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Stacey & Mike (email address available for direct contact):
Bentley and Fionn (Fun-Loving Jack Russell Terriers)
20170806_132347 20170806_131732 We had Wanda and Sandra come to Kincardine to stay with our 2 Jack Russell Terriers, Bentley and Fionn for the August long weekend. They were just fabulous with our furry family members! They arrived early to meet our boys and took note of what they needed on a daily basis. They even let them sleep under the covers as they always do! Our little rescue is sensitive to strangers, but took right to them.

We arrived home to a cleaner home than when we left, and two very happy pups!

We would highly recommend Wanda and Sandra to anyone needing to leave their pets for any period of time! We can’t wait to see them again!
Organized 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Courtenay & Bob (email address available for direct contact):
Trooper (Charming Pug)
st st We spent 2 ½ weeks over Christmas in Asia, leaving behind our 12 year old Pug, Trooper, with Wanda and Sandra – it was definitely the right decision!

My family met with Wanda and Sandra a few weeks prior to our departure to go over details of the house and the dog, there was not a single detail overlooked.

It was easy to see how much the ladies love animals, how much they respect your property and how much they enjoy what they do.

We will recommend them to everyone we know and won’t hesitate to use them again in the future.
Organized 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

In all truthfulness I would rate them a 6/5 on all categories because they far exceeded my expectations 🙂

Amy & Bill (email address available for direct contact):
Chica, Tater & Clementine (3 Sweet and Fun Dogs)
S&Harcourt Gang-revW&Harcourt Gang-revSandra and Wanda came to stay at our house for two weeks and care for our three dogs. We could not have been happier with their services and are so fortunate to have connected with these two fabulous ladies. They were organized, had super communication, the house was immaculate when we returned, and most importantly…the dogs were happy and healthy. If you are lucky enough to have these ladies house/pet sit for you, you can enjoy piece of mind that your home and pets are in the best possible hands. We look forward to having them back soon!
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Dina Arafeh (email address available for direct contact):
Pawdrey (Beautiful Ragdoll)
PandWS&P2Sandra and Wanda were pet sitting my cat Pawdrey in May 2016 in Toronto while I was on vacation. Not only did Sandra and Wanda make me feel absolutely comfortable with leaving my cat for the very first time, they made sure that I was stress-free during the entire process, and were there every step of the way to make me more comfortable. Not only that, but my house was taken care of and left cleaner than it was when I left it! Incredible! I would definitely recommend their services to anyone. Thank you Sandra and Wanda!!!!
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Livia & Shannon (email address available for direct contact):
Peanut (Adorable Hamster)
72ba35e5a25c2eacb8795e5c0f083408 Sandra and Wanda did a wonderful job caring for our hamster “Peanut” for two weeks.

They are very reliable and easy to communicate with. They took very detailed notes about our pet’s routine and habits, and how to make sure the cage was properly locked and cleaned. They did an excellent job taking care of “Peanut”, as well as keeping our condo spotless and our plants watered.

I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for peace of mind while away from home. I would get them again in a heartbeat.

Our hamster looked healthy and content when we got home, her cage was spotless and we could tell she was kept on the same routine.

We can’t thank Sandra and Wanda enough for all they did for us while we were away!

They definitely treated our pet and our home as if it was their own.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Gay Brema (email address available for direct contact):
Pixie (A very smart & playful doggie)
S&P-websiteW&P1We have been fortunate enough to have had Sandra and Wanda for a second petsit for our toy poodle, Pixie.

We, of course, have many more wonderful things to say about these two incredible ladies but the opinion that matters the most is Pixie’s……and she made her feelings very clear! My daughter picked up Wanda at the GO train station. While Laurie was watching for Wanda, Pixie sighted her first. Laurie said there was a bark of extreme excitement and Pixie’s little tail started wagging so hard she almost turned herself inside out! Having not seen Wanda for a year she certainly remembered someone who was a very dear friend to her. Pixie was overjoyed to see Wanda. There can be no higher recommendation than that!

While we were gone we were delighted to receive daily updates about Pixie’s behavior. It was so reassuring to know that our little dog was having as good a time as we were. Upon our return Pixie was happy and obviously well cared for. Our home was immaculate. One can never underestimate the sheer pleasure of returning to a home where linens are clean, floors are washed and everything is in perfect order.

We have already booked Wanda and Sandra for the same time next year. There is absolutely no one else we would trust in the same way we do these remarkable women. We say thank you to them but there is no possible way those two words could ever express the amount of gratitude that we feel for the peace of mind we enjoy knowing that our Pixie is being loved and cared for as we would.

If anyone would like to speak to us personally about the care that Wanda and Sandra provide we would be happy to do that either on the phone or by email.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Tom & Claire (email address available for direct contact):
Maxwell & Chai (2 Lovable & Loving Friends)
W&CS-C-MThe availability of these two professional, wonderful and loving ladies, Sandra and Wanda, to live in our treasured home with our beloved pets, a 8 yr old loving Airedale and an 11 yr old very affectionate Siamese cat, seemed too good to be true to us. With our initial reluctance to leave our pets and home in the care of anyone we didn’t know, we invited Sandra and Wanda to our home on three different occasions..to get acquainted, both with our pets and ourselves, and to establish comfort levels. We had booked our 5 week vacation greatly in advance. A great comfort level was quickly established – our pets quickly became excited when we told them Sandra and Wanda were coming to visit, and we felt wonderful ourselves about leaving our pets and home in their care for 5 wks – the longest we have ever left for vacation. Prior to our departure we had prepared a booklet of routines and character traits for each of our pets, as well as aspects of caring for our house. We wanted Sandra and Wanda to be completely aware and comfortable, well prepared for our pets preferences and living in our house.

While away on our vacation, we had such complete peace of mind, knowing our pets were being lovingly cared for in their home, and very importantly their routines were being maintained. Sandra and Wanda sent us periodic emails and pictures of our pets. Upon seeing Maxwell sleeping with his Mr. Badger, and Chai chilling with her Buddha – we knew all was just fine and copacetic. Seeing our pets doing what we know gives them great happiness and being so relaxed was just the best for us!
Animals have the keenest perception of the people who care for them. We knew our pets were in the best possible care in our absence.

Upon returning home, we were greeted with our two very happy and content pets. Our Airedale happily did his Dale dance for us, and our Siamese cat had a lot of loving meowing to tell us. As is often mentioned, our house too was very welcoming to walk into – spotless and fresh. Sandra and Wanda had very thoughtfully written us a detailed email the day of our arrival so we knew exactly what we were coming home to. Even though we have a cleaning lady, Sandra and Wanda had done an additional cleaning and the laundry. We would most highly recommend these marvellous ladies. Their consistent and loving care of our dear pets and on home was absolutely exemplary.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Yvonne (email address available for direct contact):
Marigold (Very Sweet Yorkie)
sandmWandMMarigold is almost 11 years old. She is 5lbs of Yorkie personality who suddenly developed severe gastric issues. I had travel plans booked and was concerned about leaving her (Dec 2015). Sandra and Wanda moved in and took care of her, doing research about her condition, coordinating with the vet and made sure Marigold had full care and attention for their entire 6 week stay with her. I returned home to find a very happy and healthy dog. Marigold had been loved and cared for beautifully….then I noticed my home! It was spotless. Everything had been looked after perfectly.

Sandra and Wanda are two very kind, trustworthy, clean, professional house and pet sitters who are genuinely loving of animals. Their attention to detail and caring respect of my dog and my home is utterly priceless.

Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Sasha Wade & Pheroze Unwalla (email address available for direct contact):
Alex & Buster (2 Amazing Boyz)
Toronto-20150208-05113S&BusterSandra and Wanda are simply the best! We recently took a 3 week trip to India-Nov 2015 (our longest away from our kitties) and we felt really lucky to get Sandra and Wanda to take care of our condo and, more importantly, our cats during that time. They have pet-sat for us on multiple occasions in the past and there really is no one else we trust as much with Buster and Alex. They are experienced with animals and really set your mind at ease while away. As always, Sandra and Wanda were very organized in the run-up to the trip and kept communication lines open. During the trip, they were kind enough to send updates along with pictures of the cats every couple days so we knew they were happy and healthy. When we got home, as always, the condo was in better condition than we left it! Everything was immaculate and the cats were clearly very happy and well taken care of. It is always really difficult leaving your pets, but we could not ask for a better experience than we have had with Sandra and Wanda.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Dave (email address available for direct contact):
Anubis & Akila (2 Beautiful Siamese Cats)
W and AS with A&AHow do you ensure your house and pets are well taken care of when you go on holiday? (Sept 2015) Simple, you hire the services of Sandra and Wanda. When I say hire, that’s not even true, they do not charge for their services and believe me they could and probably should. These two fantastic ladies have not only allowed us the freedom to travel but the freedom of peace of mind when we do. We have two siamese cats, one who is neurotic and self harms in stressful situations, like when we go away, which we have been reluctant to do. Not now! We came back after 6 days to find two calm and contented cats, Sandra and Wanda made such an effort to get to know our cats and shower them with attention, that I am not even sure they noticed we were gone! That in itself is a major accomplishment but the added bonus of having Sandra and Wanda living in our house should not go unmentioned.

We have a high net worth house, with a complicated automated system and we were uncomfortable leaving our house for an extended time. Sandra and Wanda are both consummate professionals and easily understood our need for security and learned the system and protocols involved. I would heartily recommend these ladies to look after any estate with diligence and thoughtfulness. Our home was managed and was spotlessly clean when we returned, above and beyond what we ever would have expected.

We cannot say enough about how wonderful these ladies are. When we left our home and cats in the care of friends previously, we were always told they saw our neurotic cat twice a day when she came to eat. So, think how we felt when we received daily emails and pictures of our two cats playing happily with our new heroes. We love our cats dearly but are so thankful to Sandra and Wanda for giving us a bit of a life back! I am more than happy to answer any questions, my cell phone number is available from the ladies.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Marijke Wertheim & Gavin Disney (email address available for direct contact):
Blake, Kitkat, Harry & D’Artagnan (the 4 mouseketeers)
Wanda&KitkatS&CatsIt took three tries before we happened to book a holiday at a time that Sandra & Wanda were free, but it was well worth the perseverance. A hot, dry August (2015) is not a great time to leave your garden in someone else’s hands for a week, but everything was blooming and healthy when we got back. And the house looked like we’d never left (only cleaner…!). As for the cats, I think I may have detected a faint air of disappointment when they realized it was us who’d walked in the door, not Sandra & Wanda… They are a bit of a handful (the cats, not the ladies!), and one of our boys has health issues, but these great ladies were brilliant at keeping in touch (better than us, in fact!) and checking with us on what needed doing, so we ntever worried. We can’t recommend their services highly enough. They are professional, caring, experienced, and meticulous in looking after your home and your pets. A word of advice: book them early! They’re in high demand for very good reason.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Jennifer Millson (email address available for direct contact):
Blue & Georgia (A Gentle Giant and a Very Loving Cat)
S&B2IMG_20150905_145232Sandra and Wanda just completed an extended Labour Day weekend sit (2015), taking care of our house, dog and cat. They are very professional, organized and self-sufficient, and upon our return we found the house spotless and our pets very content. I would not hesitate to have them house sit again –I hope that our calendars align! — and I would be pleased to speak with anyone who would like a personal reference.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Sue (email address available for direct contact):
Trixie (A Gentle & Loving Airedale Terrier)
W&T IMG_20150618_183627We are thrilled to recommend Sandra and Wanda to care for your home/pet(s). We normally board Trixie at a farm while we are away, but the location has moved, making it much more difficult for us to access. We heard about Sandra and Wanda through friends who were fortunate enough to have them sit their pets, and thought we would give it a try (despite our reluctance to have someone living in our home!). (August 2015)

The normal hassle of having to take the dog to the farm, pick her up, deal with neighbours for garbage days etc. disappeared when these two women appeared on our horizon. We returned on an early morning flight and the dog and house, both, were in pristine condition. Wanda and Sandra had taken care of Trixie’s walk and our bedsheets were washed and put on the bed so we only had to walk in and flop down! It had been dry while we were away and our gardens were watered and the house overall was absolutely pristine.

While we were away, we had no worries about our home or our dog and could totally relax and enjoy our vacation 100%. We would not hesitate in the least to recommend Sandra and Wanda!
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Christine & Malcolm (email address available for direct contact):
Shelby (A Fun-Loving and Very Sweet Pooch)
IMG_20150601_164841Toronto-20150527-07291August 2015
We can’t believe our good fortune having Sandra and Wanda in our lives. Our four-legged family member fervently seconds the motion!

They have looked after our abode and our precious pet Shelby (terrier-poodle mix) on three different occasions. Each time, we marvel at what a great experience it is for humans and canine alike.

On this occasion, Sandra and Wanda even adjusted their personal plans, in order to accommodate a special situation in my family. It is yet another example of their kindness and exemplary commitment. We can’t thank them enough for that.

And as always, when we returned home, everything was spotless, the garden looked respendent, and most importantly, Shelby looked relaxed and happy (and rather disappointed that it wasn’t Sandra and Wanda coming in the door.)

In short, Sandra and Wanda are amazing. We can’t wait to see them again!
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

I’ll bet that our pooch Shelby is wondering “Why can’t Sandra and Wanda just move in and stay with me forever?”

This was the second time (June 2015) we’ve had the privilege and pleasure of having these two wonderful women look after Shelby and our home. When they arrived, Shelby recognized them instantly, and was calm and content from the moment they walked in the door.

Sandra and Wanda emailed touching and funny photos throughout our time away, so we could see that Shelby was an extremely happy dog… her days filled with walks to the park, ball-chasing, grooming, and loads of attention.

The house was impeccable upon our return—everything gleaming and spotless-from bedding, to towels, to floors and coutertops. In fact, our vintage Xinjiang carpet was so beautifully vaccummed, that it looked brand-new! (possibly because S & W also went above and beyond, by cleaning the filter and canister on our underperforming vaccuum cleaner—amazing!!)

As this was a summer visit, our backyard garden also required some maintenance. Flowers and herb garden looked resplendent upon our return!

Best of all, it is a fantastic feeling, knowing that Shelby’s “stay-cation” was at LEAST as fun as our holiday.

Can’t wait to see Sandra and Wanda again! We’ve already booked their next visit! 🙂
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Penny Sue Turner (email address available for direct contact):
Bella (A Gentle & Sweet Cat):
BW2BS2It is my pleasure to highly recommend Sandra & Wanda when it comes to taking care of your pets & home while away. I first used them last year, again this April & will be using them for a third time this September 2015. Prior to having the good fortune of finding them, I was somewhat reticent to take holidays as I never felt comfortable leaving Bella with anyone, let alone someone I didn’t know. However, that being said, I was so impressed on my return the first time to find my home looking even better than I left it and my kitty acting as if I never left that I knew I could finally feel comfortable travelling as long as I had them to depend on….YEAH!

I left rather lengthy instructions on where everything was, numbers to call for just about anything and all that was needed to keep her highness happy. They followed things to the letter including checking the airlines to make sure my plane was on time coming back so as not to leave Bella alone too long in case the flight was delayed. Even though I have a cleaning lady, they took it upon themselves to clean before the cleaning lady came :-). The laundry was done & put away and what a pleasure to hop into a freshly made bed after a very long travel day. My only complaint is…because they never complain about anything… I have to really put on my thinking cap to make sure I cover all the little details that you take for granted when living in your house all the time. It’s nice to try & make their stay as easy & carefree as possible considering the huge favour they’re doing us offering this service…wish I’d found them years ago! Knowing I was bound to forget something I gave them carte blanche to look thru as many cupboards and closets as necessary to find whatever they needed to make their stay enjoyable. They aren’t the kind of people who would ever abuse this privilege.

I could go on & on extolling their virtues but will simply give them a thumbs up & a big 5 in all categories they are apparently judged on… organized, reliable, self-sufficient, tidy and superb pet care.

