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Jane & Adam


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

Hi!
My name is Jane and my husband is Adam and we are looking for house sitting opportunities so we can fast track our savings and move into our own home in the next year or so. We view house sitting as a fantastic way to help us save money for a house deposit and also get a feel for living in different areas of Melbourne.

We both love animals and are extremely respectful of other people's property and would treat your home just as we do our own. Adam is a chef and I work with clients with acquired brain injuries and I also have the luxury of working from home sometimes too, so your fur babies would get plenty of attention.

We are non-smokers, both have a current police check and can provide references too. If you would like further information, please contact us.

Many thanks

Jane & Adam

Larissa


  • Melb. Inner suburbs

Hello, my name is Larissa, I am a single 40 yo female chef, I enjoy yoga, meditation, keeping fit, eating clean, reading, online study and music.
I recently travelled to Mexico where I was able to house sit with a gorgeous Labrador cross for 6 weeks. We had so much fun together, lots of beach time and walking every day. I thought why not continue doing the same home in Melbourne which will enable me to travel more in the future.
I have house sat for several friends in Melbourne, another lab cross in Elwood, a pom cross in Collingwood, and 3 cats and a poodle in St kilda. All of my friends will highly recommend me, not only do I adore animals and love spending time out and about with pups, I have worked in hospitality for 20+ years and naturally keep my work and living spaces clean.
My family live in Melbourne, Mum, older sister, nieces and nephews and I enjoy spending time here over Summer but intend to travel during the Winters.
My beautiful boy cat fonzie died in April 2018, he was 21 and absolutely the love of my life. I decided that given I want to travel a lot that having a pet is not suitable for me at this time but I really miss all the cuddles. So, if I can cuddle other peoples pets temporarily and save for travel, bonuses all round!
Because, I've decided to move from my permanent residence I am looking for longer term sits close to the city. My main job until June is based in South Melbourne but is purposely part-time which leaves plenty of time for walking, beaching, studying and relaxing.

jude


  • ACT

Loretta


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

I have been an owner of dogs for 20 years. I am pet friendly, responsible and reliable. I am of good character and trustworthy both with your home and your pets - something that is very important to me, and I empathise with the decision to have someone in your home taking care of your precious pets. When I go away I have pet sitters come to my home so my dogs are in a safe familiar environment in my absence. I am fit and healthy (non smoker) and am able to walk dogs and maintain a clean house. I will respect your home and your privacy. My partner is a stock agent. He is very capable with all requisites re the land and animals. He has cats and aviaries and Ollie the cockatoo. He is a real farm gem. He also works as a gardener on a property in the Western District. He is very capable and versatile and can and will turn his hand to anything. I am interested in house sits by myself, or with Wes, depending on your requirements. I do have references on this site, from previous happy pet owners. Hope we can assist each other ..

Lyn


  • SA, TAS, VIC, WA

I am a retired lady who has 6 children and 13 grandchildren.l have come off a farm life style of 16 years. Breeding sheep for 14 years was a great experience. I delivered at least 25 lambs in that time when the ewes needed help. I had 2 alpacas to protect the lambs from foxes . Other animals on the farm over the years included goats cats dogs rabbits Guinea pigs chickens ducks a talking budgie and goldfish. After 30 years of being in the country my life style has returned me to Melbourne . I am a non smoker a tidy person and respectful of people and their property. I like new experiences everyday. House sitting gives me the opportunity to meet new people and their pets in different locations around Australia. I started h/sitting in March 2018 in Victoria and in;mid June had my 1st qld h/sit l am currently in WA and have been h/sitting since 3/8/18 and have been booked until the 27/12/18.l will return to Melbourne on the 28/12/18 .l am currently booked until the 30/4/19. House sitting for me is rewarding! I get to meet new ;people and their pets get to stay in their own environment and they help me to be able to explore a new town and surrounding area .l am enjoying travel this way and the security it gives me .I can supply references and police check. Please contact me for any further questions. Regards Lyn

Megan


  • Geelong, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

Hi! My name is Megan and I'm a respectful and reliable 32 year old school teacher and aged care assistant. I now have close to 12 months of house sitting and pet sitting experience in places with and without animals. The animals I have looked after are dogs, cats, chickens, worms and fish, and being a country girl, I grew up with chickens, guinea pigs, dogs, cows and sheep.

