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Jenny & Scott


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, Bendigo

Carol


  • Sydney

Hello all Pet-lovers and Sydney-siders (inner-city for minding pets and houses/apartments), my name is Carol and I am currently living in Cairns and I am a big dog lover.

Please see my references for house and pet-sitting - one includes 3 Chihuahuas (this reference is "in the post" as the person is overseas at the moment and she will write the reference when she returns next week). I have two uploaded references at present.

My overall objective is to take up long pet/house minding positions in inner-city Sydney where I can also bring my 4 yr old (non-yappy) long-haired Chihuahua Mack. Mack gets on with doggies but not cats. Fish are ok I have previously lived in Sydney for most of my adult life (25-30) years. I would like to organise pet-sit and go to another without any time (if possible in between). BUT if I do have to spend time somewhere with my dog (without a petsit placing) I am wondering if other pet sitters or pet owners could let me the owners know where I could do this around the inner-city Sydney area if possible please and they would maybe pass this information onto me?

I am retired and at present I live in Cairns in my own unit and have been here for 5 years, after a 5 year time of looking after my mother in Hobart, who contracted Alzheimers' disease. At the same time, I worked for "Dog's Holiday Havens" and looked after dog furbabies in our family house while people went on holidays. I had only one or two dogs at a time and had my own dog too. That went well and for example I cured a few dogs from separation anxiety which was a good surprise for people on return from their holidays.

Before that, I ran a film-editing business in St Peters after completing a course at Paddington Metro Screen (to bring out my creative side), and worked for "Don't Fret Pet" at the same - only having one or two dogs at the most to look after at one time while their fur-parents went on leave. I had a dog then too.

Prior to that, having studied and worked as a research consultant and research assistant (plants, neuroscience) - I worked as a sole trader for CSIRO and State Forests NSW as well working at the Medical Faculty at Sydney University, undertaking bio-acoustic research.

I do not smoke. I am very careful with house security issues so always lock up and I keep things in order, neat, clean and tidy.

I have some references to upload and will be requesting a National Police Check so that you can see things are in order with the law.

My aim is to rent out or sell my place in Cairns and be a house/dog sitter full time. My chihuahua is not a yappy dog and will only bark if someone comes to the door. He gets on well with other dogs and stays for a night and day with owner Lida at « Cool Pups » so he can play with other dogs . Lisa has about 6-8 at the most during the day for grooming and a few stay overnight.a reference from Lisa will be added soon as well. I would like to move from place to place in Sydney so ideally longer sits would be great. I will start in earnest in the new year 2018. Thank you. Regards Carol.

Vanessa & Lukas


  • Sydney

Hey!;)

I'm Vanessa, a open minded, pet loving and responsible person, who would love to look after your pets and your house together with my boyfriend Lukas. Currently, I am an Aupair in Mosman, why I look after two little kids and a dog. That's why I have many experiences in taking care of a house on my own, because I have to do the whole household and walk and play with our cute little dog (labradoodle) every day :). In addition to that, my boyfriend grew up with two dogs and I grew up with a cat and two little rabbits. We think it would be a great opportunity to see other places in Australia during doing the thing we both love -- playing and cuddling with pets.
Lukas and I are non smokers, very reliable and happy about earning new experiences.
We're looking forward to hearing from you!

Have a nice day

Vanessa and Lukas

Marijke


  • Melbourne, North Eastern, Lakes area, Geelong

Thank you for looking at my profile, I am a fit healthy no smoking lady in my 70's. I have lived in several countries and in Australia since 1968. I speak fluent English and Dutch and some French and German
I have travelled extensively overseas. In Australia, I bushwalked and camped all over Victoria and the outback with my family. With my late husband I have sailed the east coast of Australia as well as the Solomon Islands and south east Asia. Because of my outdoor life I have no pets of my own but love others' very much
I have 3 children, 4 grandchildren and 1 great grand child. I like looking after pets, and do light gardening. I will look after your house as if it is my own, spotless
I am waiting for a cottage in a retirement village to become available in approx a year's time and live between housesits with one of my children
I prefer housesits of a month or longer. I have excellent references as well as a police check

