House Sitters & Pet Sitters Wanted!

Home Owner

Home & pet owners/renters - create a free ad

Join now - It's FREE

Find a sitter

Kerrie & Kerrie


  • Gold Coast & Hinterland

I live in Sydney hills area. . I am Retired. I love reading and movies and the outdoors . I am clean and tidy . Good communicator and reliable . I will take care of your pets and home like my own . I love pets , especially dogs . I am recent to happy house sitters but I have experience with house sitting in Sydney but not a farm. . Never smoked. Police check attached

Christine


  • Melbourne

I am a single, non smoking 29 year old woman currently in the process of starting a business, casually working as a nanny and studying a certificate in business. Having rented and boarded with friends/family I am conscious of the care and security needed in keeping a house maintained and have respect for other peoples belongings and their privacy. I have grown up with pets and also helped take care of pets belonging to friends/family when they have gone away and also when I have house sat previously. I have cared for both cats and dogs (small, medium and large) as well as chicken and fish. I am available for any length of house sitting and can provide references upon request and have both a police and working with childrens check. I am responsible, reliable and a considerate person, I am not into a party lifestyle and prefer to work hard and then relax in my spare time. I am also available to speak via phone, text message or email. To those reading my profile and are considering me as your next housesitter, I look forward to speaking with you soon. Thank You


Brett & Denise


  • South Eastern, Melb. Inner suburbs

We are a retired professional couple in our 60's living in our own house in Brisbane's western suburbs. (see the photo).
We are keen to house-sit in Melbourne as our son, a doctor at Western Hospital, has our two grandchildren. They live in Kensington in Melbourne.
As owners of a large house, we are familiar with what it takes to care for and maintain a house, so we will look after and respect your home for house sitting in the same way. We also both enjoy gardening and growing our own vegetables. We have had border collie dogs in the past as family pets while our children were growing up so are very aware of exercising dogs. We are non smokers and like to fill our days travelling, cooking, reading, sailing or pursuing cultural activities. We have references and police check and would be very happy to talk on Face time or Skype to be interviewed and to get to know you. In addition our son can meet you and your pet to ensure mutual agreement.
In September/October 2018 we completed a 3 week sit for 3 rescue dogs in East Hawthorn, and another 2 week sit for an elderly cat in Ascot Vale. In December 2018 we completed a house sit in East St Kilda for a rescue American Staffy for 2 weeks. References can be forwarded.

Valerie & Brian


  • North Coast, Brisbane, South Eastern, South East

Hi home-owners, thank you for reading our profile. We are a retired Kiwi couple who moved to Aussie to see more of our family who have lived here for 18 years, and to see more of Australia. Even though we have visited Australia many times over the last 25 years, we have really only been on a short holiday breaks as tourists and to visit family. Now we would love to spend time in the suburbs or the countryside, and take our time looking around. The opportunity to live in and care for a family home whilst exploring Australia, is a responsibility we do not take lightly, and we realise that caring for and loving your pet family members will be your absolute priority when choosing a sitter.

We have been home owners for nearly 50 years so fully understand what is expected to keep a clean and tidy, secure home. We've also been tenants when in between building or buying houses and have fantastic references and a police clearance obtained just before we left NZ. We have raised a family of four, always sharing those years with various beloved pets, either rescues from SPCA or inherited cats and dogs who needed a new family. Of course, our family are all adults now, with families and pets of their own.

My husband is a retired maintenance engineer/ex retailer who can fix darn near anything, run pumps, sort emergencies, etc,. I worked for many years at Presbyterian Support Services, lastly helping to establish a day programme for clients before finally retiring in March 2014, and also volunteered at Literacy Aotearoa as a Adult Literacy tutor. We are happy to supply references upon request.

We run a clean, tidy home and will have have as much respect for your home as we do for our own. We are non-smokers and we both drive. We live a pretty quiet lifestyle, and sad to say, mostly in the daylight hours! We're pretty happy to curl up on the couch at night time, and would love it to be with animals again.

Please copy and paste this link to see our YouTube video.... https://youtu.be/RxXmv6Nd3rk

Thank you.

Darcy


  • Sydney, Melbourne, Macedon Ranges

I am a female non-smoking 18 year old photographer/writer with a love for animals and good coffee shops! I currently live in the outer north-western suburbs, however, find myself having to commute into the city and surroundings so often for work, so am always looking for places a little closer into the cbd to stay, no matter how short..