The only thing I can add is…because they’re in such demand you’d better book well in advance should you wish these exceptional ladies.
Penny & Bella (Markham, Ontario)

Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Edith Kirk (email address available for direct contact):
Gracie (A Wee Bonnie Lass)
G&WG&S What can I say that has not already been said about these wonderful ladies? Absolutely nothing! So I asked my dog Gracie and this is what she came up with.

I am 8 yrs old and about a year ago my family in South Carolina decided they didn’t want me anymore. I moved to Toronto and I was very scared, new people to live with and my feet were always cold! My owners kept talking about going away (March 2015) and I was sad and worried they wouldn’t come back. Then I met my babysitters, Sandra and Wanda. They covered me in kisses, took pictures of me to send to my owners so they wouldn’t forget me and would remember to come back. They walked me, cuddled me, fed me and made me feel safe. In fact when my owners came back, I was kinda sad to see my new friends go. Every night I go into the spare room to see if they have returned. I am currently working on a sign right now that says bring back Sandra and Wanda. Please come and stay again soon, and know that I am not sharing you with my friends, you are my friends now and they can’t have you! Woof.

These ladies not only took the best care of my wee dog, they also looked after our house, we returned to shiny floors, clean bathrooms and happy healthy plants. I must admit the cleaning services of SanWan as I am calling them, were outstanding and totally unexpected, way to go that extra mile ladies. I live on a street with a few concerned (read nosy) neighbours and they popped in to say hello and both were very impressed and happy to see Gracie was in good hands. Funny enough, I still haven’t shared your number with them….he he heh! Get your own angels!

Although this reference may be short on words, it is not short on the accolades I wish to shower on these ladies. Awesome, trustworthy, personable, reliable, easy going and patient as I scrambled for dates. They are helpful and return communications promptly. They are two in a million. Thanks SanWan x
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Georgia Gallagher (email address available for direct contact):
Lucky & Daisy (2 Extremely Sweet Dogs)
SwithDLWwithDLWe had the pleasure of having Sandra and Wanda take care of our two poodle mixes – Lucky and Daisy this past March Break (2015). Both dogs are 11ish years old. Typically our niece cares for the dogs when we are away, or we take them with us. For this particular vacation neither was an option. A good friend of mine knows Sandra and Wanda and had had her two French Bulldogs cared for by them. Safety and caring (and the dogs staying in our home) were very important traits we were looking for … as Daisy had sudden and complete blindness afflict her less than a year ago – and Lucky has an eye issue too, and while he can see, he does need daily eye drops. Being in an unfamiliar environment for Daisy would not have been an option and would have proven too stressful and too unsafe given her lack of sight.

I have to say, the care and the attention both dogs received was outstanding. It was clear from the photos that Sandra emailed us that both dogs were being played with, cared for and loved. Both Sandra and Wanda were meticulous with ensuring they knew routines, and maintained those routines for the duration of the stay. Neither of us once during the vacation worried about the well-being of the dogs. Daisy’s blindness and a new caregiver was an initial concern, but dissipated as soon as we met Sandra and Wanda and saw first hand their genuine love of animals. Sandra (who stayed the whole week and worked from our home) was able to administer Lucky’s eye drops like a pro.

We returned to an immaculate house, and extremely content dogs. If anything they seemed a bit miffed Sandra was not the one coming in the front door 🙂 !

If you have a pet or home sitting need I offer you our most sincere and highest recommendation. Sandra and Wanda care, and are the real deal.

Happy if you would like to connect with me via email if you have any specific questions regarding the home and pet sitting of Sandra and Wanda.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Connie and Barry (email address available for direct contact):
Tess and Ruby (Affectionate Feline Sisters)
S&TW&RSandra and Wanda impressed us immediately with their professionalism and warmth. While we were away (Feb/Mar 2015), they kept us updated through regular emails that often included photos of the girls. It is a testament to their magic that we were completely comfortable leaving Tess and Ruby in their care. After a month away, we returned to a very clean house and two contented cats.

We heartily recommend Sandra and Wanda and thank them for their time with the girls.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Gay Brema and Richard Rose (email address available for direct contact):
Pixie (An Adorable and Very Playful Toy Poodle)
S&PW&PIt is impossible to say “Thank you” enough times to Wanda and Sandra.

Last spring we planned a family holiday to the Dominican (Feb 2015). Usually our adult children care for our toy poodle, Pixie, but as we were all going we were extremely concerned about her welfare in our absence. Having never been put into a kennel we felt home care for her to be the best solution. For months we investigated many options that provided minimal care for exorbitant costs. Nowhere could we locate any service that provided more than a few hours of home care a day….until we found Petsandabodesitting and Sandra and Wanda.

Their engaging video captivated us all and we proceeded to invite them for dinner. I freely confess that the idea of leaving our cherished Pixie and our home in the care of persons we did not know was initially terrifying. However, within minutes of meeting them, their charming personalities and sincere affection for pets put me at ease. By the end of that evening my husband and I were, for the first time since planning the family holiday, comfortable with leaving Pixie.

On the night before we left, Sandra arrived and spent the evening with Pixie and us. Sandra had a check list of questions for us to answer and I had an outline of Pixie’s routine. When we departed early the following morning the transition for Pixie was seamless. As we holidayed we received daily pictures and updates on Pixie which were informative and often hilarious. Sandra and Wanda are clever, creative and have delightful senses of humour! We were aware that Pixie was having as much fun as we were. What a wonderful feeling! They answered the phone at our home and relayed messages to us. They managed the daily running of our home spectacularly. Sandra works from home and, on occasion, Wanda does too. Pixie was rarely without companionship.

On our return, Pixie had so obviously received outstanding care and our home was immaculate. My husband immediately noticed freshly vacuumed carpets and the report they left for me revealed that they had improved the suction on my Dyson vacuum cleaner. They did so many lovely things that were over and above our expectations.

My husband now wants to plan more holidays for us as we know we have found the most wonderful persons to care for Pixie. I wish there was a way to convey to those reading this review how truly special these two women are…..my suggestion is that you meet them. It is a decision you will never regret!
Organized 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Karen & Dave Dewolfe (email address available for direct contact):
Bailey (Our Fun-loving Friend):
W&BS&B (2)My husband and I decided to take a 10 day Caribbean cruise in January 2015 before my husband’s hip surgery. We asked Sandra and Wanda if they were available…..we were in luck. The stress of leaving our dog and house was eliminated by this news. We invited them for dinner prior to our trip and they immediately reconnected with Bailey and we went over the logistics.

While we were gone, we received regular emails and pictures. It was nice to check our email and see this. When we arrived home, again, my house was cleaner than when we left . I don’t think my fridge has ever been so immaculate. They dealt with a broken window and we were confident that they could handle any problems that might arise.

We are so impressed with the quality of their service that we have told many people about this. Numerous times on our cruise we acquainted people with this service and the quality of the care. So much so that we have booked them two more times in the future….. August 2015 and March 2016.

Sandra and Wanda followed through on all aspects of the house/pet sitting. It is obvious that they care very much about this job and are committed to helping the home/pet owners feel very secure about leaving their home and pets in their care.

Again we would give them a 5/5 (we would score higher if possible).
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Vera & Russ Gillman (email address available for direct contact):
Teya and Sacha (2 Sweet Dogs)
TeyaSandraSachaTeyaWandaSacha Lucky, lucky, lucky…is how Russ and I feel to have found these two incredible women to care for our pets and house while away on an 18 day trip to visit our grandkids. We have two 8 year old female standard poodle rescues who can be sweet but two handfuls and have a complicated relationship. Teya, always distracted by a potential chase or hunt doesn’t have time to listen and Sacha, who is a better listener because she’s so serious is also the fun police so her corrections need to be kept in check. She also needs meds with every meal for a couple of medical conditions. The girls are generally quiet and calm in the house, unless someone should come to the door, but need two good walks a day in all weather and a firm hand on those walks. They’re also smart, read manipulative, so caring for them successfully requires mindfulness, and ability to anticipate situations, in short you need to be smarter.

