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

I am a semi-retired Teacher who enjoys being active and has a wide range of interests. I'm clean and tidy and organised. I like to keep fit swimming, cycling and walking my dog, a Cavoodle (also my best friend). He's going on 8 but nobody has told him yet. He thinks he's a teenager. I spend quite a bit of time making sure he is in good condition. He loves long walks and has a ball fetish. I have a guaranteed income which I supplement with various income generating activities such as TV extras work, swimming instruction, photography, officiating at elections and whatever else I can find that looks interesting. I like travel, movies, sport, live music, galleries and other 'stuff'.

Barbara & Stuart

  • Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Melbourne

Me and my partner, Barbara are professional house and pet sitters. We are both 26 year old graduates who decided to take pet sitting from part time role to full time, when we arrived to Australia in 2016.
We are outgoing, sociable people who work in modelling and fitness industry. This allows us to hold a very flexible schedule, catering to the requirements that each pet and home requires.

Our house sitting career within Australia has taken us to various sits across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. We have looked after multiple styles of homes and various breeds of Dogs, Cats, Birds and Fish.

We hold a drivers license, Police checks and can provide multiple references. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us, we are happy to answer any queries and are open to travelling for the right sit.

Best regards,
Stuart and Barbie

Helen & Tony

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

We are two retired, active, music and food loving schoolteachers with a penchant for travelling and enjoying new experiences. We have been involved in house and pet sitting for many years and in many places throughout Australia and overseas. While we have a home in Adelaide, we enjoy a nomadic lifestyle in our motorhome, which makes it unfair to have pets of our own. Housesitting allows us to indulge our love of animals and over the years we have cared for many dogs, cats, birds, horses, sheep, goats, cattle and the like, with dogs, whether big and boisterous or small and cuddly, being our special love. We are also meticulous in the attention we give to each property, whether it be an apartment, a suburban block or a rural spread. Recent experiences have included a 10 month stint on a Daintree acreage, return visits to a horse property and 3 months caring for two houses in the south of France. As Tony is something of a dab hand at housework and property maintenance and Helen is an expert at quality control, you can rest assured that your property and pets will be cared for as if they are our own. We will happily provide you with contact details for phone referees if required.


  • Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Melbourne


As a NZ Born local and home owner who loves pets and would care for your house as if it were my own.
After having my own bed and breakfast at my house alongside house sitting others people houses I know first hand how important it is to get the right person from the start.I enjoy cats equally as dogs but I really enjoy getting out and about and walking the streets with a furry friend (usually a dog!).I am very patient with pets especially those with special requirements.

I have my full drivers licence,so if your pet needs to go to a groomer or what have you this is no trouble at all.
Also have a current police clearance due to my past work in real estate and nursing am very health conscious and as such and am a non smoker.
I am looking for a med-long term sit which is more than two months please.
Internet savvy if there is anything that is required in your absence I can help here also.

I appreciate you reading this and I look forward to hearing from you!



Hayley & Manuel

  • Melbourne

Hello, we are Hayley and Manuel and would love to take care of your home and loved ones!

Hayley (from Australia) has been a zookeeper for many years now, so can keep a close eye on your pets with a skilled eye. Manuel (from Germany) is an all-round animal lover, and a very responsible person, while being an engineer by trade. We will care and love your pets in your absence and cater to their every need!

We are reliable and responsible, and respect that we will be staying in your home. You can trust that we will keep your home in good order and secure while you're enjoying yourself, wherever you might be off to!

We also love the win-win of housesitting. You get your home and loved ones cared for, while we have the privilege of spending time with your dog, cat, horse or fish!

Reliable and caring, we are looking for housesits in Australia from May 2018 on.

Please do not hesitate to send us a message if you feel we would be a good fit.


