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Naomi


  • Melbourne

Hello there!

I am a mature, mid 30s professional who would just love to care for your fur babies!

I have been house sitting for over a year within my local community and love getting to hang out with the animals - which is why I'm now trying to make it a much more regular thing. Everyone I have sat for has been very happy with their experience and I have become their regular go to sitter. I have even made friends with a few!

I grew up with cats and even had rabbits for a few years. I love looking after these and dogs too, big or small, I can usually handle them all. So long as dogs are fairly well behaved on the lead I can handle most. I have looked after terriers, beagles, and an America Bulldog so far and have had no problems.

I will gladly walk your dog daily! I also love giving cats and dogs a good brush and watching them get blissed out by this. I love cuddles with them and will happily let them sleep with me on the bed if they're allowed. I love when cats curl up purring in my lap - nothing sweeter than this I'm sure!

I work full time in community health so if your pet has significant care needs, I may not be the best option, but I have certainly looked after special needs pets before with medication regimes and have had no problems with this. I may occasionally have a late night due to the nature of my work but this also means I start later in the day so will be able to walk etc earlier in the day. Working in this industry means I also have a Working With Childrens Check and all the checks and clearances this requires.

I'm neat and tidy around the house and will always try to leave the house as clean as I found it - if not better. I'm pretty quiet so I will spend lots of time cuddling your pets and will send you regular updates of our time together. I love getting out for a walk or a run and so will have no problems in regular walks for dogs - I'll even check the temperature of the pavement to make sure it's not too hot in the warmer months!

I can supply references on request, just let me know and I have a number of people who will be happy to oblige.

Please get in touch, I would love to arrange a time to meet you and your fur babies - gotta make sure I pass the sniff test first!

Cheers,
Naomi

Patrick


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, Melbourne, Bendigo, Macedon Ranges, North Western, Shepparton & Central North, SE Vic, SW Vic, WA

I currently live and work in Melbourne, living in a share household. I house sit as I also enjoy having time to myself. I also love caring for pets. Over the past years I have sat on many occasions with many homeowners asking me back to sit for them.

I will take really good care of your pets. I genuinely enjoy both cats and dogs. I Like taking dogs for walks and offering lots of affection. Same for cats too...except the walking.

Will also take good care of your property and leave it in an excellent condition.

I have excellent references. A police check. I don't smoke.
I am a friendly respectful guy who is very clean and tidy
Cheers, Patrick

Grace


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

Hi, I'm Grace, I'm responsible and honest. You can feel confident leaving your fur babies and home for me to sit while you're away. I've lived in Boronia for some time, working full-time at a University in Burwood. I am a non-smoker, and I own my own car. I'm passionate about animals, love movies, art, music and comedy. I'm happy to provide references and police check on request.
In exchange for accommodation I will maintain the cleanliness and security of your home and garden, and am happy to stay in regular contact with you on Whatsapp or email/text including photos of your pets, while you travel.
I have cared for: cats, dogs, fish, chickens, frogs, goats in previous sits. I have given medication to both dogs and cats in previous sits.

Thank you,

I'm away and unavailable 19-28/10/19

Jen


  • Melb. Inner suburbs

I am a 58 y-o married woman with 3 grown up children.
I have done house sitting before and enjoy the experience of staying somewhere different and exploring that area.
I work as an Occupational therapist in a large health facility.
I am very responsible and reliable and as a home and pet owner myself,would take great care of your pets, home and garden.
We have a gorgeous wire haired Jack Russell rescue dog who I love to take for walks. I also do some part time work as a dog walker.I also have had lots of experience with cats.
I am originally from Melbourne and am familiar with getting around.
I am particularly interested to house sit in Melbourne[will be on annual leave from work in Geelong] , close to Fitzroy , between 15/9/19- 25/10/19.
I am a non-smoker.
I am very fit and healthy.
I have a current police check and references.
Looking forward to hearing from you.

sam


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Southern suburbs, Central Coast

Hello, my name is Sam, im a clean, tidy, responsible, non-smoking 41 year old animal lover and retired pilot!
My hobbies are tennis, swimming, golf and flying aeroplanes.
Our family always had cats and dogs while growing up, and I continue to enjoy the companionship of pets.
I'd be honoured to look after your place as if it were my own, feed and walk your pets and water the plants.
References from previous housesits and police report available upon request.
Thank you
Sam

Carmen & Robert


  • Central Coast, East Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Tweed Coast, Snowy MTS, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Flurieu Peninsula, York Peninsula, West Coast, Melb. SE suburbs, SE Vic, Geelong, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

We are a non smoking married couple in our 60s and have owned our house for the last 32 years. We both like our house kept clean, tidy & well maintained at all times and would treat your house the same way. One of our hobbies is gardening so we would be happy to look after yours while you are away. We love traveling and we have done a lot of overseas trips and now looking at exploring our own country. I worked in a school library for the last 11 years and my husband with an airline company but we are now both retired.
References available upon request. I also have a Working with Children Check.

