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Diana & Robert


  • Adelaide, Barossa Valley

Cat, bird, reptile, fish or dog - any creature attracts a warm response from Diana. Her friends are amused by her habit of conversing affectionately with pets and wildlife alike. After nearly three decades of working as an allied health professional, she recently graduated as an illustrator and would like to write and illustrate books for children.
As custodians of a half-hectare of bungalow and garden, Diana and Robert stay fit and well-occupied. Lawn-mowing, weeding, hedge clipping, rose pruning and planting are all regular duties. They move house very rarely, but when they do, they have no need to rush around spending money to fix and clean up. They just present the property as is and immediately receive good offers. Diana helps friends clean and tidy their properties for sale.
Recently, Diana travelled on a study tour where accommodation was of the share type and she was gratified to note that her personal habits were more orderly, clean and tidy than those of any of her
room-mates.
Diana sketches, writes, tends her garden and its wildlife, maintains her home, dines out with friends or goes to art exhibitions and plays. She's had good responses from the people of two different homes for whom she house-and-pet sat last year - via Happy House Sitters - and can provide reference contacts on request.
Robert is a recently retired product designer and, like Diana, is a non-smoker and non-drinker. Robert has a particular fondness for cats.
In 2019, Robert and Diana would like to house sit in northern Tasmania around April, or near their own home in Adelaide later in the year, when the house painters need them to vacate.

Santiago & Denise


  • Cairns, Melb. Inner suburbs

Hello there,

We are Santiago and Denise, better know as "Fla" & "Gor" among friends. We are an argentinean/irish couple that met by destiny in the beautiful city of Melbourne over 2 years ago.

Since then our careers and hobbies took us on different journeys around Asia, Europe, South America and currently Australia.

We have been blessed with so many experiences during this period; caring for people's houses and its beloved pets in places like France, Argentina and recently Victoria. Luckily, most of them have later become close friends.

For us housesitting is a way of connecting people and building trust in a society that usually lacks it.

We look after people's spaces and pets as if they were ours; based on respect, honesty and a clear communication.

Looking forward to make new memories and friends along the way!

Saludos "Fla" & "Gor"

Lindy & Leigh


  • Melbourne

We are trustworthy, energetic and dependable women. We are both clean and tidy nerds, organised and do not smoke. We will respect and care for your home, as if it was ours, and will enjoy looking after your pets. Being homeowners ourselves, we know how important it is to feel confident and comfortable with the people who will be looking after your home.

We have used house sitters for the last 6 years to find and engage people to look after our home when we have been away and now look forward to trying out the other side of this wonderful community exchange.

We are married and both currently work fulltime. At the end of 2018, we will be packing up our home, traveling for 6 months before returning to our respective jobs in Melbourne. Our home will be occupied throughout 2018 so we hope to housesit from July 2019, for 6 -12 months.

We can provide very reassuring references to demonstrate our reliability, trustworthiness and dependability. As a teacher and a public servant we can also provide police checks should you require them.



Rene-Mario & Allan


  • Melbourne

We would look after your home the way you would, as we have owned our home in the past and therefore understand your requirements.
We are a non-smoking, '30-ish' friends from Estonia.
Animal friendly and have long experience taking care of cats, dogs, rabbits and even horses.
Clean with sober habits and no criminal past what so ever.

We are looking for a stable place to live in Melbourne for a bit of time while we work out study and work options, with the intention of living in Melbourne for a few years consecutively at least! We're a bit too old now to enjoy backpacking and would love the chance to look after your house like we do our own.

Rene - This is my fourth time in Australia since 2008. In this time I've been travelling and visiting friends. I consider Melbourne my second home. Back in Estonia I own two apartments and work as a warehouse manager. I have a cat called Kitty, love hiking in the summer, and vintage cars - specifically Volvo's!

Allan,
grown up in the countryside having lots of dogs, cats and farm animals (incl. cows, pigs, sheep and chicken).
I used to take care of two dogs, two cats and dozen of chicken back home in Estonia.
Unfortunately lost my 20+ years old cat last year.
Would gladly do some housework while taking care of pet(s).

