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House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Farm Animals, None
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in Canada
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  • 2023: 3 Jul - 25 Aug 2024
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Sea Urchins

71, Retired

71, Retired

We are a retired couple, both 71 and triple vaccinated for Covid and up until March 2020 living and traveling on our small sail boat. When on land we enjoy house sitting. We have owned all our homes(thirty five years)in England and in Canada and taken excellent care of them and our gardens. We have owned and loved dogs,cats, rabbits, turtles, hamsters, gerbils, mice and are always happy to consider other pets. We are non smokers, able drivers and responsible.


We cherish slow travelling and exploring new communities and feel you can get much more of a sense of a place by experiencing it as a local would. But mostly we welcome the chance to spend some quality time with animals. For us the house sitting is a win-win as the one thing we really missed in our sailing lifestyle was having some fur babies to love resulting in lots of pent up cuddles we wanted to share :-). The pleasure we receive from giving service and sharing trust is an unexpected and treasured reward and in March 2020, after 14 years on our boat, we sold the boat so that we could continue house sitting and enjoy caring for pets full time. Covid has clipped our wings but only temporarily Now that it is safer to do so we are actively searching for homes and pets to love and care for





As previous homeowners in both Canada and England we are very familiar with home and garden care and maintenance. We have been do-it-yourselfers for all our married life and as a result can tackle most jobs. Living for 14 years on our small sailboat we are used to handling off-the-grid systems. We have experience with garden maintenance and vegetable growing having managed our own for many years. Through house sitting we have been able to also experience and enjoy caring for farm animals and pet birds. Although we have been house sitting since 2008 we have in later years added to our qualifications by completing and graduating from the House Sitting Academy and graduating from the Dog Leadership for House Sitters course.

We always welcome a video chat -internet willing - or an in-person get together if we are in your neighbourhood

Reviews (9)
How do you describe Chris and Liz who are just perfect in every way. SALLY has been very spoilt- I can tell. Our house , garden and house plants are truly immaculate and flourishing.This couple are definitely keepers and will remain great friends of ours for a very long time. Wherever they go in the world anybody would be very lucky to have them house and at the same time build a new lovely friendship. We wish them all the best and hopefully catch up again very soon.
 
RUTH (Omokoroa North Island, Nov 2023 - 3 weeks) From Kiwi House Sitters
Thank you for your very kind review. We could not fault this sit in any way and it is definitely a favourite. We are only sorry we could not spend more time with you both but hopefully we will get a chance in the future. All our warmest wishes to you both and to dear Sally xx
We honestly couldn't be happier with Liz and Chris. They are a calm, quiet couple who were the perfect match for our sensitive wee dog. They quickly earned her trust, and learnt about her little quirks - even finding the same joy in her antics as we do. We received regular updates with photos of their adventures while we were away, and communication prior to their arrival was also excellent. Liz was accommodating with some help that I needed while we were away - nothing was too much. ... MORE
 
TONKA (Cambridge North Island, Aug 2023 - 4 weeks) From Kiwi House Sitters
Thank you for your very kind review. We had an absolutely great time with Tori and would certainly love to spend more time with her and yourselves any time we were available. Anyone who gets to share some time with Tori is a very lucky person indeed! We have so many happy memories and photos :-). ... MORE
We cannot recommend Liz and Chris enough. Their warmth and kindness comes through in spades. This was my first time leaving my fur babies with a sitter and I was anxious. They made me feel so comfortable and my animals took to them immediately. I was able to relax and enjoy my holiday knowing they were being very well cared for. Liz sent daily updates and photos which gave me so much piece of mind. We got home to a clean and tidy home and very contented animals. We have a large yard and Chris ... MORE
 
CLAIRE ( Ontario, Jun 2023 - 1 week 6 days)
Liz and Chris are the perfect home sitters Our first ever house sit (4 wks overseas) and we were very apprehensive. Communication with Liz before and during the sit lifted all fears. Scout was not just well cared for but also loved . Liz provided "news from home" in exactly the right frequency to make us totally comfortable that everything was going well - we could see from the pictures that Scout was being appropriately spoiled by all the activities, love and attention she needed - a ... MORE
 
VAL ( Ontario, Sep 2022 - 4 weeks)
No rating Liz was a lifesaver! Short notice, yet she was able to be flexible on my return. My dogs were more calm than I have ever seen them upon my return. The house was left clean and she even changed the bedding. Liz sent photos everyday and was detail oriented in following their routine. I would highly recommend Liz and Chris as house and dog sitters! Thank you!
KATHY ( Florida, Dec 2019) From House Sitters America
No rating We are so pleased with Liz and Chris's stay at our home. Not only did they take a great care of my pup, but Liz sent me the loveliest updates daily that I never had to worry. And to top it all off, they left the house clean and even washed the bedding and towels! Highly recommend and would certainly use them again.
CANDI ( Florida, Mar 2019 - 1 week 1 day) From House Sitters America
No rating We are so grateful that Liz was available for a sit when we placed an ad for a 'short notice' trip. Additionally, Liz was flexible about the length of our travel when we needed a couple of extra days. The best part of meeting Liz was watching her with our kittens. She loves animals and it shows. We received photos almost daily with notes about their antics. The stress and concern over leaving our pets, who are still babies, was nonexistent, Liz was conscientious about the house; everything ... MORE
DEBORAH ( Florida, Jan 2019 - 3 days) From House Sitters America
No rating We were very blessed to have connected with Liz and Chris. They put our minds at rest immediately with their attention to detail as we left instructions for them them to care for all our farm animals as well as our beloved pets. When we returned home, the house was immaculate, the sheep paddocks were completely clean and tidy and the dogs were just as we left them, healthy and happy. Our garden was still thriving under their care. I would recommend this couple any time to pet or house sit. ... MORE
ELIZABETH ( British Columbia, Aug 2018 - 5 days)
No rating Being our first time getting our house and pet sitted by strangers, we felt a bit apprehensive. I set up a meeting with Chris and Liz and it was wonderful! My husband, Steve, could not make it on time to meet with them and they where kind enogh to come back the next day and made the same good impresion with him. During our time away, I received daily texts messages and emails from Liz updating me on the status our house after the wind storm and regarding our blind dog Sykora. The eye ... MORE
LISSETTE ( Ontario, May 2018 - 1 week 2 days)
 
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