I'm Mel, I'm keen to housesit to explore different areas of Australia. I work as a nurse and am aiming to travel and work in various locations. I am a keen explorer of different areas and neighbourhoods pretty much everywhere. Hoping to housesit for a little to get a taste of the simple life away from the bit cities (originally from Melbourne), while I try and figure out what I want in life, and what better way to do that than explore our beautiful country! :)
I have previous experience housesitting dogs and cats and grew up with a Labrador, who I loved dearly. I'm happy taking dogs for walks and following any instructions there might be for the pet, i.e. How many walks per day and dietary requirements. I've always dreamed about having a pet cow and would be open to learning about farm animal care etc. Although I have limited experience with this thus far.
I have been housesitting in and around Melbourne continuously since August 2018 after a trip overseas, but had performed previous house/pet sitting jobs prior to this over the years. Very keen to take this on the road and learn how to look after more types of animals.
I always strive to maintain the cleanliness of the house I'm housesitting and I am a non-smoker.
Please let me know if you're interested in chatting :)
We understand the paramount importance of you enjoying a stress free holiday, in the knowledge that your pets are being loved and nurtured, whilst your home, pool and garden are being thoroughly well maintained to the highest standard possible.
We are of a mature age (61, 59) - but very active and fit. Andy is a self-employed Accountant, whilst I am retired. I am a true home body - love spending time pottering around the garden and home and utilising much of the day to love and exercise pets left in our care.
A sabbatical overseas trip has been planned further down the track, but now, our genuine love of animals means we are perfectly placed to care for them and your home.
We are responsible and reliable, respectful and incredibly fastidious. To date we have done 10 assignments and can offer references and current police checks. We are both non-smokers.
We are a quiet caring, non smoking, mature couple who LOVE animals!! .My husband Greg has a certificate of Horticulture and works part time doing gardening and cleaning and he has a green thumb with Veggie gardens, Lawns and especially Roses.
I am a semi retired singing teacher and part time Musician, so I am home a lot as is my husband, so we can give the pets a lot of time and energy! I have done cat-sitting for over 6 years in Sydney. I also worked at Animal Welfare as a volunteer a couple of days a week, helping bathe and walk the dogs and caring for the cats. I have always loved animals and am always saving birds, possums and stray dogs in my area....even the odd Blue Tongue Lizard!!
We are now house/Pet sitting full time and are absolutely loving it!!
We have also looked after our neighbours houses and pets when they were away, and we are very aware of how animals can pine if not given a lot of attention and playtime. I also got into the Taronga Zoo volunteer program(out of 400 people) and learnt a lot about keeping animals stimulated and happy.
We have excellent references, and we also rented the same house for 20 years in Mosman and always had a great relationship with the owner and real estate, so we know how important it is to respect someone elses home and property.
We would also consider long term sitting, we are really enjoying meeting new people, staying in their your lovely homes and mostly getting to know their well loved pets!!!
Hello,My name is Rosalie, and I am mid/mature age, but not old. I really enjoy caring for people, animals, and the home.I spent some time house/pet sitting in New Zealand and also in Brisbane, Gold and Sunshine coast, Toowoomba etc. I had the opportunity to be able to train the little dog, a Shi Tzu cross Griffin. She was great fun and had a good sense of humour. We went for long and short walks along the river and at the beach, which she loved. I have cared for many breeds, sizes and ages of both dogs and cats. Some owners say that their pet misses me when I leave which is a lovely compliment and testimony as to our mutual respect and empathy, and understanding. We both (I and the pets) enjoy walks, grooming, tummy tickles, massages, pats and cuddles; leaving them happy and content.. Homes ranging from kit homes to a $7million home are all treated as a sanctuary, with respect and care, leaving them sparkly clean.My background is in personal transformation, health, teaching movement, yoga, Pilates, fitness; nutrition and bodywork.Having spent two years in Japan teaching English as a 2nd language, I learned a lot about myself at the same time as experiencing another culture.Since a child, our family had pets, so I can relate to and understand their needs. I have had cats, German Shepherd dog, birds and mice (courtesy of my daughters when they were young), and generally have a good rapport with all animals, and people.I am confident that you will feel secure and at ease while on your trip, knowing that your pets and home will be well cared for.
