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Carmen & Robert

  • Central Coast, East Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Tweed Coast, Snowy MTS, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Flurieu Peninsula, York Peninsula, West Coast, Melb. SE suburbs, SE Vic, Geelong, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

We are a non smoking married couple in our 60s and have owned our house for the last 32 years. We both like our house kept clean, tidy & well maintained at all times and would treat your house the same way. One of our hobbies is gardening so we would be happy to look after yours while you are away. We love traveling and we have done a lot of overseas trips and now looking at exploring our own country. I worked in a school library for the last 11 years and my husband with an airline company but we are now both retired.
References available upon request. I also have a Working with Children Check.


  • Melbourne

You need not look any further, you have found a caring, trustworthy sitter to mind your home and precious, loved ones, including collecting the mail, taking out / bringing in bins and general house cleaning, as required. I keep an exceptionally clean and tidy, secure home, to ensure you peace of mind while you are away!

I am a 49 year old woman, and very experienced in pet / house sitting and tentatively mindful of home owners houses and precious pets in their absence! Please note that I am a non smoker and have no pets of my own.

Having grown up in a friendly pet loving home and having always been privileged to have pets close by, I have a genuine love and natural affiliation with animals and have responsibly cared for them in the past as I would my own. I regularly reassure owners of their pet's progress and house upkeep during their absence. Looking after your home / pets would be as much of a benefit to you / them as it would be to me.

Being locally based I am very familiar with the area and flexible with potential meeting times. Therefore, it would be easy for me to meet with you, at your convenience, to discuss your requirements further.


  • VIC

My names' Abbey, I’m a 32yo professional who works part time as a consultant and study full time from home.
I spend the rest of my spare time reading a good book at home or walking, at the gym, or finding the best coffee spots in the sunshine around Melbourne.

I absolutely adore dogs! I currently rent and cannot have pets but cannot wait until I am in my own home and can get a pup.

I am super clean (a well known fact amongst all my friends haha) with an impeccable rental history too. I have spent many weeks & months over the years housesitting for colleagues/friends/acquaintances etc.

I’d love to help out & spend some time with others pups whilst their owners travel/away from home. Feel free to ask me any questions, I am happy to provide a reference from one of the pups I look after regularly.

Cheers, Abbey

Alison & Chris

  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Southern suburbs, Syd. Upper N Shore

We are a professional couple looking for a house or apartment to care for while we are in Sydney visiting a daughter who has recently moved there. We will have our twin 19 year old daughters with us who would love to look after your cats or dogs. My husband makes an excellent pool boy. Together we will look after your home while you are away.


  • Melbourne

I am a 58 yo non-smoker, rarely-drinker, who has just moved back to Melbourne to be nearer to my daughters, after five years on the NSW Mid North Coast, I am alternating my time between staying with my daughters and house-sitting while I look to buy. I am busy doing volunteer work but as most of that is on the computer, I will be in a lot of the time.

I am nearing the end of my current house sit (six weeks looking after a gorgeous cat called Jonathan) and have enjoyed it so much, I am now looking for another one before my Christmas sit starts on December 14.

I love most animals (not keen on rats though, even pet ones!), have had cats and dogs for most of my life, as well as horses in my younger days, although cats are my particular favourite.
I spent five years as Cattery Manager at a boarding kennels in Yarrambat as well as looking after the dogs and am experienced in all aspects of domestic animal welfare, including giving medications, both oral and via injection.

Having previously used house sitters, I am very aware of how important it is to find someone who not only looks after your animals, but also your house, so please be assured that I will not only care for your pets to the best of my ability, but also look after your house as if it were my own and keep it clean and tidy, as well as leave it how I found it (not always the case, as I have found).

As yet, I have not got a Police Check done as all my sits have been via word of mouth, but am about to apply for one.


  • Melbourne

About Me
Thank you for reading my profile. I am a 32 year old female who is easy going and works in marketing, I love pet & house sitting and the opportunity is has bought me.

I have a very recent working with children check that was completed in March this year, a recent Police Check, as well as 5 star references from my main sitter site (which I will share upon application) as well as reference from my previous landlord.

