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Stephen


  • Sydney

I am a reliable, friendly, respectful and responsible person who welcomes the opportunity to housesit your home and pets. Not only does housesitting allow me to save, but it affords me the opportunity of experiencing new communities with the lucky company of furry friends.

I love animals of all sorts, having grown up with pet cats, dogs and a rabbit. I have also cared for animals that require extra special love and attention; for example, a foster dog I looked after over an 18-month period, who needed a lot of TLC and rehabilitation in a calm environment before he was ready to be adopted into his forever home by a retired couple.

I am a very house-proud person, love gardening, and am a non-smoker who keeps a very clean home. Rest assured I will treat your home and animals with the utmost care and respect, as if they were my own.

I'm 34 and currently work in Sydney CBD, while slowly completing a bachelor of management during my lunch breaks – so I very much enjoy my quiet time at home where I can chill and be available for any furry cuddles required!

I would be happy to forward references upon request.

I look forward to taking care of your home and pets.
Stephen

Simone & Monique


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

Caitlin & Joshua


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Hi!

We're 2 young students who house sit to have independence without having to scrape by with rent whilst studying. We are quiet and sensible students who both adore animals and are quite active. We are happy with both short and long term sits, and ANY kind of animal (seriously- between us we've had dogs, cats, fish, chickens, galahs, ferrets, frogs, guinea pigs, plus Josh has farming family and is experienced with farm animals). Feel free to message through any questions :)

Michael & Catherine


  • Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Upper N Shore, Sunshine Coast, Hobart

We are a retired couple, Mike and Cathy. We enjoy traveling around Australia and are now grey nomads.
Mike is a retired draftsman/landscaper and Cathy is a retired nurse.
We are trustworthy, tidy and non smokers.
We enjoy beaches, walking, gardening and reading.
We have had previous sits in Tasmania, Victoria, NSW and Queensland over the last 5 years. We will look after your home in the same manner we love and respect our own home.
We understand the importance of looking after your loved pet and house.
We really enjoy our time with the dogs and cats when we house sit as we are unable to have a pet when traveling with us at the moment.
We enjoy stopping for a while and developing a friendship with a dog or cat or both. We find we have more time to spend with the animals now and enjoy their company.

Reference

Copy of reference
17 May 2013
To whom it may Concern
Reference: Michael & Cathy Freeman
Dear Sir/Madam
This letter is to confirm that we have used Michael & Cathy Freeman as house sitters at our country property near Daylesford in Victoria on two occasions.
Both sessions were for a couple of weeks and involved looking after our cat and now our dog as well as maintaining a “lived in” look to our house.
Michael is an experienced landscape gardener and builder and Cathy is a registered theatre nurse, so you can expect that they have an excellent understanding and control of things while you are away.
We have remained in contact with them and have no hesitation in recommending them for a similar role at any property.
We are happy to be contacted in relation to any application they may make and look forward to having them back at our place at some time in the future.
Yours sincerely
ANDREW ASHBOLT
Andrew Ashbolt
565 Back Glenlyon Road Glenlyon, VIC 3461 Mobile: 0419 310 273 Email: aashbolt@arrowfunds.com.au

Lisa


  • Sydney

I am a non-smoking professional currently living in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and working at the Department of Health. My brother is a Vet so I grew up with a variety of pets and consequently I am able to take great care of yours. I am more than happy to provide updates of your pets well being while you are away - and to do other tasks such as collecting mail, watering plants, emptying the bins etc Having been the leaseholder in a share-house for several years, I am conscious of the care and security needed in keeping a home maintained. I can provide references, as well as a police clearance. I am a responsible, reliable and considerate person, and take excellent care of any home I stay in. I have travelled the world and have been a considerate guest wherever I have stayed.Please feel free to check my air bnb reviews as well: https://www.airbnb.com.au/users/show/73303154

