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WoMoaward-WoMo-2013 award-WoMo-2012

Mount Sheridan, QLD

May 01 - Nov 30, 2015

Immaculate house with small garden in

Hallett Cove, SA

Jul 28 - Sep 03, 2015

Comfortable home in a good location

Ulladulla, NSW

Apr 29 - Aug 16, 2015

Urgent - Due to an unfortunate

Indented Head, VIC

Jun 09 - Jul 02, 2015

We reside in a quiet cul

What People Say

  • We could not have been happier with the job ****** did. Not only did he keep us at ease with a couple of updates throughout the trip, a couple of pictures made us realise our pooch was quite comfortable with ****.

    Freya, Jason & Shyla (the pooch) (Home Owner)Brisbane, QLD
  • What I love is that if I call the house sitting phone number you get a real person on the phone and your details are updated there and then. wooo hoo, that is amazing in this day and age.

    Heather (House Sitter)Lismore, NSW
  • It only takes a short time for them to bond to their 'petsitters' and I think they enjoy being spoilt! I've been invited back for future housesits and am now booked up until the end of the year. This is by far the best housesitting website I've found, I would highly recommend it.

    Emily (House Sitter)Melbourne, Vic
  • I have had a couple of wonderful sits in homes close to where they live. Means I can spend time with them through the day, have somewhere to recharge my batteries when they wear me out and a happy face to welcome me home in the evening. I have even taken the dog with me to visit the children for the day.

    Bernice (House Sitter)Melbourne, QLD,NSW,WA & NT
  • I recommend this site to all I speak with, my Family say I am never home and that's just how I like it,who knows next I year will Travel interstate to spread the word, The references I have obtained show the reliability of myself and this site.

    Judith (House Sitter)QLD
  • We are currently in our first house sit and have the pleasure of looking after two wonderful dogs in Maida Vale. The only down side is we will have to say goodbye to the dogs, we are having way too much of a good time with them.

    Kylie (House Sitter)Perth, WA
  • We have been very happy with all the Housesitters we have had from Happy Housesitters and would always use them again and always recommend them to our friends. Its always great to be able to go away feeling comfortable that your loved animals are well cared for in their own environment.

    Kerry & Raelyne (Home Owner)Tas
  • We have just completed our first house sit at Wakerley, Brisbane. It was hugely successful.....so much so that the owners would like us to go back next year!!! it was ideal for us ...just ten mins away from our son at Capalaba and one cat to look after who adopted us, especially Noel, like we were his family.

    Janet & Noel (House Sitter)Brisbane, QLD
  • We have been house sitting for about nine months now and really enjoy the sitting. We have saved money on rent and utilities for most of that time which amounts to a great saving. The service is great we have very good updates on prospective house sits and I would recommend the service to anyone.

    Thelma (House Sitter)Canberra, ACT
  • Hi Malcolm, I have had about 4 or 5 house sitting jobs through the website! One house in particular has asked me to house sit again and have also referred me to their friends which is great!

    Marj (House Sitter)Melbourne, Vic
  • Will definitely be renewing my registration in August 2011 and seriously thinking about extending my area to the whole of NSW. Your Agency is fantastic, by far the better of all the agencies available, also very friendly and patient and helpful when I spoke several times on the phone last year after having my email address stolen along with many other people, because it was on the news.

    Jamie (House Sitter)Sydney, NSW
  • At present we are doing a long term housesit. The home is very well cared for, the owners have been very thoughtful and supplied everything we could possibly want for a very comfortable stay (we chose to use our own sheets and towels). We have certainly saved money, all in all it has been a very positive experience and one we shall certainly be repeating.

    Diane (House Sitter)Perth, WA
  • I got my first house sit through Happy House Sitters in December 2009 and have managed to line up 5 house sits seamlessly, all through your website, except for one, which was a personal recommendation.

