Hi, Michael here,we live on the beautiful Gold Coast but in the coming months I need to be in bne a fair bit for work so looking for house sits so I can spend blocks of time living there. I do real estate photography (indoor, outdoor & drone) on a casual basis and Uber driving.We own our home (on a large block with pool) so very used to looking after a property. Pretty much had pets my whole life too and we currently have a 16 year old cattle dog, Ellie (with some blue heeler in her) and a 4 year old ginger cat, Ninja. Please note though that I won't be traveling with them (as much as Ellie would love to come!) as my wife will be staying home due to her own work commitments.I love pets and especially how they are always so excited to see you when you get home. No matter what kind of day you've had they always get your attention and cheer you up when you walk in the door!!Just to update (26th July 2017), I'm currently in my 13th house sit since June 2016, the first was looking after 2 loving, mad, boisterous dogs in Wellington Point, a gorgeous tortoise shell cat in Coorparoo (3 times), 2 excitable dogs in Fitzgibbon, an elderly cat in Wilston (twice), 2 affectionate cats in Ferny Hills (4 times),2 cats, again in Ferny Hills, 2 cats in Kelvin Grove and a very cute Cavoodle in Wellington point!. Happy to put you in touch with any of the above for references (not all were booked through this site).At 58 I'm what is referred to as a "mature gentleman" although my mates would argue I'm neither mature nor a gentleman....hahaha. I'm very well house trained, a non smoker and love pets, so, you know, probably the perfect house sitter.....hahaha.Happy to keep you up-to-date with some snaps via sms or instagram of how your pets are going while you're away, even the odd messenger/facetime chat too if you like! I trust this is sufficient for now so please get in touch if you would like to chat further.Michael(The pet photos include some of my "partners in crime" to date...lol)
We live on the Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney and love to housesit for our holidays. This has enabled us to meet wonderful people, explore new areas and make lots of fury new friends! We come to Melbourne regularly to visit family and friends, so most of our housesitting experience has been in and around the suburbs of Melbourne. We have experience in caring for dogs, cats, fish and are open to expanding our pet repertoire. We become quite attached to the animals we are caring for by the end of a house sit and it can be a little sad to leave. Our family is clean, tidy and very respectful of the homes and property of the families we housesit for. I enjoy leaving a sparkling clean house, fresh flowers and a home cooked meal for the family to return to. We are also happy to collect your mail, put the bins out and water your garden. We don't smoke, have completed police checks and can provide references from happy home/pet owners we have house sat for.A little about us... I (Jodi) enjoy reading, baking, films, swimming and bushwalking. Andrew LOVES his AFL, anything remotely associated with sport and great coffee. While Zoe loves dancing, swimming and sparkly dresses!
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
Hello.We are a recently retired teaching couple who are active,love animals and nature, and are interested in looking after your home and animals for you while you are away. We have our own home in the Hunter Valley, NSW, where we live with our 3 teenage children who are completing their uni degrees and working.The kids are now old enough to look after themselves and our little dog,and we are looking forward to heading out and seeing Australia. We are non-smokers; love to walk and exercise;are clean and tidy;enjoy tending to gardens and have prior experience with a wide variety of pets. We have house sat in the past, and can provide references if required.
HiWe are currently travelling around Australia in our caravan with our much loved dog and companion Coco who is a 9 year old shitzu/malteese.We love animals and would treat your loved pets as part of our family. We have been fortunate to have done a few house sits and sat some beautiful dogs, cat and chickens...very fond memories. Coco also loved the company. We are currently in NSW and slowly travelling towards Qld.Paul is a retired fire officer with 36 years service and I have worked in a catholic school for 26 years. We are non smokers and very tidy. We had a 5 acre property out of Townsville and we are therefore familiar with bore water pumps, ride on mowers, tractors etc.We are non smokers and would treat your house with respect. Feel free to contact us for any further information. We would love to hear from you.