Asha


  • Melb. SE suburbs

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.

My family consists of 5 people - my husband & I, plus 3 very well behaved children (14,12,10 years)..
We are soon to begin a six-eight month renovation that means we need to move out of our house.

Let me tell you a little about my family
- Both my husband and I are dentists. We have run a
successful dental practice in McKinnon/Bentleigh for 20
years
- Our children all attend St Leonard’s College and have
reputations for being respectful and considerate people
- We have no pets of our own
- We are non smokers
- We are very tidy
Our ideal housesit would
- Be for an extended period. However we understand that we
will likely need to shift houses several times over the
duration of the renovation
- We anticipate commencing the renovation in January 2018
- Be in the Bayside/Glen Eira/Kingston area
- We are flexible on the number of bedrooms a house has, as
our children can share
- We are willing to look after well behaved pets
We can assure any homeowners that we would look after any home as if it were our own, promising to return it in an excellent condition.

Cherie


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

Hi, I am currently in between homes, so thought I would do some house sitting till my new home is organised.
I am an animal lover, dog groomer, alternate therapist for animals, Massage, Bowen TTouch Reiki.
I am a home body, love to potter around garden.I have a 5 year old grand daughter, who I adore. Lives in Scarborough.
I am a widow, lived in Singapore for 28 years, as well as London, Scotland, USA.
Hope to meet you soon. Your home will be in good hands
This is my first house sit.
Happy to get a police check

Kind Regards
Cherie Holder

Michaela


  • Sydney, Wollongong & Illawarra

Hi there!!!
I am a 35 year old teacher, working in Sydney.
Very easy going, trustworthy, honest and reliable.
Lots of experience with dog sitting in particular.

I'm very respectful and thoughtful of others (and their belongings).
I like to have a quiet lifestyle as I work hard and enjoy spending the other hours of my day going for walks and practicing yoga.

Looking to house sit / pet sit / garden sit, preferably in Sydney (Inner west - east -south), but will be willing to travel for the right match and also during school holidays.

Hope to hear from you soon,

TIM


  • Adelaide

Hi. I am a mature, responsible male, non-smoking, self-employed. I live a very quiet life and will be mainly at home as all I need to do my work is my laptop. I have owned a number of houses and pets, so am aware of the concerns people have when leaving them. (For me, they were the biggest concern) I have taken care of a range of animals on numerous housesits: Fish, cats, dogs, rabbits, chooks, horses and alpacas. References are available.

Therese & Doug


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast, Newcastle, Upper Hunter Valley, Darwin, QLD, Melb. Inner suburbs

We are a 'senior' couple (non-smokers) and have recently moved to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland area after having sold our rural property in Tasmania late last year.

In 2017 we became "professional house sitters" and enjoyed the experience very much. However we made the decision to become home owners again late 2017, but this does not mean we have "retired" and will always consider any suitable situations.

We would particularly be interested in discussing our suitability for your needs if you live in the Sydney Northern/Eastern suburbs, Melbourne City suburbs or far North Queensland.

We are practical people and have mostly lived on small acreage properties in Tasmania. We've enjoyed the company of many pets over the years including 2 cats, 2 dogs, a pet sheep, 2 goats (so not 'pet'!) and chickens.

We have had work experience related to housesitting placements when we worked on a remote Pilbara island, and in Coral Bay, WA. Doug was responsible for pool maintenance and general groundsman work, and I did housekeeping duties - and kitchen hand! It was a great experience living on a remote island, and fairly challenging coping with a Pilbara summer. We have also worked in a remote Aboriginal Community in the N.T. Doug was the Essential Services Operator and I looked after the Creche in the morning before changing hats to be the Centrelink Agent/general office admin. person in the afternoon. It was another wonderful opportunity and gave us an insight into the lives of Australia's indigenous people.

