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Beth & Peter


  • Mid North Coast, Tweed Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
I am a Retired School Teacher - mother of 2.
I am now living in an Over 50s Village in Toowoomba Queensland.
My partner who is also retired, will be joining me for some of my house sitting positions.
I would like to spend some time in Melbourne to see my daughter occasionally and get to know my grandchildren.
We are also looking for House Sitting along the coast of NSW and Queensland.
I have house sat previously mainly in Canberra.
I have also had 2 Golden Retrievers for 28 years and a cat while the children were growing up.
My Partner has also had pets when his children were growing up and is very experienced in anything mechanical or requiring a little maintenance wherever we are.
I am sure we would be able to care for your home and your pets.
I am able to include 2 references and I have other Phone call references but my partner has only joined me on one house sit and we did not think to get a reference. We are house sitting over Xmas so will make sure we get up to date references.
Thanking you

Beth Milne and Peter King

I have two References I will try to enclose.

Kerri


  • Sydney, Central Coast, South Coast

In early August, I arrived back from the US, where I traveled for near 90 days around the US. Though travelling, I work from my laptop.



My aim is to house-sit whilst I save money for my next trip. No matter where I may be, I can continue to work.



For 2 and half years prior to my trip to the US, I was an Air BnB Host. As a Host I was validated as a Super Host for my over the top service and care that I gave the guests that stayed at my house. My house was neat, clean, tidy and very friendly, for this is the type of environment I like to live in.



My care of your house and your pets would be over the top. Whilst you are away, I know you would like to be stress free, knowing that the house is being cared for, as are your pets. No matter what kind of pet you have, I would take excellent care of it.



Since I started to house sit, I have traveled all over Sydney, as well as up the coast and down the coast. I have looked after cats, dogs, fish and birds. I have to be honest and tell you, I fall in love with all the animals. I thoroughly enjoy my time with your pets.

I have even minded a pet dragon lizard!

I am a mature, divorced woman, a non-smoker, who loves to meet other people. References are available upon request.


Claudette & Daniel


  • NSW, QLD

Hi
We would like to look after your house like our own and are trustworthy love cleaning and gardening we have done house sitting for our friends
We know the requirements of the home owners ,We are both semi retired and in our early 50’s my husband is good handyman. we are non- smokers .

We live in Penrith area and grandparent and travel to the Gold Coast frequently
I have my son that has Ewing saracoma cancer and has 2 kids and like to see them more often..


Sandy


  • Adelaide, Mid North, West Coast

Hi!
I am a 53 yo female looking for house sitting as an exciting way to survive while studying (online) full time. I am currently working towards a career/life change, having been previously employed long term in retail management.
I have owned my own home and rented in the past and have always been a pet lover and keen gardener. My passion for gardening led me to working as a "plant care expert" for for 5 years and even had my own garden design and maintenance business for a few years. I have always kept goldfish or tropical fish and also worked in an aquarium shop for 12 months. My last cat was a Burmese that passed away at the ripe old age of 21. I have also been a dog owner/lover my entire life. I grew up on a hobby farm and possess a natural affinity with most animals. I understand what its like when your pets are family but you still want to travel. I've been there too! I am a non smoking, responsible, human being packed full of common sense! I am conservative by nature and hate waste therefore I wont be wasting your power or water either! I am currently petless and thought "why not house sit?!". Perfect! Not keen on looking after snakes or spiders though. Sorry.

Sara


  • Sydney, South Coast

****UPDATE: STILL AVAILABLE FOR CHRISTMAS NEW YEAR PERIOD 2018 after a change in plans. Thanks! *****

Mature, responsible creative professional in film working on my own projects and travelling internationally is available to petsit for your home and fur-babies. I am bright, friendly person, a genuine animal lover with experience pet/housesitting over 8-9 years; many repeat bookings in Sydney, Brisbane and New Zealand.

I am based at the house working casually online (requires WIFI - please advise if OK!) with intermittent event-based casual shifts in Sydney (times negotiable); a non-smoker, clean, tidy and healthy living.

Experience with cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, most of whom went on to become firm friends.

I am a trustworthy and honest person of integrity with a strong sense of duty of care. Fur-babies are fed, watered, cuddled, conversed with, sit on my lap while working and sleep on the bed with me if allowed!

I look forward to hearing from you and enabling your overseas holiday/work trip knowing your pets are with someone who will treat them with loving care. :)

References and photo ID check available.

