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Kate & Thomas


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

We are a professional young non-smoking couple in our mid-twenties who have just bought our first home. We have aprx six weeks between moving out of our rental and into our new home so are looking to housesit during this time.
Tom is a firefighter and I (Kate) am an Emergency Nurse so we both do shift work. We are clean and tidy people and would be incredibly respectful of your home and treat it with the same care that we treat our own. In addition, having both grown up with animals we understand how important and special they are and that leaving them in the care of somebody else can be daunting! We assure you that we would treat your animals with the same kindness we treat our own and they would get a lot of cuddles and attention!
We are flexible with start/finish dates but ideally are looking for something with the 15th June - July 26th time frame.
If you have any questions or would like any information about us, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are also happy to provide references and meet you and your animals prior to the start date to ensure you are comfortable with having us in your home.
We are excited to hear from you,
Tom and Kate

Cathy


  • Bendigo

Hello there, my name is Cath, and my husband Roger and I have been housesitting for nearly four years now. We moved to Bendigo in early 2014 to be closer to our grandchildren. Housesitting fits in perfectly with our semi-retired life, and I was even featured in the Winter 2015 issue of Bendigo Magazine talking about how well housesitting fits our lifestyle (see "Living the Dream" page 52).

We are very experienced caring for all animals from hamsters to horses! We are non-smokers, have lots of references and police checks, and Roger is a capable handyman with over 30 years experience renovating houses. We look forward to hearing from you, cheers Cath.

tommy


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NE suburbs

Frances


  • Melbourne

I'm a mature woman (52 yrs), part-time employed, part-time running my own business, looking for an alternative to renting. I am from the UK and been in Australia for nearly 5 years now. This seems a great way to experience living in different areas of Melbourne while saving to buy my own home here. I love the company of animals, although it's not a pre-requisite and am an extremely conscientious housesitter, treating other people's homes with respect and care. I am a non-smoker, enjoy good health and have a flexible approach to life. I can provide excellent references too! Why not give me a call so we can meet and you can decide for yourself?

Dick & Ann


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

We are a retired, non-smoking, quiet living couple.

We are well-traveled and when we stay in a property anywhere in the world we look after it properly and leave it in very good order, clean and tidy.

Although we are UK based we are always looking for opportunities to stay in Australia.
We have considerable experience of house/pet sitting with cats mainly, but also with other small animals, here in the UK and in Australia. We also had cats for over 35 years!
We have, of course got references and a police check.

Currently we are available for the following period:

Mid-Dec 2017 to mid-Jan 2018 (4/5 weeks) when we will be extending an already planned Oct/Nov visit to our daughter who lives in Sydney. The tickets are booked and paid!

Dick/Ann

Tey-Marie & Emma


  • Melbourne

We are a couple Tey (29, from America) and Emma (27, from Scotland) currently on Working Holiday Visas in Australia. We've house sat three other times so far in the past. Once in Florida, USA, another time in San Agustin, Colombia and most recently in Newcastle, Australia.

We absolutely love animals. We have a rescue dog back home in the U.S. who is being lovingly taken care of by a close friend while we are gone. His name is Jangso and we rescued him from a shelter in South Korea, where both were teaching English at the time.

We view house-sitting as a win-win situation where we get to love on pets while looking after people's property, providing an economical option for us in terms of accommodation as well. In turn, home-owners can rest assure we will take the utmost care of their loved ones and home. We lead a very clean and tidy lifestyle. We are also very active, so if your loved one(s) require long walks, runs or a lot of play we will be happy to make sure they have plenty of opportunity to get all the exercise they need. We also love nothing more than to snuggle up with a furry friend for a nice cuddle and movie.

If you'd like any other information, please feel free to ask. We'll be happy to supply references or further information upon request.

Laura


  • Sydney

Hello I'm Laura- single, active, non-smoking, 33 yr old professional and I would love to look after your home and precious pets.
I'm an Executive Assistant working for a large tech company in Pyrmont with flexible working hours which is great to accommodate afternoon dog walks. I'm a very clean person who will respect your home and keep it secure, and well maintained.

