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Bec


  • Brisbane

Hi! My name is Bec and I'm an emergency and critical care veterinary nurse at one of the emergency hospitals in Brisbane. I'm currently trying to save as much as I can so I can buy my own house! I have had lots of house sitting experience for friends and family and are more than comfortable giving medications or handling any difficult situations. Feel free to message me any questions and I cant wait to start working with you!

Peta


  • Melbourne

I am a single, non-smoking experienced house sitter currently living along the Bass Coast, Victoria. I am well educated, with a passion for wildlife ecology and ornithology, and wish to relocate closer to Melbourne in order to secure work in this field. I have always been surrounded by domestic animals and have never lived without the company of a pet. I have had many house and pet sitting experiences across the years through work, family and friends.

I am house proud and would look after your home, pet and garden with great care.


Reviews:

“Peta was a wonderful housesitter. She looked after our pets with great care, watered our plants, kept our house neat and tidy, and was very friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend her.”

(Natalie - Otford, New South Wales - 13 Jan 2019)

Alison


  • Melb. Inner suburbs

I am a single, 32 year old non-smoking female, running my own business in the inner west of Melbourne. Looking for a house sit, while I am between my last rental and my first home. I have a cat that is temporarily vacationing at my mum's, so I am missing animal cuddles!
I am a minimalist so I consider myself super tidy. I am also a bit of a homebody so am happy to give your pets and garden as much attention as is habitual or necessary.
I have just recently finished up another house-sit, so a reference can be provided if required.

Lee & Brad


  • Sydney

Hi, we're Brad and Lee, a recently married, non-smoking couple house sitting in Sydney. We are a loving and caring couple who are very much looking forward to having our own house to fill with animals one day, until then we'd like to help take care of yours. We often house sit for friends and jump at the chance look after their pets, especially Buddy the beagle, Cat Stephens, Frankie and Bing Lee the Sharpei (pictured).

Brad is a true blue Australian. He grew up in a large family with cats, dogs, turtles and fish. He works as a project manager in a travel company and is often found at the local cat cafe on a Saturday morning.

Lee grew up on a dairy farm in rural England. Helping out with the running of the farm and looking after the rabbits, chickens, love birds, fish, rescue cats and family dog as well as the garden and vegetable patch. He works freelance as a florist and part time in customer service. Fridays are his favourite as it's bring your dog to work day and the office is full of furry friends; Not much work gets done!

As Brad often works from home and Lee works part time your pets will benefit from plenty of day time attention as well as being looked after in the mornings and evenings. We are clean, house proud and respectful and will make sure your home is kept in top shape. We are loyal and trustworthy and will look after your home and pets as you would. We can provide checks and references if required.

If you think we would be a good match for your pets and home please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Brad and Lee

xx

Clare


  • Central Coast, Port Stephens, North Coast, South Coast, Wollongong & Illawarra, North West Slopes, South, Spencer Gulf, West Coast, Hobart, Burnie, Devonport, Rural/Regional Tas, Geelong, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

Someone you can absolutely count on! 38 references available.

Hello, I am Clare, 64, retired ABC radio broadcaster and experienced house/pet-sitter of many years (see references for details). Although I have cared for a delightful variety of farm and domestic animals in the past, my preference these days is to care for cats, or other not too demanding or boisterous animals.

I lead a simple life - studying (French language and literature), walking, swimming and seeking to maintain good health in aesthetically pleasing environments within 10 mins of the sea. To this end, I alternate between the coastal areas of Tasmania (Oct - May only) and mainland Australia, often returning to the same homes at the ongoing request of their owners.

My home bases are Mona Vale, NSW and South Arm,Tasmania.
I have numerous references available and all referees are happy to be contacted personally.

Sandra


  • NSW, QLD, VIC

Hi my name is Sandra. (Mornington Peninsula Local ) I miss having my pets and companions around after they passed at a grand age so its time to start pet sitting again.
I used to do a lot of house sitting/ pet sitting until my daughter moved out of home a couple of years ago. Over the years I have had the pleasure of owning dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles .
I have worked at the Mornington Animal Shelter and started my own cat rescue group
I rescued a litter of puppies, tube feeding them and raising them until they were 3 months old before finding good homes for them. Im a responsible adult, clean and house proud. To me animals bring love and laughter and companionship.
I have references and a police check.
Im happy to house sit around the Mornington Peninsula, Chelsea, Frankston and surrounding areas , remaining close to family. Looking forward to hearing from you

Karen & Michele


  • ACT, NSW, QLD

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

Lyn and Janet


* Janet and I have been married for forty- eight years, we are actively involved with volunteer work.

