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Mary


  • Brisbane

Recently moved to Melbourne for 12 month+ contract. I am keen to explore different suburbs before deciding where to settle. I have been sharing a house in Brisbane for several years with 2 large dogs (Kelpie and Mastiff/ Labadour cross) and miss their companionship.

Last Christmas I minded a house in Brisbane with 3 small dogs, a fish tank and birds which was fun and kept me amused. The dogs enjoyed my company, playing fetch, watching TV with me and sleeping on my bed.

Earlier this year, I minded a house in Ipswich for 10 days which included 2 active dogs and 2 cats.

Lyn & Peter


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

My husband (Peter) and I are both in our mid sixties and decided to rent our house and buy a mobile home and trailer to take our Earth and Space Education Programs and Mobile Planetarium to schools in more remote areas.

We have little work, if any, over the school holidays and sometimes need a house to "recharge our batteries". We especially are looking for a long term house sit as our first schools are in Mt Gambier in February 2018 and we would love a house sit through January on the way.

We both are animal nutters and have even bought dog treats to give to animals we meet on our travels. Our last black labrador, Windsor, passed away 5 years ago and we are unfortunately unable to have a dog on our travels as we can be often in dog-free zones. We are often asked to dog and house sit by our friends who seem to think we're homeless. We have also house sat many other houses and many and varied animals, for people from this site and their friends.We can provide their names and phone numbers on request.

Neither of us are smokers and my husband has a "keep everything spotless" disease which makes me find him often staring longingly at cleaning products at Aldi while I am buying the fresh fruit and veg. We also have Working With Children Licences and Crimtrac police checks.

Justin & Ema


  • Canberra, Sydney, North Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Melbourne, Perth, S. Western

Dear Friends,

We are a married couple with property in the Hinterlands of Northern NSW. Our house is rented and we are living in the Studio when home because we love to travel and experience new places; and because we work predominantly online - house sitting is a perfect way to achieve this. Up and till recently we have frequently looked after homes and pets for family and friends, but in order to expand our connectivity we have decided to join the happy house sitters club!

We have plenty of experience in all matter of things required for looking after your home and pets. Having property of our own which is partially owner built we are very handy in all matters house and garden. Although we don't have pets of our own, animals always love us and we enjoy giving them the love and attention they need to be happy while their folks are away. We are artistic people and love living in beautiful spaces and are very clean and considerate of our environment. We are vegetarian, non-smokers, love walking and bike riding in nature, gardening, music and healthy lifestyle.

Please don't hesitate to contact us regarding your position as we are very happy to provide references to verify our identity and happy relations with previous hosts. Although we are looking mostly for positions in the Northern NSW and South East QLD regions - if you have a long sit in another part of Australia we will definitely consider it if you think we are the best qualified!

best regards

Justin and Ema

Pia


  • VIC

Hi! I'm Pia, a University student from Melbourne. I am interested in house sitting as from my wide experience of academics at various Universities in Australia and the UK, I find that our environment can truly impact our perspective (even simply a different house), and I endeavour to experience as many perspectives as possible. I am an immaculate perfectionist in work and life, with a penchant for order and tidiness. I am highly responsible, having cared for homes myself before and also having lived overseas (I am very house-proud). I have experience with a range of animals, including dogs and horses. I would look after your home without considering it to be work - I want it to be a great experience for you to come home! Looking for homes within an hour or two of Melbourne, preferably with starting dates ASAP. References available upon request.

Elizabeth & Tony


  • Brisbane, South Eastern

We have owned our own home for over 25 years. We know how to look after a home and take responsibility for leaving your home as great as you left it.

We are both animal lovers. We are active and walk every day, so walking dogs is easy.

We do not smoke and are quiet and tidy people.

We LOVE house sitting and have looked after active dogs, older dogs on medication, dogs who need lots of hugs and attention, fussy cats, cats who need to sleep with you on the bed, and birds.

My husband works full time and I work 15hrs per week, we love trips to the dog park and endless ball throwing.

For more information please see our YouTube video. Copy this address and paste it in your address bar.



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Kathryn


  • Melb. Inner suburbs

I am a retired person living on the Sunshine Coast. I love cats and 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 whom I love to care for.

I have friends and family in Melbourne and like to visit them each year.

