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bernice & peter


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, Northern Vic, SE Vic, SW Vic

Mature married couple, home owners in Elwood Vic, non smokers. We love the company of animals and have lived with dogs for over 40 years. Gemalla (Schnauzer) and Katielina (Airedale) are our mature, friendly and very well trained mates and would like to travel/holiday with us although it's not a pre-requisite.

We love all animals and believe that we would enjoy looking after your pets and care for them like our own. Being house proud we would look after your home with great care.

We enjoy a healthy environment, are keen dog walkers along the beach, parks and bush areas and share an interest in gardening, healthy living, the outdoors and food and wine.

Joshua & Angelina


  • ACT

Hello! We are a professional, married couple who would take great care of your home and pets.

We both have full-time, ongoing employment – Ange (31) as a teacher and Josh (34) as a public servant. We are also non-smokers and have no children.

Although we have no pets ourselves, we both love animals, having grown up with cats and dogs for many years. We also enjoy the outdoors and love the idea of taking care of your garden and getting out and about with your pets.

Finally, we have an excellent rental history and extensive experience living in different properties - both separately and as a married couple for over 5 years. We are mature, responsible, tidy and easy to contact whenever you need.

Matt and Annette


  • ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Brisbane, South Eastern, Adelaide, South, Spencer Gulf, VIC

We are a retired married couple who have a home in Melbourne. We have a 15 month male Staffy ( desexed) who loves people and all other dogs, he sleeps on his own bed inside. We love animals. We are non smokers. We have 3 adult children 2 are in Victoria Police and one is married to a Police member. We have 6 grandchildren. We are fit and healthy and happy to walk dogs as required. We are a retired former professional people who are responsible and caring and you may rest assured that your property and pets couldn't be left in better hands.

Paul & Alexander


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS

We are Paul and Alexander - a young (30+) couple who have recently relocated from Norway to Australia.

Paul is Australian, and grew up on the open plains of the Monaro in New South Wales. Alexander is Swedish (also a permanent resident of Australia) and grew up on a small hobby farm surrounded by dense forest in Värmland.

Until recently, we were happily living and working in Oslo, Norway - not too far from Alex's family in Sweden. We decided to leave Scandinavia in order to be closer to Paul's family and friends and to travel around Australia. In July of 2016 we embarked on a camping trip, starting in Darwin and taking us through the Red Centre and all the way down to Hobart, via South Australia and Victoria. We have seen some amazing places and our trip and look forward to seeing more of Australia in the coming year. We have our own transport.

Paul practised as a Landscape Architect for 3 years in Sydney before moving to Oslo 6 years ago. Paul has a Bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of New South Wales in Sydney and a Masters' degree in Landscape Architecture from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Prior to commencing his full-time professional career, Paul was employed as a Horticultural Labourer at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney and at The Mosman Gardener (a nursery on Sydney's lower north shore). These positions involved regular maintenance and one-off improvement works at properties in suburbs such as Kirribilli, Kurraba Point, Cremorne, Mosman, Clifton Gardens, Seaforth and Balgowlah Heights, in addition to the Lower Garden and Government House at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Paul has, therefore, extensive practical experience maintaining and improving manicured gardens and large publicly accessible grounds. This underpins his 10 years of professional design experience dealing with public and private clients and various stakeholders. Your garden will be in good hands!

Alexander is GREAT with dogs, having grown up with several show dogs trained by his mother on their property in Sweden. He is quick to establish rapport and assert authority as appropriate. And, both of us have grown up with cats, so we know they can be both kind and cunning.

We are also able to perform extra duties & labour for those small home improvement projects that you’ve been wanting to get done for years, such installing shelving, re-painting the hall, cleaning and oiling of timber decks, intensive weeding, planting a new garden bed, composting, demolition of light structures (a chook shed, for example) and garden beds, light tree pruning, garden edging and much more. Talk to us if you have a project around the house that you’d like done while you are away!

We are avid users of AirBnB and have enjoyed staying in private dwellings across Europe, Iceland, North America and Australia. There are 19 reviews of our stays available on Paul's AirBnB profile. These can be collated and made available upon request.

A copy of our most recent tenant's reference can also be made available upon request.

Non-smokers.