Warm regards,
Sara

Christina & Reiner


  • ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

We are a responsible, trustworthy, non-smoking freelance/semi-retired couple with plenty of common sense, responsibility and reliability.
We are German born with Australian Permanent Residency/European Citizenship. We both held responsible positions in our careers. Reiner enjoyed a managing position for over 15 years at a renowned public health insurance in Duisburg and I was the managing director of an interior design company and the owner of a reputable home and giftware store with a number of employees in Sydney. We are currently enjoying some time-out and are possessed by the travel bug and welcome this alternate lifestyle of housesitting around the world. While Reiner has the freedom to pretty much enjoy the better things in life I would still like to take on some casual work in the area for a few hours per week depending on the housesit tasks. This way we have more time for ourselves and do the things we truly enjoy, we also have the flexibility to travel with or without our caravan (in Europe) and also do the things we really love doing, like walking, riding bicycles, yoga, meditation reading, cooking, crafting, listening to music..
As of lately we have been taking care of Reiners elderly parents but as things are stabilizing now and they are at good care we are ready to take off to new ventures, again.
We aim to take a professional approach to housesitting and would like to undertake a variety of housesit assignments around the world. We have many years of travel experience and are easily and quickly comfortable elsewhere. We would feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to housesit in different countries and experience their history and culture and learning a new language is always great fun. Housesitting enables us to experience diverse areas and cultures and getting to know the community we live in.
We have both been brought up surrounded by pets and they played a huge part of our life and they have been treated like family members. Our travelling lifestyle precludes us from having our own pets so we particularly love to spoil your beautiful two or four legged family members that we have entrusted to our care.
We have already had some positive experiences in the housesitting community and we would very much welcome the opportunity to sit for you. We are an open minded couple and our time traveling throughout Europe with our Caravan has been introducing us to our nomadic life style. We are not new to the concept of ‘house-sitting’ and regularly find ourselves taking care of the pets of our (camping) neighbours and spoiling their dogs and cats with cuddles or walk or sit them.
We feel that housesitting is home away from home. We look after everything as we would if the house was our own. We both own properties and have a good common sense of how and what to be taken care of. We have renovated our own properties and landscaped our gardens so we can put our hands to most things should the need arise in an emergency.
We know that it may be worrying for you to leave your pets and home; we are very conscious of this and we will make sure that we communicate regularly by e-mail, Skype or whatsapp to reassure you that all is well.
We recognize the importance of selecting the right house-sitters to look after your home, pets and garden. We are genuine animal lovers and having pets to look after is a pleasure for us. We are also house proud and we will keep your house and garden looking clean and tidy and maintained in good condition for your return.
We can provide police checks and any other information you may wish to know upon request. Happy to Skype also as an introduction and a way to get to know us more upfront.
Do contact us as we are always happy to discuss your individual house-sitting needs.

Kind regards,

Christina & Reiner

Carmelina


  • VIC

I like the idea...of HHS....it's really beneficial for me to have a working holiday nearby a beach. I have a bike and so far I have completed house an pet sits nearby a train station and a local beach in Victoria. I prepared to have a sea change taking cake of a house and pets or garden...for a year for you....in exchange ....nearby a train preferably. I have reference from HHS with a child check and a Crim check.., Food Handling Certificate as well. I live in Brunswick with my daughter who attends Melb. University. Im working part time two days a week..as a Community Presenter at local radio station NorthWestfm 98.9....as volunteer ..... I like Mt. Matha Mornington ; Rye Sandringham or Mordialloc Bonbeach nearby locations preferably. You are welcomed to contact via email carmelinapal@gmail.com or mobile 0448726602.

Ocean grove; or whatever beach is nearby aok hear train station preferrably..as I like taking my bike. Im on WhatsUp Facebook look me up..Carmelina Palazzolo...regards

Liz & Kate


  • ACT, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, South Eastern, SA, TAS, VIC

Two very quiet mature non smoking,non party, women who love classical music. We have been house sitters over the years and locum managers for B&Bs, self catering cottages and small farms. We would now like to pet/house sit for others. as after lots of travelling during which we have had special people look after our beloved boy who sadly has gone where good pets go when it is their time for peace, we would now like to help others to enjoy their travels. References can be supplied, and our police check is up to date Do you need us? We would be very pleased to help you enjoy your adventures.


