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.
Hi there. I am a single, non-smoking professional currently living in my own unit in Aspendale. A school teacher by trade, I'm working part-time in Berwick and run my own corporate training business from home. Being a home owner myself, I am conscious of the care needed in keeping a house maintained. I grew up in country Victoria with many pets and love the company that they provide. I am available for longer length house sitting engagements and can provide references, as well as a police clearance and working with children check. I'm about to do two local house-sits: One in Sandringham for 3 weeks and another in Narre Warren for 3 months. I will be free to take on another house sit from 26th October, 2017 onwards. I've traveled most of Europe and America as a SERVAS traveler - staying in people's homes - so am very familiar with the ethos and processes required. I am a responsible, reliable and considerate person, and would take excellent care of your property.
I am a healthy, active, non-smoking 51 year old quiet professional female (Payroll Manager), who has relocated to Brisbane for work reasons and works partially from home. I have been home and pet sitting continually since May 2011 and have developed close friendships with all the owners that I have sat for. The majority of my sits are now re-sits and recommendations. References and home owners contact details can be provided.I am reliable, caring, trustworthy, conscientious and would take pride in looking after your home and pets as if they were my own. I own a home in Perth with a swimming pool, so I understand that leaving your home, life’s possessions and pets in someone else's hands can be very stressful. My aim is to make the process as easy as possible, so that when you return, it will be to a well looked after home, and happy, healthy pets!I am available for home sits of any length - ideally, it would be for periods between 2 weeks – 18 months, but I am willing to do shorter or longer home sits. I am also available to meet you to discuss your needs.Please don't hesitate in contacting me if you have any questions. References and a police check can be provided. I look forward to hearing from you!Denise. 0437 970 661Bootsbeans@hotmail.com
Hi, I'm a non-smoking mature age female, ex lawyer, looking for NSW housesits. Reliable and responsible, I have housesitting experience and references, and police check. I'd love to look after your pets, and have most experience with cats and quieter or smaller dogs.
My husband and I are semi-retired and in our early 50’s. We have been happily married for 27 years. 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. We are fit & healthy and would care for your home as if it is our own. We are extremely trustworthy and non-smokers.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.
We are a fit and healthy retired couple in our mid 70s living in Adelaide. We are interested in house sitting and caring for pets.We have references from past sitting.Prior to retiring we owned a farm and then a business. I have a police clearances for caring and volunteer-work. I like to keep a neat,tidy house and love craft.Col is a handyman and an ex- grader Both of us enjoy the outdoors and gardening.2017 we plan to travel around Australia beginning with WA. We have a 16 foot pop top caravan and enjoy travelling this wonderful country we live in. We are both non smokers.
Hi we are a non smoking married couple aged 43 and 41, we love going to the movies, shopping and going out for dinner. We also love to travel and found house sitting a great way to save for our holidays.We have been mostly house sitting for friends and their families and found it really suited our lifestyle. We don't have any children so we have the freedom to house sit whenever we are needed.We have owed our own home before and are very house proud, we would look after your home, pets and garden as if they were our own. We love animals of all kinds, shapes and sizes and would take wonderful care of yours.I work 36 hours a week and Ian works split shifts so the longest your beloved pet would be alone is 3 hours.We would love the chance to house sit for you.We are very caring and responsible peopleIan has a police clearance and we have references on request.Hope to hear from you soon.Sussan and Ian
Hi, My name is Amber.I am a professional Food Editor living in Sydney, I am clean and tidy (sometimes a little too much) definitely Not a smoker and a lover of fur babies! - I have had cats, dogs, rabbits and horses all my life so am very experienced in the pet loving department.Looking after your house (preferably inner city Sydney) and pets as my own whilst your away would be an ideal situation as my work is based in the CBD. I have done lots of house and pet sitting over the years and am more than happy to provide references.Look forward to hearing from you.Amber
We are a neat and tidy mature couple, Civil Engineer and Sales Professional/artist who work from home. Non-smoking, pet loving, police clearance and references available.We have lived in Perth since 2007 – been house sitting since 2015.We are experience in all aspects of house and garden maintenance as we have been home owners ourselves.