  • Melbourne, Northern Vic, SW Vic

Hello. Thanks for visiting my profile. I’m a mature acting 31 year old non-smoker who enjoys the company of dogs over people. Yes, there are more house sitters than there are homes to sit in. And yes, most likely you will be flooded with people offering to care for your pets. Many of them will do a great job, some a better job than me. This brings us to the question of why I think you should consider me to care for your dogs:
1. I’m sensitive to signs of distress or unease in a dog. I never raise my voice and wouldn’t dare make them feel uncomfortable in any way. I’m the guy caring for scared dogs during NYE fireworks.
2. I will follow your instructions to the letter – guaranteed. It’s your house and they’re your pets. I won’t bring in my own ideas about pet discipline with me.
3. I won’t have guests over unless you give me permission to do so.
4. I’m clean and tidy. The house will be in the same condition as you left it.
5. I’m a writer whom spends most of my time at home. This means your pets will have company for the vast majority of my stay – it’s stressful enough for them to be away from their owners, the least I can do is make them know they aren’t alone.
6. I will send pictures and/or videos of your pets regularly while you are away to give you peace of mind. I always do this during house sits. I think all house sitters should do the same – I suggest asking them during the vetting process.
7. I have vast house sitting and dog sitting experience. Ask for my references. It’s only due diligence.
8. I have a car and full driver’s licence – this is important in case of unexpected vet trips.
9. I have passed a WWC check (background in teaching)
10. Finally, and most importantly, I love dogs.

If you’d like to arrange a meeting, or just have a chat, please don’t hesitate in contacting me. By the time of the house sit I want you to feel like a friend is caring for your pets – not a stranger.


  • VIC

Hi, I am a 55-year-old professional looking for house sitting opportunities in Melbourne and nearby rural areas. I have extensive experience house-sitting and can provide references from many house-sits (over 30 to-date) as well as a national police check.

I own a family home in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and have owned a number of homes over the past 20 years. My family has always had pets - dogs, cats, rabbits, fish - and caring for yours and showing them the appropriate amount of care and affection would be a pleasure.

My profession is writing and I have a flexible work schedule that allows me to spend my days either working from home or from a city-based office depending on requirements and my preference. That means I can often be around the house during the day to keep pets company and ensure your home is occupied from a security perspective. I have worked for the one company for 20 years - which I guess demonstrates a stable (not boring!) professional life.

I am a non-smoker, light drinker, clean living guy who likes a quiet lifestyle. I'm also a bit of a fitness fanatic, which means walking energetic dogs is a joy. I'm very security conscious and like to keep things clean and tidy.

I'm quite comfortable with pets that need lots of attention having looked after a Jack Russell in his senior years with daily medication, a strict food regime and plenty of pampering. Our family cat also likes plenty of attention - but only when it suits her!

You will find me to be a reliable house-sitter who is very respectful of your property and committed to exceeding your expectations.

Look forward to hearing from you.



  • ACT, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Murray & Riverina, Southern Tablelands, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), York Peninsula

OFFERING YOU TOTAL PEACE OF MIND ... (fully booked until approx 13 April 2018)
Entrusting your precious home, gardens and beloved pets to others can create some anxiety.
I fully understand.
Please allow me to assist ...
Devoted animal lover, special affinity with dogs ... all sizes, ages, needs.
Have nurtured variety of pets on prior assignments ... dogs, cats, guinea pigs, birds, fish, hens, ducks, sheep ... and some friendly wildlife including possums, kookaburras, koalas, wallabies, parrots, lizards.
Responsible, loving and gentle companion for your beloved pet/s in their own environment.
Will maintain care, feeding, exercise and play routines per your instructions and preferences.
Have experience with keeping a watchful eye over agisted horses and livestock, water supplies and fencing.
Healthy, fit, active female approaching mid 60’s.
Love twice daily long dog walks, lawn mowing, gardening etc.
Meticulously clean and tidy, very security conscious.
Have owned several of my own homes, will respect your investment and treat it with utmost care, as if my own.
Totally respectful of your privacy, belongings and your neighbours.
Reliable with mail, messages, errands, bins out/in promptly.
Care of pot plants, gardens, lawns, pool, garaged vehicles per your instructions.
Trustworthy, detail-minded person, can also provide dependable, discreet handling of personal/business matters (processing mail, phone calls, paying bills etc.) on your behalf, if required.
Working career includes school teaching, reception and administration in various industries - accountancy, legal and health practices, PA to business executives in advertising/marketing.
Have also managed several of my own small businesses.
Resourceful, intelligent problem solver.
Any unforeseen issues will be handled competently and responsibly.
Friendly, quiet living “homebody” (days and evenings) ... don’t smoke or play loud music. Sober habits.
Currently studying, have my own computer, printer etc. (just need good wireless internet signal/reception).
Flexible, cheerful, positive person.
Excellent references ... some written (can be provided on request) and a list of home/pet owners who are very happy to receive your call to share their experience of having me caretake their properties and pet family members.
Regularly invited for repeat assignments and recommended to friends/family by hosts.
Have my own car.
Having recently finished 5 years of in-home caring/support of my elderly parents, I'm now saving to acquire a "home on wheels", so that I can travel around more of our wonderful country.
Looking forward to hearing from you.

