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Casey & Bailey

  • Melbourne, Macedon Ranges, North Eastern, North Western, SE Vic, SW Vic

We are a couple originally from the coastal region of Philip Island, who love to travel. One reason why we think house sitting is a terrific idea is because of the way in which it connects people to places so readily, as well as the peace of mind that home and pet owners can acquire through finding somebody who is willing and ready to love and cherish both their fury friends and the sacred space that is their home. We consider ourselves fun loving individuals who love spending time exploring. We are both vegan, so our love for animals and the planet are two things that we take a lot of pride in! We both study and work from home completing courses that are in alignment with our interests.

We would be excited to hear from any potential home and pet owners who are looking for heart centred and compassionate home and fury friend sitters!
Warm regards, Bailey and Casey.

carole & Russ


Hi We are a retired professional couple (nurse/paramedic) who are combining our travels around Australia with our love of animals and therefore are house/pet sitting We are healthy,reliable non smokers who are neat and tidy We enjoy walking and gardening so would be happy to mow the yard etc and walk the dog.We have previous experience and can supply referee details and police checks .We would treat your home and pets with respect and love and treat them like our own .Please message us with any questions or for more details and we look forward to hearing from you .Regards Carole and Russ


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Wollongong & Illawarra, Perth

Hello, my name is Emma and I would love to care and look after your home and pets.

As a former property owner, I understand the responsibilities and what it takes to care for a home. I am a single, non-smoking, professional female in my early forties.

I lead a quieter life based around healthy, conscious living. To maintain a clear mind I like to be clean and tidy. I have no pets nor children and am police cleared.

I'm Australian born, well travelled, university educated and had been living in the UK and then relocated back to Australia after receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis for my Dad who then passed away.

I love all sorts of animals and grew up with a wide variety - dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, chickens and ducks.

After many years abroad, house sitting is perfect for me as I've relocated back to Australia and would like to research different areas before deciding on where to buy and saving to buy in the process.

I'm also an animal lover and enjoy having a temporary pet as a friend.

Having owned my own home, I understand the responsibilities and what it takes to care for a home. I am organised and efficient and come complete with a checklist to make sure we have everything covered before you leave. Your home and pets will be cared for and well looked after.

I have experience with dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks, fish, lizards and even a snake (!). I have also administered medication to dogs.

I've looked after all sizes and types of homes from apartments, townhouses, stand alone homes to 1-2 acre off grid properties with reticulation systems.

I'm also a nature lover and enjoy gardening especially in the veggie patch.

I work in the CBD and sometimes from home, usually a day a week. I'm currently using public transport with no car.

I am available now so please do get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Testimonials from other sites and direct bookings:

"Emma looked after my house for 8 days. She came over wrote notes on what was needed to be done. She was keen on looking after the reptiles as well as my cats. When I came home the house was spotless, fresh sheets, made bed, and bath towels waiting for me in bathroom. Bins were emptied and animals all fed and happy. She was easily contactable and offered to send me updates if needed. Emma also took care of my plants out the back. Highly recommended, trustworthy and very clean neat and tidy. " Brenna, Aveley, WA.

"Emma was great and very diligent. Very happy to endorse her." Oliver, Perth, WA, January 2018

"We had Emma look after our house and 6 year old French Bulldog and we came back to a very tidy house and a happy, well looked after dog. Emma was great with keeping in contact for the time we were away and letting us know that everything was going well. She did a fantastic job and we would definitely recommend her if you are looking for a friendly, reliable house sitter who will take great care of your home and pets." Tim South Fremantle WA.

"I am very grateful to Emma for minding my home. Emma looked after my 2 bedroom second story apartment whilst I was overseas for over 3 weeks. During that time, Emma took care of my beloved plants, which were thriving when I returned home. I received regular communication from Emma when it was necessary, sending photos of my important mail, so I could problem solve whilst I was away, which gave me piece of mind. My home was spotlessly clean and tidy when I arrived home, especially the kitchen and living area, and it was very well cared for by Emma.
I would certainly welcome Emma into my home again, and highly recommend her as a house (and plant) sitter." Helen , Yokine, WA.

"Emma was great, really organized and sent us a pre- sitting questionnaire to make sure we had let her know everything so she didn't have to disturb us while we were away. We came back to a spotless home ad a very happy dog. We would be delighted for Emma to look after the house and Ebony again." Neil & Jean-Claude, Rozelle, NSW.

