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Alice & Ian


  • Melbourne

Introduction:
Hi, Alice here! I am Australian born and have spent 38 years based in London where I met my husband, Ian. I trained as a nurse and midwife and had an independent midwifery practice for almost 20 years. I have now retrained as a counsellor. Ian worked as a teacher for many years and retired as an IT consultant a few years ago. We have tenants in our London home, an Edwardian house that we spent years renovating, learning the skills we needed from our friends, evening classes, books and YouTube. We love exploring new places and finding the local markets, museums, exhibitions, swimming holes and decent coffee. We enjoy walking, reading, gardening, meeting new people, and sharing meals (especially if we have all cooked them together) with friends and family.
Relevant experience we bring to the house sit:
I grew up with pets (a dog and a cat), and my two children (now adults) had cats, hamsters, rabbits and fish. I would have loved a dog also but our living space was unsuitable. We have spent many hours helping my adult daughter to care for her horses in West Sussex and have often looked after her dog, on a few occasions for several weeks at a time. Since arriving in Australia in May 2016, we have cared for chooks and newly hatched chickens, fish, cats and dogs. Being keen walkers, the dogs we care for get plenty of exercise. As homeowners and renovators, we know how important it is to respect and care for our clients' homes as carefully as they would themselves. We understand how much a pet and its owner/s miss each other when parted and so we strive to provide continuity of care by following the instructions left for us. We work as a team, bringing our complementary skills and attributes to each house-sitting assignment: our ability to follow instructions; our attention to detail; our ability to set and maintain clear boundaries with our charges to provide a safe and secure setting alongside providing warmth, attention and play; our ability to deal with the unexpected and any emergencies in a calm and professional manner. If absent owners wish, we send intermittent updates and snapshots by sms, Messenger, WhatsApp or email. Those we have done this for have commented that they found this practice very reassuring.
With backgrounds in nursing, midwifery small business ownership, teaching, first aid, building renovation and gardening we bring a wealth of experience in organisation, flexibility and practicality to the task at hand.
Why we want to house sit:
After spending several months travelling up and down the east coast in Alan the Campervan, it is great to stay in a house or flat rent free, sleep in a normal bed and not have to walk 200 metres to the nearest loo. However, there is so much more to gain. We enjoy meeting new people (and their pets), and the surprise of finding ourselves in places that we may not have discovered otherwise. Caring for animals in their own homes is fun and very rewarding as we get to know them and work on building a trusting and affectionate relationship. We get a thrill when owners return to find their pets content and thriving, their gardens happy, and their homes even neater and tidier than when they left.

David & Louise


  • VIC

We are a healthy and active retired Melbourne couple, married for many years, who have been both home owners and renters. During the past two years we have completed several house sits in Victoria, and we are now looking for another position, preferably for a period of three months plus.
We very much appreciate that the secret of good house sitting is to care for the home, garden and any pets involved as if they were our own, and are confident that we can do so as required.
References are available upon request. Please contact us if you wish to consider us as your house sitters
Louise and David Thackray

Jemima


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley

Greetings!

I'm currently working on Sydney's North Shore in the hotel industry and I've recently graduated from Sydney University with a Master of Arts in Creative Writing.

House sitting/pet/plant and pool minding began for me through word of mouth via friends and family. I've loved it so much that I signed up to this site and have been house sitting consistently since January 2016.

I have been working in the hotel/tourism industry for 8 years. This all began in 2009 when I took up a position as Caretaker of a Guest House in Edinburgh, Scotland. I lived out my two year working-visa there and have continued working in boutique hotels in both Sydney and Melbourne since. It is the sharing of stories that I like most about this profession.

Reading, writing, cooking, traveling, and pets provide me with the most joy in life. We've always had a dog in our family home so I'm more than comfortable playing with/walking/feeding your animal/s. Whilst I haven't grown up with cats I have befriended quite a few over the years and we get along very well. I think cats and I share a similar temperament.

