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Margaret & David


  • ACT, Rural/Regional NSW, S. Western

Hello My Husband and I are a retired couple that have experience in housesitting we would look after your home as we look after our own and believe that it is very important to leave someones home clean and tidy as we found it. We both love animals and have a dog and cat of our own.If possible we would bring a little tiny Foxy with us if possible if that is a problem We are both non smokers. The reason we wish to housesit in Canberra is that my mother is living in Canberra in a Nursing Home at Weston and we would like to spend more time with her as she is getting elderly

Chingwei & Margaret


  • Sydney, Central Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW

My partner and I are available for pet and house-sitting. We are a same-sex couple, have left corporate careers, are self-employed, work online and are usually home during the day. We both love animals and have had pets (cats, dogs and chickens). I love sketching and gardening, and am used to maintaining a large garden (watering, weeding, setting up beds, growing trees, flowers and vegetables); my partner is house-proud and a tiny bit obsessed about keeping things clean and neat. Non-smokers, discreet (we won't share photo of your pets or house on social media), and respectful of your privacy. References are available from our profile.

Claudine & Greg


  • Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast

Hi we are a married couple in our mid 40's. My husband has two sons aged 13 and 14 who stay with us every fortnight for 2 nights. We are very house proud and like to live in a clean and fresh space. We have no pets but have been long term dog owners in the past, so we know they are a part of the family and would treat your pet as our own as we would your home. We have also looked after cats, birds and fish in the past.
We have both owned properties in the past and also rented so we are familiar with both sides. Greg is also a accomplished handy man and professional painter. I work part time as a retail consultant and completed a degree in 2018. Greg works full time as a commercial painter, company work place health and safety officer and rope access technician. We are non smokers and enjoy travel, golf, yoga, blogging, movies and health and wellness. We will be returning to Australia at the end of July 2019 after 3 months in the states and are looking to house sit longer term if possible, so we can save for our next trip, experience living somewhere new and enjoy the company of fur babies. Look forward to working with you. References available upon request.

Robert & Miriam


  • WA

We are a retired couple in our early 60's on an adventure trip around Australia in our 4WD and camper trailer. We like to stop over from time to time in homes along the way to expand our experiences in different areas. We are experienced Housesitters.

We have successfully completed housesits in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australian and in our home area of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Please check our references.

We own our own home which we love and maintain meticulously, ask any of our friends and neighbours! We love animals having owned four cats and two dogs in the past. We enjoy gardening and have a good knowledge of pool care and maintenance.

We are strict non smokers, lead a healthy lifestyle and are honest genuine people.

We both have (Australian) National Police Check Certificates and references available on request.

Jacqui


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

Hello, I am very keen to house sit in Sydney, a city which I've visited many times and which has much to offer. My daughter lives there too, so another reason for frequent visits. I recently stopped working as a university lecturer and currently I'm writing up a Phd at The University of Sydney. I am fastidious, tidy and would treat your home with care and respect. I have owned a black labrador and a chihuahua/terrier, very different in temperaments and personalities but equally lovable. I also like cats and I could cope with birds. I'm health, safety and security conscious as is my husband, Rob. We are vigilant about closing windows and locking doors when we go out.

In our spare time we have many interests including walking, yoga, writing, reading and visiting France most years. We like to socialise but we're not party people, preferring quieter dinner parties. I'm a sophisticated, gracious person who treats people with respect and consideration, irrespective of their background or culture. I like to think that I'm non-judgmental. I would look after pets with care and also be diligent in watering plants, putting out rubbish and keeping the place immaculate so that the homeowner returns to the home he/she left behind.

I would be the main housesitter but my husband, Rob, may join me for some or part assignments.

In New Zealand police checking is different from Australia in that the individual cannot request a check on himself/herself but we have had police clearance in the past when hosting international students. I can supply references from people who have known us for a long time and know how we live.

I'd be happy to answer any further questions. Thank you for your consideration.

