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Anne & Reginald


  • ACT, Brisbane

I, Anne have been house-sitting for over twelve 12 years in the ACT and three years in Noosa Qld and Reginald has house sat in Brisbane in the past. We have many happy home and pet owners.

Hi! I'm Anne in Canberra and Reg my partner from Brisbane. We've been house sitting for over 12 years in Brisbane and Noosa QLD and Canberra. We are mature, non-smokers with great references. We are clean, caring and have a strong sense of responsibility toward your house, gardens and pets, have respect for your things and your privacy. I (Anne) is a non-smoking, quiet mature medical technician fully employed on the south side of Canberra. I (Reginald) also a non-smoker, is a work-from-home law student and also works from home as well. We are both capable, strong and reliable. We have many repeat home and pet owners.

We are very careful with your property, great with animals of all types and sizes. We have our own transport and am physically fit. We have looked after farms, houses, and apartments in the past, and lots of cats and dogs. We like going on walks especially with a dog. We dearly love the company of cats. Anything you need while you are away we can do, collect mail etc.

We coordinate well with your relatives friends and neighbors as or if required.

We have a CV and personal references (also on this website) and am available for an interview as required. I can offer 'peace of mind' while you are away.

Looking forward to meeting you and taking care of your home and loved pets and gardens while you are away.

Kind regards

Anne and Reginald

0417774542

anne.pacey@gmail.com

Eddie & Lidija


  • Syd. Southern suburbs, Wollongong & Illawarra

We are a recently retired couple who are wanting to house sit in the southern suburbs Sydney/Wollongong area to spend more time with our newly born grandson.

We are home owners in Albury NSW. We have always had pets until now. We really miss having our own animals so we would love to care for and give lots of love and attention to your pets.
Until our retirement we ran a cleaning business for thirty five years which included in the last few years having fifteen regular house cleaning jobs for professional people.

We take great pride in keeping our home in immaculate condition, always clean, neat and tidy. We would take very good care of your home and pets like it is our own.
Please feel free to contact us anytime.

House sitting reference
29.12.2016 Figtree (Wollongong) NSW Australia
To whom it may concern,
Eddie and Lidija Jabbour just recently house sit for us and looked after our dog labrador Oreo from 17-29 Dec 2016. They are very reliable, easy to deal with and looked after our pet and house as if it was their own. We came home to a very clean house and a very settled dog. We highly recommend them for house sitting jobs.
Thanks,
Fortune and Jaime Mercado
House sitting reference

4.10.2016 Albury NSW Australia
Simone (simone@skincorrection.com.au)
I am so pleased we had Eddie and Lidija to take care of our house and three dogs (our precious babies) last summer while i was away several times working.  I first met Lydia in November 2012 when she started working as my weekly house cleaner.  She always did an immaculate job.  My dogs looked forward to Lidija coming each week because she would give them lots of love and attention.  I did not hesitate to have Eddie and Lidija house sit as they are honest, trustworthy and looked after my home like it was their own and gave our dogs lots of love and attention.


Lidija and Eddie are a lovely friendly couple who house sat for us while we travelled Overseas for a period of two weeks in March 2017
They were very accommodating meeting with us twice before we left allowing time
to get to know them and giving them an opportunity to familiarise themselves with our requirements. They were left to care for our pool, 3 dogs, 2 cats, horse, goat and chooks.

We felt very comfortable with our choice of people to be in our home and even left with our daughter and son spending one night still in our home before they were able to fly to meet us.

We weren't disappointed, Lidija and Eddie competently maintained our home on 4 acres to a very high standard and left everything in a pristine condition with our animals well loved and happy.

We highly recommend them to house sit for you and we will definitely be engaging them to look after our house in the future.


Christine and Bruce Andersen

Eloise


  • Melbourne

Hello! I've been house siting for about 12 months now, and have had a variety of experience with cats and dogs. I'm after a quiet place to study, and having a furry friend to chat to and go for walks with is always nice! I'm happy to provide a police check and references, and I'd love to meet you and your pets before you leave. If I sound like a good fit for you, please get in contact. Happy holiday planning!

