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Maz


  • Sydney, Central Coast

I am a single female over 40 employed in education with some experience in house sitting. My goal is to provide excellence in the care of your pets and home.

My house sitting service offers an option for my early arrival (1-3 days). This can be especially important if you have pets and want them to grow accustomed to me. During the preliminary time I can spend as much time as you like learning about the routine you want me to follow for your pet and home. I can organise my own accommodation during this pre-house sitting period.

In the past I have had the opportunity to house sit/bed and breakfast manage, where home owners were happy with my care of their home. Additionally, I have both rented and owned a home with positive comments on the care of my home and garden.

I grew up with all types of animals including dogs and cats. The animals seem to know I will care for them and react positively to me. My experience with pets includes obedience training for both large and small dogs.

If you are especially interested in my care of your home, I would say that some of my friends might say that I spend too much time cleaning/organizing my home and taking care of my yard-- but I enjoy it. When in South Australia, the neighbors labeled my yard the best cared for with its green grass (that I grew) and lovely flowers.

My past times are simple include walking/jogging, reading, movies/tv, gardening (when I have one) and socializing with friends and family, as well as using my mobile to keep in touch. You can expect that no parties would be held at your property and my focus will be on caring for your pets/home.

Please contact me if you would like further information.
Sincerely
Maz

Adrienne


  • Syd. Southern suburbs, Syd. SW suburbs

Unlimited cuddles + skype/facebook updates....

Previous appointments & references: www.poppyford.com/petsitting

** Booked in Melbourne 2 Dec - 13 Jan **
Looking for Tassie between 13 Jan - 25 Feb
** Booked in Sydney 25 Feb - 11 June 2017 **

Kiwi mum and 10-year-old daughter looking for adorable pets to play with and love. We are petsitting fulltime as we travel around the world. We can supply awesome references and happy to chat on Skype for interview & introductions.

Working from home as a webmaster/graphic designer and homeschooling Poppy means we will require wifi - and will keep you updated regularly via skype/facebook/txt/whatsapp/viber/email.

Experienced in garden/lawn/pool maintenance and will adapt to your life-flow to keep things routine for your pets. Nothing beats the love and attention of a gentle child companion with all the time in the world to play.

Content with large or modest dwellings; indoor & outdoor pets, we are friendly and non-judgmental. Dispensing medications or out-of-the-ordinary requirements are not a problem - we will follow your instructions to the letter no matter how weird! We also only need one bed.

Snippet from reference: "We highly recommend having someone and coming to house sit for you. We had Adrienne & Poppy Ford house sit for us and look after our cat and I can't speak highly enough. They took care of him better then I think I do. It was nice for him to be in his own environment and pretty sure he didn't even notice we left!"

Snippet from reference: "I would highly recommend Adrienne & Poppy as being resourceful, friendly, and honest, with a love of animals and a passion for learning that leads to appreciating every opportunity that comes their way."

Snippet from reference: "You have done such a fantastic job. I can't express how grateful we are to have had you looking after our dog. What a find you two were."

Snippet from reference: "Thank you for caring so much! I really appreciate how you cared for the house and our boys, it made it easier for us to relax on our trip knowing you were here! They definitely didn't lack anything and that makes my heart very happy."

Adrienne & Poppy Ford
www.poppyford.com/petsitting
0435 855 418

Paul & Sofia


  • Adel Southern suburbs, Adel. Inner suburbs

Hi,
My wife Sofia and myself have moved back to Adelaide after 5 years away. We have been living in France where we have been looking after chalets in the alps. Making sure everything is clean and tidy for our guests. Also Living in London working and completing studies. We are currently saving to buy our first home in Adelaide and are trying to get by staying at friends, family and house sitting until we reach our goal. We have rented many homes together and separately. I am self employed tiler and currently working for my fathers business here. Sofia is a primary school teacher currently looking for a permanent role. We are both very clean and tidy, and love gardening. We have both grown up with family pets, mainly dogs. However Sofia has become allergic to cats in adult life. We are very trust worthy people. We have house sitted two previous homes and can provide references upon request. We both enjoy gardening and I previously worked for a landscape gardener in my apprentice years.
We enjoy walking on beaches. Eating great food and watching movies on a rainy day. We both work hard but do enjoy our weekends, often going on hikes or meeting friends for dinner.
Any questions feel free to ask. We hope we can help looking after your homes.

