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


  • Hobart, Hobart, Launceston, Launceston, Burnie, Burnie, Devonport, Devonport, Rural/Regional Tas, Rural/Regional Tas

Hi, my name is Simon. I'm 52 and a professional investigator (professional conduct). I have WWVP, Investigation Lic. etc). Happy to also provide my CV if required. Updated national police check available if required (Note: national checks are literally out of date once issued/printed. That is, correct only at that moment). References (phone numbers) available from past homeowners / clients.
Experienced, clean & respectful sitter available throughout the next 18 months or so. I don't smoke and more than happy to respect any 'rules of the house' (eg. some don't like meat in the house at all if they're vegetarian/vegan, no visitors, et ). Happy to maintain the garden - as long as it's not mowing acreage by hand!
I work and study via the freedom of modern communications! I am also returning to study in 2018. Accordingly, a lot of time is spent at your home, not at a distant workplace.
I also coach youth soccer and cricket.
I am experienced with animals (and the best/worst animals - kids! Plenty of experience with 4 of them, aged 10 to 23), gardening and veg/fruit care.
Definitely more exposure to your average domestic animals rather than farmyard; although I am more than happy to broaden my experience.
Happy to discuss any requirements and I look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards, Simon.

Paul & Sofia

  • Adel Southern suburbs, Adel. Inner suburbs

My wife Sofia and myself have moved back to Adelaide after 5 years away. We have been living in France where we have been looking after chalets in the alps. Making sure everything is clean and tidy for our guests. Also Living in London working and completing studies. We are currently saving to buy our first home in Adelaide and are trying to get by staying at friends, family and house sitting until we reach our goal. We have rented many homes together and separately. I am self employed tiler and currently working for my fathers business here. Sofia is a primary school teacher currently looking for a permanent role. We are both very clean and tidy, and love gardening. We have both grown up with family pets, mainly dogs. However Sofia has become allergic to cats in adult life. We are very trust worthy people. We have house sitted two previous homes and can provide references upon request. We both enjoy gardening and I previously worked for a landscape gardener in my apprentice years.
We enjoy walking on beaches. Eating great food and watching movies on a rainy day. We both work hard but do enjoy our weekends, often going on hikes or meeting friends for dinner.
Any questions feel free to ask. We hope we can help looking after your homes.

Paul and Sofia


  • Sydney


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, Macedon Ranges, Lakes area, Grampians, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

Lucia & Murray

  • ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, East Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, Upper Hunter Valley, West Lake Macquarie, QLD, SA, TAS, WA

Mature and fun loving pet and house sitters!

Hi my husband Murray, and I, Lucy, look forward to caring for your home and pets.

We want to be the most fun loving and caring sitters we can be, are non smokers have a zest for life, are fit, and enjoy regular exercise especially walking.

Murray has worked as cinematographer in Sydney for a television station and professional photographer .
Lucy has worked as a Welfare worker and psychotherapist

We enjoy new adventures, as we have raised our children, 8 children, between us and 16 grandchildren, and 2 great grand daughters, decided it is time for us.

We enjoy the rewarding experience, and delights, of new places,meeting new people and the joy that we receive from the pets that we care for.

Love animals have always had pets, but at the moment, we are in an Apartment, where its difficult to have pets
Respect for peoples property and their pets is our number one priority.

We are meticulous, clean, and tidy and have thoroughly enjoyed the pets that we have cared for, found it a rewarding and fun experience.

References also available on application. Please see below for references.

