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Sue


  • Sydney, Lower Hunter Valley, Upper Hunter Valley

Zoe


  • Melbourne

Hello!

I am a single, non-smoking professional currently working in South Melbourne , so would prefer not to be too far from public transport to get to/from work (or if Bayside i could drive). Having owned a house myself in the past I am conscious of the care and security needed in keeping a house maintained, and am a house proud person in general.

I love all animals and grew up with my house being nicknamed "the zoo" as we had dogs, chickens, ducks, guniea pigs, rabbits, budgies, rats, fish and a galah! (as well as horses but they were not in our back garden). So am more than willing to sit with pets that need looking after. Though i had family dogs (schnauzers and boxers) growing up, when i moved out of home at 19 i had my first fur-baby, a red heeler who (despite being diagnosed with epilepsy at a young age) I was lucky to have as part of my life for 13 years. I was devastated when she passed 6 years ago and really miss having that companionship and happiness that dogs bring to your life. I am not in a position to have another dog as yet (but do plan to soon) so love to look after house where i can get some doggy cuddles (or any other animal too!). As you would imagine a red heeler required regular walks and with her condition, regular medication and treatment. So I am well versed in the importance of both.

I am just about to end my current lease, and on return from a work trip to Sri Lanka will be staying with a friend short term while I secure any house-sitting arrangements. Therefore I am available for any length of house-sitting (longer the better) and can provide personal or professional references as required. I am also getting police check which i can forward as required.

I am a responsible and reliable - and love a quiet environment. I'm a bit of a home body so would be around a lot to look after your property (and any pets) when i am not at work (which is normal Monday - Friday hours, no weekends) Though i work in travel i have not further trips planned after this one in April.

I have done some house/petsitting (2 x staffies) in the past and also used to voluteer at Save-a-dog shelter.

I am available from June 2017.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Natasha & Thomas


  • Launceston, Rural/Regional Tas

Joyce & Brian


  • Sydney

We are a retired couple who stay in the beautiful Isle of Skye in Scotland. We are coming to Sydney in November 2017 for 12 to 14 weeks spending some of our time with our daughter, her partner and our 3 year old grandson. Although we have only house sat in Scotland for friends, my husband and I have completed about 12 house exchanges , 7 of them in Australia. Quite a few of our exchangers have mentioned how clean and tidy we have left their homes.
we have 3 self catering apartments on our property, which can be viewed on our website www.knott.skye.co.uk. Reviews can be read on Tripadvisor property no 3676647.
As cat owners jointly for 40 years, we would be happy to care for any cats or other small pets.
In the summer, we spend a lot of time in our garden and are self sufficient in vegetables for a good part of the year and would be happy to water and tend a garden where required.
We both like reading and going for not too strenuous walks and are interested in bird watching and other wildlife. Our other great interest is good food.
You have our assurance that your house would be cared for as our own and any minor maintenance attended to.
References can be supplied.

Stephen


  • VIC

Hello my name is Stephen and I am of mature age (approaching retirement). I am a very clean, tidy, hygienic and house proud person a non smoker and a social drinker. I currently reside in Victoria and a passionate animal lover, especially Dogs. I have 3 dogs myself, 2 x Whippets and an elderly standard female poodle. I have however, personally owned as well as cared for Cats, Birds, Fish, Guinea Pigs and Rabbits as well as some livestock. I have some horticultural experience looking after orchards and am experienced with some farm machinery and garden maintenance equipment. My professional background was as a Paramedic as well as allied health industry and horticulture trained. I enjoy reading, gardening, renovating and photography and art. I have house/pet sit in Qld in Hervey Bay looking after Jackie a delightful female Shih Tzu who loved her daily walks and playing and fetching her numerous plush toys. My last sit which was my second time around for the family was "Buddy" another Shih Tzu cross who was very energetic and loved walking and running the local golf course in Warrigal. I can supply police check and working with children qualifications as well as references. I will look after and care for your residence and animals as if our own and keep you up to date on your loved one's happiness and health as required. My aim is to help you have a relaxing and worry free holiday and return to your home and pets knowing, all have been well cared for. Please call or e-mail me if I can help you and your pets.

Simon


Melbourne Inner suburbs, outer west

Hi,

I am a non-smoking, tidy, clean and conscientious guy who leads an active life and who loves animals - having grown up with a rabbit, a cat and a dog I am used to living and caring for animals.

I work full-time in local government.

Me and my partner are looking for house/pet-sitting opportunities in June and July 2017 to save money for an apartment.