Sharon Moana


  • ACT

Liz & Kate


  • ACT, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, South Eastern, Central, Central Coast (Qld), Western QLD, Adelaide, South, Spencer Gulf, West Coast, TAS, Melb. NW suburbs, Northern Vic, SE Vic, SW Vic

Two very quiet mature non smoking,non party, women who love classical music, and our beloved 11 year old Lab/staffy boy who is a quiet gentleman, and an inside dog, he travels with us now since we have stopped travelling overseas, we promised him we would never leave again. We have been house sitters over the years and locum managers for B&Bs, self catering cottages and small farms. We would now like to pet/house sit for other people. After lots of travelling during which we have had special people look after our beloved boy, we could enjoy our trips, we would now like to help others to enjoy their travels.
Our beloved boy gets on with dogs, cats, chickens, sheep and horses and of course loves people. References can be supplied, and our police check is up to date Do you need us? We would be very pleased to help you enjoy your adventures.

Sophie & Peter


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

We are a mature couple (68 and 72 year olds) non drinkers and non smokers. Fit and able to do garden and walk pet. We like to ride our bikes to explore whatever region we may visit.
The idea is to head north each year to escape the southern winters.

Susan & David


  • ACT, NSW, South Eastern, TAS

David and I have been house sitting for 2 years now and truly love this lifestyle. We have been fortunate enough to be continually on the move over this time and have returned to our first house sit a second time. David and I were original Sydney dwellers for 30 odd years and have always owned our own homes up until 2000. We had a hobby farm in Tasmania for 15 years, with farm animals including sheep, goats, chickens a horse, dogs and cats etc. We are familiar with living with tank water/ water pumps,wood heaters, septic systems and basic requirements for rural living. Leaving Tasmania in 2000 we rented in Sydney for a couple of years then moved to the Central Tablelands, NSW for 11 years where we rented a cabin on a 90 acre goat farm. During that time I did volunteer work on a regular basis for 8 years which involved 6 month periods away from home at a time staying with different families every week, so I am very accustomed to living in other peoples' homes. David worked as a full time carpenter in the local area accompanying me regularly on various trips. After leaving the central tablelands we both volunteered on a 7 acre retreat centre in Victoria for 7 months maintaining the property and looking after 3 acres of garden. We have been on the South Coast, NSW for almost 6 months now. I have a background in admin/bookkeeping and David is a carpenter. We are responsible and mature adults and have experienced many different lifestyles including living in Asia and Tibet. We enjoy the experience of new lifestyles and locations and feel that house sitting would be a great opportunity for us to do what we love and benefit the home owner do what they wish to do. At the moment we are on our 8th house sit and we have been invited back to our first house sit for another 3 months.
Ideally we would like long term sits of 3-12 months or more preferably NSW and South East Queensland.
Our interests include travelling, walking/hiking and water sports. We are both fit and healthy, don't drink or smoke and enjoy the outdoors. We feel that we are able to fit into a city or rural environment as we have lived in both and would certainly care for your home, garden and pets as if our own.
We are more than happy to discuss any house sitting jobs, answer questions, provide references, police checks, photos etc and anything else you would like so as to feel comfortable and secure with the house sitter you have chosen.
With kind regards
Susan and David Kirkwood

Brian & Jill


  • ACT, NSW, Brisbane, South Eastern, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

We are early retirees who began our house-sitting in early December 2016. Prior to that we were house-sitting my sister's house in Cairns & decided we would like to experience lots of different areas of Australia as residents rather than as tourists.
The animals we enjoy and have experience with are dogs, cats, guinea pigs, chooks and birds. However since our elderly dog died in December 2012, we have not taken on any new pets, as we retired shortly afterwards and took to some short-term travelling.
We are clean and tidy and are both non-smokers and non-drinkers. My husband is a keen runner and pushbike rider and I enjoy long walks.
We can provide references if requested.

Lesley


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

I am in a transition stage this year, having put my home in storage at New Year and I'm undertaking full time house sitting while I live in different suburbs and the surrounding areas of Sydney. Eventually I aim to buy an apartment and will either rent it out or live in it. In the last twelve months I sold a business after building it up over twenty years and moved out of a townhouse where I had lived for twelve years. I am undertaking a masters degree by research this year and next so I have a lot of time to stay "in" if required which will suit pet owners. I have been enjoying the house sitting community and it suits my current life of studying and doing much less work.