David


  • Northern QLD

Hello
My name is David and I live locally on the Atherton Tablelands. Upon leaving school I served in the Australian Regular Army for ten years. For the past fifteen years I owned and operated a Glass and Aluminium business on the Tablelands. I now work as a building contractor in Cairns. I hose sit in Cairns to reduce the time and miles I spend on the road at night. I am motivated to care for your property and pets as I live locally and house sit on an ongoing basis. I rely on your satisfaction with my efforts to continue. I am Neat, Tidy, Clean, Healthy Living and love animals. I am happy to meet with you as often as required, to establish a level of rapport with you and your pets prior to your departure.

Therese & David


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Southern Highlands, Wollongong & Illawarra

Married couple in 50-60 age range, self-employed (engineering services - have a website you can view if needed). Work from home. Caucasian Australian. Responsible and reliable.
We enjoy house sitting and experiencing different locations.
Completed more than 525 days of house sitting in the greater Sydney area to date ( more than 20 house sits) and have excellent references and police clearance.
Non-smokers, non-drinkers, no children and do not have our own pets.
Pet Minding/Walking experience;
Very experienced and caring with pets and capable of walking dogs with athletic predispositions (including ball throwing/catching or playing chasings) or strolling leisurely at the dogs preferred pace while they gather all scent based neighbourhood "gossip" as required.
Cats (Burmese, Tabby, Moggies)
Large Dogs (German Shepherd, Labrador, Labradoodle, Doberman, Bulldog, Boxer, Newfoundland, Mastiff, Greyhound, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Poodle, Kelpie cross)
Small/Lap Dogs, (Daschund, cavoodle, spoodle, Jack Russell, Silky terrier, Maltese Shitsu, Staffy, Spaniel, King Charles)
Experienced at "Making a fuss of pets" ;
Quite comfortable around large or "sookie/cuddly" pets and very experienced at tummy rubs, administering vet prescribed medications, feeding (fresh meat cooked etc or dry food) adding vitamins, worming tablets/chewies, water, administering flea remedies, washing, nail clipping, hair trimming and so on.
Have experience caring for dogs from young puppy to those in their later years and with infirmities.
We know how to put the needs of your pets first and are happy to do so.
Also experienced with feeding and caring for fish, birds and chickens.
Gardening/Pool Minding Experience;
We are more than happy to water garden, and/or pot plants, mow lawns and/or clean pool/change filter as agreed. We both have lots of experience maintaining pools, mixing chlorine etc.
Please don't hesitate to send us a message if you have any questions or would like to discuss your requirements.
We prefer a telephone chat in the first instance. References can be provided on request.

Privacy note: The use of surveillance equipment without notice to house sitters is illegal. We agree that we should respect each other’s privacy. More specifically, we require homeowners to disclose and advise where all surveillance devices they have installed in their home, including any surveillance devices in certain private spaces (such as bedrooms and bathrooms) are located, even if it’s not turned on or hooked up.

Grace & Edmond


  • Alice Springs, Darwin, Adel. N. suburbs, Adel. N.E suburbs, Far North, Mid North, South, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs, North Western, SE Vic, SW Vic

Hello,
We are a retired couple current active with house and farm sitting,
We promise not to spoil you pets to much
Non Smokers We have no pets,
Police check papers available
Previous house sits
1) 2 small dogs and 2 Rag Doll cats
2) 1 large dog, lots of chooks almost forgot 1 turtle or was it 2 never did see them Phone reference available
3) 1 grey hound 2 cats
4) 1 Older large dog requiring medication phone reference available
5) Farm sit, Pigs, horses, chooks, geese, large dog
6) 2 dogs, 13 birds
7) 2 small dogs 9 chooks
8) 3 small dogs chooks and ducks Reference available
9) 1 cat 12 ducks (one is crippled needs extra care) 10 chooks
Ted has experience with tractors trucks etc( likes to ride quad bikes)
We are traveling in small camper trailer and Toyota Workmate car,
if required we can contact these pet owners for phone references
Regards Grace and Ted

