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Sarah


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

Hi everyone!

My name is Sarah and I'm a friendly and reliable 30 year old professional, looking for a new temporary home and cute pets to play with and care for.

I work in philanthropy for a charity, love reading, cheese, animals, being active and camping. I'm originally from the country, and grew up with lots of animals and am keen to branch out from the apartment life and stay in different areas of Melbourne, whilst tapping into my of love animals with pet sitting. I’ve now moved out of my place I was renting and will be looking for places to stay from August until December 2019..

I've lived in shared living for the last 11 years and come from a big family, so I'm used to being considerate of other people and their spaces. I am one of those most organised, reliable, respectful and trustworthy people you will ever meet and I promise to apply this to any house sitting job. I’m also a non smoker.

Looking forward to meeting you and making your home and pets my temporary home and pets!

Vance & Patsy


  • Sydney, Mid North Coast, Northern Rivers, Toowoomba & South Eastern

We are a fit and active newly retired married couple in our late fifties.
Living in a suburban house with our aged but gorgeous cat we are now free and flexible in our house sit dates due to having no more job commitments!
In my previous life I was the Chief Financial Officer for a Brisbane based construction company.
My wife Patsy was a nursery hand for a native plant nursery on the Gold Coast and she is a still a keen gardener and likes nothing more than pottering around our garden.
Our previous home was on 8 acres which included horse paddocks and formal gardens which we maintained to a high level so the care and maintenance of your garden would certainly be in safe, experienced hands.

From an early age my wife has been besotted with animals and has kept a menagerie over the years which included horses, dogs, cats, chickens, and guinea pigs to name just a few!
Any animal in her care would be looked after with much gentleness and love.
Having had a house sitter to look after our rural property and animals in the past we fully understand the importance of our proposed job as house sitters.

We would appreciate the opportunity to become your house sitters and would meticulously maintain your property and care faithfully for your animals.

We have both character and previous house sitting references for you to view on the website and we also both have a National Police History Check available for any house owners that request it.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Vance & Patsy

Glenda


  • Sydney

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. Four 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. I have bonded quickly with each of the pets I have minded when house sitting, given them lots of attention and love and have been very sad to leave them.
Extensive house sitting experience - I have done 5 house sits in Sydney, each for approximately 4 weeks, and 5 sits of 1- 2 weeks each in Melbourne. All of the owners were extremely happy with the way I cared for their home and pet, gave me very positive references and invited me to house sit again for them. I am sure I would be a great housesitter for you.

Sue


  • QLD

I am a clean, tidy, non smoking, fitness loving active mature aged lady who works as a mental health nurse.
I love animals and have had cats, dogs and birds as pets so am able to look after any pet requirements.
Ready to start in the Mid north coast now.

Lauren & Sam


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, SE Vic, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

Our names are Lauren and Sam,

We are a a non smoking engaged couple aged in our 30s living in Blackrock Melbourne, we both work full time (Sam works shift work so home some days to walk and play and cuddle animals) and we have no children.
We love travelling, the outdoors, walking, hiking, camping, reading and anything to do with wildlife and animals.
We would look after your home the way we would look after our own, we are a clean and tidy couple and take pride in our cleanliness, and our motto is a place for everything and everything in it's place. We are very house proud and would find it a privilege to take care of your houses, pets and gardens and anything else required.

We have experience with house sitting and pet sitting, and have excellent references. We have done it for the past 10 years on and off.

I am a 31 year old non smoking woman and work full time as Head of Graphic Design for Tango Group International based in Moorabbin Victoria.
I am extremely conscious of the care and security needed to maintain a home. I have grown up with dogs and cats and many more smaller animals such as rabbits, Guini pigs and birds. And therefore believe I would be a great candidate to take care of yours. I am available for housesitting and am happy to provide more reference upon request, as well as police checks or any other relevant checks. I am a hard working, responsible, caring and considerate person and would take excellent care of your home, pets and property.

