I am a quiet, gentle, honest person who loves animals and natural beauty. I enjoy walking and being outdoors, sitting in the garden and listening to the birds singing. I am creative, having studied painting and drawing and I also like to write.After moving out of home and living in country Victoria for five years, I travelled to the UK for 15 months (where I did a three-week house sit looking after two boxer dogs and a cat) and now have moved back home to Melbourne where I live with my mum, dad and brother. I miss having pets but thought it wiser to not take any on if I am not sure where I want to live in the future. At the moment I enjoy the creatures that visit our garden and have 'adopted' a little blackbird who likes to follow me when I am outside for the treats I give him.In the past my pets have included budgerigars, a canary who must have escaped from his home who was flying around our place, I managed to catch him and he became part of the household after no one claimed him, a Brittany Spaniel dog, a "rescue" dog and a rabbit. I like patting the cats around the neighbour hood and have house sat for a relative with a cat a number of times. My 11-year old nephew has a cockatiel that I look after when the family go away.I would like to try house sitting in country and coastal areas of Victoria so I have the opportunity for peace and quiet from the busyness of Melbourne to reflect and gain inspiration for writing. I like having animals for company and enjoy caring for them. When I had my own little place outside Melbourne in the Macedon Ranges, I put many hours of hard work into the garden and interior decoration so that it was a beautiful home and special place to be. I would show the same respect and care in any house or pet sitting position.
Dear Sir and Mrs,we are to German Students and currently looking for a house sitting property. We will be in Australia for 2-3 years and we thought that house sitting would be the best opportunity to get used to the life and culture in Australia. We are responsible, self-motivated and really friendly. The most important thing is, that we have years experience looking after pets. We own cats, chickens and we are used to dogs as well. Looking forward to hearing from you.Kind regards Serkan and Remi
Mature, responsible couple, non smokers. Michael is a retired public sevant who now does Electoral Consultancy work on a casual short term basis for the UN and other electoral agencies.Diane is a retired school teacher. We are both fit and active, we also ran a part time petcare business for ten years in Canberra where we visited clients homes and fed and cared for pets while the owners were on holidays. We now live on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and are looking for house sits to be able see other parts of Australia and to be nearer to family for some of the year.Particularly interested in House sits in Canberra and Melbourne so we can visit family particularly our toddler grandson in Canberra and Diane’s family in Melbourne.
Hi,I am available to sit in Sydney's Northern Beaches & North Shore.I am a 45 year old single, non-smoking, part time personal trainer/ alternate therapist.I moved out of an apartment in Narraweena due to being flooded with requests to house sit for people!I enjoy the diversity of pets, locations and homes that house sitting brings.I am a very responsible, quite, organised and reliable person. Detail what you'd like like me to do with pets and gardening etc and it shall be done! I tend to spend a lot of my time in the home working on my budding alternate therapies business which may be advantegous with pets. I grew up with dogs. I am fit and strong and can thus handle large dogs. My aim is to leave your home and Pets in the same condition as when I arrived!! Please see my references and/or contact me with any queries.Regards,Ashley
I am a long term resident of Sydney's eastern suburbs, available to house sit and care for your cat or dog. I am an animal lover, but do not have the space for a pet in my small apartment. I can dedicate time to walks and keeping your pets in top condition so they are happy and healthy when you return. I am respectful, quiet, resourceful, friendly and love the great outdoors. References available on request.
Return Home Delighted, Melbourne.Hi there. I am a very reliable, capable and experienced solo house & pet sitter in my 40's. I'm keenly attune to the needs of animals, (including rescue animals), and will look after them with genuine care and love. I'm a non-smoker, lead a healthy lifestyle, and am very neat and respectful of an owners' specific requirements, whether it be for pets, home, and/or gardens.I returned to my home town of Melbourne four years ago, after seven years working professionally in the Northern Territory. I work part-time from home, and part-time in an office, so while you are away your pets will have plenty of company and attention, and your home will be secure.I come highly recommended and have excellent references! As well as current Police Check and Working with Children Check. I look forward to hearing from you.Inner Metro MELBOURNE (Zone 1), preferred.