I have been house sitting on the Bellarine Peninsula for the past seven months in a row and am absolutely loving this beautiful part of the world! I'm very flexible and adventurous so I'm happy moving around and trying new things. I LOVE dogs (and other animals) but haven't been able to get my own yet, so I love the idea of house and pet sitting.

If you have any questions about me please feel free to get in contact!

Nicole & Saša


  • NSW, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

The Ebachs

Nicole: 44, Graphic designer (self-employed)
Saša: 44, Online marketer (self-employed)

A video about us:

https://youtu.be/GtTGIeblwFQ

We are traveling the world and getting to know pets all over - common, what could be better than that? :-) We started our journey in June 2018 and we used to say we would like to travel for three months to 30 years. Three months are already over. So here we go.

Why we want to house sit

You need someone to watch your home and your pets - we need a roof over our head. That's a match made in heaven.

But it goes deeper than that. Both our kids love pets. Especially cats. They grew up with two cats from the day they were born (2004 and 2008). While the older one (Ben) loves to watch Youtube videos of computer games, the younger one (Martin) loves to watch cat videos. If we would let him, he'd do it all day long. So a big reason is Martin who would love to connect with cats and dogs again after we lost our second cat (Leeta) in 2017. She was 20 years old and like our first child. If you have a pet you know what we mean!

Leeta was the reason we postponed our dream of traveling the world until we wore both in our mid fourties. Some of our friends thought that this is a little late. We couldn't disagree more.

We want pets, but we also want to travel. So this is at the heart of the reason for our wish to do house sitting.

Our experience

Coming from Germany there is actually not a big culture of house sitting. There is some, but it is nothing compared to Australia, NZ or England. When going on vacation German families usually just let the neighbors take care of their pets and the house.

So this is - at the moment - our main source of references. Our old neighbors in Germany and all their lovely cats.

My husband and I both grew up with dogs. I had a mixed breed dog and Saša had two German Shepards.

We are also completing our first dog sit in Sydney, AU over Christmas and NYE in December 2018/January 2019. Just have a look at our video. We are having so much fun with our dogs :-)

As long as your animals are not dangerous or very difficult to care for we can take care of them and your house. We are very dependable and your house will be in very good hands.

Michael & Anna


  • Melbourne

Hi our names are Anna and Michael and we have been house sitting for the past three years.

We are currently exploring a new on-line business venture, whilst doing some casual teaching. This gives us much more time for not only further exploring other passions, but also enjoy giving a generous amount of time to tend to your animal's needs. We take enormous pride in any property we look after.

Every owner we have assisted has been extremely happy with the standard of their property on their return, so all you have to do is just un-pack and relax!

We can provide several excellent references, and also have our police clearances.

Services we provide:
- Live-in house sitting by mature, trustworthy, non-smoking, professional couple.
- Pet minding; walking, cleaning, giving medication, and generally giving them good company and a fun experience.
- Garden maintenance.
- Keeping in touch, we can even Skype.

Upon meeting us, we can assure that you will feel confident your home and pets will be looked after with attention and respect.

We look forward to hearing from you!
Anna and Michael

Andrew & Gina


  • Melbourne

Hi Gina and Andrew here.
We're a houseproud, married, professional couple in our very early 50's looking for the opportunity to take care of your home and/or pets. As home owners and until recently dog parents, we empathise and respect the trust placed in a house sitter and understand the care and effort required in maintaining your home and asset. As for our pet credentials, we volunteer for council pet care services, help out at Woodend animal shelter whenever possible and I (Gina) am completing my Canine Remedial Massage Therapy course. As we are waiting for our own property to be built, we would prefer a longer term but remain open to opportunities. Let's chat and see how we can help.

Elisabeth


  • Sydney

I am retired communications specialist who used to contract both here and abroad. I love to travel and spend part of the year with my family in Switzerland and the other half in Australia.

I am physically active, enjoy gardening and am a house proud person.

