Hi, we are Tanya and Dave Ivey! We met in 2013 while each living in the historic city of Antigua, Guatemala. Hailing from Canada and the US, we live healthy, smoke- and drug-free lives. We work Full-Time online and do not have pets or children. You will find us reliable, caring, super clean, and responsible. We promise to love and care for your home and pets as if they were our own, and to keep your property secure!
We have a House Sit Agreement to review with you, to ensure we are on the same page. It's meant as a communication tool only, and you can open it here to take a look; HouseSitAgreement
We will only sit in non-smoking homes with a minimum of 2+ bed 2+ bath, with additional space for us to work at. We do need at least 10+ mg internet speed for our work, as well. We need this because we work 40 or more hours a week from home, so your pets will have plenty of company, every day!
In-home pet services cost an average $50 per day. We do not pay out of pocket to care for your home, nor do we charge for our travel expenses and time, but rather view sitting as a respected exchange. *All household expenses like your Gardener, Cleaner, WiFi/Electric/Air-conditioning/Cable bill, Pool supplies, house and Pet supplies, are expected to be included by you, during our sit.*
If applicable and appropriate, we also ask for the use of a vehicle during our stay. If it is more than a mile distance to walk to a full-service grocery store, we will require the use of a car.
We have found homeowners to be happy to do their part in ensuring us a pleasant stay while keeping their most precious belongings and fur family safe and happy!
Tanya and Dave were amazing. - We recommend them highly! They sent us regular updates on the house, and our pooch. Took the dog to a groomer. Our dog was scratching, and they took him to take care of the flee problem. They took good care of the house, paid the maid and gardener, and left it impeccable upon our return. I hope they are available next time we need a house/pet sitter, as they are on top of our list. ~ Leo and Gabby, Ajijic Mexico
Tanya and Dave were terrific. They are conscientious, caring and communicative about both the house and our dogs. The dogs loved them. We would not hesitate to use them again. ~ Jordan and Debbie, San Juan Cosala
Some of our Sits
Booked until April 2020
We are super excited to be Kitty sitting finally!
Homeowner Cindy is taking off for 3 months of travel in Asia while we take care of her Canadian home in Sechelt, BC. Water views from the hot tub will make the rainy season easy to take, while we hang out with her rescue cat and resident squirrels.
2 Pups and a Fish
We loved taking in Semana Santa in the beautiful Puebla Magica, San Miguel de Allende, with these 2 cuties and their fishy friend.
Looking after the lovely home of Jason and Liz was a pleasure, but the highlight for sure was loads of cuddle time with their pups Shadow and Jester, who liked non-stop love. We can't wait to visit them and this lovely town again!
3 pups and a pool
We loved our sit in San Juan Cosala, Mexico.
For this 4 week sit, we looked after 3 energetic dogs and a lovely home in a gated community overlooking Lake Chapala. Keeping this home secure and pets loved and happy was our priority, along with lots of play time in the yard and pool. Booked May to June 2019.
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Chillin' with Che in Guadalajara
Lucky us get to stay with super chill Che, in Guadalajara three times, in 2019!
Happy to be looking after this adorable pup in the awesome home of Guierllmo and Dianne while they explore around Mexico, US, and Europe. We totally fell for this little guy's personality and face.
July 2019 Vancouver BC
Once again we will be staying at the home of Shanna and Peter in Tanya's lovely hometown of Vancouver BC, Canada. This is our 3rd sit for this traveling family.
We have sat here twice previously and absolutely love Mr. Deefer, the cute and cuddly Labradoodle. We are so looking forward to our next sit booked here for the month of July 2019!
Cali says 2 toys are better!
We looked after the property of world travelers, Leo and Gaby for over a month in 2018. Cali, their fur baby, is one of the best trained and behaved dogs we have ever looked after!
We coordinated with paying the staff, and also assisted with tenants in their rental casitas. Their beautiful 5000 Sq Ft home with a pool and hot tub was a pleasure to care for.