Paul and Sofia

Grace


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

Hi!

My names Grace and I'm a 21 year old athlete. I like to believe I live a pretty healthy lifestyle, don't drink, smoke or take drugs and I'm also vegetarian (which may or may not work in my advantage here lol). I love being outdoors and train and work most days. I grew up with a lot of animals including rabbits, dogs, cats and birds, so have quite a good amount of experience with needs and requirements of your pet. Currently available until early April. Can move in immediately.

Simeon & Jovan


  • Melbourne

Our names are Simeon and Jovan and we are two brothers from Ballarat.

Simeon (27): I am starting a full-time professional job in Albert Park on September 21st, and am available to house-sit in the inner Melbourne suburbs (as is my brother). My interests lie mostly in the sporting field, history, gastronomy, culture and travel. I love animals and am usually on duty to take our dog out for walks. As I will be getting paid monthly, I am not able to rent at this stage and am very happy to offer my services here.

Jovan (23): I am a full-time cello student at the Australian National Academy of Music in South Melbourne. I currently am unable to pay for accommodation, as I am not entitled to Youth Allowance payments from Centrelink (ANAM for some reason is not recognised as a tertiary institution). I am a graduate of the Melbourne University Conservatorium of Music.

We have a cat and a dog at home (and have had rabbits, guinea pigs and birds in the past), and so are used to looking after animals.

Simeon is the second and Jovan is the fourth of six children. We are both responsible, reliable and honest young men. Both of us are non-smokers, non-party goers, who enjoy peace and quiet and will not be a nuisance to neighbours. We are both very mature, neat, tidy and respectful - we will treat any home as if it were our own.

Character references can be provided, if necessary.

Melanya


  • Melbourne, Geelong

Hi,

I am a reliable, trustworthy, energetic person who adores animals. I work from home which allows me the opportunity to be available all day for your gorgeous loved one as well as caring for your lovely home. I have housesitted numerous times for friends and colleagues. I am very tidy and lead a quiet lifestyle. I am a non-smoker.

Charles & Narrelle


  • Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, QLD

Hi. We are a retired couple with no ties. We live in Iluka NSW & would like to housesit for you & take care of your pets while you take a break. We are very house proud & enjoy gardening & walking. We don't have a caravan or mobile home so would need to live in. We are reliable & honest & are non smokers. We would look after your home & pets as though they were our own. We also have references if required.
We would prefer to housesit between northern NSW & northern QLD.

Nicola


  • NSW

Professional, Respectful and Responsible House/Pet Sitter!
Single, 35 year old female. Non-smoker, social drinker (very rare) and vegetarian.

Having experience in UK, NSW, WA and now SA and Victoria, with a variety of animals including domestic cats, dogs, birds, fish, horses and a pony, I offer you and your pets with the care-free companionship they require during your time away. Being both an animal lover and home-body, I dedicate my time to offering all furkids as close to a usual home life that each are accustomed, whilst ensuring any other needs around your home and your property are met.

I can provide references with regard to previous sits in NSW, Vic, SA, WA and the UK, prior to discussing or meeting in order to assist with your decision making. I have testimonials uploaded directly to my profile. Recent sits since returning to NSW have resulted in a great deal of call-backs and I am now booked until the middle of 2017; availability is maintained as best as possible on my profiles but please run your dates past me and I'll ensure I get back to confirm if I can accommodate. I have offers for repeats in late 2017 and early 2018 at this stage but nothing is confirmed due to my own preferences.

As you may notice from my pictures, I do come with my own little dog and this has not been a problem in securing sits along the way. I can provide more images and some videos of Sammy with other animals to help reassure you but references speak for themselves about how Sam behaves in other peoples homes and how I will maintain and leave your property (generally the cleanliness is greatly appreciated which is a rewarding part of my role when owners return after a busy work trip or rested holiday).

Sam and I have helped on a 100 acre property in SA with horses, that was 30 mins away from a local town, in a small rural town in Victoria with inside cats and outside dogs, that was approx. 90 mins to local shopping options, as well as being central in Sydney with no animals, and the perks of everything being very accessible. I have also looked after a menagerie of animals on a farm property in the UK prior to moving over to Australia in 2008. All these sits identify the variety of homes, gardens and animals I have successfully managed whilst working office hours OR from home and/or studying in the past. I can provide a comprehensive list of the diverse sits I have had most recently both traveling across Australia or around NSW but now only accepting Sydney/surrounding.

