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Anna


  • WA

I travelled east in 2015 after having lived in Perth for 18 years. I am wanting to do more house-sits and will be leaving my little girl =^:^= with a house-sitter until I eventually settle somewhere, although perhaps I won't settle and will continue to enjoy house sitting and looking after dogs, cats, birds etc.

I am an empathic person and love all animals (maybe not snakes and spiders!) and would treat your animals lovingly. I want to house-sit because I don't know where I want to settle. I am a very organised person and if left details of what is required I will gladly carry these out. I do not smoke and would rather be in a non-smoking environment. I am a very clean person and know how to keep a house clean, neat and tidy.

I like a nice garden and will make sure that the sprinkler system is working properly or that the garden is getting watered if it is dry. I can also look after a pool too! I am a friendly person and would love to meet you and your pets, and maybe also the neighbours. I have had dogs and cats as pets and years ago a bird also. I would treat your pets as you would treat them including loving them to bits!

There are two excellent references on me but I would also like to say that I have volunteered with Lifeline, working as a crisis supporter for people in need, a few hours a week. To do this empathy and caring are needed which I have in abundance, which can also transfer to pet and house-sitting.

For your interest, this is my home I have recently sold: http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-wa-leeming-118633839

Tamia & Meison


  • ACT

We are a busy young couple hoping to secure a house sitting gig. Meison is a full time student studying Engineering full time at ANU. This means that he spends quite a lot of his time either at home or uni studying. I (Tamia) am a full time student as well, studying a double degree of Nursing and Paramedicine at ACU, located in Watson. More often than not I choose to stay at home and study as I have a big load of work. Both of us absolutely adore animals, and have taken care of my two dogs and kitten at my parents house, but aren't in a position to get one of our own right now, so looking after a furry friend would not be a problem at all! We are a responsible and reliable couple, who can provide police checks, working with vulnerable people and personal references on request.





We are a busy young couple hoping to secure a sitting gig. Sam, 30, is a geologist whose work
sees him based in Willoughby more often than not. I(Kate, 28) am in middle management
with a global messaging company located in the City.

Leila


  • Perth

Hi Everyone!

I would be delighted to sit for your house and pets next time you go on holiday! I absolutely love animals, having had guinea-pigs, cats and birds throughout my childhood and adolescence. My particular favourites are cats and birds. I am a capable, young individual who will take good care of your belongings as if they were my own.

I also have experience house sitting for two separate families, for which I can get references if you would like. At the first house there was a diabetic dog which I was required to inject with insulin daily, and the second I was in charge of a very large garden during peak summertime. In addition, I volunteered for over a year at the Cat Haven and so have extensive experience handling cats.

I am a fairly sporty and outdoorsy individual, and with university 3 days a week and working all day the other 2 days, I am a pretty busy person as well. However, for the time that I am home, which is mostly mornings, evenings, weekends, I can make sure your house is safe and pets are happy.

In terms of availability, I am free anytime except December 2016.

If you would like to know more, please do not hesitate to email me so we can arrange to meet/chat over the phone.

Therese & Geoff


  • NSW, QLD, VIC

We are retirees from Hobart who enjoy house sitting to escape the winter chill! We have had experience house sitting in Tasmania , Queensland and Melbourne.I (Therese) a retired Registered Nurse and my husband Geoff is a retired Public Servant. We own a lovely Federation House in Hobart. I am interested in Interior Design and crafts. I am also a volunteer at Ronald McDonald House. Geoff is a keen golfer and a ship shape house cleaner ( ex navy ) and also an experienced pool cleaner. He volunteers teaching English as a second language.

Over the last 30 years we have had many different breeds of dogs and a cat of 20 years who just passed way so your animals will be in very safe hands. Our recent experience with house sitting includes various properties in 3 different states ranging from very a modern town house to a farm house on a large property with an olive grove ,hens etc .
We are non smokers and enjoy the quiet life enjoying a good read and walking. Over the summer we managed a Bed and Breakfast which included meeting quests and cleaning. Owner happy to provide a reference

References available

Lisa


  • Sydney

I am an independent, mature and reliable single professional person who works in the city. I have several years experience in house and pet sitting and would love the honour of looking after your home and pets. I am a non smoker who is honest clean and tidy, and a huge animal lover with extensive experience in caring for pets and walking dogs.. I would be delighted to hear from you. References are available
Kind regards
Lisa

Francois Bekker


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

Moved back to Perth a couple of months ago. Having worked in a regional Mid West I am not rushing into moving back into my own house in Mindarie, as the couple have been great tenants. I am a State Government employee working in the North West, I love animals, use to work full time training dogs, I don't mind doing a bit of gardening and general up keep, I don't smoke I have references from previous owners that I have house sat for, I know and understand that it is such a massive decision to make on meeting a complete stranger and allowing that person access to probably your most valuable asset, that is why i have an absolute belief to treat another person house ,as i would hope someone would treat mine. I have no problem paying a bond, for insurance purposes.

