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Anne & Peter


  • Melbourne

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

Wendy - Happy to Help


  • Flurieu Peninsula, Northern Vic, SW Vic

Hi there. I am an on the go single lady and Nanna, having been retired for 5 years. My past employment was within the mining industry both in SA and WA. I have slowed down now and over the hard work. I live now in Adelaide but prior to this I have always lived in the country. So I am a country girl at heart. I am a non smoker and non drinker.
I am a keen bird photographer and I am very keen to visit places where I can photograph different species. So I feel house sitting will be an advantage for me to go to different places.
I am an absolute animal lover, I have had my own dogs and cats and treated them as my children.
As it's too difficult to have one now, I find sitting is a great way to get my dog and cat fix. I don't miss out this way. I would always treat them as my own.
I am a very tidy and particular person and would look after your home as my own. I am reliable, friendly and a really nice person.
I have just completed a sit with a King Charles Cav, called Mali, in the Adelaide Hills, who was just so sweet. We loved each others company. Always hard to say goodbye.
Prior to this I had a month with a Black and White Moggie called Coco , in Port Lincoln. She was stand offish to begin with, but I soon won her over and I left being good mates.
House and pet sitting will be a win win situation for both myself and yourself.
I am particularly keen to sit in Victorian areas, west and northwest of Melbourne. I am not keen to be too close to the city. Prefer Geelong, G Ocean Road, Werribbee, Benalla, Grampians, Otways ,Wangaratta, Glenrowan, type areas
I am in Adelaide so I need to match up dates if interstate.
I would be the person for you to have take care of your fur babies and your lovely home.
I can provide a Police Check and references.

Birgit


  • Sydney
  • Reduced Contact

Hello :-).

My name is Birgit. I am a professional single mature age woman, am extremely house-proud and adore animals, in particular cats and dogs.

I work as a consultant (ex academic) and do a lot of my work from home which gives me plenty of time to be around your adored furry family members.

I would love to care of your home and give your loved pets lots of TLC as if they were my own. Being single with grown up children I cherish the feeling of being needed while putting your mind at ease when you are away from home. I love reading, writing and listening to music, enjoy gardening and being in nature.

I have house and pet sat in the past, here and overseas whenever I found myself in a transitional period for my work. I enjoyed taking care of all the adorable animals and treasured homes that had been entrusted to me by wonderful people in both Sydney, Melbourne and recently again in London over the last two years immensely. It never took me long at all to establish a bond with the animals and, I am happy to say, also to connect beautifully with the home owners and pet 'parents' which has led to being invited again to house and pet sit for them.

Please refer to my references here on this website which confirm my sincerity and respectful approach. I have only just recently returned to house and pet sitting and therefore do not have any written recent references here on this site. However, I have been asked again to house and pet sit for a family in Balmain not too long ago and am presently looking after a home and gorgous dog in the country north of Melbourne for 3 months until middle of June. Both parties are happy to be contacted. You are also welcome to check out my LinkedIn profile as part of a reference.

Please call me on my mobile any time. Should I not answer immediately I will return your call as soon as I can.

Kind regards,

Birgit

Lisa & Owen


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs

Hello! We are a young couple saving for our first home. We love animals. We have both grown up with pets and will look after yours as if they are our own. We both work full time. Owen as a chemical engineer in Laverton, Lisa as a health promotion manager in Carlton. We are experienced house and pet sitters (we have both been doing this off and on for years). We both have active lifestyles, non-smokers and keep our house clean.
- References available on request
- Will cover our share of bills
- Current police checks

Graham


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, VIC

Hi there, I'm a semi retired 50 something male (non smoker) who looks after people's pets and homes. I have had many happy clients, including lots of dogs and cats and horses and cows (see pics); I'm sure their owners are happy too.

I have many references from pet owners who you can speak to; including police personnel, doctors and business owners, so you can check my bona fides.

I have much rural experience and I'm rather handy with tractors, diggers, ride on lawn mowers, chainsaws and the like. Homes in my care have varied from farms to cute cottages to executive palaces and high security homes.

My preferences are northern rivers of NSW / sthn Queensland and the greater Sydney area, and now, Melbourne. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks :)

Available Victoria. 17-30 Nov 2019. 10-20 Dec 2019. 11 Jan- 28 Feb 2019.

