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Silver (12mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Reptile(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in Canada
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2024: 13 Jun - 1 Jul | 31 Jul - 20 Aug
  • On a house-sit right now

Retired Handy Pet Lover

65, Retired

63, Retired

My wife, Penny, and I are retired, active travellers willing to go anywhere, anytime. We owned our own house for 30 years where we raised our 3 children (and some of their kids for a while too).

I worked in the IT industry for 25 years progressing from programming all the way to senior management in a major Canadian retail chain. At 47 I changed careers and started a home renovation company, leveraging my many years of maintenance experience on my own house. After 15 successful years I retired and we sold our house so we could have the freedom to travel extensively.

In 2022 we sailed on a luxury cruise to Antarctica, explored the Civil War battlefields in Pennsylvania and Maryland, walked on beaches in Mauritius and explored the wilds of Uganda and South Africa.

Penny is an active gardener, expert baker and adoring grandmother to our 4 grandchildren. We keep ourselves in good physical condition, going to the gym regularly, hiking, golfing, biking, etc. We have decades of experience with dogs, cats, fish, birds, rodents and anything else our kids wanted to include in our family.

We currently rent a house and have excellent references from the owners of the properties we have rented since 2017.

Reviews (3)
Mike and Penny were wonderful house sitters! Our dog Willie loved them and I am sure misses them. All our plants look well loved and they left our home in great condition. We have a close community here and all our dog park friends said they saw them on Willie's daily walks. They even took him on a few outings. I highly recommend them and we would love to have them back anytime.
JENNIE ( Alabama, Oct 2023 - 3 weeks) From House Sitters America
Thanks for the great review! We loved Willie and will miss him a lot.
Mike & Penny took great care of our house, our two cats, and our vegetable gardens. They were excellent at communication. We would recommend them for house sitting with no reservations!
NATALIE (Montgomery Minnesota, Aug 2023 - 2 weeks 2 nights) From House Sitters America
Thanks Natalie, it was a pleasure to look after the cats. You have a beautiful home in a wonderful location. We'd be happy to sit for you in the future.
Mike & Penny were very nice to work with. Right from the start the communication was good. Prior to arrival we had sent the house instructions to them (we have a dog, cat and 2 large koi/goldfish ponds). Upon our return, all looked correct: the house was clean (despite the shedding of our dog). There were no incidents or problems with the house or alarm system. Mike & Penny are reliable and responsible and we would use them again should the occasion arise.
OTHMAR ( California, Jul 2023 - 2 weeks) From House Sitters America
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