* Myself (Lyn Mr) on a part time basis assist with the running of a small engineering company, secondly, maintenance of historical sites on an Island located on the Auckland Harbour.

* Janets work back ground was primary with Countdown / Woolworths Food Market NZ. Check out manager, length of service twenty seven years.

* Lyn work back ground, Fitter and Turner Apprenticeship. Commercial Catering Equipment (Hobart Berkel), Operated and owned a Home Appliance Business before joining Electrolux Home Products as a Technical Advisor.

* We are both fond of animals, over the last forty five years up until recently owned several cats and dogs.

*We have no objection to basic maintenance to a property and take care of domestic animals.

Reference available by speaking with Mr George Grant or Mrs Grant either Tel : Aus Harvey Bay 420245045 or NZ 0211140330

carol


  • Syd. SW suburbs, Southern Tablelands

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.

Katja & Roberto


  • Melb. SE suburbs

Hello, we are a family of 4 .
Our kids are 6 and 8 years old. We are currently living in Switzerland and returning to Australia December 16th and ideally looking for a House sit for the first 1 month. We prefer to sit in Elwood, Brighton, Caulfield, Glenhuntly or Carnegie locations. We are a Outdoor, active, non smoking and tidy, clean family. We like dogs. Looking forward to hearing from you..
Best regards, Katja, Roberto, Chiara & Luca

Kate & Rebecca


  • Melb. Inner suburbs

Hi we are Kate and Beck. We have recently moved back to Melbourne after living in NZ where we had the opportunity to house/ dog/ cat sit with many beautiful fur families. We have experience with medically compromised pets. We are experienced housesitters looking to housesit within the Inner Melbourne area. We are animal lovers and your animals and home will be in great care with us. 



Kate works full time and Beck works part time.  We are both sporty and active.  We are neat and clean and organised.


Naomi & Joel


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

We are a married couple of 16 years in our late 30's & 40's. Non smokers & no children. We are working professionals, one full-time the other part-time. We have long been rental tenants and lived in each property for many years - Melbourne 8 years, Darwin 5 years. We have always treated each property as if it were our own & we would do likewise with your home. We take good care & respect your property & privacy. We are clean and tidy. We are not party people, but do enjoy a meal with friends. We love to cook.

We have house sat in the past for friends numerous times, usually for 3 months at a time when they've travelled overseas. We began house sitting professionally in 2015 with Happy House Sitters. We have experience with cats, dogs, goats, chooks, fish and horses. We've had our own pets in the past & have looked after our friends & neighbours cats &/or dogs while they've been away.

With HHS's we have cared for a Jack Russell for 5 weeks (twice repeat house sit 2015 & 2016); a Kelpie, Blue Heeler & cat for 2 weeks (twice repeat house sit 2016 & 2017); 2 very fluffy & affectionate cats, one requiring insulin injections twice daily & a strict diet (2016 & requested for 2018); 2 horses, Shetland pony, Kelpie & cat (2016); & 2 Whippets (2016-2017) one required daily physio exercises. We like to keep fit so walking dogs is no problem for us.

Since moving back to Melbourne in 2014 we've wanted to keep our lives simple and save money to do self funded volunteer work overseas. House sitting really helps us to achieve that goal and in return we take care of your property and pets while you are away. Our families live in rural Victoria, rural NSW & internationally making it that little bit harder to live and work in the same location and have the opportunity to save.

We have current Police Checks & WWCC. These are required for our employment & volunteer work. We are more than happy to arrange an introduction meeting for your assessment of our suitability. We would want the same if we were in your position. Home owners have been very happy to book us in & been very satisfied with our service as house/pet sitters. We look forward to speaking with you soon. We will be available as of November 2019!!,

Dunia


  • Sydney

Hello

I'm a mature woman of 51 yrs, an accountant by profession and recently have become unemployed to explore possible business opportunities.
A single, non-smoker, extremely fit and love the company of animals as I have an 8yr old cat myself.
House proud and would look after your home with great care as if it was my own. I'm an extremely efficient, clean and organised person.
Most of all I love peace and quiet and my own company.
I am new to house sitting and only joined recently. A police check is available too.
Why not give me a call so we can meet and you can decide for yourself?

