Hi, I am a 31 year old female, who enjoys a quiet, healthy active lifestyle. This year I will be studying Animal Studies with the RSPCA kickstarting a career change from 10 years as a Chef, working for 7 years in the Australian Navy & 3 years on mine sites in WA. I used to house sit before owning my own home & have used house sitters as well from time to time. I understand it can be daunting leaving your home & fur babies with a stranger. I am a clean person & believe in leaving your house that way.Your fur babies are most important to me, animals is what I love, They will receive plenty of love & attention, walks, runs & playtime. I don't mind light gardening, I am happy to water plants or mow lawns if needed.
Hallo, I'm Suzanne Mercier and I'm starting a new adventure in my life - housesitting. It combines my gypsy nature with my love of animals. I'm a mature non-smoking and relatively healthy business person. On social occasions, I will drink a glass or two of wine. I love the movies, reading and long lazy lunches with friends.I am a previous home owner so I know how important it is to take care of such a significant asset, second only to your beloved pets. I am house proud and would look after your property the way I looked after mine. The aesthetics of my environment are important to me so I am clean & tidy. I would totally respect your privacy.I work in my own business and work from home around 50 percent of the time which means I would be even better company for your pets. I really love animals which means they will get lots of love and attention.I have been an 'amateur' house sitter over the past 18 months for homes and pets (both dogs and cats) in Bowral (Abby), Seaforth (Cosmo), Manly (Rufus & Neo), Glebe (Miss Tiffy). I have references available if you'd like to check them out.I do need wifi as some of my business is online.As I'm just starting this adventure professionally, I'm not sure what else you need or want to know. Please feel free to contact me if you'd like to find out more Thanks and I'm hoping to meet you and your pets.All the bestSuzanne
House Sitting in 2018 – introducing Ross and Margaret Belbin.Dear HomeownersMargaret has been retired for four years while I am semi-retired teacher. Margaret retired from her career with the ANZ bank in November 2013 while I am a retired primary school principal and now teach part time lecturing at the University of Tasmania (teacher education). We have lived in Devonport, Tasmania for 27 years. We are both 62, are non-smokers and have an interest in physical fitness.While we are on the mainland, friends will house sit our home. We are mindful that we will be looking after someone else’s home and pet (s) and will treat both with the utmost care and respect.Over the last three years we have spent 4 months (each year) house sitting in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. We house sat in Italy last July. We have attached references from some of these sits to this letter of introduction (just keep scrolling down).Please consider our application to house sit for you.Yours sincerely,Ross and Margaret Belbin8 Smith St,Devonport, 7310.Tasmania.AustraliaPhone 0407878738Email email@example.comTo whom it may concern,Ross and his wife, Margaret, looked after our house, 2 dogs, 1 cat and budgie for 3 weeks in October 2017 (their second visit here).They cared for our house and pets in a very professional manner.We returned from our trip to find our house and pets safe, clean and happy.I would strongly recommend them as a couple to look after one’s house and pets. Dr Sam EngelMelbourne, AustraliaEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgCantu, Italy (26/7/17 – 5/8/17)An absolute pleasure having Ross and Margaret look after our home in Italy – our two dogs were obviously well cared for and very happy and our house was super clean and tidy on our return. I would highly recommend Ross and Margaret!> Organisation *****> Reliability *****> Self-Sufficiency *****> Tidiness *****> Pet Care *****Derek SuttieEmail : email@example.comMargaret and Ross were recommended to us by a couple who have house sat for us in the past, but were unavailable. We were delighted that they could assist us and they stayed in our home in Melbourne between 23 December 2015 and 2 January 2016. Margaret and Ross are now well-loved by our aging terriers (there is nothing automatic about winning the hearts of a West Highland White, and a half-Westie, half-Scottie). They also left our house in immaculate condition, and insisted on replacing anything they used, although this was not necessary.Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to check this reference. