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Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Fish, Farm animal(s) – We've looked after many pets at home and abroad, and have worked with farm animals. We also have experience with aging animals, and are comfortable administering medications and dealing with emergencies.
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From: 1 November 2019
Until: 31 December 2020
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Diane is a farm-girl and Alex is a city-boy. We met, married and live in British Columbia, Canada, and are now a 50-something, adventurous, non-smoking couple. We have traveled both ways around the world together, managed a variety of hospitality and recreation businesses, owned and operated a popular guesthouse, and now are preparing to travel once again. We were owned by three amazing cats over the past 20 years, and they trained us to care for them purrfectly. As responsible and caring homeowners, we would treat your home and pets as our own.
Our ideal house sit includes reasonably clean and comfortable accommodations, a furry companion, opportunities to interact with locals and experience their culture, fun things to do nearby - we love ocean and mountain adventures, and a decent internet connection.
We are homebodies who love to travel. House-sitting offers the perfect opportunity to travel while staying at home. As aspiring travel writers, we like to take time to explore an area, experience the culture and interact with locals. As homeowners, we miss the comfort of home while traveling and find comfort in looking after yours.
We know how much animals bring a home to life. Whether house cats or pet dogs, cows, pigs, hens or horses, we have always had animals as a part of our lives. There's nothing like living in a home with pets, and house sitting gives us the chance to enjoy the love and friendship of a furry friend, if only for a while!
Homeowners ourselves for 20 years, we are the DIY types who can tackle any and all jobs related to property renovation, repair and maintenance. We have experience and knowledge of landscaping, gardening, hot tub care, wood stoves, septic tanks, plumbing, electrical, carpentry...and so much more!
After several years of working in the hospitality industry, we bought a condo, rented it out, and went traveling. We decided in South Africa that we would open a guesthouse similar to the many "backpackers" in that country, We enjoyed the lifestyle of running a guesthouse which gave us a wealth of knowledge and experience in property management and guest experience.
We have been housesitting for nearly two years, hopping between Canada, Mexico, Australia and Costa Rica. Our sits have ranged from four days to five months in length, and our pets have ranged from a 10lb Bichon/Shih Tzu to two 100lb Australian Bulldogs with various cats thrown into the mix – including several animals who have required special care, medication and vet visits. We have cared for up to five pets during one sit and none during another.
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As your house and / or pet sitters, you will have peace of mind knowing we will care for your home and pet(s) as if they were our own. We have traveled the world while others have looked after our home and pets, and we hope we can do the same for you.
Australia, Belize, Canada, Caribbean, Colombia, Costa Rica, Fiji, France, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom
From: 1 November 2019
Until: 31 December 2020
They have indicated that they are busy at the following times:
7 July 2019 to 31 October 2019
They don't charge for house sitting services
MindMyHouse member since 2017
Age: 46-55 years old
Family status: Couple
Alex and Diane are amazing home and kitty sitters. They stayed with our two boys for the July long weekend and took better care of our home and fur babies than we could have asked for. They were diligent on keeping in touch, meeting us beforehand and also being flexible for our return home time. We came home to two very happy kitties and an incredibly clean home. Diane was even kind enough to notice my garden plants wilting a little bit so she watered them. We feel very lucky to have met Alex and Diane and would be more than happy to welcome them back again sometime in the future if paths cross. They're amazing!
Diana and Alex were able to come to Revelstoke the night before we left for our 2 week vacation. We had a great evening getting to know them. We were confident from the moment we met them that Steve and our home were in good hands. We came home to a happy cat and our home was exactly the way we left it. And! There was even a home made snack waiting in the fridge for us. Thanks Diane and Alex! We will definitely call on you again.
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