About Greg & Christine
Hello! We are Canadians currently living and working for three years in Bangkok, Thailand. We are from Canada's capital (Ottawa, Ontario) and before that originally from the West Coast (Vancouver, British Columbia). We are huge animal lovers (understatement!) and can think of nothing better than meeting and caring for your pets while exploring...
Hello! We are Canadians currently living and working for three years in Bangkok, Thailand. We are from Canada's capital (Ottawa, Ontario) and before that originally from the West Coast (Vancouver, British Columbia). We are huge animal lovers (understatement!) and can think of nothing better than meeting and caring for your pets while exploring a new corner of the world.
We are clean living non-smokers and we don't have any children.
We also have the highest TrustedHousesitters verification level, Enhanced Level, confirming no criminal record.
Why we want to house sit
While we enjoy travel and new experiences, it is often nice to experience and appreciate somewhere as a local. We want to truly maximize on our time while we are located on the other side of the world from Canada. And as we love animals of all shapes and sizes, what better way to combine both things. We are good natured, clean, active, dependable, respectful and diligent. We take our responsibility seriously, both loving up your cherished pets and looking after your home.
While we currently have no pets we have pretty much always had dogs and cats throughout our lives. We’ve also had fish, birds, rabbits and reptiles over the years. Not too long ago our beloved English Bulldog, Grifon, crossed the rainbow bridge (old age) and two years before that our precious Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Portia, also passed from old age. Additionally, Greg grew up in the country working with his family’s chickens and chicken coop, he has also worked on a sheep farm that had many sheep, horses and a few cows.
We have also been pet and/or house sitters on numerous occasions for our friends and relatives in Canada caring for their birds, dogs and cats. Too many to count but this includes but is not limited to:
- long, medium, and short haired cats:
- high and low energy dogs:
puppies (in training);
bed hogs; and/or
sleep on our faces cuddly.
- specialty birds:
Walking, playing, cuddling, medicines, dietary requirements, special requirements, fur brushing, teeth brushing, rolled in something gross and needs bathing, litter boxes, hair balls, picking up after dogs, no problem! We’ve done it all before and happy to do it again : )
We keep a clean home ourselves. Greg is also somewhat of a self proclaimed handyman with years of progressive experience in performing all kinds of our own home repairs, maintenance and housekeeping tasks. Christine is a helpful sidekick to hold the flashlight, tools and provide moral support : )
Over and above the animal and home experience factors, and as mentioned above, we are a professional happily married couple, no kids, respectful and with a lot of common sense. We are calm, peaceful and do not raise our voices. We too would be reluctant to invite just anyone into our home, but you won't find two kinder, honest and upfront people to keep care of your pets and home. We'll follow your instructions, provide you with updates if you like, love them like they are our own while taking excellent care of your home.
When we had our own pets not so long ago we used Trusted House Sitters to find a sitter, so we know exactly what it feels like to be in your shoes looking for the perfect people who you feel confident leaving your home and pets entrusted to while you're away. We get it, we really do. Look no further, you found us : )