HelloI am new to the Brisbane area and interested in house/pet sitting as it is a great way to experience different surrounding areas, while having the added company of animals. With maturity on my side (40's) I can guarantee that I will treat your home with respect and dote on your animals, attending to their needs as you request. I have a natural affinity with animals and children and have been minding friends and colleagues homes and pets for about 20yrs. Some of the animals I have minded include a blind dog, chickens, cats and fish and I have seen to the upkeep of a few gardens. This might sound weird but I find weeding really therapeutic. I am a non-smoker and pet and child free. I enjoy some form of movement each day so walking your dog (should you have one) is a welcome task for me. I am extremely trustworthy and can provide a Police check and references and would love to meet you and your pets, should you like to get to know more of who I am.
Hi Dog/Cat and Garden Lovers. I am a IT professional who recently returned from a sabbatical and will be spending the next 6 months or so working on contracts in Sydney. Non Smoker, clean, Yoga Teacher, who until recently had two dogs whom I walked daily. Animals are amazing and time spent with them is good for the soul. My family has always had cat's and dog's and whether big or small, we always seem to get along. On weekends I can be found at North Curl Curl dog park with my dog's of which I now share custody. They are one Pugalier (see photo) and one old lady Jack Russel whom I have had for 13 years. Previous pets include: Boxers, Staffies and recently trained my brothers Turkish Kangal (big dog). I have never looked after the following pets: snakes, rodents or horses. Avid gardener and handyman, let me know what you need fixed while you are away. I like to keep busy with physical work, so mowing, painting, building, repairs and many other skills are what I bring to the table. If you would allow me to take care of your house and love ones, I promised to do my very best to love and care for plants and animals alike.
Hello,My name is Rosalie, and I am mid/mature age, but not old. I really enjoy caring for people, animals, and the home.I spent some time house/pet sitting in New Zealand and also in Brisbane, Gold and Sunshine coast, Toowoomba etc. I had the opportunity to be able to train the little dog, a Shi Tzu cross Griffin. She was great fun and had a good sense of humour. We went for long and short walks along the river and at the beach, which she loved. I have cared for many breeds, sizes and ages of both dogs and cats. Some owners say that their pet misses me when I leave which is a lovely compliment and testimony as to our mutual respect and empathy, and understanding. We both (I and the pets) enjoy walks, grooming, tummy tickles, massages, pats and cuddles; leaving them happy and content.. Homes ranging from kit homes to a $7million home are all treated as a sanctuary, with respect and care, leaving them sparkly clean.My background is in personal transformation, health, teaching movement, yoga, Pilates, fitness; nutrition and bodywork.Having spent two years in Japan teaching English as a 2nd language, I learned a lot about myself at the same time as experiencing another culture.Since a child, our family had pets, so I can relate to and understand their needs. I have had cats, German Shepherd dog, birds and mice (courtesy of my daughters when they were young), and generally have a good rapport with all animals, and people.I am confident that you will feel secure and at ease while on your trip, knowing that your pets and home will be well cared for.
Hey guys,I'm super keen to start sitting as I've heard from friends and family about how rewarding and great the lifestyle is. Living so far from the city/Uni I need to be closer for uni commitments. Being a lifeguard I'm quite responsible and mature for my age. I have a passion for fitness, keeping healthy and I have loads of experience looking after and caring for animals and pets. I'm well kept and will look after both your pets and property with the up most respect! I hope you see me as being fit to look after your loved ones, if needed I'm more than happy to supply references.Hope to hear from you soon!