Hello!We are Belle & Arad, a young married couple from the North Eastern suburbs of Melbourne ... looking to 'Mind your Home' and save for our very first home!We are not bound to any one location and therefore very happy to be flexible. We would love the opportunity to be substitute 'parents' to your beloved pets and watch over your beautiful home. We are both in our late twenties, non smokers, have no dependents and no pets. We would love to travel and therefore love the opportunity that house sitting offers in that we get to explore and see new pockets of Melbourne. We want to save for our own deposit and home one day soon, so looking after your home as we would our own is an exciting was of doing this! We have both had experience house sitting for friends and family over the years and both have a high standard of cleanliness. We are happy to provide previous house sitting, landlord, work and character references. We have both volunteered for over nine years now with Temcare, a Melbourne based organisation who support struggling families in our local community. We have spent time organising annual camps and mentoring children from these families and are happy to provide Police Checks and Working With Children Checks. Please feel free to contact us any time if you have any questions or queries. It would be lovely to hear from you some time in the future.Yours,Belle & Arad
I have been housesitting for approximately 10 years between work and family commitments. I recently retired and wish to combine my love of animals and housesitting. My love of animals comes from a country upbringing I had various pets that includes cats,dogs,birds,chooks,ducks,geese,sheep.Since commencing my pet sitting venture in the last few months I have had the pleasure of caring for dogs all shapes and sizes some with health problems, cats, guinea pigs, gold fish & maintained pools and small gardens. I also volunteer at an aged care facility and a drop in centre for homeless and at risk people. I also enjoy a variety of activities that include push bike riding, swimming, walking, craft, knitting, reading. Spending time with family and friends. I'm a non smoker, neat and tidyI enjoy travel have been to China, Burma, USA, NZ and when I can road trips in Australia. I have a current National police check and references are available if required.
We love to meet new pets and visiting new places and have been enthusiastic house sitters for over six years - many repeat sits with the same owners. We are dedicated pet carers and gardeners, understanding that your pets, garden and house are very special. We would look after them with kind enthusiasm taking excellent care and paying attention to all the things required. We are both fit and well, are non-smokers and are very tidy and organised.We live in Victoria, love to travel and can do any duration of house sit whether in city or country. We are university graduates and take a keen interest in gardening, graphics, art, books, bird watching and walking. Chris is familiar with pumps, tanks and the workings of mowers etc as well as computers and has good problem solving skills.Full references with contact numbers can be provided upon request but here are a few:Rod and Lining - Cherrybrook NSW Chris and Fiona looked after our house and cat for about two months at the end of 2016. They were excellent house sitters and I can warmly recommend their services. They took great care with our possessions and treated the house as their own. They showed initiative to maintain the house and the garden. They kept the house spotless and the garden has never looked better than after Chris had applied his "green fingers". Throughout our absence they regularly informed us about any issues and this helped us to have enjoyable and worry-free holidays. Chris and Fiona are very good with animals and they took great care of the cat, goldfish and all. We thank them for everything and would have no hesitation to trust them with our property and animals in the future.Bob and Joan: Mullumbimby NSWChris and Fiona have been house sitters for us on 7 occasions. We have a 3 bedroom house and a flat attached to the garage. Our property is 1 1/4 acres.At all times they treated the house as their own and cared for it and the yard as if that what the case.They are both honest, caring, genuine people. We would recommend them as house sitters.Fred and Monica: Northern NSWI would like to offer this reference for Chris and Fiona, as they looked after our house and cat on three occasions and we were very happy with the outcome. We can definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a house/pet sitter.Sara and Leo - Repton NSWChris and Fiona house-sat for us for eight weeks taking care of our pets (chickens, rabbit, cat and fish) and home. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone else looking for thoughtful and responsible house-sitters.
I am a mature age house and pet sitter with a background of looking after country homes and gardens in Queensland...at Mitchell and Mapleton.I have worked in the Real Estate industry in Queensland and have had the responsibility of ensuring security of homes and properties in the absence of home owners.I love to travel and housesitting has resulted in two very successful recent house sitting assignments in New Zealand & Avalon, near Palm Beach, NSW.I have attached the references from these assignments.I would be delighted to introduce myself to you to discuss your specific requirements and instructions in detail. I will be able to supply more character references and housesitting references, on request.