Nicola & Jay Jay

  • NSW, WA

We are a young working couple that met at University 6 years ago, and have been working in London since we left education and started working life. Nicola is a happy and kindhearted individual working as an account manager at Oracle in London. Before that she worked as a cleaner and office manger so is well equipped to take care of any home. She has grown up with dogs and loves taking care of her home, animals and her family. Jay Jay is a hard working, loving individual that loves nature, animals and his family. He has grown up with both cats and dogs and is experienced looking after plants and gardens - from previous work experience. We are looking to move to Australia permanently and want to get a good feel for how other happy-home-owners do things.

"I've grown up around animals, dogs in particular, and believe that the key to a happy house hold and happy pet is to treat them as you'd like to be treated. It really is hard to leave your beloved pets in the hands of others, but our promise is to treat them as our own and look after your home as though it were ours. We are a very positive, caring couple and spend most of our weekends thinking about where the dogs would like to be taken this time rather than getting the food shop done."

References on request if needed.

Thank you for reading, feel free to message with any questions - we are excited to share this experience with you.

Odette & Bruce

  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

Terry & Sandra

  • VIC


  • Melbourne

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

Hi there,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have references and police check on file.


Tony & Mahrukh

We are a responsible and trustworthy, non-smoking, retired couple with plenty of common sense and loads of house and pet sitting experience. To date we have looked after more than 90 cats, 70 dogs, ferrets, rabbits, hens and a feisty cockerell, fish (including tropical fish) and canaries!

We have Australian and UK citizenship. I am University educated and worked as a manager within a multinational blue chip company for many years in London and Sydney. Tony, my husband, worked in the publishing industry for 25 years. We took early retirement and are thoroughly enjoying this alternate lifestyle of housesitting around the world. As we have more time for ourselves, we have the flexibility to travel and also do the things we really love doing, like walking, writing, listening to music and painting...and we are loving it!

We are professional in our approach to housesitting and have undertaken a variety of housesit assignments around the world. We have many years of housesitting experience (over 95 housesits). We feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to house and petsit in different countries, experience their history and culture while also enjoying the company of the many lovely animals in our care.

Our travelling lifestyle precludes us from having our own pets so we particularly love that we can shower our love on the beautiful pets that we have entrusted to our care.
We have earned many excellent references and have also been featured in the media. Best of all, many homeowners are now good friends – after house and pet sitting for them we have a special bond.

Housesitting is home away from home. We look after everything as we would if the house was our own. We have been described as outstanding house sitters due to the care and effort we put into looking after homes, pets, gardens and pools and many of the owners have asked us to housesit for them over and over again. Especially appreciated is our ability to resolve problems before they become serious. We know that it may be worrying for you to leave your pets and home; we are very conscious of this and we will make sure that we communicate regularly by email or skype to reassure you that all is well.

