We are a couple, aged late 50’s-ish, who have been married for over 30 years and arrived in Perth in September 2015 from the UK on a 4-year working visa as a result of a job opportunity in the medical profession. We started house sitting as a way of saving sufficient funds to allow us to take time out to explore Australia in greater depth before we return home. We are reliable, house proud, non-smokers who would treat any property with respect and in accordance with the owner's wishes. Our own property in the UK is currently being looked after by our son in his 20's who is very trustworthy but we know how anxious it can be when you are away from your home for any length of time! We began house sitting in February 2016 and have sat for a number of house owners around the Perth area, some of whom we have returned to several times. Sue works full-time at a variety of clinics around Perth while Gerard is not employed so would normally be around any property throughout the day; both are keen gardeners and since Gerard has plenty of time on his hands, extra duties over and above the norm should not be an issue. We have never been dog owners but generally like animals and have looked after the pets our three children had as they grew up - rabbits, mice, guinea pigs, fish and birds. We have references from previous sits available for your perusal.
We are a fit and healthy retired couple in our mid 70s living in Adelaide. We are interested in house sitting and caring for pets.We have references from past sitting.Prior to retiring we owned a farm and then a business. I have a police clearances for caring and volunteer-work. I like to keep a neat,tidy house and love craft.Col is a handyman and an ex- grader Both of us enjoy the outdoors and gardening.2017 we plan to travel around Australia beginning with WA. We have a 16 foot pop top caravan and enjoy travelling this wonderful country we live in. We are both non smokers.
It is great to be back in Sydney and I am happy to house and pet sit. I am a mature, happy lady who has experience house sitting for employers and friends. Now I would like to do it more often in different areas, my niece wanted me to move to Perth to be close to her. I was over there for 15mths house and pet sitting, meeting lovely people and animals. I am clean, tidy, non smoking, love animals and looking after a garden. I have references, a police check and working with children check. I have never had experience on a farm so that type of house sitting is not for me. I am looking forward to minding your home, garden and pets.
Hello Home Owners!This year I am focusing on house-sitting around the Toowoomba area; some areas in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast; South Australia [ my birth state]..Adelaide and surrounds, the south east, Barossa Valley, Clare; and Victoria ..around and in Melbourne, Mornington Peninsular, Yarra Valley; and in and around Newcastle.Being a pensioner, and a retired teacher,I decided House-Sitting was my only way of having a break/ holiday from home. I have done several successful house-sits ..all with dogs, cats, birds, fish , etc., and even a pet python.I am an inveterate animal-lover, with a rural back-ground. I do not smoke , and only have the occasional good wine or Guinness. I don't throw parties.. not even dinner-parties!! I bring my own mobile larder, laptop, printer, mobile USB internet , and mobile phone, so I do not need much,apart from some space in the fridge and the freezer. I have my own transport .References are available.
Hi thereI'm a fit, non-smoking, quiet, tidy and clean teacher in my 50s looking for a sitting opportunity in the suburbs of Melbourne. I like gardening, reading, walking, and art. I grew up with farm animals and have had animal friends all my life. You can see Charlie in the pics. I rescued him as a kitten and he is full of personality. He'll be staying in Brisbane with my family while I'm in Melbourne for a long-term work opportunity. I've looked after animals and houses for friends and family many times and this would be my second formal house/animal sit. I've also used house-sitters myself when I've gone away on short trips and once for 3 months. This experience has given me an insight into what home-owners are looking for in a house-sitter, like regular communication, honesty and maintaining the house to your standards. I'll be working 4 days a week, normal school hours so will have time to care for your house and animals. I also have my own car. Looking forward to meeting you and your pets all the best fiona
I love animals! But now I am retired I am unable to have pets where I live. So I fulfill my 'need' for patting and cuddles by pet sitting! I have done many jobs over the past few years. All have been a delight and the pets so precious. From sheep, chooks, dogs, cats of all shapes and sizes I loved them all and cared for them as though they were my own. My motto is "Your pets and home are my priority". I am sincere, respectful, caring and a happy individual who loves meeting new people. I love going to Queensland and I have family there. I enjoy the South, Central and North Coasts of NSW and the Southern Highlands.I can supply references on request.