Jackie


  • Melbourne

About me
My husband and I are pet lovers, responsible, committed people in our sixties, both retired from the UK IT industry, living in Australia since January 2015. We live in Perth but want to be able to visit Melbourne more after we become grandparents in April.
We regularly walk with groups, I play tennis, my husband golf and I ring church bells in Perth. We are both non-smokers and are tidy around the house but do like it to feel lived in. We think registering to house sit will give us the opportunity to visit Melbourne and other parts of this great country we have now made home without being "tourists".

Experience
- In the UK we had two bearded collie dogs and two cats over a period of 25 years.
- We consider ourselves as responsible pet owners, with the pets becoming a member of the family.
- Since arriving here, we regularly dog sit our daughters dog Ernie while they go away.
- We also dog/house sat in Sydney for 3 weeks, for a friend from UK.
- After that, we sat our daughters friends dog, Indie, at our home for 5 weeks.
- All these sits have been successful with the dog being welcomed in our home or welcoming us in theirs.
- I attach pictures of Indie, Watson and Ernie, all making themselves at home with us.
- We also returned back to UK January 2016 for 5 weeks to support good friends who were both incapacitated by health issues. During this period, we walked and fed 6 dogs twice each day and cleaned kennels out at regular intervals, in addition to most other domestic tasks.

We are able to conduct interviews on Skype, if necessary.

Patty


  • ACT, NSW, Brisbane, South Eastern, S. Western, SA, TAS, VIC, Perth, S. Western

Hello!
I am a former Maths/Science teacher who has chosen to visit Australia via house sitting! I have a car and my traveling mate, Billy, and hope to meet lots of people while traveling. I have rented out my house and am keen to get started. I have my first two sits here in Tasmania and two in Victoria, one near Ballarat and another near Geelong. I am keen to spread my wings! I love to garden and adore animals and am considered to always have a tidy home! I'm a non- smoker. I have had chooks before and love horses and cows! Please consider me for your next sitter!
Cheers, Patty

Mark & Cheryl


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

Responsible retired couple available to care for your home, domestic pets and garden.

We are a retired couple (non-smokers) from Brisbane with interests in golf, gardening, photography and genealogy. We enjoy road trips, spending time in one place and leisurely exploring an area and community. Since 2014 we have undertaken a number of house-sitting assignments and are always respectful of someone else’s property and possessions, taking care to maintain the property to a high standard.

We have owned dogs, cats and birds in the past and they were always considered an integral part of our family. We would describe ourselves as “animal lovers” and have experience in the care of domestic animals such as feeding, administering medication, grooming and walking.

We would feel privileged to be given the opportunity to take care of your pets and property.

Kevin


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, Adel. Inner suburbs, Adel. N. suburbs, TAS, VIC, WA

We are a clean-living, non-smoking, pet-loving, retired couple, both in our early 60's. Our focus is to provide high quality care for your much-loved pets & your home. We are experienced House-Sitters, and enjoy an impeccable reputation. Since starting out in September 2007, we've looked after many rural acreage properties at Bodalla NSW, Bathurst NSW, Dromana Vic, Woodend Vic, Woongarrah NSW, TePuke New Zealand, Nyora Vic, Hobart Tas, Gosford NSW and Nelson Bay NSW. References and Police checks available. We have looked after big & small dogs, cats, alpacas, horses, chooks, ducks, geese, fish, & mice. So … please contact us to discuss your house-sit needs. Regards, Kevin & Dawn

Petrice


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

I'm Petrice a 27yr old nurse, currently living in Eltham with my parents and their dog. I am looking for any length house sitting while I save for my own place. I love dogs and have previously house and dog sat. Growing up I have always had some type of animal to look after so I will look after yours as if it is my own. I'm very clean and tidy and a non-smoker. Also very active so if you're pet requires a walking or running buddy I am more than happy to do so!

Suzanne & Jax & Saff


  • Darwin

We, Sue (44), Jaxon (4) & Saffron (2) would LOVE to nurture your space while you are traveling.

Your home, property, animals will be (over)loved, cared for & appreciated by 3 very keen and enthusiastic individuals.