Kelsie & Aaron


  • QLD

We are a quiet respectful animal loving couple. We are in our 40's, making a new start in our lives in Brisbane having the opportunity to care for your pets and your home and garden will give us the time to find our own home in which we can settle in and start our next journey. We both love to cook, outdoors,sunsets and walking. Aaron is a painter and I am in management in logistics.
We are very much home bodies and like the simple things in life like each other.
We are very happy positive people who take pride and care in everything we do in our lives. We would like to care for your home and pets so you can enjoy your holiday and know you will come home to a happy pet and clean home, with a welcome home dinner in the fridge for your first night back.
We can supply references for you on request.
We are currently house sitting in Everton park and caring for a 14 year old cat and a 4 year old dog. We are taking care of orchids, Dragon fruit trees, collecting mail, ensuring the home is immaculate and general housekeeping. We are here to the 26th of January. Owners mobile can be given on request for a reference.
We are available to meet with you at a time suitable to you.

Karen & Russ


  • Alice Springs, Darwin, SA, VIC, WA

Hi, we are a semi retired couple in our late fifties taking some time out to travel this beautiful country of ours. Completing the lap in our caravan we are looking for opportunities to stop, park up and explore and housesitting provides an ideal way to do so.
We are experienced housesitters, are very trustworthy and dependable, we are both non smokers and only light social drinkers. 
As home owners we understand of the importance of looking after your house and we will treat your property and personal things as we would treat our own - with the utmost respect, keeping your property clean, tidy and secure, caring for it until your return home. We are also very happy to look after your lawn and garden whilst your house is in our care.
We are both animal lovers and will look after your pets in accordance with your directions and just like your house, we will treat your fur babies like they are our own. We have extensive experience with dogs, in particular greyhounds and up until starting our journey we were fostering rescues for GAP.
We are happy to send you updates and pics of your pets to show you they are happy, safe and well cared for.

Monique & Martin


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast

We are a friendly South African couple who recently moved to Sydney when Martin was sponsored for a job over here. After passing all the standard government medical checks and police clearance for our visas, we arrived safely and are very grateful for this wonderful opportunity in the land down under.

We had four pets in SA - two cats and two dogs. We absolutely love animals and we are house sitting to save money on rent so we can bring our much-loved fur babies over to Australia.

We've had various pets over the years, including dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, fish and rabbits. We can take care of almost any animal and are happy to accommodate your wishes.

I work remotely from home as a blogger and managing editor in the publishing world, so I'm around to give your pets a lot of attention and love all day.

We also had a large garden in SA, so we know how to take good care of your plants and lawn.

Being in our early 40s, we have responsible jobs and will respect your home. Plus your neighbours will love us.

Choose us as the couple to look after your home when you're away from home. We are currently staying in an apartment in North Sydney and the owner is happy to provide a reference on request.

Jodi & Andrew


  • Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, Grampians

We would welcome the privilege to care for your pets and look after your home while you are away! Housesitting provides us with the opportunity to regularly spend time in my husband's home town of Melbourne as well as see other parts of this beautiful country.

A little about us... I (Jodi) enjoy reading, baking, films, swimming and bushwalking. My husband Andrew LOVES his AFL, anything remotely associated with sport and great coffee. While Zoe, our daughter aged 8, loves dancing, swimming and sparkly dresses!

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.

Lisa & Kai


  • Sydney, Melbourne
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My name is Lisa and I am a professional and experienced pet carer. I have had over 6 years of experience caring for all kinds of different animals as I have volunteered in farm sanctuaries and looked after many dogs and cats.

As a passionate animal lover, on the side of my work I am a dedicated animal rights activist and help to re home abused animals from poor conditions.

I have looked after dogs of all shapes and sizes so I am aware of how to handle their many different needs particularly pets with anxiety. I think that dogs are just like little children so I know how important it is for them to receive as much love, affection and exercise as possible!

I am currently working on my own pet care business called Mindfulcare Pet services with the aim to provide the most reliable and trustworthy pet sitting and dog walking service to our customers. Since I work from home, you can feel assured that your pets will receive all the attention that they need.

