Semi-retired professional male delighted to care for your house & pets - flexible durations.I am a cheerful, independent and responsible person who would be the perfect candidate to mind your house, pets & gardens in your absence. I am experienced in caring for both house and gardens as well as a variety of pets and have had previous positions houseminding in Australia, New Zealand & the UK during the past 7 years.I love the company of animals and enjoy the peace and quiet of my own company. Being a conscientious person I will ensure that the needs of you and your pets are well understood. Also, I will take the time to carry out exactly what you want me to do while you are absent so that you can have complete peace of mind.Written & verbal references available. I don't smoke, and I rarely drink alcohol.I will endeavour to do all I can to provide what you need in exchange for the privilege of staying in your home.I would be delighted to hear from you.
I am a shift worker living in West Adelaide. I like to house sit as I enjoy time on my own. I have a family with my hubby, three girls, (20, 19 and 13), Lab Max is 8 years old, Ginger male cat (rescued) and female tabby who is one year old.I am very reliable and I will feed and love your pets as if they were my own and I will look after your house and possessions in the same way. I enjoy Netflix so access to wifi is important.As I will be caring for your fur babies, it is important that on excessively warm or cold days, they are brought inside to avoid the extreme weather.Thank you.
A responsible & trustworthy 33yr old non-smoker, I have housesat worldwide & have great references. I love having animals around me, & especially adore cats. I am house-proud, & really enjoy every-day tasks of caring for a home as if it were my own. A scientist turned yacht-stewardess, I am now focused on becoming a freelance lifecoach. Sitting gives me time to focus on online courses & plan (& save) for further study, so I can reach my goal: a freelance life-coach with a focus on self-empowerment - inspiring the Self to achieve one's goals.*** I worked for a number of years as a medical scientist, saved and bought a townhouse in Melbourne, before deciding to see the world, pursuing my love of nature and animals by participating in various volunteer projects in Latin America for two years, then working as a yacht stewardess to supplement further travel throughout Europe. I have been lucky to housesit and care for many different pets all throughout my travels, providing me with much-needed animal companionship and equally-needed; a place to care for as if it were my own. Now I am returning to Australia for a few months to help out my best friend and her new baby (who i will visit at their home in Warragul). *** I will not be working in this short time but plan to spend quiet time studying from home - so I will have heaps of quality time to spend with your pets and be added security presence for your home. I enjoy my own time and quiet space and am the sort of person who prefers to meditate or do yoga than go out to parties. I do not take drugs, and I am a firm NON-smoker. I do enjoy the occasional glass of wine with dinner.*** I am an extremely clean and tidy person, (force of habit from working in the yachting industry) so I appreciate the same in my surroundings. Any effort you make to clean and tidy your home before you go will be returned in-kind as I always leave a home better than how I found it, and with more joy in my heart for doing so when it is obvious you take pride in it too.*** I have used Happy Housesitters in the past when I had to leave my own cat and home, so I totally understand how you feel & will keep you updated via email, facebook, whatsapp or Skype, as frequently as you wish, whilst you are away. The health and happiness of your pet, security of your home, and your peace-of-mind are my top priorities. Happy holidays!*** I can provide great references (many of my sits have been overseas and by word-of-mouth, so references have not been sent through the happyhousesitter site, though I have plenty), and am happy to meet either in person if possible or via Skype, before you commit so you can see if I will be the perfect fit for you & your pets.*** I have experience with cats, dogs, horses, chickens, guinea pigs, rabbits, goats, fish, and birds.I am experienced & comfortable with administration of medicines. Please contact to discuss any requirements.*** I love all animals and seek first and foremost to keep them comfortable and happy, healthy and enjoying life. No request to this end is ever too big or too small.
I am a retired social worker who has also worked in environment area in my latter years. I have a long standing history of volunteering in the animal rescue area working alongside the RSPCA in an affiliated body dealing with native animals. I'm currently transitioning back to the mainland from kangaroo island and am just waiting for my property to sell. I am interested in house sitting while my property is on the market.
IntroductionWe 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 sitHouse 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 experienceWe 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!
