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Stephanie


  • Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. NW suburbs, Syd. Southern suburbs, Syd. SW suburbs, Syd. Upper N Shore

Hello, I've recently moved back to Sydney after spending the past 15 years living and working abroad, and would love the opportunity to do some house sitting gigs to save some funds, and have a break from staying at my parents. I'm a non smoker, in my early 40's, and have owned my own home (abroad) so am rather house proud, and do love pottering around in the garden as well. I also have 2 lovely dogs, but alas they are not here with me in Australia, so would love and enjoy the company of a furry friend.

Fiona & Sonia


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore

We are experienced sitters and work as an amazing team. We're bright and aware young women who are reliable, health-conscious, clean, non-smokers & animal lovers.

Between us we have years of experience but our most recent house-sitting stints include looking after cats/dogs in beautiful properties in Redfern, Erskineville, Bondi, Woolloomoloo, McMahons Point, Rose Bay and Vaucluse, as well as looking after three cats and garden maintenance in an 18th Century villa in the South of France; sitting for two beautiful dogs and a cat on a large property in Dee Why; sitting a large dog and cat in Cremorne and much more.

In any sit we've done, owners have remarked that they were able to be completely at ease whilst away, feeling that they could trust us and loved the updates we gave on their animals.

We love to take great care of any pets, having grown up around all sorts of critters. We always act with respect towards both your property and animals. We provide regular updates on your pets (if you wish) while you're away and leave your property in sparkling condition.

We are available for any length of house sitting and can provide both personal and professional references on request. You can look forward to returning to a clean and happy home.

Terry & Sandra


  • VIC

jill


  • TAS, VIC

Shelly


  • Sydney, Central Coast, North Coast

Hi, I am Shelly

I'm a mature ( 55 year old) female Social Worker, working part-time and looking for an alternative to renting in Sydney.
I love animals and have experience with them although they are not a pre-requisite. I see them as sentient beings with feelings like us.
I would take great care of your pets.
I am Australian, and come originally from South Africa.

I can appreciate the big decision of having someone you don't know staying in your home, and possibly taking care of your beloved pet. I am happy to send you pictures of your pet whilst you are away, knowing this is what I would want.
Please know I would give your home the respect and care it needs. I am very security conscious. I prefer for you to give me clear instructions as to what you do and don't want : this way we can both be happy. I would describe myself as a kind, considerate, quiet and decent human being. If I give you my word I do my utmost to keep it.

I have experience of 1.5 years in house-sitting, including taking care of overseas students. I am knowledgeable and respectful of certain dietary laws.

Here is what Debbie and Tania had to say about me:

"Shelly house-sat for me on at least 3 occasions amounting to over a year. She also took care of my overseas students. I felt safe knowing that a caring, responsible, dependable and respectful person was staying in my home. She took care of the home as I requested and was honest where finances were involved. I went away knowing my home was in the hands of someone I trusted which brought me peace of mind. I would not hesitate to recommend her" (Debbie)

"I am very pleased to recommend Shelly as an honest, reliable, accountable and considerate house sitter and house mate. Shelly has always treated my home with respect and care, and diligently kept the home clean and neat at all times. I have always found her to be considerate of my privacy, discreet, and ever helpful in an unimposing way. Shelly’s genuine warm and friendly disposition makes her an ideal person to share a home with, and I would highly recommend her as a great house sitter or a housemate" (Tania) I am happy to give you the contact details and full references of both.

I have a police check.

Lets chat and meet and see if we can make this work.

Best wishes
Shelly.

Phill


  • Syd. NW suburbs, Syd. SW suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

We are a married couple of retired teachers in our 60s looking for house sits in July/August 2017, while our own house is being renovated. We live in Melbourne's south east suburban area so would like to stay in this area if possible. We have cared for our family pet dogs and birds in the past, so we would enjoy caring for your pets. We are quiet people who like to read, watch movies and sport, and listen to music. Mary also likes to garden and go for long walks. We like to keep a clean and tidy house so we would leave your home in such condition. References are available on request.

