You Can Get Paid To Live on a Tiny Greek Island And Take Care of Cats


Do you love cats? How about island life? Then we've found your dream job.

A cat sanctuary known as God's Little People Cat Rescue on the small Greek island of Syros is looking for its new caretaker to oversee the 50 plus cats that roam the sanctuary. 

According to their Facebook, the organization is a registered charity and no-kill, no-cage lifetime sanctuary and adoption center. 

“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,” the job posting states.

Besides getting to spend your days surrounded by a clowder of loving cats, the job also offers a modern little house with its own garden and a view of the Aegean Sea, and a small salary on top of it. 

According to the post, the job only takes four hours a day, so the caretaker will have plenty of time to enjoy and explore the small island. The only catches are that you must know how to drive a manual car as that's the only type available on the island, and be up to the task of tourists coming to visit during the summer months.  

Apart from the normal feeding, watering and litter box routine for 55 kitties, ideal candidates should also have an understanding of cat psychology and some natural cat whispering skills, as the caretaker can expect to at times trap or handle feral or non-socialized cats. 

This job is likely most suitable for those who are 45 years of age or older, according to the posting, and someone who is “responsible, reliable, honest, practically inclined - and really, with a heart of gold!” Honestly, as cat lovers go, finding someone with a heart of gold won't be difficult at all. In our opinion here at Meowingtons, cat people are a special kind of people! 


Details about how to apply can be found on the original post on Facebook. Interviews will be conducted via Skype at the end of this month, with a start date of November 1, 2018. The job is long term, with a minimum of a 6-month term. 



  • I Want This Job Honestly. I Love Cats And To Be Paid For Taking Care Of Them Is A Dream.

    I would love this job I’m from Africa specifically Kenya 🇰🇪 I own 4cats my own And I think I want this job I connect well with cats. I love their company and I truly feel this is a dream job for me.

  • Catherine gordon

    The sounds like the ideal job, it would be nice to get away from the states for a while and have to see in Mamma Mia I would love to be there and take care of these beautiful beautiful animals. I’m a little bit up in my years but I can do this I have 15 cats living with us right now me and my husband and they are all indoor cats I have taken care of kittens from the first day they were born, I know how to ball bottle feed and take care of the little ones if their mothers are not there to take care of them cats to me is like time out I just I just love them so much please consider me I would love to be a cat keeper. So consider me and you won’t be sorry. Thank you so much for this opportunity

  • Rachel

    Argh! This is like my dream job!!!!

  • Megan Mills

    I would absolutely love this job!!!!! How does one apply for it?

  • Angela

    I have owned and operated my own cat rescue. I was nonprofit, I would rescue cats, kittens (bottle fed) and litters and then get them adopted. I’ve had, at the minimum, 10 cats at one time sometimes more. I’ve been called a cat whisperer on multiple occasions. I’ve dealt with ferals and got them socialized. This would be a great and fun job for me and I would be an ideal candidate. Please consider me for the position. Thank you!

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