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Brett


  • NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, WA

About me:
I am an experienced house and pet sitter that enjoys taking care of pets and seeing new places. I enjoy the opportunity and friendships that house sitting brings. I don’t have my own pets so I really enjoy spending time with the animals while house sitting. I am a trustworthy, responsible, clean and non-smoking Australian male (37). I have a lot of house and pet sitting experience. I am reliable, practical, and easy to get along with. Your pets and home will be extremely well looked after by a capable person. I am a serious house sitter, one that does what they say they will do.

I am currently completing my post graduate studies in Psychology. I have dedicated my career to helping people get through hard times and become the best version of themselves. I am off campus so I study from home and this allows for additional time with the pets and keeping an eye on the house. This is part of why I have decided to do house sitting. The other reason is that I really enjoy it! I enjoy the variety of living in new places and meeting new and interesting people such as you! House sitting provides an enjoyable and adventurous lifestyle for me.
I have a current national police security check. In my work I have gained security clearances at the highest level that have allowed me to work at government sites such as ports, airports, government offices and defence sites which you need to have a clean record to obtain. I hope this indicates to you my trustworthiness. I have my own car and am independent in my style of living.

Pets I have looked after:
I go above and beyond with pet care. I love all types of animals and have looked after almost everything you could find in a backyard. This includes mostly dogs, cats and budgies, but also parrots, stick-insects, lizards, snakes, horses, chickens, ducks, rabbits, guinea pigs, hermit crabs and even a tarantula! I do my best to not disrupt your pet’s routines so I feed them and walk them as close as possible to the same time that you do. I am happy to spend extra time with needy animals that get upset when their owners are away. I always make sure all pets eat enough each day. I also can administer medicines, worming tablets if need be. Any special dietary requirements are catered for and an extra walk or games no problem at all. In the case of an emergency, I will contact you and drive your pet immediately to your preferred vet.

I have looked after many rescue cats and understand they can sometimes need extra time and affection. From 2013-2015, I saved, reared and fostered 21 stray kittens at my house. They all were tamed, vaccinated, micro chipped, de-sexed and found happy homes!

Types of houses I have looked after:
I have experience looking after large multi storey homes with extensive gardens and pools, houses on acreage, normal size family homes and small apartments.

Extra things I can do:
If you like I am happy to send you email or text updates on the house and pets so that you know everything is ok and see how your furry friends are going.
Clean the pool if you have one.
Mow the lawn and water the gardens.
I will collect the mail every day and If you like I can forward you any important mail via email if you need me too.
Put out/bring in the garbage bins
Start car if needed to prevent battery going flat (please note I have my own car and would not drive yours).
I leave the house fully cleaned before you come back so that you arrive to a fresh tidy home. This includes the pool and gardens. I can also mow the lawn if you need it.
I can also pick up some groceries before you come home so you can take it easy when you arrive. Most people like to come home to fresh milk, bread and juice.

A quick note
I also prefer that we have a written agreement that outlines my duties with detailed instructions, vet contact, trusted person or family member contact (if you are overseas), authority to be in the house while your away (Id like it if the neighbours don’t think I am squatting in your house!) and any other things that may be needed to be carried out around the house.

I am happy to send you some references if you request.

If I sound like the type of house or pet sitter that you would like then please contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes
Brett

Yvonne


  • Geelong
  • Reduced Contact

Hello
My name is Yvonne, I am single and retired.
I am building a home in Curlewis and at present staying with family in Melbourne.. I enjoy walking, catching up with friends and browsing local cafes.
I have previously cared for cats, dogs, birds and ducks, and looked after homes and gardens. in the Bellarine.
I have integrity and look after peoples homes and pets like they were my own. Honesty, kindness and cleanliness, are my 3 best attributes .
If you need to know more please drop me a line.
Yours Sincerely Yvonne

Leah & William


  • Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Upper N Shore

Hello,

We are a healthy, clean, active couple who love the beach lifestyle of the northern beaches. We have just returned from 1 year over seas travel. I have a 3 or 4 day work week as a nanny/ housekeeper and Will is currently looking for work in the Funds industry so we have plenty of time to care for your home and spend time with your pets!

