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Suzanne


  • Sydney

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

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

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

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

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

Karla


  • TAS, Melbourne

Animals are my favourite people! With almost 3 years of solid house sitting experience (36 homes) and many great references, you can be confident that your precious companions will receive the best of care while you are taking a break.

To date, I have cared for over 100 animals including a variety of dogs, cats, miniature horses, chickens, fish, guinea pigs, goats and even a pair of emus!

I am a non-smoker who is clean, tidy and considerate of your home. I bring my own bedding and all consumables with me too; you can rest assured your home will be just as you left it on your return.

A current police clearance and many references are available on request.

John


Bet & Col


  • Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba & South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), SA, TAS, WA

We are a fit and healthy retired couple in our mid 70s living in Adelaide. We are interested in house sitting and caring for pets.We have references from past sitting.Prior to retiring we owned a farm and then a business. I have a police clearances for caring and volunteer-work. I like to keep a neat,tidy house and love craft.Col is a handyman and an ex- grader Both of us enjoy the outdoors and gardening.
2017 we plan to travel around Australia beginning with WA. We have a 16 foot pop top caravan and enjoy travelling this wonderful country we live in. We are both non smokers.

Emma


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Wollongong & Illawarra, Perth

Hello, my name is Emma and I would love to care and look after your home and pets.

As a former property owner, I understand the responsibilities and what it takes to care for a home. I am a single, non-smoking, professional female in my early forties working from home (reliable wifi is needed).

I lead a quieter life based around healthy, conscious living. To maintain a clear mind I like to be clean and tidy. I have no pets nor children.

I’m Australian born, well travelled, university educated and have been living in the UK and now back in Australia due to unforeseen circumstances.

I love all sorts of animals and grew up with a wide variety - dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, chickens and ducks.

I have house sitting experience with dogs (and medications) cats, chickens, fish and even a lizard.

Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

References included in profile.

Hazel


  • Brisbane, Sunshine Coast

Hazel & Colin.
Most Creatures small & tall.
We are a retired 60+ non smoking, sober couple who enjoy the company of animals, just being around them is a joy.
Other interests are, gardening, cooking, painting,walking, reading and travel.
Taking great care of your animals and home would prove very rewarding for us, combining all of the above whilst making and meeting new friends.
Colin's occupation was in the building trade, whilst I nursed animals in a large local Veterinary practice as a Head nurse from 1976 until 1996 where upon I took a new position of administration in a local hospital.
The twenty years nursing animals was one of the most rewarding times of my life.
Working to earn pocket money as a young teenager on farms & Stables near our village increased my respect and fondness for animals.
We know how important the right kindness and care is for your animals whilst keeping your home secure, safe and well kept. We are honest, kind, reliable,sociable and very tidy.
Our two sons and thier families live in different hemispheres, hence our time divided between Australia & the UK which allows us to spend as much quality time with our Siblings and young Grandchildren as possible.
In previous years we had a wonderful collection of furry friends, two aged horses and never to be forgotten dogs, so now onward to the next chapter, making new memories if you decide to choose and trust us with the pleasure of Happy house sitting.

Gosia & Sean


  • Melbourne, Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong

Hello pet owners!

Sean and I have been a very active and happy couple for over 3 years. We have always loved animals and enjoyed taking care of them.

I adopted my first cat Netscape from the streets when I was 12 and not too long after we adopted 3 more cats also from the streets. My whole life I was surrounded by 4 amazing little critters that I would show all of my attention to. I also have experience with birds because I had them in my summer home in Poland.

Sean has grown up with dogs his whole life and considers them his friends because he loves the outdoors and enjoys taking dogs for walks.

The both of us have lived together for a year and then quickly decided that we both miss the company of animals and that is why we have become pet sitters. We are now currently pet sitting in Melbourne after pet sitting for a year in Perth and almost a year in Sydney. We are available starting January 2018!

Our experience has been amazing and we plan on pet sitting and staying together for many years to come!