Hi, I'm Sherry and I'm a fantastic housesitter available for you from this Nov. 6th to Feb. 1st 2013 for short or long assignments within this time. I prefer the Northern Suburbs (Blue Zone Perth-A) because of this area is nearest to my Grandkids. I love animals and they love me too....I have experience housesitting in the U.S. and Australia as I have dual Citizenship. References available. Police check too if desired. I love to live in a clean house and will do gardening and petsitting of friendly animals and execute other errands you might like me to run while you are away. I'm a non-smoker and live a quiet lifestyle. I love to exercise and walk as well for fitness everyday. I'm responsible, reliable, use commonsense and am most of all, trustworthy. I am a semi-retired Realtor. I look forward to meeting with you to see if I am possibly the perfect answer to your housesitting/petsitting needs. Sherry :)
Over the past 4 years Morgan (41) and Izzy (37) have provided security, love and care for both homeowners’ furry family members, and their homes. We look after your home as if it is our own, thankfully we’re both tidy, responsible and genuinely value leaving a place better than we found it. Professionally we are both video producers and biz consultants (emphasis on Morgan), and copywriters and video editors (emphasis on Izzy). We often work from home, meaning we’re able to provide company for both your 4 walls, and your pets. Morgan is also an avid DIY’er and enjoys helping with certain household tasks &/or fix-ups you might need done while you’re away.We’re cinephiles, explorers of new places (whether around the corner, away from the city lights or across the globe) and avid foodie adventurers - both in and out of your kitchen :) .We both grew up with various pets: dogs, cats, rabbits, and even a horse for Izzy, and genuinely miss all the care and engagement they encourage.Feel free to get in touch and query away if you feel we’d be a good fit for your needs.Morgan & Izzy
Male aged 62 -70% Work from home fit and healthy professional. Have owned and rented homes over many years as a landlord and as a tenant and house swapped on an International basis when I first came to Australia in 1979.Have been renting & or house/ Pet minding with excellent references for past 7yrs. Also other personal and professional reference available if required. In addition, for your further peace of mind I have a police check available,Have cared for pets for many years and as a family man in the past have owned my own pets. Not a handyman, but am a fastidious housekeeper..Enjoying keeping healthy (walking, running,cycling etc - Have running shoes, will travel :)Also enjoy cooking, reading, social media. Enjoy my own company, but of course meet up with a few friends from time to time. :)Professionally - I'm a Mindset Mentor specialising in Helping people Turn a Mid-Life Crisis into Mid-Life Opportunties (See website www.SuccessfulLifeResults.com.au; fb-Steve Lyddy; fb-Successful Social Media Results; Twitter SteveLyddy; Linkedin Steve Lyddy- Hope all this helps. :)
Hi! My fiancé Ben and I have recently bought a house off the plan and are waiting for it to be built so in the meantime we have been doing some house sitting to avoid living with the in-laws :)We love both dogs and cats and are employed full-time so wouldn't be around in the day time during the week.Both non-smokers and very neat and tidy by nature.Look forward to hearing from you!Amy & Ben :)
Sean and I really enjoy house / pet sitting and have had plenty of experience including owning our own pets from guinnea pigs to dogs.We have references and a police certificate to show if required. We are pretty flexible where we can house sit but it needs to be close to public transport.I only work 4 days and Sean is not able to work at the moment until clearance come through from his visa application, so he would have more time to spend with your pets.Hoping we can help you out real soon with your housesit.Regards Martina & Sean
I'm a single creative in my mid 30's and an experienced house sitter. I have house sat all over the inner west of Sydney for long stretches of time and am very good with animals. I'm a vegetarian, a non-smoker, neat freak and a natural homebody so you can rest assured your home will be in good hands. I prefer housesitting as it allows me the privacy and quiet to concentrate on my work for long stretches of time. References are available on request and i look forward to hearing from you. (references available upon request)
We are a retired couple who stay in the beautiful Isle of Skye in Scotland. We are coming to Sydney in November 2017 for 12 to 14 weeks spending some of our time with our daughter, her partner and our 3 year old grandson. Although we have only 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.
