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Mature Responsible Canadian House/Pet Sitter - Europe Enthusiast!

Canada

Testimonials

They have 2 testimonial s (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Tortoise/Turtle(s), Guinea pig(s), Rodent(s), Reptile(s), Other animal(s)

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 30 June 2022
Until: 31 December 2023

Occupation

Semi-Retired Self Employed Graphic Design

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

Hello! Thanks for reading my profile! I am an honest, reliable, trustworthy house/pet sitter, who will care for your pets and maintain your home in a clean, caring, and responsible manner.

While the testimonials here do not show it, I have extensive house sitting experience here and on other sites.

For the past 5 years, I have been entrusted with house sitting and running a BnB in Ontario, Canada during the winter months, before embarking on several months abroad house sitting and travelling in the summer. I think this illustrates the high level of confidence you can have in me as your house/pet sitter. I also have repeat house sits in Berlin and Strasbourg.

I am a non-smoker and my partying days are well behind me. I can provide a Police background check which was completed last year. I am a pet lover and like to walk daily. My experience ranges from diabetic cats requiring shots twice daily, dog walking, and an African Grey parrot!

Why they want to house sit

I live to travel and experience music, art and culture around the world. I truly enjoy meeting people through experiences and travel and as a result, have made many friends! I find the opportunity to immerse myself in another city, country, and culture exciting. I am always looking to get away to a place where I can still work for my clients while enjoying some down time.

House sitting enables me to settle down in one place for a period of time, and if I can make myself useful to someone, all the better.

Their experience

During the Canadian winter, I housesit and manage a B&B in Bobcaygeon, Ontario while the owner is away in Florida. I then travel Europe and other areas in the other seasons. Also, my repeat housesits in Berlin and Strasbourg help show my level of trustworthiness.

I have lots of experience through this and other House Sitting websites. I purchased my first home over 40 years ago, and I truly understand how important a home is and all that it entails. Basic plumbing, electrical work, painting and regular maintenance are just a few of my assets. I'm a bit of a handy man, and do not like messes. Your home will be in good hands.

What can they bring to the assignment

References (contact info on request):

Alex: "This past winter was my first experience at securing a house sitter for a six month period. After interviewing several prospective candidates, I made the decision to go with Ken, and what a fortuitous decision that was.
I wouldn't hesitate for a moment in recommending Ken as a first class house sitter. One would be hard pressed to find anyone who is as knowledgeable, competent, trustworthy and excellent as Ken. I would certainly be only too happy to use his services again."

Leslie – Strasbourg, France "Kenadian est le home-sitter parfait. On lui a confier notre appartement, notre chat et nos plantes durant trois semaines et nous sommes très satisfaits. En plus d'une belle rencontre humaine, ses attentions pour notre animal un peu capricieux et notre nid nous ont touché. Notre première expérience de home-sitter nous a enchanté grâce à lui! Partez l'esprit libre et revenez le coeur léger, dans un appartement comme vous l'avez laissé. Merci encore Kenadian, nous referons appel à toi :) "

Svenja & Ralph - Berlin Zehlendorf "Ken has been house-sitting for each summer since 2018 for 3-4 weeks each year. He is a really reliable and trustworthy person. He has looked after our cat Ludo with affection and left our house and garden in perfect condition. He was very polite to our neighbours and was responsive to our wishes. We look forward to welcoming Ken each year!"

Monique - Laussanne, 2020 "Ken was such a real pleasure to have care for my place, and my lovely Ms Nori wants to say thanks too! Ken was so chill and easy-going I had a super easy connection with him like we had known each other for forever =) Might be the great laid back Canadians meeting abroad attitude =) Ken was always easy to contact if needed and very helpful if I had any doubts or needed some help with the house and Ms Nori. Ms Nori really appreciate the easy going kind temperament and was so happy to sit on him and lick his hand and tell him when needed some petting, or just sit happily with you or on your work and computer. I'd be so so happy to have Ken for any other opportunity to house/cat sit for me and Ms Nori. Best of luck in your future house sits I would highly recommend Ken for any house stay."

Available to house sit

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Caribbean, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Availability dates

From: 30 June 2022
Until: 31 December 2023

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2017

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 2

Testimonials

Experienced and personable house-sitter

Ken house-sat for us in August-Sept 2019 while we went off on a motorcycle trip to Italy for just short of three weeks. Right from our deciding to go with him for our house-sit, communication with him was straightforward and prompt and we had a few online chats prior to our meeting up. Although he was a newbie on MMH at the time, he was able to furnish us with references from previous house-sits he'd done via other platforms, and needless to say these were enough to convince us Ken was a good fit for us and our house. Thanks to the timing of our trip were able spend a day with Ken and get to know him a little more and also introduce him to our small town and the surrounding area. As a house-sitter Ken was everything you'd want, he simply got on with the job and kept our house and garden like we'd want to keep it ourselves. After some instruction he also proved himself man enough to pilot our powered mower around our hillside garden - which was a plus. :) While we were away we kept in touch, Ken's a dab hand with communication devices, and there was never any fuss about anything. If you like the idea of your very nice house having a very nice person looking after it while you're away, Ken's a good choice.

Fiona, United Kingdom, 06 June, 2021

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden

Thanks Ken for your stay in my Beautiful House in Switzerland

Kenneth was such a real pleasure to have care for my place and my lovely Ms Nori wants to say thanks too! Ken was so chill and easy-going I had a super easy connection with him like we had known each other for forever =) Might be the great laid back Canadians meeting abroad attitude =) Ken was always easy to contact if needed and very helpful if I had any doubts or needed some help with the house and Ms Nori. He was the perfect host as he also wanted to discover the stunning beauty the region has to offer, I loved sharing great places ... albeit pricey cause that's Switzerland ... like The Rochers-de-Naye mountain train ride with all you can eat Raclette! Ms Nori really appreciate the easy going kind temperament and was so happy to sit on him and like his hand and tell him when needed some petting, or just sit happily with you or on your work and computer. I am happy ken could take advantage of the house which was well-equipped and in a great location with easy access to Lausanne and beyond. I was delighted that he used the great public transportation, but as we agreed a car would certainly allow for more options. Ken share he was happy to soak up some sun in the garden and patio to read or just take in the view. I'd be so so happy to have ken for any other opportunity to house/cat sit for me and Ms Nori. From me and Ms Nori, Thanks Ken for the great care and enjoyable conversations, before, during and as we will continue to do in the future I hope =) Best of luck in your future house sits I would highly recommend Ken for any house stay =) Monique

Monique, Switzerland, 23 May, 2021

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly

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Last updated: 16 April 2022