Will love your animals as though they were my own. Trustworthy and experienced.

Username lusianotl  

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Age
56 - 64 years
Availability
May 30,2024
Occupation
Retired
Gender
Female
Status
Single female
Term
7 - 21 Days, 3 - 6 Weeks, 2 - 3 Months

Recently retired symphony cellist, now living in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. During 17 years freelancing in Atlanta, GA and throughout the South, I was lucky to play concerts with many great performers, including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Harry Connick, Jr.  In Canada, I was a member of the Calgary Philharmonic, and began my career in the Victoria Symphony. House sitting while travelling is my new career; loving animals comes naturally.

In 2019 and 2020 I travelled across Canada for a total of 10 house-sits, caring for many cats and dogs, chickens, baby goats and fish in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and B.C.  It was enormously rewarding, and I still keep in touch with several hosts. Most recently, I spent three weeks in London, UK with a lovely ginger cat named Archie.

Horses rescued me through Covid lock downs! I helped out at a local stable for three years, mucking, feeding and grooming eight beauties. Here in Niagara, I house sit regularly, enjoying the companionship and antics of many dogs and cats.

No health issues. I'm an avid walker, hiker, cyclist and kayaker. Single, no children. Former property owner and expert gardener.

I look forward to caring for your precious companions and home while you travel and enjoy your own adventures with complete peace of mind. My own cats lived long and happy lives, as did my beloved Tabu, a rescued Alaskan Malamute mix. (Please see attached House Sitters Canada and other references.)

Joey - Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario

Sit Date: May 2019


Helen did a great job looking after house and our animals. This was no small feat! Our young dog needs tons of exercise and constant attention not to mention managing 3 cats, 9 chickens and 8 acres of property. She's extremely competent and gave us multiple updates. We felt very confident and could relax on our holiday knowing that she was looking after the animals as if they were her own. Also the house was spotless when we got back. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her!

Barbara and Bill- Calgary, AB

Sit Dates- Sept 2019 and Sept-Oct 2022

Helen cared for our 2 cats for 1 month in September We were very happy with how well she cared for our home and our cats. We had regular contact and pictures throughout our trip, our cats were relaxed, well brushed and happy on our return and our home was neat and tidy.

 It is not hard to tell that Helen is a true animal lover. This was our first experience with housecarers and it couldn't have been more positive. We would highly recommend this pleasant and competant woman. 

Our experience was so great that we would love to have her back for our next trip in December, but we understand she's not available because she is already committed elsewhere. Darn!



 



 

Homeowner Feedback / endorsements (1)

“ A Well-Trusted House and Cat Sitter ”

Sit Dates Sep-5-22 - Oct-31-22 Homeowner soaringraven, Member Since Mar-30-19

Location Calgary Alberta Canada

We had such a positive experience with Helen, taking care of our house and our 2 beautiful cats back in the fall of 2019 for 1 month, that we were thrilled to be able to get her back for 2 months in the fall of 2022.  Just like our previous experience with Helen, we arrived home to happy, healthy, well-brushed cats and a clean and tidy home. Helen kept us updated throughout our trip and sent us lots  of pictures of our kitties. We never worried about our pets while we were away, as we knew they were in good hands. We wouldn't hesitate to have her back!

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