Hello my name is Edwina, 34. I am a Naturopath currently living in Thornbury. I am looking to do some housesitting as our lease is up soon and I am figuring out where I would like to be based. I am reliable and trustworthy and pride myself on my ability to make my home and others a lovely, clean, beautiful place to live. I am always respectful of other peoples homes and always leave a place the way I found it in the first place. I love animals and wish that I could have a dog of my own however it's difficult when renting so if I can look after someone else's lovely pet it would be a treat. I have had experience with animals from a young age. I love to go out walking in nature, and camping when I have some free time. As well as working I am currently studying a Diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine Part Time which keeps me busy.I am more than happy to provide references upon request.
Hi There!My name is Rosie, I'm 25 and have been house / petsitting for the last 2 years.In 2015 I travelled New Zealand in the back of a van, and eventually found housesitting was a great way to get some accommodation (and a shower!). A few sits here and there has continued to a full-blown business I continue to this day.I have always been an animal lover, with my parents plopping me next to my Labrador as a bub, to getting a dog of my own at 15, to volunteering at RSPCA's as I've gotten older. My dog has flown the coop and currently lives with my parents in New Zealand whilst I reside here in Australia. I love dogs and cats equally, with all of them having unique personalities and ways to remind you there's a big world out there and so much to explore within it. I love to travel, and Housesitting has given me a way to explore new areas right within my backyard. Quite often whilst booked on a new sit I spend the time exploring the area, taking photographs, catching up on reading or playing with the animals. I love to cook, I love to explore and I love to take each house sit like a holiday away from home. On each house sit I follow instructions clearly, I'm clean, respectable and ensure great results. I always ensure the dogs are walked for at least an hour each day, cat litters are kept clean, and the animals are cared for (they MUST like cuddles!) I'm comfortable and more than experienced with large & small animals, as well as multiple animals with conflicting schedules. I'm comfortable administering medication and following any 'rules' you set for your pet.I go above and beyond within my sits, as my references will outline for me. My new clients almost always come from Word of Mouth. I always rebook and I love meeting new animals. Looking forward to meeting yours! Rosie
Hi, I'm a very experienced house sitter and house sit homes with and without pets. I also regularly look after homes and pets for the same owners which is convenient for home owners and pets are most relaxed.I am self employed and work from home and love the company of pets and have free time to play with pets, take for walks and give them lots of affection. Working from home and being home in the evenings and night also keeps your home secure.I am a single 37 years old healthcare practitioner by profession, with no kids, non smoker, very clean and tidy and would treat your home and pet(s) like my own. I am police cleared through my profession and have many excellent references. I have a genuine love for all animals and pets and it doesn't take me long to form that special bond with a pet. I equally love looking after dogs and cats and have equally looked after both. Every pet I look after soon becomes my shadow which I love! I am experienced in looking after many breeds of dogs, cats, aquariums, farm animals, horses and kangaroos. I am also experienced in dog and cat training; washing and grooming and administering oral medication. I am also very fit and strong so very capable of walking and controlling big and energetic dogs. Being a home owner for more than 10 years and managing an investment property I am also very experienced in plants, gardening, reticulation; swimming pools, DIY and knowing how to responsibly take care of a problem that may arise. Feel free to contact me to ask any questions or to make a booking.Look forward to hearing from you.ThanksGuy
Hello! I've recently completed my first housesit through this website, please see reference. About me: I’m an Executive Assistant, I work for the CEO of a Life Insurance Company (don’t hold that against me!). It’s a high pressure job so on the weekends I enjoy quiet time at home - cooking, listening to music, watching TV and going for walks. I live with my partner in Fairfield, he has 3 kids who stay with us every second weekend. Sometimes our house can get a little hectic so I sometimes need to escape to a quiet place to restore my energy for the working week. Growing up we always had a dog in the household- Labrador, Dalmatian, Weimaraner, Cattle dog. Back in my share house days there was a Jack Russell in the house, so I’ve come to love dogs, big and small! I lived in Europe for 4 years and while living in Estonia, looked after a Labrador for 2 months while the owners were overseas. It was the middle of winter so that meant daily walks in the snow! During my dog sit, Maks sustained a bleeding toenail due to the extreme cold conditions so that meant a trip to the vet – in a foreign country. Thankfully the vet spoke English! I have a good understanding of the needs of dogs (daily exercise, companionship and affection) and when vet care is required. I’m passionate about dogs and look forward to owning my own when the time is right. In the meantime I would like to explore some new areas, while looking after your pets and attend to any household chores as required.