We have renovated our own property and landscaped our garden so we can put our hand to most things should the need arise in an emergency.
We recognise the importance of selecting the right people to look after your home and pets. We are genuine animal lovers and having pets to look after is an added bonus for us. We are also house proud and we will keep your house and garden looking spick and span and maintained in good condition for your return.
Do contact us as we are always happy to discuss your individual house-sitting needs.

Sylvia Rose & Jack

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

We are a young professional couple who have been living in Chadstone for 3+ years and are looking to move closer to the CBD in the near future. We are hoping to explore different areas of the city before we decide on our new home. We are both non-smoking, tidy and clean. Jack likes music and cycling, and Sylvia enjoys yoga, synchronised swimming, and volunteering at Girl Guides.

Sylvia has grown up with two boisterous boxer dogs, and also has experience with caring for family's pets, including cage training for a Schnauzer and a more free-range approach to an excitable rescue dog, as well as caring for indoor and outdoor cats. We both love the company of animals although our current apartment is too small to accommodate them.

Sylvia is a nurse and Jack works in financial services, which both require police checks.

We are both friendly and approachable, and more than happy to have a chat. Please contact us with any questions you might have.

We look forward to meeting you and assisting with your house sitting needs!

Kindest Regards,
Sylvia Rose and Jack

Joella & Jonathan

  • Sydney


We're Joella and Jonny an enthusiastic and caring couple from the UK, exploring the wonders of this beautiful country. With previous pet sitting experience and an eye for adventure we are here to become your pet's best buddies.

Having been brought up with a variety of animals (stick insects, fish, gerbils, hamsters, rats, cats, dogs and horses), we'll be at home with whatever animal(s) you'd like us to take extra care of. We also recognise the need for keeping to any necessary exercise and dietary regimes for your animal and happy to keep you updated along the way.

We are both non smokers, very tidy and considerate people when it comes to taking care of your home. We left our flat back in London with some lovely tenants and understand how important that is.

We have really enjoyed house/pet sitting so far in Australia, we've looked after wonderful animals, explored new areas and met their lovely owners. We are now based in Sydney, Jonny works for a creative agency as a project manager and I work part time teaching art in Mosman so someone will always be around looking after your pets.

Some references have been added below, we are happy to pass on contact details for any of our past house sits, just let us know.

Hope to hear from you soon :)

Joella and Jonny

Alva & Murray

  • Gold Coast & Hinterland

House Angel Alva - care & cuddle pets.
Introducing Murray & Alva a professional, h/sit team! We seek h/sit Gold Coast. Murray,a technology teacher with ex building experience is a great asset to offer security/maintenance. Alva a retired teacher/active ‘domestic beaver’ and gardener so home all day to care, cuddle pets! We both adore all pets as our own! Cared for deaf dog & medicated senior cats! Security conscious, meticulous couple with over 10 yrs swap, holiday & longterm experience. Def non-smokers. Respect your privacy, home & neighbours. Excellent references - regular local sitts of same residences several times a year! Please contact Alva to promptly forward references. Thank You!


  • Sydney, Melbourne

Hello house owners!

My name is Shona, i am a young professional (28) working in the IT industry as a software developer. I am originally from Australia, however I have spent the past few years working and traveling throughout New Zealand! I have just returned home and am now looking to establish myself in Melbourne.

I love pets, having grown up with both cats and dogs, and am well-versed in the responsibilities associated with them!

Traveling is my favourite thing in the world, though other interests include all things outdoors, reading and photography.

As a frequent airbnb guest and host, I am no stranger to having new people in my home or being in the homes of others. I have a great respect for others' property and rules, and have available (on request) the link to my airbnb profile to showcase my many references. While i am new to this particular site, i have an active presence on a number of other housesitting sites, largely "Mind A Home". you are able to view my profile and additional references by pasting the following link into your browser -

I hope to hear from you soon!