Sally and I (David) are both retirees (former teacher and former NSW public servant). We moved from NSW to Queensland in 2014.We now live on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. Prior to buying a house, we house sat 5 separate houses in the region. These all had various animals (birds, cats, dogs) which we enjoyed looking after including some dog walking when suggested by the house owner.We are now wanting to travel in Australia and to get to know Brisbane more.The home we had in NSW was on 2.5 acres with lawns, gardens, fruit trees and a pool. Thus we are experienced at caring for and maintaining gardens, with a good working knowledge of pumps, irrigation systems and water tanks. We are happy to undertake all necessary garden and household tasks required.We are animal lovers having had many pets of our own over the past years, including dogs, cats, horses, fish, rabbits, birds and ducks. Sally has also raised three guide dog puppies, has taught at dog obedience classes and has bred many Burmese cats. We can manage pet's medications and veterinary visits if required. Both Sally and I are keen walkers and enjoy walking and exercising dogs. Sally and I are well known in our local community and can provide contact details for our referees who will vouch for our honesty, integrity, loyalty and reliability. Clear police checks can also be provided on request. We are quiet, non-smokers who would look after your home, garden and pets as we would our own.Whilst we are house sitting, we have children living locally who will look after our present house (gardens, pool and cats).We can travel in the region to meet people if required prior to a house letter making a decision if required.Some references are attached
Vera and I came to live with our married daughter and children in Forest Lake, Queensland in mid 2015. Forest Lake house blocks vary in size from 250 sq m to 500-600 sq m and we came from 11 years on a 3½ acre property that we owner built and loved. We feel a bit "stifled". Vera did extensive gardening and we built a pond (11m round) that housed many Australian native fish and lillies. We were used to "zooming" around on ride-on mowers and now we could just about hand mow what we have.We both lead a relatively quiet non-smoking lifestyle and have a daily walk of about 2km. Pet walking is guaranteed for your loved one(s).Animals: We had a dog, chickens, ducks and up to 5 sheep so we can just about "handle" - and enjoy - most wildlife (maybe not snakes). In the current household we have 3 dogs, 3 parrots, 2 doves and a fish. Daily routine involves feeding/changing water; providing stimulating play (even the 3 parrots roam the garden and enjoy a ride on our shoulders) and, of course, taking note of any behaviour changes which may indicate any pet being unwell.Sitting experience: We looked after a fellow lawn bowler's house in May 2016 for 9 days and have been asked to do the same from 13th July to 28th August 2016. We were complemented on the house tidiness when the owners returned and we waited for them to hand back the house keys.We almost certainly could supply references from Bruce and Denise if requested (they are not registered on happyhousesitters).
Hi, My name is Robyn. I work as a Teachers Aide, a job I have been doing for 16 years and love.I love to travel & experience new places and meet new people. I enjoy going for walks (especially on the beach) Zumba,Sewing [sometimes] & catching up with friends for a coffee or wine.I am very house proud & enjoy gardening.I am a non smoker. I love cats, having previously had 3(and dogs if they are not too big). I am keen on housesitting as it allows me time to get a true feel for a place. I have done some housesitting in Hervey Bay recently and can provide references if required.
I'm a Brisbane local for the last 10 years, originally from Central Queensland. I've worked many years in the Qld Govt and their last criminal history clearance of me was July 2016. A house sitter since mid-2016 who loves animals! I love dogs, fish and birds especially, and grew up with lots of pets. I have two references attached from a private house sits (not this website). I lead a quiet personal life, love a clean house, non-smoking, and like to get out walking which makes dogs easy and enjoyable for me. My family has animal-loving in their genes, with 2 vet nurses, 1 pet hotel owner and dog groomer all in my family. I also love gardens and plants and have quite a green thumb. I am reaching a financial goal and after returning from several months abroad. With my things in storage, house-sitting has been a simple and convenient transition for me. I'm taking future bookings preferably 12 days minimum periods, for Brisbane locations close to public transport. I look forward to hearing about your house sitting needs.
