Home & Pet Sitting References: (45+)

GISELA & GUIDO – Torio, Azuero Peninsula, Panama March 11 – April 28, 2023

Caring for: Rapa Nui, Moai Rescue Dogs, Chili, Okahanja Rescue Cats

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To start with we have to say that our sit is not an easy one. We live on a big property in the jungle, close to the ocean and quite remote. We have 2 dogs who are used to go on 2 walks a day and 2 cats. This is at the same time very beautiful but also means quite a bit of work. Having Kath and Aaron stay at our house and take care of our pets and home made us enjoy our vacation to the fullest as we knew everything was under control at home. We got regular updates and pictures of our pets. If something unusual came up we could easily communicate with them and they were able to manage everything in a very professional and trustworthy way. The sit was during the end of a very hot dry season that just wouldn’t end. As water has to be used carefully, watering the gras and plants was limited. They checked with us about how to deal with this situation and did everything right. Kath and Aaron also had to drive our cleaning lady and gardener. Both of them and our neighbours and friends were full of praise about what kind people Kath and Aaron are. We came home to happy pets, a clean home and pool and a garden that survived a period of extreme heat and a long dry season. Having Kath and Aaron stay with us was one of our very best housesitter experiences. Our pets were happy to see us but just as sad to see Kath and Aaron leave. I am sure they had a wonderful time and got a lot of attention. Consider yourself lucky if Kath and Aaron accept your sit. We would be happy to welcome them again at our home.

CHERYL – Boquete Panama January 26- February 28, 2023

Caring for: The beautiful home of Cheryl & Bill in Boquete, Panama

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Unfortunately this pet sit turned into house sit, as we lost our beloved Brassy a week before Kath and Arron were scheduled to care for her. We had every confidence that they were up to the responsibility of an older dog with some health issues. There were still some household tasks ie, watering plants, fixing lunch for and transporting our housekeeper, keeping the birds, both hummingbirds and others, happy with food. Kath asked if there was anything specific that we wanted reports on, and without the care of our Brassy, we had no need for updates. Although, they did let us know about trees that had fallen because of winds, which our landlord took care of. The house was in excellent condition when we got home and was obvious they had taken the time to clean for our return. Kath made sure to leave us a note on when plants had been watered so we could keep on schedule. I specifically appreciated them leaving papaya and bananas for bird feeding! They are a delightful couple and I have complete faith that they would handle any responsibilities they were given.


Tim & Cindy
Coronado, Panama December 10 to January 5, 2023

Caring for: Sparky the Betta Fish and his home

Mind My House ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Perfect House Sitters

Great couple and wonderful people! Kath and Aaron stayed on our house in Coronado Panama for 3 weeks. This was the first time we have used a house-sitting site and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Aaron took great care of the pool which was a major concern for me as it is very hard to correct a problem with water quality. The house and grounds were immaculate upon our return and our fish didn’t have any signs of PTSD, Cindy speaks to him a lot and apparently so did Kath. We would very much love to have them back for our next trip and would highly recommend them for any house-sitting assignments for other people. We very much feel no one could possibly do a better job. Tim and Cindy

Tim, Panama, 10 January, 2023 


Volcán, Panama November 21 to December 8, 2022

Caring for: Moose, the Rhodesian Ridgeback and Lila, Lilac Point Siamese & their jungle property

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It was a Pleasure to have Aaron and Kath watch my house and pets. They were very professional and able to handle any small issues with my house while sitting at it out in the country away from town. They took such great care of my pets that I believe the pets miss them. I would have no hesitation at all recommending them for a house sit. In actuality, I would love to use them again for future house sits. You can trust them with your pets and house!



OjoBio, Bocas del Toro, Panama October 24 – November 3, 2022 / 10 days

Caring for: Selva, Rottweiler & Ike, Spaniel Cross and their jungle property

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Kath and Aaron were amazing housesitters! We have a one year old Rottweiler with a mind of her own, and they did a great job with her. And our other dog, Ike, loved them so much that he stayed at their place the night we returned! If that’s not a glowing review, I don’t know what is! We’d love to have them housesit for us again, as they are friendly, communicative, clean, and responsible housesitters.



Comox, BC August 3 – October 7, 2022 / 9 weeks

Caring for: Jake & Holly, Maltese Cross & Maltese and their Spacious Home

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Kath and Aaron were wonderful house and pet sitters. They took wonderful care of our two dogs on a 9 week sit and regularly sent updates. They also took great care of our home. This is the second time that have house sat for us and we can’t recommend them enough.