I love animals and, apart from the last 5 years, have had pets of all descriptions most of my life. An inner-city person now, I have lived in different places over the years including by the ocean, on a river and on a farm over twenty years ago and raised animals of all kinds from baby lambs and calves to cats, dogs and birds. I pet sit for friends when they are away and the pets always take to me quickly as I do them.

I have worked in the arts and business for twenty five years and now run a small home based business as well as my study which does not require attendance at class. I have grown children who are totally independent and I feel this is my time to explore new ideas and live in new areas. House sitting is a great way to live in new areas and transition to a new home eventually for myself. I am very responsible, a garden and pet lover. I do need to stay within commuting distance of Sydney for study and family.

Chantal & Roelof


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS, VIC

Hi there! We are Chantal and Roelof, an active, healthy and happy couple in our late twenties who are exploring the world together. At this moment we are travelling in our campervan to Bundaberg to find a job for a few months. After that we are heading downwards to Melbourne, so we would love to look after your house/pets in this region. Our schedule is flexible, making it easy for us to plan our itinerary around your travel needs. We hope you will contact us, but first we tell you a little more about ourselves.

We started travelling because we want to get to know the local lives of other people in cities around the world. House sitting provides the perfect setting for this, plus the fact that we love having animals around us. We have lived with - and taken care of - a variety of animals:
horses, cats, fish, dogs and chickens. We both enjoy having our own spot and taking care of the place we live in. We are familiar with basic repair and gardening work, are responsible, quiet and clean and love taking care of the pets.

Chantal (26) grew up on a small farm and she has always been surrounded by animals. She really loves cats and horses. In 2011 she went to Denmark as an au pair. The family she was staying had three children and a dog. She end up staying there for 9 months and she had an amazing time! She was responsible for the kids and all the housekeeping. After she came back in Holland she took care of a house and pets of acquaintances who were on holiday in South Africa for five weeks (there is a reference from them attached to our profile). When they came back she could afford to rent a house and started living on her own. She owned two cats for several years who she really adored.

I (29) grew up in a big family (5 kids!) and we always had a dog and some chickens. The house my parents live in has a big garden and I like to help my father maintain it. At 22 I moved out of my parents house and starting living on my own. So I have been taken care of myself and my household for years now. I have been abroad for half a year in 2008 (Curacao) and I have been travelling quite a lot lately.

We both quit our jobs for this trip. We worked full-time for several years and realized there was more for us in life. So we decided to give up all of our possessions and go and see the world together! We already did some house sits in the region of Perth and would like to get to know more of the Australian culture and people. If you are interested, we would love to hear from you in order to set up a phone or Skype call to see if we are the right fit for you or just have a nice coffee and meet! Just send us a message and see.

Helen


  • ACT, North Coast, South Eastern, SA, TAS, Perth, S. Western

Preferred Location: Northern NSW, Southern QLD.

Hi my name is Helen. I am 65 years young, single, adventurous and inspired by nature.

I left full time employment in Sydney in 2012 for a tree change and for the last three years have taken casual housekeeping positions in places such as the Kimberley and Kangaroo Island. Since March 2016 I have been travelling full time in my motorhome.

I have joined Happy House Sitters to visit many new places as I travel around Australia and to provide an opportunity to settle into a new environment for a short while.

As a home owner myself I understand your need for a reliable, respectful, responsible sitter. As an animal lover I guarantee the best possible care and attention for your pets. I have experience as both a house and pet sitter over many years and references are available. I also enjoy gardening and would be happy to care for yours. If you are involved in any voluntary work in the community I would be happy to step into your place, if needed, while you are away. I am an independent, resourceful woman who is happy with her own company. I love animals, enjoy spinning wool and creating garments, reading, photography, bush walking. I am a non smoker.

A police check, references and my resume are available on request.

Kaz


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

My name is Kaz, and I am an experienced house/pet sitter. I am 65 years old, non smoker, and love animals - particularly dogs. My last 4 legged companion (Tigger - a retired Greyhound) passed away several years ago. His passing (at the ripe old age of 14) meant I could take on new ventures.

I love new places, and looking after furry kids - fishy, feathered kids if necessary!!

Having worked in extremely remote communities over a 10 year period, I am organised and adaptable, and would look after your home and pets as I would my own. Up until late 2014, I owned my own home. I sold, in preparation to moving to country NSW in November of 2016. I have been permanently housesitting since 2012.