I commence part-time work, based in Hurstville, in the beginning of June 2017 and have just re-joined this website after altering my plans for 2017 and gone about organising storage near my workplace in order to avoid carting too much of my belongings around with me now. I am open to paid work in addition to normal duties; I would consider caretaking and sitting at holiday homes/parks with cleaning or meeting/greeting involved for example and in a recent sit I did paid cleaning in the owners holiday let but, for general home/animal care, I do not request payment only accommodation and utilities.

We look forward to hearing from you!
Nicola & Sammy

Fiona


  • Adelaide

I am a shift worker living in West Adelaide. I like to house sit as I enjoy time on my own. I have a family with my hubby, three girls, (20, 19 and 13), Lab Max is 8 years old, Ginger male cat (rescued) and female tabby who is one year old.

I am very reliable and I will feed and love your pets as if they were my own and I will look after your house and possessions in the same way. I enjoy Netflix so access to wifi is important.

As I will be caring for your fur babies, it is important that on excessively warm or cold days, they are brought inside to avoid the extreme weather.

Thank you.

Brian & Jill


  • ACT, NSW, Brisbane, South Eastern, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

We are early retirees who began our house-sitting in early December 2016. Prior to that we were house-sitting my sister's house in Cairns & decided we would like to experience lots of different areas of Australia as residents rather than as tourists.
The animals we enjoy and have experience with are dogs, cats, guinea pigs, chooks and birds. However since our elderly dog died in December 2012, we have not taken on any new pets, as we retired shortly afterwards and took to some short-term travelling.
We are clean and tidy and are both non-smokers and non-drinkers. My husband is a keen runner and pushbike rider and I enjoy long walks.
We can provide references if requested.

Kathrine


  • Mid North Coast, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast

I've recently returned from India, having completed my Level 2 yoga teacher training course. I have recently sold my house and packed my belongings into storage until I decide where I'd like to live.

I have been house/pet sitting on and off since January 2016 and have quite a few references and a range of animal caring experience. Chooks, dogs, cats and guinea pigs have all been lovingly cared for. I'm physically active and enjoy walking and exercising dogs. And I have a big soft spot for cats as I had two Burmese cats for 21 years! I miss the company and the joy that they brought into my life. I have lots of gardening experience having established and maintained a few home patches over the years.

I'm a quiet, self contained person who loves to practice yoga, read and watch the occasional good doco. I'm also pretty fussy (but not overly fanatic) about home cleanliness. I don't take up much space and like to keep my things together and tidy. In my spare time I also do a bit of freelance IT work - creating websites and blogs. I have my own pre-paid Internet that I use for these jobs.

I am a caring and responsible person and enjoy the company of animals. They bring a lot of joy without asking too much in return.

Chris & Lyn


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

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

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

Niesha


  • Melbourne

Hi :)

I am a single, well-travelled mid-30s female, who loves animals, is trustworthy, extremely clean and tidy, and very respectful of other's space and belongings :)

I am an experienced house/petsitter, having done so steadily for the past 2 years, solely through word-of-mouth! I've decided it's time to join a reputable site as well, to expand on my fantastic existing home/pet owners' network :) I was inspired to start by my mother, who successfully house/petsat for over 8 years on the Sunshine Coast! I grew up surrounded by animals, and love to be around them. I have experience administering medication to animals as instructed, as a couple of my past petsits have involved older animals that require daily medication. I can provide general maintenance of plants/gardens, and I have also looked after homes without animals.

Currently, I am an admin and project management contractor, who works from a laptop/home the majority of the time, with the occasional weekend graveyard shift on the side. Due to my flexible schedule, I tend to be at home during the day more often than a 9-5 worker. I like a chilled, relaxed home environment so you can be assured there'll be no parties or shenanigans in your home while I'm there :)

I am an outside only smoker, and never near open windows or doors. I don't drive, so homes' in Mebourne's central/inner city areas, up to 15 minutes walk from public transport such as trams and/or trains, would suit best.