Cheree


  • QLD, Melbourne, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

HOMELOVE:
Kind, caring, loving with animals, protective of your home, its all part of the HomeLove service! I am a non-smoking, professional, reliable woman in my mid 40’s who will look after your home with a high degree of care and commitment.

I am currently a registered nurse after having had a career change later in life, and love the work, it’s challenging and different every day, and I get to meet a diverse range of people. I no longer do shift work, but work mostly business hours doing community health nursing.

I love to travel and have been to Africa, India, Sth East Asia, the US, Pacific Islands, and Europe during different times in my life, and love the excitement of seeing new places, and learning about new cultures. I enjoy reading, movies, and nature, and will love to get out and about with your dog on walks if you have one! I love all animals though and will love nothing better than snuggling up with some Netflix and your furry kitty or pooch!

I started housesitting as a great way to save money after studying, and have never looked back! I've loved housesitting as I get to meet lovely pets and new people, and it is refreshing to experience new places. I have been housesitting for 6 years and have many regular clients now, which is lovely as there is a great connection between myself and their pets and the family, but am always ready to meet new furry friends!

I have always loved animals, having looked after all kinds during my youth on farms and through my past employment in the wildlife industry, including cats, dogs, chooks, ducks, fish, lizards, turtles, possums, and horses, and it will be a great pleasure to take care of your loved family members. Your pets will receive much love, ear scratches, and tummy rubs from me, I can guarantee it!

I am super clean and tidy, quiet, sensible, conscientious and practical. You can leave with the peace of mind that your home, animals and property will be cared for with respect and mindfulness, and when you return, your home will be spotless, and your animals happy.

Excellent references can be provided.

Any general suburbs of Melbourne, but am quite open to other areas. Also looking for Gold Coast area over summer! I look forward to hearing from you!

Beth


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Murray & Riverina

Caring, experienced house/pet sitter wanting to house sit in Sydney over next few months because we'd like to help people out & connect with pets after we lost our family cat recently. Looking to move to Albury so keen to pet sit for several weeks there. I have worked in animal welfare (WIRES), cat boarding places & volunteer for animal charities, so adore animals. Happy to daily walk dogs along with spend time throwing balls, playing & patting.
I'm very clean & respectful of other people's homes & love caring for all types of animals. I'm a non smoker & happy to give medication & keep to any diet the owner requires including cooking for pets. I have an animal loving, tidy 9 year old, that will be housesitting with me who is respectful of people's homes & would give loads of pats & attention to your pets, especially cats!.

Simone


  • Perth
  • Reduced Contact

Hi there,
I have recently returned to Perth after living in Victoria for the past 5 years. I work full-time at one of Perth's busy hospitals, and am currently looking for an alternative to renting to allow me some time to get on my feet and decide where I will buy a home here. I love the company of animals, although it's not a pre-requisite. I enjoy travelling, hiking, kayaking and most outdoor activities, but I'm also a sucker for a good book or film when you just need that day on the couch or in a hammock in the shade of a tree. I am an extremely clean, respectful person. I always treat other's homes or pets as if they were my own. Although I don't currently have a lot of references due to being new to house sitting, I have house-sat numerous times in the past 6 months for friends, family, acquaintances, as well as bookings through Pawshake, who I know would all vouch for me if you would like further references.

Please fee free to drop me a line for further information, or to arrange a meet and greet.
Simone

julia


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore

Hi there!
My name is Julia, i'm a 27 year old woman from Sydney. I have experience house sitting, I have house sat places with both cats and dogs before. I'm a very active/sporty person and more than happy to walk your dog every day! I'm a writer so I work from home pretty much every day. I don't smoke, and I will keep your place clean :)

Adam & Yvette


  • Melbourne, Macedon Ranges, North Eastern, North Western

Adventurous Homebodies

We are a stable couple without any encumbrances, never quite brave enough to have human children, though more than compensated by the pets with whom we have shared our lives.

Traveled extensively and owned and maintained homes in a few different countries from apartments, town houses, residential 1/2 acres and 2 and 1/2 acre country "estates".- love Melbourne.

Always had pets whom have never ever spent a night unaccompanied. A Weimaraner, Doberman, Beagles, Dachshunds and a few crazy cats who all lived out their lives in comfort and gave us great joy.

We really only have three requirements from our side - internet reception, parking and house-proud owners/tenants. I work mostly from home (computer-related) and my partner works in Armadale as a Travel Consultant.