Sam is a 32 year old Entertainment Rigger and is based in Melbourne, He is an extremely hard worker with a positive attitude, he has experience in looking after other peoples pets mostly dogs and helping others keep their homes clean and secure. He has grown up with animals and has always had a dog (at times more than one) as long as he can remember. We can not go for a walk without him patting all dogs he sees along the way.

We regularly look after a house in Ocean Grove and their dog Della for Margie and Gream Mclean. They also have a private AIR BNB and we have been helping them out on occasions with change overs ….cleaning the apartment, bathrooms and kitchen and changing the linen in the bedrooms. We love their Dog Della and she gets very excited every time we go back to housesit and look after her.

We both find it a huge privilege to be chosen to look after others homes and animals and feel lucky to get the opportunity when we can.
We think we would be the perfect candidates to look after your homes and animals and they would be in great care.
We take these jobs very seriously and always do our very best at maintaining a clean and happy home.

Hiltrud & Jan(Mr)


  • Bris. Northern suburbs, South Eastern, Bundaberg & Wide Bay, Mackay & Whitsundays

Experienced house sitters with references – responsible, caring, reliable, clean and we love all animals, pampering pets and wildlife.

Hi,
We appreciate that you are probably a little nervous about letting strangers into your house and understand that your property is more than just a house to you - it is your home. We also realise that your pets are probably considered to be your 'children' and we also appreciate your garden is your sanctuary. We know this because we are family people. We love doing all the things that it takes to keep a family home safe, neat and tidy - that's not a 'house-sitting commercial' it's just the truth. We would love to help you enjoy your time away while we care for your home.

ABOUT US: We're an active couple; Jan(Mr) is 63 and Hiltrud is 62 years old. We are very trustworthy and responsible; we are fun loving and enjoy a good laugh. Hiltrud is very neat and tidy and Jan is now well trained? We adore animals and are especially fond of pampered dogs and cats! You can be assured that your beloved will get all of the attention and special care they require. We'll maintain your pet’s normal routine so that life is not too stressful for them, especially since their ‘Mum and Dad” are away on their holidays. We enjoy walking and exercising so daily dog walks are a pleasure and not a chore. Jan previously was in horticulture/gardening for about twenty five years but now works with people who have a disability; he remains passionate about gardening.
We are both non-smokers. Hiltrud doesn't drink alcohol at all and Jan has a glass of wine every now and then. We are private people who respect other people's privacy. We don't pry into others personal lives - we are too busy living our own. We are quiet and respectful.
We have a great deal of experience looking after pets, including dogs, cats, chickens, ducks and fish. Ricky was the last family dog – a cross Great Dane and Boxer, boundless energy and ‘daft as a brush’ but much loved!
OUR POLICY IS TO TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE'S PLACES AS IF THEY WERE OUR OWN; WE GUARANTEE TO LEAVE YOUR PLACE THE WAY WE FOUND IT. WE WILL GLADLY TAKE CARE OF THE FOLLOWING:
- Looking after your home
- Feeding, grooming and caring for the dog, cat, fish, etc - Maintaining house security and a human presence in your home
- All common house cleaning duties
- Garden and lawn maintenance
- Forwarding mail, email and phone messages
- The occasional odd job/maintenance

PEACE OF MIND: We stay at home most of the time, rarely go out nor do we disappear for days on end. We also never commit any of the cardinal sins of house sitting such as look around for something better or change our minds a week before you embark on the holiday you've spent the last 3 years planning! We commit and we stay as agreed. And if this is the first time you've involved yourself in house-sitting, you can also ring us while you're away, whenever you feel stressed, or even send the neighbours over to check on us - we don't mind at all.

REFERENCES & AGREEMENTS: We are happy to provide both written and verbal references of previous house-sitting experience as well as any police checks. Jan also has a current Blue Card and Yellow Card (Positive Notice Cards for Child and Disability related employment requiring stringent police checks). We will gladly engage in any written agreements outlining secure guidelines between both parties to ensure matters such as phone bills, power bills and other mutual agreements, etc.

CONTACTING US: Whilst you are away we are contactable by phone or by email and these get checked virtually every day.

