Jude & Richard

Retired and ready to go

Ottawa, ON, Canada

Reviews (7)

Sandra and Ralf

We would like to thank Jude and Richard for looking after our home. They were excellent sitters and the house was spotless and gleaming when we came home

Punta Islita, Costa Rica · 30 Oct - 27 Nov 2019
Wendy

Jude and Richard have been our sitters so frequently that they feel like family. Frankly, they are our go-to sitters - we will always ask them first when we

Brewster, MA, US · 21 Sep - 28 Sep 2019
johanne

Phenomenal and beyond! There cannot be better house sitters! You can go on vacation free of worry with Jude and Richard. They cared for our house and 2 dogs

Big Sur, CA, US · 07 Mar - 27 Mar 2019
Wendy

Jude and Richard are the penultimate sitters! They have been with us twice now, and we will invite them first for any future trips. Personally, they are

Brewster, MA, US · 28 Sep - 05 Oct 2018
Wendy

How can I say? There are no words to describe the most phenomenal experience we had with Jude and Richard. Our communicaton before their arrival was so

Brewster, MA, US · 16 Jun - 23 Jun 2018

References (3)

Paul

I would highly recommend Jude as a house sitter or pet carer. I have always known her to be highly responsible, punctual, orderly and trustworthy. Her many

Character reference · 14 July 2017

About

We are a newly retired Canadian couple, based in Ottawa. For 30 years, we worked and travelled extensively in Europe, Asia and Africa. When resident in Italy, we bought and restored a 500-year-old farmhouse and managed it as a successful

Why we want to house sit

We plan to travel as much as possible in our retirement but we do not like to be "tourists". We prefer to settle in to the privacy and comfort of home-sitting arrangements and to leisurely explore the local environment and culture. We

Our experience

In January 2018 we had our maiden voyage as Trusted House sitters! We house-sat a ranch in the El Dorado Hills, California, for 2.5 weeks. Twice daily, we mucked stalls, cleaned the henhouse, and fed, watered, and exercised three horses

Pet care experience

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Horses
  • Poultry
  • Livestock
  • Birds
  • Small pets

Availability

December 2019
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January 2020
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  • Available on these dates — get in touch to find out if they can sit for you

Preferred countries

  • Argentina
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Cuba

Profile details

Age
Jude 65+ and Richard 65+
Occupation
International Relief and Development and Human Resources, United Nations
Travelling
With a partner