Look forward to meeting you
Dunia

Glenda


  • Sydney

I am a fit and active, non smoking, single lady in my early 60s who retired a few years ago after working for 38 years as a high school English teacher. Since then, I have travelled extensively and worked as a casual teacher. I have previously owned 4 houses in Sydney and a holiday house on the NSW south coast. Four years ago I sold my Bondi home to live in my holiday house. However, I have now decided to return to Sydney and to would love the opportunity to do some house sitting while I am waiting to purchase a property. I have always taken great pride in decorating and caring for my home, as is evident in the attached photos of my most recent home..

What I have to offer:
Responsibility, honesty, and reliability - my long and successful career as a teacher and Head Teacher, are evidence of my reliability and sense of responsibility. A clear Police Check dated 19 September 2016 is attached.
Excellent housekeeping skills - people often compliment me on the tidiness and cleanliness of my home and my well kept gardens.
Genuine love of animals - for most of my life I have had a pet cat or dog (and sometimes both!). Our pets have always been greatly loved and treated as members of the family. I have bonded quickly with each of the pets I have minded when house sitting, given them lots of attention and love and have been very sad to leave them.
Extensive house sitting experience - I have done 4 house sits in Sydney, each for approximately 4 weeks, and 5 sits of 1- 2 weeks each in Melbourne. All of the owners were extremely happy with the way I cared for their home and pet, gave me very positive references and invited me to house sit again for them. I am sure I would be a great housesitter for you.

Eeva


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, South Eastern, Central, Bundaberg & Wide Bay, Mackay & Whitsundays, Northern QLD, Western QLD, Mid North, South, Spencer Gulf, West Coast, TAS

Hello. I am a retired senior federal public servant, mature (sadly!), married woman looking to do some house sitting. I live with my husband in our own home on the Gold Coast and we currently have a dog and a cat. I am an experienced "pet" person, having had all manor of animals in my home, from mice, birds, fish to cats and dogs. Our own dog (a kelpie) is currently 7 years old and a very crazy young thing, needing lots and lots of exercise. He was supposed to be an outside dog, but somehow that rule hasn't been fully applied! Our cat is almost 4 and is very much busy with chasing the dog around. I am able to garden, clean the pool, look after the house and pets. I am a non smoker. Though I plan to "house sit" usually by myself, there would be times when my husband would join me for a short break. We are both thoroughly house trained! We are planning to formally retire in a few years and I feel that house sitting in different places would help me to get a feel for various districts by living like a local, rather than as a tourist. I am most happy to look after pets and would look after your home well. I have now done many house sits (and many return sits) and can forward names and contact details for these house owners as references. I have a written personal character reference that I can send on to you as well. Hopefully all will tell you how wonderful I am. Oh, and also that I am honest, reliable and trustworthy. You can email me on eevahelena@yahoo.com.au anytime. My preference is for short breaks, up to three weeks or so, and around the ACT or anywhere in NSW. Thanks. Eeva

Clarissa


  • Melb. NE suburbs

22 Year old, Female. Disability support worker based in Heidelberg. Looking for an alternative to renting. Happy to house sit anywhere from 7 days to 2 months. Non smoker, clean, tidy, active. Have grown up with Cats, Dogs and Rabbits. Happy to sit with animals.

Tracey & Kim


  • Bundaberg & Wide Bay

Recommended Animal Lovers, Professional and Experienced, looking for a Home and Pets to care for, Long-Term, Bundaberg 4670 area, from August 2019


Introduction

"We just got back to Goolwa for Easter. The house looks amazing. Thank you to the best Housesitters ever. JaiJai looked everywhere for you" Sandie Goolwa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"I can attest that they came with resounding references from others. Probably the most common theme was that they left the property in better condition than they found it. We can also confirm this in our case." Sandy - South Australia
"Tracey & Kim sat our house for 5 months while touring in our caravan. They looked after our property as if it was their own everything was spotless including the yard upon our return. Would have no hesitation in recommending them & wish them all the best for future house sits." Len & Julie - Heritage Park, Queensland.