- Friendly / helpful
- Skilful / handy
- On time / punctual

Aaron


  • Sydney

My name is Aaron. I'm 46 years old who enjoys a healthy lifestyle, a non smoker & am single. I’m not working at the moment due to a back injury, which means I can be very flexible with my time & the dates you would like your house sat.

Fortunately, this allows me to travel to new cities & towns to experience a different lifestyle & at the same time help other people out, by looking after their beloved pets & home.

In my previous house sit, I cared for a whole host of animals on a hobby farm in Ocean View QLD. They had 4 ducks, 6 cheeky chickens, a cocky rooster, a rampaging bull, cow & a crazy cat; along with a gentle little old wolfhound terrier cross named Maisie & a beautiful German shepherd called 'Rasta'.

While the dogs were very lovable, Rasta demanded special attention. He became very frightened during storms & could be harmful to himself & you, if you weren't careful. He needed to be tied up on a short leash during such times & comforted to calm him down.

I have encountered such problems during my many years of looking after peoples homes, over short & longer periods. I also have a bit of a green thumb & find it relaxing watering the garden each day & enjoy a clean & tidy place.

In my professional career, I've worked in the television industry for over ten years & also as a primary school teacher & more recently as a holiday park caretaker.

I pride myself in being responsible & reliable in my professional & personal life & would look after your home in the same manner that I love & respect my own home.

Upon request, I am able to supply you with a police check & the phone numbers of past employers & people who I have house sat for previously, to help you in assessing my suitability for the role.

I look forward to speaking with you & hopefully we are able to help each other out in the future.

Thank you
Aaron

Emma


  • NSW

Hello!
I am a massive animal lover who would love to share my love this January, by looking after someone else’s pets as I can’t have my own where I live. Available from 6th - 13th Jan and then the 20th - 27th Jan.
I am a ‘work from home’ single parent ( my daughter is away in January) who is a Nurse working in Medical Sales. I live an active healthy fun lifestyle, love walks and prefer a clean and tidy environment.
I have had dogs, rabbits and fish all my life and almost every week I dogsit my friend’s Cavoodle and recently minded her for 2 months while her Family was away in the UK.
I also regularly puppysit puppies from a local pet store.
Over the years, I have done several housesits for friends watering their plants and managing the daily house activities.
I can supply references.
I would love the opportunity to give your animals some love and attention!
Emma

Annie


  • Sydney, Central Coast, South Coast, Hobart

Dear Homeowners,

EXPERIENCE
 I'm an experienced pet/house sitter. 55 years old and non smoker.  References and police check attached. 
 I have been petsitting for many years in Australia and Europe.  I have had 4 rescue 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! 


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.  As a longtime homeowner myself I can deal with any practical problems that may arise.



WHY I'M INTERESTED IN PETSITTING

I'm Australian and met and married a wonderful man who lives in Florence, Italy. I sold my home in Australia 7 years ago and moved to Florence. 


We have decided that we want to relocate back to Australia and live in NSW in the future so I'm looking for a pet sit while I look around different areas of NSW.  My husband will remain in Italy as he needs to work, so I will be sitting alone.


I prefer to be home during the evenings.
I enjoy my own company, peace and quiet and love to be near nature, beach, mountains and countryside.


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  beloved pets are part of your family and I will give them a lot of affection and attention and the best care possible, so that you can holiday in the knowledge that everything is perfectly well cared for.


I have many references and a police check including some email addresses and mobile numbers if you wish to contact any of my referees. 


Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.


Please feel free to contact me for any questions you might have if you think we may be a good match! I am currently in Sydney and will be here until the end of April.

Warm regards,


Annie


Gemma


  • Brisbane

I'm a Senior Bio teacher working at a school in Brisbane CBD who has been house sitting full time since early 2018. I've found it suits my personality/lifestyle as I enjoy the company of animals whilst doing my work, plus it has allowed me to meet some amazing people who I now consider friends. Aside from travelling and attempting to stick pins in as many new places on my map as possible, I enjoy outdoor pursuits like hiking, horse riding and surfing.