I am available to pet sit your cats from 28 December 2017 to mid March 2018. 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.

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 attached.

Kind regards,
Kathy

Brian & Jill


  • ACT, NSW, Brisbane, South Eastern, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

We are early retirees who began our house-sitting in early December 2016. Prior to that we were house-sitting my sister's house in Cairns & decided we would like to experience lots of different areas of Australia as residents rather than as tourists.
The animals we enjoy and have experience with are dogs, cats, guinea pigs, chooks and birds. However since our elderly dog died in December 2012, we have not taken on any new pets, as we retired shortly afterwards and took to some short-term travelling.
We are clean and tidy and are both non-smokers and non-drinkers. My husband is a carpenter and licensed builder, also a keen runner and pushbike rider and I enjoy long walks.
We can provide references if requested.

Cecilia


  • Adelaide

Hello, My Name is Cecilia Tonelli, i am from Bolivia. Now i am a international student doing a english course at SACE South Australian College of English.
I love animals i have so many in my own country. i will love to take care of your animal while you are no there for them. I can give them hugs and kisses make them play and have a good time!! Also i can cook yummie dog or cat food for them!!!

I'm a longtime house and dog-sitter (both here and in my native Bolivia). I'm clean, reliable, trustworthy and punctual. In one client's words "you're so low-maintenance, I almost forgot that you stayed here!"
If you're thinking of taking a hike or vacation.. please rest assured that your home (and pup?) will be well taken care of, plants watered, papers left in piles, etc. Please PM me if you're planning a getaway! Thanks

Vanessa & Lukas


  • Sydney

Hey!;)

I'm Vanessa, a open minded, pet loving and responsible person, who would love to look after your pets and your house together with my boyfriend Lukas. Currently, I am an Aupair in Mosman, why I look after two little kids and a dog. That's why I have many experiences in taking care of a house on my own, because I have to do the whole household and walk and play with our cute little dog (labradoodle) every day :). In addition to that, my boyfriend grew up with two dogs and I grew up with a cat and two little rabbits. We think it would be a great opportunity to see other places in Australia during doing the thing we both love -- playing and cuddling with pets.
Lukas and I are non smokers, very reliable and happy about earning new experiences.
We're looking forward to hearing from you!

Have a nice day

Vanessa and Lukas

Anne


  • Melbourne

I am a mature age student currently studying Photography at the Photography Studies College in Southbank, Melbourne. However, I live in country Victoria and so I have to stay with friends and relatives during the week while I am at school I would like to house sit as it would give me more freedom in accommodation and I am quite willing to stay over on the weekends as well as during the week. I love animals and am very used to handling dogs, cats, birds and horses. I am a non smoker and am very clean and tidy.

Fiona


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, SW Vic

Hello! I am a mature, responsible, professional, friendly, single female who would love to look after your home, petsand or garden to give you complete "peace of mind" whilst you are away! I would walk, tend to, entertain ( and I'm sure be entertained!) by your pets whilst I am there. I love animals and believe they are great teachers! I am myself a homeowner and have a longer term plan to invest in a larger property and see this service being a great way for me to work toward that. This said, I would respectfully care for your home and garden as if it were my own. I enjoy being in nature, live a simple life, do yoga and dance! I enjoy new experiences and making new friends. Please feel free to chat with me - I would love to hear from you! Thank you!

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.

Natalya


  • VIC

Meet the world’s most houseproud housesitter! I’m a 39 yo single female experienced housesitter, who loves the domestic life of home, pets and garden. A true homebody and animal lover, I will spend most nights reading and curled up on the couch with furry friends.

Why choose me to look after your home?

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

* I’m a 39 yo single female, quiet homebody. No entertaining. No parties. No coming and going at all hours.

* Non-smoker. Non-drinker.

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

* I LOVE everything domestic. I’m probably one of the most houseproud sitters you’ll ever meet. I adore cleanliness and order and will treat your home with the same care and respect that I do my own.

* Huge animal lover! Because I’m unable to have my own pets, I usually end up best buds with the pets I care for and shower with attention (or not, if they prefer!)

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

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

I house sit to save money and travel. I look forward to talking to you about your housesitting and pet care needs.