We are an animal-adoring, responsible, tidy couple looking to take care of your precious fur babies whilst you enjoy your travel adventures! We absolutely adore dogs, would happily take care of multiple animals and enjoy going for walks together, where your pets can join us! We both are working part-time and will resume studying from March 2019, giving us flexible hours and availability. We look forward to hearing from you!
Hi my name is Jo and my husband is Nando and we like to think of ourselves as 'worldly travelers'. We both worked for Department of Justice in Victoria, Australia for many years and are now retired. We reside part of the year in Thailand, part in Australia and the rest of the year, wherever the wind takes us.
We had pets of our own for over 15 years (cats, dogs) but have outlived them all and miss their little furry faces very much. We have always owned our own home and had pets and when we traveled it was so hard leaving them at catteries and kennels. We had no real peace of mind and couldn't wait to get home and see them. To have had someone stay in our home and care for our pets would have been great, we just didn’t know that was an option.
So, we have chosen not to adopt any more pets as we are always on the move but instead, we enjoy sharing our 'pet love' with those in need at holiday times. We are pleased to be able to house sit for others and offer peace of mind - knowing that their pets, homes and possessions are in good loving hands.
We have several years experience house and pet sitting for friends, referred friends and via house sit sites. We have completed assignments in Australia, Italy, UAE and Canada. Nando speaks fluent Italian, we both speak some Thai and I speak Canadian (lived in Vancouver for 8 years : ). We have experience caring for homes, pets, gardens, maintaining swimming pools/spas and cars/bikes. We are in our 50s, healthy, happy, active, don't smoke, occasional drinkers and also are experienced AirBnb guests with excellent references. We are a reliable, mature, loving couple, who genuinely care about little furry friends of all shapes, sizes and genders. Happy to discuss any upcoming assignments with you and we can Skype and chat which is a bit more personal than via email.*
Helpful Happy House Sitters
We understand that leaving your home and animals in the care of house sitters for extended periods can be very stressful, but we can assure you that your home and extended family will be treated with kind and loving hands.
We are a middle aged couple whom sold our restaurant business and are now travelling this wonderful country of ours, and would like to offer our services to house sit your home while you do whatever your need or want to do elsewhere.
We travel with a budgie, but we used to have other pets before leaving Brisbane over a year ago and they are sadly missed.
Bobbie owned and operated a small animal refuge in the USA before coming to Australia and we would welcome looking after your own beloved pets if you so need.
We also have farm sitting experience, care of horses, chooks, galahs, geese i.e. farm animals.
Also, Bobbie has been a house cleaner both in the USA and in Australia. She worked for a well known Dr and his family in Brisbane over 4+ years.
We are clean and respectful and would treat your home the same as we would our own, treating your home as a home should be treated.
We will do any house cleaning or garden duties required while you are gone, if you wish, to maintain a nice clean home, ready for your return.
We are on no real time limit, being without any real commitments to any place at this time.
We believe ourselves to be reliable and trustworthy and hope to hear from you in the near future to make arrangements.
Bobbie & Bret
I am a 23 year old biomed student at QUT, however I am a trained vet nurse completing 6 weeks of full time placement in a Greencross clinic. From this I learnt how to deal with all types of animal temperaments and behaviors. I absolutely adore animals and would give the best care for your furry friends. I am a very reliable and trustworthy person but you can decide for yourself as I am more than willing to meet with any home owners. I am a very tidy person - I'm the type of person that cleans while they cook because I cant stand the mess at the end!! I have house and pet sat before for family and friends and if you would like to contact a reference then that can be arranged. I am interested in house sitting as I am a full time student with little time for part-time work and I think this job would be perfect for me. *NON- SMOKER Thank you for considering me :)
Very warm hello to all. My name is Jamie and I am a very respectful, honest, attentive and particular 40 year old. I live a healthy lifestyle and am a quiet non smoker/non drinker. I have an immense love for animals and consider it an absolute honor to look after people's homes!
Am currently trying to build an online business and am content chipping away at that or going for walks/exercising and attending house sitting duties. I would truly appreciate the opportunity to sit for you and make sure everything is 100% safe, secure and perfectly maintained. Thank you so much.
