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Peter & Elaine


  • Adelaide

Hello to all homeowners
I am Elaine and my husband is Peter. We are currently home owners living in the Mary Valley, which is situated in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland,QLD. We are a senior couple, non smokers, and have healthy living habits. We have a background in housesits during the years 2002 and 2006. We appreciate the peace of mind homeowners have knowing their pets are well loved and cared for, and their homes are secure in our care. We are looking to housesit in Adelaide for part of 2019.
We love to exercise our dogs everyday and any others we have in our care while housesitting. As homeowners, and pet lovers, we appreciate that it is not always possible to take pets when travelling for work or when taking holidays.
A bit about us.
We have two house trained 7 year old Maltese/cross rescue dogs, William and Harry, and both dogs travel with us everywhere possible. Before settling in the Mary Valley, we lived in Glenalta in the Adelaide hills. We both worked for 20 odd years at the Dept. of Transport.
An opportuntity to realise a dream of living and working in Qld arose, so we travelled to Qld housesitting along the way. During our previous housesits we have looked after and loved various breeds of dogs, sheep, horses, lovebirds, budgies and goldfish.
While living in QLD we have owned and operated a successful 10 room B&B Motel, and then a Coffee bar. My husband Peter is retired and I am currently fulfilling a long held dream of obtaining a degree studying as a online flex student at a Qld University.
We are happy to chat with you via any of the social media apps such as Skype, What’s App, Messenger or FaceTime.
We can provide personal character references and other information on request.

Sharon


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

Hi, I'm Sharon. I am a non-smoking, single woman in her 40's who lives a quiet lifestyle, is responsible, clean and tidy and likes things in their place.

I'm a very experienced petsitter, having done this on an ongoing basis for several years now. The owners have been pleased with my care of their loved pets and their homes, and I have had a number of repeat customers, and referrals through them.

My experience includes pets with special needs, such as health and anxiety issues, medications required, or special behavioural issues.

Because I do this on an ongoing basis, I try to book myself up as much as possible in advance, and I have never cancelled a sit, which I have heard has happened to other people.

Having been a home owner myself, I know the importance of looking after a property, and as a past tenant my landlords wished to renew my lease. I have a police check and references too.

I'm really missing some pet company and am ready to own another dog but am not in a position to commit to one until I know I am settled somewhere. In the meantime, I would love to care for somebody else's pets and look after their home.

If you would like more information and think I sound like a good fit for your home and loved pets, please be in contact.

Fiona


  • Sunshine Coast, Melbourne

Hello, I am a single, non smoking 50-something woman looking for house sitting opportunities in and around Melbourne. I currently work in the CBD but am wanting to take some time off (hopefully next year) to travel around Australia housesitting. In the meantime, I thought I'd start locally.

I have lived with animals pretty much my whole life - feels like I grew up in a menagerie - cats, dogs, budgies, goldfish, guinea pigs, chooks. My last 2 fur babies were Turkish Van cats who lived to be almost 20 years old and passed away in 2016 - they were known by everyone as "the girls". I've been pet free since and really miss their furry company. The girls were indoor only cats (although they really really wanted to be big, brave, outdoor adventure girls) so I am a wiz at cleaning out kitty litter trays and am not offended by the occasional miss/mess and always assert that the fine coating of cat fur that I used to wear only added to my overall look.

I currently live in an apartment but have lived in houses with large gardens which I really enjoyed looking after so am happy to look after yours (should you have one). I am a bit of a minimalist and like to keep my home clean and tidy (but comfy) and will keep your home the same.

I've completed a couple of housesits this year - reference for the first one is available in my profiles and I've requested a reference for the second sit. I have another 4 sits booked in for mid April to early May, early May to mid May, mid June to mid July and late August to early October. I have also attached a couple of character references and a police check to my profile. As I live locally, I can be available at short notice and am happy to catch up before you make a decision and before the sit starts.

Scott


  • Northern Rivers

I’m a dog lover and a compassionate caring family man. I’m also a casually self employed tradesman, a wall and floor tiler. I’m clean and tidy as well, and I clean up every day. I’m a loyal trustworthy and reliable person. I’m Happy to look after your home, pets and plants.
References available.
I want to house sit because I like to be alone. I like house sitting and I’m good at it. I’ve done it for friends before. Any questions, please ask.