I'm very comfortable with both cats and small-medium sized dogs and happy to walk, wash, cuddle and groom as needed.
Recently, my long term lease came to an end and as the rental market is currently very challenging I thought I would give house sitting a go (Whilst chasing that elusive house deposit).

I've been lucky enough to have 3, month long house sits back to back and am now looking for my next assignment.
April- Darling Point looking after Jet, a 11yr old beagiler. Jet required 2 walks a day and a special diet.
May- Camperdown looking after Milo, a 4 year old ragdoll cat requiring lots of cuddles and grooming
June- Glebe looking after Poppy, a 20month old chocolate Labrador who has 2x 1 hour walks a day and lots of play time.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Maureen & Peter


  • Melbourne, SW Vic

We are a clean living non smoking couple.
We are experienced in looking after animals having had them all our life but at the moment We don't have any due to the passing of our beloved dog a year ago and still cannot bring ourselves to replace him..
We are an energetic easy going couple and still working full time..
We can only sit weekends and public holidays at the moment in the hope of getting some experience to do it as a part time project in retirement
We enjoy cycling, travelling, walking and our Grand children .

Margaret & David


  • ACT, Rural/Regional NSW, S. Western

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

Guy


  • Sydney

Hi, I'm a very experienced house sitter and house sit homes with and without pets. I also regularly look after homes and pets for the same owners which is convenient for home owners and pets are most relaxed.

I am self employed and work from home and love the company of pets and have free time to play with pets, take for walks and give them lots of affection. Working from home and being home in the evenings and night also keeps your home secure.

I am a single 37 years old healthcare practitioner by profession, with no kids, non smoker, very clean and tidy and would treat your home and pet(s) like my own. I am police cleared through my profession and have many excellent references.

I have a genuine love for all animals and pets and it doesn't take me long to form that special bond with a pet. I equally love looking after dogs and cats and have equally looked after both. Every pet I look after soon becomes my shadow which I love!

I am experienced in looking after many breeds of dogs, cats, aquariums, farm animals, horses and kangaroos. I am also experienced in dog and cat training; washing and grooming and administering oral medication. I am also very fit and strong so very capable of walking and controlling big and energetic dogs.

Being a home owner for more than 10 years and managing an investment property I am also very experienced in plants, gardening, reticulation; swimming pools, DIY and knowing how to responsibly take care of a problem that may arise.

Feel free to contact me to ask any questions or to make a booking.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks

Guy

Jessica


  • Sydney

I am a mature and responsible public servant from Canberra, also currently undertaking studies at the Australian National University with majors in Human Rights and History. I will be working in Sydney for 6 months between June and December 2017 and would love the opportunity to get to know your pets and neighborhood. Longer term arrangements would be preferred but I am very flexible and am more than happy to look at shorter term stays. My beloved pets are staying with my parents in Canberra whilst I am away and I will miss them dearly. I'd love to have the opportunity to sit for people with animals so I can shower them with the love and affection that my fur babies will be missing.

I am clean, tidy and reliable and have a lot of house sitting experience around Canberra and Melbourne. I have built fabulous relationships with clients who have frequently asked me back and have plenty of references are available upon request.

Pets have always been an integral party of my family and I have always grown up around a lot of animals such as cats, dogs, horses, fish and chickens. During my house and pet sitting experience I have cared for a range of pets from a wide spectrum of ages. Recent experiences have included looking after an elderly cat and ill dog who both required daily medications, caring for a very enthusiastic Rottweiler puppy and looking after two young kittens. I have been responsible for delivering medications to a number of pets and am comfortable with oral delivery of liquid and tablet medications, hypodermic injections of medications and adjustments around the house to make pets more comfortable.

I will groom and walk your pets and spend quality time with them, keeping them comfortable and loved. Whilst caring for your pets and your home I will also happily undertake a range of tasks such as picking up mail, bringing in and taking out bins and maintaining your garden.

I appreciate the responsibility that is entrusted to house and pet sitters and will respect your home and animals and keep both safe and tidy during your absence.

Juliet


  • VIC

Hello

My name is Juliet, and I would to take care of your home and pets, whilst your away.
I have done short term housesitting and dogsitting, which I love doing and respected the clients home, keeping it clean, respecting their home, and making sure small jobs are done like collecting mail, gardening, etc plus taking care of their pets

I work casually as a Nanny, and believe I am very compassionate, nurturing and happy. I can provide references from families I have housesat for, plus my nanny families, as they trust me to work in their home.

