About Darrel & Sharon
We are a recently retired couple, Darrel from transportation logistics sales and Sharon from administration of our company. In August, 2013 we left our home of 17 years in West Kelowna, BC with the intention of travelling and housesitting our way around the world for the next 1-1/2 to 2 years. We were lucky enough to have our then 21 year old d...
We are a recently retired couple, Darrel from transportation logistics sales and Sharon from administration of our company. In August, 2013 we left our home of 17 years in West Kelowna, BC with the intention of travelling and housesitting our way around the world for the next 1-1/2 to 2 years. We were lucky enough to have our then 21 year old daughter join us on our adventures. In September, 2015 we returned to Canada but are still housesitting and taking our time deciding where to settle down in our "forever home".
We are non-smoking, non-drinking,health conscious,respectful,neat and tidy animal lovers.
Our previous home was on a small acreage in Nelson, BC, Canada where we had over 40 fruit trees (apples, pears, plums, cherries, walnut and hazelnut) as well as a large vegetable garden and greenhouse. We were often visited by the local wildlife including bears, skunks, deer and the occasional bobcat passing through to enjoy the fruit trees!
We have been asked by several homeowners to return for another sit and have done so. We are respectful, caring and will look after your home and pets as they should be. We can provide excellent references. The following is a summary of our sitting experience:
Saanichton, BC from November 1-10/18 with two cats.
Ottawa, Ontario from September 25 - October 7/18 with two dogs.
Cobourg, Ontario from September 16 - 25/18 with one cat.
Dipper Harbour, New Brunswick September 2 - 9/18 with one dog and one cat.
Halifax, Nova Scotia from July 31 - August 22/18 with two Indian Ring Neck parrots
Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia from July 12-19/18 with two dogs.
Bedford, Nova Scotia from June25 - July 10/18 with one dog.
London, Ontario from June 8 -23/18 with two cats.
Bath, Ontario from May 20 - June 4/18 with one cat.
Winnipeg, Manitoba from May 6-16/18 with four dogs.
Bangkok, Thailand from April 9 - 22/18 with two dogs and two cats.
Singapore from March 29 - April 8/18 with one dog and one cat.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from March 16-27/18 with one dog.
Tanjung Bungah, Penang, Malaysia from February 3 - March 7/18.
Tsawwassen, BC Canada from January 19 - February 1/18 with two cats.
Maple Bay, BC Canada from October 21/17 - January 6/18 with two dogs.
Barra de Navidad, Mexico from May 15-October 12/17 caretaking a vacation rental villa.
Playa Coronado, Panama from March 15-May 14/17 with three dogs and four cats.
Campbell RIver, Canada from March 6-9/17 with one dog.
Leiria, Portugal from October 25-November 22/16 with two dogs and one cat.
Campbell River, Canada from August 5-15/16 with one dog.
Edmonton, Canada from June 30-July 15/16 with one cat as well as hosting an AirBnB.
Vancouver, Canada from May 4-8/16 with one dog.
Montreal, Canada from April 8-29/16 with two indoor cats.
Nanaimo, Canada from November 1/15-February 28/16 with pond fish.
Victoria, Canada from October 1-31/15 with two dogs.
Christchurch, New Zealand from August 21-September 4/15 with 3 dogs, two cats and an aquarium.
Ashmore, QLD, Australia from June 24-August 20/15 with one cat.
Mandurah, WA, Australia from June 4-20/15 with one cat.
Mandurah, WA, Australia from April 5-May 31 with two dogs, chickens and pond fish.
Wurtulla, QLD, Australia from March 26-April 5/15 with one dog.
Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia from February 26-March 25, 2015 with one dog, tame and wild birds, wild possums, an ant farm and a visit from the resident python!
Penang, Malaysia from December 18, 2014 to February 25, 2015 with three dogs and five cats.
Koh Samui, Thailand from October 10 to December 6, 2014 with three dogs and a cat.
Lymington, UK from August 16-September 9, 2014 with three cats.
Gland, Switzerland from July 22 – August 15, 2014 caring for two cats.
Fechy, Switzerland from July 6-13, 2014 caring for a nine month old Chocolate Labrador.
Leuven, Belgium from June 16-30, 2014 where we are caring for four cats, one diabetic.
Nogent le Rotrou, France from April 1 – 28, 2014. This was a repeat assignment with the same two indoor cats (Coco and Marcel) that we cared for in 2012 in Rochechouart, France for 2-1/2 months.
Folkestone, Kent, UK from December 8, 2013 – March 29, 2014 caring for Timmy the Pug/Shih Tzu.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada from October 15 – December 3, 2013 caring for Roxy the Golden Retriever .
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada August 6- October 14, 2013 with two small dogs (Sophie and Casey) and a variety of pond and aquarium fish. We also housesat here during the summer of 2012.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada for 10 days in June, 2013 with no pet care.
San Fransisco, USA for one week in July, 2012 with one cat, three guinea pigs and four chickens.