I'd love to meet with you and your pet/s for a coffee/chat before locking in any dates and I have references available for you upon request. I also have a current "Working With Children" Check.

House sits of 7 days or more are preferred but I will do my best to accommodate shorter stays if they fit into my calendar.

<< To the side you will see me with cuddling with a friend's dog, Bosco. Relaxing with Rory. And beautiful Kohi the Cat enjoying his outdoor time :)

Mel


  • Melbourne

Originally from country NSW, I am a single, 29 year-old non-smoking woman. I am in my final year of a Master of Social Work at Monash University and I work part-time as a housing support worker (full-time during the holidays). In my spare time, I like gardening, doing crafty things and wandering around local markets.

I am clean, organised, respectful and house-trained, and will treat your property (and pets) as if they were my own. I have years of experience caring for animals back in NSW, and hope that this adventure might provide me with the love and companionship of a beautiful pet/s without the long-term commitment of ownership.

I am available for any length of time and I am looking to build up my references so I can eventually housesit my way around the world. I have a current Police Check and a Working With Children's Check, as well as personal references, all available upon request.

Suzanne Angelique


  • Sydney

Hello, I am a 57 year single woman, retired business owner. (non smoker, non drinker)

I took care of several homes and pets. I have had cats since I was a little kid. So your pets are like your children, I do know the feeling. You like to leave your pet knowing that they are safe and taken care of. I have taken care of animals of my own as well as of others. (cats, dogs, birds) Animals have always been my passion, as you can see in the photo's (even the exotic ones). Love to cuddle and play with animals.

I did a few housesittings for a couple (2017 and 2018) in Sydney, taking care of their Beagle, cat and budgie. (walking and feeding, playing, grooming), (reference available)

I take my responsibilities very serious. I am a trustworthy, quiet and relaxed person, tidy and clean. Knows how to take action in stressful situations. Very security conscious. I don't go out at night. If you prefer, I stay in touch with you on a regular basis. (by phone or Skype etc.)

Besides taking care of the animals other tasks I do are taking care of the garden like mowing the lawn, watering the plants, cleaning the house, collecting the mail, taking out the bin. Your house will be the same as you left it.

If you prefer, I am happy to discuss the do's and don'ts so that everything goes the way you like it to go. Am I your next housesitter?

Love to hear from you.

Suzanne Angelique

Jane & Adam


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

Hi!
My name is Jane and my husband is Adam and we are looking for house sitting opportunities so we can fast track our savings and move into our own home in the next year or so. We view house sitting as a fantastic way to help us save money for a house deposit and also get a feel for living in different areas of Melbourne.

We both love animals and are extremely respectful of other people's property and would treat your home just as we do our own. Adam is a chef and I work with clients with acquired brain injuries and I also have the luxury of working from home sometimes too, so your fur babies would get plenty of attention.

We are non-smokers, both have a current police check and can provide references too. If you would like further information, please contact us.

Many thanks

Jane & Adam

Stephanie


  • NSW, Adelaide

I am a mature, retired single lady. I Retired after spending 25 years working for Tasmania Police.
I have my own home near Hobart in Tasmania.
I have had a bit of a break from house sitting whilst I spent the last three years living in New South Wales and helping out with my granchdhildren, aged seven and five. Now they are both at school I am back home in Tasmania and rearing to go again.
I have had previous experience house sitting and are happy to provide references and contact details from the home owners I have previously house sat and a police clearance.
I am an animal lover, however I no longer have pets of my own as I lost my much loved female Akita (dog) (Ellie) five years ago. I am a non smoker and very clean and tidy. I look after other people's homes and gardens as if they were my own.
I last had a great housesit at Turramurra in 2015 where I spent a month looking after Rex, the spoodle and Annie the cat.
In December/January 2015 I spent 17 days at Woonona near Wollongong, where I looked after Zuri, a female Border Collie/Poodle.
In 2011 I had a house sit at Brighton Le Sands where I looked after an eccentric cockatiel who lived in a small pen rather a cage. He was free to hop out and roam around the apartment as he wished. He had a deformed wing so was not able to fly.
In 2010 I had a very pleasant house sit at Smithfield near Cairns, Qld, with my husband, where we looked after two Australian cattle Dogs, Tilly and Digger and a cat named Glasgow. This house sit was for nine weeks. In 2007 we looked after Rolley (a Golden Retriever) and Millie (a Labrador) at Altona in Victoria for three weeks.

