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Chantal & Cynthia

  • Melbourne

Hi there,
My cousin and I have been travelling Australia for more than two months. Now it‘s time to have a closer look at beautiful Melbourne. We would like to do housesitting since it gives you the opportunity to live close to Melbourne and experience the daily life of an Aussie, plus we both love animals.
I currently have three dogs at home and had a cat, a pet parakeet and a hamster. My cousin also had a dog, a guinea pig, a hamster and a cat. So we both know how the animals have to be treated and how to handle them.
We‘re both tidy and clean. Furthermore we like to go outside for a run and do sports in general.
Concerning gardening we both have a garden at home. Cynthia did wwoofing in New Zealand where she did a lot of gardening.
It would be a pleasure to sitt your pets and house.
Cheers, Cynthia and Chantal.

Mark & Cheryl

  • ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Adelaide, Mid North, South, TAS, VIC, Perth, S. Western

Responsible retired couple available to care for your home, domestic pets and garden.

We are a retired couple (non-smokers) from Brisbane with interests in golf, gardening, photography and genealogy. We enjoy road trips, spending time in one place and leisurely exploring an area and community. Since 2014 we have undertaken a number of house-sitting assignments and have found it a rewarding experience. We are always respectful of someone else’s property and possessions, taking care to maintain the property to a high standard.

We have owned dogs, cats and birds in the past and they were always considered an integral part of our family. We would describe ourselves as “animal lovers” and have experience in the care of domestic animals such as feeding, administering medication, grooming and walking.

We would feel privileged to be given the opportunity to take care of your pets and property.

Emma & Margaret

  • Melbourne

We are a mother and daughter looking to house sit your home like its our own! Mature woman full time employed in medical and daughter full time design student at Swinburne. We are looking to house sit as an alternative to renting, as we are saving for a new home later in 2018! We would look after your home the way you would, as we have been homeowners and renters in the past and therefore, understand your requirements for a clean, tidy, secure home. In the past we have had several family pets including cats and dogs. We would love to care for your pets as if they were our own. We enjoy gardening, have flexible working/studying hours which enable us to keep pets lot and of company. We like to be organised, clean, tidy and enjoy living quietly.
Have previously worked as a house keeper/nanny. Can provide both personal and professional references and police check on request.
We have a sit booked late March
UPDATE*** as Emma has found accommodation near uni l am still available to house sit singularly.


We are a married couple. We currently own a house in Port Stephens, which we rent out to holiday makers.
We have had several house / dog sitting opportunities through this website, and thoroughly enjoy the diversity of lifestyle.
My husband is a house painter and I am a freelance web / graphic designer.
As I work from ‘home’ - I can work from anywhere. I have my laptop with my own mobile high speed internet connection, therefore I would be available to be at your home most of the time to keep your dog(s) company! And they can keep me company!
We have a dog of our own - he is a cairn terrier/shiatsu cross - and he is used to being with other dogs. We love dogs and treat all dogs as our own.
And we’re used to dog walking twice daily.
We are interested in house sits in the Newcastle / Port Stephens area.
We are non-smokers. We have house/dog sat many times through this website and for friends. References available.


  • Sydney
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Hi my name is Danika i’m 21, i’ve been traveling in sydney, australia. I am leaving for philippine at the end of the month (april). I am an aupair in a family but my contract end the first of april. So i am free for 21 days. I am a big animal lover. I had two dogs in my life and a cat, i can take care of them easily. I can also clean and take care of the house. I would like to talk more about it and i hope we can meet soon.

Samantha & Brandon

  • Melbourne

Hi, my boyfriend Brandon (26) and myself, Samantha (26), are 2 Canadians travelling in Australia and we are interested in looking after your pet(s) and home.

We are nonsmokers who are responsible, caring and tidy. We are very passionate about animals.

Brandon grew up with a cat, while my family has had a miniature pinscher since I was 15 years old and I grew up with many small pets ranging from fish to rabbits. We aspire to have our own furbabies, but for now while we are travelling we look forward to caring for yours!

