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  • ACT, NSW, QLD, Adel. Inner suburbs, Adel. N. suburbs, TAS, VIC, WA

We are a clean-living, non-smoking, pet-loving, retired couple, both in our early 60's. Our focus is to provide high quality care for your much-loved pets & your home. We are experienced House-Sitters, and enjoy an impeccable reputation. Since starting out in September 2007, we've looked after many rural acreage properties at Bodalla NSW, Bathurst NSW, Dromana Vic, Woodend Vic, Woongarrah NSW, TePuke New Zealand, Nyora Vic, Hobart Tas, Gosford NSW and Nelson Bay NSW. References and Police checks available. We have looked after big & small dogs, cats, alpacas, horses, chooks, ducks, geese, fish, & mice. So … please contact us to discuss your house-sit needs. Regards, Kevin & Dawn

judy & alf


We would look after your home the way you would, as we have owned our home for 30 years and therefore, understand your requirements. We are a non smoking, '60 - ish' retired couple, children have flown the coup and we no longer have any pets to care for. We love dogs and animals and have always had dogs in previous years.
We are both houseproud and would consider it a privilege to care for your home, pets and garden. Please call us at any time to discuss your needs. References can be supplied from previous house sits.
I have attached a Pic of Alf and I taken 2012 at our son's wedding and also one of us in our back yard.


  • Central Coast, North Coast, South Coast, Southern Tablelands, Bris. Northern suburbs, Sunshine Coast

I love animals! But now I am retired I am unable to have pets where I live. So I fulfill my 'need' for patting and cuddles by pet sitting! I have done many jobs over the past few years. All have been a delight and the pets so precious. From sheep, chooks, dogs, cats of all shapes and sizes I loved them all and cared for them as though they were my own.
My motto is "Your pets and home are my priority".
I am sincere, respectful, caring and a happy individual who loves meeting new people.
I love going to Queensland and I have family there.
I enjoy the South, Central and North Coasts of NSW and the Southern Highlands.
I can supply references on request.


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

Hi my name is Narelle and I am a mature professional lady 55 years young who is employed. In August 2017 I changed my career of Project Administrator as I was tired of administration jobs and needed a change. So I am now in traffic control working on Metro Tunnel and Level Crossing projects. It had been a great change and very interesting. No stress.... ??

I have had a long secure history in the rental market but I been looking for an alternative to renting. I am looking for sits preferably of 2 months or more but am happy to take shorter sits if required.

About me:
- I am reliable, neat, conscientious, trustworthy and can be depended on to look after your home as if it were my own.
- I love animals and it would be a bonus for me to care for your valued family pets within their own home environment under my loving care.
- I have a happy personality and am well past the partying stage in my life.
- I am a fit single person with no dependents and a non smoker.

I have previous experience in both house and pet sitting over many years and have taken care of dogs, cats, birds and rabbits. In July17 I moved out of a rental property where I rented alone for the past 9.5 years and dealt directly with my landlord, who is happy to be a referee. I am currently sharing a place in Parkdale.

I would consider short term sits of less than 8 weeks so please contact me if you require.

I can provide both personal and professional references, as well as a police check.


  • ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, S. Western, Adelaide, Mid North, South, Spencer Gulf, West Coast, TAS, Melbourne, Perth, S. Western

I am a mature age house and pet sitter with a background of looking after country homes and gardens in Mitchell and Mapleton.

I have worked in the Real Estate industry in Queensland and have had the responsibility of ensuring security of homes and properties in the absence of home owners.

I love to travel and housesitting has resulted in two very successful recent house sitting assignments in New Zealand & Avalon, near Palm Beach, NSW.

I have attached the references from these assignments.

I would be delighted to introduce myself to you to discuss your specific requirements and instructions in detail.

I will be able to supply more character references and housesitting references, on request.


  • Central Coast, Newcastle, North Coast, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast

Hi there

I'm a work-from-home graphic designer who loves to take my work with me on my travels. I like to explore and welcome new experiences involving nature and animals.