Ashley


  • Melbourne

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to read my profile; I am a 30 year old HR Professional who is a very clean and tidy person who takes great pride in my living space. I will treat your home and your pets as my own and I absolutely adore animals and enjoy getting outdoors. You can trust that your animals are in great hands when you are away as I have a lot of experience with pet sitting and I do not have any pets of my own that will be required to come with me. I am a non-smoker and enjoy my fitness. I have varied experience house sitting / pet sitting and can provide references upon request. Whilst I do work full time, I do have the option to work from home 1-2 times per week if required. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Police check and referees available upon request.
Thanks, Ashley :)

Elisabeth


  • Sydney

I am retired communications specialist who used to contract both here and abroad. I love to travel and spend part of the year with my family in Switzerland and the other half in Australia.

I am physically active, enjoy gardening and am a house proud person.

I love all animals - dogs, cats, goats, horses etc. I grew up with cats and our last pet was Ellie, a drop dead gorgeous (DDG) "Jill" Russell.

I am an honest and caring person who respects the privacy and property of people I know and meet.

Jenna


  • Perth N.E suburbs, Perth N.W suburbs

I relocated to Perth in November 2017 and have been house sitting in the northern suburbs since arriving. I am finding house sitting is a great way of getting to know my way around Perth. I also have prior experience house and pet sitting in Adelaide (references available upon request). I love all animals and have plenty of experience with cats and dogs. Longer stays preferred.

GWENDA


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Melb. Inner suburbs

Hi,
Since 2009 I've been travelling back and forth to New York. When I return to my hometown, Melbourne, my friends, and friends of friends 'book me in' to House/Dog/Cat sit for them whenever they will be away from home and would prefer not to put their much loved pets in Kennels.
I enjoy this somewhat transient lifestyle and company of the pets I mind, many on a regular basis. As this arrangement has suited me very well I decided to join Happy Housesitters back in 2012. It's been wonderful and very rewarding. My travels have kept me from living with my own pets so pet-sitting, whether dogs or cats, gives me great solace and grounding.

I have looked after many lovely cats and dogs - labradoodles, staffies, westies, golden retrievers, jack russells, pugs, etc, and a variety of cats.

As I'm self-employed, have been so for more than 30 years, which suits the home owners, and their pets as I work from 'home'. My laptop/iphone/website are my office. As the majority of my clientele and business are situated between Richmond and Brighton, I try to find pet-sits between those suburbs. Consequently, when I'm looking after your pets they are never left alone for long periods so they don't ever fret or feel abandoned.

I am very active and enjoy dog-walking, especially in off-leash parks where they can interact with other dogs if they are socially able to do so.

And if your pet is a cat...I know they have very different dispositions and make up their own mind about people. Within a very short time they are usually on my lap and sleeping on the bed.

I have genuine affection and care for animals and I can assure you that your beloved cat or dog would receive a lot of attention and petting. Once they know I'm safe -which happens very quickly - we are great friends. Of course, I always meet the pet/s and their family beforehand so they remember me when I arrive to stay with them. Apart from the first visit to meet 'the family' I also visit again 1 or 2 days before the sit so I am fresh in the mind of the pet.

I am in my late 50's, single and definitely a non-smoker.

There are several references on my H.H. profile you may like to read when considering entrusting me to look after your precious pets. By all means please contact me for a chat and possibly to meet in person whether you have specific dates in mind, or just thinking about future travels.
Sincerely, Gwenda

Christine


  • Bris. Southern suburbs, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Perth N.W suburbs, Perth S.W suburbs

Long term or Holiday Break planned ?
We will care take your home & pets, offering total reassurance for home security and company for your pets.

Our dates of availability are from mid year 2018

We have been regularly house sitting for 11 years. For 8 years of those years, we were live in / care takerer /house sitters of a property on the Gold Coast for family who lived & work overseas but returned home for their holiday breaks. We maintained the house,lawns, gardens, vehicles and pool.
We vacated the family home when they returned for their holidays. During these periods we have had the pleasure of caring for many other homes and pets.
We have looked after many properties over the years as house sitters and as landlords and have house sitting, personal and police references available.