I am a Nanny/Housekeeper/ family assistant and have been working in homes on the norther beaches for 13 years (minding the kids in their own homes). I also house sit for many of the families I work for. I have numerous glowing references for my nanny/house manager work ready to send trough.

As a home manager I take care of all aspects of home maintnence & garden and deep cleaning weather that means doing it myself or hiring required skills.

I grew up on a farm outside of Seattle and kept cats, dogs, horses, cows and chickens all my life untill moving to Sydney in 2005. Will was born right here at Manly Hospital and has spent all his life living here on the northern beaches.

I have current national police check and Will is willing to get one if required.

Please let me know if you need any further information. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you kindly,
Leah Leys

Maddie


  • Sydney

Hi, I'm a 25 year old student and cleaner. I’d love the opportunity to houesit. I have references from past housesitting, babysitting, and cleaning jobs.
I have a two year old female Samoyed who ideally I would bring with me to housesit, she is very friendly and great with other animals.
Thanks for reading!
Maddie

Carole


  • ACT, NSW, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, WA

I'm an experienced house sitter and have been house sitting full time now for over 18 months and prior to that at various short term house sits for a couple of years. I have experience with many dogs, small and large and up to 3 at a time, cats, chickens and birds. I enjoy walking the dogs and happy to walk them every day, if required, have also been known to have to walk a cat as well! I have also house sat where I have had to look after a pool and spa and watering of gardens. I also consider myself to be a clean freak and will return your home in the same condition that it was when you left and will look after it as though it was my own. In recent years I have been lucky to do an apartment sit in Hiroshima Japan, and a couple of house sits in NZ. I am a non-smoker and am single and have no pets. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
I have now just completed 6 months of house/dog sitting in Perth Western Australia and Darwin for 2 months and enjoyed every minute of it. I am now heading back south to the Sunshine Coast to where I usually live until the New Year. If you are looking for a house sitter while you have a break over Christmas/new year or school holidays I would love to look after your house and/or pets as though they were my own.

Louise


  • VIC

We are experienced long term housesitters, house sitting since 2013 and have completed numerous housesits in both Australia and around the world.

We enjoy getting to know the personalities of the animals we care for and giving them affection (if this is something they like). We have cared for a range of animals including cats, dogs, fish, a sheep, parrots and frogs and enjoyed each experience. We have also maintained a range of different houses, including their gardens, pools and spas.

We are both social workers who are active, we love to walk, run, swim and ride our bikes and then hang out at home on the sofa and relax and read books or watch movies! We are non smokers, we do like the occasional drink but we are not party people and when house sitting we are most likely to be relaxing at home enjoying some quiet time, cuddles with pets and enjoying our environment.

We maintain a blog of our housesitting experiences (please contact me for the url details). The blog provides an overview of each housesit and references, our referees are happy to be contacted to verify any details.

We are home owners ourselves, we started housesitting in 2013 before going overseas for 18 months and we carried on housesitting when we returned to Melbourne. As home owners we know how to care for a home, the importance of maintaining a clean home and ensuring that any issues are addressed in a timely manner.

We are both required to have police checks for our employment which can be provided if required.

When in Melbourne we both work and will need to be out of the home from approximately 8.30 to 5.30 depending on location.

keitha


  • Sunshine Coast

I have been a local on the Sunshine Coast for over 30 years. I'm single, non-smoker, very reliable, honest, easy going with quiet habits and who loves to keep a clean tidy home for you. I am also water and energy conscious. Being a home owner myself, I have also experienced first hand leaving everything that I love and care for with someone else. My animals were always my major concern. Would they get the same love and attention? I can assure you that sensitivity towards the privacy of your home with an added touch of TLC will be given respectfully to your wishes/needs and your animals also. Animals with specific health requirements, require a gently and comfortable approach. I have loved and owned a variety of animals including looking after a baby snake. I like to walk for exercise so if you have animals that require this, then together we can enjoy the great outdoors. Watering gardens and maintaining pools are both familiar to me. Not a problem. I am confident once we chat and meet, you will feel that your belongings and beloved animals are safe in my tender loving hands. Love to hear from you.