Our dogs have stayed in kennels/doggy camps and while there were no incidents, I got the impression that it was stressful for them and I know my vacation was not stress free either. We worried about them constantly and consequently tend to forego time away from them other than musts. That era has changed for us thanks to Sandra and Wanda. I came upon Sandra’s and Wanda’s YouTube video while searching for an alternative pet sitting option. While the saying “if it seems too good to be true, it is” occurred to me and everyone that we told, we just had a feeling and decided to go with our gut. We met Sandra and Wanda and were instantly put at ease and were impressed with their sincerity. Even then we were cautious enough to have a 3 day trial to make sure that Sandra and Wanda and Sacha and Teya were compatible. Well I’d say that they’re more than compatible. They have a special bond as the numerous emails and pictures sent to us during our vacation attested to. One email informed us that our oven was displaying an error message and not working and told us about all that they tried to do with turning off breakers. They asked if it was under warranty and whether there was someone that they could call. My husband told them where the main breaker was in the garage and they emailed back that they found it and all was ok. Russ and I just looked at each other thinking that was certainly above and beyond the call of duty.

We cannot say enough about the dedication, the caring and the ease with which these two took over our roles and I dare say put more effort into keeping our girls healthy, stress free, happy and even entertained than we would . They are conscientious and meticulous. Sandra works from home which was ideal for Teya who loves to be let outside about a hundred times a day just to scout her backyard. Wanda was able to join them for morning and early evening walks and spent evenings at home. They took the job so seriously that I admit I rarely thought of the girls, certainly didn’t worry about them and therefore was able to thoroughly be in the present with my kids and grandkids and enjoy my visit with them.

On our arrival home we were greeted by our dogs with glee but within minutes they went back to their beds beside Sandra and Wanda and we saw two dogs that were not merely comfortable but smitten with their temporary caregivers and stood at the window as they watched them leave. On top of that, while it was not our priority, we noticed that the house was neater than when we left, sheets were washed and replaced. Towels were washed and the linen closet has never looked so good. Kitchen was spotless. We originally booked them in July for a holiday over Christmas and were grateful that their usual Christmas clients were traveling later. Needless to say that upon our return, we immediately booked their services for our next vacation. We hope to have a long standing relationship with these two amazing women.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Joanna Rainbow (email address available for direct contact):
Smokey & Cinder (2 Affectionate Cats)
S&SToronto-20140815-02253 I can only echo all the superlatives expressed about Sandra and Wanda by other clients.

For March Break 2014, when I was desperate to find somebody available, conscientious and competent on rather short notice, I Googled the word “housesitters” and was soon signed up with Trustedhousesitter.com, as it gave me more confidence than other options. Within a few days I’d had four promising responses but Sandra and Wanda’s really stood out for their proximity, their professionalism, their willingness to make it work even though they already had a commitment, and their empathy with us and our pets. They took the job and were so good that I asked them if they could return for 17 days in August – making sure our dates fitted with their availability – and then again from Christmas to New Year’s. Through all our 3 vacations last year they cared impeccably for our pets and our home, kept in touch with occasional notes and snapshots via email, and on our return they left our house feeling and looking cleaner than when we had departed – even though I’d tried my best to leave it looking good so that they might enjoy their stay.

When we were preparing for the August trip I was concerned because the cats had taken to urinating sometimes against the outside of their litter box and I was resigned to having to clean up the mess a couple of times a week. I explained the problem and what I thought might be the causes and imperfect fixes, and Sandra and Wanda listened attentively and undertook to manage the issue. Not only did they manage it, they also researched the problem and found a lasting solution, so that the problem has not recurred since they left.

They’re unfailingly organized, including retaining the notes from their previous stays with us and asking thoughtful questions when they come a few days ahead each time to confirm what’s the same and what’s changed; and we also have a good laugh when we get together. It has made a world of difference to our vacations as we can sleep easily, while we’re away, knowing that our home and animals are in excellent hands, with people who treat them with respect and skilled consideration. Sandra and Wanda manage to be both meticulously detail-orientated and at the same time very relaxed and life-loving people – a very rare combination!
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Julianne Lafleur & Colin Kelley (email address available for direct contact):
Jessie & Molly (2 Lovely Ladies)
S&LadiesW&LadiesMy husband and I have two Maine Coon cats, Jessie and Molly, who require lots of attention, affection and play time, not to mention who have some strict dietary needs requiring a specific feeding and medication schedule. Finding a reliable pet/house sitter who will not only keep our home safe but will also treat our kitty cats like their own can be a huge challenge. After lots of research, I came across Sandra and Wanda’s service, and am I ever pleased that I did. After an initial contact, they visited our home in August 2014 to meet ‘the girls’ and for all of us to meet each other. We found them both friendly, open, genuine and just simply very nice people. We decided to book their service for our vacation in early December 2014. Prior to our departure, they visited our home one more time to visit the girls, get the keys and instructions and came very prepared with their own very detailed set of questions. We left on our vacation feeling very confident and assured that our girls and our home would be well taken care of.

While we were away, we received regular emails letting us know how the cats were adjusting (very well, which was no surprise), and they sent us photos of our girls, as well as the snow. What a pleasure it was to come home to two very happy kitties and, not to mention, a shoveled driveway, shoveled stairs, and a very clean home. The service that they provide is truly remarkable; we are so thankful to have found them. We have already booked their services for our next holiday as well as a planned weekend get-away. Their service is second to none!
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Sasha Wade & Pheroze Unwalla (email address available for direct contact):
Alex & Buster (2 Fun Guys)
SandBW&AlexThis is the second time (Feb 2015) that Sandra and Wanda have pet-sat for us and just like the last time we were blown away by their professionalism, attention to detail, kindness and care for our kitties and home. They are both clearly so experienced with pets and our cats took to them immediately. Sandra and Wanda are also very conscientious about different people’s wants and needs and check to make sure everything will be taken care of according to how you run your home.

While we were away, not only were Buster and Alex (our cats) groomed and given lots of affection, but we also regularly received emails and photos of them so we knew they were content and happy.

Upon arriving home we found our condo absolutely spotless (much cleaner than we left it!). Everything was positively gleaming, linens had been washed, our bed made to hotel quality, and of course our kitties were safe and happy. Sandra and Wanda even actually fixed a couple things that were broken around the house!

Sandra and Wanda go far above and beyond as pet and house-sitters. Normally, we are so stressed out about leaving our cats all alone, but knowing they are with Sandra and Wanda relieves our anxiety and allows us to enjoy our vacation. Thanks again for all you two do!
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Sandra and Wanda did a phenomenal job taking care of our two cats and our home while we were away on two trips (Late Nov & Early Dec 2014). They are both caring, friendly, responsible, trustworthy, and professional. We would not hesitate to have them back taking care of our cats again. They made things very easy to arrange prior to our departure and left our place in immaculate condition. Additionally, while we were away they kept in touch daily. We found them to be very flexible and experienced. We couldn’t have asked for more in terms of Sandra and Wanda as people and the super job they did with our cats who were very calm and at home upon our return. We felt very lucky to have found them!
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Christine & Malcolm (email address available for direct contact):
Shelby (A Fun and Affectionate Pooch)
SandSjpgWandS Sandra and Wanda are, quite simply, the BEST! We first learned about their service from their online video. We just loved their thoughtful presentation and their sense of humour! They came around for dinner, to meet us and our beloved terrier-mix pooch Shelby. It was obvious from the moment we opened the door that they are wonderful, compassionate people who truly love and understand animals.

Shelby is often a little unsettled with newcomers, but she calmed down before Sandra and Wanda had even taken their coats off. By the time we sat down to dinner, Shelby was snoozing on the floor between them. We were very impressed by how conscientious they were, gathering information about Shelby’s habits, diet, and also about our home.

So, by the time we left for our holiday (Nov 2014), we felt more relaxed than we’ve ever felt before, about leaving our dog and house in the care of others.

That feeling continued the whole time we were away. Sandra and Wanda sent us little updates about Shelby—thoughtful and funny photos and messages, that kept us smiling and relaxed throughout our holiday.

