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Faye & Con


  • ACT

Our preferred locations are inner South Canberra and suburbs near Aranda ACT.

We are a physically active (walking, swimming, cycling), non smoking retired couple living in Bargara Queensland. Prior to retirement we lived in Canberra for approximately 18 years in between postings, both interstate and overseas, with the RAAF and the Department of Foreign Affairs.

We retired from the Public Service to become Resident Managers of a holiday complex in Bargara.

Having owned cats and dogs in the past we are very comfortable around pets. We are careful about the daily upkeep of our own home and maintain the same standards in other people’s homes.

We have house sat for home owners in WA, Qld and ACT and references are available.

Ann & Peter


  • ACT, NSW

Profile: Ann Minards
The Empty Nesters
Now that we have retired, and our kids have scatter to as far afield as Europe, we are bravely looking forward to a freer lifestyle. Though we do miss Coco, our recently departed Maltese Terrier x Shih Tzu, and Zutch the Bernese Mountain super Dog! So being able to care for your best friend would be an absolute pleasure. We have also owned cats, chickens, ducks, rabbits and sheep, as well as being host to a resident platypus and many wild birds.
We have owned several homes over the years, including a 5ha hobby farm in Tasmania, and have had cause to use house sitters ourselves ; with mixed results. So, we know what it’s like to trust your home and beloved pets to others while you are away. We are a houseproud couple, and when we had to be away, we expected to return to a house in same order as it was left. Therefore, Peter and I intend to extend to you the same courtesy to you after we have been entrusted with minding your home.
As a couple, you can be assured that both inside and out will be taken cared of and your pets/live stock will receive ample love and attention. We also want to reassure you that, having travelled extensively and experienced flight delays and cancelations etc., if for some reason you are delayed and can’t make it back on time, we will never abandon your home and pets. If we have another commitment elsewhere, I will stay on for as long as needed and Peter will go ahead of me. All I would ask is for a lift to the nearest railway or bus station on your return.
Having just recently embarked on our change of lifestyle, we have yet to build a reference portfolio on housesitting, however, during our travels we have been awarded a five-star rating by the hosts on Airbnb in all the categories they rate their guests. Similarly, our application for reports from the NSW Police have yet to be returned but feel assured that within 2 to 3 weeks we will have them available for your inspection.
With the maturity and experience that comes from raising a family along with various pets, you can be assured that if any problem did arise while you were away, it will be dealt with in a calm and sensible manner.
Kind regards,
Ann and Peter

Jim & Sue


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Retired couple who have had extensive house sits in Victoria and Queensland.
Good references available and because we are volunteers at our local hospital, we have police checks, as is mandatory for all hospital staff.
Indeed, we have been asked to return sit by hosts on a number of occasions.

We are active in golf and badminton and live a healthy, non smoking lifestyle. Any dog-walking is considered a pleasure, not a chore.
Past hosts have commented positively on the way we have left their home and garden. Importantly, we always turn up on time and have never cancelled a commitment.

Cheryl & Mark


  • ACT, NSW, South Eastern, Central, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Western QLD, SA, 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.

Past housesitting assignments have involved the maintenance of pools and gardens together with the care of the following furry and feathered family members: (1) a Cavoodle, a Maltese Cross and tabby cat at Robina, Qld; (2) a 9 month old West Highland Terrier at Scarborough, Qld; (3) on 13 occasions (ranging from 1 to 3 weeks duration) 2 Cocker Spaniels (14 and 12 years of age) at Warana, Qld; (4) a 15 year old Birman cat, a 5 year old Cavoodle, a Budgie and 2 fish tanks at Palmview, Qld; (5) on 2 occasions, 2 Samoyeds (13 and 9 years of age) at Peregian Springs/Beach, Qld; (6) 2 Labradors (5 and 2 years of age) at Arundel, Qld; and (7) a 4 year old Turkish Angora cat at Toowoomba, Qld.

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

Kevin & Elaine


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Looking for housesit for period approximately 21/11/19 to 12/12/19 in the Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast area. If you are looking for someone to love your fur kids to bits, then we are the house sitters for you.

Senior couple, non-smokers, social drinkers, in good health, refined, professional and very clean, considerate and quiet-living. You will be pleasantly pleased to return to a clean, well cared for house.

We have been house sitting full time for eleven years and call ourselves pet nannies. We have Police Certificates and excellent references (which are available upon request).