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org, Marg's mobile is 0411 496 160 and Peter's is 0403 577 545. We were lucky enough to have Ross and Margaret Belbin as our first experience of house sitters. Frankly, they were wonderful. From initial contact, through a comprehensive handover and on to coming back to a spotless home the whole experience was smooth, painless and trouble free. Our two small dogs mean the world to us and Ross and Margaret did such a wonderful job of ensuring that they were kept in a familiar routine and, most importantly, given lots of affection. We can unreservedly recommend Ross and Margaret, and are happy to respond to email reference requests. > Organisation *****> Reliability *****> Self-Sufficiency *****> Tidiness *****> Pet Care *****We are pleased to provide a reference for Ross and Margaret to assist with future house sitting applications.Simon & Angela FarlamKawana WatersQueensland, AustraliaSimon.email@example.comTo Whom It May Concern We have been extremely fortunate to have Ross and Margaret Belbin take care of our home and beloved pets on two occasions over the past two years. Ross and Margaret are very special people; genuine and most caring, with whom we’ve become great friends and trust implicitly. We can’t recommend them enough to house sit for you. We are confident they will take very good care of your precious home and pets, as they have ours. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss our house sitting experience with Ross and Margaret, you’re most welcome to contact us on 0414 999 901. Kind regards Andrea and BraddMaitland NSW Australia With regards to the star ratings - 5 stars all the way! "Ross and Margaret house-sat for us for a week over Easter break so we could go on our honeymoon. They are wonderful people, and took great care of our home and our two dogs (Labrador and Golden Retriever). When we returned, the house was cleaner than when we had left it, and Ross had even mowed our lawn! The dogs were healthy and happy; you could tell they had been receiving regular exercise. Anyone who is looking for someone to house- or pet-sit for them would be lucky to have Ross and Margaret. We thoroughly recommend them!" Kind Regards,Tarah Hagen.Carnegie, Melbourne, Australiatarahhagen@gmail.com "Ross and Margaret are my first choice when it comes to house/pet-sitters. They are 100% reliable and trustworthy. Our home and cats are always well-cared for. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone."Organisation 5* Reliability 5* Self-Sufficiency 5* Tidiness 5* Pet Care 5*Rachel Henderson.North Bondi, Sydney, Australia.firstname.lastname@example.org
Experienced sitter looking for long or short term house sits in Melbourne. Hi there,My name is Trish, and I'm the ideal choice for caring for your home and pets whilst you are away.I am a 37 yr old, non-smoking female who is responsible, attentive and honest.I spent most of my twenties and early thirties travelling the world. I see house-sitting as a great solution for seeing NZ and saving my pennies for my own home. I have a fair amount of house-sitting experience having looked after and cared for people's homes and pets in Sydney for a year in 2014, with proven references, and also in Auckland in 2017. I have completed 7 sits in Melbourne.A few helpful things to know about me:- I'm an animal lover and grew up with cats, dogs, pigs and guinea pigs - I generally work full time Mon-Fri- I am well-traveled and spent 3.5 years working on luxury super yachts so have a high standard of cleanliness, always leaving the homes I look after in great appearance- My friends would most likely describe me as diplomatic, loyal, responsible, honest and caringWhen you choose me as your sitter, you can rest assured that your home will be well looked after, your plants will continue to flourish and your pets will be loved as if my own. Don't hesitate to ask me any questions. Please let me know if you would like to chat further and I can call you. I think house sitting is a wonderful idea and I look forward to meeting amazing people and furry friends along the way, and being able to help in whatever way I can.I have references and police check on file.ThanksTrish
We are a married, mature aged couple and enjoy very good health. We lead an active life playing golf and lawn bowls and love family, animals, walking and meeting people. We holidayed as 'grey nomads' travelling Australia for 25 years but changed our holiday plans 2 years ago when we decided to investigate housesitting and caring for animals while their owners travelled. Ken is a retired electrical technician and Julie worked as a secretary in private enterprise and government departments till retirement. We have police checks and can provide a very nice reference from a satisfied houseowner in Townsville. We are very interested in housesitting from 19 June 2018 following a housesitting assignment on the Gold Coast. We are non-smokers, have a very high standard of housekeeping and are happy to provide tender, loving care for dogs or cats. We are very much aware of the confidence and trust homeowners must have in a prospective housesitter and feel we can meet that criteria successfully.
We are a active retired couple. we lived in Sydney for many year and then retired to Bali. We love to travel come over to Australia a few times a year.As you can see by our photos we love animals and enjoy going for walks. We have 3 dogs of our own so are used to animals around and in the bedroom.We are very active go to gym every day and cycle and walk on the beach.