Wishing you all the very best.
Mature caring and capable female. Love animals and worked with large animals and native animals for over 20 years. Plus caring for my own Husky, my best mate through his many illness's due to his poor immune system, so administering medication to him is a daily routine for me. Run my own business for the past 17 years in tourism and farming in Central Australia. Now sold up and travelling with my Husky and enjoying house sitting. Capable of numerous tasks
I am interested to house sit as I love animals and I am looking for an alternative to renting. I have been housesitting for almost 4 years now and I have extensive experience in looking after dogs and cats. Also, between 2010 and 2014 I worked in a voluntary role at Shenton Park Dogs Refuge in Perth. I now reside in Sydney and work about 30 hours/week in the field of social services. I am very clean and tidy and I don't smoke. Whilst you are away, your pets will be loved and your house will be well looked after. References available upon request. Thank you for considering my offer.
Hello, my name is Mandy, and I have been busy bringing up 3 lovely boys. They have all left the nest and I am ready to pack up my belongings and throw myself into housesitting for a year or two. I am a quiet and very trustworthy lady. I love the outdoors and love to get out and about walking whenever I can. I don't smoke and l keep a very clean house
We have had a few family pets, cat, rabbit, dog. I've even had some experience with chooks, sheep, guinea pigs and alpaca's. I have been lucky to house and pet sit for friends when they have been on holidays
I am looking forward to having the company of some lovely pets and feeling needed again! I would treat your pet with all the love and care I would give my own and leave your home sparkling clean. I can provide many references and would be willing to get a police check too.
Hope to hear from you. Mandy
I am non-smoking professional currently living in Melbourne CBD and working at Good Shepherd Australia in Abbotsford, though we have offices in St Albans and the Mornington Peninsula that I can work from so location of the property to sit is not an issue for me. We own the current 3 bedroom apartment we are living in (my partner of 14 years would stay there to look after our 3yo British short hair) and we have a 4 bedroom home in Queensland (currently rented out), so I am conscious of the care and security needed in keeping a house maintained and a rental property in great order. I have grown up with pets and I also volunteer at The Lost Dogs home twice a month, consequently I believe that I would be able to take great care of your fur babies (no matter what size or shape). 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 am available from Now. Though I will be unavailable on these dates, June 21st to 24th and September 12th to 30th,
My name is Brett and I'm a high school English and Spanish teacher here in Canberra. I was born in Canberra and while I've lived in many places I keep coming back because I just love this city. My fiancé Lili works in a hotel and she is from Colombia. We met while I was teaching over there and she's been living here for just over 3 years and loves it too.
We hope you will consider us as housesitters for your place as we are really quiet, responsible and dependable people who love animals and would do our utmost to take the best possible care of your place while you're away. We are both non-smokers and take pride in being clean and tidy. We're happy to catch up at any time that is convenient for you to have a chat and so you can get to know us better and take the time to make sure we are the right people for the job.
Many thanks and kind regards,
Brett and Lili
I am single, non-smoking, full-time employed, looking for an alternative to renting as I would like to conserve my funds and save to buy my own home. Having house sat for family and friends, I am conscious of the care and security needed in keeping a house maintained. I have grown up in the company of animals and would take extra special care of your precious furry friend. I am an extremely efficient, clean and organised person. I am available for any length of house sitting and can provide both personal and professional references, as well as a police clearance on request.
Hi home owners and furry friends! We are a Sydney based experienced house and pet sitting duo (33 & 39) and also loving friends for your best friend while you are away on holidays.
We both work full time from home so your pets get our 100% full love and attention at all times. We are very active and healthy non smokers who love getting out with dogs to the beach and to the park and on adventures in and around Sydney. We are both houseproud and would consider it a privilege to care for your home, pets and garden and treat this with the upmost of care.
We have house and pet sat in many neighbourhoods throughout Sydney, as well as through QLD and Canada for the past 6 years and have looked after many cat and dog breeds, big and small, young and old, birds, fish, chickens and even turtles!
We provide full up to date police clearances and many reviews and references from happy clients for your peace of mind. I have included some photos of some recent happy furry clients,
We look forward to hearing from you!