I love all animals - dogs, cats, goats, horses etc. I grew up with cats and our last pet was Ellie, a drop dead gorgeous (DDG) "Jill" Russell.

I am an honest and caring person who respects the privacy and property of people I know and meet.

Jaime


  • ACT, NSW

Hi, mature retired female Freelance Photographer of people and thousands of children over an 18 year period. Independent experienced housesitter for a total of 14 and a half years, 95% word of mouth.The 13 and half years were between 1996 to 2002 and 2009 until now 2018 caring for much loved and adored fur family pets and homes and at one time, two teenagers. A change in direction with business, and wishing to travel again led me into seeking housesitting positions for the second time. Based on the Northern Beaches for years, references are available for previous house sittings and present ones. Because the vast majority of my house sittings are word of mouth interested persons do not need a written reference, however, through the agency, I do have written references that can be sent to you (I have yet to upload more references to my page yet) and of course you do have permission to phone check any of the references and the homeowners will be glad to talk to you. I love people but I require quiet time alone with animals for company, I am very much an animal person and my top priority is to keep all animals happy and care for your home to the best of my ability. In my personal life, I spend many hours on my laptop, I have my own travelling mini modem, therefore, your pets have my company nearly all of the time. I am not a party person, good friends live in various parts of Australia so I usually go to see them whenever I have free time I have lived with many big dogs, Great Danes and German Shepherds and Labradors, Cats with amazing personalities, a Snake, Horses and a Lamb and pet Chickens. And wild Birds seem to like me. Being patient, responsible and highly respectful of other people,s privacy and property, I would be more than happy to be there for you if you need me. My housesitting at present takes me to the Central Coast and the Blue Mountains and Sydney's North Shore. I have gone further out of that area so I will consider further North or South of NSW. Interstate I will consider also. Clean and tidy, leaving your house as you would like to find it. I am a non-drinker. Excellent References are supplied. I mow lawns when necessary and water pot plants and gardens. I look forward to hearing from you, Kind Regards Jaime.


Craig & Tracey


  • Melbourne

We are not only animal lovers, we are trained wildlife and animal rescuers and are part of Wildlife Victoria network.
Tracey recently retired from our paid employment, Tracey worked for the last 16 years as a Kindergarten Assistant and Integration Aide. Craig worked for over 40 years in the food industry, with the last 15 years in General Management positions, and is the current General Manager with the Gould League.
We volunteer at 2 local animal sanctuaries, and dedicate most of our spare time to the care and well being of animals.
We both have current National Police Check certificates (copies available on request)

Jan


  • VIC, WA

Hi, my name is Jan, i am a retired nurse.  love animals of all kinds.



I am currently travelling. I have been house 



sitting in Victoria  and Queensland. I love gardening and pottering around the home. I am a 68 year old retired Nurse, and love the companionship of any animal. I like to leave any place I am at  in the same condition if not better than I found it. Your  fur pets or other pets would be loved and looked after as if they were my own.



I have references and police check. I am active, enthusiastic, love to travel and meet people and their pets. 



I have a lttle camper called a Chevron Guppy.


Jacqueline


  • Adel Southern suburbs, Adel. Inner suburbs, Adel. N.E suburbs, Flurieu Peninsula, South East

**Unavailable July24 - Jan 22 2019: FULLY BOOKED**

I began house-sitting in September 2017 and have been offered consecutive sits full-time since. I have enjoyed my time with all of the animals I have cared for as they each have their distinct personality. I have owned my own home and as someone who is house proud, kept it clean, tidy and maintained. Previous to house-sitting, I had been renting and cared for other people's property full-time as a responsible self-supported individual. As an animal lover, I have been a pet owner from a young age and adopted cats and dogs from the Animal Welfare in the past, and cared for birds, a few goldfish and rabbits. Whilst house-sitting I have cared for 6 month puppies up to a 17 year old King Charles Cavalier, cats, chickens (including day old chicks), guinea pigs and goldfish.

