I discovered the beautiful city of Sooke last July when I rented a house. I found a wonderful rancher that was perfect for my old dog, “Timba,” who is now 13 years and four months. Timba is very special: he’s a certified Pet Therapy Dog with St-John Ambulance. A few weeks ago, he was featured on the front page of the Sooke News Mirror as part of the library’s new “Paws 4 Stories” program. Timba helps young children who may be struggling to learn to read by sitting with them one-on-one and helping them to relax. It transforms reading into a positive experience and he’s already making a difference with the children he meets on Wednesday evenings.
We want to remain in Sooke and now urgently need a new place to live.[sam id=”15″ codes=”true”]A few days ago, major construction started in my back yard as part of a new development. Digging for at least fifteen houses has begun and soon there will be blasting. I’m worried for Timba and also for my Australian Labradoodle, Pacha, who is training to become a pet therapy dog. The noise could cause Pacha to become anxious and ruin his chances of becoming a Pet Therapy Dog.
As for myself, I am a registered nurse in the midst of starting a new business, www.mynurseadvisor.ca. I will be helping people navigate through the healthcare system. I work from home and need a quiet place. I’m a non-smoker and don’t do drugs. I’m clean and respect the places I rent. I can provide excellent references from previous landlords.
Timba, Pacha and I are looking for a 2-3 bedroom house (or an upper suite if the other tenant is also quiet), furnished with appliances and space for the dogs to play. I love this community, so I’m looking for a place to call home for the long term. I realize that there’s not many places to rent in Sooke and demand is driving up prices. Still, I’m only able to afford $1,600 a month.
In my professional life and through volunteering with Timba, I’ve dedicated my life to helping people. I now need help from others to find a good home as soon as possible. If you’re able to help, please contact me at email@example.com.
-Josée Bélanger, Sooke