Our Experience
"Tracey and Kim advised us on what we need to do before we went on holiday which helped us immensely and meant we had a stress free break. Molly is sitting on my lap and wants to say she and Bradley had a fabulous time with you and Kim" Eleanor - Sandwich Kent, England
As house sitters since 2009 and homeowners, we have experience of looking after properties and dealing with any issue which may arise.
We are both house proud and enjoy gardening, tending the veggie plot and looking after the odd Vineyard. We have helped out with pruning, picking oranges and avocados. Taking care of Banana plants, looking after spas and swimming pools.

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

Some of the pets we have cared for whilst house sitting :
Milly and Tippy, two adorable dogs who lived with 1 duck and 11 chickens. We had to be fast when collecting the eggs as Tippy would always try to get to them and steal them first.
Riley, a captivating Jack Russell who we have had the pleasure of caring for 3 times and who since has sadly gone to pet heaven. She adored my husband Kim, his shadow.

Barry, Blanch and Pretty three cats who we have cared for twice. They are lovable mischief makers with individual characters. Barry playful but reserved who bought us the odd live trophy. Pretty loves snuggling up on the bed at night for cuddles and all the attention she can get. Blanche is shy, she likes her own space but loves dribbling while cuddling.

"Tracey and Kim cared for our pets (a cat and a dog) home and garden to an extremely high level of competence and care. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. On return our home and garden were immaculate. Two very happy pets who seemed to have forgotten us!! Our 5.5 month tour of Europe was made more relaxing knowing that everything at home was being cared for so well. They arrived as strangers and left as friends whom we hope we will have the pleasure of seeing again. Thank you" Brenda - Birchington-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Sascha & Greg


  • Darwin, Cairns, FNQ, Kimberly/North

I'm Dutch/Australian, 47 years old and Greg is an 64 year old Aussie. We are currently traveling the country in our camper trailer and have been on the road for nearly 6 months. We are looking for a house sit in the North East of Australia, so we can have a break from being on the road, but we're not ready to settle down somewhere yet. Greg has had dogs in the past and I grew up with cats. We haven't had our own animals together, because of our love for traveling and we didn't think that would be fair on them. Greg has spent a lot of his years in rural areas and we both prefer to be out of town. We don't mind being out there.
We have house sitted before in Guatemala and Australia and we have loved both experiences and in both cases we have become friends. In Australia we looked after 3 dogs, 5 cats, 6 ducks and a few chickens.
We are the perfect Ying and Yang together, I like to be very active, love walking, Yoga, Zumba and also love to be organised, while Greg loves to read is mechanicaly minded and a bit of of a handyman. We both love nature, on the road we've spent most of our time free camping being surrounded by fabulous trees, beautiful birds and taking in the sky at night.
We would look after your home as if it was our own and respect your privacy and we are non smokers. I am a bit of a cleaner, so you will definitely come back to a tidy house.

Peter & Elaine


  • Adelaide

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

Amanda


  • Gold Coast & Hinterland

Hi,
I am a newly single Mum, who has 2 daughters aged 17 and 12 and an 8 year old Ridgeback cross dog named Daisy. We are looking for longer term house sits on the Gold Coast to give us some space from our shared house and spend some time caring for your pets and for Daisy to make some new friends. Children and dog are well house trained!! We are non smokers who enjoy a quiet easy life, love the outdoors and staying active.
We are a tidy and respectful family used to looking after a house as we have been home owners we know what it means to have someone care for your home and pets and have peace of mind while you are away.
We were frequent users of house sitting services over many years.and know what a great service it is.
I work from home so your pets would have lots of company and love.
I'm a capable person with common sense and a practical approach to everything......you won't have to worry about anything.
If you would like to leave your home and pets in capable loving hands, contact me and I'm happy to meet and provide references.
Mandy and co

Rosemary


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

Hello owners! I'm ready to lock in my sits for 2020....anytime from January to May or August to December. Currently I'm sitting in Melbourne until August of this year. Last year I sat for two homeowners caring for a dog, & then two cats (loved it) I plan to do this each year for three months to be near my daughter and grandkids, & need your help to do so. My background is farmer's daughter/farmer's wife, & ex-Nurse so am used to most animals & unexpected situations. I'm retired now & volunteer for a community health organisation supporting palliative patients. I have great references who've given their permission for you to contact them. I can be contacted by phone, Messenger FaceTime, or email. Hoping to hear from you very soon. See you soon!. Rose

Eileen & Roger


  • Brisbane, South Eastern

AVAILABLE from 6th June

Major sudden illness of the home owner has led to cancellation of our multi-year repeat regular 4 month house sit to end of Sept.
We are an active retired professional couple, married 30+ years, reliable, NON-smokers, neat, clean & tidy, with very high house & pet care standards.