I am a non smoker, I love animals, and enjoy art and crafts, outdoors, swimming, plus spending quality time with family. I have no children of my own. I am also single. I am also happy to housesit interstate

Feel free to message me if you would like to know more

Thank you

Regards

Juliet

Lyse


  • NSW, South Eastern

Hello
I am a mature, considerate woman who feels that people's 'homes' in very
many ways, reveal who they really are. I am house proud and clean and
while I am staying in your home I treat it with the respect and consideration
that it deserves.

I have looked after numerous homes in the past few decades, some of my house
sits lasting for 6 months at a time.

I am an animal lover and have experience with dogs, cats, fish, birds and sheep. I also take
care of plants and gardens be they inside or out.

I have excellent references; one of them a previous long term landlord and another a
house owner whose large home and pets I cared for on more than one occasion.
There are also references from shorter 'house sits'
that I have done here and there. I can also supply my latest house sit which extended some seven months.

I have a current police check and I do not smoke, nor am I a party goer. I spend much of my
spare time walking or writing.

Please email me any time if you feel I might be the right person to care of and love your home, pets and
plants while you are away.

Dr. Michael


  • QLD

Dr. Michael Groner is a former university professor and Special Education Director, divorced with 2 adult children. He is an experienced housesitter having cared for many properties in both Victoria and Queensland including care for many animals - dogs, cats, birds, farm animals. Mike is a most responsible and reliable individual who offers much TLC to all the domestic and farm animals that he is responsible for. He is a very keen environmentalist as well as an avid gardener so that he can attend to any landscaping needs that your property may require.

Currently, Mike is residing, part-time in Saigon, Vietnam where he is teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) to local Vietnamese residents; however, he very often returns to the Queensland area and preferably to Brisbane and Gold Coast in order to visit friends and family still residing there.

For security purposes, Dr. Groner, who is now a pensioner and depending much upon housesitting opportunities, has available, for homeowners, a national police check. He is also willing to offer a security deposit, upon request - if required, in order to reassure home owners that their property and pets will be most thoughtfully and carefully protected.

Sue & Eric


  • Hobart, Rural/Regional Tas

My name is Sue. My husband Eric and I have recently moved to Hobart. We both have a psychology degree and I have a particular interest in animals. I previously lectured Animal Cognition at James Cook University in Cairns.

We're both very fit and active. We take long walks every day and very much enjoy walking with dogs and interacting with cats (if they want to of course HA!) We are without pets for the first time in a long time. We miss living with animals, and for all these reasons, house and pet sitting would suit us perfectly. We're both taking a sabbatical from work at the moment, so we are able to travel and we have ample time to devote to any animals in our care. Eric is excellent with plants too!

For your information, here is a recent reference we received :

"Sue and Eric were fantastic house sitters. We felt totally confident while we were away. Not only did they email regularly with updates of Roxy and Tilly, but we came home to find a beautifully clean house and happy animals. I think Roxy actually missed them when we returned. Sue had even made a lasagne for our return home! I would highly recommend this lovely couple to look after your house and pets." (Dee is happy to verify this reference over the phone, and we can also supply other references on request)

If we sound suitable to care for your house and/or pets, please get in touch.

Cheers

Sue and Eric

Jill


  • Bris. Northern suburbs, Bris. Southern suburbs, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Perth, S. West

It is great to be back in Sydney and I am happy to house and pet sit. I am a mature, happy lady who has experience house sitting for employers and friends. Now I would like to do it more often in different areas, my niece wanted me to move to Perth to be close to her. I was over there for 15mths house and pet sitting, meeting lovely people and animals. I am clean, tidy, non smoking, love animals and looking after a garden. I have references, a police check and working with children check. I have never had experience on a farm so that type of house sitting is not for me. I am looking forward to minding your home, garden and pets.

