There is nothing more secure than having people at home while you're away. Get a house sitter.
I have lived on my grandparent's dairy farm for a few summers and have helped out with the chores around the farm. I also have friends with horses and chickens that I have visited from time to time.
I really enjoy house/pet-sitting as I'm an animal lover and find it very rewarding. Im also very conscious of taking care of someones home, garden and pets as if they were my own. I enjoy new locations and like to experience new places. Currently being self employed this allows me the flexibility. When I am taking care of another person's home, I treat the home with the same good care I would my own and follow the homeowner's instructions closely, both in the care of the home and with respect to the pet I am taking care of. As far as extra duties go, I am quite comfortable with plant watering, laundry and any extra duties that might be associated with the pets in the home. I am available now for any sits in GVRD /lower mainland area or Victoria/island for 2 weeks or more. Thank you