I enjoy living in a clean house and leave anywhere I have stayed in great condition, vacummed, cleaned surfaces/floors, and all rooms are cleaned - bedding is always washed and beds are always made prior to the owners returning.

I'm happy to provide any further information such as work references, my resume and references from those who I have lived with in the past.

Simon

Sue & Shaun


  • Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast, East Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, West Lake Macquarie, North Coast, Alice Springs, Darwin, Central

We are a happy,fit couple who are currently travelling around Australia and are looking to house sit over the Christmas / new year period in Sydney as we are coming to visit our daughters for Christmas.
We have just finished working and house sitting on a cattle property in Croydon Far North Queensland which has been a truly incredible experience.We were feeding cattle, mending fences,driving bobcats and looking after the farm dogs.
Prior to travelling we were living in Wahroonga and I had been working at Sirocco in Willoughby.Shaun has been in the building industry and is very skilful in all aspects of handiwork.
We have had dogs and chooks and love all animals.
This year we have been working on Bedarra Island as caretakers/managers and are looking forward to visiting our 3 daughters in Sydney over the Xmas new year period

Alicia


  • Melb. SE suburbs

Hello,

My name is Alicia, I am a single 29yr old. I have a true love for animals, big or small. I have lived with both cats and dogs. I enjoy keeping fit and being outdoors, so walking pets is no issue, i actually really enjoy it. I currently live in Melton and work in Knox. I work full time for NAB.
I have previously looked after houses and pets for friends and family.

Happy to answer any questions.

Thanks,

bernice & peter


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, Northern Vic, SE Vic, SW Vic

Mature married couple, home owners in Elwood Vic, non smokers. We love the company of animals and have lived with dogs for over 40 years. Gemalla (Schnauzer) and Katielina (Airedale) are our mature, friendly and very well trained mates and would like to travel/holiday with us although it's not a pre-requisite.

We love all animals and believe that we would enjoy looking after your pets and care for them like our own. Being house proud we would look after your home with great care.

We enjoy a healthy environment, are keen dog walkers along the beach, parks and bush areas and share an interest in gardening, healthy living, the outdoors and food and wine.

Tejal


  • VIC

Hi there, I am in my early thirties and have lots of pet sitting and house sitting experience. I absolutely love looking after cats and dogs and apart from pet sitting, I have also volunteered at my local animal shelter in the past. I have had a wonderful time thus far, looking after some of the most adorable pets in Melbourne and would like to continue doing so till I foster or adopt pets of my own. In the meantime, I am happy to take on short term assignments as well as those that span over a couple of months. I work close to Melbourne CBD and hence, would need to consider that commute when looking for house sits (unless it is on the weekend). You can rest assured that your beloved fur babies and house will be in good hands while you are away. Happy to provide references!

Eyal, Stefania and Yoel


  • Melbourne

We are Eyal (this is me - Software Engineer), Stefania (my wife - Psychologist) and Yoel (our now 21 month year old son).

We love the idea of housesitting because we believe in feeling like home wherever we go. We always treat others homes as if they were our own home. We are clean, tidy, quiet, non smoking, non partying people and we love animals (especially dogs and cats).

We love spending time in nature (beach, the hills, bush, forest), visiting markets, attending festivals, soaking in varied cultures, music (listening and playing), cooking and of course eating!

We are new to House Sitting so we don't have any references on this site. We do have a couple of positive reviews on AirBnB which you can see here - https://www.airbnb.com.au/users/show/14073217. Otherwise we are happy to have a chat via Skype or telephone to get a feel for eachother and see if there will be a good match.

Jemma


  • TAS

Hi, my name is Jemma and I am an experienced dog and house sitter.
I am reliable, a non-smoker, clean and tidy and security conscious.
I have checkable references and a police check.
I really adore dogs and am catching the ferry to Tasmania next week and am very excited about it as I really love Tassie!
I have looked after many types of dogs, various breeds and ages and different needs.
I love them all. They make me laugh and I really enjoy their company.
I am a happy and positive person, healthy, meditate and exercise daily and enjoy nature, gardens, cooking and reading.