During my parents’ extended holidays over the past years I would take care of their house with duties such as watering plants, taking out garbage/recycling/food waste, washing dishes, laundry and collecting mail. I would also take care of my family's dog and guinea pig which included the usual tasks of walks/feeding/making sure there is fresh water/cleaning the gp's cage but also administering eye drops and oral medications on a specific schedule.

We have also taken care of Brandon's sister's cat, plants and apartment for several weeks while she has been away.

We are happy to complete any tasks that are needed while you are away. Caring for any and all needs of your pet(s), maintaining a clean house, gardening, collecting mail, keeping you updated on your pet(s) and anything else that may be needed.

A little bit more about us:
At home Brandon is an electrician and I am a manager/medical office assistant.
We like travelling. We love the outdoors and in Canada on our free time we like hiking, camping, kayaking and being outside in general. We are an easy-going couple and when not outside we enjoy just relaxing at home. We are quiet, respectable and pay attention to detail, so we will make sure you return to your home without any worries. And most importantly, we adore animals and are very grateful to have the opportunity to be trusted to care for your pets while you’re away.

We are new to Australia so we are happy to have the opportunity to explore different parts of Melbourne while taking care of your pet(s) and home.


  • Sydney

My name is Cecilia N, I am currently in the process of relocating to Western Sydney for employment purposes as an animal trainer. To begin my transition, I am interested in completing a number of house sitting jobs whilst learning the different suburbs of Sydney.

I am an experienced trainer with on-going qualifications in the field of animal behaviour and professional dog training. For the past year, I have run a business in Adelaide, South Australia specializing in animal behaviour consulting and services. Regularly providing pet hosting/sitting, dog walking and training services to companion pets. Therefore, I am registered and have full public liability insurance to cover me during these services offered.

For more information and to view some testimonials, please take a look at my mad paws profile:

Please note: that my business is separate to mad paws.

I have included photos of previous pets that I have had the pleasure of looking after!

**I have secured a sit over the March / April 2018 period in Sydney, I am open for house sitting from around the beginning of May, 2018.


  • Melb. SE suburbs

Hi I'm Lisa I'm 53 and I work in Community Care and I'm looking for house sits in and around the Bayside area...
I love animals and have always had dogs and cats in my life though due to current circumstances I am unable to have any pets - I miss it terribly. So I would love to look after yours...
I am very clean, tidy and responsible and very respectful of others people's homes.
I have had a few housesits in the past with very happy customers and you can be assured that while you are away your house and pets will be looked after well..
Look forward to hearing from
Thanks Lisa

Carmel & Peter

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

We are a couple in our 50s from Canberra. We have three grown up sons, two live at home. We also have a lovely rescue dog called Mage. Mage will stay in Canberra with our sons while we are away.
Peter will be working in Melbourne for some months starting early May 2018. We are interested in house-sitting for some of that time at least. Carmel will not be working whilst in Melbourne, so will be available to be home for pets if necessary. We are a quiet couple, non-smokers and are quite active. We walk each day - usually with our dog, and we are keen gardeners. We are clean and tidy, and happy to care for house, garden and pets. Recently we minded our friends’ house and young dog for two weeks. We have also helped mind pets in the past whilst friends and relatives have been away.
Police checks and references are available upon request.


  • Tweed Coast, Melbourne, Macedon Ranges, Lakes area

I am a single, non-smoking, self-employed woman (68 years young) with an adult daughter and no pets.
I am semi retired, so would be home most of the time to work on my book. I love walking in nature, peace, quiet and alone time to write.

I enjoy a clean and tidy space (I actually enjoy cleaning!) and would look after your home and garden as if it was my own. I am extremely houseproud and would consider it a privilege to care for your home, pets and garden (I have a green thumb with a degree in Horticultural Science). Owners often comment that they find their property in better condiition than when they left.

I have extensive experience as a house sitter and pet carer ranging from 1 year to 2 weeks and have provided both personal and professional references. (See attached). Dogs and cats take to me according to feedback from owners.

My needs are simple - however I do require a reliable internet service. I am very happy for short term housesits and would love longer term housesits. Many of my housesits have been between 4 -12 months.

