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Stacey & Adam


  • Melbourne

CHRISTINE


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Margaret & David


  • ACT, Rural/Regional NSW, S. Western

Hello My husband and I are a married retired couple that have had a lot of experience housesitting in Canberra and would look after your home as we look after our own and believe that it is very important to leave someones home clean and tidy as we found it. We both love animals and have a dog and cat of our own.If possible we would bring a little tiny Foxy with us if possible if that is a problem We are both non smokers. The reason we wish to housesit in Canberra is that my mother is living in Canberra in a Nursing Home at Weston and we would like to spend more time with her as she is getting elderly. We are available to housesit from early December

Spencer & Kerry


  • Hunter Valley, North Coast, Darwin, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Western QLD, TAS, Perth, Northern, S. West

Hi, We are a couple 67 and 60. We have just retired and have already done a number of house sits on Magnetic island and in the Brisbane area. We have enjoyed it immensely, we now would like to get more into house sitting to see more of this wonderful country. Our house sitting preference at this time would be Queensland or Northern NSW, however we are looking at all states.
We have lived in our own house in Coffs Harbour for 40 years. We are a very stable couple who pride ourselves on looking after other peoples houses and animals the same as we look after our own.
Although we have not had any dogs or cats at home we do have quite a bit of experience with animals, looking after many different kinds during the house sitting jobs that we have previously done. Spencer has also worked at an animal park for 40 years.
We have bred birds as a hobby for the last 10 years.
We are sure your house and animals would be in good hands with us looking after it while you are away.
We are both non-smokers and enjoy the outdoors. References are available.
Please call us to discuss any needs you may have.

David & Susan


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

We are a married professional couple in the 50-60 age bracket with 3 adult children no longer living at home. We are non smoking, very clean living couple and have recently built our dream home in Ballarat. We have a particular love of Sydney and visit frequently as we have an involvement with the Australian Ballet Company. We would love to spend a month or so there. We love dogs and all animals and have a small 6kg King Charles Cavalier that is extremely quiet and completely house trained. Ideally we would like to bring her with us if we house-sat. We would look after your home as if it were our own and of course your beloved pets would be well taken care of as we understand how important they are. We also enjoy gardening, walking, dining and just soaking up the atmosphere in Sydney.
Several references can be provided at any time.

Anneline & Corline


  • TAS, Melbourne, SE Vic

Looking to house sit in Melbourne eastern suburbs and surrounding areas also interested in inner suburbs. Also keen on housesitting in Tasmania.
We are two friendly responsible ladies who love spending time together and meeting new people and explore new places while caring for your house and pets. Thanks for taking the time to read our profile.
I (Anneline) work flexible hours online, I am happily single, a mother of two fantastic young people, organised and a meticulous housekeeper, past pet owner, cat lover, non smoker and drinker, who loves to volunteer for a good cause.
Corline joins me on house sits. She is employed as a professional cleaner, single, very caring and passionate about animal welfare, very organised and a meticulously clean house keeper.
Our values are honesty, being reliable and trustworthy as well as treating others the way we would like to be treated, in other words we like to do good to all people.
We are full time house sitters who likes to blend our love for animals and our caring nature with the responsibility of looking after your house and pets while we explore new communities and get to see other parts of Australia and the world.

We have 3 years official house sitting experience but have house sat for friends and family and in places like South Africa and New Zealand before listing with a service. We love animals. I (Anneline) grew up on a farm so enjoy farm life and have experience with farm animals (horses, chooks, sheep, cattle, etc.) Both Corline and I also have experience with dogs and cats as well as birds including parrots. We have had our own pets (cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, birds). We have lots of experience with animals of almost all kinds. We are also good with taking care of the garden, lawn and swimming pool if required. We are a friendly conscientious and dependable pair that will take care of your home and your pets with integrity and compassion.
References and Police check available.
Non-smokers and non drinkers.


