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  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, South Coast, Hobart

Dear Homeowners,

My name is Annie and I'm 53 years old. I would love you to choose me to look after your beloved pets.
I'm Australian and recently married a wonderful man who lives in Florence, Italy. I sold my home in Australia 4 years ago and moved to Florence. Since moving to Italy I come back to Australia every year as I get very home sick...

We have decided that we want to purchase an apartment and live in NSW in approximately 4 years, so I'm looking for a pet sit whilst I look for a potential apartment to purchase to rent out. My husband will stay in Italy as he needs to work, so it will just be me.

I will be home every night, only out some days whilst looking at apartments.

I'm extremely clean and tidy and would look after your home as it was my own. In Australia I worked as a Marriage Celebrant and an Image Consultant for over 20 years. I was a home owner for 30 years. I pride myself on being reliable and trustworthy. Your pets and home would be lovingly cared for by me. I don't smoke or drink.

I have been petsitting for over 10 years now all over Australia and now in Europe. I have also worked for a professional pet sitting service based in Tasmania, called Kimberly's pet sitting service for the last 5 years. I have had 4 dogs and two cats of my own. After my last pet passed away I fostered dogs from the dog's home to enable them to be adopted. Such a rewarding experience! As a longtime homeowner myself I can deal with any practical problems that may arise.

I always keep in contact with owners regarding their pets when they are away to allay any worries. I usually send photos or videos, or use skype or facetime if preferred. You can have as much or as little contact as you wish. I know that your pets are part of your family and I will give them a lot of affection, plenty of walks and the best care possible, so that you can holiday in the knowledge that everything is perfectly well cared for.

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

I have attached references, photos and a police check.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Dates available, Anytime between November 2017 and April 2018.

Regards, Annie

Paul and Robyn

  • Melbourne

Hi just updating details. We are coming to Melbourne and are available 20 - 28th July 2017. Ideally like to be in inner city Melbourne or close to tram/train/bus stops. We are recently retired school teachers and would like to become house sitters. Our daughter and hubby live in Melbourne and are expecting their first child in November 2015. We would like to be in and around Melbourne to help out during the next 12 months. Initially we would like to be house sitting in an area no greater than 40 mins from Richmond. We are new to house sitting but keen to give it a go (and be the doting grandparents of course!). We both like animals and miss our recently departed Labradors. Currently, we have a cat and 3 chickens which will be looked after in our absence. We enjoy many things - gardening, cooking, movies, live shows, reading, sewing,
volunteering (Ronald McDonalds), woodwork, photography, pets and home improvements. Non smokers. We take pride in our home and garden and would love the opportunity to look after yours. References and police checks available.

Joshua & Angelina

  • ACT

Hello! We are a young, married couple who would love to take great care of your home, garden and pets.

We have plenty of house sitting experience and an excellent rental history. We have no pets at the moment but both grew up with cats and dogs for many years and love getting out and about for walks.

We have full-time, ongoing employment in Canberra so can comfortably commit to your time frame. We are also flexible – Josh (34) is a public servant and often starts late, while Ange (31) is a teacher and gets home early – so we’ll have plenty of time to give your pets and garden attention.

We are non-smokers and have no children. We are mature, responsible and tidy, and will maintain excellent communication with you while you’re away.

Written references, police checks and house sitting/rental history available on request.

Christine & Graham

  • Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast

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.
Christine and Graham

Loreto & Gonzalo

  • Sydney

We are a young and quiet couple from Chile, we are here in Australia with a working holiday visa.
I am a veterinary in Chile, I love take care of pets and I have the skills to face any emergency situation.
Gonzalo is an economist in Chile, and he is an animal lover!
We are experienced housesitters and We will look after your home and pets as you would.
We are working only weekdays until 3 pm.
We have two cats in Chile, and we miss them so much !! So we will be happy if we can take care of your four babies and house!
We are really clean and tidy, we do not smoke and we love sports!
We have references if you need.