House-sitting enables me to see parts of Adelaide I have not yet explored. I am an active person and particularly love the outdoors with bushwalking being one of my favourite weekend activity where I can immerse myself in the beautiful landscapes and see wildlife in their natural habitat. I also enjoy the beach and have truly enjoyed the opportunity to walk the dogs and watch the stunning Summer sunsets whilst residing in coastal suburbs. As your house-sitter, your beloved pets will remain in their environment where they are most at home, getting the love and attention they would expect from you. I also enjoy pottering around in the veggie patch or tending to the flower garden. I can provide peace of mind and security which will allow you to relax in the knowledge that I will care for your home and pets as though they were my own.

I have a current National Police Clearance with numerous house-sitting references and encourage an opportunity to meet first to determine suitability. Some home owners have asked for updates regarding their pets whilst they are away and I am happy to message you on how your pet is doing, take photos, and map dog-walks on a mobile app to send to you.

Charles & Narrelle


  • Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, QLD

Hi. We are a retired couple with no ties & have been housesitting for approximately 4 years.  We live in Iluka NSW & would like to housesit for you & take care of your pets while you take a break. We are very house proud & enjoy gardening & walking. We don't have a caravan or mobile home so would need to live in. We are reliable & honest & are non smokers. We would look after your home & pets as though they were our own. We also have references if required. We would prefer to housesit between central coast of NSW & northern QLD.


Nicole


  • Sydney, South Coast

Hi there! Looking for a housesit in Sydney prefer north shore, northern beaches, inner west... but will also consider other Sydney Suburbs from 23rd March 2019.


My name is Nicole and I would love a chance to look after your home and pets as if it were my own! I am a responsible and mature 40yr old single female, who works in the City in Tourism. I have been housesitting now since December 2011 and I am having a great time meeting wonderful new people and animals. I am loving experiencing the different suburbs of Sydney, it's allowing me live in neighbourhoods that I do not know and would of never thought to live in which is great fun and exciting. I am currently saving money and have payed off my debts. I would love settle into my own place one day. A goal of mine is to buy my own place someday. I am available from 17th February 2019.

I am very caring and trustworthy. I absolutely love all animals. I love walking, swimming and bike riding. I really enjoy my time at home on my days off or exploring the new suburb that I am in. I have looked after a variety of homes from large family homes to small units. My experience with animals is mainly cats and dogs. I really enjoy walks with the doggies and playing in the park or on the beach. I have looked after other pets including guinea pigs, fish, birds. I love all animals and enjoy their company.

I am a non smoker and like to water the plants and sit out in the Garden, I have had experience looking after pools and am happy to do that too. I am clean, tidy and will be respectful of your property. I can provide you with excellent references from my previous housesits. I am ready to housesit, hopefully for weeks or months, I am ready and available. Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further information or questions you may have. I have put down the Northern Beaches and North Shore as my preferences, but am willing to consider other suburbs too, so just contact me. Would like to experience different suburbs, I also like the eastern suburbs and Inner West.

Check me out in the paper here:

http://smh.domain.com.au/real-estate-news/housesitter-on-a-rentfree-mission-to-afford-her-own-home-20131102-2wtf4.html

Suzanne


  • Sydney, Hunter Valley, Rural/Regional NSW

I am a non-smoking professional currently living in Randwick and working part time at Prince of Wales Private Hospital as a midwife. Having owned a house myself I am conscious of the care and security needed in keeping a house main tained. I have grown up with pets and had a few of my own who also became part of my family. Now with a grown up family I am available for any length of house sitting and can provide both personal and professional references, I lead an active lifestyle and look forward to going on many walks and enjoying the company of your pet. I am a responsible, reliable and considerate person, and would take excellent care of your property.