"While away on holiday Emma house sat my home. She took wonderful care of my home and pets. Max my then ailing dog which I was really worried about as he was in his last days was taken care of and given his medications. I came home to a perfectly tidy house and was really relieved she was there to take care of Max and take such good care of him in his state and Jasper my cat." Annette , Leederville, WA. Direct Booking.

References available on request.


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Bris. Northern suburbs, Bris. Southern suburbs, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Perth, S. West

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.


  • Perth

Hello! I am a non smoker, non drinker, clean living, early to bed, early to rise, tidy, fit & active woman that is looking for house sits for current financial reasons. I have house sat many times over the last 25 years at various times. I have been actively house sitting again since 2016 without any problems.
I consider myself to be reliable, responsible, respectful and honest.
I do have a 3yr old daughter who would be with me. She loves being outside most of the day though and absolutely loves all kinds of animals. She will happily throw the ball to dogs for literally hours at a time so if you have a dog that loves attention then we are your house sitters! I do come armed with portable shelf/cupboard/drawer locks if needed. Upon saying this, she is very well supervised by me and I am very careful in instructing her, as such we have not to date had any problems. Please note we only need 1 bedroom as she sleeps in the bed with me.
Usually the dogs we sit have a lovely time as she gives them so much attention! We love to walk at the beach (&dog beach) and also in parks / nature every day. That is my exercise and grounding, so it is a given that we will definately walk your dogs. I do have a Standard Poodle, Shiloh who is 12 yrs old, is extremely well trained, gentle and quiet does not bark or dig or fight with other dogs as she is very non threatening and passive. She is very friendly with other dogs and she loves a very little play and then sleeps. She is just fine with cats, chickens, rabbits etc. she just ignores them really and finds an out of the way place for a sleep which is most of the time now that she is older.Being a poodle she doesn't drop hair either and can happily stay and sleep outside if need be. I can easily walk her and another dog at the same time as she walks right next to me and is very obedient, I do walk her with other dogs often. I am also experienced with cats, guinea pigs, chickens, rabbits, fish and birds.
I do study from home on the internet so we are home quite a lot. Also I am pretty quiet and routined, having a toddler. I don't give out addresses or invite people over without prior consent, usually only my adult son will visit, if at all.
I do have a National Police Clearance and references.
So if our situation sounds like it will work for your home and pets please consider us! I am happy to come and meet you, obligation free. Thanks so very much! Kind Regards, Holly

Stephanie & Dan

  • VIC

Hi Everyone!

We are a kind, friendly and quiet couple who are looking to house sit to save for a campervan to travel around Australia.

We run a Freelance Photography business that allows us to create our own schedule and work mostly from home. We are very clean and tidy, we are animal lovers and enjoy gardening - we would love to take care of your home, pets and garden to help ease the stress of your trip away.

We have a great deal of house-sitting, pet sitting and garden sitting experience across Victoria and Tasmania and we know what's required of us. We are non-smokers, have police checks available and can provide some wonderful references. Please get in contact if you have any questions!

Steph and Dan

Chantal & Cynthia

  • Melbourne

Hi there,
My cousin and I have been travelling Australia for more than two months. Now it‘s time to have a closer look at beautiful Melbourne. We would like to do housesitting since it gives you the opportunity to live close to Melbourne and experience the daily life of an Aussie, plus we both love animals.
I currently have three dogs at home and had a cat, a pet parakeet and a hamster. My cousin also had a dog, a guinea pig, a hamster and a cat. So we both know how the animals have to be treated and how to handle them.
We‘re both tidy and clean. Furthermore we like to go outside for a run and do sports in general.
Concerning gardening we both have a garden at home. Cynthia did wwoofing in New Zealand where she did a lot of gardening.
It would be a pleasure to sitt your pets and house.
Cheers, Cynthia and Chantal.


  • Melbourne

Hello Pet-Parents,

I am available for pet sitting in Melbourne from March 22nd - 29th and May 9th - June 21st.

I'm 39 years old, organised, honest, respectful, reliable and a non-smoker. House sitting is fantastic for me because I love animals and travel. I look after pets and homes as if they were my own. Having grown up with animals, I enjoy their company and I love getting to know their individual quirks and personalities.

Since joining Happy House Sitters I've looked after over 20 homes and returned to many homes for a second sit. This brings me to having cared for over 40 dogs and cats, 3 rabbits, 1 bird and a few chickens and fish!