Kind Regards,

Loreto and Gonzalo


  • ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Murray & Riverina, Southern Tablelands, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), York Peninsula

OFFERING YOU TOTAL PEACE OF MIND ... (currently fully booked until late October and much of November ... may be available for new assignments from late November (date not yet confirmed), until second week of January 2018)
Entrusting your precious home, gardens and beloved pets to others can create some anxiety.
I fully understand.
Please allow me to assist ...
Devoted animal lover, special affinity with dogs ... all sizes, ages, needs.
Have nurtured variety of pets on prior assignments ... dogs, cats, guinea pigs, birds, fish, hens, ducks, sheep ... and some friendly wildlife including possums, kookaburras, koalas, wallabies, parrots, lizards.
Responsible, loving and gentle companion for your beloved pet/s in their own environment.
Will maintain care, feeding, exercise and play routines per your instructions and preferences.
Have experience with keeping a watchful eye over agisted horses and livestock, water supplies and fencing.
Healthy, fit, active female approaching mid 60’s.
Love twice daily long dog walks, lawn mowing, gardening etc.
Meticulously clean and tidy, very security conscious.
Have owned several of my own homes, will respect your investment and treat it with utmost care, as if my own.
Totally respectful of your privacy, belongings and your neighbours.
Reliable with mail, messages, errands, bins out/in promptly.
Care of pot plants, gardens, lawns, pool, garaged vehicles per your instructions.
Trustworthy, detail-minded person, can also provide dependable, discreet handling of personal/business matters (processing mail, phone calls, paying bills etc.) on your behalf, if required.
Working career includes school teaching, reception and administration in various industries - accountancy, legal and health practices, PA to business executives in advertising/marketing.
Have also managed several of my own small businesses.
Resourceful, intelligent problem solver.
Any unforeseen issues will be handled competently and responsibly.
Friendly, quiet living “homebody” (days and evenings) ... don’t smoke or play loud music. Sober habits.
Currently studying, have my own computer, printer etc. (just need good wireless internet signal/reception).
Flexible, cheerful, positive person.
Excellent references ... some written (can be provided on request) and a list of home/pet owners who are very happy to receive your call to share their experience of having me caretake their properties and pet family members.
Regularly invited for repeat assignments and recommended to friends/family by hosts.
Have my own car.
Having recently finished 5 years of in-home caring/support of my elderly parents, I'm now saving to acquire a "home on wheels", so that I can travel around more of our wonderful country.
Looking forward to hearing from you.

Don & Kerry

  • NSW, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD

Don and Kerry Carlill are a newly retired couple.
We have sold our apartment in Sydney, and have recently bought land at Medowie, just north of Newcastle.
Our new home will be built during 2017.

We are very reliable, and will respect and keep your home in original or better order.
We are looking for house sitting in NSW.
We have owned our own home on Sydney's Northern Beaches at Collaroy, Bilgola and Dee Why.

We have owned a dog (Fox Terrier) and cat, so are familiar with their needs of feeding, exercise and company.

Presently house sitting in Hunter looking after chooks, budgies, parrots and a cat.

We are non-smokers.

We would be pleased to meet you before any arrangement is made.


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

Hi, I'm Sandy. I have a new granddaughter in Melbourne and endeavour to see her throughout the year. I have been privileged to house sit for several people, a number who have asked me back when the dates align. What a great experience! I am happy to provide references and as a full time teacher I have current police clearances for both WA and Victoria.
As I won't have a car, closeness to public transport is necessary. Although my little poppet is east of Melbourne, in South Vermont, I have housesat in Altona, so travel is not an issue.
I am a non smoker, drink minimally and enjoy a clean and tidy home. I no longer have pets of my own, so I enjoy the opportunity of looking after animals. Am happy to potter in the garden also.

Shayn & Yun Mi (Kristy)

We are a couple in our late-30's, house-sitting around the Sydney area for experience so later on when we retire in a few years we we can do it full-time. We have many years of experience with cats and dogs, both of us are non-smoking, non-drinking, quiet people.
We are currently working in Sydney, we currently prefer shorter housesits (2-10 days) around the Inner West - but will consider anything around Sydney. We can do whatever you require, usually pet feeding/walking/company at night & general cleaning/mail collection, garbage bins in/out then we would be perfect to look after your place while you are away.
We started house-sitting 2 years ago & have references on file. We quickly accumulated a healthy list of recommendations. Feel free to ask us any questions. Hope to see you soon. Thanks!


  • Brisbane, South Eastern, Central, TAS, Melbourne, Bendigo, Macedon Ranges, North Eastern, Gippsland, SW Vic


  • Melbourne

I am a mature age student currently studying Photography at the Photography Studies College in Southbank, Melbourne. However, I live in country Victoria and so I have to stay with friends and relatives during the week while I am at school I would like to house sit as it would give me more freedom in accommodation and I am quite willing to stay over on the weekends as well as during the week. I love animals and am very used to handling dogs, cats, birds and horses. I am a non smoker and am very clean and tidy.


