James & Darla

Companion Animal Couple

Hamilton, ON, Canada
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Kay
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James and his wife were excellent sitters - cared well for the kittens and left the home spotless. They were very organised and the icing on the cake was

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Vermont, VIC, Australia · 04 Apr - 11 Apr 2017
Marcia
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James and Darla helped us out with 2 house sits. True dog lovers from the first moment and we were very confident leaving our home and pets in their care

  • dog
  • poultry
Chandler, QLD, Australia · 19 Mar - 26 Mar 2017
Gill
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James and Darla came to housesit for us for a long weekend, we came home to a tidy house and a happy hound, they were easy to deal with, friendly and took on

  • dog
Dunedin, New Zealand · 09 Mar - 14 Mar 2017
Leslie
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James and Darla were exceptional. Our Bernese Mountain Dog Cleo was cared for and loved as if she were their own very special pet, enjoying excursions and

  • dog
Charleston, SC, US · 08 Oct - 30 Oct 2016
Barbara Sturtevant
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When James and Darla responded to our posting, despite the fact that they were first-time petsitters (in a formal sense), we immediately thought "these will

  • dog
Providence, RI, US · 12 Aug - 12 Aug 2016

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Graham
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I have known James for over twenty years as both a professional colleague and personal friend. I have enormous respect for him in every way - his

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About

We are a non smoking couple who love to travel and love animals. James is professor at McMaster University in Hamilton and his area of expertise is the health benefits of companion animals. Darla is retired and has a long history of

Why we want to house sit

We travel a lot for James' research and therefore cannot have a companion animal at home. It would be ideal for us to take care of someone's home and their animals while we are travelling for research.

Our experience

Both James and Darla have a life long experience with animals. We grew up on farms with cats, dogs, horses, cattle, and chickens. Over our lives we have had numerous family dogs, cats, rabbits and horses. We have both ridden horses

Pet care experience

  • dogDogs
  • catCats
  • horseHorses
  • poultryPoultry
  • farm animalLivestock

Availability

August 2019
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Preferred countries

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

Profile details

Age
James 52 and Darla 54
Occupation
Professor and Retired
Travelling
With a partner