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Elise


Hello! My name is Elise, I am a 38 year old avid traveller (which is why I originally started house sitting as I was never in a city long enough to sign a lease!). I now own my own apartment in Collingwood, but have itchy feet and am keen to travel again. I'd like to stay in Victoria for a few months while I sort out my apartment and getting it rented so thought I'd look into house and pet sitting again to tide me over until I'm set up and ready to jet off again.

I like to keep active, enjoy the great outdoors (surfing, camping, hiking, cycling, yoga etc) and love meeting new people. I am a non-smoker and treat other people’s homes like they are my own and like to keep my/ your space clean, tidy and secure. References available in written form attached to my profile, phone numbers can also be provided for local referees (I'm still waiting on a few written references).

I have been house sitting on and off for over 15 years - here in Melbourne (City, Toorak, Richmond, St Kilda, Elwood, Collingwood, Port Melbourne, Northcote etc) but also while travelling abroad (Sweden, USA, China). I have experience with domestic animals (cats, dogs, rabbits) and I also grew up on a farm in country Victoria so have been around animals all my life. I enjoy gardening – especially rewarding edible gardens ;) I also don’t mind helping with minor household repairs and managing minor renovations. I would be open to managing longer term renovations for longer stays (ie. sourcing tradies/ gathering quotes/ managing their time etc).

I am currently working casually at 5 Libraries through a council, so I rotate between all branches. I also work freelance producing events such as music festivals and conferences. I have great flexibility in my work and I can often work from home (handy for caring for pets who need lots of attention!) and can even take off time to travel (my passion!!).

I look forward to meeting you and looking after your home/ pets/ garden while you explore the world.

Thanks, Elise :)

Yana


  • Melbourne

With an extensive and varied house-sit and rental history alike, I bring considerable experience and versatility to caring for your home, companion animals and garden. I have house-sat everything from apartments with pot plants, to small farms with alpaca herds. Added to this is my experience as a houseguest while travelling in Europe and Australia, from which I received consistently positive reviews.

I am a professional woman, mid-thirties, employed part-time at the University of Melbourne. I value house-sitting for its flexibility and opportunity to experience new parts of Melbourne. I love the city of Melbourne, and as much as possible indulge its arts, circus and live jazz. I genuinely enjoy the company of animals, having lived with animals of all kinds since childhood. I am willing and able to provide especial care to animals with specific medical or welfare needs. I am sensitive to requests to refrain from using particular foods in the kitchen (pork, gluten, kosher, vegan etc) and strive to leave a small eco-footprint as a matter of principle. Basic maintenance, postal pick-ups and other errands are a given. I happily contribute to utilities.

House-proud and trustworthy, I would be delighted to care for your home. References available.

Current House Sit ending June 6th.
Upcoming House Sits: June 9th - July 21st; July 21st - Aug 15th; and Aug 25th - Sept 23rd.

Suzanne & Frank


  • NSW, Geelong

We are now retired from work and are planning to now do some traveling so house sitting and pet sitting appeals to us both we have recently lost our beloved cat Katie after 15 years and as our lifestyle can not allow us to have another pet this will be the next best thing for us we are both outdoor people love walks. swimming .the odd movie and people we are both iMacultimate clean and tidy

Jaen (Jane)


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

Hi there! :-)

Seeking assurance & trusted help with your pet/s and place?

If you are looking for a great pet/housesitter, that's me! I am an experienced 21- time pet/housesitter. I have looked after dogs, cats, fish, mice and birds (also rambuctious lorikeets and energetic puppies!).

My preferences are cbd, Inner East, inner west or lower North Shore i.e. relatively close to CBD, so that i can stay at home more. If located near CBD, would need off-street or all-day car parking so that I can work from home & look after your pets.

I can provide assurance that I will look after your pets and place like they're my very own. I don't have a criminal record, drug/alcohol problem etc and can verify this with a police clearance certificate. I have housesitted successfully many times before and have references.

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Just a bit about me:

I'm very clean, tidy and responsible. I'm a mature professional in my 40's. I'm active and love playing & walking your pets. I'm friendly and vibrant but not a 'party' person at home. I treat home as a sanctuary where your people and pets can retreat to and relax.