Our most recent experience was in Perth WA - Xmas 2016/New Year 2017 - where we cared for a home & the family dog. While in our care the dog developed an immune disease.
We initiated the Vet's diagnosis & all the follow ups & medication while all the time keeping the owners on the other side of the world fully informed.
She was in a stable, happy condition when they arrived home again.

We have family living on the NW coastal side of Perth and look forward to any opportunity to visit and be able to house sit and spend time in this beautiful city.

Please feel free to contact us by cell phone or email so that we can discuss any house sitting options you may be considering.
Police & personal references are available.

Eleanor & Guus


  • Melbourne

Hi! I'm a Kiwi, moving to Melbourne with my Dutch boyfriend in June and looking for a place that feels like home to look after while we find our feet in a new city, preferably with an affectionate cat (loud purrers preferred). We enjoy cooking, particularly extravagant vegetarian inventions, adore the mountains and getting outside, and both rock climb and run. I swim, so proximity to a pool woild be a real winner. We are clean and respectful non-smokers, and would be delighted to look after your kitchen, bookshelf, garden, and cat.
We would be happy to provide references from past flatmates, but this is our first time house sitting. My mum was reading about it on the internet, and the idea of arriving to Melbourne and having a home, with animals, to look after and save money while we did so, was incredibly appealing.

Judith


  • Syd. Lower N Shore

House, Garden & Pet Sitter ( May 2017 ongoing)
Cats, dogs, chooks, birds and other small creatures.
I welcome the opportunity to look after your home and care for your beloved pets as you require. Lower North Shore and Northern Beaches preferred.
I'm now pet free for the first time in many years with lots of experience looking after pets, my own as well as other peoples. I’m very reliable, trustworthy, non smoker, also with many years of experience working as a support worker within the community.
I do love a vegetable garden so I can tend to your plants while you’re away.
Police Check State and National
References available
Happy to discuss further over the phone,email, or Skype.

Cindy & Greg


  • Melb. SE suburbs

Sue


  • Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Northern, S.E & Central, S. Western

We would love to look after your pets and home while you go on vacation, we are tea total, non- smokers, honest with a healthy life style, we love animals, we would treat your home and look after your beautiful pets as if they were our own.
I have excellent references for your perusal and we have police checks should you require them
I look forward to hearing from you in the near future
Kind Regards
David & Sue Turnbull

GRACE & VEE


  • Adelaide

Hi!
We are a couple; Vee is French and Grace is Australian. We met in France, in Paris (where Grace lived for eight and a half years) and have now moved to Australia for a more relaxed lifestyle. We love travelling, animals, seeing new places, and meeting new people.
We are both animal people, and both grew up surrounded by animals and lots of pets including cats, dogs, birds, fish, rabbits, guinea pigs, horses etc... We love animals, and will always give them the best care and all the attention and love they need and want.
We are currently staying with a friend in Kilburn after our recent move to Adelaide. Having been away from Australia for so long, we would like to house-sit as a way to experience new suburbs and areas of Adelaide, as well as having the opportunity to have animals with us. We had to leave our darling cat behind in Paris when we moved and of course we are devastated about that. We miss her terribly.
Vee loves to do sports, including cross training, running, yoga and swimming; Grace loves to read with a cup of tea and do some gardening!
We are neat, tidy, respectful and don't smoke. We would treat your home the way we would expect ours to be treated, which is with care and respect. We have had housesitters in our own home and understand the pleasure of coming home to a clean and looked-after home; and unfortunately, the stress of coming home to a house (and a furry babe) that has not been taken care of. We would never do that to anyone.
We have done house-sitting and pet-sitting many times before and would feel privileged to care for your home, pets and gardens. Please feel free to read through our references provided.
We hope you consider us to care for your homes and pets if you have them!
Grace and Vee

Natalya


  • VIC

Meet the world’s most houseproud housesitter! I’m a 39 yo single female experienced housesitter, who loves the domestic life of home, pets and garden. A true homebody and animal lover, I will spend most nights reading and curled up on the couch with furry friends.