  • VIC


  • Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Adelaide, Mid North, South, Spencer Gulf, West Coast

I am a single, fit and healthy 63yr old retired Nurse and part time house cleaner. I am very house proud and would treat your home with the same respect I would my own. I am also an animal lover and lead a lifestyle that promotes this. I would give your pets all the love and attention they so rightly deserve. I have previously volunteered in an animal rescue center caring for a wide variety of animals including, dogs, cats, birds, ducks and many others. I have also volunteered at a rescue center for abused and neglected horses. I enjoy a quite lifestyle and spending time at home with a passion for gardening.
I sold my own home to travel around Asia and am not ready to buy another property at this stage. I thought house sitting would be a wonderful alternative as I have house sat in the past and enjoyed it very much.
I can provide references if required.
Please contact me via my email address prior to 12/9/2017
Looking forward to hearing from you.


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Hi there!

My name is Nikki, I'm a 28 year old female from Scotland and I am studying my Masters in Landscape Architecture. I came to Melbourne in July 2017 to study and I will be staying in Australia until my final year of uni starts in Scotland in September 2018. My next semester starts in January but it is distance learning, so I will just be studying from home and don't have to attend uni which is why I thought about house-sitting. I've been renting an apartment in the CBD since I arrived but since I spend most of my time studying in the house anyway it would be nice to have a furry friend to keep me company and I would also get to see other parts of Melbourne.

Unfortunately at this point in my life I can't have a pet of my own because of university and travelling but I love all kinds of animals and I'm especially experienced in taking care of dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, fish and bearded dragons. The beautiful miniature pinscher you see in my pictures is called Benji, my friend saved him from a breeder who obviously didn't care about the wellbeing of her puppies and as a result he developed some behavioural problems and was aggressive and possessive. I offered to foster him for her until he was ready to be around other dogs and as you can see with a little training and a lot of love he turned into the perfect little gentleman and can't get enough of cuddling on the couch.

I worked as an in-home carer for disabled adults whilst at home in Britain, therefor I have been extensively police checked and received specialist training and have certificates that confirm I am legally entrusted with the care of the most vulnerable people in society. I conducted personal care for severely disabled individuals and took them out for activities and assisted with general day to day living like shopping, preparing food, doing chores and I also maintained their homes for them so I am experienced with house cleaning. If you are interested in my references I will provide you with contact details for my previous employer who can verify my police check, that I worked there for over a year (the only reason I reluctantly left the job was because I was coming here to study) and that I am trustworthy and have the experience necessary to care for your house and pets. You also know that I couldn't have a criminal record or I would not have been granted a Visa or entry into Australia and I will provide you with photocopies of my drivers licence (full, manual and clean) and passport so you have my personal details.

I'm more than happy to send you daily pictures or video calls so you can see that your pet is being treated with the love and attention they deserve. I don't drink or smoke, I am a clean and quiet lodger and will provide a reference from my current landlord (who lives in the property with me) to confirm this. I am happy to meet you prior to making any house sitting plans so you can decide if I'm a good fit. I am a warm, compassionate person just looking fsor a furry companion to keep me company during my studies, I'm looking for longer house sits preferably around a month so I can see different parts of Australia but not have to move around too often. I'm happy to sign a contract with agreed terms and will even provide you with a bond to ensure your peace of mind.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Tara & Richard

  • Canberra, Sydney, South Coast, Far South West, Murray & Riverina, Snowy MTS, Southern Tablelands, Adelaide, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Kangaroo Island, Eyre Peninsula, TAS

Hi! My name is Tara and my husband is Richard. I'm an Australian. Rich is American.

We were homeowners in the U.S. For 20+ years and in 2012, sold everything and moved (home) to Sydney where we were for 4 years. In February (2017) we began travelling full time once our daughter left for Uni. We're now on to our next chapter as well. Our home base is wherever our daughter is, otherwise it's wherever we are at the moment.

We're slowly traveling the world, one housesit at a time.

I'm a writer (both fictional and travel blogger) and Rich is my trusty editor, driver and sanity saver (aka right hand.).

