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Jessica & Simon

  • Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast

Are you looking for clean, friendly, reliable house sitters? Do you want a trustworthy, mature couple to water plants, cuddle, feed and walk your pets?

Hi – we’re Jess and Simon! We're experienced, mature house sitters who love pets and gardening.

We own online stores so we can work from anywhere. We’re non-smokers, love all kinds of animals and consider it a privilege to care for your home as we would our own.

Simon is an ex tradie who’s very handy around the house and garden. He’s great with ride-on mowers, whipper snippers, brush cutters, tractors, wood chopping and pool cleaning and maintenance. Jess loves caring for vegetable patches and we both love all pets – we’ve looked after cats, dogs, hamsters, fish, birds, lizards and even snakes.

We've owned several properties and know the responsibilities involved. You can rest assured we’ll keep your home secure and occupied, so you have the peace of mind to enjoy your holiday.

So whether it's your pets that need caring for, your lawns that need mowing, your pool that needs maintaining or your garden that needs watering, we'd love to help out!

Check out our references below (telephone references available on request).

You can also watch our video here:

Why not message us so we can arrange a time to call or Skype, and you can decide for yourself?


Very responsible, mature and easy going house sitters. Their response and management of an unexpected plumbing issue was handled very well, and we were able to get back to enjoying our holiday sooner as a result. Highly recommended.

Kate and Zac

Jess and Simon took excellent care of our home and groodle pup while we were on holiday. We loved getting pictures and updates about her, it made us miss her a little less. We've kept in touch since their house sit and Jess has even baby sat for us.

Chris and Mel

When we got back our home was immaculate, our dog was happy and the plants were healthy. We found Jess and Simon extremely reliable and trustworthy.

Jenny and Paul

Got questions? We respond to every inquiry, so get in touch and we’ll get back to you quickly (usually within 24 hours).

Maria & Douglas

  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Southern suburbs, South Coast, Wollongong & Illawarra

Retired couple ,non-smokers who lead a healthy lifestyle. We are happy to maintain the home and are animal lovers. We love walking and exploring new places .We are often asked to mind friends and neighbours houses,including housekeeping, watering plants and feeding animals .
We are clean and repectful of peoples living spaces .


  • Melbourne, North Eastern, Grampians, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

Chris & Sandra

  • Melbourne


We are a professional, non-smoking couple and looking forward to taking care of your home, pets and garden so that you can travel stress free. We are based in, and have experience in, Melbourne and therefore we have great flexibility and awareness of various individual wants and needs. We have been fortunate enough to grow up and care for dogs, cats, fish, rabbits, a galah, and even sea turtles in the Galapagos, so any type of friend you need caring for, we are sure we'll work it out and get along splendidly.

Professionally - Sandra has a PhD in genetics and is now specializing in public health and health information management whilst Chris specialises in biochemistry and reproductive medicine.

We have lived and worked professionally in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia and England. We have prior police checks if necessary due to our work in health care and volunteering with children.

We are home bodies but both enjoy nature, hiking, swimming, cycling and a glass of wine too.

Please contact us for links to our references on other house sitting sites.

We'd love to speak, skype or meet in person to ensure that the assignment is suitable and that you're comfortable with us

We look forward to hearing from you


  • Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, Far North, Mid North, South, Spencer Gulf, West Coast, VIC