Why choose me to look after your home?

* Your house and your pets are among the most precious things in life, so you need to know you’re entrusting them to someone who cares as much as you do.

* I’m a 39 yo single female, quiet homebody. No entertaining. No parties. No coming and going at all hours.

* Non-smoker. Non-drinker (social only).

* Heaps of experience. I have plenty of homeowners who came home to immaculate homes and happy pets who can provide references.

* I LOVE everything domestic. I’m probably one of the most houseproud sitters you’ll ever meet. I adore cleanliness and order and will treat your home with the same care and respect that I do my own.

* Huge animal lover! Because I’m unable to have my own pets, I usually end up best buds with the pets I care for and shower with attention (or not, if they prefer!). I have a natural intuitive connection with animals and know that some pets need time to adapt to a stranger in their safe space. So I'm conscious of introducing myself, earning their trust and bonding with them at their own pace. I have the kind of calm energy that makes the housesit as stress free as possible for your pets.

* Garden lover. I spend every moment I can outside enjoying nature and greenery, and love the relaxation of tending gardens.

* I work for myself, so I’m home most of the time to provide lots of companionship for pets used to company, and security for your home.

I house sit as I'm a huge animal lover and can't have pets of my own and I really miss the company of furry friends in my life. I look forward to talking to you about your housesitting and pet care needs.

Phyllis & Noel


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

We are a non-smoking, semi-retired, married couple travelling in our caravan . Both come from a farming background in the early years and have had our own home/businesses in WA. Noel is a "jack of all trades" and Phyllis is a registered nurse. We are experienced in house sitting and have house sat in WA, Qld, NSW and Victoria during the last 4 years including looking after all aspects of farms - animals and machinery. Our ethos is to care for your home and animals as if they are our own. We love all types of animals and really appreciate the opportunity to enjoy "little patches of paradise" all around Australia. Police clearances and phone contacts for references on request.

Laura


  • Melbourne

Hi there,

My name is Laura. I've been working as a Digital Coordinator for 3 years and have recently graduated my Master of Communication. I'm doing housesitting as I'm trying to save to move overseas to study my Master of Anthropology and further my career in digital marketing. I've grown up on a cattle farm in Queensland and have been around animals my whole life.

I'm a very tidy and clean person. I work 4-5 days a week and love routine. I walk my housemate's dog every day. When I'm not working I write music (electronic).

Sarah


  • VIC

Hi! I'm a teacher, Illustrator and toymaker. I work from home so am able to care for your home and pets full-time. I am a responsible non-smoker with many years experience house-sitting and am able to provide references on request. I am a widow with a lovely well-behaved 14-year-old daughter who home-schools. We both adore animals and guarantee we are able to provide the care you need for your pets. I have owned and looked after cats, dogs, bunnies, birds and chickens. I am also more than happy to house-sit where there are no pets and you simply need the garden cared for and house looked after.
House-sitting allows my daughter and myself to enjoy and experience the many diverse place in Australia whilst giving us flexibility.
I assure you your property and animals are in great hands.

Sheree


  • Sydney

Available to house and pet sit in Sydney's CBD, Eastern suburbs, Inner West, Southern suburbs, Lower & Upper North Shores, and Northern Beaches.

Hi there! My name is Sheree, and I'm a single girl in her late 30's who, if I had to describe myself in five words or less, I'd go with genuine, open, kind, happy and trustworthy.... so you can rest assured knowing that your home and fur kids will be in the best of hands.