I have house sat everything from dogs and cats to horses and cattle to lobsters (!) and frogs. Property wise, I have sat everything from a small unit to a 4000 acre farm.

I grew up on a farm myself, with the usual mix of animals such as dogs, cats, cows, sheep and poultry. I also kept random pets throughout the years such as cockatiels and geckos. In addition, I'm a keen horse rider and very confident around horses.

I can provide a police check/teacher number/blue card, etc so you have peace of mind, plus the reviews from my airbnb account and my endorsements from previous sits so you can rest assured that your house and pets will be in good hands.

Johana Veterinarian & Dominique


  • Sydney

We are experienced reliable sitters and caring animal lovers. We have multiple and diverse house sit references. We would be delighted to take care of your pets, great and small, in a compassionate and loving way, and look after your house as our own. We are both non-smokers, non-drinkers.

Why we want to house sit ?
Housesitting enables us to experience diverse areas and cultures and get a true feel of the community we live in. We love caring for the pets we have entrusted in our care. We have earned many excellent references and best of all, many homeowners are now friends. We used to have house sitters in our previous home and therefore we understand the special trust that people rely on when choosing a house sitter. When we moved back to Australia we therefore decided to house sit ourselves based on previous very good experiences. We therefore take care of everything as we would if the house was our own. We put a lot of effort in caring for homes, gardens, pools and pets. Especially appreciated is our ability to resolve problems before they become serious. As a vet, I am able to take care of any medical emergency or general medical care which would be required for your animals. We communicate regularly by text or email to reassure you that all is well.

Our experience:
We are both animal lovers and are experienced, mindful and reliable house sitters. We would care for your home like our own. We are clean and tidy and have a healthy and sporty lifestyle. We are both professionals and have been together for 7 years (we do not have children).
Myself, Johana, I have been a veterinarian for 13 years and have experience in caring for dogs, cat, horses, rabbits, rodents, birds and reptiles. Dominique works from home and has flexible hours. He also has experience in caring for dogs and cats. We are genuine animal lovers but we currently do not have any pets ourselves as we recently moved back to Australia 6 months ago.
Dominique is very keen on gardening and taking care of pools and we both want to live in a clean house environment and therefore we keep the house spotless and returned in excellent condition.
We have lived in several countries and are very much used to moving and adapt ourselves to new environments and we love it! We have long-term house and pet sitting experience as well as rental experience. We would be happy to house sit with or without pets, however we prefer to have pets around. (house sitting references/police checks can be provided).

Thank you for reading our profile and please feel free to contact us if you think we would be a good match for your home. We would be happy to discuss your individual house-sitting needs.

Johana & Dominique

Trish


  • Melbourne, Geelong

Experienced sitter looking for long or short term house sits in Melbourne.

Hi there,

My name is Trish, and I'm the ideal choice for caring for your home and pets whilst you are away.

I am a 38 yr old, non-smoking female who is responsible, attentive and honest.

I spent most of my twenties and early thirties travelling the world. I see house-sitting as a great solution for seeing Australia and saving my pennies for my own home.

I have a fair amount of house-sitting experience having looked after and cared for people's homes and pets in Sydney for a year in 2014, with proven references, and also in Auckland in 2017 and in the last year in Melbourne.

A few helpful things to know about me:
- I'm an animal lover and grew up with cats, dogs, pigs and guinea pigs
- I generally work full time Mon-Fri
- I am well-traveled and spent 3.5 years working on luxury super yachts so have a high standard of cleanliness, always leaving the homes I look after in great appearance
- My friends would most likely describe me as diplomatic, loyal, responsible, honest and caring

When you choose me as your sitter, you can rest assured that your home will be well looked after, your plants will continue to flourish and your pets will be loved as if my own.

Don't hesitate to ask me any questions. Please let me know if you would like to chat further and I can call you. I think house sitting is a wonderful idea and I look forward to meeting amazing people and furry friends along the way, and being able to help in whatever way I can.