I am a very 'low footprint' tenant in terms of other's space, and would care for your animals as you do :) I look forward to meeting you!

References are available. For extra peace of mind, I've also applied for a Police Check and it will be available when processed.

Loretta


  • VIC

Dear Home Owners,

I have been house sitting for a number of years now and I thoroughly enjoy taking care of other's homes, pets and gardens when it is necessary for them to be away traveling for work or leisure. It is my belief that if home owner's know their pets and homes are being cared for they are able to go ahead with their plans in a relaxed manner.
I have done house sitting in a number of suburbs in Melbourne; Hampton, Mont Albert North, Kew East, Glen Huntly and Collìngwood. I have also completed house sitting in Castlemaine, a small city located in Victoria's Goldfield's region, approximately 170km from Melbourne, and the beautiful Macedon, approximately 62km from Melbourne. Apart from house sitting in Victoria I have also done some house sitting in Bridgeman Downs, in Brisbane.
I have lived a rural lifestyle and taken care of many animals while doing so. For the past 22 years I have lived in Mildura and I have worked part time as a Canteen Assistant and a Library Assistant. After 15 years of working at a secondary school and a primary school and 4 daughters growing up, moving away and getting on with their own lives, I am now taking on some more Library Study as a mature aged Off Campus student and I am therefore able to travel around and experience some new places.
I am a non smoker and I have some documents for home owner's to have a look at to get to know me a little better. The following home owners are who I have completed house sitting for:

Referees for House Sitting:

1. Aimee Maxwell: Kenmare St, Mont Albert North, Vic 3129 amax22@gmail.com 0425 736 468
2. Sue Stone: Earlesfield Street, Hampton, Vic 3188 sstonephoto@bigpond.com
3. Annabel Giles: Wattle Ave, Glen Huntly, Vic 3163 annabel.voiceover@gmail.com 0414 859 964
4. Katrina & Jason Van Dombough: Montague St, Castlemaine katrina.br@gmail.com 0431 328 555
5. Rony Caspi: McGrath Street, Castlemaine Vic 3450 counselling@ronycaspi.com.au 0401 668 710
6. Louise Francis: Gold Street, Collingwood Vic 3066 0403 922 040
7. David and Julie Collen: Goldberg Place, Bridgeman Downs, Qld 0429 038 921
8. John and Yvette Brierley: Macedon Vic lambruk@bigpond.net.au 0429 425 736

Kind regards,
Loretta Ward

Alicia


  • Sydney, North Coast, Northern QLD, Adelaide, Hobart, Launceston, Devonport, Melbourne, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

Hello,

I'm Alicia, 25 and studying/working in Melbourne. I grew up on a property in the wombat state forest (central victoria) and have lived in Melbourne for the last few years. I am looking to house-sit while I finish my degree and save some money. I think it will suit me because I like to try new things and be in different places, but also appreciate having a nice place to retreat to. I view this as a good opportunity to experience different areas of Victoria (and Australia if i'm game enough over summer break!).

I am a caring and considerate person and would take care of your home with the same level of pride and respect as I would my own. I love animals of all kinds and am excited at the prospect of making some new pet friends. I have a cat called Mogwai (see picture) who I found a few years ago as a kitten living underneath my house. He's a little bit odd, but very well loved. If you have a home that could accommodate one more cool cat, I would love to bring him with me (if not, don't worry! He's got a good home at my Mums house.) I am a good problem solver and a quick learner (and I can follow instructions!), so am confident I would be able to take care of your pets and can handle things in an emergency. I'm pretty fit and stronger than I look (through sheer will most of the time!) and would be able to handle a larger dog too. Where I live at the moment we have a thriving vegie garden and a mish mash of succulents and ferns. I wouldnt say I have a green thumb, but I know how to compost, weed, fertilise, water, prune and mow. I spend a lot of time reading and always always prefer to do it in a nice sunny spot in the garden.

I'm home quite often during the day reading or writing for uni and finish work in the early afternoon, so it's rare that I'm out late. When I have free time I like to exercise- jogging, walking, cycling, go to the beach, bake and read. I try to live well and like to keep myself and the place I live healthy. I'm both clean and tidy and am flexible with dates or if you have special requirements for your pets/home care (scheduled walks, cleaning etc). I haven't uploaded references yet as I've only just registered as a house sitter, but they are on their way along with a police check. I am willing to provide additional references or information if required.