    Tina (House Sitter)Brisbane, QLD
  • We were so pleased with the applications we receivad, the ease of use and privacy set up of your website that we wanted to pass on our gratitude for providing this service. Thanks to you we found a fantastic couple which meant we had complete peace of mind whilst we were away. Without it, we would don’t know how we would hay found someone to look after our house and our cats would probably hay ended up in a horrible cattery. HopefUlly we are fortunate enough in the future to need your senAces again!

    Leigh (Home Owner)Sydney, NSW
  • Perhaps we'll continue house sitting indefinitely it is so good. Take the plunge: you have nothing to lose except meeting new people and living in different areas. I highly recommend house sitting with Happy House Sitters for their notifications and easy to use web site.

    Pauline (House Sitter)Central Coast, NSW
  • With your website, I was blown away by the amount of replies I got and all of them wanted to sit. I had to then sort through them and pick someone. I contacted my house sitter and she came over on Saturday and met with us... We are very happy with how quickly things turned around and the response has been astounding. Please send me a fridge magnet to — Juliana

    Juliana (Home Owner)Sydney, NSW
  • Hi Malcolm

    Claire (Home Owner)Melbourne, Vic
  • Firstly, I want to thank you for the service your business has provided for me. The success of my house sitting opportunities in the last year has allowed me to get out of debt and save enough money to quit my job in Sydney and take a year off to volunteer around Central and South America.

    Anna (House Sitter)Sydney, NSW
  • My name is Christine and I have had many rewards from house sitting and not only that if saving money. I am an animal lover first which really has to be one of the main reasons for house sitting.

    Christine (House Sitter)Sydney,NSW
  • I have had such a fantastic time over the past 5 years with my house sitting it has been an incredible experience, I have made so many wonderful new friends.

    Aileen (House Sitter)Perth, WA
  • We have had the most amazingly good time through house sitting for Happy House Sitters. We have looked after some beautiful animals. We love animals so this has always been a thrill

    Sheibra (House Sitter)Sydney, NSW
  • I would like to say that my experience was most definately a positive one. I did establish a relationship with the owners and made friends with their dog, Maxine. All in all I would say definately a worthwhile experience and I’d love to do it again.

    Tracey (House Sitter)Perth, WA
  • What a wonderful site this is—I put in an ad in August last year for a house-sitter for June/July this year — and received a reply immediately from a lovely woman, Sheena. We met and clicked instantly. I also received many more replies but went with Sheena. The house was just as I left it, everything taken care of—especially my 18 year old cat who needed medicating twice a day — and Sheena was just wonderful. She emailed me regularly while I was overseas and nothing was a problem for her to do. We have become friends too. Thank you so much. I will certainly use your site again. Keep up the good work.

    Roma (Home Owner)Sydney, NSW
  • I can totaly recomend House Sitting as a way of life.... We are now ssettled in our new home up here, and if it wasn't for happy House Sitters, I don't know what we would have done. it saved us so much stress and money.

    Evie (House Sitter)QLD
  • Thank you so much we have found a wonderful couple to mind our home and pets and intend to have them stay at our home on their way to Brisbane in November. You have taken such a load of our minds it is wonderful. Thank you so much. All this happen within two days of us placing the add on your web site. Again thank you very much. This for a over Christmas and New Year housesit.

    Trish and Bernie (Home Owner)Brisbane, QLD
  • We recently went on a two and a half month driving holiday in Australia. During that time, Rob and Ana Nbouse sat for us in Thornlie, WA. What a lovely couple! They looked after our house perfectly, mowed the lawn, watered the plants, kept the house spotless and safe.

    Dave and Pat (Home Owner)Brisbane, QLD
  • We HIGHLY recommend happy house sitters to anyone. The concept has been well thought out offering a win win situation service in a professional; responsible manner. Our personal experience was one of feeling that it was a legitimate; professional & friendly service provider. Requiring any personal assistance only a phone call away. The staff have help us out with any query doing so in such a friendly manner. The whole concept has been far beyond our expectations. We will be using happy House Sitters for all our needs knowing that we can have peace of mind that all is well on the home front.