Di & Nick


  • North Coast

We are Di and Nick, a retired 65/64 year old couple originally from Albury/Wodonga who have been married 37 years. We are home owners in the Gold Coast,
Nick is a retired Accountant and we have also owned and operated two successful boutique accommodation properties in Mount Tamborine, QLD and Bright, VIC as well as Di's very own art gallery. Since retiring, we bought a motorhome and have travelled around Australia with our dog, Bear. We would very much like to bring Bear with us as could not bear to be separated from him and would be very happy to mind any small/medium dogs you may have too. Bear would have to be the most well travelled dog in Australia - he's a 15 year old Moodle who is gentle very well behaved and because of our frequent travel, he is used to unfamiliar territory and has no problem at all socialising with other dogs. It goes without saying that he is 100% toilet trained and would cause no problems at all in your home!. He would not mind cats but your cat may not like the him intruding on home territory.
We take great pride in keeping our home in immaculate condition - we are always clean, neat and tidy. We've attached some photos of our own home and garden to give you an idea of the level of maintenance and cleanliness we are used to on a daily basis.
Other things to note:
Most of all we love our pets.
We have always had dogs and cats as part of our family and would have the time to spend with yours
We are non smokers
All pooches will be walked daily and given plenty of cuddles love and attention as ours is used to.
We love all things garden and are more than
happy to maintain yours
Mail collection, bin days etc. would all be taken care of
We will have our own car on site...no motorhome
Many photos of your pets to keep you updated
Police check and two character references can be provided upon request (we have only house sat for
friends before so do not have official housesitter references)
We guarantee that we will take very good care of your home and pets, just like they are our own!
Please feel free to contact us anytime....love to hear from you.

Jasmine


  • Adelaide

Hi we're Jasmine & Nathan.

Here's a little bit about us:
We're a recently married couple who love the outdoors, staying active and traveling. We have both grown up with various pets and often petsit for our friends and relatives for extended periods of time.

Jasmine works in Marketing and is also studying a course in Disability, and has the flexibility to work from home to be able to care for your pets.
Nathan works for the Department for Environment and Water as a Project Fire Fighter. He has a degree in Architecture and background in Residential Landscape Design and Construction as well as good knowledge of basic garden and home maintenance.

Our knowledge and experience will ensure that your home and garden are maintained and your pets are looked after, loved, and exercised.

We're easy going, trustworthy and great communicators with current police checks.
We look forward to hearing from you, and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Cheers - J & N

Karla


  • Melbourne

Animals are my favourite people! With over 3 years of solid house sitting experience and many great references, you can be confident that your precious companions will receive the best of care while you are taking a break.

To date, I have cared for over 150 animals including a variety of dogs, cats, miniature horses, chickens, fish, guinea pigs, goats and even a pair of emus!

I am a non-smoker who is clean, tidy and considerate of your home. I bring my own bedding and all consumables with me too; you can rest assured your home will be just as you left it on your return.

A current police clearance and many references are available on request.

Amber-Lee


Jordan & Jane


  • NSW

Jordan and Jane, professional married couple. Jane is originally from Perth and is a youth worker and educator with Randstad. Jordan is originally from Melbourne and is a semi retired professional Landscape Architect/Civil Engineer. Both Australian Citizens.. We are looking for a house sit in Australia whilst we wait for the completion of our apartment on the Gold Coast. We are both non smokers and enjoy an active healthy lifestyle.. We have travelled extensively and have a very flexible open minded approach to life. We love animals and are experienced in caring for all types including horses. We look forward to the opportunity to experience a house sit that benefits all parties.

Carol & Peter


  • Canberra, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, Melbourne, Lakes area, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd, WA

We are an older couple. We own our own home and we recently lost our little dog who had been with us for 17.5 years. Our little dog was certainly "part of the family". We love all types of animals.
We are retired. Peter is a retired Senior Sergeant with the Victoria Police. He still works in the judicial system as a Justice of the Peace. I have a current Police Check. I was a teacher/school counselor.
We have had experience house sitting and we do know how we would like people to respect our property so naturally we would do the same for others.
We really love to travel and visit new places.
We enjoy walking and reading when we are on holidays.
Your house would be left just the way we found it on arrival.
We can provide references if required.