A sample of some of our references:
Review by:
Referee: Teresa MacDonald (Yarra Glen), 6/5/2017
Corline and Anneline were kind enough to look after my two cats and my house for 5 weeks. The cats were lovingly cared for and the house was beautifully clean and tidy upon my return. I would heartily recommend them to anyone requiring pet sitters.

Review by Rebecca:(Vermont) January 2016
Anneline and Corline looked after our cat whilst we were away for 6 weeks over the school Christmas holidays. They arrived on Christmas day and waved us off on our trip whilst preparing their own
Christmas lunch. We received updates and photos of our cat regularly and she was looked after very well. The house was clean and tidy when we arrived home late in the evening which was a wonderful surprise!. I would have them back again in the future and would highly recommend both to look after your pets and home.
Skills: Pets well cared for, Followed instructions, Home neat and clean, Maintained garden, Punctual, Resourceful

Review by Andrea - Woori Yallock, VIC, Australia 19 April 2016
Anneline house sat for our 3 dogs for 4 weeks. The dogs settled in with Anneline with no problems and were more upset when she left than when we left. No doubt she spoiled them rotten and looked after them very well. The house was very tidy on our returns and even fresh milk and juice was in the fridge!
Anneline is a very caring and honest person and we would have her back anytime.
Best sitter you can hope for.

• Beatrice Lucas (Gruyere) June 2016 – September 2016.
Anneline and Corline are a true find and the best possible house-sitters. It was very re-assuring to know that our Horses and Alpacas were in the most caring hands. They are totally reliable, easy to get on with, friendly, honest and practical. We would have them back anytime.

• Jane Douglas (Croydon) May 2015
Anneline and Corline looked after my 6 cats and 6 chickens for 2 months whilst I was on holiday in Europe. She was great and I got photos of the animals and updates of how it was all going several times a week. Anneline did a wonderful job and the house was so clean and tidy. I have been very happy with her work and would love to have her back again in the future.

• Sue Houghton (Mitcham) April 2015
Corline house/dog sat for me twice in quick succession during Easter and after Easter. She was very reliable, responsible and my Chaka was extremely well looked after, as was my home. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a genuine caring house sitter.

• Nancy Latham (Tasmania) December 2014
I cannot recommend my new friends highly enough. It truly is a pity from my perspective that they don’t live locally (Penquin, Tasmania) to be able to house sit for me all the time. I highly recommend them to anyone wishing the best care for their fur babies and truly believe they were the best house sitters I could ever wish for.

• Sharon Gawronski (Don Valley) September 2014
Anneline & Corline house sat for me last year, looking after our horses, dogs and other animals. The animals took to them easily and were comfortable in their care.
I have known Anneline for some time now and have always found her to be honest and trustworthy.
Corline is exceptional at home care/housekeeping.

Josephine & Ross


  • NSW, Darwin, QLD, TAS, VIC, WA

(Sorry but we are fully booked for the rest of 2017) Hi, my husband and I are recently retired teachers 61 and 62 who have lived and worked in the same area for 32 years. Of course as teachers we had regular police checks and we can also provide references. After retirement we went to Canada, Hawaii, Far North Queensland and Tasmania. Yes we have caught the travel bug! We are friendly, reliable and caring and now that our children have grown up and our beloved pets passed away we are rattling around our house with time on our hands. As a retired couple we are available for any length of time and we can plan to house sit everywhere in Australia for the next 12 months to 24 months after which time we hope our children will provide us with grandchildren to spoil. As my husband Ross is a very keen fisherman we try for locations close to good fishing areas.
We love animals and we always look after all our friends and neighbours pets, houses, gardens and mail when they are away. One of them suggested pet and house sitting as it involves travelling, animals and gardening!
We will take meticulous care of your house, mail, indoor plants, veggie gardens and lovingly look after dogs, cats, birds, fish, chooks, rabbits and guinea pigs. We are more than happy to be in touch with you prior to the pet and house sit and we can also give you updates during your trip so get in touch with us any time to discuss your needs and travel dates as we can accommodate our time to suit your needs.
We prefer the northern areas of Australia during the winter months and we are looking forward to a visit to New Zealand in 2018. Ross is a keen fisherman and gardener, I adore reading and writing and tend to be more of a home body and we both really enjoy seeing new sights and meeting new people. You can leave knowing we will take extremely good care of your pets, house and garden and while you’re away. Ross and I are looking forward to getting to know you and giving your pets our love and attention. Prior to handover we would prefer a written list of your requirements and instructions including your mobile number and email address so we can make contact and get to know each other prior to your trip. We know the importance of trust in this relationship and can assure you of our honesty and love of animals, in fact we have found the hardest part of pet sitting is saying goodbye to the pets because we grow so fond of them.
Jo and Ross Tanner