Metropolitan Melbourne 55 plus **** I Devote 90% of my time to your home & pets :-)GLOWING REFERENCES FROM ACTUAL CLIENTS/SOLID & RELIABLE REPUTATION.MELBOURNE SUBURBS. COUNTRY/CITY FRINGE PREFERRED' I SPEAK ALL FELINE DIALECTS' ******NO DOGS*******Experience with the peculiarities of Pedigree breeds plus domestic/moggies. NON-SMOKER/DRINKER AND I BRING NO PETS/CHILDREN. Quiet, Mature, Clean living christian woman**55 PLUS *********** FELINES (1-2) **********I Bring no children/pets , and no people baggage.Clean, Smoke free homes with Tumble Dryer and WIFI Internet connection.Excellent reputation; many repeat clients; which have been Cat-People :-) and I have been house sitting for several years full-time.Home owner / renovator / decorator for several decadesDecades as a pet owner; mainly felinesGentle & Compassionate animal/nature loverI am a Polite, Friendly and Respectful, Quiet natured lady.Capable, Friendly, Conscientious and helpful.Strictly a Non-Smoker / Drinker/clean living Extremely neat, clean and house-proudGreen ThumbLight household / garden duties (no lawn mowing)Excellent security as home 90 % of the time. Security conscious and Vigilant; thus homes with good security i.e. working deadlocks/lights and off-street parking required.
We are a married couple. We currently own a house in Port Stephens, which we rent out to holiday makers.We have had several house / dog sitting opportunities through this website, and thoroughly enjoy the diversity of lifestyle.My husband is a house painter and I am a freelance web / graphic designer.As I work from ‘home’ - I can work from anywhere. I have my laptop with my own mobile high speed internet connection, therefore I would be available to be at your home most of the time to keep your dog(s) company! And they can keep me company!We have a dog of our own - he is a cairn terrier/shiatsu cross - and he is used to being with other dogs. We love dogs and treat all dogs as our own.And we’re used to dog walking twice daily.We are interested in house sits in the Newcastle / Port Stephens area.We are non-smokers. We have house/dog sat many times through this website and for friends. References available.
Hi! We're Jordan and Maura an Australian/Dutch couple living in Sydney. At the moment Jordan is a second year medical student and Maura is finishing her master-thesis in developmental and educational psychology. We live in Rosebay with Jordans family, but looking to housesit somewhere near the university of Sydney. We are clean/tidy and pet friendly. Our interests are hiking, traveling and playing board games. Also Jordan loves to run, so a furry companion to join him on a morning jog would be much appreciated. If you would like to know anything more about us, feel free to contact us.
I am a single, non-smoker and non-drinker who enjoys a quiet lifestyle and loves animals.I am responsible, reliable, organised, trustworthy and considerate ensuring neighbours are never disturbed.I am neat and like an orderly and clean environment. A committed safe pair of hands who can handle most emergencies and would be meticulous in maintaining your home, loving pets and plants whilst you are away.
Hello! I'm a single, non-smoking veterinary nurse and I adore meeting new human and animal friends. I accidentally fell into housesitting two years ago and have had non-stop positions ever since - mainly through word of mouth.I've just sold a heritage-listed home on the far north coast of NSW as I continue my search for a rural property I can transform into a sanctuary for wildlife and rescued farmed animals. For the past few years I've worked as a writing coach and book editor, so as long as I have my laptop, internet access and solitude, I can base myself anywhere. Because I'm a qualified veterinary nurse, you can rest assured that any animals in my care will be expertly handled and observed ... while of course being diligently spoilt!Having been a long-term home owner, I'm conscious of the attention to detail and practical care that go into maintaining a beautiful property. My tasks during housesits have included maintaining in-ground pools and organic veggie gardens while caring for a range of animals - from the most petulant pig to the snuggliest spoodle. I've single-handedly helped a cow to deliver her calf (hello, little Astro!), and I've made several return visits to a beautiful home in Byron Bay where I care for a deaf and delightful twenty-year-old cat (howdy, Max!).All my housesitting clients have asked me to return (see written references below), and please don't hesitate to let me know if you'd like me to put you in touch with previous and current clients so you can chat with them over the phone.In the meantime, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I look forward to hearing from you.