When we returned, Shelby was as content and calm as we have ever seen her—it was so obvious that she loved her time with the ladies! And there was another wonderful surprise – they left our home tidier and cleaner than we’d left it. Everything was spotless! Not only had they washed linens and towels and made the bed (especially delightful as we arrived late in the evening!)… They had also vacuumed, washed the floors, and put out the garbage for pick-up.

The next morning, Shelby sat in the front hallway, looking wistfully outside… no doubt hoping that these wonderful women would soon be walking in the door again!

Shelby is not the only one who looks forward to Sandra and Wanda’s next visit. My husband and I are so very grateful and appreciative of their service. We can’t wait to see them again, and give them the highest possible recommendation! (we’d give them 6’s if we could)
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Laura Ryan (email address available for direct contact):
Josie & Monster (2 Playful Girls):
S&MojoW&MojoI love having Sandra and Wanda stay while I’m away (Nov 2014). When they’re here I never worry for even a minute about Josie and Monster – despite how high maintenance my two cats can be. My youngest one Josie is a very high-strung Bengal and at times when Sandra or Wanda haven’t been available, I’ve had other sitters, but often come home to distressed, unhappy kitties that once resulted into a terrible behavioural problem that took months to fix. When Sandra and Wanda have been here – I am always amazed at how calm and happy the girls are when I come home – I sometimes even think they’re disappointed to see me when I come back – but I couldn’t be happier about that if I tried. To be honest, I think they might be cat whisperers…..after every S&W visit, they are a little more mature, calm and even get along with each other better.

Sometimes I think I should go away more frequently just so the girls can have more visiting time with S&W 🙂

PS- Would rate them a 6 if I could….
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Jason & Belinda Cartwright (email address available for direct contact):
Shirley (A Loving Pug, 11 months)/Mozart (A Very Sweet, Affectionate Housecat, 14 months)
Sandra&ShirleyjpgWanda&Mozart2Sandra and Wanda cared for our 11 month old pug, Shirley and out 14 month old cat, Mozart during our 2 week cruise vacation in October 2014.
Shirley is almost too affectionate and Mozart is very demanding so we are sure that they were a handful. Incidentally, neither of them is neutered.

Right from the very beginning, they were extremely professional, visiting to meet us all and going through important things like diet, walking patterns, dog parks and vet location and this gave us a lot more comfort in their care than kenneling would have.

During our trip we were sent regular updates and reassurances as well as some pictures which was also very reassuring.

Upon arriving home very early morning all we can say is wow. The pets were happy and very well looked after. The condo was spotlessly clean and all of the towels etc. were cleaned, fresh and folded. The kitchen was also immaculate. It is great to know that you can return home and not have to worry about mundane chores straight away.

I think a great indication of how well the pets were cared for is that when the ladies left that morning the pets stood staring at the gap at the bottom of the door hoping to see where they had gone and if they were coming back.

We cannot recommend their service highly enough, you can feel sure that your pets and your home are getting the best possible care. I recommend them to people in the dog park and give out their cards when people are talking about kenneling and vacations.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

The Glovers (email address available for direct contact):
Rexx (A Handsome Husky)
Toronto-20141005-03079S&RSandra and Wanda cared for our 4 year old Siberian Husky, Rexx, when we went on our honeymoon in October, 2014. We had so much to plan for with our out-of-town wedding but found peace of mind knowing that our dog would be in the excellent hands of such caring women.

While we were away, they sent us updates and pictures of Rexx. In every picture he looked happy and content.

Upon our return, our home was super clean and tidy. As Rexx is a husky, he tends to shed a lot so coming home after a long flight and seeing our place so clean was very much appreciated. They also washed our sheets and made the bed with clean sheets… again a pleasant surprise when arriving home late at night.

Rexx was very calm when we came home. This could only mean that Sandra and Wanda gave him lots of attention, long walks and playtime during their stay. We especially liked that Sandra works from home so was able to stay with Rexx all day and give him company and a mid-day walk.

We would without any hesitation recommend Sandra and Wanda to anyone who want the very best care for their pets and home. Your pet will be given lots of attention, kindness and love! We are so pleased with their service that we have already booked them for our next vacation in 2015!
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Joanne Greene & Pam Wright (email address available for direct contact):
Truby & Ellie (2 Darling Dogs)
T&S S&E Wanda and Sandra are wonderful people. We loved having them here in our house in Kingston upon Thames, England, and were honoured that we were their first assignment in Europe (Sept 2014)! No one could have possibly been more devoted to the care of our little fuzzy mutts….they are truly the best possible dog carers one could ever wish for.

Ellie is a very sensitive rescue dog from Crete, and their calm and reassuring manner was invaluable when dealing with her daily needs. Truby is a young Schnauser/terrier cross who requires lots of exercise and can be quite demanding, but they took her and Ellie out on long daily walks, and played and ran with them. Both dogs were brushed daily so their coats were extra shiny when we returned, and they even brushed their teeth which were gleaming!

Not only were the dogs extremely well looked after, but our house was immaculate! Not an easy task when you have two hairy little mutts that love rolling and playing in the garden, and both have Velcro fur!

We can not recommend them highly enough, and you and your pets will be very fortunate to have them as their carers. Ellie and Truby (and us) can’t wait for a return visit!
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Marilyn (email address available for direct contact):
Robert, Nina & Maddy (3 Adorable Cats):
wS&NWanda and Sandra inspired confidence in us from our very first contact with them, and they more than lived up to our expectations.

Our 3 cats were happy and relaxed upon our return (Aug 2014), they were obviously well cared for as was our house. Every detail of our instruction was followed and they sent pictures and notes during their stay, which was reassuring and delightful. Our home was immaculate with freshly washed sheets on the bed, which was so helpful as we came home later than expected.

We were able to relax and focus on our time away knowing that our feline family was in the best of hands.

We give them our highest recommendation and would use their services again in a heartbeat.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Kym Stadnyk & Neil Lewis (email address available for direct contact):
Bridget & Blondie (Little Darlings-French Bulldogs):
S&BW&BRead no further, there are no other people better suited to take care of your pets and your home. But if you want to read further… My husband and I had planned a four week vacation to Europe (July/Augusts 2014) and were very concerned with who we would find to care for our two French Bulldogs and home. Our one dog, Blondie, is a puppy mill rescue and although extremely friendly, she has a few health issues. We connected with Sandra and Wanda and instantly felt relaxed and confident that our dogs and home would be very well cared for while we were away.

Just prior to our departure, Blondie developed a severe rash which required her to remain at the Vet’s office for several days and nights. The day before we were to leave for vacation, Blondie’s condition was identified but various medications, ointments and medicated baths had to be administered. Knowing that we were leaving for vacation, the Vet gave us the option to leave Blondie in their care with their staff administering the required meds, baths, etc. The other option was for Blondie to come home and have Sandra and Wanda continue with Blondie’s care regimen. We spoke to Sandra on the phone and she immediately agreed that Blondie would be happiest at home with her sister. She also understood and accepted Blondie’s care requirements without hesitation which we were so thrilled with as we didn’t want her kept at the vet and away from her home and her sister. As Sandra works from home, we were immediately assured and satisfied that our dog would be in the best care at home with Sandra being able to monitor Blondie throughout the day/night.

During their stay, Wanda and Sandra also brought Blondie to two follow-up appointments with our regular Vet. Sandra also brought our dog to a Dermatology Specialist appointment so that her condition could be checked asap, instead of the process being delayed awaiting our return home. After each Vet/Specialist appointment, they provided detailed notes on the Vet’s finding and recommendations. The notes were sent to us via email as soon as they returned from the appointments. We were very pleased to receive those details and to receive them so quickly which helped us worry less. We were very happy to receive frequent pictures of our two dogs – they always looked content in each picture!