Nanoose Bay, BC July 27 – August 3, 2022 / 7 days

Caring For: Themba & Topo, Rhodesian Ridgebacks and their view home

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Kath and Aaron were kind and warm to our two dogs. On their last morning at our home, on the deck having tea, Topo lay at Aaron’s feet and gently placed her head on his foot, an indication of the trust she felt towards him. He was thrilled and so were we! I enjoyed watching the TLC Kath meted out to our dogs. They’re a terrific duo and we hope they’ll be back!


Powell River, BC, Canada / May 11 – July 1, 2022 / 7 weeks

Caring For: Briar, Tortoise Shell Cat and her home and extensive gardens

Mind My House

(Tidy, Organised, Good at pet care, Reliable, Kept in contact, Friendly, Good in the garden)

Two of the Best!

Kath and Aaron were conscientious and super organized. They took great care of my cat, my house, and my property. Everything was sparkling clean and nicely trimmed when I returned home, and my cat obviously adored them. I have no hesitation recommending them.

Terry, Canada, 02 July, 2022 


Powell River, BC, Canada / June 23 – June 27, 2022 / 5 days

Caring For: Coco, Standard Poodle and her serene waterfront property

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Kath did an amazing job with our dog Coco. She sent regular updates to let us know how much she and Coco were happily getting on. She left our home spotless and even went the extra mile and made a delicious dessert for our return. Will definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a trusted house/pet sitter.

Coco at Pebble Beach


Comox, BC, Canada / March 23 – April 7, 2022 / 2 weeks

Caring For: Bonnee, Maltese Terrier / Dexter, Beagle and their spacious home & property

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After meeting Kath and Aaron during our first interview and then in person run through, I knew I had made just the right choice for our pets needs. There was just the right amount of communication while we were away per our discussions and when we found ourselves in a bind through a missed flight, they were able to make adjustments to go back to the house in the morning to tend to the pets until our rebooked arrival time. It was a most stressful time for us and they helped us breathe a sigh of relief. Also a delightful ‘summary’ document was left filled with a wonderful account complete with pictures of their time here and notes that were proof of their diligence. We would not hesitate to have Kath and Aaron pet sit for us again! They are wonderful adventurers and were just a pleasure.

Dexter & Bonnee



Whistler, BC, Canada / August 12 – September 5, 2021 / 3 weeks
Caring For: Canela, Bernese Mountain dog / Milu & Matilda, Rag Doll Cats and their tastefully renovated 3-level condo home

Trusted House Sitters ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Kath & Aaron were, and this is true, our most wonderful pet-sitters to date! They cared for our animals and home as if all were their own. We received many updates on our pets – through videos, voice messages,  texts, anecdotes and stories about what they were up to. Kath left behind a daily diary so we could be rest assured that our animals, house and garden were in the best care every day. It’s hard to find people in life who are so kind and caring. They  were perfect strangers to us. And yet they felt like family while we were away. We couldn’t recommend better people on this site. Kath and Aaron love to travel but most of all, they love animals. We are a tight knit community in Whistler and after we returned from our vacation overseas, our neighbours spoke very highly of them. Our dog Canela went on so many adventures while we were away and we have no doubt that both she and our cats miss them dearly. We hope that they will come back to sit for us again! These people are gems. 

Milu & Matilda
Canela & Aaron, on an adventure


Comox, BC, Canada/ March 11/22 – March 20/22 10 days

Caring for: Jake & Holly, Maltese Poodles in their spacious home

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We were very fortunate as first timers to Trusted House Sitters to have Kath and Aaron. Kath and Aaron were wonderful with our two dogs. One dog is a five year old go getter and the other is a 15 year old cuddler. Kath and Aaron gave each dog what they needed and both dogs were happy to have spent ten days with them. When we came home the dogs kept going between Kath and Aaron and us. Happy dogs. Communication was easy and the house was left spotless when we returned. We know the dogs will be in good hands this summer when Kath and Aaron sit for the dogs again.



Nanaimo, BC, Canada / September 14/21 – March 2/22 5.5 months

Caring For: Phoebe and Joey, kitties in their modern, spacious home

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Excellent Cat Sitters!

Since my husband and I were away for over five months this year, I was quite concerned about leaving my two cats, Phoebe & Joey.   It is very important to me that they receive the love and attention that they are used to. 