Maddie & Lydia


  • Melbourne

Hi Home owners,

We are two responsible, friendly, mature girls in our early thirties who LOVE animals. Looking for a place to call home while we save for our new adventures in Europe next year. We are tidy and house proud, we will look after your home as if it was our own and treat your pets as if they were our children. We have always been pet owners. Lydia has hand reared birds all her life and always had dogs and has a 3 year old King Charles back home in Northern Ireland called 'Luna' who she misses like crazy! (but skypes every week) :p, Maddie, originally from Perth WA has grown up with cats and dogs all her life. We are healthy and active so we will definitely be able to fill your dogs walking requirements. We like the outdoors and are very green fingered. Lydia grew up working for her family run garden centre- so any plants you have will be well looked after.

We have four references available on request, We have house-sitted and looked after a beautiful Cavoodle named Ned. Lydia even went as far as setting him up his own instagram account! We have also looked after a cute little French bulldog and two cats in the past.
Also we can house sit short or long term.

We hope to hear from you soon.

Ben


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

Hi, my names Ben, I'm a Doctor.
looking for some house sitting opportunities over the next few months.
This is a new experience for me, one I'm looking forward too.
As i have been living in hopsital accomodation for the last two years I don't currently have my own place.
I am fond of animals and would enjoy the company.
Non-smoker/drinker. No other drugs.
I like clean environements.
References can be arranged if required

Jaen (Jane)


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. NW suburbs, Melb. Inner suburbs

Hi there! :-)

Seeking assurance & trusted help with your pet/s and place?

If you are looking for a great pet/housesitter, that's me! I am an experienced 21- time pet/housesitter. I have looked after dogs, cats, fish, mice and birds (also rambuctious lorikeets and energetic puppies!).

My preferences are cbd, Inner East, inner west or lower North Shore i.e. relatively close to CBD, so that i can stay at home more. If located near CBD, would need off-street or all-day car parking so that I can work from home & look after your pets.

I can provide assurance that I will look after your pets and place like they're my very own. I don't have a criminal record, drug/alcohol problem etc and can verify this with a police clearance certificate. I have housesitted successfully many times before and have references.

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Just a bit about me:

I'm very clean, tidy and responsible. I'm a mature professional in my 40's. I'm active and love playing & walking your pets. I'm friendly and vibrant but not a 'party' person at home. I treat home as a sanctuary where your people and pets can retreat to and relax.

I'm a self-employed professional coach/consultant, that works predominantly from home. I'm caring (I have to be for my job!) and enjoy helping people. I LOVE animals, particularly dogs and cats, and enjoy looking after them! I have had my own pets: dogs, cats, rodents and birds, most of my life.

Maz


  • Sydney, Central Coast

I am a single female over 55 (non-smoker) employed in education (part time) where I am generally at home. As well I have over 1.5 years experience with house sitting three cats at one sit, three dogs at one house sit, birds and cattle with seven references indicating excellent care for both home and pets. My goal is to provide excellence in the care of your pets and home. As well I have a police check.

In the past I have had the opportunity to house sit/manage a bed and breakfast, where home owners were happy with my care of their home. As well I have been house and pet sitting for over a year and one half and receive excellent recommendations from this. 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. Animals seem to know I will care for them and react positively to me. My experience with pets includes obedience training.

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. For one home, the neighbors labeled my beach yard the best cared for with its green grass (that I grew from almost nothing) and lovely flowers.

My past times are simple include walking/jogging, reading, movies/tv, gardening and socializing with friends and family. I enjoy a simple life. 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

Glenda & David


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

We are retired secondary teachers. David English and History then a teacher/librarian and Glenda Mathematics. We are active in a retirees group running garden outings, organising speakers and attending monthly meetings. We also run a 500 card group at our house.
We have 37 year old fraternal twins and three grandchildren two aged 4 and 2 who live in Melbourne about 20 minutes from us. The 2 months old lives in Neutral Bay.We belong to a house swap association and have done swaps in England, Scotland, Germany, France, Italy, New Zealand and Turkey. In Australia we have swapped in Perth, Ulladulla, Blue Mountains and Bribie Island. We can contact these homeowners if you need references. As house swappers we are used to leaving lots of details for those we are swapping with about absolutely everything in the area and the house. We are used to leaving the house exactly as we found it.
We have lived in 4 different places since we were married in 1974 and have resided in this house for 31 years. During that time we have added an extension, subdivided and renovated the older part of the house.
We are keen gardeners and embrace the energy saving technology with solar power and rainwater tanks.
We have had 3 golden Labradors over our married life the oldest living to 15 years. We recently babysat our daughter's 6 month old puppy while they went on holidays and walked it each day when the baby was new and we were in Sydney.