TIME PERIODS: We prefer the longer term house-sits such as 1-6 months or more and we are currently seeking for a house-sit in the Sunshine Coast area.
We love the Sunshine Coast, specifically around Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Buddina, Warana, Buderim, Mountain Creek, Alexandra Headland, Kawana Island, Sippy Downs, Palmview, Caloundra, Moffat Beach, Currimundi, Wurtulla, Bokarina, Dicky Beach, Moffat Beach, Kawana Waters, Minyama, Marcus Beach, Peregian Beach, Coolum, Coolum Beach, Yaroomba, Pacific Paradise, Bli Bli, Marcoola, Mount Coolum, Ninderry, Twin Waters, Noosa, Noosaville, Noosa Heads, Tewantin, Doonan, Pomona, Cooroy, Cooran and Gympie.

We both look forward to speaking with you soon,

Lorraine


  • WA

Hello there

I'm a healthy, active, competent, clean living, semi-retired teacher/education consultant, who loves to travel and experience different places and cultures, and find that house/pet sitting is an ideal way for me to do this.

In a former life I enjoyed living and working on a very large wheat & sheep farm in WA, so have experience of caring for farm as well as domestic pets.

I have a current police check, clean driving licence, can provide excellent references, and happy to answer any questions you may have.

Looking forward to hearing from you

Regards

Lorri

Lorelle


  • Melbourne, SE Vic

Hi



I am 57 years old and employed full time.



I do not smoke and drink socially, I love to run and dance.


Eileen & Roger


  • Brisbane, South Eastern

AVAILABLE from 4th Aug

Major sudden illness of the home owner has led to cancellation of our multi-year repeat regular 4 month house sit to end of Sept.
We are an active retired professional couple, married 30+ years, reliable, NON-smokers, neat, clean & tidy, with very high house & pet care standards.

We have been home-owners ourselves since the mid-1970's and house carers for others since 2013. During this time, we have been virtually fully booked, including numerous repeats. These repeats are also commonly booked with us well in advance and are for longer term house sits. We attribute the repeat requests to our description by more than one home owner as “the house sitters from heaven”. Our focus is to provide top quality house sit service so that home owners can truly relax knowing that their pets & homes are being well cared for in their absence. We send regular updates to you & treat your home as if it were our very own.
We have become friends with homeowners due to our dependability and our extremely high professional home care, cleanliness & tidiness. Home owners welcome:
- Our attention to security needs whatever the location & trustworthiness (eg case of lost passport of owner overseas requiring urgent contact & action at unusual hours including directing us to unlock & access private files for copying & witness by appropriate authorities prior to transmission to an overseas consulate);
- The well-honed knowledge, skills & care we provide for plants (indoor & outdoor), gardens, pool & yard maintenance including lawn mowing; and particularly,
- Our broad knowledge, experience & quality care for the diverse range of people’s pets - furry, hairy and feathered, of varied sizes, ages and breeds & with varying dietary, medication, grooming & exercise needs, indoor / outdoor, & very importantly, their needs for TLC including sleeping arrangements. We really enjoy experiencing the different personalities of people’s pets in their response to our caring standards. We were both fortunate to grow up on farms which has left us with a great appreciation of nature, animals and plants & their contribution to the daily pleasure of our lives.

We find that home owners commonly prefer to phone us rather than email on receipt of our application. We are happy to meet with owners in situations where locations & timing permit. We are also available via Skype and WhatsApp.
We are happy to provide relevant referee contact details on request. As a courtesy for home owners, given the prevalence of unwanted marketing calls, we also prefer to notify them in advance of your call.

Leanne


  • Melbourne, Northern Vic

I am a dog owner and a 53 yr old registered nurse, Im coming to Victoria 19th -30th December 2019 . To see family that l haven't seen in 40 years.
My kids have grown and l love and cherish my maltese, who is being looked after whilst l am away. So l know how precious they are. As l grew up in Victoria, I have done house sitting before. I am clean living and a non smoker, with police clearance.
regards Leanne

Bruno & Gail


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

Hello, we are Bruno and Gail, husband and wife. Bruno sold his cafe business a few years ago now and I had been working in administration for Community Nursing in Australia. Bruno was born in Italy, and brought up in France. He speaks fluent French & English, fully understands Italian, and speaks basic Italian. I was born in Australia.