Over the years we have cared for goats, a pony, alpacas, fish, chickens, possums, scorpion, birds and wallabies but mostly very spoiled puppy dogs and pussy cats.

See our website and house sitting adventures, www.happyhewitts.com.

Rosee & Adrian


  • ACT

We are a family of 4. I am french Canadian from Quebec and I work as a social worker at Marymead in Canberra. My husband, Adrian, is Mexican-Australian and work for the ACT governement in the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate. Our oldest daughter is Tara, she is in grade 1. Her sister is Cali, who just started pre-school. They are both creative, smart and well bahave little girls, (people say) yes we are prety proud! We love animals, but since we are modern-nomad (like our friends like to call us) we don`t have any, so we are always happy to take care of other people pet when needed.
We live in the country side near Canberra on a property we found on HelpX. We do some maintenance work, we mind the farm animals (chooks, cats, dog, sheeps, cow) when needed and we help in the garden, All of this in exchange of a little 100 years old cottage where we live. We have been living here for a year now and it has been a great exchange (for us and the owner).
We have a broad experience of volunteering, couch surfing, woofing and house sitting all over the world and we love this type of exchanges and interactions. This is why we register to Happy House sitter.
We take care of people places the way we would like people to take care of ours. We are pretty tidy people and are attentive to details. We love beeing outside, camping and bush walking as well as traveling. We love meeting friends and doing creative activities.
We can happily offer references upon request.

carole & Russ


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Hi We are a retired professional couple (nurse/paramedic) who are combining our travels around Australia with our love of animals and therefore are house/pet sitting We are healthy,reliable non smokers who are neat and tidy We enjoy walking and gardening so would be happy to mow the yard etc and walk the dog.We have previous experience and can supply referee details and police checks .We would treat your home and pets with respect and love and treat them like our own .Please message us with any questions or for more details and we look forward to hearing from you .Regards Carole and Russ

Patrick


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, Melbourne, Bendigo, Macedon Ranges, North Western, Shepparton & Central North, SE Vic, SW Vic, WA

I currently live and work in Melbourne, living in a share household. I house sit as I also enjoy having time to myself. I also love caring for pets. Over the past years I have sat on many occasions with many homeowners asking me back to sit for them.

I will take really good care of your pets. I genuinely enjoy both cats and dogs. I Like taking dogs for walks and offering lots of affection. Same for cats too...except the walking.

Will also take good care of your property and leave it in an excellent condition.

I have excellent references. A police check. I don't smoke.
I am a friendly respectful guy who is very clean and tidy
Cheers, Patrick

Loretta


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

I have been an owner of dogs for 20 years. I am pet friendly, responsible and reliable. I am of good character and trustworthy both with your home and your pets - something that is very important to me, and I empathise with the decision to have someone in your home taking care of your precious pets. When I go away I have pet sitters come to my home so my dogs are in a safe familiar environment in my absence. I am fit and healthy (non smoker) and am able to walk dogs and maintain a clean house. I will respect your home and your privacy. My partner is a stock agent. He is very capable with all requisites re the land and animals. He has cats and aviaries and Ollie the cockatoo. He is a real farm gem. He also works as a gardener on a property in the Western District. He is very capable and versatile and can and will turn his hand to anything. I am interested in house sits by myself, or with Wes, depending on your requirements. I do have references on this site, from previous happy pet owners. Hope we can assist each other ..

Wayne & Jennifer


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

We are experienced Aussie housesitters, retired accountant and agricultural scientist, grey nomads, non smokers, and both dog and cat lovers, having owned our own pets all our lives, and looked after numerous and various animals as housesitters for other homeowners, like yourselves. My husband and I were introduced to the concept of housesitting when we retired in July 2005. Since then, we have combined travel with housesitting in Australia, New Zealand, England and Europe and made lifelong friends along the way. So far, we have undertaken 120+ housesits over the past 14 years since retiring from full time employment. For ourselves during the course of our life, we have owned large dogs; boxers and german shepherds – all obedience trained - also cats, fish and poultry. We both retired from our jobs in the Northern Territory and sold our home, with a swimming pool, owned for 20 years. We plan on continuing to travel whilst we are healthy and until we get the travel bug out of our system. Our motto is to treat your home and pets as we would expect our own home and pets to be treated - with respect, love and care.
I was born and bred on a farm in South Australia, lived there for 21 years before moving to the Northern Territory, where my working life continued as an accountant. My husband is a Queenslander, and worked as an agricultural scientist in 2 Australian states, during the course of his working career.
We can provide written references, photos and police clearances, if you require further info. – but basically, we are just ‘grey nomads’ – enjoying retirement and travelling around England, Europe and Australia whilst we still have our health and are able to travel. Thanks for your time

jude


  • ACT

Margaret & David


  • ACT, Rural/Regional NSW, S. Western

Hello My Husband and I are a retired couple that have experience in housesitting we 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 cat of our own.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

