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Alice & Ian


  • Melbourne

Hi, Alice here!
Ian and I have been house and pet sitting almost continuously since December 2016 and this has enabled us to stay in Australia as we explore ways to divide our time and work between Melbourne and London, visiting the places we love and spending time with those special to us. Many of our sits now are repeat assignments and word of mouth referrals from satisfied clients.
About us:
I am Australian born and after completing my nursing training in Victoria, took off to explore my northern hemisphere roots and ended up staying for 38 years where I trained as a midwife, raised my children and worked as an independent midwife for almost 20 years until returning to Australia with my London born husband, Ian. After retraining in London as a counsellor, I now work part -time in Melbourne. Ian worked full-time as a teacher for most of his working life, retired as an IT consultant a few years ago, and now teaches computer coding classes on a very casual basis. We have tenants in our London home, an Edwardian house that we spent years renovating, learning the skills we needed from friends, evening classes, books and YouTube. We love exploring new places and finding the local markets, museums, exhibitions, swimming holes and decent coffee. We enjoy walking, reading, gardening, cooking, and sharing meals with friends and family.
After spending several months travelling up and down the east coast in Alan the Campervan, when we started house sitting, it was quite a novelty to stay in a space where we could walk more than two steps before bumping into a wall, overhead cupboard or bulkhead, and sleep in a normal bed without gaps and ridges that didn’t have to be converted to seating each morning. It was great not to have to get dressed, find the torch and walk 200 metres to and back from the nearest loo while avoiding flying, biting, squidgy or buzzing wildlife.
Now that both the back pain of living in Alan for so long and the novelty of living in more comfort has worn off somewhat, we approach each new assignment with professionalism and a friendly, can-do attitude, utilising the skills gained from our increasingly extensive experience to provide a highly individualised service to the best of our ability. We enjoy meeting our clients and their pets, and finding ourselves living in places that we may not have discovered otherwise. We have become highly adept at figuring out different heating and cooling systems, kitchen and laundry appliances and multimedia systems, enjoying the challenge of conquering new ones. We are incredibly efficient packers and movers and adept at familiarising ourselves with the local amenities especially dog friendly parks, beaches, cafes and coffee shops.
Relevant experience we bring to the house sit:
I grew up with pets (a dog and a cat and snake-necked tortoises), and my two children (now adults) had cats, hamsters, rabbits and fish. My now adult daughter has horses and dogs and we have often been called on to assist. Our pet sitting charges have included chooks and newly hatched chickens, birds (love birds, rainbow parakeets, budgerigars), fish, guinea pigs, rabbits, cats and dogs. Being keen walkers, dogs we care for get plenty of exercise and are often fitter and leaner (as we are too) by the time they are reunited with their owners.
We understand how much pets and their owners miss each other when parted and so we strive to provide continuity of care by following any instructions left. We work as a team, bringing our complementary skills and attributes to each house-sitting assignment: our ability to follow instructions; our attention to detail; our ability to set and maintain clear boundaries with our charges to provide a safe and secure setting alongside providing warmth, attention and play; our ability to deal with the unexpected and any emergencies in a calm and professional manner. If desired, we are happy to send intermittent updates and /or snapshots to our absent owners using their preferred method - SMS, Messenger, WhatsApp or email. All owners we have done this for have expressed how reassuring they find this practice.
As homeowners and renovators, we know how important it is to respect and care for our clients' homes as carefully as they would themselves.
With backgrounds in nursing, midwifery small business ownership, teaching, first aid, building renovation and gardening we bring a wealth of experience in organisation, flexibility and practicality to the task at hand.
Why we want to house sit:
Without a permanent home in Australia house sitting is a perfect solution for us. We can satisfy our gardening urges and care for animals. We enjoy meeting and getting to know our furry, hairy, feathered or scaly charges and while familiarising ourselves with their characters and quirks, work on building a trusting and affectionate relationship.
We get such a thrill when owners return to find their pets content and thriving, their gardens happy, and their homes even neater and tidier than when they left.

Heather & Richard


  • QLD

About Us
Our names are Heather & Richard. Heather is an Aussie who has lived in the UK for 30 years, Richard is British. Both of us are retirees. We travel extensively and left our own properties to be looked after by other people, we are well versed in what is required by you as property owners. We are both experienced with animals and aware of their needs. We have three properties between us and they are maintained to a very high level as we both believe that timely maintenance is prudent rather than waiting until a minor problem becomes an issue. With us "in situ", you would have the peace of mind to enjoy your break away, knowing your property and animals are in good hands. We are non-smokers, we are trustworthy and reliable. We both enjoy most sports and intend travelling to Australia for a 6 month period from end of September 2019 to end of March 2020 and as well as taking advantage of spectating at some sporting events, we hope to undertake some house sitting duties along the way in the Sunshine Coast area of QLD where we have family and friends with a view to possibly living there in the future. Available for house sits, 19th November 2019 to 24th January 2020. We both enjoy meeting people and love animals. Heather comes from a farming background and can turn her hand to just about anything. Richard keeps fit and has recently taken up golf, he loves watching F1, cricket and many other sports. Heather enjoys water sports, swimming and keeps fit. Professionally, she has had a Managerial career in employment/recruitment and subsequently after having had her family, went on to run her own Craft importing business for many years. She has also studied horticulture as a mature age student and is a very keen gardener. Until recently she owned a 4.5 acre rural property with Rhea, chickens, sheep and a dog. Richard has had a highly successful career in IT and has traveled the world extensively. Outside of work, he has also had over 40 years experience with horses, which included owing his own stud farm and now, since retirement, is a Board member of UK Arabian horse racing. Richard regularly looks after the property of a close friend who is an Arabian horse racing trainer and breeder in the UK, when the trainer has to go overseas. Both of us a clean and tidy individuals and are non smokers. Heather really enjoys "pottering" and in the past where she has rented or house sat, there has rarely been an occasion where the home or garden in particular, has not been in far better shape when she left than when she arrived!

