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Kelly & Wendy

  • Melbourne, SE Vic

My name is Kelly, and I am a 30 year old single female. I am currently looking for a house sitting position for myself, my Mum (Wendy, 57) and our small dog Daisy, while we await for my Mum's new unit to finish being built in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. We are a friendly, clean and quiet family.
Ideally we are looking for a position between the months of August and December 2018 as we are hoping to travel prior to these dates and the unit should be finished sometime between these months. If the unit is finished early, I would be happy to continue the house sitting arrangement myself whilst Mum moves into the new place (... we definitely won't leave you without someone in the house!).
I am currently on a one year career break from my profession as a Chartered Accountant while helping Mum to move out of our family home of the last 35 years. Mum has a back condition which means she can't currently work, so we will be available to look after your place full time including during the day as well as nights/weekends. We take pride in where we stay so will keep the place nice and tidy and Mum loves the garden so will be happy to tend to your plants/veggie gardens as required.
Our little dog Daisy is house trained, but does have some anxiety and therefore is quite timid. Because of this, she hasn't been regularly socialised with other animals so would go best in a pet-free home or with animals that are quite independent or quiet also. We are happy to arrange a meet and greet with the animals before progressing any discussions if you prefer, and also so you can meet Mum and myself. Thanks for taking the time to read our introduction and I look forward to hearing about the opportunity to house sit for you!

Anne & Peter

  • Melbourne


  • Melbourne

Hello! My name is Emily and I'm 26. I work in the healthcare industry so am well acquainted in the art of looking after things. I'm (attempting) to save for a house so am doing some house sitting and abstaining from smashed avocado to try and get there this century. I have many years experience house sitting for friends and love looking after fur babies particularly the cat and dog kind. I work in the northern suburbs so always keen for anything in that neck of the woods. If you think I'd be a good fit please get in touch. Non smoker. Police check, working with children (and fur babies) check and can provide written and contactable references.
Feel free to get in touch with me!

Frank & Roxanne

  • Brisbane

The thought of someone else not only looking after your home but potentially your treasured pets can be daunting. Having trusted our own homes in the past with house sitters we fully understand the anxiety and worry that can come with that experience. We will do everything we can to ease that worry.
We are an easy going non-smoking couple who have moved back to Australia after living in Canada. We are both experienced travellers and love the outdoors. We have been house sitting to get to know Brisbane again. Frank is the native Australian and it's been away from Brisbane for some time. Roxanne, having lived her whole life in Canada is now enjoying the Aussie lifestyle after getting a taste with frequent visits in the past.
We currently have no pets of our own so expect yours to get spoiled with attention. Both of us like walking dogs (great exercise for us too), and getting that privileged cuddle from a cat. Big dogs or small dogs, long haired or short haired cats, your pets will get loved as if our own.
We're experienced with a variety of pets such as cats, dogs, birds (budgies parrots finches), fish, and chooks/ducks. We also like to keep hosts updated with how their pets holiday at home is going. We frequently upload pictures or video of your pets for additional piece of mind.
Around the home we are both quite handy if problems arise. Franks gardening/yard work skills come as a graduate of his fathers Child Yard Work Apprenticeship Program as a youngster. We would expect to treat your home with respect as lets face it, we're guests. I wouldn't say I'd treat it as my own home, more like I'd look after it in a manner you would want it to be looked after while you were away.
As we're non smokers and only social drinkers our entertainment is eating out. We'd love to get to know your local area and it's restaurants and cafes as we rediscover Brissy.
** UPDATE **
We've been fortunate enough to be trusted with a variety of house sits so far and it's been awesome. We've met and befriended some amazing people and fallen in love with their pets. With sits from Wynnum Esplanade to West End each suburb has had something we loved. Whether it was green spaces with pathways to walk the dog or nearby restaurants to walk to, waterfront or bushland reserves. Thank you to all those who have not only trusted us with their homes but let us spoil your pets while you were gone. We look forward to meeting even more homeowners and their pet families. References are available to call if you are thinking of us for your sit.


