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John


  • Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, South Eastern, Central, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Western QLD, Far North, Mid North, South, Spencer Gulf, West Coast, Northern Vic, SE Vic, SW Vic, Northern, S.E & Central, S. Western

Non smoker, male, 61 years young, retired after 43 years with S.A. Police.

Now grey nomading Australia in a 2004 Chevy Silverado 4x4 diesel dual cab canopied ute and a very large 30 foot/ 9 meter long, 3.15 metre high, New Age Caravan, which is my home.

Hence need reasonably substantial roads, and large driveway’s, block’s to access and park my home if engaged.

I like and get along well with almost all animals and household pets and have had dogs, birds, fish and reptiles in the past. Do prefer dogs to cats. I do not have any pets of my own with me for practical reasons, and whilst I can quickly form a friendly relationship with them, I will not sleep with anyone else's pets in/on my bed or in my caravan/home and like to maintain a clean neat living environment. Have no problem residing in one of your rooms if need be for both house and pet security, comfort and reassurance.

Looking to both expand wanderings and defray costs of grey nomading Australia by occasionally house sitting for mutual benefit.

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.
Hope we can assist each other .

Peter & Robyn


  • ACT, NSW, QLD

Peter & Robyn are married and recently retired.
Peter is a qualified Accountant who held General Manager and National management positions with the NRMA, Brambles and TNT.
Robyn previously worked in Child Care and bringing up our three lovely children.
We have outstanding credentials and references.
Peter is very handy around the house and is able to take care of all minor repairs.
Robyn loves gardening and will look after your garden as if it were her own.
We are both pet lovers and will take very good care of your pets and or farm animals.
References and police checks are available on request.

Dianne


  • ACT, NSW, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
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I am a happy, friendly, 62 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 39 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 :)

Desiree


  • NSW, Melbourne, SE Vic

Dear Home Owner,
I am a reliable, trustworthy, practical, clean and tidy, considerate and quiet, mature woman. I am active, a non-smoker and love walking – dogs too! As a part time lecturer in Graphic Design I am at home a lot, and wish to house sit so I can afford the time to research and write. I am fond of animals and am happy to care for them as if they were my own while you are away.
I have experience house sitting in Watsons Bay (where I looked after two fish ponds and the garden for 2 months), Elizabeth Bay (where I looked after an aquarium of beautiful tropical fish and a cat for 1 month) and Ryde (where I looked after a dog and the garden for 6 weeks).
I can supply references upon request, and look forward to the opportunity of meeting with you and the possibility of caring for your home, pets and plants.

Thank you,

Desiree DeKlerk

Susie & Gary


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

We are on the road to retirement & looking forward to the next stage in our life, we are still doing some work via the internet & this means that we will be around for most of the time to care & watch over everything for you.

As well as travelling & having new experiences along the way, we have found that house sitting really suits us as it is so comforting to stay in a friendly home environment & if there are pets or animals to look after, then their company is an added bonus!

We love animals & wildlife & have had a long experience in caring for dogs, cats & farm animals. Unfortunately we no longer have our own pets, so we would welcome the opportunity to care for yours.

Over the years we have also had extensive experience in house & garden maintenance having renovated our own properties & also as sitters, we have cared for a number of different types of homes & properties ranging from large farms through to smaller homes & units.

We do understand that everyone's house & pets are different & we seriously take this on board & listen to each individuals requests & we will follow through with meeting your specific requirements while we stay & promise to keep you updated while you are away.

The opportunity to become your house sitter would be a great privilege & something we would not take for granted, as we both understand it is a necessity to respect your house & property & keep it well maintained while in residence.

We are both non smokers, healthy & happy people & look forward to hearing from you.

If required we can provide further reputable references & recommendation contacts.


Hope to hear from you !

Susie & Gary

Lisa


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, TAS

Hello, I am a single, non smoking health professional with experience in caring for homes and much loved pets. I am very conscious of the need of keeping homes and pets safe and secure, and am aware of the trust that home owners place in house-carers.