Claire


  • Bris. S W suburbs, Bris. Southern suburbs

I am a 29 year old non-smoker who enjoys a quiet life. I work full time as a high school teacher in Mt Gravatt and am looking for sitting opportunities to help me to save for my own home. I have house sat numerous homes in 2018 for friends and colleagues—the longest for 6 weeks. During those stays I have cared for cats, dogs, chickens, swimming pools and gardens. I am house proud, reliable and responsible and would care for your home as if it were my own. I can provide references if required.

Jordan & Jane


  • NSW

Jordan and Jane, professional married couple. Jane is originally from Perth and is a youth worker and educator with Randstad. Jordan is originally from Melbourne and is a semi retired professional Landscape Architect/Civil Engineer. Both Australian Citizens.. We are looking for a house sit in Australia whilst we wait for the completion of our apartment on the Gold Coast. We are both non smokers and enjoy an active healthy lifestyle.. We have travelled extensively and have a very flexible open minded approach to life. We love animals and are experienced in caring for all types including horses. We look forward to the opportunity to experience a house sit that benefits all parties.

Michele


  • Gold Coast & Hinterland

Hi I am a young 60 year lady from South Africa waiting for my visa. My daughter / family live in Elanora GC but after a year need to give them their space back and decided that house sitting is a way not only to meet other Australians but also to see and experience different places. I sadly left my female staffie back in SA with my 93 year old father. I walk my daughters dog,a boston terrier and her in laws 13 year old jack russell. I go camping and hiking as much as possible and often take them with if dogs are allowed. I love all animals as they are part of our universe. I am a non smoker, lead an active lifestyle/very sporty, thrive on the outdoors whether on the beach or in the mountains. I am a meticulously clean/tidy person. I can provide a police clearance from SA - I would not be allowed into Aus if I had any kind of record. References can be supplied although at this stage of my application I have not done too many house sittings. I am more than willing to meet if possible or a discussion over the phone and you can make a decision, but I can promise that I would look after your beloved pets and home like they were my own.
I have posted some photos - the little girl is me at about 5 or 6 with my dog Ginger !

Dean & Jeanette


  • Brisbane, South Eastern, Northern QLD

We are an Australian couple in our early 50’s who recently were lucky enough to retire early. We visited Mexico in March 2018 and returned in July 2018 on a semi-permanent basis. We visited Merida, Progresso, Tulum, Mahahual, Oaxaca City, Puerto Escondido and Mexico City, to see were our first port of call would be. We decided on Puerto Escondido and we have been loving the lifestyle and people here.

Prior to our retirement we were in Australia working full time, Dean in private schools in IT and Jeanette is an ex Bank Manager, and more recently a Business Systems Trainer in the Healthcare industry. We have a personal reference from a business / personal associate who has known us for over 30 years and we have taken care of their family pets when required.

Jeanette and I have owned our own homes for over 25 years and will treat yours well. Our family home of 17 years was on the Gold Coast had a large inground pool, and we have renovated 5 homes in both Australia and New Zealand. Dean especially is a handy man and would definitely be able to arrange and supervise any works/repairs on your property.

We are generally home bodies of an evening, so we like to do some site seeing during the day occasionally, but would be home each evening for your pets.

Our medium term plans is to head back to Australia in late November 2019, to visit my parents, children, dogs and extended family.

We look forward to speaking further with you and please let me know if you have further questions about us that we haven’t covered off.

We have two dogs back in Australia who are now homed with our sister (Charlie a chocolate toy poodle and Missy a toy poodle cross) we miss them a lot and have lots of love to give your pets.
Missy is our lap dog so we are very used to giving lots of pats and having her sitting on us for hours at a time. Charlie is high energy ball chasing boy, both our dogs like to have walks and playtime everyday. So getting the opportunity of spending time playing with other pets is something we love.

We are relatively new to house sitting, however we have done several in Mexico including travel to Lake Chapala in August 2018 to house sit for a lady with 2 large dogs and have her as a reference available on request. In September 2018 we completed a 3 week house sit in Cuernavaca, caring for 3 dogs and 2 cats. Homeowners are happy to have people contact them for a reference also. Both of these recent sits have been through House Sit Mexico site. Both sits have been great and given us time with great pets and also given us the opportunity to see more of Mexico.
We took a break from housesits from October to March, as this is peak season in Mexico and we had visitors, so spent our time in Puerto Escondido.

We have now completed 2 housesits over April and July 2019, in San Miguel de Allende for a month with a gorgeous long haired chihuahua and Lake Chapala for three weeks with two rescue dogs,

We are currently sitting for a month in Chetumal with two rescue dogs and three cats along with looking after a pool and all animals.

We a love the furry friends and have experience in house care.

