Dave and Tanya met while living in the historic city of Antigua, Guatemala, where we currently reside. Hailing from Canada and the US, and both avid travelers, we are in our 40's, live a smoke and drug free healthy life, work daily online, and do not have pets or children. You will find us reliable, caring, clean, and responsible. We promise to care for your home and pets like they are our own and keep your property safe and secure!
We appreciate people entrusting us with their valuable property. We will provide a house sit agreement to review with you, to ensure we are on the same page, and to be clear about expectations on both sides. I have listed our previous home and pet sit experiences below. Currently, we are accepting sits an average of 2-5 weeks in North, Central and South America.
We currently do not charge for sits, but view it as a respected exchange. We can easily incur upwards of $1000 in expenses to travel to a sit. We do not consider a house sit a free holiday, nor are we free labor. We do ask for the provided use of a vehicle during our stay, to keep us and your pets safe, as well as enabling us to get around the area without the hassles of public transportation. We both have 30 years of clean driving records. We will not pay your gardener, cleaning lady, or electric/internet/cable bill out of our pockets, as this is expected to be included in our sit, but are happy to pay them on your behalf, while we are on site.
So far, we have found home and pet owners to be happy to do their part in ensuring us a nice stay while keeping their most precious belongings and fur family safe and happy!
Please provide the dates, and location of your sit, as well as any information about your or your pets needs to start discussing if there is a mutual fit. Currently, we can only accept sits where we have 100% reliable access to High Speed WiFi and a work space area as we both work online.
Jerry duty! We love taking care of our friend Karen's sweet rescue pup in our home, when she requires sitters somewhat regularly. We call it Jerry duty, but it's definitely not a chore!
Feel free to reach out with your needs for sitters, and we can talk to see if there is a mutual fit!
Sincerely, Dave and Tanya.
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 walks for nearly 2 weeks.
We look forward to returning to this area, and seeing them again in the future!
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 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!