I have references and police check on file and more endorsements here:
https://www.aussiehousesitters.com.au/members/endorsements?type=sitter

Thanks
Trish

Rosalie


  • Brisbane, South Eastern

Hello,

My name is Rosalie, and I am mid/mature age, but not old. I really enjoy caring for people, animals, and the home.

I spent some time house/pet sitting in New Zealand and also in Brisbane, Gold and Sunshine coast, Toowoomba etc. I had the opportunity to be able to train the little dog, a Shi Tzu cross Griffin. She was great fun and had a good sense of humour. We went for long and short walks along the river and at the beach, which she loved. I have cared for many breeds, sizes and ages of both dogs and cats. Some owners say that their pet misses me when I leave which is a lovely compliment and testimony as to our mutual respect and empathy, and understanding. We both (I and the pets) enjoy walks, grooming, tummy tickles, massages, pats and cuddles; leaving them happy and content..
Homes ranging from kit homes to a $7million home are all treated as a sanctuary, with respect and care, leaving them sparkly clean.

My background is in personal transformation, health, teaching movement, yoga, Pilates, fitness; nutrition and bodywork.
Having spent two years in Japan teaching English as a 2nd language, I learned a lot about myself at the same time as experiencing another culture.

Since a child, our family had pets, so I can relate to and understand their needs. I have had cats, German Shepherd dog, birds and mice (courtesy of my daughters when they were young), and generally have a good rapport with all animals, and people.

I am confident that you will feel secure and at ease while on your trip, knowing that your pets and home will be well cared for.

Stephen & Jazmine


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Southern suburbs, Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast, Tweed Coast, South Coast, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Mackay & Whitsundays, Rockhampton, Hobart, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, Lakes area, Grampians, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd, Pilbara

Hi there :)

We are mature aged professionals with experience in pet & house minding.

We (Steve more particularly) has a variety of experiences in-house & pet sitting that dates back more than 30 years, but more relevant to now & with references attached from more recent times. We think you'll find our credentials are more than a worthy consideration, and in good alignment with your needs. :)

We've had many house sitters stay in the family home over many years looking after the security of our home, caring for the garden, pool and our Pets (dog, cat & cockatiel) whilst we traveled as a family, so we certainly have empathy in what it feels like to trust someone with the keys to your home & pets.

We are active people who love all animals, more particularly dogs & cats; so walking and caring for your dog(s) and sitting with a purring cat is a joy for us. (See testimonials attached)

As you will also see from Steve's profile, he is a 'Mindset Mentor' who does quite a bit of his work from home using his wireless internet and mobile phone. Jasmine does most of her work online too (Essential Oils) so between us, you can expect at least one of us to be there a lot of the time during the day as well, to look after your pet(s) & your home. :)

Feel free to also check us out / connect with us or follow us on my Social Media Platforms or via Steve's website www.SuccessfulLifeResults.com.au -Steve's profile name on most mediums is simple Steve Lyddy (fb), for twitter SteveLyddy (no space) and Jasmine social media platforms are JaXmine Law & Essential Oils with Jazmine

Be happy to answer any other questions you may have and think its best that we Tel or Skype before we meet. If we like what we see or hear from that and are pretty certain that we are a match, than perhaps there maybe an opportunity at some stage to arrange to meet face to face for a chat, perhaps over a coffee or tea.

Warm regards
Steve & Jazmine

Leonard


  • QLD, WA

We are a active retired couple, Both non smokers.
Ex British Diplomatic Service and Royal Navy.
Hobbies are travel and boating.
Hold Australian Boat Licence plus RYA Coastal Skipper and Certificate of Competence in VHF Telephony.
Keen for Boat Sitting opportunities..
Happy to look after any domestic animals,other than cattle and horses etc.


Reference available on request.