    Jeffrey & Marushia (Home Owner)Sydney, NSW
  • Ruth and Malcolm, Happy xmas to you. Thanks for great site and service from you. Been a great year for us as we clock up our 78th housesit. Just love retirement and the opportunities, travel and friends we have gained. All the best for 2014

    Jenny & Wayne (House Sitter)Brisbane, QLD
  • We found the perfect housesitters instantly and they instantly become treasured friends.Ernie and Marion not only kept our city home, country property, two dogs and cat in royal condition, they tended to our pets' considerable medical needs.

    Nick and Karen (Home Owner)Perth, WA
  • I have been extremely happy with all the house sitters I have chosen and am very impressed by the quality of those who are on your web site. Thank you. Lorraine

    Emilie (Home Owner)Tas
  • want to tell everyone about my experience with this service. I am nothing short of grateful.

    Melanie (Home Owner)Sydney, NSW
  • I have only been house sitting for a short time but hope to continue on for some time to come. It suits my circumstances very much in that I can travel and then have time in comfortable surroundings and get to know a new area. I find Happy House Sitters website great.

    Robyn (House Sitter)Newcastle, NSW
  • I'm sure you get this all the time but I am a new user to your website and really didn't know what to expect. The whole process was really simple, we got an application within 24 hours and the couple who will be looking after our house seem amazing - I'll give you some feedback once the sit is over.

    Joanna (Home Owner)Melbourne, Vic
  • I just wanted to let you know what a great site Happy House Sitters is. I was amazed by the number of responses I received to my ad. and very pleasantly surprised with the quality of them, too. I met some lovely people, and feel very happy with the choice of sitters I’ve made.

    Nick (Home Owner)Brisbane, QLD
  • I placed my ad late one night, and had a reply early the next morning. I have just met the house sitter and we now have arrangements in place. I am wrapped with this service, as it is exactly what I was looking for, to avoid kennel and cattery fees etc whilst away on holiday. Thank you

    Eileen (Home Owner)Melbourne, Vic
  • We have just returned home to Spain after house sitting in Australia back to back for the past 5 months....we would like to say thank you as two sits were undertaken via your site and we have become firm friends with the house owners.

    Patricia and Howard (House Sitter)Sydney, NSW
  • We recently used your web site on the recomendation of a friend. We are happy to report that we were delighted with the number of applications that we did receive and also how quickly we received these applications. We will certainly be more than happy to promote your service.

    Anne and Ian (Home Owner)Melbourne, Vic
  • Thanks to your wonderful website and service, I have had an outstanding response and have allocated a superb house sitter.

    Sasha (Home Owner)Melbourne, Vic
  • Thanks for the great service. I had a fabulous time wimth house minding I now own a unit and no longer need to sit,, thanks for the service and help along the way. Keep up the good work

    Ray (House Sitter)Melbourne, Vic
  • Our subscription is just about finished after a wonderful 12 months - firstly we thank you for such a great web site and also for providing us with the necessary tools to meet new people, help them out and see some of the country as well in the process. Can you please advise us on another 12 months subscription but this time in rural Victoria.

    Mike (House Sitter)Victoria
  • I had petty much given up on the house-sitting idea, and was planning to move back to my own home after living in a gorgeous rental apartment for over 12 months. Then I received an invitation to house-sit for an extended period (12-18 months) not far from where I am renting.

    Terese (House Sitter)Sydney, NSW
  • Dear Happy House Sitters, Please remove me from your mailing list. Through your service I have been able to save enough money to put a deposit on a unit. I think Happy House Sitters is a wonderful service and I have had some wonderful experiences and met some nice people and some adorable pets. Many thanks, Maureen

    Maureen (House Sitter)Melbourne, Vic
  • I am very happy with Happy House Sitters. I have had very good house sits and have made many new and wonderful friends and pets. When you return to visit the pets get so excited to see you it makes you feel so good. Previous house owners have been so happy with me, that they have passed my name onto their friends and family.