Hello my name is Stephen and I am of mature age (approaching retirement). I am a very clean, tidy, hygienic and house proud person a non smoker and a social drinker. I currently reside in Victoria and a passionate animal lover, especially Dogs. I have 2 dogs myself, 2 x Whippets, however they stay at home when I house sit.. I have however, personally owned as well as cared for Cats, Birds, Fish, Guinea Pigs and Rabbits as well as some livestock. I have some horticultural experience looking after orchards and am experienced with some farm machinery and garden maintenance equipment. My professional background was as a Paramedic as well as allied health industry and horticulture trained. I enjoy reading, gardening, renovating and photography and art. I have house/pet sit in Qld in Hervey Bay looking after Jackie a delightful female Shih Tzu . Another sit which was my second time around for the family in North Narre warren was "Buddy" another Shih Tzu cross. I also sat for 2 lovely Whippets (Google & Pippa) in Echuca. Other areas I have house sat in Bairnsdale,( Ausie Sheep dogs x 2) Warrigal, (labradoodle) Drouin, (Cavalier), Berwick,
I can supply police check and working with children qualifications as well as references. I will look after and care for your residence and animals as if our own and keep you up to date on your loved one's happiness and health as required. My aim is to help you have a relaxing and worry free holiday and return to your home and pets knowing, all have been well cared for. Please call or e-mail me if I can help you and your pets.


  • Melbourne

I am an animal lover from way back and although I can't have a pet of my own, I make up for that by being the best aunty I can be to your fur baby! Growing up in New Zealand, we always had dogs, cats, and birds in the house, so I am very comfortable around animals. I have lived in Melbourne since 2011 and have been house & pet sitting for friends and family every now and then, and making it a permanent activity late 2018. I work full-time for a charity organisation based in Prahran, play softball throughout the year, volunteer as an English tutor for adult migrants, and spend way too much time on Netflix. I have plenty of experience looking after pets, from big dogs that require multiple long walks or medication, to cats that love to chill out in front of the TV. I can provide a current police check as well as great references, and would love to chat with you if you have any questions.


Current Bookings:

House sitting:
21 July 2019 - 09 August 2019 (Thornbury)
10 August 2019 - 08 September 2019 (Northcote)
14 September 2019 - 04 October 2019 (Yarraville)
08 November 2019 - 07 December 2019 (Northcote)

Currently available: 04 October 2019 - 08 November 2019


Jenni & Jaana

  • Sydney, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central, Cairns, Melbourne

We are trustworthy, reliable, energetic & easy going girls from Finland. We are best friends or more like sisters so we can take care of flat with one bedroom or bigger houses! We prefer if you have pets also ;) Cause we are mutual animal lovers.

We are coming to Australia for work and for a holiday. Jaana is a physiotherapist and Jenni customer support agent. Jaana would like to do cafeteria jobs at Australia and Jenni will be full time studier in Finnish University via internet.
Both of us have grown up with pets in family e.g. dogs, cats, bunnies, and taking care of horses at the stable. Also Jenni have worked as a pet sitter in Finland for a couple of years :)

We both are physically active (gym, running, wellness) and we love nature and outdoor life. We would love to take care of your pets and home while you are enjoying your holiday :) We can offer you safe mind during your vacay since Jenni is going to be studying at home during sitter job! So lots of care and company guaranteed.

Check our profile pictures and you will see our lifestyle and how we love to travel the world together :)

We would be happy to meet you before the house sitting or for example have a Skype meeting with you!

Ps. We have couple of references, if you require them. They are from our dog sitting experiences in Finland and one in Australia when Jenni last time spend her holiday in Mornington. If you would like to have more information, please feel free to ask more!

Greetings from Finland :)


  • VIC

My name is Peta and I enjoy housesitting and looking after peoples pets while I save to buy a home of my own. I have many years of experience in house/pet minding as in the past I have filled this role in between stints overseas. I am kind, reliable and feel very strongly about caring for our environment. I keep healthy and fit and walk every morning. I work as a children's photographer and two days a week as a nanny for three hours. I mostly work on the computer at home, editing footage and updating my photo blog, except for the nanny work and a few 2hour photoshoots per week.

I am very competent and will be happy to take on any extra needs your property or pets may require. I will collect your mail and check on your neighbours!

I also do pet portraits.

Please feel welcome to send me a message or call me if you think I may be what you are looking for and we can arrange to meet. I am happy to travel to wherever is most convenient to you.


