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House Sitting Preferences
  • 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)
Preferred Locations
  • Alberta: Central, Edmonton & Rockies (Camrose, Canmore, Edmonton, Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House), South & Calgary   British Columbia: Thompson Okanagan, Vancouver Coast & Mountains   New Brunswick: ALL   Newfoundland & Labrador: ALL   Nova Scotia: ALL   Ontario: National Capital, Southwest   Prince Edward Island: ALL   Quebec: Montreal and Southwestern, Québec City and Central, Southeastern  
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Karen and Peter

59, Retired, Claims Adjuster

60, Retired, Police Officer

We are a retired, non smoking couple who are travelling the world exploring and house sitting looking for our little slice of paradise. We were able to retire early and our plan is to travel the world and see where we end up. We are both energetic and love physical activities.

We have been travelling and house sitting full time for nine years now living in Central America, New Zealand, Australia, SE Asia, Fiji, China, South America, United Kingdom, Europe and Canada.

We love to immerse ourselves in the local culture of new and exciting places around the world. We feel house sitting is a great way to see countries from a locals perspective as one of our long term goals is to find a country we would eventually settle down in.

We have house sat in some pretty remote places and therefore, are familiar with pump systems, generators, solar power, rainwater collection, and living away from modern conveniences.

From our collective life experiences, we have a high capacity for resolving challenges and unforeseen circumstances. The level of maturity and security that we bring with us can only benefit the homeowner and the community they live in.

We have owned dogs most of our married life and have put all our dogs through obedience training. We are very capable to handle large dogs as well as little fur balls. As our children were growing up we also did the rabbit, hamster, gerbil, and fish routine.

We have many additional references that are not on this site that we would happily provide if you require.

