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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), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • British Columbia: Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, Vancouver Coast & Mountains, Vancouver Island   New Brunswick: Western   Newfoundland & Labrador: ALL   Nova Scotia: Cape Breton, Fundy, Halifax   Prince Edward Island: ALL   Quebec: Montreal and Southwestern, Québec City and Central   Territories: ALL  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2024: 10 Jun - 4 Jul
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Caring, Trustworthy Home & Pet Care

69, Retired (Health/Education Asst School)

70, Retired (Psychologist)


We are a retired couple (9+ years), travelling the world and home & pet sitting along the way. Covid arrived and put a hitch in our travels in March 2020, however we are back to sitting now, with protocols in place. We are both vaccinated x5 for covid.

We enjoy our travel lifestyle and also love to settle in and care for others' pets and homes from time to time. Healthy, active non-smokers, we are also big animal lovers and welcome the opportunity to give our love & attention to pets. We delight in time in the outdoors and the chance to be out in the yard pulling weeds or harvesting, hiking, dog walking, cycling and exploring your area. We even spent a 6 week period in winter shovelling snow at a house sit in small town Quebec while we cared for the homeowner's pup (as well as this past winter in Nanaimo where we had snow for weeks, unusually).

We have been giving excellent care to homes and pets while their owners travel for several years now, and have multiple 5 star reviews at our website listed under kathperreault dot net, under the menu heading Encounters Home & Pet Sitting.

A few of our sitting experiences: 13 Rescue pets (5 dogs, 8 cats) in the Costa Rican jungle; 2 separate disabled dogs who used wheelchairs; an Irish peahen who hatched a chick while we cared for her, just to name a few of our 45-50 home & pet sits.

We have cared for many pets since, and, with a break of less than a year during covid, we have continued to do so, as can be seen in our reviews at the website. We completed a long sit in Nanaimo in March 2022, and are booked until October with sits on Vancouver Island, Powell River and Baja, Mexico.

We particularly love the exchange aspect to home and pet sitting arrangements: that we can offer top rate care for your home & pets in exchange for a resting spot for a time, is such a win-win. As well, we appreciate the human connection and have made long term friendships through this experience, both with pets and their owners. Not the same experience as renting a hotel room or even AirBNB accommodation, that is for sure!

We have been long term home and pet owners during our working years, and fully understand the responsibility required in the maintenance of a home. We view pets as family members, to be cared for as such. We are clean, reliable home and pet caregivers and will always give yours excellence in care. With us caring for your home and pets, you will travel with peace of mind and return to find both in top notch condition.

Though my partner, Aaron, and I enjoy exploring every part of the world that we encounter, when sitting your pets and home - they will always be our priority. We will treat your home, pets and garden with the same care and diligence as if it is our own.

Reviews (6)
Kath and Aaron are fabulous house sitters. During their stay, they were very conscientious exhibiting utmost attention to detail. The instructions we left were followed exactly, and they left everything in excellent order. They took great care of our two dogs, keeping us informed of their health and well-being, particularly as one contracted an allergic and breathing irritation. Kath and Aaron are both good communicators and kept us well informed as their stay progressed. My wife and I ... MORE
PHILIP ( British Columbia, Aug 2020 - 1 month 1 week)
We were away for a few months overseas and Kath and Aaron looked after our dog, Maggie, and our house with great care. They communicated frequently keeping us up to date with the house and dog ventures. We came back to clean and tidy house and a happy dog. We would not hesitate to have them sit for us again and I know Maggie would be happy to see them as well. Highly recommend to anyone for their housesit.
ELAINE ( British Columbia, Aug 2023 - 2 months 1 week)
Kath and Aaron took very good care of our cat, dog, garden and house for four weeks. They kept us updated with photos and asked questions when there were gaps in our instructions. It was wonderful to return to a clean house, well maintained garden and a beautiful vase of fresh cut flowers. We would highly recommend Kath and Aaron as housesitters, they are kind, considerate and trustworthy.
BETH ( British Columbia, May 2023 - 4 weeks)
Thank you, Beth, it was a pleasure to spend the month with Lollie and Ella in your beautiful home. We’ll be glad to return if dates line up.
Kath and Aaron were kind and warm to our two dogs. On their last morning at our home, on the deck having tea, Topo lay at Aaron's feet and gently placed her head on his foot, an indication of the trust she felt towards him. He was thrilled and so were we! I enjoyed watching the TLC Kath meted out to our dogs. They're a terrific duo and we hope they'll be back!
MAREK & DANUTA ( British Columbia, Jul 2022 - 7 days)
Very sweet, Danuta, thank you for your kind observations. We love Themba and Topo and will happily return if dates align ;-). Best to you all!
Kath and Aaron took care of my cat for two weeks and I couldn't be happier. They kept me updated of how my cat was doing which gave me peace of mind. At my return I found the house and garden well taken care of. I would recommend Kath and Aaron as housesitters, they are kind, responsible and trustworthy.
VANESA ( British Columbia, Jul 2021 - 2 weeks 1 day)
No rating After spending much time under warm skies, Kath and Aaron wanted to experience a 'winter'. Their wish was more than fulfilled as it turned out to be the coldest and most snowy winter in history. To make matters worse, my snow shoveler never turned up. However, they never complained and got on with dressing up warmly and shoveling. When I came back after 6 weeks in Mexico, the house was spotless, the fridge full and Kath had even cooked a delicious curry for me. My dog Cajou 'velcroed' himself ... MORE
LOUISE ( Quebec, Jan 2019 - 1 month 2 weeks)
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With a house sitter looking after your pets, house and garden - you can really relax. Happy days.

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