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Miriam


  • VIC

Hello to all Home Owners and Pets,

I have extensive experienced house sitting in both Sydney and Melbourne.

I'm a single parent and part-time student. I am super neat and clean, and it would be a real joy to take care of your lovely home and adorable pets.

- I do not smoke
- I hold a Working with Children Check card (WCC)
- Referees and police check available

Please contact me if you have any questions or if you would like to meet for a quick chat over coffee. Hope I can help.

Thank you for taking the time to read my message and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Other Services & Options:
Live-in-house whilst owner/s 'come & go' (in frequent transitory or is away from the home for extended days and/or hours).
Available as an assistant and companion for owners that require a support service with daily based tasks and activities.
Services and arrangements are flexible and are based on a mutually agreed plan.

Brad


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Southern suburbs, Syd. Upper N Shore, Gold Coast & Hinterland

I am a health conscious, sporty, non smoking, single guy who has decided to try housesitting for 12 months to save some $$. I have been doing this now since November 2018 so I have experience. I am a business owner so I work from home most days. I am fastidiously clean and hygienic, extremely security conscious and I have excellent references from 3 highly regarded individuals -these are available upon request. I am also happy to provide mobile numbers from recent house sits who will give me a glowing recommendation. I love animals and I believe they naturally gravitate toward me; I will treat your pet as I would my own. I am also happy to do some gardening whilst at your home. I would be looking for medium - long term arrangements as a first preference. I.E minimum 2 weeks (I'm still definitely open to shorter though IF I'm free). I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Birgit


  • Sydney
  • Reduced Contact

Hello :-).

My name is Birgit. I am a professional single mature age woman, am extremely house-proud and adore animals, in particular cats and dogs.

I work as a consultant (ex academic) and do a lot of my work from home which gives me plenty of time to be around your adored furry family members.

I would love to care of your home and give your loved pets lots of TLC as if they were my own. Being single with grown up children I cherish the feeling of being needed while putting your mind at ease when you are away from home. I love reading, writing and listening to music, enjoy gardening and being in nature.

I have house and pet sat in the past, here and overseas whenever I found myself in a transitional period for my work. I enjoyed taking care of all the adorable animals and treasured homes that had been entrusted to me by wonderful people in both Sydney, Melbourne and recently again in London over the last two years immensely. It never took me long at all to establish a bond with the animals and, I am happy to say, also to connect beautifully with the home owners and pet 'parents' which has led to being invited again to house and pet sit for them.

Please refer to my references here on this website which confirm my sincerity and respectful approach. I have only just recently returned to house and pet sitting and therefore do not have any written recent references here on this site. However, I have been asked again to house and pet sit for a family in Balmain not too long ago and am presently looking after a home and gorgous dog in the country north of Melbourne for 3 months until middle of June. Both parties are happy to be contacted. You are also welcome to check out my LinkedIn profile as part of a reference.

Please call me on my mobile any time. Should I not answer immediately I will return your call as soon as I can.

Kind regards,

Birgit

Dean & Jeanette


  • Brisbane, South Eastern, Northern QLD

We are an Australian couple in our early 50’s who recently were lucky enough to retire early. We visited Mexico in March 2018 and returned in July 2018 on a semi-permanent basis. We visited Merida, Progresso, Tulum, Mahahual, Oaxaca City, Puerto Escondido and Mexico City, to see were our first port of call would be. We decided on Puerto Escondido and we have been loving the lifestyle and people here.

Prior to our retirement we were in Australia working full time, Dean in private schools in IT and Jeanette is an ex Bank Manager, and more recently a Business Systems Trainer in the Healthcare industry. We have a personal reference from a business / personal associate who has known us for over 30 years and we have taken care of their family pets when required.

Jeanette and I have owned our own homes for over 25 years and will treat yours well. Our family home of 17 years was on the Gold Coast had a large inground pool, and we have renovated 5 homes in both Australia and New Zealand. Dean especially is a handy man and would definitely be able to arrange and supervise any works/repairs on your property.

We are generally home bodies of an evening, so we like to do some site seeing during the day occasionally, but would be home each evening for your pets.

Our medium term plans is to head back to Australia in late November 2019, to visit my parents, children, dogs and extended family.

We look forward to speaking further with you and please let me know if you have further questions about us that we haven’t covered off.

We have two dogs back in Australia who are now homed with our sister (Charlie a chocolate toy poodle and Missy a toy poodle cross) we miss them a lot and have lots of love to give your pets.
Missy is our lap dog so we are very used to giving lots of pats and having her sitting on us for hours at a time. Charlie is high energy ball chasing boy, both our dogs like to have walks and playtime everyday. So getting the opportunity of spending time playing with other pets is something we love.