When I'm not snapping pics I am usually writing or watching movies! My work is not constant and there are many days where I am completely free, and love to just chill out. I would care for your house the way I would my own, and tend to live a pretty simple and tidy lifestyle.

I have 3 cats and a dog so lots of experience with animals and taking care of them - I love all breeds of dog and just am always looking for new furry friend to hang out with!

Margaret & Geoff


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

After living in Melbourne’s beautiful bayside area for the last 22 years, we have recently sold our lovely home (happy to provide our address for you to review on realestate.com.au) We are extremely house proud (non-smokers), responsible and considerate of your privacy and would look after your house (garden/lawns and cleaning) and/or pets as if our own. We are looking to house sit and mind animals if needed whilst we decide on the next stage of our lives. Geoff is fully retired and I am joining him mid-late February 2019. We look forward to the freedom and independence that comes with this next stage and the experience of living in a variety of locations. We are without our own pets for the first time in many years as our daughter has moved to Tasmania with work and taken “our” much loved dogs which we have always shared with her. Through her work with the RSPCA and subsequent adoption of various dogs, we have had lengthy experience with highly spirited and challenging personalities and high-level needs including dogs with insulin dependent diabetes; dementia and currently a very severe epileptic. Geoff now travels to Hobart to mind this dog as needed! We totally respect and understand the importance of diets and medications being given when needed not when it suits us! We enjoy walking dogs, playing with them and giving them the amount of company you would like.
We hope this short e-introduction sparks an interest in approaching us regarding your needs and look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely,
Margaret and Geoff Bell

Libby


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs

Hi. My name is Libby.
I am a single, professional 42 year old animal lover with no children. I do not smoke. I own my own apartment in Hawthorn, but I am looking for short or long term house sitting opportunities closer to my work.

I currently have a long drive to and from work and come home to an empty apartment, as it is not suitable for pets. I would like to have a shorter drive sometimes and come home to a little buddy or two, even if it is just temporary.

I have been house sitting since I was at Uni (from 1995 onwards). Initially I would house sit for extended family, with or without pets and then for friends with pets. I also grew up with a dog and cats and have had fish as well.

I am a responsible, reliable and considerate person, I am clean and tidy and used to looking after my own place. I would take excellent care of your property. I do not have parties. I would be home every weeknight and the majority of the weekend unless there are extraordinary circumstances. I usually live a quiet life. I like peace and quiet and my own company.

Based on where my workplace is, I would like to house sit in the following suburbs:
Pascoe Vale, Essendon, Moonee Ponds, Niddrie, Keilor or inner city suburbs, including South Bank and North Bournemouth. I will consider other areas on a case by case basis.

I am new to Happy House Sitters so I do not have any references available, but can obtain one from my friend I have "house sat" for until I have some. I am also happy to ask my boss or colleagues for a reference. I am in the process of obtaining my Police Check.

I hope I can look after your pets, house and garden sometime soon.

Julie


  • Melbourne

Hello there, 



I am a reliable experinced and trustworthy, single non-smoking Pet lover!



I've just moved from Sydney & am looking to do more house/petsits for a while to get a better feel for different areas of Melbourne before I choose a Suburb to call home. 



I have always had pets in my life. My 2 Daughters now live in Melbourne & one has our family Cats (pictured) Kimba & Cooper, 2 rescues we adopted when we lived in Mornington back in 2010. I miss them terribly & will adopt another rescue cat or dog one day when I resettle :)



Looking after Pets is certainly a perk of sitting. Getting to know them and their individual personalities is special. I have sat many different kinds of dogs & cats & a few chickens too. I am currently House/pet sitting & have always Pet-sat for friends whilst they were on holidays & have always enjoyed it.



I am a homebody & I can work from home if your Pet needs company or more care. Happy to follow whatever instructions & routine you decide. Hopefully they will like pats & a snuggle sometimes, as I do. I am super clean & will keep your place clean as if it were my own. Also, happy to communicate updates as frequently as you like.



I have pet sitting, personal, work references & Police check available. I also have a editable Housesitting agreeement document available to use if you like.



Please message or call me for to explore the possibility of sitting for your pet/s. Happy to meet you & your pet/s to see if we are a good fit. The sooner the better to lock in your sit.



Hope to hear from you today.



Cheers,



Julie :)


Kathy


  • Adel Southern suburbs, Adel. Inner suburbs, Adel. N.E suburbs

Hello, my name is Kathy and I am looking for house sits in the Adelaide Inner and Inner Southern Suburbs. I am a mature single, non-smoking professional. I grew up with cats and have had cats and chickens throughout my adult life. I have been in my unit located in the Adelaide foothills for over 6 years but cannot have pets and miss my pet therapy, and also it is nice to come down from the hills in winter to get some sun on the flat.