Fran & Mike


  • QLD, SA, VIC

Introduction

We are a mature and friendly retired couple, professional,practical and resilient in new situations, and look forward to new homes and pets to care for. We are non smokers, tidy, active,gardeners, and keen to explore new communities. We have already enjoyed 5 house and pet sits both in Australia and overseas with another organisation in the last year, with excellent references. We appreciate Happy House Sitters because it it has such a range of Australia wide clients, and is easy to access.
We would take care of your home and pets, as we would our own, and keep them safe and happy until you return.

Why we want to house sit

House and pet sitting is appealing because of the built in adventure and novelty of such diverse opportunities. We have enjoyed much travel in Australia and overseas, ship, caravan, camping, coast, desert and bush, but would look forward to the interest of connecting with the everyday life in new communities. Many sits give insight to the places less travelled, rather than big tourism locations, and Mike is a keen historian where ever we are.
0ur creatures are an essential part of life, but the extra additions to the 'family', "step grand-dogs,cats..and one day hopefully, alpacas!!'', will have all the love and care we can give in the allocated time!

What we bring to the assignment / relevant experience

We have lived in city and country, in town houses and on acreages, and had donkeys, dogs, cats, chooks, and sheep! Our experience in education, country and city communities,gardening, house repairs,and dealing with the emergencies of life, makes us useful Sitters! Having a good sense of humor helps too.We have police checks,and house sitting references.
We currently have an old beagle/terrier x, Maggie May, a dear rescue dog, who, as we speak, is snuffling her way through seaweed and beach sand! We love our entertaining chooks, and their produce! Harry the Cat sadly left us after 12 years of slothful existence!
Do contact us if your place and pets seem like a good match!

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

Margaret


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore

I am looking for house sit in Sydney area preferably Eastern suburbs or Lower North Shore, and would consider city, Rocks/Millers Point area, preferably sometime in June/July 2015.
My husband is a professional in Albury and I have a large residence with garden acreage and 2 dogs who are walked daily. I am well equipped to handle home duties along with garden and dog/pet maintenance .
I have excellent references to submit if required along with Police and Children check.
My reason for house sit is to do short term work, catch up with one of my daughters who currently lives in Edgecliff and I also very much enjoy being in Sydney.
I would care for your home or apartment as if it were my own which I take great pride in. I did three house sits during the course of last year in Mosman, Potts Point and Edgecliff.

I am considered a very trustworthy, caring and practical house sitter.

Sharon


  • Sydney, North Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, Hobart, Rural/Regional Tas, SW Vic, Perth

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

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

As a home owner, I'm conscious of the attention to detail and practical care that go into maintaining a beautiful property. My tasks during housesits have included maintaining in-ground pools and organic veggie gardens while caring for a range of animals - from the most petulant pig to the snuggliest spoodle. All my housesitting clients have asked me to return (see written references below), and please don't hesitate to let me know if you'd like me to put you in touch with previous and current clients so you can chat with them over the phone.

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

Sabine & Rene


  • Melbourne

Hello,

Thank you for stopping by on our profile!

We are a friendly, quiet, reliable, organised and non-smoking couple in our early 40's with no children working as researchers in Melbourne who started house sitting to experience living in and around Melbourne after moving to Melbourne in 2015.

Through house minding, we have had the opportunity to mind and enjoy many loved pets and befriend their wonderful owners. Our experience includes small and big dogs, cats, chooks, and fish. We have taken care of properties of various sizes both in- and outside. While you are away, we will ensure that your house and garden stay in good condition and most importantly that your pet(s) will be lovingly cared for with regular updates.

Our preference goes out to arrangements of longer duration (ranging from between 6 weeks to several months) but are also open to house sits of somewhat shorter duration.

We are more than happy to meet you and your pet(s) in person and chat about how we can help you. Also, in case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. References and endorsements from completed house sits, police checks, and character references are available.

We look forward to meeting you and exploring if we are a match for you and your pet(s)!