Nicole


  • Syd. Lower N Shore

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 46 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 Sydney 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.

Meredith & Henri


  • TAS

Henri and Meredith have deep ties to the Northern Rivers community. They are both members (and medal winners) of Ballina Toastmasters (and former executive members of the Club). As business owners themselves, they are also active members of Byron and Beyond Networking and Ballina Business Alliance, both networking groups for local business people.

Other local memberships they have include Byron Writers' Festival, Lismore Theatre Company (Meredith performed in a play for the Group in 2016 and Henri was stage manager) and Henri is a member of Screenworks.

Both Meredith and Henri run their own business. Meredith owns LaughterWorx - where she develops program and one-off events for businesses, community groups, aged care facilities, events, conferences, gyms etc.. to help participants build resilience, confidence, improve communication and team harmony and bust stress using laughter. Meredith also likes to give back to the community, and in May 2017 ran free Laughter classes in Lismore for those affected by the floods to try and find their funny bone mojo again. She also runs Laughter classes for North Coast Community College (having completed Term 1 2017, currently half way through Term 2 and booked for Term 3). Meredith is also author of one non-fiction book (The Busy Woman's Guide to Inner Health and Outer Beauty) and is researching the second book in her The Busy Woman's Guide series.

Henri's business is LAMB, which stands for Local Authors Mobile Bookshop. The business is devoted to promoting the works by authors from the Northern Rivers. It's the only outlet of its kind and they are really proud of it. LAMB travels to markets and shopping centres to showcase the wide range of publications. Henri is also an author of six books, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as an actor, director and playwright. His plays have been staged in Australia and the UK. In February of 2017, Henri was awarded the Nancy Fairfax Writer-in-Residence at the Tweed Regional Gallery (courtesy of Byron Writers' Festival); and in 2016 he won the Mary Shelley Frankenstein 200 award for a short story.

You can look for their Facebook pages and websites to find out more information.

The couple took up housesitting on returning from an extended overseas trip in 2015, and found it so enjoyable they haven't stopped yet. Both love animals, and since their last cat passed away before they went O/S, petsitting has allowed them the pleasure of being with quite a range of wonderful critters! Neither smoke, and with both working mostly from home there is usually someone around to keep your pet/s company.

Meredith's mother moved to Ballina from Sydney in early 2017, so housesitting locally means they can stay close to her.

Meredith and Henri have looked after homes as far away as Maryborough (Qld) and as close as Ballina. Earlier in 2017 they chook/fish/budgie sat for nearly a month, and in May/June/July 2017 are dogsitting in East Ballina. Last Christmas/New Year they cat sat in Mt Tamborine for a month, and the homeowners were so happy having Meredith and Henri in their home, they booked them again for late August 2017 for a month. (Mt Tamborine is a little bit out of the way - but the cats are so gorgeous they just couldn't say no!).

Meredith and Henri would be more than happy to meet up so everyone can make sure they are a mutual good fit. This could be via Skype, in a coffee shop, or in your home. Please feel free to send through any questions. References can be made available upon request.

Kevin


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, Adel. Inner suburbs, Adel. N. suburbs, TAS, VIC, WA

We are a clean-living, non-smoking, pet-loving, retired couple, both in our early 60's. Our focus is to provide high quality care for your much-loved pets & your home. We are experienced House-Sitters, and enjoy an impeccable reputation. Since starting out in September 2007, we've looked after many rural acreage properties at Bodalla NSW, Bathurst NSW, Dromana Vic, Woodend Vic, Woongarrah NSW, TePuke New Zealand, Nyora Vic, Hobart Tas, Gosford NSW and Nelson Bay NSW. References and Police checks available. We have looked after big & small dogs, cats, alpacas, horses, chooks, ducks, geese, fish, & mice. So … please contact us to discuss your house-sit needs. Regards, Kevin & Dawn

Luis & Gloria


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast

Hi house owner,

My wife's name is Gloria and mine is Luis, she is a nurse and I am a telecom engineer, we are a young couple looking to cuddle and look after animals, we just want to help others and are not interested in making money but in making animal's life better and happier!