I have over 10 years experience house sitting for friends as well as Happy Housesitters, both here and in Perth. I have done both short and long term house sits anywhere from a few days to 3 months. I have just completed a 5 week assignment for two young cats at Brighton and their owners reference is attached.

I have looked after dogs a number of times, which has included a Western Highland Terrier for a month, Monty a Belgium Shepherd who I looked after on a number of occasions along with Melrose the cat, until they moved out of the district. Whilst in Perth I house sat for 6 weeks for friends who went to Egypt, they have three dogs Mishka, Boris and Crumpet. Crumpet was still a puppy and he was a labradoodle, Boris was a old Jack Russel and Mishka I think was a Poodle but may have been something else.

I am house proud, have excellent references and would look after you pets and home with great care. I have a police clearance and DCSI checks, other references available upon request.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Shaila


  • Melbourne

Hello! I always loved animals, but never had the chance to have my own. Always absolutely love when I'm staying at friend's homes where they have pets. Recently I worked at The Dog Lovers Show in Melbourne, and it was one of the most rewarding experience, to be able to enjoy the whole weekend surrounded by dogs and all their happy owners. I've never felt so much love in one place. Even after my shifts finished, I didn't want to leave. The best energy ever. Animals really do make people happier, they are just beautiful and make us smile for no reason.

A little bit more about me, I'm a writer, filmmaker, blogger, editor, and manage most of my creative work working online, which gives me the flexibility to work from home from everywhere, which makes easy to adapt into helping someone by taking care of their pets!

I'm just moving from Sydney to Melbourne, something that I've been wanting to do for very long time, but something always get on the way, then now one of my best friends suggested that I should make the most of my caring nature and start house sitting.

A little bit more about my lifestyle and values, I'm a very caring person, and always strive to do my very best in everything I do. I'm trustworthy and reliable, and whenever I commit with something I'm there, you can absolutely rely on me.

I'm also very clean, I love everything very nice tidy and clean, so you can be certain that I will take good care of your home with great respect.

Funny facts about me, I'm not scared of snakes nor any reptiles, I adore them, whenever I see a lizard in a park, I gently go after them to say hello and admire the way they move, I find them super cute. In the other hand, if I see a big spider is heart attack lol

I remember friends knowing of my fear of spiders warning me about big lizards on the back yard thinking I would be terrified, but I was like, oh yes I saw them and was playing around with them, my friends looked puzzled lol

More interesting facts, I don't smoke, I'm not a big party person either, most of my going out involves going to film festivals and film related events. I'm a very creative person and love to write, including writing new scripts, writing blogs, writing books, managing online projects, etc. Also, love watching movies, just love everything about movies! I also manage an independent film event which takes place in October in Sydney, so my schedule is very flexible, as long as I'm in Sydney in October to welcome everybody from all around the world!

I have police check and references available.

Feel free to ask more questions. My life is very public and I have worked with very high profile artists from all around the world. I'm also happy to send you links of many places where you can find out a little bit more about me, so you can travel in peace knowing that your pets and home are well taken care by someone who will take care with them with love, because I just love doing good things in life.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Brad & Trang


  • Bris. Northern suburbs, Sunshine Coast

Hi, Brad and Trang here, we are currently living in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam but will be returning to Australia for three months from the 20th August 2019. We have just become parents 8th December 2018, to a beautiful little girl, Juliette who will also be with us. We don't have any pets of owe own but have I had many animals over the years and enjoy caring and loving them. I was borne in Maryborough Qld but spent most of the past 30 years living on the Sunshine Coast. I have three grow up children one boy and two girls all have families of their own one lives in Keperra, one in Burleigh Heads and the other on the Sunshine Coast. I took early retirement a few years ago and now have my second family and live between Australia and Vietnam. Very happy to take care of your loved pets your garden and your home.

Joanne


  • NSW, QLD, SA, VIC

Hi!!!

I'm a 33 yo Graphic Designer who has been freelancing running my small business for the last 5 years.
In a sea of pet sitting profiles, I decided to use a sense of humor with my one - I hope it makes you smile :)
I can work anywhere there is a wifi connection (or I can bring my own, no problems).
So this means your pets will always have company and cuddles.
I have no children and no pets and am a completely free agent. No sit is too long or too short.