My partner Kai who is the co-founder of the business often helps me out during pet sits especially if there are more than two pets that need caring for. We are both active and ambitious people, so love to spoil your pets with adventures in our Mindfulcare Pet van (equipped with a safety bed for the dogs). Many owners prefer a couple because it gives more reassurance when their pet owners have two carers.

Contact me on 0404181748 if you are interested in my service :-) Looking forward to hearing from you!

Glenn


  • VIC

Hello. I am a mature man, 56, non smoker and have been housesitting now for 2 years.

Whilst trying to get back on my feet again I feel that this would be a great opportunity to help out others and see parts of Melbourne that I have never experienced.

I have had pets all my life, and would look after yours as if they were my own.

I have renovated and kept neat and tidy a house so I would treat your property and possessions with the respect they deserve.

I am available as soon as required and would be delighted to look after your pets and home for you.

Debra & Tom


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, VIC

Hello,

We are a non-smoking, mature aged couple who will look after your home and pets as if they were your own. We are willing to travel to most areas of Australia. At the moment we are looking for a house-sit in NSW, Victoria or Q'ld, but are willing to consider/travel other states. We are experienced house sitters, having done many sits over recent years including many return requests.

Our reasons for house sitting are simple. It gives us the opportunity of seeing different parts of this beautiful country, and it also to gives us the opportunity to provide the home owner with peace of mind that their home and animal/s will be extremely well cared for, should we be granted that privilege.

We take pride in what we do, being both neat and tidy. We enjoy a quiet life, are very capable, employ common sense and take care of things the way we would hope some-one would do for us.

We have cared for many different animals, cats (many varieties including Ragdoll, Himalayan, Russian Blue, Birman, Burmese, Siamese, much loved long haired and short haired moggies, all with different personalities and requirements, some indoor only felines). We have cared for number dogs (Malamut-cross, Border Collie, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Staffy, Flatcoat Retriever, Labradoodle, Swiss Shepherd to name a few), fish, chickens and cows a herd of 20+. In recent times we can add sheep and goats. We have looked after suburban properties and rural/semi-rural with water tanks and septic systems, pumps and bio-cycles.

We can provide excellent references upon request. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Debra and Tom

Alicia


  • Melbourne

Hi my name is Alicia, I'm currently booked solid until the 18th of October 2019!

I'm a 39 year old professional who works full time in finance in the CBD. I am originally from Melbourne, sold my home in October of 2017 and have been housesitting since. Doing a great job on your sit is very important to me as its how I get referrals for further house sits. Once committed I will never cancel (and never have), a feature that can be a rarity!


I'm a non smoker, who loves animals and have previously owned dogs (various Labrador X's) including a number of rescue dogs (which come with their own unique challenges, but I love). I have kept tropical fish and have shared houses with lizards, cats and a variety of birds (chickens, canaries, love birds and a cockatiel). I also have experience looking after marine fish, rabbits and guinea pigs. I work full time, however I am able to take your pets for up to twice daily walks with ease. I also have the ability to work from home at times (normally once a week), however, if you need someone to be at home with your pet all day every day, then, unfortunately, I am not the right sitter for you. I will give your pets lots of love and attention before and after work though, as well as weekends! I will live in and keep your home as I would my own, I prefer to always meet you and your pets in person prior to a sit and will ask you lots of questions to ensure your pets (garden and home) are looked after, not only to my high standards, but more importantly to yours. I will seek to understand your expectations on updates and contact whilst you are away, any health issues your pets may have had or currently have and anything I need to know about your home. 


I have experience with administering numerous medication to animals, including injections, creams and twice daily tablets. I've attended dog training with all of my previous dogs and am happy to help out if your pets have minor behavioural issues. Happy for pets to sleep either inside with me or outside as required by you and your normal routine. I have previously used housesitters to care for my dog and so understand the potential nervousness you can feel when leaving your home and pets in the hands of a stranger. I would love to be considered for your next housesit and look forward to speaking with you.


I have references and a police check that can be provided on request.