Bonnie & Kate

  • VIC

I am a retired primary school teacher and my husband is a retired secondary teacher. Our daughter, Kate, is a barista and currently living at home until she starts studying for her Masters in Social Work in Melbourne later in 2018. When minding your home it would either be Kate or myself who comes to stay and there might be two of us or one. My husband might also accompany one of us. There would only be at the most two sitters staying at your house.
All of us are non smokers. We are neat and tidy around the house and if John was to stay then he is a great fix it man and would happily tend to any problems around the home!
We have had a long history of owning dogs of various types (mostly small) in our family. We live on 40 acres of bush near the Grampians in a mudbrick home and there are always plenty of places to walk the dogs. If we sit for you then our son would mind our dog Murphy.
We can provide written or phone references if requested.
We are keen to do the right thing by you and your pet and can guarantee you will both be pleased with our care!
We look forward to meeting you and your pets!


  • QLD

I am a mature aged (66) single female, non smoking, quiet living, practical and reliable. I have no pets and I am retired. Clean and tidy by nature and having owned my own homes in the past I understand your requirements and would look after your home with great care.

I would be prepared to mow lawns if required and enjoy pottering around the garden.

I like both cats and dogs with a preference for medium to small dogs.

My previous police clearance is now outdated but I could arrange to get a new one if required.

House sitting provides with the opportunity to explore different areas around the state/country.
If I can be of any assistance in meeting your needs please don't hesitate to contact me. Satisfaction guaranteed.


  • Sunshine Coast, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NE suburbs

55 year old single woman happily available to look after your home and pets. I have recently sold my home and will not be buying another just yet, as I am not sure where I want to settle. I am a Teacher Aide working with special needs adolescents. Currently on leave so you won’t have to worry about your pets missing you. Friendly, caring and extremely trustworthy who lives a healthy life with a positive outlook. Am house proud, so you can be assured your house will be kept clean. Not new to pet sitting. Hold a WWC. Several referees available.

Di & Nick

  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. Inner suburbs

We are Di and Nick, a retired 65/64 year old couple originally from Albury/Wodonga who have been married 36 years. We are home owners in the Gold Coast, QLD and are hoping to house sit in the inner suburbs of Melbourne to spend some quality time with our two daughters who reside there.

Nick is a retired Accountant and we have also owned and operated two successful boutique accommodation properties in Mount Tamborine, QLD and Bright, VIC as well as Di's very own art gallery. Since retiring, we have bought a motorhome and we travel around Australia with our dog, Bear, as often as we can. We would very much like to bring Bear with us to Melbourne and would be happy to mind any dogs you may have too. Bear would have to be the most well travelled dog in Australia - he's a 14 year old Moodle who is very well behaved and because of our frequent travel, he's used to unfamiliar territory and has no problem at all socialising with other dogs. It goes without saying that he is 100% toilet trained and would cause no problems at all in your home!

We take great pride in keeping our home in immaculate condition - we are always clean, neat and tidy. We've attached some photos of our own home and garden to give you an idea of the level of maintenance and cleanliness we are used to on a daily basis.

Other things to note:
- all dogs will be walked daily and given plenty of love and attention!
- we love all things garden and are more than happy to maintain yours!
- mail collection, bin days etc. would all be taken care of!
- we will have our own car on site!
- available from 1 October to around 10 December 2018 (very flexible)!
- Police check and two references can be provided upon request!

We guarantee that we will take very good care of your home and pets, just like they are our own!

Please feel free to contact us anytime.


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

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

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

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

I have attached the references from these assignments.

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

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


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

James (Jim) & Lynette (Lyn)

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

...we're available to house-sit again anytime after 06 Feb - happy to respond with home-owner endorsements.

We've now sat over 20 houses - without exception every homeowner has expressed their complete satisfaction with how they found their home, belongings and cherished pets on their return - you can speak directly to several of our previous house-sit homeowners - when speaking directly you get to ask questions (about us) that may not be addressed in written references.

We are a healthy, very active, very sober, 100% trustworthy, non smoker mature couple looking to house-sit 'clean and tidy' homes - longer stays are our preference - upon your return your home and gardens will be exactly how you left them - your pets will be happy and healthy.

