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Charlotte & Jon


  • Sydney

We are a professional couple in our late twenties/ early thirties. Charlotte is a Veterinary Surgeon and has worked in the whole range of practices from domestic animal, exotic pets and emergency work to farm, equine, specialist zoo and wildlife; as you can imagine she is more than happy to care for any pets, domestic or exotic! Jon's background is in graphic design and he also has a passion for animal care.

We both enjoy travelling, eating good food and meeting great people wherever we go. Earlier this year we spent a few months volunteering at a wildlife rescue centre in Vietnam where we worked with pangolins and small carnivores confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade to prepare them for release.

We started house-sitting as a way to get to know different areas around the city after relocating from Bristol, UK in June (for a job at a large veterinary referral hospital), We have just completed our seventh house-sit in Sydney!

We are clean, tidy non-smokers and proud homeowners and will respect and look after your home and garden in the same manner as our own. We are both practical, sensible and very reliable people and can provide police checks and excellent references on request.

Sasha


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs

My name is Sasha and I am 35. I have been pet sitting for a few months now and am loving caring for animals in their own homes so that they are as comfortable as possible.

I am available from November 3rd 2018 until March 2019 :)

I adore animals and would love to look after yours !

Please get in touch, I would love to hear from you and help you feel confident that you are leaving your animals in good hands. I look after the homes I'm staying in as if they are my own and will absolutely look after your animals the way in which you care for them, keeping their routines etc.

Look forward to hearing from you!

Vicki


  • Sunshine Coast

Hi, I was raised on a country property surrounded by animals. I have spent my adult years living primarily in Sydney & Melbourne. I have been a home owner in both cities. I love outdoor activities and I have had dogs of my own.
I am single, employed & lead a quiet life. I enjoy Theatre & the arts, yoga, swimming, walking, reading & the company of pets.
My children are now young adults and living independently. I am in a transition stage of my life and am seeking house sitting with the company of pets whilst I save and prepare to travel.

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

Tavis & Samantha


  • QLD
  • Reduced Contact

Looking for house sits around Sunshine Coast/North Brisbane.

We are non-smokers and experienced house sitters with glowing references. Both of us have very flexible 'work from anywhere' careers. Samantha, 42 year old, is a Network Marketing Professional and can work from her own laptop and mobile phone. Tavis, 49 years old, is a computer programmer and works 'from home' with the occasional commute to Brisbane.

We are both animal loving people. We grew up with dogs and cats and are always willing to take on new challenges. We have successful house sitting experience with various animals, big and small.

We decided to discover and enjoy this beautiful country and found that house sitting is an excellent way to do this.

Our lifestyle affords us to spend time with your pets and get any household or garden jobs done. We are fit and live a nutritional and healthy lifestyle. We are tidy, reliable and treat all homes with the same respect as would our own.

We are looking for house sits in the North Brisbane / Sunshine Coast We are happy to come and meet with you.

We can provide police checks and references on request. We also hold a valid blue card.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Samantha & Tavis

Jean & Andre


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

We are a mature married couple currently house sitting around Melbourne and have family living in Richmond. We are on our 10th house sit.with good reviews and many repeat requests.

I am a social worker doing some part time contract work and Andre works shift hours in the security business. This means that there is always one of us around to keep pets company and attend to their needs.

We have both kept animals for most of our adult life and I also cared for a colony of cats in the Pacific often using natural care remedies for the cats when they were unwell as there were no vets on the island.

We have already completed a number of house and pet sits and received some pleasing feedback and references from house owners about our care and attention towards their pets and homes. We have had repeat requests from most owners as they are especially pleased with the care their pets have received..

We are happy to water plants/garden and Andre is able to mow lawns where needed and enjoys walking dogs. We always do a general clean through of the house ( except any private/personal areas) and happy to shop for fresh milk and bread 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 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..

Robbie


  • Melb. SE suburbs

I have recently sold my home in the Yarra Valley and have not determined as yet where I would like to live and so a good option for me is to house sit until I decide.

I grew up on a farm and have always had pet animals.

I have always owned my own home and so I am unable to provide references from previous experiences. I am a single lady and so quite competent in managing and maintaining a home. I currently do not own a pet and so I am looking forward to "borrowing" and caring for another homeowner's treasures for a short while ??.

I am active and "outdoorsy" and enjoy having a dog to walk.

Claudia Esperanza


  • Brisbane

Hey There!