We have been home-owners ourselves since the mid-1970's and house carers for others since 2013. During this time, we have been virtually fully booked, including numerous repeats. These repeats are also commonly booked with us well in advance and are for longer term house sits. We attribute the repeat requests to our description by more than one home owner as “the house sitters from heaven”. Our focus is to provide top quality house sit service so that home owners can truly relax knowing that their pets & homes are being well cared for in their absence. We send regular updates to you & treat your home as if it were our very own.
We have become friends with homeowners due to our dependability and our extremely high professional home care, cleanliness & tidiness. Home owners welcome:
- Our attention to security needs whatever the location & trustworthiness (eg case of lost passport of owner overseas requiring urgent contact & action at unusual hours including directing us to unlock & access private files for copying & witness by appropriate authorities prior to transmission to an overseas consulate);
- The well-honed knowledge, skills & care we provide for plants (indoor & outdoor), gardens, pool & yard maintenance including lawn mowing; and particularly,
- Our broad knowledge, experience & quality care for the diverse range of people’s pets - furry, hairy and feathered, of varied sizes, ages and breeds & with varying dietary, medication, grooming & exercise needs, indoor / outdoor, & very importantly, their needs for TLC including sleeping arrangements. We really enjoy experiencing the different personalities of people’s pets in their response to our caring standards. We were both fortunate to grow up on farms which has left us with a great appreciation of nature, animals and plants & their contribution to the daily pleasure of our lives.

We find that home owners commonly prefer to phone us rather than email on receipt of our application. We are happy to meet with owners in situations where locations & timing permit. We are also available via Skype and WhatsApp.
We are happy to provide relevant referee contact details on request. As a courtesy for home owners, given the prevalence of unwanted marketing calls, we also prefer to notify them in advance of your call.

Glenis


  • Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast

I am a mature responsible person non smoker and animal lover.
I have owned and loved many cats and a dog alll my life.

I would love and care for your fur babies as if they were my own.

I know how important it is to keep your babies in their own home while mums and dads have a holiday

You can be assured I will look after your property and your babies and keep you in touch with how they are while you are away.

Tanya & Rod


  • Bris. Northern suburbs, Bris. Southern suburbs, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Central Coast (Qld)

PLEASE NOTE:::

We are a married, healthy, retired couple, both non-smokers who have been house sitting full time for over 3yrs. Having sold our business (in Port Macquarie, NSW) we are now catching up on lost time to indulge in our love of travelling.Prior to running our own business, we were both long term Military personnel and then worked in the Corporate Sector.



We are responsible people who have owned and rented properties, have previously maintained a pool and garden and are used to dealing with any issues that may arise.We are conscious of the care and security required to maintain a property.



We are experienced with animals having had numerous pets (large and small) over the years and know how to deal with both young & older ones.    We enjoy gardening and look forward to tending the different gardens that come with house-sitting.



Being retired gives us lots of time to look after your home, garden and pets.



We have travelled extensively around Australia & in parts of Europe and love the experience new places can offer. When travelling overseas we always tried to stay in places where the locals went for holidays rather than the tourist orientated areas.



We enjoy the experience of "living like a local" and welcome the opportunity to be involved in the day to day life and discovering the beauty of the local area which is far more rewarding than ticking all the boxes to say you have seen all the tourist spots. House sitting allows us time to slowly discover new places, meet people and enjoy the company of pets of all varieties, both large & small.



We are able to provide references (from other house sitting sites) and Police clearances.


