House Sitter   Edward Gavloski


House Sitter Edward Gavloski

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Location:   Brantford, Canada

Age:   67

Experience:   4 yr

Rank:   star star star rate this sitter

About Edward Gavloski:

Introduction

Our grass roots are from a farming community.
Past travels: Thailand, Costa Rica, USA, Ireland, England, France and Canada.

Hello and smiles from a Canadian family. We are a retired married couple from Ontario, Canada  
Fortunate enough to have retired early, we now look to the future to experience new adventures by meeting people and sharing the love of animal companionship. Neat and non-smoking, we take care of other people's homes, pets and possessions as if they were our own.

Why we want to house sit

House sitting offers the opportunity to experience local life in different destinations.

What we bring to the assignment / relevant experience

� We are experienced in the responsibilities of home-ownership, we are knowledgeable, competent and reliable, and we can give you peace of mind while you are away.
Owned and maintained 2 properties (35+ yrs), residential home and lakefront summer home. 
� Have an understanding of pride of ownership and an understanding of the people that you wish to live in your property.
� Use our life experiences for problem solving.  We are DIY'ers who like to keep busy.
� Owned pets during our lifetime
� Cared for senior pet (beloved Min Pin 17 yrs), cats, fish, horse, ponies, chickens and steer. Ava was raised on a cash crop farm. Edward is a past board member of the Brant County SPCA (Animal Protection) who has a natural gift of having animals love his affections quickly. We are currently a Foster Home for the local (SPCA) (Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

Being active and adventurous we are:
� Walkers, hikers, cyclists and golfers.
Coming from professional backgrounds:
� Ava, being a retired municipal employee from property assessment with banking experience for a total of 37 years.
� Edward, 40 years experience within a financial institution and farm crop insurance field....

We have good communication , computer skills.
We enjoy keeping owners appraised of pets happiness and property updates during our stay caring for your prized possessions.
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I am registered on trusted house sitters (dot) com


I have 14 - 5 Star rated excellent references at Trusted house sitting website.  I can provide this information for your review.  When visiting this website, search for a sitter, type in   Brantford Ontario.


I can send you many more pictures of the various animals that we have house sat from small to large.


Here are a few reviews from the Trusted website:


Robin, Ocala, Florida 


I couldn't have asked for a better situation for my cat. Ava & Ed were wonderful; besides being very nice, friendly, easy going people, they took care of my cat like he was their own....sent pictures so I could see for myself how happy & content he was & I really enjoyed talking to them about their experiences as housesitters. Best of all, they left my house cleaner than it was before! I am so relieved to know that I can now travel without all the anxiety of leaving my cat . He gets to stay in his own house with loving people to watch over him & play with him


17 - 31 Dec 2016  Henry, Windermere, Florida  (Dec. 2017)


Ava and Ed were absolutely fantastic to our 4 furry babies including 2 elderly dogs who had very specific needs (Fax, 17 yo, deaf, blind requiring constant attention and Ginger, 13 yo, with a chronic eye condition requiring daily treatment). They gave our dogs all the attention and love they needed and it was very clear when we came back that the dogs had been very happy during the 10 days we were away. Beyond taking excellent care of our doggies, Ava and Ed also took care of the house and the plants on our deck. The house was pristine and the deck and tidy when we came back. And in addition to that, Ava and Ed are a very, very sweet couple that we had the chance to meet and that we really enjoyed the company of. We will definitely ask them again to house sit at our place next time we go away and I'm sure that Fax, Ginger, Happy and Tequila will be thrilled to see them again!!! Thank you Ava and Ed for your kindness, good care and friendship!


Theresa - The Villages, Florida, United States

2 - 15 Apr 2018

As someone had said previously I am giving Ava 5 stars because there is nothing higher. I can’t even begin to tell you how great her and Ed were. Our dog loved them. They really spoiled her. Took her for walks daily and played with her. They sent me photos and videos daily. They arrived the night before so they would be with her in morning. When we returned Ava had made us a great lunch. We are so happy we found them and look forward to planning another trip to use them again. This was our first time using trusted house sitters and our experience was great. They left our house cleaner than when we left!

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Kristen Davis

Homeowner in Orlando, Florida

Ava & Ed get 5 stars only because I can't give more. They were fantastic and took care of our pup and home like it was their own. They were very responsive leading up to their stay and delighted us with daily photo & video updates during their stay. They left our house BETTER than they found it, including Ava making us a meatloaf so we could have lunch & dinner on the day we returned. Our pup accepted them as their own and even cuddled with them in the morning as is our tradition with him. Ed took Capone on many walks, played with him and cuddled on the couch with him too. Their knowledge about pets and experience taking care of pets made me feel extremely comfortable leaving our pup with them. I am so glad we chose Ava & Ed and should our schedules align again, I would be more than happy to have them back.


