We are an active friendly Canadian couple living in Guelph Ontario. I am a dog lover and grew up in Toronto. Jim grew up in a small town near Ottawa with three dogs. We have enjoyed our golden labs, collie, assorted mutts, purebread boxers, we have rescued abused dogs as well as the proud owners of rescue-surrendered doggies.
We both absolutely love Dogs and are known for getting down on the floor and playing with the pooches whenever we can. This often comes as a surprise to the human dog-owners, as they didn't know (or they forgot over time) how energetic, playful and loving their own dogs can be!
For years we’ve done house sitting for friends in various parts of Canada. Some have pets, some don’t. Now we are semi-retired and capable of working from anywhere with WiFi. Our goal is to always provide you with peace of mind. People we sit for tell us that being able to travel worry-free makes their trips so much more enjoyable.
We joined Housecarers to experience more of the world. Business and pleasure have already taken us to the United States, Mexico, Europe, the Caribbean, the UAE, and Australia.
We prefer 2 week to 4 week sits - or longer. That way we start to get a better understanding of the places we’re visiting. We just added Doggy-Chauffering to our repertoire of services; driving Dude the Daschund from Isle of Palms South Carolina to the human owners' summer home in the Berkshires.
Being Canadian, we’re used to winters and wouldn’t necessarily shy away from a winter sit. Jim’s a pretty good skier and snow shoveler! Although I like a cozy fireplace, I enjoy the sun even more and find warmer climates and beaches very appealing, especially November though April.
We’re both great with gardens, houseplants and lawn mowers! Our next dog-sitting gig has turtles and guppies that we will be learning about too. Cycling, hiking, walking and sailing are summer activities we enjoy. Jim grew up on the water with power and sailboats and currently belongs to a sailing Club in Ontario.
We have met so many interesting people and dogs in our numerous Housecarer adventurers. Our references are stellar and we would love to meet you and your dogs on our next adventure!
Karen and Jim