During 2017 (our 'gap year') we had the pleasure of meeting several home owners and their pets, and now have experience with managing big, bouncy dogs to the little feisty ones, chooks and cattle.
We can supply excellent references with one home owner declaring we would win a house sitter of the year award - if there was one!
We fully appreciate that making the decision to have people you don't know come to your home and care for your pets, garden and house may be a difficult one. We would like to assure you we would take the time to listen to what is required for your 'loved ones' to remain happy in their home, and would promise to care and respect your property as if it was our own. We are honest and reliable people!

Most recently we had police checks done, which is a requirement for people working for the Australian Electoral Commission in OIC roles at State and Federal Elections, and this we have done on many occasions. We are in the process of obtaining our own police checks. Also police checks were done when working in the N.T. and when I did volunteer work for Vinnies (Airlie Beach) and The Red Cross (South Perth).

Our interests are travel, music (member of a Community Band) quilting, gardening, walking and baking. I love to discover new speciality shops, delis, etc. We enjoy concerts and the theatre.

Below are two references, contact details could be supplied once you have made contact with us, and as we receive new ones we will add them as well.

Thanks for taking the time to read our profile, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Thérèse and Doug Boote.

chauvelle


  • Perth N.W suburbs

Hello my name is Chauvelle I'm a 29year old female who's brand new to the house sitting lifestyle. The only house/pet sitting I've done is for friends and family members. I've decided to move out of my rental property and do this to help me with buying my own home one day. I am a very clean and tidy person, my friends tend to say Im a clean freak so you know your house is in good hands. Im also quiet an active person, I play summer sports, go to my gym and love going for long walks/hikes weather its a coastal walk, tracks at bold park or up in the hills, bells rapids so if you have a dog/s you can count on them going for their daily walks. I can supply 3 references upon request. Previous house mate, current house mate and my current house sitting job. If there's anything else you would like to know please don't hesitate to ask and look forward to house/pet sitting for you.

Samantha & Daniel


  • NSW

My preferred housesits are in the Hills area, Blacktown area, Penrith area and Richmond area.

I am a reliable, mature young lady. I am a non-smoker.

I am a primary school teacher living with a noisy family so I use housesitting as an opportunity to have some space and quiet.

I am also interested in buying a house in the future so I find housesitting a fantastic opportunity to get to know the neighbourhoods and functions of different houses.

I enjoy animals, and live a very tidy, active lifestyle.

I also work as a casual employee at a leisure centre.

I am interested in ensuring people have peace of mind that their house and animals are looked after whilst they are away. I have multiple house sitting experiences over the last 5 years and am called upon regularly for future housesits by previous clients.

My partner joins me for house sits. He is 24, currently working as Lifeguard Team Leader and is working towards a career in musical theatre. He was a part of the Mary Poppins production at Riverside Theatre in 2015 and continues to perform in amateur productions.

Loretta


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

I have been an owner of dogs for 20 years. I am pet friendly, responsible and reliable. I am of good character and trustworthy both with your home and your pets - something that is very important to me, and I empathise with the decision to have someone in your home taking care of your precious pets. When I go away I have pet sitters come to my home so my dogs are in a safe familiar environment in my absence. I am fit and healthy (non smoker) and am able to walk dogs and maintain a clean house. I will respect your home and your privacy. My partner is a stock agent. He is very capable with all requisites re the land and animals. He has cats and aviaries and Ollie the cockatoo. He is a real farm gem. He also works as a gardener on a property in the Western District. He is very capable and versatile and can and will turn his hand to anything. I am interested in house sits by myself, or with Wes, depending on your requirements. I do have references on this site, from previous happy pet owners. Hope we can assist each other ..