Please give me a call to connect so we can decide we are a good fit?

MIchael & Carol

  • Melbourne, SE Vic, Geelong, Grampians, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

Hi, my name is Michael I am looking for a house to sit on the dates of 19th of April till the approximate 30th of April. I have previously sat at houses at chinchilla and also Noosa. I personally live on acreage and have had numerous animals over a time. At present we have a Pappillion 14 years old. Who will be staying at home. Reason being looking for a house it is that I am putting my campervan into a workshop for five days in Melbourne. I appreciate the concern that you have for your pet been cared for as they are part of the family and we will do the upmost to take the best care of them for you whilst you enjoy your holiday. Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you ASAP as I need to secure a residence in the new future thanks again. please do not hesitate to call me on 04874288564 any further information or references thanks again bye.

Leenie & Erick

  • Sydney, Melbourne

If you're looking for someone to take absolute care of your pets and your household while you're away, have no fear, we are here.

We are Leenie (34) and Erick (37). A happy couple based in Sydney. Leenie works in film and tv (costume mainly), and Erick is a freelance interior stylist/decorator. We've both had pets since we were young, and have also pet-sitted from time to time - dogs, cats, chickens, baby bunnies, and fish. We LOVE animals (especially dogs!). We manage airbnbs and usually spend a bit of time cleaning apartments, so you can be sure yours will be kept in pristine condition at all times while you're away. We are extremely trustworthy, friendly and mature. We will give your pets the attention and love they deserve. We can walk your dogs, feed, cuddle your pets, water your plants, take in your mail, take the bins out, and report daily if needed plus anything else you need done.

Because of our work we have the flexibility to live wherever we like, for much of the time. Erick has a police check and working with children check (required for his Spanish teacher jobs), and I don't have them, but it would be all clear if I did ;) At the moment we also have people looking after our airbnbs so we are looking to change up the scenery.

Many friends have entrusted us with their place while they were away, and they're always thrilled to come home to a sparkling house and well loved animals.

For absolute peace of mind, choose us!

References are available upon request.

Thanks :)


  • VIC

thomas & xin

  • Brisbane, South Eastern

We are a happily married couple, former teacher and doctor, with a 2yo son. Recently returned to Oz from China, looking to get ahead and save some money for a career change. Both non-smokers and have grown up around pets (cats, dogs, rabbits, fish and chickens). Happy to water plants and gardens and keep a house clean and organised. Security conscious and environmentally friendly, currently enjoying the Gold Coast, we are available for any length of house sitting and can provide references on request.

Liz & Kate

  • South Eastern, Central, Central Coast (Qld), Western QLD, VIC

Two very quiet mature non smoking,non party, women who love classical music. We have been house sitters over the years and locum managers for B&Bs, self catering cottages and small farms.

We would now like to pet/house sit for others. as after lots of travelling during which we have had special people look after our beloved boy who sadly has gone where good pets go when it is their time for peace, we would now like to help others to enjoy their travels.

References can be supplied, and our police check is up to date Do you need us? We would be very pleased to help you enjoy your adventures.


  • Sunshine Coast, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, Macedon Ranges, North Western, Geelong, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

