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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Alberta: Central, Edmonton & Rockies, South & Calgary   British Columbia: Thompson Okanagan, Vancouver Coast & Mountains, Vancouver Island   Ontario: Golden Horseshoe, National Capital, Southwest   Quebec: Montreal and Southwestern  

Happy Houseguy

66, Retired Engineer

Currently available from May to September 2022 in Canada.

I am a mature, responsible, non-smoking, retired Engineer and granddad from Canada. I travel to Australia and/or New Zealand each year during the Northern Winter to escape the cold and snow.

I spent the 2018/2019 season housesitting in New Zealand and 2019/2020 in Australia. You can see my references in my profile. Every sit went very well and I had a great time interacting with the many pets.

I understand that while you are away pets need their routine maintained, and not to feel neglected. I am sensitive to this and get a great deal of pleasure from their company and happiness, so put their needs as high priority.

Mowing lawns, tending to the garden and other household chores while keeping you in the loop with how things are going are part of the course. I am also happy to spend extra time with you being trained on anything you feel may be necessary.

I enjoy nature, cycling, walking and generally activities that take me outdoors. I rarely go out in the evenings and I do not have any other commitments other than the house sit that I would be doing, so have plenty of time for pet companionship. I particularly enjoy house sitting locations that have access to water, beaches or lakes. I prefer longer house sitting assignments to minimize travel around the country.

I am also a home owner so I know how to look after a home properly and to care for possessions.
I am house proud and fastidious but your place would also need to be reasonably clean and comfortable for me to be relaxed.

I will not have my own vehicle whilst house sitting, so would need to be located walking distance to shops, services and public transport.

Once we make contact through the website we can set up whatever communication method works best, email, Whatsapp, etc.

Hoping to hear from you.
Kind Regards

Reviews (8)
This was our first time ever with a house sitter and we were apprehensive before committing. Jim helped allay our fears from very first contact and we had great communication from Day 1. When Jim took over our house and most importantly the care of our senior dog and of my wife's extensive orchid collection, we felt at ease immediately. He is an experienced sitter and he took notes and asked pertinent questions. Jim provided us with regular updates completely unprompted. Both in text via ... MORE
TIMUR ( Alberta, Jul 2022 - 1 month 1 week)
Jim came all the way from Canada to Australia and took wonderful care of our two dogs and house while we went overseas for a month. He made sure the dogs were comfortable during the hots days which was very reassuring for us. He communicated really well leading up to the house sit and then also during our time away. I highly recommend Jim to house sit your place! Thanks Jim!
NICKY (Belair SA, Dec 2022 - 4 weeks) From Aussie House Sitters
Jim is an excellent person with exemplary communication skills. Rocco ( our Labrador) became friendly with Jim immediately. Jim was very thorough in understanding all the needs and requirements of Rocco and did not miss a beat. I will highly recommend Jim and would love to be able to have him come over for another sit without any hesitation. Thank you Jim, you are a true gentleman.
MANISH (Concord NSW, Dec 2019 - 4 weeks) From Aussie House Sitters
Jim came to our house to look after our cats while we were away. He arrived a day early to get instructions and meet our cats. Our cats were very well cared for while we were away. They received a lot of attention from Jim. He promptly provided updates when they were requested. We came home to a clean house and two happy cats. Jim did a great job. looking after our house and cats. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any house sitting job or use his services again.
SUSAN (Calgary Alberta, Jun 2019 - 1 week)
Jim took amazing care of our 3 month old puppy, which was no easy feat. Jim kept us informed daily. The house was clean and tidy when we returned. I would not hestiate in highly recommending Jim for house / pet sitting. Thank you Jim you're fantastic
GERALDINE (Massey North Island, Feb 2019 - 6 days) From Kiwi House Sitters
Jim was a pleasure to have over for Christmas dinner and to have stay to look after Rambo. He kept in communication and was great to deal with. Would highly recommend.
JENNY (Ellerslie North Island, Jan 2019 - 4 days) From Kiwi House Sitters
Jim was very easy to communicate with. He kept in touch regularly during the year, before the house sit, and sent regular message during the sit. He got along well with our pets and went to a lot of trouble to take care of them. Jim was also willing to accommodate appointments that we had set up with e.g. carpet cleaners, and was very helpful with regards to this. Overall, I recommend Jim for a house sit.
HELGA (Stanmore Bay North Island, Jan 2019 - 1 week 4 days) From Kiwi House Sitters
I highly recommend Jim as a house sitter, he is friendly,organised and looked after our home and pets perfectly, he even took us to and from the airport in our car. As we organised the job mid year his communication left us assured the he would arrive and do a great job. Get him now before someone else does!!
SHELLEY & LEE MORETON (Pt Chevalier North Island, Dec 2018 - 1 week 4 days) From Kiwi House Sitters
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