With housesitting we have found that we are thoroughly enjoying the company of pets and their different personalities. We consider it to be a great privilege as we are being trusted with your lovely home and beloved pets. You can be sure that we will never take this for granted. We appreciate they are precious family members and will treat them as our own providing them with love, comfort, attention and exercise. Housesitting enables us to combine our love for animals and pets with our passion for travel. With house and pet sitting we are interested in living in a community and not just being a drive through tourist. We understand that the care, security and safety of your pets and home are of the utmost importance and we believe in giving 110%. We are also extremely aware and respectful of your privacy within your home.

We are financially secure, honest, clean living, non-smoking very proud house owners and would respect and treat your home as if it was our own. Although at present we do not have any pets of our own, due to travel plans, we have owned various pets over the years.
We both come from customer service backgrounds and we feel that this gives us the ability to have a caring, nurturing attitude and an eye for detail. We are able to take decisions and deal with difficulties responsibly when they arise leaving you to be away and have peace of mind. We have had experience in repair and maintenance of properties with also having fully renovated another property that we own. (Apart from making a mean coffee Bruno is very handy)
To date we have done 50 sits and have been invited back by homeowners for future sits.
We have our own website fraussies.com where all of our references can be viewed as we are members of several housesitting sites. Here, you can also learn a bit more about us.

Daniel


  • Sunshine Coast

Hi, I'm Daniel. First and foremost, I adore animals. I'm a very experienced house sitter and pet carer with many regular appointments looking after furry people across the coast. I'm a qualified gardener and landscape designer and an extremely responsible, home based and reliable mature man.
What I offer: Professional house sitting and pet caring services. For pets - Walking, feeding, playing, grooming, company medicinal care and assistance. I truly value being able to help families by caring for your pets and gardens, offering security and maintenance for your home while you are away.
For your home: Garden and lawn care, plant watering, pool maintenance, security, cleaning.
House sitting Experience: I bring completely professional and high quality experience, with many positive references to any potential house sitting opportunities (2 in my profile, please ask for more if you'd like). I have decades of experience caring for animals (dogs, cats, fish, horses, sheep, goats), so coastal or rural opportunities are no problem. I can also offer a very green thumb if you would like some assistance recommending plants or garden designs for your home.
About me: I'm a healthy and active person, I am always at the beach walking and swimming, reading, writing, cooking, hiking, and generally enjoying everything the coast has to offer.
Please feel free to call or message me if you would like to discuss an appointment further.
Many thanks, Daniel

Dylan & Tahlia


Hola!

Our names are Dylan and Tahlia. We did housesitting for a year in 2016 before going on an amazing voyage in Mexico and Central America for six months, and we loved it! What we didn't realise was that we would actually miss being home with pets - well, pet-sitting, but we like to treat them as if they were ours.

A bit about us: we're in late-20s, I am an Auslan teacher and Tahlia is a graphic designer. We love travelling, food and of course animals! We're non-smokers, clean and respectful of people's homes.

Did I mention we love animals? Well, we're huge animal-lovers! That's primarily why we got into house-sitting. All our house-sits come with lots of photos and we love to share them with owners.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask, including for references - we have plenty from the owners whom we sat for. We always respond to messages quickly as possible.

We hope to meet you and your pets!

Cheers
Dylan & Tahlia

Aaron


  • Sydney, Hunter Valley, Wollongong & Illawarra

My name is Aaron. I'm 46 years old who enjoys a healthy lifestyle, a non smoker & am single. I’m not working at the moment due to a back injury, which means I can be very flexible with my time & the dates you would like your house sat.

Fortunately, this allows me to travel to new cities & towns to experience a different lifestyle & at the same time help other people out, by looking after their beloved pets & home.