Hello, my name is Laura, I'm a friendly, caring, tidy and home proud 32 year old female who has just returned from two years overseas. My partner and I were living in Colombia. I was studying Spanish (finishing my Masters in International Development Practice, Monash Uni), doing some consultancy relating to gender equality and human rights and also completed a couple of internships- one with the United Nations Development Programme in Suriname and one with Oxfam International. Feel free to look at my LinkedIn profile https://au.linkedin.com/in/laurawood10My partner David works in the digital marketing field. After recently returning to Australia, I started a policy officer role within state government- the Department of Health and Human Services. My partner David will be returning to Australia after he has tied up a few work projects, potentially in late April, May 2018. I'm currently living with my parents in Melbourne's outter south eastern suburbs- quite a commute by public transport into the city for work! I am helping to care for my parents' two beautiful ginger cats- Julio and Oliver. I've grown up with cats (often two at a time!) And just adore them! I am interested in house sitting roles where David and I could both take on the role of house sitter/ pet carer. David loves animals too :) In January 2018 I house sat my parents' place- caring for my parents two cats and watering my father's suburban forrest garden whilst they were on the NSW coast for 10 days. I've house sat many a time for my parents in the past- the cost of catteries really does add up! I've also house sat for a month for a previous work colleague prior to going overseas in 2015. This involved caring for a beautiful black and white fluffy cat.We appreciate that selecting a house sitter, to enter your home and care for your personal space and potentially precious animals is a big decision and one that I come to this work with a deep respect for. We are very responsible and would treat your home like our own. We would be happy to send regular photos/ updates of pets etc, as little or as much contact to make you feel as comfortable as possible. I am happy to meet in a public space initially to have a general chat and get a sense about how we feel about eachother, prior to making any formal commitments. More than happy to answer questions via this platform also :)
I am a mature aged (66) single female, non smoking, quiet living, practical and reliable. I have no pets and I am retired. Clean and tidy by nature and having owned my own homes in the past I understand your requirements and would look after your home with great care.I would be prepared to mow lawns if required and enjoy pottering around the garden.I like both cats and dogs with a preference for medium to small dogs.My police clearance has now updated.House sitting provides me with the opportunity to explore different areas around the state/country.If I can be of any assistance in meeting your needs please don't hesitate to contact me. Satisfaction guaranteed.
I'm a mature female (38 yrs), full time employed in a professional role for a large organisation. I'm single and have only called Queensland home since December 2016.I love the company of animals, although it's not a pre-requisite, I am an extremely efficient, clean and organised person. Most of all I love peace and quiet and my own company. I am a non-smoker, non-drinker and non-drug user.I have house sit for a couple of families in Queensland and cam provide references if needed. I love big dogs and small dogs ... and have grown to love cats also. I'm comfortable waking pets daily, administering medication if needed and taking care of poop removal.I treat your home as if it were my own and respect your rules (pets inside / outside etc). Happy to water plants, collect mail, mow lawns etc.
Hi there,My kiwi husband, Oliver and I, Bess (Australian) would love the opporunity to house-sit your home + look after your loved pets. We have just moved back to melbourne after 3 years in New Zealand and enjoy the newness of changing our environment, house sitting is perfect! We have an energetic + fun-loving 6month old son named Micah. He has just mastered the art of patting dogs and is a worthy pet sitter!Olly, a builder, works around Melbourne and I spend most of my time with Micah whilst holding an online nutritionist job. We are outdoorsy folk + love to live a healthy lifestyle. We enjoy surfing, travelling, community volunteer work and foodie experiences. We understand the importance of treating anothers home better than our own, we are tidy, non-smokers and will be very respectful of your home, pets and property. We have experience in house sitting and would love to chat further if you are interested in letting us look after your home in your absence.Kindest regards,Bess, Olly and baby Micah
Carolyn & Christopher, married 43 years, with 3 adult children who now all reside East Coast NSW.Non-smokers. Enjoy good health and a healthy lifestyle of ocean swims, bike riding, walking, bush walks.We enjoy gardening/pools & content to maintain same. Happy to care / mind cats, dogs and most animals.Port Macquarie residents for the past 30 + years, with the exception of living and working in Northern Territory over the last 10 years where we both worked in our chosen careers of nursing/midwifery and pharmacy with the ADF, Health Department (Hospitals) and Indigenous health.In Alice Springs and Darwin we HOUSE SAT frequently.
Retired School Teachers...foot loose and fancy free...loving this adventure of ours...seeing the country...no time constraints...been married for 42 years...clean, tidy, responsible, reliable, honest & trustworthy. You can rest assured that we'll act on your behalf and look after things while you're away - animals, of course, included. References on request.