I like to keep fit, so daily walks are always guaranteed. And always happy to venture out on the weekends for adventures to park walks or the beach.
I have my own car so getting around isn't an issue.
A Gippsland girl at heart - I have always been brought up in a household full of animals - whether it's dogs, cats, fish, bunnies, cows, donkeys, chickens - you name it.
I'll look after it. I love to listen to music and cook. I love to read and pursue my business/passion projects - so you'll always find me behind my mac most nights.
I love hiking and getting outdoors. I don't smoke and like to have the occasional glass of red.

I would really love to have a pet of my own - but as I am renting this isn't possible. So I'd love to look after yours.
My friends even bought me a french bulldog pillow to fill the void- I've called him George and he currently guards my couch.

My rental is has 3 balconies full of plants so am happy to be your green thumb too. I treat and respect my house like my own and have always had long-term rentals of 5+ years, with full back and front yards. I was always the gardener in the household and a lot of pride in presentation and cleanliness.
I have been criticised for being too clean - so I'll make sure your home is in the same condition as you left it.
Happy to always meet face to face before you go away for a coffee.

I think petsitting is a great way to experience different areas of Victoria.
It's also a great way to meet fellow animal lovers like myself and as a barefoot investor, I think this is a great way to save for those financial goals.
If this sounds like we match - let's get in touch. Go and enjoy yourself while you are away and I'll take care of the rest!

Susie Marie


  • Perth
  • Reduced Contact

Hello, my name is Susie and I am an Experienced & Professional Pet & Home Carer with over 5 years experience. I am from Perth, Western Australia and I have had the pleasure of caring for some amazing animals. One thing I really love about what I do is the opportunity to house sit for home owners on a regular basis and care for animals which I have grown very close to. I have now been caring for some pets, several times over many years.

I love Pet and Home Caring because I have the opportunity
to care for some of the most beautiful and loving animals.
It means so much to me to be able to create a secure, comforting and relaxed environment, that pets feel loved and nurtured in whilst their owners are away.

During my time as a Pet & Home Carer, I have also cared for some of the most beautiful homes. I have always maintained a high standard in regards to the cleanliness and maintenance of homes and ensuring home owners are welcomed home by their well loved and cared for pets.

I have experience in caring for a large variety of pets and have an understanding of the specific individual needs of animals, having cared for elderly dogs and cats, pets requiring medications and rescue pets.

I like to be able to discuss all of your pet and home requirements including your pets diet, medications & exercise, gardening requirements, the up keep of your home and any other additional requirements.

I can provide references from home owners I have previously house sat for along with an updated National Police Clearance check.

I am self employed as a Colour and Image Consultant/Makeup Artist and I help people to look and feel their best by advising them on what colours best enhance their natural skin tone for clothing, makeup and accessories and I absolutely love what I do.

Outside of work, my favourite things to do are exercise, spend time in nature, be in the company of animals, meditate and be with family and friends.
I am a vegetarian, neat and tidy and enjoy a quiet and healthy lifestyle.

I look forward to hearing from you and the opportunity to care for your loving pets and home.

With Kindness,

Susie :)

Tim & Marree


  • Central Coast, North Coast, South Eastern, Bundaberg & Wide Bay, Mackay & Whitsundays

TIM
I am 73 yrs of age. Active and healthy. Non smoker. Play golf at least twice a week. Swim twice week and walk most days. Served as a police officer at small stations in rural areas residing at the local police house/station, being at public call 24/7, then did 10 years with Marine Police covering all of Tasmania's coastline. Attached to Search and Rescue for 20 years. Currently managing 55 low cost units for a Not for Profit group requiring a general practical ability day to day. We have had a number of years caravanning the mainland and now look forward to the house sitting experience, Having owned our own home as well as the necessity to reside in police residences from time to time we know what is required to keep a house neat, tidy and well kept. We are able to supply excellent references and/or names of referees if necessary.
MARREE
I have a similar story as Tim as we have been married for 51 years. .Retired from working about 10 years ago as a Customer Service Officer with the Government Dental Service. During my working life I have had various employment including 17 years as Kindergarten Teachers Aide while my children were growing up. Have needed to deal with the public on a regular basis through my employment and also living beside a police station. Assist with day to day management of the Units. I play golf at least twice a week, walk most days and am generally fit and healthy. Non smoker. I enjoy attending the hydrotherapy pool for exercise . I am a member for the Golf Club ladies committee. I am neat and tidy and take pride in my home.

