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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in Canada
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Senior Explorer

72, retired

Update 2023. The pandemic is behind us, but it may happen again and I would again follow public health rules. If at all possible I like to arrive the day before the home owner leaves.

Active senior explorer who is responsible and reliable wants to house sit for you and give your pets loving care.

You may wonder..

Does she have experience looking after the house and pets?
You bet! I was a manager in the hospitality industry where a clean house and attention to detail is extremely important. For many years I was on the board of a housing co-op and dealt with planning, maintenance, and repairs.
Friends and family have entrusted the care of their pets to me. I stayed at their home or their pet stayed with me.
I will leave your house in the same state as it was when you left.

Is she trustworthy?
The local bank and the clients trusted me! I worked for over 15 years for a large Canadian bank, had to be bond-able to work at a bank. I also appreciate the importance of privacy.

Can I trust her with my pets?
Yes, I have experience.I have owned a few dogs during my life from small to larger size, and cats too. I have been a relief dog sitter for the local Autism Dog Service group for many years. Usually larger dogs.
While on a dog sitting assignment I had to nurse a miniature Poodle after two major and serious operations, never knowing if she would survive, administering medications every few hours for several weeks. I hadn't exactly signed up for that, but this sweet dog was not going to die on my watch. She has completely recovered and is again a happy and healthy dog.

Why would she want to do this?
I love to experience new places from a resident's perspective and explore. What better way to do that then walking your dog?
House sitting is a great way of slow and sustainable travel, explore and help out with house-and pet-sitting so that you can travel without worries.

A few more things about me:
I am a healthy senior living an active lifestyle. A lifelong cyclist, was on the executive of a local cycling club. I like taking long walks and I am perfectly content spending time at home reading and listening to music, also guilty of some binge watching of Netflix. Non-smoker.
Valid D/L, clean driving record. Police check? Done.
References? Yes.
My home base is in Ontario.

When I have finished a house sit I will give my review and as a matter of courtesy I expect your review in return.

My experience as a pet and house sitter has been very positive and I now start to have repeat pet and house sits and referrals.
Thank you to all who trusted me with your pets and your homes, I feel so honoured to do this.

Reviews (9)
Paula is an exceptional person and a wonderful choice as house/pet sitter for our wonderful Labs. The pups were both healthy, well groomed (daily brushing!) relaxed and glowing on our return. . She showed great flexibility and understanding for last minute date changes and we greatly appreciated her responsable, reliable, mature, resourceful response to all situations. Communication was always easy and fluid. We were kept up to date with messages and photos. The house was impeccable on arrival ... MORE
ALISON ( Quebec, Nov 2023 - 1 month 2 weeks)
Thanks so much, Alison. We will stay in touch and share the books we are reading. Merry Christmas!
Paula was an excellent pet sitter. We felt completely comfortable leaving her with our home and pets. She sent us updates with photos which was appreciated. The house was perfectly clean and tidy when we got home. We highly recommend Paula as a house and pet sitter.
ANITA ( Ontario, Dec 2022 - 6 days)
Paula was a wonderful house/cat sitter for us! Her communications in advance of the 4 week stay and while we were away were timely and top notch. We really appreciated her flexibility with our dates when the airlines changed our flight and were so appreciative that she was able to get us to and from the airport. We loved the regular updates she provided us about Midnight while we were away as it made us feel comfortable that he was settled. The house was in great shape upon our return which ... MORE
ANGELLA ( Ontario, Oct 2022 - 28 days)
Paula was an excellent choice for us in looking after our 3 senior dogs. She was meticulous in their care, even chronicling the daily happenings & sending us photos & messages whenever we had cell service. She was especially attentive to their meds, feeding habits, & regular walks & routines. She would not give up on our most stubborn dog & did not shy away from any physical requirements (ie helping doggo up the stairs or setting up the doggy wheelchair). It was clear that she treated them with ... MORE
CHERIE ( Territories, Aug 2022 - 4 weeks)
Thank you for your kind words. I loved spending time with your dogs, it was fun watching their personalities, and learning from each dog. Whitehorse was a great experience, and I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you. Best wishes for your upcoming projects!
Paula was a wonderful cat and house sitter. She was great at staying in touch before the house sit and during, with photos of my cat Mavis throughout the nearly 4 weeks I was travelling. This put my mind at ease; I knew she she was safe, comfortable and content while I was away. Anytime there was anything that she thought might become an issue she got straight in touch, which I really appreciated. The house was super tidy and clean when I got home, and Mavis was clearly relaxed and happy. I ... MORE
ELISE (Lachine, Montreal, QC Quebec, Jul 2022 - 3-4 weeks)
Thanks so much for having me look after Mavis. Best wishes to you and Mavis.
Paula was absolutely amazing. She took fabulous care of Duchess and communicated with me frequently while I was away and included many photographs of Duchess. I could tell by the pictures and how Duchess was so relaxed and uninhibited that she was having a great time with Paul and was very happy. I would love to have Paula take care of Duchess again.
JOANNE (44 St. Joseph Street Suite 1002 , Sep 2021 - 3 weeks)
Thanks so much Joanne. I'll be happy to look after Duchess again!
Paula was just a dream house sitter. We met beforehand a few weeks before her house sit, which was lovely. She asked detailed questions about the pets, their needs, and her upcoming stay. She is very safety conscious regarding the pets which I really appreciated. Paula also left the house in cleaner shape than we left it, going above and beyond what she needed to do when handing our house back. She was in touch with us during our stay but not in a way that was too frequent- communication was ... MORE
MICHELLE ( Ontario, Aug 2020 - 1 week)
Thank you Michelle for your trust in me.
Paula was a blessing for us and Poncho. Not only did she take perfect care of our precious old puppy, but the house was impeccable. Paula kept us up to date regularly with photos and anecdotes of their walks and adventures in Montreal. I would recommend her without hesitation. She is caring and attentive, delicate, calm, clean and organized. No doubt she will be visiting us again. Highly recommended!
MAGALI ( Quebec, Dec 2019 - 3 weeks)
Thanks Magali and Valeria for the wonderful review. Hoping to meet you and Poncho again in Spring! Thanks, Paula
No rating I can't begin to say enough about Paula. From our initial correspondence to our face to face meeting, I felt completely confident that I had chose the perfect House/Dog Sitter. She researched the dogs to find out what types of personalities she would be dealing with, which impressed me immensely. Her care and concern for our dogs was second to none. They were her top priority. Upon our return from holidays, our house was immaculate and our dogs were obviously well taken care off. After ... MORE
TANIS ( Alberta, Feb 2019 - 3 weeks)
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