Dear Friends,We are a married couple with property in the Hinterlands of Northern NSW. Our house is rented and we are living in the Studio when home because we love to travel and experience new places; and because we work predominantly online - house sitting is a perfect way to achieve this. Up and till recently we have frequently looked after homes and pets for family and friends, but in order to expand our connectivity we have decided to join the happy house sitters club!We have plenty of experience in all matter of things required for looking after your home and pets. Having property of our own which is partially owner built we are very handy in all matters house and garden. Although we don't have pets of our own, animals always love us and we enjoy giving them the love and attention they need to be happy while their folks are away. We are artistic people and love living in beautiful spaces and are very clean and considerate of our environment. We are vegetarian, non-smokers, love walking and bike riding in nature, gardening, music and healthy lifestyle.Please don't hesitate to contact us regarding your position as we are very happy to provide references to verify our identity and happy relations with previous hosts. Although we are looking mostly for positions in the Northern NSW and South East QLD regions - if you have a long sit in another part of Australia we will definitely consider it if you think we are the best qualified! best regardsJustin and Ema
Hello :-). My name is Birgit. I am a professional single mature age woman, am extremely house-proud and adore animals, in particular cats and dogs. I work as a consultant (ex academic) and do a lot of my work from home which gives me plenty of time to be around your adored furry family members. I would love to care for your home and give your loved pets lots of TLC as if they were my own. Being single with grown up children I cherish the feeling of being needed while putting your mind at ease when you are away from home. I love reading, writing and listening to music, enjoy gardening and being in nature. I have house and pet sat in the past, here and overseas whenever I found myself in a transitional period for my work. I enjoyed taking care of all the adorable animals and treasured homes that had been entrusted to me by wonderful people in both Sydney, Melbourne and recently again in London over the last two years immensely. It never took me long at all to establish a bond with the animals and, I am happy to say, also to connect beautifully with the home owners and pet 'parents' which has led to being invited again to house and pet sit for them. Please refer to my references here on this website which confirm my sincerity and respectful approach. I have only just now returned to house and pet sitting and therefore do not have any written recent references here on this site. However, I have been asked again to house and pet sit for a family in Balmain in June/July who are happy to be contacted. You are also welcome to check out my LinkedIn profile as part of a reference.Please call me on my mobile any time. Should I not answer immediately I will return your call as soon as I can. Kind regards,Birgit
Animal Lover and Hermit Crab looking for temporary shell to share with furry friends!I am a reliable, responsible and down to earth person (female, German, late-thirties, non-smoker) with a big heart, happy outlook on life and broad interests. I've lived in Australia for 6 years and just got back after three years in Germany, ready to live the digital nomad dream.I love animals (especially cats) and gardens (all kinds) but my travelling life style isn't quite suited to have my own just yet so it would be lovely to care for someone else's for a while. I am honest and have a high standard of cleanliness. I will treat your home and animal/s as if they were my own and look forward to meeting you! :-)
Dear Home Owner, I am a full time worker with a flexible role at RMIT University in Melbourne. I am currently paying off a flat in Carlton, and starting a new venture in a Church that I have recently purchased in the Country. I also have a small 5 acre farmlet and house that I renovated in the Country. The town name is Byaduk.As such I look for ways to offset some of my costs and have found becoming a host on Airbnb a great way to meet new people, share my lovely spaces and to cover some of my mortgage and renovation costs. To make this feasible I would like to develop an ongoing role as a house sitter in inner Melboure. I love animals and gardens and am happy moving around so house sitting makes complete sense to me . I am currently house sitting for a friend who is in India for a couple of months and decided to get started with House Sitters to build up a clientele of home owners with the aim of sitting houses all year round. Its worth noting that as a home owner and renovator myself I am very practical and can manage minor repairs or preventative maintenance. And am really good at managing trades people if there was a need to engage someone. I am very clean and generally tidy. I love to play acoustic guitar and ukelele and read alot. Although I do work long hours at certain peak times of the year I am flexible and would not neglect the home and responsabilities of pets or garden.I have lived with cats, dogs, goats, fish and cockatoos as pets and I love the affection and companionships of them all (Although fish can be a bit distant). I am fit and healthy and would welcome the opportunity to have more exercise so if your sit required watering a garden or weeding or walking a dog etc then I'm up for it.I do not smoke and I eat a mainly vegetable based diet. I rarely drink alcohol and do not party as such. That being said I am fun and friendly and enjoy being with people.I prefer a small space in which to do a bit of morning yoga and a good vaccuum is handy as I love to keep dust to a bare minimum.The online address of my airbnb properties are: https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/9962446https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/9960983And the website for my new venturewww.creativepeopleplace.comPlease do not hesitate to contact me for a discussion and/or interview about looking after your home and pets. Kindest regardsCarolyn
I am a young women, 29 years old and I animals lover. I have a very nice cat, he´s 9 years old and he´s really sweet. I am very responsible, quite and friendly. Actually I finished the University (Public Relations) and I will start to my journal.