Joanne


  • ACT

*Currently I am booked with housesitting through to 16 November 2019 - there is availability Monday 18 November through to 8 December 2019 if anyone has an opportunity in Canberra for all or some of those dates - please get in touch*

I am a mature, female IT contractor working in Canberra since May 2015 and located in Canberra. I have a home in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs minded by my son and his girlfriend who love and adore our two rescue cats - a gorgeous ginger cat called Mr Boots and his partner in crime, (Princess) Cienna!

With employment in Canberra, I have found house-sitting to be a convenient way to relax, enjoy the company of a surrogate animal (cats preferred but will mind a dog, and now have added chickens!), look after a home while owners travel and provide a peaceful break from other temporary accommodation options. Another house-sitting website has references from completed house sits as well as an independent character reference (You are free to view via this link (https://www.trustedhousesitters.com/house-and-pet-sitters/australia/victoria/mont-albert-north/).

This website also has Happy Housesitter references for your viewing:
https://mysitter.happyhousesitters.com.au/References/ReferenceDetail/18732
https://mysitter.happyhousesitters.com.au/References/ReferenceDetail/18263

My employment up in Canberra since 2015, in Federal government departments has required a baseline clearance which involved a police check however I have a long history of successful house sits and caring for dogs, cats, tropical fish and now I can add chickens to my repertoire. Many of my house sits now, are return requests or through referrals in my network.

All I need are simple instructions for your accommodation and contact points for managing any issues or if care is needed for any animals – you can be assured I will provide exemplary care and consideration to home and animals. Many of my house sit contacts are now friends and willingly contact me to return. On occasion, I have helped out by dropping in to feed animals for my house sit network if I am already committed to another house sit and cannot stay.

My personal qualities can be summarised as outgoing, fit, happy, cheerful, of an independent nature, considerate, capable, very clean, tidy, a non-smoker, a virtually 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 and should be! I have looked after dogs as well and happily take them out for a walk. I am respectful of your property and utilities. I do require off-street parking and preferably garaging if that is available.
Some of my house sits have said their animals have actually missed me! That’s a pretty good referral.

All I need from you is a key handover (haven’t lost a key yet!) and written instructions outlining any special requirements such as bin night, watering, alarm systems, etc. 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.

Other than that, you do not need to worry about anything while you travel secure in the knowledge that property and animals will be looked after. I always stay in touch either brief SMS, WhatsApp or a longer email with cheery updates so you will always be able to contact me. I love to hear about owners’ travels and have received many photo updates and I’ll do the same.

Please feel free to contact me and chat. I would love to meet you and look after your animal/s and home! See if we can work something out.

Here's my suite of successful housesits:

2019 and hopefully ongoing!
-Scheduled-
Fadden Hills (December) - return invitation
Fadden Hills (October) - return invitation
Mawson (August/September) - return invitation
Chapman (August)
Torrens (June, July, August) - return invitation

-Completed-
Farrer (2 weeks in July) - return invitation
Hughes - for a 16 year old lady cat!
Barton - back to the gorgeous ragdoll for a third time
Torrens - a dog and a cat
Barton - caring for a magnificent ragdoll boy cat! (2 x separate weeks)
Queanbeyan (NSW) – 28/1/2019 – caring for two cats (with their own cat house in the garden) while the owners travelled to the coast for a break

2018
Queanbeyan East (NSW) - 22/12/2018 – 27/1/2019 – looking after a lovely grey cat (the owners said aloof, but absolutely not – followed me everywhere and slept on the bed with me at night) along with four bantam chickens and veggie patches to water
Farrer – 9/12/2018 – 20/12/2018 – looking after a cat (5 years old) and an elderly cocker spaniel (15 years old) while the owners travelled with their son to Western Australia
Waramanga – October - caring for a cat while the owners travelled to Japan (there was a return weekend as well enabling the owners to visit family in Melbourne)
Return to Campbell – 21/8/18-20/9/18 (cat)
Fadden (referral from Mawson couple) - 13/7/18-16/8/18 (no animals, house only)
Return to Page – 18/8/18-20//18 – short stay (cat)
Return to Melba – January 2018 (cat)
Return to Torrens – 30/3/18-3/4/18 (Easter (three cats))
Return to Mawson – 5/5/18-18/5/18 (cat)

