People and Places

Sometimes only the camera can tell the story. Sometime we get lucky.

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The Children:

DSC01963 (2)These kids in Catarina found a very creative way to re purpose your old wheely suitcase.

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A few shots of the colour that is everywhere. We do not know  names of these species we just like them!

 

Chicken Bus Warriors:

Chicken Bus Ready

On The Bus:

 

 

The Side Roads of Catarina:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This what Johanne and I experience when we do our weekly fruit and veggie shop in the little village.  Our walk on veggie day is something we look forward to. The local vendors always make it more pleasant with a smile and some laughter.

 

 

A Salt Water Shower:

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La Boquita

 

Boats:

Things That Make Us Chuckle:

All too often you see something and just wish you had your camera at the ready.

 

 

Please check back now and then as this page matures and hopefully our photography improves. Comments and feedback are always appreciated.

 

Johanne y Doug

 

House and Pet Sitters Extraordinaire

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      *Reliable          *Resourceful

       *Flexible          *Experienced

  *Caring            *Energetic

hsa-graduates-badge We are committed to providing the best house/ pet sitting experience possible.

Originally

Doug is from Niagara Falls, Ontario and Johanne from Montréal, Quebec. After many diverse adventures and experiences we came together in 2011 and  continued to live out our dreams in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

On February 6th, 2016 we sealed our love in marriage, and set upon our new path together.

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Our Dreams

We are very excited about this new phase of our lives and are eager to find house and pet sitting situations where we can be helpful and apply the skills that we share. We find it very fulfilling to assist  home owners by providing them with the assurance that their home, pets and property will be well cared for while they are away.

We both have explored the globe widely and our acquired experience ensures that we are able to easily adjust to  a variety of situations. We are well aware and accepting of the fact that local comfort levels vary widely.

We strongly believe in community and we have a sincere desire to contribute in a positive manner to the areas we visit. Hopefully we will leave places we visit just a little better off than before we arrived.

We travel light and are able to work around your dates and needs. We prefer to over lap our stay a few days ahead of your departure to become familiar with your home and pets.

We are very pleased to offer pet care tailored to your animals needs such as medications, special diets, exercise etc.

Our Services

Staying healthy is extremely important to us both, we are non smokers and have no bad habits. ( Johanne does savior an occasional glass of wine with dinner and Doug really likes peanut butter gelato). We take enjoy every opportunity to hike and swim enjoying nature.

House sitting assignments in remote locations are always considered.

Our Past Lives

We have spent many long and glorious hours cruising the B.C. coast on our 36 ft Islander sailboat. Being on the water has taught us to adapt and to calmly handle critical situations as they sometimes arise. Doug is also a Canadian Yachting Association Sailing Instructor, and has had major offshore experience.

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Johanne devoted her career to child care working in and managing Childcare Centers in California and Vancouver. Her calm and ever cheerful personality served her very well in this field. 

Doug  built a very successful career a real estate consultant and in management. He has also built sail boats, houses and was the Lead Surveyor on  Vancouver’s rapid transit system.

Skill Sets

Johanne, being totally bilingual (French and English) is also functional in Spanish; Doug is determined! We study every day, building our vocabulary and practice whenever the opportunity arises. “Poco a poco”.

AJoJohanne is very good with all animals and has lovingly cared for many different pets over the years. Doug loves taking the dogs for long walks.

We both enjoy landscaping, gardening, and Doug has experience in wood framing, concrete work,  simple finishing and basic electrical and plumbing.

 

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Doug is a long time dedicated Rotarian and has had the pleasure of serving as President of two very successful Rotary Clubs. ” Being a Rotarian provides me with the opportunity of contributing to others in a small way, even as we live aboard”.

He was formerly a  Board Member of Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Langley and as a youth mentor was a positive role model to kids.

 

Our Introduction Video

 

Drop us a note and to determine if we are the best fit for your house and pet sitting needs.

Skype is also a great way to become acquainted.

References and Criminal Record Reports are available.

Cheers and Cheese!

 

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