We look forward to hearing from you.

www.linkedin.com/in/deandownes
Instagram - @jeanette_abbey
Dean and Jeanette

Monica & Penny


  • Darwin, QLD, TAS, Melbourne, WA

Monica 56
I love animals, always fun to play and walk
Have lots of free time, retired.
Neat , clean and tidy

Can work on lap top from home I run my air BnB in Gnarabup Rockpool Margaret River


I can maintain pools , aware of priming pumps ,pool care , house care & cleaning
I'm a retired nurse
I'm capable And have good domestic skills
,was raised on a hobby farm

Reference below

23 November 2017 To whom it may concern Re: Monica from Margaret River as house sitter As you are aware leaving one’s home and pets in the care of someone you don’t know is rather daunting, risky and worrying. Monica house sat for us from 2-20 November 2017 and I was delighted with the care she took of our dog and our home. I returned to find a well exercised happy dog, the house looking immaculate, that garden watered, the sheets washed, beds made up with fresh linen, and vases filled with flowers from the garden. I was delighted. I would not hesitate to recommend Monica as a mature, reliable and conscientious house sitter and would be very happy to be contacted to verify this reference. I would also not hesitate to ask her to house sit again if she is available next year. Contact details Janice Hill (Vickery) 540 River Road, Dwellingup. 6213 Janice.vickery@spin.net.au 95381 381 0434 799 694

Different 0lder ref
local pet and house in Prevelley. 2 Spring Terriers
With happy house sitters can call Rob and Lana 08 9757 1937 for a reference

Local pet and house sit in Prevelley caring for 2 beautiful English Spring Terriers ,
With happy house sitters can call Rob and Lana 08 9757 1937 . I have looked after there pets and property twice now.
Monica has been very satisfactory as a housesitter for our two springer spaniels.

I would highly recommend her to anyone to house sit for them.
Our house was looked after very well and when she returned a few days later the dogs ran up to her wagging their tails to greet her.
Monica is a very nice person.
Lana and Rob
Margaret River.
97571937

I assure you I will take great care and attention looking after your property and Pets.
I am clean neat and tidy always.
ph 0448948876

Further references contact below
House sit15 dec
24 Moran Court Beaconsfield....turn off Lefroy at the chuch onto Livingstone which will become Moran Court and we are the last house at the end....a cul de
Mob 0466 126 736 Helen and Boyd

Criminal Record Clearance: you have been CLEARED & your Screening Clearance Number is SCN2193503050. Your letter has been posted. Ed Dept Screening Unit.

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Hi..!
My name is Penelope /pene.
I am responsible, mature,very tidy, and a non smoker .
I love animals , gardening and walking. I will respect your home and pets as I would my own.
I have owned 5 homes and pets in the past, so I understand they are precious.
Over the past 3 yrs I have done house sitting through out Perth and have enjoyed them all .
I have had many repeat requests.
I have many great refs and also a police clearance on request.
Penelope.

Annie


  • Sydney, Central Coast, South Coast, Hobart

Dear Homeowners,

Experienced pet/house sitter. 55 years old, non smoker. References and police check attached.

I have been petsitting for many years in Australia and Europe. I have had 4 rescue dogs and two cats of my own. After my last pet passed away I fostered dogs and cats to enable them to be adopted. Such a rewarding experience!

I'm extremely clean and tidy and would look after your home as it was my own. I worked as a Marriage Celebrant and an Image Consultant for over 20 years. I was a home owner for 30 years and pride myself on being reliable and trustworthy. Your pets and home would be lovingly cared for by me. As a longtime homeowner I can deal with any practical problems that may arise.

WHY I'M INTERESTED IN PETSITTING
I met and married a wonderful man who lives in Florence, Italy. I sold my home in Australia 7 years ago and moved to Florence.
We have decided that we want to relocate back to Australia and live in NSW in the future so I'm looking for a pet sit while I look around different areas of NSW. My husband will remain in Italy as he needs to work, so I will be sitting alone.

I prefer to be home during the evenings and enjoy my own company, peace and quiet and love to be near nature, beach, mountains and countryside.

I always keep in contact with owners regarding their pets when they are away to allay any worries. I usually send photos or videos, or use skype or facetime if preferred. You can have as much or as little contact as you wish. I know that your beloved pet is part of your family and I will give him/her a lot of affection and attention and the best care possible, so that you can holiday in the knowledge that everything is perfectly well cared for.

I have references and a police check including some email addresses and mobile numbers if you wish to contact any of my referees.

Please feel free to contact me for any questions if you think we may be a good match!

I'm currently in Italy and will be returning to Sydney in November. If you would like to chat I can call you on your mobile or we can skype.

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

Warm regards,

Annie

Hanna


  • Sydney

Hi, my name is Hanna and I'm a 30 year old single female, originally born in Sweden but have lived here in wonderful Australia all my adult life and am a dual Swedish/Australian citizen.

I absolutely adore animals of all kind and have always had animals in my life; hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, fish, gerbils, horses, cats and I had my own dog for several years. I also have experience volunteering at a dog shelter in Perth, Western Australia for several months.

I would love to get to know and care for your pet and will shower it with love, care and affection!

I am a non-smoker and very responsible, trustworthy, reliable, organised, friendly and house proud - I'm super clean and tidy and will treat your home as my own. I'm also very happy, positive and love meeting new people, and of course animals and pets! I love art, culture, nature and going for short and long walks.

With me as your house sitter you can be sure in the knowledge that your pet won't be lonely: I have my own online business, a digital agency assisting other businesses remotely, meaning I work from home on my laptop and choose my own work hours. Hence: I will spend a lot of time in the house with your pet and I'm sure we will become best buddies :)

I am also of course happy to look after your garden and indoor/outdoor plants.

