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, and dog sit dogs with special needs. We also do Agility training with our foster dogs, to build up their confidence, and obedience training to make them fit well, in to their new families. My husband retired 8 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
I am available for 2-4 week periods between Nov 1st, 2019 and April 30, 2020, and will fly to the airport neerest 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.