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Martin


  • Sydney, Central Coast

Kate


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

Hi, I am a 32 year old single female. I've moved to Melbourne march this year from Perth (home town) and am studying a masters degree at Deakin university. I am currently staying with my aunty temporarily so am keen to house sit and get to know different areas of Melbourne. I love all animals and have grown up with them most of my life, have experience looking after diabetic dogs, cats, fish and chickens. I have recent house/ dog sitting experiences this year in which i can provide references. I am very clean, tidy, respectful and considerate. I'm happy to answer any questions you might have or do a trial sit. 


Jesse & Cindy


  • Brisbane

Hello! Our names are Jesse and Cindy. We're a mature young couple in our thirties and have been married for 9 years. We currently live most of the year in Cambodia doing voluntary work. We come back to Australia to do paid work when needed. We own and operate a small tiling and renovation business. We absolutely love our adventurous life and consider it a privilege to have the circumstances to do it.

We love animals and will give your furbabies the love and attention that they need. We have arranged a housesitter for our own home and cats while we are away, so we know how much of a concern it is to know your pets and home are well looked after and loved when you're not there. We care for several stray cats and neighbourhood dogs in Cambodia who have stolen our hearts. We have experience in giving them medication and injections when needed.

We are quiet living, non-smokers, responsible and very clean. We value honesty and kindness. Our promise is to leave your home in the same shape as we found it, if not better. Caring for gardens is no problem as it is something we enjoy doing.

During our work trips to Australia we are able to stay with family but have made ourselves available for house-sitting to be closer to work in the Brisbane area. (Please keep us in mind if you have any renovation work planned for your home. We offer quality workmanship with many years of experience. Imagine coming home to a new bathroom!)

Thank you for considering us to look after your home. We look forward to meeting you!

** Availability from February 2019 **

Grace & Edmond


  • Syd. NW suburbs, Central Tablelands, Central West Slopes, North West Slopes, Bris. Northern suburbs, Sunshine Coast, Central, MT Isa & N. Western

Hello,
We are a retired couple current active with house and farm sitting,
We promise not to spoil you pets to much
Non Smokers We have no pets,
Police check papers available
Previous house sits
1) 2 small dogs and 2 Rag Doll cats
2) 1 large dog, lots of chooks almost forgot 1 turtle or was it 2 never did see them Phone reference available
3) 1 grey hound 2 cats
4) 1 Older large dog requiring medication phone reference available
5) Farm sit, Pigs, horses, chooks, geese, large dog
6) 2 dogs, 13 birds
7) 2 small dogs 9 chooks
8) 3 small dogs chooks and ducks Reference available
9) 1 cat 12 ducks (one is crippled needs extra care) 10 chooks
Ted has experience with tractors trucks etc( likes to ride quad bikes)
We are traveling in small camper trailer and Toyota Workmate car,
if required we can contact these pet owners for phone references
Regards Grace and Ted

Kerri


  • Sydney, Central Coast, South Coast

In early August, I arrived back from the US, where I traveled for near 90 days around the US. Though travelling, I work from my laptop.



My aim is to house-sit whilst I save money for my next trip. No matter where I may be, I can continue to work.



For 2 and half years prior to my trip to the US, I was an Air BnB Host. As a Host I was validated as a Super Host for my over the top service and care that I gave the guests that stayed at my house. My house was neat, clean, tidy and very friendly, for this is the type of environment I like to live in.



My care of your house and your pets would be over the top. Whilst you are away, I know you would like to be stress free, knowing that the house is being cared for, as are your pets. No matter what kind of pet you have, I would take excellent care of it.



Since I started to house sit, I have traveled all over Sydney, up the coast and down the coast. I have looked after cats, dogs, fish and birds. I have to be honest and tell you, I fall in love with all the animals. I thoroughly enjoy my time with your pets.

I have even minded a pet dragon lizard!

I am a mature, divorced woman, a non-smoker, who loves to meet other people. References are available upon request.