My name is Ailsa and I am a 49 year old professional medical practice manager working part time and now looking after furry friends and house sitting the other percentage of my time and absolutely loving it. I have owned my own home and know about all of the responsibilities and looking after that comes with that looking after a house and garden and running a house hold that of course included pets.Now I am having a change to my life style looking after other homes and pets which I am enjoying meeting so many different people and their pets.I love the company of animals, and have had my own dogs and cats so not a problem looking after others - I love my walks and the outdoor so if dog walkies are required that is not a problem.I enjoy my own space and quiet times at home, practice yoga enjoy reading, good coffee and morning walks. I am a non smoker and have excellent references from previous clients or employers.I can honestly say that I am extremely honest and caring and most of all when it comes to pets put more than required to look after any ones pets.Hope to chat soon.Kind Regards Ailsa..
Hello My husband and I are a married retired couple that have had a lot of experience housesitting in Canberra and would look after your home as we look after our own and believe that it is very important to leave someones home clean and tidy as we found it. We both love animals and have a dog and cat of our own.If possible we would bring a little tiny Foxy with us if possible if that is a problem We are both non smokers. The reason we wish to housesit in Canberra is that my mother is living in Canberra in a Nursing Home at Weston and we would like to spend more time with her as she is getting elderly. We are available to housesit from early December
My partner and I are available for pet and house-sitting between mid November 2017 to March 2018, short stints of a few days are fine. We are a same-sex couple, have left corporate careers, are self-employed, work online and are usually home during the day. We both love animals and have had pets (cats, dogs and chickens). I love sketching and gardening, and am used to maintaining a large garden (watering, weeding, setting up beds, growing trees, flowers and vegetables); my partner is house-proud and a tiny bit obsessed about keeping things clean and neat. Non-smokers, discreet (we won't share photo of your pets or house on social media), and respectful of your privacy. References are available on request.
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.
My husband and I are both retired, although Ian does work every now and then for his previous employer (finance area). I retired 3 years ago but had been a School Admonistration Manager (14 years). I still have security clearance to work in schools, therefore have had the full criminal record check.We did our first house sitting and pet minding "job" in March and April 2015 (6 wks) and we looked after lovely little dog and cat(See Reference) and we then did another house sit, pet minding (5 wks) looking after another gorgeous dog (See Reference).Our background in brief: Five adult children. Married 42 years. We now live in an Over 50s complex and are enjoying it very much. We had previously lived at Sylvania, southern suburb of Sydney, for 35 years. Always been involved in community activities (Judy - P&C life member, and raising money for various charities. Ian - Soccer Chairmans award for volunteer work, also local Scout group committee member and volunteer work). We love pets, growing up I had a poodle, and Ian had a Jack Russell. Our family dog was a Staffie called Cypress. She was loved for 14 years, and when the timing is right we will have another Staffie. But we love all pets. We are honest and reliable, and would take good care of your home, inside and out. Ian really enjoys mowing lawns, yes he does. And I love pottering in the garden. We would now like to do more travelling and exploring of this wonderful country. Please contact us if you would like more information.
Dear Homeowners, My name is Anna, I'm 59 and single and I’m in the Byron Bay AreaI spend most of my time at home studying astrology online (I have my own data). I'm very good with animals and especially with cats that are shy or nervous, a natural cat whisperer.I'm very respectful of your place having owned my own home in the past. I'm clean and tidy, have a quiet and healthy lifestyle. I don't drink or smoke.I have only just joined this site but below is a reference from a housesit in WA where I looked after Kernow, a beautiful Rhodesian ridgeback, for 3 months!"Anna looked after our dog for us for three months while we were away. She diligently walked her and kept her company, many of our friends commented on how much they had seen our dog out and about. On our return the house was clean and tidy as we had left it. I would recommend Anna as a quiet and respectful house sitter."If you're interested or have any questions I would love to hear from you.