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Kind Regards,
Lucy and Murray

Reference for Lucy and Murray Pollard
Lucy and Murray house-sat our 2 very precious schnoodles for 4 nights recently (July 2015). I couldn’t have asked for better sitters! They visited beforehand to meet our dogs and I immediately felt very comfortable that Lucy and Murray would take great care of our dogs. They were very dedicated to looking after the dogs and respectful of our apartment, leaving it spic and span. Our dogs were very happy in their company as Lucy and Murray happily followed the daily routine we requested, including letting them sleep in their bed with them. I will definitely ask them to sit for us again.
Lisa King

11 August 2015
Reference — Lucy Sdao & Murray Pollard
In March 2015 we embarked on a 5 week trip and was looking for someone to housesit and care for our dog and rabbit. Fortunately Lucy & Murray were able to help us out.
Lucy and Murray kept in contact throughout our trip with updates on our elderly dog Hank who required some additional care with medicine. We were very happy to also receive
photos of Murray and Hank together!
The house was left immaculately with not a thing out of place. In fact the only evidence that we found of their stay was some food in the cupboards — they even left the wheelie bin
Lucy and Murray were fantastic housesitters and we would be more than happy to recommend them to anyone.
Jade van Gestel
0420 750475

10 November 2015


Lucy & Murray of Avalon Sydney NSW were house sitters at my home x 6 weeks September & early October 2015.

I have 4 dogs and it seems, during my absence, they loved them to death ! the dogs totally fell in love with Murray and Murray with the dogs. Although the criteria was to walk the dogs once a day, my neighbours tell me they often saw my sitters walking the dogs twice a day.

On my return, the house was kept in fine order, very tidy and clean and the garden was taken care of also.

I would welcome Lucy and Murray a return house sit here if they were available and would recommend them as reliable dog lovers.

If further information is required please do not hesitate to ask for phone contact number.

0409 566 485


  • ACT, SA, Rural/Regional Tas, SE Vic, SW Vic, S. Western

I am a mature, active, recently retired Registered Nurse from South Australia and I have set myself up with a Motorhome, with the purpose of travelling around Australia for the foreseeable future.

I have been here in Tasmania since August 2015 and I have fulfilled and enjoyed 8 commitments of between a week and 4 months in this time frame in various locations across the island.

I have a small 8 year old dog who is well behaved, fully vaccinated and registered, called Ted who travels everywhere with me.

Please feel free to contact me to check out dates during 2017/18.

Joanna & Stefano

  • Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Melbourne

Hello - we are a couple who have recently moved to Brisbane from the UK. We both share a passion for animals and travel. We are very energetic and healthy, we enjoy excercising and going for long walks and love the outdoors! My parents have lived abroad throughout the recent years so I have spent a lot of time looking after a large family home with dogs and horses! We are both currently doing an online teaching course therefore house sitting seems like a great option for us. We are huge animal lovers particularly dogs as we have both grown up with dogs and enjoy dog walking and looking after family and friends dogs at home. We are available as of now so please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information :) we are happy to give regular updates on your pets and can supply references upon request. We look forward to hearing from you!


  • Sydney, Alice Springs, Darwin, Hobart, Rural/Regional Tas, Melbourne, SW Vic, Kimberly/North, Pilbara, S. Western

Hello. I am a professional writer and senior administrator, an animal lover and experienced housesitter.
As someone who owns their own (small) cottage - currently rented - I know what a big thing it is to entrust someone with your home. I enjoy getting to know new animals and places and hope to be able to help you with your house and pet sitting needs soon.

Have a lovely day.

Lyn & Peter

  • TAS, Melbourne, Geelong, Grampians, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

My husband (Peter) and I are both in our mid sixties and decided to rent our house and buy a mobile home and trailer to take our Earth and Space Education Programs and Mobile Planetarium to schools in more remote areas.

We have little work, if any, over the school holidays and sometimes need a house to "recharge our batteries". We especially are looking for a long term house sit as our first schools are in Mt Gambier in February 2018 and we would love a house sit through January on the way.

We both are animal nutters and have even bought dog treats to give to animals we meet on our travels. Our last black labrador, Windsor, passed away 5 years ago and we are unfortunately unable to have a dog on our travels as we can be often in dog-free zones. We are often asked to dog and house sit by our friends who seem to think we're homeless. We have also house sat many other houses and many and varied animals, for people from this site and their friends.We can provide their names and phone numbers on request.