Trustworthy Non-Smoking Single Mature Female. Animal Loving. No Dependents.Hi, I’m Sandra and for the past two years I have been living in Italy getting to know my parent's heritage. I have returned to Melbourne and am currently looking after homes & pets for my friends. I love the flexibility of being a house & pet sitter and hence have joined happyhousesitters.com.au based on a recommendation of a close friend. I am 60 years old and a self funded retiree. In my professional life I was a Sales & Marketing executive working in senior management roles for Fairfax, Media Monitors, Iinet & Sensis. During that time I lived in Brisbane, Sydney & Canberra. For me, "home is where I am living".I would describe myself as mature, responsible, good humoured (I always wake up with a smile) & easy going. I enjoy both quiet times at home relaxing, cooking and reading as well as being active & outdoors playing golf, cycling or just walking soaking in my surroundings. I can guarantee you peace of mind while you are away and a tidy clean house and happy pet/s on your return.Further references can be supplied on request or you can view my LinkedIn recommendations @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/screstani/
# SELF ... I AM RETIRED (68) ... ACTIVE & EXPERIENCED HOUSE SITTER ... HONEST - RELIABLE - CLEAN - TIDY & NON SMOKER# WIFE ... RETIRED (66) ... ACTIVE & EXPERIENCED HOUSE SITTER ... HONEST - RELIABLE - CLEAN - TIDY & NON SMOKER.PLEASE CONSIDER ... as we are an Active, Neat, Reliable & Honest Couple ... WITH POLICE CHECK & REFERENCES - and DO have the EXPERIENCE for ALL YOUR NEEDSTHANKING YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATIONWARM REGARDSBRIAN & LYNETTE JACKSON
We are experienced house & pet sitters who will take affectionate care of your home and pets. We are a non-smoking, reliable and mature couple with references. We will keep your house tidy and clean.We know how important it is to have your pets in good hands during your holiday. We both had dogs of our own back home and really miss them. We love spending time with animals and we will take care of your pets as if they were our own.During previous house sits we have looked after various wonderful dogs (some rescue dogs among them), cats and parrots. I (Yvonne) used to take care of my own horses, dogs and rabbits before I came to Australia. Andres also had his own dog and looked after three cats in Brisbane for more than a year. I studied Social Work in Germany and work currently as a casual German Tutor. Andres is studying Carpentry and works part time.We will keep you updated during your holiday and send you pictures, so hopefully you won't miss your pets too much!Verbal references available on request.We are looking forward to meeting you and your pets!
Hi. We are a retired couple with no ties. 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 northern NSW & northern QLD.
Hi there. Looking to house sit anywhere on the coast within an hour of Maleny where I work. Live a very clean healthy lifestyle. Have had foster animals before and absolutley love animals, all sorts and will treat your fur baby's as my own. Happy for short or long stays and references available. Any other questions please don't hesitate to ask. Tanya
Hello. I am a mature man, 54, non smoker who has recently separated from my wife.Whilst trying to get back on my feet again I feel that this would be a great opportunity to help out others and see parts of Melbourne that I have never experienced.I have had pets all my life, and would look after yours as if they were my own.I have renovated and kept neat and tidy a house so I would treat your property and possessions with the respect they deserve.I am available as soon as required and would be delighted to look after your pets and home for you.
I am a clean, non smoker, young retired Australian man originally from France. I have lived in Australia since 2007. I am an Australian citizen. I love the company of dogs and pets. I can assist with small jobs as required including gardening and lawn mowing. I enjoy sporting activities including cycling, swimming, walking, skiing and running.Recently I have separated from my partner, and have started to enjoy house sitting. I have lived in a house with a dog for 11 years and cared for the dog as my own. I have also cared for the local wildlife by providing food and water for the birds and echidna's that visit the property. I have cared for cats, dogs, chickens, fish and a tortoise.Please contact me for references by email: email@example.com or at 0466 469 694
My husband and I are semi-retired and in our early 50’s. We have been happily married for 28years. Our children have all moved out now and living their own lives. We have sold up our home and have been travelling and want to do more travelling this year.We both work from home now on the internet, so we would always be present to keep watch of your home and keep your pet company 24/7. Most pets enjoy company all day, they feel more comfortable. We are fit & healthy and would care for your home as if it is our own. We are extremely trustworthy and non-smokers. We have looked after all sorts of animals, and cared for a myriad of homes, and every owner has been extremely happy with us. The pets usually miss us when we go!We are very house-proud people who like to keep a very clean house, and enjoy gardening. We’ve always had our own vegie garden and enjoy digging around in the garden & watering plants.We recently lost our family dog, Chocy, who was with us (and part of the family) for 15 years. Unfortunately he had 3 types of cancer and was very sick at the end. It was extremely upsetting for us to part with him. He was a cattle x staffy and had a very funny personality. We miss him greatly, so we really look forward to having a pet around again.If you require any further information or wish to speak with me, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
I am a mature aged (66) single female, non smoking, quiet living, practical and reliable. I have no pets and I am retired. Clean and tidy by nature and having owned my own homes in the past I understand your requirements and would look after your home with great care.I would be prepared to mow lawns if required and enjoy pottering around the garden.I like both cats and dogs with a preference for medium to small dogs.My police clearance has now updated.House sitting provides me with the opportunity to explore different areas around the state/country.If I can be of any assistance in meeting your needs please don't hesitate to contact me. Satisfaction guaranteed.
