Home & Pet Sitting REFERENCES


Here we are with Charlie, the charming and eccentric dachshund, who we cared for for several months in Cadboro Bay, Victoria Canada. We miss & visit him regularly.


Cuddling Bluebell in the private garden in Oak Bay, Victoria BC Canada, 2018. We have cared for pets & homes worldwide & are up for most locations (Post-Covid, that is…) — just ask!


References & Reviews, beginning with the most recent:

PHILIP & SHEILA’S REVIEW – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

August 3, 2020 – September 7, 2020

House Sitters Canada 

Kath and Aaron are fabulous house sitters. During their stay, they were very conscientious exhibiting utmost attention to detail. The instructions we left were followed exactly, and they left everything in excellent order. They took great care of our two dogs, keeping us informed of their health and well-being, particularly as one contracted an allergic and breathing irritation. Kath and Aaron are both good communicators and kept us well informed as their stay progressed. My wife and I recommend them to anybody who is seeking trustworthy, caring and compassionate house sitters. They make a great team.
House care
Garden care
Pet care
BECKY’S REVIEW – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
February 25 – March 22 (booked longer but….then Covid happened!)
Trusted House Sitters  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
As you can see by the dates of this sit, it was right at the very scary beginning of the Covid19 pandemic. So along with the very positive review I would leave for Kath and Aaron, I can also let you know how they deal with emergencies. I was in Southern California in my camper van on March 13 when Trudeau told Canadians to come home and my travel insurance notified me that I would only be covered for 10 more days. Kath and Aaron were operating under the assumption that they would be at the house until April 6. I was forced to change plans and arrive home 3 weeks early. But I had no choice in the matter. They had sits subsequent to mine falling through and no fixed address to go to. It was a complete mess. But they kept very cool about it and with the two of us working diligently and cooperatively, we managed to solve everything. They even bought my groceries for me as I came home to self isolate. I came home to two exceptionally well cared for dogs and a clean house. Kath and Aaron are great in every sense of the word and I have no hesitation in recommending them.


RONNA’S REVIEW – Màlaga, Spain

December 2019-January 2020

Private Referral (She found me on Facebook ; )


We highly recommend Kath & Aaron to sit for you, we have a very large house and many animals to care for 8 cats (2 extra that visit us) and two dogs, they were all well cared for while we were away and I had lots of updates and pictures of all my animals. Not only did they look after our animals, I feed stray cats & dogs in certain areas close to my home so they helped by doing this for me !! This really put my mind at rest, so they worked very hard for two weeks of which we are truly thankful for, we could not have left our pets & home in better hands, and we had food waiting for us on our return !! Thank you very much to both of you. x



November 2019 – December 2019

Trusted House Sitters


We collected Kath and Aaron from Alicante airport and on meeting took an instant liking to both of these very pleasant friendly people. They were both talkative and wanted to know everything about their duties and what was expected of them in looking after the house and animals even though they were very tired from travel. We had no qualms about leaving the following day on our dream cruise to Dubai from Rome because even our little dog Bertie took to them straight away as did Peanut our semi domestic puss. On our return everything was as it should be both in the house and around in the garden and we were very happy and would be perfectly happy to use this very pleasant couple again anytime they wish to house sit for us again. We would recommend Kath and Aaron to anyone wanting to have house sitters that can be trusted totally to take care of their pets and property. Thank you both for your house sit at Casa Andante in Sax España.

 David, January 2020


JULIE & IAIN’s REVIEW – Tala, Paphos, Cyprus

October 2019

Mind My House


Our New Canadian Friends

Kath and Aaron came to sit for us almost by happy accident. They couldn’t fulfill our previous dates but they were drawn to our animals, particularly Bailey, so Kath got in touch in case we could find a fit in future. As it happened, we were planning a very short trip which coincided with their plans to visit Cyprus in October. These two people are very much in tune with animals and their obvious love for all creatures was immediately apparent. We were delighted to offer these intrepid travellers a few nights of r and r before they took on the task of caring for our zoo. What a splendid job they did too. In fact when they came to leave, our crew lined up to wave goodbye with Iain wiping the dogs’ eyes with a hanky. A very funny moment. If you are lucky enough to cross paths with Kath and Aaron you will be safe in the knowledge that your animals are in loving arms.