We began house-sitting in April of this year after deciding to give up our apartment in Armadale and have so far enjoyed each and every sit we have done.

Although at this point we are not prepared to take on pets of our own long term, we are really enjoying the opportunity again of looking after some furry friends whilst their own parents are away and also been able to experience different areas of Melbourne without creating any long-term limiting encumbrances.

This enables us to fit in some travel as well in between sits (and within leave entitlements), as and when Yvette is able to secure a unique travel package/excursion which is part and parcel of the perks of her chosen career.

We hope we will be able to fill in as "parents and custodians" whilst you are away pursuing your own recreational, adventure or other chosen break from your everyday life.

Thank you and kind regards.

Adam & Yvette

P.S. Attached are pics of some of our own pets, a little grainy, non-digital images copied from photo's, but still good. Unfortunately long gone now - but they will forever live on in our hearts and memories.

References

Mark Jay - Armadale - 4/9/19
My house-sitting plans changed due to sickness, ending up in hospital instead of on my holiday. Adam & Yvette adapted to this change in my circumstances, ensuring my dog was taken cared for and kept in contact with me throughout. I would welcome them back anytime..

Chris & Barbara Walter - Somers - 31/8/19
Adam and Yvette are a particularly nice couple. They looked after our house and our two very active dogs with wonderful efficiency. We came home to a very clean house and two calm dogs. They constantly kept us in touch with events and sent us reassuring pictures. Despite the fact it rained constantly for the whole time we were away they managed to maintain their sense of humour. We cannot recommend them highly enough.

Megan & Heikki Mohell - Port Melbourne 27/7/19
Adam and Yvette looked after our 12 month old labradoodle (Norbert) and our apartment while we were overseas. When we arrived home Norbert was very happy to see us but also wanted to leave with Adam and Yvette and that is the highest recommendation we could give. We came back to a clean and tidy home and we would happily have them to pet/housesit for us again.

Rebecca Shalepski - Brighton East - 17/7/19
Adam and Yvette looked after our dog and 3 chickens for 3 weeks. They were a pleasure to deal with. They kept in touch and sent photos to reassure us of how our pets were doing. On returning back, our home was just as we left it. The animals were all in good health. They were well looked after. We would recommend the couple.

Lili-Ann Kriegler - Balwyn - 27/06/19
Adam and Yvette Larsson have looked after our home and our two cats, Jasper and Mink, twice this year (2019). Once for a week, in April and once for nearly a month in May /June They are very easy to deal with and cope with the unexpected, taking changes in their stride.
They showed an attention to detail and respected our house owner wishes and requests. They also fed the native birds, watered plants and kept an eye on the garden.
On our return our home and pets were in very good condition. The house was left meticulously clean and the cats very healthy and happy. And there was milk in the fridge!
I highly recommend the housesitting services of this friendly, competent and caring house sitting couple.




Beth - sitting since 2012


  • Canberra, Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. SW suburbs, Northern Rivers, Tweed Coast, Brisbane, Cairns, FNQ, Melbourne

Hi, I’m Beth,

As a housesitter since 2012 in Melbourne (I expanded to Sydney, Brisbane, London and Bath in 2018) I have experienced all sorts of homes and fur kids.

I am so grateful for all the homeowners that have trusted me with all the things that matter the most to them. I know this might sound crazy but when it's time to leave I stop at the front door, look back into the house and say thank you out loud!

I genuinely love animals - I’ve minded cats, dogs, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and fish. I work from home as a photographer so your pets get lots of live-in attention. I have my own car, I don't smoke, I'm 42, responsible, attentive to detail and well organised.

I know now the best arrangement for pet sitting is good communication, expectations laid out from the start and a feeling of trust on both sides. A balance of give and take. If the vibe feels right, then it usually results in a great sit for both of us.

It’s good for you to know in advance that I am very appreciative arriving to (and I definitely leave behind) a clean and tidy house. I don’t sleep with pets... if that's OK with you.

I'm more than happy to be in touch with you during the sit to keep you across what's happening. Although typically I find no news is good news seems to win the day.

For 2019 I am focused on sitting in major cities (Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane) while I create some visibility for my new book. Please check out my references, selfie video attached to my profile.

If you like the sounds of me, I would love to hear from you.