I am currently living in a Retirement Village. I am free to come and go as I please. I wish to become a house sitter as I want to experience living in various locations. I plan to sell my rented home in Sydney and buy a unit in Sydney or country NSW on the coast in which to live. I have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. As my children had pets I have had experience caring for cats & dogs. I am fit and I can mow lawns and attend to a garden as well if the stay is long enough. I am a tidy individual who likes to live in a clean well kept environment. I am a man of sober habits & I exercise regularly and meditate to keep physically and mentally fit. John Harkins bio:John graduated from the University of NSW as an Engineer and operated his own management consulting company for many years (www.unitconsulting.com.au). John is a retired Reserve Naval Officer.A Character Reference & a Police Check are enclosed. JOHN HARKINS’ CHARACTER REFERENCE PROVIDED BY EMAILFri 2/06/2017 1:52 PMRE: John Harkins Character ReferenceI have known John Harkins for approximately 20 years.In my role as a business managers and owner, I have worked with many contractors and consultants, and in my opinion John is one of the most honest, hardworking, tenacious and principled people I know.As far as is reasonably, or even unreasonably possible, John will do exactly as he promised he would do, on time or early, and will tell the absolute truth about what has happened and why. In other words, if John tells you about the past, then it happened, and if he tells you about the future, then it will happen! Naturally, John can be proven wrong by circumstance and outside forces, but when it comes to things turning out the way he promised, he will make extraordinary efforts to ensure that you can rely on his word.Further, John is extremely loyal to his personal and professional relationships and partnerships. If you entrust something to John, he will take care of it, and you, with all his strength and ability – and as a highly tenacious individual, that is saying something.I stayed in John’s house as a “boarder” for a few days a week, for about a year, while travelling into Sydney on business a few years ago. John is a very house-proud and particular man, everything has a place and everything is in its place. He allowed me plenty of freedom to “make myself at home”, and looked after the property I left in the room from week to week, and his Golden Rule is simple: leave it as it was when you found it, or better.In reciprocity, for a few days a week for a year or more, I allowed John to use my Sydney-based vehicle while I travelled overseas; he follows his own advice, always surprising me with excellent care and attention to my car; perhaps he leaves it full of gas, perhaps he takes it in for a service, perhaps he cleans it; common courtesy perhaps, but that’s exactly what you hope for, when you leave a valuable asset in someone else’s care.In summary, I have no hesitation in recommending John for the role he has indicated he’s interested in (house-sitting), and I’m confident he will protect and defend the owner’s property, and consequently live up to your trust in him.Kind regardsJames PowellWiseTech GLOBALe: firstname.lastname@example.org | s: cargowise.james.powell | t:+61 (2) 8001 2200
We are a semi-retired couple from Tasmania with adult children on the mainland. We are experienced with and fond of cats.We like to spend time with our young grandson and family in the inner North of Melbourne.We run our own accommodation business part-time in Tasmania and have high standards of home care and maintenance. We welcome your further questions and are happy to provide a variety of references and police checks.We are currently after a sit in late March / mid - April in Melbourne's Northern suburbs. We have also used Air B & B and have references , including looking after animals.