My name is Joanna, 55 year old mother of 2 children now employed in Melbourne . By default/first hand experience have discovered that house sitting can be a win/win/win situation for the home owner, their precious animals and the sitter. I have found that house sitting provides the sitter with quality time get to know another part of Australia and another families pets whilst giving the home owners peace of mind on their holiday . You cannot get much better than that.
I have fenced out our house on the family farm where I grew up just out of Melbourne .Have horses, a cat and dogs .There are sheep alpacas and cows on this family farm. I am a retired-midwife/nurse educator/farmer/dairy farm hand and calf rearer /gardener. This new chapter of my life sees me as an empty nester and am at a stage where I am able to be flexible with time. No longer committed to travel in the school holiday periods. I have fond memories of holidays as a child in the Sunshine coast hinterland and would dearly love to spend some time there again.
I have been invited a couple times to mind people’s houses and various animals in Victoria and Western Australia and must have done an OK job because on each occasion I have been invited back. Most of my house sitting is through Word of mouth referrals Have cared for Oscar a cat in his home at Queenscliff six times for a Doctor from Geelong, and twice have been invited to house sit for people on acreage at Helena Valley out of Perth, with their assorted animals including three elderly donkeys .Have minded 3 houses with pools each with different pool filter set ups .In WA and Queensland I had the use of their cars which made the experience worth the effort of flying there for the couple of weeks to mind the house .I like to leave houses/pools and cars cleaner than when I arrived as my way of saying thank you for the experience
Ideally my preference would be to meet with the home owners prior to the sitting job or possibly stay the night before they go and be the one who drives them to the airport if that suits .Otherwise I do follow written instructions well and would not be shy about texting home owners if necessary to seek further clarification on important matters .
Responsible honest and reliable.
Involved in the local football/netball club where both my children played . Was involved in the local pony club where my children and I competed in the novelty events.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile


  • ACT, South Coast

Hi There!

My name is Darcy Lewis and I am a 21 year old who loves all animals and enjoys having a strong sense of independence. I have experience with many animals in which I have gained extensive knowledge from.

Although I haven't had much experience house sitting in the past I do have experience in caring for other people's houses through an animal camp that I have staffed at. In this case I was in charge of teaching kids how to ride and care for horses as well as feeding 13 cats, 2 dogs, 10 chickens and one very loud cockatoo.

I am currently studying graphic design at The University of Canberra, and work a part time retail job. When I'm not studying or working I am taking photographs or playing with my two recuse dogs. I also love to get outside and exercise for minimum 30 mins a day, so if your pet/s need to be walked it would be all the better company.

I have listed some points below about why you should consider me to sit your home.

• Reliable, animal loving adult to care for your home or pet/s
• Trustworthy and clean
• Experience with farm animals house pets/rescue animals/bee keeping
• Thrive from leadership and responsibility

Please don't hesitate to contact me!

Darcy Lewis

lynette & Neil


Lyn - (able to leap tall buildings in a single bound ... well not really!) I have a 'sense' of humour & am responsible & honest & tidy. Retired for approx. 18 mths - have been a 'Jill of Trades' over the years - secretary, kindergarten teaching, old age nursing, building manager in Sydney CBD etc. Have had previous police checks - will need to update. Main hobbies are gardening & travelling Oz - camping in National Parks and exploring. Member of Conservation Volunteers Australia. Of course ... enjoy the company & personalities of most animals (just a bit wary of bulls!). Yes - have previous care experiences from residential to bush blocks to a 4,000 acre cattle property with holiday lettings (& a farmhand) & 'allowed' to pack the "dags" at the shearing shed.

Neil - (more 'serious' than me). Retired strata manager with 30+ years of experience & responsibility in all aspects of running high rise buildings & communities living in such & in the organising of - trades for repairs, legalities, insurances, etc. Perfectionist handyman. Hobbies apart from travelling as above (& talking to everyone) are classic cars - in fact just anything with wheels & engines & racing. Also a 'sucker' for smoochy animals.

Both non-smokers. Homeowners in Lugarno 2210. We like to 'settle / sit' as we travel allowing us to rest, enjoy the locality & locals & get animal fixes.


  • Alice Springs, Darwin, SA, VIC, Perth, Northern, S.E & Central, Esperance, Goldfields, Heartlands

We are Robert and Noelene and a conservative active early 60s retired couple based out of Ballan in Victoria and our medium term (2018) preference is for house sits in southern WA. Noelene spent her early childhood years in south west WA and we hope to catch up with a sister, auntie, cousins, and nieces and nephews.

We have travelled Australia extensively and look forward to continuing to explore all locations in slow time seeking house sits that might run for 30 days plus. We have extensive housesitting experience including suburban, country, short term rental properties and a bed and breakfast. We also enjoy remote locations having spent some time in outback Northern Territory.

We enjoy Pets and have looked after dogs, cats and fish mostly, sometimes multiples with 3 cats and 3 medium size dogs making for interesting mealtimes and walks. We have a well behaved Female Golden retriever that loves to meet other furkids.