Katharina (Tina)


  • Melbourne, North Eastern, North Western

Hi I'm Tina,

I grew up in the foothills of the yarra valley surrounded by the array of wierd and wonderful pets my family had including peacocks, mini pigs, ducks, chickens, rabbits, ferrets and always dogs. I have lived out of home for the last ten years both overseas and interstate renting and have recently moved back home to save for future goals such as buying a house and a salon, I work for myself in Northcote and Melbourne as a hairdresser 4 days a week. I would love to house sit your pets for you so that I can be closer to work and always have furry friends to look after. I have house sitting and dog/cat sitting experience and would be happy to pass these reference contacts on to you upon request. I love to take the dogs out for walks and plays at the dog park and whatever exercise they require I will be happy to meet, my work hours vary from 7 to 10 hrs per day typically I will be home morning and late afternoon/evening - as a contractor I can be flexible if your pet requires a midday visit on working days I would be happy to discuss and arrange. It is important that I meet you and your pets prior to sitting - please feel free to contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you

Warm regards

Katharina (Tina)

Sharon


  • Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland

Mature, trustworthy, loving with animals. I am a mature, non-smoking, professional, reliable single woman in my 50’s who will look after your pets and home with a high degree of care and commitment. I have recently moved back to Brisbane following a few years in Melbourne where a couple of my adult kids (with grandchildren) were based. They moved back to NZ a little while ago (yes, I’m a Kiwi having lived in Australia for over 15 years) and I decided that now is the time to make a start on my own goals to become a full-time traveler in Australia.
There are two reasons I’ve moved into permanent pet and housesitting. I have been renting for over 10 years or so as I moved reasonably regularly for work or to be closer to family. I realized through those years it would be a challenge to have my own pets, but took every opportunity to ‘house/pet sit’ for family and friends, looking after pets such as dogs, cats, chickens, fish … I thought as I embarked on my new lifestyle, that housesitting with much loved pets would fill that gap in my life and it has proven to be true. I do love and care for the houseowner’s pets as I would my own.
I am trustworthy, reliable and respectful of your home, surrounds and your privacy. I am clean and tidy, quiet, sensible, conscientious and practical. You can leave with the peace of mind that your home, property (including your pool) and animals will be cared for with kindness, respect and care and when you return, your home will be exactly as you have left it and your animals happy. I will carry out the watering of plants/garden, pool care, collection of mail, junk mail, putting out and collecting rubbish bins and contact you about any issues that may arise an all other requests that you may have.
I have a Working with Children’s Check and obtained clear Policy Checks (current) as a work requirement. I do work full-time with regular office hours. At present, my work gives me flexibility to work from home but I’m better suited to your pets that don’t need someone at home during week days, every day.
I am always able to provide your dog an early morning and/or evening walk if required. I’m more than happy to keep you updated via Skype etc. text, phone and/or email while you are away.
My reputation as an excellent pet and house-sitter is building and references/endorsements are available. My references are also happy to be contacted.
If you would like to know more about me just message and you are more than welcome to ask me anything.

Kind regards
Sharon

Christine & Alan


  • Brisbane, South Eastern, Central, Central Coast (Qld)

Hi , we are just tapping the speed limit around town for age [60] , we have been living in Cambodia for the last two years in a beautiful house that was owned by the neighbour , I’m certain he would give a glowing reference but neither of us spoke enough common language to show you. But happy to provide photos of us smiling in the same photo with thumbs up . Crossing off bucket list lines as we go as far as the Himaliya in Nepal ,India ,Thailand Malaysia Vietnam Philippines so far , our plan is to house sit while back in Australia . We have had animals from cats , dogs , birds and fishes , through to the 5 acre hobby farm with cows ,chooks, licensed dog breeders for over 10 years . Parents for 30 years and we finally found ourselves free of commitments and plan on importing goods back to Australia from various countries, the first one arrives in March April, and it will be put into storage. Eventually we will most likely return overseas again. Hence we are not looking for a lease and quite happy moving around and having a place to live while clearing the stock . We have looked after neighbours fishes, cats , dogs turtles and plus spa and swimming pool . Lawns are ok and plants are looked easily after having veggie patches of our own and Alan has diplomas in organic and hydroponics and conventional farming he also holds current Queensland open truck , motorbike , forklift and car licenses , we are not looking for transport as we will have our own but can start any vehicles that needs the batteries charged , All animals we are quite capable of giving medicine to and equally know when one isn’t right . As you can imagine we have broad and open mind to other people’s cultures and our only red line is snakes and spider collection , our other problems would be horses and ponies that need to be ridden , but no problems looking after them, just not promising that we are riding them . Harry the huntsman is ok provided you point him out and he doesn’t need human contact. We also wouldn’t be happy beside the coal train route, but regular noises are ok . We are early to bed and rise and have lived beside everything you could imagine and not likely to upset your neighbours . We have lived in countries where locking everything up is standard practice , and have never had a problem . We are happy to face time you with any questions . Hopefully this gives you an idea of who we are and why house sitting and looking after your animals isn’t a problem.
Reference available
Best regards Alan and Christine
zacca01@hotmail.com