I am an animal lover and qualified Veterinary Nurse. (no longer working as a nurse though). I am honest, reliable and very respectful of people and their belongings. I enjoy gardening and walking. I am a non smoker.I have a reference from Yasuko whom I house/pet/garden sat for a month for last year and one from Fiona. Unfortunately Fiona's wont save properly but if you are interested I can easily email it to you. I can also obtain work references etc for you.
My name is Rose. I am currently living between Sydney, Lismore and the Gold Coast while I complete a professional Doctorate researching early colonial history. My husband and dog live on a sheep farm in central NSW and our children are married with lives of their own. Between us we have 5 granddaughters who we adore. The reason I am looking at housesitting is because I love animals and miss my own; so would like to spend a little bit of time taking care of yours. About me, I have always been a home owner, and am extremely clean and tidy. I am very security concious, do not smoke, am not into parties and can take very good care of your home while you are away. I can provide a current Police Check along with references for you to consider. I am happy to chat with you and also meet in person to say hi to your pet/s and allow you the opportunity to discuss your needs and requirements. My availability is from mid January 2017 onwards.Thanks kindly Rose
Hi, We are a french-australian couple. I am Julie - freelance graphic designer and cook. Ben is a geologist. We are living for the moment in Cooroy, house sitting for an older couple on holiday, while they travel for 6 months. Our contract is completed at the end of July / beginning of August and we are looking for a place to stay on the Sunshine coast to follow our respective employment in the region. Julie is working for the moment in the kitchen and applying for the partner Visa to stay longer with Ben and follow our lives in Australia.We are respectful, nice, polite and love animals if we need to take care of them. Also we are green thumb and love gardening. We have a good reference with the owners of the house we currently reside. I'm sure they will be happy to speak about us and our ability to maintain a property to a high standard. We are a quiet couple and hard-working, we rent our own home out on lease. We are very friendly and have very good contact with the neighborhood.We are in Cooroy, and will be happy to meet you!Thanks!
We are professional traders, and for the next 2 years are keen to experience and see different places around Australia.For most of our 36 years together, we have renovated and flipped houses for profit, and when our children decided to leave home, and we became empty nesters, we decided it was time to do what we love and are passionate about. That being trading and travelling.We love all animals and have donated to RSPCA and also Animals Australia for quite some time, as these organisations do a wonderful job of helping animals in need, and we see donating to them as a very worthy cause.Manfred loves gardening, and I love cooking and also keeping a very clean house. Both of us are non smokers, and we are very fit and healthy.We have available excellent character references, and also current police checks.Currently we are house sitting a luxury property in Springbrook in Queensland and will be available after the 16th. of September 2017 for other house sits.We look forward to hearing from you and organising either skype or telephone interviews.
Hello,My name is Kayla I am 30 years old and originally from New Zealand. I am a single, non-smoker, without kids or pets of my own. I've done a couple of house sits in Newcastle, one with 2 gorgeous Japanese Spit dogs, and can happily provide you with references for these, and can also provide a recent police check.Very respectful, and will care for your home & animals as though they were my own:)I will keep your home and animals, happy safe and clean while you are away.Please feel free to contact me with any questions, I am happy to have chat with you and let know more about me. I look forward to chatting with you!Thanks Kayla
Responsible retired couple available to care for your home, domestic pets and garden.We are a retired couple (non-smokers) from Brisbane with interests in golf, gardening, photography and genealogy. We enjoy road trips, spending time in one place and leisurely exploring an area and community. Since 2014 we have undertaken a number of house-sitting assignments and are always respectful of someone else’s property and possessions, taking care to maintain the property to a high standard.We have owned dogs, cats and birds in the past and they were always considered an integral part of our family. We would describe ourselves as “animal lovers” and have experience in the care of domestic animals such as feeding, administering medication, grooming and walking.We would feel privileged to be given the opportunity to take care of your pets and property.
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 have been house sitting the homes of friends in city and rural areas for about 5 years, often caring for acreage/ waterfrontproperties. 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.Kind regards,Ian Mcleod.