2017
Campbell – return visit (cat)
Mawson – 27/8/17to 1/10/2017 (cat)
Torrens – 4/7/17-18/8/17 - three indoor/outdoor cats
Waramanga – occasional help to feed two cats and medicate one with insulin – when the owner travels for conferences
Page – 28/5/17-25/6/17 (cat and dog)
Mawson – 17/5/17-21/5/17 (cat)
Melba – a long housesit - from January to mid-May 2017 (cat)

2016
Ainslie (October 2016-November 2016 – referred from previous Ainslie house sit
Lyons (August 2016-mid October 2016) – (two cats)
Ainslie (June 2016) (cat)
Wanniassa (April 2016) (dog)

2015
Fadden Hills (October 2015) – (cat)
Wanniassa (2015) (cat and two dogs)
Campbell (2015) (cat)
Deakin for an elderly couple with a dog and two indoor cats (referral from a friend)

Stephen


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

HI
Steve here,, retired, very fit , apart from a few hours walking I am mainly at home, reading, writing,Netflix etc so lots of time spent with your loved ones .currentl I house sit for many friends with a total of 13 dogs very small to very large , 8 cats, 5 horses,1 budgie, 1 lizard and some silk worms as well.This is between 11 friends in Sydney , Melbourne , Taree and Noosa .My Instagram account under skayspratley has hundreds of pics of all the pets I currently look after , all with regular repeat visits .Many references available, both housesitting as well as personal,as well as Police Report,Working with Children Permit ,House proud,neat,non smoker and non drinker,and have always had lots of pets .Happy to do the gardening,mow lawns etc as well as walk the dogs.Diligent and responsible and have an affinity with all pets.At one stage looked after 3 cats,2 dogs,1 possum and various birds.Very experienced with large dogs ,Thor is a 55 kg Akita whilst his buddy Paris is 5 kg ,Always prefer to meet and spend time with your pets prior to any housesitting ,this makes the pets and yourselves feel more comfortable.Please feel free to contact me re any of the above.
Regards
Steve

Ron & Linda


  • ACT, Sydney, North Coast, Brisbane, South Eastern, Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne

Just completed a house sit in Port Macquarie (22/2/2019).
House sat for 6 months in 2005.
Now have time to house sit again.
Non-smokers, Non-drinkers.

Ron
-Military background.
-Worked in kennels/cattery.
-Pool attendant. Salt and chlorine.
-Handyman experience.
-Cared for dogs, cats, bees and chooks.
-Very respectful for other peoples things.
Linda
Recently retired as a Case Worker.
Enjoys machine embroidery.
Very active in church community.
Looked after our own cats for many years.

Jacqueline & Georgina


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Lisa


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Quick Sit Alert - I'm seeking a long Sydney sit for most of 2020. I've sitted continuously since Mar2015 with the bulk of my testimonials on happyhousesitters.com.au. If you feel I'm ideal for your needs, I'd be pleased to talk with you. I can connect you with my former hosts and provide my Australian police check record to put you at ease - just ask and I'll email you whatever you require.

GLOBAL HOME BASED ANIMAL LOVER & RESPECTFUL HOUSE GUEST
PREFER LONG (3MTH+) SITS WORLDWIDE
KEY POINTS:
MATURE LADY, HOME BASED (Internet Business Owner)
EXPERIENCED SITTER, SINGLE PROFESSIONAL
CLEAN, RESPONSIBLE, COMMUNICATIVE, ORGANISED
LIVE IN SITTER - Preference for long sits (ie 3mths+)
NON-SMOKER
ANIMAL LOVER & GENTLE CARER
COMMUNICATIVE, PROACTIVE, SOLUTIONS ORIENTED (WILL KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOU & MAKE SENSIBLE DECISIONS)
FRIENDLY, INDEPENDENT, HELPFUL & QUIET HOME LIFE
FORMER ARMY OFFICER & DIRECTOR OF CRIME STOPPERS & NATIONAL TRUST BOARDS
POLICE CHECK & DRIVERS LICENCE
HAPPY TO TRAVEL TO YOUR DESTINATION...ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD (MY COST FOR MOST LOCATIONS, SHARED COST FOR LONG HAUL)
PREFER LONG SITS 3-12MTH (for shorter sits, always ask me as openings often come up)
PREFERENCE FOR MALTA, LONG SIT during 2020
I Understand the Value of a Great House & Pet Sitter as I was a FORMER HOST MYSELF FOR 6yr as a HOME & PET OWNER