Glenda:
I volunteer weekly at the local primary school cooking with the grade 3/4 Stephanie Alexander Kitchen garden program. I also play tennis and badminton in local ladies competitions. I like to cook and make preserves. We have our own vegetable garden and several fruit trees. I belong to a cottage garden group and have a Diploma in Floral Art.
I was born in Gippsland and lived on a dairy farm for the first 17 years before attending university in Melbourne.
David:
I volunteer at the Genealogical Society and am very keen on family history. I like to swim, kayak and am always trying new little landscaping projects. I am an avid reader and like the old style of books in hard copy. In my younger days I played football, basketball and cricket. I am passionate about red wine and good coffee.
I was born in Ivanhoe in Melbourne and went to university in Melbourne. The rest of my family moved to Queensland in the 1980's.

We are both non-smokers and have joined this group as our daughter lives in an apartment in Neutral Bay Sydney. Her husband's parents live in Belgium. This baby was naturally conceived and we are all so excited for them after a long time on IVF. Now the baby has arrived there is no spare room and bed for us.

camille


  • Melbourne

Hi
We are Camille and Adrien a nice couple of 28 and 29 years old .
We both are pets lovers and we experienced on taking care of any kinds of animals (domestic or farm).
We both have pets at home and they have a very good life .
Very tidy ,clean , quiet , respectful, honest and easy going people.
Hire us it's going a way from your house with a completely free mind and without any worries about your pets or your house.
For any more information about us feel free to contact will be happy to answer you with very short delay.

Patrick


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

I currently live and work in Melbourne, living in a share household. I house sit as I also enjoy having time to myself. I also love caring for pets. Over the past years I have sat on many occasions with many homeowners asking me back to sit for them.

I will take really good care of your pets. I genuinely enjoy both cats and dogs. I Like taking dogs for walks and offering lots of affection. Same for cats too...except the walking.

Will also take good care of your property and leave it in an excellent condition.

I have excellent references. A police check. I don't smoke.
I am a friendly respectful guy who is very clean and tidy
Cheers, Patrick

Xavier & Paloma


  • VIC

I work part time in native regeneration and Venue Set-up. We both love to travel and find that house/ pet sitting is a fulfilling way experience living in various places. Between us we have cared for dogs, cats and birds; milked goats and hand raised dozens of kittens. We are neat, sensitive and enjoy a quiet smoke, drug and alcohol-free lifestyle. We are both flexible with work and commitments and treat animals (incl. humans) with care and sensitivity. We both have a current working-with-children-check, (similar to a police-check) available at your request. We understand that everyone has differing ways to care for pets (and homes) and are accommodating and easy - going. References available.

Steven & Kareena


  • VIC

Gabrielle


  • Macedon Ranges, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

Hello!

I am an Insurance Professional currently working full time in Melbourne CBD. I love new experiences and travel and have really enjoyed using Airbnb (for which I have excellent references).

I own my own home in Balwyn North and have a 5 year old Ragdoll cat, named Cola.

I have previously minded people's homes/pets and enjoyed the experience.

I am fastidiously neat and tidy and have the greatest respect for other people's property.

I love all pets and have grown up around cats (Siamese and Ragdoll breeds) and dogs (Shetland Sheepdog, German Shepherd and Rhodesian Ridgeback breeds), birds (canaries, quails, budgerigars, doves), rabbits, guinea pigs and fish!

I enjoy short stays in different locations as I believe that "a change is as good as a holiday."

I hope to hear from you soon.

Best of luck! Gabrielle.

Emily


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

Key areas: Inner Melbourne - all directions but public transport appreciated.