    Gaye (House Sitter)Brisbane, QLD
  • We signed up for Happy House-sitters not having used a web-based service before, however we found the site very user-friendly and efficient. Our ad was responded to within an hour or so and the first person who replied, Robin, was so good we didn't bother interviewing anyone else. Robin has been the best house-sitter we have ever had. She has sat for us several times now, lovingly caring for our two dogs, leaving our home and garden in tip top shape. Thanks again for a great website and for introducing us to a capable and caring house-sitter whom we could not recommend highly enough.

    Jodie and Daniel (Home Owner)Perth, WA
  • Thank you! An absolutely wonderful website! We will definitely use it again & highly recommend it to our friends and family.

    Arianna and Troy (Home Owner)Adelaide, SA
  • Many thanks for your email letting us know that our subscription is about to expire. We fully intend to take up another one, as we were completely satisfied (and more!) with how this last one worked. Many thanks for your brilliant service. I have recommended you to many friends.

    Suzette (House Sitter)Canberra, ACT
  • Just wanted to say what a God send your service is. I have been very anxious about what we were going to do with our beloved dog while we are overseas. I came across your website and placed an ad. Wfthin 12 hours I had an enquiry from a lovely couple and after looking through all the people who house sit in our area they were by far the best for our situation

    Jane (Home Owner)Brisbane, QLD
  • We recently used Happy Housesitters to get in touch with people to look after our Corgi X and house in St Kilda, Victoria. I think I had about 8 emails from all sorts of lovely sounding people within a couple of hours of uploading my house details. I was so impressed because it meant I could book my holiday flights straight away and I wasn't waiting around to hear back from prospective sitters...I just, wanted to thank you for setting this business up because it meant we could go away on holidays without stressing about our dog in kennels or having to pay for them for a couple of weeks while we are away.

    Joh (Home Owner)Melbourne, Vic
  • Hi there, My name is Kendall, I have been using and absolutely loving your site since the start of the year! I have had many successful, fun and uncomplicated house sits!

    Kendall (House Sitter)Sydney, NSW
  • We had a very satisfactory response to our add and have just returned from 3 weeks in the Kimberly to a very tidy house and very contented dog. I would recommend this service to anyone.

    Frank and Barbara (Home Owner)Canberra, ACT
  • I have been a housesitter on and off for about 3 cumulative years as the result of engagements from your website.

    Katrina (House Sitter)Canberra, ACT
  • I can only say that I was delighted with the person who lived at my house and with the friendly and easy manner with which we communicated. The organisation from your end was excellent because of the simplicity of the process.

    Bill (Home Owner)Perth, WA
  • I have been house sitting for almost two years now and I can say it’s been a fabulous experience! My partner and I have saved almost 30 thousand dollars since house sitting. This money will go to buying our first home at the end of the year. House sitting has made our dreams come true.

    Kellie (House Sitter)Adelaide, SA
  • Hi Ruth, We have been fortunate to arrange many house sits via Happy House Sitters and I have recommended the site to countless people who have all gone on to become customers as well. We are currently sitting in the wealthiest area in the whole of Australia thanks to Happy House Sitters.

    Frances (House Sitter)Travelled AUstralia
  • We have had great success with Happy House Sitters whilst in Darwin!

    John & Karen (House Sitter)Darwin, NT
  • A friend recommended your site and it was much better than some of the other house sitting sites I've come across. I have been so fortunate. After I signed up with your website, I looked through the different homes that came up. It was important that it suited me as well as the owners.

    Diana (House Sitter)Perth, WA
  • We were unsure when first signing up for happyhousesitters, however we found the site very user-friendly and received responses to our add straight away. The housesitters Thor and Brigid were the best housesitters we ever had. The house and property was cleaner than we left it and all of our animals were very well cared for. Thanks again for a great website and for introducing us to a lovely couple that we could not recommend highly enough.