I live in Tasmania but travel frequently. My daughter lives in Elwood, Melbourne - one child and another of the way - and I am interested in housesits near her, also perhaps in other areas of Australia as I have a campervan and enjoy travelling and new experiences. I have a house in Tasmania which I seem to be constantly renovating. I have room for visitors so happy to host or do an exchange. I own one dog, but there are usually two around. A friend's dog comes to keep mine company each day. There are great walking tracks and a dog beach nearby. I am semi-retired but am dipping my toe back into the workforce at the moment; am also involved in some voluntary and lobbying work. While I have always had a dog in my life I am also happy to sit for other animals. I am pretty well house-trained and capable of doing odd jobs around the home - lots of years of experience!

Paul & Janet

  • Hunter Valley, North Coast

Hi, I'm Paul and I am now retired after finishing my career as a Town Planner working in Local Government. My wife (Janet) is currently working as a Teacher’s Aide. We own our home and have lived on the beautiful Sunshine Coast for 20 years after living in Melbourne, however we love to travel and experience new places! Our 3 children have grown up and have moved on to live in other parts of Australia.

We have had 2 dogs, a Cocker Spaniel (Bella) and an Australian Terrier (Ziggy). Bella lived to 13 years and Ziggy to 11 years. Ziggy only passed away in late 2018. We both shared the “doggy duties” of daily walking, feeding and medicating. We also had a cat (Maisie) who lived lived to the very old age of 21. We like to do house siting as it provides us the opportunity to care and have the company of animals and to help home owners have the peace of mind that their pets and home will be well cared for while they are away.

We have done many house sits in the past few years in different parts of Australia. We have looked after cats, dogs, chooks, birds and other fury animals. Part of the house sitting duties, of course, involves keeping the host's home and garden neat and tidy. We have used house sitters ourselves to look after our pets and home when we have taken a holiday in recent years.

We are house and garden proud and understand what is required to take care of your home and your pets.
We are both non-smokers. References are available on this site for you to read . A Police check and other references can be supplied upon request.

Anna & LEO

  • North Coast, Brisbane, South Eastern

Hello !
Young couple Anna (29) and Leo (24) travelling in Australia.
We are currently staying in Brisbane region until end of october. After we will move and discover other part of Australia. We have done one house sit. Reference of the house owner is available.
We are mature, reliable and trustworthy people. we will look after your pets as we would look after my own. we have big love to animals as we used to have cats and dogs since we were a little kid. we have our own car so distance from the city or public transport amenities is not a problem. Please contact me via phone or message if you think I might be of any help.
Thank you !!


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, Melbourne, Bendigo, Macedon Ranges, North Western, Shepparton & Central North, SE Vic, SW 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

Denise & John

  • NSW

We are a 62/65 year old non smoking married couple from Adelaide. My husband is a semi retired builder and we have over the past 5 years renovated our home in Seacliff including putting in a pool & raised veggie gardens (we are house & garden proud people). Our Son & family live in a very small row house in Surry Hills which my husband has renovated over the last couple of years to give them more space for their growing family. Our daughter lives in Canberra, we love to visit them both but do not want to intrude into their busy lives. House sitting is perfect, we love visiting different parts of the country especially when we can be near either our Son or Daughter.
I can assure you we will treat your house, garden or pet with great care & respect, as if they were our own. We have used Airbnb as travellers often both domestically & overseas and have excellent reviews and would be happy for you to access them should you consider us suitable.
Whilst renovating our sons house in Surry Hills we house sat in neutral bay and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
We will have plenty of free time to get to know your pet, walk, and look after your garden and keep your home clean, do any watering, maintain a pool if required and keep your home secure. We will mostly be at home during the day. I enjoy reading, knitting & quilting as well as gardening, walking & swimming.
Should you feel we can help each other please contact me at your earliest convenience so we can discuss.
NB. We thoroughly enjoyed our house sit in Neutral Bay in Dec/Jan and were very appreciative to be given the oppportunity.
Kind regards


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs

I am a compassionate, diligent, mature and experienced house, business and pet sitter./illustrator/artist (great pet pictures),!
Non smoker, fit and tidy all-rounder/garden and house or apartment. Widow and recently settled back in Sydney....people are awesome and so are pets. Most of my house and pet sits have been by word of mouth and referrals and growing. :-)



We have had Sherrilyn house and pet sit for us over many years.