Julie, Cyprus, 02 November, 2019



September 2019



Kath and Aaron are so nice and kindly personnes very authentic. They looked after our dog and the house and the garden as we do. So we felt very quiet during our trip to Gaspésie. Good communication between us all along their stay. In case of a problem they always talk with us by internet and so it was resolved quickly. We spent a day before we leave and a day when we came back with them. Then we have become friends. Thank you to Nomador for this nice exchange. We recommend you.


KATE & JAMIE’S REVIEW – Limpley Stoke (near Bath), UK

August/September 2019

Trusted House Sitters


Kath & Aaron were perfect housesitters.

They were lovely people and they had great communications. Our dog, Monty, was obviously very happy with them and we’d thoroughly recommend them!



July/August 2019

Trusted House Sitters


Kath and Aaron were fantastic house sitters. All of our animals bonded with them almost instantly and they kept in regular contact to reassure us how our fur babies were doing. When we returned from our two week break our animals were healthy and happy and had been well cared for and the house was left beautifully clean and tidy. Normally we are very organised before we go away, however, for various reasons this time before holiday there was a little chaos and we were rushing around and Kath and Aaron were very understanding and patient, which made things much easier for us. Kath and Aaron are warm, lovely, caring people and I would highly recommend them as sitters! xx


KAREN & ASH’S REVIEW – Victoria, BC, Canada

June 2019

Mind My House


Kath and Aaron are the Very Best House/pet sitters!!!!

It is our absolute pleasure to recommend Kath and Aaron for pet and house sitting assignments. From the very beginning of our correspondence there was an atmosphere of trust and a feeling that Kath and Aaron were a right fit for our 14+ years cat, Madeleine and for the caretaking of our home. When my husband and I decided to choose Kath and Aaron for a house/pet sitter it was because we were very impressed with Kath and Aaron’s credentials and references. After checking references we knew that we had chosen the right candidates for looking after our cat, Madeleine and our property. It was comforting to know that Madeleine was so well cared for. Kath and Aaron were conscientious in dealing with Madeleine’s nutritional, grooming and safety needs but also spent valuable and quality time playing and cuddling Madeleine. Kath and Aaron were proactive in making sure our dear, sweet, affectionate cat was well looked after for the duration of 7 weeks that we were away. Kath and Aaron kept my husband and I updated regarding any concerns on the homefront and through prompt communication made recommendations and dealt with any problems with decisiveness and professionalism. Kath and Aaron took care of our property (one acre) meticulously … we came home to an immaculate home, a well maintained garden, my car in pristine condition and a very happy, contented cat. And after a very long 14 plus hour travel day home, we were greeted by Kath and Aaron who had kindly made us dinner (a delicious curry) which was such a lovely gesture. We could not have had a stress-free and worry-free holiday without Kath and Aaron looking after our home and our cat Madeleine. My husband and I, for future holiday plans, will definitely contact Kath and Aaron to house-sit for us again. Thank you Kath and Aaron … we couldn’t have enjoyed our holiday without you … hopefully see you again in the future. Karen and Ash and Madeleine Victoria, B.C. Canada

🔆House Sitter’s Note June 2019: When asked by email if we should post 5 stars for her reference, Karen wrote back, “Yes … for sure place the 5 stars … you deserve every star and more :)”.


July, 3 weeks, 2019
Mind My House
In july 2019 Kath and Aaron did a house sit for me in Ireland.
They are a very nice and independent couple.
They looked after my dog and fowl, house and garden without any problems and bonded very well with my dog.
They are clean and tidy and able to think outside the box.
I have no hesitation to recommend them and would welcome them back for future sitting if they wish to do so.
Alexandra Wiegersma



June/July 2019

Trusted House Sitters


Kath & Aaron are a very competent & willing couple. They are interesting & friendly & very easy to get along with. They have an obvious love of animals & cared for our Little Cat extremely well, not to mention the wild birds, stray cats & fox! The house was kept clean & tidy & the garden watered & Aaron even cut the grass for us. Their communication with us was great both before & after the sit with Kath sending us regular updates & Aaron (a keen photographer) sending lovely photos of our cat. There was a very nice meal waiting  for us when we arrived home & they also cooked for us on the following evening. I would be very pleased to invite Kath & Aaron back should they find themselves in the UK again & I have no hesitation in recommending them to care for your home & pets. You wont be dissapointed.