I'm Claudia and I'm from Colombia. I'm doing a Bachelor of IT in a University in the city and also working part-time at a Mexican restaurant in Fortitude Valley. Currently, living in Spring Hill but eagerly looking to find a housesitting soon! I have always been very responsible, tidy, organised and clean. ..I have been in Australia for more than 5 years always in beautiful Brissy and I have also been working with Guzman y Gomez for the same time (can get references upon request). Not long ago I got a scooter which alllows me to move all around the city..so..distance is not a problem anymore, I'm willing to travel up to 30 min to my job or uni..

Moreover, I love animals. I have my dog "muñeco" (maybe be translated "teddy bear") back in Colombia but He is taking care of my Mom..or viceversa maybe..One of the reasons I would like to do house sitting it would be to actually taking care of a pet, which I miss so much..

Hope to hear from you soon!

Jozsef


  • Melbourne

We are a hungaria and ausztral retaired couple. Adrienn and Jozsef 66 years old.We are very sporty and energetic couple who spend 6 months in Ausztralia and the other half in Hungary. We also have a little dog and cat in Hungary but we have very good relatives. My daughter and her family live in Glen Iris.We have been house sitting for the past 10 years when we are visiting from Budapest. We looked after for two dogs many times. We took care of blind dog and old cat who has need medicine. For the past 5 year we looked after the same house and old cat in Camberwell We were here 5 months each year..During this time we built up a very good rapport with the owners Unfortunately they have gone in NZ. We are very reliable and have good references.We do not smoke and we respect the owner's rules We love the animals very mich. I love gardening and I was pool superviser. This would be great location for us. Please let me know if this is an interest to you. For us is very important your answer. Best regards Adrienn and Jozsef

 


Sarah


  • Melbourne

Hello home owner,

I have been house-sitting for friends and family on and off for over 10 years. Before my current profession, I was an Interior Designer, so I love looking after people's homes. Currently I work with Parks Victoria, so I also love being outdoors and looking after gardens and animals. I have enjoyed owning pets all my life although don't currently have any so it would be a pleasure to live with yours. I am a respectful, kind and trustworthy house-sitter who you can rely on. I am flexible and more than happy to answer any questions you may have. I can also provide references and a current police check.

Thank you,
Sarah

Anne & Reginald


  • ACT, Brisbane

I, Anne have been house-sitting for over twelve 12 years in the ACT and three years in Noosa Qld and Reginald has house sat in Brisbane in the past. We have many happy home and pet owners.

Hi! I'm Anne in Canberra and Reg my partner from Brisbane. We've been house sitting for over 12 years in Brisbane and Noosa QLD and Canberra. We are mature, non-smokers with great references. We are clean, caring and have a strong sense of responsibility toward your house, gardens and pets, have respect for your things and your privacy. I (Anne) is a non-smoking, quiet mature medical technician fully employed on the south side of Canberra. I (Reginald) also a non-smoker, is a work-from-home law student and also works from home as well. We are both capable, strong and reliable. We have many repeat home and pet owners.

We are very careful with your property, great with animals of all types and sizes. We have our own transport and am physically fit. We have looked after farms, houses, and apartments in the past, and lots of cats and dogs. We like going on walks especially with a dog. We dearly love the company of cats. Anything you need while you are away we can do, collect mail etc.

We coordinate well with your relatives friends and neighbors as or if required.

We have a CV and personal references (also on this website) and am available for an interview as required. I can offer 'peace of mind' while you are away.

Looking forward to meeting you and taking care of your home and loved pets and gardens while you are away.

Kind regards

Anne and Reginald

0417774542

anne.pacey@gmail.com

Jenny & Scott


  • Melbourne, Bendigo

Margaret & David


  • ACT, Rural/Regional NSW, S. Western

Hello My Husband and I are a retired couple that have experience in housesitting we would look after your home as we look after our own and believe that it is very important to leave someones home clean and tidy as we found it. We both love animals and have a dog and cat of our own.If possible we would bring a little tiny Foxy with us if possible if that is a problem We are both non smokers. The reason we wish to housesit in Canberra is that my mother is living in Canberra in a Nursing Home at Weston and we would like to spend more time with her as she is getting elderly

Jeff


  • Northern Vic, SE Vic, SW Vic

I'm a fit active 73y.o. retired pharmacist. Home owner in suburban Melbourne. Sober and non-smoker. Don't use drugs. Divorced, living alone. When married used to have 2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Love dogs, especially large ones. Fine with cats. Used to own chooks.



Looking to house sit just to provide an inexpensive change of scenery. My previous experience in looking after other people's houses includes occasional weekend home swaps with friends who live in country Victoria, and looking after their dog. They will vouch for me (contact details on request) and I can provide additional references.



