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Sarah & Ross


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs

We are a couple in our mid 30's and we have a 1920's Californian bungalow in Reservoir that is currently being renovated and extended. It's a major job (approx 8-10 months) so we have moved out for the duration and are house sitting. We've been house sitting since March and are really enjoying it. At this stage the house should be ready in late March 2018, so we are looking for sits until then.

We are friendly, responsible, honest, clean and tidy and we take the responsibility that comes with house sitting very seriously. We are non-smokers and can supply references. We like the fact that house sitting is a win-win situation for both parties - the home owner has peace of mind that their house, pets and garden are looked after we get to save money, experience living in different places and enjoy the company of pets.

We both work full time Monday to Friday and outside of work we lead a pretty quiet life. Ross loves gardening and we both enjoy cooking. Sarah commutes by bike to the city every day for work and Ross plays indoor soccer once a week. We also enjoying hiking and camping when time permits.

We look forward to meeting you and looking after your house, pets and garden.

Alice


  • Melbourne

Chryssie


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore

Hello, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I'm a caring and conscientious housesitter who would consider it a privilege to look after your home, pets, and property. I'm a single professional who works as a business consultant during the week and teaches meditation on weekends. I am a non-smoker, reliable, tidy, love animals and nature, very much into health and wellbeing.

I have provided a written reference pertaining to my ongoing house-sitting experience looking after a three-storey home along with two fur babies, a Burmilla cat named Zeus and a Golden Retriever named Huddy. I've been looking after them for the past three years whenever the owners are away on holidays or on short business trips. I've also been a frequent user of Airbnb over the past four years and rent out entire homes where I can. The common thread of the reviews from my hosts is that I'm very clean, considerate, house-proud, friendly, and a great communicator. They have all said I am welcome back at their homes anytime.

I am available for any length of house-sitting and happy to provide additional references upon request. Please feel free to contact me and perhaps we can meet to discuss your requirements to see whether there is a fit. I look forward to meeting you and being of service.

GRAHAM & SUE


  • Brisbane

We are a late 50's couple and are looking to house sit prior relocating overseas.
I am a consultant, with my work Internet based, and my wife is a full time key employee for a CBD based accountancy firm.
We have house sat previously in 2010/11 for periods of 4- 8 weeks per sit, with references available, and are quite comfortable in maintaining someones property in the manner that they would like
As people we consider ourselves extremely neat and clean, very low impact and respectful of someone's property, and are rabid non-smokers
Pet minding is fine with us, as we have had the joy horses, dogs, cats, chickens and birds, and understand their needs
Our life style is very low key as we are looking to relocate overseas, and have based our activities around transiting in mid 2017.
Police checks and references can be supplied on request

John and Judy


  • Central Coast, South Coast, Southern Highlands

Steve & Vera


  • Northern Rivers, Tweed Coast, Brisbane, South Eastern, TAS

Vera and I came to live with our married daughter and children in Forest Lake, Queensland in mid 2015. Forest Lake house blocks vary in size from 250 sq m to 500-600 sq m and we came from 11 years on a 3½ acre property that we owner built and loved. We feel a bit "stifled". Vera did extensive gardening and we built a pond (11m round) that housed many Australian native fish and lillies. We were used to "zooming" around on ride-on mowers and now we could just about hand mow what we have.
We both lead a relatively quiet non-smoking lifestyle and have a daily walk of about 2km. Pet walking is guaranteed for your loved one(s).
Animals: We had a dog, chickens, ducks and up to 5 sheep so we can just about "handle" - and enjoy - most wildlife (maybe not snakes). In the current household we have 3 dogs, 3 parrots, 2 doves and a fish. Daily routine involves feeding/changing water; providing stimulating play (even the 3 parrots roam the garden and enjoy a ride on our shoulders) and, of course, taking note of any behaviour changes which may indicate any pet being unwell.
Sitting experience: We looked after a fellow lawn bowler's house in May 2016 for 9 days and have been asked to do the same from 13th July to 28th August 2016. We were complemented on the house tidiness when the owners returned and we waited for them to hand back the house keys.
We almost certainly could supply references from Bruce and Denise if requested (they are not registered on happyhousesitters).