Sasha


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs

My name is Sasha and I am 35. I have been pet sitting for a few months now and am loving caring for animals in their own homes so that they are as comfortable as possible.

I am available from November 3rd 2018 until May 2019 :)

I adore animals and would love to look after yours !

Please get in touch, I would love to hear from you and help you feel confident that you are leaving your animals in good hands. I look after the homes I'm staying in as if they are my own and will absolutely look after your animals the way in which you care for them, keeping their routines etc.

Look forward to hearing from you!

Holly & Nathan


  • Sydney

Professional couple who love animals

Hi there,

My name is Holly and I am 26 year old animal lover who works as a Media Relations Consultant in the Sydney CBD.

My partner Nathan and I are currently living at home with my family in The Ponds while we save for our first house (and some furr babies of our own!).

We are both active and outdoorsy people but also enjoy spending a weekend at home with our family pets - a very old, blind and deaf Labrador called Pebbles and a very handsome Akita called Kuma.

Pebbles and Kuma both have arthritis now and we miss taking them out for daily walks. We would be more than happy to walk your dog/s as part of our pet minding service!

Some friends of ours have a German Shepherd and a Rottweiler and we regularly pet sit for them. It is a great excuse for us to have some time away from my family, make friends with some new animals and stay a bit closer to work.

We love cats too - our cat Snowy recently passed away. He was 18 and had had a very good life but we miss him terribly.

Please do get in touch if you think we could be the right fit for your family.

James and Akane


We are a quiet and professional couple with three years of consecutive house sitting experience in South Australia and Victoria including McLaren Vale, Yankalilla, Mt Barker, Marion, Mount Gambier, Gordon, Tonimbuk, Shepparton, Bright, Seaford, Wistow, Moana, Kersbrook, Marion, Craigmore, Aldinga Beach, Williamstown and West Lakes.

We've looked after small and large properties from apartments to homes on large acreages, with rural and farm sits being our specialty, and longer sits (4 weeks plus) being our preferred length. We are also willing to travel between states for extended sits of more than 4 weeks.

We have extensive experience with dogs, cats, reptiles, cows, sheep, alpacas, goats, guinea pigs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, and have cared for horses and special needs animals, as well as maintaining plants, lawns and vegetable gardens for owners. Our greatest assets when it comes to looking after pets, are without a doubt our two children. They adore animals and spend all day playing with them, feeding them, cuddling them and making sure they are happy while owners are away. Without exception, every home owner has appreciated the extra special care they provide.

Our children are home schooled, responsible and quiet, having been brought up with manners that are often lacking in today's society, so you can rest assured that you home will be treated with respect. We have never had any issues, breakages or other problems.

Our basic sitting rules are that the house be clean and liveable upon arrival, and we do not look after homes in a shared situation where there are any other guests or tenants.

All homes have been returned to the owners as clean and tidy as they left them (sometimes more so), and we have made many great friends along the way.

I work from home as a designer on my computer, so access to internet is appreciated. I've been working in the Film and Television Industry for the past 25 years, and currently design and illustrate games for the board game industry.

I'm 51 years old, originally from the UK, and have lived in Australia since 1975. My wife Akane is 40, originally from Japan and has lived in Australia since 2004, and is a permanent resident.

Neither of us drink or smoke, we have no pets, we never have parties or guests visiting, and always have shoes off in the house as it is part of my wife's traditional culture.

We appreciate your consideration, and guarantee as much care will be taken with your home as we would give our own.

Sue


  • QLD

I am a clean, tidy, non smoking, fitness loving active mature aged lady who works full time as a mental health nurse.
I love animals and have had cats, dogs and birds as pets so am able to look after any pet requirements.
I have 3 children and 4 grand children whom I love to bits.
I am available to start after the 20th of January.