Had several house sittings in the UK including the smaller stately homes.




lian


  • Adelaide, Mid North, South, Spencer Gulf, West Coast
  • Reduced Contact

Hi.
My name is Lian and I have been house sitting for around 3 years and truly love the experiences I have encountered through my ‘house sitting’ journey.
I am a professional woman who works in the finance sector and absolutely love animals.
I am single, a non smoker, with no children and fully aware that your pets and home are assets which need to be respected, so my aim is to look after your possessions as if they were my own.
I travel with my beloved dog Gypsy who is truly a dog Whisperer.
She will gladly become a companion to your beloved dog and play and entertain while you are away. Happiness for all assured!
References can be provided.
Contact me if you want to know more!
Look forward to hearing from you

David & Rhonda


  • Sydney, Bris. S W suburbs, Bris. Southern suburbs, Bris. Western suburbs, Gold Coast & Hinterland

We are semi retired currently in Brisbane after selling our boat in Fiji. We are both fit and active walk most mornings or swim, people say we are a little adventurous but we just enjoy life and animals are a part of life.

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

Timothy


  • Brisbane

Hi there,

I am a 23-year-old University student who is currently studying Aviation. I lead an active & healthy lifestyle, while also working part-time too.

I am a person who values cleanliness and am more than happy to assist with any household duties, such as mowing the lawn, look after the pool, taking out the bins, checking the mail etc...

I am more than happy to look after any pets, ensuring that each day they will be well-kept, looked after and lots of attention provided. If required, I am easily able to take them walking daily to ensure they are fit & healthy.

You are more than welcome to contact me at any time if you have any questions regarding me sitting your residence.

Many Thanks,

Tim

Paul & Pauline


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

Hello

We are a retired couple and have been travelling and exploring (housesitting most of the time) for several years. We label what we do as slow travel and for the last year we’ve been in Broken Hill. But we are keen to get back out there and have resumed housesitting.
We are non-smokers and very quiet people. We are doing housesitting as a way to explore new places, meet new people and to have some quality time with animals when the opportunity arises. I (Paul) am a photographer and always welcome being in new places with new people and scenes to record. Pauline is using her time to explore drawing and painting and a little photography as her way of experiencing the new places we are continually discovering.

As mentioned above, we have been pet and housesitting for much of the last few years, both in England and here in Australia. Our housesitting references, as well as a couple of property references are listed on this site (some have been copied from other Housesitting sites we have been registered with over the years). Sharing our lives with animals is essential for us and we have cared for a great many in housesitting assignments as well as having had pets of our own in the past. During our housesitting lives we have cared for all shapes, sizes, and breeds of dogs, and many cats ranging from kittens and very timid rescued animals all the way to the ones who see themselves as ‘royalty’. Also, we have cared for a variety of birds as well as the odd lizard. We understand that each animal is a unique individual with its own specific needs, and we take the responsibility of caring for them very seriously. They are always our number one priority. We are very much ‘home bodies’, which means we are always there to provide security for your home and time for your pets.
In addition we have National Police Certificates which are available for sighting if required.
We look forward to hearing from you and if you need any more information from us, please contact us.
Thank you
Pauline and Paul

Danielle


  • Melbourne

Hi, I am Danielle. I am here to keep your pets happy and home beautiful while you travel. I am a healthy, happy and energetic individual, who would love to offer myself as your housesitter.

I am employed full-time working as a Business Development Manager for a local Winery. My role allows me plenty of flexibility with my work hours and work mostly from home and on the road looking after CBD customers so I can be there to feed and love your pets and give them all the care and attention they'll need while they are missing you.

I love all animals, especially dogs and cats and for most of my life have cared for dogs, cats, birds, fish and rabbits throughout the years. I am taking this opportunity to offer myself as a housesitter to assist you to enjoy your holidays, worry free, while your babies (pets) are safe and secure and free of kennels as this is not a happy place for them.

Having housesat many properties after a return from overseas in 2014, with the majority of them looking after pets, I found it a great opportunity to enjoy different locations around Melbourne and had some great experiences with some folks. Not only was it a great social and cultural experience but the feeling of being a person who is helping the community by offering a service that not only provides people with the confidence of knowing their pets and home are safe and sounds but also brings back the feeling of "trust in thy neighbour".... and lets not discount the opportunity to look after some very gorgeous animals. To be honest the hardest part of housesitting was leaving the special bonds and relationships I built with these beautiful creatures.