Reviews (13)
We felt like we won the lottery getting Peter and Karen as house sitters. Our house is a heritage home with a septic system and water well that requires extra love and attention. Peter and Karen were fantastic caretakers, solving problems when they could, communicating with us and organizing assistance as required. We received regular mail call communications and updates as needed. We had complete peace of mind knowing they were looking after our home and garden. I can't imagine a better ... MORE
PAM ( Alberta, Apr 2020 - 18 months)
We won the lottery with Karen and Peter. They were kind and caring with our Louie, clear communication throughout the whole process and were gracious with advice and guidance as we figured out our first experience with pet sitters in our home. They were also great company, we really enjoyed their inspiring travel stories. They took immaculate care of our house, too, returning it to us in a better condition than we left it (omg the yard!) Don't miss out on an exchange with Karen and Peter.
NATALIE ( , Jul 2023 - Four weeks)
Thank you for the kind words.
We really enjoyed getting to know Karen and Peter before leaving on our holiday and learning about some of their fascinating sitting experiences. During our time together we observed their interaction with Murphy and felt confident leaving him and our home in their care. They sent us regular updates and photos and when we returned we spent another evening with them catching up and it was obvious Murphy was happy being with them. It was also wonderful to come home after a long travel to a ... MORE
KEITH ( British Columbia, Jun 2023 - 2 weeks)
Thank you very much for the kind words. It was our pleasure looking after your home and Murphy.
Karen & Peter took excellent care of our home and 3 cats for 5 months Nov-Mar 2020. Communication was excellent. They respond to emails very quickly. I asked for updates on the cats every week while we were away. We received updates with photos and the occasional video of our happy felines every single week. The cats were clearly comfortable and at ease in their presence. It's so nice to have this level of peace of mind being so far away. The house was left SPOTLESS when we arrived home. ... MORE
AMY ( Alberta, Nov 2019 - Five months)
Thank you for the kind words. It was our pleasure looking after your house and pets.
Wow, what wonderful housesitters both Karen and Peter are. Having met both Karen and Peter prior to the housesit to meet our dog and see the house, I was most impressed, our dog loved them straight away, I felt at ease from the word go. They kept our house and garden in such great condition and our dog was extremely happy. The communication during their stay was great, we got pictures and information as the days went by, we arrived home to find everything cleaner than when we left :-) ... MORE
KATE VEAL (Keilor VIC, Jan 2019 - 3 weeks) From Aussie House Sitters
Thank you for the kind words. I was our pleasure to be able to look after your home and Spike.
Karen and Peter are AMAZING house and dog sitters, the best we have ever experienced. If you are looking for house sitters and they are available, book them in! They are such a trustworthy and animal-loving couple, we cannot recommend them highly enough. We have two very large dogs who are used to lots of exercise and attention and are not easy to please. Karen and Peter loved them as their own, and the feeling was mutual. Our dogs want us to go on holidays again so they can come back. ... MORE
HELANA (Coburg North VIC, Dec 2018) From Aussie House Sitters
Wow! Thank you for the kind words. It was our pleasure looking after Ollie and Akira. They are such wonderful dogs. The cleaning and gardening are just part of the service we provide. I would never have a homeowner come home to an unkept home.
Peter and Karen were wonderful and did an amazing job of looking after home and our precious little pets, our 2 dogs Maddy and Lucy warmed to them straight away which in itself says so much we can't praise them enough Thanks guys keep doing what you're doing you are beautiful people Greg and June
JUNE (Elizabeth Park SA, Nov 2018 - 2 weeks 5 days) From Aussie House Sitters
No rating Karen & Peter were wonderful sitters for our dogs and our home. We met up prior to the sit and immediately felt confident with leaving our Pets, home and car in their capable and caring hands. We were provided regular updates whilst away via email and that was very reassuring. Their love of animals is obvious! When we returned the house was spotless and although we told them not to worry our lawns were mowed (we'd had 3 weeks of rain whilst away!). I cannot recommend Karen and Peter highly ... MORE
LOUISE (Booker Bay NSW, Sep 2018 - 2 weeks 6 days) From Aussie House Sitters
No rating Karen and Peter have been the most wonderful home and dog sitters. They looked after our two precious border collies so beautifully and the attachment was real - such care and affection was very obvious. Our older girl needed extra care due to arthritis and this they took in their stride, giving her the additional time and patience as needed. They looked after our large home and vast garden exceptionally well, it was spotless and the garden green and thriving on our return Karen kindly ... MORE
KATE MCDONELL (Tascott NSW, Aug 2018) From Aussie House Sitters
No rating Peter and Karen looked after our home in Bassendean , Perth W.A and our pets for 10 days, from 06th Aug to 16th Aug 2018. Peter and Karen are experienced and very reliable House and pet sitters who are a pleasure to deal with. We returned to a spotless home and happy, healthy pets. One of our pets required medication and this was not an issue for Peter and Karen. We had never used house sitters before but we feel we won the Lottery when Peter and Karen agreed to look after our house, two dogs ... MORE
NEVILLE AND PAULA (Bassendean WA, Aug 2018 - 1 week 3 days) From Aussie House Sitters
No rating Karen and Peter cared for our home and our dog while we holidayed to Thailand. We were a little apprehensive in the lead up as it's hard trusting people with your life while you are out the country but as soon as we met them we felt at ease. They are an easy going, friendly and respectful couple. Our dog can be a little temperamental with new people but he immediately loved these two. We came home to a happy loved dog and chickens and a tidy home - we couldn't have asked for more. ... MORE
NATASHA (Seville Grove WA, May 2018 - 1 week 1 day) From Aussie House Sitters
No rating I recently had the great fortune of having Karen & Peter Pecksen house sit for me. Karen & Peter are a delightful couple. They are totally trustworthy,considerate & very clean. My very precious dog LuluBelle adored them. I drove Peter to his Motel after the sit & we took LuluBelle in the car with us. On the return trip home she sobbed all the way. She still looks for him. So not only do I recommend them , so does she.I am trying to re organise my schedule so that I can we can have them back at ... MORE
HEATHER (Arana Hills QLD, Dec 2015 - 1 week 4 days) From Aussie House Sitters
No rating We had Peter and Karen look after our place for four weeks in 2015. They are a great couple and made sure our house and animals were looked after as we requested.
JOACHIM (Chapel Hill QLD, Nov 2015 - 1 week 6 days) From Aussie House Sitters
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