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Short or long term experienced home sitter

Canada

Testimonials

They have 3 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Farm animal(s), Other animal(s) – Pets requiring special diets.

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 15 May 2022
Until: 2 August 2023

Occupation

PSYCHOMETRIST (Retired)

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

I am an experienced home sitter, with successful home sits in various locations in Europe, Canada and Central America. As a person, I am a responsible, mature and conscientious individual, very responsive to the needs of the home owner.

I am seeking an authentic setting in either a rural or urban locale. I'm open to short-term sits throughout the year. I'm especially interested in a longer term house sit (1-3 years) anywhere in the world.

Why they want to house sit

My experience confirms that house sitting allows for a more personalized and unique vacationing experience; as opposed to the conventional tourist hotels. Developing a relationship with the family and their neighbors adds to a mutual feeling of comfort and trust; as well as providing more of a basis for the authentic nature of the destination experience. 

Their experience

Larry Gregory, is the longest serving member of MindMyHouse.com. Since 2005, Mr. Gregory has had successful house sitting experiences in Europe including France, Italy, Ireland and England, Canada and Costa Rica. In March 2009, Mr. Gregory was featured in the MindMyHouse e-newsletter.

What can they bring to the assignment

Mr. Gregory's 30 years in educational and clinical Psychology has equipped him with the skills and knowledge to work with a variety of situations and people. 

Having grown up on a farm, Mr. Gregory also has a diverse range of expertise with many types of animals, as well as plants.

Larry enjoys photography, hiking and the multicultural experience, in all its aspects.

I also bring experience, maturity and responsibility. I have owned and maintained homes, automobiles and cared for animals for many years and would treat yours with as much care as I have my own.

Available to house sit

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, Central South America, Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, South Pacific, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 15 May 2022
Until: 2 August 2023

Do they charge?

They sometimes charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2005

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 2

Testimonials

Pet friendly, reliable sitter!

This was our second time with Larry sitting our house. He was very amenable to our timing both on departure and return, and was extremely punctual and friendly as before. He kept the house in good order, we felt very comfortable while away that he was taking good care of our cats and fish, and on our return the house and garden were immaculate. We strongly recommend Larry to anyone looking for a sitter!

Cathy, Canada, 16 August, 2017

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

Friendly, reliable, experienced housesitter

Larry was, from our first communication, friendly, open, and helped educate us on our first time using a MMH sitter! He provided updates for peace of mind while travelling, and took great care of our cats, fish, and elderly rat. On our return the house was spotless, all plants happy, and he provided a friendly welcome and debrief chat. I hope Larry had a great time exploring Hamilton, and we'd be very happy to both recommend and use Larry in the future.

Cathy, Canada, 21 November, 2016

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

I highly recommend Larry for all of your house sitting needs.

Larry took great care of our home and property while we were away on an extended trip halfway around the world. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing a house sitter. We have stayed in touch and I know he would welcome more opportunities to house sit wherever needed as he is in that enviable position of being free to travel. I just hope he's available the next time we need a house sitter! Joanna in Costa Rica

Joanna, Costa Rica, 09 October, 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: 15 May 2022