I'm a self-employed professional coach/consultant, that works predominantly from home. I'm caring (I have to be for my job!) and enjoy helping people. I LOVE animals, particularly dogs and cats, and enjoy looking after them! I have had my own pets: dogs, cats, rodents and birds, most of my life.

Santiago


  • Cairns, Melb. Inner suburbs

I am single argentinean traveller who loves animals, to experience new situations and get to know new people and cultures.
As consequence of working in the tourism industry I have been traveling around the world for the last 5 years which helped me to adapt myself easily to any kind of environments and circumstances.
For me responsibility, honesty and reliability are the key aspects that a person must show!
As I grew up in a house surrounded by pets, I believe I am the right person to take care of yours, looking after them with love and affection and paying attention to details of your home too.
I am looking for an alternative to rent and I am available for the length of time that you need.
References are available upon request!

samantha


  • Perth

Hi! My name is Samantha but most people call me Sam. I am 42 years old and I love animals. I am currently house sitting in Perth looking after a ginger cat and 2 beautiful dogs. I enjoy walking the dogs and consider it a privilege to stay in another person's house. I respect that it is their house and find it relaxing to keep someone else's house clean and tidy. I am a part time English teacher, working mainly with international and migrant adults. The job opportunities here in Perth are not what they once were and this is the main reason I am interested in house sitting. I have a few hours teaching here and there but there is nothing permanent on the horizon. I enjoy being in a home having a keen interest in writing and drawing and I read a lot. That combined with the fact that I love to travel and move around and appreciate the company of animals makes this a perfect option for me. I have worked in quite a few different countries and I was born in the UK. I already have a working with children check due to my work so I have a police clearance. I can also supply the name of several references including the owner of my current house sit. I am happy to answer any questions you might have. I look forward to taking care of your house!

Bruce & Hetty


  • Bris. Northern suburbs

We are a semi-retired couple who live in Glenelg (Adelaide) but travel frequently to Brisbane where our two grandchildren live in Wavell Heights. We have a house in Bulimba that we usually use for our visits but are selling it in June 2017. We travel extensively in Australia and overseas and in my position as a Exploration Manager/Geologist for major Companies, we have lived in many places in Australia and the USA, and travelled to most continents. We love animals and often look after the dog of our son and his wife in Brisbane. We have had dogs ourselves in the past but are less experienced with cats. We also have experience in looking after a swimming pool because we have one in our Bulimba house. We live a fairly quiet life but enjoy meeting people as we have done throughout our careers. We do not smoke but enjoy a beer or wine in moderation and usually eat out a few times each week. Both our houses in Adelaide and Brisbane are very well maintained and cleanliness is something we take seriously. We are both active and do swimming for exercise and our health is generally good (for 68 year olds). As well as Brisbane, we would be interested in any other house sitting positions that open up new horizons. We often spend time in Melbourne where our daughter lives.

Barry & Kevin


  • Sydney, South Coast, Murray & Riverina, Snowy MTS, Southern Tablelands, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

We are two retired guys who are purchasing a house on the Gold Coast and will rent it out for a year or so to drive around Australia.
We would love to house and/or pet sit for other people on the way while they enjoy their time away.
We have rented houses around NSW and Qld and have always treated them as if they were our own as is testament by the excellent references we have been given by the Property managers, and this is the way we would look after any properties that we are lucky enough to sit.
We have had extensive experience with both domestic animals...cats, dogs, birds etc. after having owned all of these at some stage...one of which is shown in the pic I have uploaded...as well as farm animals whilst owning acreage in NSW and Qld.
We are both extremely clean & tidy people, non smokers and like to ride push bikes, play tennis and go to sporting events like AFL, Rugby League, tennis etc.

Clare


  • Sydney

Hi, my name is Clare. I'm a 39 year old, single, non-smoking, professional who enjoys a healthy lifestyle and loves to travel.

I'm very responsible, respectful, independent, and a bit of a clean freak...so will probably leave your home tidier than you left it!

I'm an animal lover and have a much adored fur baby (lilac burmese) called Papi who currently resides with his human grandparents. If you have pets they will get lots of love and cuddles!