We are relatively new to house sitting, however we have done several in Mexico including travel to Lake Chapala in August 2018 to house sit for a lady with 2 large dogs and have her as a reference available on request. In September 2018 we completed a 3 week house sit in Cuernavaca, caring for 3 dogs and 2 cats. Homeowners are happy to have people contact them for a reference also. Both of these recent sits have been through House Sit Mexico site. Both sits have been great and given us time with great pets and also given us the opportunity to see more of Mexico.
We took a break from housesits from October to March, as this is peak season in Mexico and we had visitors, so spent our time in Puerto Escondido.

We have now completed 2 housesits over April and July 2019, in San Miguel de Allende for a month with a gorgeous long haired chihuahua and Lake Chapala for three weeks with two rescue dogs,

We are currently sitting for a month in Chetumal with two rescue dogs and three cats along with looking after a pool and all animals.

We a love the furry friends and have experience in house care.

We look forward to hearing from you.

www.linkedin.com/in/deandownes
Instagram - @jeanette_abbey
Dean and Jeanette

catherine


  • Melbourne, North Eastern, North Western

Experienced house/pet sitter. 38 yr old female nurse, currently looking to pet and house sit while studying psychology. My love of caring for animals began at an early age, growing up on my family's sheep farm in North East Victoria, where I cared for small & large, livestock, native and domesticated animals. I am single, a non-smoker and live a quiet life. I am caring, honest, reliable and respectful of the properties I house sit. Police check and references can be provided upon request. Please feel free to contact me should you have any pet or house sitting needs.

Alicia


  • Melbourne

Hi my name is Alicia, What started as a short stint to fill a gap has turned into almost 2 years of full time housesitting.

I'm a 39 year old professional who works full time in finance in the CBD. I am originally from Melbourne, sold my home in October of 2017 and have been housesitting since. Doing a great job on your sit is very important to me as its how I get referrals for further house sits. Once committed I will never cancel (and never have), a feature that can be a rarity!
I'm a non smoker, who loves animals and have previously owned dogs (various Labrador X's) including a number of rescue dogs (which come with their own unique challenges, but I love). I have kept tropical fish and have shared houses with lizards, cats and a variety of birds (chickens, canaries, love birds and a cockatiel). I also have experience looking after marine fish, rabbits and guinea pigs. I work full time, however I am able to take your pets for up to twice daily walks with ease. I also have the ability to work from home at times (normally once a week), however, if you need someone to be at home with your pet all day every day, then unfortunately I am not the right sitter for you. I will give your pets lots of love and attention before and after work though, as well as weekends! I will live in and keep your home as I would my own, I prefer to always meet you and your pets in person prior to a sit and will ask you lots of questions to ensure your pets (garden and home) are looked after, not only to my high standards, but more importantly to yours. I will seek to understand your expectations on updates and contact whilst you are away, any health issues your pets may have had or currently have and anything I need to know about your home.
I have experience with administering numerous medication to animals, including injections, creams and twice daily tablets. I've attended dog training with all of my previous dogs and am happy to help out if your pets have minor behavioural issues. Happy for pets to sleep either inside with me or outside as required by you and your normal routine. I have previously used housesitters to care for my dog and so understand the potential nervousness you can feel when leaving your home and pets in the hands of a stranger. I would love to be considered for your next housesit and look forward to speaking with you.

I have references and a police check that can be provided on request.

Thanks
Alicia

Wendy


Seeking house sit in the Bellarine District preference Ocean Grove area.
Non smoker. Police check valid. References available.
I am employed part time as an admin clerk with a health provider.
Early 60's married -Husband stays part of houssits pending his work commitments
Love caring for animals and enjoy their love and company.
In my leisure I enjoy walking,bike riding, golf, paddle boarding, and family.
I am tidy, clean and caring towards other peoples property and enjoy gardening and outdoors especially caring for pets.
i enjoy a happy, healthy lifestyle in my leisure days.
References available.

Nicole


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Hi, my name is Nicole, I am 50 yrs old and from Brisbane Australia. I work online from home and am eager to experience long term new house sitting opportunities globally. I have previously worked in media and public relations and am comfortable with communication and building long lasting relationships. I am very capable and conscientious person with a loyal, honest, and caring nature. I consider myself extremely reliable and love animals and my time in the garden. I am responsible, clean and very respecting of other peoples’ property. I am well versed in pet and property care, and I have a number of personal interests including, plant identification, gardening, cooking, art and photography. You will find me a cheerful person, communicative, organized, and passionate about new travel experiences. I will take care of your home and pets as if they were my own. I have references available on request. Thank you for your time and would be open to answer any questions you may have.

Aidan & Nyamka


  • Melbourne

We are a young couple from Emerald (you know, in the Dandenongs, with the Puffing Billy). We own a cosy little house up here, but Nyamka works at RMIT in the CBD, and Aidan is getting his Masters degree at La Trobe University in Bundoora! Those are both very long commutes, so we like to house-sit closer to Melbourne whenever we can while we save up the deposit for a nice little apartment in the city.