I really hope to hear from you soon and look forward to looking after your home.

Elizabeth & David


  • North Coast

Greetings all Hounds (and owners) in Need!
Doggies are such beautiful people. Ever present loyal companions and selfless givers of licks and cuddles and boundless personal training discipline to the human members of their pack. Quick to forgive our human transgressions, they will invariably be overjoyed whenever we return from an absence whether it’s been 3 minutes, 3 hours or 3 days. Doggies make us feel we are the centre of the universe and to them we indeed are. So, of course, such devotion deserves to be repaid with the kindest consideration possible when a doggie must face the temporary stress of separation from the pack he or she is accustomed to.
All this we know very well. As ex-owners of two beautiful hounds (a German Shepherd and a Blue Heeler….now passed away), we are ever so grateful for having experienced their beautiful companionship as well as for the very kind assistance of loving dog carers who so ably filled our spots in the pack whenever we needed to be away.
So now it’s time to both fill the void and to give back. We need to give back to the doggies who have so enriched out lives and to the good people who gave us temporary respite. Thus far we have limited ourselves to enlisting our neighbourhood dogs to take us for walks and to be our sometime sleeping companions. (Their owners think they are the lucky ones but we know better!) But now one of us is retired and the other is in transition so finally we have the ability to move further afield.
So, who are we? Elizabeth is an architectural illustrator working from her home computer and David is a newly retired academic, now a volunteer JP and Firefighter. We are both non-smokers and have both been long term members of the RSPCA.
We do own our own home and so fully understand how important your personal refuge is to you. We respect your right to privacy and we aim to meet all your home maintenance expectations. We have references attesting to our integrity and reliability should you be interested.
We do hope our profile meets with your Hound’s approval (and that of yours of course!).

Judith


  • Syd. Lower N Shore

House, Garden & Pet Sitter ( May 2017 ongoing)
Cats, dogs, chooks, birds and other small creatures.
I welcome the opportunity to look after your home and care for your beloved pets as you require. North Shore Northern Beaches preferred.
I'm now pet free for the first time in many years with lots of experience looking after pets, my own as well as other peoples. I’m very reliable, trustworthy, non smoker, also with many years of experience working as a support worker within the community.
I do love a vegetable garden so I can tend to your plants while you’re away.
Police Check State and National
References available
Happy to discuss further over the phone,email, or Skype.

Sacha


  • Melbourne

Hello, I am Sacha, living in Ashburton with my partner. Unfortunatly my partner is allergic to dogs and cats and I am a huge animal lover (had dogs and cats all my life). For this reason and for some lovely private time to do preparations for my work projects, I love to housesit and take care of your furry ones. I am happy to look after your dogs and/or cats whilst you are away and guard your home for you. I value a clean environment and very keen to maintain the space I live or stay, clean and tidy. I have a quiet lifestyle, enjoy walks in the park and lovely latte's. Happy to meet you and very much open to a chat.

Margaret


  • North Coast, QLD

I am a mature single woman looking to house sit preferably in Queensland or Northern NSW. I am a non smoker, non drinker, no drugs, no partying (yes regarded as boring by some!) person who would love the chance to look after your property and animals while you are away. I do hold a current Police Check.

May not be able to handle very large dogs if they need to go for walks and they would prefer to walk me instead of the other way around. Quite capable though of throwing a ball etc (if they fetch ball) to give them plenty of exercise. But I would love to have the company of a dog or cat (I love cuddles).

Don't mind if I have to look after chooks (would love fresh eggs). Would really like your place if you have wild birds and animals coming near.

Wouldn't mind watering gardens, lawns etc. Can do basic weeding and could mow a lawn if not too big. If you have a big lawn I would look to paying someone (yes pay them myself) to do the mowing. After all I am saving on paying rent.

I would leave your home as clean and neat as you left it and look after it as if it were my own. I do sew and would like to do so during a house sit so I would need to set up my machine on a table if that is OK with you. I also require internet. Very happy to pay for my own mobile internet if required but I need you to be in an area where I can get reception. If you have wi-fi I am happy to reimburse you for my use.

If you are interested in having me as a house sitter please email me with as many details as you can. I would prefer an email telling me about your place before a phone call. It gives me time to take it all in before we speak in person.