I work in the Justice field and am honest and reliable. I work standard business hours leaving plenty of time for exercise. I love house sitting for owners with dogs as it ensures I get out for a walk or run, especially in winter. Being a cat person also, I especially enjoy being in the service of cats :)

I'm based in the city for work and am therefore quite flexible with most locations across Sydney. I have previous house/pet sitting experience and can provide references and a Police check upon request.

phyllis & roger


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

Hello
My husband and I are a retired English couple whose son is now living in Melbourne Victoria. We want to explore Australia with a view of emmigrating to Australia and we see house sitting as a way in which we could do this. Looking after someones house and or pets would help us get a real feel of the area.
We have experience in looking after dogs and cats having had our own and looked after family members pets when they go on holidays.
We are in our late 50's early 60's and are fit. We love walking and are houseproud, so would look after your home. My husband is very practical, a handyman around the house able to solve most maintainance issues.
We could supply references if required however, communication between us, potential sitters and house owners will put both our minds at rest..
We will be available from November 2017 until July 2018.
We would be very interested in a housesit over the Xmas New Year that would be open to us inviting some of our family to stay over. We would be very responsible and respectful of your property and pets at this time.

Roger and Phyllis

I have attached below a character reference from my colleague at my place of work for 23 years.
To whom it may concern.

I have known Phyllis Austin in excess of 23 years both as a work colleague and as a friend.

She was employed by Tesco Stores Limited in various managerial roles including Customer Service Manager responsible for the well being and training of over 120 staff, before ending up as a Compliance Manager in Newton Abbot store,

This role involved ensuring that the store remained safe and legal at all times. This meant liaising with the rest of the management team from Store Manager down to make sure that they completed all of their legal training such as Health and Safety, Fire and Pest Control.

During my time working with Phyllis she was always diligent and thorough and had a way of ensuring that everything was completed to tight timescales through her manner, encouraging others to do their best, and coaching/training whenever necessary. Part of her duties included being in charge of the store as a duty manager, and this task she completed with ease.

I would have no hesitation in recommending her for any role that she applied for as I know that her integrity and honesty are second to none.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Paul Foster
Customer Experience Manager
Newton Abbot 2920

This is a confidential email. Tesco may monitor and record all emails. The views expressed in this email are those of the sender and not Tesco.

Tesco Stores Limited
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Registered Office: Tesco House, Shire Park, Kestrel Way, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1GA
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Luca


  • Sydney

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

Emma & Alan


  • Sydney

Hi and thank you for taking the time to view our profile.

We are a brother and sister team which allows us to be flexible whilst offering you a double assurance that your pets are well looked after.
When choosing pet sitters to come and do any job for you, it is important you follow up references. We have been pet-sitting now close to 2 years and in that time we have amassed an abundance of happy home owners all of whom are glad to take your call.

We follow the routines, set by you for your pets. This means, little disruption to your loved ones habits and sometimes quirky behaviour :)
We ensure they are safe, sound and secure when in our care - that's why we are so successful

As it can be hard to decide on the right person to look after your requests, we invite you together in touch and meet for coffee in the first instance

Alan 0431 918 673 & Emma 0481 545 914
We look forward to meeting you

Deborah


  • Perth S.W suburbs

I am a 58 year old professional lady who owns her own home. I have been in Bunbury for the past 6 months visiting my beautiful new grandson. I am a volunteer at the dolphin discovery centre & various other one off events. I have to go back to the uk in May for a few months but I am looking to come back around August & would love to do some house sits as I have done this previously & had a great experience!! I have had dogs of my own in the past & I look after my daughters boxer dog & a number friends dogs when they are away. I understand the importance of having a house/pet sitter that is not only going to look after your home like it was their own but to care for your pet in its own environment. I am happy to proved detail for references. My job in the National Health Service requires me to have police clearance which again I am happy to provide. If I can be of any help to you please contact me.

Kind regard
Deborah

Jacqueline & Georgina


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Peter


  • Gold Coast & Hinterland, Toowoomba & South Eastern

We have retired and will be travelling around until our house is built in Aratula. I was a GP and Jann is the housekeeper. We like to be active and like gardening and keeping the yard clean tidy and mowed and we are looking forward to have the time to do these things after a hectic time selling properties and packing up. We have experience with rider mowers and whipper snippers. We do not have pets; but have had them in past. With a bit of coaching we could manage larger animals. Our daughter has chooks and we have friends who have horses and cattle. We prefer to stay in the country and lead a quiet life with minimal alcohol and no smoking. Parties are times spent with the grandkids playing blocks and late nights are going to bed after 8:30. We have a larger van, which needs a fair bit of room to park. We both have blue cards.