Hi, we are a caring married couple in our 40's who are living in South Sydney and would appreciate an opportunity to get away from our hectic lifestyle and enjoy a break. We are both animal lovers, particularly dogs, and love to spend time in the outdoors.Before we left to go overseas for a year and a half, we completed a few house-sits over a period of about 5 months and really loved the experience, so would love to be considered to house-sit your place. Since coming back from overseas, we have also been involved in various house-sits in both NSW and Qld for short getaways and enjoy the aspect of minding a home and taking care of pets, which gives us a more relaxed experience, rather than a clinical hotel getaway.We love pets as we have both grown up with them and so would look after your pets well and care for them like our own. We are both fit and healthy so enjoy taking dogs for walks and are also able to help maintain a yard and look after a swimming pool if required.We are non-smokers and non-partygoers but rather love spending time at home.We are also clean freaks so will take great care of your home, keeping it tidy and clean at all times.My husband is an electrician so could come in handy for small jobs around the home as well.We look forward to hearing back from you.Kind Regards,Tim & Sarah
Hello! I'm a Clinical Psychologist working part time at a Community Mental Health Centre in Sydney and working from home writing and researching (4 days per week). As I am working in Sydney in permanent jobs, I can be completely relied upon with any house sitting arrangements made. I am a non-smoker, non-partyer and also a very quiet, clean, tidy, and honest person by nature, and I show a lot of care and respect towards others and the things they hold dear (which includes homes and pets!). I love being physically active and outdoors - walking when I can, but am eager for some quite space in a cosy home to read and relax. Having grown up on a farm, I miss having animals in Sydney, so it would be a privilege to take care of someone's pets while they are away.Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions. I have completed recent police checks and working with children checks (a requirement of NSW Health) in February this year, and can hopefully dig up a copy if anyone requires it. I can also provide character references from people I have house sat for in the past.
Hello, I am Sacha, living in Ashburton with my partner. Unfortunatly my partner is allergic to dogs and cats and I am a huge animal lover (had dogs and cats all my life). For this reason and for some lovely private time to do preparations for my work projects, I love to housesit and take care of your furry ones. I am happy to look after your dogs and/or cats whilst you are away and guard your home for you. I value a clean environment and very keen to maintain the space I live or stay, clean and tidy. I have a quiet lifestyle, enjoy walks in the park and lovely latte's. Happy to meet you and very much open to a chat.
Hello, I am very keen to house sit in Sydney, a city which I've visited many times and which has much to offer. My daughter lives there too, so another reason for frequent visits. I recently stopped working as a university lecturer and currently I'm writing up a Phd at The University of Sydney. I am fastidious, tidy and would treat your home with care and respect. I have owned a black labrador and a chihuahua/terrier, very different in temperaments and personalities but equally lovable. I also like cats and I could cope with birds. I'm health, safety and security conscious as is my husband, Rob. We are vigilant about closing windows and locking doors when we go out. In our spare time we have many interests including walking, yoga, writing, reading and visiting France most years. We like to socialise but we're not party people, preferring quieter dinner parties. I'm a sophisticated, gracious person who treats people with respect and consideration, irrespective of their background or culture. I like to think that I'm non-judgmental. I would look after pets with care and also be diligent in watering plants, putting out rubbish and keeping the place immaculate so that the homeowner returns to the home he/she left behind. I would be the main housesitter but my husband, Rob, may join me for some or part assignments. In New Zealand police checking is different from Australia in that the individual cannot request a check on himself/herself but we have had police clearance in the past when hosting international students. I can supply references from people who have known us for a long time and know how we live.I'd be happy to answer any further questions. Thank you for your consideration.
Hi, I am a 55-year-old professional looking for house sitting opportunities in Melbourne and nearby rural areas. I have extensive experience house-sitting and can provide references from many house-sits (over 30 to-date) as well as a national police check.I own a family home in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and have owned a number of homes over the past 20 years. My family has always had pets - dogs, cats, rabbits, fish - and caring for yours and showing them the appropriate amount of care and affection would be a pleasure.My profession is writing and I have a flexible work schedule that allows me to spend my days either working from home or from a city-based office depending on requirements and my preference. That means I can often be around the house during the day to keep pets company and ensure your home is occupied from a security perspective. I have worked for the one company for 20 years - which I guess demonstrates a stable (not boring!) professional life.I am a non-smoker, light drinker, clean living guy who likes a quiet lifestyle. I'm also a bit of a fitness fanatic, which means walking energetic dogs is a joy. I'm very security conscious and like to keep things clean and tidy. I'm quite comfortable with pets that need lots of attention having looked after a Jack Russell in his senior years with daily medication, a strict food regime and plenty of pampering. Our family cat also likes plenty of attention - but only when it suits her! You will find me to be a reliable house-sitter who is very respectful of your property and committed to exceeding your expectations.Look forward to hearing from you.Philip
Hello. I'm a warm, kind, full of life, single woman that loves, animals and the outdoors. I keep fit and live a clean, healthy lifestyle. I am a very clean individual who takes pride in my appearance, my work and my home life. I love all animals with a fondness for dogs and cats. I love walking, playing, interacting and cuddles with beloved family pets and have always treated my adopted furry families with the utmost TLC.I am a business professional also loves nothing better than to unwind in peaceful surroundings inclusive of cuddles from the family pets. I have house sat numerous properties and can provide references upon request.