I enjoy a healthy lifestyle - non smoker, non drinker and find joy in quiet creative ventures.

As I have been both a house and pet owner, I respect the requirements of what is involved when taking care of properties. I'm house proud and like to maintain a high standard of the living environment around me.

Since travelling, I no longer have pets of my own and appreciate the opportunity to connect with and care for furry & feathered friends.


  • Melb. Inner suburbs

Hi, My name is Lauren, I am new to happy house sitters.

I am a photography student at RMIT. For the past 3 years I've worked part-time in the city as an Image Development and Modelling Trainer.
(I have a character reference from my employer Donna in references. My job also requires me to have a current 'Working With Children Check'.)

I have been living at home for a few months with my parents in the country, but as my study and work is in the city, housesitting is a great opportunity to live closer to my work and study.

I am an animal lover! I have a gorgeous 9 year old, grey short hair cat called Mischa at my parents. In the past I have also kept and bred tropical fish and had a budgie, guinea pigs and a jack russell. I owned horses growing up and would ride and train them too.
I also still currently help look after chickens on my parents property when at home.

I have had experience house sitting a few years ago for 2 weeks for a neighbour. I cared for their 3 tropical fish tanks, turtle, green tree frogs, cat, samoyed dog and chickens. (See Shane and Anna in references.)

Happy to hear from you


  • Sydney

I’m semi-retired and type medico-legal reports at night for a doctor for about 2 nights each week. I'm healthy and am a responsible, organised, clean living, non-smoking person, who is very security conscious and would love to look after your home and pet(s).
Basically I’m a cat lover – my last friend was Jasper, a Blue Burmese, who became ill and had to be euthanased just before his 16th birthday. The previous cat was Tangles, a Tonkinese, who came via the Freebies column in the Trading Post when 6 years old. Unfortunately she became ill with hyperthyroidism when aged 17. Before Tangles, I had two other cats for a total of 30-odd years.
I love little dogs but as I have always lived in apartments, unfortunately, little dogs are not always welcome. Over the last eighteen plus months I have looked after quite a few small dogs, i.e. a Cavoodle and Maltese X dogs and one in particular, Rosie, who I have looked after many times. Rosie's mother, Naomi, is very happy to provide a verbal reference for me. Currently I look after three Siamese pussy cats, who live at Mosman, a Birman pussy cat, who lives at Northbridge as well as a Cavoodle, who lives at Dee Why.
I live in Neutral Bay and don't drive. I have a National Police Certificate, No. NCHRC-2010-36949, a reference from Adrienne Pegler, Veterinary Surgeon at Cremorne Veterinary Clinic as well as both personal and business references. I have a Pre-Paid Mobile Broadband.


  • VIC

Hello there! Please feel free to look at my profile.

A little about me. I am originally from Melbourne though currently split my time between New York and Australia. I have a clothing label and also work with my father, musician Nicky Bomba (John Butler Trio) so we do a lot of traveling back and forth with work.

I have been housesitting for many years now due to my work schedule and take great pride in looking after someones house. I treat it as if it is my own. I have over 9 years experience, so it is reassuring to have someone you can trust and knows the ins and outs of how housesitting works :) We now housesit around the world which is very lucky. We sit places with 1, 2 and sometimes 3 dogs, cats, birds, horses, fish - you name it we have looked after it.

I can provide many references and I am also happy to contribute to utility bills/rent/mortgage and also provide a security deposit if requested for reassurance.

When I housesit, I often update the owners of the animals with text messages, emails and photos just for the comfort of knowing they are okay.

I have a 9 year old daughter but over the summer period in Australia she spends a lot of her holidays with my mother in Geelong and as we don't see her that often with being in New York, so there may be a couple days here and there when she is with me but overall it will be just be in the house. She is very well behaved and enjoy animals as much as I do.