A responsible & trustworthy 33yr old non-smoker, I have housesat worldwide & have great references. I love having animals around me, & especially adore cats and smart dogs. I am house-proud, & really enjoy every-day tasks of caring for a home as if it were my own. A scientist, ecologist then yacht-stewardess, I am not quite sure i have finished with travelling the world, but it sure is nice to come home for a while. Housesitting gives me the chance to work out 'where' and 'what' next.*** Although I usually sit alone, I am lucky to be accompanied in my journey now by my partner Sebastian, who will be in Australia til end of March and used to housesit during his travelling days, several years ago now. He is a German psychologist turned yoga teacher/acro yoga instructor and therapist in thai massage. He manages his own AirBnB (one of his rooms here: https://www.airbnb.com.mt/rooms/19358524With his profile at the bottom of the page and many positive references.)*** I worked for a number of years as a medical scientist, saved and bought a townhouse in Melbourne, before deciding to see the world, pursuing my love of nature and animals by participating in various volunteer projects in Latin America for two years, then working as a yacht stewardess to supplement further travel throughout Europe. I have been lucky to housesit (and boatsit) caring for many different pets all throughout my travels, which in turn gave me with much-needed animal companionship and a place to care for as if it were my own. Now I am returning to Australia for a few months to visit my best friend and her new baby (in Warragul) and to exact some repairs upon my townhouse (Glenroy). *** I will not be working in this short time so I will have heaps of quality time to spend with your pets and be added security presence for your home. I enjoy my own time and quiet space and am the sort of person who prefers to meditate or do yoga than go out to parties. I do not take drugs, and am a firm NON-smoker (Sebastian, likewise). We do enjoy the occasional glass of wine with dinner.*** I am an extremely clean and tidy person, (force of habit from working in the yachting industry) so I appreciate the same in my surroundings. Any effort you make to clean and tidy your home before you go will be returned in-kind as I always leave a home better than how I found it, and with more joy in my heart for doing so when it is obvious you take pride in it too.*** I have used Happy Housesitters in the past when I had to leave my own cat and home, so I totally understand how you feel & will keep you updated via email, facebook, whatsapp or Skype, as frequently as you wish, whilst you are away. The health and happiness of your pet, security of your home, and your peace-of-mind are my top priorities.*** I can provide great references upon request (many of my sits have been overseas and by word-of-mouth, so references have not been sent through the happyhousesitter site, though I have plenty), and am happy to meet either in person if possible or via Skype, before you commit so you can see if I will be the perfect fit for you & your pets.*** I have experience with cats, dogs, horses, chickens, guinea pigs, rabbits, goats, fish, and birds.I am experienced & comfortable with administration of medicines. Please contact to discuss any requirements.*** Finally, I love all animals and seek first and foremost to keep them comfortable and happy, healthy and enjoying life. No request to this end is ever too big or too small.
Animal Lover and Hermit Crab looking for temporary shell to share with furry friends!I am a reliable, responsible and down to earth person (female, German, late-thirties, non-smoker) with a big heart, happy outlook on life and broad interests. I've lived in Australia for 6 years and just got back after three years in Germany, ready to live the digital nomad dream.I love animals (especially cats) and gardens (all kinds) but my travelling life style isn't quite suited to have my own just yet so it would be lovely to care for someone else's for a while. I am honest and have a high standard of cleanliness. I will treat your home and animal/s as if they were my own and look forward to meeting you! :-)
EXP WOMAN PET/HOUSESITTING CONTINUALLY SINCE 2010 INTERNATIONALLY & AUSTRALIA.Currently seeking housesits in Melb, Sydney & Blue Mountains until May. I'm a competent, mature woman with the enthusiasm of youth & the experience that comes with age.Originally from Melbourne, although I lived in Perth for many years where I owned a house with garden/pool & raised a family. I now spend 8 months pet/ housesitting in Europe in Aust winter, & Australia in the summer.As I constantly share my life with animals including rescue creatures, I've a relaxed easy rapport with them. Since I started pet/housesitting I've experienced living in many different places, types of housing & shared my life with a huge variety of mostly canine & felines, but also guinea pigs, birds, hens, rabbits, ducks, hedgehogs & tortoises.I'm very experienced with dogs & truly enjoy the company of cats.I've listings on other sites with reviews also. I haven't used this one for a few years, as not in Australia so much.I live a non smoking, active, healthy lifestyle & am reliable, clean & tidy.As I haven't been able to eradicate the habit of caring for things....be it animals, people or houses, house/petsitting provides the perfect solution. My previous house in Perth had a pool & reticulated garden including vegetable, so I'm adept at maintaining those.Always care for properties & pets, as if my own and return them in the condition left to me, if not better.Police clearance & recent contactable references, on request..........although my best ones are from the animals who are pleased to have me return to care for them.I'd greatly appreciate replies to applications, whether positive or negative. Thanks.
