Is This the Dream Job of Every Cat Lover? Feline Sanctuary’s Job Ad

It might sound too good to be true, but you can get paid to work as a cat whisperer on a Greek island full of felines.


Crazy cat people, brace yourself. This is, without a sliver of doubt, the most perfect job ad ever. Fair warning: I take no responsibility in your about-to-happen decision to leave your amazing career in the dust and try to snatch this once in a lifetime opportunity to be a kitty caretaker on a fabulous island in the Mediterranean.


“A very special position and living circumstance on offer on a little Greek island called Syros (a small paradise no less!) for a mature and genuinely passionate cat lover who knows how to handle many cats and would love their company…”


When Joan Bowell of God’s Little People Cat Rescue posted a job ad on Facebook, she had no idea that it will go viral. The 51-year old artist and her husband have a cat sanctuary and a rescue on a little Greek island called Syros, where they care for (currently) 55 lucky felines. As fate would have it, the cat-loving couple is forced to move due to work commitments with the United Nations. This meant having to find a perfect replacement for them, that would help care for the island’s many cats and ensure that all the good work they’ve been doing for Greece’s felines doesn’t go to waste. They hoped to get a few interesting applicants, but never dreamed that they’ll have over 35,000 applications and from more than 83 countries, to boot.


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To your average feline lover, the job ad sounds like it came from a fairytale. The couple seeks a person that enjoys nature (and the scenery is stunning at the very coast of the Aegean sea), tranquility, doesn’t mind being on their own… That is if you don’t count the dozens of kitties they’ll be taking care of. In addition, the “cat whisperer” that gets the job will have a lovely home to live in that’s located on an island dubbed as heaven on earth, their bills paid, a car, and a modest pay on top of it. I mean, after reading the job post, the only thing that surprised me is that there weren’t more than 35,000 people applying.


Naturally, due to the overwhelming response from the public, the Bowells are not taking any more applications for the job. (Sorry, no leaving your boring boss behind for a herd of kitties.)


However, even though you might be late for your chance to help care for the rescue’s felines as their caretaker, you certainly are not too late to help them thrive by donating to the rescue.

Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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