Looking forward to hearing from you,
Jemma

Krystie


  • Brisbane, South Eastern

Hi! I'm Krystie. I'm 37 years old and have no kids. I work as an eLearning consultant from home (or basically anywhere with an internet connection), so I'm able to keep your pets company all day long, including going for daytime walks! I have a police check and I have attached a reference from Rose, who gave me my first house-sitting opportunity and has invited me back 3 times since then which I have happily accepted. I would be diligent with maintaining your pets' normal routine with walks, feeding and medication, and I would ensure they get all the attention and affection they are after! I am also a tidy and responsible person, so I would make sure your home is kept just as you left it, and your garden is well looked after. I live in a small apartment near the Melbourne CBD and therefore have no pets of my own. I prefer to escape the Melbourne winter, and since my job is flexible, I thought I'd make the most of it by getting my 'pet fix' at someone else's place, at the same time as soaking up some sunshine! Thanks for reading my profile and I'd love the opportunity to chat with you further about looking after your pets :)

Carla


  • Melbourne, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

Hi my name's Carla, 43 and I would like to house sit to save money as an alternative to renting. I would look after your home as if it was my own. I am very clean and tidy, quiet, non smoker. I have experience as a house/pet sitter and would be happy to supply references and a police check.

I love dogs and will give them plenty of walks, love and attention however I am allergic to cats/cat hair and would prefer not to cat sit.

Please contact me if you think I would be suitable.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Cheers Carla

Conrad & Molly


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

Hi!

We're Conrad and Molly. A young mature minded couple from Melbourne. We have been together for 7 years and married for 2. We enjoy eating out, travelling and going to the football. We are non drinkers and non smokers who enjoy keeping a very clean and tidy home.

Recently we came across the idea of house sitting and thought it would be a great opportunity for us to combine our love of animals and travelling.
Conrad grew up in Melbourne and was raised to have a strong respect and love for pets. We are regular donators to the Animal Protection Society Op Shops as well as our family cat Hugo the Russian Blue/Korat coming from the shelter in Keysborough as a kitten. Molly is originally from Saigon and grew up with pet dogs and cats since childhood.

House-sitting is the perfect opportunity for us to combine love of animals and travel as well as saving for our first car and home!

We have grown up around animals whether visits to the Keysborough shelter, Our first 2 cats Chloe and Polly, one of which lived to 19 years old. Our current family cat which lives at my Mum's house Hugo whom is a spoilt 10yo Russian Blue Australia Day Baby.

I have house sitted in my teens for 3 weeks at a freinds home taking care of 2 Russian Blue Cats Phin and Casper.
I have walked 2 neighbors Labradors Homer and Humphrey while growing up as well.
I have fed and given company to a freinds bunny and a neighbours cat Roxy while they have been on holidays.
I am experienced with special needs animals as Hugo himself has an incurable hiatal hernia since he was 2 and cannot eat solid foods and all food needs to be blitz. : (

While your away we are happy for mow your lawns, vaccum your house, clean the bathroom, clean the pool whatever is needed will be our pleasure.

Julian & Alexandra


  • Melbourne

Dear home owners and fellow pet lovers,

We are a non-smoking, active couple, with great references looking for house sitting opportunities in order to save up for our new home. We will respect your home as our own, maintain it in excellent shape and leave it in spotless condition. The suburbs of Melbourne are our preference. I (Julian) work at RMIT University as a language educator. I have been involved in university education for many years as a lecturor/tutor. My hours vary and are flexible, so I am sometimes free during the day and/or in the evenings. Alexandra is continuing her study as a Personal Trainer and playing handball for the Victorian state team, which gives her much time to look after the house and take care of pets. She will be able to meet your pet's exercise requirements to a professional level! Moreover, she has recently worked on a farm in NSW and gained experience in gardening and domestic pet caring.
We have recently have been looking after a relative's house and caring for their dog (see photo). We also have experience house sitting in Melbourne and are happy to provide references and contacts. Needless to say we love being around animals and will bring a new pet into our family when we settle down in our own home. As a couple we enjoy spending time in nature, cooking, watching movies, travelling, reading and playing and watching sport.
We would love to be welcomed into your home to take care of it and any pets and leave you reassured that your property and animals were being well looked after.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Julian and Alexandra