  • Perth

Hi! My name is Samantha but most people call me Sam. I am 42 years old and I love animals. I am currently house sitting in Perth looking after a ginger cat and 2 beautiful dogs. I enjoy walking the dogs and consider it a privilege to stay in another person's house. I respect that it is their house and find it relaxing to keep someone else's house clean and tidy. I am a part time English teacher, working mainly with international and migrant adults. The job opportunities here in Perth are not what they once were and this is the main reason I am interested in house sitting. I have a few hours teaching here and there but there is nothing permanent on the horizon. I enjoy being in a home having a keen interest in writing and drawing and I read a lot. That combined with the fact that I love to travel and move around and appreciate the company of animals makes this a perfect option for me. I have worked in quite a few different countries and I was born in the UK. I already have a working with children check due to my work so I have a police clearance. I can also supply the name of several references including the owner of my current house sit. I am happy to answer any questions you might have. I look forward to taking care of your house!

Joyce & Brian

  • Sydney

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

Natalie & Mark

  • Canberra, Melbourne


We have recently returned from overseas a little earlier than expected and our house is still rented out. We do not wish to evict the tenants so are looking to house sit until late 2018.

I am a midwife and I work on a casual basis, I do not do shift work. I am an animal lover and have owned dogs in the past, I have even raised a guide dog puppy which taught me a lot about animal behaviour. I also enjoy gardening and happy to look after your plants.

My husband is an engineer and he is actively looking for employment.

We are clean and tidy and a non smokers and will treat your house as if it was our own.

I have a current police check and happy to provide references.

Pearl & Barry

  • Melbourne

Kia Ora.

My names Pearl, I'm from New Zealand and am fast approaching my 28th year.

We love animals of all shapes, feathers, fur and scales. I have experience rehabilitating dogs and cats and always find I have a ton of love to give!
We have house sat for at least 20 different home owners, including this website and

We always like to meet all house sits prior to, to see if we match.

If we accept your house sit and you like us, you can expect a ton of love and genuine care, daily walk/runs depending on the breed (we will walk the corgis) and as many updates via social media as you can handle.
You can expect to arrive home to your place just as you left it with all linen washed dried and folded, floors mopped swept vacuumed and probably some mail.

We like to add all of our house sits on a social media platform’s so we can send pictures or via txt is just as good.
Please do check out our references!

Barry is a former manager at WINC Warehouse in Port Melbourne and currently working in the West. He owns a home in Mill Park (near Uni Hill). We rent this out so as to save in preparation for Africa.

I also work in the west in preparation to save for Africa/Chiangmai where we plan to volunteer and look after big cat (Africa – with Kevin Richardson)

In Chiangmai we will volunteer with Lek Chailhert at the Elephant Nature Park
Potentially Vet Paw aswell.

Neither of us smoke or drink, we both have Federal Police Checks and references available.
We'd love to come and meet you and see if we fit!


Pearl Paki & Barry Jenkins

bernice & peter

  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, Northern Vic, SE Vic, SW Vic
  • Reduced Contact

Mature married couple, home owners in Elwood Vic, non smokers. We love the company of animals and have lived with dogs for over 40 years. Gemalla (Schnauzer) and Katielina (Airedale) are our mature, friendly and very well trained mates and would like to travel/holiday with us.

We love all animals and believe that we would enjoy looking after your pets and care for them like our own. Being house proud we would look after your home with great care.

We enjoy a healthy environment, are keen dog walkers along the beach, parks and bush areas and share an interest in gardening, healthy living, the outdoors and food and wine.


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

Ben & Amy

  • Melbourne

Hi! My fiancé Ben and I have recently bought a house off the plan and are waiting for it to be built so in the meantime we have been doing some house sitting to avoid living with the in-laws :)
We love both dogs and cats and are employed full-time so wouldn't be around in the day time during the week.
Both non-smokers and very neat and tidy by nature.
Look forward to hearing from you!

