Gretchen & Lawrence

Fit, non-smoking, retired professional gardener and artist/naturalist wife are keen to

Metchosin, BC, Canada
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Reviews (19)

Carey
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Gretchen and Lawrence looked after our house and our cat Misty over the Christmas period. We would definitely recommend them for future house-sits. We had

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  • cat
Biot, France · 19 Dec 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
John
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Very pleasant couple who looked after everything well. A need to communicate more with the owners when directly asked about the animals in there care. House

  • dog
  • cat
Pouzols-Minervois, France · 08 Dec - 18 Dec 2018
Lynn
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Gretchen and Lawrence were a pleasure to have around, and immediately bonded with our lively young cat. They were charming and flexible when adapting to

  • cat
Ceret, France · 26 Nov - 04 Dec 2018
Keith
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Very satisfied with Gretchen and Lawrence. They looked after our house and animals very well. Reliable and friendly.

  • dog
  • cat
  • horse
  • poultry
Condom, France · 16 Nov - 19 Nov 2018
Enid
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Gretchen and Lawrence were good sitters - they handled our animals well, including a dog with separation anxiety who pooped in the house a couple of times

  • dog
  • farm animal
Châteaulin, France · 16 Oct - 11 Nov 2018

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Christopher
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Gretchen and her husband Lawrence were my tenants in a cottage on my property for a number of years. It was a very friendly relationship and they were ideal

Landlord reference · 12 April 2016

About

We are a nature-loving couple who love puttering in a garden, going for long hikes exploring the countryside, and spending quiet evenings reading while cuddling a pet.

Why we want to house sit

Travellers rather than tourists, we see pet and house sitting as the ideal travel mix. It affords us the opportunity to indulge our love of animals - we have been without a pet since our last beloved kitty died and crave regular hits with

Our experience

Lawrence and Gretchen have a great mix of skills that are ideal for house sitting. Lawrence grew up in a fishing family on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, so he is totally comfortable on the water and in the forest. Early on

Pet care experience

  • dogDogs
  • catCats
  • reptileReptiles
  • horseHorses
  • fishFish
  • poultryPoultry
  • farm animalLivestock
  • small petSmall pets

Availability

August 2019
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Preferred countries

  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra

Profile details

Age
Gretchen 65+ and Lawrence 65+
Occupation
visual artist and self-employed gardener, groundskeeper for international college
Travelling
With a partner