Sarah and Drew
We are a professional couple with no pets of our own and no kids. Dani is a doctor based at The Canberra Hospital and I am in real estate. We are looking to settle down in the ACT but have decided to take a year before buying a house to get a feel for some different neighbourhoods. We both have a deep affection for animals and both had family dogs and cats growing up. Dani was raised in Canberra and her mom, dad, and sister all still live in the ACT. We are a responsible, respectful couple who appreciate that it takes a lot of trust to let someone into your home. We'd love the opportunity to discuss house sitting for you.
Hello dear homeowners, our names are Serkan and Remi and we are originally from Germany. Serkan (27) is a trained banker and Remi (26) a fitness trainer.
In 2017 we have travelled to Australia. We liked it so much that we decided to stay for a longer time, about 3-4 years, or longer.
We would like to get to know the country a little better and are looking forward to making new contacts.
Happyhousesitters offers us the opportunity to take responsibility, meet new people and have a real everyday life, that is our goal in the long run.
We were lucky to be able to look after a house once and this gave us a lot of pleasure.
In addition, we have no problems with animals. Remi owns 5 cats and Serkan 2 cats and chickens. We grew up with animals and are happy to look after your animals responsibly.
We look forward to a house sitting opportunity. We are happy to answer all your questions and are also not averse to you, to establish contact with the previous house owners.
Remi and Serkan
Someone you can absolutely count on! 38 references available.
Hello, I am Clare, 64, retired ABC radio broadcaster and experienced house/pet-sitter of many years (see references for details). Although I have cared for a delightful variety of farm and domestic animals in the past, my preference these days is to care for cats, or other not too demanding or boisterous animals.
I lead a simple life - studying (French language and literature), walking, swimming and seeking to maintain good health in aesthetically pleasing environments within 10 mins of the sea. To this end, I alternate between the coastal areas of Tasmania (Oct - May only) and mainland Australia, often returning to the same homes at the ongoing request of their owners.
I have numerous references and my referees are happy to be contacted personally.
We are a responsible, trustworthy, non-smoking freelance/semi-retired couple with plenty of common sense, responsibility and reliability.
We are German born with Australian Permanent Residency/European Citizenship. We both held responsible positions in our careers. Reiner enjoyed a managing position for over 15 years at a renowned public health insurance in Duisburg and I was the managing director of an interior design company and the owner of a reputable home and giftware store with a number of employees in Sydney. We are currently enjoying some time-out and are possessed by the travel bug and welcome this alternate lifestyle of housesitting around the world. While Reiner has the freedom to pretty much enjoy the better things in life I would still like to take on some casual work in the area for a few hours per week depending on the housesit tasks. This way we have more time for ourselves and do the things we truly enjoy, we also have the flexibility to travel with or without our caravan (in Europe) and also do the things we really love doing, like walking, riding bicycles, yoga, meditation reading, cooking, crafting, listening to music..
As of lately we have been taking care of Reiners elderly parents but as things are stabilizing now and they are at good care we are ready to take off to new ventures, again.
We aim to take a professional approach to housesitting and would like to undertake a variety of housesit assignments around the world. We have many years of travel experience and are easily and quickly comfortable elsewhere. We would feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to housesit in different countries and experience their history and culture and learning a new language is always great fun. Housesitting enables us to experience diverse areas and cultures and getting to know the community we live in.
We have both been brought up surrounded by pets and they played a huge part of our life and they have been treated like family members. Our travelling lifestyle precludes us from having our own pets so we particularly love to spoil your beautiful two or four legged family members that we have entrusted to our care.
We have already had some positive experiences in the housesitting community and we would very much welcome the opportunity to sit for you. We are an open minded couple and our time traveling throughout Europe with our Caravan has been introducing us to our nomadic life style. We are not new to the concept of ‘house-sitting’ and regularly find ourselves taking care of the pets of our (camping) neighbours and spoiling their dogs and cats with cuddles or walk or sit them.
We feel that housesitting is home away from home. We look after everything as we would if the house was our own. We both own properties and have a good common sense of how and what to be taken care of. We have renovated our own properties and landscaped our gardens so we can put our hands to most things should the need arise in an emergency.