Aidan grew up on a farm in rural Victoria, surrounded by animals - cats, dogs, fish, rabbits, ferrets, chickens, ducks, and more. He's also a keen gardener, and has a large collection of cacti. Nyamka runs the Melbourne Minimalist Meetup and has a side business as a professional declutterer, so as you'd expect her house is always perfectly tidy and spotlessly clean. Neither of us drink or smoke, and we both have a clean criminal record. We own a large station-wagon, perfect for taking your big dogs to the vet/groomer as necessary, or for dropping you off/picking you up at the airport!

We have house-sat plenty of times for friends and family members (references available upon request). We're joining this website to find more houses to sit, as our friends and family don't go away enough. We are responsible, reliable people, and we'd love to take care of your house and pets for you.

anya


  • Sydney, VIC

Housesitter available for consideration/further discussion now!
I am a very experienced housesitter with over ten years experience.I have done repeat housesits for acquaintances and colleagues/friends/through various websites including this one over the years and welcome the opportunity to get to care for and familiarise myself with new breeds of domestic pets. I always ensure I leave the home I housesit in an immaculate condition.I enjoy housesitting as it is a way for me to experience different suburbs of sydney/melbourne. I welcome your enquiries.I have some excellent references/list of referees for you to contact and happy to pass this information on. I welcome the opportunity to meet the prospective homeowner/pet in person before I accept a housesit.

I am interested in talkng to homeowners in Melbourne that are close to public transport and commutable distance to Melbourne and I'm currently booked up to housesit for a period

I have a list of homeowners that you can contact to obtain a phone reference from as well as several written references that can be supplied on request.
I am currently booked until October 23rd in the geelong area.
I am looking for house sits that are a commutable distance from.melbourne between Oct 23 til around December 21st 2019.
I also hope to secure a housesit in Sydney between around dec 21st for one to two.weeks.
I'm mature(55 years),single,non smoking and treat peoples homes and animals with the umost care and respect. I prefer both parties sign a houseminding agreement at the commencement of the housesit(similar to a short term lease) to establish clear conditions for myself and pet/homeowner.

In July 2015 I adopted my former landlords Jack Russell cross Charlie who is well trained and sociable and was living with a mature Kelpie prior to me becoming his Mum.I am looking for homeowners willing to accept both.me and Charlie for a housesit.

Thank you very much for considering me and look forward to hearing from you soon.
regards Anya

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

Sarah


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

Hi everyone!

My name is Sarah and I'm a friendly and reliable 30 year old professional, looking for a new temporary home and cute pets to play with and care for.

I work in philanthropy for a charity, love reading, cheese, animals, being active and camping. I'm originally from the country, and grew up with lots of animals and am keen to branch out from the apartment life and stay in different areas of Melbourne, whilst tapping into my of love animals with pet sitting. I’ve now moved out of my place I was renting and will be looking for places to stay from August until December 2019..

I've lived in shared living for the last 11 years and come from a big family, so I'm used to being considerate of other people and their spaces. I am one of those most organised, reliable, respectful and trustworthy people you will ever meet and I promise to apply this to any house sitting job. I’m also a non smoker.

Looking forward to meeting you and making your home and pets my temporary home and pets!

Stephen & Jazmine


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Southern suburbs, Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast, Tweed Coast, South Coast, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Mackay & Whitsundays, Rockhampton, Hobart, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, Lakes area, Grampians, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd, Pilbara

Hi there :)

We are mature aged professionals with experience in pet & house minding.

We (Steve more particularly) has a variety of experiences in-house & pet sitting that dates back more than 30 years, but more relevant to now & with references attached from more recent times. We think you'll find our credentials are more than a worthy consideration, and in good alignment with your needs. :)

We've had many house sitters stay in the family home over many years looking after the security of our home, caring for the garden, pool and our Pets (dog, cat & cockatiel) whilst we traveled as a family, so we certainly have empathy in what it feels like to trust someone with the keys to your home & pets.

We are active people who love all animals, more particularly dogs & cats; so walking and caring for your dog(s) and sitting with a purring cat is a joy for us. (See testimonials attached)

As you will also see from Steve's profile, he is a 'Mindset Mentor' who does quite a bit of his work from home using his wireless internet and mobile phone. Jasmine does most of her work online too (Essential Oils) so between us, you can expect at least one of us to be there a lot of the time during the day as well, to look after your pet(s) & your home. :)

Feel free to also check us out / connect with us or follow us on my Social Media Platforms or via Steve's website www.SuccessfulLifeResults.com.au -Steve's profile name on most mediums is simple Steve Lyddy (fb), for twitter SteveLyddy (no space) and Jasmine social media platforms are JaXmine Law & Essential Oils with Jazmine

Be happy to answer any other questions you may have and think its best that we Tel or Skype before we meet. If we like what we see or hear from that and are pretty certain that we are a match, than perhaps there maybe an opportunity at some stage to arrange to meet face to face for a chat, perhaps over a coffee or tea.

