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Experienced with references

Canada

Testimonials

They have 11 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s) – We are parents of a beloved rescued Tuxedo Cat named Kitty. 7 years old "light of our lives" We have had many repeat assignment requests. see us on Facebook "our great adventures in pet sitting"

Police check

They don't have a police check

Availability

From: 1 December 2018
Until: 9 October 2025

Occupation

School District 85 employee

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

My wife (Deb) and I love to travel. We live on the west coast but are travelling to Okanagan to visit Mom fairly often. We would like to house/pet sit any location or type of home. We are also available for shorter stints closer to home on weekends. We have summers available and school holidays.

Why they want to house sit

Experiences of new places make new pet friends. We are retiring in the future and we would like to start home sitting now during our time off then, after retirement do more. We are interested in nature photography and wish to visit all kinds of places.

Their experience

We have experience houesitting/pet sitting. We can certainly give you character and experience references. We are a quiet, non-smoking, non-drinking couple. We have done repeat assignments as well.

What can they bring to the assignment

Exceptionally good care of your home and love and care to your pet. We are both employed in responsible positions. I work for School District and my wife is a Program Manager of a Health Centre. We own our own home and understand what your home means to you. We will be clean and respectful. The security of your home is priority.

Available to house sit

Canada, United States

Availability dates

From: 1 December 2018
Until: 9 October 2025

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2016

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 7

Testimonials

Absolute Magic

Deb and Kim are wonder workers! Our home was never so beautiful as when we came home to thoughtful upgrades and a lovely light supper. Our pets were relaxed and obviously well cared for. Our windows were like diamonds. Anyone would be lucky to have the opportunity to have Deb and Kim mind their home and pets.

Brenda, Canada, 05 August, 2020

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house

Deb and Kim are Pure Magic

Deb and Kim took care of my home, elder cat, dog and garden while we were away for a week. They are clearly very experienced and know exactly what needs to be done for top level care. Deb and Kim are beyond considerate and really take house and pet sitting to the next level. Any vacationer would be lucky to have them come. Thanks again, beautiful caring friends!

Brenda, Canada, 05 August, 2020

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house

Fantastic House Sitters

We had Kim and his wife, Deb, taking care of our house for 2 weeks in July 2019, and we were extremely pleased. They sent frequent messages about our cats and our home, so we knew what was happening while we were gone. When we got home, the cats almost seemed sorry to see Kim and Deb leave, so we know they had a lot of attention and cuddling. The house was immaculately clean and we found several unexpected surprises after they left, such as printed photos of the cats, new cat toys, and a large bowl of homemade soup in the fridge and bread on the counter, so we didn't have to worry about supper after driving all day. I won't mention all the other bonus surprises, because I cannot believe they do that for every house sit experience. We feel pretty special. We were tremendously happy they had been in our home taking such excellent care of the house and yard, flowers, etc. If they want to house sit for you, consider yourselves very fortunate to get them! We are trying to find reasons to have them back again! ????

Jackie and Rod, Canada, 28 July, 2019

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house

Perfect house sitters!

Kim and Debbie house sat for me for almost 5 weeks in the summer of 2018. From the minute I met them I knew that my house, my dog and cat would all be OK. The place was left spotless and they even cleaned my windows which I have to admit had not been cleaned in a few years... There was soup in the fridge waiting for me in the fridge. I did not have to do anything except put my feet up and relax after travelling. They handled my nervous dog very well and were very patient with him. I was told it took 2 days before my dog would let them hook a leash on him to go for a walk. Not all house sitters would be that patient. They ended up being the best of buds in the end... I am grateful that they gently persisted and handled my dog in an appropriate manner. They can obviously read dog behaviour quite well. They were very self sufficient and good problem solvers. I highly recommend them as house sitters.

Kelly, Canada, 20 August, 2018

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house

Monster's Perfect Christmas with Kim and Deb Silvey!

Monster is our delightful cheeky 9 year old cat who we left with Kim and Deb while we were on a two week vacation. We chose the perfect people! They arrived at our with a kitty Christmas stocking filled with treats. Monster was very impressed. Their experience with cat sitting was evident as they let Monster get to know them at her own pace. Being smart it did not take very long. In the course of the two weeks, they took really super photos-one was her with sunglasses on mimicing us on a beach! They played with her and she loved the attention. They stayed in touch with us and we showed of our pictures. They left us a terrific framed picture which is brilliant and finally, they lefty our home probably cleaner than they found it. We want them back! We give them an outstanding recomendation. , and will certainly stay in touch with them.

maureen, Canada, 17 January, 2018

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Handy around the house

Another Successful Stay with our Favourite Sitters

This stay was during the fall rainy period and our favourite sitters were here to help us out again. We stocked up goodies for them and left our notes on every possible aspect of the house. Everything was fine - no issues -and we came home to a super clean house & the aroma of homemade soup simmering on the back burner. After flights home with one of us not feeling so great this was such a welcome home return that mere words cannot express our thanks to them for taking such good care of the house, our little active dog, and even us.

Derah, Canada, 19 November, 2017

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Friendly
  • Handy around the house

Awesome

Exceeded expectations. Kim and Deb are a wonderful couple and our dogs were safe and well taken care of when we were gone. Our home was cleaner than we left with so much attention to detail. Our dogs were sad to see them go which barks positive success. And when we met Kim and Deb they asked all the right questions about their care. We have already asked them to come again.

Lee Ann, Canada, 08 May, 2017

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Handy around the house

Lee Ann, Canada, 08 May, 2017

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house

Amazing House/Dog sitters

Kim and Deb were simply amazing. They took care of our dog Tater Tot and our home as if it was their own. They kept in touch throughout our entire trip, sending photos of our dog playing, cuddling, and going on adventures. Our vacation was so much better knowing that our dog was so well taken care of. The house was cleaner then when we left, they laundered their bedding, prepared a wonderful dinner for us when we arrived home, and expertly handled a small problem with the hot water heater. Warm, wonderful couple. We highly recommend them.

Scott, Canada, 12 January, 2017

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Handy around the house

Wonderful Sitters

They took care of my pets with love & caring; they took care of my house with love & caring; they general took great of all of us - you are left with a nice warm feeling that makes you want them to come back!

Derah, Canada, 06 September, 2016

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house

Awsome house and pet sitters; Great couple! Very responsible and caring people who have our full recommendation for any house sitting assignments they are chosen for. Cared for our 2 big dogs as if they were their own.

Dogs had plenty of walks no matter the weather. Both were very calm and relaxed when we returned; no doubt due to the care and attention they received. Regular photos of the dogs emailed so we never had a worry. House was well kept, and in very good order when we got home. Lazagna was ready for supper in the oven upon our return! Discovered fun touches around the house that we liked very much (artistic pictures of special things around our place). Garden was tended to (and sure grew while we were away). We would certainly welcome them back to our place should they choose to do it again.

Ruth , Canada, 05 September, 2016

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house

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Last updated: 5 October 2020