Michael


  • Brisbane

Hi, Michael here,

we live on the beautiful Gold Coast but in the coming months I need to be in bne a fair bit for work so looking for house sits so I can spend blocks of time living there. I do real estate photography (indoor, outdoor & drone) on a casual basis and Uber driving.

We own our home (on a large block with pool) so very used to looking after a property. Pretty much had pets my whole life too and we currently have a 16 year old cattle dog, Ellie (with some blue heeler in her) and a 4 year old ginger cat, Ninja. Please note though that I won't be traveling with them (as much as Ellie would love to come!) as my wife will be staying home due to her own work commitments.

I love pets and especially how they are always so excited to see you when you get home. No matter what kind of day you've had they always get your attention and cheer you up when you walk in the door!!

Just to update (26th July 2017), I'm currently in my 13th house sit since June 2016, the first was looking after 2 loving, mad, boisterous dogs in Wellington Point, a gorgeous tortoise shell cat in Coorparoo (3 times), 2 excitable dogs in Fitzgibbon, an elderly cat in Wilston (twice), 2 affectionate cats in Ferny Hills (4 times),2 cats, again in Ferny Hills, 2 cats in Kelvin Grove and a very cute Cavoodle in Wellington point!. Happy to put you in touch with any of the above for references (not all were booked through this site).

At 58 I'm what is referred to as a "mature gentleman" although my mates would argue I'm neither mature nor a gentleman....hahaha. I'm very well house trained, a non smoker and love pets, so, you know, probably the perfect house sitter.....hahaha.

Happy to keep you up-to-date with some snaps via sms or instagram of how your pets are going while you're away, even the odd messenger/facetime chat too if you like!

I trust this is sufficient for now so please get in touch if you would like to chat further.

Michael

(The pet photos include some of my "partners in crime" to date...lol)

Fran & Mike


  • QLD, SA, VIC

Introduction

We are a mature and friendly retired couple, professional,practical and resilient in new situations, and look forward to new homes and pets to care for. We are non smokers, tidy, active,gardeners, and keen to explore new communities. We have already enjoyed 5 house and pet sits both in Australia and overseas with another organisation in the last year, with excellent references. We appreciate Happy House Sitters because it it has such a range of Australia wide clients, and is easy to access.
We would take care of your home and pets, as we would our own, and keep them safe and happy until you return.

Why we want to house sit

House and pet sitting is appealing because of the built in adventure and novelty of such diverse opportunities. We have enjoyed much travel in Australia and overseas, ship, caravan, camping, coast, desert and bush, but would look forward to the interest of connecting with the everyday life in new communities. Many sits give insight to the places less travelled, rather than big tourism locations, and Mike is a keen historian where ever we are.
0ur creatures are an essential part of life, but the extra additions to the 'family', "step grand-dogs,cats..and one day hopefully, alpacas!!'', will have all the love and care we can give in the allocated time!

What we bring to the assignment / relevant experience

We have lived in city and country, in town houses and on acreages, and had donkeys, dogs, cats, chooks, and sheep! Our experience in education, country and city communities,gardening, house repairs,and dealing with the emergencies of life, makes us useful Sitters! Having a good sense of humor helps too.We have police checks,and house sitting references.
We currently have an old beagle/terrier x, Maggie May, a dear rescue dog, who, as we speak, is snuffling her way through seaweed and beach sand! We love our entertaining chooks, and their produce! Harry the Cat sadly left us after 12 years of slothful existence!
Do contact us if your place and pets seem like a good match!

Eilysh & Jonas


  • Melbourne

We are a young professional couple (scientist and engineer), moving to Melbourne in search for work. We are wanting to house sit so we can get to know the Melbourne suburbs a bit better before we decide on a permanent place to live. As we are currently searching for work we will be spending the majority of our time at home and so will be able to give your pets lots of walks, cuddles and attention! We both love animals having grown up with pet dogs, cats, horses and guineapigs. We are a clean, quiet, active couple who love to spend our time outdoors.

Rosalie


  • Brisbane, South Eastern

Hello,

My name is Rosalie, and I am mid/mature age, but not old. I really enjoy caring for people, animals, and the home.