Warm regards
Steve & Jazmine

Arlette


Im a 45 year old single women who's currently studying to become a Yoga teacher, which I am doing on-line, so I have the freedom to live in different parts of Australia, but prefer to spend longer periods of time house/pet sitting either in the Northern NSW or Southern QLD as Im from Northern rivers area. I have worked professionally as a gardener in the past and love looking after gardens as well as pets. I have successfully looked after house/pet's over the years (roughly 6 week- 3 month periods), and can also provide references. Arlette

Zoe


  • Melb. SE suburbs
  • Reduced Contact

Hello!

I am a single, non-smoking professional working in Mornington. I am happy to drive up to one hour so anywhere on the peninsula or bayside is fine.

I love all animals and grew up with my house being nicknamed "the zoo" as we had dogs, chickens, ducks, Guinea pigs, rabbits, budgies, rats, fish and a galah! (As well as horses but they were not in our back garden). So I love looking after all varieties of pets and have been enjoying the companionship they offer in my housesits.

Though I had family dogs (schnauzers and boxers) growing up, when I moved out of home at 19 I had my first fur-baby, a red heeler who (despite being diagnosed with epilepsy at a young age) I was lucky to have as part of my life for 13 years. I was devastated when she passed and really miss having that companionship and happiness that dogs bring to your life. I am not in a position to have another dog as yet (but do plan to soon) so love to look after house where I can get some doggy cuddles (or any other animal too!).
As you would imagine a red heeler required regular walks and with her condition, regular medication and treatment. So I am well versed in the importance of both.

I have been housesitting for over 2 years now at various homes and am really enjoying trying out different neighbourhoods (which was one of my core reasons for doing this) and of course being around animals once again. Over the years I have looked after dogs of all sizes from Labs and Boxers to schnauzers and jack russells so am comfortable with all sizes, ages and pairs of dogs.

I am available for any length of house-sitting (longer the better) and can provide references as well as a police check which I can forward as required. I have also looked after many cats, chickens, rabbits and even a hermit crab!

I am a responsible and reliable - and love a quiet environment. I'm a bit of a home body so would be around a lot to look after your property (and any pets) when I am not at work (which is normal Monday - Friday hours, no weekends)

I used to volunteer at Save-a-dog shelter so am also used to rescue animals and their special requirements.

Having owned a house myself in the past I am conscious of the care and security needed in keeping a house maintained, and am a house proud person in general.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Gina


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

About Me:

Greetings! I am Gina, a 51 y.o. Elementary Educator taking a sabbatical from teaching to write! Most recently, I taught at an international School in Chengdu, China. I am originally from Texas, USA, but have lived abroad most of the time for the last few decades.

In life, my animal companions have been dogs, cats, birds, fish, and reptiles. I still miss my (second) spunky Dalmatian, Chinnamasta Chai, who passed back in 2014. I have cared for horses, chickens, cats, dogs, ponies, homes, sailboats, and gardens. I've also fostered doggies.

I specialize in long-term care-taking of 3-6 months or longer, although I am occasionally available for short-term sits of 2-4 weeks. I will arrive to Melbourne Sept. 23 for my first pet-sit engagement in AUS!! I have a 90-day visa, and will apply for a 9-month extension once I arrive, for I have decided I want to remain in Australia for the remainder of the year. I have dreamt of living in AUS for a decades!

My goal for 2019-20: Write, publish, and research, while I care for your animals and home and plants! I am a financially independent traveler. For the past few years, I have moved between countries too much to have an animal, so loving yours will fill my heart, which has a small emptiness from being without a pet!

I'm not a "partier", unless you count a glass or two of wine with Netflix or a book as "a party". :-) I do not smoke anything and do not engage in any drug use. I do drink wine occasionally, but in moderation. I like to be active and healthy: running, cycling, hiking, yoga, swimming, meditation, qigong. I truly enjoy quiet and solitude: farms, rural areas, ranches, mountains, etc. are quite appealing. I do enjoy the cultural offerings of cities as well, and really look forward to being in Melbourne. I've been traveling solo for years and enjoy this lifestyle. I'm a happy person, enjoying solitude to read and write, and balance that with social time. My motto is "Life is great", my life tenet is "Compassion to all", and my integrity and reputation are vitally important to me. I make friends where ever I go, so I'm never lonely. :-)

My previous careers have been as a SCUBA and Yoga Instructor in the Caribbean, Panama, and Florida. I still teach yoga and meditation. I have also sailed across the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and the Caribbean Sea in varying capacities of mate, watch captain, and chef. I taught ESL in Korea prior to becoming a licensed educator, and have also worked in the software and financial sectors. All of my work has involved a high level of trust and integrity (finance, working with children, teaching)! Oh yes, and for my 40th birthday, I bought myself a motorcycle as a present and rode it across the US! I have lived all over the contiguous US, and also in the Caribbean, Hawai'i, Panama, China, and South Korea. I have traveled some of Europe and India, and all over China and Eastern Tibet.