I work full time and am a bit of a homebody so you wouldn't have to worry about parties or loud music, etc. And the beauty of having someone like myself who works from my computer is that the extra safety of having someone home during the holiday season at all hours of the day.

The dates that I will be in Melbourne between Mid November 2016 - March 2017. I am available for housesitting during this period. I also have a car.

Thankyou and feel free to contact me back if you want to organise a skype meeting or a meeting when I arrive back in Australia. I can work on a time convenient for you

Feel free to look us up for more information: (my label) (another one of my businesses) (my blog) (maysas blog)


Daniel & Sarah

  • NSW


We are a professional couple who are relocating to the Orange area. We are both quiet, clean, non-smokers who love animals. We have house-sat several times, looking after domestic pets, chickens and an aquaponics system. We would consider any housesit within commutable distance to Orange, and will be happy to consider rural and urban properties.

We are quiet people who value the experience of living in different properties, and who, as such, are highly respectful of your property. We always leave a house clean and tidy, with some basics in the fridge so you have something to eat after returning from your travels.

We are relocating to the Orange area to be closer to family, and would love to housesit as a way to get to known the area, as well as meet new people.

Dan & Sarah


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Hobart, Perth, S. Western

Hello Home Owners

As a writer of children's books and songs I am free to go anywhere and make my home anywhere, as long as I have my computer and good internet access (I have my own wireless internet)
Writing, editing and research keeps me at home most days, so your pets will have plenty of company to keep them from fretting over your absence. I am an avid 'dog whisperer' fan and find those methods of interacting with dogs successful with dogs I know well, and also with dogs I have just met.

Since 2013 I have completed 20+ housesits all without a problem and am often asked to do repeat house sits. I have no complaints and have never received a complaint. I have many references which home owners were happy to provide.
I house sit up and down the NSW & Queensland coastline from Hervey Bay to Newcastle & Gosford. I plan to spend more time in Newcastle/Sydney from October 2016. I am planning a long term car trip to Airlie Beach/Cairns beginning June 2017 and am endeavouring to secure house sits along the way,
I am an ex-infants teacher and have worked as a carer to the disabled (certificate 111 )
I have a daughter and a granddaughter in Newcastle. They have a beautifully trained and extra loving male staffy, Nungo. I house and dog sit for my family several times a year when they go skiing or visit their favourite destination, Hamilton Island. Nungo keeps me company and we have a lovely time together.
I currently share a beautiful house in Murwillumbah, NSW with my sister and her staffy Uschi who is 8 months old. She arrived here at 7 weeks of age and is a delight to have in my life.

I have been a loving caring friend to my own dogs and cats. I have lived with animals in my own homes long term, and have looked after the pets of my friends and relatives.
In the last few years I have learned much about dog psychology, and find this knowledge useful when approaching and looking after other people's pets.
I had experienced house sitting and dog sitting for friends, so I thought I would put my experiences to good use and start house sitting professionally.
As a child we always had a cat. Always a female & therefore I have experienced the birth (and care) of many kittens.
As an adult I had two cats on separate occasions, Victoria and Adelaide. Victoria was baited and that was a horrific experience. The only thing that settled me was to go to the shelter to get another kitten. Adelaide approached us with her big meow.... no decision necessary. She lived a happy long life.

I have looked after many children, dogs, cats and the elderly in my career as a teacher, as a nanny, as personal carer and also as mother and grandmother. I have a great respect for life and all creatures and view life as a precious gift.
I understand the services I need to provide as a house sitter, and these fit easily into the way I live my daily life.
I have owned my own home and rented many others and have always left these homes as I found them or better.
My main goals in life are: to do no harm, add joy where possible and to enjoy myself through trying new ways of living.
That is why I feel house sitting is a great experience! Great for the home owner, who will receive peace of mind and excellent care for their home and pet/s. And great for my writing, providing new opportunities for me to meet more people and investigate 'the other side of the fence'.
Looking forward to meeting you, being of service and building a relationship of mutual trust.
Ps… please read my references, but contact details for references will be given only after we are close to agreeing on the house sit. I respect the privacy of all parties involved.