Wayne & Jennifer


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

We are experienced Aussie housesitters, retired accountant and agricultural scientist, grey nomads, non smokers, and both dog and cat lovers, having owned our own pets all our lives, and looked after numerous and various animals as housesitters for other homeowners, like yourselves. My husband and I were introduced to the concept of housesitting when we retired in July 2005. Since then, we have combined travel with housesitting in Australia, New Zealand, England and Europe and made lifelong friends along the way. So far, we have undertaken 120+ housesits over the past 14 years since retiring from full time employment. For ourselves during the course of our life, we have owned large dogs; boxers and german shepherds – all obedience trained - also cats, fish and poultry. We both retired from our jobs in the Northern Territory and sold our home, with a swimming pool, owned for 20 years. We plan on continuing to travel whilst we are healthy and until we get the travel bug out of our system. Our motto is to treat your home and pets as we would expect our own home and pets to be treated - with respect, love and care.
I was born and bred on a farm in South Australia, lived there for 21 years before moving to the Northern Territory, where my working life continued as an accountant. My husband is a Queenslander, and worked as an agricultural scientist in 2 Australian states, during the course of his working career.
We can provide written references, photos and police clearances, if you require further info. – but basically, we are just ‘grey nomads’ – enjoying retirement and travelling around England, Europe and Australia whilst we still have our health and are able to travel. Thanks for your time

jude


  • ACT

Gwendoline


  • Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast

Hi everyone I'm Gwen
A mature aged experienced housesitter ready to care for your home/gardens and to give your furry friends lots of love and attention and maintain their normal routines of eg: feeding, walks, cuddles and playtime.

I totally understand the importance of knowing your pets and home are in the hands of a clean, reliable and responsible housesitter.
I have a very caring nature and have loved and cared for my own dogs, cats, pig and birds
throughout my life.
I belive pets are family members and should be treated accordingly.

My policy is to take care of people's homes and pets as if they were my own. Let me take care
of yours while you are away. And on your return you'll find a clean and very happy well cared for pet.

If you want to keep in contact with me while away I am happy to send photos and emails as requested to let you see all is well at home.
I have great checkable references also a police clearance.

Josephine & Ross


  • NSW, Darwin, QLD, TAS, SE Vic, SW Vic, WA

Hi,my husband and I are retired teachers 63 and 64 who have lived and worked in the same area for 36 years. Of course as teachers we had regular police checks and we can also provide lots of references. After retirement we went to Canada, Hawaii, Far North Queensland and Tasmania. Yes, we've caught the travel bug! We've had sits in Far North Queensland, NSW, Vic and Tassie. We would like a sit in WA. SA.or NT but you would need to give us plenty of notice so we can organise our travel details.
We are friendly, reliable and caring and now that we are retired, our children have grown up and our beloved pets passed away we are rattling around our house with time on our hands. We love animals and always look after all our friends and neighbours pets, houses, gardens and mail when they are away. One of them suggested pet and house sitting as it involves travelling, animals and gardening! As a retired couple we are available for any length of time and we can plan to house sit everywhere in Australia for the next 12 to 24 months after which time we hope our children will provide us with grandchildren to spoil. As my husband Ross is a very keen fisherman we try for locations close to good fishing areas and we need room for his fishing boat.
We will take meticulous care of your house, mail, indoor plants, veggie gardens and lovingly look after dogs, cats, birds, fish, chooks, rabbits and guinea pigs. We are more than happy to be in touch with you prior to the pet and house sit and we can also give you updates during your trip so get in touch with us any time to discuss your needs and travel dates as we will try to accommodate our time to suit your needs.
We prefer the northern areas of Australia during the winter months and escaping the cold Victorian winters. Ross is a keen fisherman and gardener, I adore reading and writing and tend to be more of a home body and we both really enjoy seeing new sights and meeting new people. You can leave knowing we will take extremely good care of your pets, house and garden and while you’re away. Ross and I are looking forward to getting to know you and giving your pets our love and attention. Prior to handover we would prefer a written list of your requirements and instructions and of course contact details such as your mobile number and email address. We know the importance of trust in this relationship and can assure you of our honesty and love of animals, in fact we've found the hardest part of pet sitting is saying goodbye to the pets because we grow so fond of them. Luckily for us we have lots of repeat house sits which makes us very happy.
Jo and Ross Tanner

Nicola


  • Sydney

Hello everyone, I’m a single, female that’s a non-smoker, non-drinker and can ensure your house is kept clean and tidy, just the way you left it, and you can have full confidence that it will be treated with the utmost respect.

I’ve been lucky enough to grow up with animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, fish and lots more. As an avid animal lover, I pay special care and attention to everyone's needs, whether they are of the furry, scaly or the feathery kind. I’m patient and compassionate with animals of various ages and various needs. I do not mind tending to other house matters as well during the stay such as watering plants, collecting mail and making sure the house is kept tidy. 