I spent some time house/pet sitting in New Zealand and also in Brisbane, Gold and Sunshine coast, Toowoomba etc. I had the opportunity to be able to train the little dog, a Shi Tzu cross Griffin. She was great fun and had a good sense of humour. We went for long and short walks along the river and at the beach, which she loved. I have cared for many breeds, sizes and ages of both dogs and cats. Some owners say that their pet misses me when I leave which is a lovely compliment and testimony as to our mutual respect and empathy, and understanding. We both (I and the pets) enjoy walks, grooming, tummy tickles, massages, pats and cuddles; leaving them happy and content..
Homes ranging from kit homes to a $7million home are all treated as a sanctuary, with respect and care, leaving them sparkly clean.

My background is in personal transformation, health, teaching movement, yoga, Pilates, fitness; nutrition and bodywork.
Having spent two years in Japan teaching English as a 2nd language, I learned a lot about myself at the same time as experiencing another culture.

Since a child, our family had pets, so I can relate to and understand their needs. I have had cats, German Shepherd dog, birds and mice (courtesy of my daughters when they were young), and generally have a good rapport with all animals, and people.

I am confident that you will feel secure and at ease while on your trip, knowing that your pets and home will be well cared for.

Christine & Graham


  • Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Melbourne, Macedon Ranges, North Eastern, North Western, Geelong

We are a non smoking couple who ran our companies from Western Australia until our retirement in June 2012.
Upon retirement we sold our Perth home, traveled overseas and bought a large boat which we now live on for 6 months of the year, it is currently berthed at RQYS in Queensland. We also have a caravan which we use to travel inland.
We intend living this lifestyle until we get bored (unlikely) or unable to move around the boat (likely at some point).
We have a lot of experience with pets having had dogs and cats over the years.
Our daughter is a vet nurse and we have also nursed many neglected RSPCA dogs back to health whilst awaiting new owners.
Previously on our return to Melbourne we have house sat for many families caring for dogs, cats, turtles and chickens. We even have past experience looking after a baby ring tailed possum. Our most recent sit has been on a 40 acre property caring for two beautiful horses and two Alpacas, we keep adding to our list.
This year we would like a change of location and would like to spend more time in Queensland.
We love animals, are very house proud and above all, we are reliable and dependable.
Verbal references are available, please refer to our written references on this website.
Regards,
Christine and Graham

Bet & Col


  • Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, WA

We are a fit and healthy retired couple in our mid 70s living in Adelaide. We are interested in house sitting and caring for pets.We have references from past sitting.Prior to retiring we owned a farm and then a business. I have a police clearances for caring and volunteer-work. I like to keep a neat,tidy house and love craft.Col is a handyman and an ex- grader Both of us enjoy the outdoors and gardening.
2017 we plan to travel around Australia beginning with WA. We have a 16 foot pop top caravan and enjoy travelling this wonderful country we live in. We are both non smokers.

Cathy & Rob


  • Sydney

Shelly


  • Sydney, Central Coast, North Coast

Hi, I am Shelly

I'm a mature ( 55 year old) female Social Worker, working part-time and looking for an alternative to renting in Sydney.
I love animals and have experience with them although they are not a pre-requisite. I see them as sentient beings with feelings like us.
I would take great care of your pets.
I am Australian, and come originally from South Africa.

I can appreciate the big decision of having someone you don't know staying in your home, and possibly taking care of your beloved pet. I am happy to send you pictures of your pet whilst you are away, knowing this is what I would want.
Please know I would give your home the respect and care it needs. I am very security conscious. I prefer for you to give me clear instructions as to what you do and don't want : this way we can both be happy. I would describe myself as a kind, considerate, quiet and decent human being. If I give you my word I do my utmost to keep it.

I have experience of 1.5 years in house-sitting, including taking care of overseas students. I am knowledgeable and respectful of certain dietary laws.

Here is what Debbie and Tania had to say about me:

"Shelly house-sat for me on at least 3 occasions amounting to over a year. She also took care of my overseas students. I felt safe knowing that a caring, responsible, dependable and respectful person was staying in my home. She took care of the home as I requested and was honest where finances were involved. I went away knowing my home was in the hands of someone I trusted which brought me peace of mind. I would not hesitate to recommend her" (Debbie)

"I am very pleased to recommend Shelly as an honest, reliable, accountable and considerate house sitter and house mate. Shelly has always treated my home with respect and care, and diligently kept the home clean and neat at all times. I have always found her to be considerate of my privacy, discreet, and ever helpful in an unimposing way. Shelly’s genuine warm and friendly disposition makes her an ideal person to share a home with, and I would highly recommend her as a great house sitter or a housemate" (Tania) I am happy to give you the contact details and full references of both.