DATES UNAVAILABLE: I am currently fully booked until January 31st and from June 2nd until October 10th 2018. ***Please note: These dates can change quickly. I recommend booking and confirming your house sit well in advance so that you get the sitter that you feel most comfortable with.

Hi, My name is Emily and I have been pet and house sitting for over 5 years.

I love being with animals and fully believe that a lot of anxiety from your pets can be alleviated by having someone look after them at home while you are away.

I have a lot of experience with big dogs and some of my regulars include two Standard Poodles, a Dalmatian, two Golden Retrievers, a Great Dane and Staghound and a Samoyed! But don't worry, I equally adore smaller dogs like Marlo the Dalmatian's Cavoodle companion! I am equally happy to feed chooks, cats and fish. If you have other pets I am willing to give it a go, i had a great time with two bearded dragons a year ago.

Due to my work in freelance marketing I often have fairly flexible hours enabling me to spend a lot of time with the animals. Between projects you will find me making coffee for a specialty roaster and teaching yoga. As I am very active I walk the dogs at least once per day. I find that often this settles them and is a cure for most behavioural issues.

I am a non-smoker and live a pretty quiet life, you can be assured that your place will be looked after with the greatest care. I do have a car so a parking permit or car space will be required. References are available on request and bookings are best made in advance of a month. However, feel free to get in contact as my gaps sometimes fit perfectly with your plans.

Thank you for your consideration

Emily

Sammi


  • Perth

HOUSE SITTING
We love to maintain your home, keep your animals loved and cared for and gardens healthy and happy.

"Sammi has looked after my home in several occasions and what a blessing it is to have her. She gives my dog, bobby, as much love as i do, she keeps my space in a beautiful energy and you can feel her love in here. She also showed me how to use natural cleaning and house holds items which i am very thankful for. "
"Sammi stayed in my home and looked after my animals and my garden while i went away for 4 days, very thankful we found her at the last minute as she did more then we could have asked in loving our home and animals"
"Sammi always loves my home as she would her own and really looks after it and our dear animals with so much love and care. I feel comfortable that she makes this her home."
"I can't recommend her enough for the beautiful job she did with my garden and my home, it felt so loved and refreshed when i came home."
"My garden is so happy after the few weeks with Sammi, and my home was certainly left in beautiful hands. Thanks Sammi."
"Sammi did an incredible job for the month we went overseas, our animals we very well looked after and our home was spotless. Thank you."


I am a passionate and warm-hearted Yoga Teacher + women's coach. My partner is a health coach who runs workshops for men, does sound healing and meditation sessions.
We both work from home a lot of my time with our online business, as well as being out for workshops and one on one clients. So we can spend a lot of time at home with your animals and home.
We love getting outside, being in the sun, good company, a good laugh and travel.
We have a lot of experience house sitting and looking after gardens and animals.
We have worked in garden maintenance and love gardening and being in nature.
We are both naturally outgoing and active and enjoy a healthy lifestyle and both love animals.
We are both non smokers and non drinkers.

Fran & Mike


  • QLD, SA, Melbourne, SW Vic

Introduction

We are a mature and friendly retired couple, professional,practical and resilient in new situations, and look forward to new homes and pets to care for. We are non smokers, tidy, active,gardeners, and keen to explore new communities. We have already enjoyed 5 house and pet sits both in Australia and overseas with another organisation in the last year, with excellent references. We appreciate Happy House Sitters because it it has such a range of Australia wide clients, and is easy to access.
We would take care of your home and pets, as we would our own, and keep them safe and happy until you return.

Why we want to house sit

House and pet sitting is appealing because of the built in adventure and novelty of such diverse opportunities. We have enjoyed much travel in Australia and overseas, ship, caravan, camping, coast, desert and bush, but would look forward to the interest of connecting with the everyday life in new communities. Many sits give insight to the places less travelled, rather than big tourism locations, and Mike is a keen historian where ever we are.
0ur creatures are an essential part of life, but the extra additions to the 'family', "step grand-dogs,cats..and one day hopefully, alpacas!!'', will have all the love and care we can give in the allocated time!