I am a happy, friendly, 60 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 37 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 :)
I am a single 61 year old, retired former public servant. I am financially secure, well educated and well travelled. I try to run my life simple, peaceful and close to nature. I am a meditator and I practise yoga daily. I am fastidious and keep my surrounds uncluttered and extremely tidy. I clean the house I live in chemicals free as much as possible. I do nor smoke or drink, I do not gamble and I eat healthy and organic food. I like gardening and growing my own vegetables. I find these activities very rewarding as well as therapeutic. I like animals especially cats, which I find serene and independent and dogs for their fondness of humans. In my younger days I spent time on farms in Poland and enjoyed a lot of interaction with other domesticated animals. I owned several houses in my life, the last one being in Suffolk Park, which I sold in 2015. In my sits so far i have looked after the houses as well as vegetable gardens and dogs, cats, chicken, lorrikeets, cockatiels, goats, steer, sheep, horses, alpacas, fish turntle and a donkey.I have enjoyed my house sits. I feel they work for both parties. It is a great way for me to see new parts of Australia and give the owners the freedom to travel. I am able to provide good references which will show that I maintain properties very well.
I am looking for house sit in Sydney area preferably Eastern suburbs or Lower North Shore, and would consider city, Rocks/Millers Point area, preferably sometime in June/July 2015.My husband is a professional in Albury and I have a large residence with garden acreage and 2 dogs who are walked daily. I am well equipped to handle home duties along with garden and dog/pet maintenance .I have excellent references to submit if required along with Police and Children check.My reason for house sit is to do short term work, catch up with one of my daughters who currently lives in Edgecliff and I also very much enjoy being in Sydney.I would care for your home or apartment as if it were my own which I take great pride in. I did three house sits during the course of last year in Mosman, Potts Point and Edgecliff.I am considered a very trustworthy, caring and practical house sitter.
Mature retired couple animal lovers particularly dogs having had KC cavalier for 12 years love the outdoors dog walking currently chief dog walker for our daughters cavapoo in lavender bay Would prefer extended house sits to bond with the pets but happy to consider allI'm retired restaurateur and handy around house and garden for maintenance and upkeep both love running/walking have big beautiful house and garden in England my wife jan and I keep immaculate jan retired from police and is also keen to spend more time in and around Sydney where our daughter is living.facetime or Skype if you wish to 'see us and talk'or meet any timeJan and I are non smokers like an easy style homelife occasional dining out experienced dog owner have had all the pets through the family life dog cats budgie rabbit etc Love life and ready to be there for you and your petsReferences available police check on request
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.
Hi,LOVE animalsI am a clean, tidy and quiet person. Non smokerFull time professional with flexible work hoursReferences available upon request
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 100+ housesits over the past 12 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
HelloI am a mature, considerate woman who feels that people's 'homes' in verymany ways, reveal who they really are. I am house proud and clean andwhile I am staying in your home I treat it with the respect and considerationthat it deserves.I have looked after numerous homes in the past few decades, some of my housesits lasting for 6 months at a time.I am an animal lover and have experience with dogs, cats, fish, birds and sheep. I also takecare of plants and gardens be they inside or out. I have excellent references; one of them a previous long term landlord and another ahouse owner whose large home and pets I cared for on more than one occasion. There are also references from shorter 'house sits'that I have done here and there. I can also supply my latest house sit which extended some seven months.I have a current police check and I do not smoke, nor am I a party goer. I spend much of my spare time walking or writing.Please email me any time if you feel I might be the right person to care of and love your home, pets and plants while you are away.
We are a retired married couple who have a home in Melbourne. We have a 15 month male Staffy ( desexed) who loves people and all other dogs, he sleeps on his own bed inside. We love animals. We are non smokers. We have 3 adult children 2 are in Victoria Police and one is married to a Police member. We have 6 grandchildren. We are fit and healthy and happy to walk dogs as required. We are a retired former professional people who are responsible and caring and you may rest assured that your property and pets couldn't be left in better hands.