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We headed to Ajijic, on Lake Chapala in Mexico to care for the home and vehicle of Linda and Jim, as well as their 2 sweet dogs.
This sit entailed being responsible for the health and daily medication for one pup, and of course, lots of love and scheduled walks for nearly 2 weeks. We loved them, the area and this great community by the lake.
Vancouver 2nd Sit completed!
We were super excited to return to Vancouver BC once again to look after the home and super cute cuddler, Mr. Deefer, for Shanah and Peter for the second time, while they traveled for the summer.
This home and pup were our first priority, but Tanya also really enjoyed catching up with her friends and family in Vancouver.
4 pets = No Waiting
This was a favorite sit, with lots of beach walks, pool play, and ball tossing time. Caring for Kevin and Maggie's property, as well as their two super-friendly pups, and two rescue kitties, we never had a dull moment.
We spent 5 weeks in the lovely Mexican beach town, enjoying the sun, and play time. One kitten was a rescue, deaf and partially blind, and ridiculously adorable. We miss those little faces!
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Sitting in this 2 bedroom home, with 2 additional casitas, we are responsible for the property as well as large yard with many plants requiring regular care, and large lap pool which requires care and upkeep.
Homeowners Joanne and Chuck left us in charge while they went travelling out of country to escape the Yucatan summer heat.
We are really enjoying our time at Oasis del Mar!
We were always happy to lend a hand to cat sit Nela (short for Canela, the Spanish word for cinnamon).
She was a roof cat that was rescued in Peru by her adventurous mom, Karen. Independent but still loving a good cuddle, Nela enjoyed staying in our care over a half dozen times when Karen did trips ranging from weekends to entire months. We definitely will miss little Nela!
San Bartolo, Guatemala
We sat for Scott, taking good care of his 3 fur babies, as well as his 3 bedroom home. We made sure Cookie-dog had lots of play and walk time, and also cared for Dobby, a standoffish rescue cat, and Twinkles, a sweet cuddle monster.
This threesome kept us busy with lots of laughs as they played together. Scott knew he could count on us to keep his home happy and safe!
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We took care of this adorable pup Jewlie in our apartment, when her mom had some out of country travelling to do.
She had lots of personality and love to give. Jewlie was so easy to care for, and we took her everywhere we went.
She even got to sleep in bed with us, I mean really, who can say no to that face?
San Bartolo, Guatemala
While owners Gus and Annie were away, we got to play with their dogs Kisha and Vinny and stay in their lovely three-story home.
We provided regular exercise for their active pups (and ourselves in the process), watered the exotic plants in their backyard garden paradise and kept their house spotless and safe. An added bonus for Packers fan Tanya – Vinny was named for Vince Lombardi!
San Pedro, Lake Atitlan
What fun we had with Sherri and John's 8 chickens and 2 roosters, and their rustic lakeside cottage home was great.
Chickens were surprisingly easy to care for, and had amazing personalities to boot! By the end, we had them all named.
We loved the added benefit of fresh organic eggs every day as well. Yum!
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Tanya had the pleasure of taking care of the property of Shanah and Peter for a month in sunny Vancouver, in the summer of 2015.
Mr. Deefer, their labradoodle could not have been cuter!
He loved playing ball in the yard and was always greeting her at the front door. She truly enjoyed caring for this pup and the property, while the owners traveled carefree.
With a big property comes great responsibility … and a great big dog! It was a blast caring for Dalton, an energetic Weimaraner who loves long walks around the working coffee farm where he lives near Antigua, Guatemala.
While traveling to Europe, John and Christel entrusted their beloved best friend, as well as the day-to-day care and security of Casa Patronal, their sprawling 6 bedroom, 3 bathroom home.
Surrey Beach House, Ventnor City, NJ
Dave handled the day-to-day operations of a 14-room boutique beach hotel, located steps from the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk.
This including guest relations (reservations, check-ins, concierge service), managing the housekeeping staff and performing general maintenance.
You can count on your property being in good hands!