Responsible retired teacher and nurse who love animals and travel

Username ohhappypets  

65 + years
Dec 1,2023
1 - 6 Days, 7 - 21 Days, 3 - 6 Weeks, 6 - 8 Weeks


We are an actively retired Canadian couple who are fit and young at heart. We are non-smoking vegetarians; easy-going but resposible. Our favorate things in life are humor, gardening, animals and travel. We would love to care for your animals and home while you are away. We own our own home and understand and accept the responsibilities of home care.  We have a dog and a cat who we love like family so we understand the realities of globetrotting pet owners.  Our reviews on this site and on all earned us 5-stars, and will tell you that owners were always happy to come home to a clean house, cared for plants and happy pets. We are willing to care for ill animals who need medication, dressings, injections etc. and we respect your home and treat it as if it were our own.

We try to "escape" the Canadian winters every year, usually from after Christmas to early April.  We list on two sites and have completed long-term house sits, in Vietnam, France, Canada, Australia, Italy, Mexico, New Jersey, California and Arizona, USA.  Our first sit on this site was winter 2017 for a house, dog and 7 cats near Rome for 7 weeks. Since then, we have added chickens, fish, more dogs (from a wonderful Rottweiler to a cuddly Lhasa Apsa) and more cats. We love this site. 

We are booked for Dec - Jan and are now looking for any warm and interesting destination for February and early March, 2023 We are fully vaccinated and will have necessary country-specific health and travel insurance, and are prepared for tests and quarantines as may still be required in different places. We are particularly interested in places of natural beauty and cultural or spiritual significance, but we are open to anything and any place that is warm and friendly. We would be happy to set up a or zoom 'meeting', and hope to hear from you! 

Stay well and happy!

Deborah & Duffie

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