As mentioned I have house sat for previous home owners and cared for all manner of dogs, cats, fish....and would be happy to provide references. I am a non smoker, lead a quiet life, am responsible and accountable. I would be happy to care for your home.

Kathy & Rob


  • NSW, SA, Perth, Northern, S.E & Central

Our 14 year old Jack Russell passed away December 2017. That was the deciding factor in us packing up and going on the road.
Not yet 60 years. Semi retired couple from the Northern Beaches Sydney's Narrabeen.
Rob: 44 years in the building/carpentry/painting. He loves the challenge of fixing things. He also stops to speak with every dog while on walks. He has a gift, with animals and loves a cuddle. Our modern apartment block has benefited from his consistent care.(See reference from one long term tenant).
Kathy: I’m the organiser and lover of lists and getting the job done. I've worked in the community both in aged care and disability for many years. With Police checks.
We both grew up on Sydney’s Northern beaches. I lived in the USA for many years.
We are open minded, flexible, easy going, consistent, clean, caring non smokers.
Please view our references attached. As we have now been on the road from the start of 2018, we have cared for numerous dogs including Malamutes x 2 and Shitsuoe x 2. We have enjoyed our stay in every place so far.
I like to cook at home rather than eat out. Your pets would get so much attention, as we enjoy a simple life.
Our dog was very much the centre of our life. We have also owned 3 rabbits, 3 chooks over the years. I have fallen in love with many friends cats.
You won’t be disappointed if you choose us.

Leanne


  • NSW

Hi guys! This is me...................
* REFERENCES - National Police Clearance, References from real estate agents who have sold my previous homes, character references, homeowner references - all available on request.
* MY PERSONAL LIFE
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I am a professional, full-time housesitter. I DO NOT charge a fee. I love travellilng, meeting wonderful people & making lots of furry friends! This is not a holiday for me, but my dream lifestyle, & I take my housesitting responsibilities very seriously. I was "born to housesit" & I absolutely love it!
I am non-denominational in religion but lead a Christian lifestyle, with good family values. I do not smoke or drink, do not have parties. I am vegan, very health-focused, love exercise & being outdoors in nature. I am home a lot, so can spend lots of time with your animals, maintain property security & attend to all houseshold / gardening chores. I don't go out at night.
I am very capable, independent, healthy, happy, friendly, reliable & extremely organised. I have always owned my own home & always had pets. I enjoy a "simple life" - much happier with less material things & more quality time spent with family/friends, exercising, eating well, being in nature, being with animals. I love meeting people from "all walks of life" - especially people from different races, cultures, age groups, religions & lifestyles.
I spent many years working full-time in a NSW government department doing legal work. I spent two years working as a part-time cleaner in a high-security bank. I spent the last two years studying.
* ANIMALS
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I absolutely adore all animals & believe they are a big part of any family - you can be assured that I will treat them very well & include them in all family activities. I can do grooming, give medication, am confident with disabled or elderly pets. I can handle big dogs who pull on the lead. I can walk dogs twice per day - to the beach / park / around the neighbourhood. I will give all animals lots of company, play love & attention - whatever they need to keep them happy & sticking to their routine. I can send you daily photos / texts / emails of your pets playing / walking etc, to show you they are being well cared for & to give you peace of mind. I carry an RSPCA Pet First Aid Guide, to give immediate first aid to pets if needed. I have a stationwagon with a pet/cargo barrier to take your doggies on outings if they like. I have cared for rescue pets, dogs, cats, chooks, rabbits, cows, goats, bees, fish, wild birds, caged birds, alpacas & a pony - all of which I have photos.
* YOUR HOME
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I am very house-proud & keep a spotless home. Your home & surrounds will be immaculate upon your return. I never wear shoes in the house, never put feet on furniture, always use coasters/tablecloths. I never eat on the lounge or walk around the house with food. My family has over 100 acres on NSW Mid North Coast - so I have experience with ride-on mowers & regular mowers. I can do whatever you need me to - collect mail, forward important mail to you, take phone messages, be home for tradesmen, put bins out, start car engine so battery doesn't go flat, water plants, gardening. weeding.
I will not use your car, phone or computer - I have my own. I will not use your microwave or dishwasher - I just don't like them. I very rarely use a dryer.
Prior to your return, I can stock the fridge/pantry. I will leave dinner & the following morning's breakfast for you. I would never have guests over without your permission.
* I BRING MY OWN
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pillows, pillowcases, mattress protectors, rice cooker, blender, water filter, kitchen tidy bags, tablecloth, household items (dishwashing liquid, handwash, toiletries, washing powder), I just need sheets, towels & blankets please.
* AGREEMENT
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I am happy to sign an agreement.
* CHILDREN
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I have 2 wonderful children - aged 10 & 8. We "homeschool" on the road. They are extremely well-behaved, mature, very clean & tidy, do not break things, do not run around the house, do not wet the bed (I bring my own mattress protectors anyway), are very respectful of other people's property & absolutely adore all animals! They are very gentle & kind to animals, do not play rough & do not hurt them in any way. They have been brought up as vegan & to understand the importance of treating living things as equals. All of my previous homeowners will testify that my children are no problem at all - they are an asset - with all the love & attention they will give to your pets. You will see for yourself how well-behaved they are. It also means that we can walk three dogs at a time, not just one! They have their own references & their photos are attached.
* BEDDING - we only need a double & single bed please. And we are minimalist, which means we don't need a lot of living space.
Thankyou & look forward to hearing from you soon!
Leanne.