Hello! I am a non smoker, non drinker, clean living, early to bed, early to rise, tidy, fit & active woman that is looking for house sits for current financial reasons. I have house sat many times over the last 25 years at various times. I have been actively house sitting again since 2016 without any problems. I do have a 2yr old daughter who would be with me. She loves being outside most of the day though and absolutely loves all kinds of animals. She will happily throw the ball to dogs for literally hours at a time so if you have a dog that loves attention then we are your house sitters! I do come armed with portable shelf/cupboard/drawer locks and also baby gates to seal off rooms if needed. Upon saying this, she is very well supervised by me and I am very careful in instructing her, as such we have not to date had any problems. Usually the dogs we sit have a lovely time as she gives them so much attention! We love to walk at the beach (&dog beach) and also in parks / nature every day. That is my exercise and grounding, so it is a given that we will definately walk your dogs. I do have a Standard Poodle, Shiloh who is 11 yrs old but she can either come with me or if needed I have several people she can happily stay with (relatives, friends, my adult son, etc..) Shiloh is extremely well trained, does not bark or dig or fight with other dogs. She is very friendly with other dogs and cats, she loves a good play. She does sleep a lot now that she is older.Being a poodle she doesn't drop hair either and can sleep outside if need be. I can easily walk her and another dog at the same time as she walks right next to me and is very obedient, I do walk her with other dogs often. So if our situation sounds like it will work for your home and pets please consider us! Kind Regards, Holly
Hi I am Alicia, I'm a 37 year old professional who works full time in finance in the CBD. I am originally from Melbourne and have recently sold my home. I'm housesitting for the rest of 2017 and 2018 and am a nonsmoker. Doing a great job on your sit is very important to me as its how I get referrals for further house sits. Once committed I will never cancel a sit.I love animals and have previously owned dogs (various Labrador X's) including a number of rescue dogs (which come with their own unique challenges, but that I love). I have kept tropical fish and have shared houses with lizards, cats and a variety of birds (chickens, canaries, love birds and a cockatiel). I also have experience looking after marine fish, rabbits and guinea pigs. I work full time, however, I am able to take your pets for up to twice daily walks with ease. I also have the ability to work from home at times, however if you need someone to be at home with your pet all day every day, then, unfortunately, I am not the right sitter for you. I will give your pets lots of love and attention before and after work though, as well as weekends!I will live in and keep your home as I would my own, I prefer to always meet you and your pets in person prior to a sit and will ask you lots of questions to ensure your pets (garden and home) are looked after, not only to my high standards, but more importantly to yours. I will seek to understand your expectations on updates and contact whilst you are away, any health issues your pets may have had or currently have and anything I need to know about your home. In addition to previously owning pets, I have been housesitting since September. I also have experience with administering numerous medication to animals. My old Labrador before she passed away was on injections, creams and twice daily tablets. I also have been to dog training with all of my previous dogs and am happy to help out if your pets have minor behavioural issues. Happy for pets to sleep either inside with me or outside as required by you.I have previously used housesitters to care for my dog and so understand the potential nervousness you can feel when leaving your home and pets in the hands of a stranger. I would love to be considered for your next housesit and look forward to speaking to you.Thanks Alicia
Hi,I am a professional journalist who has recently returned to live in Adelaide this July after four years in London. I have tenants in my Adelaide home until January 2018 so available for house sitting until then. I love all animals and am also very active, so if you have a dog/s that require regular exercise, that's ideal!I am very house proud, neat, reliable and have previous house/pet sitting and rental experience and can provide references on request. I looked after a little Jack Russell for three weeks in early July and the owners are happy to be contacted personally to vouch for my reliability, etc.Thank youCandy
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