We would definitely ask Sandra and Wanda to care for our home and dogs again for our next vacation… their expert care provided us with such peace of mind while we were away. We returned to a clean home with nothing out of place, plus our dogs were happy and obviously given lots of love and attention! Our dogs seemed to miss them when they left. I highly recommend them and words cannot express our deepest gratitude for their care of our two dogs and especially our Blondie.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Penny Sue Turner (email address available for direct contact):
Bella (A Very Special & Loving Cat):
BW1BS1Wanda & Sandra took care of my home and most importantly my kitty Bella for a week this July 2014. Not travelling for the past 3 years because I couldn’t find what I felt was a reliable sitter, I was overwhelmed with my good fortune at finding these 2 amazing ladies thru Trustedhousesitters.com on my first go round.

I met with them prior to leaving and they were every bit as charming & funny as their video portrays them. It never occurred to me in the past to leave my house & pet with virtual strangers, however after having Wanda & Sandra here it has provided me with a whole new trust level.

I left in the morning & never felt I had to look back from that moment on. I simply knew from meeting them I had absolutely nothing to worry about. When I arrived home the place was spotless, everything back in it’s place, fresh sheets on the bed, towels in the bathroom, plants & gardens looking wonderful and most importantly a very happy, healthy kitty.

There are no words to express my gratitude and I teased them that now I’d found them I would never let them go. Anyone that has the good fortune to have these ladies take care of their pet/s & home is truly fortunate.

Just a P.S…because I’m a type A personality, I left 4 pages of notes on where to find everything & all things Bella & gave them carte blanche that if I forgot anything, to just look till they found it. I think it would be a great help & appreciated if everyone did this if you’re lucky enough to have these ladies sit for you. Can’t wait till the next time 🙂

Thanks for everything.
Pen

Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5 (more than 5!)
Pet care 5/5

Carrie Gillis & Dean Black (email address available for direct contact):
Magnus (A Playful & Adorable Cat):
Magnus and WandaMagnus and Sandra When I first heard about Sandra and Wanda’s service I thought it must be too good to be true. These two lovely ladies came to our home, took immaculate care of it and provided such good care to our cat Magnus that I’m not sure we can ever live up to their standards ourselves!

My husband and I were away for almost three weeks (June 2014), and in that time we didn’t have to spend a minute worrying about our special little guy. They went above and beyond to ensure his comfort, and when we returned home the house was more spotless than we’ve ever seen it!

I can’t recommend their service enough, except for the selfish part of me that would like to keep it my little secret!
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5 (more than 5!)
Pet care 5/5

Cory Taylor (email address available for direct contact):
Winston (A Sweet Boston Terrier):
Wanda-WinstonSandra-WinstonWe greatly appreciated and would highly recommend Sandra and Wanda pet- and home-caring services. We knew that our Winston was well cared for. Upon returning from our holiday (June 2014) and taking him to the dog park, he seemed more at ease with other people and dogs. Sandra and Wanda were also very considerate to email us photos of Winston to let us know how he is doing and even changed the sheets, vacuumed, watered plants, checked mail and tidied the home before we returned. We would not hesitate to call Sandra and Wanda again. Thanks again. We wish you safe future travels and all the best in your endeavours!
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Amira & Ze’ev Seltzer (email address available for direct contact):
MushMush (A Handsome & Loving Cat):
MM-SandraWanda-MMAmira and I came back home after a length trip abroad (May 2014) and found our cat MushMush happy and purrful. You set standards of care he will miss with us… You left our house very tidy more than what could be expected. I must praise you for your reliability, organizational and professionalism and responsibility. Two thumbs up! I am absolutely certain that you will be our top choice for future travels…. beginning again next week.

You won’t regret choosing them for your next house and pet sitting time away from home.

We have no hesitations rating you 5* on all five categories. You deserve each one and more.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Shela Block (email address available for direct contact):
Sushi (A Sweet & Loving Cat):
Sushi & WandaSandra & SushiI don’t even know where to begin my praise for Sandra & Wanda, the Super Heroes of pet and home care! Their care and generosity with their time rendered me speechless. However, a testimonial is nothing without words, so I’ll do my best to put my gratitude into sentence form!

My skepticism about this kind of service being offered was quickly put to rest after watching their cute homemade video and reading the many great reviews online. I’m happy I took the leap! I felt such a peace of mind while I was away knowing my cat, Sushi, was being care for ’round the clock instead of a quick pop-in visit from a friend. I didn’t realize just how well they were caring for my apartment, too, until I returned home. More about that later…

Their communication level was absolutely perfect. I heard from them on the first day to let me know they had arrived safe and sound and everything was in order. They sent me periodic e-mail notes and even cute photos of my Sushi; just enough to put my mind at ease. It was nice to hear Sushi had warmed up to them quickly and was appreciating all the attention and affection.

Sushi has a slippery elm syrup I make once/week to add to her food and a pancreas enzyme that is sprinkled on her food… as well as a weekly IV treatment to hydrate her. I was concerned this might be a bit much to ask of the ladies, but they took on the extra steps with grace and had no problems with any of it. The IV treatment was of particular concern, so I was quite relieved when they wrote to let me know it had gone smoothly!

It took a couple of days to notice all of the kind gestures Sandra & Wanda did during their 6-day stay in my apartment (April/May 2014). The first thing I noticed when I returned home was how content and full of love Sushi was. It was immediately obvious she had been in very good hands. I found many Sandra&Wanda-made foil balls in the livingroom and various places. Apparently, my 15-year-old cat had been playing like a kitten! I also returned to fresh sheets on the bed, washed linens they had used, a wiped out freezer (the fridge had been cleaned before I left, but time didn’t permit the freezer. I would NEVER have expected that of them, though!), a fixed microwave stand that needed to be propped up, so the door would stop swinging open all the time, and even my plants looked healthier than when I left them!!

I am over the moon and heart-warmed by these wonderful women. I am eternally grateful and I can’t recommend them enough. Anyone who takes them up on their kind and generous services will be as happy as I am that they did!!

I wish Sandra & Wanda all the best of luck and fun on their adventures!

For those who like numbers, here are my ratings:
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Joseph Khoja (email address available for direct contact):
Kenza (A Sweet & Gentle Rhodesian Ridgeback):
Sandra & KenzaWanda & KenzaI recently travelled for business and had asked Wanda and Sandra to sit my 10 year old Ridgeback, Kenza.

Both Sandra and Wanda made themselves available to meet with me and Kenza prior to my business trip (May 2014). They took the time to get to know Kenza, her care needs (she is on medication for incontinence) and were receptive of her walking schedule.

During my travels, they took the time to text me regarding Kenza’s care which gave me peace of mind. They took excellent care of my condo, keeping it clean and washing the bedding and towels that were used.

Sandra and Wanda offered to stay longer in case my return flight was delayed which I thought was an excellent value add. I have since referred their services to friends and associates of mine.

I plan to book their services again in the future and I know Kenza will be very happy to see them both again.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Maryann Dyal (email address available for direct contact):
Alfie (50% Australian Cattledog) & Pumpkin (50% Golden Retriever) = 100% Pure Joy:
Wanda-Dogs-BeachWanda-AlfieSandra-Dogs-PoolSandra and Wanda housesat for me in April 2014 for 10 days. They were outstanding in all areas but, most importantly, in the care of my two dogs who were loved and treated like their own pets. My home was spotless upon my return, plants were tended and the pool cleaned. I would give Wanda and Sandra the highest rating (this is from someone who has had 15 or more house sitters over the years) in the areas of organization, reliability, self sufficiency, tidiness and pet care. They far exceeded my expectations and I recommend them without reservation.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Karen & Dave Dewolfe (email address available for direct contact):
Bailey (A Beautiful Golden Retriever):
Bailey & SandraMississauga-20140412-00725Mississauga-20140328-00650My husband and I were planning a three week cruise to South America at the end of March (2014); however, we were very concerned about the care of our dog. She had been to the kennel a couple of times but no longer than a week. As she is such a people dog and at 1 1/2 years still very much a puppy, we started looking into alternative care. That is when we connected with Sandra and Wanda through Trustedhousesitters.com. We had several replies to our ad, but Sandra and Wanda stood out above the rest. This was mainly because they also had their own website with good information, references, a video, their criminal record checks and they lived in Toronto (less to explain). This was the beginning of a great relationship.