I have a police check.

Lets chat and meet and see if we can make this work.

Best wishes
Shelly.

Karen


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

Hi my name is Karen, I am a healthy, mature nurse with a young attitude (56yrs), looking for an alternative to renting, & as a bit of a gypsy - getting to learn more about the city & suburbs of Melbourne.

I know it must be stressful to choose the most ideal person to take care of your pets, home & personal possessions while you are away.

You need someone you can rely on to treat your pet/s with love & care, exercise them, feed them & be responsive to their unique, sometimes quirky personalities. Someone who will maintain your home in the manner you prefer, respect your privacy & security, be able to find appropriate solutions to problems that may arise in your absence. Choosing from the many applicants makes that decision even more difficult, I'm sure.

So let me make the decision easier for you!

I am a healthy, fit, responsible, mature, non smoking, Registered Nurse with outstanding referees, testimonials from people whose homes & animals I have cared for, & a current police clearance, due to the nature of my employment. My employment is flexible & I work a large portion of my time from home. I am a solutions orientated woman - which comes in very handy in the event of an 'emergency'. I have extremely high integrity & can assure you of the highest level of respect for your personal property & privacy.

I consider myself a valuable resource providing a quality service for families to relax & enjoy their holidays, confident in the knowledge that all will be taken care of in their absence, & that on their return everything will be 'as if they'd never left'.

I'm the woman you will want to have on your contact list for future sits, & will find yourself recommending me to your friends & family.

Housesitting appeals to me as I am able to provide a useful, cost effective service to others whilst saving money myself & learning my way around Melbourne, & being closer to my son. I love the company of animals, & being able to allow people to leave their beloved pets & home with peace of mind, to enjoy their holidays gives me joy. I would be happy to chat or arrange to meet up to discuss your requirements & to determine if we are a great fit.

Should you require any further information, feel free to text or call me on 0437293709 - as email is slower for me to access.

I look forward to hearing from you

Campbell


  • Melbourne

Hey guys,

I'm super keen to start sitting as I've heard from friends and family about how rewarding and great the lifestyle is. Living so far from the city/Uni I need to be closer for uni commitments. Being a lifeguard I'm quite responsible and mature for my age. I have a passion for fitness, keeping healthy and I have loads of experience looking after and caring for animals and pets. I'm well kept and will look after both your pets and property with the up most respect! I hope you see me as being fit to look after your loved ones, if needed I'm more than happy to supply references.
Hope to hear from you soon!

Katherine


  • Adel. Inner suburbs, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs, North Western

Hi my name is Katherine Im 37 I love animals as I have two of my own a cat and a dog Im born and breed in Melbourne. I am very trustworthy and Loyal, I'm clean & you won't have to worry as I will take good care of everything & will come home to a happy home & pets. Police checks & references available

Jessica


  • ACT, NSW

Niamh & Matthew


  • Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart, Launceston, Burnie, Devonport, Melbourne

Hi there,

We are Matt and Niamh (pronouced Neev - it's Irish), a couple from London who are planning on being in Australia for up to 6 months. We've just got married and we're taking a year off our jobs in the charity sector to do some travel and living abroad as a honeymoon.

We're both 29 and are focusing our Australia leg on Sydney as we have friends there. We're also going to try and get temp charity jobs to save a bit for the next leg of our travels. We're into hiking and being outdoors, good food and wine.

We own a flat in London and understand the value of a home, and respecting and maintaining other people's spaces. We are both clean and tidy (especially me, probably to Matt's annoyance...!)

Our housemates moved out a few months ago, taking their little pug with them, and we'd love to be around animals again! I've grown up with animals, my parents usually had at least three dogs and two cats at any one time.

I am also a keen indoor plant-keeper in my flat at home, so could apply my indoor knowledge to outdoors if you have a garden :)

Because we have friends around, we'd make sure we always went to theirs rather than having people round. Saying that, we can be around for your animals as much as they need, especially if we get jobs that work different hours (i.e. if one works in a bar, one in an office).

Please do get in touch if you need any housesitters from December 2017 - April 2018. We'd also be willing to come travel to housesit.