Christine & Graham


  • Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs

We are a non smoking couple who ran our companies from Western Australia until our retirement in June 2012.
Upon retirement we sold our Perth home, traveled overseas and bought a large boat which we now live on for 6 months of the year, it is currently berthed at RQYS in Queensland. We also have a caravan which we use to travel inland.
We intend living this lifestyle until we get bored (unlikely) or unable to move around the boat (likely at some point).
We have a lot of experience with pets having had dogs and cats over the years.
Our daughter is a vet nurse and we have also nursed many neglected RSPCA dogs back to health whilst awaiting new owners.
Previously on our return to Melbourne we have house sat for many families caring for dogs, cats, turtles and chickens. We even have past experience looking after a baby ring tailed possum. Our most recent sit has been on a 40 acre property caring for two beautiful horses and two Alpacas (not the nicest of animals!). We keep adding to our list.
This year we would like a change of location and intend to spend more time in Queensland.
We love animals, are very house proud and above all, we are reliable and dependable.
Verbal and written references are available, please refer to our written references on this website.
Regards,
Christine and Graham

Celia


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

Hi, I am a single mature woman with full time employment. I work for a health organisation and I have a police clearance. I am a mother of two daughters and Nanna to four beautiful grand kids. I am house sitting for the next two years and would love to look after not only your home but your beloved pets. I also love spending time in the garden and I am a neat and tidy person by nature. I don't have wild parties nor bring strangers home. I am squash player so I spend quite a lot of time down at my squash club.
Please let me know if you need more information and a contact number. Thank you.

Kriss


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. SW suburbs

At home in Emerald Beach I live with my mother, nephew Simon, and our domestic cat, Alice. I love cats. I often take care of my son's 2 cats when he needs me to help him. I have always had cats in our family. Our cats are always indoor cats and I would prefer to only house sit indoor cats ( for safety).

Ian


  • Northern Rivers, Tweed Coast, Bris. Northern suburbs, Bris. Southern suburbs, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast

Hi, my name is Ian.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
I have previously owned 3 homes (Sydney and Brisbane). Married for 30 years (now divorced) and have 2 adult children.
We've had dogs, cats and an assortment of other animals plus I'm comfortable looking after reptiles.

Previously worked within Advertising agencies, commercial radio (Sydney, Melbourne and Hong Kong), holding management positions along with running my own handyman business in more recent years.

I have been house sitting the homes of friends in city and rural areas for about 5 years, often caring for acreage/ waterfront
properties. I'm very familiar with pool care and grey watering systems and I've decided to continue home sitting in a full time capacity.
I'm quiet living, sociable, non smoking and enjoy an occasional glass of wine. My interests are; camping, bush walking, gardening, sailing and reading.
I look forward to meeting with you and discussing your needs. I have encluded a couple of references for you to read.
Kind regards,
Ian Mcleod.

Stephen


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast, Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Mackay & Whitsundays, Rockhampton, Northern QLD, SA, Hobart, Melbourne, Lakes area, Geelong, Grampians, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

Male aged 62 -

70% Work from home fit and healthy professional.

Have owned and rented homes over many years as a landlord and as a tenant and house swapped on an International basis when I first came to Australia in 1979.

Have been renting & or house/ Pet minding with excellent references for past 7yrs. Also other personal and professional reference available if required. In addition, for your further peace of mind I have a police check available,

Have cared for pets for many years and as a family man in the past have owned my own pets.

Not a handyman, but am a fastidious housekeeper..

Enjoying keeping healthy (walking, running,cycling etc - Have running shoes, will travel :)
Also enjoy cooking, reading, social media. Enjoy my own company, but of course meet up with a few friends from time to time. :)

Professionally - I'm a Mindset Mentor specialising in Helping people Turn a Mid-Life Crisis into Mid-Life Opportunties (See website www.SuccessfulLifeResults.com.au; fb-Steve Lyddy; fb-Successful Social Media Results; Twitter SteveLyddy; Linkedin Steve Lyddy

- Hope all this helps. :)

Rosemary


  • Melbourne

Hello, my name is Rosemary, I'm 30 years old and from a small city in the UK called Hereford.

From December 2017 I will be in Melbourne, VIC giving talks and workshops on a variety of health and wellbeing topics, until at least May 2018. I move around a lot for my job, so I travel light and am very neat and tidy. Your home will be cleaned for you before you arrive back from your trip away, and I love gardening so I'm very happy to keep yours looking neat and tidy, and water any plants you have.

I have done some housesitting both in the UK and New Zealand, and would be happy to provide references if requested. I love animals, especially cats and smaller animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters. I have owned all of these myself, most recently 4 rescue guinea pigs, and a huge 200 litre tank full of goldfish!