We have reputation of being fastideously clean, very responsible and extremely reliable. We have been owners of cats, dogs, fish, frog, chickens, cows, sheep and geese. I grew up on a farm in the Upper Hunter Valley of N.S.W., and I would be remiss to say that all of our animals have been very spoiled. As for my husband, his nickname is 'St.Francis'. I have no chance when it comes to being the favourite with pets...I'm simply the one to bring their food & water. =)

We're excited about the opportunity to housesit. As full-time travellers, we'd like to 'give back' as it were and allow others to travel as well, without having to worry about their house and pets (we know how that is having had a house and animals previously). Since we are travelling full time, we like the idea of being somewhere for more than a day or two, to immerse ourselves into the areas we stay. We also like the idea of slow travel, having a bed to sleep in (that is our tent or an Airbnb somewhere) and be able to be somewhere where we can write and work without having to do all that at a picnic table or in a coffee shop.

Most of all, we're looking forward to getting our pet fix. Having had animals all our lives, it's been a hard adjustment not having pets since moving (back) to Australia.

We look forward to treating your home with the utmost respect and spoil your pets as if they were our own.

Lucia & Murray

  • ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, East Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, Upper Hunter Valley, West Lake Macquarie, QLD, SA, TAS, WA

Mature and fun loving pet and house sitters!

Hi my husband Murray, and I, Lucy, look forward to caring for your home and pets.

We want to be the most fun loving and caring sitters we can be, are non smokers have a zest for life, are fit, and enjoy regular exercise especially walking.

Murray has worked as cinematographer in Sydney for a television station and professional photographer .
Lucy has worked as a Welfare worker and psychotherapist

We enjoy new adventures, as we have raised our children, 8 children, between us and 16 grandchildren, and 2 great grand daughters, decided it is time for us.

We enjoy the rewarding experience, and delights, of new places,meeting new people and the joy that we receive from the pets that we care for.

Love animals have always had pets, but at the moment, we are in an Apartment, where its difficult to have pets
Respect for peoples property and their pets is our number one priority.

We are meticulous, clean, and tidy and have thoroughly enjoyed the pets that we have cared for, found it a rewarding and fun experience.

References also available on application. Please see below for references.

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Kind Regards,
Lucy and Murray

Reference for Lucy and Murray Pollard
Lucy and Murray house-sat our 2 very precious schnoodles for 4 nights recently (July 2015). I couldn’t have asked for better sitters! They visited beforehand to meet our dogs and I immediately felt very comfortable that Lucy and Murray would take great care of our dogs. They were very dedicated to looking after the dogs and respectful of our apartment, leaving it spic and span. Our dogs were very happy in their company as Lucy and Murray happily followed the daily routine we requested, including letting them sleep in their bed with them. I will definitely ask them to sit for us again.
Lisa King

11 August 2015
Reference — Lucy Sdao & Murray Pollard
In March 2015 we embarked on a 5 week trip and was looking for someone to housesit and care for our dog and rabbit. Fortunately Lucy & Murray were able to help us out.
Lucy and Murray kept in contact throughout our trip with updates on our elderly dog Hank who required some additional care with medicine. We were very happy to also receive
photos of Murray and Hank together!
The house was left immaculately with not a thing out of place. In fact the only evidence that we found of their stay was some food in the cupboards — they even left the wheelie bin
Lucy and Murray were fantastic housesitters and we would be more than happy to recommend them to anyone.
Jade van Gestel
0420 750475

10 November 2015


Lucy & Murray of Avalon Sydney NSW were house sitters at my home x 6 weeks September & early October 2015.

I have 4 dogs and it seems, during my absence, they loved them to death ! the dogs totally fell in love with Murray and Murray with the dogs. Although the criteria was to walk the dogs once a day, my neighbours tell me they often saw my sitters walking the dogs twice a day.

On my return, the house was kept in fine order, very tidy and clean and the garden was taken care of also.

I would welcome Lucy and Murray a return house sit here if they were available and would recommend them as reliable dog lovers.

If further information is required please do not hesitate to ask for phone contact number.

0409 566 485

Casey & Bailey

  • Melbourne, Macedon Ranges, North Eastern, North Western, SE Vic, SW Vic

We are a couple originally from the coastal region of Philip Island, who love to travel. One reason why we think house sitting is a terrific idea is because of the way in which it connects people to places so readily, as well as the peace of mind that home and pet owners can acquire through finding somebody who is willing and ready to love and cherish both their fury friends and the sacred space that is their home. We consider ourselves fun loving individuals who love spending time exploring. We are both vegan, so our love for animals and the planet are two things that we take a lot of pride in! We both study and work from home completing courses that are in alignment with our interests.