My lifestyle is quite simple, healthy and fuss-free. Fresh air, the beach, exercise, great food and sunshine are what keep me smiling and sane, while at the same time, I love seeing live bands and, as former Adelaide girl, discovering Sydney! No smoking or drugs, and the occasional drink at best...I'm a poster child for the clean and lean lifestyle :)

I work as a business development manager for both a kombucha company and a mineral makeup brand - both roles give me the freedom to work from home, and the variety keeps things fresh, allows me to meet and create friendships with people from all walks of life, and offers a flexibility of lifestyle that I really enjoy!

I've been house-sitting on and off for the past five years, and a seasoned renter for nearly 20 - extremely self-sufficient, I come very well house-trained and I'm very much used to any issue that might come up! Clean and clutter-free, I'll take care of your home and your pets as if they were my very own.

I adores animals of all shapes, sizes and breeds :) I grew up in country South Australia where every animal crossed my path at one stage or another! From cats and dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs, to fish and turtles, and cows and sheep....you name it I've lived with it or a looked after one or many! Even wallabies possums, wombats and snakes made an appearance - my family are active carers for injured or orphaned wildlife, so home was always a haven for these little guys too.

I'll keep you updated as often as you'd like to be with photos of your home and critter, and texts just for your peace of mind that all's well back at home.

And as well as your all-important pet, your home will be taken care of too! Any plants that need watering, mail that needs collecting, scheduled chores that need doing - you name it, I'll manage it. I'm your one stop shop for all of this - because there's no better feeling than security and knowing you'll come home to not only a happy pet, but a clean, well-maintained, fully-functioning home!

Give me a call to arrange a time to get to know me! That face to face meet is a clincher, and while I don't doubt your pet will love me, you need to be comfortable having me take care of them and your home too! References and a police check are readily available should you need them also :)

Charlotte & Jonathan


  • Sydney

We’re a professional couple in our late twenties/ early thirties. I’m a veterinary surgeon; I’ve worked in the whole range of practices from domestic animal, exotic pets and emergency work to farm, equine, specialist zoo and wildlife. As you can imagine I am more than happy to care for any pets, domestic or exotic! My partner is an administrator at a university and also loves animals. We both enjoy travelling, eating good food and meeting great people wherever we go. Most recently we have just returned from a few months volunteering at a wildlife rescue centre in Vietnam where we worked with pangolins and small carnivores confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade to prepare them for release.

We are currently based in Bristol, UK, but I have recently accepted a job offer at a large veterinary referral hospital in Sydney so we are looking to do some house-sitting when we arrive as a way to get to know some areas around the city and as an alternative to renting, especially while we are waiting for our working visas to be processed. We are clean, tidy non-smokers and proud homeowners and will respect and look after your home and garden in the same manner as our own. We are both practical, sensible and very reliable people and can provide police checks and excellent references on request.

Michaela


  • Sydney, Wollongong & Illawarra

Hi there!!!
I am a 35 year old teacher, working in Sydney.
Very easy going, trustworthy, honest and reliable.
Lots of experience with dog sitting in particular.

I'm very respectful and thoughtful of others (and their belongings).
I like to have a quiet lifestyle as I work hard and enjoy spending the other hours of my day going for walks and practicing yoga.

Looking to house sit / pet sit / garden sit, preferably in Sydney (Inner west - east -south), but will be willing to travel for the right match and also during school holidays.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Joanna


  • Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg & Wide Bay, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, Macedon Ranges, North Western, Geelong, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