Hi,We're Andrew and Fern, a married couple from Melbourne and Southampton (UK). We've recently moved from Cardiff to Melbourne and we're hoping that house sitting will give us the chance to see a bit more of the city and figure out where we want to settle down. Both of us have grown up with animals including dogs, cats and guinea pigs; we're longing for another pet of our own which just isn't possible at the moment so we have a lot of love and care to offer yours. We also have a vet in the immediate family who is on hand to offer advice if it happened to be needed.We are non-smokers who live tidily, quietly, and enjoy cooking and walking when we get home from work. Work for us is based in Melbourne CBD but we're lucky enough to have the flexibility of working from home on occasions.We're looking forward to exploring Melbourne and meeting some lovely people and pets along the way.Cheers,Andrew and Fern
we are a retired senior couple in our sixtes, we live in a lifesyle village not a retierment village the differance is that we keep active&healthy as we have lots of things to do in the lifesyle village. we would look after your home&pets as if they are our own, respect for your home&lots of love&cuddles for your pets. we are a non smoking couple, we have been house&pet sitting for a couple of years&it gives us joy to think we are helping you to have a holiday knowing that your pets are in their own home&surrounding without the stress of going into kennnels. our regular people that we house sit for would give you a reference for us should you want one , we have a couple of winerys that we sit for so we are used to chucks,geese&ducks as well as dogs&cats. police clearance available
Hi,I love animals, am clean, considerate, and quiet. Love to roam and take pictures and feel at home in both urban and country environments. I have been running Airbnb properties for the past seven years, mostly as a 'superhost' so am clean, responsible, and enjoy meeting new people from everywhere.House sitting is knew to me but animal care is not. I have experience with dogs, cats, horses and wilderness wildlife. I am hoping to find some long term sits.Tess
Hello everyone!New to this site, I'm moving home to Victoria after several years living abroad in the UK and Europe. I'm a school teacher and writer, planning to spend some months developing side projects, which enables me to be quite flexible on location. Having lived in a variety of shared houses and independent rentals over the last decade, I'm very conscious and considerate of maintaining a clean environment. Very happy to help out with a spot of gardening too, especially during the coming spring months.By nature I'm caring and affectionate towards all animals, but especially dogs, having always grown up with our beloved family dogs as furry best friends. Not having a pet has been one of the big sacrifices of living aboard and instead I'm a very proud auntie to my sister's adopted Pomeranian! I can assure that your pets will be pampered with attention, exercise and cuddles when in my care, and I would be available to be present at home during most of the day if desired. Happy to provide references on request. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a line! I'm eager to explore new areas whilst looking after both home and precious pets, and look forward to hearing from you soon.
(Sorry but we are fully booked for the rest of 2017) Hi, my husband and I are recently retired teachers 61 and 62 who have lived and worked in the same area for 32 years. Of course as teachers we had regular police checks and we can also provide references. After retirement we went to Canada, Hawaii, Far North Queensland and Tasmania. Yes we have caught the travel bug! We are friendly, reliable and caring and now that our children have grown up and our beloved pets passed away we are rattling around our house with time on our hands. As a retired couple we are available for any length of time and we can plan to house sit everywhere in Australia for the next 12 months to 24 months after which time we hope our children will provide us with grandchildren to spoil. As my husband Ross is a very keen fisherman we try for locations close to good fishing areas. We love animals and we always look after all our friends and neighbours pets, houses, gardens and mail when they are away. One of them suggested pet and house sitting as it involves travelling, animals and gardening! We will take meticulous care of your house, mail, indoor plants, veggie gardens and lovingly look after dogs, cats, birds, fish, chooks, rabbits and guinea pigs. We are more than happy to be in touch with you prior to the pet and house sit and we can also give you updates during your trip so get in touch with us any time to discuss your needs and travel dates as we can accommodate our time to suit your needs. We prefer the northern areas of Australia during the winter months and we are looking forward to a visit to New Zealand in 2018. Ross is a keen fisherman and gardener, I adore reading and writing and tend to be more of a home body and we both really enjoy seeing new sights and meeting new people. You can leave knowing we will take extremely good care of your pets, house and garden and while you’re away. Ross and I are looking forward to getting to know you and giving your pets our love and attention. Prior to handover we would prefer a written list of your requirements and instructions including your mobile number and email address so we can make contact and get to know each other prior to your trip. We know the importance of trust in this relationship and can assure you of our honesty and love of animals, in fact we have found the hardest part of pet sitting is saying goodbye to the pets because we grow so fond of them. Jo and Ross Tanner
We are seasoned House sitters who love love animals and will care for your home as if it were our own. Our little Moodle, Chevy, travels with us sometimes. We are both non-smokers.We have done house sitting on and off since 2011 - one of which was a long term 2 ½ year house sit - written reference attached. We also have the contact details of other couples we have house sat for and are happy to pass on these details.Having a suitable place to park/store our Caravan would be appreciated.