Amy & Ben :)

Birgitta and Ed

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

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

Are you anxious to ensure your house is kept secure and garden well cared for?
Do you want genuine animal lovers to look after your pets while you're away?
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.

We’re from the UK but spend much of our time in Australia since we retired as our only daughter lives in Melbourne. Having owned dogs, cats, hamsters and others, 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 retirement.

What does that mean for you? You get sitters with the time, experience and flexibility to keep your home securely occupied, cuddle, feed and walk your pets during the day and give you the peace of mind you need to enjoy your time away. We can provide excellent references.

We’re happy to care for your pot plants, gardens, pool and lawns according to your instructions. Ed is familiar with all kinds of garden machinery and equipment, loves working with tools and does everything from pool maintenance to wood chopping. Birgitta likes keeping the house tidy and clean and we enjoy gardening together. We also have our own car so don’t mind remote locations.

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 for our phone number - you can also initially meet us on Skype or FaceTime and in person if we look like your kind of house sitters.


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

I'm an easy going, very relaxed country guy. I grew up in a little town called Mirboo North in Gippsland but moved to Melbourne to study when I was 18 and have been here ever since. I've been very fortunate to live with an amazing family who are now selling their house so I'm in need of a new place to live. Having moved house countless times in the past, I cannot think of anything I hate doing more, so house sitting presents a pleasant alternative. I’m planning to bounce from assignment to assignment for the next 24 months in attempt to save some money so if the initial sitting experience goes well I would be open to returning the next time you need a sitter. I'm currently living in a house in Ferntree Gully with a gorgeous cat and dog combo and will be devastated when I have to leave so a few new friends in need of some love would be amazing. During the day I work as a Club Manager with Anytime Fitness Bayswater and spend all of my free time working on my online nutrition coaching business. I'm not big on partying, I did plenty of that in my 20's, so when I'm not working I like reading, watching movies or playing pc games. I also love pets! They provide great company and companionship and a house is just too quiet without them. I grew up on a hobbie farm so I'm experienced at looking after cats dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, chooks, ducks cows, sheep, horses and of course goldfish. Finding a sitting assignment that has a dog that I could take on walks and or a cat that I could cuddle up with in the evening would be amazing.
If you want to know anything else feel free to ask :)

Thomas & Anna

  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. NW suburbs, Syd. Southern suburbs, Syd. Upper N Shore, Port Stephens

Anna and I are a retired couple married for 45 years. We are both healthy and active members of running/walking clubs and are non-smokers. Thomas, a retired architect, now writes shorts plays and Anna is a still-life painter. We have been home owners for many years and will look after yours as we would our own. Our family had a lovely Burmese cat for 14 years and Thomas ran almost daily with our border collie.

We now need accommodation whilst waiting for a new apartment in Freshwater to be completed in May. We have taken part in a number of house exchanges and house-sits all with favourable results. We can supply character references and, as voluntary Primary school ethics teachers, both of us have recently undergone a police check. Please contact us to discuss further. 0411601558


  • NSW, Alice Springs, QLD, VIC

WHO I AM: A responsible & trustworthy 33yr old non-smoker, I have housesat worldwide & have many great references and repeat clientele. I love having animals around me, especially adore cats and horses, and have a soft spot for well-behaved dogs. I am house-proud, & really enjoy every-day tasks of caring for a home as if it were my own. A scientist, ecologist then yacht-stewardess, I am not quite sure i have finished with travelling the world, but it sure is nice to come home for a while. Housesitting gives me the chance to work out 'where' and 'what' next, whilst saving a little bit for wherever the next adventure might take me. And as an animal lover, whilst my currently-nomadic life doesn't allow for my own pets, I take much pleasure in caring for your much-loved family pets, knowing I am providing them with consistency in their routine and a comfy lap and scritches at their merest hint of the request. I am honest, careful, with a high attention to detail, respectful of your wishes, and have a police check & many references.