I try to maintain pet routines (commands, sleeping, dog walking/running, socialising at the park, grooming, etc.) as much as possible. I’m very affectionate and playful with animals. I know how important it is for them to have someone who will talk and play with them. I have administered medication, looked after elderly pets and dogs of all shapes and sizes.

I'm house-proud, clean, organised (ex-visual merchandiser), responsible and experienced at running a household efficiently. For all my homes I maintain regular house cleaning, checking/forwarding mail, keeping in touch with photos and updates, looking after plants and gardens and providing a welcoming home to return to.

Please don't hesitate to contact me for more information or to ask any questions. (Kindly note: Unfortunately I'm sensitive to cigarette smoke so I can only look after smoke-free homes.)




  • 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!


  • 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 senior federal public servant, 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 anytime. My preference is for short breaks, up to three weeks or so, and around the ACT or anywhere in NSW. Thanks. Eeva


  • Melbourne

Hi :)

I am a single, well-travelled mid-30s female, who loves animals, is trustworthy, extremely clean and tidy, and very respectful of other's space and belongings :)

I am an experienced house/petsitter, having done so steadily for the past 2 years, solely through word-of-mouth! I've decided it's time to join a reputable site as well, to expand on my fantastic existing home/pet owners' network :) I was inspired to start by my mother, who successfully house/petsat for over 8 years on the Sunshine Coast! I grew up surrounded by animals, and love to be around them. I have experience administering medication to animals as instructed, as a couple of my past petsits have involved older animals that require daily medication. I can provide general maintenance of plants/gardens, and I have also looked after homes without animals.

Currently, I am an admin and project management contractor, who works from a laptop/home the majority of the time, with the occasional weekend graveyard shift on the side. Due to my flexible schedule, I tend to be at home during the day more often than a 9-5 worker. I like a chilled, relaxed home environment so you can be assured there'll be no parties or shenanigans in your home while I'm there :)

I am an outside only smoker, and never near open windows or doors. I don't drive, so homes' in Mebourne's central/inner city areas, up to 15 minutes walk from public transport such as trams and/or trains, would suit best.

I am a very 'low footprint' tenant in terms of other's space, and would care for your animals as you do :)

References are available. For extra peace of mind, I can also provide a recent Police Check.

I look forward to meeting you!


  • ACT, NSW, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, SA, TAS, WA

Hi I am Katrina and I have been living in Tannum Sands for the past 8yrs. I owned and operated the Tannum Sands Fish and Chip shop for over 6 yrs of this time. Since the building was demolished I have enjoyed a little travel time.
I am a non smoker, I like to walk in peaceful environments(mostly beaches or maybe rainforests).
I love gardens especially edible ones. I also like being around animals of all shapes and sizes.
I love cooking and juicing etc. I am happy to take care of your house and property (pets).
I have my own fifth wheeler.
I hope to hear from you if you would like a reliable housesitter to care for your valued home and property

Warmest Regards
Katrina Karhula


  • Bris. Northern suburbs, Sunshine Coast

I am a mental health support worker and a children's author. I like to take holidays in restful locations order to write books. I am a very quiet and tidy person, a non-drinker and non-smoker. I adore animals and currently have three cats and three chickens.

I love giving animals attention and I enjoy walking, so if you have dogs that need walks, no problem. I have looked after fish in the past too. I have plenty of experience house-sitting and I can supply references.


  • Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast

Hello I am a retired pharmacist and a very active joyful older citizen, very caring and careful house-sitter and am a non-smoker, non-drinker. I reside on the Gold Coast and love plants and looking after animals - I can provide excellent references - currently I look after and walk my grandaughter's dogs when required and am regularly booked to look after a farmstay on the Sunshine Coast when called upon . I am available for house-sits on the Gold Coast area mainly.

Luis & Gloria

  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast

Hi house owner,

My wife's name is Gloria and mine is Luis, she is a nurse and I am a telecom engineer, we are a young couple looking to cuddle and look after animals, we just want to help others and are not interested in making money but in making animal's life better and happier!

We have helped lots of people with their loved dogs without asking for any compensation around our area, in fact we are in a well renown app which helps lots of owners to walk and mind dogs, please have a look at our profile picture attached so you have a better idea of who and how we are :)

Anyway, that's a bit of us in a nutshell, so please feel free to reach out to us, we'd love to be part of your house & pet,

Kind Regards



  • Melbourne
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I am a single, non-smoking professional currently working in South Melbourne , so would prefer not to be too far from public transport to get to/from work (or if Bayside i could drive). Having owned a house myself in the past I am conscious of the care and security needed in keeping a house maintained, and am a house proud person in general.