  • NSW

Hi there, I'm a professional in the media and events industry. I come with 2 super friendly very well behaved jack russel dogs (Pan and Milo) who both adore other animals.

Looking for some someone trustworthy, clean and reliable? Thats me.

Therese & Geoff


We are retirees from Hobart who enjoy house sitting to escape the winter chill! We have had experience house sitting in Tasmania , Queensland and Melbourne.I (Therese) a retired Registered Nurse and my husband Geoff is a retired Public Servant. We own a lovely Federation House in Hobart. I am interested in Interior Design and crafts. I am also a volunteer at Ronald McDonald House. Geoff is a keen golfer and a ship shape house cleaner ( ex navy ) and also an experienced pool cleaner. He volunteers teaching English as a second language.

Over the last 30 years we have had many different breeds of dogs and a cat of 20 years who just passed way so your animals will be in very safe hands. Our recent experience with house sitting includes various properties in 3 different states ranging from very a modern town house to a farm house on a large property with an olive grove ,hens etc .
We are non smokers and enjoy the quiet life enjoying a good read and walking. Over the summer we managed a Bed and Breakfast which included meeting quests and cleaning. Owner happy to provide a reference

References available



Home Based Animal Lover & Respectful House Guest
(Seeks: Jan/Feb/Mar18 - WA or Brisbane, Jul18-Jun19 Malta or North-Central-South America)
MATURE LADY, HOME BASED (Internet Business Owner)
PREFER LONG SITS 3-12MTH (min 3wks - stability for my work)

Hello - I am at a time of life where I am available to be the brilliant house and pet sitter you are looking for. I am a single professional, self-employed Australian with two adult sons (pursuing their own careers). With no family around me, I no longer need to be based in one location. I enjoy the freedom that house sitting offers where I can be a devoted animal lover to other people's pets while enjoying your location. Being agile and moving to different cities suits my Internet based (email traffic, not heavy downloads) work very well and as I have lived in almost all of Australia's capitals & various cities overseas, I am very much at home wherever I am.
I will consider any sit with a preference for long house sits (3-12months). I am open to being in any location, city or region…here are some of my favourites: NYC, Spain, Malta, Central America, Chile, most countries in Europe and NZ. I am self employed as a facilitator, business management consultant and executive coach where I conduct my work 'virtually' via the Internet & Skype. This means I can work anywhere as long as I have fast, reliable Internet.

Why I want to house sit
Through past house sitting experience, I recognise the value of house sitting to pet lovers & security for your home while giving me flexibility & variety in lifestyle. I have travelled extensively over the years and am resourceful and socially inclusive. Your pets and home will receive my responsible and loving attention and I will be proactive by staying in touch to keep you informed about how everything is going without being a burden. You can learn more about me via my LinkedIn and business websites which I'd be happy to send you, along with my CV, biography and character referees, for information. I live simply and cleanly and will be very respectful of your home, belongings, security and privacy. I don't own a car, so, I’d welcome the use of a car if possible please, especially for overseas or remote/ distance house sits.

My experience & promise to you
I promise warmth, openness, transparency and genuine care of your pet family and your home. I am pleased to have 'home based' work so I offer a strong presence & companionship for your home & pets. I have been an Australian Army Officer with a top secret positive vet security clearance (21yr), consultant to most Australian Commonwealth Govt departments, 3yrs as deputy chair and director Crime Stoppers & National Trust boards. I pride myself on maintaining high integrity, sound judgement, balance, reliability and being a proactive communicator. I'm also a very loving and gentle person with animals. You can depend on me to keep you informed and to make decisions about your pets and home with your priorities in mind. I am comfortable with all types of animals and those with special needs. I will reach out to people in your immediate community network, as advised by you, if needed. I've been a home owner for 25yr, an animal lover for life and I know the value of a quality house sitter. I've had the joy of 7yrs experience as a host to my own house sitter, so I fully understand and respect the responsibility that comes with this position. I am also a 'live-in' sitter for people with frequent short absences, so I can be there while you come and go.