Neither of us are smokers and my husband has a "keep everything spotless" disease which makes me find him often staring longingly at cleaning products at Aldi while I am buying the fresh fruit and veg. We also have Working With Children Licences and Crimtrac police checks.

Sylvia Rose & Jack

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

We are a young professional couple who have been living in Chadstone for 3+ years and are looking to move closer to the CBD in the near future. We are hoping to explore different areas of the city before we decide on our new home. We are both non-smoking, tidy and clean. Jack likes music and cycling, and Sylvia enjoys yoga, synchronised swimming, and volunteering at Girl Guides.

Sylvia has grown up with two boisterous boxer dogs, and also has experience with caring for family's pets, including cage training for a Schnauzer and a more free-range approach to an excitable rescue dog, as well as caring for indoor and outdoor cats. We both love the company of animals although our current apartment is too small to accommodate them.

Sylvia is a nurse and Jack works in financial services, which both require police checks.

We are both friendly and approachable, and more than happy to have a chat. Please contact us with any questions you might have.

We look forward to meeting you and assisting with your house sitting needs!

Kindest Regards,
Sylvia Rose and Jack


  • Perth N.E suburbs, Perth N.W suburbs, Perth S.W suburbs, S. West

I am a non-smoker, 40 year old, single, assistant principal working in the northern suburbs. I am a responsible, reliable and considerate person, and would take excellent care of your property. Owning a house myself (which is currently rented out due to my return to Perth earlier than expected), I am conscious of the care and security needed in keeping a house maintained. I would look after your home the way you would and would consider it a privilege to care for your home, pets and garden. I enjoy the company of animals (and have house-sat for dogs of various breeds and sizes as well as cats, fish and birds), I enjoy pottering around the garden, and am an extremely efficient, clean and organised person. I enjoy peace and quiet and my own company.

I am available for any length of house sitting and can provide both personal and professional references, as well as a police clearance.I am available immediately. Why not give me a call (at any time) so we can meet to discuss your needs and you can decide for yourself?


  • Sydney

Emma & Matthew

  • Sydney, Central Coast, North Coast, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Hobart, Devonport, Melbourne, Bendigo

Hi there, we are Emma and Matthew, a married couple who work from home. We are very experienced house sitters, house sitting on and off since 2006. We have no pets or kids. We are huge animal lovers, we have such a strong bond with animals and love looking after them so much!

We are caring, loving, very considerate, clean and tidy, respectful, non smokers, health conscious (we walk everyday) and we treat homes and pets like our own.

We work from home which means your animals get a supportive carer during the day as well as at night. We love nothing better than cuddling fur babies on the couch.

We would love to meet you and your lovely pets! Contact us anytime to discuss your needs. References available.


  • Sydney

I am a?? reliable, friendly, respectful? and? responsible person who welcomes the opportunity ?to ?housesit? your home and pets. Not only does housesitting? allow? me?? to save, ?but it affords me the opportunity of ?experiencing? new communities ?with? the lucky company of furry friends.

I love animals? of all sorts?, having grown up with pet cats, dogs and ?a ?rabbit. I have? also cared for animals that require extra special love and attention; for example,?? a foster dog? I looked after over an 18?-?month period?,?? who needed ?a lot of TLC and rehabilitation in a calm environment before he was ready to? be? adopted into his forever home by a retired couple.

I am a very house-proud person?, love gardening, and am a non-smoker who keep?s? a very clean home?. Rest assured I will treat your home and animals with the utmost care? and respect, as if they were my own.

I'm 34 and ?currently ?work in Sydney CBD?, while? slowly completing a bachelor of management during my lunch breaks? –? so I very much enjoy my quiet time at home where I can chill and be available for any furry cuddles required!

I would be happy to forward references upon request. ?
I look forward to taking care of your home and pets?.?


Our names are Rune and Jolene and we are a mature aged active couple who just adore looking after our four legged precious friends.

We have had animals around us for most of our lives and really enjoy their company, as we get the most rewarding memories from all the pets we get to meet and care for.