We have found her to be an excellent sitter for us. She is very reliable, honest, trustworthy and very helpful in other ways. She has lovingly looked after our dogs (and chickens) and kept our house very clean.

We would highly recommend her for any house or pet sit and has been a joy to know.

Kind Regards,
Jackie and Tony Hosking


  • NSW

31 years old: Experienced House/Pet sitter, Health Professional.

* What kind of person am I?.
I am a responsible, trustworthy, tidy and clean Australian born non-smoking woman and I love meeting new people. I am a young but mature Sydney city woman. I am an experienced house/pet sitter having house/pet sat for 25 houses in over 4 years full time. I am down to earth, reliable, practical, friendly and take great pride in providing a fantastic service. This means that you come home to a clean and tidy house and happy well looked after pets.

Helen: I am a Registered Psychologist. I recently finished my Masters in Clinical Psychology and I am currently working. You will have excellent home security, and i would love to spend lots of time with your pets. I have a National Police Certificate and working with childrens check. As a psychologist I have a very high level of security clearance- one that is just under ASIO so you can be assured that i am a trustworthy person.

• What kind of service do I provide?

- I am 24/7 house sitter, so i provide excellent home security and often spend time at home.
- I am a 24/7 pet carer who loves animals just as much as you do and will go above and beyond to make sure that your pet is happy, healthy and not disrupted in their routine. I only take on 1 house sit at a time to provide a thorough service.
- I will take thoroughly good care of your pets and their needs as requested (meals, any medicine, brush them, give them any worming tablets, keep them company and spend time walking or playing with them).
- Of course in an emergency situation, I will contact you and drive them to their personal vet.
- I will send you regular email/texts/ photo updates of your place and pets so you can see how they are travelling and so you don't miss them too much.
- Collect the mail daily & send you any mail that you’ve requested via email.
- Maintain any indoor or outdoor plants, water, remove leaves from pathways etc as needed.
- I will clean your home before you arrive so that you come back to a nice clean home.
- I will start your car if needed to ensure that the battery doesn’t go flat. I won’t be using your car as I have my own
- I provide a comprehensive service and as I like to be thorough in my work, I also have a written out agreement of instructions that we both fill out and sign so that all duties are clear and so I have authority to be staying in your home (detailed instructions, vet and emergency contact numbers, pet quirks)
- Any extra tasks feel free to ask me

* Why am I house/pet sitting?
I have been asked this question & it's a fair question! Well house sitting is allowing me to save money as i was a full time student so that I may buy my own home one day. I also love pets and I don't have my own (other than the family cat, dog and budgies :) ) so it is wonderful to be able to spend time with the beautiful pets that I mind. They provide such companionship. Also, I absolutely love the adventure and variety of living in new places around Sydney and meeting new people like you! Even though I intended to house/pet sit only whilst I studied, I continue house/pet sitting because I now LOVE the lifestyle, variety and adventure of it all.

* House/pet sitting experience
I have been pet/house sitting since April 2015. Also, I have lived out of home before & I have had many pets (cats, dogs, chickens, fish, birds, guinea pigs, rabbits, the odd insect.. ) my whole life so I understand the responsibilities of looking after a household and pets. I am happy to send you my references.

