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They have 2 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s) – Dog, Cat, Horse, Rabbit, Cattle, Fish, Birds

Police check

They have a police check


From: 25 October 2020
Until: 30 April 2022




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About this sitter

We are experienced professional House Sitters, who are fortunate at this time in our lives to have good health and the opportunity to travel.
Our grass roots are from a farming community.
Past travels: Thailand, Costa Rica, USA, Ireland, England, France and Canada.

Hello and smiles from a Canadian family.
Fortunate enough to have retired early, we now look to the future to experience new adventures by meeting people and sharing the love of animal companionship. So we are a family with House Sitting Experience. Our son Andrew is currently attending university and join's us if we house sit during school breaks (sporadic times).

Why they want to house sit

We enjoy the company of family pets and find traveling with pets within a local community makes traveling an enjoyable adventure within a neighborhood community. The neighbor's will love us....(smile)

Their experience

We are members of trusted house and can provide excellent references.
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You will find our profile with references: Ava and Edward (with a chocolate colored lab dog)

Jackie - Hang Dong, Thailand
18 Mar - 4 Apr 2016
We highly recommend Ava and her son Andrew as house sitters. They cared for our pets for 2 weeks and were very professional in their approach, very loving and attentive to our pets and enabled us to travel with the peace of mind that both our home and our furry babies were in very capable hands during our absence. They were very attentive to our instructions and provided timely, entertaining updates on the status of the pets and the house while we were away. We would definitely use them for our future house sitting needs.

Stephanie, July 2016-Danforth and Coxwell in the East York
We are incredibly lucky to have found Ava, and her adult son Andrew, to do our recent house and pet sit! From the moment they answered our ad, Ava and Andrew were quick to arrange for communication to establish our mutual suitability and to arrange for a Skype meeting. This pet-sitting team are extremely well organized and have great attention to detail. We completed a thorough walk-through of the house and took a stroll wiith our Coon Hound, Rosie, so that there would be no surprises. They asked many important questions to ensure that nothing would be overlooked. During our time away, Ava and Andew kept us updated about our pets and any important phone messages. Ava and Andrew did everything we asked and more! The arrived and departed on time as discussed. Our yard and planters were well watered and cared for during the hot weather. And, best of all, our house was spotless when we returned!! Thank you Ava and Andrew, and we look forward to Andrew's solo housesit with us starting Friday!

Marilyn Port Carling, ON - Oct 2017
This was the second time Ava and Ed have looked after Cinder. He was very excited about seeing them and they renewed a bond made during a Summer visit. Ava sent pictures almost every day so we could see how happy Cinder was when with them on walks and playing with them. Ava and Ed left the house in a very good state, linens washed and beds remade, floors vacuumed, etc. Ava even left a meal of cabbage rolls for our return. We will certainly request that this warm, friendly couple return for further visits. 3rd visit to occur from April 19, 2019 to May 14, 2019.

Henry-Orlando FL - Dec 2016 and Dec 2017
Ed and Ava came for the 2nd time in 1 year to take care of our 4 dogs. Everything went well as usual and our relationship is more more friendly.

Theresa- The Villages, FL - April 2018
As someone had said previously I am giving Ava 5 stars because there is nothing higher. I can’t even begin to tell you how great her and Ed were. Our dog loved them. They really spoiled her. Took her for walks daily and played with her. They sent me photos and videos daily. They arrived the night before so they would be with her in morning. When we returned Ava had made us a great lunch. We are so happy we found them and look forward to planning another trip to use them again. This was our first time using trusted house sitters and our experience was great. They left our house cleaner than when we left!

What can they bring to the assignment

We are experienced in the responsibilities of home-ownership, we are knowledgeable, competent and reliable, and we can give you peace of mind while you are away.
Owned and maintained 2 properties (35+ yrs), residential home and lakefront summer home.
• Have an understanding of pride of ownership and an understanding of people that you wish to live in your property.
• Use our life experiences for problem solving
• Owned pets during our lifetime
• Cared for senior pet (beloved Min Pin 17 yrs), cats, fish, horse, ponies, chickens and steer. Ava was raised on a cash crop FARM. Edward is a past board member of the Brant County SPCA (Animal Protection) who has a natural gift of having animals love his affections quickly. Former, Foster Home for the local (SPCA) (Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

Being active and adventurous we are:
• Walkers, hikers, cyclists and golfers.
Coming from professional backgrounds:
• Ava, being a retired municipal employee from property assessment with banking experience for a total of 37 years.
• Edward, 40 years experience within a financial institution and farm crop insurance field.

We have good communication , computer skills.
We enjoy keeping owners appraised of pets happiness and property updates during our stay caring for your prized possessions.

Available to house sit

Canada, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, South East Asia, South Korea, South Pacific, Spain, Thailand, United States, Venezuela

Availability dates

From: 25 October 2020
Until: 30 April 2022

Do they charge?

They sometimes charge for house sitting services


MindMyHouse member since 2016

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old
Family status: Family with children, Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 1



Ava, Claudia and Andrew took care of our cat and dog for the weekend. This was our first experience with a house sitter, and I am so, so pleased. Our pets were happy. They managed to get our nervous puppy to go for walks! Both the dog and the cat seemed happy. Andrew and Ava are excellent communicators and kept us well informed. Claudia and Andrew are charming, attentive and thorough. I would highly recommend this team.

Tania, Canada, 23 July, 2018

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


Tania, Canada, 23 July, 2018


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Last updated: 18 December 2020