What we bring to the assignment / relevant experience

We have lived in city and country, in town houses and on acreages, and had donkeys, dogs, cats, chooks, and sheep! Our experience in education, country and city communities,gardening, house repairs,and dealing with the emergencies of life, makes us useful Sitters! Having a good sense of humor helps too.We have police checks,and house sitting references.
We currently have an old beagle/terrier x, Maggie May, a dear rescue dog, who, as we speak, is snuffling her way through seaweed and beach sand! We love our entertaining chooks, and their produce! Harry the Cat sadly left us after 12 years of slothful existence!
Do contact us if your place and pets seem like a good match!

Joyce & Brian


  • Sydney

We are a retired couple who stay in the beautiful Isle of Skye in Scotland. We come to Sydney to spend some of our time with our daughter, her partner and our grandson. We are now committed for our visit for summer 2017/18. We do not have dates fixed yet for next summer. As well as our house sitting this year in Sydney, we have house sat in Scotland for friends. My husband and I have completed about 12 house exchanges , 7 of them in Australia. Quite a few of our exchangers have mentioned how clean and tidy we have left their homes.
We have 3 self catering apartments on our property, which can be viewed on our website www.knott.skye.co.uk. 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.

Sophie


  • Melbourne

Hi,

Thanks for looking at my profile! I hope you and I are a great match!

I'm an experienced house sitter, I have been house sitting for 10 years plus. Mainly for friends and family, I've also looked after my bosses place in Queensland and here in Victoria. I have experience with domestic animals, as I have a cat of my own. Also have dogs and a second cat living with my family as well. Happy to look after any animal you may have, as I love all animals big and small.

I'm very clean and organised, and always ensure I have the utmost respect when staying in other houses. I work full time in the health industry but will be home at night and weekends to care for your house and pets.

I have references from previous people I have house sat for, and can present these and a police check if requested. I am available from 23/01/2018. If you need any further information, im happy to chat via email or phone, and am happy to meet up.

Sam


  • Sydney, South Coast

I am a single, non-smoker and non-drinker who enjoys a quiet lifestyle and loves animals.

I am responsible, reliable, organised, trustworthy and considerate ensuring neighbours are never disturbed.

I am neat and like an orderly and clean environment. A committed safe pair of hands who can handle most emergencies and would be meticulous in maintaining your home, loving pets and plants whilst you are away.

Alex


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

After studying yoga for a few years I've been moving between retreat and meditation courses and work in Sydney.

House sitting gives me the flexibility to do this and I enjoy looking after pets and spending time in different neighbourhoods. It's been working out well.

I'm respectful and tidy, and pets tend to warm to me easily.

I grew up with a Jack Russell and have cared for many animals before. I had the honour of watching over two horses and ten chooks for a little while recently.

I like to get a good idea of your expectations and follow the pet's routine to keep everyone happy.

References and police check are available, please just ask. I'm new to this site though I have the following endorsements from another one:
"We were very pleased with the condition of the house, garden and cat. We would certainly use him again."
HELEN (Pennant Hills NSW, Jul 2017 - 3 months)
"Alex was a fantastic housesitter - clean, respectful, helpful and I couldn't recommend him more! Even my cat warmed to him and she's pretty selective. Thanks again." ROBYN (Surry Hills NSW, Mar 2017)
"Alex was the best house sitter we've had so far. He was polite, considerate, very clean, tidy, intelligent, and very reliable. Recommend" GRANT (Forest Lodge NSW, Dec 2016)

Please ask anything you would like; We could do video-call or meet in person to discuss what you expect. Let me know how you are going and thanks for considering me.

Yoshi


  • Sydney

Hello! My name is Yoshi. I'm 26 year old full-time transcriptionist available to look after your home and your pets.

I'm a non-smoking, non-drinking, honest and responsible house sitter. I like to keep things clean and tidy, and you can be sure I'll keep your home secure and make sure it is well-ventilated while you're away.

I LOVE cats and dogs but I've also had experience looking after birds, bunnies, guinea pigs and fish. I guarantee your pets will be well-looked after and showered with love while you're away!