Hello! I'm looking to do some housesitting near Melbourne over the next year or so - looking for ongoing sittings! I grew up on a small rural property. I'm confident with many pets having had (all the below) myself and much love for them. I'm practical, gentle, affectionate and playful with all animals. Expect lots of message updates! In my family we have had a kelpie/ whippet mix and as a result am a deft hand with a ball throwing stick. I have also had a Labrador & long and short haired cats and enjoy grooming and playing (only when they feel like it, of course!)I also kept chickens for many years, and horses. I have 10 years experience riding from 7-17 years old, and did a few years natural horsemanship. I had 5 horses in that time which ranged from a welsh mountain pony, arab/quarter horses and a thoroughbred. I really love to spend time with horses but only ride occasionally now. I had a few rides at the end of last year when I was overseas which was really wonderful. I enjoy bike riding, arts events, travel, drawing, cooking, gardening. I know a bit about different types of plants and how much water they require. I'm a non smoker. I'm not vegetarian but happy not to cook meat in your house if you are! For work I'm with my family business and I work from home, so wifi is quite essential for me. The references I have included are from my Airbnb reviews, which I use both as guest or host as I have many recent ones and I have just started Happy House Sitters & Aussie House Sitters - keen to get some nice endorsements! I have a working with children check, happy to get a police check if requested. If you would like to meet me beforehand, or ask any questions - that would be no worries at all, please just contact me! Jody
Hi!!I’m a Melbourne based house-sitter in my mid-30s. After years of traveling and working overseas I’m now house sitting to save money for my own deposit, so you can be sure that I’ll look after your house as well as my own. I work 4 days per week at Royal Children’s Hospital and I love to look after pets and gardens. I’ve been house sitting full one since December, but on and off for years and can provide references and police checks as needed. I’m more than happy to come over and meet you (and the fur children) and see if I’m a good match for you. I’m also happy to send through photos while you’re away so that you know that everything is in order whilst you are away. Cheers!
We are Jill and Pete and live in Bendigo, Victoria in our 1890 Victorian terrace home. Jill has her own consulting business and Pete, a town planner, works part time in project development for the City of Greater Bendigo. We are experienced, independent travellers looking for short term house sitting opportunities around Australia. We own rental properties and are very conscious of issues around care, maintenance and responsible tenancy. We are experienced pet owners - dogs, cats and horses. JIll is a life long labrador owner. Pete is a former dog breeder and obedience instructor. Both Jill and Pete are experienced as foster carers and accredited handlers with the Righteous Pups organisation, Bendigo. Righteous Pups trains labradors to be autism assistance dogs. Pete is an experienced horse rider and recently undertook study in horse care and management.
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.Hope we can assist each other .
We are an older couple. We own our own home and we recently lost our little dog who had been with us for 17.5 years. Our little dog was certainly "part of the family". We love all types of animals. We are retired. Peter is a retired Senior Sergeant with the Victoria Police. He still works in the judicial system as a Justice of the Peace. I have a current Police Check. I was a teacher/school counselor.We have had experience house sitting and we do know how we would like people to respect our property so naturally we would do the same for others.We really love to travel and visit new places.We enjoy walking and reading when we are on holidays.Your house would be left just the way we found it on arrival.We can provide references if required.
We are an active and mature non-smoking professional couple who run our own internet businesses and we have reached a stage in life where we have the freedom to be able to travel and be inspired by new experiences and locations. Both of us are animal lovers and have had many animals over the years. House-sitting provides us with a great opportunity to travel and meet new people, care for their homes, pets and gardens while they are out there having a well deserved break!Michael has spent the majority of his life as a Singer/Songwriter/Entertainer and now promotes his songs and jingles on the internet. You may want to watch our song video "Follow Your Dreams" link below which is exactly why we have now changed our lifestyle to be free to travel in the prime of our life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAfP-r9PXKsI have been involved mainly in Sales and Marketing but my passion is video and photography production.We have properties in Australia that are currently rented and fully understand the concerns that your home will be lovingly cared for.Being a mature and responsible couple, we can assure you that your home, pets and gardens will be looked after and your neighbours will still be talking to you when you return home.We are currently enjoying discovering Queensland around the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Gold Coast.Please do not hesitate to contact us and we look forward to meeting you in the near future. Police check available on request.
Hi, I am a healthy, happy, active, middle aged lady. Having always lived and worked in the Sutherland Shire, I am looking to discover new areas of Sydney by helping out people that need their home and pets cared for. I aim to do this as well as possible, giving you peace of mind whilst away. My 2 children have become independent young adults and my 14 year old dalmation will be well looked after by my family while I am away. I am a non smoker, I like to exercise every day (walking, tennis, gym) and I especially like dogs, but cats and birds I am happy to look after. I enjoy cooking healthy meals, and like to keep my surroundings organised and tidy. I am flexible with time frames and areas in Sydney, so please consider me to look after your home, and any pets that share it with you. Kind regards, Marion
Apart from being an experienced pet sitter, I am a 36 year old student (studying Master of Speech Pathology) looking for an alternative to renting. I have had pets my whole life (mostly big dogs like German shepherds, boxers, and lots of cats - I love them all and miss having them in my life!) and love looking after them. I am a non-smoker, super tidy and organised, and love reading, cooking, gardening, and peace and quiet. I have excellent references (upon request), a current police check, even a working with children check (pets are like children)... I would love to have a chat with you about your upcoming house/pet sitting requirements!