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

Why I Want to House Sit
Through past house sitting experience & as a home & pets owner with my own regular house sitter for 6yr, I recognise the value of house sitting to pet lovers & security for your home while giving me flexibility & variety in lifestyle. I have travelled extensively over the years and am resourceful and socially inclusive. Your pets and home will receive my responsible and loving attention and I will be proactive by staying in touch to keep you informed about how everything is going without being a burden. You can learn more about me via my LinkedIn and business websites which I'd be happy to send you, along with my CV, biography and character referees, for information. I live simply and cleanly and will be very respectful of your home, belongings, security and privacy. I don't own a car anymore, so, I’d welcome the use of a car if possible please, especially for overseas or remote/ distance house sits.

My Experience
I promise warmth, openness, transparency and genuine care of your pet family and your home. My 'home based' work allows me to offer a strong presence & companionship for your home & pets. I have been an Australian Army Officer with a top secret positive vet security clearance (21yr), consultant to most Australian Commonwealth Govt departments and 3yrs as deputy chair and director Crime Stoppers & National Trust boards. I'm presently an 'Angel' with the Pyjama Angel Foundation. I pride myself on maintaining high integrity, sound judgement, balance, reliability and being a proactive communicator. I'm also very loving and gentle with animals. You can depend on me to keep you informed and to make decisions about your pets and home with your priorities in mind. I am comfortable with all types of animals and those with special needs. I will reach out to people in your immediate community network, as advised by you, if needed. I've been a home owner for 30+yr, an animal lover for life and I know the value of a quality house sitter. I've had the joy of 6yrs experience as a host to my own house sitter, so I fully understand and respect the responsibility that comes with this position.

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

NOTE: It's always worth checking in with me in case I am free due to hosts' change of plans. I like to make contact in advance with potential hosts so we can see if we're a fit (for your pets, you & me) in advance of a future sit. Let's chat!

Anne & Reg


  • ACT, Brisbane

I, Anne have been house-sitting for over twelve 12 years in the ACT and three years in Noosa Qld and Reg has house sat in Brisbane in the past. We have many happy home and pet owners.

Hi! I'm Anne in Canberra and Reg my partner from Brisbane. We've been house sitting for over 12 years in Brisbane and Noosa QLD and Canberra. We are mature, non-smokers with great references. We are clean, caring and have a strong sense of responsibility toward your house, gardens and pets, have respect for your things and your privacy. I (Anne) am a non-smoking, quiet mature medical technician fully employed on the south side of Canberra. I (Reg) also a non-smoker, is a work-from-home law student and also works from home as well. We are both capable, strong and reliable. We have many repeat home and pet owners.

We are very careful with your property, great with animals of all types and sizes. We have our own transport and am physically fit. We have looked after farms, houses, and apartments in the past, and lots of cats and dogs. We like going on walks especially with a dog. We dearly love the company of cats. Anything you need while you are away we can do, collect mail etc.

We coordinate well with your relatives friends and neighbors as or if required.

We have a CV and personal references (also on this website) and am available for an interview as required. I can offer 'peace of mind' while you are away.

Looking forward to meeting you and taking care of your home and loved pets and gardens while you are away.

Kind regards

Anne and Reg

0417774542

anne.pacey@gmail.com

Toots (Annette) & Ross


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

Active, healthy non smoking couple - social drinkers only - aged 68. Self employed prior to retiring with a background in family farming followed by tourism when we owned and ran holiday accommodation for ten years where cleanliness was of prime importance. Our business consisted of 10 cottages and 3 acres of grounds and garden which we maintained ourselves.

Wide interests including interior decorating, gardening, reading, music, natural history, bush walking, travel, and how life ticks in general! Since retiring, we are keen to see more of our great country and would love to come to your part of the world and would consider it a privilege to care for your home.

What we offer:
Lifelong experience with and love of all animals. We have always had a variety of pets as well as caring for the farm animals. Enjoy gardening and happy to care for your garden as well as pets. Experienced in general repairs and maintenance if the necessity arises.
Having always owned our own home (except for renting for 15 months following the sale of our business and whilst considering our options), we understand the importance of having someone trustworthy and reliable to care for and maintain and care for your home and pets. We have now been house sitting for over 6 years and looked after 50 homes and various animals.