Warren


  • NSW

Lorraine


  • Brisbane, South Eastern

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.

Therese & David


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Southern Highlands, Wollongong & Illawarra

Married couple in 50-60 age range, self-employed (engineering services - have a website you can view if needed). Work from home. Caucasian Australian. Responsible and reliable.
Completed more than 450 days of house sitting in the greater Sydney area to date ( more than 16 house sits) and have excellent references and police clearance.
Non-smokers, non-drinkers, no children and do not have our own pets.
Pet Minding/Walking experience;
Very experienced and caring with pets and capable of walking dogs with athletic predispositions (including ball throwing/catching or playing chasings) or strolling leisurely at the dogs preferred pace while they gather all scent based neighbourhood "gossip" as required.
Cats (Burmese, Tabby, Moggies)
Large Dogs (German Shepherd, Labrador, Labradoodle, Doberman, Bulldog, Boxer, Newfoundland, Mastiff, Greyhound, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Poodle, Kelpie cross)
Small/Lap Dogs, (Daschund, cavoodle, spoodle, Jack Russell, Silky terrier, Maltese Shitsu, Staffy, Spaniel, King Charles)
Experienced at "Making a fuss of pets" ;
Quite comfortable around large or "sookie/cuddly" pets and very experienced at tummy rubs, administering vet prescribed medications, feeding (fresh meat cooked etc or dry food) adding vitamins, worming tablets/chewies, water, administering flea remedies, washing, nail clipping, hair trimming and so on.
Have experience caring for dogs from young puppy to those in their later years and with infirmities.
We know how to put the needs of your pets first and are happy to do so.
Also experienced with feeding and caring for fish, birds and chickens.
Gardening/Pool Minding Experience;
We are more than happy to water garden, and/or pot plants, mow lawns and/or clean pool/change filter as agreed. We both have lots of experience maintaining pools, mixing chlorine etc.
Please don't hesitate to send us a message if you have any questions or would like to discuss your requirements.
We prefer a telephone chat in the first instance. References can be provided on request.

Privacy note: The use of surveillance equipment without notice to house sitters is illegal. We agree that we should respect each other’s privacy. More specifically, we require homeowners to disclose and advise where all surveillance devices they have installed in their home, including any surveillance devices in certain private spaces (such as bedrooms and bathrooms) are located, even if it’s not turned on or hooked up.

McGarry & Jake


  • Melbourne

Hello, we are Jake and Vicky. We are a young couple looking to relocate to Melbourne and start off with some house sitting.
We currently live with Jake's parents in Sydney where we have two family dogs, very energetic border collies, who we walk and feed daily, we also contribute to the housework and cooking of family meals. We have both grown up around dogs amongst other animals and are huge animal lovers.
We are clean and tidy, pretty great cooks, sporty and friendly - both non smokers.
Although we have not professionally house sit per say we have house sat for friends and family on numerous occasions whilst they have been on holidays.

We would be more than happy to gain references for you, should you require.

Peter & Robyn


  • ACT, NSW, QLD

Peter & Robyn are married and recently retired.
Peter is a qualified Accountant who held General Manager and National management positions with the NRMA, Brambles and TNT.
Robyn previously worked in Child Care and bringing up our three lovely children.
We have outstanding credentials and references.
Peter is very handy around the house and is able to take care of all minor repairs.
Robyn loves gardening and will look after your garden as if it were her own.
We are both pet lovers and will take very good care of your pets and or farm animals.
References and police checks are available on request.