Current police check and references available upon request.

Bob & Shirley


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Adelaide, Mid North, South, Spencer Gulf, West Coast, Melbourne, SE Vic, SW Vic, Perth, S.E & Central, S. Western

Introduction

We are a semi-retired couple looking forward to caring for your pets and home while you are away. In our life together, 44 years, we have loved and cared for five dogs and were blessed that they each lived over 11 years as part of our family. We are Internet professionals and can work from anywhere as long as we have an Internet connection. This allows your pets to become familiar and comfortable with us as we are present everyday during the house sit.

We really enjoy house and pet sitting having just completed ninety-six weeks of 119 weeks caring for large and small dogs as well as many different breeds of cats throughout the world. Being on the road for over two years, we have expanded our experience in handling challenges (of the house as well as the pet kind) in many countries far from the borders of home. From short to long term, we are very interested in meeting you and your pets and caring for what matters to you most.

Why we want to house sit

We love to experience what is unique and special about each place where we house and pet sit. Shopping at local farmer and flea markets, engaging vendors in conversation about the area or letting them practice their English, and especially, meeting the friends and neighbors of the homeowners who become our neighbors and acquaintances for the time we stay in each city, town or village are our fondest memories.

What we bring to the assignment / relevant experience

We are formally trained and certified in Pet First Aid and Pet CPR. We have lived and maintained homes in a variety of climates, from the snow of Colorado to the heat of Florida and internationally in Uruguay. Having lived in so many places, we understand the apprehension of allowing someone unfamiliar to live in your home while you travel and we will respect and care for your home as if it is our own. We are computer savvy and use technology, such as Skype video calls, Apple Face Time, WhatsApp text messaging, as well as emails and regular phone calls, to keep the homeowners updated while they are away if they desire. 

We use our homeowner experience and acquired organizational skills to provide the homeowner with detailed checklists for preparing their home for the house sitters prior to leaving. We provide an authorization form for veterinarian care while your pet is in our care and an additional authorization form to show we are the house sitters you have selected to be in your home, taking care of your pets while you are away, should anyone question our presence in your absence. We look forward to each new and exciting experience that house and pet sitting offers us and hope to meet you and your pets very soon. (We will also provide references, and police reports whenever requested.)

Marion


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. NW suburbs, Syd. Southern suburbs, Syd. SW suburbs

Hi, After having lived in the same house for 30 years, held the same job for 30 years, I have decided I need a change. My 2 children have become independent young adults, my 14 year old dalmation is well looked after by my husband, and I am looking forward to spending some alone time in other areas of Sydney, whilst continuing my 4days/week work schedule in the Sutherland Shire. I am a non smoker, I like to exercise every day (walking, tennis, gym) and I especially like dogs, but cats and birds I am happy to look after. I enjoy cooking healthy meals, and like to keep my surroundings organised and tidy. I am flexible with time frames and areas in Sydney, so please consider me to look after your home, and any pets that share it with you.
Kind regards, Marion