Maz


  • Sydney, Central Coast

I am a single female over 55 (non-smoker) employed in education (part time) where I am generally at home. As well I have over 1.5 years experience with house sitting three cats at one sit, three dogs at one house sit, birds and cattle with seven references indicating excellent care for both home and pets. My goal is to provide excellence in the care of your pets and home. As well I have a police check.

In the past I have had the opportunity to house sit/manage a bed and breakfast, where home owners were happy with my care of their home. As well I have been house and pet sitting for over a year and one half and receive excellent recommendations from this. Additionally, I have both rented and owned a home with positive comments on the care of my home and garden.

I grew up with all types of animals including dogs and cats. Animals seem to know I will care for them and react positively to me. My experience with pets includes obedience training.

If you are especially interested in my care of your home, I would say that some of my friends might say that I spend too much time cleaning/organizing my home and taking care of my yard-- but I enjoy it. For one home, the neighbors labeled my beach yard the best cared for with its green grass (that I grew from almost nothing) and lovely flowers.

My past times are simple include walking/jogging, reading, movies/tv, gardening and socializing with friends and family. I enjoy a simple life. You can expect that no parties would be held at your property and my focus will be on caring for your pets/home.

Please contact me if you would like further information.
Sincerely
Maz

Jim & Shelly


  • Canberra, Sydney, Central Coast, Lower Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Port Stephens, North Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Central Coast (Qld), Adelaide, Mid North, Spencer Gulf, Melbourne, Geelong, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd, Perth, Northern, S. Western

Hi,

We are a retired couple, recently married. have recently retired. Jim retired after 30 years working for IBM in the USA and Australia. Shelly was a hair designer for 20 years in Denver. We are honest, clean, responsible and friendly. We don't smoke. Having retired, we want to "try out" different communities around Australia before settling down. We have always had pets, both dogs and cats, and they seem to love us (in the case of dogs) and cherish peaceful co-existence we provide (for cats). Hehe. I lived on a farm for five years with ducks, chickens, sheep, horses and guinea pigs. We promise we will take great care of your home and everything in it, your pets, and your garden as you would yourself. We are available for any length of time after 18 October 2017. Personal and professional references are available, as are police certificates.

Thank you for the chance to free you from worry as you are away from home.

Jim and Shelly Vincent

Rose & Michael


  • North Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Mackay & Whitsundays, TAS

We're an active couple in our forties. At the end of 2015 we sold our 12 acre hobby farm south of Hobart, Tasmania, where we lived for 19 years, breeding alpacas and providing agistment for mini ponies.

We had mini long-haired dachshunds (our kids) for many years and also worked for a dog minding company providing care for dogs in our home, while their people went away.

In Feb 2016 we bought an apartment close to Hobart and have spent the winter house-sitting in Queensland. We would like to do some more travelling both in Australia and overseas.

We're quiet-living, private and tidy people and will care for your pets, home and garden as our own.

Gina & Jim


  • North Coast, Brisbane, South Eastern

Caring Couple to take care of your home and pets.
Jim and I have been housesitting continuously for more than nine years. We enjoy exploring new areas, caring for homes, gardens and precious pets, as well providing peace of mind for owners. We are animal lovers and will keep them to their usual eating/exercise/play routine as closely as possible.
Previously, I worked in Real Estate as a Property Manager. Having had 6 years experience in Property Management, I am confident in taking care of every aspect of your housesit - pet responsibilities, security, maintenance, correspondence, as well as resolving any little problems that inevitably pop up. I'm a very house proud woman, 54 years old, independent, fit, honest, responsible, easy going and a good communicator.
Jim's background is in the building industry, and he currently manages his small family Residential Building and Development Business. Between 2001 and 2004 he also managed a 12 room Motel in Hallidays Point, NSW. It had a large pool and extensive grounds which he maintained year round. Gardening is one of the hobbies he particularly enjoys.
We have glowing references from recent housesits and national police clearances. I have listed below some of our housesits to date.
Feel free to call us with any queries.
Regards,
Gina and Jim

Recent housesits completed:

~ May 2017 to current - Manoora, Cairns. Looking after Joey, the Jack Russell terrier and the 3 bedroom home and gardens while the owner enjoys a cruise in Europe.

