Home-Sitters

French quebeckers professionals (59 and 53 without children), serious and responsible offering home-sitting and if applicable, loving care of your dogs, cats and little garden. Willing to do menial work.
  
Both u
niversity educated, Luc is a retired optometrist and a writer in the making. Good candidate to occupy the premises and provide a reassuring presence.
Marie France is an horticulturist since 2002 (has been social worker for 20 years). Large clientele created by the dedication and quality work. Gardener also 9 weeks (2004) in the gardens of the Castel of Villandry (France).

Non-smoking/drinking/drugs. Quiet, friendly and reliable.
Former owners of three houses and several dogs and cats.
Well experienced with long trips (4 months/year), adaptation to new has been repeatedly proven.
Looking for exoticism and novelty, while providing a strong sense of responsibility.


On November 7 - 2017, we have completed the following 35 home/pet sitting assignments...

Our home/pet sitting career began
 in Costa Rica on September 15 - 2012. Up to January 2014, we have done 9 long term homesitting assignments for 16 consecutive months
- 6 months in Quizarra (3 dogs, 1 cat, 5 horses, a great land);
- 6 weeks in El Aguacate (1 dog and a very large lot landscaped tropical garden);
- 1 ½ months in Ojochal;
- Followed by about 4 ½ months still in Ojochal (small city garden);
- 10 weeks in Nuevo Arenal;
- 18 days in Tierras Morenas (2 big dogs);
- 6 weeks to return in El Aguacate (1 dog);
- Back for one week in Nuevo Arenal;
- And two weeks in Cuidad Colon (3 dogs and 2 cats).

Thereafter, we home/pet sat 1 dog and 2 cats from June 3 to August 12 - 2014 in Montreal (Quebec, Canada).

Then, we went to Australia where we had 5 consecutive assignments in Queensland :
- a dog sit in Cooyar from Dec 12 to 26 - 2014;
- a house sit in Wutul from Dec 26 - 2014 to Jan 17 - 2015;
- a dog sit in Toowoomba from Jan 17 to Feb 5 - 2015;
- a cat sit (2 cats) in Toowoomba (Australia) from Feb 8 to 20 - 2015;
- 1 house in Nerang (Australia) from Feb 21 to 28 - 2015.

We completed our 16th and 17h sit :
- 3 dogs in Pitiwella (Sri Lanka) from March 17 to April 4 - 2015;
- 2 dogs and 3 cats in Brantford (Ontario, Canada) from April 14 to May 28 - 2015.

We came back to Quebec province (Canada) for the following assignments...
- a long term (14 months) : 1 dog in Boucherville from July 1, 2015 to August 10 - 2016.
- a house sit in Boucherville from November 26 - 2015 to April 7 - 2016.
- dog/cat sitting in Beaconsfield from July 11 to July 18 - 2016.
- in September 2016, where we housesat another property in Beaconsfield for 3 weeks.

Then we sat in South America...
- in Villarica (Chile) from October 27 to November 16 - 2016.
- in Cotacachi (Ecuador, South America) from December 21, 2016 to January 4 - 2017.

We sat in Middle East (Asia)...
- From Jan 16th in Kalkan (Turkey) to Feb 8th - 2017.
- from Feb 12 to Feb 22 - 2017 in Asagi Mazi (Bodrum, Turkey).

We came back to Quebec province (Canada) for the following assignments...
- from April 9 to May 13 - 2017 in St-Hippolyte.
- 1 kitten and 1 rabbit, from May 14 to May 30 - 2017, in Montreal;
- 1 dog, from May 26 to 29 - 2017 in Beaconsfield;
- 1 cat, from May 27 to 30 - 2017 in Beaconsfield;
- 1 dog, from July  8 to  9th - 2017 in  Boucherville;
- 1 dog, from July 15 to 27 - 2017 in Boucherville;
- 2 dogs, from August 7 to 18 - 2017 in Beaconsfield;
- 1 cat, from August 18 to September 2 - 2017, in  Beaconsfield;
- 1 cat, from September 6 to 28 - 2017, in  Dorval;
- 1 dog, from June  24 to November 6 - 2017 in Beaconsfield.

The following assignments are already begun or scheduled...

In Australia...
- Sit # 36 : 2 cats  and 1 dog, from November 29 - 2017 to January 4  - 2018, in  Mackay (Queensland);
- Sit # 37: 1 cat, from January 7 to 22 - 2018, in Toowoomba (Queensland).

In Quebec province, Canada...
- Sit # 38 : 2 cats , from mid-April to mid-May - 2018, in St-Hippolyte (Québec, Canada).

Starting in 2014, each year we stay for some 6 months (from around April 1st to end of October) in Quebec province (Canada). During these 6 months, sometimes we accept to split so that one of us (Marie France or Luc) can offer his/her services in one place in Quebec province while the other does the same elsewhere.

Finally, beginning January 23 - 2018, we'll be available anywhere around the world. Seaside ideally ;-)

Speaking French, English and a little SpanishReferences available upon request.
As full time world wide homesitters, we ask for the following conditions:
- the property (house) owner must pay for all utilities (electricity, propane gas, internet, water tax, garbage collection, etc.);
- we need full time reliable WiFi signal in the house.

Of course we are open to discuss.

Contact Us: lucbussieres2004@yahoo.ca or turmelmariefrance@yahoo.ca

Marie France et Luc

Marie France et Luc