In March of 2014, I closed my landline crystal and mineral business, and moved to selling online. Which means that I work from home. I have my own internet connection, and chose Telstra as my provider, as their coverage is (generally!!) greater.

I have a current "Working with Childrens" check - this check has photo ID, plus is far more thorough than a normal police check.

I am currently booked for the following dates:

17th Feb - 4th March: Wingham.
24th March - 13th April: Bathurst, NSW.
13th April - 18th April: West Haven, NSW.
18th April - 25th April: Lake Cathie, NSW.
26th April to 10th June: Toowoomba, Qld
14th June - 15th July 2017: Scotts Head, NSW.
17th November to 18 December: Port Macquarie, NSW.

Some recent feedback from clients:

"It is always reassuring to know the dogs can be at home rather than in kennels We were able to enjoy planning the trip and then eventually being away with your great service. The dogs were well cared for and obviously enjoyed your presence very much so we are happy too!! No problem if you use these comments". Joe and Anne, Perth, WA

"We were very happy with Kaz. Fergie is a rather strong and dominant rescue dog with a few problems such as separation anxiety and we came back to find her actually better than when we left! So much so, that I have asked Kaz to meet up for a walk with the dog so I can learn from how she handles her!

For the first time ever, our cat had not pined and lost weight. The house was neat and tidy and Kaz had go above and beyond in every respect." Carol and Punch, Perth, WA.

Referee's contact details available on request.

Daniela


  • ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW

Animal Lover and Hermit Crab looking for temporary shell to share with furry friends!

I am a reliable, responsible and down to earth person (female, German, late-thirties, non-smoker) with a big heart, happy outlook on life and broad interests. I've lived in Australia for 6 years and just got back after three years in Germany, ready to live the digital nomad dream.

I love animals (especially cats) and gardens (all kinds) but my travelling life style isn't quite suited to have my own just yet so it would be lovely to care for someone else's for a while. I am honest and have a high standard of cleanliness. I will treat your home and animal/s as if they were my own and look forward to meeting you! :-)

Marc & Jody


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, Melbourne, SE Vic, WA

We are a small family from Holland. Marc, Jody and our little 2 year old daughter Saar.

We want to see all of Australia, so we are looking for housesits anywhere.

We want to stay in Melbourne until april.
However between mid february and beginning of march we are looking for a housesit somewhere else. Who lives outside of Victoria and needs a housesit in that period? Let us know!

We love animals, have 2 dogs in Holland, but prefer not to sit dogs here as we want to be able to go for days aways once in a while.
Cats are no problem.

Anne


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

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.

Tamia & Meison


  • ACT

We are a busy young couple hoping to secure a house sitting gig. Meison is a full time student studying Engineering full time at ANU. This means that he spends quite a lot of his time either at home or uni studying. I (Tamia) am a full time student as well, studying a double degree of Nursing and Paramedicine at ACU, located in Watson. More often than not I choose to stay at home and study as I have a big load of work. Both of us absolutely adore animals, and have taken care of my two dogs and kitten at my parents house, but aren't in a position to get one of our own right now, so looking after a furry friend would not be a problem at all! We are a responsible and reliable couple, who can provide police checks, working with vulnerable people and personal references on request.





We are a busy young couple hoping to secure a sitting gig. Sam, 30, is a geologist whose work
sees him based in Willoughby more often than not. I(Kate, 28) am in middle management
with a global messaging company located in the City.

Patty


  • ACT, NSW, Brisbane, South Eastern, S. Western, SA, TAS, VIC, Perth, S. Western

Hello!
I am a former Maths/Science teacher who has chosen to visit Australia via house sitting! I have a car and my traveling mate, Billy, and hope to meet lots of people while traveling. I have rented out my house and am keen to get started. I have my first two sits here in Tasmania and two in Victoria, one near Ballarat and another near Geelong. I am keen to spread my wings! I love to garden and adore animals and am considered to always have a tidy home! I'm a non- smoker. I have had chooks before and love horses and cows! Please consider me for your next sitter!
Cheers, Patty

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 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.