We are experienced house/ pet sitters, so you can be confident that whilst you are on vacation, that most importantly your pets are being very well cared for, as well as your home.

We are very tidy and respectful people who would care for your home as if it was our own. We are both non-smokers.

We are more than happy to meet with you beforehand for a chat, and we both come with good personal references and police certificates.

Looking forward to hearing from you....real soon.

Cheers, Jolene & Rune


  • Melbourne

Hello. I am a mature man, 54, non smoker who has recently separated from my wife.

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.


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs, Macedon Ranges, North Western, Lakes area, Ballarat, Geelong

Ready for a move but am uncertain about where that will take me, I'd enjoy house sitting in a range of locations to get a feel for a new area.
Currently working from home, though usually visit clients one or two afternoons a week.
For the most part I enjoy exploring new areas on foot, though I do have a car as it is required for my work.
Love most animals of the furry kind, but do not currently have my own pet due to Landlord restrictions.
I am familiar with caring for dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and birds, having had my own pets in the past and helping extended family with theirs.
I look forward to caring for your house and pets in a manner in which they are accustomed.
I am just beginning my house sitting journey and look forward to getting to know some new neighbourhoods.
While I am waiting for a current police check to be processed, know that I have a current Working with Children check, that includes regular police checks.


  • Melbourne

Hello, I am a responsibly and tidy sitter who loves animals, especially cats and dogs. After my own cat passed away a couple of years ago I had fostered rescued cats. Now I am looking to save some money by caring for your animal in your home. As a nurse I can provide a police check and I can also provide references from previous house sits. I am available for long and short term assignments.


  • ACT, NSW, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
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I am a happy, friendly, 60 year old semi-retired house-sitter who is a fit, non-smoking, mature female; honest, reliable, house and garden proud. I grew up on a farm thus have familiarity, experience, patience and love for animals and pets, having grown up caring for many various pets of my own.

I have a passion for gardening and landscaping; I have the time to care for, walk and empathize with your pet/s missing their owner/s while keeping your home safe and as you left it. I have always owned my own homes and worked in responsible professional positions; married for 37 years to an electrician who works away six months of the year, with adult independent children living interstate pursuing professional careers.

I will respect your home, garden and beloved pets with the care I show my own. I can supply a Police Check, Working with Children Check (pets are our children!), House Owners and character references when required.

I am willing to listen carefully to your instructions, preferences & requirements. Thank-you, Dianne :)


Hello! I am a non-smoker in my late thirties and I am a full-time house-sitter.

I was born in NZ, but have lived, studied and worked in Italy, NZ, Sydney, Singapore, the UK, and Melbourne; I have house-sat in all but Italy. Historically, it has always occurred as a casual arrangement with friends or acquaintances, but I have developed the lifestyle into something of an art, and I now house-sit full-time. I have recently returned to university to complete my Masters as a mature student. The course allows me to be at home as little or as much as pets require - my timetable is flexible, and I spend most of the day studying, which can be done either at home or at uni.

Because, historically, I have moved so often, I have not been able to have a pet of my own. As such, I relish building relationships with the cats, dogs, fish, rabbits and chickens that I meet through my house-sitting assignments. I invariably develop strong bonds with the animals I look after - when I first moved to Melbourne in November 2014, I found the animal companionship to be an unexpected bonus as I adjusted to my new home, and house-sitting was a wonderful way to get to know the city!

I am clean and tidy and take pleasure in living in a well-run home. I have a deep respect for our natural resources and that also influences the way that I engage with my home environment - in particular, I am very mindful regarding the use of power & water. I have always rented, and pride myself on being an exceptional tenant; I have never, until now, sought out a house-sitting assignment, having always been approached on the basis of my character and/or reputation. I enjoy routine and stability in my home environment, which animals also respond to very positively; in particular, my focus on nutrition and health means that I spend a lot of time at home and in the kitchen.