Gardens, Lawns, general house chores, forwarding of mail and handy person jobs are typical and we are not scared to accept responsibility and other chores as agreed. We are clean and tidy, respect people's property and work to leave a property in same or better condition.


  • WA

I travelled east in 2015 after having lived in Perth for 18 years. I am wanting to do more house-sits and will be leaving my little girl =^:^= with a house-sitter until I eventually settle somewhere, although perhaps I won't settle and will continue to enjoy house sitting and looking after dogs, cats, birds etc.

I am an empathic person and love all animals (maybe not snakes and spiders!) and would treat your animals lovingly. I want to house-sit because I don't know where I want to settle. I am a very organised person and if left details of what is required I will gladly carry these out. I do not smoke and would rather be in a non-smoking environment. I am a very clean person and know how to keep a house clean, neat and tidy.

I like a nice garden and will make sure that the sprinkler system is working properly or that the garden is getting watered if it is dry. I can also look after a pool too! I am a friendly person and would love to meet you and your pets, and maybe also the neighbours. I have had dogs and cats as pets and years ago a bird also. I would treat your pets as you would treat them including loving them to bits!

There are two excellent references on me but I would also like to say that I have volunteered with Lifeline, working as a crisis supporter for people in need, a few hours a week. To do this empathy and caring are needed which I have in abundance, which can also transfer to pet and house-sitting.

For your interest, this is my home I have recently sold:


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

I am a 34 year old, non-smoking professional working full time as a Marketing Manager for a chain of Health Clubs. I recently completed my Masters, and after studying for many years, I am saving for a house - hence I have been pet & house sitting since Jan 2017. Over the last 12 months, I have cared for gorgeous dogs, cats, birds and even fish! Many of the dogs in my care have required regular walks (which I love!) and there have also been cats requiring daily medication. All of this is of no worries as I have been a pet owner most of my life and adore animals of all shapes & sizes. I like to keep pet owners updated so expect regular photos of your loved ones :)

I have limited availability in 2018 but would love to hear from you if there's a date you would like me to check.

I can also provide both personal and professional references, as well as a police clearance.


  • Melbourne

I have been living in Australia for 16 months and for the first 12 months I was house-sitting in Cranbourne, where I also had two dwelling cats. I am currently looking after an apartment in Melbourne CBD which comes to an end on March 20th.

I have rented out my place back in NZ and I know how vital it is to have someone who will live in it and love it like their home, not just a way of means.

It would be my privilege to care for your home, garden and pets.

I am a non-smoker, mid 40s, have two labradoodles back home and currently work a 30 hour week. I enjoy my own company and getting outdoors to explore what this country has to offer. I live a healthy, clean and organised lifestyle. Also, my friends are always commenting how meticulous I am in keeping everything so neat and tidy. I have a police clearance and I can provide excellent references.

Call me any time for a chat, or happy to meet up.

Luis & Gloria

  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast

Hi house owner,

My wife's name is Gloria and mine is Luis, she is a nurse and I am a telecom engineer, we are a young couple looking to cuddle and look after animals, we just want to help others and are not interested in making money but in making animal's life better and happier!

We have helped lots of people with their loved dogs without asking for any compensation around our area, in fact we are in a well renown app which helps lots of owners to walk and mind dogs, please have a look at our profile picture attached so you have a better idea of who and how we are :)

Anyway, that's a bit of us in a nutshell, so please feel free to reach out to us, we'd love to be part of your house & pet,

Kind Regards


Karen & Wayne

  • Syd. Southern suburbs, Hobart, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs

We are a semi-retired couple from Tasmania with adult children on the mainland. We are experienced with and fond of cats.
We like to spend time with our young grandson and family in the inner North of Melbourne.
We run our own accommodation business part-time in Tasmania and have high standards of home care and maintenance.
We welcome your further questions and are happy to provide a variety of references and police checks.
We are currently after a sit in late March / mid - April in Melbourne's Northern suburbs.
We have also used Air B & B on frequent occasions and have references , including looking after animals.

