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  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s), None
Preferred Locations
  • Isle of Man: ALL   Northern Ireland: ALL  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2020: 1Oct-1Jan2021
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53, Retired Military

56, Retired Military

We are a young retired couple, who both served in the Canadian Armed Forces for almost 25 years and with our children grown we are now enjoying being able to travel extensively.

We will be travelling from mid July through Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland until late September 2019, before heading south for the winter.

After retirement we spent 10 years travelling around the world during our long winters, and for the last 5 years we have augmented our travels, to slow down, by house sitting in places like Malaysia, Thailand, Anguilla, Bequia, Spain and England, and we have enjoyed it so much that we have decided to try it full time for the foreseeable future. So we sold our home in Victoria, Canada, last year and are now enjoying full time travel/house sitting.

We are animal lovers who have always had pets, and enjoyed their company. Travelling makes having our own pets difficult so we would love to look after yours.

We are in excellent health, non smokers, and basically homebodies who prefer our evenings in.

Our lifestyle is very active, scuba diving, sailing (we owned a racing sailboat), hiking, and biking. Martin speaks passable French, and German and Louise is working on learning Spanish. We are extremely trustworthy, dependable, honest, friendly, tidy, and very much enjoy being around animals.

We have always taken every opportunity to travel, even when our children were very small, and now that we are free to do so often we prefer to settle in and get to know a place as opposed to travelling through as a tourist, and house sitting provides this.

The feeling of belonging to a community, getting to know some fabulous people, learning by immersing ourselves in other languages, enjoying lovely settings, and great companionship with your pets is what we enjoy.

Our pets have always been family members and a priority for us, as is taking very good care of our own home, which we enjoy sharing with others, and it would be lovely to sit for others who feel the same way.

In the past 30 years of marriage we have purchase and renovated on our own 4 homes from top to bottom, including the landscaping. This has given us the skill sets needed to deal with most common household issues as they arise.

We are of course very diligent when it comes to duties and will follow your instructions to the letter.

We enjoy the company of all animals and have in the past taken care of cats, dogs, rabbits, fish and horses. Velcro our last cat was with us for 17 years and required twice daily needles for 7 years and extensive care in the last few months, which we happily provided, so we are comfortable providing additional medical care to elderly pets.

We are both comfortable driving a wide assortment of vehicles including motorcycles, ATVs, manual transmissions etc, and will arrive with international licences.

As we are new to this platform we only have a few of our reviews from the Aussie house sitters site and our time in Australia, but I have included our website below, and can provide dozens of other reviews upon request.

So if we might fit your needs please contact us:-)

Website & FB page link available upon request.

Reviews (7)
Louise & Martin are 1st. class home/pet sitters, we were so pleased with them. Our kitties were very well entertained for that week, fed regularly and most importantly, loved. The house was spotlessly clean when we returned, everything in order. We had a great time on holiday in the knowledge that everything back home was being taken care of. Regular communication was great with pix etc. Louise & Martin are experienced travellers who will give your beloved pets and home the respect deserved, ... MORE
TARA (Belfast Northern Ireland, Sep 2019 - 1 week)
Thank you for a this lovely review, and a wonderful week with Mazz and Molly, we hope to see you all again one day soon! xx
Martin and Louise were exceptional sitters. We came home to a well-maintained home and a very happy dog. We had no hesitation in leaving our home and pet in the care of Martin and Louise. We were able to enjoy our holiday without any concerns. We would highly recommend them to others.
TRACIE (Derry Northern Ireland, Aug 2019 - 6 days)
Gerry & I were blessed to have Louise and Martin sit our home and take such wonderful care of Henry while we were holidaying. I cannot speak highly enough of their professionalism, we enjoyed receiving photos of Henry regularly and our home was immaculate when we arrived home. Nothing was a bother to them at all, I know Henry was sad to see them go. I hope they will be able to house sit again for us sometime in the future. Leone & Gerry Ward
LEONE (Robina QLD, Mar 2019 - 1 week 3 days) From Aussie House Sitters
Thank you both for sharing your family with us, we hope one day to see you all again :-)
Louise and Martin are the most awesome couple. We could not have chosen kinder and more caring people to look after our home and pets. The house and garden were beautifully maintained and the animals had obviously grown very fond of them. It was touching. Before the sit they communicated well and asked sensible questions about the dog's routines, which they followed closely. Martin even removed my kitchen windows to clean them, something I have been unable to do for years. It transformed ... MORE
KATHY (The Gap QLD, Mar 2019) From Aussie House Sitters
Thank you for the kind words, and for choosing us to care for Shorty and Beau, they were a real pleasure. We hope to see you all again one day xx
Louise & Martin were absolutely fabulous housesitters, I honestly cannot recommend them enough. They took care of our home & animals as though they were their own. The house was immaculate and they went out of their way to ensure our animals were loved and cared for. You'd be hard pressed finding better sitters.
SARAH (Jubilee Pocket QLD, Feb 2019 - 1 week) From Aussie House Sitters
We were absolutely thrilled with Louise & Martin (they looked after the house & 3 fur kids while we took 8 human kids camping for 9 days). After a busy & exhausting packup / travel home day we arrived home to find the pets totally relaxed & happy, the house, garden & pool spotless (looking much better than we'd left it as we ran out of time, sorry guys). Even down to my mountain of washing which was folded & a few nice things left in the fridge!! Can't thank them enough - highly recommend as ... MORE
JEANIE (Elanora QLD, Dec 2018 - 1 week 2 days) From Aussie House Sitters
Thank you for the kind words, and sharing your beautiful home and family with us! The fur kids were all a pleasure to hang with, we really miss all the cuddles :-)
We have hit the jackpot (again) with incredible house sitters in Louise and Martin! Our very first communication with this lovely Canadian couple (via Face time) gave us both a very comfortable feeling and this was confirmed when we met. Immediately we felt at ease and they were very keen to ensure they understood all the details of the house and the pet care requirements. We could see they both adore animals and on their first visit to Australia were very keen to expand their knowledge ... MORE
DAVID (Largs NSW, Nov 2018 - 1 week 3 days) From Aussie House Sitters
Thank you both so much for a wonderful week with your family and for sharing your time with us :-). We will see you again soon xx
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