In my previous house sit, I cared for a whole host of animals on a hobby farm in Ocean View QLD. They had 4 ducks, 6 cheeky chickens, a cocky rooster, a rampaging bull, cow & a crazy cat; along with a gentle little old wolfhound terrier cross named Maisie & a beautiful German shepherd called 'Rasta'.

While the dogs were very lovable, Rasta demanded special attention. He became very frightened during storms & could be harmful to himself & you, if you weren't careful. He needed to be tied up on a short leash during such times & comforted to calm him down.

I have encountered such problems during my many years of looking after peoples homes, over short & longer periods. I also have a bit of a green thumb & find it relaxing watering the garden each day & enjoy a clean & tidy place.

In my professional career, I've worked in the television industry for over ten years & also as a primary school teacher & more recently as a holiday park caretaker.

I pride myself in being responsible & reliable in my professional & personal life & would look after your home in the same manner that I love & respect my own home.

Upon request, I am able to supply you with a police check & the phone numbers of past employers & people who I have house sat for previously, to help you in assessing my suitability for the role.

I look forward to speaking with you & hopefully we are able to help each other out in the future.

Thank you
Aaron

Suzi


  • Sydney, Central Coast, East Lake Macquarie, Lower Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Upper Hunter Valley, Mid North Coast, South Coast, Southern Highlands, Central Tablelands

Hi there,

If you’re looking for an experienced house/ pet/ garden/ job sitter.... someone who will care for your home, animals, garden as well as you... well here I am. I will look after your abode and furry family with the greatest care. I also love to garden and will make sure your indoor and outdoor plants are thriving.

I started house sitting in 2011, and at various times over the years have looked after many houses, pets, gardens, and even took over someone’s job for them while they were away. Homeowners I‘ve helped out have been in Bondi, Burradoo, Cammeray, Rushcutters Bay, Northbridge, Northwood, St Ives and Wahroonga. Have also done a few stints in Orange.

Have managed Airbnb properties in Bondi, Cammeray, Coogee, Paddington, and Woollahra.. Happy to coordinate tradespeople, gardeners, cleaners, etc... and work on admin.

Experienced with selling furniture, household items, fashion either online/ in store/ markets and also via ebay, Facebook, or Gumtree. Am a professional organiser, and can declutter and rearrange and style your place. And for relocation purposes... packing up/ unpacking/ setting up houses are my forte.

I have an extensive profile on Airtasker... with much more information, reviews and photos. Happy to send link if required.
Also happy to send references if needed.

Let me know how I can help you. Cheers.

Catherine & Paul


  • VIC

Paul and Catherine are a kind and compassionate profession couple in their mid-thirties who have been together for over 7 years and have a beautiful 17 month old girl Elke. We would love to care for your home, your pet/s and your garden and honour it the same we would our own.

We decided to have a hand at professional house sitting for a couple of reasons. Mid 2017 we went on a wonderful holiday across the USA where Paul proposed to Catherine! We returned to start planning the wedding and discovered Catherine got pregnant at the end of their holiday!! Wedding plans have been on hold and we would love to clear the holiday debt we still have so we can afford our wedding. Secondly, we feel inspired to invite some more fun and adventure into our life while Elke is still an infant. We love getting out and spend our weekends exploring different parts of greater Melbourne, so to care for other's home and animals plus experience living in different parts of Melbourne feels like a wonderful adventure for our little family.

We met in early 2012 when Paul was travelling all over Australia doing the One Week Job project where he worked a different job every week for 52 weeks and his wages from each employer was donated to charity. It was a fun, adventurous project that had to Paul staying at many homes. He appeared on Sunrise, the Morning Show and the 7:30 Report and was invited to do a Ted Talk. Paul then moved into television and has worked on many different shows and currently works as a producer at ABC for the show Hard Quiz. Catherine is a a trained EMMETT technique practitioner and teacher and doing some part-time writing at home as she is the primary carer for Elke, meaning she is home all week, so you can assure someone will always be home with your pets.