Reinhard


  • Brisbane, South Eastern

We are Anne-Marie and Reinhard, a couple celebrating our recent retirement by enjoying different parts of Australia by doing house and pet sits for people who love their homes, gardens and animals as much as we do.
We were chefs by trade and now live on the Gold Coast in a unit, where unfortunately we are not allowed to keep any pets. We have previously lived on property and owned and loved several animals, including dogs, cats and geese.
We are used to dogs of all shapes and sizes. Our dogs have included German Shepherds and a Hungarian Vizsla, all who required a great deal of exercise and training.
Over the years we have owned several cats. In fact, Anne-Marie is an absolute cate lover and has owned and loved cats all her life.
We are both active and healthy and enjoy long walks in the bush or on the beach. We have our own car, a Toyota Rav 4 which is ideal to transport dogs in.
We have references from several satisfied home homers who will be happy to talk to you if required.
Our motto is to look after your house, garden and pets as if they are part of our own family.

Jayne


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, Rural/Regional NSW

Mature caring and capable female. Love animals and worked with large animals and native animals for over 20 years. Plus caring for my own Husky, my best mate through his many illness's due to his poor immune system, so administering medication to him is a daily routine for me. Run my own business for the past 17 years in tourism and farming in Central Australia. Now sold up and travelling with my Husky and enjoying house sitting. Capable of numerous tasks

Jacqueline & Lars


  • Melbourne

Hi there new friends! Nice to meet you at HappyHouseSitters. We are Lars and Jacqueline and have been traveling around New Zealand and Australia since April 2018. We're currently based in Melbourne and since we missed pets around us so much during our travels, we have registered here in the hope of finding some furry and fluffy company soon. Preferably for at least two weeks.

After years of taking care of pets when friends were on holidays, in 2016 we decided to sell and give away our belongings, to end our tenancy and become fulltime housesitters. Voluntarily houseless, we became far from homeless though. After all, home is where the heart is and we bring our love into every new place we go :)

Here is a little movie we made a while ago to give you an impression of who we are and what we do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk3JXdymlEA

With almost a 100 animals that we cared for (that we all consider our foster kids), we definitely can call ourselves experienced. We are avid animal lovers first and foremost. Big or small, oldies or puppies, lazy or all over the place, frightened or stuck on our laps: all are equal to us and will receive all the love they need when their Mommys and/or Daddy's can't be home. In addition, we are flexible, reliable and responsible. And VERY neat (Jacqueline is a cleaning lady by profession): we'll bet ya that upon return, your house will look cleaner then ever before.

Some more info about us:

* Jacqueline studied Psychology, works as a freelance journalist and helps people clean, declutter and/or organize.

* Lars has a degree in Tourism, became account manager for a worldwide renown beer brewery and specializes in hospitality advice.

Feel free to ask us about references for now, as we were registered with a Dutch housesitting organisation, TrustedHouseSitters and HelpX before and are new to HappyHouseSitters.

Love & Light, Jacqueline and Lars


Glenis


  • Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast

I am a mature responsible person non smoker and animal lover.
I have owned and loved many cats and a dog alll my life.

I would love and care for your fur babies as if they were my own.

I know how important it is to keep your babies in their own home while mums and dads havea holiday

Suzi


  • Sydney, Central Coast, East Lake Macquarie, Lower Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Upper Hunter Valley, Mid North Coast, South Coast, Southern Highlands, Central Tablelands

Hello there

I'm new to Happy House Sitters... but am very experienced in the house and pet sitting game.

I will look after your abode and furry family with the greatest care. I also love to garden and will take care of your indoor and outdoor plants.

My house sitting experience began in April 2011 when I looked after a magnificent house and garden in Burradoo NSW. Was supposed to be a three month stint... but ended up being seven months. While there I worked on the restoration of the magnificent gardens, and was paid for my time doing this.

I've looked after places and animals and gardens in Bondi, Burradoo, Cammeray, Rushcutters Bay, Northbridge, Northwood, St Ives and Wahroonga. Have also looked after other people's pets in my own place when I lived in Kirribilli.

Also experienced with Airbnb and have looked after places in Bondi, Coogee, Paddington, and Woollahra.

While you are away I can also sell any unwanted household items for you... via ebay, Facebook, or Gumtree. Have loads of experience with this.

I'm also a professional organiser, packup and unpack/style houses, and can declutter and rearrange your place if needed.