I am a mature, non-smoking, semi-retired professional engineer currently living in Highett, Melbourne and working for the City of Kingston. I am currently saving for my own home and so would love to look after yours to help me reach my savings goal to facilitate this. Having owned my own home, I am mindful of what is needed to look after a home and its gardens. I have grown up caring for pets and love the company of animals. I have house-sat for appreciative clients and diligently cared for cats, dogs and plants/gardens whilst keeping homes neat and tidy. I have trained dogs to a high level and kept racing pigeons as a lad and so I am confident that I would be able to take great care of yours pets, whatever they might be. I am available for any length of house sit and can provide both personal and professional references. I have a police clearance and even have an Australian Government Security Vetting Agency Baseline security clearance. I am a caring, responsible and considerate person, and would take excellent care of your property. I am available to sit at short notice. I love peace and my own company. I have excellent references which will be provided on request so why not give me a call so we can meet and you can decide for yourself?
I am a retired Librarian, my husband an agronomist. We are recently returned from 2 years of volunteering in Cambodia. We are in our early sixties, non-smokers who want to continue an active, healthy life, visiting new places and exploring new areas. We have owned our own 25 acre property, so are handy with most maintenance issues and, having built and renovated a couple of houses are capable of various handyman jobs. We love animals and over the years have had dogs, cats, rats, guinea pigs, a carpet snake or two, and the occasional horse on agistmentWe have used a lot of house sitters ourselves, and would like to return the favour. We believe that the best sitters are those who treat the house and animals as they would their own, rather than looking at the sit like a mini holiday for them to relax and enjoy without too many demands being made on them.We hope we can be of help.Chris and Terry DavisMob 0421 739 827
We're a married professional couple, about to embark on building our dream home. While we do that, we'd love to take care of yours! Ideally looking for 1 - 2 long term house sits over the next 6 months (from July 2017) while our house is being built. Brisbane area. Both non-smokers, house-proud, clean and tidy. We're active, fit and healthy. I work from home, so I can give your pet and garden some extra TLC during the day. Simon is very handy and can take care of any odd jobs that need doing.References and police checks available, and we'd love to meet you personally.
My name is Emma, I am a 28 year old Registered Nurse. I consider myself extremely trustworthy, reliable and considerate. I have an absolute love & adoration for animals great and small. I currently live at home with my family, and we have a beautiful family cat who is spoilt with love and affection. I have 10 years house sitting experience, and I continue to maintain great relationships with the families of whom I have house sat for.I am extremely compassionate and caring, I adore the company of animals, and enjoy the solitude of living (house sitting) alone. I am clean, non-smoking, and enjoy the healthy outdoor lifestyle (will very willingly walk dogs every day!). I can provide a number of outstanding references upon request.I look forward to meeting you, and your beautiful loved animals.Emma x
I have lived and worked in Sydney for 35 years and am nearly retired. I usually work one day a week as a bookkeeper. I'm very fit and walk swim and dance. I'm very well organised, clean, non smoker and would be happy to send photos of my apartment so you are able to judge my standard of living. I have rented my apartment out in Mosman for 12 months so I can do a little travelling and also explore other parts of Sydney with a view to perhaps moving away from Mosman. At the moment I'm in New Zealand and returning to Sydney on 1 January 2016. For 25 years I cared for a family, pets (dogs, cats, fish and rabbits) and a large home and grounds. I have house and dog/cat sat for friends on a number of occasions and they are happy to provide verbal references as well as written ones. I guarantee care and respect for your property and love, fun and exercise (if necessary) for your pets.I would be delightedif you give my application full consideration.
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!