Natalie


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

Hi,
LOVE animals
I am a clean, tidy and quiet person.
Non smoker
Full time professional with flexible work hours
References available upon request

Stephanie


  • Adelaide, Mid North, South, West Coast

I'm a Registered Nurse, been nursing many years. I'm also studying Social Work. I study distance learning so study from home and only work part time so will spend much time with your pets.
I'm fairly quiet, clean, tidy and house proud. I love animals and am also happy to care for
your garden.

Rose


  • Sydney, Brisbane, South Eastern

Hi
I am a home owner have been living in the same property for 25 years.
I recently rented out my house and left my job to travel overseas for three months. I trekked the camino de santiago in spain and travelled throughout spain and italy.
I am now back home in brisbane and have between the 16th august to the 25th october to fill in before I return to my house.
I have had pets all my life and love my furry friends.
My property is half an acre so I am use to hard work in the yard and cleaning my pool.

I am a respectful person who values other people's property as I would hope others would respect mine.

If you would like to discuss me coming to look after your property and/or your pets please contact me.

kind regards
Rose

Clare


  • Rest of ACT, Central Coast, Port Stephens, North Coast, South Coast, Wollongong & Illawarra, North West Slopes, Sunshine Coast, Central Coast (Qld), South, Spencer Gulf, West Coast, Hobart, Burnie, Devonport, Rural/Regional Tas, Lakes area, Geelong, Perth, Northern, S. Western

Someone you can absolutely count on!

Hello, I am Clare, 62, retired ABC radio broadcaster and experienced house/pet-sitter of many years (see references for details). Although I have cared for a delightful variety of animals in the past, I now prefer to love and care for cats, in homes that are well cared for by their owners.

Undertaking French Language studies externally allows me the freedom to move about and explore new places and communities, whilst still allowing plenty of time to give proper care and attention to your home and pet(s).

I lead a simple life - studying, walking, swimming, gardening and seeking to maintain good health in aesthetically pleasing environments close to the sea for outdoor swimming. To this end, I alternate between the coastal areas of Tasmania (Oct - May only) and mainland Australia, often returning to the same homes at the ongoing request of their owners.

Tamworth NSW is the one exception however, being another preferred location, due to previous associations there.

My home bases are Mona Vale, NSW and South Arm,Tasmania.
Numerous references available and all referees happy to be contacted personally.

Jacqui


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

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.

Nicola


  • NSW

Professional, Respectful and Responsible House/Pet Sitter! Single - 35 Years Old - Non-smoker - Social Drinker (rare) - Vegetarian.

Having experience in UK, NSW, WA and now SA and Victoria, with a variety of animals including domestic cats, dogs, birds, fish, horses and a pony, I offer you and your pets with the care-free companionship they require during your time away. Being both an animal lover and home-body, I dedicate my time to offering all furkids as close to the usual home life that each are accustomed, whilst ensuring any other needs around your home and your property are met.

I can provide references with regard to previous sits in NSW, Vic, SA, WA and the UK, prior to discussing or meeting in order to assist with your decision making. I have testimonials uploaded directly to my profile. Recent sits since returning to NSW have resulted in a great deal of call-backs and most of '17 has come from repeats/referrals; my availability is maintained as best as possible on my profile but please run dates past me and I'll ensure I get back to confirm if I can accommodate. I have offers for repeats in late 2017 and early 2018 at this stage but nothing was confirmed due to my own preferences...

As you may notice from my pictures, I do come with my own little dog and this has not been a problem in securing sits along the way. I can provide more images and some videos of Sammy with other animals to help reassure you but references speak for themselves about how Sam behaves in other peoples homes and how I will maintain and leave your property (generally the cleanliness is greatly appreciated which is a rewarding part of my role when owners return after a busy work trip or rested holiday). Sam was a rescue but has lived with me with other dogs, in addition to our house/pet sits; 2 x JRT's and a Greyhound, and before I re-homed him he lived with other dogs in at least one foster home. He'll be 6 years old by October and I'll have had him 4 years...

Sam and I have helped on a 100 acre property in SA with horses, that was 30 mins away from a local town, in a small rural town in Victoria with inside cats and outside dogs, that was approx. 90 mins to local shopping options, as well as being central in Sydney with no animals, and the perks of everything being very accessible. I have also looked after a menagerie of animals on a farm property in the UK prior to moving over to Australia in 2008. All these sits identify the variety of homes, gardens and animals I have successfully managed whilst working office hours OR from home and/or studying in the past. I can provide a comprehensive list of the diverse sits I have had most recently both traveling across Australia or around NSW but now only accepting Sydney/surrounding.