I have had some experience housesitting for a variety of pets and am happy to give your precious animals all the love, exercise and company they may need. 

I’m more than happy to answer any further questions you may have and can meet with you in person prior to the house sit. Also, very happy to provide you with updates whilst you're away.

Chingwei & Margaret


  • Sydney, Central Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW

My partner and I are available for pet and house-sitting. 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 from our profile.

Dianne


  • Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Bris. Northern suburbs, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, TAS, Melb. SE suburbs, Northern Vic, SE Vic, SW Vic, Perth
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I am a happy, friendly, 63 year old semi-retired house-sitter who is a fit, non-smoking, mature female; honest, reliable, house and garden proud. I grew up on a farm thus have familiarity, experience, patience and love for animals and pets, having grown up caring for many various pets of my own.
I have a passion for gardening and landscaping; I have the time to care for, walk and empathize with your pet/s missing their owner/s while keeping your home safe and as you left it. I have always owned my own homes and worked in responsible professional positions; married for 40 years to an electrician who works away six months of the year, with adult independent children living interstate pursuing professional careers.
I will respect your home, garden and beloved pets with the care I show my own. I can supply a Police Check, Working with Children Check (pets are our children!), House Owners and character references when required.
I am willing to listen carefully to your instructions, preferences & requirements. Thank-you, Dianne :)

Carol


Iam a freelance Equestrian Coach
I have spent my past 20 years Housesitting personal friends houses and properties.
Iam an X Owner of Hair of the Dog grooming Salon and realize the importance of making dogs and cats feel secure, cared for and very much loved.
I understand that no request is out of the question when it comes to the care of animals and personal property.
As a previous home owner Iam completely sympathetic to how a home is to be looked after and maintained
Iam a non smoker, have my own transport and very flexible with requests.
I have an abundance of references which proves my honesty and absolute responsible care.

Tracy


  • Brisbane

I am a mature, honest and responsible female, currently a home-owner myself of an investment property. I have put my possessions in storage until I purchase a property for myself at some point in the next couple of years. House-sits of long term period preferred but any period considered.

I have previously owned and lived in my own home until moving to Brisbane in 2012 and would care for yours as if my own.

I am an animal lover and have considerable experience with all types of animals having run my own small farm in NZ and volunteered at Taronga Zoo for 2 yrs. I was an owner and rider of horses in my earlier years. I had a very loving, elderly female cat whom passed a couple of yrs ago and miss not having a pet to care for.

I am very fit and agile with a great interest in road cycling and mountain-biking. Gardening and lawn-mowing would be no problem if needed.
I can provide references if required . A Police Clearance is available if required also.

Hope to hear from you soon. Tracy

Kalar and Brett


  • Northern Rivers, Tweed Coast, Bris. Southern suburbs, Gold Coast & Hinterland, TAS, Gippsland

We are open to places in the Redland Coast, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Northern NSW. Brett teaches music 3 days a week at private college on the Gold Coast. I am at home most times. We are a great team. I love to cuddle, snuggle, massage, coo over all the animals, make sure they are fed and clean and related. Brett loves to play with all the animals. All their needs, and more, are met by us. We have current police reports, and excellent references.
We are well travelled American/Australian and Australian/NewZealander and have housesat and animal cared many times over 10 years, and also had others housesit our homes we have owned in Maleny Australia and Nelson NZ. We follow the golden rule, and love the concept of sharing home spaces, caring for a home, not a housesitter. We love animals, and know that they are members of your family, and we will treat them like members of ours. We are spiritually conscious, and always aim to bring quality life and good energy wherever we are with the goal of helping co-create a better life for all. We have housesat in Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, and America, and we bring good positive energy to keep your home and animals nourished. I love nature and caring for a garden, vegetable, or floral. We are clean and conscious, non-partiers, peaceful and cooperative.
As well established travelers who have often used housesitters, we know the gift it is to have someone on whom you can lean. We like to provide that service for others, and believe what goes around comes around.
What we bring to the assignment / relevant experience
Well experienced in small units to 100 acre properties, from city to country, and from average suburbia to multi-million dollar estates. Organization, integrity, great communication, empathic with animals, clean, clarity, spiritually aware and conscious, multicultural realities. We are able to cover the depth and breadth of your needs as a loving and committed married couple. Our own great teamwork blend of partnership can serve you in your household needs. We have joyful expression and kindness as an asset to offer to your beloved animals. We have had our own gardens and properties and honor the relationship we have with you, your animals, and your property. We are honest, clear, trustworthy, caring.