I have house sat before however it was some years back now. I do have two references which I can make available to you on request. I am now in a better position to do more house sitting than I was some years back and I am really looking forward to doing it again and hopefully on an ongoing basis looking for others to follow on.

If you have read down this far I thank you very much and hopefully I suit your needs and I will hear from you soon

Lesley


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

I am in a transition stage this year, having put my home in storage at New Year and I'm undertaking full time house sitting while I live in different suburbs and the surrounding areas of Sydney. Eventually I aim to buy an apartment and will either rent it out or live in it. In the last twelve months I sold a business after building it up over twenty years and moved out of a townhouse where I had lived for twelve years. I am undertaking a masters degree by research this year and next so I have a lot of time to stay "in" if required which will suit pet owners. I have been enjoying the house sitting community and it suits my current life of studying and doing much less work.

I love animals and, apart from the last 5 years, have had pets of all descriptions most of my life. An inner-city person now, I have lived in different places over the years including by the ocean, on a river and on a farm over twenty years ago and raised animals of all kinds from baby lambs and calves to cats, dogs and birds. I pet sit for friends when they are away and the pets always take to me quickly as I do them.

I have worked in the arts and business for twenty five years and now run a small home based business as well as my study which does not require attendance at class. I have grown children who are totally independent and I feel this is my time to explore new ideas and live in new areas. House sitting is a great way to live in new areas and transition to a new home eventually for myself. I am very responsible, a garden and pet lover. I do need to stay within commuting distance of Sydney for study and family.

sharon


  • VIC

5* RATED HOUSESITTER. Non smoker with excellent references returning multiple times . Reliable exp.Housesitter available to care for your home and pets with love.Reliable active lady in 50's. Non smoker. Works from home , love animals - I have looked after Wuffy the cockatoo and his 120 friends (all prize birds of different species); been companion to Abby and Ally; taken long walks with Lola and Rosie; nurtured Gilmore; ridden and played with Jack and Tilly; and had dinner with Bella and Maddy on a regular basis. I prefer longer term house sits but will consider shorter periods if it suits at the time. I am just as happy in a 1 br city apartment as I am in a 5br rural home. I have my own home on the Gold Coast which is rented out so would treat your home as if it were my own .. I work from home and can work when I want as I am semi retired. I am new to this site but have excellent references from other housesit sites. I have excellent references from previous housesits, returning multiple times, and am a non smoker. I am currently undertaking a Diploma in Advanced Animal Psychology. having completed my Diploma in Animal Psychology.
I am a volunteer firefighter also holding the position of Secretary. I have first Aid, CPR, working with children check, police check and many other qualifications which are probably not relevant to the position of housesitting. I have enjoyed the company of all of the animals I have looked after and can administer medication if required. I am quick to learn if you have a member of the family that I have not looked after as yet. Kind regards sharon......

Nicole


  • Syd. Lower N Shore

You need not look any further, you have found a caring, trustworthy sitter to mind your home and precious, loved ones, including collecting the mail, taking out / bringing in bins and general house cleaning, as required. I keep an exceptionally clean and tidy, secure home, to ensure you peace of mind while you are away!

I am a 46 year old woman, and very experienced in pet / house sitting and tentatively mindful of home owners houses and precious pets in their absence! Please note that I am a non smoker and have no pets of my own.

Having grown up in a friendly pet loving home and having always been privileged to have pets close by, I have a genuine love and natural affiliation with animals and have responsibly cared for them in the past as I would my own. I regularly reassure owners of their pet's progress and house upkeep during their absence. Looking after your home / pets would be as much of a benefit to you / them as it would be to me.

Being locally based I am very familiar with Sydney and flexible with potential meeting times. Therefore, it would be easy for me to meet with you, at your convenience, to discuss your requirements further.

Sharon


  • Melbourne

Hello! My name's Sharon. I'm a single, non-smoking veterinary nurse and I adore meeting new human and animal friends. I accidentally fell into housesitting two years ago and have had non-stop positions since then - solely through word of mouth. This is the first time I've signed up to a housesitting website, and that's largely because I'm about to base myself in Victoria, where I haven't lived for more than thirty years.