I love all animals and grew up with my house being nicknamed "the zoo" as we had dogs, chickens, ducks, Guinea pigs, rabbits, budgies, rats, fish and a galah! (As well as horses but they were not in our back garden). So am more than willing to sit with pets that need looking after. Though I had family dogs (schnauzers and boxers) growing up, when I moved out of home at 19 I had my first fur-baby, a red heeler who (despite being diagnosed with epilepsy at a young age) I was lucky to have as part of my life for 13 years. I was devastated when she passed 6 years ago and really miss having that companionship and happiness that dogs bring to your life. I am not in a position to have another dog as yet (but do plan to soon) so love to look after house where I can get some doggy cuddles (or any other animal too!). As you would imagine a red heeler required regular walks and with her condition, regular medication and treatment. So I am well versed in the importance of both.

I have been housesitting for the past 8 months at various homes and am really enjoying trying out different neighbourhoods (which was one of my core reasons for doing this) and of course having the animal companionship. I am available for any length of house-sitting (longer the better) and can provide personal or professional references as required. I also have a police check which I can forward as required.

I am a responsible and reliable - and love a quiet environment. I'm a bit of a home body so would be around a lot to look after your property (and any pets) when I am not at work (which is normal Monday - Friday hours, no weekends)

I used to volunteer at Save-a-dog shelter so am used to rescue animals and their special requirement. I also grew up with Boxers and schnauzers, as well as having my own red heeler, so love and used to dogs of all sizes. In recent house sits i have looked after labs, boxers, kelpies, staffies and mixed breeds. I have also been looking after cats and chickens.

I look forward to hearing from you.


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs, Macedon Ranges, North Western, Lakes area, Ballarat, Geelong

Ready for a move but am uncertain where that will take me, I've enjoyed house sitting in a range of locations getting a feel for the area.
Currently working from home, though usually visit clients one or two afternoons a week.
For the most part I enjoy exploring new areas on foot, though I do have a car as it is required for my work.
Love most animals of the furry kind, but do not currently have my own pet due to Landlord restrictions.
I am familiar with caring for dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and birds, having had my own pets in the past and helping extended family with theirs.
I look forward to caring for your house and pets in a manner in which they are accustomed.
I have been house sitting since July 2017. I am enjoying spending time with new furry friends and getting to know some new neighbourhoods.
I have a current Working with Children check, which includes regular police checks.


  • Alice Springs, Darwin, SA, VIC, Perth, Northern, S.E & Central, Esperance, Goldfields, Heartlands

We are Robert and Noelene and a conservative active early 60s retired couple based out of Ballan in Victoria and our medium term (2018) preference is for house sits in southern WA. Noelene spent her early childhood years in south west WA and we hope to catch up with a sister, auntie, cousins, and nieces and nephews.

We have travelled Australia extensively and look forward to continuing to explore all locations in slow time seeking house sits that might run for 30 days plus. We have extensive housesitting experience including suburban, country, short term rental properties and a bed and breakfast. We also enjoy remote locations having spent some time in outback Northern Territory.

We enjoy Pets and have looked after dogs, cats and fish mostly, sometimes multiples with 3 cats and 3 medium size dogs making for interesting mealtimes and walks. We have a well behaved Female Golden retriever that loves to meet other furkids.

Gardens, Lawns, general house chores, forwarding of mail and handy person jobs are typical and we are not scared to accept responsibility and other chores as agreed. We are clean and tidy, respect people's property and work to leave a property in same or better condition.

Suzanne Angelique

  • Sydney

Hello, I am a 57 year single woman, retired business owner. (non smoker, non drinker)

I took care of several homes and pets. I have had cats since I was a little kid. So your pets are like your children, I do know the feeling. You like to leave your pet knowing that they are safe and taken care of. I have taken care of animals of my own as well as of others. (cats, dogs, birds) Animals have always been my passion, as you can see in the photo's (even the exotic ones). Love to cuddle and play with animals.

I did a few housesittings for a couple (2017 and 2018) in Sydney, taking care of their Beagle, cat and budgie. (walking and feeding, playing, grooming), (reference available)

I take my responsibilities very serious. I am a trustworthy, quiet and relaxed person, tidy and clean. Knows how to take action in stressful situations. Very security conscious. I don't go out at night. If you prefer, I stay in touch with you on a regular basis. (by phone or Skype etc.)

