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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • British Columbia: Vancouver Island - Capital
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2024: 25Sep-10Oct | 5Nov-15Dec

BlueWorldNomads - Mature, kind, non-smoking couple

55, semi-retired

55, semi-retired

Diane is a farm-girl and Alex is a city-boy. We met, married and live in British Columbia, Canada and are experienced house and pet sitters who are always looking for our next adventure.

We have travelled both ways around the world together, managed a variety of hospitality and recreation businesses, owned and operated a popular guesthouse, and are travelling once again. We were owned by three amazing cats for over twenty years, and they trained us to care for them purrfectly. As responsible and caring homeowners, we would treat your home and pets as our own.

We are homebodies who love to travel. House-sitting offers the perfect opportunity to travel while staying at home. As homeowners, we miss the comfort of home while travelling and find comfort in looking after yours.

We know how much animals bring a home to life. Whether house cats or pet dogs, cows, pigs, hens or horses, we have always had animals as a part of our lives. There's nothing like living in a home with pets, and house sitting gives us the chance to enjoy the love and friendship of a furry friend, if only for a while!

Homeowners ourselves for thirty years, we are the DIY types who can tackle any and all jobs related to property renovation, repair and maintenance. We have experience and knowledge of landscaping, gardening, hot tub care, wood stoves, septic tanks, plumbing, electrical, carpentry ... and so much more!

After several years of working in the hospitality industry, we bought a condo, rented it out, and went travelling. We decided in South Africa that we would open a guesthouse similar to the many "backpackers" in that country. We enjoyed the lifestyle of running a guesthouse which gave us a wealth of knowledge and experience in property management and guest experience.

We have done dozens of house and pet sits for several years, hopping between Canada, Mexico, Australia, Jamaica and Costa Rica. Our sits have ranged from four days to five months in length, and we have looked after all kinds of cats and dogs, as well as hobby farm llamas, chickens, horses and sheep. Several animals also required special care, medication and vet visits.

Whether you're going away for a three days or three months, you will have peace of mind knowing we will care for your home and pet(s) as if they were our own. We have travelled the world while others have looked after our home and pets, and we hope we can do the same for you.

Please contact us for a link to our Housesitting Resume, References and Reviews.

Happy travels!

Diane and Alex

Reviews (7)
Diane and Alex took wonderful care of our fur babies for almost 2 months. We were provided frequent updates on how they were doing (including pictures&videos) which was very comforting to know they were adjusting well (as the girls only knew us for the 1st 2 years of their lives). Household items were managed and we were kept well informed of any issues, resolutions, etc without having any worries. We came home to a very clean house, well maintained yard, a loaf of fresh bread. They also ... MORE
HELENE & PAUL ( British Columbia, Mar 2022 - 1 month 3 weeks - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
This is the second time Diane and Alex have house sat for us and again, we were not disappointed. We came home to a VERY clean house, a happy pooch and even a fire stacked and ready to be lit! Can't say enough good things about these two, they genuinely care for the pets they take care of and it shows. Ripley wasn't anxious at all, just ready to welcome us home, which is a great "tell" of the attention and interaction she gets while we're away. We'll definitely use them again next year and ... MORE
CONNIE ( British Columbia, Oct 2023 - 4 weeks - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Thanks Connie and Kenn. We thoroughly enjoyed taking care of Ripley again!
Diane and Alex are amazing pet & house sitters and that is why we choose them again for this house & pet sitting job! Every couple of days we were given updates and photos of our fur babies. They did a wonderful job with taking care of our cats and place like it was their own. We came home to a very clean house and our fur babies were definitely spoiled with the attention they received from Alex and Diane! We can't say enough about these two other then provide them with utter praises. You ... MORE
HELENE & PAUL ( British Columbia, Oct 2023 - 2 weeks 1 night - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Thanks Helene and Paul. Please give Stella and Pumpkin some cuddles for us.
We really lucked out that Diane and Alex were available to look after our home and our kitty Zoe. They are a wonderful, friendly couple who have a ton of house/pet sitting experience. Communication was excellent and we really appreciated the updates and pictures. We were so happy to receive a picture of Zoe on Diane’s lap only hours after we left. We came home to a spotless home and our Zoe was relaxed and happy. We couldn’t ask for anything more and would absolutely welcome Diane & Alex ... MORE
CAROL AND MIKE ( British Columbia, Mar 2023 - 2 weeks 2 days)
Thanks Carol and Mike. We miss Zoe already!
Diane and Alex were amazing house sitters! Our pooch was very well cared for and was entirely herself when we returned home. No signs of missing us too much, or feeling ignored, which is our goal. Thanks for interacting and playing with her! The house and property were respected and we came home to a nice clean house, just like we left it. They were also diligent about understanding how to operate things and meet any expectations we may have had. Communication was EXCELLENT! We didn't have ... MORE
CONNIE ( British Columbia, Oct 2022 - 2 weeks 6 days - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
No rating Alex and Diane are completely trustworthy and ideal house sitters. They cared for our home and our kitties like they were their own. We were thrilled to come home to happy content kitties, sharper knives and a clean environment. As our home has some complex systems like a hot tub and pellet stove, it was great that they felt completely competent and able to troubleshoot and keep them functioning. We intend to invite them to stay again.
LORRAINE AND ROB ( British Columbia, Nov 2018 - 4 weeks)
No rating Diane and Alex were wonderful housesitters while we were away for 7 weeks. They were very communicative, responsive, on time, and very caring of our home. Our little dog Frankie was well taken care of and received lots of lovin'. Our home was spotless when we returned and they even left behind a well stocked fridge of food so that we did not need to rush out to shop. We highly recommend them.
MARTINE ( British Columbia, Jan 2018 - 1 month 3 weeks)
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Make sure the garden and potted plants are thriving when you get back - get a house sitter.

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