My aim is to give you absolute peace of mind while you are absent while having a cost effective home solution for myself (as a 'local'!) in a new environment. I look forward to getting to know you and your pet family! My previous hosts are all happy to chat with you and I can email you their references if you wish. Wherever possible, if I am in your city, I will always try to meet with you and your pets in advance of the sit so we know that 'everyone' is comfortable. Warmly, Lisa

NOTE: I AM COMMITTED WITH HOUSE SITS UNTIL JUL18 WITH A FEW VACANT WINDOWS JAN/FEB/MAR18….. I WELCOME CONNECTING WITH YOU IN ANTICIPATION OF FUTURE SITS WELL IN ADVANCE. Note that it's always worth checking in with me in case I am free due to hosts' change of plans. Let's chat!


  • Northern Rivers, Tweed Coast, Gold Coast & Hinterland

I'm Sasha :) I am a friendly, down to earth person who enjoys nature. I love walking, hiking and seeing all that nature has to offer. We live in a beautiful part of the world and I want to experience and live it. I love exploring new places!! I love animals, I have a 9 year old Maltese x Shitzu who is my baby. I'm a non smoker. I'm single, no kids. I rarely drink alcohol and I don't do drugs. Unfortanately I cannot provide any references as I am only new to this. I would really like to house sit so I can save some money. I currently live with my mum, as I can't afford to live alone. House sitting will give me the opportunity to live alone while saving for a deposit on purchasing land. It's been my dream to buy land in the bush, grow my own food and have chickens. I look forward to being given a chance to prove myself in the Housesitting industry. I hope it's you that gives me that chance. Have a great day :)

Oliver & Camille

  • Melbourne

Looking for a house sit in the Melbourne area, inner or outer suburbs.

Our names are Oliver and Camille,

We are both Australian citizens living on our small farm in the center of France. A small vineyard, sheep, geese, chickens and an extensive vegetable garden keep us busy for most of the year.

Along with the farm animals we have one cat and have had experience looking after both large and small dogs while living in Glen Waverley. ( Rhodesian ridgeback cross and a Dalmatian)

Oliver returned to work as an airline pilot after 18 months retirement on the farm. Flying these past 2 years with several companies. Camille, retired theatre nurse spends most of the year in France and three months of the year visiting our three grown up sons in Melbourne, avoiding the worst of the European winter. We loved the house sits we did around Christmas 2015 and 2016 and especially having our own space and a furry animal to love and care for.
2017 Christmas we will holiday with our sons and grandson and only Camille would be available for house sits November, December, January and February

We love animals in general, are non smokers and like to keep fit by going for long walks/jogging.


I am an organised, reliable, trustworthy, non smoking, health conscious mum of 4 grown up sons and grandma to two little ones.
I love animals and started house and petsitting on and off since July 2012. I do prefer longer house sits to shorter ones but will consider shorter ones.
I am a primary school teacher with my own tutoring business, I work outside of school hours in Mona Vale.
I love to walk daily, and very happy to walk dogs! I will make sure that your pets feel treasured and loved so that you can rest easy whilst you are away and enjoy your holiday.
I have some excellent references and a police check which are all attached to my profile.
I look forward to hearing from you.

