"In preparation of our vacation we started looking for in-home care for our eight pets several months in advance. It was important to have someone that could be home with them the majority of the time so we were looking for someone who didn't work. We had an initial visit and right away we knew that these were the people that we wanted. We had Rick and Kathy over again about about a week before we were to leave. Animals can be very sensitive to change and it was important to leave our pets with people who would be able to make this transition as easy as possible. It doesn't take very much for a cat to go on a hunger strike because of changes like this. A few days of no food intake can cause "fatty liver" which is very serious requiring hospitalization, and ultimately can be fatal if not noticed early enough. We have two cats one of which is very shy and hid the entire week. Even though Rick never saw Whiskers he was very aware to make sure that the litter box was being used daily as well as leaving food out through the house. One of our dogs is senior, has cancer and requires medication and has special instructions. Rick and Kathy made sure that this was done and kept on schedule. They were happy to see us when we got home but surprisingly not as excited as we thought they`d be. That tells a story in itself but the real clincher was when Rick came back to pick up some belongings he left behind a couple of days later, the dogs ran to him with wagging tails and acting as if he was their best buddy. Like the saying goes ...actions speak louder than words and that shows just how well looked after they were. I will definitely use their services again and highly recommend them to others"
- The Hughes Family
“Just a note to thank you very much for the wonderful service you provided for us housesitting and petcare for our two "kids". I can't say enough about how much we appreciated Judy's care of our dogs, plants, etc. Also, thank you very much for the bottle of wine (red - my favorite).As mentioned we will use your service many times in the future and are very pleased with Judy's care of our "kids". Please mark us down for Aug 22 - 29th as we are going on a cruise then. We haven't made any other specific plans yet but will let you know what other times we will be vacationing.”
Kind regards Elizabeth and Carl Weitkowitz
" Thanks so much for your great service during our recent 2 week vacation.
Having two energetic dogs at home is a challenge at times and you took it on with enthusiasm. Our dogs seemed very content, healthy and happy when we returned and that was a very good sign. Your rates are very competitive given the cost of boarding two dogs these days and they got to stay in familiar surroundings, rather than somewhere that is foreign to them. Sorry that they hogged the bed, we have to work on that....
A bonus was having someone at home to water the plants, bring in the mail and just generally keep an eye on things. When we returned, the house was in better condition than when we left it. We also really appreciated the ride to and from the airport.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend your service or book you again for our next trip."
All the best,
The Smiths (Steve, Judy, Kali and Bodhi)
"We own and operate a Canada Select 41/2 Star Bed & Breakfast in Hope, BC where we host approx. 1200 guests per year. We were working seven days a week from spring to November. We quickly learned that this schedule was not healthy for us, nor could we serve our guests properly being exhausted. We started thinking about an Inn sitter to keep our doors open, yet have a much needed break.
We had the opportunity to try Your Getaway Coverage as an Inn sitter a few summers ago. Of course we were somewhat apprehensive to open our door to an Inn sitter, give very little direct and just walk out. Even if we did need the break. Especially with out spending the week-end worrying. Well, we did just that!
We are now planning our first ever summer holiday for a full week starting in a few days. We are very excited and know with confident that all will go well. We are leaving our B & B in very capable hands.
Kathy is very professional, yet personal and receives great reviews from our guests. She is well liked by our cleaning staff as well. She has proven to be a great cook and has the ability to take over all areas of our business including our reservation system and credit card terminal. We know her to be honest, tidy, and even our family pet Tiffany is happy to see her come.
We know that Your Getaway Coverage is “an asset to any business owner needing to be away from their business or anyone for that matter, needing to away from their home. For Business or Personal, if you have to be away, Kathy would allow you to go with peace of mind."
Evergreen Bed & Breakfast
Corinna and Paul Yorke
"I would just like to say that since we have started using “Your Getaway Coverage”, we have had many restful nights while we have been away.
There was a time that we would try to get family and friends to rotate when we would try to get away for a week or two. As much as we trust our friends and family, we know that when we use your service we have absolutely nothing to worry about. he last few years of our vacation planning have always included making the call to Rick and Kathy.
More than having ou take care of our two cats, (Harley & Sammy) we know that our home is also well looked after. We really appreciate the time that you take to get to know us and our pets.
I always have, and always will recommend your service to anyone who may want to go for that vacation, but are worried about leaving their pets or their home.
It really is a luxury these days to get away from your hectic work schedule, and even more of a luxury to be able to do this knowing there is someone you trust that is taking care of business. We never worry any more.
We wish you both all the success in the world!!! You really do provide a service that has made planning a vacation fun again."
Brenda and Glen Slobodian
"Our family was lucky enough this summer to go on vacation for 2 weeks. Just prior to leaving, we met with Rick and Kathy – Your Getaway Coverage to go over the lengthy schedules of all our animals. We live on a small hobby farm.
We were very impressed with their professionalism and their attention to detail. We are very particular about our animals and their needs. Our house was looked after with much care and attention.
These for us, are several of the main reasons why we would have them back to watch our farm for us again. In fact, we have arranged for them to watch our farm again for our upcoming holidays.
My family and I would highly recommend them as your getaway coverage."
Kim Lashbrook and Ian Lashbrook
“I have found them to be totally honest, caring and very careful of the house and the care of it, making it as secure as if I were home. It is wonderful to be able to go away and not have to even think about the security and the needs of the garden, flowerpots etc.”
Phyllis and Jake Hildebrand
“I can happily recommend Your Getaway Coverage. They have looked after my home many times and when I come back from my holiday, I find my home very well cared for, and my garden growing well.“
Janne Van Noort
“We went away on our first vacation in 20 years without worrying about the care our house and cat would receive. We knew both were in good hands. In fact, the outdoor hanging plants were in better shape when we got back from vacation than when we left. The cat, too, was well adjusted. I would have no hesitation in recommending Your Getaway Coverage to anyone who wants to make sure their home and/or pets are well cared for in their absence.”
"We have known Rick and Kathy for many years. They were neighbours who became friends. They are always courteous, thoughtful, respectful, trustworthy and very pleasant to be around. They have looked after our home and our menagerie of pets while we were away on holidays and we would highly recommend their services to any business or home owner."
"For the past two years, I have utilized Your Getaway Coverage services during my vacations. She is very trustworthy and reliable and importantly to me, dependable. I had full comfort know that my home and pet were in good hands.”
Margaret & Colin BlackburnFull references and testimonials provided upon request.
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