    Moana and Wade (Home Owner)Sydney, NSW
  • We have recently been away for 9 weeks and had Alex to house and dog-sit for us. He did a great job and looked after our two elderly girls (Setters) extremely well. I am most grateful to a friend of a friend for recommending your organisation.

    Janet (Home Owner)Sydney, NSW
  • I must say that the whole experience has a very rewarding one, apart from an excellent way saving for an eventual property of my own, have made some wonderful new friends, both in humans and animals, some amazing properties. One of the house sits was initially for 3 weeks, ended up 1 8 months, a relationship developed with the lady.

    Marty (House Sitter)Adelaide, SA
  • Hi, I recently used your site and found a great house sitter for while we were away on holiday. Made everything very easy for us and enjoyable. Thanks for a great site.

    Trish (Home Owner)Perth,WA
  • Hi, Thank you for your fantastic site, I have some great houses to sit bringing me up to the middle of January 2013. This is all I require, can you please delete my profile.

    Jen (House Sitter)Brisbane, QLD
  • My wife and I recently spent 4 months in Melbourne visiting our daughter and family who live in Mordialloc. For the whole of that time, except for 2 weeks, we became very happy houseitters in homes near Frankston, at Beaumaris and close to Aspendale Beach, a short walk from our daughter's home.

    Dave and Vivenne (House Sitter)Melbourne, Vic
  • Within 10 hours of a late night posting of our ad on Happy Housesitters, we had found the perfect sitter! I write this from overseas and can report our sitter has far exceeded our expectations in every way. Your service provided us with the avenue for advertising and we're thrilled...thank you.

    Jeffrey & Marushia (Home Owner)Brisbane, QLD
  • Thank you for the email. I have already renewed my subscription. Last week I spoke to Ruth and have taken out the Australia wide option as my husband and I are travelling around Australia for 8-10 months.

    Maureen & Tom (House Sitter)No Fixed Address
  • We were so grateful to house/puppy sit as we live in the Fiji Islands and with limited funds we had to find a way that we could find good accommodation at a reasonable cost. We could not have done this but for the opportunity through HappyHouseSitters.

    Elizabeth (House Sitter)FIJI
  • I am now getting a lot of repeat house sits, the owners are really happy with me and ask me to come back instead of advertising again on Happy Housesitters, all of the animals are especially wonderful :)

    Kathryn (House Sitter)Brisbane, QLD
  • I’ve house sat continuously, with only a week off last year when I had a holiday of my own. Happy House Sitters was the first website I found, and several of my longer term sits have come through your website. I’ve met a lot of lovely people and animals, and even made some new friends. And I can afford to buy my textbooks every semester!

    Erin (House Sitter)Perth, WA
  • It’s now time for me to renew my registration for the third year. I originally joined Happy House Sitters when suggested by a friend after my divorce as a short term accommodation provider. However, I have found the experience so rewarding that I now consider myself a fulltime permanent house sitter.

    Stephen (House Sitter)Sydney, NSW
  • Just want to pass on our thanks and appreciation for your wonderful site, which has just helped me and my husband place another sitter.we used your site last year when we went on honeymoon for a month. we recieved many responses within two days, and found a fabulous sitter to look afier our home and two cats while we were away. This year, when we wanted to go camping for a few days for Easter, we were doubtful about finding anyone who'd be interested in sitting for such a time, and on a major holiday. We were, of course, wrong. Within three hours of posting our new ad, we had recieved four replies. We took the ad down two days later, and booked meetings with potential sitters. We have just chosen the new sitter who wiil be minding our house foir Easter. Again, 100% fee, 100% easy and our expectations have been 200% met and exceeded.