I understand that every household is unique and am happy to do everything your way and keep it exactly as you like it. I have lived in many properties around the inner city suburbs of Melbourne since I was 19 years of age. I am turning to housesitting after ending an extensive lease in the beautiful Fitzroy North as I am looking to eventually purchase a property. I am respectful, mature and very trustworthy and will treat your home and your pets with the love, care and attention you require. I am clean, courteous and pragmatic and can guarantee your abode will be in the utmost perfect condition, as you had left it, for your safe return home. Rest assured that your home and belongings are in safe, secure hands

Here's what some other had to say:

"As soon as I met Danielle I knew she would be the perfect house and dog sitter for our little French Bulldog. We were away for a month and during this time Danielle sent regular updates and pictures of our dog and we were totally at ease knowing she was taking great care of him and giving him lots of love and attention. We came home to our very relaxed, happy dog and the house was absolutely immaculate! I would highly recommend Danielle to anyone who is looking for a genuine, reliable and caring person to look after their pet and house."
SARAH (Parkville VIC, Sep 2018)

"Danielle was the first person we met who had answered our ad and as soon as she left I cancelled the other appointments I'd scheduled. We just knew straight away that this was a person we could trust and feel entirely comfortable leaving behind to care for our pets and home. She is thoughtful and caring and communicated with us whilst we were away to put our mind at ease. We came home to a sparkling clean house, a lovely hand written letter and two very content animals. We could not have hoped for more." JANE (Williamstown VIC, Aug 2018)

Danielle did a tremendous job - not only did we return to a super clean and well maintained house but also to 2 very happy dogs. She was very quick at returning text messages to put our mind at ease while away, walked the dogs every day and also kept our garden looking good. We consider our dogs to be our children and understand that they can be a handful at times but this did not deter Danielle – she provided them all the love and attention that they would ever need, they probably didn’t even miss us! " MICHAEL (Ascot Vale, VIC, Dec 2014)

The Facts:

  • No children or pets
  • Full-time worker with flexibility in my hours.
  • Totally mobile and own a car
  • Happy to walk/run and feed pets, am fine with any animal 
  • Enjoy gardening and love my home-grown veggies
  • Meticulously clean
  • No wild-child who brings parties to your home
  • No criminal record
  • Can provide a police check References of some previous housesits attached and Identification can be provided upon request.

    AirBnB reviews available on request.

  • Donna


    • Adelaide, South East

    Hi,
    I'm a mature, honest and trustworthy proffessional therapist from Adelaide.
    I am a very experienced housesitter for friends, family and from a few websites.
    I work part time (3 days per wk) so have plenty of time to spend looking after your precious pets and home.
    I prefer taking care of cats but occassionally I also will take care of a small dog as well.
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Excellent References available.
    Regards
    Donna

    Sharon


    • ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS, VIC, WA

    I'm a mature aged, non-smoking female who has chosen to housesit as an alternative to renting. I've been housesitting since September 2011 and I really enjoy the lifestyle. House-sitting is a great way to save money until I can afford a place of my own, plus I enjoy experiencing different places. I love animals (was raised on a dairy farm), and am experienced in dealing with all their cute little quirks (and messes!) and providing a load of pats and affection if required. However, having a pet is not a requirement for me to house-sit.
    I keep the homes I house-sit for in good condition and am very respectful of the homes I care for.. Owners have been very happy with the condition I leave their homes, gardens and pets in and I've had many return house-sits and referrals as a result. Any tasks that need to be done in your absence - like mail collection and putting out the bins - are part and parcel of the house-sitting lifestyle and I'm happy to do them for you.
    I work at home part time for a super company and I also do some writing so I spend much of my time working on my computer. The good news for you is I'll be around to keep your pets company and hold down the forte, so your pets will be well looked after and your home will be well attended. I enjoy my own company and peace and quite around the house. When I'm at home it's just me, so you can rest assured that there won't be a continual procession of visitors stampeding through your home. Of course, I can go on about how responsible, reliable and trustworthy I am....but why not get in contact with me so you can decide for yourself. I have great referrences and a police check...what more can you ask for in a sitter?