Best wishes, Beth

Eugene & Cecily


  • South Eastern

We are a married couple, both 73-year-old non-smokers and still very mobile. Looking for houses to sit from 1 October 2019 to 15 January 2020 whilst we're on the Sunshine Coast. Our daughter and her family live in Chevallum and have been Australian citizens since 2006. Although currently "living" in Cape Town, South Africa, we have been granted permanent residency in Australia and are in the process of relocating to the Sunshine Coast, thus our long stay. We’ve visited Australia every year since 2001. We did many house sits on the Sunshine Coast - see the references the house owner provided.
We love animals, the outdoors and enjoy gardening. We've been house owners since 1974 and promise to take excellent care of your property. We can come and introduce ourselves whenever it would suit you after our arrival on 1 October 2019.

Shelly


  • Tweed Coast, Gold Coast & Hinterland

EXPERIENCED HOUSE SITTER AND VETERINARY NURSE, WITH REFERENCES
****POLICE CHECKED***
*PROFESSIONAL FEMALE
--Gold Coast resident--House Sitting 5 Years Full-Time at various houses
I do not smoke or drink, I am very fit, tidy,healthy (enjoy yoga)and very reliable (no children or partner) I love all kinds of animals. I have lived on acreage for many years and I am used to dealing with large animals-HORSES, COWS ETC, CHICKENS, CATS, DOGS,GOATS, SHEEP, RABBITS, BIRDS AND FISH.
I had my own dog up until 4.5 years ago, she was a lovely, sweet hearted Labrador, she passed away at 15 yrs old. I love to house sit
I have had animals since I was a few months old, when crawling my parents would find me asleep with the dog or cat. My grandmother used to breed English setters, so I was always surrounded by dogs, cats and birds. Being with animals and interacting with them for me brings me so much joy, that is why I love house sitting.
So I would love to take care of your furry babies with love, lots of cuddles, massages and conversation. My car is fully pet friendly.
Please contact me with any questions you may have
an for dates available


Sincerely
SHELLY :)

peta


  • VIC

CLEAN AND TRUSTWORTHY HOUSE/PET CARER
My name is Peta and I enjoy housesitting and looking after peoples pets while I save to buy a home of my own. I have many years of experience in house/pet minding as in the past I have filled this role in between stints overseas. I am kind, reliable and feel very strongly about caring for our environment. I keep healthy and fit and walk every morning. I work as a children's photographer and two days a week as a nanny for three hours. I mostly work on the computer at home, editing footage and updating my photo blog, except for the nanny work and a few 2hour photoshoots per week.

I am very competent and will be happy to take on any extra needs your property or pets may require. I will collect your mail and check on your neighbours!

I also do pet portraits.

Please feel welcome to send me a message or call me if you think I may be what you are looking for and we can arrange to meet. I am happy to travel to wherever is most convenient to you.

Elaine & Michael


  • VIC

We are a mature, responsible couple who have had extensive experience over 3 years house sitting. We have looked after a wide variety of animals during that time including dogs, cats, tropical fish and chickens.
I am retired and Michael works part time in the construction industry as a mechanical plumber. We are homeowners ourselves and our home is now rented out on a long term basis as we recently purchased a yacht which we live on in Hobart. Our plans this year are to come back to Melbourne from early May to the end of September to visit family and friends and tie up loose ends before finally cruising full time.
We are both non smokers, house proud, enjoy gardening and exploring new neighborhoods. We are happy to provide references from previous home owners.

Molly


  • Sydney, Melbourne

THE ESSENTIALS:
I am a reliable, non-smoking, single 33 year old professional (lawyer/public servant) with house and pet sitting experience. I love new challenges and adventures but have parents who passed on to me the importance of caring for and creating a haven at home for all occupants (humans, plants and animals alike). I triple check locks and put myself in another's shoes before acting. I am an early riser and have energy and enthusiasm to play with your pets or water your plants as I am a fit and healthy individual.

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WHY WOULD I SUIT YOUR HOME?:
I am trustworthy, clean and have great attention to detail (the lawyer in me!) - I have a stable professional career in government in Melbourne CBD as a public servant I don't work long hours so I can BE THERE TO KEEP YOUR HOME and PETS LOVED AND SECURE. I also work flexible hours and can work from home part of the week. I am as comfortable running around with a dog as I am tending to plants or fish. I am friendly and easy to communicate with should you need anything while away. I count turtles, cats, horses and hermit crabs among the animals I've lived with and cared for, as well as being allocated garden tending duties while the family for whom i used to nanny would travel overseas. I have travelled widely around the world from Japan to France to Tanzania to Colombia and such experiences have made me adapt well in new environments and I have good humour to tackle any situation. I enjoy reading and French cinema and am quite contemplative. I love a social beach day but also practice meditation.