Anne & Peter


  • Melbourne

Jess


  • Darwin

Hello there,



I grew up in country Victoria and studied in Melbourne CBD. I have recently returned to Darwin after living interstate for a number of years. I have enjoyed some lovely house-sits in Seddon, West Brunswick, Darwin and Townsville, and I enjoy looking after other people's homes and pets. I'm happy to collect mail, keep things neat and tidy, and feed/walk pets. I lead a busy lifestyle teaching dance and fitness. I am a non smoker and can supply references from previous house sits / landlords / colleagues if needed.



Warm wishes,



Jess


Karen & Michele


  • ACT, NSW, QLD

Hello Myself and my partner currently live in Brisbane Queensland. We both moved here 4 years ago to study and work. Parents of 3 beautiful grown up girls.We have in the past been parents and carers of cats/dogs, chickens, goats, sheep, snakes, lizards, birds and rabbits to name a few. Now the girls have grown and moved out of the family home we find ourselves with time to explore. So combining our love of travel and respect/ love of animals here we are.
We take great pride in our family home and your home will be looked after and as tidy as you left it. We like to be busy so are happy to do some gardening, mow a lawn and small jobs around the home with your permission.
Great references.
Short notice usually ok depending on travel costs.
Happy to sms pics of your fur babies for reassurance if requested.
Karen and Michele

Simon & Simon




Are you looking for clean, friendly, reliable house sitters? Do you want a trustworthy, mature couple to water plants, cuddle, feed and walk your pets?

Hi – we’re Jess and Simon! We're experienced, mature house sitters who love pets and gardening.

We own online stores so we can work from anywhere. We’re non-smokers, love all kinds of animals and consider it a privilege to care for your home as we would our own.

Simon is an ex tradie who’s very handy around the house and garden. He’s great with ride-on mowers, whipper snippers, brush cutters, tractors, wood chopping and pool cleaning and maintenance. Jess loves caring for vegetable patches and we both love all pets – we’ve looked after cats, dogs, hamsters, fish, birds, lizards and even snakes.

We've owned several properties and know the responsibilities involved. You can rest assured we’ll keep your home secure and occupied, so you have the peace of mind to enjoy your holiday.

So whether it's your pets that need caring for, your lawns that need mowing, your pool that needs maintaining or your garden that needs watering, we'd love to help out!

Check out our references below (telephone references available on request).

You can also watch our video here: https://youtu.be/t1vDWpa8TOo

Why not message us so we can arrange a time to call or Skype, and you can decide for yourself?

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WHAT HOME OWNERS SAY:

Very responsible, mature and easy going house sitters. Their response and management of an unexpected plumbing issue was handled very well, and we were able to get back to enjoying our holiday sooner as a result. Highly recommended.

Kate and Zac


Jess and Simon took excellent care of our home and groodle pup while we were on holiday. We loved getting pictures and updates about her, it made us miss her a little less. We've kept in touch since their house sit and Jess has even baby sat for us.

Chris and Mel


When we got back our home was immaculate, our dog was happy and the plants were healthy. We found Jess and Simon extremely reliable and trustworthy.

Jenny and Paul

Got questions? We respond to every inquiry, so get in touch and we’ll get back to you quickly (usually within 24 hours).

Bet & Col


  • SA

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- road grader Both of us enjoy the outdoors and gardening.
Although we choose not to own a pet while travelling we love minding pets for others. Cats and small dog are our preference.
We have a 16 foot pop top caravan and enjoy travelling this wonderful country we live in. We are both non smokers.

Danielle


  • Adelaide

Hello!

I'm a flexi-living, 27 year old high school Teacher, born and raised in Adelaide. For the last few years I have been house and pet sitting for friends and family on and off. The house sitter life style is my lifestyle, and I plan to continue for as many years as possible.