I love the arts, travel, hanging out with my family & friends and going to the movies. I have grown up with cats and dogs all my life and I own a very cute (albeit also very bossy) little pug that lives with my parents. I am also experienced with pets that have more timid personalities, and understand the soft and tentative approach required to ensure they feel comfortable.

I am respectful, very tidy and enjoy my own downtime. I generally like to come home after work and cook for myself and read/watch ted talks/research or do 'life admin'. I am a non smoker and my idea of a perfect night out is going to dinner with my girlfriends and ordering red velvet cake! I am keen to continue my own 'me time' and be productive for myself.

Why I want to house sit
I fell into both pet & house sitting after having recently packed up my life, only to have my travel plans change. Since then, I have been house sitting in long term stays or residing at my parents in Ringwood in between sits. I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. My reasoning for wanting to continue is to enjoy the downtime it brings to be able to live alone, to be close to work (in the CBD), to save my pennies for my own home one day, whilst being able to enjoy the company that furry friends bring if I am looking after a home that comes with them!

My Experience
I have been house and pet sitting since the beginning of the year. I have looked after cats and dogs, as well as homes that with no pets but have beautiful plants. If you have pets, I know what it is like to be away from fur children. I like to send pictures to update to those who I am sitting for (if you would like them!).

Looking forward to hearing from you.




I'm a 34 yo Graphic Designer who has been freelancing running my small business for the last 5 years.

In a sea of pet sitting profiles, I decided to use a sense of humor with my one - I hope it makes you smile :)

I can work anywhere there is a wifi connection (or I can bring my own, no problems).

So this means your pets will always have company and cuddles.

I have no children and no pets and am a completely free agent. No sit is too long or too short.

I like to keep fit, so daily walks are always guaranteed. And always happy to venture out on the weekends for adventures to park walks or the beach.

I have my own car so getting around isn't an issue.

A Gippsland girl at heart - I have always been brought up in a household full of animals - whether it's dogs, cats, fish, bunnies, cows, donkeys, chickens - you name it.

I'll look after it. I love to listen to music and cook. I love to read and pursue my business/passion projects - so you'll always find me behind my mac most nights.

I love hiking and getting outdoors. I don't smoke and like to have the occasional glass of red.

I would really love to have a pet of my own - but as I am renting this isn't possible. So I'd love to look after yours.

My friends even bought me a french bulldog pillow to fill the void- I've called him George and he currently guards my couch.

My rental is has 3 balconies full of plants so am happy to be your green thumb too. I treat and respect my house like my own and have always had long-term rentals of 5+ years, with full back and front yards. I was always the gardener in the household and a lot of pride in presentation and cleanliness.

I have been criticised for being too clean - so I'll make sure your home is in the same condition as you left it.

Happy to always meet face to face before you go away for a coffee.

I think petsitting is a great way to experience different areas of Victoria.

It's also a great way to meet fellow animal lovers like myself and as a barefoot investor, I think this is a great way to save for those financial goals.

If this sounds like we match - let's get in touch. Go and enjoy yourself while you are away and I'll take care of the rest!


  • Melbourne

Hi there,
I love animals, but alas don't have any here, with my Chinese crested back in NZ. I am happy to look after your home and pets!

I'm a 36 year old event manager. In my spare time I practice yoga and do salsa dancing. I am responsible, clean and organised, and will send regular update pictures of how your pet is going while you're away.

Hope to hear from you soon!
Thank you

Jordan & Jane

  • NSW

Jordan and Jane, professional married couple. Jane is originally from Perth and is a youth worker and educator with Randstad. Jordan is originally from Melbourne and is a semi retired professional Landscape Architect/Civil Engineer. Both Australian Citizens.. We are looking for a house sit in Australia whilst we wait for the completion of our apartment on the Gold Coast. We are both non smokers and enjoy an active healthy lifestyle.. We have travelled extensively and have a very flexible open minded approach to life. We love animals and are experienced in caring for all types including horses. We look forward to the opportunity to experience a house sit that benefits all parties.


