Dream Job Alert: Get Paid To Hang Out With Cats In Greece


Are you a cat person? I mean, a real cat person. The type of person that feels most at home with cuddly cats and kittens crawling over.  If this describes you and you happen to love hanging out in the beautiful Greek islands (who doesn’t), then we have a new job that you may want to seriously consider.

God’s Little People Cat Rescue, a feline rescue organization, is looking for someone that will hang out and care for 55 cats on Syros in the Cyclades, just off the coast of Greece. The job comes with a fully paid “modern tiny house” (with a garden) with water and electricity covered.  Plus, you get a real salary.

What is all involved? According to their Facebook post:

The daily hours is that of a part time job (approx. 4 hours) and the salary reflects the fact that you get the house for free (with everything paid). All expenses for the cats will of course be paid incl. all veterinary care. You will be expected to take the cat to the vet in case of illness and therefore will need to be able to drive a manual car.

The organization is located in a secluded nature preserve that is popular in the summer and very quiet in the winter.  They say the best person for this job is someone that thrives in nature and likes quietness. The post goes onto add:

From experience the job is most suitable for someone 45+ years of age, who’s responsible, reliable, honest, practically inclined – and really, with a heart of gold! Apart from feeding the cats the cats will also need heaps of love and attention. You will at times be expected to trap or handle a feral or non-sociable cat, so knowing something about a cats psychology too is important + understanding their behavior should come natural to you.

They are looking for a long term person but requires at least a six month commitment. The job stars with a 1 month intro at the beginning of October (you will be volunteering for the first 2-4 weeks but with free accommodation). The paid job starts on November 1st.

If this sounds like a job for you, then send an email to God’s Little People Cat Rescue at joanbowell@yahoo.com.  They will review the applications and if they think you are a fit will do a Skype interview.

Good luck!