    CHRISTINE


    • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

    Cheryl & PETER


    • Mid North Coast, Northern Rivers, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

    WELCOME to our house/pet sitting site. We are a professional couple who have owned our own homes and understand the value of peace of mind, whilst you are away.
    We have taken pride in caring for our own pets knowing the best care is what this is all about...loving attention, exercise, meals on time and medications. Treating your pets and home with respect is very important as is your privacy and security. We take this very seriously. I have breed boxer puppies and Peter has had a huskey. We are non-smokers and work from home.
    Our experience include farm animals: dogs, chickens, horses, sheep and cats. We can also forward your mail/messages and keep you up to date with photos. General cleaning and garden maintenance.
    We have established our own gardens/veggie patches and would treat yours with care. If possible, we would like to meet you beforehand.
    We look forward to a phone call /email from you.

    Claire


    • Bris. S W suburbs, Bris. Southern suburbs

    I am a 29 year old non-smoker who enjoys a quiet life. I work full time as a high school teacher in Mt Gravatt and am looking for sitting opportunities to help me to save for my own home. I have house sat numerous homes in 2018 for friends and colleagues—the longest for 6 weeks. During those stays I have cared for cats, dogs, chickens, swimming pools and gardens. I am house proud, reliable and responsible and would care for your home as if it were my own. I can provide references if required.

    Therese & Doug


    • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast, Newcastle, Upper Hunter Valley, Darwin, QLD, Melb. Inner suburbs

    We are a 'senior' couple (non-smokers) and have recently moved to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland area after having sold our rural property in Tasmania late last year.

    In 2017 we became "professional house sitters" and enjoyed the experience very much. However we made the decision to become home owners again late 2017, but this does not mean we have "retired" and will always consider any suitable situations.

    We would particularly be interested in discussing our suitability for your needs if you live in the Sydney Northern/Eastern suburbs, Melbourne City suburbs or far North Queensland.

    We are practical people and have mostly lived on small acreage properties in Tasmania. We've enjoyed the company of many pets over the years including 2 cats, 2 dogs, a pet sheep, 2 goats (so not 'pet'!) and chickens.

    We have had work experience related to housesitting placements when we worked on a remote Pilbara island, and in Coral Bay, WA. Doug was responsible for pool maintenance and general groundsman work, and I did housekeeping duties - and kitchen hand! It was a great experience living on a remote island, and fairly challenging coping with a Pilbara summer. We have also worked in a remote Aboriginal Community in the N.T. Doug was the Essential Services Operator and I looked after the Creche in the morning before changing hats to be the Centrelink Agent/general office admin. person in the afternoon. It was another wonderful opportunity and gave us an insight into the lives of Australia's indigenous people.

    During 2017 (our 'gap year') we had the pleasure of meeting several home owners and their pets, and now have experience with managing big, bouncy dogs to the little feisty ones, chooks and cattle.
    We can supply excellent references with one home owner declaring we would win a house sitter of the year award - if there was one!
    We fully appreciate that making the decision to have people you don't know come to your home and care for your pets, garden and house may be a difficult one. We would like to assure you we would take the time to listen to what is required for your 'loved ones' to remain happy in their home, and would promise to care and respect your property as if it was our own. We are honest and reliable people!

    Most recently we had police checks done, which is a requirement for people working for the Australian Electoral Commission in OIC roles at State and Federal Elections, and this we have done on many occasions. We are in the process of obtaining our own police checks. Also police checks were done when working in the N.T. and when I did volunteer work for Vinnies (Airlie Beach) and The Red Cross (South Perth).

    Our interests are travel, music (member of a Community Band) quilting, gardening, walking and baking. I love to discover new speciality shops, delis, etc. We enjoy concerts and the theatre.

    Below are two references, contact details could be supplied once you have made contact with us, and as we receive new ones we will add them as well.