For my most recent house sitting job, I looked after a gorgeous fluffy cat called Lucy (see picture) for several months, and a beautiful ex guide dog too for a few days. Whilst at the house, I looked after the vegetable patch and kept the plants watered, as well as cleaning the house.

If you would like to get in touch, please send me a message.
Thank you,
Rosemary

Christine


  • ACT, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Mackay & Whitsundays, Townsville, Melbourne, Macedon Ranges, SE Vic, Geelong, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

I'm a single mature retired women living in Baxter. Can do short or long term and have my own car to drive. I've only done a couple of house sits for my family and friends. I would love the company of your pets and also enjoy gardening. I'm a non-smoker, clean and tidy with excellent references. Love great outdoors fishing and camping. Im happy to meet first for house sits in Melbourne area and you can decide for yourself.

Adele


  • Melbourne

Hello!

I've recently relocated to Australia after many years living in the UK. It's great to be back, and whilst I find my feet again I'm looking for some house sits. I'm open to any length of stay. I've done a few house and pet sits since returning - involving both kitty and canine companions. They've all gone well.

I'm a mature, clean and reliable non-smoker, good with animals, neighbours, watering green things and general house upkeep. Your home will be looked after as if it were my own. I work in classical music production (for the last 15 years I was working for the BBC) so I tend to prefer peace and quiet - there won't be any parties thrown in your absence! I've also done home helping/cleaning in the past for a district nursing service, so your place will be kept clean and tidy.

I was police checked for my job last year in the UK (a full working with children check, rather than a basic one) and can supply a copy of this - I would be more than willing to undergo an Australian one too. I can also supply references.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch - I'd really love to hear from you!

Best wishes

Adele

Sharon


  • Sydney, North Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Hobart, Rural/Regional Tas, Geelong, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd, Perth

Hello! I'm a single, non-smoking veterinary nurse and I adore meeting new human and animal friends. I accidentally fell into housesitting two years ago and have had non-stop positions ever since - mainly through word of mouth.

I'm currently renting out my heritage-listed home on the far north coast of NSW while I save for a larger rural property that I can transform into a sanctuary for wildlife and rescued farmed animals. For the past few years I've worked as a writing coach and book editor, so as long as I have my laptop, internet access and solitude, I can base myself anywhere. Because I'm a qualified veterinary nurse, you can rest assured that any animals in my care will be expertly handled and observed ... while of course being diligently spoilt!

As a home owner, I'm conscious of the attention to detail and practical care that go into maintaining a beautiful property. My tasks during housesits have included maintaining in-ground pools and organic veggie gardens while caring for a range of animals - from the most petulant pig to the snuggliest spoodle. I've single-handedly helped a cow to deliver her calf (hello, little Astro!), and I've made a few return visits to a beautiful home in Byron Bay where I care for a deaf and delightful twenty-year-old cat (howdy, Max!).

All my housesitting clients have asked me to return (see written references below), and please don't hesitate to let me know if you'd like me to put you in touch with previous and current clients so you can chat with them over the phone.

In the meantime, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I look forward to hearing from you.

Caroline


  • Sunshine Coast

I am a single, professional woman in my mid thirties and have recently moved to the Sunshine Coast for my work. I love looking after animals and have experience caring for dogs, cats, birds, fish and reptiles as well as watering gardens and maintaining a swimming pool. I am a highly organised, clean and tidy person who would look after your home and animals with care. I am a quiet, non-smoker After renting in Brisbane, I am looking to house-sit to save to buy a property of my own. As I work with children, I have regular police checks done as a condition of employment. References available on request. Look forward to meeting you!

Christine


  • VIC

Alison


  • Sydney

I am 55 years young at heart,a retired Care home owner for the elderly of 20 years,and will be joining my daughter who moved to eastern suburbs Sydney 5 years ago. My interests include Architecture,renovating period properties,a real foodie,gardening and long walks,a non smoker and have police checks.
I love the flexibility that house sitting allows me to explore and experience the globe,whilst I want to travel a lot I cant be a pet owner at this moment in time but love the idea I can be a pseudo pet owner and take care of your pets - flexibility great. I also love the fact that house sitting we are both helping each other out :) I have owned and cared for pets of my own and can understand the importance of animals in peoples lives.