I am a single, mature aged, non-smoking gentleman with experience in house and pet sitting.As a recently retired school teacher, I am looking for an opportunity to extend myself and broaden my travelling experience by living in an area for longer than a fleeting visit as is usually the case when taking a holiday from work.I enjoy gardening, reading, cooking, walking, and recently, craft creations. Whilst not having my own pets these days, I have had the rather usual menagerie of a cat, dogs, fish, guinea pigs, white mice and chooks.I have a reference and photos which are attached.I look forward to be of assistance.RegardsRichard
Hello! I am a non-smoker in my late thirties and I am a full-time house-sitter. I was born in NZ, but have lived, studied and worked in Italy, NZ, Sydney, Singapore, the UK, and Melbourne; I have house-sat in all but Italy. Historically, it has always occurred as a casual arrangement with friends or acquaintances, but I have developed the lifestyle into something of an art, and I now house-sit full-time. I have recently returned to university to complete my Masters as a mature student. The course allows me to be at home as little or as much as pets require - my timetable is flexible, and I spend most of the day studying, which can be done either at home or at uni. Because, historically, I have moved so often, I have not been able to have a pet of my own. As such, I relish building relationships with the cats, dogs, fish, rabbits and chickens that I meet through my house-sitting assignments. I invariably develop strong bonds with the animals I look after - when I first moved to Melbourne in November 2014, I found the animal companionship to be an unexpected bonus as I adjusted to my new home, and house-sitting was a wonderful way to get to know the city!I am clean and tidy and take pleasure in living in a well-run home. I have a deep respect for our natural resources and that also influences the way that I engage with my home environment - in particular, I am very mindful regarding the use of power & water. I have always rented, and pride myself on being an exceptional tenant; I have never, until now, sought out a house-sitting assignment, having always been approached on the basis of my character and/or reputation. I enjoy routine and stability in my home environment, which animals also respond to very positively; in particular, my focus on nutrition and health means that I spend a lot of time at home and in the kitchen. I worked in the theatre for much of my life and, in the great tradition of the jobbing actor, have had a huge variety of other work, and experience in many different sectors. Often, I was called in as a 'temp', a position which I have found to be comparable to that of house-sitter, requiring great flexibility, adaptability, and a character which inspires immediate trust. Dogs in my care enjoy two full walks a day - without exception! I find these to be a very important part of our bonding process, and I have no doubt that it helps them adjust to their new 'pack leader.' I also love cats, and am experienced with both moggies and other breeds, understanding and enjoying their varying characteristics and needs. I am very comfortable administering medication as required. I am happy to take on light gardening duties and am comfortable with lighter equipment, such as lawn mowers. I understand rainwater catchment requirements, composting toilets and solar power. I have taken care of pest control (rats, mice and possums - mmm, I guess that's a NZ-specific requirement!) and I am sensitive to summer watering needs. Longer assignments have also required me to consider fleas, worms and ticks for both cats & dogs, and the mucking out & drenching of chooks, as well monitoring security and safety within the hen-house. I always ensure that the home is pristine for the owners' return and am both practical and capable in the domestic environment. I respect and honour your transferral of these most precious assets and companions into my guardianship while you are away. I have wonderful written References available for you to view, as well as a current Police Check. Do get in touch, if you would like to know more!
My husband Peter & I have lived abroad in both the UK & the USA for many years and earlier in 2014 we returned to Australia to enjoy our retirement. Our professional lives were in marketing and luxury real estate. When my husband retired he started a pet walking and care business. This was very successful and great fun. Big dogs, little dogs, cats. We have enjoyed our six house and pet sits since returning, including one four month stint on a farm. We have looked after homes & pets in Mt.Eliza, Ashwood, Sandringham, South Yarra and Ballarat. I worked in luxury Real Estate very successfully for 20 years. We are non smokers, big pet lovers and protective of them. We are very tidy and very security conscious regarding our obligations to home owners and their possessions. We are happy to supply both personal & professional references.Currently we are house sitting in Hawthorn till the end of January.
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