We know that it may be worrying for you to leave your pets and home; we are very conscious of this and we will make sure that we communicate regularly by e-mail, Skype or whatsapp to reassure you that all is well.
We recognize the importance of selecting the right house-sitters to look after your home, pets and garden. We are genuine animal lovers and having pets to look after is a pleasure for us. We are also house proud and we will keep your house and garden looking clean and tidy and maintained in good condition for your return.
We can provide police checks and any other information you may wish to know upon request. Happy to Skype also as an introduction and a way to get to know us more upfront.
Do contact us as we are always happy to discuss your individual house-sitting needs.
Christina & Reiner
I am a Critical Care nurse and artist with a love of travelling and creating beautiful spaces. I am well attuned to living in other people's homes, having spent many months in Kenya and Morocco volunteering and living with local families. I love experiencing different cultures and always feel honoured to be welcomed into someone's home!
I have extensive experience house and pet sitting/dog walking for friends and family, and have recently started formally house sitting. I've found it to be extremely rewarding and a delight being able to spend time with different animals while seeing new areas of Brisbane. Having grown up with a menagerie of pets (dogs, cats, chickens, sheep, cattle and a horse) it has brought be a lot of joy being able to interact with so many animals again.
Something travelling has taught me is that I am both very flexible, but also very impacted by my surroundings -- as an artist this means I always put a lot of energy into creating a space which is beautiful, full of light, and clean. I work in a very busy Emergency Department so when I'm home, I love to relax with a coffee or wine, read and paint, and play with whatever animals happen to be near me! (I'm often found singing off-key to them but who's judging haha)
I am able to provide past sitting references, a police check, and a rental history report on request.
We have recently returned to Australia after a long career in education in the United States. We have been housesitting in various locations in Australia while we decide where in Oz we'd like to settle permanently. In addition to housesitting in Australia, we had our own pets in the U.S., and looked after our neighbors' homes, plants, and pets while they were out of town over the years. Our acre property in the U.S. was in the high desert, and had a swimming pool, so we understand the maintenance involved. We would strongly prefer to be near public transport as we do not yet own a car in Australia. We have a quiet lifestyle, and will treat your home and pets with care and respect. References and police reports are available.
I have a long-term placement and will not be able to house sit until November 2019.
I am a recently retired teacher, keen on reading, listening to the ABC, walking, golf and keeping fit and healthy. I maintain a small but prolific veggie garden and enjoy sharing and cooking the produce.
I have lived on the Mornington Peninsula for almost 40 years and am presently looking to buy a new home in the area so this has opened up the opportunity to house and pet sit.
I am a friendly and cheerful person, reliable,
organised and tidy and I would look after your home extremely well as I understand how important this is.
Dogs have always been an incredibly important part of my life and while I do not have one of my own at the moment, I take my son’s mischievous and energetic daschund on twice daily 40 minute walks and my daughter’s Boston Terriers often come to stay. I have also lived with and loved a range of purring cats from pound pusses to a magnificent Persian and very clever Tonkinese.
House sitting is an ideal way to explore new and familiar areas, particularly through walking dogs and meeting other dog walkers.
Personal references can be supplied on request.
I am semi retired and would love the opportunity of looking after your pets, home and garden whilst you are away.
I am extremely fit and active for my age, and I am a non-smoker.
I would like to house sit as I enjoy discovering local communities and prefer to avoid hotels and busy resorts. I would rather find a relaxing place to retreat to.
I am a keen gardener and have a genuine love of animals. I have owned a number of cats over the years and my second language is now “CAT”. To be perfectly honest I’m not sure that I owned a cat really, perhaps it should be the other way round. Nevertheless it’s always been enjoyable.
I am highly reliable, considerate & respectful and will take excellent care of your home and pets.
Your home will be kept neat and tidy at all times, inside and out, and will be left in the same condition as you left it.
I would love to house and pet sit for you, and if you require any further information don't hesitate to contact me and I will be only to glad to assist you in any way I can.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Bruce & Marina have house sat in Qld, NSW & WA. From dogs in an exclusive suburb of WA, to cattle, dogs & goats on 220 Acres in NSW to horses, dogs & cats in Qld. They owned a 100acre cattle rearing property in NSW and acreage in New Zealand. Bruce is retired & Marina works remotely for a company in WA and are free to travel to where they can be helpful to allow others to travel in the knowledge that their pets and homes are well cared for in every way. References and current police checks available on request.