Thanks


Alicia


Asher


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs

Hi, I'm Asher and I am 35 year old single female. I work Mon-Fri as a Nurse at the Royal Children's Hospital close to the city and love the lifestyle of being close to cafes, parks, trams, trains and shops. I have been renting in Nth Fitzroy for the last 1.5 years with my sister and her boyfriend. They have decided to move out together so for the moment I am living with my parents in Croydon Nth until I can find some fantastic housesitting gigs. I have been housesitting through this website and through word of mouth since 2013/2014 and love the opportunity to meet different people, there pets and different areas around inner Melbourne. I have also done a lot of housesitting for friends, their families and friends. I absolutely adore animals of all kind and have housesat birds, fish, cats and big and small dogs. This care included walking, grooming and playing. I have maintained big and small gardens, large and small homes in all different areas around Melbourne. I am a clean, happy, trustworthy and am looking to house/pet sit in areas where I can be closer to work and the CBD. Travelling back and forth from Croydon Nth takes up a lot of time and money and while I have the opportunity to have my things at my parents home, house sitting is a great option for me. References are available. 


Emily


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

I am young and educated. Currently providing Dietitian private practice services in Berwick and Somerville. I work part-time in the clinics and from home on other days. This allows me to be quite flexible and able to spend time keeping pets company during the day! Looking to explore new areas! Enjoy keeping active.


Diane


  • Sydney

I am a responsible, caring, mature (59), 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

Michaela


  • Sydney, Wollongong & Illawarra

Hi there!!!
I am a 35 year old teacher, working in Sydney.
Very easy going, trustworthy, honest and reliable.
Lots of experience with dog sitting in particular.

I'm very respectful and thoughtful of others (and their belongings).
I like to have a quiet lifestyle as I work hard and enjoy spending the other hours of my day going for walks and practicing yoga.

Looking to house sit / pet sit / garden sit, preferably in Sydney (Inner west - east -south), but will be willing to travel for the right match and also during school holidays.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Anne & Peter


  • Melbourne

Christine & Graham


  • VIC

We are experienced housesitters and non-smokers who ran our company from Western Australia until our retirement in June 2012.
Our daughter who is a vet nurse introduced us to nursing many neglected RSPCA dogs back to health whilst awaiting new owners when we resided in Perth.
Over the past six years we have house-sat for many families caring for dogs, cats, turtles, chickens, birds, horses and Alpacas (not the nicest of animals). We even have past experience caring for a baby ring tailed possum and a juvenile Rainbow Lorikeet, we keep adding to our list.
We love animals, are very house proud and above all, we are reliable and dependable.
Upon selling our Perth home and business we traveled overseas and bought a large boat which we have lived on for 6 months of each year followed by travels in our caravan and visits to family in Melbourne. From time to time we require a "pet fix" and as our lifestyle doesn't suit pet ownership, house sitting is a great compromise.
We are currently awaiting the sale of our boat before heading overseas again in 2019.
We are now fully booked for sits in Melbourne until 5th March 2019 but will consider offers after this from April 2019 onwards as we have not yet set a departure date and can be flexible.
We have great written references which are available upon request. If you are interested please give us a call or respond to this message.
Regards,
Christine and Graham

Lesley & William


  • Perth N.E suburbs

We are a couple in our middle 60’s. we are visiting my daughter and her partner in Scarborough and are looking for house sitting. We are used to cats and dogs. Very clean and tidy people.. both none smokers.

Lan


  • NSW

I am single non smoker, tidy and clean and like dogs, cats and have kept them for family/relatives. Also have looked after fish tank and the odd rabbit and guinea pigs. I like walking the dogs and they seem to respond when I signal them. Cats are just too easy, just make sure they have catnip when the fur balls are threatening their peace. I have minded houses for friends and relatives though not asked reference for those instances. Happy to do a few weeks at a time or longer if in Sydney. I am active so enjoy walking dogs morning and night. Have driver licence. Currently studying as mature student at TAFE for 2 days per week Ultimo. Happy to travel into city for class and come back at night. Diligent in following owners' preferences for taking care of their pets. Familiar with North Sydney and Mosman as started living in North Sydney in 2001. Was raised in New Zealand where pets are allowed in home with access to garden. Have travelled to the UK, Europe and Asia. Let me know if there's anything else I can tell you about myself.