Helen


  • NSW

Helen 29yr old: Health Professional & full time student currently.
I am an experienced house/pet sitter and animal lover and i would love to take care of your home and pets.
* What kind of person am I?
I am a responsible, trustworthy, tidy and clean Australian born non-smoking woman and I love meeting new people. I am a young but mature Sydney city woman (29 years old). I am an experienced house/pet sitter, and have over 1.5 years of full time house/pet sitting experience. I am currently undertaking my 15th House/pet sit and i have future ones booked in. I am down to earth, reliable, practical, friendly and take great pride in providing a fantastic service. This means that you come home to a clean and tidy house and happy well looked after pets.
Helen: I am a Registered Psychologist and I am not currently working. Instead I have returned to full time university study in the city to complete my Masters in Clinical Psychology and I often study from home. This means that you will have excellent home security, and i can spend lots of time with your pets. I will be finishing my studies in 2017. I have a National Police Certificate and working with childrens check. As a psychologist I have a very high level of security clearance- one that is just under ASIO so you can be assured that i am a trustworthy person.
• What kind of service do I provide?
- I am 24/7 house sitter, so i provide excellent home security and often spend time at home.
- I am a pet carer who loves animals just as much as you do and will go above and beyond to make sure that your pet is happy, healthy and not disrupted in their routine. I only take on 1 house sit at a time to provide a thorough service.
- I will take thoroughly good care of your pets and their needs as requested (meals, any medicine, brush them, give them any worming tablets, keep them company and spend time walking or playing with them).
- Of course in an emergency situation, I will contact you and drive them to their personal vet.
- I will send you regular email/texts/ photo updates of your place and pets so you can see how they are travelling and so you don't miss them too much.
- Collect the mail daily & send you any mail that you’ve requested via email.
- Maintain any indoor or outdoor plants, water, remove leaves from pathways & pools etc as needed.
- I will clean your home before you arrive so that you come back to a nice clean home.
- I leave fresh food in the fridge before your arrival so you can relax once you’ve come back home (I will ask you what you would like e.g. milk, bread, fruit)
- I will start your car if needed to ensure that the battery doesn’t go flat. I won’t be using your car as I have my own
- You even get a little surprise to say thank you :)
- I provide a comprehensive service as I create a task checklist for each day so that I ensure that all daily tasks are completed. As I like to be thorough in my work, I also have a written out agreement of instructions that we both fill out and sign so that all duties are clear and so I have authority to be staying in your home (detailed instructions, vet and emergency contact numbers, pet quirks)
- Any extra tasks feel free to ask me
* Why am I house/pet sitting?
I have been asked this question & it's a fair question! Well house sitting is allowing me to save money as a full time student so that I may buy my own home one day. I also love pets and I don't have my own (other than the family cat, dog and budgies :) ) so it is wonderful to be able to spend time with the beautiful pets that I mind. They provide such companionship. Also, I absolutely love the adventure and variety of living in new places around Sydney and meeting new people like you! Even though I intended to house/pet sit only whilst I studied, I plan to continue house/pet sitting in the future even once I stop studying, because I now LOVE the lifestyle, variety and adventure of it all.
* House/pet sitting experience
I have been pet/house sitting since April 2015. Also, I have lived out of home before & I have had many pets (cats, dogs, chickens, fish, birds, guinea pigs, rabbits, the odd insect.. ) my whole life so I understand the responsibilities of looking after a household and pets. I am happy to send you my references.
Here are some examples of my house sitting experience so far for the 21 months.
1. Frenchs Forest: 4 rescue cats, hermit crabs and a fighting fish.
2. Kirrawee: 2 rescue cats
3. Cammeray: House/pet sat a ragdoll cat and maintained the home for 3.5 months (May, June, July, August). This included mowing their lawns (The cat got in a fight so I immediately drove the cat to the vet in the night and he recovered well).
4. North Manly: Took care of a 14 year old dog, 21 year old cat, 2 fish ponds, a cockatoo and maintained and watered the tree dense garden regularly. Also feed the animals their daily medication at specific times.
5. Frenchs Forest: House sat for the same Frenchs Forest family again over Christmas and New Year’s Eve upon their request and they even paid for the service.
6. Belrose: House sat in Belrose in January 2016 and looked after their cat and dog. Walked their dog twice a day.
7. Cammeray: Returned to Cammeray a 2nd time for 3 weeks looking after their ragdoll cat and mowed their lawn
8. Maroubra: House/pet sat for 2 cats from 15.3.16-14.4.16.
9. Cammeray: House/pet sat at Cammeray for a 3rd time and their ragdoll cat.
10. Cammeray: Through word of mouth, I house sat the next door neighbour's place from 24.08.16 - 19.10.16 to look after their house, garden and frog pond
11. North Manly: I looked after their pets and garden for a 2nd time from the 9th Nov-28th Nov 2016.
12. Mosman: Through word of mouth, I looked after a house and garden in Dec 2016 for 4 weeks
13. Charlestown Newcastle: I looked after a dog and the garden here from the 28th Dec-9th Jan 2017. daily walks
14. North Turramurra: I looked after 2 dogs, a bearded dragon, garden and pool from the 9th Jan-22nd Jan 2017. This included giving one medication twice daily and daily walks
15. Cammeray: I looked after another cat from the 22-26th January 2017.
16. Newcastle Medowie: Here I looked after 1 dog (Brittany breed) chickens, the pool and garden in Jan/Feb 2017
17. Cammeray: I am looking after Des and Megan’s place and cat again for the 4th time in Feb 2017.
I also have upcoming bookings set in place. Feel free to ask me if i am free for your house/pet sitting dates.
Many have asked me to come back at other times, however the timing has at times not worked out as I only commit myself to doing 1 in-depth house/pet sit at a time.
* A little more about my love for Animals.
At the moment I don't have any pets but I LOVE animals. Over the year I have saved, looked after and fostered out 23 stray kittens which I am very proud of. Also, I have had pet sitting experience with dogs, kittens, cats, birds, fish, hermit crabs, frogs & experience with worming, kitty litters, baths, sick pets & some difficult pets. I understand that each pet has their own unique personality and requirements, in the same way people do.
Thus hopefully you will notice that I have a lot of house/pet sitting experience.
Notes: Also, I have a car so I would be able to take your pet to the vet quickly should there ever be an emergency.
* Do I sound like the kind of house/pet sitters you would like?
If so, then I hope to help to look after your home and pet. I would love to talk over the phone or meet you so we can get to know each other.
I also have a photo of myself so you can start to get to know me :)
I look forward to hearing from you.
Kind Regards
Helen