Your fur baby will be in excellent care as I treat all animals as my own furry friends. And, if you aren't so keen on a stranger sleeping in your bed, no need to worry! I travel around in my van, with all my belongings, including my own sleeping set up.

I don't charge to house and pet sit, I just ask to use your facilities such as shower, toilet, washing machine and kitchen. :)

Happy holidaying, and I hope to see you on the flip side!

Jeff & Lelia


  • VIC

Hi – we're a fit, non-smoking couple of Australians in our 60's, retired professionals, been traveling overseas for 11 years on our yacht and are now returned home to Australia. We are available year round, and can be flexible with start and stop dates. We love to travel and we love animals, and we will be happy to pet sit cats and dogs, as we have been pet owners in the past. Birds too! We can do garden and lawn maintenance, and as we have housesat previously, we can provide references. We'd love to hear from you!

Jack & Sue


  • Sydney, Central Coast, South Coast, Central West Slopes, Far South West, Murray & Riverina, Snowy MTS, Southern Tablelands, Adelaide, Mid North, South, Northern Vic, SW Vic

We are a happily retired couple who love to travel. Our other interests are family, bushwalking, gardening, music. sport and movies.
We have been housesitting the last 2 years as a way of seeing areas new to us and have really enjoyed it.
It's also a good way to get a pet fix as we don't have our own at the moment as we are travelling so much.
We prefer stays of 1-3 weeks.

Joanne


  • Bris. S W suburbs, Bris. Southern suburbs


Hi, I am Joanne Ross, 54yrs young. I do not have any children, so I am a free agent to look after your home, garden and above all your pets. I do not have any commitments e.g. travelling abroad etc. I am staying put here in Brisbane, to work and hopefully to house sit your home.
I was born and raised in New Zealand on a large magnificent farm, so I have loads of experience with animals, they were all loved and cared for. I have lived in Brisbane for more than 15 years.
I find it very rewarding to look after someone else’s home, and you can put your trust in me to look after your property and animals. I have references available from people whose homes I have looked after.
I do hope this gives you a little insight into me, you are welcome to email me any time for more details.

HOUSE SITTING EXPERIENCE.
Over the years I have looked after many homes, gardens and pets. I absolutely love cats and dogs. I have no problem administering medication to any animal if required. I have house sat properties with both dogs and cats, young and old, nothing is too hard. If you want your pets to stay outside or sleep on my bed, perfect.
Being from a gardening family is also a plus, even though there is not a lot of gardening required through house sitting, offer me a gardening fork or a hose and I am more than capable. I would love to do it. I am great with a lawn mower if required. Above all your home will be kept clean, neat and tidy. Duration of a house sit either 2 days or 2/3 months is absolutely fine depending on my house sitting schedule. I do have other references from other house sitting website's if needed.

PET CARE EXPERIENCE:
DOGS:
I have always had dogs in my life, I will often house sit people’s homes to look after their dogs and you can be reassured that your pets will have someone trustworthy looking after them. When I am on a house sit assignment I love to be home often, I am always home in the evenings which I love I am very dedicated to all my assignments.
I am always looking after my families pet whippet, size and age of dogs are no problem for me. Administrating medication if needed is also no problem. I have completed a lovely house sit assignment of two gentle staffys. References and photos are available for this sit on the Aussie sitters website.

CATS:
Cats, where do I start, I adore them. I have always had cats in my life. I have house sat many. Knowing how cats rule the roost I am willing to be at their beck and call, if they are strictly indoor cats and allowed to sleep on my bed perfect, and changing of their litters boxes daily etc then this is absolutely no problem for me to do so. Giving medication to cats is no problem. The more cats the merrier.

OTHER ANIMALS:
I am more than willing to look after other animals, fish, birds, guinea pigs are no problem to me. If there are special requirements for any pets I am extremely capable to fellow procedures given.
I am on various House Sitting websites that have some great photos and references of the different assignments I have been on. Please feel free to contact me so I can provide these details if you wish.
Hope to meet soon.