~ April 2017 ~ Warner, Brisbane. Cared for Strudel the labradoodle, as well as the two storey home and extensive gardens on two acres, while the owners visited WA. We have housesat here on many previous occasions (see below).

~ March 2017 - Everton Park, Brisbane. Looked after Ruby and Red, two chihuahua/terrier cross puppies and the three bedroom queenslander home and gardens while the owners visited family in the UK.

~ December 2016 to January 2017 - Fig Tree Pocket, Brisbane. Caring for the large four bedroom home, pool and extensive gardens, as well as Custard the cat while the owner spends the Christmas break with family in the UK.

~ November 2016 to December 2016. Warner, north of Brisbane. Looked after Strudel the labradoodle, as well as the two storey home and gardens on two acres. We have housesat here on previous occasions while the owners holidayed at their second home in Tasmania.

~ September 2016 to November 2016. Red Hill, Brisbane. Looked after the three bedroom Queenslander home and gardens, as well as four quirky inside cats. We have housesat here on four previous occasions while the owner holidays overseas.

~ June 2016 to August 2016. Redbank Plains, Brisbane. Caring for the three bedroom home, gardens, and Gemma, a 16 yo Jack Russell cross. We have housesat for the owners several times over the past 7 years as they like to get away in their caravan for extended periods.

~ January 2016 to May 2016. Warner, north of Brisbane. Looked after Strudel the labradoodle, as well as the two storey home and extensive gardens on two acres. We have housesat here on previous occasions while the owners holidayed at their second home in Tasmania.

Ben


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs

I am a mature, responsible person with an interest in caring for pets and keeping people's houses safe while they are away from home. I am also keen to experience different parts of Melbourne, having lived my whole life in the Northeastern suburbs. I work full time in the Australian Public Service, as a meteorologist. I work shiftwork, with a combination of days, evenings and nights, meaning I am home more during the day than a typical full-time worker. I have just finished a 3 month house sit, caring for 2 10-year old Jack Russell terrier-crosses. In addition to this house-sitting experience I have had life-long experience with pets, having grown up with a (now-elderly) dog, backyard chickens and a rabbit. I have also, on numerous occasions, cared for my girlfriend's family's cats while they have been on holiday. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

louise & graeme raymond


  • Central Tablelands, Central West Slopes, Far West, Murray & Riverina, Snowy MTS, Eyre Peninsula, VIC, S.E & Central, S. Western

Graeme & I are a retired couple, continuing our Australia wide travels and are now heading towards South Australia. We recently house sat at a place called
"WALLAN", VICTORIA. Before that at:- "LOCHINVAR", near Maitland/Hunter Valley/Newcastle and at:-Beechwood, nr. Wauchope/Port MacQuare. We do have reference etc., if required.

We have our own 30ft Fifth Wheeler, so are quite self-contained. Just require power and water. We have done house sitting in the past and also caretaking positions. One was in Tasmania, some years ago, for 12 mths. We were caretakers, for the South United Football Club, at Runcorn, Qld, for eighteen months and lived on site. We also, have recently been caretakers, for a property at Cleveland, Qld, before we left, to head off. If you wish further information, in regards, to the above, please do not hesitate, to let me know.

My husband was a self-employed carpenter, for many years, but recently was a truck driver/delivery man. I have been a Property Manager and then a Senior Property Manager, for many years and most recently, for nearly 12 years, for a Company, in Sunnybank Hills, Qld, so I know all about looking after properties, like they were your own. We did have a 10 acre property, as Jimboomba, which we have sold.