***For the time being I'm available for short-term sits only (up to about 10 days) within Victoria***



Summary of experience:



Dec 2017/Jan 2018, completed a 6-day sit looking after a house on 5 acres in country Victoria plus 2 Border Collies, 2 cats and about 20 chooks and ducks.



In April 2018 I did a two-week sit of house and large dog in far north NSW.



July 2018 10 days looking after house and small dog in Barwon Heads Victoria



September 2018 5 days near Whittlesea (Vic). House on 25 acres, medium sized dog, galah, 6 chooks, and 3 horses. Reference from this one can be viewed on this website and I have excellent references (available on request) from all of the others.



Nov 2018 7 days at rural property near Alexandra looking after large dog and 3 cats.

I live a quiet lifestyle. Not a party person. I look after my home with great care and would do likewise with others.



I'd suggest arriving a day prior to your departure to facilitate an effective handover and help us both to feel confident in the arrangement.



I had a police check before starting some voluntary work and could provide confirmation of that. Also have a Working With Children Check card.


Milla


  • Sydney

Hi!

I am a 24 year old girl from Finland. I got sick of the cold, wet weather back home and decided that something needs to change. Long story short: I’m living in Australia now!

I love travelling and seeing new beautiful places, and I think that house sitting is a great way to make that happen. As a house sitter I’m tidy and respectful. I’ll do everything I can, so that your pet is happy and you can return home with a smile on your face.

I go to the gym regularly and I love good food and Netflix. All kinds of animals are close to my heart and I would love to have my own pets one day.

I promise to take good care of your place and your pet(s) and respect your rules.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Kevin & Zrinka


  • Sydney

Dear families and fur friends,
We are a Croatian-Canadian couple (age 31 and 27) currently in Sydney and looking for an opportunity to have a home and pets for some time. As we both adore animals & spending time at home, we would be more than happy if you'd let us take care of your pets and your home. When you travel as much as we do, you truly appreciate having a home, even if it's for a short while so we'd take the best possible care of it. We're both mature, reliable, responsible, friendly, and very easygoing. We don't mind doing house and garden chores beside giving lots of love and attention to your pets. We would be more than happy to chat more over phone and answer any questions you might. have.
Cheers,
Kevin & Zrinka

Grace


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

Hi, I'm Grace, I'm responsible and honest. You can feel confident leaving your fur babies and home for me to sit while you're away. I've lived in Boronia for some time, working full-time at a University in Burwood. I am a non-smoker, and I own my own car. I'm passionate about animals, love movies, art, music and comedy. I'm happy to provide references and police check on request. I send texts with photos & videos or via Whatsapp if you're overseas so you know your fur babies are happy in my care. I have cared for: cats, dogs, fish, chickens, frogs, goats in previous sits. I have given medication to both dogs and cats in previous sits. Note I'm away 14-16 Dec 2018


Brendan & Madeleine


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. NW suburbs, Syd. Upper N Shore, Northern Rivers, Tweed Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Adel Southern suburbs, Adel. Inner suburbs, Adel. N. suburbs, Flurieu Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Hobart, Rural/Regional Tas, Melb. Inner suburbs

We currently manage a small fleet of 5 star, luxury Houseboats on the River Murray in South Australia and a holiday rental on the beach in Moana.
These can be found at www.whitehouseboats.com.au and www.beachfrontmoana.com.au

Although based in South Australia, we are fortunate enough to be able to take our work on holiday providing us with a flexibility many cannot afford. Having a great operations team in S.A allows us to travel interstate whilst continuing to work part-time on the business. Enjoying traveling and the company of animals gives us an opportunity to experience new places, and plenty of time to care for your home and spoil your pets.

Brendan still dabbles in Real Estate and has always enjoyed polishing and presenting homes for sale. We love spending time working on the garden and are experienced with caring for pools and spas, and we both have a strong love for all animals big and small, having owned pets our entire lives.

We are non smokers and extremely fastidious, taking great care of your pets and home.
We look forward to hearing from you to discuss your needs.

