I believe pets are best cared for in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes.
I am an animal loving retired , “but not exactly senior” woman who firmly believes that a pet is best cared for in the comfort and familiarity of their own home while their family is away.
I would be honoured to be given the opportunity to care for and pamper your pet(s), showering them with love and kindness as though they were my own. I consider the care of your pets and home to be a huge privilege and responsibility which I will commit to fully, making it my highest priority at all times. This assurance will give you complete peace of mind to be able to enjoy your time away. I am financially stable, practical with good common sense and a genuinely caring. I am healthy (non-smoker) fit, and love exercise outdoors. I enjoy walking/hiking, especially if I have a four legged friend or two to join me.
I was employed as an Optometric Assistant and retired at the end of January 2016. I have two grown children aged 23 and 25. Our son is a Physiotherapist in Vancouver. Our daughter is employed with Interior Health as a Therapist Assistant and maintains our home in our absence.
Why I Enjoy Pet Sitting:
I am pursuing my passion for pet sitting in order to fulfill my love for pets and my desire to keep my life interesting with new and varied experiences. My pet sitting experiences thus far have well exceeded my expectations and I now must admit that I am hooked. Nothing makes me feel better than to have homeowners return expressing their complete satisfaction with the services that I have provided. This is my goal and what I continually strive for. I realize that a pet is best cared for in their safe and familiar surroundings and I receive tremendous gratification in knowing that I am providing them with the absolute best care possible. I take pride in the bonds that I form with them during my stays...which always makes it hard for me to leave.
What I Bring to the Assignment:
I began pet sitting in January, 2013, and have been loving every minute of it! The experiences bring additional joy and excitement to my life. As of the time of this writing (January 7/18) I have completed well over 100 pet sits encompassing 49 different families. I am currently booked for 11 future sittings (2 new families and 9 repeat families).
My husband and I have owned our home since 1987, and are very familiar with carrying out the routine home maintenance and repairs that might be required. We have also owned several rental properties which we managed ourselves. We take great pride in keeping our home clean and tidy. We are a mature and extremely responsible couple and you would have complete faith in me while you are away.
I am an avid walker and would ensure that your pets receive the love, care and attention they require. I understand that each pet is unique, with specific needs and habits. I will follow their routine and your instructions precisely while ensuring that they are well protected, exercised, played with and loved. I am almost always home throughout the day while per sitting and evenings would entail reading or movie watching while snuggling up with a furry friend. If they enjoy sleeping with me on the bed, there will always be room. I would be more than happy to maintain close communication with you while you are away. I enjoy sending photos or videos of pets to the home owners to help them feel connected.
I realize that having someone care for your home and pets requires a huge leap of trust and faith. I would be able to furnish you with excellent references. I want to provide you with complete peace of mind knowing that your most prized possessions are in the absolute best of hands.
I will always be mindful and respectful of your privacy, home, neighbors and surroundings. I am very security conscious and will always ensure that your home and property will be kept safe and secure at all times. I can collect your mail, forward messages and ensure all correspondence is communicated to you in a timely fashion and with the utmost privacy. I am adept at working through and handling any situation calmly and with maturity. I am adaptable and can fit into any situation easily to keep the continuity in your pet's life.