Tracey & Steve


  • Central Coast, Newcastle, Port Stephens, West Lake Macquarie, North Coast, South Coast, Adel Southern suburbs, Flurieu Peninsula, South East, Spencer Gulf, TAS, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, SE Vic, Geelong, Grampians, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd, Perth N.W suburbs, Perth S.W suburbs, Esperance, S. West

We are a family of three, Tracey (50 y.o), Steve (54 y.o) and Tilly, a five y.o. miniature schnauzer.
Tilly is well behaved, extremely social with other dogs and people, does not shed hair/fur and travels where-ever we travel.
As we are both semi-retired, we can devote our time at your home to provide the love and care your pet deserves.
With properties of our own, we are extremely house-proud and treat everyone's property with the utmost care and respect.
We are non-smokers, non-drinkers who enjoy the outdoors, with activities that include gardening, swimming, paddling (outrigger canoes), walking and exploring new sights, whilst meeting many interesting people. We consider ourselves as 'minimalists', who endeavour to live without too much 'stuff' and value the environment.
During 2017 and into 2018, we resided on Norfolk Island, where we managed a B&B and cared for a beautiful home on a 3 acre property.
We completely understand that your task in selecting the correct person/people to care for the things you cherish is complex and time-consuming. Therefore, current police checks, any additional information and references are available upon request.

Jane & Adam


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

Hi!
My name is Jane and my husband is Adam and we are looking for house sitting opportunities so we can fast track our savings and move into our own home in the next year or so. We view house sitting as a fantastic way to help us save money for a house deposit and also get a feel for living in different areas of Melbourne.

We both love animals and are extremely respectful of other people's property and would treat your home just as we do our own. Adam is a chef and I work with clients with acquired brain injuries and I also have the luxury of working from home sometimes too, so your fur babies would get plenty of attention.

We are non-smokers, both have a current police check and can provide references too. If you would like further information, please contact us.

Many thanks

Jane & Adam

Samantha & Brandon


  • Adelaide, Mid North, South, Spencer Gulf, West Coast, Melbourne, SW Vic, Perth, S. Western

Hi, my boyfriend Brandon (27) and myself, Samantha (27), are 2 Canadians travelling in Australia and we are interested in looking after your pet(s) and home.

We are non-smokers who are responsible, caring and tidy. We are very passionate about animals.

Brandon grew up with a cat, while my family has had a miniature pinscher since I was 15 years old and I grew up with many small pets ranging from fish to rabbits. We aspire to have our own fur babies, but for now while we are travelling we look forward to caring for yours!

During my parents’ extended holidays over the past years I would take care of their house with duties such as watering plants, taking out garbage/recycling/food waste, washing dishes, laundry and collecting mail. I would also take care of my family's dog and guinea pig which included the usual tasks of walks, feeding, making sure there is fresh water, cleaning the gp's cage but also administering eye drops and oral medications on a specific schedule for their dog.

We have also taken care of Brandon's sister's cat, plants and apartment for several weeks while she has been away.

We are happy to complete any tasks that are needed while you are away. Caring for any and all needs of your pet(s), maintaining a clean house, gardening, collecting mail, keeping you updated on your pet(s) and anything else that may be needed.

A little bit more about us:
At home Brandon is an electrician and I am a manager/medical office assistant.
We like travelling. We love the outdoors and in Canada on our free time we like hiking, camping, kayaking and being outside in general. We are an easy-going couple and when not outside we enjoy just relaxing at home. We are quiet, respectable and pay attention to detail, so we will make sure you return to your home without any worries. And most importantly, we adore animals and are very grateful to have the opportunity to be trusted to care for your pets while you’re away.

We arrived in Australia (Melbourne) in mid March 2018 and completed our first house sit during the Easter long weekend. We then had back to back house sits from the end of April to mid July 2018. In that time we completed a total of 6 house sits with 9 different dogs; a Husky (with fish and 2 birds), 2 Border Collies, a Koolie, 2 Boxers, another Husky and then a Greyhound with a Poodle-Schnauzer cross. From mid July to the beginning of October we decided to drive across Australia and ended up in Perth. We went back to Canada for a few months and have started the second half of our adventure back in Perth as of December 29, 2018.