If this is what you are seeking for peace of mind, then I am the sitter for you.
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WHY AM I HOUSE SITTING?:
I have been living interstate for 7 years and recently returned to Melbourne for work and family. I have landed at my parents place in Parkville and am keen to find a place of my own soon but in the meantime I would like to do some housesits to try different areas of Melbourne. As I have house sitting experience from Perth and Sydney (I did six months in total 2013 / 2014 and also for friends in McMahon's point when i arrived in Sydney), the logical thing seems to put that to good use. I am keen to experience new areas of Melbourne and have a change of scenery.

Sarah


  • Melbourne

Hi there!

I am a 25 year-old communications professional who has almost a year of experience house and pet sitting. I love animals and view house sitting as an opportunity to get to know and love new pets.

My lifestyle is relatively active and am always grateful for opportunities to take dogs to parks and explore new neighbourhoods with them. I am also employed in a job that often allows me to write from home so there is some flexibility if your pets need extra companionship.

I am a bit of a neat freak which is sometimes a pain but can be great if you'd like your space kept clean and tidy. I am also happy to complete any tasks around your house including gardening, watering and being responsible for any upkeep that your property requires.

References available upon request. :)

Paul & Pauline


  • 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

Carmela


  • Melbourne

**Available in Melbourne from mid November to the end of February**

Born, raised and based in sunny Perth.

I am a mature, independent and reliable 51 year old non smoker with a passion for travelling. I have traveled solo since the age of 19 and visited many countries in Europe, Asia, Oceania and North America.

I do not have a criminal record and am willing to provide an up to date police clearance, references and any other verification you require.

I previously worked as a social worker and have a Bachelor of Social Work from Curtin University.

My current work life centers around a creative business I started 5 years ago. Being self employed allows me the flexibility to travel when I want for as long as I want. I am able to work remotely with basic internet connection. The rest is done in Perth by casual workers.

MY EXPERIENCE...

I have owned my own property in Perth for the past 18 years and have a pet called Blackie, a rescue cat I inherited from my mother when she passed away. Both my house and cat are looked after by family when I am away.

I am experienced with animal as I have had pets my entire life. These have included cats, chickens, canaries, budgerigars and a rabbit. I am also very comfortable in the company of dogs and enjoy taking them for walks.

I grew up helping my father tend to the large vegetable garden and flower beds we had. I now use all that he taught me in my own garden. The hot Perth summers has given me the experience in looking after gardens in harsh conditions.

I am very house proud and consider myself to be clean and organised. Please be assured that your house will be treated the same as if it was my own and your pets will be given all the care and attention they require.

WHY I WANT TO HOUSE SIT...

House sitting allows me to live like a local when I travel. I also do not enjoy staying in hotel rooms as I find it a soulless experience.

For safety reasons, I tend not to venture out at night when travelling on my own. Instead, you will find me relaxing in front of the TV usually working on an art or craft project. Having the company of your furry or feathered pet is a bonus. Your pets will never be left alone overnight.

Sharon


  • Melbourne

Hello.

I look forward to house sitting for you and if you have animals (and/or a garden) caring for them as well. I have been around animals since a child having lived on a farm until I was seven. During High School years, my parents annually did a farm sit for two months whilst the farmers had a well deserved holiday - my holidays were thus on a sheep stud with two Jack Russells.

I began house sitting in Sydney in 2015 after being asked to mind my friends kelpies on a regular basis. Due to renting, I was unable to have animals and was glad to help as I love animals. In February 2016, I began minding one home (large garden) every other week, when the owners went to their farm. I did this until June 2017 when I moved out of Sydney.

Work has brought me to Melbourne (August 2018) and a friend has asked me to mind her house whilst overseas. It seems that house sitting is calling me back! I am a clean, honest and reliable person. I've been working as a school counsellor for years and have Working with Children Checks; I've been working as a school counsellor for 15 years and have a Working with Children Check and a National Police Check. Recently I had a career change and am now working in a university as an educator.
I am a non smoker and only drink occasionally.
I have house sat all types of homes; large homes and tiny ones. I've sat large dogs and tiny ones and many cats of various breeds. And one solo bird! I love animals, so pet setting meets that need well. As for gardens - great. I miss the huge garden that I used to care for in Sydney.