We have an excellent rental record, renting one home for 4 years, only moving due to the property getting sold. We’ve been in our current place since September 2017. We once house sat in Sydney for a 5 week block while Paul was working interstate on a tv show and cared for an insanely demanding cat Alaska whom we shall never forget. He had a several page typed manual of his needs, ate dinner on top of the kitchen bench from a porcelain bowl and drank water from a human glass, and only listened to one radio station at a specific volume. We survived caring for Alaska with flying colours so feel confident we could care for your home and pet/s!

We are non-smokers, very moderate drinkers and lead a healthy active lifestyle. We've both grown up caring for pets and in adulthood we’ve lived in multiple share houses with dogs and just love being with our friends’ pets. Elke just loves animals and is regularly playing with both dogs and cats at friends' houses.

We would love you to choose us to care for your home, animals and garden.

Julie


  • Melbourne

Hi Happy Housesitters Community!

I am a very reliable, experienced and trustworthy, single non-smoking Pet lover!

I moved from Sydney last June & have been House/Pet-sitting get a better feel for different areas of Melbourne before I choose a Suburb to call home.

I have always had pets in my life. My 2 Daughters now live in Melbourne & one has our family Cats (pictured) Kimba and Cooper, 2 rescues we adopted when we lived in Mornington back in 2010. I miss them terribly & will adopt another rescue cat or dog when I settle in Melbourne.

Looking after Pets is certainly a perk of sitting. Getting to know their individual personalities and nuances is special. I’ve been lucky enough to have sat many different kinds of dogs and cats and a few chickens too.

I am a homebody and can work from home if your Pet needs company or more care. Happy to follow whatever instructions and routine you instruct. Hopefully they will like pats and a snuggle sometimes, as I do. I am super clean and will keep your place clean as if it were my own. Also, happy to communicate updates as frequently as you like. Also happy to grab you fresh milk and bread or whatever for your return.

I have pet sitting, personal, work references and a recent Police check available. I also have a editable Housesitting agreement document available to use if you like.

Please message or call me for to explore the possibility of sitting for your pet/s. Happy to meet you and your pet/s to see if we are a good fit. The sooner the better to lock in your sit

Hope to hear from you today

Julie

ken & katy


  • Sydney, Central Coast

Hello,

We are Kenny and Katy!

We have recently moved home from living in Quebec, Canada for the last few years. Kenny is French Canadian and I'm Australian. We decided it was now time to give Australia a go after experiencing the Quebec lifestyle.

I'm originally from the Central Coast and have my whole family still living between Sydney and the Gold Coast, so we are in the middle of deciding exactly where we want to position ourselves for the foreseeable future. Right now we need to be in Sydney but where exactly??? This is where housesitting comes into play.

Kenny is a lineman by trade and has secured himself a job in Sydney as a Rope Access technician (abseiling down skyscrapers - yikes!). After 10 years of working in sales, marketing and events I decided to bite the bullet and go to uni. I'm in my 2nd year of my Bachelor of Communication Design at Billy Blue College of Design in Ultimo and loving it. Aside from Uni, I am a social support worker in my spare time.

House sitting is not new to us as we have stayed in many friends and friends of friends houses in Canada while we were travelling to and from Kenny's work jobs on the road. We've both grown up always had animals at home (in Canada - cats, dogs, birds, chickens & ferrets).

We are mindful of maintaining other areas of your property such as keeping plants alive and veggies gardens lush. We have enormous respect for homeowners property and possessions as we would treat it as our very own.

We are 29 and 31 years old, very relaxed and chilled personalities. We lead physically active and healthy lifestyles - Kenny played ice hockey back home and I love yoga/pilates and we both go to the gym. We are a clean and tidy couple and it would be a pleasure to care of your home and your family animals.

We have references from previous house sits and police checks to show if requested.

Cheers,
Katy and Kenny

Veronica


  • Melbourne

Hi, my name is Veronica, I am a 32-year old non-smoking female. I am originally from the UK, but am working at the University of Melbourne setting up Science Gallery Melbourne. I have house sat privately in Melbourne, London and Warsaw.