Happy to provide references and Police clearance.

Graham & Beth


  • ACT, Sydney, Mid North Coast, Northern Rivers, South Coast, Southern Highlands, Rural/Regional NSW, QLD, Adel Southern suburbs, Mid North, South, Spencer Gulf, TAS, Melb. SE suburbs, Northern Vic, SE Vic, Ballarat, Perth S.W suburbs, Gascoyne, S.E & Central, Esperance, Heartlands, S. West

Mature age couple, active, non smokers, reliable, neat and tidy, adaptable, flexible and responsible sitters. We have considerable experience in varying house and pet sitting situations across eastern and southern Australia, including Tasmania, Victoria, NSW, and ACT. From suburban homes to small acreage hobby farms . We are sound communicators. We have the ability to problem solve quickly and easily. We work as a team to ensure we provide high quality house sitting services. We prefer to spend our time in and around the home caring for, walking, feeding, loving your pets, maintaining the home in the best way possible. Lastly, we pride ourselves in being trustworthy, diligent, hard- working, positive house and pet sitters

Graham


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, VIC

Hi there, I'm a semi retired 50 something male (non smoker) who looks after people's pets and homes. I have had many happy clients, including lots of dogs and cats and horses and cows (see pics); I'm sure their owners are happy too.

I have many references from pet owners who you can speak to; including police personnel, doctors and business owners, so you can check my bona fides.

I have much rural experience and I'm rather handy with tractors, diggers, ride on lawn mowers, chainsaws and the like. Homes in my care have varied from farms to cute cottages to executive palaces and high security homes.

My preferences are northern rivers of NSW / sthn Queensland and the greater Sydney area, and now, Melbourne. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks :)

Available from Aug 22, 2019.

Ruth & Louis


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

*Executive caring travelling Mum & son who tends to pools, pets & plants*
Hi, I am a mature fifty-seven-year-old now single Christian Mum.
Both of us are fastidious, clean and neat.
I have brought my son up to respect our property and others - and he is a very quiet but happy young man that treats all things well.
I'm a non-smoker.
I am completely trustworthy and can supply many house-sitting references and have a Police clearance certificate.
We’ve been pet owners ourselves including our dog, turtle and budgie, but we are both kinds of pets.
I am also a qualified landscape gardener, so I can tend to any plants.
I have cared for my own in-ground salt chlorinated solar heated pool for five years, so am happy to do that if you need also.
We are moving to Queensland in July.
You can leave your property in my hands knowing you will come back refreshed with it all in good order.
I offer peace of mind while you relax elsewhere.
Please consider me, thank you.
You can view my blog at https://exploramum.com/2014/07/housesitting-resume.html
**What I bring to the assignment / relevant experience**
I have had extensive house-sitting roles in the past.
I bring many good references and supply those on request.
I am a Christian - so you can trust me too.
I am a responsible parent and have raised my son with good manners and respect for property, not ours.
I have police clearance certificate.
I have many house-sitting positive references from all over the world, with a wide range of animal experience.
We have solely done repeat pet sits in the last 2 years for previous pet owners who asked us back again.
We look forward to caring for your home and/or pets,
Ruth and Louis

Debra & Tom


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, VIC

Hello,

We are a non-smoking, mature aged couple who will look after your home and pets as if they were your own. We are willing to travel to most areas of Australia. At the moment we are looking for a house-sit in NSW, Victoria or Q'ld, but are willing to consider/travel other states. We are experienced house sitters, having done many sits over recent years including many return requests.

Our reasons for house sitting are simple. It gives us the opportunity of seeing different parts of this beautiful country, and it also to gives us the opportunity to provide the home owner with peace of mind that their home and animal/s will be extremely well cared for, should we be granted that privilege.

We take pride in what we do, being both neat and tidy. We enjoy a quiet life, are very capable, employ common sense and take care of things the way we would hope some-one would do for us.

We have cared for many different animals, cats (many varieties including Ragdoll, Himalayan, Russian Blue, Birman, Burmese, Siamese, much loved long haired and short haired moggies, all with different personalities and requirements, some indoor only felines). We have cared for number dogs (Malamut-cross, Border Collie, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Staffy, Flatcoat Retriever, Labradoodle, Swiss Shepherd to name a few), fish, chickens and cows a herd of 20+. In recent times we can add sheep and goats. We have looked after suburban properties and rural/semi-rural with water tanks and septic systems, pumps and bio-cycles.