Let me know how I can help you.

Cheers

Therese & Geoff


  • NSW, QLD, VIC

We are retirees from Hobart who enjoy house sitting to escape the winter chill! We have had experience house sitting in Tasmania , Queensland and Melbourne.I (Therese) a retired Registered Nurse and my husband Geoff is a retired Public Servant. We own a lovely Federation House in Hobart. I am interested in Interior Design and crafts. I am also a volunteer at Ronald McDonald House. Geoff is a keen golfer and a ship shape house cleaner ( ex navy ) and also an experienced pool cleaner. He volunteers teaching English as a second language.

Over the last 30 years we have had many different breeds of dogs and a cat of 20 years who just passed way so your animals will be in very safe hands. Our recent experience with house sitting includes various properties in 3 different states ranging from very a modern town house to a farm house on a large property with an olive grove ,hens etc .
We are non smokers and enjoy the quiet life enjoying a good read and walking. Over the summer we managed a Bed and Breakfast which included meeting quests and cleaning. Owner happy to provide a reference

References available

Becky


  • Melbourne

Hi all! I'm Becky, an animal loving 24 year old child-care worker and recent University graduate. I love to travel, and dislike routine, so any chance to dabble in a new suburb represents a welcome break from the every-dayness of every day.

I am house-proud and will treat any household rules with respect and diligence. I lead a healthy, clean lifestyle, which includes lots of exercise: I regularly go to gym and do pilates classes daily (I can keep up with any walky-time schedule). I am a clean and organised person as well as a complete animal lover. With a lot of experience in house and pet sitting, and good references, I am a safe bet; you can be sure your pet is happy and well and your house is being taken care of - leave it to me.

I can send you photos of your house/pets/garden as often as you would like while you're away.

Please email or call at any time to discuss your needs.

Matty & Barbie


  • Melbourne

Hi there :)

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

GWENDA


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Melb. Inner suburbs

Hi,
Since 2009 I've been travelling back and forth to New York. When I return to my hometown, Melbourne, my friends, and friends of friends 'book me in' to House/Dog/Cat sit for them whenever they will be away from home and would prefer not to put their much loved pets in Kennels.
I enjoy this somewhat transient lifestyle and company of the pets I mind, many on a regular basis. As this arrangement has suited me very well I decided to join Happy Housesitters back in 2012. It's been wonderful and very rewarding. My travels have kept me from living with my own pets so pet-sitting, whether dogs or cats, gives me great solace and grounding.

I have looked after many lovely cats and dogs - labradoodles, staffies, westies, golden retrievers, jack russells, pugs, etc, and a variety of cats.

As I'm self-employed, have been so for more than 30 years, which suits the home owners, and their pets as I work from 'home'. My laptop/iphone/website are my office. As the majority of my clientele and business are situated between Richmond and Brighton, I try to find pet-sits between those suburbs. Consequently, when I'm looking after your pets they are never left alone for long periods so they don't ever fret or feel abandoned.

I am very active and enjoy dog-walking, especially in off-leash parks where they can interact with other dogs if they are socially able to do so.

And if your pet is a cat...I know they have very different dispositions and make up their own mind about people. Within a very short time they are usually on my lap and sleeping on the bed.

I have genuine affection and care for animals and I can assure you that your beloved cat or dog would receive a lot of attention and petting. Once they know I'm safe -which happens very quickly - we are great friends. Of course, I always meet the pet/s and their family beforehand so they remember me when I arrive to stay with them. Apart from the first visit to meet 'the family' I also visit again 1 or 2 days before the sit so I am fresh in the mind of the pet.

I am in my 50's, single and definitely a non-smoker.

There are many references on my H.H. profile you may like to read when considering entrusting me to look after your precious pets.
By all means please contact me for a chat and possibly to meet in person whether you have specific dates in mind, or just thinking about future travels.
Sincerely, Gwenda

Kimberly


  • ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, S. Western

If you are looking for an experienced house sitter, someone energetic who will look after your home and pets with the love and respect they deserve, then pick me.

I am Reliable, Clean, Quiet and Considerate, a Non Smoker, and I am not a party goer, i’m a bit more of a tea totaller and I won’t hold parties in your home.