Merryll-Anne & Matthew


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

In a nutshell: We are a professional couple looking to house sit in Sydney within a 1 hour public transport commute to the CBD. We love animals.

Experience: House sitting for dogs and cats young and old, including training, administering medication, and behavioural issues. We have also sat dangerous dogs and rescues so are confident carers.

We are non-smoking, clean, and love a good meal at home. Matt is a solicitor working in the city I am a behaviour analyst working with special needs children. I work mainly in schools, I do a lot of work from home (especially in school holidays) so I am ideal for pets that need a bit of extra attention.

A little bit more info...

Who we are:
We are a down to earth, quiet, newly married, professional couple in our late 20's who love to spend a cozy night at home together (furry cuddles are always a huge bonus). We LOVE animals and like to borrow Matts parents dog (Shelby, a 4yo black lab) so that we can go to dog friendly beaches (our favourite is Sirius Cove) for a play and a swim. We love music, Matt is a member of a local Sydney choir and we are both members of a North Shore operetta company. We did our undergraduate and post graduate studies here, and we have lived and worked here for 8 years. We are Sydney locals who are invested in the community.

Why we house sit:
Matt and I are a young married couple. We have big dreams before we settle and have children and house sitting is helping us save for the future we see for ourselves. We love animals so house and pet sitting made a lot of sense to us. House sitting is our lifestyle now. We enjoy it and we will probably continue to house sit until children are on the table for us.

Our day jobs:
Matthew is a solicitor full-time and I am a therapist for kids with special needs, my education and training also applies to animal behaviour, so I love doing training.

I am usually back at home periodically throughout the day on those days I am out, and I do a lot of office work from home, so I'm an ideal fit for any pet who needs extra attention during the day. I do a lot of work in schools so work almost full time from home during school holidays.

Sitting Experience and other relevant skills:
We started sitting full time in April 2016. In that time we have sat rescue dogs, a dangerous dog, and dogs with less interesting histories. We have also sat grumpy cats and cats who love to cuddle. We have experience administering medication to both for heart and thyroid conditions. References available on request.

We have also done a big sit of 3 dogs and two cats, so are not afraid of sits that require a bit of extra work.

Don't hesitate to send me a message, we are open to all animals and would love to hear from anyone looking for a sitter.

Gina & Jim


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

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.

Jane & Jim


  • Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Launceston, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

We are a semi-retired, non-smoking couple keen to travel and explore new places. We own our own home and have kept all our homes clean and in good condition for 30 years. Friends have felt confident for us to care for their pets when they have been on holidays. Several years ago we house sat for an extended time and had a lovely Cocker Spaniel to keep us company. References and police checks are available upon request. We would love to hear from you if you have any questions. Homeowners from a recent house sit wrote: "We recently returned from a three week holiday to an immaculate home and a very well looked after pet dog."

Kathryn & Peter


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Northern Rivers, Rural/Regional NSW

Kathryn is a well known long term resident of the Byron Shire with a house of her own in Suffolk Park. At the moment she is away from home enjoying staying in different housesits in the Shire. For the past year she has housesat various properties in Mullumbimby, Ocean Shores, and Cooper's Shoot. Excellent references can be given upon request.

Peter is from New Zealand, with family in Suffolk Park. He enjoys gardening, has a vegetable garden at his home in NZ, and would be keen to maintain a housesit garden if required.

Both Peter and Kathryn are writers, and enjoy a particularly quiet lifestyle, especially in the countryside. They are both experienced cat and dog owners, as well as experienced carers of other people's animals, including on farms with cows, horses, etc.

They are both clean, tidy, organised, and are non-drinkers, non-smokers and drug free.