Tony & Mahrukh


We are a responsible and trustworthy, non-smoking, retired couple with plenty of common sense and loads of house and pet sitting experience. To date we have looked after more than 90 cats, 70 dogs, ferrets, rabbits, hens and a feisty cockerell, fish (including tropical fish) and canaries!

We have Australian and UK citizenship. I am University educated and worked as a manager within a multinational blue chip company for many years in London and Sydney. Tony, my husband, worked in the publishing industry for 25 years. We took early retirement and are thoroughly enjoying this alternate lifestyle of housesitting around the world. As we have more time for ourselves, we have the flexibility to travel and also do the things we really love doing, like walking, writing, listening to music and painting...and we are loving it!

We are professional in our approach to housesitting and have undertaken a variety of housesit assignments around the world. We have many years of housesitting experience (over 95 housesits). We feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to house and petsit in different countries, experience their history and culture while also enjoying the company of the many lovely animals in our care.

Our travelling lifestyle precludes us from having our own pets so we particularly love that we can shower our love on the beautiful pets that we have entrusted to our care.
We have earned many excellent references and have also been featured in the media. Best of all, many homeowners are now good friends – after house and pet sitting for them we have a special bond.

Housesitting is home away from home. We look after everything as we would if the house was our own. We have been described as outstanding house sitters due to the care and effort we put into looking after homes, pets, gardens and pools and many of the owners have asked us to housesit for them over and over again. Especially appreciated is our ability to resolve problems before they become serious. We know that it may be worrying for you to leave your pets and home; we are very conscious of this and we will make sure that we communicate regularly by email or skype to reassure you that all is well.

We have renovated our own property and landscaped our garden so we can put our hand to most things should the need arise in an emergency.
We recognise the importance of selecting the right people to look after your home and pets. We are genuine animal lovers and having pets to look after is an added bonus for us. We are also house proud and we will keep your house and garden looking spick and span and maintained in good condition for your return.
Do contact us as we are always happy to discuss your individual house-sitting needs.

Guy


  • Sydney, VIC

Hi, I'm a very experienced house sitter and genuinely love the company of animals and pets.

I work from home mainly paperwork and online work and I am very clean, tidy, non smoker, police cleared and have excellent references. I also have many contactable very happy house sitting hosts I've house sitted for on repeat occasions if you require more references.

I am very experienced with cats, dogs, aquariums and have also looked after horses, farm animals and kangaroos.

I am very experienced in looking after many breeds of dogs, cats, aquariums and also farm animals, horses and kangaroos. It doesn't take me long to form a special bond with a pet. I like to keep pet owners updated with pictures/videos of their pets whilst you are away for your peace of mind so you know your pet(s) are happy and content.

Im also very experienced in DIY, maintenance, gardens, swimming pools from being a home owner and self managing a rental property.

Look forward to hearing from you and looking after your home and pets.

Kind Regards

Guy

Loretta


  • Perth

Just a brief self-introduction:
My name is Loretta Ho. I live in Yokine; I drive a roadworthy car which was manufactured in 2014. Currently, I am on casual contracts and work as Health Interpreter and Market Research Interviewer. Meanwhile, I would like to secure more paid work. It's my belief that I am a reliable and honest worker. My former and current employers will be happy to provide evidence to support this statement of claim. I enjoy looking after small pets; I do not smoke. I have no criminal record in Australia or elsewhere. This record can be verified by an application for a current issue of police clearance. My phone number is 0423 5868 72.

Todd


  • Sydney

Hello! I am a 30 year old American that is in Australia for a working holiday. I came here in hopes of a change of pace and some new adventures. I think house sitting is a great opportunity for me because it helps me save money on rent while I also get to know more locals and experience different neighborhoods.
I have a lot of experience that will allow me to do an excellent job caring for your pets. Growing up I have had dogs, cats, ferrets, hamsters, fish, and birds but perhaps more importantly, I managed the kennels at my local animal hospital for more than 4 years. As such, I have gained a wealth of animal care knowledge and can also provide references both professional and from the families who I have house/pet sat for. Unfortunately, for right now, they will all be from back in the States.
I am very outdoorsy/sporty and I live a fairly low impact lifestyle so I tend to be very tidy. Therefore it will most likely be difficult to notice I was even there. I don't smoke or do any drugs and very seldomly drink.
My travel plans right now are to stay in the greater Sydney area until mid-January and after that travel down to Melbourne and then Tasmania.
I would love to watch your house and take care of whatever pets you may have (large breed dogs are some of my favorites - especially Am. Staff terriers)
Thanks for reading,
~Todd

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 37 year old fraternal twins and three grandchildren two aged 4 and 2 who live in Melbourne about 20 minutes from us. The 2 months 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 6 month old puppy while they went on holidays and walked it each day when the baby was new and we were in Sydney.

