Hi there! Please stop here and take a look at our profile! Dorene and Troy would love to Petsit for you.
Maybe we are not the longest standing petsitters on this site - but we have been housesitting for 4 years on Housecarers, as well as TrustedHS, Mind My House, repeat housesits and word of mouth. We have completed 13 pet and housesits and we hope we will quickly become one of your favorite - sitter couples :)
Who are Dorene and Troy?
We are Troy (49) & Dorene (48) a married Canadian couple. We were seasoned home and pet owners for the last 17 years. We adore pets immensely and treat any animals with the care and attention we would with our own. We are mature professionals with college and university degrees and 25 years each in business/marketing and television broadcasting respectively.
Four years ago, we sold our home in Toronto, Canada to fulfill our dream of seeing more of the world by traveling slowly and doing so longer-term. We live and work online while we travel - We're location independent so we have the flexibility to live like this. Note: We have a Police Check Certificate when we were homeowners and we would be happy to share with you.
Why do we want to pet and housesit for you?
We miss our pets! Our lifestyle of travel and work doesn't allow us to keep our own pets, so housesitting is a wonderful way to enjoy a pet family short term. So how about we become temporary Loving Auntie and Uncle for yours while you are away?
Also, there is no better way to see a country than immersing into everyday life. We prefer to enjoy neighborhoods and see a place through the eyes of a local while enjoying our own space to relax, work and enjoy the company of lovable pets while being home away from home.
- We have completed 14 petsits including repeat sits. We've looked after older dogs and cats with special needs, young pups, stubborn cats, We looked after chickens and the birth of 13 new ones on an organic farm during a tropical storm, and volunteered twice at an animal rescue center in India. We think we can handle all kinds of petsitting challenges!
- We've had our own pets too - including dogs, cats, fish, geckos, birds, and hamsters for most of our lives. We enjoy giving them the love and attention they deserve as an important member of the family!
-We know how to manage home issues: As long term homeowners and working in fast-paced, high-stress careers, we've learned to deal quickly with problems when they arise. We spent years living in an old home and quickly became handy maintenance workers, repairmen, and gardeners, ensuring the house was secure and well-protected. We are meticulous, detailed people, and as professionals, we have learned to be clean, conscientious and respectful in someone else's home as much as we would be with our own home.
What Do We Do When We Petsit?
First, we make sure that the responsibilities we agreed with the homeowner are our top priority - care for pets, walks and home management.
We work online - we are consultants in the travel industry for hotel and tour clients, and we have our own blog sharing our lifestyle redesign we hope to inspire others to discover meaningful travel experiences. So when we petsit - we work most of the time, and take smaller breaks to visit the area. You can find more about us at travellifemedia and our lifestyle blog at travellifex
We stay active - We are non-smokers and strive to live a healthy and active lifestyle, regularly exercising including walking, hiking, and jogging, especially when we Petsit dogs! Troy runs marathons so he is often in training.
So how about giving this energetic, responsible and pet-loving couple that knows how to manage the finer details of homes and careful loving of pets, a chance?
We look forward to speaking to you more about your pet and house sitting opportunities!
Best regards, Dorene, and Troy