Catherine & Wayne


  • Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Sunshine Coast

AVAILABLE FROM 1 TO 29 DECEMBER (ACREAGE PLEASE)
We are available over Xmas but would prefer something on acreage to get away from suburban lifestyle and loud Xmas festivities for a while. We have a booking for a house sitting position in Lennox Heads from 29th December. So, please allow time for travel there.
We are retired, caring and experienced sitters. We are quiet, non-smokers, reliable, trustworthy, very clean and tidy. We pride ourselves in looking after your house and fury babies as if they were our own! We both love pets, having owned and lovingly cared for various types of animals. We don’t mind sharing our bed with some furry creatures. We are also keen gardeners and have looked after pools and acreage, including ride on lawn mower.
We are currently doing most of the renovations ourselves on our home on the Redcliffe peninsula, Nth Brisbane. As such, we are very handy with tools and equipment and would be able to tackle most urgent repairs or ongoing maintenance required in your home or on acreage.
In her early twenties, Catherine worked as a housekeeper, then was in charge of them in 4 star hotels. Later, she did private house cleaning to supplement her full time job. As such, you can be guaranteed that your house will be left clean when you return.
Before retiring, we both worked for the public service in professional high level positions for 20 or so years. We travelled overseas extensively and would now like to primarily concentrate on seeing other parts of our beautiful country. We like to live as one of the locals, as well as discovering the surroundings when we are away. So, being able to do this, whilst caring for your home and pets as if they were our own, is the perfect solution!
We can also bring our own camper van, should you prefer us to stay in the vicinity, rather than inside your house. The camper can left at home as well.
We love views (from suburban blocks as well), tranquillity (we love the out of the way house sitting positions), proximity to beach or lake. We will definitely consider other locations as well. We prefer long house sitting assignments (of a month or more). However, we will consider all offers.
We have references and current National police clearances. We can provide other documents, such as drivers’ licences, upon request.
Thank you for considering us.
Catherine and Wayne

Tim & Marree


  • Central Coast, North Coast, South Eastern, Bundaberg & Wide Bay, Mackay & Whitsundays

TIM
I am 73 yrs of age. Active and healthy. Non smoker. Play golf at least twice a week. Swim twice week and walk most days. Served as a police officer at small stations in rural areas residing at the local police house/station, being at public call 24/7, then did 10 years with Marine Police covering all of Tasmania's coastline. Attached to Search and Rescue for 20 years. Currently managing 55 low cost units for a Not for Profit group requiring a general practical ability day to day. We have had a number of years caravanning the mainland and now look forward to the house sitting experience, Having owned our own home as well as the necessity to reside in police residences from time to time we know what is required to keep a house neat, tidy and well kept. We are able to supply excellent references and/or names of referees if necessary.

MARREE
I have a similar story as Tim as we have been married for 51 years. .Retired from working about 10 years ago as a Customer Service Officer with the Government Dental Service. During my working life I have had various employment including 17 years as Kindergarten Teachers Aide while my children were growing up. Have needed to deal with the public on a regular basis through my employment and also living beside a police station. Assist with day to day management of the Units. I play golf at least twice a week, walk most days and am generally fit and healthy. Non smoker. I enjoy attending the hydrotherapy pool for exercise . I am a member for the Golf Club ladies committee. I am neat and tidy and take pride in my home.

Joshua & Angelina


  • ACT

Hello! We are a professional, married couple who would take great care of your home and pets.

We both have full-time, ongoing employment – Ange (31) as a teacher and Josh (34) as a public servant. We are also non-smokers and have no children.

Although we have no pets ourselves, we both love animals, having grown up with cats and dogs for many years. We also enjoy the outdoors and love the idea of taking care of your garden and getting out and about with your pets.

Finally, we have an excellent rental history and extensive experience living in different properties - both separately and as a married couple for over 5 years. We are mature, responsible, tidy and easy to contact whenever you need.

phillip & Maree


  • Sydney, Central Coast, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW

Sergey


  • NSW, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast

I am a recent skilled migrant from Russia with permanent residency status, and am looking to house sit until I am joined by my wife and our cat in September. The cat has to undergo a long process before he too will migrate to Australia! It is of the utmost importance to me to create good relations with people in my new country and I think this makes me an excellent prospect as a house sitter.

I have undergone exhaustive investigations into my good character and have passed all tests set by the government, including my language skills. I have a very strong sense of responsibility both in my work and personal life and have broad experience with pets. In particular we had fish, a ferret, a small dog (dachshund) and cats. I am also a good gardener, having spent two months with my grandmother every summer in my childhood learning to help her and was rewarded with my own plot.

I am a self employed software engineer who works at home so I can provide the additional security of the house being constantly occupied. I am neat and living a very quiet life in these early days in my new country. I miss my cat very much and it gives me much pleasure to look after the pets and gardens of others. I can be relied upon completely to take your instructions and treat your home and animals as if they were my own.

I am very happy to supply excellent house sitting references. Also please feel free to open my LinkedIn profile (https://linkedin.com/in/sergeylovchev-haron) and read my work references.
Unfortunately, as I am doing an arts course, I need a lot of light in the morning. That is to say, I can sit for you only if your house is light-filled.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards
Sergey

Terry & Sandra


  • VIC

Courtney


  • Sydney

Hello! My name is Courtney, I work casually as an animal attendant, have previously completed an animal certificate at Tafe and my bachelor of Psychological Science at Deakin University.