We have helped lots of people with their loved dogs without asking for any compensation around our area, in fact we are in a well renown app which helps lots of owners to walk and mind dogs, please have a look at our profile picture attached so you have a better idea of who and how we are :)

Anyway, that's a bit of us in a nutshell, so please feel free to reach out to us, we'd love to be part of your house & pet,

Kind Regards

G&L

Anna


  • WA

I travelled east in 2015 after having lived in Perth for 18 years. I am wanting to do more house-sits and will be leaving my little girl =^:^= with a house-sitter until I eventually settle somewhere, although perhaps I won't settle and will continue to enjoy house sitting and looking after dogs, cats, birds etc.

I am an empathic person and love all animals (maybe not snakes and spiders!) and would treat your animals lovingly. I want to house-sit because I don't know where I want to settle. I am a very organised person and if left details of what is required I will gladly carry these out. I do not smoke and would rather be in a non-smoking environment. I am a very clean person and know how to keep a house clean, neat and tidy.

I like a nice garden and will make sure that the sprinkler system is working properly or that the garden is getting watered if it is dry. I can also look after a pool too! I am a friendly person and would love to meet you and your pets, and maybe also the neighbours. I have had dogs and cats as pets and years ago a bird also. I would treat your pets as you would treat them including loving them to bits!

There are two excellent references on me but I would also like to say that I have volunteered with Lifeline, working as a crisis supporter for people in need, a few hours a week. To do this empathy and caring are needed which I have in abundance, which can also transfer to pet and house-sitting.

For your interest, this is my home I have recently sold: http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-wa-leeming-118633839

Sue & Tony


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

We are a married couple of 39 years and have always owned our own home and had the enjoyment of living with pets...cats/dogs/horses/fish of all shapes and sizes!
We are based in Melbourne en-route to New Zealand by Easter 2018. With substantial previous house-sitting experience we are attentive, professional and responsible in our care and maintenance of a home and garden.
We appreciate your pets are precious family members and we will love them as our own providing them with comfort, attention and exercise. Sue has been a full time volunteer at the RSPCA for 3 years.
To support our profile we have extensive housesit references from our Melbourne housesits of cats and dogs. We also have available references from a real estate agent in respect to our care for homes and gardens and 2 veterinarians as well as our National Police Certificates. We are non smokers.
We always look forward to being valuable house-sitters for people who care.
Warm Regards,
Sue and Tony

Laura


  • Sydney

Katherine & Tyson


  • Sydney, Central Coast

Thank you for considering us to care for your home!

We are Kat and Tyson: reliable, experienced house and pet sitters from Sydney who will respect your privacy and care for your home as if it were our own. We are animal lovers ( I am a veterinarian) who enjoy a quiet life and take pride in keeping our living space clean and tidy.

Not only do we have recent house sitting experience and references, we can also offer someone home all day during the day as a companion to your pets, both of us staying in the house each and every night and we will bring our own linens and towels.

I am a 34 year old veterinarian who works four days a week at a clinic in Sydney's North-West whilst Tyson (my husband) is a 35 year old professional who works from home and together we can keep your pets company and take the dogs for walks as much as you do. Tyson and I both grew up with cats and dogs and being a vet, I have had experience minding and caring for cats, dogs, chickens, goats, cows, rabbits, mice, guinea pigs and even the occasional snake.

