Country living in the city of Ottawa

Ottawa, ON, Canada
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I'm retired but working part-time from home, and the pets are very used to having me home a lot. Emmy Lou and Monkey are indoor-only cats. When the weather is warm enough, they spend a lot of time in the screened-in porch, but neither of

Home & location

The house is located on 25 acres of mixed fields and forest within the boundaries of the city of Ottawa, 20 minutes by car to downtown Ottawa. Roughly 12 acres are fenced in, the dogs are very spoiled. I have neighbours nearby but you can't

  • House
  • High-speed WiFi
  • City
  • Countryside
  • Sitters need a car


Spanky and Buddy, who are both 9 1/2, take medication for arthritis and (Spanky) allergies. Spanky is a good pill-taker when the pills are wrapped in pill pockets, which he loves. Buddy's medication is in liquid form and just gets droppered

Meet the pets

  • Spanky

    Labrador Retriever

    10 years

  • Buddy

    Labrador Retriever

    10 years

  • Emmy Lou


    4 years

  • Monkey


    2 years

Sitter feedback (8)


I’ve house sat for Elise several times and I always enjoy going back to hang out with Spanky, Emmy Lou and Monkey. All are easy to care for and very

Stayed · 04 Oct - 08 Oct 2020

I am not sure what I can add to the previous reviews. The house is so beautiful and bright, the property is a country heaven, Spanky & Emmy Lou & Monkey are

Stayed · 31 Jan - 02 Feb 2020

I spent two days and nights in a beautiful home with delightful company! Loved those little cats, Monkey and Emmy Lou, who never got tired of playing with

Stayed · 15 Nov - 17 Nov 2019

This was my second house sit with Elise and once again, what a joyful, peaceful retreat. Since my last house sit, Elise added a new addition to her pet

Stayed · 13 Oct - 19 Oct 2019

If you are looking for a peaceful and private retreat in the country, this is it! The property is located 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa, but there are

Stayed · 06 Aug - 16 Aug 2019

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