Melissa


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

Thomas & Mary


  • NSW, SA, VIC

We are an Irish couple who have been travelling to Australia every second year since 2009, usually spending 4-5 months there at a time. Our son, his wife and son live in Melbourne and, of course, visiting them is our main reason for travelling to Australia.
On our previous trips we have taken part in WWOOFING. This is volunteering to work on various farms and properties around Australia in return for food and accommodation. Details can be found on the website..www.woof.com.au. We have had really positive experiences doing this and have met some wonderful people. Some properties we return to time and time again. It is a wonderful way to travel and see the wonderful Australian countryside.
We have owned our own home here in Ireland for the past 35 years. We are both very houseproud, responsible and reliable and would take excellent care of your home, pets and property.We love the company of animals and have owned several cats over the years. We also have plenty of experience with dogs and farm animals. We live in a rural area in the west of Ireland.
We will be available for house sitting from October 22nd 2017 until mid February 2018. We can supply references upon request.

Geran


  • Sydney

I am a working professional in the CBD and lived for many years renting in sharehousing. I completely understand how to maintain a house/unit and keep it clean, tidy and take care of bills, repairs etc. I have a deep love for domestic animals despite not having my own. I lead an active lifestyle (run, swim, outdoors) so I will always want to take a dog for walk.

Alice & Ian


  • Melbourne

Introduction:
Hi, Alice here! I am Australian born and have spent 38 years based in London where I met my husband, Ian. I trained as a nurse and midwife and had an independent midwifery practice for almost 20 years. I have now retrained as a counsellor. Ian worked as a teacher for many years and retired as an IT consultant a few years ago. We have tenants in our London home, an Edwardian house that we spent years renovating, learning the skills we needed from our friends, evening classes, books and YouTube. We love exploring new places and finding the local markets, museums, exhibitions, swimming holes and decent coffee. We enjoy walking, reading, gardening, meeting new people, and sharing meals (especially if we have all cooked them together) with friends and family.
Relevant experience we bring to the house sit:
I grew up with pets (a dog and a cat), and my two children (now adults) had cats, hamsters, rabbits and fish. I would have loved a dog also but our living space was unsuitable. We have spent many hours helping my adult daughter to care for her horses in West Sussex and have often looked after her dog, on a few occasions for several weeks at a time. Since arriving in Australia in May 2016, we have cared for chooks and newly hatched chickens, fish, cats and dogs. Being keen walkers, the dogs we care for get plenty of exercise. As homeowners and renovators, we know how important it is to respect and care for our clients' homes as carefully as they would themselves. We understand how much a pet and its owner/s miss each other when parted and so we strive to provide continuity of care by following any instructions left for us.
We bring these attributes to our house-sitting assignments: the ability to follow instructions; attention to detail; the ability to set and maintain clear boundaries with our charges to provide a safe and secure setting alongside providing warmth, attention and play; the ability to deal with the unexpected and any emergencies in a calm and professional manner. If absent owners wish, we send intermittent updates and snapshots by sms, WhatsApp or email. Those we have done this for have commented that they found this practice very reassuring.
With our combined backgrounds in nursing, midwifery small business ownership, teaching, first aid, building renovation and gardening we bring a wealth of experience in organisation, flexibility and practicality to the task at hand.
Why we want to house sit:
After spending several months travelling up and down the east coast in Alan the Campervan, it is great to stay in a house or flat rent free, sleep in a normal bed and not have to walk 200 metres to the nearest loo. However, that is not the only reason. We enjoy meeting new people (and their pets), and the surprise of finding ourselves in places that we may not have discovered otherwise. Caring for animals in their own homes is fun and very rewarding as we get to know them and work on building a trusting and affectionate relationship. We get a thrill when owners return to find their pets content and thriving, their gardens happy, and their homes even neater and tidier than when they left.

Jan


  • Melb. SE suburbs, Macedon Ranges, Geelong, Grampians, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

My partner and I are both retired and live in North East Victoria. We have both of us cared for and loved many dogs, birds,cats of our own over many years and have come to a stage in our lives where it would not be fair to get another pet permanently, but as we both enjoy being with animals, caring for them so their owners can be away without feeling stressed about leaving them, it will be a two way benefit! We are planning to do as much travelling with our caravan as we can fit in between house sits in the coming year. I prefer to live in a clean and tidy home and would treat your home in like manner. Please make contact if you would like any further information, or if you think we would suit your needs.