Hannah


  • Sydney, Melbourne

Currently available:
19th January onwards

Hi there, I'm Hannah! I'm 30, and I am a reliable, fun, active person that you can trust with your home.
I am relatively new to house sitting and I am loving it so far! My clients so far have consisted of tropical fish, a shark, a dog, horse and chickens. I am hoping to continue house sitting for the foreseeable future, so I am available for short and long term house sits.
I have recently moved back to Sydney from 3 years of living in the UK as a VIP concierge and travelled throughout Europe during my spare time.
I grew up with animals and am a huge animal lover who knows what love and care your pets will require while their owners are away. I am especially fond of cats and dogs but I am happy to look after any animal.
I am very active so I am more than happy to walk or run dogs daily, I am experienced with providing medication if required and I do not mind sharing the bed with your fur babies if that is what they need :)
I volunteer as a dog walker at a dog shelter on the Northern beaches, so I am familiar with rescue dogs and appreciate that your pet may need extra love and attention if it comes from that background.This experience has helped me with dogs that may be timid and shy and I can say that I am always able to make them warm up to me.. even if a little bit of bribery needs to come into play ;)
My partner works away most of the time throughout rural NSW, so it is possible that he may visit and stay from time to time.
I am a clean and tidy person who will treat your home with as much love and respect as I would show my own. I am very easy going and like a peaceful environment.
Please do contact me if you feel that I may be suitable to look after your precious babies and I am happy to discuss your requirements/questions you have.
Kind regards,
Hannah



Elise


  • Sydney

I’m a french girl (22 years old) and I arrived in Australia in November. I don't speak English very well yet but I'm getting better everyday. I’m a student in law and I take six month (working holidays visa) to discover Australia and anstralian life. After traveling for 2 months, I look for a place where I can rest for a while before going on a next adventure.
It’s the first time i’m leaving my country for so many time so I search home where i can feel like home for little time. Because after having been backpackers in backpackers, I would like to find a little privacy and tranquility.

I am tidy and organized. I'm looking for a place where I can rest, play sports and find a little bit of everyday life and if in addition I can do service it is even better.

I can take care of a house, do the household tasks, gardenning and take care of pets like there are mine. I had a dog and now i have two cats so i particularly love them.

Louise & Matthew


  • Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile. We're a young professional couple (27 & 33) from the UK currently based in Brisbane, looking to experience genuine Australian culture. We are reliable, tidy and considerate people and both have a real love for animals (particularly those of a canine variety!). Having both grown up with pets we are able to take great care of your animals.

We look forward to hearing from you and would love the opportunity to take care of your home — treating it with as much respect as we would our own. Both non-smokers. Reference available below, also feel free to look at our Airbnb reviews: https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/7141835

Garry


Richard & Caroline


  • Lower Hunter Valley

We are a retired couple, Richard and Caroline, homeowners, non smokers. Richard is a former farmer and Caroline ex
Royal Navy in the communications branch.
We completed a couple of housesits earlier this year which we thoroughly enjoyed, and now would very much like to spend some time in Sydney, and also the Aldinga Beach, Mclaren Vale area of South Australia. We are available from September 2012 onwards for a sit of any length. References would be available from both sits earlier this year and also from professional people should they be required.
Richard is a very keen gardener, and would be happy to do jobs in the garden.
We both love all animals, and have kept our own dogs always.
We walk 5 km daily, rain hail or shine, and would look after your pets, and your home as we would our own.

Merry


  • NSW

Single, non-smoking, quiet, animal loving house-sitter available...everyone catered for - from goldfish to great danes!
From a country background, I was brought up with all sorts of animals and am a certifed equine sport masseuse.

My first house-sit was supposed to be for one weekend and ended up being a four year stint:))

Currently I work Mon-Fri evenings on my laptop (home based.)

In addition to this, I do a couple of morning and weekend evening shifts in the city so approx 20 hours a week I would be out of the house, so not suitable for anyone requiring a sitter to be home 24/7.

Refs, police checks etc available upon request.

Preferred Location: anywhere handy to transport connections.

Stephanie


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. NW suburbs, Syd. Southern suburbs, Syd. SW suburbs

I am a single, non-smoking young professional, working in Surry Hills in the Social Work field. I am looking to housesit while I save money for my next overseas adventure and still be close to work. I love animals and living in a clean and organised space. I am available for any length of house sitting and believe I can take care of your animals and home while you're away. References and a police check are available upon request.

Wendy & Joe (Genfa)


  • Brisbane

We are a quiet, mature aged couple who are clean, organized and responsible. We previously taught in China for many years, and have recently transitioned back to Australia. While we are re-establishing ourselves here, we would like to house-sit. We have just completed one house-sitting assignment for a couple who were in the U.S. for six weeks. We left the house and their pool in sparkling condition, and they were very satisfied. I (Wendy) have also house-sat for a lady in the U.S. during the Christmas vacation time. I took care of her two dogs, which included giving one of the dogs medication daily. I woke up early to take the dogs outside for walks, and played with them during the day. I am currently working for an aged care organization and also as a receptionist for an eye clinic. My husband, Joe, is currently working as an accountant. Joe and I have co-authored two children's books on China. We have a lovely 22 year old daughter who has her own accommodation and who recently graduated from university. We are friendly and kind to neighbours; we are non-smokers and non-drinkers. We don't play loud music or listen to loud TV. We are happy to help out with mowing and keeping the garden looking neat and clean. We both love cats and dogs! We would be more than happy to provide references upon request.