We are a quiet, non-smoking couple and enjoy spending our free time and weekends outside, going bush walking, doing yoga and running. We are happy to get to know your neighbours and to minimise the disruption to your pets, we will do our best to maintain your daily routine - if you feed the dogs twice a day, do a morning walk, or evening walk (or perhaps both) then this is the pattern we will follow. If there is a specific place you like to take your dog to each day, we will ensure that we take them to the same spot. As Tyson works from home (and I don't start until 11am), we will be able to manage a routine even if it calls for a couple of walks a day or feeding, giving medication, etc. during the day.

We do have our own little one-eyed rescue dog, named Sparrow. She is a Cavoodle, well trained and her sole mission in life is to be patted and loved. She gets along with other animals well and would follow the same rules or any other specified as your pets.

Please be in touch as we are Sydney based and are more than happy to meet with you and your pets prior to your required dates, or simply arrange a telephone or Skype call so you can chat with us before making a decision to meet. We want to ensure you will be completely comfortable with us and with the arrangements for your property and pets before you leave.

We are looking for house sitting opportunities from 3rd March 2016 through to November. We are house sitting to save for a deposit on our home and also some travel.

We look forward to meeting with you at your convenience and are happy to forward on our references, police checks, and any other information you require in advance.

Kathryn & Peter


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. SW suburbs, Northern Rivers, Rural/Regional NSW

Kathryn is a well known long term resident of the Byron Shire with a house of her own in Suffolk Park. At the moment she is away from home enjoying staying in different housesits in the Shire. For the past year she has housesat various properties in Mullumbimby, Ocean Shores, and Cooper's Shoot. Excellent references can be given upon request.

Peter is from New Zealand, with family in Suffolk Park. He enjoys gardening, has a vegetable garden at his home in NZ, and would be keen to maintain a housesit garden if required.

Both Peter and Kathryn are writers, and enjoy a particularly quiet lifestyle, especially in the countryside. They are both experienced cat and dog owners, as well as experienced carers of other people's animals, including on farms with cows, horses, etc.

They are both clean, tidy, organised, and are non-drinkers, non-smokers and drug free.

Kiia


Hello! I've recently completed my first housesit through this website, please see reference.

About me: I’m an Executive Assistant, I work for the CEO of a Life Insurance Company (don’t hold that against me!). It’s a high pressure job so on the weekends I enjoy quiet time at home - cooking, listening to music, watching TV and going for walks. I live with my partner in Fairfield, he has 3 kids who stay with us every second weekend. Sometimes our house can get a little hectic so I sometimes need to escape to a quiet place to restore my energy for the working week.

Growing up we always had a dog in the household- Labrador, Dalmatian, Weimaraner, Cattle dog. Back in my share house days there was a Jack Russell in the house, so I’ve come to love dogs, big and small!

I lived in Europe for 4 years and while living in Estonia, looked after a Labrador for 2 months while the owners were overseas. It was the middle of winter so that meant daily walks in the snow! During my dog sit, Maks sustained a bleeding toenail due to the extreme cold conditions so that meant a trip to the vet – in a foreign country. Thankfully the vet spoke English! I have a good understanding of the needs of dogs (daily exercise, companionship and affection) and when vet care is required.

I’m passionate about dogs and look forward to owning my own when the time is right. In the meantime I would like to explore some new areas, while looking after your pets and attend to any household chores as required.

Patricia & John


  • Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. NW suburbs, Syd. SW suburbs, Syd. Upper N Shore, Lower Hunter Valley

My husband and I are retired and matured aged and experienced in caring for all animals from goldfish to guinea pigs, cats to 60 kg dogs to goats, sheep and horses.
We have attained skills based on the Parelli Natural Horsemanship principals. We follow the pet owners instructions to the letter.

We can offer references both from happy home owners and a character reference for a highly reputable organisation. . There is a recent reference attached to this site but not everyone can open it so I am happy to send it to you via email. We do not have Police checks as such but my husband has a "working with children" clearance which went through the same process. .

We have over the years cared for some very upmarket homes on Sydney's Northern Beaches and harbourside suburbs. We understand the need to care for expensive items in the home.
We have our own lovely home in Tea Gardens at Port Stephens. We are very houseproud and keep it spotless.
Whilst we love animals we do not allow them to sleep on our bed or in our room.