My first dog sit referee wrote ...

Having worked with Sharon for a number of years I have come to know of her interest in and love of dogs. She would often visit and spend time with our very energetic and demanding kelpies. So impressed was I by her genuine interest and care for our dogs that I asked Sharon to house-sit while we were away for 10 days in June / July. We left for holidays confident in the knowledge that our dogs would be well fed, walked, entertained, cared for and loved. We were also confident that our house would be looked after - Sharon is most trustworthy and honest. We came home to find two very happy and contented dogs and a house that was treated as a home. Aileen Grattan-Smith

With me looking after your place, you can have your holiday anxiety free.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Sharon

References, Working with Children Check, Police Check can be emailed to you upon request.

Courtney


  • Melbourne

Hey!
I'm Courtney - a 27 year old Digital Marketing Specialist with several years experience house and pet sitting. I work two days a week in an office and work from home the rest of the week. I live an active lifestyle and love going for daily walks (especially when i have a furry companion to keep me company) and hitting the gym.

I love animals of all kinds of nature and have been vegetarian for the last 12 years. I am very clean and tidy and am a non smoker.

I've recently moved to Melbourne from Brisbane and live with my brother and his partner (and their fur-baby) in Prahran. I would love the chance to explore more of Melbourne and meet some furry friends along the way!

References can be supplied upon request.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Alexander & Brittany


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

Britt and I (Alex) are currently saving for a house. As we want to be responsible and get a 20% deposit saved up before going into the market we are looking for opportunities to have our own space and privacy without paying rent expenses. We both currently live at home with my parents but would love to have more opportunities to have more space.

Britt is studying to be Personal Trainer and works full time in customer services. Her hours are 6:30am until 2:30pm. She has also done volunteer work for Coldstream Boarding Kennels & Cattery which she is looking to do more work there throughout the year.

I am currently working as a sales consultant at MYOB and will be continuing my high school teaching degree.

Both of us are very confident with all types of animals. The main animals we have looked after during out housesitting stays are Dogs, Cats, Horses, Chickens, Goats, Cows, Fish, Lizards, Turtles and we were lucky to look after rescue wombats. We have both owned pets and are able to cater for all of your pets needs from taking them for daily walks, taking care of allergies, sticking to the pets dietary requirements, taking the animals to the vet and any other requests.

References available upon request and are more then happy to get police checks if required.

We have both been house sitting for relatives and using this site over the past 5 years. We are looking for more opportunities and we pride ourselves on keeping a well maintained household. Both of us are familiar with all household duties from vacuuming, window cleaning, landscaping (such as mowing lawns, gardening (watering plats and weeding) and using all of the appliances. We both know how to cook well so you don't have to stress about us burning the house down. At my parents place there is also a pool so I know how to clean a pool if required also we have quite an extensive veggie garden. I am familiar with how to take care of the garden but it would be good to know what products you use for your garden to get a better idea.

If we have left anything out please feel free to ask.

The best contact is Britt as her hours are very flexible and she will have access to her phone.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Sabine & Rene


  • Adelaide

Hello,

Thank you for stopping by on our profile!

We are a friendly, quiet, reliable, organised and non-smoking couple in our mid 40's with no children working as researchers in Adelaide and have been houseminding since mid 2015.

Through house minding, we have had the opportunity to mind and enjoy many loved pets and befriend their wonderful owners. Our experience includes small and big dogs, in- and outdoor cats, chooks/birds, fish, and a lizard. We have taken care of properties of various sizes. While you are away, we will ensure that your house and garden stay in good condition and most importantly that your pet(s) will be lovingly cared for with regular updates with photos.

Our preference goes out to arrangements of longer duration (ranging from between 6 weeks to several months) but are also open to house sits of somewhat shorter duration.

We are more than happy to meet you and your pet(s) in person and chat about how we can help you. Also, in case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. References and endorsements from completed house sits, police checks, and character references are available.

We look forward to meeting you and exploring if we are a match for you and your pet(s)!