We would be excited to hear from any potential home and pet owners who are looking for heart centred and compassionate home and fury friend sitters!
Warm regards, Bailey and Casey.


  • Melbourne, North Eastern

Didier & Joyce

  • Sydney

Lyn and Janet

* Janet and I have been married for forty- eight years, we are actively involved with volunteer work.

* Myself (Lyn Mr) on a part time basis assist with the running of a small engineering company, secondly, maintenance of historical sites on an Island located on the Auckland Harbour.

* Janets work back ground was primary with Countdown / Woolworths Food Market NZ. Check out manager, length of service twenty seven years.

* Lyn work back ground, Fitter and Turner Apprenticeship. Commercial Catering Equipment (Hobart Berkel), Operated and owned a Home Appliance Business before joining Electrolux Home Products as a Technical Advisor.

* We are both fond of animals, over the last forty five years up until recently owned several cats and dogs.

*We have no objection to basic maintenance to a property and take care of domestic animals.

Reference available by speaking with Mr George Grant or Mrs Grant either Tel : Aus Harvey Bay 420245045 or NZ 0211140330


  • Melbourne, Macedon Ranges, North Eastern, North Western, Gippsland

I am a qualified dog trainer using ‘positive’ methods for nearly five years. I love animals and have had plenty of experience taking care of them, for example, I have work experience caring for pets at a cattery and dog kennels. As a bonus I can offer behavioural training services for your domestic pets for free.
I have also looked after horses and sheep. I lived on a rural property for 7 years working at a private sanctuary where my animal duties included feed, medication and sanitisation for native wildlife in breeding programs and under Vet care. I also maintained fences, getting around on a quad bike. My current part-time work allows me to be at home most of the week and I can do this from anywhere with good mobile phone service and within a couple of hours drive to Melbourne for the occasional visit. I previously worked as a professional in science. I am a responsible, trustworthy, active female in my 50s. I do not partake in smoking, drinking or drugs and have no interest in partying.
Having owned a house myself I understand the importance of security and respecting peoples private spaces and will take good care of your home. I am very happy to look after your plants and mow the lawn. I have recently been living with Mum and renovating her property and I have a practical hand so I am also useful should the gutters clog up, a tap washer leak or a paling fall off the fence…
Now that my mother’s house is finished and sold, I am currently between homes and available to housesit from November 2016 and will certainly consider extended sits. I am looking for a home that would welcome me and my 6 year old highly trained and well socialised neutered Vizsla x Lab who is playful but mature, has no doggie smell and is beloved by my mother’s cats. He would love to cheer up your dog and offer security to your other pets. He is familiar with hoofed livestock and shows them respect. We can have them meet before you make up your mind.
I won’t use your phone unless for an emergency. I am clean and tidy and live lightly using minimal power and water. I can keep you in touch with your pets’ using Skype or send photos and videos. Referees available upon request.

Joyce & Brian

  • Sydney

We are a retired couple who stay in the beautiful Isle of Skye in Scotland. We are coming to Sydney in November 2017 for 12 to 14 weeks spending some of our time with our daughter, her partner and our 3 year old grandson. Although we have only 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.


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


  • Rest of ACT, Central Coast, Port Stephens, North Coast, South Coast, Wollongong & Illawarra, North West Slopes, Sunshine Coast, Central Coast (Qld), South, Spencer Gulf, West Coast, Hobart, Burnie, Devonport, Rural/Regional Tas, Lakes area, Geelong, Perth, Northern, S. Western

Someone you can absolutely count on!

Hello, I am Clare, 62, retired ABC radio broadcaster and experienced house/pet-sitter of many years (see references for details). Although I have cared for a delightful variety of animals in the past, I now prefer to love and care for cats, in homes that are well cared for by their owners.

Undertaking French Language studies externally allows me the freedom to move about and explore new places and communities, whilst still allowing plenty of time to give proper care and attention to your home and pet(s).

I lead a simple life - studying, walking, swimming, gardening and seeking to maintain good health in aesthetically pleasing environments close to the sea for outdoor swimming. To this end, I alternate between the coastal areas of Tasmania (Oct - May only) and mainland Australia, often returning to the same homes at the ongoing request of their owners.