    Izzi and Matt (Home Owner)Sydney, NSW
  • Happy House Sitters has been an opportunity of a lifetime! I have been house sitting permanently for nearly 6 months now, every house sit through this website, and have enjoyed every minute.

    Ana (House Sitter)Melbourne, Vic
  • I am currently housesitting on a longterm basis.. and this is through using your site... yes... i have made many friends from these engagements.... and have many people who would use me again... :)

    Helen (House Sitter)Perth, WA
  • We have used the same housesitter from your site on a number of occasions & have them booked for future holidays they are also looking after my sisters place for 10 weeks soon.

    Sue (Home Owner)Perth,WA
  • Dear Ruth and Malcolm, Yes, I have spoken to some friends about your website and the wonderful service you are providing. My husband and I have found all your house sitters highly satisfactory, giving us peace of mind every time we went away, knowing that our pets - two dogs and a cuckatoo - would be cared for in a special way. Our house and garden were also well maintained during our absence.

    Emilie (Home Owner)Melbourne, Vic
  • Hi,

    Theresa (Home Owner)Sydney,NSW
  • I have just purchased my own apartment - so the last year of house-sitting has certainly paid off !

    Kirsten (House Sitter)Sydney
  • I just want to say your company is a Godsend! After placing an add on your website I had a response within 3 hours and have now organised for a lovely lady to house and pet sit for us during our break. We are so so happy with the lady who will be looking after our pets, I just wanted to say a huge thankyou to you for creating such a wonderful service which we certainly hope to use in the future!

    Sarah (Home Owner)Sydney, NSW
  • I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for setting up such a wonderful company. Housesitting has saved me thousands of dollars and the clients I have sat for have been fantastic and now regularly contact me to help them out.

    Karli (House Sitter)Melbourne, Vic
  • Hi, My husband and I have been house sitting for apx 2 years now and are really enjoying the experience. We intend to take house sitting around Australia in the not too distant future but in the meantime thought we would try it out locally.

    Christine (House Sitter)Perth, WA
  • Just a short note to let you both know how happy we are having joined Happy House Sitters a couple of years ago. Since joining we have had several "free" holidays in wonderful homes and locations in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra & Brisbane so far, and along the way we have met some very nice people, we now call friends.

    Tony & Gerry (House Sitter)No Fixed Address
  • I am absolutely blessed to have found HHS and decided on doing pet and home sitting. It is a wonderful, peaceful experience. I am sitting for one couple for the 2nd time now and will again in June.

    Franciene (House Sitter)Perth, WA
  • Wanted to let you know how impressed I was with this service. I had one sitter lined up who couldn't sit for the whole time and found another also on this site and they both looked after our house and pets beautifully and managed the transition and hand over between them so smoothly.  Came home after 6 weeks with clean house and happy pets. Lovely!

    Kim (Home Owner)Perth, WA
  • We have been very pleased with the way that you operate your business. The web site is easy to use and the ability to store communication with the home owners, is worthwhile.

    Daryl (House Sitter)Melbourne, Vic
  • I’ve been house-sitting pretty much non-stop for over 12 months now.. Having lived in a share- house for way too long I decided enough was enough and ventured into the world of house-sitting. It was the best decision I have made!

    Elly (House Sitter)Sydney, NSW
  • happy house sitters organisation, thank you for a lovely year of house sitting. my reason for joining was to be able to visit my dear husband who was in a nursing home at forster (he died 20/2/14) and it saved me money for 3 weeks house sitting there (the only one forster in a year to house sit) usually I pay to stay at the nursing home. I also house sat at Newcastle.

    Betty (House Sitter)Sydney,NSW
  • We were very impressed with our first reply and contacted them to arrange a meeting, this we did about 10 days later, they have their own little dog which they wanted to bring with them to ensure all 3 dogs got along, they did really well and they were impressed with our location. It was a mutual decision by both parties that the position was filled.

    Betty and Alex (Home Owner)Glasshouse MTs, QLD

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