Edward & Hannah


  • Melbourne

Hi,

We are looking for house sits within 20kms of the Melbourne CBD. We love all animals however most of our experience is looking after dogs and cats. We love looking after pets and get enjoyment out of their happiness.

A little about Hannah and Ed:

We are very caring, responsible, tidy, clean, considerate, non-party, professionals in our mid-thirties. We work slightly different hours to one another which works out well as we are able to give pets a lot of attention and walks.

We have a 5 year old King Charles Cavalier (Alfie) who is the most chilled out dog in the world and our most precious possession. So we are also looking for house sits that have pets that Alfie is compatible with. Alfie is patient and is never agitated and would be no threat to your property in the slightest. Alfie is very low maintenance and would be happy living in a one bedroom apartment or a large house. Alfie is house trained and sleeps all day until we come home when he just wants to chill out and sit on one of our laps until we give him his regular daily walk. We regularly wash and comb Alfie who is also a regular visitor at the dog groomer.

Ed is a keen gardener so if you have outside areas that require maintenance that is not a problem.

We would love the opportunity to meet you and your pet/s and introduce you to Alfie.

Please contact us anytime if you have any questions or wish to discuss further. We are happy to provide references on request.

Look forward to hearing from you soon.

michael


  • WA

My name is Michael Mathews. I have been house and pet minding since 2008
I do have a web page which has many testimonials:
www.perthhousesitters.com.au
I am a mature male, single, very strong and healthy and very experienced with all types of animals.
I am a non smoker, non drinker and have a current police clearance certificate.
I am neat and tidy and take the house sitting commitment very seriously. An attitude of "she'll be OK mate" does not belong in the house sitting industry.
I am meticulous and thorough and I always look upon myself as the "Occupational Health and Safety Officer" for your pets.
The reason I got into pet minding was because I had been living with my partner for many years.
She had 4 lovely pets. When we went our separate ways she took all her pets. I rented a unit and whenever I arrived home and opened the front door, I would experience a feeling of loneliness. There was just no life force, no energy...no pets to play with, no happiness, no laughter. It is not much fun watching TV without a cat on the couch and a dog at your feet.
To get my daily "pet fix" I started house sitting and I can honestly say that the last few years have been the most joyful, blissful and rewarding years of my life.
Over the past few years I have looked after hundreds of pets, including 26 Alpacas, big dogs like Rottys, little dogs like Chihuahuas, fast dogs like Huskies, asthmatic cats on ventolin pumps, ducks, fish ponds, chickens, bird aviaries, horses and elephants (only joking... but I would be happy to give it a go...imagine picking up their daily poo in a yellow poo bag!!!)
I recently looked after a vets pets...3 cats, 2 dogs, 2 birds and 2 ferrets...they peed and pood everywhere but that is part of the job.
I have looked after pets in the suburbs and on farms, even had to learn to drive a tractor to pick up all the Alpaca poo, and mow the grass with a drive on mower.

Robert


  • Melbourne

We are an active couple who enjoy the outdoors, the beach and travel. We relocated to the east coast from Western Australia three years ago. I work in the education/community services field and Vicki works as a Manager in Aged Care. Since moving we have rented 3 properties as we have lived and worked in different regions of Victoria. We can provide excellent rental references. We are house proud people who will care for your home, possessions and garden. We are fit, non smokers and live the quiet life.

Joyce & Brian


  • Sydney

We are a retired couple who stay in the beautiful Isle of Skye in Scotland. We come to Sydney to spend some of our time with our daughter, her partner and our grandson. We are now committed for our visit for summer 2017/18. We do not have dates fixed yet for next summer. As well as our house sitting this year in Sydney, we have house sat in Scotland for friends. My husband and I have completed about 12 house exchanges , 7 of them in Australia. Quite a few of our exchangers have mentioned how clean and tidy we have left their homes.
We have 3 self catering apartments on our property, which can be viewed on our website www.knott.skye.co.uk. Reviews can be read on Tripadvisor property no 3676647.
As cat owners jointly for 40 years, we would be happy to care for any cats or other small pets.
In the summer, we spend a lot of time in our garden and are self sufficient in vegetables for a good part of the year and would be happy to water and tend a garden where required.
We both like reading and going for not too strenuous walks and are interested in bird watching and other wildlife. Our other great interest is good food.
You have our assurance that your house would be cared for as our own and any minor maintenance attended to.
References can be supplied on request.