Chris & Tess


  • Sydney, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW

Hi we are a young professional married couple. I am a small animal veterinarian that works around NSW and my wife is a Speech Pathologist. We have recently relocated back to Australia after working in Canada for the past two years so we are slowly settling back into Australia. Hence we are seeking housesitting opportunities that allows us to work and explore a bit around the state. We are responsible and clean people who will treat your home as our own. We also love animals and have much experience caring for them, especially if they require additional nursing care/medication.

Vitoula


  • NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS

Widowed grey nomad on an adventure to see this beautiful land and our great planet. I will look after your home and your pets like my own and previous housesits will testify to that. I am house proud, meticulous and thorough, clean and tidy in my surrounds and my person. I am an animal and nature lover. I have owned dogs, cats and chickens. I'm a keen gardener with permaculture experience. I'm a non smoker, mostly vegetarian, non alcohol drinker and I'm not boring! I enjoy my own space; reading, writing, bush walking, hiking, cycling, yoga. Honest to a tee and trustworthy. Qualified Justice of the Peace (registered with Qld Dept of Justice & Attorney General) and was a volunteer with the JP group in my city. I am a home owner seeking sea changes from time to time.
Please ask me for references.

Lyn & Peter


  • TAS, Melbourne, Bendigo, SW Vic

My husband (Peter) and I are both in our mid sixties and decided to rent our house and buy a mobile home and trailer to take our Earth and Space Education Programs and Mobile Planetarium to schools in more remote areas.

We have little work, if any, over the school holidays and sometimes need a house to "recharge our batteries". We are looking for a house/animal sit from June 24th to July 14th or part thereof, in the Bangalow to Gold Coast area while we are on tour.

We both are animal nutters and have even bought dog treats to give to animals we meet on our travels. Our last black Labrador, Windsor, passed away 5 years ago and we are unfortunately unable to have a dog on our travels as we can be often in dog-free zones. We are often asked to dog and house sit by our friends who seem to think we're homeless. We have also house sat many other houses and many and varied animals, for people from this site and their friends. We can provide their names and phone numbers on request.

Neither of us are smokers and my husband has a "keep everything spotless" disease which makes me find him often staring longingly at cleaning products at Aldi while I am buying the fresh fruit and veg. We also have Working With Children Licences which include police checks.

One of our "regulars" has recently added a reference to this web site.


Karla


  • Melbourne

Animals are my favourite people! With over 3 years of solid house sitting experience and many great references, you can be confident that your precious companions will receive the best of care while you are taking a break.

To date, I have cared for over 150 animals including a variety of dogs, cats, miniature horses, chickens, fish, guinea pigs, goats and even a pair of emus!

I am a non-smoker who is clean, tidy and considerate of your home. I bring my own bedding and all consumables with me too; you can rest assured your home will be just as you left it on your return.

A current police clearance and many references are available on request.

Francien


  • Brisbane, South Eastern, Central, TAS, Melbourne, Bendigo, Macedon Ranges, North Eastern, Gippsland, SW Vic

I would love to look after your much loved pets and farm/exotic animals as well your home.
I began sitting in 2011 so my experience is varied and interesting. I have just returned from 6 months in the USA sitting as well as a guest with home owners who are now my friends and ‘family ‘. I sat for these Home Owners during my 11 months in the USA and Canada in 2015.
I am a mature single woman, non smoker, clean, have my own vehicle and I have a gorgeous little Griffon Bruxelles boy named Louis he is nearly 6 months old. He is crate trained and also toilet trained.
I will only take on sits were Louis is welcome.
Below I have added my testimonials from my most recent sits in the states.
I look forward to hearing from you,
I can Facetime with you asap if you are interested.
Regards
Francien Daniels-Webb
Facebook. Francien Daniels-webb
PS I am the sitter interviewed by A Current Affair in Happy House Sitters media area. I have changed some what as walking dogs and checking out the environment around my sits has helped me become more healthy.

