My husband and I live in Kelowna, BC, Canada and have been housesitting with THS for four years. We are retired teachers and most of the time, we housesit in England and France, but would love to find the perfect sit in Italy some day as well. We also did a sit down in Phoenix last February, just before the pandemic started.
2020 was a washout of course and our 6 weeks trip of three sits in England had to be cancelled last May/June but we are hopeful that we will again be able to travel in 2022. Fingers crossed!
Apart from travel, we spend our time at home volunteering for Pacific Assistance Dogs Society to raise service dogs from the age 8 weeks to about 2 years. We’ve had a hand in raising 3 dogs in the last 4 years and we have a new puppy joining us this weekend!
It’s difficult to have your own pets when you travel for 2-3 months a year, so pet sitting and raising service dogs allows us to have animals around and still visit other countries. It’s the perfect match for us.
I look forward to having the opportunity to interact with other house sitters from around the world!
I have sometimes blogged about our house sitting travels so if you’re interested, you can check it out here.