My name is Joanna, 55 year old mother of 2 children now employed in Melbourne . By default/first hand experience have discovered that house sitting can be a win/win/win situation for the home owner, their precious animals and the sitter. I have found that house sitting provides the sitter with quality time get to know another part of Australia and another families pets whilst giving the home owners peace of mind on their holiday . You cannot get much better than that.
I have fenced out our house on the family farm where I grew up just out of Melbourne .Have horses, a cat and dogs .There are sheep alpacas and cows on this family farm. I am a retired-midwife/nurse educator/farmer/dairy farm hand and calf rearer /gardener. This new chapter of my life sees me as an empty nester and am at a stage where I am able to be flexible with time. No longer committed to travel in the school holiday periods. I have fond memories of holidays as a child in the Sunshine coast hinterland and would dearly love to spend some time there again.
I have been invited a couple times to mind people’s houses and various animals in Victoria and Western Australia and must have done an OK job because on each occasion I have been invited back. Most of my house sitting is through Word of mouth referrals Have cared for Oscar a cat in his home at Queenscliff six times for a Doctor from Geelong, and twice have been invited to house sit for people on acreage at Helena Valley out of Perth, with their assorted animals including three elderly donkeys .Have minded 3 houses with pools each with different pool filter set ups .In WA and Queensland I had the use of their cars which made the experience worth the effort of flying there for the couple of weeks to mind the house .I like to leave houses/pools and cars cleaner than when I arrived as my way of saying thank you for the experience
Ideally my preference would be to meet with the home owners prior to the sitting job or possibly stay the night before they go and be the one who drives them to the airport if that suits .Otherwise I do follow written instructions well and would not be shy about texting home owners if necessary to seek further clarification on important matters .
Responsible honest and reliable.
Involved in the local football/netball club where both my children played . Was involved in the local pony club where my children and I competed in the novelty events.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile

Margaret


  • Hunter Valley, North Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central, Central Coast (Qld), Western QLD

I am a single woman of retirement age, 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 have several contactable references which I can make available if they don't happen to come with my application and I do hold a Police Check which is dated 2016.

I am a home body type of person. I will be at home most of the time keeping your animals company. I might go out now and again to look about or go shopping or visit the grandkids if they are near but mostly I will be staying in your home.

I house sit full time all year round but I do not have a camper or caravan (hope that will change one day). I travel with whatever I can fit in my very small car so I am looking for house sits that offer accommodation. I try to be as self-sufficient as I can be and even travel with my own Halogen Oven, and because I have to wear 100% cotton I carry an iron (but will need to use your ironing board - just can't fit one in my small car!). I hope to soon add a little portable gas ring mainly for if there is a power outage and I can at least get a cuppa going! I also carry my own pantry supplies and fridge and freezer supplies (so I need some space left for me in the fridge and freezer!). I try very hard not to use your supplies at all but If I am caught short and need something I will replace anything that I use more than a little bit of. Happy to use up though (and not replace) anything left in the fridge which will go off before your return! (like milk, yoghurt. salad items, fruit and veggies etc)

I am happy to look after any animals, birds, fish. Even donkeys and horses if they only need to be fed hay and watered and maybe an apple now and again over the fence (not keen on manure pickup as my back objects!). With dogs I am probably better at looking after the smaller/medium kind because I may not be able to handle larger dogs if they need to go for walks and they would prefer to walk me instead of the other way around. Quite capable and happy to throw a ball etc (if they fetch ball) to give them plenty of exercise if you don't mind them not actually going for a set 'walk'. I am also a cat lover and can usually get on with any shy reluctant ones. It is really just a matter of patience and love. If you are worried about how your cat may be with me I can highlight which references to contact where I looked after shy and timid cats successfully.

Don't mind if I have to look after chooks or aviaries of birds. Would really like your place if you have wild birds and animals coming near. I do not mind regional areas at all. In fact I would like the chance to go to isolated or 'out of the way places' or to go 'bush' but remember I do not have a 4WD vehicle.


Don't mind looking after a swimming pool and keeping it leaf free as much as possible but I will not likely make use of it myself!

I don't mind watering gardens, lawns and pot plants etc. If I have to water by hand I am hoping it will not be an extensive or large garden that takes a long time to complete. More than happy to turn on and off sprinklers etc.