  • Melbourne


My name is Lisa, I am 45, and looking to house sit for at least the next 2 years, I currently live in Melbourne and have been for the last 12 years, I am originally from Sydney. I am a non smoker, I am conscious of the care and security needed in keeping a house maintained. I have grown up with pets and taken care of cats and dogs and fish on other sits as well as my own pets. I believe that I would be able to take great care of yours. I am available for any length of house sitting and can provide both personal and professional references, as well as a police clearance. I am a responsible, reliable and considerate person, and would take excellent care of your property.

I have been house sitting now for almost 11 months full-time but - however in the past have house sat whilst still in my own apartment.

I love taking them for walks and they are well loved by me.
I know lots of great parks and ovals and have friends who have pets so they can socialise together.

The dog on my profile is Gus, the one that belongs to the family I work with, he's a Spoodle - such a great dog.

I am from Melbourne and I have a recent police clearance (November 2018) and even Working with Children Check (2019)

I know this can be a difficult decision for you and I can provide references for you if needed and also meet with you.

Looking forward to hearing back from you.



  • Melbourne

I am a mature,fit,non-smoking male, I love all animals and have had a cat , Budiges and Border collie dogs in the past.I dont have any pets at the moment so i look forward to looking after yours.. I love walking to keep fit so enjoy taking you dog for a walk on its usual trek or down to the local dog park to socialize with other dogs. I have the time to devote to your pets to keep them happy and healthy while you are away and make sure your home is secure ,clean and tidy. I live a very quiet lifestyle and am a non smoker and very rarely drink. After my first housesit I received a very positive reference and was asked to come back again. You can find that reference attached to my profile page.

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.

Georgina & Peter

  • Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Upper N Shore, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, Bendigo, North Eastern, Ballarat, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

Peter and I are a mature couple, both non-smokers with no children. We have looked after a number of homes and we're experienced in maintaining indoor plants, outdoor gardens, patios & pools, etc. We can look after fish, chooks, cats and dogs who will be played with, walked and loved as you would yourselves.

We are semi-retired and spend most of our time at home and love to cook healthy meals, listen to jazz, watch movies and go for walks, plus we present a 2-hour weekly radio show on a north shore community radio station but can take time off for 'out of Sydney' assignments as necessary.

Both in excellent health, we would be delighted to maintain your property (and pet/s) while you are away, ensuring you will have peace of mind as we are responsible, reliable, considerate, efficient and organised.
Although we're prepared to look after one or two pets we'd prefer smaller or older rather than large or boisterous dogs as we aren't spring chickens any more. Cat's of course generally look after themselves, but we're happy to feed and give them as much attention as they desire!!

We will consider short (1-2 week) sits, although we'd prefer longer periods and happy to travel to central coast, northern NSW, southern highlands, or interstate (Southern Qld during cooler months or Melb during the summetime) for assignments.

Excellent professional/personal and previous house sit references are available on request.
We also have friends who house-sit (and love it), who are happy to give character references for us.

If you're looking for self-sufficient, friendly, capable and trustworthy house-sitters who will treat your home as our own (respectfully), and look after your pets, we'd love to meet or Skype-call to chat about your house-sitting requirements.

Note: we are past the 'party' age, so no parties or extra guests will invade your home while we are in situ.

We look forward to hearing from you if we fit the bill.
Georgi & Peter
(Mr & Mrs Sitter)

Beth & Jarrod

  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

Young professional couple (29&30) embarking on a house sitting journey to save for the purchase of their own home.
Beth works from home as a freelance copywriter, and Jarrod is a chef who works primarily afternoons and evenings at his wine bar in Hampton. This flexible schedule allows us to be very available at all times of the day, to care for your pets and home.

We are very tidy, house proud and responsible. We grew up with animals and love giving them lots of attention and affection. Jarrod in particular loves being active and is looking forward to long dog walks and runs at the park! In our spare time, we like going to restaurants, the beach, the cinema and wine and cheese nights at home.

We have not house sat previously however can provide reference from our current real estate agent about our positive experience as tenants.

We look forward to looking after your home!