Gina


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

*****Available from October 2017*****
Hello! I am a friendly, mature and honest person who has recently decided to pack up my belongings and try house sitting as a way to save money for travelling. I am ideally looking for house sits of a month or more duration but this is flexible. I really love animals, I have owned dogs, cats, birds and fish over the years and would treat your pets as if they were my own. I am extremely tidy and clean and would keep any house I was staying in to a high standard. I am happy to water plants/gardens and collect mail as well. I work part time in Mt Lawley and Northbridge and I don't own a car so am looking for a house sit that is close to public transport. I spend plenty of time at home so would be around to keep your pets company if needed. I have house sat for many people previously and have references available upon request. I also have a National Police Clearance. I will bring my own bed linen and towels. Please contact me if you think I would be a suitable house sitter for you!

Lyse


  • NSW, South Eastern

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alicia


  • Melbourne, SW Vic

Hello,

I'm Alicia, 25 and studying/working in Melbourne. I grew up on a property in the wombat state forest (central Victoria) and have lived in Melbourne for the last few years. I have been house sitting while I finish my degree and work to save some money. So far I've been enjoying it because I get to explore different areas of the city and hang out with some pretty cool cats and dogs...and fish.


I have been around animals all my life, and while I think I'm more of a cat or echidna person I do enjoy company from any four legged creature. In the past I have looked after two highly energetic boxers, two very silly dachshunds and two really needy terriers. I have a cat of my own Mogwai (pictured sleeping like the big ball of fluff he is) who lives with my Mum for the time being. I have also fostered cats in the past and growing up in the bush had the opportunity to get to know some of our native animals too. I am an avid walker/runner so am able to offer daily walks and exercise. I'm also an avid reader and will always have a spot on my lap for something to curl up on. I have some experience with pets who have special requirements (medication, diet, grooming...) so am confident that I can provide extra care if needed.


My Mum always told me to take my shoes off when I go to someones house and say thank you when I leave- so I will respect your home and look after it as I would my own. I can do light cleaning and gardening( I am pretty good with plants!) if required and bring in the mail, bins etc. I think I'm pretty neat and tidy and do take pride in a healthy happy home.


I work in the CBD doing office admin part time and study writing from home, so I'll be around quite a bit. I like to read, run, cook and dance.

Best,
Alicia

Therese & David


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Southern Highlands, Wollongong & Illawarra

Married couple in 50-60 age range, self-employed (engineering services - have a website you can view if needed). Work from home. Caucasian Australian. Responsible and reliable.
Completed more than 400 days of house sitting in the greater Sydney area to date ( more than 16 house sits) and have excellent references and police clearance.
Non-smokers, non-drinkers, no children and do not have our own pets.
Pet Minding/Walking experience;
Very experienced and caring with pets and capable of walking dogs with athletic predispositions (including ball throwing/catching or playing chasings) or strolling leisurely at the dogs preferred pace while they gather all scent based neighbourhood "gossip" as required.
Cats (Burmese, Tabby, Moggies)
Large Dogs (German Shepherd, Labrador, Labradoodle, Doberman, Bulldog, Boxer, Newfoundland, Mastiff, Greyhound, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Poodle, Kelpie cross)
Small/Lap Dogs, (Daschund, cavoodle, spoodle, Jack Russell, Silky terrier, Maltese Shitsu, Staffy, Spaniel, King Charles)
Experienced at "Making a fuss of pets" ;
Quite comfortable around large or "sookie/cuddly" pets and very experienced at tummy rubs, administering vet prescribed medications, feeding (fresh meat cooked etc or dry food) adding vitamins, worming tablets/chewies, water, administering flea remedies, washing, nail clipping, hair trimming and so on.
Have experience caring for dogs from young puppy to those in their later years and with infirmities.
We know how to put the needs of your pets first and are happy to do so.
Also experienced with feeding and caring for fish, birds and chickens.
Gardening/Pool Minding Experience;
We are more than happy to water garden, and/or pot plants, mow lawns and/or clean pool/change filter as agreed. We both have lots of experience maintaining pools, mixing chlorine etc.
Please don't hesitate to send us a message if you have any questions or would like to discuss your requirements.
We prefer a telephone chat in the first instance. References can be provided on request.