I really love learning about different cultures. When I am able, I like to stay in one place for several years to learn the language and immerse myself. Lately, I have been studying Tibetan history and the various tribes throughout China. Last summer, I spent one year in Kham Tibet, enjoying the people and culture, and making new friends. Kham is one of my favorite areas on the planet. I suppose my avocation is anthropology. I have been traveling around the Kham areas of Yunnan and Sichuan since July, doing some trekking, camping, and hiking.

I love SCUBA diving, swimming in the ocean, hiking, chess, cello, running, reading, writing, yoga, studying, learning, laughing, cooking, film, my friends, travel, adventure, challenging myself, and mornings.

Why I want to pet-sit/house-sit:

For years I have dreamt of taking some time off to write full-time. Always, the concern is living off savings and watching it dwindle; that little angst inside eats away at full enjoyment of time away. A friend of mine suggested pet/house-sitting years ago, and it just didn't click at the time. Now I realize, what a perfect fulfillment of needs on both sides! I get to spend my time writing in a quiet space, with new environs to explore, and "foster" animals and you get your home and animals cared for with much love!! Win-win! I am so grateful I learned about these opportunities!

My pet-sitting and house-sitting experience:

I have excellent references with phone numbers/email from the people I've pet/house-sat for previously (not through this site yet; I'm new to this site!); I am happy to share them! I also have excellent professional and personal references to offer, including landlord references! In fact, you can learn all about my professional experiences and view some of my reference letters online, in my virtual portfolio: www.ginajmcmurray.weebly.com

Further, I have an FBI background check from the USA, that has been notarized and authenticated by the Dept. of State. As an educator, we get frequent background checks, and for good reason!

How I care for your pets and your home:

I always build my schedule around the needs of your animals and gardens/plants. You can be assured that I will spend each night in your home, and not away from your animals! The rest of my day includes writing and research with breaks for hiking/walking/running/yoga/swimming. I love taking the dogs with me for long walks, several times per day, if allowed! I also enjoy cooking, so I spend time in the kitchen. I love plants and gardens, so am happy to care for those (I am very nature-inclined!)

With dogs, lots of play, walking, and exercise breaks! If I am caring for dogs, they get several walks/plays each day (I need a break from sitting, and love the outdoors!). I like large breeds and am very comfortable with them (I have had Dals, Boxers, Beagles, Collies). I enjoy learning about different breeds. When I settle down again, I want a Harlequin Great Dane! Cats get plenty of lap time. I can harness equines and lead them, unless they're pastured (I never ride without explicit permission). I also send pictures of your pets to you frequently, so you will feel secure in their happiness and health! I can easily learn about the care of any animal, and love them all!

I have experience taking care of "special needs" animals with quirky attitudes and daily medicine. Having had two Dalmatians, a breed which has protein restrictions due to potential kidney stones, I always cooked for them! We both enjoyed a vegetarian diet (except Chai got to eat fish!). I have studied dog obedience training and behavior, though I am not expert. During one pet sitting job, I took care of a bipolar cat on meds. At another housesit/pet sit, I cared for 4 horses, 2 ponies (one on meds), 12 chickens, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a 1/4 acre vegetable/flower garden on a hundred acre ranch. I also cared for a home with 8 dogs (1 blind, 1 crippled, 1 semi-feral). I love animals!!

I tend toward the "OCD" side of organization and cleanliness, so you can expect your home to look the same or better upon your return! Not only that, but being born and raised in Texas, I was inculcated with manners, hospitality, and respect for others. I don't mind rural or isolated areas as I like to walk or bicycle, happily plodding into town for food every few days. But I must have internet access! :-) I am comfortable hailing a ride with passersby into a local village, walking, cycling, or riding a scooter/motorcycle (have ridden motorcycles for 20+ yrs.). If I'm within a few km of a local village, I don't mind walking. I can also rent a scooter or motorcycle, depending on local laws. I prefer not to rent a car unless I absolutely must; although this topic would be a great discussion point if your property is extremely rural or snowbound. I am realistic and flexible!

I love to explore new environments, hike around, or sit in a coffee shop. I enjoy the beach and the mountains.

If you have any questions, please ask! I look forward to visiting your area and caring for your animals, plants, and home!