Although I do not have formal house/pet sitting experience through this website, I have looked after other people's pets previously and am more than happy to provide references.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Kind regards,
Hanna

Lee Beer (Libby) & Francis


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, Mid North Coast, Tweed Coast, South Coast, Central Tablelands, Central West Slopes, North West Slopes, Snowy MTS, Southern Tablelands, Melbourne

Hello Homeowner and pet owner,
Are you after a retired healthy active couple to care for your home and your beloved pets?
We are a quiet, non-smoking homebodies who loves animals. We previously owned a dog and a cat in our family for many years and enjoy their company greatly. We have also been a puppy raiser for the Guide Dog organisation and felt a sense of pride that the dog we raised successfully became a fully fledged guide dog.
As homeowners ourselves, we like our home to be clean and tidy inside and the outside areas including the garden to be neat and well maintained. We will upkeep the same for your home. We are aware you will miss your beloved pets so we are happy to send through some pics of your fur babies to reassure you they are happy and well looked after. We want you to have a wonderful holiday and come back to a clean and tidy home and more importantly well cared for fur babies.
I have done a number of house-sits in Australia, New Zealand and UK. I did it alone as my husband was still working at that time. Now that both of us are retired, we can both house-sit together and explore places and do more of the things we enjoy together.

HOUSE-SITTING EXPERIENCE:
IN AUSTRALIA
Pomona, QLD - Acreage home with horse, cat, dogs, birds, fishes, chooks and also lots of fruit trees and veggie patch.
Cottlesloe, WA - Airbnb property and I helped with the bookings as well. They also have a veggie patch.
Kettering, TAS - Acreage property with Alpacas, chooks, dogs. Has own vineyard and is run as a Bed & Breakfast.
OVERSEAS
Auckland, NZ – Veggie patch and a cat.
Trefor, Wales – Cat, dog, chooks, goats.
Chagford, Devon UK – Dog and looking after a gourmet shop which makes bread and sells ice-cream and cheese.

Kevin & Joy


  • Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, South Eastern

Married professional couple, Early 60's, non-smokers and used to having animals around as we have both grown up on rural properties and cared for animals in the past. Looking to assist others with house sitting now we are nearing retirement. We are a healthy, clean, nonsmoking family who would look after your home in the same manner that we love and respect our own home. We owned and maintained a large garden for many years and received numerous prizes in local garden competitions. We have house sat in the past and the owners have provided us with references. We have had our house sat and appreciate what people desire when engaging house sitters themselves.
As we move into retirement w are looking for the opportunity to house sit across New South Wales and Queensland.

Meredith & Henri


  • TAS

Henri and Meredith have deep ties to the Northern Rivers community. They are both members (and medal winners) of Ballina Toastmasters (and former executive members of the Club). As business owners themselves, they are also active members of Byron and Beyond Networking and Ballina Business Alliance, both networking groups for local business people.

Other local memberships they have include Byron Writers' Festival, Lismore Theatre Company (Meredith performed in a play for the Group in 2016 and Henri was stage manager) and Henri is a member of Screenworks.

Both Meredith and Henri run their own business. Meredith owns LaughterWorx - where she develops program and one-off events for businesses, community groups, aged care facilities, events, conferences, gyms etc.. to help participants build resilience, confidence, improve communication and team harmony and bust stress using laughter. Meredith also likes to give back to the community, and in May 2017 ran free Laughter classes in Lismore for those affected by the floods to try and find their funny bone mojo again. She also runs Laughter classes for North Coast Community College (having completed Term 1 2017, currently half way through Term 2 and booked for Term 3). Meredith is also author of one non-fiction book (The Busy Woman's Guide to Inner Health and Outer Beauty) and is researching the second book in her The Busy Woman's Guide series.

Henri's business is LAMB, which stands for Local Authors Mobile Bookshop. The business is devoted to promoting the works by authors from the Northern Rivers. It's the only outlet of its kind and they are really proud of it. LAMB travels to markets and shopping centres to showcase the wide range of publications. Henri is also an author of six books, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as an actor, director and playwright. His plays have been staged in Australia and the UK. In February of 2017, Henri was awarded the Nancy Fairfax Writer-in-Residence at the Tweed Regional Gallery (courtesy of Byron Writers' Festival); and in 2016 he won the Mary Shelley Frankenstein 200 award for a short story.

You can look for their Facebook pages and websites to find out more information.

The couple took up housesitting on returning from an extended overseas trip in 2015, and found it so enjoyable they haven't stopped yet. Both love animals, and since their last cat passed away before they went O/S, petsitting has allowed them the pleasure of being with quite a range of wonderful critters! Neither smoke, and with both working mostly from home there is usually someone around to keep your pet/s company.

Meredith's mother moved to Ballina from Sydney in early 2017, so housesitting locally means they can stay close to her.

Meredith and Henri have looked after homes as far away as Maryborough (Qld) and as close as Ballina. Earlier in 2017 they chook/fish/budgie sat for nearly a month, and in May/June/July 2017 are dogsitting in East Ballina. Last Christmas/New Year they cat sat in Mt Tamborine for a month, and the homeowners were so happy having Meredith and Henri in their home, they booked them again for late August 2017 for a month. (Mt Tamborine is a little bit out of the way - but the cats are so gorgeous they just couldn't say no!).