We do have one, wells supervised dog, called Sally. We also have a mature, female cockatiel and we love bird watching and nature, in general.

Kind regards, Louise and Graeme Cox.

Tracy & Howard


  • North Coast, Brisbane, South Eastern

House proud with our own menagerie of pets. Hard working, yet enjoy relaxing and taking time out to enjoy nature and life. We often are asked to house sit and look after our friends animals, which we willingly do. At the conclusion of our sit, we finish up with a thorough house clean.You and your pets won't be disappointed!
We also use AirBnb often. You can access our reviews through one of the attached files.

Deb


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

I am a mature age house and pet sitter with a background of looking after country homes and gardens in Queensland...at Mitchell and Mapleton.

I have worked in the Real Estate industry in Queensland and have had the responsibility of ensuring security of homes and properties in the absence of home owners.

I love to travel and housesitting has resulted in two very successful recent house sitting assignments in New Zealand & Avalon, near Palm Beach, NSW.

I have attached the references from these assignments.

I would be delighted to introduce myself to you to discuss your specific requirements and instructions in detail.

I will be able to supply more character references and housesitting references, on request.

Barbara


  • ACT

Melanie


  • Melbourne, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

Hi there,

My name is Mel and I'm currently available to house-sit your home and pets in the Melbourne area. I'm single, a non-smoker, very clean, neat and tidy (a benefit of being a Virgo!) and a huge animal lover. I grew up on our family hobby farm where our animals were spoilt rotten and were always the priority in our family home. I've had lots of experience with horses, and have grown up with chickens, cats, dogs and everything in between.

I'm currently starting my own vegan food business and spending my time between country NSW and Melbourne, conducting research and testing my recipes.

I would love to look after your pets and home! Please feel free to get in touch.

References available on request.

Paul and Robyn


  • Melbourne

Hi just updating details. We are coming to Melbourne and are available 20 - 28th July 2017. Ideally like to be in inner city Melbourne or close to tram/train/bus stops. We are recently retired school teachers and would like to become house sitters. Our daughter and hubby live in Melbourne and are expecting their first child in November 2015. We would like to be in and around Melbourne to help out during the next 12 months. Initially we would like to be house sitting in an area no greater than 40 mins from Richmond. We are new to house sitting but keen to give it a go (and be the doting grandparents of course!). We both like animals and miss our recently departed Labradors. Currently, we have a cat and 3 chickens which will be looked after in our absence. We enjoy many things - gardening, cooking, movies, live shows, reading, sewing,
volunteering (Ronald McDonalds), woodwork, photography, pets and home improvements. Non smokers. We take pride in our home and garden and would love the opportunity to look after yours. References and police checks available.

Suzanne


  • Sydney

I’m a mature woman (52 yrs), full-time employed by two corporates as a magazine art director, looking for an alternative to renting.

Recently moving out of a rental, this seems a great way to conserve my funds and save to buy my own home for future security. I love the company of animals, although it’s not a pre-requisite.

I love going out to socialise, but at home I love peace and quiet and my own company. I enjoy travel, cooking, music, reading, movies, and am an extremely efficient, clean and organised person.

I've looked after two x two storey homes... one in St Ives on the North Shore of Sydney which also involved feeding, watering and letting in and out of two cats and two rabbits. With lots of cuddles in between. The rabbits roamed free in the garden during the day, but needed to be brought into the pool house during the night. The other house sit was in Turramurra, also on the North Shore of Sydney... looking after two younger dogs and one older dog... feeding and watering all three, walking the two younger dogs, letting in and out, loads of cuddles and cleaning up after them :) Both homes needed to be kept clean, have mail collected and some plants/garden watered.

Non-smoker, excellent references which I can send through on request, happy to meet face to face so that you can decide for yourself.

Sara


  • Sydney

Janine & Peter


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs

We are currently renovating and rebuilding our home. We are both working, Peter is full time and Janine is part time 3 days a week. We are both animal lovers and would treat your pets as our own. We only have a cockatiel as our dog passed away last year. Once we are back in our own home we will certainly be adding a dog or two to our family again. If for some reason our cockatiel wouldn't fit in your household we are able to have it bird sat with friends during our stay in your home. We are both tidy and clean home keepers. We would also look after your gardens and lawns during our stay.