Renee


Love animals - dogs and cats and with much experience :)

Justine & Massimo


  • Sydney, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Melbourne

Hi guys!
I'm Justine, half of the below house-sitting duo, and will be sitting solo for the next 4mts! I'll leave our writeup as is, so you get all the info. Feel free to contact me, I'd love to hear from you. Sadly, as dogs do need that bit more time and company, I won't be able to sit dogs for 4mts (I work days, it wouldn't be fair on them!) unless you have a set that are already used to only morning and night contact. All other enquiries welcome. :) ~Justine

We're responsible, very clean-living, respectful and energetic housesitters and fur-family enthusiasts. We hold current national security checks, a vehicle, are strictly non-smoking and have some pretty great testimonials (thanks everyone) that we will provide the utmost care, respect and attention to your fur family, property and privacy.
We are one Aussie (an Animals Australia member) and one & wannabe Aussie (Canadian-Italian vegetarian) who love Melbourne and our busy pet-sitting life here. We've been petsitting a year and love it! We have so many fur-baby faves and memories, all over Brunswick, North Melbourne, Caulfield, Fitzroy, Footscray, Docklands, Collingwood, Preston and Moonee Ponds!
Both experienced pet owners & and animal lovers, with previous home-owning/ fur-family sitting experience. Our own personal previous family members have included Fatso the pug, Chloe the blue heeler X Staffordshire, four rescue moggies, one fish, an adopted Chinese- speaking galah and an overbearing budgie. My ambition is to adopt an alpaca and Mass wants a grumble of pugs. (Yes, it's called a grumble) Recent bookings: Oct 2018-end April 2019 (current) Manook, a giant teddy bear of a husky,
2018 9 Sep - 24 Oct: Milo the giant moggy, N Caulfield VIC 2018 15 Aug - 3 Sep: Barty the pug pup & Iggy, Taco + Diesel the cats, Brunswick VIC 2018 30 May - 25 Jul: Louis & Bella (mature Chihuahua cross besties), North Melb VIC 2018 13 May - 23 May: Baron (basset hound) & Rogue (blood hound), Yarraville VIC 2018 30 Mar -14 Apr: Max, distinguished townhouse cat (Brunswick, VIC) 2018 22-25 Mar: Pumbalina, the furry pear, apartment cat (Collingwood, VIC).

About Justine: Im a project coordinator at DHHS for Family Safety Victoria. Love a good veggie garden, Latin music and long walks around Melbs. Im originally from the North-West of WA and grew up around properties with horses, sheep, birds and working dogs. Nowadays I work where there are people: Perth, London Brisbane and now Melbourne. I love Melbourne and am here to stay! Without my own furkid I do miss some puppy love keenly and would be a responsible foster parent whilst you are away. As part of my house/furbaby-sitting I like to send regular video updates of your fur-child whilst you are away, and for peace of mind.
About Mass: Im a recently admitted lawyer with a background in Entertainment law. Im originally from Canada and have been on this side of the equator for just over 4 years now with most of my time spent on the Gold Coast but have now relocated to Melbourne for work. When Im not focused on work I enjoy playing guitar and try and stay physically active at least 4 times a week. Im a non-smoker, live a pretty regimented life and love animals. Ive been the proud animal parent to dogs and cats alike.
Between us someone's nearly always home - great for keeping fur family company. Please say hi and ask any questions - we would love to come and meet you and your pets. Mutual comfort is a must.

Hiria


  • Melbourne

I am an animal lover from way back and although I can't have a pet of my own, I make up for that by being the best aunty I can be to your fur baby! Growing up in New Zealand, we always had dogs, cats, and birds in the house, so I am very comfortable around pets. I have lived in Melbourne since 2011 and have been house & pet sitting for friends and family every now and then, however now I am looking to do so on a regular and ongoing basis. I work full-time for a charity organisation based in Prahran, play softball throughout the year, volunteer as an English tutor for adult migrants, and spend way too much time on Netflix. I have plenty of experience looking after pets, from big dogs that require multiple long walks or medication, to cats that love to chill out in front of the TV. I can provide a current police check as well as a reference from my most recent pet sitting job, and would love to chat with you if you have any questions.



 



Current Bookings:

House sitting - 12/10/18 - 31/10/18

Holiday - 01/11/18 - 10/12/18

House sitting - 12/12/18 - 8/01/19



Available: 08/01/19 onwards



 


Craig


  • Sydney, South Coast

Businessman based in Asia part-time looking for occasional accommodation in the Sydney area.

I'm an active person who enjoys animals, and are very happy to take good care of any animals in the home and walk them regularly.

I keep a clean and tidy place, and will certainly respect any home, and treat it like my own. I don't smoke, and won't be throwing any parties.

Feel free to ask any questions, and I look forward to hearing from prospective home owners.

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