Housesitting

*** Tanya is available to do house sits for homeowners from mid-August 2017 onwards. Please contact her at tealeaf.56@gmail.com or 250-538-0086. ***

Here are reference excerpts from homeowners who have recently had Tanya housesit for them:

“Tanya stayed at our house this past spring and cared for our three cats, our two younger cats (7 years old) and an elderly kitty, Luna (17 years old). We were apprehensive about leaving the older cat allow for a long period of time; however, we felt confident with Tanya, and she visited with us a couple times before we left and Luna was immediately comfortable with her. Tanya emailed regular updates to us and was very specific about the cat’s activities and eating habits. Upon our return, we found Luna to be in excellent health and relaxed. Our younger cats were equally healthy and happy. Tanya took care of our plants, gardens, and the security of our home. I would recommend Tanya and be happy to engage her in house sitting in the future.”
— Liberty, magikisland@hotmail.com, housesat: May and June 2016

“I was delighted with Tanya’s care of my home and the relationship she established with my dog. Several of Tanya’s qualities impressed me. She is reliable, a good communicator, trustworthy and a loving person towards my dog. I would never hesitate to have Tanya stay at my home again. I am certain that if you are lucky enough to have Tanya stay at your home, you will be very satisfied.”
— S. Dann. Salt Spring Island, BC ph. 250-537-8895, housesat: 14 days in June & August, 2014 and April 2017 to May 1, 2017

“Tanya was very caring to the animals, taking the dog for two walks a day, giving her some medication in addition to her food, and making sure the cats and fish were fed. The animals really related to her well, and one of the cats slept with her (as they do with us). Gina the dog couldn’t wait to jump in the car with her and head for the park…Tanya kept the place tidy and cleaned the fridge. Our house was vacuumed and tidy when we returned, the animals were given a lot of attention and were happy.”
— K.S. kathleen.solose@usask.ca after house sit in Saskatoon, Sask. for 2 weeks, June 2013

“Besides keeping very good care of our household and property, she did an excellent job looking after our two 19 year old cats. She contacted us weekly about their condition. When there was a problem about their eating, she suggested a change in diet, which we asked her to follow and things improved. It was obvious when we returned that she had formed a bond with each cat. They were well groomed and healthy looking…I have no hesitation in recommending Tanya as either a house-sitter or cat-sitter.”
— B.D. bdeon@nedidea.com after house sit in Nelson, BC from mid-Aug. to mid-Oct. 2013, Christmas 2015/16

“I highly recommend Tanya as a house sitter and pet sitter. I have a very unique cat that, while healthy, is generally untrustful of strangers and not affectionate towards them. Tanya fit the bill perfectly, and treated her with care. She also sent me regular reports on their day-to-day happenings and generally just left me secure in the knowledge that all was well back home. Tanya was also very conscientious about care of my home, and left it as clean as she found it (which was very clean). She even replaced some items (ie dish soap) and made it very nice to come home. My many plants were watered and happy. She also took care to meet all of my requests about things around the house, such as being conservative with the heat.”
— P.W. after house sit in Victoria (Saanich), BC over Christmas, 2013 to Jan. 2014

For the last five years, Tanya has been enjoying house sitting on a full-time basis.
Some of Tanya’s house sits in the past have included:

  • house sitting Tina the cat in Victoria on seven occasions for the last four years.
  • house sitting off Departure Bay in Nanaimo in a wonderfully unruly house and garden with three black cats named Luna, Iris and Zuma in the Spring of 2016.
  • from May 28 to August 28, 2015, Tanya travelled, housesat and pet sat two dogs in Blajan, France near Toulouse; did a solo performance with a little bulldog in Torquay, England; enjoyed the company of two cats in Hampstead Garden Suburb in London, England and shared space with two more cats in a tiny German village near Hannover. Besides these housesits, she has done many house sits in B.C. (including in Salt Spring Island, BC where she lived for 16 years) as well as in Calgary, Alberta; Saskatoon, Sask; Nelson, Kelowna, BC; Victoria, Duncan, Salmon Arm, Cherryville, Sooke, BC in Canada; Boulder, Colorado; Ashland, Oregon & Olympia, Washington State in the United States; and in Antigua, Guatemala. She has cared for a total of over 30 dogs, 35 cats, gold fish and doves in these house sits.

Tanya will animal sit and house sit for you while you are away in exchange for having a place to stay while she does readings in your town, city or rural area. Sometimes a fee is charged to offset transportation costs or depending on the number of challenges in the housesit. She will do short, medium or long term house sits. She will supply a profile and references.

 

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