Terry & Joanne


  • ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Adelaide, Spencer Gulf, West Coast, Hobart, Launceston, Devonport, Melbourne, Northern Vic, Perth, Kimberly/North

We are a married couple from New Zealand. We work in international education and are currently between jobs awaiting our new school start in Indonesia in early July 2019. We are currently staying with family based just out of Brisbane. We love animals and are official dog walkers for our family’s two dogs - Marley (Bull Mastif) & Narla (Staffy). Joanne and I (Terry) are in our fifties and can provide character/Police (NZ) references on request. We are both non-smokers, very tidy and would treat your home like our own.

I have been involved in international education since 2000 and have been fortunate to have lived/worked in the following countries: China (3 separate postings), Qatar, United Arab Emirates (Dubai), India, Japan & Oman. I met Joanne in Oman in 2017 and we were married here in Australia last July.

It is our desire to explore Australia as much as we can so that we can eventually find our own piece of paradise, hence our reason for signing up with Happy House Sitters.

Monika


  • Brisbane

My name is Monika. I'm 32 years old and work full time in Brisbane City. I am from Melbourne originally and have done some house sitting down there including looking after pets. Unfortunately I had to leave my cat behind in Melbourne so I am missing being around animals as they make me feel happy and calm. I am a non smoker and lead a pretty active lifestyle.

Helen & Tony


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

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

Bellariners - Peter & Mary


  • Geelong, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

Peter and Mary Peter: 66, Retired. Mary: 67, Retired.

We have sold our home of 26 years and are now looking forward to building and reestablishing on the Bellarine Peninsula Victoria. We would like to take care of homes for other people during that transition, so we can be close-ish to the new build. We have both recently retired from working in schools and have current police checks. We are both non smokers and would treat your property as you would want it treated. We are dog lovers and have enjoyed dogs of our own in the past but are currently without any animal company. We are experienced house sitters and have also pet sat for both family and friends many times over the years.
Cheers
Mary and Peter.

Christine


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 :)

Alice & Ian


  • Melbourne

Introduction:
Hi, Alice here! I am Australian born and have spent 38 years based in London where I met my husband, Ian. I trained as a nurse and midwife and had an independent midwifery practice for almost 20 years. I have now retrained as a counsellor. Ian worked as a teacher for many years and retired as an IT consultant a few years ago. We have tenants in our London home, an Edwardian house that we spent years renovating, learning the skills we needed from our friends, evening classes, books and YouTube. We love exploring new places and finding the local markets, museums, exhibitions, swimming holes and decent coffee. We enjoy walking, reading, gardening, meeting new people, and sharing meals (especially if we have all cooked them together) with friends and family.
Relevant experience we bring to the house sit:
I grew up with pets (a dog and a cat), and my two children (now adults) had cats, hamsters, rabbits and fish. I would have loved a dog also but our living space was unsuitable. We have spent many hours helping my adult daughter to care for her horses in West Sussex and have often looked after her dog, on a few occasions for several weeks at a time. Since arriving in Australia in May 2016, we have cared for chooks and newly hatched chickens, fish, cats and dogs. Being keen walkers, the dogs we care for get plenty of exercise. As homeowners and renovators, we know how important it is to respect and care for our clients' homes as carefully as they would themselves. We understand how much a pet and its owner/s miss each other when parted and so we strive to provide continuity of care by following the instructions left for us. We work as a team, bringing our complementary skills and attributes to each house-sitting assignment: our ability to follow instructions; our attention to detail; our ability to set and maintain clear boundaries with our charges to provide a safe and secure setting alongside providing warmth, attention and play; our ability to deal with the unexpected and any emergencies in a calm and professional manner. If absent owners wish, we send intermittent updates and snapshots by sms, Messenger, WhatsApp or email. Those we have done this for have commented that they found this practice very reassuring.
With backgrounds in nursing, midwifery small business ownership, teaching, first aid, building renovation and gardening we bring a wealth of experience in organisation, flexibility and practicality to the task at hand.
Why we want to house sit:
After spending several months travelling up and down the east coast in Alan the Campervan, of course it is great to stay in a house or flat rent free, sleep in a normal bed and not have to walk 200 metres to the nearest loo. However, there is so much more to gain. We enjoy meeting new people (and their pets), and the surprise of finding ourselves in places that we may not have discovered otherwise. Caring for animals in their own homes is fun and very rewarding as we get to know them and work on building a trusting and affectionate relationship. We get a thrill when owners return to find their pets content and thriving, their gardens happy, and their homes even neater and tidier than when they left.