Here are some examples of my house sitting experience so far.
1. Frenchs Forest: 4 rescue cats, hermit crabs and a fighting fish.
2. Kirrawee: 2 rescue cats
3. Cammeray: House/pet sat a ragdoll cat and maintained the home for 3.5 months (May, June, July, August). This included mowing their lawns (The cat got in a fight so I immediately drove the cat to the vet in the night and he recovered well).
4. North Manly: Took care of a 14 year old dog, 21 year old cat, 2 fish ponds, a cockatoo and maintained and watered the tree dense garden regularly. Also feed the animals their daily medication at specific times.
5. Frenchs Forest: House sat for the same Frenchs Forest family again over Christmas and New Year’s Eve upon their request and they even paid for the service.
6. Belrose: House sat in Belrose in January 2016 and looked after their cat and dog. Walked their dog twice a day.
7. Cammeray: Returned to Cammeray a 2nd time for 3 weeks looking after their ragdoll cat and mowed their lawn
8. Maroubra: House/pet sat for 2 cats in March/April 2016
9. Cammeray: House/pet sat at Cammeray for a 3rd time and their ragdoll cat.
10. Cammeray: Through word of mouth, I house sat the next door neighbour's place from Aug-Oct 2016 to look after their house, garden and frog pond
11. North Manly: I looked after their pets and garden for a 2nd time in Nov 2016.
12. Mosman: Through word of mouth, I looked after a house and garden in Dec 2016 for 4 weeks
13. Charlestown Newcastle: I looked after a dog and the garden here in Dec/Jan 2017 including daily walks
14. North Turramurra: I looked after 2 dogs, a bearded dragon, garden and pool in Jan 2017. This included giving one medication twice daily and daily walks
15. Cammeray: I looked after another cat in January 2017.
16. Newcastle Medowie: I looked after a dog, chooks, garden and pool in Feb 2017
17. Cammeray: I returned for the 4th time to look after their in Feb 2017.
18. Neutral Bay: I looked after a large dog from in March/April 2017
19. Vaucluse: I looked after a large house with a cat, dog and fish in April 2017
20. West Pymble: I looked after a greyhound puppy in April/May 2017
21. Glebe: I looked after a cat in May 2017
22. Cammeray: I looked after a cat for the 5th time May-Aug 2017.
23. Dulwich Hill: I looked after a rabbit in Aug/Sept 2017
24. Glebe: I looked after a cat and dog in Oct 2017
25. Vaucluse: I returned to look after a dog, cat and fish tank in Dec/Jan 2018

Feel free to ask me if i am free for your house/pet sitting dates.

Many have asked me to come back at other times, however the timing has at times not worked out as I only commit myself to doing 1 in-depth house/pet sit at a time.

* A little more about my love for Animals.
At the moment I don't have any pets but I LOVE animals. Over the year I have saved, looked after and fostered out 23 stray kittens which I am very proud of. I really love it when people have rescue animals. Also, I have had pet sitting experience with dogs, kittens, cats, birds, fish, hermit crabs, frogs & experience with worming, kitty litters, baths, sick pets & some difficult pets. I understand that each pet has their own unique personality and requirements, in the same way people do.

Thus hopefully you will notice that I have a lot of house/pet sitting experience.

Notes: Also, I have a car so I would be able to take your pet to the vet quickly should there ever be an emergency.

* Do I sound like the kind of house/pet sitters you would like?
If so, then I hope to help to look after your home and pet. I would love to talk over the phone or meet you so we can get to know each other.
I also have a photo of myself so you can start to get to know me :)

P.S. The pictures are of some saved stray kittens I fostered and family pets.

I look forward to hearing from you.
Kind Regards


  • Hunter Valley, North Coast, Southern Highlands, Rural/Regional NSW, Brisbane, South Eastern

Retired from working in aged-care, now embracing house sitting full time to travel and explore Australia. Have been house/pet sitting for a while now and enjoy the different environments, the many different pets and the people I meet..Have taken care of a variety of different animals from dogs (little Maltese to three large labradores) cats, birds, lizards,fish. I see this life style as an adventure, always interesting and exciting. I do enjoy exploring the area I stay in but prefer to spend my evenings in the home I am looking after.
I am an active, non-smoking, mature single female. I consider it a privilege to care for your pets, home and garden.
Have owned and loved cats, dogs (including two long haired Chihuahua which lived to the ripe old age of 18), fish, birds and even my daughter's mice.
I live a healthy life style, am reliable, honest, responsible, trustworthy and very tidy. I supply all my own consumables so that you are not inconvenienced.
I will enjoy looking after your pets and home while you are away and ensure that they will be taken care of as you would expect. With love and kindness. To be trusted with someones home and pets is a privilege.. I stick to the routine that the animals are used to and enjoy their company very much. If they are used to sleeping on their owner's bed they can do that with me too.
I am often invited back to house sit and have become friends with many of the people I meet. (and the pets) Also have taken care of Airbnb while owners were away.
I would love to hear from you if I can be of service.