Beth & Peter


  • Mid North Coast, Tweed Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
I am a Retired School Teacher - mother of 2.
I am now living in an Over 50s Village in Toowoomba Queensland.
My partner who is also retired, will be joining me for some of my house sitting positions.
I would like to spend some time in Melbourne to see my daughter occasionally and get to know my grandchildren.
We are also looking for House Sitting along the coast of NSW and Queensland.
I have house sat previously mainly in Canberra.
I have also had 2 Golden Retrievers for 28 years and a cat while the children were growing up.
My Partner has also had pets when his children were growing up and is very experienced in anything mechanical or requiring a little maintenance wherever we are.
I am sure we would be able to care for your home and your pets.
I am able to include 2 references and I have other Phone call references but my partner has only joined me on one house sit and we did not think to get a reference. We are house sitting over Xmas so will make sure we get up to date references.
Thanking you

Beth Milne and Peter King

I have two References I will try to enclose.

Bonnie & Kate


  • Melbourne, Northern Vic, SW Vic

I am a retired primary school teacher and my husband is a retired secondary teacher. Our daughter, Kate, is a barista and currently living at home until she starts studying for her Masters in Social Work in Melbourne later in 2018. When minding your home it would either be Kate or myself who comes to stay and there might be two of us or one. My husband might also accompany one of us. There would only be at the most two sitters staying at your house.
All of us are non smokers. We are neat and tidy around the house and if John was to stay then he is a great fix it man and would happily tend to any problems around the home!
We have had a long history of owning dogs of various types (mostly small) in our family. We live on 40 acres of bush near the Grampians in a mudbrick home and there are always plenty of places to walk the dogs. If we sit for you then our son would mind our dog Murphy.
We can provide written or phone references if requested.
We are keen to do the right thing by you and your pet and can guarantee you will both be pleased with our care!
We look forward to meeting you and your pets!

Chris & Lyn


  • Central Coast, Port Stephens, North Coast, South Coast

We are a retired couple who love bushwalking, fishing, our national parks, beaches and coastal headlands. We are clean and tidy and respectful of other people's property, respect the neighbour's right to privacy, peace and quiet, and love pottering around our garden, vegi patch and orchid greenhouse. Non smokers/drinkers. We have an affinity with dogs (and wildlife) having recently lost our third dog, an Alaskan Malamute, the previous dogs being an English Springer Spaniel and a German Short-Haired Pointer. All our dogs have been members of the family.

We would love to house mind in the same high manner we love and respect our own house in and around the Central and North Coast of NSW, including South West Rocks, Hat Head, Nambucca, Port Macquarie, Foster, Laurieton,North Haven, Urunga, Coffs Harbour, Yamba and Iluka. We have previously house sat and have engaged house sitters. See references.

Below, however, are copies of responses from our most recent house sits:

# South West Rocks, June (and August) 2018.

"Hi Lyn & Chris
I hope you arrived home ok, the boys were watching the door all day waiting for you to come back.
Thank you so much for a fantastic job with the house, gardens & looking after the boys (dogs - Ollie and Baz).
I'll let you know when next I'm holidaying, hoping to get to Cairns soon, so I'll let you know my dates.
Lovely meeting you both & catch up again soon.
Di, Ollie & Baz."

# Ocean Shores, November 2017

Lyn & Chris looked after my house dog & chooks for 2 weeks in November
They cared for them well spoilt & fussed over my border collie & kept me up to date with everything.
On my return LYN had a lovely meal waiting which was wonderful after a long drive.
I would recommend them to care for your pets & home with total confidence.
My dog took to Chris instantly he fussed over her played games with her.. she is often very reserved around strangers.
Clearly they love dogs.

Thank you both
Heather

Prue


  • Melbourne

I am a single, non-smoking, animal loving professional in my early forties and am looking to get to know different areas of Melbourne before putting down roots.

I was introduced to house sitting in France many years ago and recently looked after properties and pets in New Zealand and Perth. In addition to being a home owner myself, I am keenly aware what is required to take care of a property and pets. I have the luxury of being able to work from home and love to run/walk so ideal for anyone with young or energetic dogs. I also enjoy yard work and gardening.

Professionally I worked as private chef for high net worth families for ten years in New York so I am exceptionally well versed in taking care of the homes of others to the highest of standards.

I have references both personal and professional and a police clearance all available upon request.