Best regards,
Rene and Sabine

Jim Morrison


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

I am moving to take up a new full-time position with Elders in Tassie.
I have previously house sat and can provide a reference if needed.
I am a tidy person and can look after the garden. My interests are tennis, golf and reading and this house in Mt Stuart would provide the perfect opportunity to tide me over while I look for a permanent residence.I have friends I can stay with until its available.

Barnaby


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

Hi!

Barnaby here! I am a Melbourne based actor (and no that doesn't mean 'waiter') currently touring Australasia in a major musical. I get large breaks where I come home and am looking for short/medium length sits for anyone who can understand why I don't want to be staying with my parents...

Due to the nature of my work I live a very quiet, healthy and clean life - an avid animal lover and miss having one of my own, extreamly happy to spoil any pets from puppies to parrots (I draw the line at spiders). Bit of a neat freak so I promise to leave the place cleaner than you left it and almost definitely smelling like baked goods!

Have references, police check and such available upon request.

Feel free to have a look at my instagram (@barnabyreiter) if you'd like to know more about me

Looking forward to hearing from you
Barnaby

Barbara


  • ACT

Tegan & Jarred


  • Melbourne

Hi, we would love to house sit for you and look after your pets!

We are a 28 and 27 year old couple from Melbourne who both still live at home while saving money. Therefore we love any opportunity to mind homes for people and look after their beloved pets while they are away. We are very kind, caring and trustworthy people who will treat your pets as if they were our own. We are more than happy to walk them daily and provide them with any special care they require. We are both clean and tidy people and would treat your house as if it were our own.

Please contact us if you would like to meet or for further discussion. We really do love animals and can provide references from previous house sitting roles we have been a part of!

Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you!

:)

Cheryl


  • ACT, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Rockhampton, SA, TAS, Melbourne, WA

Hi
I'm Cheryl an honest mature female who is clean trustworthy, non smoking and a respectful house sitter.

I work in financial services and have very flexible work hours working from home a few days per week in the Sydney CBD.

I have recently sold my home in Paddington and am wanting to house sit for a while before I eventually relocate to Brisbane to be with my family.

I can offer excellent references and am a very experienced dog /cat sitter.

My recent sits have been for Shih Tzu, Labra-Doodles, Sharpeis and Maltese Poodles.

Recent cat sits have been for Siamese, Maine Coons, Norwegian Forest, Persians, Burmese and most loved moggies!

I have no issue with helping with house work or light gardening and would treat your home as my own.

Warm regards,

Cheryl

therese & Kenneth


  • VIC

Hi - we are a semi retired couple living on the Sunshine Coast in Qld. Below are the points we consider to be the most important reasons for why we have chosen to become regular house/pet sitters:-

We have completed a number of pet/house sits and have found the experience to be really enjoyable and a great way for us to travel to different areas in Australia. We have had some wonderful pet experiences, met some great people and so we can only say really good things about our completed pet sits.
We are, of course, particularly conscious of the fact that we are in someone else's home and we take that responsibility very seriously.

Most importantly, we are animal lovers, have had many dogs and cats and know the one thing a pet owner wants, is to know their animal is happy and well cared for - we have been there ourselves. We always keep in touch via email with updates on how your pet is going.

So look forward to hearing from anyone who may be interested in our minding their home and or pet while they are away.

References available

Zoe


  • Melbourne

Hello!

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

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

I am just about to end my current lease, and on return from a work trip to Sri Lanka will be staying with a friend short term while I secure any house-sitting arrangements. Therefore I am available for any length of house-sitting (longer the better) and can provide personal or professional references as required. I am also getting police check which i can forward as required.

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

I have done some house/petsitting (2 x staffies) in the past and also used to voluteer at Save-a-dog shelter.

I am available from June 2017.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Barb


  • Sydney, Brisbane, South Eastern

I am responsible,tidy non smoking female in her early 30's who has grown up with an assortment of dogs, cats, fish, mice, rabbits and horses and understand the importance of having a reliable person to look after your house and your furry/hairy loved ones when you're away.