We can provide excellent references upon request. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Debra and Tom

Nicola


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

Mature-Minded, Professional, Responsible & Experienced House/Pet Sitter! 38 Year Old - FT Student - Self Employed (online) - Non-smoker - Social Drinker (rare) - Pescetarian

Having experience in UK, WA, SA and Vic and NSW, with my two occasions house sitting continuously; two years across Sydney from late 2010 to late 2012 before moving to Perth and then three and a half years across the country from WA to NSW to explore! I have looked after a variety of animals... in diverse areas. This includes dogs, cats, birds, fish, rats and mice, horses, a pony and chooks in city, country and coast!!!

I am now 'retired' from the full time gig but very much open to re-exploring many of the area's I have been / discovering more wonderful pets and places alone and with company... my company will of course comes with their own ref checks!

I offer you and your pets that care-free companionship they require when you take off for work or pleasure... I have been a member of this site and Aussie House Sitters for years (I'm now registered with Mind A Home yet have not booked via this site as yet) and in addition to attached references I have emails, text messages and a number of contacts to provide for further emails or to call and review with owners directly.

This would be war and peace if I continued to delve into all the experiences I have had but I can tell you, although I did house sit with my little dog Sam (and would love my holiday sits in NSW to allow me to bring him along), for certain areas and other States I'm open and/or wanted to book 'getaway sits' without him as well. Just don't tell him as he will never forgive me!!!

We look forward to hearing from you!
Nicola (& Sammy)

PS If you would care for any additional photo's or video's of Sammy playing with other dogs (primarily prefer sits with a smaller breed of dog if Sam joins me) please do ask away!!!

Christine


  • Rest of ACT, Sydney

I've been full-time house sitting since November 2014 and the lifestyle of the urban nomad is still suiting me very nicely. 4 yrs into my housesitting journey. My clients are very happy with my home and pet sitting services and are now repeat clients who refer me to their friends. I have my police check and references and contact phone numbers for my referees are available on request.

I know pets are often called furkids and the comparison between children and pets is the same. Each has its own unique personality and, of course, all with something special to love. Perhaps for me they are like furgrandkids - I get to love and spoil them when I have them and then I can hand them back. (I'm expecting my third real grandchild in February 2019!)

A bit about me – I am a mature single professional business woman with a full time role based in Parramatta. I am a non-smoker, houseproud, clean, friendly and tidy. I am well known in the Toastmasters world having earned my Distinguished Toastmaster status and I'm still enjoying developing my communication and leadership skills.

My preference is for smaller pets, either cats or dogs, birds, fish (no reptiles or rodents please).

If you’d like to meet with me I can be reached on my mobile phone.

Dayan & Jimmy


  • ACT, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, SA, WA

Responsible and friendly family (my husband and daughter) who love pets and travelling. We live in South Australia but adore Queensland and would love to go around Australia in Holidays. Happy to look after your pets and house. We are responsible and value things so we keep them clean and tidy. Family: my daughter (13 years old), my husband and myself. Very organised. Very reliable. Love pets. Have experience looking after houses and pets in Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane. Very knowledgeable of technology as my husband and myself are Engineers both of us. He works mostly from home and I usually work part-time so am able to stay at home most of the times. Love to walk, clean and cook. Environmental friendly so we don't waste we save, - expend wisely. Very strict parents as well. Sporty all of us, we are no smokers, no drinkers, no party animals, we love to stay at home and enjoy each others company watching a movie or playing board games and doing some cooking but love going for a walk with your pet is required. Love cuddles from animals.

In the photos: the three of us. Two last photos in Sydney looking after a house and a beautiful cat. He used to slept and watch tv with us :)

My husband Jimmy, grow up on a farm, knows how to manage cattle, horses, gardening tools, and in general any kind of pet or farm animal. Former professional cyclist and actively involved in it as a hobby.

I am a Zumba instructor who loves to do exercise, and what better than in the company of a pet.

Love to care for your house and pets. Thanks for contacting us!

References on profile and Police clearance available, together with DCSI only upon request for safety reasons.

Brett and Lili


  • ACT

Hi!
My name is Brett and I'm a high school English and Spanish teacher here in Canberra. I was born in Canberra and while I've lived in many places I keep coming back because I just love this city. My fiancé Lili works in a hotel and she is from Colombia. We met while I was teaching over there and she's been living here for just over 3 years and loves it too.