leo


  • Wollongong & Illawarra

Hello...i do like most animals..but the reason I,m on this site is principally to do with economics...no bull!
Grew up with dogs as pets.In adult life my partner forced cats upon me & lo and behold i grew to love the critters too.
Later on a moggy claimed me as his owner for 8 years...very heartbroken when his time came.
Not fond of aggressive dogs though...so give me a pass if you have such vicious animals..i may not like the owner!

Pensioner ..worked at schools as gardener/handyman...on the Mid Nth Coast NSW

I am n/s not too interested in grog.Interested in health of body/mind/soul....yeah one of those nutters.


Employed by the dept of educ for 35years ...will respect your animals,home and surrounds

My regards Leo

John


  • NSW

I am currently living in a Retirement Village. I am free to come and go as I please. I wish to become a house sitter as I want to experience living in various locations. I plan to sell my rented home in Sydney and buy a unit in Sydney or country NSW on the coast in which to live. I have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. As my children had pets I have had experience caring for cats & dogs. I am fit and I can mow lawns and attend to a garden as well if the stay is long enough. I am a tidy individual who likes to live in a clean well kept environment. I am a man of sober habits & I exercise regularly and meditate to keep physically and mentally fit.

John Harkins bio:

John graduated from the University of NSW as an Engineer and operated his own management consulting company for many years (www.unitconsulting.com.au). John is a retired Reserve Naval Officer.A Character Reference & a Police Check are enclosed.

JOHN HARKINS’ CHARACTER REFERENCE PROVIDED BY EMAIL

Fri 2/06/2017 1:52 PM

RE: John Harkins Character Reference

I have known John Harkins for approximately 20 years.

In my role as a business managers and owner, I have worked with many contractors and consultants, and in my opinion John is one of the most honest, hardworking, tenacious and principled people I know.

As far as is reasonably, or even unreasonably possible, John will do exactly as he promised he would do, on time or early, and will tell the absolute truth about what has happened and why. In other words, if John tells you about the past, then it happened, and if he tells you about the future, then it will happen! Naturally, John can be proven wrong by circumstance and outside forces, but when it comes to things turning out the way he promised, he will make extraordinary efforts to ensure that you can rely on his word.

Further, John is extremely loyal to his personal and professional relationships and partnerships. If you entrust something to John, he will take care of it, and you, with all his strength and ability – and as a highly tenacious individual, that is saying something.

I stayed in John’s house as a “boarder” for a few days a week, for about a year, while travelling into Sydney on business a few years ago. John is a very house-proud and particular man, everything has a place and everything is in its place. He allowed me plenty of freedom to “make myself at home”, and looked after the property I left in the room from week to week, and his Golden Rule is simple: leave it as it was when you found it, or better.

In reciprocity, for a few days a week for a year or more, I allowed John to use my Sydney-based vehicle while I travelled overseas; he follows his own advice, always surprising me with excellent care and attention to my car; perhaps he leaves it full of gas, perhaps he takes it in for a service, perhaps he cleans it; common courtesy perhaps, but that’s exactly what you hope for, when you leave a valuable asset in someone else’s care.

In summary, I have no hesitation in recommending John for the role he has indicated he’s interested in (house-sitting), and I’m confident he will protect and defend the owner’s property, and consequently live up to your trust in him.

Kind regards
James Powell
WiseTech GLOBAL
e: james.powell@wisetechglobal.com | s: cargowise.james.powell | t:+61 (2) 8001 2200

Tracey & Kim


  • Bundaberg & Wide Bay

Recommended animal lovers, professional and experienced


About Tracey & Kim

We have been pet and home sitting since 2009. We are both in our fifties and are extremely trustworthy, very reliable, kind, honest people that love animals and gardening. We promise that we will take care of your pets and home as if they were our own. As homeowners for over thirty years and now landlords, we understand how precious homes are and how important it is to have someone looking after your property who can be 110% trusted.