Besides taking care of the animals other tasks I do are taking care of the garden like mowing the lawn, watering the plants, cleaning the house, collecting the mail, taking out the bin. Your house will be the same as you left it.

If you prefer, I am happy to discuss the do's and don'ts so that everything goes the way you like it to go. Am I your next housesitter?

Love to hear from you.

Suzanne Angelique

Toni & Marg

  • Perth, S. West

'My Home In Me'

For all the world I've traveled
and still places call me more,
it's now that my return to home
calls me louder
than ever I've been called before.

I used to dream up precious plans
of new homes found
in newfound lands
but nothing felt as home and free
as when I found my home in me.


'Tis true, I love being at home...

Over the past 28yrs I've raised three gorgeous daughters and four precious poodles. My last little soul mate finally passed on at 16yrs of age, one year ago. I still miss my little Muse immensely as she used to sit with me every morning as I wrote my morning pages. Then she'd follow me everywhere I went just waiting for me to sit so she could snuggle up again.

Animals seem to gravitate toward me. I've never raised cats however they still seem to like being around me, and I've had lots of experience kitty-sitting my grand-baby cats.

I am at home most of the time during the day, leaving only for 2-3hrs at a time for scheduled visits with clients. And then when the sun goes down, I love settling in at home.

I love to read, write, and watch films. I love to study the planets, creativity and positive psychology. It's my passion to act as an anchor for women who are in the process of creating new lives or renewing their existing lives. I love inspiring people to discover their natural gifts and talents and to find ways of incorporating them more into their daily life to achieve a greater sense of satisfaction, success and peace.

It is my loving intention to bring to your home and your pets the love and joy I have spent a lifetime nurturing and nourishing.




Your home is precious to you. As a house sitter with 15 wonderful years experience, I understand that this can be a daunting prospect for you, so I aim to make it easy.

I'm a caring and heartfelt yoga enthusiast and lover of animals, with whom I have a gentle, intuitive connection. I have a current police clearance and glowing references from previous house sit owners.

A clean and tidy non-smoker, you'll find that I'm a very quiet tenant as my creativity finds its joy in writing, drawing and design.

I'd be delighted to pamper your precious pets, giving them individual love and attention, keep your gardens smiling and provide security for your home...ensuring peace of mind for you while you're away...after all, you want to enjoy your well earned holiday.

I'd be delighted to connect with you and chat about your house sit. Looking forward to hearing from you.



***Marg and I will independently take extra special care of your pets and home for the duration of your time away, or when required, in tandem for longer stays. We provide support to each other in our happy house sitting adventures. Feel free to send either one of us a message directly.




  • Brisbane, South Eastern, Central, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD

I would look after your home and garden and small pets as you would yourself. Having grown up with pets and having a dog as a pet all of my life until recently, I completely understand pets emotional needs as well as their physical needs. I would really enjoy their company again. I am a single retired mature aged woman (retired 18 months ago) and have had previous house sitting experience for 4 months, 6 years ago when I first moved to Brisbane. I am looking for house sitting as an interim solution between the sale of my present home, and buying a new home in approximately 12 months time to save funds regarding renting, and to also experience seeing new areas. I would not be able to cover very short term house sits like a few days to a couple of weeks for instance.
Gardening is my favourite hobby and I maintain my own large garden myself, including mowing the lawn with a push mower, so am a very active person. I grew up and lived on farms until my children all married, then I moved to city living. I take pride in being clean, tidy, honest and reliable in everything I do. I do not have any health problems.
My previous career was as an Assistant Nurse working in Aged Care Facilities, The Cairns Base Hospital, and in Brisbane as an In Home Personal Carer to children with Cerebral Palsy, working through the Cerebral Palsy League of QLD. I currently have an online Marketing Business which I run from home so can go anywhere there is internet access to continue with this. This also means that I am home during the day with your pets. I do not have one of my own now.
I am available from mid March and have my own car. I can supply personal and former work related references upon request. I am happy to organize a Police clearance if required.


  • Brisbane, South Eastern

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 police clearance has now updated.

House sitting provides me 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.