Nicole


  • Melbourne

My name is Nicole and I'm new to Happy House Sitters. I am a single, 43, non smoking professional currently living in the Dandenongs and work full-time in Fitzroy.

Having owned my own property, I am conscious of the care and security needed in keeping a house and garden maintained. I adore all animals and I've previously had my own pets.

I've have also looked after the properties of relatives, friends and former colleagues when they've been on holidays. This included looking after my former boss's dog Micro on three occasions when she and her family travelled to Mexico and France. 'To whom it may concern. Our dog Micro was lucky enough to be minded by Nicole whilst my family and I were on holidays in Mexico (2014) and France (2015). We returned to a content and well-groomed dog who had clearly been well cared for and loved. In my view Nicole has a deep and genuine affection for animals of all kinds. She is gentle and caring whilst also having the organisational skills to stay on top of routines. I would happily ask her to look after my dog again at any time'. Marion Potts

I am available for short or long term stays and I can provide personal and professional references, and a police clearance. I am a responsible, reliable and considerate person and I would take excellent care of your property. If you have any questions, please do not to hesitate to contact me.

Kate & Jai


  • NSW

After doing this gig for sometime now, we have been dubbed the cat whisperers. We are both very calm when it comes to the animals and have settled the craziest of cats, albeit, we love a chill cat that wants to hang on our laps.

We are looking for cat only house sits. (Save the dog ones for the doggie lovers!)

A little about us - We are a married couple in our mid 30s with no children or pets and run our own gym in Sydney Olympic Park however we can work remotely and spend most of our time working from home in Katoomba.

We are a plant based couple that LOVE animals, nature, sunshine, fitness, health, gardening, cooking and relaxing.

We have been minding houses/animals for friends over the last few years as well as using AirBNB for little getaways and we thought this would be a great way to help look after animals and get to see different places around NSW. We took just over a year break from happy house sitters once we bought our house, but we are looking forward to getting back into when the schedules align.

We both have a real soft spot for cats! When we aren't house sitting, I am always walking around the local area giving love to any outdoor cats I can find :p. I grew up with dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs and chooks and Jai grew up with cats.
Being on happy house sitters has given us the chance to spend time in lots of different places with amazing cats and also helped us save for a house! We put so much effort into making both the owners and animals feel comfortable.

Jai and I are house proud, non smokers. We are more than happy to keep in contact during your travels and keep you up to date with pics of your animals and happy for cats to sleep on the bed if that is acceptable at your house! :) We're also happy to keep any gardening up etc.

We love house sitting as we get to meet so many amazing cats and feel like we can make such a difference to their lives, instead of them being in a cattery.

Nola


  • Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast

Hello I am a retired pharmacist and a very active joyful older citizen, very caring and careful house-sitter and am a non-smoker, non-drinker. I reside on the Gold Coast and love plants and looking after animals - I can provide excellent references - currently I look after and walk my grandaughter's dogs when required and am regularly booked to look after a farmstay on the Sunshine Coast when called upon . I am available for house-sits on the Gold Coast area mainly.

Janet & Danny


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

Janet and Danny are reliable, clean, Tidy Middle Aged Non Smokers/Non Drinkers who pursue a healthy lifestyle and live and work on a casual basis in Sydney. We are interested in house sits anywhere in Sydney. We have 3 adult daughters and no dependants. We love pets of all descriptions and cant wait to meet and treat yours. Dan has tools, is very handy and is able to complete most domestic repairs. We have owned 3 homes and rented and renovated many others while we raised our family of girls. During this time we kept all manner of pets including dogs, cats, horses, sheep, birds, snakes, fish and other types of animals. We understand the responsibility of looking after your pets and home and assure you that we will treat your home as if it were our own and look after your pets and cuddle them as you would. We are contactable by email danny.swart1803@gmail.com/janets5683@gmail.com or phone 0416283505/0427287910 to arrange for us to visit and meet you and your pets and for you to decide on our suitability to your assignment. We have current Police Clearance Certificates, Passports, Drivers Licences & References available on request.

