Northern Vic, SE Vic, SW Vic
I'm a fit active 73y.o. retired pharmacist. Home owner in suburban Melbourne. Sober and non-smoker. Don't use drugs. Divorced, living alone. When married used to have 2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Love dogs, especially large ones. Fine with cats. Used to own chooks.
Looking to house sit just to provide an inexpensive change of scenery. My previous experience in looking after other people's houses includes occasional weekend home swaps with friends who live in country Victoria, and looking after their dog. They will vouch for me (contact details on request) and I can provide additional references.
***For the time being I'm available for short-term sits only (up to about 10 days) within Victoria***
Summary of experience:
Dec 2017/Jan 2018, completed a 6-day sit looking after a house on 5 acres in country Victoria plus 2 Border Collies, 2 cats and about 20 chooks and ducks.
In April 2018 I did a two-week sit of house and large dog in far north NSW.
July 2018 10 days looking after house and small dog in Barwon Heads Victoria
September 2018 5 days near Whittlesea (Vic). House on 25 acres, medium sized dog, galah, 6 chooks, and 3 horses. Reference from this one can be viewed on this website and I have excellent references (available on request) from all of the others.
Nov 2018 7 days at rural property near Alexandra looking after large dog and 3 cats.
I live a quiet lifestyle. Not a party person. I look after my home with great care and would do likewise with others.
I'd suggest arriving a day prior to your departure to facilitate an effective handover and help us both to feel confident in the arrangement.
I had a police check before starting some voluntary work and could provide confirmation of that. Also have a Working With Children Check card.