Brad & Trang


  • Bris. Northern suburbs, Sunshine Coast

Hi, Brad and Trang here, we are currently living in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam but will be returning to Australia for three months from the 20th August 2019. We have just become parents 8th December 2018, to a beautiful little girl, Juliette who will also be with us. We don't have any pets of owe own but have I had many animals over the years and enjoy caring and loving them. I was borne in Maryborough Qld but spent most of the past 30 years living on the Sunshine Coast. I have three grow up children one boy and two girls all have families of their own one lives in Keperra, one in Burleigh Heads and the other on the Sunshine Coast. I took early retirement a few years ago and now have my second family and live between Australia and Vietnam. Very happy to take care of your loved pets your garden and your home.

Wayne & Jennifer


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

We are experienced Aussie housesitters, retired accountant and agricultural scientist, grey nomads, non smokers, and both dog and cat lovers, having owned our own pets all our lives, and looked after numerous and various animals as housesitters for other homeowners, like yourselves. My husband and I were introduced to the concept of housesitting when we retired in July 2005. Since then, we have combined travel with housesitting in Australia, New Zealand, England and Europe and made lifelong friends along the way. So far, we have undertaken 120+ housesits over the past 14 years since retiring from full time employment. For ourselves during the course of our life, we have owned large dogs; boxers and german shepherds – all obedience trained - also cats, fish and poultry. We both retired from our jobs in the Northern Territory and sold our home, with a swimming pool, owned for 20 years. We plan on continuing to travel whilst we are healthy and until we get the travel bug out of our system. Our motto is to treat your home and pets as we would expect our own home and pets to be treated - with respect, love and care.
I was born and bred on a farm in South Australia, lived there for 21 years before moving to the Northern Territory, where my working life continued as an accountant. My husband is a Queenslander, and worked as an agricultural scientist in 2 Australian states, during the course of his working career.
We can provide written references, photos and police clearances, if you require further info. – but basically, we are just ‘grey nomads’ – enjoying retirement and travelling around England, Europe and Australia whilst we still have our health and are able to travel. Thanks for your time

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.

Taylor & Pamela


  • Melbourne

Hiya, we are Pamela and Taylor. We are dedicated to providing people a worry-free time away from home while being able to temporarily love on and care for a pet (as Pamela's current lifestyle doesn’t allow for pets of her own). Your pets will be deeply cared for and your home will be kept secure and tidy (some have commented even cleaner than when they left (: )

We have combined experience in pet and property care as we have done it for varying lengths of time - from just a few days to over 6 months.

In order to make sure that we are the right fit for each other, we would be happy to provide references and/or meet you in person.

Highlights:
-- Attentive, reliable, self-sufficient and clean living non-smokers
-- Committed to keeping you informed
-- Caring, professional, and responsible

Looking forward to providing you with a stress-free time away from home!

Hope to hear from you,
Pamela and Taylor

Richard


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

I am a single, mature aged, non-smoking gentleman with much experience in house and pet sitting.

As a recently retired school teacher, I am looking for an opportunity to extend myself and broaden my travelling experience by living in an area for longer than a fleeting visit as is usually the case when taking a holiday from work.
I enjoy gardening, reading, cooking, walking, and recently, craft creations.

Whilst not having my own pets these days, I have had the usual menagerie of a cat, dogs, fish, guinea pigs, white mice and chooks.

I have a reference and photos which are attached.
I look forward to being of assistance.

Regards

Richard

Leonard


  • South Eastern, Central, Central Coast (Qld), WA

We are a active retired couple, Both non smokers.
Ex British Diplomatic Service and Royal Navy.
Hobbies are travel and boating.
Hold Australian Boat Licence plus RYA Coastal Skipper and Certificate of Competence in VHF Telephony.
Keen for Boat Sitting opportunities..
Happy to look after any domestic animals-fish-birds.
Reference available on request.

Had several house sittings in the UK including the smaller stately homes.




Fay


  • Macedon Ranges

My partner and I are both animal lovers and we lover to explore country towns so housesitting is a great way to incorporate the two. We live in Melbourne and are a young 55+ couple that are very reliable and considerate so your homes and pets will be very safe with us. My partner has worked in the corporate world for most of his working life and I have just finished working for an airline after 33 years. We are happy to answer any further questions.

tony & penny


  • South Coast

Sage Sitters of the South Coast

We are from Orange, currently house sitting in Mollymook, on a transitional stage of our lives. During this time we are looking after the permaculture garden and nurturing the house.