Meredith and Henri would be more than happy to meet up so everyone can make sure they are a mutual good fit. This could be via Skype, in a coffee shop, or in your home. Please feel free to send through any questions. References can be made available upon request.

Charlotte & Jon


  • Sydney

Hi, we are Charlotte and Jon, a British professional couple in our late twenties/ early thirties. We started house sitting as a way to get to know different areas of Sydney after relocating from Bristol in June 2018. We have been house sitting back-to-back ever since and have had the most amazing time travelling, making great friends with homeowners and experiencing the beautiful personalities of the pets we look after.

We are currently on our 26th house sit!

Charlotte is a Veterinarian and has worked in the whole range of vet practices from companion animal, exotic pets and out-of-hours emergency work to farm, equine, specialist zoo and wildlife; as you can imagine she is more than happy to care for ANY pets, domestic or exotic! Jon currently works at the University of Sydney and has a passion for animal care, from a childhood full of happy memories of much-loved family dogs, cats and rabbits, to our recent experiences caring for rescued pangolins and other wildlife in the jungles of Vietnam!

We are clean, tidy, non-smokers and proud homeowners and will respect and look after your home and garden in the same manner as our own. We pride ourselves on making our home owners feel comfortable and reassured that their furry friends are in great hands, with regular updates and photos and - of course - leaving an immaculate home ready for your return.

We are both practical, sensible and very reliable people and can provide police checks (from our sponsored visa applications) and excellent references on request.

So far we have had the pleasure of caring for an Italian greyhound, Maltese terriers, a Labrador, a German shepherd, numerous oodles, cocker spaniels, a Staffordshire bull terrier, a British blue cat, Burmese cats, domestic short and longhairs, and several moggies, as well as a Netherland dwarf rabbit, guinea pigs, rats, chickens, reptiles and various fish!

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House sitting reference from Virginia (Mosman) (contact details available on request):

Jon & Charlotte house sat our home in Mosman for one month in July 2018.

This was our first experience with house sitters and we weren't sure what to expect, but our faith was well rewarded - they proved to be outstanding caretakers. As well as walking and feeding our three-year-old German shepherd and feeding our five-year-old British Blue cat, Jon & Charlotte looked after our six-bedroom home as if it was their own.

When we returned, the house was immaculate - freshly vacuumed and dusted, plants watered, all the sheets and towels washed and replaced - even the fridges were sparkling.

While we were overseas, Jon sent regular updates on our pets and alerted us to any important looking mail that we were expecting. It gave us great peace of mind knowing our beloved pets were in the care of a veterinarian and her partner who so obviously genuinely love animals. We were truly touched by an amazingly lifelike pencil portrait Charlotte drew of our dog as a thank you gift (and amazed at her many talents!).

Both Jon & Charlotte are very easy going and enjoyable company. Our neighbours have commented on how friendly they were, with several asking for their details for future house-sitting opportunities.

I would also be delighted to provide verbal references for Jon & Charlotte.

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House sitting reference from Keira (Bondi Beach) (contact details available on request):

I highly recommend Charlotte and Jon as outstanding house and pet sitters.

Charlotte and Jon are a trustworthy, caring, communicative, and reliable couple who graciously took care of my senior dog for three weeks whilst I was overseas. Due to his age, my dog requires some special care including the administration of medication and I feel incredibly lucky to have found Charlotte and Jon.

They were thorough and diligent in understanding his requirements and quirky character and I felt completely at ease knowing he was in their very capable hands. Any pet would be fortunate to have experienced and knowledgeable animal lovers like Charlotte and Jon look after them - my dog was sad to see them go.

Their kind and attentive nature extend beyond animals, as they took great care of my flat while they stayed here. It was wonderful to come home to a clean house and a happy dog!

I'd be happy to be contacted as a reference for Charlotte and Jon and couldn't recommend them more.

Thanks so much guys!

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House sitting reference from Alex & Fred (Five Docks) (contact details available on request):

Thanks so much for leaving the house so clean and tidy, thanks too for your lovely card!

We really appreciate you looking after Bluey who is now chilled out on the back deck! We really appreciate the time you took looking after her and for being so accommodating with us coming and going for the week you were here. You have been perfect house sitters and we enjoyed having you around! Please keep in touch.

We will be happy to recommend you to other potential homeowners, should they wish to contact me for a reference.

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House sitting reference from Claire and Tony (Marrickville) (contact details available on request):

Jon and Charlotte were incredible housesitters. Our place was immaculately well kept & tidy, and they took the time to care for our garden as well as our pet rabbit, Winston, sharing us updates on him regularly while we were overseas.

I would highly recommend them as housesitters, and I am happy to clarify any further questions you may have.

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House sitting reference from Shannon and Pete (Mosman):

We could not recommend Charlotte and Jon highly enough. This was our first pet sitting experience and needless to say we are very happy and will continue to use the service especially with people like Jon and Charlotte.

Why did we have such a great experience?

Our little pooch Frankie absolutely loved them. They took such great care of her – frequent walks and constant love and attention. We know she loved them because when we returned home she was so relaxed and happy, when we have picked her up from kennels in the past she has been nervous and anxious and has taken a few weeks to settle back into routine.

On top of treating our furry friend like a princess they kept us up to date with daily photos and updates for the entire 3 weeks.
Jon and Charlotte kept our house immaculately clean – it has never looked cleaner!

I could not fault them and will definitely be having them back again when we go away next.