*** WHAT I HAVE DONE IN THE RECENT PAST: I worked for a number of years as a scientist, saved and bought a townhouse in Melbourne, before deciding to see the world, pursuing my love of nature and animals by participating in various animal volunteer projects in Latin America for two years, then working as a yacht stewardess to supplement further travel throughout Europe. I have been lucky to housesit (and boatsit) caring for many different pets all throughout my travels, which in turn gave me with much-needed animal companionship and a place to care for as if it were my own.

***WHAT I DO: Now I am returning to Australia for a few months to visit my best friend and her new baby (in Warragul) and to exact some repairs upon my (currently tenanted) townhouse (in Glenroy), to work on writing a book, and to study some. I do not intend to work in this short time so I will have heaps of quality time to spend with your pets and be added security presence for your home. I enjoy my own time and quiet space, and am the sort of person who enjoys meditation and yoga, walking through forests, quiet reflection, writing, and cooking fresh and nourishing meals. I do not take drugs, and am a firm NON-smoker who appreciates a smoke-free environment, so please do let me know if you are an inside smoker, so we can determine if this might affect our mutual suitability.

*** CLEAN & TIDY: I am an extremely clean and tidy person, (force of habit from working in the yachting industry) so I appreciate the same in my surroundings. Any effort you make to clean and tidy your home before you go will be returned in-kind as I always leave a home better than how I found it, and with more joy in my heart for doing so when it is obvious you take pride in it too.

*** REGULAR UPDATES: I have used Happy Housesitters in the past when I had to leave my own cat and home, so I totally understand how you feel & will keep you updated via email, facebook, whatsapp or Skype, as frequently as you wish, whilst you are away. The health and happiness of your pet, security of your home, and your peace-of-mind are my top priorities.

*** GREAT REFERENCES: I can provide great references upon request (many of my sits have been overseas and by word-of-mouth, so references have not been sent through the happyhousesitter site, though I have plenty), and am happy to meet either in person if possible or via Skype, before you commit so you can see if I will be the perfect fit for you & your pets.

*** EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE: I have experience with cats, dogs, horses, chickens, guinea pigs, rabbits, goats, fish, and birds.
I am experienced & comfortable with administration of medicines, and small farm tasks. Please contact to discuss any requirements.

*** HAPPY, HEALTHY PETS: Finally, I love all animals and seek first and foremost to keep them comfortable and happy, healthy and enjoying life. No request to this end is ever too big or too small.


  • Brisbane

Hi, Michael here,

we live on the beautiful Gold Coast but in the coming months I need to be in bne a fair bit for work so looking for house sits so I can spend blocks of time living there. I do real estate photography (indoor, outdoor & drone) on a casual basis and Uber driving.

We own our home (on a large block with pool) so very used to looking after a property. Pretty much had pets my whole life too and we currently have a 16 year old cattle dog, Ellie (with some blue heeler in her) and a 4 year old ginger cat, Ninja. Please note though that I won't be traveling with them (as much as Ellie would love to come!) as my wife will be staying home due to her own work commitments.

I love pets and especially how they are always so excited to see you when you get home. No matter what kind of day you've had they always get your attention and cheer you up when you walk in the door!!

Just to update (26th July 2017), I'm currently in my 13th house sit since June 2016, the first was looking after 2 loving, mad, boisterous dogs in Wellington Point, a gorgeous tortoise shell cat in Coorparoo (3 times), 2 excitable dogs in Fitzgibbon, an elderly cat in Wilston (twice), 2 affectionate cats in Ferny Hills (4 times),2 cats, again in Ferny Hills, 2 cats in Kelvin Grove and a very cute Cavoodle in Wellington point!. Happy to put you in touch with any of the above for references (not all were booked through this site).

At 58 I'm what is referred to as a "mature gentleman" although my mates would argue I'm neither mature nor a gentleman....hahaha. I'm very well house trained, a non smoker and love pets, so, you know, probably the perfect house sitter.....hahaha.

Happy to keep you up-to-date with some snaps via sms or instagram of how your pets are going while you're away, even the odd messenger/facetime chat too if you like!

I trust this is sufficient for now so please get in touch if you would like to chat further.


