House Sitting in Mississauga

After our 2.5 weeks sit in Don Mills, we headed to Mississauga to care for two tiny dogs, Maya and Twig. I think they were the smallest ones we had looked after so far.

Mississauga is a city in Canada and a suburb of Toronto which most likely accounts for its massive growth. Its population of 721,599 (2016) makes it one of the six most populous municipalities in Canada. The city has attracted a huge multicultural population and is where the Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada’s busiest, is located.

Mississauga means “[Those at the] Great River-mouth” and comes from the Anishinaabe (indigenous people) word Misi-zaaging.

Our house sit was close to the 401 and right of off the 407. It is a nice little area close to everything we needed.

Meet the Family


Craig and Jordan are super guys! They graciously invited us into their home trusting us to take care of their beloved pets while they were on a trip to western Canada.

We really loved their house and the comfort displayed throughout with its unique décor and wall hangings. It has a nice little fenced in backyard, big enough for a small garden, barbecuing or sitting out in the sunshine.

Everything was convenient and accessible, and sleeping in a king-size bed was a bonus! They also had great coffee machines!



Twig is 13 years old fellow and a cross between a Yorkshire and a Cockapoo (I dubbed him a “Yorkapoo!”)

dog sitting on a sofa


He loved his walks, cuddling and treats!

a dog sleeping on a sofa



Maya is a sedate sweet little 8-year-old Yorkshire Terrier gal who loved sitting on the sofa near us as she was rather independent. She also loved walking and treats!

dog looking up


Maya and Twig got along well. They preferred being inside instead of their backyard but did like their walks.

Mealtimes were easy as they had access to their food and water whenever they wanted. Hard to believe they were so tiny and did not have excess weight!

They both loved bananas and since I have a smoothie every morning, I ended up sharing my bananas with them. They thought that it was cool!

dog snuggled in a blanket


Saying Goodbye!

Twig and Maya were very low maintenance and easy to care for. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this as a great house sit with terrific owners!

We hope you will take some time and read about our other house sits here.

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I love to travel and my biggest regret is that I waited so long to do it, thinking I just couldn’t afford it. I have had some crazy fun, met some amazing people, and had some scary moments such as getting locked in a shower at a campsite. For our trip to Mexico, we were able to save money by house sitting, which was something completely new to us. If this is something that interests you, then check out TrustedHousesitters or HouseSitMexico (be sure and use Code thetr6210d47b7cc90). We hope you visit often.

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