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.

Fran & Mike


  • QLD, SA, Melbourne, SW Vic

Introduction

We are a mature and friendly retired couple, professional,practical and resilient in new situations, and look forward to new homes and pets to care for. We are non smokers, tidy, active,gardeners, and keen to explore new communities. We have already enjoyed 5 house and pet sits both in Australia and overseas with another organisation in the last year, with excellent references. We appreciate Happy House Sitters because it it has such a range of Australia wide clients, and is easy to access.
We would take care of your home and pets, as we would our own, and keep them safe and happy until you return.

Why we want to house sit

House and pet sitting is appealing because of the built in adventure and novelty of such diverse opportunities. We have enjoyed much travel in Australia and overseas, ship, caravan, camping, coast, desert and bush, but would look forward to the interest of connecting with the everyday life in new communities. Many sits give insight to the places less travelled, rather than big tourism locations, and Mike is a keen historian where ever we are.
0ur creatures are an essential part of life, but the extra additions to the 'family', "step grand-dogs,cats..and one day hopefully, alpacas!!'', will have all the love and care we can give in the allocated time!

What we bring to the assignment / relevant experience

We have lived in city and country, in town houses and on acreages, and had donkeys, dogs, cats, chooks, and sheep! Our experience in education, country and city communities,gardening, house repairs,and dealing with the emergencies of life, makes us useful Sitters! Having a good sense of humor helps too.We have police checks,and house sitting references.
We currently have an old beagle/terrier x, Maggie May, a dear rescue dog, who, as we speak, is snuffling her way through seaweed and beach sand! We love our entertaining chooks, and their produce! Harry the Cat sadly left us after 12 years of slothful existence!
Do contact us if your place and pets seem like a good match!

Abi & Michael


  • NSW, TAS, VIC

Hello

We are just joining Happy Housesitters (3 Sept) as they have more sitting opportunites in Sydney. We have been registered with Trustedhousesitters, so please look at our references there (link below), we also have police checks. I shall update this profile with photos etc shortly.

https://www.trustedhousesitters.com/house-and-pet-sitters/united-kingdom/england/bournemouth/l/51324/

We are in English couple who are fortunate to have houses in UK, Sydney and Morocco and now travel between our stays. My partner is a doctor, so often we will be looking to house sit where he will be working as a GP locum. I run our business online and work from home, so I am able to keep a close eye on your home and ensure your pets are extremely well cared for.

House sitting provides us with the flexibility our lifestyle requires. We love to travel and experience different places but it is also wonderful to have a base for a while and discover somewhere new. Also, we are keen pet lovers, particularly cats so this enables us to babysit them! We also have experience in puppy and dog training and have looked after dogs from Greyhounds to Cavoodles and others in between!

We are well travelled and renovated houses in 5 countries, so DIY tasks are easily undertaken. We are caring pet lovers, my partner is often called The Cat Whisperer! We are fit and love walking, aiming for 8km per day but can do less if this is too far for your dog!

Look forward to hearing from you
Abi and Mike

Christine


  • Sydney

Hi, I work 8am to 4pm and have been housesitting for 2 years and love it. I live a quiet life and am very happy to care for your house and pets while you are away. More than happy to meet you to see if I'm suitable for house sit. I've sucessfully cared for cats, dogs, chooks, bunnys, birds, swimming pools and gardens. If your pet is happy and safe during the day, I will be available to tend to their needs every morning & night and weekends.
Hope to meet you soon
Cheers Chris

Josie


  • Geelong

Hi!

I am a reliable and experienced house/pet sitter located in Geelong.

I have worked for a number of people looking after their pets while they enjoyed some time away. I have also had plenty of animals myself throughout my life.

I'm 27 y/o and currently studying Social Work. I work as a nanny through a local agency so I am constantly trusted with peoples children and to be in their home.

I have all my checks and references are available.

I play netball and volleyball and go to the gym 3 times a week (well I try...)

I have experience with dogs (big and small!), cats, turtles, birds, chickens, guinea pigs, and fish.