Spencer & Kerry


  • Hunter Valley, North Coast, Darwin, Bris. Northern suburbs, Bris. Southern suburbs, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, TAS, Perth, Northern, S. West

Hi, We are a couple 69 and 63. We have recently retired and have already done a number of house sits on Magnetic island and in the Brisbane area also as far south as Port Macquarie. 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.

Grace


  • Sydney

Hi! As an avid traveler and caring animal lover with a passion for place, I look forward to house sitting for like-minded people.

I have had enjoyable experiences house/pet sitting both locally and internationally. I'm responsible, tidy, respectful and happy to follow through on detail.

Renting in Sydney 8 years, I miss having pets! Previously I have shared my home with dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, rabbits, fish, squirrels, chickens and kangaroos. I enjoy gardening and walking! Occasionally, I can work from home, too.

I prefer longer house stays that are accessible to the city by public transport. Thanks for considering me as your next grateful sitter.

Ray


  • Melbourne

I am a mature,fit,non-smoking male, I love all animals and have had a cat , Budiges and Border collie dogs in the past.I dont have any pets at the moment so i look forward to looking after yours.. I love walking to keep fit so enjoy taking you dog for a walk on its usual trek or down to the local dog park to socialize with other dogs. I have the time to devote to your pets to keep them happy and healthy while you are away and make sure your home is secure ,clean and tidy. I live a very quiet lifestyle and am a non smoker and very rarely drink. After my first housesit I received a very positive reference and was asked to come back again. You can find that reference attached to my profile page.


Margaret & David


  • ACT, Rural/Regional NSW, S. Western

Hello My Husband and I are a retired couple that have experience in housesitting we would look after your home as we look after our own and believe that it is very important to leave someones home clean and tidy as we found it. We both love animals and have a cat of our own.We are both non smokers. The reason we wish to housesit in Canberra is that my mother is living in Canberra in a Nursing Home at Weston and we would like to spend more time with her as she is getting elderly

Rachel


I am in my late twenties and enjoy house sitting and love animals. I have mainly looked after dogs but am equally happy around all animals. I like to keep tidy, am a non smoker and respect other peoples belongings. I enjoy watching movies, playing computer games, arts and crafts, photography and spending time with my friends.

I graduated uni and have a full time job, Monday to Friday, but am normally home by about 4.30. I live in the south eastern suburbs (Aspendale) and grew up with pets (a cat, two dogs and many birds and fish).

I started house and pet sitting when I was a teen for friends and family when they went away, and decided to start full time professional sitting while at uni. I always loved animals since I was little however knew I would never be able to be a vet. Pet sitting has meant that I get to work with animals on a caring level. When caring for a pet, I always treat them as my own and have made life long friends with recurring clients.

I am always happy to meet both you and your pets before you leave. This means that your pets can be formally introduced to me to ensure they don't feel threatened or abandoned. As pets require an extra amount of responsibility, I do ask for a small fee for my one-on-one caring services, however I am happy to negotiate for long stays. This fee includes walking as required and any other special care your pet may need (medicine etc).

House only - No charge
Cats - $15-$20 a day
Small or non active dogs - $20-25 a day
Large and active dogs - $25-$30 a day
Multiple animals - I may add $5
(I do not charge extra for peak times and am happy to negotiate for long stays)

Joanne


  • ACT

*Currently I am booked with housesitting through to 16 November 2019 - there is availability Monday 18 November through to 8 December 2019 if anyone has an opportunity in Canberra for all or some of those dates - please get in touch*

I am a mature, female IT contractor working in Canberra since May 2015 and located in Canberra. I have a home in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs minded by my son and his girlfriend who love and adore our two rescue cats - a gorgeous ginger cat called Mr Boots and his partner in crime, (Princess) Cienna!

With employment in Canberra, I have found house-sitting to be a convenient way to relax, enjoy the company of a surrogate animal (cats preferred but will mind a dog, and now have added chickens!), look after a home while owners travel and provide a peaceful break from other temporary accommodation options. Another house-sitting website has references from completed house sits as well as an independent character reference (You are free to view via this link (https://www.trustedhousesitters.com/house-and-pet-sitters/australia/victoria/mont-albert-north/).