Hi, my name is Ian.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
I have previously owned 3 homes (Sydney and Brisbane). Married for 30 years (now divorced) and have 2 adult children.
We've had dogs, cats and an assortment of other animals plus I'm comfortable looking after reptiles.
Previously worked within Advertising agencies, commercial radio (Sydney, Melbourne and Hong Kong), holding management positions along with running my own handyman business in more recent years.
I supply my own sheets, pillows, towels, dish washing, laundry, cooking condiments etc etc.
I have been house sitting homes in city and rural areas off and on for about 5 years, often caring for acreage/ waterfront
properties. I'm very familiar with pool care and grey watering systems and I've decided to continue home sitting in a full time capacity.
I'm quiet living, sociable, non smoking and enjoy an occasional glass of wine. My interests are; camping, bush walking, gardening, sailing and reading.
I look forward to meeting with you and discussing your needs. I have encluded a couple of references for you to read.
Hi there :)
We are professional, non smoking, full time house sitters who have an unlimited amount of love for animals. Our schedules are very flexible, so we can easily adjust to the requirements that each pet and home needs.
We pride ourselves on being extremely reliable and trustworthy and we will take excellent care of your home, garden and love your pets as we would our own. Our house sitting career within Australia has taken us to various sits across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. We have looked after multiple styles of homes and various breeds of Dogs, Cats, Birds, Horses and Fish. We will provide you with peace of mind that while you are away, your home and precious pets will be in very loving, caring hands. We have excellent written and verbal references confirming our very high standards and integrity which we are happy to provide. We have also developed good relationships with home owners and have been invited to house sit a second time.
We hold drivers licenses, Police checks and can provide multiple references. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us, we are happy to answer any queries.
I am a mature, responsible and highly conscientious 55 year old lady who is currently on her twelfth successful house sit. I’m a well-travelled and highly respectful person that adores animals and find I easily establish rapport with them. I often become the ‘aunty’ to our new fur friends on our house sits. I will treat your home and fur babies with lots of care, love and attention. You can be assured you can holiday with no worries at all about your home and your pets. I lead a healthy lifestyle and I’m clean living and non smoking. I only work online , so can give your fur babies lots of love and attention. I am a friendly, healthy, happy person that is easy to get along with. I do have a unique gift with animals, they almost always like me on first sight, which says a lot about a person. I’m currently house sitting as I love the freedom and lifestyle it gives me ( I have a base in Redcliffe, a small cottage) and as I no longer have dogs or cats of my own, just love looking after other peoples. .
Im more then happy to supply references if you require them, both from house sitting, work, and personal.
I really hope you consider me as i believe you’ll be very happy with my level of care.
My name is Jassmine and I’m 21 years old. I’ve always grown up around pets (large dogs, small dogs, cats, rabbits & birds) and have such a gentle spot in my heart for animals. I generally find myself having a fantastic connection with all animals which has encouraged me to want to be the temporary human for your furry and fluffy babies.
I have been pet and house sitting for approximately a year now, with the help of different website platforms to find my clientele. This encouraged me to start my own website whereby I have reviews and testimonials from my previous sits. It also allows home and pet owners the opportunity to easily find me if ever I need to be re-booked,
I work as a domestic flight attendant. Although I fly almost daily, flying domestically allows me to always come home, back to my home base. Therefore, if your pet doesn’t mind a bit of downtime or alone time then I can assure they’ll love me as their fill-in human within the comfort of their own home.
I want the most comfortable and relaxing experience for your pet, so I can adjust to any requirements that your beloved animal(s) need, whether it be feeding, sleeping arrangements, exercise requirements, grooming needs or socialisation.
Now, I can most definitely guarantee that your pet and I will have a lot of photos while you’re away so, you will have lots of picture updates on our time together while you’re away if you desire.
I assure you, your munchkin(s) and I will get along perfectly and they will be in the best of care. With that being said, I look forward to hearing from you, with any queries you may have and meeting you and your precious one(s).
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