I am currently based in Brighton East but would like to get back in to house sitting as I really miss looking after sweet and adorable pets. Back home in London, I have a cat who I miss very dearly but luckily my Mum is taking care of her. I've grown up with cats, and dogs have always been a big part of my family. I really enjoy going for walks and walking is the best way to explore Melbourne so taking your dog for a walk will only be a pleasure. What I cherish and find fascinating about cats and dogs is that each pet has its own individual character and habits which results in different needs and requirements. Having lived in shared accommodation in the past, and also having the opportunity of taking care of someones house or flat in Melbourne, to which I sometimes still feel like a tourist, means that I would carry out domestic responsibilities as if the house was my own! I am quiet and respect neighbours.

Murray & Barbara


  • Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW

W.e have over 60ys experience as a Husband & Wife team, helping people in the building trade, sales & marketing, supervising & training, counseling, guest speaking, advertising, management, radio presenter, public relations, play many sports, president of many organizations, full & part time ministry, 19yrs in motor racing including Australian titles 1970,71,72,73. We looked after a 1 acre property for 9 months in Yepoon, whilst owners travelled Australia. Can provide photos. Left it better than we found it.
Non smokers, non drinkers. References can be supplied

Michael & Catherine


  • Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Upper N Shore, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba & South Eastern

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 aged in our mid 60s and both fit and well and enjoy daily walks.
We are trustworthy, tidy and non smokers.
Very reliable and always turn up for appointments.
We enjoy walking (especially with dogs), gardening, travel, beaches 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

Geraldine & Wayne


  • Hunter Valley, North Coast, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld)

We are an active retired couple who love animals and travel. We recently lost our 20 year old cat, Elwood and are now wanting to combine petsitting and travel .
Our cats had health problems and Wayne is experienced in giving injections, giving liquid and tablet medication by mouth, and in monitoring blood sugar levels.
Over the years we have used petsitters to look after our cats and know exactly what is required. Wayne has also had pet dogs in the past and loves them just as much as cats.
We are clean, tidy, non-smokers and own our own home. We will take good care of your home and are also happy to look after your garden.
We have 3 recent pet sitting references for cats and dogs. Wayne has a recent Police Check and I can get one if required.

Lisa & Victor


  • ACT, Melb. SE suburbs

We are a New Zealand family who have sold our house to take our two little girls and see some of the world. We start our trip in Australia from October until February to spend time close to family in Canberra and Melbourne, before heading off to South East Asia in 2020.

We are animal lovers, having had a dog, two cats and four chickens ourselves in Auckland. Our children are really good with animals.
Because we've given up our home, we see house sitting as a great opportunity for our family to still spend time with animals in a home environment. We also know what is expected of house sitters, having had many ourselves in our home and looking after our animals, we have a high standard.

We see ourselves being around plenty to give your animals care and company. Our children are little so we will go short distances to explore your area locally but spend quiet time at home each day also. My husband works remotely for a technology startup. We are confident and more than happy to take dogs for exercise. Our dog in New Zealand is a White Swiss Shepherd so we love large dogs too.

We can provide character references upon request but are new to house sitting ourselves (other than for family) so have yet to gain references of experience but look forward to having some soon.
Please ask any questions :)

Lisa, Victor, Geneva and Freya

Jessica


  • Melb. Inner suburbs

Hello,

I am an honest and reliable house sitter and am available for any duration. Ideally seeking something for 1+ weeks and am very much an animal lover. I love dogs and cats and would aim to give them 100% affection - I like to be active and enjoy walking in the mornings and evenings and feel like a local no matter where I am. I feel animals can help you do this too and be part of a community and get you out and about. I will be working remotely and also part-time. I am non smoking and feel I am very reliable when it comes to taking care of a home, I like to keep things clean and tidy and am respectful honest, quite and courteous. I hope we can chat further, Referees available on request :) Thank you.