Maria


  • Melbourne

I am a 37 year old female who has had experience in house sitting for the past few months. Prior to this I owned my own home where I had a dog, cat, 2 house bunnies and 4 chickens. I am responsible, quiet, trustworthy, love animals and very clean! I work from home as a writer/communications coordinator 3-4 days per week so will be home a lot of the time, which means your pet(s) and house will be safe and kept company quite a bit!

Kevin


  • ACT, NSW, Darwin, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Adel Southern suburbs, Adel. Inner suburbs, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, South, TAS, VIC, Perth, Goldfields, S. Western

We are a clean-living, non-smoking, pet-loving, retired couple in our mid 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 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 medium & small dogs, cats, alpacas, horses, chooks, ducks, geese, fish, & mice. So … please contact us to discuss your house-sit needs. Regards, Kevin & Dawn

Susanne


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

Hello,
I am a professional writer, animal lover and experienced housesitter.

I have been housesitting for a couple of years since returning from 2 years working for an NGO in Guatemala.

I have cared for many animals - old and young cats and dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, chooks, tropical fish, sheep and llamas -shared the bed with some, given medication to others and fallen in love with many. I have also kept many plants and small gardens alive and well.

Housesitting has been a great and enjoyable way for me to relearn Melbourne and restore some savings after earning local wages in Central America.

In my spare time I like to: walk (ideally somewhere green or near water), practice Spanish, cook, tango, meditate, and read fiction or about architecture.

I am happy to answer any questions you may have about me or housesitting generally and hope to help with your housesitting needs soon.

Have a lovely day.
Susanne

SUZANNE


  • Canberra, Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. NW suburbs, Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast, Lower Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Upper Hunter Valley, Southern Highlands, Central West Slopes, Brisbane, Toowoomba & South Eastern, TAS, WA

Hello Home Owners!

This year I am focusing on house-sitting around the Toowoomba area; some areas in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, and the Gold Coast . Petrol costs too much to go further afield, unfortunately.

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 years of pet and home-sitting ..all with dogs, cats, birds, fish , etc., and even a pet python. I am police-checked a few times over [ for volunteer work], and hold a current Blue Card. I carry a pet first aid kit in my car.

I am a keen gardener, and cook..you may find a meal in your fridge or freezer on your return.I am used also to looking after pools.

I am an inveterate animal-lover, with a rural back-ground. I do not smoke , and have the occasional Guinness. I don't throw wild parties.. nor even sedate dinner-parties, as meagre pensions don't run to that!!!! I bring my own mobile larder, laptop, printer, mobile internet modem for my emails , and mobile phone with unlimited calls, so I do not need much,apart from some space in the fridge and the freezer, and access to wifi for my web searches. I have my own transport..a battered Falcon wagon with three dog restraints in the back.

Currently, I do not have any pets of my own, as my beloved Westie, Cailan, passed away last year.

References are available.

Lisa


  • Sydney

I am a non-smoking professional currently living in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and working at the Department of Health. My brother is a Vet so I grew up with a variety of pets and consequently I am able to take great care of yours. I am more than happy to provide updates of your pets well being while you are away - and to do other tasks such as collecting mail, watering plants, emptying the bins etc Having been the leaseholder in a share-house for several years, I am conscious of the care and security needed in keeping a home maintained. I can provide references, as well as a police clearance. I am a responsible, reliable and considerate person, and take excellent care of any home I stay in. I have travelled the world and have been a considerate guest wherever I have stayed.Please feel free to check my air bnb reviews as well: https://www.airbnb.com.au/users/show/73303154

Leanne


  • QLD

Hi ..my name is Leanne n I am new to housesitting though I’ve previously looked after my nieces house for six weeks n I have been a youth worker n stayed in many residentials cleaning n maintaining while caring for youth in care ..I’ve owned pets such as dogs ?? cats ?? horse ?? chickens ?? fish ?? ..
I’ve travelled a lot n like the idea of being on the move n time away from home at times so housesitting I would enjoy. I’m a friendly and a well trusted matured lady who is well known in my community. I don’t smoke n sober of habits. I would be happy to look after your home, pets, plants etc with love , care n respect. I think the idea of housesitting is a win win situation for both parties ..I’ be looking after your home while I’m enjoying my time .. if you require references or have further questions .. please don’t hesitate to ask Cheers Leanne

Michael & Barbara


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, VIC

We are retired Health Professionals (Radiographer/Nurse) have extensive house-sitting experience over recent years, are mature, clean, responsible, considerate, non smokers, always leave a home & property 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 (not dogs) have had domestic animals in the past. Happy to speak with anyone seeking a sitter, & we have references.