I worked in the theatre for much of my life and, in the great tradition of the jobbing actor, have had a huge variety of other work, and experience in many different sectors. Often, I was called in as a 'temp', a position which I have found to be comparable to that of house-sitter, requiring great flexibility, adaptability, and a character which inspires immediate trust.

Dogs in my care enjoy two full walks a day - without exception! I find these to be a very important part of our bonding process, and I have no doubt that it helps them adjust to their new 'pack leader.' I also love cats, and am experienced with both moggies and other breeds, understanding and enjoying their varying characteristics and needs. I am very comfortable administering medication as required.

I am happy to take on light gardening duties and am comfortable with lighter equipment, such as lawn mowers. I understand rainwater catchment requirements, composting toilets and solar power. I have taken care of pest control (rats, mice and possums - mmm, I guess that's a NZ-specific requirement!) and I am sensitive to summer watering needs. Longer assignments have also required me to consider fleas, worms and ticks for both cats & dogs, and the mucking out & drenching of chooks, as well monitoring security and safety within the hen-house.

I always ensure that the home is pristine for the owners' return and am both practical and capable in the domestic environment. I respect and honour your transferral of these most precious assets and companions into my guardianship while you are away.

I have wonderful written References available for you to view, as well as a current Police Check. Do get in touch, if you would like to know more!


  • Melbourne, Gippsland, Ballarat, Geelong

I'm housesitting as it allows me to affordably live on my own and have the company of animals plus I get to contribute to others through giving you security for your house and love and companionship for your pets and they get to stay home while you are way.
I am fit and healthy, I do not smoke, seldom drink alcohol, and will not behaving social gatherings at your place - I tend to go and visit my friends rather than they come to me as most have families to consider
I love having animals around – they are great company and apparently I am great company for them to – I have met very few cats or dogs that aren’t friendly towards me
I like to meet you before you go away as I want to know how you look after your house and pets because I will look after you animals like you do. I feed them the same way you do, I walk them as much like you do as possible (Taking dogs for walks is always a good excuse to take a break and get some good exercise) and they get to sleep in their usual place as well – be that on the bed I am sleeping in or on their own bed or outside. If it is needed I am also very happy to give them any drugs they need whether that be tablets or injection - and they will be given just the way you want them given. As I work and study from ‘home’ I can be “home” a lot if your pets require that or I can be out and about
I have experience with cats as I grew up with them and I had my own cat for 17 years - you can't really say you own a cat - a beautiful large male tabby who lived a very comfortable life. I have also looked after other people’s cats.
And with dogs - I have helped look after friends and housemates animals over the years as I have travelled around to many places so I have experience with a variety of dogs – Great Dane, Viszla, Collie and Collie cross, Ridgeback Mastif, Retriever cross, Cavoodle, Jack Russell and other more mixed dogs, - so any size is fine.
I have also looked after budgies, fishes, pet mice, rabbits and hamsters over the years
I will take care of your home as if it is my own precious place – and will leave your home in much the same way as I found it or maybe cleaner so that you come home to what you like and slip back in to your ways.
Since I 'work and study from home' I can move around happily and easily and happily adapt to my environment – I have house/pet sat in Coburg, Reservoir, North Fitzroy, Greensborough, Doreen, Caulfield North, Rosanna, North Frankston .
Much as I'd like to have a long block of time short stays are fine too.
While you are away I am very happy to keep you updated with emails and/or text messages if you like - I use Whatsapp for my overseas messaging.
Looking forward to helping you out – Cheers Julia Reading

Emily-May & Harry

  • Melbourne

We are Harry and Emily, a trustworthy and animal loving couple from the UK.
We are university graduates currently pet sitting in Newport, Melbourne, intending to the spend the next year exploring Australia on our Working Holiday.
As the owners of 3 dogs (a Border Collie, Bedlington Terrier x Greyhound and a Jack Russell Terrier) we understand the importance of finding someone reliable, friendly and responsible to look after your fuzzy companions and home.
After spending the past 8 months travelling we are both in agreement that the thing we miss most is spending time with our dogs, so your pets will be very well looked after and receive lots of affection and attention from us.
We respect and appreciate that this is an important decision and and are happy to answer any questions you may have and look forward to meeting you and your pets, to see if we are the right fit for you. We look forward to hearing from you.