Sincerely, Gina

Rowena & Edel


  • Perth

I am female, 44yo, with no children or pets.

I am a non-smoker smoker and I rarely drink.

I work full-time on an afternoon shift 2pm-10pm.

I have done housesitting in the past, but have only recently started again.

I am happy to apply for a current Police clearance if you request one.

I have experience with cats, dogs, chooks, mice, lizards. Not much experience with snakes, but I like them, so no problems with handling or feeding them if you show me what's required.

Happy to look after larger animals/stock, but limited experience. Willing to learn.

Happy to mow lawns, water gardens, put bins out etc.

Finally, I'm more than happy to meet or even stay prior to a sit if required.

Tom & Claudia


  • Sydney

Hi everyone!

Claudia and I are from Italy and the UK respectively, both 27-years old. We have been living in Sydney for almost three years now: Claudia undertaking her PhD studying freshwater turtles at the University of Sydney, and myself working as a scuba diver and underwater photographer. We have been together for almost 6 years now, and whilst being both huge nature and animal lovers, and having both grown up surrounded by dogs and cats, we unfortunately cannot commit to having our own animals to look after, as we have moved around the world a lot in recent years. House sitting for us is a fantastic way of being able to take care of other peoples' animals with as much love and attention as if they were our own! (Leaving them behind at the end is the heart-breaking part.)

After growing up in the south of France, I spent a lot of time house sitting for the British ex-patriate community living there. Over the years I've experienced managing many different properties, ranging from pet sitting in small houses to maintaining 10-bedroom mansions with extensive land and livestock. This has primarily taken place in rural France, but I've also been flown across to Scotland to undertake a long term house-sit and have been active in Sydney recently.

Claudia has accompanied me on many of these adventures, and the commitment which we have shown to the animals and houses which we've looked after has helped us develop great friendships with owners, and a trustworthy reputation. We are both very friendly, responsible and organised, and are able to independently deal with any situations which can arise during a house sit.

I am very practically minded, and have lot of experience gardening and cleaning all sizes of properties. Claudia is particularly besotted with the animals she looks after, and will always go above the call of duty to make sure they are properly cared for! She is currently writing up her PhD, so she will be able to work from home, if/when necessary. We are both clean and tidy people, do not smoke or do drugs, and we are not party animals.

We would love the opportunity to meet with you, in order to get to know each before you entrust us with your house and precious furry friends. Please let us know when the most suitable time for this is. I have multiple English-speaking references whom are happy to speak to you also, so feel free to ask and I will forward their written character references to you and put you in touch directly.

We will be available from late July onwards, and we are particularly interested in long-term sittings.

Best wishes,

Tom and Claudia

Anne


  • ACT, NSW, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, TAS, VIC

Hello. We are a recently retired teaching couple who are active, love animals and nature, and are interested in looking after your home and animals for you while you are away. We have our own home in the Hunter Valley, NSW, where we live with our 3 teenage children who are completing their uni degrees and working. The kids are now old enough to look after themselves and our little dog, and we are looking forward to heading out and seeing Australia.
We are non-smokers; love to walk and exercise; are clean and tidy; enjoy tending to gardens and have prior experience with a wide variety of pets. We have house sat in the past, and can provide references if required.

Ian & Sussan


  • Adel Southern suburbs
  • Reduced Contact

Hi we are a non smoking married couple aged in our early 40s, we love going to the movies, shopping and going out for dinner. We also love to travel and found house sitting a great way to save for our holidays.
We have been mostly house sitting for friends and their families and found it really suited our lifestyle. We don't have any children so we have the freedom to house sit whenever we are needed.
We have owed our own home before and are very house proud, we would look after your home, pets and garden as if they were our own. We love animals of all kinds, shapes and sizes and would take wonderful care of yours.
I work 36 hours a week and Ian works split shifts so the longest your beloved pet would be alone is 3 hours.
We would love the chance to house sit for you.
We are very caring and responsible people
Ian has a police clearance and we have references on request.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Sussan and Ian