Jess


  • Melb. Inner suburbs

Hi I’m Jess,

I recently got back to Australia after travelling for two months in the US. I would love to get back into house sitting to experience new suburbs within inner Melbourne and hopefully decide where I would like to rent. I previously rented in Southbank but found it to city for me. I grew up in a small town in South Australia and have lived in Melbourne for a year.
Here is a little bit about me:

I’m am 25 years old & female
I work as a registered nurse
I live a vegan lifestyle and am against animal cruelty
I enjoy reading books, flowers & going to the market
Clean, tidy and respectful

I feel I would be a suitable candidate as I am compassionate by nature and adore animals. Growing up I had a variety of pets and as an adults owned 3 cats and 2 dogs.

I have previously sat and can provide reference upon request.

Craig & Tracey


  • Melbourne

We are not only animal lovers, we are trained wildlife and animal rescuers and are part of Wildlife Victoria network.
Tracey recently retired from our paid employment, Tracey worked for the last 16 years as a Kindergarten Assistant and Integration Aide. Craig worked for over 40 years in the food industry, with the last 15 years in General Management positions, and is the current General Manager with the Gould League.
We volunteer at 2 local animal sanctuaries, and dedicate most of our spare time to the care and well being of animals.
We both have current National Police Check certificates (copies available on request)

Valerie & Gareth


  • Brisbane, South Eastern

We are a semi-retired couple living in North Queensland. My husband is a retired pilot, and I was a teacher. We are looking at house-sitting from time to time in the Brisbane area, as we come to Brisbane occasionally for family reasons. We have done house-sitting before for colleagues when we were working in India, as they preferred someone in the house when they were on vacation. We looked after the house and garden, and also looked after pets. We ourselves used to have a dog - a Border collie - but after he passed away, we have not had pets, as we have been doing a lot of travelling and it was not possible to look after animals. We both like animals and have had a variety of animals/pets in our lives including dogs, cats and horses. We have a simple lifestyle and enjoy sports such as walking, running and swimming. We are both tidy people, and take pride in keeping our own house and garden neat and tidy. Our previous house had a swimming pool so we know how to look after pools. Neither of us smoke. We are prepared to look after your house and garden, care for your pets while you are away. We consider ourselves to be caring, responsible people and can supply references if required.

Michael


  • Perth, S. West

Hi. I'm an easy-going, mature-aged businessman, a former staff member at Murdoch University, now running a home-based business offering professional services to research students. My work gives me the flexibility to move around freely, looking after homes and pets in Perth and nearby rural areas (and still being within visiting range of my grand-children).

The nature of my work means I'm home virtually all day every day, so I can give very close attention to your property and provide lots of daily companionship for your pets. I'm a life-long animal lover and have had pets (cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds) almost all my life. My daily exercise is walking, which I enjoy even more with a dog or two in tow.

I'm a non-drinker and non-smoker with a strong record of caring exceptionally well for the homes I live in. Because I own a rental property myself, I fully appreciate what you are looking for when you consider inviting a sitter into your home.

I'm a relaxed, friendly person living a very quiet, orderly kind of life. I'm definitely not the loud partying type. My ethic is one of simple honesty, courtesy and goodwill to everyone I meet, personally and professionally.

I see house and pet-sitting as a wonderful way to bring variety into my life and to meet great people and their much-loved animal companions. For me it's a privilege, and I'm committed to giving my very best in return.

I prefer sits of 2-6 months (or longer) and generally I don't take sits shorter than 1 month. But it's not a rigid rule, so please feel free to contact me if you need a sitter for a shorter period. Sometimes a short sit lands conveniently in a gap between two longer ones.

Thanks very much for your interest. I hope I can be of service to you and look forward to hearing from you if you think I'm the right fit for your needs.

Michael :-)

Desiree


  • NSW, Melbourne

Dear Home and Pet Owner, I am a designer and educator – so have a Police Check as I teach young adults. I am a reliable and trustworthy, mature woman who loves walking in nature, being active with a healthy lifestyle and cooking. I am at home a lot, researching and writing new course material. I have cared for many different kinds of homes, gardens and creatures and am happy to care for yours as my own. I have experience house sitting and pet minding in many different types of homes and areas. I can supply references upon request, and look forward to the opportunity of meeting with you and caring for your home, pets and plants. Thank you, Desiree DeKlerk


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