  • Sydney

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



Hello im Deirdre, I’m a qualified chef on a bit is a sabbatical. I’m an absolute animal lover, Miss Evie is my maltchi and we are inseparable plenty of love for other pets though. I have been around animals all my life . I will be very respectful of your property and loved ones . I’m an experienced house sitter. Thankyou for you consideration


  • Melbourne

About Me
Thank you for reading my profile. I am a 31 year old female who is easy going and works in marketing, I love pet & house sitting and the opportunity is has bought me.

I have a very recent working with children check that was completed in March this year, a recent Police Check, as well as 5 star references from my main sitter site (which I will share upon application) as well as reference from my previous landlord.

I love the arts, travel, hanging out with my family & friends and going to the movies. I have grown up with cats and dogs all my life and I own a very cute (albeit also very bossy) little pug that lives with my parents. I am also experienced with pets that have more timid personalities, and understand the soft and tentative approach required to ensure they feel comfortable.

I am respectful, very tidy and enjoy my own downtime. I generally like to come home after work and cook for myself and read/watch ted talks/research or do 'life admin'. I am a non smoker and my idea of a perfect night out is going to dinner with my girlfriends and ordering red velvet cake! I am keen to continue my own 'me time' and be productive for myself.

Why I want to house sit
I fell into both pet & house sitting after having recently packed up my life, only to have my travel plans change. Since then, I have been house sitting in long term stays or residing at my parents in Ringwood in between sits. I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. My reasoning for wanting to continue is to enjoy the downtime it brings to be able to live alone, to be close to work (in the CBD), to save my pennies for my own home one day, whilst being able to enjoy the company that furry friends bring if I am looking after a home that comes with them!

My Experience
I have been house and pet sitting since the beginning of the year. I have looked after cats and dogs, as well as homes that with no pets but have beautiful plants. If you have pets, I know what it is like to be away from fur children. I like to send pictures to update to those who I am sitting for (if you would like them!).

Looking forward to hearing from you.



Hi there, I'm a semi retired 50 something male (non smoker) who looks after people's pets and homes. I have had many happy clients, including lots of dogs and cats and horses and cows (see pics); I'm sure their owners are happy too.

I have many references from pet owners who you can speak to; including police personnel, doctors and business owners, so you can check my bona fides.

I have much rural experience and I'm rather handy with tractors, diggers, ride on lawn mowers, chainsaws and the like. Homes in my care have varied from farms to cute cottages to executive palaces and high security homes.

My preferences are northern rivers of NSW / sthn Queensland and the greater Sydney area, and now, Melbourne. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks :)

Available Victoria. 17-30 Nov 2019. 10-20 Dec 2019. 11 Jan- 28 Feb 2019.

Robert & Martina

  • Perth

Hi there :)

These are Robert and Martina, a young couple who moved from Italy to Australia a few years ago and who has now been settled in the lovely Perth for 3 years after living, working and studying in Melbourne for 6 years. Robert is full-time Mechanical Engineer who loves sports, movies and food. Martina is a Primary School Teacher who has been working as a Barista for the last few years. She is into music, sports and outdoors.

We have both had lots of different pets through the years both in Italy and in Australia and we can assure you we will love them as our own, so you don't have to worry while you are away.