  • Adelaide, Flurieu Peninsula

I am a very responsible woman with a lot of practical experience. I grew up in the country and therefore have a lot of experience in caring for homes, gardens (big and small), pets ( I have had dogs, a cat, birds, horses and chooks).

I now prefer to live in town as I work from home for my own business. I have owned my own home until recently when I decided to live a more adventurous life. I am very tidy and take my responsibilities very seriously. I know how I would want my home and pets taken care of, and I go over and above for yours.
I love moving from home to home and meeting all the pets I care for.
I have a Blue card, have volunteered for the Riding for the Disabled, and the Rural Fire Brigade.
I am a non smoker, non drinker and am into a healthy lifestyle.
I have to adults son's and grandchildren.
I have my own transport and I love to take the dogs for an outing when possible.
If you have any questions please contact me for a chat.
Many thanks.


  • Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Bris. Northern suburbs, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, TAS, Melb. SE suburbs, Northern Vic, SE Vic, SW Vic, Perth
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I am a happy, friendly, 63 year old semi-retired house-sitter who is a fit, non-smoking, mature female; honest, reliable, house and garden proud. I grew up on a farm thus have familiarity, experience, patience and love for animals and pets, having grown up caring for many various pets of my own.
I have a passion for gardening and landscaping; I have the time to care for, walk and empathize with your pet/s missing their owner/s while keeping your home safe and as you left it. I have always owned my own homes and worked in responsible professional positions; married for 40 years to an electrician who works away six months of the year, with adult independent children living interstate pursuing professional careers.
I will respect your home, garden and beloved pets with the care I show my own. I can supply a Police Check, Working with Children Check (pets are our children!), House Owners and character references when required.
I am willing to listen carefully to your instructions, preferences & requirements. Thank-you, Dianne :)



Hi there, I'm a semi retired 50 something male (non smoker) who looks after people's pets and homes. I have had many happy clients, including lots of dogs and cats and horses and cows (see pics); I'm sure their owners are happy too.

I have many references from pet owners who you can speak to; including police personnel, doctors and business owners, so you can check my bona fides.

I have much rural experience and I'm rather handy with tractors, diggers, ride on lawn mowers, chainsaws and the like. Homes in my care have varied from farms to cute cottages to executive palaces and high security homes.

My preferences are northern rivers of NSW / sthn Queensland and the greater Sydney area, and now, Melbourne. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks :)

Available Victoria. 17-30 Nov 2019. 10-20 Dec 2019. 11 Jan- 28 Feb 2019.


  • ACT

I am 37, single, a non-smoker.

I work full time as a Police Officer (no night shifts) and also study.

I am clean and tidy and will take good care of your home.

I have previously house/pet sat and can provide references if required. I love animals and will take good care of them, and am also happy to look after gardens.

I am available to house sit between December 2019 and June 2020 (possibly later). I have purchased an apartment which will be ready mid next year.

More than happy to answer any other questions you may have.


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Upper N Shore

I'm a Sydney-sider, and a single 37 year old female HR executive/ professional, working for a major bank.
Clean & tidy and a non-smoker, I have house sat for friends in the past to look after their pets when they've gone away for extended breaks overseas (4 weeks+).
I've also had 10 years of experience fostering kittens for the Sydney Dogs & Cats Home, among other charity organisations, and am very familiar with the love & care pets need.
In fact, all 17 of my babies have been adopted into loving forever homes which I'm very proud of!

I love the beach and have been living in the Eastern suburbs for the last 20 years. Owning a place of my own, I am conscious of the care and security needed in keeping a place is well maintained.
My elderly parents are taking over my apartment this festive season for a very well earned break (my dad is just getting over his cancer treatment) and I wanted to give them some quality time alone.
I would love to spend time with your furry companion and help make sure your place & your fur baby is well looked.
Available mid Dec 2019 - mid Jan 2020. References available on request.