This Christmas we ideally are looking to sit somewhere in the Gladesville/Hunters Hill and riverside areas . Alternatively Sydney's Northern Beaches. We cannot start until December 26th or 27th.

We have children and grandchildren in Sydney as well as an elderly mother in law at Camden so we need to be able to visit them during our time there.

Throughout the year we are keen to find short sits of weekends or up to 5 days out in the Camden. Macarthur area due to our mother in laws location. Semi rural is nice eg areas around Camden Picton, The Oaks etc.

We are non smokers and extremely light occasional drinkers.

Please call or email if you would like to have any further information. My iPad is always on line so I can answer promptly.


Yours sincerely,

Patricia and John

Stephani


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs

*Current Police application as one of their PSOs;very extensive & in depth screening process, 3-6mths in all.
*Currently not actively working so your pets will have near 24/7 care.

Someone made me work this out recently; I've actually been doing this for near 10 years now! (on & off) Over 50 sits.

I'm Stephani - non smoking female, Executive Assistant for a Deputy Secretary and Executive Director which means time management & organisation skills. I really enjoy discovering new suburbs and people I sit for, especially my regulars! 12 animals is the most I've cared for, I have one with 10 presently.

I started sitting as a way to discover Melbourne, shared a home here for 3 years then several sits lined up for couples I've sat for previously, so I then moved. I've met many wonderful people and visited places I've never been before. I'm housetrained! I care for your home & pets as I would my own & very respectful of peoples needs, including where your home and valued animals are concerned.

Owned pets all my life, worked in a Vet Surgery, done many house sits, often for months whilst owners are overseas and for repeat families. These have involved voluntarily cleaning entire house, walking pets, mail collection. My sits have included large animals & several at once, rescue animals, dogs, cats, geese, chickens, rabbit, guinea pigs, fish and turtles.

I'm tidy and laid back with VERY minimal needs. Vast experience in many areas, great time management, highly responsible. I pride myself on looking after your belongings, so when you return everything is JUST as you left it, like you'd never been away. References on site also.

I look forward to meeting you!

Michelle


  • Adelaide, Melbourne

I have been house-sitting for about three years now. Most of the house-sits have been in and around Melbourne, varying from looking after two dogs and three hens on a 50 acre winery at Coldstream in the Yarra Valley, to looking after a dog in an old, red brick, two-storey house in Hawthorn.
I have also been house-sitting in Brisbane, Bendigo and Maryborough. In Maryborough I looked after one dog and four cats.
I have formed friendships through house-sitting and been recommended to friends. I have returned to one house-sit five times.
I enjoy house-sitting - meeting people, looking after animals, and helping people at the same time.
In my experience house-sitting I travel to places I have never been before. This is one of the reasons I love house-sitting so much.

Skye


  • Melbourne

Return Home Delighted, Melbourne.
Hi there. I am a very reliable, capable and experienced solo house & pet sitter in my 40's. I'm keenly attune to the needs of animals, plants, and gardens, and will look after them with genuine care and love. I'm a non-smoker, lead a healthy lifestyle, am very neat and respectful of an owners' specific requirements.
I returned to my home town of Melbourne 3years ago, after seven years working professionally in the Northern Territory. I predominately work from home (my laptop is my office), so while you are away your pets will have plenty of company and attention, and your home will be secure.
I come highly recommended and have excellent references! As well as current Police Check and Working with Children Check. I look forward to hearing from you.
Inner Metro MELBOURNE (Zone 1), preferred.

SUZANNE


  • Canberra, Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. NW suburbs, Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast, Lower Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Upper Hunter Valley, Southern Highlands, Central West Slopes, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba & South Eastern, TAS, Melbourne, Macedon Ranges, North Eastern, North Western, Shepparton & Central North, WA

Hello Home Owners!