We really enjoyed our time taking care of other peoples' pets and homes that we are hoping to continue with some house sits while we are back in Australia. We gained 2 additional house sits from January 5 to February 3, 2019; caring for a Kelpie, a Burmese cat and 2 chooks, then 2 Boxers, a tortoiseshell tabby cat and 2 Ragdoll mix kittens.

We are currently in Esperance but are heading towards Adelaide and finally back to Melbourne until mid March 2019 when our working holiday visas expire and we have to leave Australia. We hope we can continue taking care of your pet(s) and home while making our way back east.

Geraldine & Wayne


  • Hunter Valley, North Coast, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld)

We are an active retired couple who love animals and travel. We recently lost our 20 year old cat, Elwood and are now wanting to combine petsitting and travel .
Our cats had health problems and Wayne is experienced in giving injections, giving liquid and tablet medication by mouth, and in monitoring blood sugar levels.
Over the years we have used petsitters to look after our cats and know exactly what is required. Wayne has also had pet dogs in the past and loves them just as much as cats.
We are clean, tidy, non-smokers and own our own home. We will take good care of your home and are also happy to look after your garden.
We have 2 recent pet sitting references for cats and dogs. Wayne has a recent Police Check and I can get one if required.

Sharon


  • Gold Coast & Hinterland

Hello! I'm a single, non-smoking veterinary nurse who adores meeting new human and animal friends. I accidentally fell into housesitting three years ago and have had a steady stream of bookings ever since - mainly through word of mouth.
As we enter 2019, I'm preparing to settle down on the southern end of the Gold Coast. Builders will begin renovating my new home from early March, so I'm currently looking for nearby housesitting positions - ideally within half an hour's drive of Burleigh Heads.
I work as a writing coach and book editor. As long as I have my laptop, internet access and solitude, I can base myself at home for most of each day, which works out well for my animal companions. Also, because I'm a veterinary nurse, you can rest assured that any animals in my care will be expertly handled and observed ... while of course being diligently spoilt!
One of my specialities is animals who need a deeper sense of understanding and presence to feel happy and peaceful. People often book me to care for rescue dogs and other animal folk who've had a rough time with humans. While studying veterinary nursing I worked at a canine rehabilitation centre, so I've learned to deal with an interesting range of doggy personalities and dynamics.
Having been a long-term home owner, I'm conscious of the attention to detail and practical care that go into maintaining a beautiful property. My tasks during housesits have included maintaining in-ground pools and organic veggie gardens while caring for a range of animals - from the most petulant pig to the snuggliest spoodle. I've helped a cow to deliver her calf (hello, little Astro!), and one of my favourite return gigs is at a beautiful home near Byron Bay, where I care for a delightful little teddy bear of a dog who's now one of my best mates (howdy, Buster!).
All my housesitting clients have asked me to return. You'll find a selection of references below.
Thanks for taking the time to read my profile, and all the best in your search for the right person to care for your home and animal companions. :-)

Samantha & Daniel


  • NSW

My preferred housesits are in the Hills area, Blacktown area, Penrith area and Richmond area.

I am a reliable, mature young lady. I am a non-smoker.

I am a primary school teacher living with a noisy family so I use housesitting as an opportunity to have some space and quiet.

I am also interested in buying a house in the future so I find housesitting a fantastic opportunity to get to know the neighbourhoods and functions of different houses.

I enjoy animals, and live a very tidy, active lifestyle.

I also work as a casual employee at a leisure centre.

I am interested in ensuring people have peace of mind that their house and animals are looked after whilst they are away. I have multiple house sitting experiences over the last 5 years and am called upon regularly for future housesits by previous clients.

My partner joins me for house sits. He is 24, currently working as Lifeguard Team Leader and is working towards a career in musical theatre. He was a part of the Mary Poppins production at Riverside Theatre in 2015 and continues to perform in amateur productions.