Shane


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

Welcome to my profile,
I have been house-sitting continuously for 3 years and have had the pleasure of looking after more than 45 homes and 180 animals in that time; including cats, dogs, chickens, horses, goats, ducks, fish and even emus!

Frequent updates (including photos) are sent to homeowners, allowing you to relax and enjoy your holiday knowing that all is well with your pets and your home. I also provide all of my own consumables, bedding, towels, cookware etc, basically everything except for the kitchen sink. Upon your return you will find your home just as clean as when you left.

I am a non-smoker and I am more than happy to provide police clearance and house-sitting references.

Veronica


  • Melbourne

Hi, my name is Veronica, I am a 32-year old non-smoking female. I am originally from the UK, but am working at the University of Melbourne setting up Science Gallery Melbourne. I have house sat privately in Melbourne, London and Warsaw.

I am currently based in Brighton East but would like to get back in to house sitting as I really miss looking after sweet and adorable pets. Back home in London, I have a cat who I miss very dearly but luckily my Mum is taking care of her. I've grown up with cats, and dogs have always been a big part of my family. I really enjoy going for walks and walking is the best way to explore Melbourne so taking your dog for a walk will only be a pleasure. What I cherish and find fascinating about cats and dogs is that each pet has its own individual character and habits which results in different needs and requirements. Having lived in shared accommodation in the past, and also having the opportunity of taking care of someones house or flat in Melbourne, to which I sometimes still feel like a tourist, means that I would carry out domestic responsibilities as if the house was my own! I am quiet and respect neighbours.

Tony


  • Perth S.W suburbs

Hi I'm young 50 year old person very rispectfull and organise ,love animals even if don't have any of my own now.
Have worked in property maintenance and also building.
Love to walk ,read,swim and always looking for new experience.
Don't smoke .
I

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

Lucy


  • Perth

I am currently taking a break from renting to save some money. I adore animals, however it can be tricky being a pet owner and a tenant. Growing up we had cats, dogs, and fish. My parents have a bird now, which I like to take care of when they go away (and look after their pool and garden).
I have been lucky enough to look after a friends dog a couple of times when she has gone away for extended trips. I have also done regular housesitting for a family in Fremantle, taking care of their home and garden.
I work full time, with shifts that vary from 5-10 hours, either early mornings or afternoons. I maintain a healthy and relaxed life style. I love reading, drawing, puzzles, walking, yoga and nature. I am a considerate, caring and clean person in my mid 30's.
Please get in touch if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.

Emma & Alan


  • Sydney

Hi and thank you for taking the time to view our profile.

We are a brother and sister team which allows us to be flexible whilst offering you a double assurance that your pets are well looked after.
When choosing pet sitters to come and do any job for you, it is important you follow up references. We have been pet-sitting now close to 4 years and in that time we have amassed an abundance of happy home owners all of whom are glad to take your call.

Here are some of our references.

Mel, Manly Vale - one cat - 0410 419 998
Katrina, Queenscliff - two cats - 0404 872 072
Tania, Ryde - two dogs - 0424 170 069

We follow the routines, set by you for your pets. This means, little disruption to your loved ones habits and sometimes quirky behaviour :)
We ensure they are safe, sound and secure when in our care - that's why we are so successful

As it can be hard to decide on the right person to look after your requests, we invite you together in touch and meet for coffee in the first instance

Emma 0481 545 914 / Alan 0431 918 673
We look forward to meeting you

RAYNA & PHIL


  • Brisbane, South Eastern

My husband and I are semi-retired and in our early 50’s. We have been happily married for 29years. Our children have all moved out now and living their own lives. We have sold up our home and have been travelling and want to do more travelling this year. We both work from home now on the internet, so we would always be present to keep watch of your home and keep your pet company 24/7. Most pets enjoy company all day, they feel more comfortable. We are fit & healthy and would care for your home as if it is our own. We are extremely trustworthy and non-smokers. We have looked after all sorts of animals, and cared for a myriad of homes, and every owner has been extremely happy with us. The pets usually miss us when we go! We are very house-proud people who like to keep a very clean house, and enjoy gardening. We’ve always had our own vegie garden and enjoy digging around in the garden & watering plants. My husband is happy to mow your lawn or maintain your pool (if you have one) 



 If you require any further information or wish to speak with me, please don’t hesitate to contact me.