Harry


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Southern suburbs, Syd. SW suburbs

I am a very outgoing, clean and tidy person, reliable and trustworthy. I am into health and fitness and like to go on long walks or runs (I am a non smoker).

I adore pets and have grown up around animals all my life and lived in a number of countries worldwide. I'm originally from the UK where I have done a lot of house sitting and also pet sitting, although I'm currently living in Sydney (for work). Back home my girlfriend and I are lucky enough to have two loving pets, a Dalmatian dog and a cat, as well as a horse!

I have house sat for people who have older dogs, puppys and energetic dogs as well as those with cats and horses. Some have required special attention and medication - however all requiring abit of TLC. I appreciate it can be stressful for animals when they are left by their owners for long periods of time, I use my experience with animals to help them to feel as relaxed and happy in their owners absense.

In addition to looking after pets, I have undertaken other jobs whilst house sitting such as looking after gardens, mowed lawns, watered plants and swept driveways.

I am a home owner myself and I have let out my property when I am away and as such:
> I understand the value that an owner has on their property
> I have good house maintenance/gardening skills

In addition I have good communication and computer skills, use technology (pics and videos) to keep in touch with owners.

I work a few hours in the morning and a few hours in the afternoon in Randwick. The nature of my job allows me to be at home a lot, this gives me the opportunity to house sit for people, especially those with pets.

Thank you for reading my profile. If you require any more information or clarification please do not hesitate to contact me.

Lyn and Janet


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emma & Alan


  • Sydney

Hi and thank you for taking the time to view our profile.

We are a brother and sister team which allows us to be flexible whilst offering you a double assurance that your pets are well looked after.
When choosing pet sitters to come and do any job for you, it is important you follow up references. We have been pet-sitting now close to 2 years and in that time we have amassed an abundance of happy home owners all of whom are glad to take your call.

We follow the routines, set by you for your pets. This means, little disruption to your loved ones habits and sometimes quirky behaviour :)
We ensure they are safe, sound and secure when in our care - that's why we are so successful

As it can be hard to decide on the right person to look after your requests, we invite you together in touch and meet for coffee in the first instance

Alan 0431 918 673 & Emma 0481 545 914
We look forward to meeting you

Debra & Tom


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC

Hello,

We are a non-smoking, mature aged couple who will look after your home and pets as if they were your own. We are willing to travel to most areas of Australia. At the moment we are looking for a house-sit in NSW, Victoria or Q'ld, but are willing to consider/travel other states. We are experienced house sitters, having done many sits over recent years including many return requests.

Our reasons for house sitting are simple. It gives us the opportunity of seeing different parts of this beautiful country, and it also to gives us the opportunity to provide the home owner with peace of mind that their home and animal/s will be extremely well cared for, should we be granted that privilege.

We take pride in what we do, being both neat and tidy. We enjoy a quiet life, are very capable, employ common sense and take care of things the way we would hope some-one would do for us.

We have cared for many different animals, cats (many varieties including Ragdoll, Himalayan, Russian Blue, Birman, Burmese, Siamese, much loved long haired and short haired moggies, all with different personalities and requirements, some indoor only felines), a few dogs both small and large, fish, chickens and cows a herd of 20+. We have looked after suburban properties and rural/semi-rural with water tanks and septic systems, pumps and bio-cycles.

