Retired energetic Canadian couple. Respectful animal sitters.

Username Driven  

56 - 64 years
Nov 9,2023
1 - 6 Days, 7 - 21 Days, 3 - 6 Weeks, 6 - 8 Weeks, 2 - 3 Months, 3 + Months

We are thoughtful and considerate vaccinated couple. We have raised and cared for dogs, cats, chickens, horses and other family pets. We enjoy taking dogs for long walks. 

We also have 2 cats in our home. We realize they need daily litter box cleaning, pampering and attention.

We own 10 beautiful acres with large Douglasfir tree's in the gorgeous Okanagan, Similkameen valley. Building our own handcrafted timberframe log home. 

I was a Telecom Field Manager for years looking after a team of installers and repair individuals. I enjoy DIY projects and repairs. I own a backhoe and quad for snow removal and construction projects. Presently finishing a barn built from logs cut on my sawmill and handcrafted mortise and tenon joints. My wife is a artist, gardener and birder. She volunteers at the local soup kitchen and looks after our grand daughter. 

Your pets and home will be will treated with respect.  Available for longer housesits over the winter months November through to May. We have a 4 wheel drive to access remote locations.

We have completed 10 house sits over the last 5 years. We subscribe to as well as House Carers. Here is a list of house sits so far.
                                                             1)2017,Bellingham,Washington. Beautiful home on 10 acres with 2 dogs and chickens. 
2)December 2018-March Than looked after a home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, loved the pueblo homes, fascinating history, museums and national monuments. 
3)January Also looked after a home in art district on Canyon road in Santa Fe. 
4)December Finished a ranch sit in southern Arizona with one horse in a beautifully designed home and amazing barn. Gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. 
5)January 2020-April Our last ranch sit was in the Williamson Valley just outside of Prescott, Arizona. Absolutely enjoyed looking after 2 horses, 2 cats and a outdoor cat. The ranch backed on the Prescott National forest so it was perfect for taking the dogs for long hikes. Finding  old historic indigenous dwellings was awesome. So much to see in the area from Jerome to Sedona. We had a wonderful time. 
6)November 2021-December We had the pleasure of looking after a home with fabulous view of the hiking and biking trails of Boise. Especially enjoyed biking through Hyde Park and the Greenbelt areas along the river. Our hosts treated us like family. We were able to socialize at their favorite dining locations and had some tasty pizza, sushi and burritos. 
7)December 2021 we are blessed to be looking after two beautiful African Serval cats in Santa Fe. This is a great location allowing us to walk to the plaza and back for exercise. So much to see and experience in Santa Fe from the history, museums, hiking trails and art galleries.
8)January 2022-Marchpleted a housesit at a taste fully well decorated home with a great dog in Santa Fe. We were introduced to Geocaching thanks to our hosts. We had lots of fun finding caches while exploring new areas. The dog we are taking care of is especially sweet. 9)April 2022 Stayed at a gorgeous home in a beautiful spot in Sonoita, Arizona. Looked after two cats for 10 days.                                                                                 10)April. Had the pleasure of taking Riley for walks and enjoyed hiking amongest the saquero cactus in Tucson.


Reference from recent housesits.

We’ve been using house/pet sitters for 20 years and Deb and Doug rank at the top for folks we want staying in our home. They were here for a 3 month sit. Their first day was spent here with us and it was clear that they would care for our home and pets with the utmost respect and sense of responsibility. It was quite surprising that our dog didn’t even bark at them when they first entered our front door. Just indicative of the calm and warm nature of these lovely people. It was wonderful that they kept in touch, perfectly tended the house and yard, and we DID NOT WORRY. Best— our dog was extremely happy with them. We’ve already invited them for another sit. Anyone lucky enough to book their time will be happy with their choice. 

Doug and Deb were delightful from the first meeting! They are not only responsible, caring house and pet sitters but a joy to be around. They gave excellent care and maybe a little spoiling to all the animals. Our dog Riley was disappointed when it was us at the door returning home as he instantly loved Doug and Deb and their longer than normal walks! Their communication skills were excellent and we had no trouble reaching them whenever we needed to update info. You would be lucky to get them to sit for you because everyone that uses them wants them back!! Add our name to that list!

Doug and Deb Driver were fantastic house-sitters. T

Homeowner Feedback / endorsements (1)

“ Wonderful Couple took great care of our house & cat ”

Sit Dates Jan-12-23 - Feb-4-23 Homeowner janutski, Member Since Jun-23-22

Location Sedona Arizona United States

Debb & Doug stayed at our house for 3 weeks while we went on a ski vacation. They arrived a day prior to our departure, per our request, to get oriented to the house and our cat. We hit it off immediately. They are definitely pros at house sitting, bringing all of their own supplies. We felt very comfortable and confident leaving them to care for our house. While we were gone they communicated with us regularly. They fully enjoyed the area. They left the house in perfect condition. Would welcome them back anytime.

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