David & Louise

  • VIC

We are a healthy and active retired Melbourne couple, married for many years, who have been both home owners and renters. During the past two years we have completed several house sits in Victoria, and we are now looking for another position, preferably for a period of three months plus.
We very much appreciate that the secret of good house sitting is to care for the home, garden and any pets involved as if they were our own, and are confident that we can do so as required.
References are available upon request. Please contact us if you wish to consider us as your house sitters
Louise and David Thackray


  • WA

My name is Michael Mathews. I have been house and pet minding since 2008
I do have a web page which has many testimonials:
I am a mature male, single, very strong and healthy and very experienced with all types of animals.
I am a non smoker, non drinker and have a current police clearance certificate.
I am neat and tidy and take the house sitting commitment very seriously. An attitude of "she'll be OK mate" does not belong in the house sitting industry.
I am meticulous and thorough and I always look upon myself as the "Occupational Health and Safety Officer" for your pets.
The reason I got into pet minding was because I had been living with my partner for many years.
She had 4 lovely pets. When we went our separate ways she took all her pets. I rented a unit and whenever I arrived home and opened the front door, I would experience a feeling of loneliness. There was just no life force, no pets to play with, no happiness, no laughter. It is not much fun watching TV without a cat on the couch and a dog at your feet.
To get my daily "pet fix" I started house sitting and I can honestly say that the last few years have been the most joyful, blissful and rewarding years of my life.
Over the past few years I have looked after hundreds of pets, including 26 Alpacas, big dogs like Rottys, little dogs like Chihuahuas, fast dogs like Huskies, asthmatic cats on ventolin pumps, ducks, fish ponds, chickens, bird aviaries, horses and elephants (only joking... but I would be happy to give it a go...imagine picking up their daily poo in a yellow poo bag!!!)
I recently looked after a vets pets...3 cats, 2 dogs, 2 birds and 2 ferrets...they peed and pood everywhere but that is part of the job.
I have looked after pets in the suburbs and on farms, even had to learn to drive a tractor to pick up all the Alpaca poo, and mow the grass with a drive on mower.


  • Sydney

I am an independent, mature and reliable single professional person who works in the city. I have several years experience in house and pet sitting and would love the honour of looking after your home and pets. I am a non smoker who is honest clean and tidy, and a huge animal lover with extensive experience in caring for pets and walking dogs.. I would be delighted to hear from you. References are available
Kind regards

Sheila Madge & Gordon

  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs

Gordon and I have decided to house sit as a way of saving extra funds for our retirement! We are both very clean and tidy people who would care for your home as if it were our own! I work as a nurse 3 days a week in Footscray and my husband works in warehousing in Laverton. Our two sons are married so we are on our own now! We have owned and lovingly cared for gorgeous dogs, rabbits and fish. My youngest son has dogs and cats and we have minded them many times in the past so we don't mind caring for any type of pet at all! We are non smokers and live a very quiet life. We don't mind doing a bit of gardening if needed as we both like to keep active also!
We look forward to hearing from you,
Sheila and Gordon Hughes.


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

I am a mature, responsible person with an interest in caring for pets and keeping people's houses safe while they are away from home. I am also keen to experience different parts of Melbourne, having lived my whole life in the Northeastern suburbs. I work full time in the Australian Public Service, as a meteorologist. I work shiftwork, with a combination of days, evenings and nights, meaning I am home more during the day than a typical full-time worker. I have just finished a 3 month house sit, caring for 2 10-year old Jack Russell terrier-crosses. In addition to this house-sitting experience I have had life-long experience with pets, having grown up with a (now-elderly) dog, backyard chickens and a rabbit. I have also, on numerous occasions, cared for my girlfriend's family's cats while they have been on holiday. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


Experience House / Pet Minder, while you take that holiday break or have to go away for a week or so.

I am a single senior lady who will be retiring in early 2017, but at present working on the weekends in Toowoomba.
I am trustworthy, reliable, independent & responsible with a happy / healthy disposition.
I have strong values, respecting other people’s property, belongings and especially their pets.
I have a Police Clearance Certificate and very good references. Further details are given on request.
I have a companion / little kiddo, a small Yorkshire Terrier. He is very well behaved and is good socialising with other dogs which he loves the opportunity to have playmates for awhile. Always does what I ask once he settles down from all the excitement of meeting new friends.
Your pets will be comfortable in their own home / yard, looked after / spoilt and well loved by us both as we love the company of your precious dogs & other pet’s.
We would be the perfect candidates to mind / love your pets, house and gardens while you deserve a break / holiday away

I love gardening so am happy to keep it watered and maintained. Your house will be spic and span when you get home. Previous Home owners believe their house has been cleaner than when they left.
I know how much coming home to a clean, organised home is appreciated and how much the small things matter.
We would be delighted to hear from you.