We can provide excellent references upon request. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Debra and Tom

Judith & Simon


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

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.

Zac


  • Sydney

Hi!

I am a Melbournian law student looking for a place to mind in Sydney during my semester break. I am looking in Sydney as I have an internship as a volunteer legal assistant for an Indigenous-focused organisation. I am tidy, a non-smoker and absolutely adore animals. I have a Rhodesian Ridgeback of my own and would love to spend my time away from home by looking after someone else's animal friends! I have great attention to detail and will ensure all your needs are met.
References can be provided upon request and I am always happy to have a chat about any queries or concerns.

Hope to hear from you :)

Zac

Margaret


  • North Coast, QLD

I am a mature single woman looking to house sit preferably in Queensland or Northern NSW. I am a non smoker, non drinker, no drugs, no partying (yes regarded as boring by some!) person who would love the chance to look after your property and animals while you are away. I do hold a Police Check dated 12 months ago now.

May not be able to handle very large dogs if they need to go for walks and they would prefer to walk me instead of the other way around. Quite capable though of throwing a ball etc (if they fetch ball) to give them plenty of exercise. But I would love to have the company of a dog or cat (I love cuddles).

Don't mind if I have to look after chooks (would love fresh eggs). Would really like your place if you have wild birds and animals coming near.

Wouldn't mind watering gardens, lawns etc. Can do basic weeding and could mow a lawn if not too big. If you have a big lawn I would look to paying someone (yes pay them myself) to do the mowing. After all I am saving on paying rent.

I would leave your home as clean and neat as you left it and look after it as if it were my own. I do sew and would like to do so during a house sit so I would need to set up my machine on a table if that is OK with you. I also require internet. Very happy to pay for my own mobile internet if required but I need you to be in an area where I can get reception. If you have wi-fi I am happy to reimburse you for my use.

If you are interested in having me as a house sitter please email me with as many details as you can. I would prefer an email telling me about your place before a phone call. It gives me time to take it all in before we speak in person. If at all possible I try to get to you at some point before the house sit for a chat. However, if you are too far away that may not always be possible in person but can be substituted by a chat on Skype.

I have house sat before however it was some years back now. I do have references which I can make available to you on request. I am now looking to house sit on a permanent basis with house sits following on from each other.

If you have read down this far I thank you very much and hopefully I suit your needs and I will hear from you soon

Anne


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Hello.We are a recently retired teaching couple who are active,love animals and nature, and are interested in looking after your home and animals for you while you are away. We have our own home in the Hunter Valley, NSW, where we live with our 3 teenage children who are completing their uni degrees and working.The kids are now old enough to look after themselves and our little dog,and we are looking forward to heading out and seeing Australia.
We are non-smokers; love to walk and exercise;are clean and tidy;enjoy tending to gardens and have prior experience with a wide variety of pets. We have house sat in the past, and can provide references if required.

Guy


  • Sydney

Hi, I'm a very experienced house sitter and house sit homes with and without pets. I also regularly look after homes and pets for the same owners which is convenient for home owners and pets are most relaxed.

I am self employed and work from home and love the company of pets and have free time to play with pets, take for walks and give them lots of affection. Working from home and being home in the evenings and night also keeps your home secure.

I am a single 37 years old healthcare practitioner by profession, with no kids, non smoker, very clean and tidy and would treat your home and pet(s) like my own. I am police cleared through my profession and have many excellent references.

I have a genuine love for all animals and pets and it doesn't take me long to form that special bond with a pet. I equally love looking after dogs and cats and have equally looked after both. Every pet I look after soon becomes my shadow which I love!

I am experienced in looking after many breeds of dogs, cats, aquariums, farm animals, horses and kangaroos. I am also experienced in dog and cat training; washing and grooming and administering oral medication. I am also very fit and strong so very capable of walking and controlling big and energetic dogs.