This year I am focusing on house-sitting around the Toowoomba area; some areas in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast; South Australia [ my birth state]..Adelaide and surrounds, the south east, Barossa Valley, Clare; and Victoria ..around and in Melbourne, Mornington Peninsular, Yarra Valley; and in and around Newcastle.

Being a pensioner, and a retired teacher,I decided House-Sitting was my only way of having a break/ holiday from home. I have done several successful house-sits ..all with dogs, cats, birds, fish , etc., and even a pet python.

I am an inveterate animal-lover, with a rural back-ground. I do not smoke , and only have the occasional good wine or Guinness. I don't throw parties.. not even dinner-parties!! I bring my own mobile larder, laptop, printer, mobile USB internet , and mobile phone, so I do not need much,apart from some space in the fridge and the freezer. I have my own transport .

References are available.

Lyse


  • NSW, South Eastern

Hello
I am a mature, considerate woman who feels that people's 'homes' in very
many ways, reveal who they really are. I am house proud and clean and
while I am staying in your home I treat it with the respect and consideration
that it deserves.

I have looked after numerous homes in the past few decades, some of my house
sits lasting for 6 months at a time.

I am an animal lover and have experience with dogs, cats, fish, birds and sheep. I also take
care of plants and gardens be they inside or out.

I have excellent references; one of them a previous long term landlord and another a
house owner whose large home and pets I cared for on more than one occasion.
There are also references from shorter 'house sits'
that I have done here and there. I can also supply my latest house sit which extended some seven months.

I have a current police check and I do not smoke, nor am I a party goer. I spend much of my
spare time walking or writing.

Please email me any time if you feel I might be the right person to care of and love your home, pets and
plants while you are away.

Lyan


  • VIC

INTRODUCTION

Hi Everyone! My name is Lyan (pronounced as Leanne) and I am an Entertainment Assistant and a Human Resource Recruiter with Crown Casino and a hostess at various events.

WHY I WANT TO SIT?

I genuinely enjoy travelling, culture and being in different locations as I like to immerse myself in a variety of people's upbringings and lifestyles. Also, love real estate, interior design and architecture. My goal is to be able to experience and work along with these aspects as it ultimately brings me happiness.

ABOUT ME

I am very honest and reliable in any given situation and very pro-active in my given time. I have two dogs named Bagel and Popsky. I look after them by walking, spending quality time and feeding them- love them to bits. I'm relaxed, quiet, non-smoker and understandable - so do not hesitate to ask me any questions.

I genuinely do care in looking after pets as I have always grew up with them and love their little quirks. Depending on how much care the animal needs, I sometimes offer to bring my best friend along with my house sits to ensure that someone is always home to cater their needs and provide the extra supervision. Kym has graduated an Arts Bachelor degree last year at the University of Melbourne and works in Events for many fundraisers and fun projects. She absolutely loves dogs. I am flexible on which option you would prefer that ultimately suits your pets comfortability.

Also you can check my other profile for house/pet sitting website which includes references- https://www.trustedhousesitters.com/house-and-pet-sitters/australia/victoria/melbourne/l/98279/
Thanks for your read xx

Michael & Barbara


  • NSW, QLD, VIC

We are retired Health Professionals (Radiographer/Nurse) have house-sitting experience over recent years, are mature, clean, responsible, considerate, non smokers, always leave a home in a better state than found. With no commitments at home, we're free to be away for as long as we wish, willing to travel to anywhere Australia wide, & to most overseas locations. We're willing to care for cats & kittens, have had domestic animals in our family. Happy to speak with anyone seeking a sitter, & we have references.

Tavis & Samantha


  • Sunshine Coast

Looking for house sits around Brisbane.

We are non-smokers and experienced house sitters with glowing references. Both of us have very flexible 'work from anywhere' careers. Samantha, 38 year old, is a Network Marketing Professional and can work from her own laptop and mobile phone. Tavis, 45 years old, is a computer programmer and works 'from home' with the occasional commute to Brisbane.

