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Retired non-smoking couple that love animals

Canada

Testimonials

They have 2 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

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

Police check

They don't have a police check

Availability

From: 8 March 2020
Until: 30 April 2022
(see their busy times below)

Occupation

Retired

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

My wife and I are retired and live in our own house. We keep our home and property in excellent condition; and, therefore would do the same for your home.
We raised 3 children which also meant that pets were very much part of our lives. You can be at ease, if we get the opportunity to care of your babies as we would love them too; we truly understand that they become part of our family and that you want them to have the best loving care possible while you're away

We walk daily, and even more so if we had a pal (dog) to accompany us. We also enjoy bicycling and touring the surrounding area.

We do not smoke, and we love animals and the outdoors. We've travelled extensively for work and for pleasure, and are enjoying the freedom of retirement.

We'll take excellent care of your home, pets and interior/exterior plants and will treat your property and animals as if they were our own. I am very handy with tools (tradesman) and can perform house maintenance activities as required. My wife has a green thumb and has a talent for plants.

Why they want to house sit

We are eager to explore parts of the world we have not seen and that includes our beautiful country. We are keen to experience the local life versus the tourist approach. We believe that to know our neighbours and our surrounding area goes a long way in giving us a wonderful and rewarding experience. Loving and caring for your pets will also fill that void, we now have, for no longer being able to have our own since we started house sitting.

Their experience

Since we are retired, house sitting is a natural experience for us to undertake. We are experienced with maintaining homes, respecting peoples property and loving and caring for pets. Your home will be our home while you are on holiday and will be treated as such... with tender loving care.

What can they bring to the assignment

We would respect your privacy, communicate with you as often as you wish, and would treat your home and pets with the utmost care.
As long term home-owners and pet owners ourselves, we are able to deal with emergencies immediately and competently.
We do our own yard work at home and plant our own garden. Our vehicles are clean and maintained at a high standard.

We want you to have a carefree holiday while your gone and not have to worry about your home and your loved little ones left in our care. We surely can do that for you as that is what we would want too while were away. So we completely understand.

Available to house sit

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, Central South America, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Fiji, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, United States

Availability dates

From: 8 March 2020
Until: 30 April 2022

They have indicated that they are busy at the following times:
14 July 2019 to 4 March 2020

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2016

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 2

Testimonials

Great Experience!

We feel so fortunate to have found Gary and Therese to pet sit and house sit for us. It was our first time using a website to find a pet sitter. Due to this we were a little nervous and not sure what to expect. Our cat, Frank, is like our kid so we wanted to leave him in the very best care; we wanted a couple that would look after Frank as if he were their own. This is exactly what we found. From the beginning, communication was excellent. It is obvious that Gary and Therese have lots of experience in pet/house sitting. They thought of everything and it showed. We received updates and pictures throughout our trip to ease our minds. They left the house in fantastic condition for us to arrive home. I would absolutely recommend this lovely couple to house/pet sit for you. Thank you both so much! Michelle, Mathias and Frank

Michelle, Canada, 21 May, 2019

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

Gary and Therese house sit in the SoF, winter 2016/17. Outstanding house sitters!

Gary and Therese looked after our house in the south of France for two months this winter. We found the house in spotless and perfect condition on our return; they kept in touch regularly throughout there stay, and took extremely good care of the property. They also proved to be good company, attentive and easy to cohabit with. I would recommend Gary and Therese's house sitting services to any prospective house owners, as they are a trustworthy, tidy and conscientious couple, and would gladly ask them to house sit for us again in the future. Do contact me for a direct reference. Gilles

Gilles, France, 07 January, 2017

  • 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: 26 August 2019