  • Alice Springs, Darwin, South Eastern, Central, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Western QLD, Adel Southern suburbs, Barossa Valley, Flurieu Peninsula, Spencer Gulf, West Coast, TAS, North Eastern, Perth S.E suburbs, Perth S.W suburbs, Northern, S.E & Central, S. Western

Liz & Kate

  • ACT, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, South Eastern, SA, TAS, VIC

Two very quiet mature non smoking,non party, women who love classical music. We have been house sitters over the years and locum managers for B&Bs, self catering cottages and small farms. We would now like to pet/house sit for others. as after lots of travelling during which we have had special people look after our beloved boy who sadly has gone where good pets go when it is their time for peace, we would now like to help others to enjoy their travels. References can be supplied, and our police check is up to date, we are on the committee for our hospital which includes the aged care residential home.
Do you need us? We would be very pleased to help you enjoy your adventures.


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


I'm Damon, 43, divorcee, web programmer and a big fan of animals. I've recently been a live in carer for my mother until she passed away. I also regularly babysit my sister's two Old English Sheep dogs when she's out and about.

I work from home currently and i'm looking for some interesting and quiet housesitting opportunities before getting back into full time work and/or extensive travel.

I'm a non-smoker, who's main interest is music, reading and taking it easy! I can supply references on request and i'm happy to answer any questions you may have.

Catherine & Wayne

  • TAS

Experienced with domestic and farm animals.
We are a young retired couple who just arrived from Qld to explore Tasmania for the next seven months with our 17ft caravan (8m total in length). We would love to house sit for you and are happy to stay in the van if required. We are quiet, non-smokers, reliable, very clean, tidy and trustworthy (police clearances available).

We have owned and cared for various types of domestic and farm animals in the past. We are extremely house proud and will leave your home in a very clean state. Our previous house sit experiences include:
Mandy and Brad - Peachester farm - two dogs, bottle fed calf, fish, chooks
Jeff and Kay - Piggabeen - two large dogs, chooks, birds
Anne and Graeme - Illuka - one cat
Joanna - Taringa - two cats
Jennie - Manly - one dog
We have house sitting and personal references, which include further details.

Our skills and experiences include:
Handy with tools as we have done most of the work on our own renovations;
Handy with various equipment for pool, garden and acreage maintenance;
Hospitality experience to 5 star levels including housekeeping (your house will be left clean);
Public service high level clearance positions for 20 years (definitely trustworthy);

We will consider all house sitting positions, but particularly love:
Tranquil out of the way places (in particular on acreage); or
Proximity to water as we have a kayak.

Thank you for considering us
Catherine and Wayne

Merilyn & Geoffrey

  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, South Coast, Melbourne, Macedon Ranges

WE ARE A MATURE, NON-SMOKING COUPLE (with four adult children and seven grandchildren who are spread between Hobart, Melbourne and Canberra and Portland, Oregon). We are experienced pet and house-sitters and caretakers, with some small acre and farm experience. (Geoffrey has an Ag Science degree from way back). We are also available to relief manage accommodation businesses (e.g. Airbnb on an income share basis), act as property caretakers, and perform other paid duties beyond the regular duties associated with pet & house sitting.

Geoffrey is the Managing Director of two (inter-related) start-up companies in drainage and irrigation. He is easing himself into a retirement/consultant role. Merilyn is fully retired from being a teacher of pre-tertiary biology and environmental science. We both assist as volunteers with the Landmark Wisdom Course, and we are keen on building supporting communities of people who want more out of life.

We have been house-sitting since 2004, mostly in 9-month stints for the same owners who were living in the United States and would come back to Tasmania for 3 months or so every year. In the three-month gaps we usually had one, two, or three shorter house-sits. These included minding a hobby farm with sheep and chooks, as well as the usual household dogs and cats. We have also minded an Airbnb on several occasions. Many of our house sits have been repeats.

Our long-term house owners’ circumstances have now changed, and the house has been sold. So, we began this new phase of our life at the beginning of 2018. We seem to be fully booked well in advance with just a few days break every now and then in which we visit our family.

We both enjoy walking. In fact, we attempt to walk 5-7 kilometres a day for 5 or 6 days a week so walking dogs is a breeze. We also go to Yoga classes 3 times a week, but I don’t think pets are allowed!

