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Gold (24mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Alberta: South & Calgary   British Columbia: Kootenay Rockies, Northern BC, Thompson Okanagan, Vancouver Coast & Mountains, Vancouver Island  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2024: 24 Aug - 21 Sep | 27 Oct - 14 Nov

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63, Retired

I love adventure and look forward to this next chapter of my life, as
I have recently retired. I love to go where the wind blows and I'm grateful for all that is set before me.
I have been a home owner for 45+ years and know how important it is to maintain the investment. I have great attention to detail and I've gained much knowledge about home maintenance over the years.
My 20 years as a dairy farmer has given me a wealth of knowledge for detecting the wellness of an animal and I am sensitive to their needs. I've raised pigs, goats and a horse for fun. There were many dogs and cats on the farm as well as in my home over that time.
I have had two rescue cats in the past and I am sensitive to thier needs and would be able to give a pill or shot if needed.
I have house sat several times for friends and family but this is the first time I have registered with a house sitting platform.
I am open to crossing the country for that next adventure and look forward to wherever that may be. I have my own vehicle and will ensure to be available at least a day before house sits unless a pre meet has already happened.
If you are in need of a responsible, respectful and clean home sitter don't hesitate to contact.
Thanks for your concideration.

Reviews (17)
We were lucky enough to have Shirley look after our spoiled pets and they took to her within days! She is a great pet lover and they wrapped her around their paws with ease. I think they miss her as they wander around asking where she went. If you have any questions or concerns about asking her to sit for you, call or message me. You would be lucky to have her look after your home and family.
WENDY ( Alberta, Oct 2023 - 3 weeks)
Truly my pleasure to be with this cat family. I miss them too, I keep talking about them, they were so sweet. Sincerely Meow
Shirley was a first class sitter. The house was amazingly clean and the two cats were happy and healthy. Communication was excellent: every text and inquiry was answered promptly. I would highly recommend this sitter.
GAIL ( Alberta, Mar 2024 - 1 month 1 week)
Thank you, thank you Shirley. We were very pleased with the care and attention Shirley gave to our 2 cats and our home while we were away for the winter months. She provided us with regular updates on the cats and our home. We were made to feel at ease leaving with our home and pets in her charge for 3 months. Any concerns during our absence were quickly addressed and resolved via phone or video chat. We returned to a clean and spotless house - she even went above call and duty to clean ... MORE
DEB & DALE ( Saskatchewan, Jan 2024 - 3 months)
Shirley is a top-notch choice if you're going away. She house sat for me for 2-1/2 weeks, taking care of my home, garden, and most importantly, my cat. Our communication, from the start, was excellent. I came back to a house that just may have been cleaner than when I left. And despite a few hot days and not much rain, she regularly watered the garden and swept up the deck, etc.--everything is in great shape. What also makes her such a good choice is that she is careful, capable, confident, ... MORE
PEGGY (Victoria, V8P 3K6 , Aug 2023 - 2-1/2 weeks)
Thank you for the kind words Peggy, it was my pleasure to house sit you both. Your home is lovely and very comfortable.
Shirley took wonderful care of our two dogs Riley and Tasha who were very happy to see her again for another housesit as were we. Shirley kept us well informed on an almost daily basis of events occurring around the house and sent us many photos including several of just how well our two dogs were managing. They did indeed enjoy her presence. Shirley was also very attentive and security conscious when several workmen arrived unannounced to complete work around the house and she contacted us ... MORE
PHILIP ( British Columbia, Aug 2023 - 2 weeks)
Thank you for allowing me to enjoy your lovely home and fur babies, it was so relaxing, I felt right at home.
Shirley was great. Would recommend her to any home. The girls enjoyed her company and we would use again if that opportunity came to us.
DAWN ( British Columbia, Aug 2023 - 5 nights)