We are both animal loving people. We grew up with dogs and cats and are always willing to take on new challenges. We have successful house sitting experience with various animals, big and small.

We decided to discover and enjoy this beautiful country and found that house sitting is an excellent way to do this.

Our lifestyle affords us to spend time with your pets and get any household or garden jobs done. We are fit and live a nutritional and healthy lifestyle. We are tidy, reliable and treat all homes with the same respect as would our own.

We are looking for house sits in the Brisbane / Sunshine Coast / Gold Coast areas. We are happy to come and meet with you.

We can provide police checks and references on request. We also hold a valid blue card.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Samantha & Tavis

Jim & Shelly


  • Canberra, Sydney, Central Coast, Lower Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Port Stephens, North Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Central Coast (Qld), Adelaide, Mid North, Spencer Gulf, Melbourne, Geelong, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd, Perth, Northern, S. Western

Hi,

We are a retired couple, recently married. have recently retired. Jim retired after 30 years working for IBM in the USA and Australia. Shelly was a hair designer for 20 years in Denver. We are honest, clean, responsible and friendly. We don't smoke. Having retired, we want to "try out" different communities around Australia before settling down. We have always had pets, both dogs and cats, and they seem to love us (in the case of dogs) and cherish peaceful co-existence we provide (for cats). Hehe. I lived on a farm for five years with ducks, chickens, sheep, horses and guinea pigs. We promise we will take great care of your home and everything in it, your pets, and your garden as you would yourself. We are available for any length of time after 18 October 2017. Personal and professional references are available, as are police certificates.

Thank you for the chance to free you from worry as you are away from home.

Jim and Shelly Vincent

Joan & Philip


  • Sydney, Central Coast, East Lake Macquarie, Lower Hunter Valley, Port Stephens, Upper Hunter Valley, West Lake Macquarie, South Coast

Available Dates: various dates from August 2017
Mature, non- smoking, active, semi –retired, married couple.
Previous house sit experience with 'Happy House sitters' and private pet/house sits through family friends (please see our pet sit references on the housesitters site).
We moved to Australia last year under the parent visa scheme as our family are already Australian citizens and live locally in Sydney.
We are reliable, honest, non-smoking and still own our own home (with large garden) in England (owned for 35 years) so are very capable of maintaining a good, clean standard of care and security when looking after your home and pet(s), as if our own. We previously owned our own pets over the years (dog/cat/rabbit) and understand how it feels to be away from your pets and property. Please see the references posted on happy house sitters.
We are currently housesitting until we decide where we want to live permanently. Our Children are professionals who have lived in Sydney for 12 and 5 years respectively and we have previously visited them every year so are familiar with the local surroundings.
We really enjoy the house sit experience, having a 'sense of routine and responsibility’ and yet still being around to help the family out . References can also be provided from the private house sits if required. We like to sample life in surrounding local areas & like to offer 'something back' with a professional service.
We will have plenty of time to attend to any pet care/house jobs in the mornings, but would probably be out during the middle of the days exploring the local area/visiting family and be back early evening for walks/feeds etc and be around during the evenings. We have our own car if needed for vet care etc.
We offer a professional service, would only bring minimum luggage with us and could easily vacate the property if required in an emergency, to stay with family members.
We are both active (run and bike) and are able to do any house jobs, basic maintenance, gardening and pet care. We can send texts/ pictures/updates if required whilst you are away.
Philip is a qualified electrical contractor/builder so can attend most maintenance issues if you wished in an emergency, should any arise.
I worked in University Administration for 20 years so have experience in confidentiality and security awareness.
We are happy to meet you anytime prior to the housesit and will provide you with our mobile number to arrange if you wish.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information.
We have UK and Australian police checks.
Thank you
Joan and Philip Jackson

Courtney & Hamish


  • ACT, Sydney

Hello Home Lender!