Nina & Joshua

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

Very responsible, tidy well organised couple who love pets. Relocating to Canada on April 2018 and our lease is up on April 10th. Would love to be able to help someone by house sitting and in return having a place to stay. In order to maximise time with our friends while we're still here, it would be great to find a house sit in the northern beaches. Happy to provide any required documentation.
Thanks for reading :)
Nina & Joshua

Peter & Robyn


Peter & Robyn are married and recently retired.
Peter is a qualified Accountant who held General Manager and National management positions with the NRMA, Brambles and TNT.
Robyn previously worked in Child Care and bringing up our three lovely children.
We have outstanding credentials and references.
Peter is very handy around the house and is able to take care of all minor repairs.
Robyn loves gardening and will look after your garden as if it were her own.
We are both pet lovers and will take very good care of your pets and or farm animals.
References and police checks are available on request.


  • Hunter Valley, North Coast, Sunshine Coast, Cairns

We are an active. non-smoking, retired professional couple. My husband Ted was previously ACT Treasurer and Deputy Chief Minister. He is now trying to lower his golf handicap. I ended my 30 year career in the Commonwealth Public Service working for Austrade and have enjoyed a couple of short term postings in Mauritius and Paris. We love to travel, and live in a beautiful apartment in Canberra. We have had two sits on the Sunshine Coast where we looked after a lovely dog called Roger. He got to go for walks every morning along the boardwalk at Alexander Headland.
We have also enjoyed two house sits on the Mornington Peninsula, looking after a beautiful black Labrador and a small poodle.
We have both been active Rotarians but not at the moment.

We are particularly keen to get out of Canberra during the winter months and are mainly interested in coastal areas as we love the ocean. Open to other suggestions though.

Reference available.


  • Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, Northern Vic, SE Vic, SW Vic

Bonnie & Kate

  • VIC

I am a retired primary school teacher and my husband is a retired secondary teacher. Our daughter, Kate, is a barista and currently living at home until she starts studying for her Masters in Social Work in Melbourne later in 2018. When minding your home it would either be Kate or myself who comes to stay and there might be two of us or one. My husband might also accompany one of us. There would only be at the most two sitters staying at your house.
All of us are non smokers. We are neat and tidy around the house and if John was to stay then he is a great fix it man and would happily tend to any problems around the home!
We have had a long history of owning dogs of various types (mostly small) in our family. We live on 40 acres of bush near the Grampians in a mudbrick home and there are always plenty of places to walk the dogs. If we sit for you then our son would mind our dog Murphy.
We can provide written or phone references if requested.
We are keen to do the right thing by you and your pet and can guarantee you will both be pleased with our care!
We look forward to meeting you and your pets!


  • Canberra, Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. NW suburbs, Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast, Lower Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Upper Hunter Valley, Southern Highlands, Central West Slopes, Brisbane, South Eastern, TAS, WA

Hello Home Owners!

This year I am focusing on house-sitting around the Toowoomba area; some areas in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, and the Gold Coast . Petrol costs too much to go further afield, unfortunately.

Being a pensioner, and a retired teacher,I decided House-Sitting was my only way of having a break/ holiday from home. I have done several successful years of pet and home-sitting ..all with dogs, cats, birds, fish , etc., and even a pet python. I am police-checked a few times over [ for volunteer work], and hold a current Blue Card. I carry a pet first aid kit in my car.

I am a keen gardener, and may find a meal in your fridge or freezer on your return.I am used also to looking after pools.

I am an inveterate animal-lover, with a rural back-ground. I do not smoke , and have the occasional Guinness. I don't throw wild parties.. nor even sedate dinner-parties, as meagre pensions don't run to that!!!! I bring my own mobile larder, laptop, printer, mobile internet modem for my emails , and mobile phone with unlimited calls, so I do not need much,apart from some space in the fridge and the freezer, and access to wifi for my web searches. I have my own transport..a battered Falcon wagon with three dog restraints in the back.

Currently, I do not have any pets of my own, as my beloved Westie, Cailan, passed away last year.

References are available.