Jodie


  • Brisbane

I am a single, non-smoking professional and I am available for short or long-term stays. Love spending time with dogs, cats and any other pets great and small. I don't have any pets of my own, so this offers the best of both worlds. Initially started pet sitting two English Sheepdogs while I was studying at university. I have looked after plenty of cats and dogs since then and all with their own entertaining personality. I understand the importance adapting the house sitting exactly to your pets needs and wants. I previously volunteered at RSPCA providing dogs walks which was hugely rewarding. I am reliable, trustworthy and house proud. I love the great outdoors and thoroughly enjoy spending time in the garden too! Happy to provide regular updates and photos of all your pets. Professional and personal references plus police clearance available on request.

Robyn


  • Brisbane, Sunshine Coast

Hi,
We are a professional couple in our 50's. We have just sold our large acreage property and are just about to start building on our new property on the Sunshine Coast. We are looking for a house sit whilst we build....so we will be some months in this process. We are house and yard proud people and I am happy to send pics of our property so you can see how we live. We are respectful of others property, just as we would expect of folks coming to stay in our property. We are pet passionate....we come with one very well behaved seven year old Border collie cross...Pippa, who gets along with dogs, cats,chooks, birds etc., we are very experienced with domestic pets, we have lots of love to share....and I have owned horses for most of my life.
Really happy to have a chat and hope we can help you have a really stress free break.

Cheers
Robyn

Barbara


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

Hi, As an experienced house sitter, - 3 things are very important to me:
>>> First - you need to be confident your animals are going to be well looked after and cared for whilst you are away,

>>>Second - you need to feel comfortable your home is going to be cared for and kept secure whilst you are on holiday, and

>>>Finally - you want to enjoy your time away and be worry free. This is what holidays are for!

I am a single women whose adult children are out living their lives meaning I can do things I want to do now! I enjoy living in different areas of Melbourne - and this is why I chose house sitting.
I love domestic animals - and have even looked after horses and cows! I continue the routines you have with your animals so they feel comfortable and secure with you not there.

I mainly work from home with client work keeping me out of the home for a few hours a few days a week.

I enjoy gardening, have green thumbs with pot plants and enjoy being with nature with a coffee.
I am healthy, tidy and a non smoker.
I have been house sitting on and off for the last 5 years and enjoyed every one. I have written references available and a clear police check reference.

I look forward to talking with you about your own specific needs for your home, your animals and even your garden.
Enjoy your time away.

Mark & Mary


  • Sydney, Mid North Coast

Hello,

We are a married couple (22 years) who are now empty nesters. and non smokers. Mark is a National Park Ranger and Mary works for the NSW State Government moving between Sydney and Coffs Harbour. Mary has the flexibility to work from home. Both of us have the "Working with Children checks. To date we have undertaken 6 sits..We have some references on this site for you to review. We have some other references from other sites saved as attachments on this site.

Our experience with animals is significant. Apart from Mary growing up with, and owning dogs most of her adult life as a couple we previously owned a small property for 10 years. We have lots of experience caring for chickens, cattle and dogs. We currently own a Jack Russell who prefers to live in Sydney with two of our grown children - a bit more exciting apparently. More than happy to look after cats or other animals as required. We are happy to mow lawns, water and maintain gardens, assist with aged relatives, maintain pools and other odd jobs (Odd jobs and pools are Marks domain mostly, although Mary can turn her had to a mower as required. Mary’s not so great on the Whipper Snipper however…).We have owned houses with pools for the last 15 years so the demands of caring for one are well understood.

We both love walking so walking your dogs is no problem.

Our pet/house sitting experience is as follows: Two week dog sit on North Coast of NSW, Three weeks looking after an 18 year old cat at Hurlstone Park, 8 days looking after a cat in Newtown , 3 week dog sit in Sydney and a 2 week cat sit in Coffs Harbour. References can be found on this site.

We will leave your house as we find it and Mary will clean out your pantry if requested if the length of the stay lends itself to this) - coming back home to a cleaned up panty can be a nice thing.

We love the beach - Mark is a keen surfer and are both fit and healthy. Lets us know if you think we would be a good fit for your requirements Look forward to hearing from you and/or are happy to meet up with you to discuss your requirements further - if that works for you.