Jacqueline


  • Perth S.W suburbs

Hi,
My name is Jacqueline and I am a retired 60 year old mother of three and grandmother to two young boys. I have traveled extensively throughout Europe, Australia and South East Asia. In 2015 I volunteered to work at an elephant sanctuary in Cambodia, one of the most wonderful experiences of my life!
I have previously worked in the mining industry (Admin, FIFO),both in the Pilbara and the Goldfields, for many years. I have been surrounded by pets all my life, mostly cats, dogs and chickens. I have a furry companion called Sparky, who is a 15 year old Chihuahua whom I adore (and who can stay with my daughter while house sitting if required). I grew up in Ireland but have spent the last 30 years of my life in this wonderful country which I love and call home.
The house I live in has been sold, and my daughter suggested I try house sitting before settling down in a new home! After some research I realised the opportunity it could give me for visiting new places, as well as saving some money towards my new home down the track! Best of all, the opportunity to meet and take care of the homes and pets of people who love their furry friends as much as I love mine. I just try to imagine how I would feel if I had to leave Sparky with a total stranger for any length of time! A daunting prospect for sure, and I have complete empathy with pet owners regarding this concern.
I have been a host with AirBnB for two years, and achieved "superhost" status (consistent 5 star rating), which reflects a high level of home cleanliness, as well as honesty and good communication skills, etc.
I enjoy pottering in the garden (I have green thumbs), and also spending my time with my family, walking, reading, watching movies, as well as keeping up with current events.
I am an honest, reliable and clean living person. I am an animal lover from way back. I am meticulous, and would follow any and all instruction regarding home and pet care to the letter. I respect the dignity of others and if you should choose me as your sitter, I would vow to take care of your home and pet/s as if they were my own.
Lastly, for the moment I am intending to stay close to my family until I get more experience in my new adventure. At some stage, I would like to look at going further afield to experience more of Australia!

Kindest Regards
Jacqueline

Anna & LEO


  • Brisbane, South Eastern

Hello !
Young couple Anna (29) and Leo (24) travelling in Australia.
We are currently staying in Brisbane region until end of october. After we will move and discover other part of Australia. We have done one house sit. Reference of the house owner is available.
We are mature, reliable and trustworthy people. we will look after your pets as we would look after my own. we have big love to animals as we used to have cats and dogs since we were a little kid. we have our own car so distance from the city or public transport amenities is not a problem. Please contact me via phone or message if you think I might be of any help.
Thank you !!

Carol & David


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Southern suburbs, Syd. SW suburbs, South Coast, Murray & Riverina, Snowy MTS, Southern Tablelands, VIC

We are a retired couple whose home is in the UK but spend nearly half the year ( Dec-April) in Australia. We love animals but can’t have any of our own at the moment due to travelling and would love to share and care for someone else’s. We are fit, active, clean and tidy and keen gardeners. I grew up with dogs and David with cats and foster a friends two dogs when they want a break. We have no experience with chooks but are keen to learn. We have spent most of our UK winters (Australian summers) in Australia since our retirement, mostly in South Australia where we have family. Although we have seen many parts of Australia on various holidays we are keen to stay in one place for longer to get to know the community, its people and it’s culture. We are very fit and active. We belong to golf clubs both in the UK and in Australia. We enjoy walking and T’ai Chi. We both sing with Sing Australia and I sing with two choirs in the UK. We both enjoy folk, jazz and classical music. I also enjoy pastel painting and, when I’m lucky, I sell a few. I go to the gym regularly and also read and knit a lot. David enjoys cycling and walking and is a keen philatelist and numismatist. We can provide references, testimonials and/or supply names and contact details of people who will give references. I have had numerous police checks in the UK (every three years) due to my nursing, health visiting and child protection work but not one that is currently up to date. David was an accountant/auditor. We really want to see and experience more of Australia and plan to be in Australia from the beginning of December until the middle of April.



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 


Sarah


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

Hi! I'm Sarah, Melbournian who loves travel, being outdoors, hanging out with pets at housesits and dreaming of my next adventure.

In 2018 I took a year to travel and backpack. I have since returned home and finished my studies in the first half of this year. I'm now undertaking some additional online study and working part-time. I have a lot of flexibility in my days and love to work from home, with a furry friend by my side its ideal!

For now I'm based in Melbourne, but thinking and planning living/working overseas next year.

A bit more about me...

I'm 27 and grew up in country Victoria riding horses, hiking, working in garden and learning to be a devout home cook with a passion for my own grown produce. I moved to Melbourne to study at Monash University and have recently completed my Bachelor Laws / Bachelor of Arts. I have worked previously in childcare, hospitality, consultancy and employment relations. In 2018 I visited South America, Mexico, Spain, Portual, Italy, Germany, Turkey and more. I love being a part of my community, and volunteering in community legal centres. I am a non-smoker who loves cats and dogs, and have experience living with and care for chooks, ducks, birds and horses.

Previous experience:
- House sitting Malvern (October '16)
- House sitting Richmond (January '17) (one cat)
- House sitting Hampton (February- June '17)
- House sitting Elsternwick (September '17) (three cats)
- House sitting Caulfield (September '17) (one dog)
- House sitting Bentleigh (Octoboer '17) (one dog)
- House sitting Kansas, USA (December '17)
- House sitting Dublin, Ireland (July '18) (one dog)
- House sitting Oxford, UK (August '18) (one dog, one cat)
- House sitting Berlin, Germany (September '18) (one dog, one cat)
- House sitting Richmond (January '19) (one cat)
- House sitting Hampton (June- July '19) (one dog)
- House sitting Camberwell (August '19) (two dogs)
- House sitting Cheltenham (August '19) (one dog)
- House sitting Port Melbourne (Septebmer '19 UPCOMING) (one dog)
- House sitting Docklands (September - October '19 UPCOMING) (two cats)

Referee, police checks, passport copies available upon request.