Kevin


  • 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

Eeva


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, South Eastern, Central, Bundaberg & Wide Bay, Mackay & Whitsundays, Northern QLD, Western QLD, Mid North, South, Spencer Gulf, West Coast, TAS, VIC

Hello. I am a retired, mature (sadly!), married woman looking to do some house sitting. I live with my husband in our own home on the Gold Coast and we currently have a dog and a cat. I am an experienced "pet" person, having had all manor of animals in my home, from mice, birds, fish to cats and dogs. Our own dog (a kelpie) is currently 7 years old and a very crazy young thing, needing lots and lots of exercise. He was supposed to be an outside dog, but somehow that rule hasn't been fully applied! Our cat is almost 4 and is very much busy with chasing the dog around. I am able to garden, clean the pool, look after the house and pets. I am a non smoker. Though I plan to "house sit" usually by myself, there would be times when my husband would join me for a short break. We are both thoroughly house trained! We are planning to formally retire in a few years and I feel that house sitting in different places would help me to get a feel for various districts by living like a local, rather than as a tourist. I am most happy to look after pets and would look after your home well. I have now done many house sits (and many return sits) and can forward names and contact details for these house owners as references. I have a written personal character reference that I can send on to you as well. Hopefully all will tell you how wonderful I am. Oh, and also that I am honest, reliable and trustworthy. You can email me on eevahelena@yahoo.com.au anytime. My preference is for short breaks, up to three weeks or so, and around the ACT or anywhere in NSW. Thanks. Eeva

prue


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, Northern Vic, SE Vic, SW Vic, WA

Dianne


  • ACT, NSW, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
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I am a happy, friendly, 60 year old semi-retired house-sitter who is a fit, non-smoking, mature female; honest, reliable, house and garden proud. I grew up on a farm thus have familiarity, experience, patience and love for animals and pets, having grown up caring for many various pets of my own.

I have a passion for gardening and landscaping; I have the time to care for, walk and empathize with your pet/s missing their owner/s while keeping your home safe and as you left it. I have always owned my own homes and worked in responsible professional positions; married for 37 years to an electrician who works away six months of the year, with adult independent children living interstate pursuing professional careers.

I will respect your home, garden and beloved pets with the care I show my own. I can supply a Police Check, Working with Children Check (pets are our children!), House Owners and character references when required.

I am willing to listen carefully to your instructions, preferences & requirements. Thank-you, Dianne :)

Phyllis & Noel


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, Northern Vic, SE Vic, SW Vic, WA

We are a non-smoking, semi-retired, married couple travelling in our caravan . Both come from a farming background in the early years and have had our own home/businesses in WA. Noel is a "jack of all trades" and Phyllis is a registered nurse. We are experienced in house sitting and have house sat in WA, Qld, NSW and Victoria during the last 4 years including looking after all aspects of farms - animals and machinery. Our ethos is to care for your home and animals as if they are our own. We love all types of animals and really appreciate the opportunity to enjoy "little patches of paradise" all around Australia. Police clearances and phone contacts for references on request.

Jacqueline & Georgina


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Joanne


  • ACT

(Updated 1/5/17) All Canberra, ACT locations considered > I am a mature, female IT contractor working in Canberra since May 2015. My home base is Melbourne where I have my own home and a gorgeous ginger cat called Mr Boots and his girlfriend, Cienna. My house and cats are currently being looked after by my son and his girlfriend. With employment in Canberra, I have found house-sitting to be a convenient way to relax and enjoy the company of a surrogate animal (cats preferred but will mind a dog!)

Here’s my suite of successful housesits (from most recent...):
Booked
• Mawson - 27 August to 1 October 2017 - return visit for longer housesit to look after black cat
• Torrens - 4 July to 18 August 2017 - four cats (for a cat lover that's close to cat heaven!!)
• Page – 28 May to 25 June 2017 to care for a calico Burmese cat and a Labrador
• Mawson - 17 May to 21 May 2017 - looking after another black cat
In flight
• Melba – a long housesit (for a friend and not through this website) from January to mid-May 2017 caring for the house and Jill, the black and white cat
Completed
• Ainslie (October 2016-November 2016 – neighbours of the previous Ainslie house sit – seeking someone to mind the house and water the garden (the resident cat was minded by friends)
• Lyons (August 2016-mid October 2016) - looking after a beautiful Maine Coon girl and Abyssinian boy (they were particularly naughty together, but so much fun - and have now returned to Germany with their owner)
• Ainslie (June 2016) looking after a beautiful Burmese girl cat – this house sit was through my work
• Wanniassa (April 2016) to look a Pomeranian, for four weeks in April 2016 – large garden with watering system to manage
2015
• Fadden Hills (2015) - one pedigree British Shorthair indoor cat for 6 weeks to the end of October 2015
• Wanniassa (2015) (one indoor cat at night - who slept on my bed and not the owners!! and two outdoor dogs)
• Campbell (2015) - a gorgeous black boy cat in Campbell for a duration of 5 weeks
• Deakin for an elderly couple with a dog and two indoor cats