Best regards,
Rene and Sabine

Matty & Barbie


  • Melbourne

Hi there :)

We are professional, non smoking, full time house sitters who have an unlimited amount of love for animals. Our schedules are very flexible, so we can easily adjust to the requirements that each pet and home needs.
We pride ourselves on being extremely reliable and trustworthy and we will take excellent care of your home, garden and love your pets as we would our own. Our house sitting career within Australia has taken us to various sits across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. We have looked after multiple styles of homes and various breeds of Dogs, Cats, Birds, Horses and Fish. We will provide you with peace of mind that while you are away, your home and precious pets will be in very loving, caring hands. We have excellent written and verbal references confirming our very high standards and integrity which we are happy to provide. We have also developed good relationships with home owners and have been invited to house sit a second time.
We hold drivers licenses, Police checks and can provide multiple references. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us, we are happy to answer any queries.

Dianne


  • Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Bris. Northern suburbs, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, TAS, Melb. SE suburbs, Northern Vic, SE Vic, SW Vic, Perth
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I am a happy, friendly, 63 year old semi-retired house-sitter who is a fit, non-smoking, mature female; honest, reliable, house and garden proud. I grew up on a farm thus have familiarity, experience, patience and love for animals and pets, having grown up caring for many various pets of my own.
I have a passion for gardening and landscaping; I have the time to care for, walk and empathize with your pet/s missing their owner/s while keeping your home safe and as you left it. I have always owned my own homes and worked in responsible professional positions; married for 40 years to an electrician who works away six months of the year, with adult independent children living interstate pursuing professional careers.
I will respect your home, garden and beloved pets with the care I show my own. I can supply a Police Check, Working with Children Check (pets are our children!), House Owners and character references when required.
I am willing to listen carefully to your instructions, preferences & requirements. Thank-you, Dianne :)

Hugh


  • Bendigo, Macedon Ranges, Ballarat, Geelong

Hi pet and home owners.
For the past six years I have been continuously house sitting and caring for now well over 100 pets in their homes, often with a repeat visit and some on a regular basis. I have looked after many dog and cat breeds with their associated traits and unique personalities.

Having owned and been around dogs and cats all my life I possess a good knowledge of how to responsibly care for them plus a sound understanding of animal health and related issues.

I am self employed as a maintenance gardener and B&B cleaner in Daylesford. Both aspects of my work allow me to allocate tasks depending on weather conditions and demand. I also do volunteering in Daylesford at a free friday lunch ( the 5000 Club ) and a committee member at The Daylesford Community Cinema ( Both for over 5 years).

Pet and house sitting provide me the opportunity to move around the state (and sometimes interstate) to experience different locations e.g. country towns and rural properties, on the coast, in the city and beside national parks. I am reliably fit and healthy (65), energetic, a non-smoker , an occasional social drinker , mainly vegetarian and I exercise regularly by swimming, attend yoga classes and of course dog walking.

I can follow very detailed instructions on pet, house and garden upkeep, understanding that your pets are the number one priority. I am also a keen gardener and would be happy to care for your plants and do odd maintenance jobs as required. Besides caring for all those dogs and cats, I have looked after many chickens, cattle, sheep, alpacas, horses, donkeys and geese.

I enjoy caring for someone else's home and their pets and would look after your home and garden as I would my own, ensuring cleanliness and security always. Pet and home owners can go on holidays knowing a responsible and considerate person is in charge

Referees are readily available.

My partner Glenn lives and works full time in Wangaratta, Victoria and may join me on the weekend.

Regards Hugh McArthur.




Fernanda & Fabrice


  • ACT, Melbourne

We are a responsible, non-smoking, non-drinking couple based in Melbourne.

Fernanda is a 41-year-old biologist, Portuguese teacher and a gardener. Fabrice is a 41-year-old, IT consultant and a social worker.

Fernanda and Fabrice lived in Canberra for almost five months, when Fabrice was working at ACT Health as an IT contractor.

In Canberra, we lived in three houses as house-sitters. We had excellent feedback from the owners.

We are back in Melbourne and we have decided to keep house sitting, as we really enjoyed the experience.

We are tidy and respectful individuals, so you will find your home in the condition in which you left it upon your return. We look after the pets with love, as they are ours.

We can provide house sitting, work and personal references and also police checks and IDs.

We appreciate the value of caring for a property, especially when it is not yours!