Sarah

Rebecca


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

Hello,

I’m 27, female and currently studying my Bachelor of Education degree at University (Primary School Teaching). I work part time in Cottesloe and absolutely love animals. I’ve grown up in Perth and stay at my mums in between house sitting.

I’m extremely clean, respectful, mature and do not smoke. I live an active lifestyle and don’t drink a lot - just the occasional glass of red.

I have grown up with cats and dogs all sizes and absolutely adore them.

I can provide personal references upon request.
Including other people’s homes I’ve house sat, the directors at my work and family friends.

I look forward in hearing from you.

Bec

Lee Beer (Libby) & Francis


  • Melbourne

Hello Homeowner and pet owner,
Are you after a retired healthy active couple to care for your home and your beloved pets?
We are a quiet, non-smoking homebodies who loves animals. We previously owned a dog and a cat in our family for many years and enjoy their company greatly. We have also been a puppy raiser for the Guide Dog organisation and felt a sense of pride that the dog we raised successfully became a fully fledged guide dog.
As homeowners ourselves, we like our home to be clean and tidy inside and the outside areas including the garden to be neat and well maintained. We will upkeep the same for your home. We are aware you will miss your beloved pets so we are happy to send through some pics of your fur babies to reassure you they are happy and well looked after. We want you to have a wonderful holiday and come back to a clean and tidy home and more importantly well cared for fur babies.
I have done a number of house-sits in Australia, New Zealand and UK. I did it alone as my husband was still working at that time. Now that both of us are retired, we can both house-sit together and explore places and do more of the things we enjoy together.

HOUSE-SITTING EXPERIENCE:
IN AUSTRALIA
Pomona, QLD - Acreage home with horse, cat, dogs, birds, fishes, chooks and also lots of fruit trees and veggie patch.
Cottlesloe, WA - Airbnb property and I helped with the bookings as well. They also have a veggie patch.
Kettering, TAS - Acreage property with Alpacas, chooks, dogs. Has own vineyard and is run as a Bed & Breakfast.
OVERSEAS
Auckland, NZ – Veggie patch and a cat.
Trefor, Wales – Cat, dog, chooks, goats.
Chagford, Devon UK – Dog and looking after a gourmet shop which makes bread and sells ice-cream and cheese.

Amber & Jayden


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

We are a young couple in a long term relationship, looking to save for a rental property of our own.
We love pets and have both grown up surrounded and loved by them and are happy to look after any furry friends you may need cared for. (although this is not essential).
Amber (female - 23yrs old) is in her last year of a university degree majoring in human rights. while Jayden (male - 26yrs old) has finalised his nursing degree and is in the process of beginning work as a nurse.
We are both meticulously clean non-smokers who love to cook, gardening and the company of a cat or dog. We can provide references upon request and would love to care for your beautiful home as if it where our own.
Please feel free to get in contact with us, we cannot wait to look after your lovely home.

Carole


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

I'm an experienced house sitter and have been house sitting full time now for 5 years mostly on the Sunshine Coast. I have experience with many dogs, small and large and up to 3 at a time, cats, chickens and birds. I have now also had a little experience with small hobby farms which involved feeding and watering horses (1/2) and calves. 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 also consider myself to be pool and spa trained, I am a bit of 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 house/dog sat for 6 months in Perth Western Australia and Darwin for 2 months and enjoyed every minute of it. I am still on the Sunshine Coast until November when my plan is to go back over to Perth for another 6 months. 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.

Luke & Kim


  • Melbourne

Hi there,

We are Kimmy and Luke, a young couple from the Netherlands looking for a nice place to stay during our time in Australia. We've both recently finished our studies (Philosophy/Media studies) and are now looking to see more of the world, starting in Melbourne. Between the two of us we have extensive experience taking care of dogs, cats, hamsters, rats, gold fish, chicken and horses.

We're avid gym goers, who enjoy movies, good food and don't smoke. We're also very tidy! We especially love dogs and plan to work from home or part time at the most, so we'll be able to enjoy a lot of time with the animals.

Hope to hear from you soon!
Kimmy & Luke

Talia & James


  • Melbourne

Mid-20s couple hoping to look after some animals, gardens or plants, and homes as a temporary alternative to renting. We're experienced housemates, renters, and travelers, so we respect the importance of home and would take good care of yours. James works full time as a sustainability consultant in the city and loves to garden. Talia teaches yoga and writes literature study guides for a living, so has a flexible schedule, and spent her childhood cat- and dog-sitting around her neighborhood. References available upon request.