(The pet photos include some of my "partners in crime" to


  • Perth

I have been housesitting for the past 5 years with Profile ID:BrianJudy
If you check the website you will see that we/I have completed over fifty housesits looking after some fifty dogs,cats,birds,cattle and fish.
My home is in Queensland and I visit Perth as often as possible as I have two sons and and a granddaughter here. You will see that the last few sits I have completed on my own in the Perth metro. My wife is looking after our dog and will be joining me over the Christmas period.
I was a teacher at Christchurch Grammar school for 29 years retiring in 2002.
My latest sit with Aussie housesitters is at the above school looking after a dog when one of the boarding housemasters returns to England during the summer break. This sit finishes on January 19.
Following this I have a sit in Florieat from Jan 23 to Mar 3 followed by Canning Vale Mar 4 to Apl 3 approx.
A sit in the western suburbs after this date would be ideal but I am happy to be anywhere in the Perth metro.
Brian Marsland


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Southern suburbs, Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast, Upper Hunter Valley, Northern Rivers, Tweed Coast, Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Mackay & Whitsundays, Rockhampton, Northern QLD, SA, Hobart, Melb. Inner suburbs, Lakes area, Grampians, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd, Perth N.E suburbs, Perth N.W suburbs, Perth S.W suburbs, Kimberly/North, Pilbara

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; fb-Steve Lyddy; fb-Successful Social Media Results; Twitter SteveLyddy; Linkedin Steve Lyddy

- Hope all this helps. :)


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Southern suburbs, Brisbane, South Eastern

Paul & Janet

  • South Eastern, TAS, Melbourne

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 one dog, an 11 year old Australian Terrier named Ziggy. We share the “doggy duties” of daily walking, feeding, and of course, picking up droppings. We had an older Cocker Spaniel but she is no longer with us. Our cat also lived lived to the very old age of 21. We have arrangements in place for our dog to stay elsewhere so any house sit by us at your home would not involve our dog.

We have done several house swaps here in Australia and overseas and a couple of these involved taking care of cats. Paul has now completed several house sits minding cats & dogs and keeping the host's home and garden neat and tidy. We now wish to do house sitting so we can stay a little longer than typical house swaps.
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 and Police Check can be supplied upon request.


  • VIC

Meet the world’s most houseproud housesitter! I’m a 39 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 39 yo single female, quiet homebody. No entertaining. No parties. No coming and going at all hours.

* Non-smoker. Non-drinker.

* 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’m probably one of the most houseproud sitters you’ll ever meet. I adore cleanliness and order 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!)

* 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 to save money and travel. I look forward to talking to you about your housesitting and pet care needs.



Quick Sit Alert - Now Available: 9Sep18-15Dec18 (Sydney/ Brisbane)
For 2019 - Preference for Brisbane, Malta, Panama, USA, NZ, Laos and Bangkok.
I am available for the above dates/ locations. Please let me know if I can assist you - Lisa m: 0404 012 897. Note multiple sits since 2015, but only two show from this site. If you feel I'm ideal for your needs, I'd be pleased to provide you all of my hosts' testimonials and my current police check record.

MATURE LADY, HOME BASED (Internet Business Owner)
PREFER LONG SITS 3-12MTH (min 3wks - stability for my work)

Hello - I am at a time of life where I am available to be the brilliant house and pet sitter you are looking for. I am a single professional, self-employed Australian with two adult sons (pursuing their own careers). With no family around me, I no longer need to be based in one location. I enjoy the freedom that house sitting offers where I can be a devoted animal lover to other people's pets while enjoying your location. Being agile and moving to different cities suits my Internet based (email traffic, not heavy downloads) work very well and as I have lived in almost all of Australia's capitals & various cities overseas, I am very much at home wherever I am.
I will consider any sit with a preference for long house sits (3-12months). I am open to being in any location, city or region…here are some of my favourites: NYC, Spain, Malta, Central America, Chile, most countries in Europe and NZ. I am self employed as a facilitator, business management consultant and executive coach where I conduct my work 'virtually' via the Internet & Skype. This means I can work anywhere as long as I have fast, reliable Internet.