We are very private people - we never have visitors and, other than when shopping, we never leave your home and/or pets unattended - no complete strangers will ever visit your home.

We've always had dogs and love their company - cats are ever so cool and adorable - we love interacting with all pets including the feathered and fishy variety.

Lyn is a great housekeeper and very keen gardener - everything will be kept spotlessly clean, gardens and lawns well kept and watered, dogs well walked and other pets well cared for.

...we prefer stays of at least 3-4 weeks - longer where possible - in fact the longer the better - so if you're taking an extended break then rest easy, we'll be delighted to take extremely good care of your home and your pets.

Again - we can provide impeccable references - if seriously considering us as your house-sitters our previous home-owners will be happy to speak with you.

....we're happy to speak and meet asap - you won't be disappointed.

Jim & Lyn.


  • QLD, VIC

A responsible & trustworthy 33yr old non-smoker, I have housesat worldwide & have great references. I love having animals around me, & especially adore cats and smart dogs. I am house-proud, & really enjoy every-day tasks of caring for a home as if it were my own. A scientist, ecologist then yacht-stewardess, I am not quite sure i have finished with travelling the world, but it sure is nice to come home for a while. Housesitting gives me the chance to work out 'where' and 'what' next.

*** Although I usually sit alone, I am lucky to be accompanied in my journey now by my partner Sebastian, who will be in Australia til end of March and used to housesit during his travelling days, several years ago now. He is a German psychologist turned yoga teacher/acro yoga instructor and therapist in thai massage. He manages his own AirBnB (one of his rooms here:
With his profile at the bottom of the page and many positive references.)

*** I worked for a number of years as a medical scientist, saved and bought a townhouse in Melbourne, before deciding to see the world, pursuing my love of nature and animals by participating in various volunteer projects in Latin America for two years, then working as a yacht stewardess to supplement further travel throughout Europe. I have been lucky to housesit (and boatsit) caring for many different pets all throughout my travels, which in turn gave me with much-needed animal companionship and a place to care for as if it were my own. Now I am returning to Australia for a few months to visit my best friend and her new baby (in Warragul) and to exact some repairs upon my townhouse (Glenroy).

*** I will not be working in this short time so I will have heaps of quality time to spend with your pets and be added security presence for your home. I enjoy my own time and quiet space and am the sort of person who prefers to meditate or do yoga than go out to parties. I do not take drugs, and am a firm NON-smoker (Sebastian, likewise). We do enjoy the occasional glass of wine with dinner.

*** I am an extremely clean and tidy person, (force of habit from working in the yachting industry) so I appreciate the same in my surroundings. Any effort you make to clean and tidy your home before you go will be returned in-kind as I always leave a home better than how I found it, and with more joy in my heart for doing so when it is obvious you take pride in it too.

*** I have used Happy Housesitters in the past when I had to leave my own cat and home, so I totally understand how you feel & will keep you updated via email, facebook, whatsapp or Skype, as frequently as you wish, whilst you are away. The health and happiness of your pet, security of your home, and your peace-of-mind are my top priorities.

*** I can provide great references upon request (many of my sits have been overseas and by word-of-mouth, so references have not been sent through the happyhousesitter site, though I have plenty), and am happy to meet either in person if possible or via Skype, before you commit so you can see if I will be the perfect fit for you & your pets.

*** I have experience with cats, dogs, horses, chickens, guinea pigs, rabbits, goats, fish, and birds.
I am experienced & comfortable with administration of medicines. Please contact to discuss any requirements.

*** Finally, I love all animals and seek first and foremost to keep them comfortable and happy, healthy and enjoying life. No request to this end is ever too big or too small.



Hi, My name is Derek. I'm 61, single and this is my third year house sitting. I'm currently in Wallington near Geelong enjoying the company of three character cats and a Scotch Collie.

I thought house sitting would be a great way to get to see and know more of Australia and Australians. The home owners, pets, locals, culture and geography I'm meeting continue to supply a wealth of positive experiences. It's also a pleasure to be able to help people get away in the knowledge their homes and pets are in safe, committed hands.