Best regards



Rayna & Phil


Athina


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

I am a single, non-smoking, self-employed woman (68 years young) with an adult daughter and no pets.
I am semi retired, so would be home most of the time to work on my book. I love walking in nature, peace, quiet and alone time to write.

I enjoy a clean and tidy space (I actually enjoy cleaning!) and would look after your home and garden as if it was my own. I am extremely houseproud and would consider it a privilege to care for your home, pets and garden (I have a green thumb with a degree in Horticultural Science). Owners often comment that they find their property in better condiition than when they left.

I have extensive experience as a house sitter and pet carer ranging from 1 year to 2 weeks and have provided both personal and professional references. (See attached). Dogs and cats take to me according to feedback from owners.

My needs are simple - however I do require a reliable internet service. I am very happy for short term housesits and would love longer term housesits. Many of my housesits have been between 4 -12 months.

Please give me a call to connect so we can decide we are a good fit?

Mark & Cheryl


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

Responsible retired couple available to care for your home, domestic pets and garden.

We are a retired couple (non-smokers) from Brisbane with interests in golf, gardening, photography and genealogy. We enjoy road trips, spending time in one place and leisurely exploring an area and community. Since 2014 we have undertaken a number of house-sitting assignments and have found it a rewarding experience. We are always respectful of someone else’s property and possessions, taking care to maintain the property to a high standard.

We have owned dogs, cats and birds in the past and they were always considered an integral part of our family. We would describe ourselves as “animal lovers” and have experience in the care of domestic animals such as feeding, administering medication, grooming and walking.

We would feel privileged to be given the opportunity to take care of your pets and property.

Sara & Julian


  • Sydney

My husband Julian and I have been living in Sydney for about four years, we are both South american, Julian is from Argentina and I am from Uruguay. I am a student and work as a housekeeper while Julian works in a demolition company.
We love and deeply miss having the company of pets that unfortunetely because of our current living situation can’t have.
We are very relaxed, enjoy reading, having a swimm, spending time in nature and playing with any lovely furry creature, dog, cat, bunny, you name it!
We are both very reponsible and enjoy spending our time together in a clean and tidy environment. We don’t drink nor smoke and enjoy a tranquil atmosphere.
We assure you that we will treat your home as it were our own, keep it nice and neat while we spend our time playing and taking care of your pet.
I’ll be happy to contact you with one of my current clients so that you can have a reliable reference. I also have an Australian Police Check from May this year as I needed it for my job as I have access to my clients homes while they are away.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions,
Looking forward hearing from you!

Sara and Julian

Fred


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Southern suburbs, Syd. Upper N Shore

Hannah


  • Adelaide

I am a 24 year old animal lover who will take wonderful care of your home and pets. I'm currently working in retail as a stock department manager and am (slightly painfully) tidy and organised. I lead a relatively active lifestyle so your dogs will always be walked where required.

I have grown up with animals and adore them in all forms - particularly the pooches! Having house/pet sat regularly in the past I am comfortable looking after a wide range of dog breeds (big and small), and many other animals too.

Non smoker. Please feel free to contact me for any further information.

Graham & Susan


  • Syd. Lower N Shore

Hello!

My wife Susan and I are 60-year old Canadians, married 32 years. We have been living in San Diego California for the last 30 years. No kids, but two lovely cats. A few months ago, we decided work was over-rated, and chose to travel the world instead. We had lived in Queenscliff from 1986-1991, and still have several close friends in the Manly area. So our first stop was naturally back to Manly. We are currently house and cat-sitting for several months in Manly, through early October. Looking for further dog and cat sitting opportunities after that!