TESTIMONIALS
I've been putting off this review because I don't even know where to start. This was our first time using a housesitter and it took a leap of faith to give it a try. Well, we leapt with the perfect person. Francien provided a flawless service, from keeping in contact before and during the sit, taking care of our beagle's medicine and weird food habits, and generally spoiling them so rotten they were disappointed when we came home! Not to mention she assimilated and got to and around Chicago from out here in the suburbs like a pro! The only problem now is that I can't imagine another sitter could possibly rise up to the bar she has set. She is coming back to the states in 2017 and we plan on being first on her list.
AMY (Naperville, Illinois, Nov 2015)

My husband, 2 children and I had some wonderful adventures as we traveled around our beautiful country this past summer. It was an incredible journey and one our family will never forget. We were able to enjoy 39 days on the road with peace of mind knowing that our home, yard, pool, and most of all, our many pets were being well cared for. Francien Daniels Webb is a true blessing. Francien is a retired art teacher from Australia who has spent the last 3 years traveling the world taking care of people's homes and pets while the owners are away. Why does she do it? She loves animals, traveling and experiencing new things. Our family has loved spending time with Francien and have asked her to come back, even if just to visit. Francien does not expect reimbursement. As a homeowner, you must take care of the house bills and supply enough food for the pets. Feel free to Google her name. You will see that many people agree she is an incredible woman. If you are planning to travel ask Francien to look after your home and pets.. you will not be disappointed.
JULIE (Georgia, Jul 2015).
2018 I am here as a guest from the 5th June until the 10th June when the family go on a 6 day holiday then I am back into guest mode until I reluctantly leave 'my family' and all their pets, including Rosie the Tarantula, she was there in 2015 too.

Our housesitter Francien was an AMAZING asset to our family. She brought a demeanor of confidence and reassurance that everything would be fine. She is calm and very easy going. She is there if you need her and does her own thing when you don't. From the minute she entered our home it felt as though she had been a part of our family always. She is a GodSend!!! She has a way with animals that is impressive. She loved our cats and tortoise as if they were her own!!! She followed my specific requests and took it upon herself to clean and help out whererver she saw it appropriate. She took care of my little girl Sphynx (all 3 are Sphynx). My little Jennifer was sick and it didnt phase Francien. She was not bothered by anything. I truly could go on all day about Francien. She will meet the requests you have and add a lot extra! She is generous with her talents and a true joy to have around. We had her stay before and after our trip and honestly hated to see her go! She IS Mary Poppins to us!!!!!!!!! If you are having ANY reservations or have ANY questions please do not hesitate to contact us! We can alleviate any concerns you may have.
JEFFREY AND APRIL DUNLAP (Independence Missouri, Aug 2015)
2018- I will be there the third time this year when I prepare to leave the USA.

RUTH - COLORADO
SIT DATE: Mar 2018
THEIR ENDORSEMENT OF YOU:
Francien was the perfect house and dog sitter for us! She is friendly, reliable, and responsible and did everything we asked for the house and the dogs. She really likes dogs and took such good care of them you could tell they were sad to see her leave at the end of her visit! She left the house cleaner than when she got there. We enjoyed meeting her and chatting with her and highly recommend her as a petsitter. Thank you Francien!

LINDSAY - FLORIDA
SIT DATE: Apr 2018
THEIR ENDORSEMENT OF YOU:
What a godsend Francien is. I could tell after just a short conversation of her love for animals and she came through with my 4 neurotic, persnickety cats! Thank you Francien, for taking wonderful care of our babies and keeping the house clean. Actually, it seemed cleaner when we got back than when we left. I hope our schedules match up again, because you are a jewel.