I am a great communicator and I can keep you up-to-date with the condition of your house and pets with an email report every few days while you’re away. I’m even willing to Facetime/Skype video conference with you over the internet so you can say hello to your pets if you’re missing them.

I have grown up having lots of pets of my own, I have owned cats and all types of dogs (Poodles, Corgies, Maltese) and a miniature dwarf rabbit, a guinea pig, a mouse, yabbies, budgies and a goldfish called chip. Due to my current Digital Nomadic lifestyle I am unable to own any pets of my own, so i have plenty of love and attention to give to your pets. I’m the sort of person who doesn’t mind letting your cats and small dogs sleep on my bed. I understand your pet is a valued family member.

In my travels I have done paid part-time work cleaning houses, I have done many house sits all along the East Coast of Australia and can supply many excellent references, I also have a current police check certificate to give you that extra peace of mind.

I am currently self-employed as a Website Designer and IT Support professional and I work over the Internet so you WILL need to have reasonable Internet/WIFI for me to use. As I am a Non Smoker I won’t be able to house sit for smokers sorry.

I have family in Portland, Geelong and Canberra and friends in Darwin.

Checkout my website for more info and my availability calendar - http://www.kimshelp.com.au

David & Louise


  • VIC

We are a healthy and active retired Melbourne couple, married for many years, who have been both home owners and renters. During the past two years we have completed several house sits in Victoria, and we are now looking for another position, preferably for a period of three months plus.
We very much appreciate that the secret of good house sitting is to care for the home, garden and any pets involved as if they were our own, and are confident that we can do so as required.
References are available upon request. Please contact us if you wish to consider us as your house sitters
Louise and David Thackray

Hannah


  • Melbourne, Geelong, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

I am a 27 year old looking for opportunities to house/pet sit in Melbourne (close to the CBD) from December 2018 as I have moved from the UK to spend a year working in Australia. Prior to starting a full time job I would really love to do some work experience/volunteer work but this is difficult to do whilst affording rent so the opportunity to house sit would make this possible.

I’m a big animal lover and hope to have my own pets when I can, so it would be great to look after any animals whilst house sitting. I am particularly good with dogs as I regularly dog sit my sisters cavalier king Charles and having a pet would really be a bonus for me. I love being outdoors too and gardening as well and would be happy to help with odd jobs.

Ideally I am seeking opportunities anywhere between 1- 3 weeks and I'd like to be close walking distance to public transport. My sister and her husband house sat at many locations around Melbourne in 2013 and highly recommended this experience to me. I’m a friendly, reliable, non smoker who is extremely house proud and I take great care in keeping my own home clean and tidy.

Please let me know if you have any queries or would like to meet me to see if I might be the right fit for your home and pets.

I hope you will consider me.

Hannah

Judith


  • Central Coast, Hunter Valley, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, South, Spencer Gulf, TAS, Northern Vic, SE Vic, SW Vic, S. Western

A caring house sitter

Judith: 67, Teacher/Lecturer

Hi I am a retired Educator, having taught students from Prep. to University level in NSW, Qld (city & remote) & the Torres Strait, NT remote area, Taiwan, China and Vanuatu. Therefore, I have current Police & Working with Children checks in a number of States. My upbringing, lifestyle & belief system have resulted in me being a: non- smoker, reliable, honest, hard working, friendly & viewing each new situation in life as an adventure waiting to be lived out, type of person. I regard others homes and property with great care as I am sure they would want me to treat them, their home, their pets etc. with respect and kindness.
Raised on a farm & enjoying most animals & gardening I find I can still do the work, but ... a little slower. In my spare time I like to swim, bike ride, organise my stamps & coins, take photographs & listen to music.
I have attended Universities/Colleges in NSW, Qld, Hong Kong, China & Taiwan, receiving degrees & certificates mainly in Education but with some in business & specific computer programmes. Much of my life has been teaching primary & high school students, teachers, Indigenous Australians & Chinese educators. Being able to speak Mandarin Chinese I have been enabled to teach in China as well as teach Mandarin in schools in Australia. As well as working in education, I have managed a small, business, worked with cattle, built fences & grown many vegetables.
From 2012 to 2018 I have lived in my Motorhome which has made working and house sitting in any state easy to attend. I began house sitting in 2016. At present (May - July 2018) I am farm sitting in Victoria. I will then move to Cairns (August - October 2018) to house sit, then Brisbane (November) These sits do not require me to use my Motorhome, it can be stored.
I enjoy longer house sits but am happy to do shorter ones of a few weeks or a month. City or country residences are fine.

