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Silver (12mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s)
Preferred Locations
  • British Columbia: Vancouver Coast & Mountains, Vancouver Island  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2024: 13-29 Dec

Mature, responsible, experienced pet-lover

45, Communications/Fundraising Coordinator

Hello homeowners! I'm a mature professional who works remotely from my place in Courtenay, and looking for an occasional change in scene and chance to spend some time with pets. I completed 3 housesits in 2023, for a total of two months, with great reviews. I've had dogs and cats for most of my life, which led me to working with the SPCA and other non-profits, as a career. I've also boarded dogs and cats at my place for several years, and have great references.

I recently lost my dog and so I'd greatly enjoy having some animal time, whether on the trails or at home. I'm also highly-responsible, quiet and clean, so you can rest assured that your place will be well taken care of, and returned to you in the same condition that you left it.

I have over three decades of experience with animals, am passionate about animals, and I'm a professional, reliable and clean person. An active person and a a nature lover, I believe strongly in giving pets lots of exercise, whether 3 daily walks for a minimum of an hour/day, or playing with an indoor cat. I'd be largely working from home and so I'm able to give your lots of attention and company. I'm happy to send you regular updates and photos. I usually show up a day early, to meet you and learn about your animals and house needs.

Reviews (5)
Joel was very respectful and trustworthy during our house sit. He is excellent in communication before and during the time in our home looking after our cat and the garden. We highly recommend Joel.
WENDY + JIM ( British Columbia, Jul 2024 - 6 nights)
Joel is the epitome of a professional house sitter! He suggested a video chat before we confirmed to go over all of the details and answer one another's questions. He arrived on time on the day of the sit, and asked excellent questions about the house and my pets. During the sit, he was easy to communicate with. My home was left spotless, and my animals were happy and well cared for. I will absolutely choose Joel to sit for me again in the future - you'd be fortunate to have him take care of ... MORE
MEG ( British Columbia, Jun 2024 - 2 nights)
Joel was very dedicated and vigilant as a house sitter.. He identified when my cat was sick so appropriate arrangements could be made. My dog loved the hikes that Joel took him on. Thank you Joel. kept me informed
JODY ( British Columbia, Feb 2024 - 2 weeks 2 nights)
Joel was a great dog sitter - he left our house clean and exactly how it was when he arrived, he gave the dogs plenty of walks and attention, sent regular photo and video updates and even stayed for an extra night when our flight home was cancelled. He bought our pups an extra toy, and made sure he arrived a bit early so we could do good introductions. Overall a great experience and happy to recommend Joel.
EWA ( British Columbia, Dec 2023 - 1 week 4 nights)
Joel exceeded our expectations. He was very personable, a great communicator, and he left our house in immaculate condition. Best of all, he gave our Jack Russell a lot of attention and gained his trust. He took Hank for adventurous walks and, after they became comfortable with each other, he allowed him off leash, as we had encouraged. He sent us photos of their walks, almost daily, and wrote us emails. We have already recommended Joel to our friends, and we hope to ask him to housesit for us ... MORE
DONA ( British Columbia, Oct 2023 - 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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