I’m a professional House/Pet sitter seeking new bookings. Willing to travel anywhere in
BC Ontario/Quebec if expenses are covered. House sitting, pet sitting (live in), hobby farm or B&B/Inn management, from $30 per day depending on responsibilities. We also offer dog walking and now dog walk/running, for more active breeds that require more of a workout: $20 for an hour’s walk, $30 for an hour’s walk/run.
About me: single, non-smoking, non-partying middle-aged journalist (employed). Former innkeeper, former horse and dog trainer. Human and veterinary first aid training. Loves animals, have looked after everything from guppies to Percherons. Very self-contained and quiet, and neighbors love me. Great security, as I am awake most of the night working. Particularly looking for live-in situations with a built-in exercise factor, eg chores, dog walking, hobby farm care, patrolling property. Decent gardener if given specific instructions to follow (it’s my weak point). Self-starter.
References out the wazoo after six years of doing this professionally. Experience and local references specifically in the Okanagan, Victoria, Vancouver, Tofino, and Powell River, BC. I moved back to Ontario to look after a sick relative, but it turns out he doesn’t need me, and I’m here, so…let’s talk!
Rates vary depending on duties, number of pets, etc: generally speaking, fees start at $30 per day including one pet plus $10 per additional pet, but negotiable particularly for longer term bookings. And no, fish are not $10 apiece, don’t worry! Dog walking is $20 per hour, dog walk/running is $30 per hour, within a 45 minute transit radius of my house.
50% deposit holds the dates for a house/farm sit. Normally I eat the food that is in the house already; if you prefer I get my own food it’s an extra $15 per day. 25% of the total is due once I arrive, and the remaining 25% the day I leave, unless we make other arrangements in advance. I accept cash, http://Paypal.me/raincoaster, or email interac e-transfer.
You can contact me at email@example.com or 646-233-3155, or use the Contact Form.