We also own ourselves a property here in Perth, which we have given out for rent a few months ago, so we know how hard it can be to leave your home sweet home in someone else's hands. Being born and raised in Italy means that we have and keep high standards for personal cleaning and house duties and we can assure you that we will take care of your house as if it was our own and you will find it in an amazing condition upon your return.

We are both almost 30 years old so we are well past the age and time of partying, but we rather enjoy a romantic dinner at home and long walks along the coast or in different parks around Perth.

We have two cars and everything else that we may need so we are ready to go.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask and we will happily answer all of them :)

Talk soon,
Robert and Martina



I am a 46yr old artist and educator based in Canberra. I work part-time in one of Canberra’s national art institutions and and enjoy being outside of the city whenever I have the opportunity. I have been a professional housesitter for over 7 years and enjoy exploring new places and spending time with new animal friends. I have experience caring for a diverse range of pets, including cats, dogs, chickens, fish, lizards, cows, horses, goats, llamas, alpacas and peacocks.
I am honest, reliable, caring and a good communicator. I have a current National Police Check, Working with Vulnerable People registration and references that I am happy to provide for your piece of mind.


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, Perth S.W suburbs


I'm a competent, mature woman with the enthusiasm of youth & the experience that comes with age.
Originally from Melbourne, although I lived in Perth for many years where I owned a house with garden/pool & raised a family.
The past few years I pet/ housesit in Europe mid year, & Australia/Asia in the summer.
I constantly share my life with animals including rescue creatures, so I've a relaxed easy rapport with them.
I'm very experienced with dogs & cats enjoying the company of both.
I've also cared for birds, fish, guinea pigs, rabbits, ducks, hedgehogs, turtles & tortoises.

As I haven't been able to eradicate the habit of caring for it animals, people or houses, house/petsitting provides the perfect solution.
My previous house in Perth had a pool & reticulated garden including vegetable, so I'm adept at maintaining those.
Always care for properties & pets, as if my own and return them in the condition left to me, if not better.

Police clearance & recent contactable references, on request..........although my best ones are from the animals who are pleased to have me return to care for them.

I'd greatly appreciate replies to applications, whether positive or negative. Thanks.

Liz & Nick

  • Sydney, Central Coast

Hi there!
We’re a couple in our 60s from the UK. We have 2 grown up daughters who both live in Sydney so we visit regularly and call the city our second home.....we’ve submitted our visa to eventually move over here permanently.
We’re long time animal lovers who have owned many pets over the years, cats, horses etc. We love looking after our daughter’s dog, Buddy a staffy x lab.....their fur baby and our first ‘grandchild’! ;) We also regularly dog sit for friends in the UK. Tara the elderly black lab is one of our favourites.
We’re both semi-retired so enjoy a relaxed lifestyle. We’re both very clean and tidy, and are non-smokers.
We can supply references on request, from people we’ve previously pet-sit for.
Look forward to hearing from you!
Liz and Nick Kyberd

Ellen & Ellen

  • Melbourne

I am single and non smoking looking to explore living in different parts of Melbourne before I decide where to rent myself after living abroad. I have experience in cleaning and upkeep of a household aswell as caring for cats. References available upon request


  • Bris. Northern suburbs, VIC

I am a mature, responsible and highly conscientious 55 year old lady who is currently on her twelfth successful house sit. I’m a well-travelled and highly respectful person that adores animals and find I easily establish rapport with them. I often become the ‘aunty’ to our new fur friends on our house sits. I will treat your home and fur babies with lots of care, love and attention. You can be assured you can holiday with no worries at all about your home and your pets. I lead a healthy lifestyle and I’m clean living and non smoking. I only work online , so can give your fur babies lots of love and attention. I am a friendly, healthy, happy person that is easy to get along with. I do have a unique gift with animals, they almost always like me on first sight, which says a lot about a person. I’m currently house sitting as I love the freedom and lifestyle it gives me ( I have a base in Redcliffe, a small cottage) and as I no longer have dogs or cats of my own, just love looking after other peoples. .
Im more then happy to supply references if you require them, both from house sitting, work, and personal.
I really hope you consider me as i believe you’ll be very happy with my level of care.


