the Dogs: Bringing our Pets to Panama