This website also has Happy Housesitter references for your viewing:
https://mysitter.happyhousesitters.com.au/References/ReferenceDetail/18732
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My employment up in Canberra since 2015, in Federal government departments has required a baseline clearance which involved a police check however I have a long history of successful house sits and caring for dogs, cats, tropical fish and now I can add chickens to my repertoire. Many of my house sits now, are return requests or through referrals in my network.

All I need are simple instructions for your accommodation and contact points for managing any issues or if care is needed for any animals – you can be assured I will provide exemplary care and consideration to home and animals. Many of my house sit contacts are now friends and willingly contact me to return. On occasion, I have helped out by dropping in to feed animals for my house sit network if I am already committed to another house sit and cannot stay.

My personal qualities can be summarised as outgoing, fit, happy, cheerful, of an independent nature, considerate, capable, very clean, tidy, a non-smoker, a virtually non-drinker (occasional glass of wine, only) who loves animals and will care and pamper your cats! I’m a cat owner – I know how spoilt they can and should be! I have looked after dogs as well and happily take them out for a walk. I am respectful of your property and utilities. I do require off-street parking and preferably garaging if that is available.
Some of my house sits have said their animals have actually missed me! That’s a pretty good referral.

All I need from you is a key handover (haven’t lost a key yet!) and written instructions outlining any special requirements such as bin night, watering, alarm systems, etc. I don't need to use your car - but happy to start it up or drive around the block so the battery doesn't go flat.

Other than that, you do not need to worry about anything while you travel secure in the knowledge that property and animals will be looked after. I always stay in touch either brief SMS, WhatsApp or a longer email with cheery updates so you will always be able to contact me. I love to hear about owners’ travels and have received many photo updates and I’ll do the same.

Please feel free to contact me and chat. I would love to meet you and look after your animal/s and home! See if we can work something out.

Here's my suite of successful housesits:

2019 and hopefully ongoing!
-Scheduled-
Fadden Hills (December) - return invitation
Fadden Hills (October) - return invitation
Mawson (August/September) - return invitation
Chapman (August)
Torrens (June, July, August) - return invitation

-Completed-
Farrer (2 weeks in July) - return invitation
Hughes - for a 16 year old lady cat!
Barton - back to the gorgeous ragdoll for a third time
Torrens - a dog and a cat
Barton - caring for a magnificent ragdoll boy cat! (2 x separate weeks)
Queanbeyan (NSW) – 28/1/2019 – caring for two cats (with their own cat house in the garden) while the owners travelled to the coast for a break

2018
Queanbeyan East (NSW) - 22/12/2018 – 27/1/2019 – looking after a lovely grey cat (the owners said aloof, but absolutely not – followed me everywhere and slept on the bed with me at night) along with four bantam chickens and veggie patches to water
Farrer – 9/12/2018 – 20/12/2018 – looking after a cat (5 years old) and an elderly cocker spaniel (15 years old) while the owners travelled with their son to Western Australia
Waramanga – October - caring for a cat while the owners travelled to Japan (there was a return weekend as well enabling the owners to visit family in Melbourne)
Return to Campbell – 21/8/18-20/9/18 (cat)
Fadden (referral from Mawson couple) - 13/7/18-16/8/18 (no animals, house only)
Return to Page – 18/8/18-20//18 – short stay (cat)
Return to Melba – January 2018 (cat)
Return to Torrens – 30/3/18-3/4/18 (Easter (three cats))
Return to Mawson – 5/5/18-18/5/18 (cat)

2017
Campbell – return visit (cat)
Mawson – 27/8/17to 1/10/2017 (cat)
Torrens – 4/7/17-18/8/17 - three indoor/outdoor cats
Waramanga – occasional help to feed two cats and medicate one with insulin – when the owner travels for conferences
Page – 28/5/17-25/6/17 (cat and dog)
Mawson – 17/5/17-21/5/17 (cat)
Melba – a long housesit - from January to mid-May 2017 (cat)

2016
Ainslie (October 2016-November 2016 – referred from previous Ainslie house sit
Lyons (August 2016-mid October 2016) – (two cats)
Ainslie (June 2016) (cat)
Wanniassa (April 2016) (dog)

2015
Fadden Hills (October 2015) – (cat)
Wanniassa (2015) (cat and two dogs)
Campbell (2015) (cat)
Deakin for an elderly couple with a dog and two indoor cats (referral from a friend)