Being a home owner for more than 10 years and managing an investment property I am also very experienced in plants, gardening, reticulation; swimming pools, DIY and knowing how to responsibly take care of a problem that may arise.

Feel free to contact me to ask any questions or to make a booking.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks

Guy

RAYNA & PHIL


  • Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast

My husband and I are semi-retired and in our early 50’s. We have been happily married for 28years. Our children have all moved out now and living their own lives. We have sold up our home and have been travelling and have recently rented on the Gold Coast for convenience.
We both work from home now on the internet, so we would always be present to keep watch of your home and keep your pet company. Most pets enjoy company all day, they feel more comfortable.
We are fit & healthy and would care for your home as if it is our own. We are extremely trustworthy and non-smokers. We have looked after all sorts of animals, and cared for a myriad of homes, and every owner has been extremely happy with us. The pets usually miss us when we go!
We are very house-proud people who like to keep a very clean house, and enjoy gardening (something we’ve really missed while in a high-rise apartment). We’ve always had our own vegie garden and enjoy digging around in the garden & watering plants.
We recently lost our family dog, Chocy, who was with us (and part of the family) for 15 years. Unfortunately he had 3 types of cancer and was very sick at the end. It was extremely upsetting for us to part with him. He was a cattle x staffy and had a very funny personality. We miss him greatly, so we really look forward to having a pet around again.
If you require any further information or wish to speak with me, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Lizzie


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs

Susanne


  • Sydney, Alice Springs, Darwin, Hobart, Rural/Regional Tas, Melbourne, SW Vic, Kimberly/North, Pilbara, S. Western

Hello. I am a professional writer and senior administrator, an animal lover and experienced housesitter.
As someone who owns their own (small) cottage - currently rented - I know what a big thing it is to entrust someone with your home. I enjoy getting to know new animals and places and hope to be able to help you with your house and pet sitting needs soon.

Have a lovely day.

Amber


  • Melbourne

* About me
Hello! I am a friendly and professional 36-year-old woman. I am originally from Hobart and have lived across Tasmania, Melbourne and Scotland over the years, and have plenty of world travel experience. My current situation is that I own a home in Ballarat and work full-time in Melbourne. I'm currently housesitting in Melbourne while my 100-year-old house is restored to its original beauty.

* Personality type
I am friendly, clean, respectful, responsible and tidy. I am an avid reader, creative writer and enjoy peace and quiet. I live a quite healthy lifestyle and enjoy dance classes and long walks. I don't smoke, I live a mainly vegetarian lifestyle, and I indulge in good wine and whisky for an occasional treat.

* Animals
I absolutely adore animals! I have plenty of experience with dogs, cats, birds and fish. I am responsible, warm and caring, and have plenty of love and cuddles to share with your pet. I am more than happy to give your pet their regular medication and take them on walks as required. I'm also more than happy to send you regular photos/texts of your pets being walked and looking happy so that you know they're being well cared for.

* Home
As a homeowner myself, I understand how important it is that a responsible and caring person looks after your home as if it were their own.
I am immaculately tidy, as I believe a home should be a sanctuary, so my personal standards are very high. I am house proud and spotless and while I love children, I don't have any of my own.
I have a green thumb and plenty of experience in gardens, so am more than happy to water your plants, prune your roses, tidy up leaves and keep your backyard beautiful.
I will not use your computer or your phone, wear shoes in your house, and will check your letterbox daily.
Your home will be immaculate on your return.

* Housesitting philosophy
I believe housesitting provides a wonderful opportunity for two parties to enter into a mutually respectful arrangement. I am happy to discuss and draft up any arrangements or terms and conditions with you. I have both references and a police check.