We are clean, mature, responsible professional people who love animals, and travel. Susan grew up on a small farm with all the usual farm animals. We ourselves have a beautiful home, and a rental condo, so we understand what it takes to maintain a clean and orderly home, and take care of animals. We are the responsible folks you want to take care of your home and animals!

leo


  • Wollongong & Illawarra

Hello...i do like most animals..but the reason I,m on this site is principally to do with economics...no bull!
Grew up with dogs as pets.In adult life my partner forced cats upon me & lo and behold i grew to love the critters too.
Later on a moggy claimed me as his owner for 8 years...very heartbroken when his time came.
Not fond of aggressive dogs though...so give me a pass if you have such vicious animals..i may not like the owner!

Pensioner ..worked at schools as gardener/handyman...on the Mid Nth Coast NSW

I am n/s not too interested in grog.Interested in health of body/mind/soul....yeah one of those nutters.


Employed by the dept of educ for 35years ...will respect your animals,home and surrounds

My regards Leo

Heather


I am a mid 60s professional, (teacher) who owns my own home that I take great care of, in Castlemaine Victoria. With my daughter I share the dotting care of 2 doggies that enjoy a daily fixture of walking and being played with vigorously each day. My career life has been in education and I have held substantial roles of responsibility as a primary school principal, educational consultant in New York City, district curriculum project officer and community educator. Now I am enjoying transitioning to retirement by working part-time in district primary schools coaching teachers in the teaching of literacy.
I have done pet sitting through Happy Housesitters, Aussie Housesitters and Trusted Housesitters and have references on those sites which you could read by searching my name.
As loved family members we have had them all - dogs, cat, chooks, guinea pigs, rabbit, doves, guinea fowl, horse and lamb. I am experience handling farm stock such as sheep, goats, alpacas and horses. Of course as a teacher I have a Police Check and Working with Children Check and if there was such a thing as a working with animals check I would pass with flying colors! I would welcome the opportunity to offer you further references, career resume, clarifications etc.

Alice


  • Sydney

Single 30 year old professional female working in the CBD as a Senior Software Engineer for a FinTech Startup.

Love animals and grew up having cats and dogs as pets I have two Maltese living with my Mum up in Coffs Harbour, NSW.

Looking to save money by house sitting so that I can go travel in a years time.

Snowboarder love the outdoors and staying active. Drink socially (but rarely), don't smoke, tidy and clean.

Kathy & Des


  • SA, Hobart, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, SW Vic, Perth

We are a retired couple from country SA where we have lived all our lives. We have a very small hobby farm with a few sheep and cattle and in the past have had a dog, cat and chooks. We have a cockatiel bird. We are community orientated people who put a lot back into the community.
We have a mobile coffee van that we operate at events to earn a bit of extra money. I have been secretary of our local show society for 20 years and worked at our local paper for 32 years. My husband worked at a timber mill for 30 years prior to retiring. We take pride in our home and respect other people's property.
We love touring the countryside and know that we would love housesitting.

Selina


  • Melbourne

Hi there,
I love animals, but alas don't have any here, with my Chinese crested back in NZ. I am happy to look after your home and pets!

I'm a 36 year old event manager. In my spare time I practice yoga and do salsa dancing. I am responsible, clean and organised, and will send regular update pictures of how your pet is going while you're away.

Hope to hear from you soon!
Thank you
Selina

linda


I am a retired librarian, a widow, non smoker, very careful housekeeper and keen gardener. I like to travel and house sit anywhere in Australia. I have lots of experience, 6 years, as a house sitter and have many references to show the level of care I provide. You can be assured of the very best attention to your home and garden and your pets. In fact many homeowners have asked me back for second and third sits. Can't say more than that! I will care for cats, birds, fish, one very small dog. I have my own transport, mobile phone and mobile internet so am fully equipped for independent house sitting.