Hi my name is Narelle and I am a mature professional lady 55 years young who is employed fulltime. I have a long secure history in the rental market but I am now looking for an alternative to renting. I am looking for sits of 2 months or more at this time. About me: - I am reliable, neat, conscientious, trustworthy and can be depended on to look after your home as if it were my own.- I love animals and it would be a bonus for me to care for your valued family pets within their own home environment under my loving care. - I have a happy personality and am well past the partying stage in my life.- I am a fit single person with no dependents and a non smoker.I have previous experience in both house and pet sitting over many years and have taken care of dogs, cats, birds and rabbits. I have just moved out of a rental property where I rented alone for the past 9.5 years and dealt directly with my landlord, who is happy to be a referee. I would consider short term sits of less than 8 weeks so please contact me if you require. I can provide both personal and professional references, as well as a police check.
I am a retired Lecturer. I own my home,have a car and since I worked overseas currently have no pets. Previously though I have lived on the land all my life.I have had a several dogs ,my last was a pure bred blue roan cocker spaniel. I was owner of Serendip Siamese and bred and showed Siamese and Foreign White cats. My last lovely cat died at age 17 before I left for work overseas. I am familiar with most farm animals, though not for the past five years while working overseas.I am a keen gardener and past Secretary of our local Garden Club plus a former committee member of Noorat Residents Association. I have family all around Australia and like to house sit and incorporate brief family visits while sitting interstate.I am a responsible,honest, caring animal lover, a non smoker & non drinker who loves to read ( addicted to my iPad which has 500 books for me to choose from!). I like winter sitting in northern climes and being home to water my garden in Spring/Summer if possible. I will consider sits in Perth for two weeks over Christmas which would allow me to see family and spend some of Xmas day with them. I have a family wedding in Perth at Christmas and again in February so am happy to house sit in Perth this Summer so I can attend those precious family occasions whilst maintaining independence and caring for beloved pets and homes.I am new to this site but have been sitting privately and with Mindahome and have references available. I have a Police Clearance and a previous working with Children Check( for work- now expired).I will care for your home as my own and your pets with loving care and attention.
Paula and I (Geoff) are a retired couple who like to think of ourselves as fitness enthusiasts. We live in Southern Canberra and fill our days with cycling, bushwalking, going to the gym, camping, traveling and playing with our grandchildren.We have recent experience with dogs and cats, no pets at the moment though and I have experience with farm life having grown up on 80 acres as a child. On our farm we had sheep and cattle for personal use and my father bred and raced Standard Breed horses.I should also mentioned we are seasoned pet sitters, we look after our children's pets on a regular basis, 2 x dogs and 1 x cat.
Hi we are Meagan and Alberto. We are a non-smoking couple in our early-to-mid 30’s, who will look after your home as you do. We are an excellent team and proud of living an efficient, clean and organised lifestyle. Meagan (30 years old) was born in Melbourne, and is a Health Promotion Project Officer for a community health service. Alberto (34 years old) was born in Rome, Italy, works as a Project Coordinator for a construction company. We have been together for 5 years living both in Italy and Melbourne. We have both grown up with pets (cats and dogs) and we do love, being outdoors and gardening. Meagan already has experience as a house sitter and Alberto coordinates holiday rentals in Italy and so he has a good understanding of property maintenance requirements. Meagan has a shorter working day, so will easily be able to take you dog for walks before and after work. On weeknights we generally like to stay home and cook. On weekends, we like to be outdoors, so weather permitted we’ll look to take your dog on an excursion. Our interests: all things italian, cooking, sport, movies, photography, camping, being outdoors and being with friends and family. We see house sitting as an activity that provides a mutual benefit to the homeowner and to the sitters. We will look after your home, garden and pets they way you would. We are house sitting to save money for a deposit on our own home, to experience various suburbs and communities across Melbourne and to demonstrate that there are different ways of living ie. a) with few possessions and b) with trust in people to look after your best interests without an exchange of money. We are most interested in house sitting roles for at least 3 weeks in duration. For any roles over 1 month we are happy to pay for our use of internet, electricity and gas. We believe this is a fair agreement. What we can provide: Police checks, House sitting, rental, personal and professional references. We are happy to meet you multiple time before you decide that we are the sitters for you. If you would like us to get to know your pets before you leave we’re happy to come over for a play. What we promise: To stay in regular contact with you while you’re away. We can send photo updates of your home, garden and/or pets; Skype is even an option. To do as you ask. Let us know how you do things at home, and we will continue to do them in the same way. We are quick learners and respect that you know what is best. To respond responsibly and appropriately to any unforeseen events, communicating with you along the way. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to hear more about us.