As experienced animal lovers, we had pets whilst we had our family home, cats, dog, hamsters, fishes and birds. Scratch a very talented black and white cat was our last pet at home. Oh what a character he was, he would knock on the front door knocker to be let in being too lazy to come round the back to this cat flap. If we did not hear the faint knocking then Holly our border collie cross dog would alert us. But the only thanks Holly would get from Scratch was a hiss and a possible swipe of his paw as he walked in past her. We do miss them but as you can see we have wonderful memories.

We moved to Australia from the UK with our family (including our cats) in 2004. We bought a house in Adelaide where we lived for three years before moving to Queensland. Once Scratch passed away we brought a caravan and haven't looked back.

Since 2009 we have been travelling around Australia whilst pet and house sitting and working part-time. We also return back to Kent, England regularly to be with family and friends.

We have both the UK and Australian Police Checks.
Why we want to house sit

The experience of being part of a community and exploring new locations enriched our lives. Through house sitting, we have made many friends who have invited us back time and time again to look after their homes and pets. We love to provide peace of mind to the homeowner whilst they are away by letting them know that their house and pets are being taken care of. We do not have pets of our own anymore but by taking care of other peoples pets we get the satisfaction we miss and need.

And receiving reviews like these makes us want to continue house sitting:-
Our first house sit - "Kim and Tracey house sat for us twice in 2009 and 2010. We went away this year and tried to get them again, but they couldn't make it. They were excellent. In fact, I thought they left our place better than when they moved in". Kathy - Northern Territory, Australia

"We would not hesitate to recommend Tracey and Kim as house sitters most warmly. They were exceptionally easy to deal with, flexible, caring and thoughtful. They obviously loved our pets and sent us regular photos of them while we were away along with notes on how they were doing. This was very much appreciated. When we got home, there was lovely food in the fridge and a framed photo of our pets on the wall". Harmony - Kent, England

"I can attest that they came with resounding references from others. Probably the most common theme was that they left the property in better condition than they found it. We can also confirm this in our case." Sandy - South Australia

"Tracey & Kim sat our house for 5 months while touring in our caravan. They looked after our property as if it was their own everything was spotless including the yard upon our return. Would have no hesitation in recommending them & wish them all the best for future house sits." Len & Julie - Heritage Park, Queensland.

"Tracey and Kim advised us on what we need to do before we went on holiday which helped us immensely and meant we had a stress free break. Molly is sitting on my lap and wants to say she and Bradley had a fabulous time with you and Kim" Eleanor - Sandwich Kent, England
Our experience

As house sitters since 2009 and homeowners, we have experience of looking after properties and dealing with any issue which may arise.
We are both house proud and enjoy gardening, tending the veggie plot and looking after the odd Vineyard. We have helped out with pruning, picking oranges and avocados. Taking care of Banana plants, looking after spas and swimming pools.

We have been fortunate enough to have house sat for two different couples - three times, one couple - two times as well as many others and we are still counting and enjoying every bit of it.

Some of the pets we have cared for whilst house sitting :
- Milly and Tippy, two adorable dogs who lived with 1 duck and 11 chickens. We had to be fast when collecting the eggs as Tippy would always try to get to them and steal them first.
- Riley, a captivating Jack Russell who we have had the pleasure of caring for 3 times and who since has sadly gone to pet heaven. She adored my husband Kim, his shadow.
- Barry, Blanch and Pretty three cats who we have cared for twice. They are lovable mischief makers with individual characters. Barry playful but reserved who bought us the odd live trophy. Pretty loves snuggling up on the bed at night for cuddles and all the attention she can get. Blanche is shy, she likes her own space but loves dribbling while cuddling.

Jenny & Steve


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

We are a married professional couple in our early 30’s. We are clean, quiet, tidy and are non-smokers. We would respect your house and belongings like it was our own place. Both of us enjoy looking after pets. Previous good renting record. Currently living with family to save for a house and wanting to stay closer to the city due to Steve’s work. Steve is a draftsman and I am a Occupational Therapist. We are Happy to provide personal and professional references if required.