We greatly appreciate the opportunity to look after your home and be your temporary caretaker of your dear pets, plants, mail and anything else that we can share the love with! To be able to stay a little while in your home allows us the chance to make careful decisions about our future. For this we are very grateful!

We are a couple of big softies that just over a year ago, packed up our corporate life to move to an amazing part of the earth to volunteer, breathe, & re-set. We are now on our way back to Australia and are looking to slowly re-introduce ourselves to a life less hectic than before we left. The plan for 2017 is to make thoughtful and considered decisions on where to live, to find part-time online work and to enjoy being grateful for the quality of life that Australia offers.

Hamish is a boy from Durban, South Africa, big, gentle and kind like Yogi Bear. 20 Years now in Oz and still discovering all our weird but wonderful Australian native animals. I am a Sydney girl, Australian at heart but have let my travels to over 50 other countries mould me.

I'm the kind of girl that stops to talk to every animal I see and Hamish is the warm soul by my side that always waits patiently as I chat away in cat or dog to a furry friend. I've grown up with Cat's as family members for my whole life, where as Hamish had gorgeous Dogs. As adults, due to city apartment living, we were limited on pet choices, so for the first 7 years of marriage we saturated with love a crazy Brick-face Persian cat from kitten age. The hardest thing about leaving Australia for the 3rd world, was not quitting jobs and packing our life up - it was leaving our fur ball with my parents. So after arriving overseas, it only took 2 months and we rescued an abandoned cat and gave her a home and she gave us her cat heart. We love Cats.. but we love Dogs. Actually. Ok, we admit it, we love all animals!

We have been married 8 years, lived in 2 apartments in Sydney city and regularly stayed in friends, relatives and friends of friends houses over summers and long weekends to mind their plants, pets and keep pools clean. We always valued the trust people placed in us to care for their houses and pets like they were our own. We both like a tidy environment to come home to, so clean up continually to keep order king. We are non smokers, no allergies, we crave fresh air, natural light and after living in the city for years, we are methodical with keys, locks, security and understand it's essential to have a good routine for pets.

We invite your questions or requests for more info, we are happy to face-time or chat, whatever is going to make you feel excited and relieved about leaving your home in good hands.

Thanks for considering to open up your home to us. We promise to respect everything inside your walls, including you, and hope to add to the memories you've made inside them.

Warm regards,

Courtney & Hamish

Lisa


  • TAS

Hello, my name is Lisa. I am a 33 year old, non-smoker who has been living in South-West Victoria for almost 3 years.

I have recently enrolled in a design course at RMIT. Commencing on 20 August, the course will run for a number of weeks. I hope to find a place to call home near RMIT so that I can walk to and from classes, or hop on a tram.

I currently live on a small hobby farm where I love feeding the animals, searching for chook eggs and tending to the veggie patch. I would look after and care for your pets and your home as my own.

Please do get in touch if you would like to ask me any questions. Very best wishes, Lisa

Carole


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

I'm an experienced house sitter and have been house sitting full time now for over 18 months and prior to that at various short term house sits for a couple of years. I have experience with many dogs, small and large and up to 3 at a time, cats, chickens and birds. I enjoy walking the dogs and happy to walk them every day, if required, have also been known to have to walk a cat as well! I have also house sat where I have had to look after a pool and spa and watering of gardens. I also consider myself to be a clean freak and will return your home in the same condition that it was when you left and will look after it as though it was my own. In recent years I have been lucky to do an apartment sit in Hiroshima Japan, and a couple of house sits in NZ. I am a non-smoker and am single and have no pets. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
I have now just completed 6 months of house/dog sitting in Perth Western Australia and Darwin for 2 months and enjoyed every minute of it. I am now heading back south to the Sunshine Coast to where I usually live until the New Year. If you are looking for a house sitter while you have a break over Christmas/new year or school holidays I would love to look after your house and/or pets as though they were my own.