I live on a hobby farm outside Ottawa Ont. Canada. We have small flock of free range poultry, two cats and two dogs. We foster dogs for a dog rescue organization, until they are ready for adoption.
My husband retired 10 years ago, and we decided that in order to continue keeping livestock and our work with dogs, work which we both love , we would take our holidays separately, during the quiet winter month, so that one of us is always at home.
I am a reliable and self-reliant woman, who raised three sons and lived to tell about it. Over the years I have looked after many different animals including horses, and have training in First Aid for dogs and cats. I have extensive experience with special needs dogs.
I am a passionate gardener, excellent house keeper, and love to walk for miles, preferably at the end of a leash or curl up with a good book, with a cat in my lap.
In 2006 I spend 4 weeks house sitting in Monterey California where I took care of 2 great dogs and 2 independent cats. I spent hours walking the dogs on Monterey beaches and even managed to get in some gardening.
I spent 2wks house sitting in Sidney, British Columbia, looking after 2 small cuddly dogs who were lots of fun.
2009 I spent a month in South Carolina, looking after a large lake house, and 2 lovely cats and feeding a herd of deer.
2011 I house sat with a very smart and fun Border Collie Rimi in Santa Fe NM for 4 wks.
2013 back in Santa Fe, looked after large home and a lively small dog.
2018 Spring, spent 3 weeks in Beauforth SC looking after a house on one of the areas many islands and my favorite Border Collie Rimi
2018 Fall, for a change of pace, spent few days looking after a lovely flock of turkeys and chickens in Tincap ON
2019 Spring 2 weeks in Coquitlam BC, looked after most laid back Chocolate Lab ever, in a beautiful home with a view of mountians and Port Moody.
I am available for 2-4 week periods between Oct 1st, 2020 and April 30, 2021, and will fly to the airport nearest to your home. If you feel I may be the right person to look after your pets and your home, I would love to hear from you.