Welcome to Riviera Maya House Sitting


colette and philip sitting by pool in cozumel

Hola, we are Colette and Philip and we live on the beautiful Riviera Maya, on the East coast of the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico.

We operated our own house and petsitting business in Scottsdale, Arizona for nearly 10 years, during which time we completed over 500 house/petsitting assignments. We are now offering our services and experience to the residents of the Riviera Maya and Cozumel.

We are a healthy and active couple in our 60’s with no children.  Colette is originally from California, USA and Philip is from Cardiff, Wales.  We married in Barbados in 1989 and have been happily working together since then.

Fred a retriever mix from Playa Del Carmen with Colette and Poucette
Our friend Fred (left) of Playa Del Carmen

We love all animals and caring for them comes naturally to us.  We are both certified dog trainers (through Animal Behavior College) and are also Red Cross certified in dog and cat first aid.  We are comfortable administering medications, including subcutaneous injections, and taking care of any pets with ‘special needs’.

We also have extensive experience in hospitality and have managed boutique hotels in Belize, the Bahamas and Ecuador.  We know how to take care of your home!

We are self-employed and work online, thus our schedule is very flexible.  This allows us to make the care of your pets and home our top priority.  We would not be staying in your home as part of a site-seeing vacation! 

English is our mother tongue and between us we also speak Spanish and French.  We are non-smokers.

black chihuahua mix lying on couchWe do have a small, (6.5 kilo) chihuahua mix, named Poucette, who travels with us.  She is over 7 years old, fully trained, spayed, and dog and cat-friendly.  She belonged to Colette’s mother who passed a few years ago and we could not, of course, part with her.  She is healthy and is always up to date with her vaccinations.

Currently, we do not charge for our services.  We simply offer an exchange arrangement whereby we stay in your home and take care of your pets in exchange for free accommodation.

We would love the opportunity to take care of your pets and/or home.

Fred snoozing
Fred snoozing

Your neighbors,

Colette, Philip, and Poucette