Chingwei & Margaret


  • NSW, Sunshine Coast

My partner and I are available for pet and house-sitting between mid November 2017 to March 2018, short stints of a few days are fine. We are a same-sex couple, have left corporate careers, are self-employed, work online and are usually home during the day. We both love animals and have had pets (cats, dogs and chickens). I love sketching and gardening, and am used to maintaining a large garden (watering, weeding, setting up beds, growing trees, flowers and vegetables); my partner is house-proud and a tiny bit obsessed about keeping things clean and neat. Non-smokers, discreet (we won't share photo of your pets or house on social media), and respectful of your privacy. References are available on request.

Trish


  • Melbourne

Experienced sitter looking for long or short term house sits in NZ.

Hi there,

My name is Trish, and I'm the ideal choice for caring for your home and pets whilst you are away.

I am a 37 yr old, non-smoking female who is responsible, attentive and honest.

I spent most of my twenties and early thirties travelling the world. I see house-sitting as a great solution for seeing NZ and saving my pennies for my own home.

I have a fair amount of house-sitting experience having looked after and cared for people's homes and pets in Sydney for a year in 2014, with proven references, and also in Auckland in 2017.

A few helpful things to know about me:
- I'm an animal lover and grew up with cats, dogs, pigs and guinea pigs
- I generally work full time Mon-Fri
- I am well-traveled and spent 3.5 years working on luxury super yachts so have a high standard of cleanliness, always leaving the homes I look after in great appearance
- My friends would most likely describe me as diplomatic, loyal, responsible, honest and caring

When you choose me as your sitter, you can rest assured that your home will be well looked after, your plants will continue to flourish and your pets will be loved as if my own.

Don't hesitate to ask me any questions. Please let me know if you would like to chat further and I can call you. I think house sitting is a wonderful idea and I look forward to meeting amazing people and furry friends along the way, and being able to help in whatever way I can.

I have references and police check on file.

Thanks
Trish

Anthony


  • Perth N.W suburbs, Perth S.E suburbs, Perth S.W suburbs

Anna


  • Melb. Inner suburbs

I am a single, non-smoking 34 yr old female that works in Finance in Melbourne’s CBD. I enjoy running, gardening, and reading in my free time.
I have started house sitting while I save for my first property. I am a responsible, reliable and a considerate person, I will take excellent care of your pet and property.
I am happy to provide previous house sitting references.

Janemaree


  • Melbourne

I am in my 50s and have lots of energy and a positive disposition. I looked after a variety of houses and pets when I lived in New Zealand. Since then the Christchurch earthquake has shaken me across to Melbourne. As I set up in my new city I am keen to pursue house minding opportunities over the next couple of years. I have been actively been House Minding in Melbourne since August 2012.

I work at theRoyal Melbourne Hospital in Occupational Therapy. I love working alongside and encouraging people who are rehabilitating following illness or injury. I admire their attitude, determination and courage as they work to overcome the obstacles on their road to recovery.

I am reliable, thorough and meticulous. According to those I have worked for I have left their house cleaner and tidier than I found it, have been very responsible with utilities and the animals I have looked after have responded positively to my care. I can provide references to vouch for this.

I’m not a party person. I like to read, go for walks, and catch up with my friends one-on-one. Similarly, when I look after animals I love their company and just being around them. It gives me great pleasure learning to know and appreciate their personalities and quirks.

I would like the opportunity to talk to you if you are in need of a house / pet minder, and I am confident you will be pleased with my work.