Merilyn has very green fingers. One of our major responsibilities in our long-term house-sit has been to maintain the gardens which we have not only carried out, but we have also greatly improved them.

We originally went house-sitting when we sold our house in preparation for building a new one. When it came time to start the build, we decided to build closer to where we were house-sitting, so we sold the block – and the plans, and the building contract – and embarked on the new project. Alas, the Global Financial Crisis was the final straw in a series of financial battles and we lost everything.

Fortunately, we have been house-sitting all this time and have been able to regain some lost ground. Now, we are looking to continue house-sitting to consolidate our financial position while the business is growing! We enjoy travelling and living in different places (Australia and overseas) and look to do much more.

Apart from that, we have found that we enjoy being of service to our house-owners. In some cases, we open their mail and alert them of accounts to be paid and so on. We’re happy to say that we have become friends.

In summary, we bring a lot of experience, great responsibility and care, and above all a genuine love of animals who we thoroughly enjoy looking after.

Please check the Calendar on the Mindahome website.

David & Louise

  • VIC

We are a healthy and active retired Melbourne couple, married for many years, who have been both home owners and renters. During the past few years we have completed several house sits in Victoria, and we are now looking for another position, preferably for a period of three months plus.
We very much appreciate that the secret of good house sitting is to care for the home, garden and any pets involved as if they were our own, and are confident that we can do so as required.
References are available upon request. Please contact us if you wish to consider us as your house sitters
Louise and David Thackray

Stephen & Jazmine

  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Southern suburbs, Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast, Tweed Coast, South Coast, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Mackay & Whitsundays, Rockhampton, Hobart, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, Lakes area, Grampians, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd, Pilbara

Hi there :)

We are mature aged professionals with experience in pet & house minding.

We (Steve more particularly) has a variety of experiences in-house & pet sitting that dates back more than 30 years, but more relevant to now & with references attached from more recent times. We think you'll find our credentials are more than a worthy consideration, and in good alignment with your needs. :)

We've had many house sitters stay in the family home over many years looking after the security of our home, caring for the garden, pool and our Pets (dog, cat & cockatiel) whilst we traveled as a family, so we certainly have empathy in what it feels like to trust someone with the keys to your home & pets.

We are active people who love all animals, more particularly dogs & cats; so walking and caring for your dog(s) and sitting with a purring cat is a joy for us. (See testimonials attached)

As you will also see from Steve's profile, he is a 'Mindset Mentor' who does quite a bit of his work from home using his wireless internet and mobile phone. Jasmine does most of her work online too (Essential Oils) so between us, you can expect at least one of us to be there a lot of the time during the day as well, to look after your pet(s) & your home. :)

Feel free to also check us out / connect with us or follow us on my Social Media Platforms or via Steve's website -Steve's profile name on most mediums is simple Steve Lyddy (fb), for twitter SteveLyddy (no space) and Jasmine social media platforms are JaXmine Law & Essential Oils with Jazmine

Be happy to answer any other questions you may have and think its best that we Tel or Skype before we meet. If we like what we see or hear from that and are pretty certain that we are a match, than perhaps there maybe an opportunity at some stage to arrange to meet face to face for a chat, perhaps over a coffee or tea.

Warm regards
Steve & Jazmine

Therese & Doug

  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast, Newcastle, Upper Hunter Valley, Darwin, QLD, Melb. Inner suburbs

We are a 'senior' couple (non-smokers) and have recently moved to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland area after having sold our rural property in Tasmania late last year.

In 2017 we became "professional house sitters" and enjoyed the experience very much. However we made the decision to become home owners again late 2017, but this does not mean we have "retired" and will always consider any suitable situations.

We would particularly be interested in discussing our suitability for your needs if you live in the Sydney Northern/Eastern suburbs, Melbourne City suburbs or far North Queensland.

We are practical people and have mostly lived on small acreage properties in Tasmania. We've enjoyed the company of many pets over the years including 2 cats, 2 dogs, a pet sheep, 2 goats (so not 'pet'!) and chickens.