I commenced a part-time role in the beginning of June and just re-joined this website after altering my plans. I am now booked into October in South-Western Sydney with two house sits; I'll maintain my part-time role alongside casual online studies and voluntary work until I finalise plans for further part or full time study next year. None of this affects my capacity to care for you home or animal(s) as long as they're used to you being out of the house or at work at least part time.

I can also provide a link to my profile on Aussie House Sitters for further references/testimonials/endorsements.

We look forward to hearing from you!
Nicola & Sammy

Lyn and Janet


* Janet and I have been married for forty- eight years, we are actively involved with volunteer work.

* Myself (Lyn Mr) on a part time basis assist with the running of a small engineering company, secondly, maintenance of historical sites on an Island located on the Auckland Harbour.

* Janets work back ground was primary with Countdown / Woolworths Food Market NZ. Check out manager, length of service twenty seven years.

* Lyn work back ground, Fitter and Turner Apprenticeship. Commercial Catering Equipment (Hobart Berkel), Operated and owned a Home Appliance Business before joining Electrolux Home Products as a Technical Advisor.

* We are both fond of animals, over the last forty five years up until recently owned several cats and dogs.

*We have no objection to basic maintenance to a property and take care of domestic animals.

Reference available by speaking with Mr George Grant or Mrs Grant either Tel : Aus Harvey Bay 420245045 or NZ 0211140330

Harry


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

I am a very outgoing, clean and tidy person, reliable and trustworthy. I am into health and fitness and like to go on long walks or runs (I am a non smoker).

I adore pets and have grown up around animals all my life and lived in a number of countries worldwide. I'm originally from the UK where I have done a lot of house sitting and also pet sitting, although I'm currently living in Sydney (for work). Back home my girlfriend and I are lucky enough to have two loving pets, a Dalmatian dog and a cat, as well as a horse!

I have house sat for people who have older dogs, puppys and energetic dogs as well as those with cats and horses. Some have required special attention and medication - however all requiring abit of TLC. I appreciate it can be stressful for animals when they are left by their owners for long periods of time, I use my experience with animals to help them to feel as relaxed and happy in their owners absense.

In addition to looking after pets, I have undertaken other jobs whilst house sitting such as looking after gardens, mowed lawns, watered plants and swept driveways.

I am a home owner myself and I have let out my property when I am away and as such:
> I understand the value that an owner has on their property
> I have good house maintenance/gardening skills

In addition I have good communication and computer skills, use technology (pics and videos) to keep in touch with owners.

I work a few hours in the morning and a few hours in the afternoon in Randwick. The nature of my job allows me to be at home a lot, this gives me the opportunity to house sit for people, especially those with pets.

Thank you for reading my profile. If you require any more information or clarification please do not hesitate to contact me.

Marija and Beran & Cheryl


  • Melbourne

Hi my name is Marija,

I am a mature age student completing my honours year at R.M.I.T. university studying a double degree in social work and psychology. As I am from the Mornington Peninsula I have teamed up with my best buddy from uni, Cheryl. to look after properties whilst completing our final honours year. Cheryl work is rostered, so that we make a great tag team able to ensure your property is attended almost 24/7 by one of us. We quietly study or rest from work and love the company of pets which makes us not miss home so much.

I am from time to time, depending on the location, teaming with my son to support him through his first year of engineering at Swinburne as he has early starts and long days. He is 18, quiet focussed and respectful. He also has been house, pet sitting and child minding.

Since commencing house sitting last year I have had the pleasure of looking after your beautiful homes and fur babies continuously. The experience has been wonderful and owners love the care and attention to detail we offer. Astonishingly, all of our home owners have invited us back, often multiple times and always comment on how the house is sparkling upon their return, with nothing left to do...... some saying it was like walking back into a hotel. We care about your property and fur babies because they become our home and fur babies whilst you are away. I always send photos and updates by sms or fb so you know what's going on....of course if you don't want that, that's fine too. You will see by our references that people trust us implicitly, because we are always upfront, honest, meticulously clean and reliable.