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House sitting reference from Liesel (Mosman)
(contact details available on request):

Charlotte and Jon looked after our house and dog for a week in January 2019. They are a very capable and delightful couple that took great care with both our house and rather needy, but very much loved, dog. The house was absolutely beautiful on our return (better than we had left it!) and the dog was happy. They were great communicators and they were eager to assist with deliveries etc. when needed. We would definitely use them again and would absolutely recommend their services to others.

Happy to provide verbal references upon request.

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House sitting reference from Jane (Rydalmere)

Charlotte and Jon were fabulous house-sitters. We needed a sitter with just a few days notice and Jon & Charlotte came to meet with us beforehand and were just perfect. On our return our house was just as we left it and our neighbours commented how lovely they both were too! Our cat Simba is very timid but was clearly at ease in their company and was in good spirits on our return. I won't waffle on because clearly they are faultless and I can highly recommend them to anyone.

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House sitting reference from Tabitha & Tom (Cremorne)
(contact details available on request):

Charlotte and Jon looked after our house for 4 weeks. They took care of our two cats and fish. Our cats are rescued and need TLC. They looked after them very well during that period and were good at keeping us informed and sending us regular photos etc. On our return they cleaned the house and even changed our bed sheets which was lovely to come back to. They took care of our place very well during that time and did everything we expected from them. Overall we were
very satisfied. We're happy to be a reference for future. If we go away again we'll look to use Charlotte and Jon again.

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House sitting reference from Hillary & Alex (Lane Cove North)
(contact details available on request):

Jon Dunn and Charlotte Day house/cat sat at our apartment for a period of four weeks in June 2019 while my husband, son and I were on an overseas holiday.

They were excellent house sitters, very friendly and warm and were in regular contact with me by messenger, sending us pictures of our two cats and keeping us up to date with their stay. This gave us great peace of mind and we were able to relax and enjoy our holiday knowing our fur babies were in very capable hands.

On our return our apartment was immaculately clean and tidy, the garden was well looked after and our cats were very happy! I noticed over the week following their stay they had replaced any consumables they may have used and everything was set up for our return.

I would be very glad to recommend them as excellent house sitters and would have them back at any time in future. Please feel free to contact me should you wish to discuss further.

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House sitting reference from Susan (Randwick)

Jon and Charlotte looked after my very old dog with gentle patience and kindness. They looked after the house well, and I have no hesitation in recommending them highly to people needing dog and/or house sitting.

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House sitting reference from Robyn (Newington)

Jon & Charlotte, thank you so very much for looking after our home and pets. Our home is immaculately clean, our pets happy and obviously well cared for.
Really there are no words to express our thanks! Wishing you well on all your future adventures.

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House sitting reference from Barbara and Steph (Randwick)
(contact details available on request):

We are delighted to highly recommend Charlotte and Jon, especially as wonderful dog sitters but also as trustworthy house sitters.

We have 2 very special dogs – a sensitive 8-year-old who rarely takes to anybody outside the immediate family and a boisterous 18 months old pup. This was the first time we had ever left the dogs and we were extremely nervous as we all headed overseas for 5 weeks.

From the first meeting, both dogs warmed to Charlotte and Jon and they made an excellent first impression on us with their calm, friendly manner and obvious rapport with our dogs. They came to our home to meet the two dogs and observe them in their familiar setting and to get to know their routines. They responded to the individual needs of each dog and handled them affectionately and confidently.

We immediately felt comfortable knowing the dogs would be well cared for at home and safely exercised in familiar parks. Charlotte and Jon sent daily updates and photos to us so we could see that the dogs were healthy, happy and well-fed.

Our home was left spotless, both inside and out.

We were so happy that I have already rebooked Charlotte and Jon for another stay and several friends have booked them after our very positive experience.

Merry


  • NSW

Single, non-smoking, quiet, animal loving house-sitter available...everyone catered for - from greyhounds to great danes!
From a country background, I was brought up with all sorts of animals and am a certifed equine sport masseuse.

My first house-sit was supposed to be for one weekend and ended up being a four year stint:))

Currently I work Mon-Fri evenings on my laptop (home based.)

In addition to this, I do a couple of morning and weekend evening shifts in the city so approx 20 hours a week I would be out of the house, so not suitable for anyone requiring a sitter to be home 24/7.

Refs available upon request.

Preferred Location: anywhere handy to transport connections.

Rosee & Adrian


  • ACT

We are a family of 4. I am french Canadian from Quebec and I work as a social worker at Marymead in Canberra. My husband, Adrian, is Mexican-Australian and work for the ACT governement in the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate. Our oldest daughter is Tara, she is in grade 1. Her sister is Cali, who just started pre-school. They are both creative, smart and well bahave little girls, (people say) yes we are prety proud! We love animals, but since we are modern-nomad (like our friends like to call us) we don`t have any, so we are always happy to take care of other people pet when needed.
We live in the country side near Canberra on a property we found on HelpX. We do some maintenance work, we mind the farm animals (chooks, cats, dog, sheeps, cow) when needed and we help in the garden, All of this in exchange of a little 100 years old cottage where we live. We have been living here for a year now and it has been a great exchange (for us and the owner).
We have a broad experience of volunteering, couch surfing, woofing and house sitting all over the world and we love this type of exchanges and interactions. This is why we register to Happy House sitter.
We take care of people places the way we would like people to take care of ours. We are pretty tidy people and are attentive to details. We love beeing outside, camping and bush walking as well as traveling. We love meeting friends and doing creative activities.
We can happily offer references upon request.