Date of Service Nov 23, 2017

Paula Tallal

Homeowner in San Diego, California

Ava, her husband Ed and their 26 year old son Andrew house and petsitted for us at our home in San Diego from Feb 19-March 7th. They were the first out of town pet sitters we had ever used and so we were very careful in reviewing many applicants from Trustedhousesitters.com before selecting them. We could not have been happier with this entire experience. Ava was very professional and friendly from the moment I initially contacted her. We decided to speak on the phone and subsequently mutually agreed we were a great match. Ava kept us up to date as she arranged their airline travel, sent us copies of their tickets so we knew exactly when they would be arriving and leaving. We decided that it would be best for them to arrive the day before we left for our 2 week trip to Hawaii just to be sure all was OK, that they had a chance to meet our two dogs and understand their routine as well as to go over everything in our somewhat complicated house and garden. I picked them up at the airport and we all had dinner together at our house and I was able to also drive them around a bit to show them local attractions I thought they might enjoy exploring in our absence. They had decided not to rent a car, so Ava was also able to get bus and trolley maps and schedules before we left. By the time we left for our trip we felt as if we had made new friends and felt extremely comfortable having them stay and look after everything for us. During our trip Ava and Ed send us frequent updates and pictures of our dogs, LuLu and Bells, as well as their adventures in San Diego. We also enjoyed staying in touch with them daily via text and email sharing pictures from our trip to Kauai. We knew our return flight was going to arrive very late at night (after 1 AM) so we told them not to stay up as they had a long flight home to Canada the following morning. However, when we arrived home, Ed was waiting for us. We also were greated by a Welcome Home poster from LuLu and Bells, that they had made for us and put up in our entryway. The next day we were thrilled to find that in addition to taking such wonderful care of our dogs, Ed and Andrew had also done several handyman repairs on our house, including changing burned out lightbulbs that were very high up and required getting on a very tall ladder, sanding and refinishing our front door (no small feat) and also doing some work in our garden. We were amazed, to say the least, and extremely appreciative. Our dogs clearly loved Ava, Ed and Andrew and we did too. They took wonderful care of everything and left the house spotless. Our neighbors had also gotten to know them when they were out walking the dogs and several of them asked about Trustedhousitters.com. We wished they lived closer so we could see them again. We certainly would be thrilled to have them come again whenever they are available. Thank you so much Ava, Ed and Andrew!


Date of Service Feb 20, 2017

Nancy Maccarthy

Homeowner in Sarasota, Florida

Ava and Ed were the perfect house/pet sitters. My pets loved them and they took great care of the house. They kept in contact with me almost every day. I highly recommend them.


Date of Service Jan 29, 2017

Henry Picquet

Homeowner in Orlando, Florida

Ava and Ed were absolutely fantastic to our 4 furry babies including 2 elderly dogs who had very specific needs (Fax, 17 yo, deaf, blind requiring constant attention and Ginger, 13 yo, with a chronic eye condition requiring daily treatment). They gave our dogs all the attention and love they needed and it was very clear when we came back that the dogs had been very happy during the 10 days we were away. Beyond taking excellent care of our doggies, Ava and Ed also took care of the house and the plants on our deck. The house was pristine and the deck and tidy when we came back. And in addition to that, Ava and Ed are a very, very sweet couple that we had the chance to meet and that we really enjoyed the company of. We will definitely ask them again to house sit at our place next time we go away and I'm sure that Fax, Ginger, Happy and Tequila will be thrilled to see them again!!! Thank you Ava and Ed for your kindness, good care and friendship!


Date of Service Dec 17, 2016

Leandra Ganko

Homeowner in Durham, North Carolina

Ava and Ed did an absolutely wonderful job taking care of our home and our two mini schnauzer pups, Riesling and Pasha. Both dogs took to the them immediately and through frequent updates I could both girls were getting lots of love and attention. The house was in perfect condition when we returned - Ed even cleaned the garage gutters and blew the leaves off the driveway! We would highly recommend them and welcome them back for a future house-sit anytime. Thanks so much guys! :D


Date of Service Nov 16, 2016

Stephaine Rosie

Homeowner in Toronto, Canada

We are incredibly lucky to have found Ava, and her adult son Andrew, to do our recent house and pet sit! From the moment they answered our ad, Ava and Andrew were quick to arrange for communication to establish our mutual suitability and to arrange for a Skype meeting. This pet-sitting team are extremely well organized and have great attention to detail. We completed a thorough walk-through of the house and took a stroll wiith our Coon Hound, Rosie, so that there would be no surprises. They asked many important questions to ensure that nothing would be overlooked. During our time away, Ava and Andew kept us updated about our pets and any important phone messages. Ava and Andrew did everything we asked and more! The arrived and departed on time as discussed. Our yard and planters were well watered and cared for during the hot weather. And, best of all, our house was spotless when we returned!! Thank you Ava and Andrew, and we look forward to Andrew's solo housesit with us starting Friday!


Date of Service Jul 21, 2016

Jackie Ahlborn

Homeowner in Chiang Mai, Thailand

We highly recommend Ava and her son Andrew as house sitters. They cared for our pets for 2 weeks and were very professional in their approach, very loving and attentive to our pets and enabled us to travel with the peace of mind that both our home and our furry babies were in very capable hands during our absence. They were very attentive to our instructions and provided timely, entertaining updates on the status of the pets and the house while we were away. We would definitely use them for our future house sitting needs.


Date of Service Apr 4, 2016