I try to take shorter length house sits these days to avoid the need of mowing lawns and weeding gardens. Happy to take longer sits if lawns do not need to be maintained by me (happy to water them though). (Sorry I just can't do what I used to be able to! The shoulder is just not up to cantankerous pull start mowers and my back complains at bending these days!)

I always endeavour to leave your home as clean and neat as you left it and look after it as if it were my own. I do have my sewing machine with me and like to sew sometimes (not all the time) so I might set up my machine on a table (I always put a towel down to protect your table)

I also like to have internet. Very happy to pay for my own mobile internet if necessary but I need you to be in an area where I can get decent reception. All the better if I can use your wifi. I don't download movies or music.

As you can see I will not be suitable to some house sits and I have tried to be entirely truthful here so if you think I will actually suit your needs and are interested in having me as a house sitter please email me with as many details as you can. I would very much like to have photos of your property and animals. 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 you have read down this far I thank you very much and hopefully I will hear from you soon

Kind Regards
Margaret

Ruby & Josh


  • Melbourne

Hi! We're Ruby and Josh - trustworthy and conscientious house sitters who would love to look after your home and pets while you're away!

We are experienced young professional teachers who love to walk, cook, garden and most importantly care for pets of all different sizes and personalities! Josh has a background in landscaping and gardening which makes maintenance no problem.

In our 6 years together we have travelled and experienced many different homes, we are competent in caring for properties and dealing with any issues that may arise. We also have two dogs currently (stay at respective parents houses') and have looked after cats, chickens and fish. Thus we have a lot of experience in looking after multiple pets simultaneously.
We are saving to buy our first home and will care for your house, garden and pets as if they are our own.

We would love to meet you and discuss any questions that you may have about our service or your upcoming housesit.
You are also welcome to check out our personal website: https://rubyjoshhousesits.weebly.com/

Daniel


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

I'm an easy going, very relaxed country guy. I grew up in a little town called Mirboo North in Gippsland but moved to Melbourne to study when I was 18 and have been here ever since. I've been very fortunate to live with an amazing family who are now selling their house so I'm in need of a new place to live. Having moved house countless times in the past, I cannot think of anything I hate doing more, so house sitting presents a pleasant alternative. I’m planning to bounce from assignment to assignment for the next 24 months in attempt to save some money so if the initial sitting experience goes well I would be open to returning the next time you need a sitter. I'm currently living in a house in Ferntree Gully with a gorgeous cat and dog combo and will be devastated when I have to leave so a few new friends in need of some love would be amazing. During the day I work as a Club Manager with Anytime Fitness Bayswater and spend all of my free time working on my online nutrition coaching business. I'm not big on partying, I did plenty of that in my 20's, so when I'm not working I like reading, watching movies or playing pc games. I also love pets! They provide great company and companionship and a house is just too quiet without them. I grew up on a hobbie farm so I'm experienced at looking after cats dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, chooks, ducks cows, sheep, horses and of course goldfish. Finding a sitting assignment that has a dog that I could take on walks and or a cat that I could cuddle up with in the evening would be amazing.
If you want to know anything else feel free to ask :)

Glenda & David


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

We are retired secondary teachers. David English and History then a teacher/librarian and Glenda Mathematics. We are active in a retirees group running garden outings, organising speakers and attending monthly meetings. We also run a 500 card group at our house.
We have 38 year old fraternal twins and three grandchildren two aged 4 and 2 who live in Melbourne about 20 minutes from us. The 10 month old lives in Neutral Bay.We belong to a house swap association and have done swaps in England, Scotland, Germany, France, Italy, New Zealand and Turkey. In Australia we have swapped in Perth, Ulladulla, Blue Mountains and Bribie Island. We can contact these homeowners if you need references. As house swappers we are used to leaving lots of details for those we are swapping with about absolutely everything in the area and the house. We are used to leaving the house exactly as we found it.
We have lived in 4 different places since we were married in 1974 and have resided in this house for 31 years. During that time we have added an extension, subdivided and renovated the older part of the house.
We are keen gardeners and embrace the energy saving technology with solar power and rainwater tanks.
We have had 3 golden Labradors over our married life the oldest living to 15 years. We recently babysat our daughter's beaglier while they went on holidays and walked it each day when the baby was new and we were in Sydney. We also had it for a month over the Christmas period at our place.