Regards and take care

Mark and Mary

Charlotte & Jon


  • Sydney

Hi, we are Charlotte and Jon, a British professional couple in our late twenties/ early thirties. We started house sitting as a way to get to know different areas of Sydney after relocating from Bristol in June 2018. We have been house sitting back-to-back ever since and have had the most amazing time travelling, making great friends with homeowners and experiencing the beautiful personalities of the pets we look after.

We have just completed our 14th house sit!

Charlotte is a Veterinarian and has worked in the whole range of vet practices from companion animal, exotic pets and out-of-hours emergency work to farm, equine, specialist zoo and wildlife; as you can imagine she is more than happy to care for ANY pets, domestic or exotic! Jon currently works at the University of Sydney and has a passion for animal care, from a childhood full of happy memories of much-loved family dogs, cats and rabbits, to our recent experiences caring for rescued pangolins and other wildlife in the jungles of Vietnam!

We are clean, tidy, non-smokers and proud homeowners and will respect and look after your home and garden in the same manner as our own. We pride ourselves on making our home owners feel comfortable and reassured that their furry friends are in great hands, with regular updates and photos and - of course - leaving an immaculate home ready for your return.

We are both practical, sensible and very reliable people and can provide police checks (from our sponsored visa applications) and excellent references on request.

So far we have had the pleasure of caring for an Italian greyhound, Maltese terriers, a Labrador, a German shepherd, a groodle, a poodle, cocker spaniels, a Staffordshire bull terrier, a British blue cat, domestic short and longhairs, and several moggies, as well as a Netherland dwarf rabbit, guinea pigs, rats, chickens and various fish!

---------------------------------------------------------

House sitting reference from Virginia (Mosman) (contact details available on request):

Jon & Charlotte house sat our home in Mosman for one month in July 2018.

This was our first experience with house sitters and we weren't sure what to expect, but our faith was well rewarded - they proved to be outstanding caretakers. As well as walking and feeding our three-year-old German shepherd and feeding our five-year-old British Blue cat, Jon & Charlotte looked after our six-bedroom home as if it was their own.

When we returned, the house was immaculate - freshly vacuumed and dusted, plants watered, all the sheets and towels washed and replaced - even the fridges were sparkling.

While we were overseas, Jon sent regular updates on our pets and alerted us to any important looking mail that we were expecting. It gave us great peace of mind knowing our beloved pets were in the care of a veterinarian and her partner who so obviously genuinely love animals. We were truly touched by an amazingly lifelike pencil portrait Charlotte drew of our dog as a thank you gift (and amazed at her many talents!).

Both Jon & Charlotte are very easy going and enjoyable company. Our neighbours have commented on how friendly they were, with several asking for their details for future house-sitting opportunities.

I would also be delighted to provide verbal references for Jon & Charlotte.

---------------------------------------------------------

House sitting reference from Keira (Bondi Beach) (contact details available on request):

I highly recommend Charlotte and Jon as outstanding house and pet sitters.

Charlotte and Jon are a trustworthy, caring, communicative, and reliable couple who graciously took care of my senior dog for three weeks whilst I was overseas. Due to his age, my dog requires some special care including the administration of medication and I feel incredibly lucky to have found Charlotte and Jon.

They were thorough and diligent in understanding his requirements and quirky character and I felt completely at ease knowing he was in their very capable hands. Any pet would be fortunate to have experienced and knowledgeable animal lovers like Charlotte and Jon look after them - my dog was sad to see them go.

Their kind and attentive nature extend beyond animals, as they took great care of my flat while they stayed here. It was wonderful to come home to a clean house and a happy dog!

I'd be happy to be contacted as a reference for Charlotte and Jon and couldn't recommend them more.

Thanks so much guys!

---------------------------------------------------------

House sitting reference from Alex & Fred (Five Docks) (contact details available on request):

Thanks so much for leaving the house so clean and tidy, thanks too for your lovely card!

We really appreciate you looking after Bluey who is now chilled out on the back deck! We really appreciate the time you took looking after her and for being so accommodating with us coming and going for the week you were here. You have been perfect house sitters and we enjoyed having you around! Please keep in touch.

We will be happy to recommend you to other potential homeowners, should they wish to contact me for a reference.

---------------------------------------------------------

House sitting reference from Claire and Tony (Marrickville) (contact details available on request):

Jon and Charlotte were incredible housesitters. Our place was immaculately well kept & tidy, and they took the time to care for our garden as well as our pet rabbit, Winston, sharing us updates on him regularly while we were overseas.

I would highly recommend them as housesitters, and I am happy to clarify any further questions you may have.