I am an independent, mature and reliable single professional person who works in the city. I have several years experience in house and pet sitting and would love the honour of looking after your home and pets. I am a non smoker who is honest clean and tidy, and a huge animal lover with extensive experience in caring for pets and walking dogs.. I would be delighted to hear from you. References are availableKind regardsLisa
Hi, We are a retired active non smoking couple who enjoy walking, swimming, fishing and traveling. Over the last 12 months we have had over a dozen house sits on hobby farms and in the suburbs and have thoroughly enjoyed our house sits and grown fond of our pets which have included dogs, cats, fish, ducks, chooks and sheep. We have also developed good relationships with home owners and have been invited to house sit a second time.Being clean and tidy people, we will respect your home as if our own. We can provide references and police checks if required and our referees are happy to be contacted.Look forward to our next house sit.Deb and Harry
Hello!I am a former Maths/Science teacher who has chosen to visit Australia via house sitting! I have a car and my traveling mate, Billy, my 6 year old schnauzer X and hope to meet lots of people while traveling. I have rented out my house and am having a great time. I had my first two sits here in Tasmania and 7 more scheduled in Victoria, NSW and ending the year in QLD. I love to garden and adore animals and am considered to always have a tidy home! I'm a non- smoker. I have had chooks before and love horses and cows! Please consider me for your next sitter for 2018!Cheers, Patty
We are a retired couple, Mike and Cathy. We enjoy traveling around Australia and are now grey nomads. Mike is a retired draftsman/landscaper and Cathy is a retired nurse. We are trustworthy, tidy and non smokers. We enjoy beaches, walking, gardening and reading. We have had previous sits in Tasmania, Victoria, NSW and Queensland over the last 5 years. We will look after your home in the same manner we love and respect our own home. We understand the importance of looking after your loved pet and house. We really enjoy our time with the dogs and cats when we house sit as we are unable to have a pet when traveling with us at the moment. We enjoy stopping for a while and developing a friendship with a dog or cat or both. We find we have more time to spend with the animals now and enjoy their company.Reference Copy of reference 17 May 2013To whom it may ConcernReference: Michael & Cathy FreemanDear Sir/MadamThis letter is to confirm that we have used Michael & Cathy Freeman as house sitters at our country property near Daylesford in Victoria on two occasions.Both sessions were for a couple of weeks and involved looking after our cat and now our dog as well as maintaining a “lived in” look to our house.Michael is an experienced landscape gardener and builder and Cathy is a registered theatre nurse, so you can expect that they have an excellent understanding and control of things while you are away.We have remained in contact with them and have no hesitation in recommending them for a similar role at any property.We are happy to be contacted in relation to any application they may make and look forward to having them back at our place at some time in the future.Yours sincerelyANDREW ASHBOLTAndrew Ashbolt565 Back Glenlyon Road Glenlyon, VIC 3461 Mobile: 0419 310 273 Email: email@example.com
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