A satisfied farm/home owner:
"Judith house and farm sat for me for approx 8 weeks, she looked after my goats and chooks, fed them twice a day, kept the yards clean to perfection, My home was kept in immaculate condition and Judith blended into the small community, she is a very friendly, warm women, If you want a house sitter who respects your pets and house as her own, I would highly recommend Judith and hope she will come again..."

MARILYN (Merton VIC, July 2018)

Christine & Stephen


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, SA, Melbourne, Northern Vic, WA

We are a retired couple aged 63 & 65, we are originally from the UK but have resided in Australia for 25 years. We lived in Perth for 12 years then relocated to the Pilbara in WA working in Port Hedland, Tom Price and Karratha again for approximately 12 years, I worked as a manager in a valuation office and my husband was a boilermaker. We are both non smokers and have been married for 45 years this year. Since retiring we have been travelling around Australia in our caravan due to our housesitting assignments we have now sold our caravan. We have 4 daughters 3 are living in WA the other is in Darwin. We have had pets of our own and sadly miss our kelpie/blue healer who we loved for almost 15 years. Our daughters when younger had an array of pets including fish, Cockatiels , guinea pigs and even a rat so used to all kinds of animals. We will be completing housesits in the Brisbane area on 18th January and will be looking for further sits along the east coast after this date.. Our previous sits were through mindahome website under our reference I’d oxu so reviews are posted there we also have police clearance certificates available.

Jill & Manfred


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Central Tablelands, Brisbane, South Eastern, Adelaide, Rural/Regional Tas, Melbourne, North Western, Shepparton & Central North, SE Vic, SW Vic

Manfred and I have been Married 21 years, have 7 adult children and 8 grandchildren.We owned a small farm in Ulmarra N.S.W for 20 years on 5 acres with a pool. We are very versatile when it comes to caring for people's homes and properties and we love caring for animals.
We have been full time house sitters for almost 6 years.
Animals we have cared for ; dogs of all ages and breeds, including one dog who require insulin shots morning and night, cats, rabbits,exotic birds, goats, sheep, Baby lambs, cows, horses, sheep,alpacas and a variety of foul, and even the odd mouse!:)
We adore all animals and have cared for many rescue dogs and cats.
We love helping people to get away and have a holiday.
Also, a long list of referees on request.
We cover N.S.W, Vic and Qld .
We recently finished our longest sit yet, One Year! Two Pomeranians and 80 acres.
We have repeat sits on occasions, if they book ahead, as we like to be fully booked as this is our full time unpaid job
Happy to answer any queries,
We have just finished a three month housesit n Gloucester N.S.W caring for a lorikeet, two Boxers, A cat, A minature horse,sheep and lambs and chooks.
Latest sit was at Nth Nowra for the third time caring for this doggy.
This week settled in with two beautiful Tan and White Border Collies.
Kind regards,
Jill and Manfred Koch.

Geraldine & Wayne


  • Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld)

We are an active retired couple who love animals and travel. We recently lost our 20 year old cat, Elwood and are now wanting to combine petsitting and travel .
Our cats had health problems and Wayne is experienced in giving injections, giving liquid and tablet medication by mouth, and in monitoring blood sugar levels.
Although we haven't any petsitting experience ourselves, over the years we have used petsitters to look after our cats and know exactly what is required. Wayne has also had pet dogs in the past and loves them just as much as cats.
We are clean, tidy, non-smokers and own our own home. We will take good care of your home and are also happy to look after your garden.
Wayne has a recent Police Check and I can get one if required.

Mikaela


  • Sydney

Hi there, my name is Mikaela and I am a science/health care professional living in Sydney's inner west. Having recently moved back to Australia after living in the UK for just over 2 years, I am settling back into life here and looking for new pet/house sitting opportunities.