Having grown up on the Mornington Peninsula with a menagerie of pet cats, dogs and free range chickens and ducks, I enjoy down time in the garden playing with my pets or taking them for walks on our property or down at our beautiful Mornington Peninsula beaches. In cooler weather we (Alley and Toto, the dogs) tend to cuddle inside or lie nearby keeping me company whilst I study.

We always endeavour to leave a place better than we find it, so that each household eases back into their daily routine with a minimum of fuss. In the past I have also bred dogs and looked after our friends' houses, properties and pets, including horses whilst they were away for both short and extended periods of time. I also love the serenity of my cold water fish tank.

Trust and flexibility are paramount when you chose to have us house-sit. We have current police and working with children checks. In addition, I volunteer with Red Cross emergency services and we have decades of experience, both as home owners and land lords.We ensure the care of your home and pets the way we would care for our own. I have great, open and collaborative relationships with both my tenants and the agent I employ and would anticipate having the same with you.

As a back up, I have my 24 year old animal loving daughter, Miona who lives in town. She has great house sitting experience and all our house owners have loved the help she has extended them, be it with ensuring maintenance and repairs are finished or snuggling their cats, cuddling their dogs or caring for their horses. Working part time means she is available to be around to keep your animals company and keep your house safe.

I look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have.

Valerie


  • Bris. S W suburbs, Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Melbourne, Geelong, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

I am a teacher in my 40s on long service leave in 2017 who is looking for a house sit (or several) between travel trips with my Mum. I have been a responsible tenant and will take care of your home like it is my own. I have experience with minding cats and dogs, and also with farm animals. I live a clean and tidy lifestyle and seeking a quiet environment where I can write. If your house is by the ocean that would be a huge bonus as I love the beach. Just to clarify, the cat in the picture does not travel with me, he belongs to my good friends in Melbourne!

Philip


  • VIC

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 (25 sits 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

Stephanie & David


  • Melbourne

Hello, we are a young, early 50s couple. Our lifestyle is low key and we enjoy relaxing at home if not working. The areas we would like to sit are Melbourne and the inner suburbs. We are both non smokers and house proud. We have been homeowners and landlords over the years and have also owned serviced apartments which we maintained ourselves so we fully understand homeowners concerns and expectations.
We have had an animal family, our 15 yo Maltese Shitzu dog and 14 yo Himalayan Persian cat who both passed in the last year. We have a lot of love for cats and dogs and also experience with special needs for pets including illness and medication.
We will treat your home with respect, love your furry friends and ensure all household logistics are well taken care of.

Look forward to talking with you soon,
David and Steph

Glenda & David


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

We are retired secondary teachers. David English and History then a teacher/librarian and Glenda Mathematics. We are active in a retirees group running garden outings, organising speakers and attending monthly meetings. We also run a 500 card group at our house.
We have 37 year old fraternal twins and two grandchildren aged 4 and 1 who live in Melbourne about 20 minutes from us.
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 14 years. We recently babysat our daughter's 6 month old puppy while they went on holidays.

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 20 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 and is expecting a baby in May 2017. We would like to be there before and after the baby is born to support her and her husband as the other parents live in Belgium. Tom and Brooke have been on the IVF program in Sydney for nearly 3 years. This baby was naturally conceived and we are all so excited for them.

linda & Ron


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

We are an active couple in our 60's who live on a purpose built property with our extended family. Grandchildren are wonderfull but its nice to get away every now & then for a change of scenery. We have 2 labradors & chooks on our property the care of which we share with the family. We have always had dogs in our lives as well as cats, horses, fish, chooks. Our favourite animals are dogs. We treat them as family. We walk our two Labs every day (for our own health as well as theirs) - We love to travel and in between saving for the next OS trip like to do short breaks to satisfy our need for change. We like reading, watching movies, good food and have a glass of wine at night only. Non smokers. Fastidious in the house although we do let our dogs inside at night for a cuddle. We housesat for 4 months whilst our new houses were being built & we have done 2 houseswops and 2 non recipricol guest hosting.In earlier years we hosted exchange students when our children were still at home.