NICOLE - WINTER SPRINGS FLORIDA
SIT DATE: Apr 2018
THEIR ENDORSEMENT OF YOU:
Francien watched my miniature pinscher while my family was in Europe. If you are looking for a true animal lover to watch your furry friend look no further! Francien is the real deal. She snuggled and slept with my min pin nightly and even took her out on the town to Starbucks and the dog park while we away. She bought her treats and dressed her up in a bandana. When I checked in, she sent me adorable photos of their adventures. Francien left our house cleaner than we left it. She watered and tended to our plants even though we didn't remember to ask. She is a lovely house guest/sitter. We really appreciated the cute "scrubbies" she knitted and gifted when we arrived home. I did not worry once about my pup mourning my absence and the house was well taken care of as well. I highly recommend Francien!

JUTTA - WINNETKA CALIFORNIA
SIT DATE: May 2018
THEIR ENDORSEMENT OF YOU:
Francien is the most wonderful sitter I could have ever chosen. My fur kids absolutely adore her, and she is a true petgrannie. I have had the pleasure of being with her for a few days before I leave, and we have become dear friends. She is kind, compassionate and truly loves what she does. I am leaving my fur kids in her care with complete peace of mind.

Amber-Lee


David & Glenys


  • Hobart, Rural/Regional Tas, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, Bendigo

Carmel & Peter


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Southern suburbs, Syd. SW suburbs, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

We are a couple in our 50s from Canberra. We have three grown up sons, two live at home. We also have a lovely rescue dog called Mage. Mage will stay in Canberra with our sons while we are away.
Peter will be working in Melbourne from time to time in the first 6 months of 2019, and we are interested in house/pet-sitting for those times. Carmel will not be working whilst we are house-sitting, so will be available to be home for pets if necessary. We are a quiet couple, non-smokers and are quite active. We walk each day - usually with our dog, and we are keen gardeners. We are clean and tidy, and happy to care for house, garden and pets. We have minded pets in the past whilst friends and relatives have been away. In 2018 we had three house-sits in Melbourne, looking after dogs and chooks.
Police checks and references are available upon request.

Narelle


  • ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Snowy MTS, Melbourne

Hello, my 2 daughters (17 & 20) and myself are looking to house-sit for 3 to 6 days during the period 28th Dec to 18th Jan 2018. We would love to have a small family holiday together but being a single parent it is hard to find the funds to cover accommodations so thought house sitting would be ideal, we can help someone who needs to go away by looking after their place & pets whilst having a holiday ourselves.

We are all pet lovers & happy to care for your fur babies, garden & house. My eldest daughter will be going into her 3rd year of Animal Science at Uni & has house sat before for a family with 3 dogs. My youngest daughter has a German Shepherd X Husky dog, tabby cat & guinea kids as well. I’ve grown up with dogs ranging from Chihuahua to Jack Russell to Blue & Red Healer to Great Dane so we know how important your pet is to you.

As we are not looking to do this often I don’t have any references to offer up but can tell you that we are a non-smoking family who respect other people’s property & values and will leave your house neat and tidy as we found it.

Mandy & Elise


  • Melbourne

Hi. We are Mandy and Elise, a British Doctor and an Australian working in innovation for Red Cross, both in our 30's. We've been living together for a few years in Melbourne and are great friends. We both grew up with lots of pets (guinea pigs, dogs, rabbits, you name it!) and love all animals. After years of renting and not being able to have any pets of our own we have decided to turn our hats to house sitting - combining our love for looking after animals and also allowing us to save money for house deposits (to eventually fill with all the animals!).

Mandy works shift work and Elise works 9-5 so there tends to always be at least one person at home to spend time with your furry friends. We love being outdoors - hiking/walks on the beach etc - so are very happy to take your dogs with us! Otherwise, we are both neat and tidy (non-smokers) and equally happy sitting at home with a good book, cooking up a little meal or playing some board games.

Mandy is also comfortable giving medications, and both of us are happy to spend extra time with those pets who need a little more care or love.

We love keeping home-owners updated with pictures and little stories about their pets. To see some of our previous furry friends, check out our brand new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/housesitadventures, or search 'Mandy & Elise house-sit adventures' in Facebook.

So, if you are looking for two people who will love your pet, keep your house clean, keep your plants alive, and be flexible with dates etc. then we would be a great fit!