Penny, 57, works in aged care coordinating a team and caring for community clients.
Tony, 60, works in computing and water data systems and teaches Qigong.

Being from the country we have a love of animals and gardening. We work together as a team in life. You will be sure that your house and pets would be cared for with love and compassion.

Our interests are tai chi, qigong, yoga, walking , swimming and healthy living. We are exploring the south coast of nsw to find a home for the next part of our life.

We know you can rely on us while you escape the winter, you can be sure we will be good communicators with you while you travel.

Penny & Tony
Ready for a sea change.

ps. we can provide referee's on request.



Elsha & Graeme


  • Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast

Hi, this is Graeme & Elsha, we have just retired and are ready to travel around and see our country. We both like the beach, walks, Graeme his fishing and I like gardening & shopping. We use to have a cat (Asti) but she has passed away of old age and we have also had chooks. Would dearly love another pet but maybe later. We are fur sitting my daughter's dog at the moment.
We own our own home and are very house proud and we would look after yours like we do ours. We are both non smokers.
As we will be travelling around in our caravan it is not convenient to have more pets, so we can cuddle and love your pets for you while you are away.
We have been house sitting in NZ over Xmas n New Year period and acquired 2x5 star reviews. . You will find them in My References then click on All References.

Charlie


  • Sunshine Coast

I have worked in the Social Community Sector for over 30 years, and recently moved to the Sunshine Coast. I work with Anglicare, hold a Qld Blue Card and have regular police checks to ensure suitability to work with vulnerable people.
I have traveled to many places around the world and lived and worked and volunteered in the UK, Thailand and Vietnam.
I am responsible and trustworthy and treat others and their property with respect and courtesy.
I enjoy gardening, especially organic, permaculture and biodynamic approaches.
Having grown up on property, I understand the importance of maintaining acreage.
I am fit and active and enjoy walking and other activities to keep fit.
I have many years experience with animals and have had 2 horses, 5 cats and 2 dogs chickens and guinea-pigs.

Loretta


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

I have been an owner of dogs for 20 years. I am pet friendly, responsible and reliable. I am of good character and trustworthy both with your home and your pets - something that is very important to me, and I empathise with the decision to have someone in your home taking care of your precious pets. When I go away I have pet sitters come to my home so my dogs are in a safe familiar environment in my absence. I am fit and healthy (non smoker) and am able to walk dogs and maintain a clean house. I will respect your home and your privacy. My partner is a stock agent. He is very capable with all requisites re the land and animals. He has cats and aviaries and Ollie the cockatoo. He is a real farm gem. He also works as a gardener on a property in the Western District. He is very capable and versatile and can and will turn his hand to anything. I am interested in house sits by myself, or with Wes, depending on your requirements. I do have references on this site, from previous happy pet owners. Hope we can assist each other ..

Jenny & Scott


  • Melbourne, Bendigo

Toots (Annette) & Ross


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

Active, healthy non smoking couple - social drinkers only - aged 68. Self employed prior to retiring with a background in family farming followed by tourism when we owned and ran holiday accommodation for ten years where cleanliness was of prime importance. Our business consisted of 10 cottages and 3 acres of grounds and garden which we maintained ourselves.

Wide interests including interior decorating, gardening, reading, music, natural history, bush walking, travel, and how life ticks in general! Since retiring, we are keen to see more of our great country and would love to come to your part of the world and would consider it a privilege to care for your home.

What we offer:
Lifelong experience with and love of all animals. We have always had a variety of pets as well as caring for the farm animals. Enjoy gardening and happy to care for your garden as well as pets. Experienced in general repairs and maintenance if the necessity arises.
Having always owned our own home (except for renting for 15 months following the sale of our business and whilst considering our options), we understand the importance of having someone trustworthy and reliable to care for and maintain and care for your home and pets. We have now been house sitting for over 6 years and looked after 50 homes and various animals.

Happy to provide references and Police clearance.