Having grown up around regional NSW, I've raised and grown up with small and large dogs (Boxers, Whippets, foxies, maltese x etc) as well as cats (indoor and outdoor). I've also been riding horses since I was 7yo and owned a couple of horses.

Love the outdoors and have travelled frequently, and previously volunteered with dog walking and the Humane Society teaching children about pet care.

I am active and conscientious person, and when not working currently am studying part-time online so my only request is access to internet (happy to pay for usage).

Happy to chat over Skype also and look forward to hearing from you!

Jemima


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley

Greetings!

I'm currently working on Sydney's North Shore in the hotel industry and I'm also studying a Master of Creative Writing at Sydney University. House sitting/pet/plant and pool minding began for me through word of mouth via friends and family, I've loved it so much that I signed up to this site and have been house sitting fairly consistently since April 2016.

I have been working in the hotel/tourism industry for 7 years. This all began in 2009 where I took up a position as Caretaker of a Guest House in Edinburgh, Scotland for two years. I have worked in both Sydney and Melbourne since. It's the sharing of stories that I like most about this profession.

Reading, writing, cooking, traveling, and pets provide me with the most joy in life. We've always had a dog in our family home so I'm more than comfortable playing with/walking/feeding your animal/s. Whilst I haven't grown up with cats I have befriended quite a few over the years and we get along very well, I think cats and I share a similar temperament.

I'd love to meet with you and your pet/s for a coffee/chat before locking in any dates and I have references available for you upon request.
I also have a current "Working With Children" Check.

House sits of 7 days or more are preferred. I will do my best to accommodate shorter stays if it fits into my calendar.

<< To the side you will see me with cuddling with a friend's dog, Bosco. Relaxing with Rory and taking a walk with Sausage Dog, Richard.

Caitlin & Joshua


  • VIC

Hi!

We're 2 young students who house sit to have independence without having to scrape by with rent whilst studying. We are quiet and sensible students who both adore animals and are quite active. We are happy with both short and long term sits, and ANY kind of animal (seriously- between us we've had dogs, cats, fish, chickens, galahs, ferrets, frogs, guinea pigs, plus Josh has farming family and is experienced with farm animals). Feel free to message through any questions :)

Nicole


  • Melbourne

Hi there! 

My name is Nicole, and I am 22 years old from the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. I work full time for the government in the CBD, am a non-smoker and a lover of food and all animals. I was pretty lucky to have an amazing childhood of growing up on 40 acres in the Yarra Ranges. Here, I spent my days helping my mum look after our 10 Rhodesian Ridgebacks (she breeds and shows them), shearing Alpacas, and cuddling baby lambs. I've delivered puppies and looked after adopted cats so if you have pets, I promise you they will be in the best care. 

I have represented Victoria and Australia playing Squash and love to exercise in any form. Going for walks, drinking coffee at my local cafe, binge watching on Netflix and going to the Footy (an avid Collingwood supporter, don't hold that against me!) are my favourite ways to relax. 

Travelling is a true passion of mine and I love meeting new people and tasting different foods from all around the world. I am currently still living at home and saving for my first home, therefore I have put travelling on hold whilst I save. So I thought house sitting would be a great way to get away, as well as get a feel for what suburbs I could seeing myself investing in. And if I get to look after your gorgeous pets, then that's a win win for me! I can guarantee you, that I would treat your pets and your home like they were my own.

I am available for any length of time, and I can provide both personal and professional references on request. I have house sat for relatives and family friends who have pets and homes of all sizes, and have found it to be a valuable experience. I have also used AirBnB extensively in my travels, and can provide reviews from the hosts of the places I have stayed in. I also have a Police Check, and my full driver's licence.

If you need your pets and home to be looked after, I would love to hear from you! I am reliable, trustworthy and clean and can assure your home and pets will be in the most capable hands.