Why I want to house sit
Through past house sitting experience & as a home owner with my own regular house sitter, I recognise the value of house sitting to pet lovers & security for your home while giving me flexibility & variety in lifestyle. I have travelled extensively over the years and am resourceful and socially inclusive. Your pets and home will receive my responsible and loving attention and I will be proactive by staying in touch to keep you informed about how everything is going without being a burden. You can learn more about me via my LinkedIn and business websites which I'd be happy to send you, along with my CV, biography and character referees, for information. I live simply and cleanly and will be very respectful of your home, belongings, security and privacy. I don't own a car, so, I’d welcome the use of a car if possible please, especially for overseas or remote/ distance house sits.

My experience & promise to you
I promise warmth, openness, transparency and genuine care of your pet family and your home. My 'home based' work allows me to offer a strong presence & companionship for your home & pets. I have been an Australian Army Officer with a top secret positive vet security clearance (21yr), consultant to most Australian Commonwealth Govt departments and 3yrs as deputy chair and director Crime Stoppers & National Trust boards. I pride myself on maintaining high integrity, sound judgement, balance, reliability and being a proactive communicator. I'm also very loving and gentle with animals. You can depend on me to keep you informed and to make decisions about your pets and home with your priorities in mind. I am comfortable with all types of animals and those with special needs. I will reach out to people in your immediate community network, as advised by you, if needed. I've been a home owner for 25yr, an animal lover for life and I know the value of a quality house sitter. I've had the joy of 7yrs experience as a host to my own house sitter, so I fully understand and respect the responsibility that comes with this position. I am also a 'live-in' sitter for people with frequent short absences, so I can be there while you come and go.

My aim is to give you absolute peace of mind while you are absent while having a cost effective home solution for myself (as a 'local'!) in a new environment. I look forward to getting to know you and your pet family. My previous hosts are all happy to chat with you and I can email you their references if you wish. Wherever possible, if I am in your city, I will always try to meet with you and your pets in advance of the sit so we know that 'everyone' is comfortable. Warmly, Lisa

NOTE: It's always worth checking in with me in case I am free due to hosts' change of plans. I like to make contact in advance with new hosts so we can see if we're a fit (for your pets, you & me) in advance of a future sit. Let's chat!


  • Tweed Coast, Melbourne, Macedon Ranges, Lakes area

I am a single, non-smoking, self-employed woman (68 years young) with an adult daughter and no pets.
I am semi retired, so would be home most of the time to work on my book. I love walking in nature, peace, quiet and alone time to write.

I enjoy a clean and tidy space (I actually enjoy cleaning!) and would look after your home and garden as if it was my own. I am extremely houseproud and would consider it a privilege to care for your home, pets and garden (I have a green thumb with a degree in Horticultural Science). Owners often comment that they find their property in better condiition than when they left.

I have extensive experience as a house sitter and pet carer ranging from 1 year to 2 weeks and have provided both personal and professional references. (See attached). Dogs and cats take to me according to feedback from owners.

My needs are simple - however I do require a reliable internet service. I am very happy for short term housesits and would love longer term housesits. Many of my housesits have been between 4 -12 months.

Please give me a call to connect so we can decide we are a good fit?


  • Sydney

I’m a mature woman (52 yrs), full-time employed by two corporates as a magazine art director, looking for an alternative to renting.

Recently moving out of a rental, this seems a great way to conserve my funds and save to buy my own home for future security. I love the company of animals, although it’s not a pre-requisite.

I love going out to socialise, but at home I love peace and quiet and my own company. I enjoy travel, cooking, music, reading, movies, and am an extremely efficient, clean and organised person.