Organization/Communication 5/5
After several email conversations we invited Sandra and Wanda to our home for a visit. They actually came the first time in a snow storm. They took public transit and wouldn’t even allow us to pick them up at the train station. Together we organized another visit…..this time for dinner. They asked a lot of really good questions….things we hadn’t even thought of and they took copious notes. They arrived on our departure day; however, they did offer to come the night before. They communicated with us regularly before our anticipated departure. Dave and I believe that the level of communication made us feel more comfortable and secure about leaving on this vacation. We also communicated regularly via email during the three weeks and they sent great pictures of our dog, Bailey.

Our Dog, Bailey (a golden retriever) fell in love with them immediately. On their second visit, they took Bailey for a walk and they had a tour of the neighbourhood.

Reliable 5/5
Sandra and Wanda followed through on all aspects of the house/pet sitting. It is obvious that they care very much about this job and are committed to helping the home/pet owners feel very secure about leaving their home and pets in their care.

Self-sufficient 5/5
Sandra and Wanda were totally self-sufficient with no extraneous requests or needs.

Tidy 5/5
When we returned from our trip, our house was immaculate. I am sure it was cleaner than when we left. They took pictures of the layout so that everything would be in its place when we returned. The bed had fresh sheets, all the towels were washed, the floors were completely free of dog hair….that’s no small feat. We were very impressed with how our house looked.

Pet care 5/5
The care of our dog was obviously our main concern. She was walked every day. She was brushed…..they found our Furminator and gave her a good brushing. She seemed very happy and well adjusted when we arrived back home.

Overall rating: 5/5

Steve & Kelly Glover (email address available for direct contact):
Rexx (A Handsome Husky):
Wanda-Rexx1Sandra-RexxSandra and Wanda took care of our home and 3½ year old husky while we went on a week long vacation (Mar 2014) and I couldn’t have been happier with them. The entire time that we were away Kelly & I felt completely confident that Rexx and our home were cared for. Our neighbours even recognized how well exercised and comfortable Rexx seemed while we were away. Equally important they mentioned that they enjoyed meeting Rexx’s new friends who were very friendly and polite.

We were unfortunate on our return flight to be delayed a few extra days. Despite having additional commitments the ladies made themselves completely flexible to ensure that Rexx was cared for and that we could be confident that he was OK. While being stuck in an uncertain situation like we were, it was great knowing that we had two people that we could trust back home. We’ve already discussed future opportunities for Wanda and Sandra to take care of Rexx and I recommend them with my utmost respect and confidence to anyone who is in need of home or pet care.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

We had Sandra and Wanda in again (June 2014) to watch Rexx and are equally as happy with their services. Rexx seems to be exhausted from the many long walks and our house is even better than the way we left it! Rexx loves their company so much that we have already booked for our honeymoon coming up in a couple of months. I will restate that I recommend Sandra and Wanda’s services to anybody and everybody.”
Thanks again!!
Steve and Kelly

Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Greg Thede & Cathy Fernandes (email address available for direct contact):
Apples & Lola (2 Affectionate Pugs) & Princess (An Absolute Angel):
Wanda-Apples-LolaS&PToronto-20140316-00483We travel a great deal and when we heard about Pets and Abode – we wanted to give it a try with our 2 pugs (Apples and Lola) and kitten (Princess) (March 2014). What a fantastic experience! From the onset – Wanda and Sandra were absolutely fantastic to deal with, very accommodating and made the complete process so simple and stress free. They are thoughtful, caring pet lovers who provide a professional experience to the owners while our pets enjoy the comforts of staying in their home. Sandra and Wanda are absolutely amazing and very trustworthy. We are now planning our trips around Wanda and Sandra’s availability 🙂

If it was possible – we would award above the 5/5 rating!!!
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Joanna Rainbow (email address available for direct contact):
Smokey & Cinder (Loving & Playful Cats) + 3 Frogs:
Sandra-Smokey-CinderWanda-Smokey-CinderWe were very pleased to discover Sandra and Wanda’s service this year (March 2014). When we travel, we really prefer to leave our cats in our home and have someone responsible visit or, better yet, stay in the house and look after it too.

Sandra and Wanda were superb. They corresponded promptly and thoughtfully from our first contact with them right through until after our return, they visited us in advance of the trip, asked sensible questions and paid attention to all the details. They clearly enjoy contact with pets and are very capable people. We will definitely want to have them back again.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Ken Katigbak (email address available for direct contact):
Spike & Gizmo (Amazing Pugs):
Wanda-Spike-Gizmo Sandra-Spike-GizmoI chanced upon Sandra and Wanda’s business card one day and decided to give them a call to chat more about their services.

At first I was worried about having two complete strangers stay at my place let alone watch over my dogs who mean the world to me. But once I met Sandra and Wanda, I instantly felt assured that this was a great option to have. They are both warm, trustworthy and genuinely nice people who care deeply for animals. So I went for it!

While I was away (February/March 2014), they took excellent care of my 2 pugs. But even before leaving for my trip, they made sure that they knew every single thing that they had to do to make my dogs feel comfortable and loved. I appreciated all the questions that they asked – it reassured me that everything will be alright. Most importantly, I felt that my dogs would be in great hands.

They would send me emails and pictures updating me on how things were going.

After my trip, I came back to a super clean home and happy healthy dogs! Without a doubt, my home and dogs were very well cared for.

Only complaint I have is that they made me look bad for leaving my place a lot cleaner than before my trip. 🙂

I would definitely ask Sandra and Wanda to care for my home and my boys again and again and again!
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Laura Ryan (email address available for direct contact):
Josie & Monster (Very Special Cats):
088 Sandra-Monster From the moment I saw Sandra & Wanda’s intro video I knew they would be perfect sitters for my two cats. I have a Bengal kitten who needs lots of love and attention otherwise bad things happen to my place…

I came home after 3 weeks away (February 2014) to a place that was even cleaner than I left and to two very, very happy kitty cats. As a bonus – there were zero things broken – a new record since the little Bengal addition.

Sandra & Wanda are everything they seem to be in their video: nice, pleasant, caring, friendly and responsible – to name just a few… They knew all the right questions to ask to ensure my cats were well looked after. They offered to send updates as frequently as I wanted and the one time I checked in to see how things were going via email, they were very quick to respond.

I feel very blessed having had them here and I’m hoping that next time I go away, they’ll come back again! (I think my cats do too)
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Daphne Boxill (email address available for direct contact):
Max (A Sweet, Beautiful Cat):
Wanda & MaxMaxI am writing a reference for both Sandra and Wanda who looked after my cat and my apartment for one week over the 2013 Christmas break.

I met Sandra and Wanda a month prior to going away and was really impressed by both their professionalism towards pet sitting and also by how personable and warm they both were. They asked me just the right questions about my cat Max’s routine, his food, what toys he liked to play with and who to contact in case of an emergency. I really appreciated how thorough and meticulous they both were. That they were cat lovers came across immediately and they both assured me that they would be very gentle with Max. This was a great relief to me as Max is a very sweet but extremely timid cat.

During my time away, we exchanged emails and they let me know how Max was doing, even sending me a picture of him looking very content.

Upon my return home, my apartment was spotless and obviously very well cared for during my time away.

Floors were clean, recycling and garbage was emptied, sheets washed, the bed was made, you name it, and it was done! I can’t say what a relief this was to me as my flight back to Canada was stressful, so stepping into my apartment in the fantastic shape it was in, was a gift I wasn’t expecting to receive.

I must say they both went above and beyond what I would expect any house sitter and or pet sitter to do. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Indeed I shall be passing on their names to any friends or co-workers in need. They are both such conscientious and lovely people. I am so grateful to have found them.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

MM-Toronto (Name & email address available for direct contact):
Swingy (A Darling Cat-19 years young):
Sandra & SwingyWanda & SwingyI have owned and rented several properties and have had a number of house sitters over the years. I can honestly say that Wanda and Sandra of PETS AND ABODE SITTING are the finest.

These ladies were both personable and professional with respect of my home and pet. I was completely confident that the care they extended was genuine and respectful.