Diane


  • Sydney

I am a responsible, caring, mature (57), non-smoking
and compassionate female, who adores all animal's.
When I house pet/house sit I enjoy:
Grooming, walking, playing with pets.
Gardening
General house work/water plants
Emergency repairs
Security
Phone messages recorded
Turning over the engine of car
Collecting mail
I have enjoyed four year's experience pet/house sitting, with consistent repeat requests. I am an Australian, based in Sydney.
I work from my computer, at home, ensuring plenty of company for your pet's and security for your home.
My lifestyle is quiet. I enjoy walking, reading, yoga. I am saving to purchase a home.
A few reassuring references:
To whom it may concern:
This is to confirm that Diane Penney has looked after our house and Rosie (our dog) on a number of occasions whilst we have been off on holiday.
I have no hesitation recommending Diane to anyone. She is most trustworthy and looked after the house extremely well and left it in immaculate condition.
Rosie is always excited to see Diane who obviously takes her on some great walks and feeds her well.
Please feel free to call me anytime should you wish to discuss any details.
Yours sincerely,
Dave Upton Ph: +61 2 9437 3347
ITbyus Pty Ltd., Fax: +61 2 9437 1232
Suite 1, 52 Carlotta Street, Email: dave@itbyus.com
Greenwich, NSW 2065
Australia
Michele and Michael France
99 Cumberland Avenue
LONG REEF NSW 2097
Tel: 0414 243 998
To Whom It May Concern
RE: DIANE PENNEY
Dear Sir/Madam,
It is with great pleasure that I write this character reference for Diane Penney. Diane has cared for our much loved home, pets and garden on a number of occasions and at all times we have come home to an immaculate and well cared for home, pets and garden. We have a large garden, which can be a challenge to some, however Diane has maintained this much more than we could have imagined.
We are always very happy to go away on vacation when Diane is caring for our home.
I would highly recommend Diane Penney to any person requiring care for their home, pets and garden. She is truly a delightful person and is sincere in her care for other people’s possessions. She is trustworthy, honest and reliable.
Diane comes with the highest recommendation.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.
Kind regards
Michele France
Jane Salmon
Wadenswil; Switzerland
Email: jayne@bermuda.com
Pet: African Grey Parrot:Houston
Email received from Jayne after pet/house sit:
I think you must be my Fairy Godmother!
Firstly Houston is happy, clean and singing!
But then….
My laundry is folded!
The apartment is cleaner than I left it!
There is no rotting food in the fridge!
All the plants are happy!
AND you’ve made us supper!!!!!!
You win house sitter of a lifetime!
Thank you!
Jayne
58 Monkton Farleigh
Bradford on Avon
Wiltshire BA15 “QN
Email:carolinecarver@gifford.co.uk
To whom it may concern
I am very happy to be a referee for Diane
Penney, and have no hesitation in recommending
her for any house/pet sitting job she chooses to
undertake. I have found her dependability and
responsible attitude faultless and have complete
confidence in Diane’s reliable attitude.
Diane house sat for me for four weeks over the
Christmas and New Year Period. During this time
she proved herself to be trustworthy, honest,
efficient and extremely clean and tidy. I
barely knew I had had a stranger in my home when
I returned!
She cared for my garden birds while I was away,
and if I’d had a pet (I used to own a dog until
he died recently) I would have been only too
happy to leave him in her care. Added to
Diane’s upstanding character is her sympathetic
nature, her kindness and her wonderful sense of
humour.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have
any queries or wish to discuss this reference
further.
Yours faithfully
Caroline Seed
Geneva; Switzerland
Letter of Reference for Diane Penney
Diane looked after our two energetic standard
poodles and our apartment in Geneva for a week
in January of this year. All were in good
condition upon our return. Diane is energetic,
responsible and very tidy.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to look
after a pet, home, or apartment.
Gayle Hermick

Andrea


  • VIC

I sold my farm in South Africa with a heavy heart, in order to come to Australia to be close to my daughter, son-in-law and three grandsons. I arrived at the end of August 2017. I miss farm life and the house that I have rented here does not allow pets, which is awful! As I have no obligations as such, I am free to travel to house-sit or farm-sit. I have had dogs and cats all my adult life and miss the companionship dearly. My farm was 24 hectares in extent, which I farmed with one labourer, for 13 years; I bred cattle, sheep and pigs. I had chickens, geese and ducks. I also had an apricot orchard of 700 trees and over 250 rose bushes. I do not drink or smoke. My hobbies are quilting, bridge and classical music. I am a practising Anglican. Having lived alone on a farm, I am not nervous of a rural environment and I am good at dealing with emergencies - or finding someone to assist me. I can provide references.