Recently retired from working in aged-care, now embracing house sitting full time to travel and explore Australia and meet new people.
I am an active, non-smoking, mature single female. I consider it a privilege to care for your pets, home and garden.
Have owned and loved cats, dogs (including two long haired Chihuahua which lived to the ripe old age of 18), fish, birds and even my daughter's mice.
I live a healthy life style, am reliable, honest, responsible, trustworthy and very tidy. I supply all my own consumables so that you are not inconvenienced.
I will enjoy looking after your pets and home while you are away and ensure that they will be taken care of as you would expect. With love and kindness.
If I can be a assistance, I would love to hear from you.


  • Melbourne

My husband and I have been house sitting around Melbourne since the end of March. We love animals and will take care of your house like it were our own. We both work full time but will take top care of your animals and plants for you.
We are looking for a house from the start of March, preferably for a longer period. We can provide references from the last 4 houses we have looked after since March 2017- these include all animals including dogs, cats and chickens!
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Mardi and Craig :)

Hazel & Peter

My husband and myself are planning to retire in October this year. We are looking for house sitting in Sydney lower/upper North shore. We are a very fit and active couple,(non-smokers). My husband has been a fireman for over 25 years and I have worked in local government for 20 years. We have visited Australia many times as we have several member of our family livinng there. we have been married for 38 years and have two grown up sons and one grand-daughter and are expecting our 2nd grandchild in 8 weeks. we live in a small village just outside Nottingham and have enjoyed life in a very vibrant community. We are animal lovers and have always had a pet cat, one of which lived for 24 years. We enjoy spending our time walking, cycling, playing golf and sailing and gardening. We are hoping to do housesitting to spend time in and around Sydney and avoid the long cold winters in the UK. We are able to provide character references upon request.


  • Perth

Hi! I would be happy to look after your home and pets while you are away. I am a 20 year old female from Melbourne living and studying at University in Perth. I stay at a University College throughout the year. I also love sport- I play hockey in winter and cricket in summer. For the next few summers I would like to play cricket in Perth and so I am seeking a housesit from anytime end November to End Feb or a part of. I am a non smoker and non drinker as I have to be fit to play Premier cricket!
I come from a large family with 2 dogs and a big garden. So I am familiar with what is required to manage a house and look after pets.
I am an experienced house sitter who has housesat 3 homes with cats and dogs last summer in Perth (via another agency), with good reviews which I have attached to my profile. During term I nanny for professional couples (academics/lawyers)in Perth with children and pets.
In addition I am fully police checked and have my own car.
I work very part time during the day and play cricket all day Sunday. I am happy to come and meet you to discuss your needs.

Nick and Desley

  • Spencer Gulf, West Coast, WA

Nick and Desley are grey nomads, originally from Qld, travelling Australia in our van. Our experience includes house sitting, farm/property sitting, caretaking and hosting bush camps. We've looked after horses, cattle, sheep, dogs, cats, chooks, poddy calves, checking water and fences etc and gardens. Also experience with looking after accommodation bookings and cabin and camp sites. We promise to respect your property and treat it as our own. We can supply referees and police checks and full resumes. We have no pets and are non-smokers. Currently looking for property sits SA and WA.

Robert & Miriam

  • South Eastern, SA

We are a retired couple in our early 60's on an adventure trip around Australia in our 4WD and camper trailer. We would 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 three housesits via Happy Housesitters in Victoria, one in Sydney and two in our home area of the Sunshine Coast. 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 4 cats and two dogs in the past. We also enjoy gardening, and have a good knowledge of pool care and maintenance, owning one ourselves.

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

We are currently Housesitting in Melbourne until the end of January.


  • Central Coast, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Upper Hunter Valley, Mid North Coast, Northern Rivers, Murray & Riverina, Snowy MTS, Southern Tablelands
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