I've looked after two x two storey homes... one in St Ives on the North Shore of Sydney which also involved feeding, watering and letting in and out of two cats and two rabbits. With lots of cuddles in between. The rabbits roamed free in the garden during the day, but needed to be brought into the pool house during the night. The other house sit was in Turramurra, also on the North Shore of Sydney... looking after two younger dogs and one older dog... feeding and watering all three, walking the two younger dogs, letting in and out, loads of cuddles and cleaning up after them :) Both homes needed to be kept clean, have mail collected and some plants/garden watered.

Non-smoker, excellent references which I can send through on request, happy to meet face to face so that you can decide for yourself.

Glenda & Peter

  • Perth

We are a couple from Denmark WA about to complete our first trip around Australia and we have done some sitting along the way. We have a home in Denmark and we would like to spend some time in Perth to re-connect with our family as we will have been gone for 10 months. We are fit and active enjoy walking and love animals. I am a keen gardener while my husband is very handy around the home. We are non-smokers and enjoy a quiet life and we have no pets traveling with us. We know pets are happiest when they are kept to their routine so whatever your routine is, that is what we will do and more so they don't fret. We will respect your home as if it was our own.
We have previously experienced some sitting in Perth and on our trip.
Please find attached some references below.

We look forward to hearing from you.


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Hobart, Perth, S. Western

Hello Home Owners

As a writer of children's books and songs I am free to go anywhere and make my home anywhere, as long as I have my computer and good internet access (I have my own wireless internet)
Writing, editing and research keeps me at home most days, so your pets will have plenty of company to keep them from fretting over your absence. I am an avid 'dog whisperer' fan and find those methods of interacting with dogs successful with dogs I know well, and also with dogs I have just met.

Since 2013 I have completed 20+ housesits all without a problem and am often asked to do repeat house sits. I have no complaints and have never received a complaint. I have many references which home owners were happy to provide.
I house sit up and down the NSW & Queensland coastline from Hervey Bay to Newcastle & Gosford. I plan to spend more time in Newcastle/Sydney from October 2016. I am planning a long term car trip to Airlie Beach/Cairns beginning June 2017 and am endeavouring to secure house sits along the way,
I am an ex-infants teacher and have worked as a carer to the disabled (certificate 111 )
I have a daughter and a granddaughter in Newcastle. They have a beautifully trained and extra loving male staffy, Nungo. I house and dog sit for my family several times a year when they go skiing or visit their favourite destination, Hamilton Island. Nungo keeps me company and we have a lovely time together.
I currently share a beautiful house in Murwillumbah, NSW with my sister and her staffy Uschi who is 8 months old. She arrived here at 7 weeks of age and is a delight to have in my life.

I have been a loving caring friend to my own dogs and cats. I have lived with animals in my own homes long term, and have looked after the pets of my friends and relatives.
In the last few years I have learned much about dog psychology, and find this knowledge useful when approaching and looking after other people's pets.
I had experienced house sitting and dog sitting for friends, so I thought I would put my experiences to good use and start house sitting professionally.
As a child we always had a cat. Always a female & therefore I have experienced the birth (and care) of many kittens.
As an adult I had two cats on separate occasions, Victoria and Adelaide. Victoria was baited and that was a horrific experience. The only thing that settled me was to go to the shelter to get another kitten. Adelaide approached us with her big meow.... no decision necessary. She lived a happy long life.

I have looked after many children, dogs, cats and the elderly in my career as a teacher, as a nanny, as personal carer and also as mother and grandmother. I have a great respect for life and all creatures and view life as a precious gift.
I understand the services I need to provide as a house sitter, and these fit easily into the way I live my daily life.
I have owned my own home and rented many others and have always left these homes as I found them or better.
My main goals in life are: to do no harm, add joy where possible and to enjoy myself through trying new ways of living.
That is why I feel house sitting is a great experience! Great for the home owner, who will receive peace of mind and excellent care for their home and pet/s. And great for my writing, providing new opportunities for me to meet more people and investigate 'the other side of the fence'.
Looking forward to meeting you, being of service and building a relationship of mutual trust.
Ps… please read my references, but contact details for references will be given only after we are close to agreeing on the house sit. I respect the privacy of all parties involved.