Florentina


  • Sydney

I am interested to house sit as I love animals and I am looking for an alternative to renting. I have been divorced for over four years now and my lovely pets live with my ex-husband in Perth. Between 2010 and 2014 I worked in a voluntary role at Shenton Park Dogs Refuge in Perth. I now reside in Sydney and work about 30 hours/week in the field of social services. I am very clean and tidy and I don't smoke. Whilst you are away, your pets will be loved and your house will be well looked after. References available upon request. Thank you for considering my offer.

Karen & Wayne


  • Syd. Southern suburbs, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NE suburbs

We are a semi-retired couple from Tasmania with adult children on the mainland. We are experienced with and fond of cats.
We are keen to spend time with our (very) young new grandson and family in the inner North of Melbourne.
We run our own accommodation business part-time in Tasmania and have high standards of home care and maintenance.
We welcome your further questions and are happy to provide references and police checks.
We currently have a sit during July in Melbourne's Northern/inner suburbs but may be after one in Jan/February 2018.
Being relatively new to this we have also used Air B & B and have references there as well, including looking after animals.

Alana & Francesca


  • Sydney

Hi there! We are two friends (Alana & Frankie) both 26 & single, looking to housesit as we are planning our next overseas trip and ideally don't want to commit to a rental lease.
We both work full time so love coming home and relaxing by the TV and generally spend our weekends at home saving our funds for our trips.
We love all animals and have previously lived with a cat along with looking after dogs (big and small) in family and friend's houses whilst they have been away. Our last sitting was for my brother for 5 weeks, prior to that for family friend's for 3 weeks.
We are both very tidy and clean and habitually clean every week (Frankie loves cleaning bathrooms!) so you wouldn't know we were there.
We are available from September onwards so would love to be given the chance to sit for you!
Any questions please let us know.

Patricia & Peter


  • NSW, Melb. NE suburbs, Lakes area

Hi my name is Pat and i am able to home sit for you. I am a Disability Support Worker with a caring nature.
Both myself & Peter (Electrician) are in our early 50's both reliable, energetic,clean living & non smoking. Have been house sitting since 2014 & have cared for a variety of pets.
Police Checks & References are available.

Michelle


  • Sydney, Wollongong & Illawarra

Hello! I'm a Clinical Psychologist working part time at a Community Mental Health Centre in Sydney and working from home writing and researching (4 days per week).

As I am working in Sydney in permanent jobs, I can be completely relied upon with any house sitting arrangements made. I am a non-smoker, non-partyer and also a very quiet, clean, tidy, and honest person by nature, and I show a lot of care and respect towards others and the things they hold dear (which includes homes and pets!). I love being physically active and outdoors - walking when I can, but am eager for some quite space in a cosy home to read and relax. Having grown up on a farm, I miss having animals in Sydney, so it would be a privilege to take care of someone's pets while they are away.

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions. I have completed recent police checks and working with children checks (a requirement of NSW Health) in February this year, and can hopefully dig up a copy if anyone requires it. I can also provide character references from people I have house sat for in the past.

Nerida


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. NW suburbs, Syd. Southern suburbs, Syd. Upper N Shore

Nerida here, Hello! I am a single, non-smoker, professional, experienced, clean, honest and reliable house sitter. I am responsive to any issues and generous in time in ensuring your home, dog or cat are in top condition on your return.

I have experience house sitting from 2008-2011 in the Mosman and Balmoral Beach area. My housesits have included looking after dogs, cats and a swimming pool. Feeding, walking, playing, cuddles, cleaning, gardening, mail. I have experience with giving medication to animals and are comfortable with off-leash walks.