Daily up keep of your property would be responsibly maintained with enthusiasm and clearly a priority to us (and you), in your trust.

Current & Valid police clearance
References will be provided on request.

Love & gratitude
Sue, Jaxon & Saffron

Crystal


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

I am a mature, open-minded, considerate and animal loving person who is seeking an alternative to renting. I work full time in the Sydney CBD and I look to return to studying in 2017. I enjoy looking after animals though it is not a pre-requisite. I like being with nature, reading and travelling. As I work in a customer service role, I do enjoy peace and quiet and my own company when at home. I am house proud and will look after your home and loved ones as if they were my own. Responsible, caring, respectful and clean, I will do my utmost to ensure that your home is tended to. I am a non-smoker and can provide a personal/professional reference upon request. I would be grateful to receive a call or meet up so you can get to know me directly :-)

Rose & Michael


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

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

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

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

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

Susanne


  • Sydney, Alice Springs, Darwin, Hobart, Rural/Regional Tas, Melbourne, SW Vic, Kimberly/North, Pilbara, S. Western

I am a professional writer recently returned from 2 years working in Central America. Originally from Melb I have a cottage in Hobart, so now how big a thing it is to entrust someone with your home. I also enjoy getting to know new animals and places.

Moira


  • Perth

Sarah


  • Melbourne

Hello,
I'm a 34 year old inderpendent women who pretty much loves all dogs, cats and chickens... I have lots of experiences with caring professionally for mostly children as a nanny (typical Aussie nanny in London)
I have been very lucky in my life to be always be around Pets and at the moment a beautiful exotic Persian cat lets me be fortunate enough to live within her promixity.
I'm looking for more occasional short stays as I live permently in Melbourne (Balwyn)
I'm clean, tidy, respectful, non Smoker.
I enjoy my own company and looking to house sit for peace and quiet and spend time on my own to study.
I work shift work for the DHS
( Department of Human service---government) and can supply police record and working with children's licence (Victoria).
I don't yet have references as a house sitter ( first timer) but i do have personnel references of very lovely professional people who are happy to speak and answer any questions you have about me.

David & Susan


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

We are a married professional couple in the 50-60 age bracket with 3 adult children no longer living at home. We are non smoking, very clean living couple and have recently built our dream home in Ballarat. We have a particular love of Sydney and visit frequently as we have an involvement with the Australian Ballet Company. We would love to spend a month or so there. We love dogs and all animals and have a small 6kg King Charles Cavalier that is extremely quiet and completely house trained. Ideally we would like to bring her with us if we house-sat. We would look after your home as if it were our own and of course your beloved pets would be well taken care of as we understand how important they are. We also enjoy gardening, walking, dining and just soaking up the atmosphere in Sydney.
Several references can be provided at any time.

Michael & Barbara


  • NSW, QLD, VIC

We are retired Health Professionals (Radiographer/Nurse) have house-sitting experience over recent years, are mature, clean, responsible, considerate, non smokers, always leave a home in a better state than found. With no commitments at home, we're free to be away for as long as we wish, willing to travel to anywhere Australia wide, & to most overseas locations. We're willing to care for cats & kittens, have had domestic animals in our family. Happy to speak with anyone seeking a sitter, & we have references.

Simone


  • Melbourne

I'd love to House Sit to help people in looking after their pets in their familiar environment whilst saving for my first home.
I am 42, single, a non-partying type, don't smoke, a Full time student at Swinburne University, an online student as well and i'm also a freelance sound/post production engineer.
I am a good, kind, responsible person and very respectful of other people's property and their pets of course. I will treat them as though they were my own.
I have house sitted before and hope to help others. I have looked after both domestic (dogs and cats) and farm animals (horses) before.
I have references I can provide at your request.
I would love to meet you and introduce myself, to give you a chance at getting to know me better as a house sitter and overall as a person, to help you decide for yourself of my suitability. Thanks so much for taking the time to read this. Look forward to meeting you!

Simone

Tina


  • Melbourne

Hello I am a young at heart 53 yr old. Divorced mother of 2: Daughter 31, married with 2 beautiful granddaughters, and Son 18 just completed VCE with interest in film making in the future.

For the last 12 years I have been looking after my elderly parents, up until 2 months ago (when my mother passed away).

I was working full time, (except for last few months caring daily for mum) , whilst being a carer for parents, and mother and grandmother. I am very responsible by nature, and hardworking.
I currently work part time 20 hrs per week in an Accounts Dept.

My mother passing has me reassessing my priorities, and lifestyle. I am in a position where I do not have anyone else living with me, as my youngest stays with his dad.