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

As a home owner myself, I'm conscious of the attention to detail and practical care that go into maintaining a beautiful property. My tasks during housesits have included maintaining in-ground pools and organic veggie gardens while caring for a range of animals - from the most petulant pig to the snuggliest spoodle. All my housesitting clients have asked me to return (see the pdfs below for a sample of my written references), and please don't hesitate to let me know if you'd like me to put you in touch with previous and current clients so you can chat with them over the phone.

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

Laura & Christopher


  • NSW

COPULE: LONG-TERM TRAVELLERS AND ANIMAL LOVERS
Hello there! We are a couple of overland travellers who have been roaming the world for more than a decade. We are both animal lovers and meet stray furbabies constantly on our travels. Our biggest joy is feeding them and giving them cuddles and a warm place to sleep for the night...in our tent!
Chris and I are both travel writers and published authors and love nothing more than finding a peaceful retreat during our nomadic wanderings, where we can work and enjoy some down time. When we do house-sit, we spend most of our time at home, which makes us ideal pet companions :)
Both Chris and I have quite a healthy online presence so just ask and we'll happily provide evidence of who we are, and what we do.

WHY WE LOVE TO DO THIS
After more than 12 years on the road, I am missing the feeling of having a 'home', and the biggest setback of a travelling life is that we can't have pets of our own. I think this may just be the ideal solution.

WHAT WE OFFER TO YOU
We are a responsible and quiet couple who loves to stay home and relish comforts when we are housesitting. Considering we spend most of our life camping and on the road, we really do see house and petsitting as the privilege it is.
PETS: I was given my first dog for my 3rd birthday (when I staged a hunger strike to get an Old English Sheepdog!) and lived with pets all my life, right up until I started travelling in 2004. I am well versed in all things crazy-dog related, had 2 English Sheepdogs, 2 German Shepards and one nutty boxer, as well as 2 cats over the years. I also rescued a boxer puppy in Chile, whom I brought back to Australia. My partner has likewise always lived with pets, as well as having particular experience with farm animals. Chris managed a horse farm in South Africa for 3 months and worked as a horse-riding guide.
PROPERTIES: over the last 8 years of together-travel, we've managed campsites, built furniture and rewired electricity in entire properties. We've fixed motorbikes, cars and maintained boats. We're both handy-folks and love having projects around the house/garden/farm/shed/garage. It's a lovely distraction from our writing work.

Combined, we speak English, German, Italian, Spanish and a smattering of French. And dog of course! I worked as a tour guide in three continents over the course of five years and have looked after hundreds of tourists on vacation. It's this invaluable experience which, I believe, makes me reliable, trustworthy and responsible.
Our aim is to look after your home, and your furbabies, with the same passion we would have if they were ours.

NB: Please note that we are experienced house-sitter through a different website, and have only just discovered this Australia-specific one. Our profile may be new, but our expertise is not. In the last 12months alone, we have housesat and looked after 4 cats, 1 cheeky pug and two adorable rescue dogs, all in Malaysia.
Please also note that I am, originally, from Sydney.

Belinda


  • Sydney

Looking to house-sit in the Sydney area whilst writing and studying. I'm a mature, self-sufficient gal who's recently 'hung up her wings' after many years travelling the world with the airlines as flight attendant, looking for the quiet life. Organised, reliable, responsible and enormously house-proud, I will care for your home and pets like my own. Happy to supply references, I look forward to hearing from you.

Sophie


  • Melb. Inner suburbs

Hi there!
My name is Sophie and I am currently studying a Bachelor of Science at the University Of Melbourne.
My family owns a very playful border collie called Ted so I am so happy to be around any sort of animal
Happy to do whatever your house requires.

Chantal & Roelof


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS, VIC

Hi there! We are Chantal and Roelof, an active, healthy and happy couple in our late twenties who are exploring the world together. At this moment we are travelling in our campervan to Bundaberg to find a job for a few months. After that we are heading downwards to Melbourne, so we would love to look after your house/pets in this region. Our schedule is flexible, making it easy for us to plan our itinerary around your travel needs. We hope you will contact us, but first we tell you a little more about ourselves.

We started travelling because we want to get to know the local lives of other people in cities around the world. House sitting provides the perfect setting for this, plus the fact that we love having animals around us. We have lived with - and taken care of - a variety of animals:
horses, cats, fish, dogs and chickens. We both enjoy having our own spot and taking care of the place we live in. We are familiar with basic repair and gardening work, are responsible, quiet and clean and love taking care of the pets.

