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Cat Servants and Doggie Companions provide reliable, loving care for your home and treasured pets



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Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Bird(s)

Police check

They have a police check


From: 1 September 2023
Until: 30 April 2025
(see their busy times below)


Retired non-profit manager


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About this sitter

Currently, we are looking for cat sits in Portugal or Spain during September - October 2023, preferably in an area with public transportation.

Laura is a retired non-profit manager, having worked in the arts, tourism and social services. She is a country mouse but appreciates the cultural activities of cities, loves animals and nature, enjoys travel, gardening, yoga and sharing the love of reading as the steward of a Little Free Library. She loves large dogs (has owned two German Shepherds) and is a crazy cat lady (just minus the 99 cats).

Eldon grew up on a dairy farm which had an abundance of domesticated critters. He has had careers in the energy industry and government and has retired from his business. His interests include golf, travel, reading and volunteering with many community organizations. He loves cats and is something of a cat magnet. He enjoys many genres of music and collects anything by Bob Dylan, but please don't hold that against him;)

Laura is a dual American / Canadian citizen. Eldon is just a plain old Canadian.

We are non-smokers, easy-going, neat and tidy folks who appreciate a clean, organized home.

We are vaxxed and boosted and hope that you are being safe too.

Why they want to house sit

We enjoy a change of scene and house sitting makes our lives more interesting. We have met so many nice homeowners and their lovely pets in locations we may not have otherwise considered. Having the companionship of pets during our travels makes us feel at home wherever we are.

Their experience

So far on our 20 house sitting adventures, we have had the pleasure of caring for 13 dogs, 31 cats, a hilarious African Grey Parrot and a few fishies.

Cats have owned us for several years. Sadly, we lost our much-loved ginger tabby, but a long-haired, green-eyed beauty took up residence and is currently running the estate.

What can they bring to the assignment

We are homeowners with a lifetime of experience caring for homes and pets. We have excellent references from all of our house sits with offers to return. We also engage sitters to look after our home and cat while we travel, so we share your concerns about having capable, loving and trustworthy people in your home.

We are reliable. When we accept your offer to house sit, we have made a firm commitment to your dates. You can depend on us to show up!

We provide companionship for your pets. Although we enjoy exploring whatever the area has to offer, we are homebodies at heart. We are just as happy to curl up with a good book, a big cup of tea and a furry critter nearby. We want your pets to feel loved and secure. We will follow their routines and provide all the attention, playtime, walkies, love and snuggles they can stand! At bedtime, we expect pets in our bedroom or on the bed. Caring for pets is the fun part of our vacations.

We believe that good communications are essential for a successful house sit. We will send you daily updates with photos of your pets so you can see how they are adjusting to their new friends.

We are committed to your travels being worry-free. As homeowners, we are used to fixing things if they go wonky or know when to call in reinforcements. We do all the homeownership things: pick up mail, put out trash, plant care and so on. When you do arrive home, you can expect to find your home as you left it.

It is a privilege to be entrusted to care for your home and pets. You can be assured that your property and privacy will be respected and that your pets will be safe and happy during your time away.

Available to house sit

Portugal, Spain

Availability dates

From: 1 September 2023
Until: 30 April 2025

They have indicated that they are busy at the following times:
1 November 2023 to 30 April 2024

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services


MindMyHouse member since 2014

Personal details

Age: 66-75 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 0


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Last updated: 18 July 2023