Younger retired couple, well-travelled, non-smokers - will happily and reliably care for your home and pets

Username FromCanadaToYou  

56 - 64 years
May 30,2024
Retired University Administrator
7 - 21 Days, 3 - 6 Weeks, 6 - 8 Weeks, 2 - 3 Months, 3 + Months

We are in our mid 50s and retired from responsible jobs (senior administrator at a top Canadian university, IT business owner). We have excellent communication and organizational skills, are culturally sensitive, can think on our feet, and generally play well with others.

As experienced property owners we are familiar with all kinds of house maintenance and can solve problems as they arise. We also owned rental property for a number of years so understand the importance of respect for the property of others. We always maintain a very tidy home and when renting or travelling we treat other people’s spaces as we would like them to treat ours.

We have lived in several homes with large gardens and pools so we are comfortable with outdoor tasks like grass cutting, plant watering and pool maintenance. Having lived in Canada for many years we’re also very familiar with shoveling snow!

We have successfully raised children, cats and other furry creatures and are happy to look after your pets.

We enjoy travelling (40 countries so far), exploring nature, and are fit and don't smoke. Richard lived in England for 36 years before emigrating to Canada and we have lived in Mexico for the last two years. 

Oh, and we’re polite ... stereotypes about Canadians are sometimes true! 

Looking forward to visiting your home and taking great care of your space and your furry family members.

Kerry & Richard

Homeowner Feedback / endorsements (3)

“ Cat sitters extraordinaire! ”

Sit Dates Dec-20-23 - Dec-31-23 Homeowner Akiva13, Member Since Jul-17-23

Location Vancouver British Columbia Canada

I had the absolute pleasure of having this wonderful couple cat and house sit for me, and I couldn't be happier with their care and attention to detail. From the moment Kerry and Richard arrived, it was evident that they were warm, caring individuals who adored cats. Their communication was top-notch, keeping me updated regularly and sending pictures and videos.

But what truly stood out was the genuine affection they showed towards my bengal cat companion. It was a joy to witness how much they loved my cat, and it was mutual—the cat took to them immediately (I think I had a moment of jealousy LOL). They respected my cat's routines and quirks, ensuring that his royal lifestyle remained uninterrupted. It was evident that they understood his preferences and catered to his every need including lots of playtime and belly rubs.

Aside from their love for animals, they were exceptionally clean and organized, leaving my home spotless upon my return. I cannot recommend them enough—they are the perfect choice for anyone seeking caring, responsible, and cat-loving sitters who will ensure your furry friend's happiness, well-being and safety while you're away.

“ Kerry and Richard were great house, garden and kitty sitters. ”

Sit Dates Oct-8-23 - Oct-24-23 Homeowner sukimex, Member Since Mar-30-09

Location Merida Yucatan Mexico

Kerry and Richard did a great job keeping Yusuf, the cat, happy and healthy.  He was recovering from a urinary tract infection and needed extra TLC.  They kept the garden immaculate and communicated when there were problems.  I was very comfortable knowing they were taking care of things at home and would definitely have them again.

“ Wonderful House/Petsitters ”

Sit Dates Aug-4-22 - Aug-14-22 Homeowner LoveMexico19, Member Since Apr-11-19

Location Nanaimo British Columbia Canada

Kerry & Richard  are great house/petsitters.  We felt very comfortable leaving our home and 2 cats in their care while we were away on vacation this summer.  They didn't hesitate to contact us if they had a question and were easy to get in touch with.  The cats were is good spirits when we returned and the house was also nice and clean which was very much appreciated.

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