Skills under my belt include gardening and house maintenance as well as pool care. I have owned, as well as looked after many pets; being experienced with dogs, cats, birds, chooks, ducks, horses, alpacas, a Shetland pony, poddy calves, fish and bees (a former orchard interest). I am reliable and would keep your pet's established routines as close to normal as possible.

I understand how important peace of mind is with respect to the well being of pets. As such, I keep in regular email contact with home owners regarding pets and always attach pics of their escapades. I also spend the majority of my time around the house and therefore, with your pet/s.

I am also responsible with the care and security necessary to keep a house safe and sound. I drive but don't have a car (environmental); public transport does the job. I live simply via a connection with Buddhist philosophy and practice. I don't drink or smoke. I would consider any location in Australia - city, country town or rural. Longer sits are preferable; 4 weeks plus - but would consider shorter periods depending on location and bookings.

If you think I could be suitable, ring or text if dates fit and I'll get on line and/or phone you. I'll forward references and referee contacts when applying for positions. Thank you for your consideration.

susan & peter

  • Melbourne

My husband Peter & I have lived abroad in both the UK & the USA for many years and earlier in 2014 we returned to Australia to enjoy our retirement. Our professional lives were in marketing and luxury real estate. When my husband retired he started a pet walking and care business. This was very successful and great fun. Big dogs, little dogs, cats. We have enjoyed our six house and pet sits since returning, including one four month stint on a farm. We have looked after homes & pets in Mt.Eliza, Ashwood, Sandringham, South Yarra and Ballarat. I worked in luxury Real Estate very successfully for 20 years. We are non smokers, big pet lovers and protective of them. We are very tidy and very security conscious regarding our obligations to home owners and their possessions. We are happy to supply both personal & professional references.

Currently we are house sitting in Hawthorn till the end of January.

Marianne & JC

  • Perth

We are a mature, neat and tidy middle-aged couple, Civil Engineer and Sales Professional/artist who works from home. Extensive pet experience as well as farm animals.
We have above average experience in all aspects of house and garden maintenance as we have operated a house maintenance and garden services business. We have been home owners ourselves.
We migrated from South Africa, therefore we are security conscious (lock up windows & doors etc.). We are respectful of property and careful to look after homes. We have lived in Perth since 2007 and have been house sitting since 2015 which consisted of a rural property with chickens, large 8 bedroom house in Kardinya as well as Bullcreek, Bassendean and Gidgegannup to name a few.
Our motto is to leave every house in a better condition than when we moved in.
Non-smoking, police clearance and references available.
Looking forward to meet you over a cuppa.
Kind Regards
Marianne and JC


  • Sydney

Hello! My name is Yoshi. I'm 26 year old full-time transcriptionist available to look after your home and your pets.

I'm a non-smoking, non-drinking, honest and responsible house sitter. I like to keep things clean and tidy, and you can be sure I'll keep your home secure and make sure it is well-ventilated while you're away.

I LOVE cats and dogs but I've also had experience looking after birds, bunnies, guinea pigs and fish. I guarantee your pets will be well-looked after and showered with love while you're away!

Current police check and references available upon request.

Geoff & Claudia

  • Canberra, Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast, East Lake Macquarie, Lower Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Port Stephens, West Lake Macquarie, Mid North Coast, South Coast, Central Tablelands, Darwin, Sunshine Coast, Hobart, Launceston

Hi, we are Claudia & Geoff, and we are a fit and energetic couple in our 60’s. We have travelled extensively and enjoy meeting people from all cultures and experiencing the traditions and foods of the many countries we have visited. We are home owners and appreciate the responsibility of looking after someone’s home and their much loved pets. We adore animals of all kinds and often dog sit our son’s miniature schnauzer “Beardsley” whom we affectionately call our grandson. We appreciate your consideration in viewing our application and your favourable response.

We are able to provide references, police check certificate, finger print certificate on request.

Regards Claudia & Geoff