I could not have been happier.

Outstanding service. Highly recommended!
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Craig Kilander (email address available for direct contact):
William & Henry(2 Precious Boys-Boston Terriers):
Wanda-William-HenryIMG_4612-1Whenever William and Henry (my two Boston Terriers) are in Wanda and Sandra’s care, I am confident they are in great, caring hands and are being cared for in the manner for which they are accustomed when I am at home. Wanda and Sandra love animals and this is evident in the attention they give the four-legged friends they attend to. I have used their services for both short-term and longer term care, and in both cases they have exceeded my expectations. I definitely will use them again, as the need arises. I would definitely recommend them to any one who is need of this service!
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Karen Sparks (email address available for direct contact):
Oliver, Chloe, Pasha & Riley(3 Sweet Cats and a Darling Wire Haired Jack Russell):
Oliver 014ChloePasha2 Sept 22 04Riley
Wanda and Sandra are two wonderful women. They are both smart, funny, caring and competent. They love animals, and have looked after mine over the years that I have known and trusted them. My life has been enriched by their friendship.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Neil Lewis & Kym Stadnyk (email address available for direct contact):
Bridget & Blondie (Little Darlings-French Bulldogs):
BridgetBlondieWandaB&SBoth Wanda & Sandra are amazing. They have taken great care with both of our dogs Bridget & Blondie. The dogs love spending time with them. They supplied us with pictures via email during our trip so we knew they were in very good hands. The dogs sleep very well after their time with them. This shows they take the time to engage our loved family members. I highly recommend them.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Dr. Alison Richards (email address available for direct contact):
Football Star!
IMG_10127 (32) Sandra and Wanda have been dog-sitting for us for about 3 years now. They always treat our dog like he is their own!! He gets long walks and lots of love! Our dog is always so excited to see them. Sandra and Wanda are very reliable and have watched our house as well – they are clean, neat and respectful.

We trust them 100% with both our dog and house – they are the first ones we call after we book a vacation!
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Tanya McKenzie (email address available for direct contact):
Misi & Broady (2 Black Beauties):
MisiBroadyWanda and Sandra were my cat sitters for over 6 years. They were top notch when it came to looking after my cats and under their care I knew my cats were in good hands. I know how difficult it is to find good pet sitters that you trust, will take care of your pets and love them as they were their own. There was not a time when I was away and returned that my cats were not happy and content. Wanda and Sandra were sticklers for a clean litter box. At the time when they were pet sitting for me I had multiple cats and as a result there was a lot of traffic around that box and I know that they took the time to vacuum around. My cats were fed as much as needed and they followed my instructions to the letter.

Broady had some serious health issues and during the time that Wanda and Sandra looked after him he was on daily medication. I had a difficult time giving Broady his pills initially but they were able to give Broady his pills with ease. They gave me tips on how to give him his meds in a quick & painless manner – easier for both Broady and I!

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Wanda and Sandra and how much they genuinely care for all animals. Anyone would be fortunate to have them pet sit. I can honestly say I never had to worry about my cats when I was away. I always knew they were fine. Peace of mind is everything.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Matt Edirisinghe (email address available for direct contact):
Peat (Simply Adorable-Border Terrier):
IMG_0003IMG_0014 Sandra and Wanda are nothing short of amazing. They have watched my Border Terrier, Peat, on many occasions. They give him lots of walks and play time with the odd photo-shoot thrown in.

Peat gets excited just at the mention of their names; I can tell he loves spending time with them. I highly recommend them as they are hands down the best dog-sitters I have ever used.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Chad Roberts (email address available for direct contact):
I have used Sandra and Wanda to come and watch my dogs at my apartment. My pups love them, and get so excited every time they come over to watch them. I respect that they are reliable, trustworthy, and clean. I look forward (and I know my dogs do too) to having Sandra and Wanda take care of them in the future. I know they will be well cared for.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Employment Reference:

Richard Horrobin:
I’ve worked with Wanda since 1999 and she has been my Executive Assistant since 2005. Wanda is extremely organized, smart, dedicated and reliable… I would be lost without her. She is very professional and highly regarded by everyone within our organization. She has a warm and engaging personality and her love of travel and animals is evident.

I would recommend Wanda, and her partner, Sandra who I’ve had the pleasure of meeting, without hesitation. They would be the ideal couple to give you peace of mind to know that your pets and home are looked after in the highest standards.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Phil Wilson:
I first met Wanda in 2002 when I was temporarily relocated to our Toronto office which she manages. From the initial meeting, I was impressed with her professionalism, courtesy and pleasant demeanor. Since that initial meeting to today, Wanda remains a reliable and conscientious member of our staff and an extremely valuable asset to the company. As a VP, I have worked with many people and would rank Wanda’s commitment to her job with the highest possible score.

Over the years, I have been engaged with Wanda’s retelling of her adventures of travelling abroad and with pet/house sitting. It is evident that the care for one’s home and pet is always the utmost priority. I would certainly recommend without hesitation Wanda and her partner Sandra (who I have met on numerous occasions) as the ideal pair to care for someone’s pets and home.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Character References (email addresses available for direct contact):

Anna & Tom Davies:
Wanda and Sandra are wonderful people that show great care and love for pets. Their home is always very neat and clean. They are both experienced and trustworthy professionals who enjoy life through their travels, friends and passion for pets.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Christine Cosby:
Wanda & Sandra are wonderful animal lovers! It’s clear they are warm-hearted, kind and compassionate in their care for other people’s pets. I also admire how super-organized and tidy they are at work and home – I’d swap homes with them anyday. Wanda & Sandra are well-travelled responsible professionals, a great fit for this service.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Lorraine Needham:
As a pet owner I know the challenges of boarding a beloved pet even at the best of kennels – there is no place like home. When I heard that Wanda and Sandra were venturing off to pet-sit/house-sit I thought how fortunate people would be to have Wanda and Sandra looking after their treasures. I have had the pleasure of working with Wanda for more than 10 years and have come to know Sandra through this relationship. Wanda and Sandra are professional, responsible and considerate in all aspects of their lives.

They are true animals lovers both kind and compassionate in all aspects of their lives. They always spoke enthusiastically about their pets who were an integral part of their family. I highly recommend Wanda and Sandra in this new role. They have set up a great web site http://www.petsandabodesitting.wordpress.com sharing more details of their lives. They are first on my list as house/pet sitters.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Luisa Hume:
I have had the pleasure of working with Wanda for the last five years and continue to do so, and have met Sandra several times in those five years.

I can confidently say they are both very affectionate ladies who adore the animals they have come to look after thus far.

They care for these pets as if they were their own and I know from Wanda sharing stories of her late pets, that they both are very loving and giving ladies to any pet they have taken care of.

As for being organized, I see it first hand with Wanda every day and know that you would not be disappointed in the manner in which your home would be left in upon your return.

Rest assured your pet and home would be in good hands with these two ladies.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Jo-Anne P:
I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Wanda for the past 15 or so years. Throughout this time we have shared many happy stories…..some heartbreaking times… about the pets that have been so much a part of our lives.

As a pet-owner and animal lover my entire life – I know firsthand the joy and love these beings bring into one’s life and I am so excited for Wanda and Sandra to have the opportunity to share their love for animals and their kind and gentle spirits with those of you looking for this service.

I know Wanda to be very organized and reliable, an extremely sensitive and compassionate person – I would not hesitate to invite Wanda and Sandra to care for my home and my pets for any period of time that I might be away as I know they would provide the same love and attention to them that I myself would.

Your pets will truly adore them!
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Robert S:
Wanda and Sandra are lovely, responsible, reliable people that I have worked with for some time in a financial capacity. I trust them implicitly and feel that they would be ideal candidates to take on the duties associated with this program.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

Julie Bernardo:
Sandra is a trustworthy and reliable person. She is responsible in taking great care of animals and has a great deal of respect for them. I would not hesitate in recommending her to petsit.
Organised 5/5
Reliable 5/5
Self-sufficient 5/5
Tidy 5/5
Pet care 5/5

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