We are a young retired couple and have been travelling around Australia for the past 4 years. We love the lifestyle of being on the road and the ability to change our 'backyard' to experience the many beautiful outback towns, coastlines, rivers and lakes all over Australia. My Mum lives in Cardiff Heights and has recently had pneumonia, which is why we are looking for a house sit in Newcastle so we can be close to her for the next few months. We have lots of experience with house sitting having the opportunity to provide our services a number of times since we've been on the road. For example, looking after two playful cats in Melbourne, 6 chickens in Mackay, one gorgeous dog in Harrington to name a few. We enjoy spending time with animals of all varieties.We have our own caravan (which we prefer to sleep in) and would love the opportunity to visit you to discuss looking after your lovely property and surrounding environment. We treat every home as if it was our own and take pride in ensuring house owners are pleased with the standard we have maintained in their absence. We are a very neat and tidy pair who are happy to maintain gardens as required.
I am a single, non-smoker and non-drinker who enjoys a quiet lifestyle and loves animals.I work in Business Improvement, which gives me the flexibility to work from anywhere in between projects and experience our beautiful country whilst looking after pets. I am responsible, reliable, organised, trustworthy and considerate ensuring neighbours are never disturbed.I am neat and like an orderly and clean environment. A committed safe pair of hands who can handle most emergencies and would be meticulous in maintaining your home, loving pets and plants whilst you are away.Excellent References.
We are a mature couple (68 and 72 year olds) non drinkers and non smokers. Fit and able to do garden and walk pet. We like to ride our bikes to explore whatever region we may visit.The idea is to head north each year to escape the southern winters.
Hi there! My name is Nicole, and I am 22 years old from the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. I work full time for the government in the CBD, am a non-smoker and a lover of food and all animals. I was pretty lucky to have an amazing childhood of growing up on 40 acres in the Yarra Ranges. Here, I spent my days helping my mum look after our 10 Rhodesian Ridgebacks (she breeds and shows them), shearing Alpacas, and cuddling baby lambs. I've delivered puppies and looked after adopted cats so if you have pets, I promise you they will be in the best care. I have represented Victoria and Australia playing Squash and love to exercise in any form. Going for walks, drinking coffee at my local cafe, binge watching on Netflix and going to the Footy (an avid Collingwood supporter, don't hold that against me!) are my favourite ways to relax. Travelling is a true passion of mine and I love meeting new people and tasting different foods from all around the world. I am currently still living at home and saving for my first home, therefore I have put travelling on hold whilst I save. So I thought house sitting would be a great way to get away, as well as get a feel for what suburbs I could seeing myself investing in. And if I get to look after your gorgeous pets, then that's a win win for me! I can guarantee you, that I would treat your pets and your home like they were my own. I am available for any length of time, and I can provide both personal and professional references on request. I have house sat for relatives and family friends who have pets and homes of all sizes, and have found it to be a valuable experience. I have also used AirBnB extensively in my travels, and can provide reviews from the hosts of the places I have stayed in. I also have a Police Check, and my full driver's licence.If you need your pets and home to be looked after, I would love to hear from you! I am reliable, trustworthy and clean and can assure your home and pets will be in the most capable hands.
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!
Hello, We are a respectful, calm, open-minded, healthy, non-smoking, couple in our mid twenties. My husband Myles is an athlete and I run our accommodation business in the Macedon Ranges! We love to travel and have a change in scenery. We are quite flexible with our time and can therefore spend most of our moments with your fur babies. We have a beautiful one year old baby. We are extremely attentative and switched on with her. Our abode is currently on Airbnb, so as hosts, we understand the anxiety that can arise when thinking about other people in your home. We are very clean and tidy & have 5 star reviews/references as both hosts and guests on Airbnb. You can search 'Dharma Cottage' to view these. We have completed two successful house sits via HHS, which both included fur babies!We are looking forward to speaking further with you! Thank you. Warm Regards, Taiyla & Myles
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