Clare


  • Melbourne

Hello, my name is Clare. I am a single woman in my 40s, with no children or pets. I have done some house- and pet-sitting in the past, and am launching into this process in 2019 more substantially in order to save money for travel. I am extremely responsible and respectful of other people's space and their belongings, and value keeping the home environment clean and tidy. I love looking after cats after having grown up with cats as pets. My friends describe me as trustworthy, reliable, caring, respectful and perceptive. I enjoy creative activities and spending time quietly with friends. I run my own business located in an inner Melbourne suburb. House sitting, personal or professional references available. You can absolutely count on me to keep your home and pets safe and sound.

anya


  • Sydney, VIC

Housesitter available for consideration/further discussion now! I am a very experienced housesitter with over ten years experience.I have done repeat housesits for acquaintances and colleagues/friends/through various websites including this one over the years and welcome the opportunity to get to care for and familiarise myself with new breeds of domestic pets. I always ensure I leave the home I housesit in an immaculate condition.I enjoy housesitting as it is a way for me to experience different suburbs of sydney/melbourne. I welcome your enquiries.I have some excellent references/list of referees for you to contact and happy to pass this information on. I welcome the opportunity to meet the prospective homeowner/pet in person before I accept a housesit.

I am interested in talkng to homeowners in Melbourne that are close to public transport and commutable distance to Melbourne.
I have a list of homeowners that you can contact to obtain a phone reference from as well as several written references that can be supplied on request.

I'm mature(55 years),single,non smoking and treat peoples homes and animals with the umost care and respect. I prefer both parties sign a houseminding agreement at the commencement of the housesit(similar to a short term lease) to establish clear conditions for myself and pet/homeowner.

In July 2015 I adopted my former landlords Jack Russell cross Charlie who is well trained and sociable and was living with a mature Kelpie prior to me becoming his Mum.I am looking for homeowners willing to accept both.me and Charlie for a housesit.

Thank you very much for considering me and look forward to hearing from you soon.
regards Anya

Molly


  • Sydney

My name is Molly and I am an organised and responsible graphic designer, born and raised on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.
I have a great eye for detail, and as a house-sitter I am clean, tidy, organised, responsible, considerate, quiet and respectful.

I am a single non-smoker and love to enjoy a home-cooked meal and a quiet night in. When I'm not designing, I'm passionate about food (both the cooking and the eating!) and fashion.

For the last 7 years I've been entrusted with the house-sitting and maintenance of my family home and pets for extended periods whilst my family has travelled.

This has involved the care of my pet dog and chickens, plant-watering and garden-maintenance, and keeping the house in an immaculate and secure condition. I am now eager to gain experience house-sitting for others.

I have a high level of respect for other people's privacy, property and belongings, and would strive to leave your house in better condition than it was when I arrived.
My motto is to love and treat others as you would to yourself.

References are available upon request. Interviews/coffee meetups welcomed.

Thanks :)
Molly

Kate


  • Sunshine Coast

Let me share the pleasure your home, pets and plants give YOU, while you are away. Let me care for them all, keeping your pets happy and loved and energised, your plants flourishing and your home in a pristine condition.

I love being with animals of all kinds, shapes and sizes, possibly enjoying a walk even more than a dog does, so we will certainly enjoy nature and our exercise together! Cats have always been an essential part of our family, as have many other creatures, from mice thru' chickens and pigs to horses.

I am retired and am able to devote a great deal of time to your pets, so we are able to get to know each other, and feel comfortable and at ease, very quickly.

I have a great deal of experience in this field and references are readily available upon request.

Graham


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, VIC

Hi there, I'm a semi retired 50 something male (non smoker) who looks after people's pets and homes. I have had many happy clients, including lots of dogs and cats and horses and cows (see pics); I'm sure their owners are happy too.

I have many references from pet owners who you can speak to; including police personnel, doctors and business owners, so you can check my bona fides.

I have much rural experience and I'm rather handy with tractors, diggers, ride on lawn mowers, chainsaws and the like. Homes in my care have varied from farms to cute cottages to executive palaces and high security homes.

My preferences are northern rivers of NSW / sthn Queensland and the greater Sydney area, and now, Melbourne. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks :)

Available mid November to 24 December and from 14 Feb 2018.

Brad


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Upper N Shore, Gold Coast & Hinterland

I am a health conscious, sporty, non smoking, single guy who has decided to try housesitting for 12 months to save some $$. I am a business owner so I work from home most days. I am fastidiously clean and hygienic; I've pretty much hung up my party shoes and am now a bit of a home body - I go to bed early and get up early! I have excellent references from 3 highly regarded individuals and these are available upon request. I love animals. I would be looking for medium - long term arrangements as a first preference. I.E minimum 4 weeks (I'm still open to shorter though IF I'm free).

