I had been booked up into the early fall of 2020, but am free now.
I am presently settled for awhile back in Lanark County, Ontario. I have many 5-star reviews from the Trusted House Sitter site, excellent references, and a clear police check. Here's a bit about me, and the story so far.
My first house and pet sit was set on a spectacular acreage in Calgary, not far from my son and his young family, complete with 2 cats and 2 big dogs who stole my heart; it was followed by a tiny downtown flat cat-sit with incomparable siblings Lucy and Archie...
Since those first adventures, I have gained so much knowledge: many pets have needed special treatment and/or daily medications, while one little shitzu had severe separation anxiety. The animal care aspect of this lifestyle has proven much more rewarding than I had anticipated.
Our own pets over the years have included the Manchester Terrier, Shepherd, Malamute, Loving Labs, Mini Schnauzer, Marmalade Siamese (Prince Charming ), Lizzy the Iguana, and various hardy goldfish. Four boys grew up on the farm in the company of pigs, peacocks, ducks, geese, chickens, turkeys, and one summer, a horse.
As for me, I'm self-sufficient and friendly, with clean habits and a healthy life-style. I very much enjoy the company of animals, and the feeling seems to be mutual. With several renovations under my belt, running a house is no mystery, nor what steps to take when something goes amiss. Home and pets will be in good hands, allowing for concentration on your own adventures. I believe communication to be a key component to your relaxation, especially in the beginning, and then as you like.