    Thanks for taking the time to read our profile, and we look forward to hearing from you.

    Thérèse and Doug Boote.

    Lyse


    • NSW, South Eastern

    Hello
    I am a mature, considerate woman who feels that people's 'homes' in very
    many ways, reveal who they really are. I am house proud and clean and
    while I am staying in your home I treat it with the respect and consideration
    that it deserves.

    I have looked after numerous homes in the past few decades, some of my house
    sits lasting for 6 months at a time.

    I am an animal lover and have experience with dogs, cats, fish, birds and sheep. I also take
    care of plants and gardens be they inside or out.

    I have excellent references; one of them a previous long term landlord and another a
    house owner whose large home and pets I cared for on more than one occasion.
    There are also references from shorter 'house sits'
    that I have done here and there. I can also supply my latest house sit which extended some seven months.

    I have a current police check and I do not smoke, nor am I a party goer. I spend much of my
    spare time walking or writing.

    Please email me any time if you feel I might be the right person to care of and love your home, pets and
    plants while you are away.

    Jesse VETERINARIAN & Amanda


    • Bundaberg & Wide Bay, Mackay & Whitsundays, Northern QLD

    We would look after your home the way you would, as we own our home and therefore, understand your requirements. We are a non-smoking, professional couple with three well travelled, animal loving children whom we homeschool. Jesse is a veterinarian and Amanda was a veterinary nurse before becoming a full time mum and student of Ayurveda. We are extremely clean and organised and take pride in looking after our things. We understand wanting our home looked after and will endeavour to treat your home as our own. Please call us at any time to discuss your needs.

    Anne


    • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

    Hello.We are a recently retired teaching couple who are active,love animals and nature, and are interested in looking after your home and animals for you while you are away. We have our own home in the Hunter Valley, NSW, where we live with our 3 teenage children who are completing their uni degrees and working.The kids are now old enough to look after themselves and our little dog,and we are looking forward to heading out and seeing Australia.
    We are non-smokers; love to walk and exercise;are clean and tidy;enjoy tending to gardens and have prior experience with a wide variety of pets. We have house sat in the past, and can provide references if required.

    Erin & David


    • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Southern suburbs, Syd. Upper N Shore

    We are a non-smoking, fit and healthy couple who would love to look after your pets. Dave works from home as a web-developer and can give your pets lots of attention and walks throughout the day. Erin works as an Education Support Officer for Junior Doctors at St Vincent's Hospital

    Erin is a born and bred Sydney girl and Dave is from Nottingham, England. Dave has just emigrated to Australia recently and passed all the strict character and police checks that the government use before granting de facto visas. We both have police clearance checks that we can provide for you.

    Erin has been the proud owner of some beautiful pets, a staffy and a pet boxer who was on daily medication for stomach issues, a budgie and a Maine Coon cat. We love all pets and would love to look after your pets and enjoy the chance to treat them as if they were our own. We travel a lot ourselves so we don't have the chance to have our own pets.

    We have taken care of a lot of rescue pets and understand that sometimes they can be a bit shy at first, we love winning them over as we have done on a few of our past housesits. We have looked after stick insects, pet fish, worm farms, guinea pigs, chickens, fish, dogs and cats. One of the cats had arthritis and required daily medication and a lot of special attention. We have given medication to a lot of dogs including one elderly dog that was on 8 tablets a day due to heart and kidney issues.

    We're both very responsible, clean and have lived in flats and houses. We both like pottering about in the garden and are very happy to help with any gardening duties or pool maintenance as required.

    We have been housesitting full-time in Sydney for almost 5 years, we have a lot of references that we can provide for you on request. We like housesitting as it allows us to save for a deposit for a house while enjoying pseudo-pet ownership.

    Al


    • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore

    I have worked as a medical professional for over 7 years all over NSW. Currently, I work part time and work from home on 1-2 days a week. I am a clean, tidy person who likes to cook at home most nights. I enjoy watching Netflix, basketball and good coffee!

    Housesitting will provide me with the opportunity to meet people and their pets from all over Sydney.