Dunsborough/Bussleton sitters. We are recently retired. Lyn a nurse and myself a teacher. We have had dogs all our married life, and know how to keep them happy, and contented. We have also had cats some time ago. We are both active, lead healthy lifestyles (non-smokers) and wish to spend more time in South West WA as our son now lives in Dunsborough. We both enjoy gardening. Please contact us for photos and more info. We will have references shortly, as we are currently on a house sit with 2 labs until August 5th.ThanksBruce & Lyn
We arrived from the States in the 70’s, recruited to teach, and loved it so much we stayed! We are responsible, reliable, non-smokers and will look after your home in the same manner that we have looked after ours.We have sold our large house (downsizing from 2 hectares to two bedrooms) and are now retired. We are great walkers and love all animals, having had many over the years. We have house sat in the past (in Ashgrove, Qld. looking after the lovely Lola, two year-old poodle as well as Lucy in Mitchelton and two schnauzers in Fitzgibbon in 2016, 2017 three lovely little dogs in Forest Lake, Gizmo the cat in Carindale and the schnauzers again in Fitzgibbon, all references below).This year we are staying closeby our home in Gisborne. We are happy to be flexible with your dates. We have used house sitters when we have travelled. We understand how invaluable a good house sitter can be. We'd love to look after your precious cat and fishs snails (??) and would treat your house with the respect that we would hope a housesitter would treat ours. Available for Facetime interview if requested. We hope to hear from you at your convenience. Thanks for the opportunity. Mary and WaynePolice checks, references are available.
I am a 47 year old female, single, non-smoker, non-drinker working in Forensic Sciences at Macleod so need to be able to commute daily. I have been employed in Forensics since July 2001. I have recently sold my home in Kilsyth and am keen to just "chill out" for the next few years without a mortgage....ahhh mortgage free for a few years is a wonderful thought. I love all animals whether furry, feathered, hooved etc and currently have an old husky of my own, Dylan is 11 1/2 years old. (house trained, doesn't dig or destroy property, she sleeps most of day now :) ) I volunteer at RSPCA Burwood every second Friday for the day. Being a home owner myself (until recently) I understand the gravity of inviting a stranger into your home to care for it, I can assure you that I would respect your home as if it was my own. I love being outdoors and active. Gardening is one of my passions, so if you have a garden that you need nurtured and not just kept, I would be glad to help out. I have my own trailer so I'm quite willing and able to lay some mulch or do a tip run if the garden needs it. If you think I may fit the bill, please, get in touch with me and we can meet to discuss your needs. Long term house sitting eg 6 - 12 months would be quite suitable for me as I must move out of my house by December 21st 2015.
Hi!We are Tegan and Marty and we are a caring and responsible, professional couple.In recent years, we have looked after pets and property for friends and family in and around the Sydney and Hunter Valley areas. We've cared for animals from dogs to alpaca's. In the city and on some land. We would love the opportunity to come and care for your house and any animals you may have. We have several references available attesting to this. We both grew up in regional areas with pets of our own, unfortunately as we are renting in Sydney our pets had to stay with our parents. For this reason we love the opportunity to hang out with animals whenever the opportunity arises. We love animals of all kinds.We enjoy good food, good wine, we like the outdoors and spending time with family. We both love our jobs and Tegan studies too, this means we are often home.Seeking locations that we can commute to work from as we will still work from Redfern and Potts Point. We are obviously happy to travel into work from all over Sydney, Blue mountains and Southern Highlands included.Any questions please get in contact, we'd be happy to meet you and your pets prior to arranging anything to ensure it is a good fit.ThanksTegan & Marty
We live on the Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney and love to housesit for our holidays. This has enabled us to meet wonderful people, explore new areas and make lots of fury new friends! We come to Melbourne regularly to visit family and friends, so most of our housesitting experience has been in and around the suburbs of Melbourne. We have experience in caring for dogs, cats, fish and are open to expanding our pet repertoire. We become quite attached to the animals we are caring for by the end of a house sit and it can be a little sad to leave. Our family is clean, tidy and very respectful of the homes and property of the families we housesit for. I enjoy leaving a sparkling clean house, fresh flowers and a home cooked meal for the family to return to. We are also happy to collect your mail, put the bins out and water your garden. We don't smoke, have completed police checks and can provide references from happy home/pet owners we have house sat for.A little about us... I (Jodi) enjoy reading, baking, films, swimming and bushwalking. Andrew LOVES his AFL, anything remotely associated with sport and great coffee. While Zoe loves dancing, swimming and sparkly dresses!
Hello, my name is Debra.I have excellent references from clients that I have been house sitting for in the last few years. After a life changing incident a few years ago I decided to sell my property in Castlemaine and retire from my role working long hours in a high end catering management position. I enjoy house sitting the variety of property's and taking care of various animals.My interest included-camping, skiing, travelling, gardening and keeping fit. Please do not hesitate to contact me for any additional information.
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