Richard & Amanda


  • Sydney, Central Coast, South Coast, South Eastern

We are retired business owners and are travelling Australia in our caravan. We have our own home on a long term rental whilst we are travelling. We now what it takes to care for and maintain a property in a responsible and respectful manner. We also love pets !
We are interested in house sitting whilst travelling Australia and can guarantee that any property entrusted to us will be cared for as if it were our own.
We need room to park our caravan on the property (not on the street) and are happy to stay in our caravan as long as we have access to amenities.

Janice & John


  • Sydney

John and I are a professional couple, both teachers and Creative Media experts. I am a Photographic artist and have been teaching Photography at tertiary level and at secondary school since 1996. I hold a current teaching certificate, which requires a police check before being granted. John is a film maker and also currently teaching Moving Image at Wintec, Hamilton, New Zealand. https://www.wintec.ac.nz/study-at-wintec/faculty/school-of-media-arts = you may check his staff profile here.

We are looking for opportunities to house sit in Sydney so we can visit John's daughter, her partner and their new baby on a regular basis. We also want to be able to bring our nine year old grand daughter, Milliana, from New Zealand with us as we care for her in the school holidays. This year we are just looking for school holiday opportunities but this could change when we retire in the future. I am retired from teaching but John is still working full time. John is from Sydney and we have spent a lot of time there visiting family and friends over the years.

We live in the country and spend a lot of our spare time in the garden, swimming in the river and looking after our grand daughter, a somewhat quiet life at the moment. That's not to say we don't do other things that are more exciting. We have just returned from a six month sabbatical in Morocco where John was editing his latest film and writing and I was developing ideas for photographic projects. We enjoy traveling and have spent time in recent years in India, Egypt, Morocco and Spain. We have been using Airbnb and you might be able to check my profile to see the feedback we received - excellent responses saying we are clean and tidy and leave the place exactly as we found it. We had someone staying in our house when we were in Morocco and I was disappointed in some aspects of the care that was taken so am very aware of how I think a house should be left. Mind you, I'm pretty fussy.

We have our own pets - 4 chickens and a cat and used to managing their lives and needs. John has had horses and dogs in the past but we don't currently have any of these as our busy lifestyle and time spent away doesn't lend itself to being at home to take care of them.

Teresa


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

Hello
I am from New Zealand, and have been in Australia for approximately 7 years living on the Northern Beaches. I love animals, have grown children and the flexibility to travel when I desire or am needed.
I do not smoke, lead an active healthy life, and always enjoy the company of friends.
Why am I interested in house sitting? It gives me the opportunity to experience other areas within the city, provides a small amount of adventure and change in scenery, along with the wonderful joy of having pets without the full time commitment, much like my grandchildren :).

I will take care of your home, your treasures and pets as if they were my own.

Look forward to meeting with you.

Regards
Teresa

Patrick


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

I currently live and work in Melbourne, living in a share household. I house sit as I also enjoy having time to myself. I also love caring for pets. Over the past years I have sat on many occasions with many homeowners asking me back to sit for them.

I will take really good care of your pets. I genuinely enjoy both cats and dogs. I Like taking dogs for walks and offering lots of affection. Same for cats too...except the walking.

Will also take good care of your property and leave it in an excellent condition.

I have excellent references. A police check. I don't smoke.
I am a friendly respectful guy who is very clean and tidy
Cheers, Patrick

Toni & Paul


  • Central Coast

We, for many years, have lovingly cared for our own homes, children, pets, gardens, fish and now we'd like to do the same for you while you're away since we have plenty of time to attend to your needs.

