Jude & Richard

Retired and ready to go

Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Reviews (8)

Laura
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Given their lifetime of travelling and living around the world for work and pleasure, Rich and Jude are pros at coming prepared for a long house-sit

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New Orleans, LA, US · 10 Jan - 29 Feb 2020
Sandra and Ralf
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We would like to thank Jude and Richard for looking after our home. They were excellent sitters and the house was spotless and gleaming when we came home

    Punta Islita, Costa Rica · 30 Oct - 27 Nov 2019
    Wendy
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    Jude and Richard have been our sitters so frequently that they feel like family. Frankly, they are our go-to sitters - we will always ask them first when we

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    Brewster, MA, US · 21 Sep - 28 Sep 2019
    johanne
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    Phenomenal and beyond! There cannot be better house sitters! You can go on vacation free of worry with Jude and Richard. They cared for our house and 2 dogs

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    Big Sur, CA, US · 07 Mar - 27 Mar 2019
    Wendy
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    Jude and Richard are the penultimate sitters! They have been with us twice now, and we will invite them first for any future trips. Personally, they are

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    Brewster, MA, US · 28 Sep - 05 Oct 2018

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    Paul
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    I would highly recommend Jude as a house sitter or pet carer. I have always known her to be highly responsible, punctual, orderly and trustworthy. Her many

    Character reference · 14 July 2017

    About

    We are a retired Canadian couple, based in Ottawa. For 30 years, we worked and travelled extensively in Europe, Asia and Africa. When resident in Italy, we bought and restored a 500-year-old farmhouse and managed it as a successful guest

    Why we want to house sit

    We plan to travel as much as possible in our retirement but we do not like to be "tourists". We prefer to settle in to the privacy and comfort of home-sitting arrangements and to leisurely explore the local environment and culture. We

    Our experience

    In January 2018 we had our maiden voyage as Trusted House sitters! We house-sat a ranch in the El Dorado Hills, California, for 2.5 weeks. Twice daily, we mucked stalls, cleaned the henhouse, and fed, watered, and exercised three horses

    Pet care experience

    • dogDogs
    • catCats
    • horseHorses
    • poultryPoultry
    • farmLivestock
    • birdBirds
    • small-petsSmall pets

    Availability

    May 2022
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    02030405060708
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    June 2022
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    0102030405
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    • Available on these dates — get in touch to find out if they can sit for you

    Preferred countries

    • Argentina
    • Bermuda
    • Bolivia
    • Canada
    • Chile
    • Cuba

    Profile details

    Age
    Jude 65+ and Richard 65+
    Occupation
    International Relief and Development and Human Resources, United Nations
    Travelling
    With a partner