Professional couple testing retirement options

Username SittingCanucks  

46 - 55 years
Mar 1,2023
Medical writer/editor
1 - 6 Days, 7 - 21 Days, 3 - 6 Weeks, 6 - 8 Weeks

Hello. We are Kelly and Steve, a professional couple (a medical writer and a PEng) in our early 50s who are thinking about our retirement options and would like to get a sense of house sitting as a way to travel and experience the world. We both work from home, so all we need is high-speed internet service and we can work from anywhere.

We are responsible, quiet, and able to perform house and yard maintenance. We don't smoke, eat a plant-based diet, and enjoy walking, biking, and canoeing. We are both fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

We like animals and would be happy to take care of your pets while you're away. Steve has several years of experience fostering and training service dogs, and we've enjoyed the company of many pet cats (one living to 20 years of age). We are able to administer medication to both dogs and cats.

Homeowner Feedback / endorsements (1)

“ Kelly and Steve - Amazing Care Provided! ”

Sit Dates Oct-4-21 - Oct-10-21 Homeowner doglover37, Member Since Jul-15-19

Location Toronto Ontario Canada

We cannot express how grateful we were to have found two of the most
caring, thoughtful and responsible sitters for our dog while we were away.
To begin with, Kelly and Steve willingly came over to meet us prior to the sit
to get to know our dog and get familiar with her routine and requirements
including medication.
At the very outset of our week away, our dog fell ill - a pet owner’s worse
nightmare. Kelly and Steve handled the situation with grace and care. They
responded immediately to the illness, making trips to the emergency vet in
the middle of the night, then follow ups with the regular vet and kept in
regular communication with us. They kept a good record of all events to
provide to us, along with videos. They provided comfort to our dog, and did
not let her out of their sight for the week. They were attentive to her needs
and went above and beyond to ensure that our dog received the best
possible care. She received lots and lots of attention.
With regards to the house, there were a few small chores that we requested
which they happily performed. The house was kept in immaculate condition
while we were away.
Kelly and Steve are such warm and loving people and we were so reassured
knowing our darling pet was in such good hands during a very trying time.
With full confidence, I recommend Kelly and Steve to care for your pet and
home as you would be in very competent hands with them.

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