We are quiet, retired, vital, honest and respectful of your ways in your home , also we're Vegan and do not smoke or drink.
I, Toni, have had years of house and pet sitting experience (with great references) in the Nambucca Heads/Macksville area.
We've now been with Happy Housesitters for over three years.

We absolutely adore cats and dogs, in fact, all animals, plants, trees and nature. If your pets have special needs, Paul is wonderful at attending to them. Walking is high on our list of activities.
Gardens, especially vege, are something we also like to do !

Our daughter lives in Randwick so we like to stay near her family and our grand daughters
as often as possible
and our son and family is in Marrickville with another little angel.

We have a couple of references on this site but can also give phone numbers of other
people we've house sat for.

Adam


  • Melbourne

Hi there, thanks for taking a moment to look at my profile.

I'm a 51 year old, not a 20 something experimenting with travel.

I've made a very conscious decision to be a nomad, taking in variety of place, people and purpose wherever I can.

I'm primarily in startup mode with my new small business...a supplier of digital business cards (yes, they're a thing !) and I'm into my second year, having survived the all important first year (www.mysmartcardsite.com)

I'm lucky to have two great kids (young adults) and two ex wives (also young adults at times).

I choose the travel life and I've gotten rid of most of my possessions. My car, computer and clothing are pretty much all I own.

I'm very comfortable with hard work having owned my own 80 acre property in Tassie for 5 years, off grid, organic vege garden, goats, dogs, chicken, cat, geese and the odd snake or two. Along with the wedge tail eagles they pretty much owned me.

I'm happy around animals of all types and very fit.

I have no 'needs' except wifi and fresh water. If you can house me, and command me to meet your needs I'd love to take care of your precious space, animals and interests, for as long as you require.

Let's start a conversation.

Regards
Adam
0411 367 890

Annie


  • VIC, WA

My name is Annie and I own a small farm in the far northeast of Tasmania, I am visiting family ( Mum, Dad, 2 sisters and my eldest son )in Western Australia for approximately 3 /4months, I am experienced in caring for a wide range of animals,large and small, I have my certificate in animal studies ( intro to vet nursing)I am also a volunteer for save the tasmanian devil program and rspca carer. I am an experienced and passionate gardener, I am honest, and respectful to others, clean and tidy and live a quiet lifestyle. References available on request and I can get a police check if necessary. Since joining happy house sitters I have found a house and pets to mind between the 14th of may and the 25th of may. After that I am hoping to find a sitting job south of Perth, but am quite open to other areas.

Janine & Chris


  • Brisbane

Hello. My husband and I are mid 50's. All 3 of our children all live in Brisbane now and we are from Tasmania.
We are looking to house sit to be able to be near our children for a while. I am a Registered nurse and my husband is an ex tradesman.
Both of us are non smokers and only have the occasional social drink. We have owned our own home for 30 years and would look after yours with great care and consideration as we do with ours.
We have our own property in Tasmania with 6 Acres of land so we are familiar with care of the land. We have previously owned many dogs and cats and they were very much members of our family and we would treat your pets as if they were our own too.
In addition to that I have been a foster mum to a number of cats and kittens who were between homes, from the Cat Centre of Tasmania. Something I have loved doing.

We look forward to talking with you about looking after your home.
Thankyou.

Maria


  • Melbourne, SW Vic

Dear House owner
I am interested in house sitting for a number of reason;
-> To meet gorgeous pets
-> To experience different locations/enviroments
-> To meet lovely people

A little bit about myself;
I am a virgo, and am a house owner. I am sporty, very tidy, non smoker.
I am a qualified accountant, do bookkeeping (part time), personal trainer (part time), extras person, and was a travel consultant (too many long hours and gave it up).

I can supply references upon request after meeting me.

Look forward in meeting

Warmest regards
Maria Giudice (Gdc for fbook and am also on linkedin).