We have had work experience related to housesitting placements when we worked on a remote Pilbara island, and in Coral Bay, WA. Doug was responsible for pool maintenance and general groundsman work, and I did housekeeping duties - and kitchen hand! It was a great experience living on a remote island, and fairly challenging coping with a Pilbara summer. We have also worked in a remote Aboriginal Community in the N.T. Doug was the Essential Services Operator and I looked after the Creche in the morning before changing hats to be the Centrelink Agent/general office admin. person in the afternoon. It was another wonderful opportunity and gave us an insight into the lives of Australia's indigenous people.

During 2017 (our 'gap year') we had the pleasure of meeting several home owners and their pets, and now have experience with managing big, bouncy dogs to the little feisty ones, chooks and cattle.
We can supply excellent references with one home owner declaring we would win a house sitter of the year award - if there was one!
We fully appreciate that making the decision to have people you don't know come to your home and care for your pets, garden and house may be a difficult one. We would like to assure you we would take the time to listen to what is required for your 'loved ones' to remain happy in their home, and would promise to care and respect your property as if it was our own. We are honest and reliable people!

Most recently we had police checks done, which is a requirement for people working for the Australian Electoral Commission in OIC roles at State and Federal Elections, and this we have done on many occasions. We are in the process of obtaining our own police checks. Also police checks were done when working in the N.T. and when I did volunteer work for Vinnies (Airlie Beach) and The Red Cross (South Perth).

Our interests are travel, music (member of a Community Band) quilting, gardening, walking and baking. I love to discover new speciality shops, delis, etc. We enjoy concerts and the theatre.

Below are two references, contact details could be supplied once you have made contact with us, and as we receive new ones we will add them as well.

Thanks for taking the time to read our profile, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Thérèse and Doug Boote.


I am a single white aussie man 58 years old currently living in Engadine and happily retired. Having owned my house for 40 years, I understand the care and
security needed in keeping a house maintained. There is always something to do. I am used to pets and consequently I believe that I would be able to take great care of yours. I am available for any length of house sitting and will provide both personal and professional references if required. I will do my best to take good care
of your property. I am available from 1 March 2016.

I have just handed in my Sydney water ID pass , ASIC pass from Sydney Airport and a MSIC from Ports. So I'm not in a hurry to do checks after 40 years of going through the hassle. Thats why I retired too much paperwork but if needed I will get a Police clearance. Certainly can prove drivers licence ,rate notice, bank staemnet etc
I have recently left Sydney Water after 39 years. I am wanting to start a new role with less pressure and to work locally.
One of the main reasons for my exit from Sydney Water was due to the length of time spent travelling. My depot was at Daceyville and on most occasions the travelling time to Engadine was close to three (3) hours each day.

I have spent most of my career in a compliance role traditionally known as Trade Waste inspector, then Trade Waste Officer, then Customer Service Officer-Trade Waste and most recently appointed to the position of Business Customer Representative. In these roles I became familiar with plumbing and liaising with many agencies and people regarding multiple issues.

I believe this is an ideal new start for me as I only need to occupy myself with part time stuff and don't require money as I am on a modest super pension. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to do house sitting for you. Ring to discuss if you want.


  • Brisbane, South Eastern

I enjoy exploring the new areas, taking landscape photos and helping people grow and develop their gardens. I love pets. I had a Maltese Cross "Scraps" for 21 years and usually two cats at a time. I've also grown and taken care of Chickens and Quail for over 4 years. I run a network of worm farms for myself and others so they can turn their food scraps into great fertilizer for their plants.

My experience with animals includes: Cats, Large and Small Dogs, Home Fish Farms, Chickens and other Small Birds.

I have experience in house sitting for people that are on holidays. I keep their houses cleaner than they left it and I take care of their gardens including mowing, edging, starting herb and veggie patches as well as fertilizing. All pets get the royal treatment and I send update photos for when you miss them.

I prefer a quiet lifestyle and I have no problems getting along with all animals. I have references in Brisbane and the Gold Coast available immediately on request. One of my references has booked me again for this coming New Year period.

I have an online business and can work from my computer and phone.

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, 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!