---------------------------------------------------------

House sitting reference from Shannon and Pete (Mosman):

We could not recommend Charlotte and Jon highly enough. This was our first pet sitting experience and needless to say we are very happy and will continue to use the service especially with people like Jon and Charlotte.

Why did we have such a great experience?

Our little pooch Frankie absolutely loved them. They took such great care of her – frequent walks and constant love and attention. We know she loved them because when we returned home she was so relaxed and happy, when we have picked her up from kennels in the past she has been nervous and anxious and has taken a few weeks to settle back into routine.

On top of treating our furry friend like a princess they kept us up to date with daily photos and updates for the entire 3 weeks.
Jon and Charlotte kept our house immaculately clean – it has never looked cleaner!

I could not fault them and will definitely be having them back again when we go away next.

---------------------------------------------------------

House sitting reference from Liesel (Mosman)
(contact details available on request):

Charlotte and Jon looked after our house and dog for a week in January 2019. They are a very capable and delightful couple that took great care with both our house and rather needy, but very much loved, dog. The house was absolutely beautiful on our return (better than we had left it!) and the dog was happy. They were great communicators and they were eager to assist with deliveries etc. when needed. We would definitely use them again and would absolutely recommend their services to others.

Happy to provide verbal references upon request.

Chris & Alan


We are a married couple just retiring and looking forward to doing some travelling to see this great country of ours, especially to travel to see family from early April next year, from Adelaide to Queensland. We love the country, and are happy to mind animals. We are non-smokers, and live clean & quiet lives and would leave your house clean and tidy when we left it. We have police clearances as we have been doing voluntary work in aged care & also with children.

Rosslyn & Breanna


  • Sydney

Hello my name is Rosslyn & my daughters name is Breanna. We are reliable, honest, trustworthy, non-smoking, quiet living and love to look after pets as if they are our own. We take great pride in looking after your home and you can be rest assured of finding your place exactly the same as when you left it. We have looked after many animals including dogs, cats, chooks, birds & more. We love being with them and giving them lots of pats, cuddles, plays & walks. My daughter is currently studying Pharmacy externally whilst I am currently not working and we both are flexible and wish to see and adventure to other places. Up until now we have been requested by word of mouth (which is lovely, having referrals like that). However, we are now choosing to house sit full time. We both can provide references as well as both holding Working with Children Checks. We both also have a up to date police check on request.. Would love to look after your home for a couple of weeks or a few months. Looking forward to hearing from you :)

Lanna & Ian


  • Sydney, Central Coast, North Coast, Darwin, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Perth, Northern

Hi
Thank you for your time on our details.
We are a semi- retired couple looking for house sit and pet sit in 2019. We have a small house in Balmain -Sydney but would like to spend time in other houses in different area where we needed. We have been travelling along the coast of NSW, interstate and overseas.
We like animals especially dogs, fish and other Australian native animals. We love natural environment both bush and beaches.
We have been taking care of friends dogs and we have much fun with them. We are looking forwards to meet your dogs!
Ian can maintain the house, cars, small boats and your green grass while you are away.
Lanna like growing fruit trees, herbs and flower plants so you will not be worried leaving your plants behind with her.
Your kitchen and bathroom or other parts of your house will be kept clean & tidy as you expected!
Please note - As we still have some work in Sydney, we may do a house sitting separately or as a couple depends on our schedule at the time.
Please contact for more details.

Karen


  • Bris. S W suburbs, Bris. Southern suburbs

I'm a single, mature (48 yrs), non-smoking, professional female looking for an alternative to renting. Recently divorced and just finished a career break, this is a great way to conserve my funds for future security. I am a responsible, reliable and considerate person, and will take excellent care of your property. Having previously owned houses and apartments for 22 years in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, London & Texas (corporate rental), I am security-conscious and aware of the care and attention needed in keeping a house and garden well-maintained. I am clean, organised and house-proud. I have experience with looking after pools, water tanks & acreage. I enjoy gardening and I love the company of pets, having owned several dogs, cats and birds for over 40 years from early childhood. My last fur-baby was a stray cat who arrived on my doorstep in the USA, came with me on my return to Australia and passed away aged 21. I have looked after a wide variety of pets while housesitting - small dogs, large dogs, dogs with medical needs, cats, laying hens, birds, fish, and a huge carpet python. So, I will be able to take great care of your fur-babies. I love walking, the water, peace and quiet, and my own company. I am available for any length of house sitting and will provide both personal and professional references, as well as a police clearance. I look forward to your call and meeting with you.