Emma & Matthew


  • Sydney, Central Coast, North Coast, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Hobart, Devonport, Melbourne, Bendigo

Hi there we are Emma and Matthew, we have no kids or animals. We love animals so much! We have looked after cats, dogs, bunny rabbits and guinea pigs. We are very reliable, quiet, capable, organised, non smoker, very clean and tidy, home body, health conscious and we love walking everyday. We treat the houses and pets like our own. We love nothing better than cuddling fur babies on the couch! We are great with gardening. We both work from home as a social media consultants. References available. We would love to meet you and your babies! Contact us anytime to discuss your needs.

Katherine & Steven


  • SA, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

My partner Steven and I live in Elwood. We would love to have a pet but with a small rental, it's not an option for us at the moment. For this reason we would love the opportunity to care for other peoples animals in their home and also have the opportunity to have a little break in a slightly larger place than the one we currently call home. We both love dogs and have had experience with large and small breeds throughout our lives. I had a Dalmatian for 14 years and Steven had a ridgeback for many years. I've also had experience caring for my friends two King Charles Cavaliers whilst he was working in a fly in fly out role for 12 months and I have also spent a considerable period of time caring for, walking and training my Aunt's Weimeraner. I have looked after countless dogs over the years, mostly because I just love having them around... I have included a few pictures.


I work for The Royal College of Australian and New Zealand Psychiatrists in an administrative role in the city and Steven Works as a golf professional across Edithvale and Southern (Keysborough) golf courses. I work in a 9.00 to 5.00 role but Steven's role is more varied, allowing for more time with any pooches if they get anxious being at home alone in the day time. We are both active people and would enjoy the opportunity to walk your dog, in addition to just having their personalities around and get some canine cuddles if they like them! We both like to have a clean and tidy house so would ensure your place is kept at a high standard. We also love to garden (something currently missing from our small flat). So if your garden or plants require some TLC too, we would be more than happy to oblige.

If you would like any references, please let us know

If there is anything else you would like to know, please don't hesitate to ask. :)

Also, we are having trouble uploading photos but will keep trying and can send on request in the mean time.

Barbara


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

Hi, As an experienced house sitter, - 3 things are very important to me:
>>> First - you need to be confident your animals are going to be well looked after and cared for whilst you are away,

>>>Second - you need to feel comfortable your home is going to be cared for and kept secure whilst you are on holiday, and

>>>Finally - you want to enjoy your time away and be worry free. This is what holidays are for!

I am a single women whose adult children are out living their lives meaning I can do things I want to do now! I enjoy living in different areas of Melbourne - and this is why I chose house sitting.
I love domestic animals - and have even looked after horses and cows! I continue the routines you have with your animals so they feel comfortable and secure with you not there.

I mainly work from home with client work keeping me out of the home for a few hours a few days a week. I am writing a book so look forward to the peace and quiet found in other people's homes.

I enjoy gardening, have green thumbs with pot plants and enjoy being with nature with a coffee.
I am healthy, tidy and a non smoker.
I have been house sitting on and off for the last 5 years and enjoyed every one. I have written references available and a clear police check reference.

i look forward to talking with you about your own specific needs for your home, your animals and even your garden.
Enjoy your time away.

Sarah & Izabela


  • VIC

Looking for a home away from home. I’m a friendly and respectful working professional at private hospital within the South-East area of Melbourne. I am a non-smoker who lives an active lifestyle and has an unlimited amount of love for animals. I have grown up with pets my whole life and therefore am able to look after yours if need be. Over the years I had rented, lived on my own and also have had experience in maintaining family/friend’s homes whilst away for a 3 month period. I am able to send over written references and also hold both a Police Clearance & Children’s Check as I work in the medical field. Please feel free to contact me.

Deb


  • VIC

Hi,
We are a retired active non smoking couple who enjoy walking, swimming, fishing and traveling. Over the last 12 months we have had over a dozen house sits on hobby farms and in the suburbs and have thoroughly enjoyed our house sits and grown fond of our pets which have included dogs, cats, fish, ducks, chooks and sheep. We have also developed good relationships with home owners and have been invited to house sit a second time.
Being clean and tidy people, we will respect your home as if our own. We can provide references and police checks if required and our referees are happy to be contacted.
Look forward to our next house sit.
Deb and Harry