Christine & Tony


  • Port Stephens, North Coast, South Coast, Murray & Riverina, Bris. S W suburbs, Bris. Southern suburbs, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Melbourne, Geelong, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

I'm a single mature retired women living in Melbourne & Griffith. I have added my Boyfriend to my sits but is only available mostly in Melbourne where he drives Part-time for Clinical Labs. Can do short or long term and have my own car to drive. I would love the company of your pets and also enjoy gardening. I'm a non-smoker, clean and tidy with excellent references. Love great outdoors fishing and camping. Im available to meet for house in the Melbourne area. Happy to house sits in VIC, NSW & QLD.

Luke


  • Melbourne, SE Vic

Hi there,

My name is Luke, and for the past few months I have been housesitting by word of mouth and have really come to enjoy looking after people’s animals. I am a non smoker and also a non drinker. I have previously had animals in the past and love working with them. I am a little OCD so I like to keep a neat and tidy place. I also am studying so I don’t go out much. My early start and early finish job allows me to care for your pets and homes very flexibly. I can provide references on request.

Cheryl & Peter


  • Bris. Northern suburbs, Bris. S W suburbs, Bris. Southern suburbs

We are a professional couple who have owned our own homes and so, understand the value of your peace of mind, whilst you are away. We are non-smokers, with excellent references and work from home therefore providing company during the day for your pets. We have had seven house sits which have varied from 4 - 30+ days and are often asked to return. Long term sits are preferred.

We have taken pride in caring for our own pets knowing the best care is what this is all about...loving attention, cuddles, walks, brushing, dog park play time, meals on time and medications. So, treating your pets and home with caring respect is very important as is privacy, mutual trust and home security...we take this very seriously.

If you wish, we can forward your mail/messages and keep you up to date with photos. Our practice is, general cleaning and garden maintenance, leaving your home clean and tidy with a written report upon your return.
We would like to meet you and your pets beforehand accompanied with your list of instructions.
We are regularly booked via HHS messages which is checked daily, Thanks for considering us.

Fraser & Manpreet


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

Hi,
We are a young and active couple, together for 4 years. We love animals and are currently saving for a house deposit. This seems a good way to kill two birds (note: no actual birds were or shall be killed!) with one stone, indulging our love for all things furry whilst saving. Manpreet is a public servant and Fraser runs a gardening services business (he would be happy to keep an eye on your garden!).
We have previous experience housesitting and caring for pets, and would be happy to supply a reference upon request.
We are non-smokers, and clean and tidy individuals.
Looking forward to taking care of your loved ones as if they were our own family :)

carole & Russ


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Hi We are a retired professional couple (nurse/paramedic) who are combining our travels around Australia with our love of animals and therefore are house/pet sitting We are healthy,reliable non smokers who are neat and tidy We enjoy walking and gardening so would be happy to mow the yard etc and walk the dog.We have previous experience and can supply referee details and police checks .We would treat your home and pets with respect and love and treat them like our own .Please message us with any questions or for more details and we look forward to hearing from you .Regards Carole and Russ

michael


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley

An Aussie couple from Melbourne looking for pet sitting jobs while in the process of moving to Sydney. I Work Mon - Fri business hours and my girlfriend works/studies from home.

Natalya


  • VIC
  • Reduced Contact

Trust your pets to a very intuitive, animal loving pet sitter, and your home to a caring, tidy house sitter.

I’m a 41 yo single female experienced housesitter, who loves the domestic life of home, pets and garden. A true homebody and animal lover, I will spend most nights reading and curled up on the couch with furry friends.

Why choose me to look after your home?

* Your house and your pets are among the most precious things in life, so you need to know you’re entrusting them to someone who cares as much as you do.

* I’m a single, quiet homebody. No entertaining. No parties. No coming and going at all hours.

* Non-smoker. Non-drinker (social only).

* Heaps of experience. I have plenty of homeowners who came home to immaculate homes and happy pets, who can provide references.

* I love everything domestic. I enjoy being clean and tidy and will treat your home with the same care and respect that I do my own.

* Huge animal lover! Because I’m unable to have my own pets, I usually end up best buds with the pets I care for and shower with attention (or not, if they prefer!). I have a natural intuitive connection with animals and know that some pets need time to adapt to a stranger in their safe space. So I'm conscious of introducing myself, earning their trust and befriending them at their own pace. I have the kind of calm energy that makes the housesit as stress free as possible for your pets.

* Garden lover. I spend every moment I can outside enjoying nature and greenery, and love the relaxation of tending gardens.

* I work for myself, so I’m home most of the time to provide lots of companionship for pets used to company, and security for your home.

I house sit as I'm a huge animal lover and can't have pets of my own and I really miss the company of furry friends in my life. I also enjoy periodically having space away from other people in my home. I look forward to talking to you about your housesitting and pet care needs.