In a nutshell: We are a professional couple looking to house sit in Sydney within a 1 hour public transport commute to the CBD. We love animals. Experience: House sitting for dogs and cats young and old, including training, administering medication, and behavioural issues. We have also sat dangerous dogs and rescues so are confident carers.We are non-smoking, clean, and love a good meal at home. Matt is a solicitor working in the city I am a behaviour analyst working with special needs children. I work mainly in schools, I do a lot of work from home (especially in school holidays) so I am ideal for pets that need a bit of extra attention. A little bit more info...Who we are:We are a down to earth, quiet, newly married, professional couple in our late 20's who love to spend a cozy night at home together (furry cuddles are always a huge bonus). We LOVE animals and like to borrow Matts parents dog (Shelby, a 4yo black lab) so that we can go to dog friendly beaches (our favourite is Sirius Cove) for a play and a swim. We love music, Matt is a member of a local Sydney choir and we are both members of a North Shore operetta company. We did our undergraduate and post graduate studies here, and we have lived and worked here for 8 years. We are Sydney locals who are invested in the community.Why we house sit:Matt and I are a young married couple. We have big dreams before we settle and have children and house sitting is helping us save for the future we see for ourselves. We love animals so house and pet sitting made a lot of sense to us. House sitting is our lifestyle now. We enjoy it and we will probably continue to house sit until children are on the table for us. Our day jobs:Matthew is a solicitor full-time and I am a therapist for kids with special needs, my education and training also applies to animal behaviour, so I love doing training. I am usually back at home periodically throughout the day on those days I am out, and I do a lot of office work from home, so I'm an ideal fit for any pet who needs extra attention during the day. I do a lot of work in schools so work almost full time from home during school holidays. Sitting Experience and other relevant skills:We started sitting full time in April 2016. In that time we have sat rescue dogs, a dangerous dog, and dogs with less interesting histories. We have also sat grumpy cats and cats who love to cuddle. We have experience administering medication to both for heart and thyroid conditions. References available on request.We have also done a big sit of 3 dogs and two cats, so are not afraid of sits that require a bit of extra work. Don't hesitate to send me a message, we are open to all animals and would love to hear from anyone looking for a sitter.
I'm a mature aged, non-smoking female who has chosen to housesit as an alternative to renting. I've been housesitting since September 2011 and I really enjoy the lifestyle. House-sitting is a great way to save money until I can afford a place of my own, plus I enjoy experiencing different places. I love animals (was raised on a dairy farm), and am experienced in dealing with all their cute little quirks (and messes!) and providing a load of pats and affection if required. However, having a pet is not a requirement for me to house-sit.I keep the homes I house-sit for in good condition and am very respectful of the homes I care for.. Owners have been very happy with the condition I leave their homes, gardens and pets in and I've had many return house-sits and referrals as a result. Any tasks that need to be done in your absence - like mail collection and putting out the bins - are part and parcel of the house-sitting lifestyle and I'm happy to do them for you. I work at home part time for a super company and I also do some writing so I spend much of my time working on my computer. The good news for you is I'll be around to keep your pets company and hold down the forte, so your pets will be well looked after and your home will be well attended. I enjoy my own company and peace and quite around the house. When I'm at home it's just me, so you can rest assured that there won't be a continual procession of visitors stampeding through your home. Of course, I can go on about how responsible, reliable and trustworthy I am....but why not get in contact with me so you can decide for yourself. I have great referrences and a police check...what more can you ask for in a sitter?
I am a fit and active, non smoking, single lady in my early 60s who retired a few years ago after working for 38 years as a high school English teacher. Since then, I have travelled extensively and worked as a casual teacher. I have previously owned 4 houses in Sydney and a holiday house on the NSW south coast. Three years ago I sold my Bondi home to live in my holiday house. However, I have now decided to return to Sydney and to would love the opportunity to do some house sitting while I am waiting to purchase a property. I have always taken great pride in decorating and caring for my home, as is evident in the attached photos of my most recent home.What I have to offer:Responsibility, honesty, and reliability - my long and successful career as a teacher and Head Teacher, are evidence of my reliability and sense of responsibility. A clear Police Check dated 19 September 2016 is attached. Excellent housekeeping skills - people often compliment me on the tidiness and cleanliness of my home and my well kept gardens. Genuine love of animals - for most of my life I have had a pet cat or dog (and sometimes both!). Our pets have always been greatly loved and treated as members of the family.Extensive house sitting experience - I have house sat for a month in Sydney and 5 times recently for 1- 2 weeks each in Melbourne. All of the owners were extremely happy with the way I cared for their home and pet and gave me very positive references. I am sure I would be a great housesitter for you.
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