I have set myself some positive resolutions for the future, one of them involving overseas holidays. I have also set some goals to take up hobbies I just couldn't do when I was so busy.

I wanted to become a House Sitter a couple of years ago, but the circumstances did not favor this at the time. I like animals and find their company soothing and therapeutic. So I am happy to look after the pets in your home.
I am very house proud and always treat anothers home as mine. Even when I have booked holiday homes in the past, I always clean tidy the house as it was when I arrived even if not needed. It is just my nature.

Happy to provide any refs as needed on request.

Best regards Tina

Jane & Jim


  • TAS, VIC

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

Heather


  • Brisbane, Melbourne

Retired single lady. Non smoker, no pets, no children. Have current working with children card and references.
Quiet, tired and reliable.

Eeva


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, South Eastern, Central, Bundaberg & Wide Bay, Mackay & Whitsundays, Northern QLD, Western QLD, Mid North, South, Spencer Gulf, West Coast, TAS, VIC

Hello. I am a retired, mature (sadly!), married woman looking to do some house sitting. I live with my husband in our own home on the Gold Coast and we currently have a dog and a cat. I am an experienced "pet" person, having had all manor of animals in my home, from mice, birds, fish to cats and dogs. Our own dog (a kelpie) is currently 7 years old and a very crazy young thing, needing lots and lots of exercise. He was supposed to be an outside dog, but somehow that rule hasn't been fully applied! Our cat is almost 4 and is very much busy with chasing the dog around. I am able to garden, clean the pool, look after the house and pets. I am a non smoker. Though I plan to "house sit" usually by myself, there would be times when my husband would join me for a short break. We are both thoroughly house trained! We are planning to formally retire in a few years and I feel that house sitting in different places would help me to get a feel for various districts by living like a local, rather than as a tourist. I am most happy to look after pets and would look after your home well. I have now done many house sits (and many return sits) and can forward names and contact details for these house owners as references. I have a written personal character reference that I can send on to you as well. Hopefully all will tell you how wonderful I am. Oh, and also that I am honest, reliable and trustworthy. You can email me on eevahelena@yahoo.com.au anytime. My preference is for short breaks, up to three weeks or so, and around the ACT or anywhere in NSW. Thanks. Eeva

Kennia & Salvatore


  • Bendigo, Perth, S.E & Central, S. Western

Hi there!

We are a recently engaged young and active couple from Europe. We both lived in Australia before and loved it. In the last 9 months we have been in Italy and the Netherlands visiting friends and family and now we are ready to move back to Australia and enjoy the best that WA has to offer. We are new to Happy house sitters but we have lots of experience with animals and maintaining our own property (rental). The dogs on the picture are the family dogs in Italy. Chloe (on the right) used to be Salvatore's dog, but when he decided to move to Australia years ago, he had to make the tough decision to leave her in Italy. He didn't want to put her through the long journey. Fortunately Chloe was very happy to stay in Italy with his family. We love animals and I (Kennia) have even stayed on a sheep and kettle farm in SA for 5 months, where they also had 2 beautiful dogs and a handful of chooks.

We are hoping to find some nice house sits around Fremantle (we are open to surrounding areas). Like we mentioned above, we are recently engaged and we are hoping to save some money for our wedding by looking after your home and your lovely little companions. We would take care of your home and pets as if they were our own, with respect, love and lots of warm hugs every single day!

Please contact us for any additional information, we are happy to answer any questions or even meet in person (or a skype session if preferred).

Hope to see you soon!

Kennia & Salvatore

Paul & Jan


  • SA, VIC

Hi
We are currently travelling around Australia in our caravan with our much loved dog and companion Coco who is a 9 year old shitzu/malteese.
We love animals and would treat your loved pets as part of our family. We have been fortunate to have done a few houses in WA and sat some beautiful dogs, cat and chickens...very fond memories. Coco also loved the company. We are now heading into South Australia and would love some more house sits.
Paul is a retired fire officer with 36 years service and I have worked in a catholic school for 26 years. We are non smokers and very tidy.
Feel free to contact us for any further information. We would love to hear from you.

