Double your fun in a Sunny, Cozy Cottage-Like Home!
I'm a teacher, author and adventurer and therefore love to travel. I also love dogs with a passion; and when I travel, you will often see me feeding or finding water for stray animals. I have owned a dog since I was a young girl and have a great deal of experience with smaller and larger dogs. During summer months I have been a dog walker as well. In Canada, I have two small dogs - Bella and Jack - and cannot stand the idea of ever putting them in a kennel; so I understand the desire to have loving, safe care one can depend on. I would like to find someone that will connect with Bella and Jack, who they can feel comfortable with and I can have peace of mind that they are not only getting walked, but having someone spend some time with them playing and giving them affection. In regards to house sitting, I also have owned my own home and understand how nice it is to have peace of mind that the person looking after one's home and pets will treat it as if it's their own. I would love the opportunity to house sit in other countries to enjoy the feeling of being part of the community where I am staying and to have animals to love and care for at the same time.
Our Home & Location
Our home is located in the Port Credit/Lakeshore area of Mississauga, only 20 minutes from downtown Toronto on the Go station. It is in a quiet neighborhood with a park nearby and a totally fenced in backyard; and a 10 minute scenic walk to Lake Ontario . Our home is bright, cheery and comfortable and lends itself well to someone enjoying sitting or playing in the backyard with the dogs. The home has a huge extension at the back with French doors and windows from floor to ceiling overlooking a completely treed, fenced in yard with bbq and Adirondack chairs to enjoy the outdoors. Inside the large windowed room is a chaise lounge or sofa for you to lounge in and read a book while watching cardinals, sparrows and blue jays come to feed. Nearby are grocery stores, pharmacy, liquor store and close access to all major highways (QEW/401/403) and ten minutes from two large shopping malls.
Responsibilities & Pets
While I am away, I hope to have someone come to the house to not only it; but to genuinely care for and spend time with my two little dog. Bella is a two year old Morkie (Maltese & Yorkie) who is extremely playful and affectionate. However, she takes time to warm up and must feel safe. She would need you to talk to her gently and sit somewhere near her and let her come to you. Jack is extremely friendly and trusting and will probably come to you right away if you bend down and put out your palm to him. He is playful and loves to walk and run; and he also loves his bones. He will approach you with his bone and wag his tail, tempting you to try and take it from him, but he won't let you. He will run away before you can grab it. He doesn't actually want you to take it and it's wise, although he has NEVER bitten anyone, to not actually try to physically remove it from him. Bella and Jack are very sweet, affectionate dogs. They do sleep on my bed, so you would have to be okay with them sleeping in the same room. Jack sleeps at yoru feet. Bella is more likely to curl up beside you; or between you if there are two of you. Jack is extremely obedient and will mind you quite well. Bella is not always great at listening, but will if you prompt her enough; and will pretty much follow Jack anywhere so if you call him, she usually is sure to follow. Whatever amount of love you give them, they are sure to return it!
March 2019 | Joan
March 2018 | Don