  • Tweed Coast, Gold Coast & Hinterland




Hi there

My name is Allira and I am looking to house sit. I currently work north of Sydney CBD and would like to find a place to house sit which is a little closer to work than where I live and for a change of scenery.
I have had experience in house sitting (including taking care of animals and gardening), and can provide references if you would like.
I like to keep things clean and tidy, and am very respectful. Non-smoker, and I am a very easy-going person (and I love animals).

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards,


  • North Coast, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central, Central Coast (Qld), Western QLD

At the moment the following dates I do NOT have bookings and would love to hear from you if you are looking for a sitter during these dates.

17/1/18 - 9/2/2018 (no bookings)
26/2/2018 - 12/3/2018 (no bookings)
20/4/2018- 2/6/2018 (no bookings)
26/6/2018 - 1/7/2018 (no bookings)
2/8/2018 onwards nothing booked as yet

I am a single woman of retirement age, a non smoker, non drinker, no drugs, no partying (yes regarded as boring by some!) person who would love the chance to look after your property and animals while you are away. I have several contactable references which I can make available if they don't happen to come with my application and I do hold a Police Check which is dated last year.

I am a home body type of person. I will be at home most of the time keeping your animals company. I might go out now and again to look about or go shopping or visit the grandkids if they are near but mostly I will be staying in your home.

I do not have a camper or caravan (hope that will change one day). I travel with whatever I can fit in my very small car so I am looking for house sits that offer accommodation. I try to be as self-sufficient as I can be and even travel with my own Halogen Oven, toaster and iron (but will need to use your ironing board - just can't fit one in my small car!). I hope to soon add a little portable gas ring mainly for if there is a power outage and I can at least get a cuppa going! I also carry my own pantry supplies and fridge and freezer supplies (so I need some space left for me in the fridge and freezer!). I also provide my own loo paper and both dishwashing liquid and clothes washing liquid! (I use Earth Choice so it is suitable to use with enviro septics). I try very hard not to use your supplies at all but If I am caught short and need something I will replace anything that I use. Happy to use up though (and not replace) anything left in the fridge which will go off before your return! (like milk or yoghurt etc)

I am happy to look after any animals, birds, fish. Even donkeys and horses if they only need to be fed and watered and maybe an apple now and again over the fence. With dogs I am probably better looking after the smaller kind because I may not be able to handle larger dogs if they need to go for walks and they would prefer to walk me instead of the other way around. Quite capable and happy to throw a ball etc (if they fetch ball) to give them plenty of exercise if you don't mind them not actually going for a set 'walk'. I am also a cat lover and can usually get on with any shy reluctant ones. It is really just a matter of patience and love. If you are worried about how your cat may be with me I can highlight which references to contact where I looked after shy and timid cats.

Don't mind if I have to look after chooks (would love fresh eggs) or aviaries of birds. Would really like your place if you have wild birds and animals coming near. I do not mind regional areas at all. In fact I would like the chance to go to isolated or 'out of the way places' or to go 'bush' but remember I do not have a 4WD vehicle.

Don't mind looking after a swimming pool and keeping it leaf free but I will not likely make use of it myself!

I don't mind watering gardens, lawns and pot plants etc. If I have to water by hand I am hoping it will not be an extensive or large garden that takes a long time to complete. More than happy to turn on and off sprinklers etc. Can do basic weeding if you have a long handled implement I can use as I can no longer kneel (bad knees) and have problems bending for overly long but could mow a lawn if not too big an area and your mower is not hard to start (love the battery style of mower - just push a button and not have to worry about shoulder problems!). I am hoping though that if I am only spending a couple of weeks on your property there will not be a need for me to mow or weed.