Eddie & Lidija


  • Syd. Southern suburbs, Wollongong & Illawarra

We are a recently retired couple who are wanting to house sit in the southern suburbs Sydney/Wollongong area to spend more time with our newly born grandson.
We are home owners in Albury NSW. We have always had pets until now. We really miss having our own animals so we would love to care for and give lots of love and attention to your pets.
Until our retirement we ran a cleaning business for thirty five years which included in the last few years having fifteen regular house cleaning jobs for professional people.
We take great pride in keeping our home in immaculate condition, always clean, neat and tidy. We would take very good care of your home and pets like it is our own.
Please feel free to contact us anytime.
House sitting reference
29.12.2016 Figtree (Wollongong) NSW Australia
To whom it may concern,
Eddie and Lidija Jabbour just recently house sit for us and looked after our dog labrador Oreo from 17-29 Dec 2016. They are very reliable, easy to deal with and looked after our pet and house as if it was their own. We came home to a very clean house and a very settled dog. We highly recommend them for house sitting jobs.
Thanks,
Fortune and Jaime Mercado
House sitting reference
4.10.2016 Albury NSW Australia
Simone (simone@skincorrection.com.au)
I am so pleased we had Eddie and Lidija to take care of our house and three dogs (our precious babies) last summer while i was away several times working.  I first met Lydia in November 2012 when she started working as my weekly house cleaner.  She always did an immaculate job.  My dogs looked forward to Lidija coming each week because she would give them lots of love and attention.  I did not hesitate to have Eddie and Lidija house sit as they are honest, trustworthy and looked after my home like it was their own and gave our dogs lots of love and attention.

Helena


  • Melb. Inner suburbs

Hi there, I'm Helena and 18 year old student. I don't drink or smoke, I love fitness and going out for brunch (good change to get a doggie walk in haha). I love art, music and fashion but more importantly I love cats and dogs. I wish I could have my own but due to moving around a bit with my family it is hard to have pets. So this is also my next best option haha. I'm also just looking for some space and quiet time from my family at the moment so I can concentrate on my studies.

I'm easy going and friendly and not much ever bothers me :)

Pictured is a dog I often house sit for along with 2 cats. The owner is an Australian music legend. I take care of all things; mail, rubbish, pool maintenance, wrote down a list of people that would call while he was abroad etc etc. The dog; i treated like my own. He sleeps in my bed when im there or i leave the bedroom door open so he can come and go. We would also go for one longer walk to the park and one shorter walk before bed time every day.

I have also looked after my friend's sphinx cat while she was away which caused to develop a close eye and she wasn't allowed outside or in the sun. She too would also freely sleep in my room.

More recently i have also house sat 2 cats in the city for a week. One had dietary needs which I handled well.

A also look after a Keeshond when her owners are out of town briefly or even just for the day!

I just really enjoy the company of dogs and cats.

I also should mention I have polices checks and happy to send through I.D

Steven


  • Melbourne, North Eastern

Hi my name is Steven Luks

I've been travelling Australia the past 4 years, dotting from town to town, City to countryside, spending time in many WWOOFing houses, housesitting formally through website platforms and informally for many friends. I love all animals, reptiles especially, I have none of my own though, im very physically active and love to share time outdoors with animals. I keep a clean house at all times, don't drink or smoke and have a vegetarian diet. At the moment I am spending some time in Victoria, I work as a Manual Therapist in both Remedial Massage and Shiatsu, as well as a chef and yoga instructor for small events, while saving for long overseas travel beginning in September this year.

I'm brand new to happy house sitters but have established profiles on other sites

I can take great personal care of your home, pets and garden, happy to provide references for my past stays all across the country

Theresa & Geoff


  • South Coast, Melb. Inner suburbs

We are Theresa and Geoff, a couple of empty nesters, who reside in our own home in coastal Victoria. House sitting would enable us to indulge in our love for travel and adventure, and visit our daughter and son in law, who live in Brisbane. With a love of "all creatures great and small", over the years we have enjoyed the companionship of many pets (mostly dogs, with the odd cat, mouse, fish and lizard thrown in - as our son's interests gained momentum!). Each of our dogs and cats have been special to us, and as such, a part of our family. As we understand and appreciate your love for your pets, we would care for them as if they were our own. Being reliable and highly responsible, we are often called upon by relatives to care for various cats and dogs, including two very smart and energetic kelpies. When you go away, you will have peace of mind knowing we will honour and respect the routines you already have in place for your pets. We are fit and active, enjoying outdoor activities and everything about the natural world. We are keen walkers and enjoy fishing, particularly Geoff. Alas, most often we have to resort to fish'nçhips from the local shop! Upside - we're doing our bit for the local community! Reading, playing scrabble, cooking and going to the cinema (who doesn't love a good choc top) are other enjoyable pastimes. On the home front, we are fastidious about the care and upkeep of our home and garden, fully appreciating what needs to be done to keep a home clean and tidy and a garden alive and green.