Birgitta and Ed


  • Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, Northern Vic, SE Vic, SW Vic

Welcome to our profile!
We’re Birgitta and Ed - a retired energetic pet loving couple.

Are you anxious to ensure your house is kept secure and garden well cared for?
Do you want genuine animal lovers to look after your pets while you're away?
Would you like the peace of mind that comes with mature, responsible house sitters?
Do you want regular updates and pictures of your pets?
Would you like house sitters who are committed to following your instructions?

If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, you’ve found the right house sitters. It’s what we look for when we have folks house-sitting for us.

We are a clean, friendly, non-smoking, retired professional but energetic and down-to-earth couple. We love all kinds of animals and consider it a privilege to care for your home, pets and garden as we would our own.

We’re from the UK but spend much of our time in Australia since we retired as our only daughter lives in Melbourne. Having owned dogs, cats, hamsters and others, we miss having pets of our own and really enjoy looking after them. However we decided it would be unfair to have more when we started travelling so much after retirement.

What does that mean for you? You get sitters with the time, experience and flexibility to keep your home securely occupied, cuddle, feed and walk your pets during the day and give you the peace of mind you need to enjoy your time away. We have verified IDs and can provide excellent references.

We’re happy to care for your pot plants, gardens, pool and lawns according to your instructions. Ed is familiar with all kinds of garden machinery and equipment, loves working with tools and does everything from pool maintenance to wood chopping. Birgitta likes keeping the house tidy and clean and we enjoy gardening together. We also have our own car so don’t mind remote locations.

Whether it's your pets that need caring for, your lawns need mowing, your pool needs maintaining or your garden needs watering, we'd love to help out. Message us for our phone number - you can also initially meet us on Skype or FaceTime and in person if we look like your kind of house sitters.

susan & peter


  • Melbourne

My husband Peter & I have lived abroad in both the UK & the USA for many years and earlier in 2014 we returned to Australia to enjoy our retirement. Our professional lives were in marketing and luxury real estate. When my husband retired he started a pet walking and care business. This was very successful and great fun. Big dogs, little dogs, cats. We have enjoyed our six house and pet sits since returning, including one four month stint on a farm. We have looked after homes & pets in Mt.Eliza, Ashwood, Sandringham, South Yarra and Ballarat. I worked in luxury Real Estate very successfully for 20 years. We are non smokers, big pet lovers and protective of them. We are very tidy and very security conscious regarding our obligations to home owners and their possessions. We are happy to supply both personal & professional references.

Currently we are house sitting in Hawthorn till the end of January.

Karrie


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast

Apparently, the alternative to wallowing in a Mid Life Crisis is to take a Mid Life Leap instead... Almost 2 years ago, I left Sydney to travel for 9 months in the US, Europe and Malaysia, living in London for half of this time. I've been back in Sydney for 1 year and am looking forward to what 2019 will bring...

During the last 2 years, I completed 6 sits in the US, 13 in London, 1 in Malaysia while travelling, and 20+ in Sydney (with 25% of these being repeat bookings), sitting full-time while my flat is rented out for another 2 years. I'm already booked for most of 2019 with repeat bookings and referrals.

I've looked after kittens to elderly dogs, administering pills and eye drops, and feeding dry, wet or raw food. I've won over shy cats and nervous dogs, and the largest pet I've looked after was a 45kg Newfoundland dog. I've looked after up to 3 animals at a time, with various combinations of cats and dogs, including 3 dogs.

I'm a responsible and thoughtful non-smoker who keeps things cleans and tidy, and would leave your home just as I found it. Since I was 21, I've travelled through North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and I know what it's like to be away from your pet and home.

I moved to Sydney, Australia from England 13 years ago, living in Rozelle and then Surry Hills. I've worked as a recruiter for 16 years and do freelance work from home as a cv writer and recruiter, so will be in for most of each day to walk your dog, cuddle your cat/dog and curl up for afternoon naps.

My philosophy with animals is to let them come to you on their terms, when they're ready and once you've earned their trust rather than trying to force a friendship. Dogs are relatively easy - if you feed and walk them, chances are you'll have found a friend, but cats are more independent and it's on their terms - you often have to work harder to win them over!