KAHSIA & WARE’S REVIEWGanges, Salt Spring Island BC, Canada

April 2019

Trusted House Sitters


Kath and Aaron stayed at our home four weeks and did a great job “sitting” our seven acres, eleven chickens, & 12-year old puppy. Their lengthy experience as trusted sitters was demonstrated in many ways including: sending us photos and fun updates about the dog and her favorite walks, keeping a calendar of days watering the plants & other notes, having dinner & cake waiting for us after our long journey home in an immaculately clean home. We were also pleased they were comfortable with country life, especially using the woodstove as the primary source of heat (instead of the easy, expensive electric). A charming couple, we know the community, as well as our animals, appreciated their company. We look forward to connecting with them again in this wonderful crossing of paths.


PAULEEN & BOB’s REVIEW – Breezy Point, New York City, USA

April 2019



Kath and Aaronhouse sitters extraordinaire!

We began our introductions across the web chatting about ourselves to get to know each other; when they arrived, our experience was as greeting old friends come to visit. Though we like to have more time with our sitters before we leave, having reviewed the house and met our cats via Skype earlier, we were satisfied that Aaron and Kath needed only a  brief intro to the house before  we set off on our holiday,  confident that our home and ‘furbies’ were to be well and truly looked after.

During our trip, Kath sent photos and updates about Mac and Jack’s goings on that were reassuring and helpful.  We enjoyed our holiday in full confidence in Aaron and Kath’s care of our cats and home.

On return, we found our two cats very happy and relaxed and our home sparkling clean.  They took very good care of our house plants and orchids and I was thrilled to find everything where we usually keep it – there are few things ‘worse’ than coming home and not being able to find what one needs in the kitchen!  Their attention to detail ensured that everything was cared for in the best manner possible.  They also made us a wonderful dinner on return so we didn’t need to worry about cooking for ourselves.  

Importantly, both Kath and Aaron exude a calm confident manner that translates to happy and content animals. I was sad when they left as I wanted to spend more time getting to know them; I will definitely ask them to return, not just to house sit, but also to visit to deepen our friendship.

I absolutely and highly recommend them!

🔆 House Sitters’ Note April 2019: When asked by email if we should post her reference with a 5-star rating, Pauleen said , ¨NO, 10 stars!!¨


LOUISE’S REVIEW – Montreal, Quebec, Canada

March 2019

Canada House Sitters


After spending much time under warm skies, Kath and Aaron wanted to experience a ‘winter’. Their wish was more than fulfilled as it turned out to be the coldest and most snowy winter in history. To make matters worse, my snow shoveler never turned up. However, they never complained and got on with dressing up warmly and shovelling. When I came back after 6 weeks in Mexico, the house was spotless, the fridge full and Kath had even cooked a delicious curry for me. My dog Cajou ‘velcroed’ himself to Kath as soon as I had left and had male bonding days with Aaron. He even cried when they left. While away I received regular updates on the house and Cajou and kept in touch through Facetime. Kath and Aaron were wonderful people and great house sitters. I wish they could come back every winter but I think they might choose a slightly warmer place in the future. Some like it hot!


GEORG’S REVIEW – Playa del Carmen, Mexico

January 2019

House Sit Mexico


Squeeker and Ladybug will always love you and I am very thankful to have found you. Couldn’t have asked for any better.


MARY-LYNNE’S REVIEW – Duncan, Canada

November 2018

Trusted House Sitters

 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

We loved Kath and Aaron! And our cat and dog loved them too! We got frequent emails and photos showing how our creatures were doing. It was a comfort to know they were taking care of our home and pets. The yard was well looked after including the annual autumn raking of the leaves! The house was left in pristine condition, move in ready as they say. A very nice way to to come home after 43 days and 24 hours of flying. We had a thermostat issue while away and it was handled smoothly. We had made an error in booking our sitters (dates) and Kath and Aaron were very flexible and easy to work with. They came a day early to be shown all the trails and to be orientated for our home. We want them to return!

🔆 Sitter’s Note, April 12, 2019 Posted by Mary-Lynne on Facebook after a visit:

“We had a short visit yesterday with our last house sitters. Ollie made a fool of himself. He tried to sit on Kath Perreault’s lap! People ask us what our house sitter experience is. Our animals tell us it is positive!”

*PS: Ollie is a large black lab-type dog….!