Krystyna


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Hobart, Perth, S. Western

Hello Home Owners


As a writer of children's books and songs I am free to go anywhere and make my home anywhere, as long as I have my computer and good internet access (I have my own wireless internet)
Writing, editing and research keeps me at home most days, so your pets will have plenty of company to keep them from fretting over your absence. I am an avid 'dog whisperer' fan and find those methods of interacting with dogs successful with dogs I know well, and also with dogs I have just met.

HOUSE SITTING EXPERIENCE
Since 2013 I have completed 20+ housesits all without a problem and am often asked to do repeat house sits. I have no complaints and have never received a complaint. I have many references which home owners were happy to provide.
I house sit up and down the NSW & Queensland coastline from Hervey Bay to Newcastle & Gosford. I plan to spend more time in Newcastle/Sydney from October 2016. I am planning a long term car trip to Airlie Beach/Cairns beginning June 2017 and am endeavouring to secure house sits along the way,
ABOUT MY LIFE & FAMILY
I am an ex-infants teacher and have worked as a carer to the disabled (certificate 111 )
I have a daughter and a granddaughter in Newcastle. They have a beautifully trained and extra loving male staffy, Nungo. I house and dog sit for my family several times a year when they go skiing or visit their favourite destination, Hamilton Island. Nungo keeps me company and we have a lovely time together.
I currently share a beautiful house in Murwillumbah, NSW with my sister and her staffy Uschi who is 8 months old. She arrived here at 7 weeks of age and is a delight to have in my life.

WHAT I OFFER?
I have been a loving caring friend to my own dogs and cats. I have lived with animals in my own homes long term, and have looked after the pets of my friends and relatives.
DOGS & I
In the last few years I have learned much about dog psychology, and find this knowledge useful when approaching and looking after other people's pets.
I had experienced house sitting and dog sitting for friends, so I thought I would put my experiences to good use and start house sitting professionally.
CATS & I
As a child we always had a cat. Always a female & therefore I have experienced the birth (and care) of many kittens.
As an adult I had two cats on separate occasions, Victoria and Adelaide. Victoria was baited and that was a horrific experience. The only thing that settled me was to go to the shelter to get another kitten. Adelaide approached us with her big meow.... no decision necessary. She lived a happy long life.

TRUST AND COMMITMENT
I have looked after many children, dogs, cats and the elderly in my career as a teacher, as a nanny, as personal carer and also as mother and grandmother. I have a great respect for life and all creatures and view life as a precious gift.
I understand the services I need to provide as a house sitter, and these fit easily into the way I live my daily life.
I have owned my own home and rented many others and have always left these homes as I found them or better.
My main goals in life are: to do no harm, add joy where possible and to enjoy myself through trying new ways of living.
That is why I feel house sitting is a great experience! Great for the home owner, who will receive peace of mind and excellent care for their home and pet/s. And great for my writing, providing new opportunities for me to meet more people and investigate 'the other side of the fence'.
Looking forward to meeting you, being of service and building a relationship of mutual trust.
Krystyna
Ps… please read my references, but contact details for references will be given only after we are close to agreeing on the house sit. I respect the privacy of all parties involved.

Luisa


  • Sydney

Hello home owners ,
My name is Luisa, I'm 32 years old, non smoker, single and absolutely love all kinds of animals.
I have years of experience house and pet sitting mainly dogs and cats but am comfortable with all animals .. With the exception of pet snakes!

References available on request - written or phone numbers can be provided

I am super neat and tidy, like to be outside , love music , cooking, travel and reading
I'd look after your house as if it were my own :)

Any questions please don't hesitate to ask
Cheers
Luisa

Melissa & Anita


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

Hi there!! We are Mel and Anita who have been together for 3.5 years. Both professionals working full-time in the inner suburbs of Melbourne. We had been living in Elwood for the last 5 years or so and St Kilda prior to that. After booking in a few consecutive sits, we have packed up our belongings and are now embracing housesitting full-time!! It has been so much fun, we wish we started earlier...