Whilst I work during the day, I am home at nights and weekends. Ideally I am looking for sittings of a month or more, but are happy with short term sits as well.

I'd love to meet you for an interview.

Susie & Gary


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

We are on the road to retirement & looking forward to the next stage in our life, we are still doing some work via the internet & this means that we will be around for most of the time to care & watch over everything for you.

As well as travelling & having new experiences along the way, we have found that house sitting really suits us as it is so comforting to stay in a friendly home environment & if there are pets or animals to look after, then their company is an added bonus!

We love animals & wildlife & have had a long experience in caring for dogs, cats & farm animals. Unfortunately we no longer have our own pets, so we would welcome the opportunity to care for yours.

Over the years we have also had extensive experience in house & garden maintenance having renovated our own properties & also as sitters, we have cared for a number of different types of homes & properties ranging from large farms through to smaller homes & units.

We do understand that everyone's house & pets are different & we seriously take this on board & listen to each individuals requests & we will follow through with meeting your specific requirements while we stay & promise to keep you updated while you are away.

The opportunity to become your house sitter would be a great privilege & something we would not take for granted, as we both understand it is a necessity to respect your house & property & keep it well maintained while in residence.

We are both non smokers, healthy & happy people & look forward to hearing from you.

If required we can provide further reputable references & recommendation contacts.


Hope to hear from you !

Susie & Gary

Sergey & Irina


  • Sydney

My wife and I are recent skilled migrants from Russia with a permanent residence visa. We are looking to house sit until we are joined by our cat. The cat has to undergo a long and expensive process before he too will migrate to Australia!

At the moment I am working for Cochlear Limited as a software engineer. My wife is not working yet, hence she will provide extra care and security for your house as she stays at home most of the time.

We have passed all tests set by the government, including our language skills. We have a very strong sense of responsibility both in work and personal life. We both do not smoke. I have broad experience with pets. In particular I had fish, a ferret, a small dog (dachshund) and cats. I am also a good gardener, having spent two months with my grandmother every summer in my childhood learning to help her and was rewarded with my own plot.

We are neat and living a very quiet life in these first months in our new country. It is of the utmost importance to us to create good relations with people here and we think this makes us an excellent prospect as house sitters. We miss our cat very much and it gives us much pleasure to look after the pets and gardens of others. We can be relied upon completely to take your instructions and treat your home and animals as if they were our own. This has been proven by a number of Australian families so far. Very happy to supply excellent house sitting references:
http://haron.pro/pub/Housesitting/Sergey%20Lovchev%20reference%20from%20Doodie.pdf
http://haron.pro/pub/Housesitting/Sergey%20Lovchev%20reference%20from%20Ben.pdf
http://haron.pro/pub/Housesitting/Sergey%20Lovchev%20reference%20from%20Sonya.pdf
http://haron.pro/pub/Housesitting/Sergey%20Lovchev%20reference%20from%20John.pdf
http://haron.pro/pub/Housesitting/Sergey%20Lovchev%20reference%20from%20Gillian.pdf
http://haron.pro/pub/Housesitting/Sergey%20Lovchev%20reference%20from%20Sharon.pdf
http://haron.pro/pub/Housesitting/Sergey%20Lovchev%20reference%20from%20Michele.pdf
http://haron.pro/pub/Housesitting/Sergey%20Lovchev%20reference%20from%20Dianne.pdf

We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,
Sergey and Irina

Merry


Single, non-smoking, quiet, animal loving house-sitter available...everyone catered for - from goldfish to great danes!
From a country background, I was brought up with all sorts of animals and am a certifed equine and canine sport masseuse.

My first house-sit was supposed to be for one weekend and ended up being a four year stint:))

Currently I work part time in the city about 5 hours in the evening.
Obviously this would not suit a housesit where you require your sitter to be at home 24/7.

Refs, police checks etc available upon request.

Preferred Locations: Sydney - CBD, North Shore, Eastern Suburbs or anywhere further out so long as I am handy to transport connections.