Kath elimated my concerns by regularly sending messages about their sit and forwarding pictures of the cats, which allowed me to see that the cats were happy and relaxed with their temporary family. The cats adopted Kath and Aaron without a problem! 

There were a few minor maintenance issues at the house during the house sit which Kath & Aaron were able to handle without any problems.  It is comforting to know that both your pets and home are well looked after while you are away.

Overall, Kath & Aaron are the best house/pet sitters we have ever had.  I look forward to having them house/pet sit for us again in the future.

Phoebe & Joey



Vancouver, BC, Canada / November 10 – November 14, 2021 / 5 days

Caring For: JR & Leo feline friends, in their Vancouver home 

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Professional, Responsible, Communicative and Caring

You could not ask for a better house sitter than Kath. She initiated conversation, directed us to her webpage for review, set up a video introduction and made us feel at ease leaving our pets and home in her care. She sent reminder emails closer to the date and stayed in touch and sent us pictures throughout her stay. She was so lovely to chat with and easy to arrange things with. She left the house absolutely spotless. The cats told us they were well loved while she was here:) I would highly recommend Kath to anyone. 

Leo staring at a bird outside the window


Victoria, BC, Canada / April 30 – June 20, 2019 / 7 weeks

Caring For: Madeleine, Gray Senior Kitty in her home
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 with 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



West End, Van, BC, Canada / August 12 – September 5, 2021 / 3 weeks

Caring For: Chloe, Senior Shih tzu in her comfortable West End apartment) 

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I’m so pleased to report that Kath and Aaron took great care of Chloe and my home while I was away. Several neighbours have reported to me that they saw Chloe out for long walks with them 🙂 Kath sent updates and photos that reassured me that they and Chloe were comfy together. I returned to a tidy home and a contented and peaceful pup. Kath and Aaron left me a beautiful gift of a plant arrangement that has earned a prominent place in my living room. My only regret is that I’d like to have more time to get to know two remarkable people. I hope we’ll be able to arrange another sit soon.



North Vancouver, BC, Canada / July 23 – August 7, 2021 / 2 weeks

Caring For: Nina, large & furry cat in her mountainside condo 

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Kath and Aaron took care of my cat for two weeks. I couldn’t be happier. They kept me updated of how my cat was doing which gave me peace of mind. At my return I found the house and garden well taken care of. I would recommend Kath and Aaron as housesitters, they are kind, responsible and trustworthy.




Duncan, Vancouver Is, BC, Canada: July 2 – July 22, 2021 / 3 weeks

Caring For: Max, Sophia (siblings) & Precious, all cats plus 13 free range chickens, a pond with fish & garden, & their rustic, updated log home

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It took me quite a while to finally decide to go with TrustedHousesitters but once I did, the experience was totally positive. Kath and Aaron were amazing. They were so good with our 3 cats and our chickens. Our home was in excellent shape when we arrived home. The most important part of having them here, staying at our home, was we could relax and enjoy our holiday, knowing things were well taken care of back home. We would have them back anytime and highly recommend them to anyone needing a house sitter.

Fish Pond on Country Property



Colwood, BC, Canada / September 5 – October 11, 2020 / 5 weeks

Caring For: Murphy, miniature schnauzer in his view home

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Kath and Aaron were great sitters. They took very good care of Mr Murphy especially since he is a bit of a little black devil and needed a trip to the vet. They gave him lots of walks and lots of love. My house was also in great shape when I came home.



Victoria, BC, Canada / August 3, 2020 – September 7, 2020 / 5 weeks

Caring For: Tasha & Riley, Yorkie Cross Dogs in their spacious home 

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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!

Tasha & Riley



Victoria, British Columbia, Canada / February 25 – March 22, 2020

4 weeks – booked longer, then Covid happened!

Caring For: Molly & Poppy, English Spaniels in their spacious home

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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.



Màlaga, Spain / December 19, 2019 – January 2, 2020 / 2 weeks

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Caring For: Gracie & Red, Mixed Breed Rescue Dogs & 8 Rescue Cats  plus countless feral cats & dogs in the community 

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



Sax, Spain / November 25 – December 19, 2019 / 3.5 weeks

Caring For: Bertie, Mixed Breed Rescue Dog & Peanut, Outdoor Tabby Cat, 12 chickens and home) 

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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.



Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus / November 2 – 17, 2019 / 2 weeks 

Caring For: Yandancakli, Zib & Monkey, Rescue dogs in their home & three semi-feral outdoor cats 

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From the initial emails with Kath I knew that it would be fine to leave our dogs with her and Aaron. When we met them we knew that things would be better than OK. Kath and Aaron are lovely people and both care a lot about animals. I’m sure that the dogs were happier while we were gone and  they  looked for Kath and Aaron after we returned. We also missed them after they had left Ilgaz! They are very organised, capable, easy to get on with and nothing is too much trouble. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Kath and Aaron for even the most   demanding house sit and we hope to see them back again in Ilgaz, either for a house sit or as friends.



Tala, Paphos, Cyprus / October 2019 / 1 week

Caring For: Bailey, Beagle Cross in Wheelchair, Brandy, Jack Russell Cross, (plus the neighbour’s dachshund who tags along on walks and just hangs out) & Rescue Cats Marley, Boysey, Tigger & Gracie in their home

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 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.



Finhan, France, EU / September 14 – 29, 2019 / 2 weeks

Caring For: Milo, Fox Terrier and his home

Nomodor ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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.



Limpley Stoke (near Bath), UK / August/September 2019 / 5 days

Caring For: Monty, Border Terrier in his 100 yr old stone countryside home

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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!



Huntingdon, UK / August 9 – 25, 2019 / 2.5 weeks 

Caring For: Dobby & Luna, Chihuahuas & Rugrat, Tortoise-Shell Cat, Tai, Bearded Dragon

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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



Finchley (near London), UK / July 31 – August 7, 2019 / 1 week 

Caring For: Charlie, Labradoodle in his home  

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Kath and Aaron were the perfect housesitters. We communicated well before the sit, they are a lovely couple and we enjoyed meeting them. They looked after Charlie really well and kept us informed of everything perfectly and the house was lovely and clean and tidy when we got home.



Boyle, Ireland / July 12 – 27, 2019 / 2 weeks

Caring For: Snoep, British Bull Terrier & Peahen & Newborn Chick & 3 chickens and their home 

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. 



Harlow, UK / June 23 – July 8, 2019 / 2 weeks

Caring For: Little Cat, Rescue Cat in her home 

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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 won’t be disapointed.



Salt Spring Island BC, Canada / March 25 – April 20, 2019 / 4 weeks

Caring For: Maizey, Senior White Lab Dog in her home & 11 chickens

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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.



Breezy Point, New York City, USA / March 2 – 22, 2018 / 3 weeks

Caring For: Mac & Jack, Mixed Breed Cats in their home

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Kath and Aaron – house 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!!¨



Montreal (St. Adèle), Que, Canada / January 14 – March 1, 2019 / 6 weeks

Caring For: Cajou, Yorkie-Bichon Cross in his home 

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!



Playa del Carmen, Mexico / January 2019

Caring For: LadyBug, Pug & Squeeker, her Mixed Breed Pup in their home  

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.  



Duncan, Canada / September 24 to November 5, 2018 / 7 weeks 

Caring For: Oliver, Mixed Breed (though he looks and behaves exactly like a black lab but has none in him!) & Pedo, Senior Cat in their home) 

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!

🔆 HS Note, April 12, 2019 Posted by Mary-Lynne on FB 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….!)



Oak Bay, Victoria Canada / September 5 – 20, 2018 / 2 weeks

Caring For: Bluebell & Tele, Mixed Breed Cats in their home

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.



Dominicalito, Costa Rica / March & April 2018 / 10 weeks

Caring For: 13 Rescue Pets – 5 dogs Tree, Scrapper, Nelly, Peanut and Zuma & 8 Cats in their jungle home 

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.



Victoria, Canada / May 14 – August 29, 2018 / 3.5 months

Caring For: Charlie, Dachshund in his home

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.



Matapalo, Costa Rica / February 21 – 28, 2018 / 1 week

Caring For: 3 Rescue Dogs in their home/ Managing Cabana rental

Personal Contact ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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.



Powell River, Canada / June –  September, 2016 / 4 months

Caring For: Home & Garden

Personal Contact  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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.



Powell River, Canada / 2012-2017

Caring For: Shaya & her home

Personal Contact ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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.



Powell River, Canada / July & August 2017 

Caring For: Dickie, Yorkie-Poodle Cross (with a wheelchair) in his home

Personal Contact ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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.



Powell River, Canada / August 2018

Caring For: Two acre property with extensive vegetable and berry gardens, fruit trees, nut trees and many newly planted rhododendron bushes, harvesting and watering; bird feeders

Personal Contact ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Kath provided exceptional house sitting services while we travelled. We live on an acreage with a water (well) 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.



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!