Tamworth NSW is the one exception however, being another preferred location, due to previous associations there.

My home bases are Mona Vale, NSW and South Arm,Tasmania.
Numerous references available and all referees happy to be contacted personally.


  • Melb. SE suburbs, Macedon Ranges, Geelong, Grampians, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

My partner and I are both retired and live in North East Victoria. We have both of us cared for and loved many dogs, birds,cats of our own over many years and have come to a stage in our lives where it would not be fair to get another pet permanently, but as we both enjoy being with animals, caring for them so their owners can be away without feeling stressed about leaving them, it will be a two way benefit! We are planning to do as much travelling with our caravan as we can fit in between house sits in the coming year. I prefer to live in a clean and tidy home and would treat your home in like manner. Please make contact if you would like any further information, or if you think we would suit your needs.

Cheers for now Jan and Chris

Helene & David

  • Sydney

We are an energetic retired couple who live in Tasmania and have done for most of our lives. We raised our family there and continue to live in our family home that we built over 50 years ago.
We are looking for opportunities to house sit near our 2 sons and their families who live in Annandale NSW.
For the past 3 years we have had the pleasure of housesitting one of my daughter in-law's friends homes while they travelled both mid-year and Christmas time for upwards of 6 weeks at a time. Unfortunately the family are relocating overseas in December this year meaning we no longer have that opportunity.
Without having somewhere to stay nearby for extended periods we are facing Christmas alone in Tasmania which is not something we look forward to.
Since our youngest son relocated to Sydney in September last year, now spend our time between Tasmania and Annandale. We are currently travelling with our caravan until the end of September but hope to return for Christmas to spend with our children and grand children.
When house sitting in Annandale for the past 3 years we have managed the upkeep on a 4 bedroom home with in ground pool and provided love and care for their elderly Staffordshire dog named 'Maisey' who has chronic arthritis requiring ongoing rehabilitation and medication.
We are both extremely house proud, I love to cook and David is very handy and loves to help me in the garden.
We are able to provide a reference in regards to our house sitting in Annandale should you require one.

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.

Tim & Jess

  • Sydney

Hi! We are Tim and Jess, two teachers from Northern Sydney. We love to travel and see the sights of Sydney on weekends, so we figure, housesitting would be the perfect way to do this all year round, while saving for a place of our own! We have a lot of experience with pets, doing dog walking for a number of clients through the site 'pawshake' (reviews for our services can be found here: We also have our own pup, a collie x kelpie 'Monty'. If you're interested in having us house sit we would love to bring our boy along. He's very well socialised and would be perfect company for any pets you have.

Being teachers, we are well-organised and tidy people who are honest and trustworthy. So as house sitters we'll happily care for pets and plants and will keep your house beautiful and clean!

We're happy to provide references on request.

Hope to hear from you soon,
Tim and Jess :)


  • VIC


My name is Juliet, and I would very much love to take care of your home and pets, whilst your away.
I have plenty experience taking care of animals, from cats, dogs, fish, chickens, rabbits to alpacas ! which I love doing !

I casually work as a housekeeper, and babysitting, so I can set my own hours to work around housesits, and If I need to be in your home looking after your pets for most of the day, I am fine with that. For the sit it will just me.

I can provide, great references or letters of thanks from previous clients. I can also provide a police check as well

I am a happy positive person, funny to be around and believe I am honest, trustworthy, and reliable, feel free to message me if you would like to know more



Ian & Annie

  • Northern Rivers, Tweed Coast, Alice Springs, South Eastern

We're two young and fit retirees who are travelling around Australia on a permanent basis in our little caravan. We're planning to be mostly out bush because we enjoy bird watching, but will sometimes be coming into towns and cities and would love to look after a home for a while. We've rented our house out, so we know how important it is to have someone you can trust to look after your home! Gardening is something we enjoy, so caring for one would be fine.

For many years we owned two very spoiled cats and although we have never owned a dog we'd be happy to look after a small one. We've house sat a small dog, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and chooks. Birds, pet mice, gerbils, small reptiles etc. are all ok. We wouldn't be suitable for large dogs or horses.

We can supply references from housesits we've done previously through happy housesitters if required.

We're currently looking for a house sit northern NSW or SW QLD for Nov-Dec 2017 (not Christmas-New Year) We know this is a long way off but we're planning ahead!