Chantal (26) grew up on a small farm and she has always been surrounded by animals. She really loves cats and horses. In 2011 she went to Denmark as an au pair. The family she was staying had three children and a dog. She end up staying there for 9 months and she had an amazing time! She was responsible for the kids and all the housekeeping. After she came back in Holland she took care of a house and pets of acquaintances who were on holiday in South Africa for five weeks (there is a reference from them attached to our profile). When they came back she could afford to rent a house and started living on her own. She owned two cats for several years who she really adored.

I (29) grew up in a big family (5 kids!) and we always had a dog and some chickens. The house my parents live in has a big garden and I like to help my father maintain it. At 22 I moved out of my parents house and starting living on my own. So I have been taken care of myself and my household for years now. I have been abroad for half a year in 2008 (Curacao) and I have been travelling quite a lot lately.

We both quit our jobs for this trip. We worked full-time for several years and realized there was more for us in life. So we decided to give up all of our possessions and go and see the world together! We already did some house sits in the region of Perth and would like to get to know more of the Australian culture and people. If you are interested, we would love to hear from you in order to set up a phone or Skype call to see if we are the right fit for you or just have a nice coffee and meet! Just send us a message and see.

Melissa & Anita


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

Hi there!! We are Mel and Anita who have been together for 3.5 years. Both professionals working full time in Melbourne. Have been living in Elwood for the last 5 years or so and St Kilda prior to that.

We are looking at buying a residence in Melbourne this year and enjoy doing housesits south side to discover some other suburbs that we may like to settle in. Living in a small apartment means we have missed out on having a pet in our current lives. We both have family pets living with our parents who we adore catching up with when visiting. Having done a number of housesits for Mel's colleagues and a 10 day pet sit from this website, we are happy to provide references if requested.

We both have properties in other states, so understand the concerns associated with leaving your home/pets in someone's else's care, but rest assured that it/they will be looked after to a high standard! Mel is an ex PE teacher and her 4 years experience as a live in property manager in London, gave her skills and knowledge required for the general upkeep of properties (including unblocking toilets). Anita has a passion for the outdoors and loves pottering around in a garden.

We live a healthy lifestyle, are non smokers, vegetarian and rarely drink. We have a car, but would prefer to be near public transport as Anita works on Chapel Street and Mel in St Kilda.

Mel has a current Police Clearance and Anita will obtain one if requested.

Look forward to hearing from you.

You won't be disappointed, your house will be sparkling on your return :)

Rhett


  • TAS, VIC

I'm a 37 year old media analyst from Melbourne who has the better part of 2016 house/dog sitting across Melbourne and Hobart and would love to keep the ball rolling. Houseproud, respectful, and responsible, I can be relied upon to treat your home and pets as if they were my own.

Most experienced with dogs and cats, I am firmly of the 'pets as family' school when it comes to furry companions. I'm known for taking dogs on long walks and talking to them as if they were people. Very comfortable with active dogs, I have the most experience with staffy's and crosses of similar size.

Growing up in regional Victoria with family in dairy farming also means I know my way around a farm, although perhaps not to the point of driving a tractor.

Having wintered in Tasmania, I am returning to Victoria in October and am looking for housesits in the greater Melbourne area.

Joanne


  • South Coast

I am a single, non smoking, clean & tidy 52 year old female currently living just out of Geelong. I have 2 boys 18 & 20 years who are now working and independent. We have a cat and a dog that are part of the family. I have grown up with pets and had many through out my life, including several dogs, cats, horses, birds, fish, chooks and guinea pigs. We rent and have rented for many years treating the homes we are in as if they are our own.

I have been looking for ideas for my future where I can work, travel and see more of Australia. I have extensive experience in administration and will look at casual work in the area. I am a MYOB Consultant and have a number of clients I help online, thus it doesn't matter where I am. I also operate a hobby business selling tea gift products at markets and online which I am keen to try new market areas.

I am a responsible, reliable, caring and considerate person who would take care of your home, pets and garden as if they where my own.

I am looking for myself, as my boys are settled here, if having my dog with me is possible I will consider bringing him otherwise he will stay with my boys.

References available.