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Silver (12mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, None
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in Canada
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The Travelling Canadians 🇨🇦

57, Retired

56, Retired Nurse

Greetings and welcome to your relief partners. Relief from stress when you are away from your home, plants and fur babies who cannot come with you. We are who you are seeking out.

We are a recently retired,
non-smoking couple from London, Ontario. After 34 years of marriage, we have become excellent communicators. We have raised 4 amazing children who are all independent now which has freed up our time.

In our leisure, we enjoy travelling, living in nature through hiking wilderness trails and spending time around various lakes and rivers. We have challenged ourselves through running half marathons and accomplishing triathlons. In 2017, we journeyed across Canada on a motorcycle from PEI to Vancouver Island. This experience showed us many fabulous areas and helped us realize that we still want to discover more of this beautiful country.

We are very responsible professional people who believe your surroundings should always look better then when you originally visited. We help out wherever and whenever possible. We have been involved in many fundraisers from swimming across lakes for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to shaving our heads for Cancer Research.

We have pet sat for many people using this service as well as several of our friends. We always welcome an opportunity to spoil our grandpup, Bear, when he comes for visits and sleepovers.

Looking forward to exploring more of Canada and meeting people and their fur babies along the way. References are available on request.

Start planning those dream vacations. We will see you really soon.

Dave and Ethel
The Travelling Canadians 🇨🇦

Reviews (11)
We were absolutely blown away with Dave and Ethel– such lovely people. They went completely above and beyond our expectations. Communication was prompt, clear and open. We had originally asked them to stay at our place and look after our 11 month old golden retriever Moose– who is a handful, but when the plan for someone to watch our other dog Scout fell through, they stepped in and took care of the situation, and watched of both of them. From our end it was kind of stressful but Dave and Ethel ... MORE
JOE ( Ontario, Nov 2023 - 6 nights)
Your words are truly appreciated. It was an amazing experience taking care of Moose and Scout. We really enjoyed being able to live in one of the most charming areas of Toronto for a week. You are such a beautiful family. We are so happy you had a great holiday. Feel free to reach out to us ... MORE
Dave and Ethel are amazing. Feel so lucky to have found them. ❤️
JANICE (Sechelt, V7Z 0V5 British Columbia, Feb 2024 - 1 month 2 weeks)
Dave and Ethel are a lovely couple who provided excellent care of Riley and Tasha during our time away as well as taking meticulous care of our home. They communicated well both prior to and during their stay sending pictures of how things were going. They arrived the day before we left and stayed until we had returned ensuring good turnovers both coming and going. Everything was left super clean and tidy. We highly recommend them to others.
PHILIP ( British Columbia, Feb 2024 - 1 week 2 nights)
I don't even know where to start!! Dave and Ethel were such a wonderful couple, looking after our little asthmatic cat, Nyx with such care and love. She's usually a little shy with strangers but took to them so quickly! We came back to the smell of freshly baked cookies and a house that was literally sparkling! They even took down our Christmas tree for us, which was so sweet of them, and cared for my many many plants. Dave even took it upon himself to fix some things around the house that I ... MORE
ELIANA (Vancouver, V5T 1M9 British Columbia, Jan 2024 - 4 weeks)
What a wonderful experience! Dave and Ethel are so amazing. First and foremost, our Charlie was so well cared for and that was our primary concern. From our first conversation Dave and Ethel gave us great comfort that we had made the right decision. The communication was first rate before and during the sit, including daily photos and updates while we were away. The cookies Ethel baked were lovely, including gluten free …so considerate! And I don’t think our house has ever been this clean! ... MORE
ELIZABETH ( Ontario, Nov 2023 - 2 weeks 3 nights)
Thanks you for your sweet comments. We are happy to hear that you are pleased with the level of care Charlie received while you were away. We enjoyed being able to extend your relaxing vacation experience by making sure that you arrived home to a peaceful and clean home. Always pleased to hear ... MORE
Dave & Ethel were absolutely a delite in caring for our pooches. They came and visited us several month prior and became aquainted with us and our dogs and quelled any fears of having Housesitters. They kept us up to date on the goings on with our dogs while we were half way around the world and I would highly recommend to anyon their care and commintment they had in regards to ensuring healthy habits were maintained by our dogs. Several times we saw on Social media posts the number of walks ... MORE
MICHAEL ( Ontario, Oct 2023 - 4 weeks)
Thank you for this wonderful review. It really was our pleasure. Your pups were so full of energy which allowed us to go for long walks and explores around Long Sault. Brayden was a perfect snuggle companion during morning coffee and evening relaxing time. Chanel was a great workout partner. ... MORE
Ethel and Dave were awesome house and dog sitters. We can't say enough good things about them. We were a little apprehensive leaving our pets with "strangers" but after meeting them we new that we had made the right choice. After being away for 6 weeks we returned to a spotless home, tidy yard and happy, healthy dogs. It was as if we never left! They allowed us to have a stress free holiday, something that we really appreciate. We would invite Ethel and Dave back without hesitation and highly ... MORE
CHANTAL (Lamont County 30 minutes east of Edmonton Alberta, Aug 2023 - 1 month 2 weeks)
Thank you for you lovely words. It really was a pleasure taking care of Willow and Aspen. Always enjoyed when you responded to our updates with exceptional pictures of your vacation. Happy that we were able to provide you with a stress free vacation. Till we meet again, Dave & Ethel
Fantastic! Dave and Ethel were wonderful in every respect. Such a lovely couple, and our dog (Bella) is still missing them! They were so accommodating and friendly and we would invite them back in a heartbeat. We were so impressed with them. First rate in every respect and we can’t thank them enough🙏.
MAGGIE ( British Columbia, Jun 2023 - 4+ weeks)
Hello Maggie & Phil, Thank you for the very kind words and giving us a great island experience with Bella. We look forward to taking care of her and your beautiful home in the future. Dave & Ethel The Travelling Canadians
Dave and Ethel were excellent housesitters. They cared for my dog, hedgehog and houseplants. My dog really benefitted from having them stay at the house while I was away for 3 weeks. They gave her plenty of exercise and even helped with training. Communication was great, received frequent updates with pictures. Dave helped with fixing some things around the apartment as well. They left my apartment clean and tidy. I appreciate everything they did and highly recommend them to anyone looking for ... MORE
LEAH ( Ontario, Mar 2023 - 3 weeks)
Dave and Ethel were amazing! I was a first-timer and a bit worried but the minute I connected with Dave and Ethel I knew I had found a great couple and that my puppy Aurora was in excellent hands. I was so thrilled with Dave and Ethel, I hope to be able to schedule another vacation around their free time!!
WENDY (Kingston Ontario, Mar 2023 - 3 weeks)
Wow !!!!! Dave and Ethel were amazing.. They took Great care of our 2 senior dogs. Sent us pictures frequently.Kept in Touch. Our home was spotless.. They even made homemade cookies for us . Yummy! They also come to our house to meet us first. Thank You too much Dave & Ethel. Hope to have you back again. Fondly Monica,Lee, Max and Holly!!
MONICA ( Ontario, Jan 2023 - 3 weeks)
This house/pet sit was such a joy!!!! Holly was such a good girl. Max was a great wingman for me. He was such a character: funny, charming and slightly stubborn all rolled into one being. They must have introduced us to at least half of the town during our walks. Your home was beautiful, ... MORE
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