I have an active baseline security clearance, for my employment, and as long as the homeowner provides simple instructions and contact points for managing animals and the accommodation, then you can be assured of an independent, considerate, capable, very clean, tidy, non-smoker, a non-drinker (occasional glass of wine, only) who loves animals and will care and pamper your cats! I’m a cat owner – I know how spoilt they can be!

Blackout dates are the Christmas and New Year timeframe when I return to my home.

All I need for a minimum of fuss transition is a handover night if this works and written instructions to refer to. Location on a bus route is also preferable but not essential as I have my own car so preference for off-street parking. I don't need to use your car - but happy to start it up or drive around the block so the battery doesn't go flat. Can manage your bins, watering, alarm systems, etc....Other than that, you do not need to worry about anything.

Please feel free to contact me and chat. I would love to meet you and look after your animal/s and home!

Derek


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC

Hi, My name is Derek. I'm 60, single and this is my third year house sitting. I'm currently in Katoomba enjoying the company of Tommy the 14 year old Labrador and Audi the 9 month old rescue grey hound; a truly excellent combination.

I thought house sitting would be a great way to get to see and know more of Australia and Australians. The home owners, pets, locals, culture and geography I'm meeting continue to supply a wealth of positive experiences. It's also a pleasure to be able to help people get away in the knowledge their homes and pets are in safe, committed hands.

Skills under my belt include gardening and house maintenance as well as pool care. I have owned, as well as looked after many pets; being experienced with dogs, cats, birds, chooks, ducks, horses, alpacas, a Shetland pony, poddy calves, fish and bees (a former orchard interest). I am reliable and would keep your pet's established routines as close to normal as possible.

I understand how important peace of mind is with respect to the well being of pets. As such, I keep in regular email contact with home owners regarding pets and always attach pics of their escapades. I also spend the majority of my time around the house and therefore, with your pet/s.

I am also responsible with the care and security necessary to keep a house safe and sound. I drive but don't have a car (environmental); public transport does the job. I live simply via a connection with Buddhist philosophy and practice. I don't drink or smoke. I would consider any location in Australia - city, country town or rural. Longer sits are preferable; 4 weeks plus - but would consider shorter periods depending on location and bookings.

If you think I could be suitable, ring or text if dates fit and I'll get on line and/or phone you. I'll forward references and referee contacts when applying for positions. Thank you for your consideration.

Helen & Tony


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

We are two retired, active, music and food loving schoolteachers with a penchant for travelling and enjoying new experiences. We have been involved in house and pet sitting for many years and in many places throughout Australia and overseas. While we have a home in Adelaide, we enjoy a nomadic lifestyle in our motorhome, which makes it unfair to have pets of our own. Housesitting allows us to indulge our love of animals and over the years we have cared for many dogs, cats, birds, horses, sheep, goats, cattle and the like, with dogs, whether big and boisterous or small and cuddly, being our special love. We are certainly respectful, house-proud sitters, with Tony being a dab hand at housework and gardening while Helen is something of an expert at quality control, and you can rest assured that your property and pets will be cared for as if they are our own. We will happily provide you with contact details for phone referees if required.

Margaret & David


  • ACT, Rural/Regional NSW, S. Western

Hello My husband and I are a married retired couple that have had a lot of experience housesitting in Canberra and would look after your home as we look after our own and believe that it is very important to leave someones home clean and tidy as we found it. We both love animals and have a dog and cat of our own.If possible we would bring a little tiny Foxy with us if possible if that is a problem We are both non smokers. The reason we wish to housesit in Canberra is that my mother is living in Canberra in a Nursing Home at Weston and we would like to spend more time with her as she is getting elderly. We are available to housesit from early December

Deb


  • 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, SW Vic, Perth, S. Western