I always endeavour to leave your home as clean and neat as you left it and look after it as if it were my own. I do sew and would like to do so during a house sit so I would need to set up my machine on one of your tables if that is OK with you. I also require internet. Very happy to pay for my own mobile internet if necessary but I need you to be in an area where I can get decent reception.

As you can see I will not be suitable to some house sits and I have tried to be entirely truthful here so if you think I will actually suit your needs and are interested in having me as a house sitter please email me with as many details as you can. I would very much like to have photos of your property and animals. I would prefer an email telling me about your place before a phone call. It gives me time to take it all in before we speak in person.

If you have read down this far I thank you very much and hopefully I will hear from you soon

Kind Regards


  • Melbourne, North Eastern, Lakes area, Geelong

Thank you for looking at my profile, I am a fit healthy no smoking lady in my 70's. I have lived in several countries and in Australia since 1968. I speak fluent English and Dutch and some French and German
I have travelled extensively overseas. In Australia, I bushwalked and camped all over Victoria and the outback with my family. With my late husband I have sailed the east coast of Australia as well as the Solomon Islands and south east Asia. Because of my outdoor life I have no pets of my own but love others' very much
I have 3 children, 4 grandchildren and 1 great grand child. I like looking after pets, and do light gardening. I will look after your house as if it is my own, spotless
I am waiting for a cottage in a retirement village to become available in approx a year's time and live between housesits with one of my children
I prefer housesits of a month or longer. I have excellent references as well as a police check


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

Hi Everyone - I am the 43 year old owner of a consultancy company – a sentence that I would have cringed at in my twenties but one that now shows I am just the sort of responsible and reliable person you want looking after your home. I am going back to house sitting as I don’t want to impose on family too much while sorting permanent accommodation. I miss my own pets terribly, so will take care of yours like they are my own. I will feed them, pet them, walk them and do whatever needed as per their usual routines. Your home will be cleaned , well looked after and kept safe. My experience and love for both cats & dogs will ensure your loved ones are taken care of while you are away.

I have cared for greyhounds, whippets, Golden Retrievers, cats, rabbits and even guinea pigs and I love all animals. I have a bit of a green thumb and will enjoy keeping your garden alive and well.

I am neat and tidy, have a police clearance and can provide references. Really happy to meet for a coffee and a chat any time if you have further questions. Please refer to my references and feel free to contact them or me direct if you need anything further.

Marco & Helen

  • Melbourne


  • Sydney, North Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Hobart, Rural/Regional Tas, Geelong, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd, Perth

Hello! I'm a single, non-smoking veterinary nurse and I adore meeting new human and animal friends. I accidentally fell into housesitting two years ago and have had non-stop positions ever since - mainly through word of mouth.

I'm currently renting out my heritage-listed home on the far north coast of NSW while I save for a larger rural property that I can transform into a sanctuary for wildlife and rescued farmed animals. For the past few years I've worked as a writing coach and book editor, so as long as I have my laptop, internet access and solitude, I can base myself anywhere. Because I'm a qualified veterinary nurse, you can rest assured that any animals in my care will be expertly handled and observed ... while of course being diligently spoilt!

As a home owner, I'm conscious of the attention to detail and practical care that go into maintaining a beautiful property. My tasks during housesits have included maintaining in-ground pools and organic veggie gardens while caring for a range of animals - from the most petulant pig to the snuggliest spoodle. I've single-handedly helped a cow to deliver her calf (hello, little Astro!), and I've made a few return visits to a beautiful home in Byron Bay where I care for a deaf and delightful twenty-year-old cat (howdy, Max!).

All my housesitting clients have asked me to return (see written references below), and please don't hesitate to let me know if you'd like me to put you in touch with previous and current clients so you can chat with them over the phone.

In the meantime, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I look forward to hearing from you.