I live about 25 minutes from downtown Victoria in a lovely small cottage with my dog and cat. I require a sitter short term from July 30th through August 5th then a longer term sit from September 3rd through October 3rd.
My cottage is in a quiet area surrounded by agricultural land and very close to several beaches. It has a lovely small fenced and private backyard and is about 7km from Sidney which is a lovely town full of second hand bookstores and lovely restaurants. My dog is very low key and gets walked daily on leash for about an hour. He is a little terrier mix and spends the rest of his day sleeping and enjoying his meals. My cat is very low maintenance and gets medication twice daily but takes it easily. There may be opportunities for a break once or twice a week when my dog would go to his sitters to socialize and you could travel away for the day without the worry of leaving him alone. I tend to leave him alone for a maximum of about 5 hours. This area is full of hiking and walking trails and is a dream for those who love to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of old growth forests and the ocean.