Cheers for now Jan and Chris

Spencer & Kerry


  • Hunter Valley, North Coast, Darwin, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Western QLD, TAS, Perth, Northern, S. West

Hi, We are a couple 67 and 60. We have just retired and have already done a number of house sits on Magnetic island and in the Brisbane area. We have enjoyed it immensely, we now would like to get more into house sitting to see more of this wonderful country. Our house sitting preference at this time would be Queensland or Northern NSW, however we are looking at all states.
We have lived in our own house in Coffs Harbour for 40 years. We are a very stable couple who pride ourselves on looking after other peoples houses and animals the same as we look after our own.
Although we have not had any dogs or cats at home we do have quite a bit of experience with animals, looking after many different kinds during the house sitting jobs that we have previously done. Spencer has also worked at an animal park for 40 years.
We have bred birds as a hobby for the last 10 years.
We are sure your house and animals would be in good hands with us looking after it while you are away.
We are both non-smokers and enjoy the outdoors. References are available.
Please call us to discuss any needs you may have.

Kate & Lara


Hello!

My sister and I love to house sit and look after all kinds of pets while you are away on holiday!!
We love animals, our jobs, gardening, the Beach and living an active lifestyle.

Kate age 27
Practice Manager at a Physiotherapy Clinic in Cottesloe.

Lara age 22
Nursing student at Curtin, Nanny and also works casually in child care.


Please feel free to email anytime to see if we are available.
kate.elise.russell@outlook.com.au

Many Thanks,

Kate & Lara

Janet & Brendan


My partner Brendan and I live out in the country at Healesville, a beautiful place to live! We have done a bit of house sitting at his sisters place in Richmond (I'm sure she would be only to happy to supply a reference if needed) and thoroughly loved the inner city living experience. We are both non smokers, animal lovers and I am into a bit of fitness including lots of walking, cycling, basketball and I also enjoy aerobic classes. I am an ENJO consultant which is a non chemical based cleaning system and can work from wherever I am. Being a professional cleaner, so to speak, I always leave the place cleaner than what I found it. We own our own home in Healesville and are fortunate enough to also own a houseboat at lake Eildon where we spend our weekends over the summer months. The reason we do house sitting is because Brendan works in the city at No.1 Spring St and has spent the last 7 years commuting 5 days a week which takes an extra 3 hours out of his day on top of the 8-10 hours he works and he is a bit over all the travelling, so to be able to stay in the city is beneficial to both of us, but we are just not quite ready to give up our lovely country home yet so this is a great way to enjoy the best of both worlds!

Julian & Alexandra


  • Melbourne

Dear home owners and fellow pet lovers,

We are a non-smoking, active couple, with great references looking for house sitting opportunities in order to save up for our new home. We will respect your home as our own, maintain it in excellent shape and leave it in spotless condition. The suburbs of Melbourne are our preference. I (Julian) work at RMIT University as a language educator. I have been involved in university education for many years as a lecturor/tutor. My hours vary and are flexible, so I am sometimes free during the day and/or in the evenings. Alexandra is continuing her study as a Personal Trainer and playing handball for the Victorian state team, which gives her much time to look after the house and take care of pets. She will be able to meet your pet's exercise requirements to a professional level! Moreover, she has recently worked on a farm in NSW and gained experience in gardening and domestic pet caring.
We have recently have been looking after a relative's house and caring for their dog (see photo). We also have experience house sitting in Melbourne and are happy to provide references and contacts. Needless to say we love being around animals and will bring a new pet into our family when we settle down in our own home. As a couple we enjoy spending time in nature, cooking, watching movies, travelling, reading and playing and watching sport.
We would love to be welcomed into your home to take care of it and any pets and leave you reassured that your property and animals were being well looked after.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Julian and Alexandra

Frances


  • South Coast

I am a single, non-smoking 56 year old female and have recently relocated to the South Coast of NSW. I am a responsible, reliable and considerate person, and would take excellent care of your pets and property.

I enjoy the company of pets and love taking care of them. I have grown up with cats, and while my children were young we had a dog, chickens, ducks and goats.

I also enjoy gardening and consider myself a greenthumb.

For the last five years I house sat in Melbourne and enjoyed taking care of other's pets and also rented for part of that period.

Prior to moving to Melbourne I had been living in northern NSW for fourteen years in my own home and am conscious of the care and security needed in keeping a home and garden maintained. I would love the opportunity to care for your pets and home while you are away.

References from previous housesits are available.

I look forward to hearing from you.

warm regards,
Fran