  • VIC
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Trust your pets to a very intuitive, animal loving pet sitter, and your home to a caring, tidy house sitter.

I’m a 41 yo single female experienced housesitter, who loves the domestic life of home, pets and garden. A true homebody and animal lover, I will spend most nights reading and curled up on the couch with furry friends.

Why choose me to look after your home?

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

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

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

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

* I love everything domestic. I enjoy being clean and tidy and will treat your home with the same care and respect that I do my own.

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

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

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

I house sit as I'm a huge animal lover and can't have pets of my own and I really miss the company of furry friends in my life. I also enjoy periodically having space away from other people in my home. I look forward to talking to you about your housesitting and pet care needs.


  • Melbourne, Geelong

My main philosophy to pet sitting ~ “I like to keep your pets’ day to day routine as much as possible while you’re away”.

I am a single 40 year old full time professional working in the cbd for dhhs.I am a senior Service Planner. I do some of the planning that builds, expands and refurbishes public hospitals across metro and rural melb. I typically work Monday to Friday with 1 day off site (working from home). I have fairly flexible working arrangements!

About me!? I am fairly introverted and prefer to be a home body. I have 2 dogs of my own but they live with my parents atm. I love Netflix, movies, going to dinners/brunches, gym, catching up with friends and family.

I love all animals too - I am a genuine animal lover and experienced pet sitter. I have looked after a number of rescue dogs in addition to my own over the years- I was a committed foster carer. All of my dogs found homes quite quickly after some TLC, food, care and behavioural training! One of the best experiences ive had. I also sponsor rescue dogs in Bali and provide funding support to both cats and dogs that need help (vet care, rehabbing/rehoming etc).

Why am I doing this?
1. A friend of mine house sat on happy house sitters for a number of years and said it was a great and fun experience.
2. I’m trying to save a deposit for a house all on my own!
3. as you can probably tell, I’m mad about animals.

I Can supply references upon request (family friends work colleagues etc). If you need me to undertake a police check I can do that too!

Look forward to hearing from you



  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs, Geelong

My son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter live in South Kingsville , Melbourne. I'm going to visit be visiting for about 7 weeks Mid January to early March 2020. I don't want stay with them all the time so that they and I can have our own space.
I'm a retired primary teacher. I love animals and have had cats, guinea pigs, hamsters.... I look after neighbour's hens when they are away. I'm a keen gardener and would be happy to maintain a small garden.
I play tennis, badminton, golf (I live in Scotland) and hill walk. Non smoker.
I house sat in the Melbourne area last time when in Australia.
I am able to supply references.

Jean & Andre

  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

We are a mature married couple currently house/pet sitting around Melbourne and have family living in Richmond. We have been house/pet sitting for over a year now with good reviews and many repeat requests.

To date we haven't let anyone down and everyone likes our reliability. They are also thrilled with our pet care and the attention that their pets get whilst they are away. We always try very hard to follow usual routines and owners instructions for their fur and feathered family members.

We both do some part time work in Melbourne CBD but have arranged to work different days and hours with the exception of some overlap on a Wednesday. Jean can always be quite flexible with her hours. This means that there is always one of us around to keep pets company and attend to their needs as well as to keep your home secure.

We are also happy to water plants/garden and Andre is able to mow lawns where needed and enjoys walking the dogs so they usually get more exercise than requested unless there is an instruction not to walk them more. (Jean is a renowned 'cat lady')

Before we leave, we complete a clean through of the house ( except any private/personal areas) and are happy to shop for fresh milk, etc for your return. We also launder our bed sheets, pillow cases etc and return them to the bed ( dependent on your return time). Our aim is to make your return home as 'work free' as possible.

Neither of us smoke.

Written references ( some on this site) and police checks can be provided at your request.

We very much look forward to caring for your home and pets so you can enjoy a stress free holiday or time away..