While living overseas I was registered to the house sitting website TrustedHousesitters and pet/house sat across London for numerous home owners, with several becoming repeat customers.

I have experience taking care of dogs and cats (often in multiples!) and have a well-developed understanding of everything it requires to keep them healthy and happy. I am a highly respectful person and understand the care and consideration necessary when looking after someone's beloved pets in their home. References from pet/home owners I have worked with are available.

OTHER:
- Full, clean drivers license
- Non-smoker
- Police Check
- Working with Children Check

EXPERIENCE:
- Seven years experience as a pet/house sitter and babysitter
- Confidence with large breed dogs (I have grown up with German Shepherds)
- Comfortable in administering medications
- Home and garden maintenance
- Excellent communication - I understand the need for updates and photographs to put your mind at ease while you are away

Please feel free to get in contact with any questions you may have, or to arrange a meeting. I am happy to send through my resume and references.
Looking forward to hearing from you.

Maureen & Gerald


  • Brisbane

Maureen and Gerry.
Maureen: 65, Retired Child Health Nurse
Gerald: 66, Retired Bus Driver
Retired couple, non smokers, wishing to house sit from August to Nov 2018.
Son and daughter in law who reside in Brisbane Northern suburbs are due to have their second child at end of Sept.
Both of us have current police clearances, years of experience with our own family pets, and have maintained our own tropical residence with an inground pool and gardens for the past 32 years.
We welcome giving others the same attention to their homes and precious animals that we would give to our own.

Reference: Maggie Williams, a long time member of Aussie House sitters.
Mob Ph :04231134478
Home Ph :0354354035
Email: maggiegall@hotmail.com

Nadia


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


Hello, and thank you for reading my profile.

I have only recently joined Happy House Sitters, but I have often looked after the homes and pets of my friends and neighbours, both in Sydney and in rural Victoria. I myself had a dog for many years (a Labrador-Afghan cross) and three cats (at different times), as well as sheep, cows and chooks. I can supply a reference from my most recent neighbour, whose house, garden and dog I 'sat' over twenty years.

I have owned my own home for the last forty years, but I have recently sold it with a view to downsizing. As I don’t want to buy a new place for a year or so, I am looking to house-sit in the meantime.

I have been a professional author for many years, and I still write full-time. If you have children or grandchildren, they have probably read my picture book, My Place. I also write for adults, and have recently published my memoir, Her Mother’s Daughter.

In 2014 I was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Sydney, in recognition of “exceptional creative achievements in the field of children's and adult literature”.

If you would like more information about my professional life, please visit my website, www.nadiawheatley.com

I have an office where I keep my research materials but I do a lot of my writing from home, so I would be good company for your pets.

I have always been a keen gardener, and over the last decade I have been the co-ordinator of a flourishing community bush care site on the Cooks River.

Although I am in my late sixties, I am very fit and healthy. I go to aquarobics three times a week and do a lot of walking. I don’t smoke or drink.

I am on the Council of the Australian Society of Authors, and I am a life member of the Cooks River Valley Association.

I have a National Police Certificate (Number NCHRC-2018-96574) certifying that there are no court outcomes or outstanding matters recorded against my name.

Best wishes,
Nadia Wheatley

jacci


  • Melbourne

Hello, I am a retired single female and have done 52 house/pet sits since June 2014 looking after a variety of cats & dogs, old and young, [some needing medication for diabetes, asthma and epilepsy] plus a pony, a mini-pig, a sheep, lizards, rabbits and birds. So I feel competent to look after all situations..[I was a registered nurse for the past 40+ years..] In the 4yrs I have been looking after peoples pets, there have been a couple of urgent health issues I have had to deal and they were easily fixed..with a quick visit to the vet.

I took up house/pet sitting after I sold my house in Yarraville, in mid 2014 and was waiting for an apartment in Carlton to be built...by the time it was completed, I had become hooked on pet sitting, so put a tenant in my apartment...and continue to enjoy a 'gypsy' lifestyle.

Several months each year I spend in Thailand, learning the language and doing volunteer work with the Dog & Cat Rescue Service. The conditions these poor creatures live in is heart breaking, and I find it both rewarding and upsetting..