Shirley was a great cat sitter for us! Right from the get-go, her communication was excellent, which helped put our minds at ease. She made an effort to get to know our cat, Elska, so as to meet her needs. And while we were away, she sent pictures, and was prompt in replying. On return, not only was Elska good, but the house was in great shape - could hardly tell she had been here. Our garden, with all of its seedlings, had been well cared for, too! We were able to enjoy our time away, ... MORE
KATHRYN (Pender Island, V0N 2M3 British Columbia, Jun 2023 - 5 days)
Thank you again for allowing me to share in your little piece of paradise. Elska is an adorable companion, I loved our time together watching birds at the feeders.
Shirley is a compassionate person, providing excellent care for my pets. She kept me informed of their well-being with photos and messages, and set my heart at ease while I was away.
KELS ( British Columbia, Apr 2023 - 1 week)
Shirley was a fantastic pet/housesitter! She communicated well with us and I always felt that our furry babies were in good hands. She was flexible with meeting us before we left and adaptable while we were gone. We would definitely have her sit for us again!
TRINA ( British Columbia, Apr 2023 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Shirley was exemplary in every way. The house was left spotless and Fezzi our cat is healthy and happy. Things in the greenhouse look great, Shirley was excellent in keeping in touch and communications - she acted quickly when asked to look for things and kept us up to date with mail, cat and house. It was a pleasure having Shirley stay in our home.
MARGARET ( British Columbia, Dec 2022 - 1 month 2 weeks)
Thank you so much Margaret, Claude and Fezzi/Fang. You all made it easy, it was truly my pleasure.
Shirley is a 20 out of 10 Caring , detail oriented , responsible, kind . House was kept perfect, cats were smothered in love and unexpected watering of gardens, rows of lavender was done too! ( we had a very dry fall ) chickens were fat and sassy and Shirley is my new friend ! ♥️
AUDREY ( British Columbia, Sep 2022 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Excellent. Shirley certainly spoiled His Majesty. He wanted at least two walks a day when I got home! The house was left cleaner than when I left. The cat was happy. Everything was good. Would definitely use Shirley again. Very trustworthy.
BETTY ( British Columbia, Aug 2022 - 2 weeks)
Thank you Betty. Truly my pleasure to serve His Majesty :)
Shirley was a wonderful pet parent while I was away. I came back to a spotless house and happy critters. She had to do extra watering outside due to the heat wave and everything looks green and healthy. Good communication with pictures of my fur babies. I'm so glad she could fit me in between her other sits. Thanks Shirley.
KATHERINE ( British Columbia, Jul 2022 - 1 week 4 days)
Shirley is an excellent house sitter! Flexible, communicative, reliable and trustworthy! The house was spotless and the dog was happy and safe, I would not hesitate to recommend her.
SHANNON ( Alberta, Jun 2022 - 4 weeks)
Actual Sitting: Oct 18 - Nov 4 2022 Offered directly We had to cancel May's trip If you are lucky enough to have Shirley interested in your pet sit, go away with peace of mind. Shirley is experienced, honest, detail-oriented, clean, caring, and immensely responsible. It's a bonus that she's just plain nice. When you are leaving a pricey property and your fur-family, this is so important. She understands about homes - and her questions assured me that she 'gets it'. Additionally, I have one ... MORE
NATASHA ( British Columbia, May 2022 - 2 weeks 2 days)
It's hard for me to hold back the kitty tears. Thanks for such a lovely review. I'm reluctant to say just how wonderful this house sit was because I may miss out on the opportunity to sit again. This truly was my pleasure. Missing my Shadow.
Shirley was great, easy to meet in advance and easy to communicate with. We came home to a clean home with happy cats. Thanks again Shirley!
HILARY ( British Columbia, May 2022 - 3 days)
I can't say enough about Shirley! She was ready and willing to brave the extreme weather, road closures, flooding and mudslides BC is currently experiencing to ensure our boy was safe and cared for. Thankfully we were able to cancel the house sit and everyone remained safe. Even though the house sit didn't happen, we will absolutely be reaching out to Shirley for any future house/dog sitting.
SHANNA ( , Nov 2021 - 1 week 2 days)
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