Ian & Sussan


  • Adel Southern suburbs
  • Reduced Contact

Hi we are a non smoking married couple aged in our early 40s, we love going to the movies, shopping and going out for dinner. We also love to travel and found house sitting a great way to save for our holidays.
We have been mostly house sitting for friends and their families and found it really suited our lifestyle. We don't have any children so we have the freedom to house sit whenever we are needed.
We have owed our own home before and are very house proud, we would look after your home, pets and garden as if they were our own. We love animals of all kinds, shapes and sizes and would take wonderful care of yours.
I work 36 hours a week and Ian works split shifts so the longest your beloved pet would be alone is 3 hours.
We would love the chance to house sit for you.
We are very caring and responsible people
Ian has a police clearance and we have references on request.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Sussan and Ian

Annette


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

Hello & lovely to meet you, My name is Annette (Anna). I am a recently retired cooking teacher & I have relocated to Victoria to spend more time with my daughter, her husband and grandchildren. I love cooking, gardening, enjoy the outdoors & spending time with friends and family. I am very neat, tidy, an animal lover, a non drinker/smoker & have had lots of experience house sitting for short and long periods of time. Due to working within the hospitality industry I hold a current police and working with children's check. As a home owner myself I am aware of the ongoing maintenance in property upkeep. Gardening is one of my passions and have had many years of creating my own garden & also belonging to local community gardens so I can be with like minded people. As an animal lover I understand that our furry friends are another member of the family and will give them the love, time and attention needed. I have many references available upon request and would love to chat with you at any time.

Naomi


  • Melbourne

Hello there!

I am a mature, mid 30s professional who would just love to care for your fur babies!

I have been house sitting for over a year within my local community and love getting to hang out with the animals - which is why I'm now trying to make it a much more regular thing. Everyone I have sat for has been very happy with their experience and I have become their regular go to sitter. I have even made friends with a few!

I grew up with cats and even had rabbits for a few years. I love looking after these and dogs too, big or small, I can usually handle them all. So long as dogs are fairly well behaved on the lead I can handle most. I have looked after terriers, beagles, and an America Bulldog so far and have had no problems.

I will gladly walk your dog daily! I also love giving cats and dogs a good brush and watching them get blissed out by this. I love cuddles with them and will happily let them sleep with me on the bed if they're allowed. I love when cats curl up purring in my lap - nothing sweeter than this I'm sure!

I work full time in community health so if your pet has significant care needs, I may not be the best option, but I have certainly looked after special needs pets before with medication regimes and have had no problems with this. I may occasionally have a late night due to the nature of my work but this also means I start later in the day so will be able to walk etc earlier in the day. Working in this industry means I also have a Working With Childrens Check and all the checks and clearances this requires.

I'm neat and tidy around the house and will always try to leave the house as clean as I found it - if not better. I'm pretty quiet so I will spend lots of time cuddling your pets and will send you regular updates of our time together. I love getting out for a walk or a run and so will have no problems in regular walks for dogs - I'll even check the temperature of the pavement to make sure it's not too hot in the warmer months!

I can supply references on request, just let me know and I have a number of people who will be happy to oblige.

Please get in touch, I would love to arrange a time to meet you and your fur babies - gotta make sure I pass the sniff test first!

Cheers,
Naomi

Patrick


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, Melbourne, Bendigo, Macedon Ranges, North Western, Shepparton & Central North, SE Vic, SW Vic, WA

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

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

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

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

Grace


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

Hi, I'm Grace, I'm responsible and honest. You can feel confident leaving your fur babies and home for me to sit while you're away. I've lived in Boronia for some time, working full-time at a University in Burwood. I am a non-smoker, and I own my own car. I'm passionate about animals, love movies, art, music and comedy. I'm happy to provide references and police check on request.
In exchange for accommodation I will maintain the cleanliness and security of your home and garden, and am happy to stay in regular contact with you on Whatsapp or email/text including photos of your pets, while you travel.
I have cared for: cats, dogs, fish, chickens, frogs, goats in previous sits. I have given medication to both dogs and cats in previous sits.

Thank you,

I'm away and unavailable 19-28/10/19

Jen


  • Melb. Inner suburbs

I am a 58 y-o married woman with 3 grown up children.
I have done house sitting before and enjoy the experience of staying somewhere different and exploring that area.
I work as an Occupational therapist in a large health facility.
I am very responsible and reliable and as a home and pet owner myself,would take great care of your pets, home and garden.
We have a gorgeous wire haired Jack Russell rescue dog who I love to take for walks. I also do some part time work as a dog walker.I also have had lots of experience with cats.
I am originally from Melbourne and am familiar with getting around.
I am particularly interested to house sit in Melbourne[will be on annual leave from work in Geelong] , close to Fitzroy , between 15/9/19- 25/10/19.
I am a non-smoker.
I am very fit and healthy.
I have a current police check and references.
Looking forward to hearing from you.

sam


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Southern suburbs, Central Coast

Hello, my name is Sam, im a clean, tidy, responsible, non-smoking 41 year old animal lover and retired pilot!
My hobbies are tennis, swimming, golf and flying aeroplanes.
Our family always had cats and dogs while growing up, and I continue to enjoy the companionship of pets.
I'd be honoured to look after your place as if it were my own, feed and walk your pets and water the plants.
References from previous housesits and police report available upon request.
Thank you
Sam

Carmen & Robert


  • Central Coast, East Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Tweed Coast, Snowy MTS, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Flurieu Peninsula, York Peninsula, West Coast, Melb. SE suburbs, SE Vic, Geelong, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

We are a non smoking married couple in our 60s and have owned our house for the last 32 years. We both like our house kept clean, tidy & well maintained at all times and would treat your house the same way. One of our hobbies is gardening so we would be happy to look after yours while you are away. We love traveling and we have done a lot of overseas trips and now looking at exploring our own country. I worked in a school library for the last 11 years and my husband with an airline company but we are now both retired.
References available upon request. I also have a Working with Children Check.