JEANIE’S REVIEW – Oak Bay, Victoria Canada

September 2018

Mind My House


Highly Recommended

We can’t recommend Kath and Aaron enough. They took excellent care of our cats and our home and sent regular updates and photos full of details that brought great peace of mind. Kath and Aaron, thank you so much for everything and we are happy to be contacted as references in future and if we go away in future we will definitely contact you first. Jeanie, Canada


MADELINE’S REVIEW – Dominicalito, Costa Rica

May 2018

Trusted House Sitters

 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 

Kath and Aaron took excellent care of my menagerie of of 8 cats and 5 dogs for 8 weeks. They prepared homemade food for them and went on daily walks. They are very capable of administering medications. They were well organized keeping track of expenses and having plenty of food available. Kath was in constant communication with me about the what was happening with my pets. They both truly cared for the well-being of all of the animals and took immaculate care of my home. I would highly recommend Kath and Aaron for your next Trusted Housesitters.


LIZZY’S REVIEW – Victoria, Canada

September 2018

Trusted House Sitters


Kath and Aaron were the best possible dog-sitters. I was reluctant to leave my elderly dachshund for three and half months, but their thoughtfulness made the process bearable. They wrote often to tell us of our dog’s antics, and the emails were both comforting and hilarious. The photos they sent were beautiful. But on a very basic level, there’s nothing like seeing a calm, happy photo of your dog to reassure you he’s fine. He absolutely adored them. The neighbours all loved Kath and Aaron too. They left our house and car sparkling clean. We would have them back at any time. So would our neighbours.


JILL AMATT – Matapalo, Costa Rica

February 2018

Personal connection

Kath and Aaron managed our small Cabina rental operation and took care of our three dogs for us for one week in February 2018. We found them to be very organized, communicative, reliable and honest.

They took great pride in the work that they did for us and they treated the dogs as if they were their own. Our guests had a lovely time with them and they even became great friends with some of them of which they are still in touch with today.

They also managed our staff member well, and they left our house clean and organized.

We highly recommend them for taking care of a house, pets, or a small business.


FRAN’S REVIEW – Powell River, Canada

June – September 2016

Friends of Friends

Kath is an honest, responsible person. We have a lot of fruit in our yard. I said she could have 1/2 and I would like 1/2. She froze mine which I appreciated very much. We have a large yard which she mowed and watered my flower beds. Our house was very clean when we returned. She housesat from June 2016 – September 2016.


DIANE’S REVIEW – Powell River, Canada


Hello. I am writing to recommend Kath as an excellent, caring and reliable house/pet sitter. Kath was our tenant for 5 years and showed respect and responsibility for her space. Many times over the years, she looked after our house and cat while we were away on short and long term trips. Kath is a true animal lover, and our cat was never disrupted by our time away when Kath was with her. We were never concerned for our house either since as a mature/responsible person and past home owner, we knew that everything would be taken care of if something unexpected showed up. I recommend her without hesitation.


MARILYN’S REVIEW – Powell River, Canada

Summer 2017

Kath and her partner Aaron not only did a great job caring for our house and yard, but they did an amazing job caring for our little dog who is disabled. They were so good with him I don’t think he even missed us! They sent me regular video clips of our dog and we were able to enjoy our holiday without worrying.


ALI’S REVIEW – Powell River, Canada

August 2018


Kath provided exceptional house sitting services while we travelled. We live on an acreage with a water system that means we rely on hand wandering. Our orchards and established perennials would not have survived the drought without her diligent, consistent care. In addition, she picked fruit and tended our vegetable garden. We don’t have pets but she kept an eye on our bird feeders. We came home to a clean and tidy house and an incredible harvest. Our house sitting requirements were quite unusual and fairly demanding yet Kath remained grounded and flexible to our needs. What we really appreciated was her preparation, her organization, and her communication with us. We highly recommend Kath to others needing an honest and reliable house sitter.


ADA’S REVIEW – San Pedro la Laguna, Atitlán, Guatamala

January 2018


Kath and Aaron are very good guests! They took care of the place and followed the rules like it was their own place. Good communication, very quiet, private, clean friendly. They love my pets! They are always welcome back! I highly recommend them to other hosts. Thank you, Kath and Aaron for staying at Dobla Luna Apartment with amazing view!


KIRKI’S REVIEW – Stoupa, Greece (Peloponnesus)

May 2016


Kath and Aaron are great guests. We highly recommend them. My parents had a great time with them, dinners and going out. We consider them friends and we hope to meet again.


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