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Experienced, responsible, non smoking, animal loving, retired couple

  • Country of residence: Canada
  • When can they start: 1 April 2016
  • Available until: 14 December 2016
  • Age: 56-65
  • Occupation: Retired
  • They have references
  • Any experience with pets? Pigs, sheep, cats, dogs, hens and chickens
  • They don't charge for house sitting services
  • Last updated: 30 October 2015

About this sitter

We are an experienced house sitting, retired couple, non smoking, who enjoy traveling, gardening and love animals of all types. We have been house sitting for the past three years. We are looking for long term house sits, but are open to others, also, preferably in Europe and the United States. We are willing and able to maintain the homeowners' residences, take care of the family pets, and maintain contact with the owners.

Why they want to house sit

Having sold our home, three years ago, we have found house sitting to be the perfect way to see parts of the world, we haven't been to, while still maintaining a home, and becoming part of a community. Having pets to care for, just adds to that experience. They are such great company, and we get such a kick out of them. We have been to Europe several times, and appreciate the culture, and the people. We have had no problem adapting to the different lifestyles, and customs of all the countries we have done sits. We are particularly interested in travel to France and Italy, where we have been several times, but would also love to visit other European countries. We have always enjoyed our sits in the United States, and have met some wonderful people, and their pets.

Their experience

We completed a three month house sit in Brittany, France, our first sit, where we took care of four rental properties, along with two pigs, three sheep, and two cats. It was a wonderful experience, and we had the opportunity to enjoy the company of the many guests. Following that, we did a 3 month sit in Maryland, taking care of a wonderful dog, that we fell in love with. Then came a three month sit in Northumberland til mid August, taking care of two sweet dogs, and maintaining the property. We did another three month sit in France, the Burgundy region, with three cats and three hens, a wonderful experience. We have done sits in South Carolina, Vieques, Ontario, a repeat sit in Burgundy, did a three month sit in Tennessee, a beautiful area, a three month sit in New Hamburg, Ontario, a short sit in Michigan, and are now back in France, doing a two month sit in Provence. We are booked for a return sit to Tennessee, the first three months of 2016, and are open after that.

What can they bring to the assignment

We bring our experience garnered over a lifetime. We are responsible, experienced, trustworthy, and look forward to maintaining others' home, treating it with the respect we would want someone to treat ours. We have had several dogs, of our own, and have a great bit of experience with house sitting cats. We have 25 years experience running our own business, attending and exhibiting at major trade shows in Canada and the US; and representing US. companies in Canada. I also have experience in the education field, having taught for several years. We are enthusiastic and look forward to the challenges that lay ahead.



Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States


Tuscany,Toscana; Umbria, Provence, Loire Valley, Burgundy, La Bourgogne; California, Maine, North Carolina,


Paris, Florence, Firenze; Sorrento, Ravello, San Diego,Nice,Beaune, Dijon, St. Remy,Lyons,

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