Glenda:
I volunteer weekly at the local primary school cooking with the grade 3/4 Stephanie Alexander Kitchen garden program. I also play tennis and badminton in local ladies competitions. I like to cook and make preserves. We have our own vegetable garden and several fruit trees. I belong to a cottage garden group and have a Diploma in Floral Art.
I was born in Gippsland and lived on a dairy farm for the first 17 years before attending university in Melbourne.
David:
I volunteer at the Genealogical Society and am very keen on family history. I like to swim, kayak and am always trying new little landscaping projects. I am an avid reader and like the old style of books in hard copy. In my younger days I played football, basketball and cricket. I am passionate about red wine and good coffee.
I was born in Ivanhoe in Melbourne and went to university in Melbourne. The rest of my family moved to Queensland in the 1980's.

We are both non-smokers and have joined this group as our daughter lives in an apartment in Neutral Bay Sydney. Her husband's parents live in Belgium. This baby was naturally conceived and we are all so excited for them after a long time on IVF. Now the baby has arrived there is no spare room and bed for us.

Stacey


  • Melbourne

Canadian moving to Melbourne and looking to house sit for a smooth transition. A health conscious individual who lives a quiet lifestyle and is looking to live, work and explore Melbourne more fully. Love all animals, and enjoy walking and spending time in nature. Previous house sitting experience in Canada on multiple occasions, with cats and dogs. Reference available upon request.

Megan


  • Geelong, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

Hi! My name is Megan and I'm a respectful and reliable 31 year old primary/high school teacher and copyeditor. I have house-sitting and pet-sitting experience in places with and without animals. The animals I have looked after are dogs, cats, chickens, fish, worms (yes, worms!) and being a country girl, I grew up with chickens, guinea pigs, dogs, cows and sheep.

I'm new to the Geelong area and would like to spend some time around the area before I get a place of my own in the area. I'm very flexible and adventurous so I'm happy moving around a bit and trying new things. I LOVE dogs (and other animals) but haven't been able to get my own yet, so I love the idea of house and pet sitting.

If you have any questions about me please feel free to get in contact!

Eeva


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, South Eastern, Central, Bundaberg & Wide Bay, Mackay & Whitsundays, Northern QLD, Western QLD, Mid North, South, Spencer Gulf, West Coast, TAS, VIC

Hello. I am a retired senior federal public servant, mature (sadly!), married woman looking to do some house sitting. I live with my husband in our own home on the Gold Coast and we currently have a dog and a cat. I am an experienced "pet" person, having had all manor of animals in my home, from mice, birds, fish to cats and dogs. Our own dog (a kelpie) is currently 7 years old and a very crazy young thing, needing lots and lots of exercise. He was supposed to be an outside dog, but somehow that rule hasn't been fully applied! Our cat is almost 4 and is very much busy with chasing the dog around. I am able to garden, clean the pool, look after the house and pets. I am a non smoker. Though I plan to "house sit" usually by myself, there would be times when my husband would join me for a short break. We are both thoroughly house trained! We are planning to formally retire in a few years and I feel that house sitting in different places would help me to get a feel for various districts by living like a local, rather than as a tourist. I am most happy to look after pets and would look after your home well. I have now done many house sits (and many return sits) and can forward names and contact details for these house owners as references. I have a written personal character reference that I can send on to you as well. Hopefully all will tell you how wonderful I am. Oh, and also that I am honest, reliable and trustworthy. You can email me on eevahelena@yahoo.com.au anytime. My preference is for short breaks, up to three weeks or so, and around the ACT or anywhere in NSW. Thanks. Eeva