Simone & Joshua


  • Melbourne, Macedon Ranges

We are a full time housesitting couple from North Melbourne who have over 12 months experience in housesitting and enjoy every minute of it!
Since December 2016 we have housesat in Sunshine, Coburg, Collingwood, Toorak, Hawthorn, Spotswood, Beaumaris, Ivanhoe, Northcote and currently in Thornbury. We have housesat a mixture of cats and dogs with varying levels of care requirements.
We are currently on a housesit until 27 January 2018.
We also manage a property (which we own) through Air bnb and can provide links so you can see how we maintain our own property and the standards of cleanliness we keep. We also have reviews on Air Bnb.

We have a genuine love of animals, and are great with pets of all kinds. We have both owned a number of animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, birds, fish and aquatic species.
We understand the feeling of having to leave pets while away and wanting to make sure they are safe, so are happy to do whatever is needed for you to have a good time. We are happy to send you updates and photos as often as necessary. We often use WhatsApp to keep in contact with owners while they are away to send updates and photos.

We are a quiet, respectable, and reliable couple who like to spend our evenings in. We enjoy reading, cooking, and watching films. Josh is self employed and works from home, so is at home during the day to take care of pets, adhere to scheduled walk times etc. Simone works a few days a week in the CBD with a flexible schedule.

We are able to work around your pets schedules, we also own a car, so are able to fetch any groceries your pets may need or drive dogs to certain parks if you like walking them there. We are very flexible and are capable of house sitting on short notice and can provide references on request.

Lorraine & Kalvin


  • Bris. Northern suburbs, Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg & Wide Bay

Hello Home Owners,
We are husband and wife who are retired pensioner's ,after having lived in our home in Qld.for 30 yrs. educationed our two daughter's we decided to do what we have always dreamed of doing and travel this beautifull country of ours of which we have been doing for the past ten years in our off road caravan in which we have lived in permanently for the same period of time ,which means we dont need to reside in your home, just need axcess to electricity,water, and toilet and room on your property to safely place our 21ft.caravan and Ford F250 vehicle .For the last two years now we have been house sitting in between our travels which we both enjoy doing, as well as being a welcome break.We will take care of your property as if it were our own, collect your mail and redirect it if required, look after gardens and lawns, Kalvin has experience with ride on mowers and has a truck drivers license.
Kalvin and I are both non smokers and drinkers live a clean healthy lifestyle , we have a pet budgie who stayes in the caravan .We have police checks and references for your viewing.
Thank you for taking the time to read our profile and hope to be of some help to you some day while you are absent from your property.
Regards
Lorraine and Kalvin .