Nicholas & Severin

  • Sydney

Hi, we are nick and Severin presently living in Manly. We are looking at house sitting for a few months, as our lease expires and we want to have some options. We are both insurance professionals and work in the CBD here in Sydney. We have our own car and are reliable tenants. Happy to have a chat and meet up to hopefully illustrate our credentials. Thanks for reading


  • Sydney, North Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Hobart, Rural/Regional Tas, Geelong, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd, Perth

Hello! I'm a single, non-smoking veterinary nurse and I adore meeting new human and animal friends. I accidentally fell into housesitting three years ago and have had non-stop positions ever since - mainly through word of mouth.

I've just sold a heritage-listed home on the far north coast of NSW as I continue my search for a rural property I can transform into a sanctuary for wildlife and rescued farmed animals. For the past few years I've worked as a writing coach and book editor, so as long as I have my laptop, internet access and solitude, I can base myself anywhere. Because I'm a qualified veterinary nurse, you can rest assured that any animals in my care will be expertly handled and observed ... while of course being diligently spoilt!

Having been a long-term home owner, I'm conscious of the attention to detail and practical care that go into maintaining a beautiful property. My tasks during housesits have included maintaining in-ground pools and organic veggie gardens while caring for a range of animals - from the most petulant pig to the snuggliest spoodle. I've single-handedly helped a cow to deliver her calf (hello, little Astro!), and I've made several return visits to a beautiful home overlooking Byron Bay where I care for a delightful little dog who's now one of my best friends (howdy, Buster!).

All my housesitting clients have asked me to return (see written references below), and please don't hesitate to let me know if you'd like me to put you in touch with previous and current clients so you can chat with them over the phone.

In the meantime, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I look forward to hearing from you.


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

I am a retired person living on the Sunshine Coast. I love cats and have lived with cats as part of my family over many years. Although I do not currently live with a cat, I regularly care for my short haired oriental grandson, Louis whom I love to care for.

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

I am available to pet sit your cats from 28 December 2017 to mid March 2018. I am a homeowner and very house proud and would care for your place and cats as if they were my own. I am a non smoker.

I will care for your cat/s first and foremost with lots of love and cuddles. Also collect mail, put out bins, water the garden and pots and keep your place secure.

Any further questions you need answered, do not hesitate to contact me. References attached.

Kind regards,


  • Melbourne

Hello! Allow me to take care of your most precious family members!

Firstly, it is near impossible for me to walk past a dog without giving it a scratch and asking it how it's day has been. I pause (paws? ha) to address the majesty of any cat - naturally any notion of pats is entirely up to them. With fish, I find it's a lot about making fish faces... you get the drift.

I am a fit, energetic non-smoker, originally from Perth so naturally inclined towards large open spaces and stretches of water. I have only recently relocated to Melbourne and have spent the past three months house/pet/plant sitting for friends. I am really enjoying caring for their homes, taking care of their loved ones and exploring new pockets of this fabulous city.

I'm particularly good at catering to pets with quirks and special needs. As an example: my dear pug Oscar (pictured) - who is currently enjoying the retiree-lifestyle with my folks in Perth - has an anaphylactic reaction to bee stings. As such, Oscar is a high maintenance pug (is there any other kind? ha) - we walk with an epi-pen, mobile phone and exceptional attention to the ground (for low-lying bees) bushes and trees.

References and checks available on request. I am currently available from 28 March 2018.

Look forward to hearing from you! Alice :)


  • Bris. S W suburbs, Bris. Southern suburbs

Hi my name is Eleanor, l have been doing housesitting for the past five years. l really enjoy it so much i love meeting new people and looking after your animals. I love to travel. I am a matured aged retiree, very clean, tidy person and a nonsmoker.


  • Darwin, Brisbane

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

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

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


  • North Coast, South Coast, South Eastern, Central, SE Vic

We are a retired couple living in our own home, which we have recently renovated,(did it ourselves) in Muswellbrook, in the Hunter Valley. (So I'm quite handy). We are keen gardeners and dog lovers. We have no pets presently, but have a "Claytons" dog. Digger is our neighbour's dog whom we recently dog sat for three weeks while his Dad went to Birdsville races. He (the dog) visits us almost every day. We are non-smokers, non-drinkers (rather boring, really!). We both keep good health I (Warren) walk or ride my bike most days. We have previous sitting experience, a three month sit at Cessnock and then some some years prior. One sit was 11months in a new house near Coffs Harbour and another was on a small acreage near Alstonville, tending to a small orchard, mowing, watering etc. Our ideal sitting period would be 2 to 4 weeks so we're not absent from home for too long.