We are looking at buying a residence in Melbourne and enjoy doing housesits south side to fully explore other suburbs before committing to a purchase. Having done a number of housesits from this website and a few for Mel's colleagues, we are happy to provide further references if requested. We have completed sits ranging from just one cat up to two cats and two dogs.

We both have properties in other states, so understand the concerns associated with leaving your home/pets in someone's else's care, but rest assured that it/they will be looked after to a high standard! Mel is an ex PE teacher and her 4 years experience as a live in property manager in London, gave her skills and knowledge required for the general upkeep of properties (including unblocking toilets). Anita has a passion for the outdoors and has enrolled in a horticulture course for 2018.

We live a healthy lifestyle, are non smokers, vegetarian and rarely drink. We have a car, but would prefer to be near public transport as Anita works on Chapel Street and Mel in St Kilda.

Mel has a current Police Clearance and Anita will obtain one if requested.

We look forward to hearing from you.

You won't be disappointed, your pets will be well cared for and your house will be sparkling on your return :)

** Our remaining availability for 2017 is from 1 October until November 23 2017 **

Penelope


  • Shepparton & Central North, Perth

Susan & Michel


  • Syd. NW suburbs, Syd. SW suburbs

Hello,
we are a reliable, mature French-Australian couple who are looking to house sit while our new house is being built in the Blue Mountains. Susan is a writer who works from home and Michel is a retired builder/house restorer. We have no pets of our won at present, but love to care for yours - dogs are really attracted to Michel and cats find my lap very comfortable. We are both non-smokers, active, healthy and like our privacy. As proud home owners ourselves, so you can be assured of attention to your house, gardens and pets. Our Leura house is for sale, so we will be looking for a house sit from April. We have our own car and are happy to come and visit you. House sit references available
Best wishes Susan and Michel

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.

Anne


  • Melbourne

I am a mature age student currently studying Photography at the Photography Studies College in Southbank, Melbourne. However, I live in country Victoria and so I have to stay with friends and relatives during the week while I am at school I would like to house sit as it would give me more freedom in accommodation and I am quite willing to stay over on the weekends as well as during the week. I love animals and am very used to handling dogs, cats, birds and horses. I am a non smoker and am very clean and tidy.

Shayn & Yun Mi (Kristy)


We are a couple in our late-30's, house-sitting around the Sydney area for experience so later on when we retire in a few years we we can do it full-time. We have many years of experience with cats and dogs, both of us are non-smoking, non-drinking, quiet people.
We are currently working in Sydney, we currently prefer shorter housesits (2-10 days) around the Inner West - but will consider anything around Sydney. We can do whatever you require, usually pet feeding/walking/company at night & general cleaning/mail collection, garbage bins in/out then we would be perfect to look after your place while you are away.
We started house-sitting 2 years ago & have references on file. We quickly accumulated a healthy list of recommendations. Feel free to ask us any questions. Hope to see you soon. Thanks!

Sarah & Richard


  • ACT

Hello home owners!

We are young professional couple, saving for our first house contracts. You may have seen us on the front page of The Canberra Times & online across Domain, AllHomes etc. Please check out our website for our availabilities & please feel free to contact us with any queries or requests :)

www.theaussiesitters.com.au

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A little about us..

Richard is a manager for a very well known professional services company in the IT Defence industry in Russell & grew up on a 5 Acre property with horses, dogs, chooks & cats, as well as coming from a family farm breeding cattle. As you can imagine, we are very comfortable with all animals & pets. We are also not afraid to jump into the garden!

Sarah is the Marketing Manager of one of the largest Australian mattress manufacturing companies & has an earlier background in early childhood education.

Due to his line of work, Richard is required to hold a high level Defence Clearance & Sarah has her Working with Children Check & First Aid. These can be used to provide you with some comfort knowing we are a trustworthy & responsible couple.

We would love to arrange a meeting with you via Skype or similar to discuss everything further. If you would like to have us caring for your home and pets, please feel free to contact us!

Kindest,

Richard & Sarah :)