I have completed a year internship at Featherdale Wildlife Park and volunteered for Bargo Dingo Sanctuary and for Pet Assisted Therapy. So I have a lot of experience with animals!


Growing up I have owned budgies, three different breeds of dog, a cat and a rabbit; So I know how to look after a lot of domestic animals too.

My partner Dan works in the film industry and runs his own business. Which will ensure that one of us will always be home to mind your pets and home. We are both non-smokers.

Feel free to message if you have any other questions!

Lyn and Janet


* Janet and I have been married for forty- eight years, we are actively involved with volunteer work.

* Myself (Lyn Mr) on a part time basis assist with the running of a small engineering company, secondly, maintenance of historical sites on an Island located on the Auckland Harbour.

* Janets work back ground was primary with Countdown / Woolworths Food Market NZ. Check out manager, length of service twenty seven years.

* Lyn work back ground, Fitter and Turner Apprenticeship. Commercial Catering Equipment (Hobart Berkel), Operated and owned a Home Appliance Business before joining Electrolux Home Products as a Technical Advisor.

* We are both fond of animals, over the last forty five years up until recently owned several cats and dogs.

*We have no objection to basic maintenance to a property and take care of domestic animals.

Reference available by speaking with Mr George Grant or Mrs Grant either Tel : Aus Harvey Bay 420245045 or NZ 0211140330

Vicki


  • Canberra

My husband and I are mature home owners in our late 50's, honest, clean and tidy non-smokers. We have renovated houses so have a knowledge of problems with maintenance that may occur in any home; admitedly we call in the experts now (much easier than DIY). We both adore animals and I volunteer for the RSPCA. My husband's work is mostly computer based which is ideal for house-sitting. Our pets have been varied over the years, we have cared for budgies, chickens, dogs, cats, guinea pigs, mice, fish in ponds and aquariums, frogs, lizards and axolotyls. My family have a great empathy for animals and they, in return, love us back. At the moment we are without pets as the children have left home and our elderly dog died a few years ago. We see this as an opportunity to travel more and pet minding allows us to cherish and care for pets again. We ARE experienced housesitters- with police checks. We care about gardens and enjoy time tending veges, vigilance is important where your home and garden is concerned. We have a daughter living in the inner northern suburbs of Canberra and woud dearly love to visit her more often, so it is ideal for us to care for your home while you are away. See my first reference for police check (I have 'doodled' out my home address).

Sanja


  • Melbourne

I am trustworthy, reliable, independent and responsible with strong values, respecting other people’s property, belongings and especially their pets.
As I am new in Australia (came from EU 7 months ago), I thought House sitting is a great way to live in new areas and transition to a new home eventually for myself. I decided to stay and study in Melbourne so I’m at school only two days weekly, so I have a lot of time to stay "in" if required which will suit pet owners.
Your pets will be comfortable in their own home spoilt and well loved while you deserve a break- holiday away.
I am a very house proud person, non-smoker, enjoy outdoor activities of walking and have any easy going personality. I am very good at following instructions and always keep my place neat and tidy. I will gladly look after your pets, got no allergies whatsoever.
If you require any more information about myself, I would be more than happy for you to contact me via phone or email to answer any of your questions. I would also be happy to make arrangements to meet you at a time that's convenient to you if required.

Fana


  • Melbourne

Hi my name is Fana, I am an independent, friendly, mature, trustworthy Queenslander living in Melbourne. I am a tidy non smoker who enjoys netball, reading, movies and cooking. I have minded homes and beloved pets before. Although, I work Mon-Fri I'm a homebody and would thoroughly enjoy house sitting with pets! I'm currently working as a lawyer in Melbourne, with a professional consultancy firm.

I believe I am well equipped to care for pets and belongings and deal with most events that may occur whilst house minding. Happy to meet up and see if it's a fit and/or organise a police check as well as provide references before hand.

Cheers,
FZ

Kaylene & James


  • QLD, VIC

My husband and I are retired and currently residing in Geelong, Victoria but love to travel. We love dogs, gardening and are general home-bodies.

Matt and Annette


  • ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Brisbane, South Eastern, Adelaide, South, Spencer Gulf, VIC

We are a retired married couple who have a home in Melbourne. We have a 15 month male Staffy ( desexed) who loves people and all other dogs, he sleeps on his own bed inside. We love animals. We are non smokers. We have 3 adult children 2 are in Victoria Police and one is married to a Police member. We have 6 grandchildren. We are fit and healthy and happy to walk dogs as required. We are a retired former professional people who are responsible and caring and you may rest assured that your property and pets couldn't be left in better hands.

jenny


  • NSW