Leanne & Paul


  • Sydney, Northern Rivers, Tweed Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast

Hi Fellow Animal Lovers. Paul and I have been married for 4 years and have 4 adult children between us. I have worked in schools all my life with the littlest ones but have been retired since end of 2017 and Paul has very recently retired as a manager in the earthmoving industry. We want to remain active and follow our dream of more travel. Paul loves a game of golf and my idea of exercise is nice, long walks. Hoping to have some gorgeous dogs to keep us company on the beach walks, at the dog park, etc. I also love photography and we both do a small amount of personal work on our laptops while relaxing at home so your animals will have lots of time and attention from us and your home will be occupied adding extra security.
We have always taken our responsibilities very seriously and with house sitting, even more so. We will treat your home with the utmost respect. We will follow the owner's instructions regarding what and how things are to be done and happy for extra duties like watering the garden, putting bins out, collecting mail, mowing the lawn, cleaning the pool, etc.
We will keep you updated as often or as little as you like and happy to answer all requests for information, photos or just reassurance.
We have both always been very house proud and now that we have sold up our home and most of our possessions to enjoy our roving retirement, we take great pride in looking after the homes that we rent or house sit.
Back when I had my own much loved dog, house sitting was not really heard of much. Each time I went on holiday, my precious Minty and I both experienced the trauma of going to the kennels, trying to part ways and then a whole holiday wondering and fretting if he was okay. Paul and I would be thrilled and honoured to help prevent such anxiety for other people and their 'babies.' We can bring peace of mind to pet owners (who will enjoy their often much needed break more) by providing a secure, loving and caring atmosphere and, more importantly, a less anxious time for the animals who remain in their familiar surroundings (their own home, bed and environment). We have lots of love and affection to lavish on the fur babies in our care (and the not so furry).
New to this career this year but with 7 sits already notched up, 1 in process and 7 more confirmed on this and other sites. Also lots of experience with sitting for family and friends (homes and animals) and maintaining our own homes and units over the years to a very high standard. We are both extremely tidy and clean living, non smokers, mature and responsible. We have always looked after our homes and belongings well and have a great deal of respect for the property of others.
We have had experience with dogs, cats, fish, guinea pigs and budgies. Looking for opportunities to connect with furry friends for long walks on the beach, play dates in the yard or park and cuddles at home on the couch or house sits without pets where we can get busy in the garden, maintaining pools and lawns and keeping your homes spotless and secure.
As well as many references which I can provide on request, I also have a Blue Working with Children Card which consists of regular Police Checks and is valid until 2020. Before this expires, we will be getting Police Checks done for your peace of mind.
If you think we would be suitable for your home and pets in 2020, please drop us a line.
We genuinely look forward to hearing from you,
Leanne and Paul.

Tony & Mahrukh


We are a responsible and trustworthy, non-smoking, retired couple with plenty of common sense and loads of house and pet sitting experience. To date we have looked after more than 90 cats, 70 dogs, ferrets, rabbits, hens and a feisty cockerell, fish (including tropical fish) and canaries!

We have Australian and UK citizenship. I am University educated and worked as a manager within a multinational blue chip company for many years in London and Sydney. Tony, my husband, worked in the publishing industry for 25 years. We took early retirement and are thoroughly enjoying this alternate lifestyle of housesitting around the world. As we have more time for ourselves, we have the flexibility to travel and also do the things we really love doing, like walking, writing, listening to music and painting...and we are loving it!

We are professional in our approach to housesitting and have undertaken a variety of housesit assignments around the world. We have many years of housesitting experience (over 95 housesits). We feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to house and petsit in different countries, experience their history and culture while also enjoying the company of the many lovely animals in our care.

Our travelling lifestyle precludes us from having our own pets so we particularly love that we can shower our love on the beautiful pets that we have entrusted to our care.
We have earned many excellent references and have also been featured in the media. Best of all, many homeowners are now good friends – after house and pet sitting for them we have a special bond.

Housesitting is home away from home. We look after everything as we would if the house was our own. We have been described as outstanding house sitters due to the care and effort we put into looking after homes, pets, gardens and pools and many of the owners have asked us to housesit for them over and over again. Especially appreciated is our ability to resolve problems before they become serious. We know that it may be worrying for you to leave your pets and home; we are very conscious of this and we will make sure that we communicate regularly by email or skype to reassure you that all is well.

We have renovated our own property and landscaped our garden so we can put our hand to most things should the need arise in an emergency.
We recognise the importance of selecting the right people to look after your home and pets. We are genuine animal lovers and having pets to look after is an added bonus for us. We are also house proud and we will keep your house and garden looking spick and span and maintained in good condition for your return.
Do contact us as we are always happy to discuss your individual house-sitting needs.