Derek & Vicki

  • VIC

We are an active,non smoking retired couple from Tasmania, travelling around Australia in our caravan. We pride ourselves on being extremely reliable and trustworthy and we will take excellent care of your home and garden and love your pets as we would our own. Over the last year we have had many wonderful house sitting assignments with a wide range of properties to maintain and lots of adorable pets to love and care for. Put simply, we will provide you with peace of mind that while you are away, your home and precious pets will be in very loving, caring hands. We have excellent written and verbal references confirming our very high standards and integrity which we are happy to provide.

3 months at Drummond Cove WA - house only; 2 weeks at Humpty Doo NT - two small dogs and 2 shetland ponies and three horses; Mareeba QLD 6 weeks - border collie, 2 cows, on 5 acres = garden and veggie patch maintenance , ride on mowing; Babinda QLD 5 weeks, Jack Russell - on medication and cat also on meds, 5 chickens and 4 ducks; Tully 6 weeks, two dogs - one a large rescue dog and two cats (large rural property; Calen QLD labrador cross dog and 6 chickens; Miriam Vale QLD 4 weeks two large dogs, 2 cats, 4 birds, two fish, 3 chickens and two horses.


  • Sunshine Coast, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, Macedon Ranges, North Western, Geelong, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

My name is Joanna, 55 year old mother of 2 children now employed in Melbourne . By default/first hand experience have discovered that house sitting can be a win/win/win situation for the home owner, their precious animals and the sitter. I have found that house sitting provides the sitter with quality time get to know another part of Australia and another families pets whilst giving the home owners peace of mind on their holiday . You cannot get much better than that.
I have fenced out our house on the family farm where I grew up just out of Melbourne .Have horses, a cat and dogs .There are sheep alpacas and cows on this family farm. I am a retired-midwife/nurse educator/farmer/dairy farm hand and calf rearer /gardener. This new chapter of my life sees me as an empty nester and am at a stage where I am able to be flexible with time. No longer committed to travel in the school holiday periods. I have fond memories of holidays as a child in the Sunshine coast hinterland and would dearly love to spend some time there again.
I have been invited a couple times to mind people’s houses and various animals in Victoria and Western Australia and must have done an OK job because on each occasion I have been invited back. Most of my house sitting is through Word of mouth referrals Have cared for Oscar a cat in his home at Queenscliff six times for a Doctor from Geelong, and twice have been invited to house sit for people on acreage at Helena Valley out of Perth, with their assorted animals including three elderly donkeys .Have minded 3 houses with pools each with different pool filter set ups .In WA and Queensland I had the use of their cars which made the experience worth the effort of flying there for the couple of weeks to mind the house .I like to leave houses/pools and cars cleaner than when I arrived as my way of saying thank you for the experience
Ideally my preference would be to meet with the home owners prior to the sitting job or possibly stay the night before they go and be the one who drives them to the airport if that suits .Otherwise I do follow written instructions well and would not be shy about texting home owners if necessary to seek further clarification on important matters .
Responsible honest and reliable.
Involved in the local football/netball club where both my children played . Was involved in the local pony club where my children and I competed in the novelty events.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile

Margaret & David

  • ACT, Rural/Regional NSW, S. Western

Hello My husband and I are a married retired couple that have had a lot of experience housesitting in Canberra and 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. We are available to housesit from early December

Carmel & Peter

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

We are a couple in our 50s from Canberra. We have three grown up sons, two live at home. We also have a lovely rescue dog called Mage. Mage will stay in Canberra with our sons while we are away.
Peter will be working in Melbourne for some months in 2018. We are interested in house-sitting for some of that time at least. Carmel will not be working whilst in Melbourne, so will be available to be home for pets if necessary. We are a quiet couple, non-smokers and are quite active. We walk each day - usually with our dog, and we are keen gardeners. We are clean and tidy, and happy to care for house, garden and pets. Recently we minded our friends’ house and young dog for two weeks. We have also helped mind pets in the past whilst friends and relatives have been away.
Police checks and references are available upon request.