Please contact me if you think I may be suitable for a job with you.

carole & Russ


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Hi We are a retired professional couple (nurse/paramedic) who are combining our travels around Australia with our love of animals and therefore are house/pet sitting We are healthy,reliable non smokers who are neat and tidy We enjoy walking and gardening so would be happy to mow the yard etc and walk the dog.We have previous experience and can supply referee details and police checks .We would treat your home and pets with respect and love and treat them like our own .Please message us with any questions or for more details and we look forward to hearing from you .Regards Carole and Russ

Ed and Birgitta


  • Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, Northern Vic, SE Vic, SW Vic

Welcome to our profile!
We’re Ed and Birgitta - a retired energetic pet loving couple.

Do you want genuine animal lovers to care for your pets while you're away?
Are you anxious to ensure your house and garden is well cared for?
Would you like the peace of mind that comes with mature, responsible house sitters?
Do you want regular updates and pictures of your pets?
Would you like house sitters who are committed to following your instructions?

If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, you’ve found the right house sitters. It’s what we look for when we have folks house-sitting for us.
We are a clean, friendly, non-smoking, retired professional but energetic and down-to-earth couple. We love all kinds of animals and consider it a privilege to care for your home, pets and garden as we would our own. As owners of 3 properties, we understand what’s required.

We come from the UK but frequently spend long periods in Australia since retirement as our only daughter lives in Melbourne. Having owned dogs, cats and hamsters we miss having pets of our own and really enjoy looking after them. However we decided it would be unfair to have more when we started travelling so much after we retired.

What does that mean for you? You get sitters with the time, experience and flexibility to cuddle, feed and walk your pets during the day, keeping your home secure and occupied and giving you the peace of mind you need to enjoy your holiday.

We’re happy to care for your pot plants, gardens, lawns, pool and garaged vehicles according to your instructions. Ed loves DIY and is familiar with ride-on mowers, whipper snippers, brush cutters, wood chopping and pool maintenance (pool pumps and filters). Birgitta loves keeping the house tidy and clean and we enjoy gardening together.

So whether it's your pets that need caring for, your lawns need mowing, your pool needs maintaining or your garden needs watering, we'd love to help out! Message us – you can also meet us on Skype or FaceTime and in person after 2nd December.

Andrew & Robyn


SYDNEY AREA, ONLY

Long term house & pet sitters, this Aussie couple can be relied on to care for pets (dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs), maintain pools (solar, chlorine, salt), manicured lawns, rambling yards, hedges, edges & potted plants. Seasoned sitters, we have references from all homeowners for whom we have provided house & pet sitting services since commencing house sitting in 2011. We've returned to past home owners (and pets we have grown to love) time & again. A few references are attached but most of our home owners prefer to give a verbal reference. Happy to supply details once we meet and agree to go the-next-step. :-)

We have cared for dogs & cats both young & old, healthy & infirm, affectionate & stand-offish. We have no children and enjoy lavishing attention on your fur family. So that you have your finger on the pulse of things at home we maintain regular contact by email or text, whichever you prefer. We are happy to monitor your mail and/or forward and/or scan documents to you while away. Conscious of the cost of utilities, we restrict use of electricity (washing machine, dishwasher) to Off Peak. Andrew and I both have a car and laptop with wireless connection and live an active life and enjoy taking your dog for long walks. Non smoking, security conscious, respectful, affable, responsible; we will not disappoint!

Tess


  • ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Central Tablelands, Central West Slopes, Murray & Riverina, North West Slopes, Snowy MTS, Southern Tablelands, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, SA, VIC, Perth, Northern, S.E & Central, Esperance, Goldfields, Heartlands

Hi,

I love animals, am considerate, quiet and very reliable. Love to roam and take pictures and feel at home in both urban and country environments.

I have been running Airbnb properties for the past seven years, mostly as a 'superhost' so am clean and responsible around the house, and enjoy meeting new people from everywhere.

House sitting is new to me but care of animals and gardens is not. I have experience with most animals including dogs, cats, horses and wilderness wildlife.

I am hoping to find a long term house sit, but will consider short sits if I am in the area.

Tess

Lisa


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, TAS

Hello, I am a single, non smoking health professional with experience in caring for homes and much loved pets. I am very conscious of the need of keeping homes and pets safe and secure, and am aware of the trust that home owners place in house-carers.

As mentioned I have house sat for previous home owners and cared for all manner of dogs, cats, fish....and would be happy to provide references. I am a non smoker, lead a quiet life, am responsible and accountable. I would be happy to care for your home.