By profession I was a Reg Nurse, so a Police Check was mandatory, and I have no criminal history. I run a clean and tidy home [ and can cope with basic gardening...lol..] I had my own much loved miniature Fox Terrier until she passed away in 2014 at 15yo. So now I am footloose and fancy-free, and able to travel and live wherever I choose, and can be more flexible as I have no ongoing commitments.

When I had my dog, I used to have sitters come in to look after her when I travelled, because I understand they are less stressed in their own environment, and its the best place for them. It also gives you [the owner] peace of mind that your home is also safe, and will be in good working order on your return.

I am also a Foster mum for pooches from the Lost Dogs Home in Nth Melb who are recovering after surgery, or senior dogs waiting for adoption.
Many excellent phone references available on request.

katie


  • Melbourne

I’m katie! i love looking after animals and have lots of experience with most types of pets. i’ve got two cats called cleo and hugo. i live locally in camberwell with my husband but i’m also looking to get to know people through networks in melbourne, as i’m not from here originally. i work as s librarian in the melbourne cbd and i really enjoy building and being part of a community, whether it’s face to face or online. i’ve got national police checks, working with children checks in 2 states (Vic, NT), and references which are available on request. i’m very clean and tidy, a non-smoker, fit and healthy, and i’m a keen gardener which means your plants will be taken care of with the same attention as your fur babies. housesitting is a great way to connect with animals and gardens, help people out, and be part of a community. we regularly use sitters for our cats so it’s nice to return the favour!

Sally


  • Melbourne

I am a 32 year old female who has been doing house sitting for a number of years. I have house sat places with dogs, cats, horses, cows, kangaroos you name it I've probably house sat it once. I promise to be respectful of your property and I love animals having grown up on a farm and am a sensible and responsible person when it comes to looking after your beloved pets. I am clean and tidy and a non smoker and have references available upon request. I am currently working part time as an ESL teacher and studying my master in primary teaching online full time so am home a lot to give your fur babies lots of cuddles. I Look forward to caring for your house and animals when you are next looking for somebody.

Emma


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

My name is Emma, I am a 29 year old Registered Nurse. I consider myself extremely trustworthy, reliable and considerate. I have an absolute love & adoration for animals great and small. I currently live at home with my family, and we have a beautiful family cat who is spoilt with love and affection.

I have 10+ years house sitting experience, and I continue to maintain great relationships with the families of whom I have house sat for.

I am extremely compassionate and caring, I adore the company of animals, and enjoy the solitude of living (house sitting) alone. I am very clean, non-smoking, and enjoy the healthy outdoor lifestyle (will very willingly walk dogs every day!).

I can provide a number of outstanding references upon request.
I look forward to meeting you, and your beautiful loved animals.

Emma x

Elise


  • Brisbane, Sunshine Coast

Hi :) I am a single, 25 year old professional female. I have grown up in Samford around many domestic animals (cats, dogs, budgies, guinea pigs) as well as farm animals (horses, alpacas, chickens), so am an absolute animal lover! I worked in a cattery for 6 months so am familiar with difficult felines and am a keen walker so am willing to take your pooch on lots of adventures. I have owned acreage since 23 so am very comfortable with gardening, mowing, cleaning etc. I am looking for a fresh start and would love to look after your property while you have adventures of your own. Please contact me if you have any questions. References available on request :)

Kathryn


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

I am a retired woman living on the Sunshine Coast. I love and care for all animals but have probably related more to cats. I have lived with cats as part of my family over many years. Although I do not currently live with a cat, I regularly care for my short- haired Oriental grandson, Louis and have recently successfully carried out a house/cat sit in Melbourne 2017/2018.

I have friends and family in Melbourne and strong links to Melbourne and like to visit several times each year.

I am a homeowner and very house proud and would care for your place and cats as if they were my own. I am a non smoker and live with a very high standard of cleanliness.

I will care for your cat/s first and foremost with lots of love and cuddles. Also collect mail, put out bins, water the garden and pots and keep your place secure.

Any further questions you need answered, do not hesitate to contact me. References available.

Kind regards,
Kathy