We hope you will consider us as housesitters for your place as we are really quiet, responsible and dependable people who love animals and would do our utmost to take the best possible care of your place while you're away. We are both non-smokers and take pride in being clean and tidy. We're happy to catch up at any time that is convenient for you to have a chat and so you can get to know us better and take the time to make sure we are the right people for the job.

Many thanks and kind regards,

Brett and Lili

Brian & Dani


  • ACT

We are a professional couple with no pets of our own and no kids. Dani is a doctor based at The Canberra Hospital and I am in real estate. We are looking to settle down in the ACT but have decided to take a year before buying a house to get a feel for some different neighbourhoods. We both have a deep affection for animals and both had family dogs and cats growing up. Dani was raised in Canberra and her mom, dad, and sister all still live in the ACT. We are a responsible, respectful couple who appreciate that it takes a lot of trust to let someone into your home. We'd love the opportunity to discuss house sitting for you.

Christina & Reiner


  • ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

We are a responsible, trustworthy, non-smoking freelance/semi-retired couple with plenty of common sense, responsibility and reliability.
We are German born with Australian Permanent Residency/European Citizenship. We both held responsible positions in our careers. Reiner enjoyed a managing position for over 15 years at a renowned public health insurance in Duisburg and I was the managing director of an interior design company and the owner of a reputable home and giftware store with a number of employees in Sydney. We are currently enjoying some time-out and are possessed by the travel bug and welcome this alternate lifestyle of housesitting around the world. While Reiner has the freedom to pretty much enjoy the better things in life I would still like to take on some casual work in the area for a few hours per week depending on the housesit tasks. This way we have more time for ourselves and do the things we truly enjoy, we also have the flexibility to travel with or without our caravan (in Europe) and also do the things we really love doing, like walking, riding bicycles, yoga, meditation reading, cooking, crafting, listening to music..
As of lately we have been taking care of Reiners elderly parents but as things are stabilizing now and they are at good care we are ready to take off to new ventures, again.
We aim to take a professional approach to housesitting and would like to undertake a variety of housesit assignments around the world. We have many years of travel experience and are easily and quickly comfortable elsewhere. We would feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to housesit in different countries and experience their history and culture and learning a new language is always great fun. Housesitting enables us to experience diverse areas and cultures and getting to know the community we live in.
We have both been brought up surrounded by pets and they played a huge part of our life and they have been treated like family members. Our travelling lifestyle precludes us from having our own pets so we particularly love to spoil your beautiful two or four legged family members that we have entrusted to our care.
We have already had some positive experiences in the housesitting community and we would very much welcome the opportunity to sit for you. We are an open minded couple and our time traveling throughout Europe with our Caravan has been introducing us to our nomadic life style. We are not new to the concept of ‘house-sitting’ and regularly find ourselves taking care of the pets of our (camping) neighbours and spoiling their dogs and cats with cuddles or walk or sit them.
We feel that housesitting is home away from home. We look after everything as we would if the house was our own. We both own properties and have a good common sense of how and what to be taken care of. We have renovated our own properties and landscaped our gardens so we can put our hands to most things should the need arise in an emergency.
We know that it may be worrying for you to leave your pets and home; we are very conscious of this and we will make sure that we communicate regularly by e-mail, Skype or whatsapp to reassure you that all is well.
We recognize the importance of selecting the right house-sitters to look after your home, pets and garden. We are genuine animal lovers and having pets to look after is a pleasure for us. We are also house proud and we will keep your house and garden looking clean and tidy and maintained in good condition for your return.
We can provide police checks and any other information you may wish to know upon request. Happy to Skype also as an introduction and a way to get to know us more upfront.
Do contact us as we are always happy to discuss your individual house-sitting needs.

Kind regards,

Christina & Reiner

Anne


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, VIC

We have recently returned to Australia after a long career in education in the United States. We have been housesitting in various locations in Australia while we decide where in Oz we'd like to settle permanently. In addition to housesitting in Australia, we had our own pets in the U.S., and looked after our neighbors' homes, plants, and pets while they were out of town over the years. Our acre property in the U.S. was in the high desert, and had a swimming pool, so we understand the maintenance involved. We would strongly prefer to be near public transport as we do not yet own a car in Australia. We have a quiet lifestyle, and will treat your home and pets with care and respect. References and police reports are available.