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 mid November to 24 December and from 14 Feb 2018.

Patrick


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

Dayan & Jimmy


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, South Eastern, Rockhampton, Northern QLD, SA, TAS, WA

We love to travel. We are responsible and value things so we keep them clean and tidy. Family: my daughter, my husband and myself. Very organised. Very reliable. Love pets. Have experience looking after gardens and pets. Very knowledgeable of technology - Engineers both of us. Love to walk, clean and cook. Environmental friendly so we don't waste we save, we 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 other company watching a movie or playing board games and doing some cooking.

In the photo my and my Zumba students after a class! I love dancing hence, I teach Zumba fitness classes as a hobby. I do study Electronics part time and mostly distance learning.

My husband Jimmy, grow up in 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.

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

References upon request. Police clearance available as well.

Lyndal


  • NSW, QLD

My life has always had animals of some description - horses, goats, dogs, cats, birds, and the odd calf, sheep etc. Still working full time but recently at a stage where the kids have either gone OS or have boyfriends so I now have time and holidays to myself. Time to explore Australia and what better way than house sitting! I am very capable around the house/farm - understand machinery, can drive tractors, mowers etc. I love walking so dogs are a must. I have no animals with me as the kids have kept them, but horses live on the property I have recently moved out of although I still have full access. There are retired and happy. I am clean living, non smoking, happy to look after almost any animals, anywhere. I am heavily involved in Equestrian sports but also love the water, and the bush.

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

Jeff


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

I'm a fit active 72 y.o. retired pharmacist. Home owner in suburban Melbourne. Sober and non-smoker. Don't use drugs. Divorced, living alone. When married used to have 2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Love dogs, especially large ones. Fine with cats. Used to own chooks.

Looking to house sit just to provide an inexpensive change of scenery. My previous experience in looking after other people's houses includes occasional weekend home swaps with friends who live in country Victoria, which included looking after their dog. They will vouch for me (contact details on request) and I could provide additional references.

Updates re experience: I've recently (Dec 2017/Jan 2018) completed a 6-day sit looking after a house on 5 acres in country Victoria plus 2 Border Collies, 2 cats and about 20 chooks and ducks. And in April 2018 I did a two-week sit of house and dog in far north NSW. I have excellent references (available on request) from both of these.

I live a quiet lifestyle. Not a party person. I look after my home with great care and would do likewise with others.

I'd suggest arriving a day (or maybe two) prior to your departure to facilitate an effective handover and help us both to feel confident in the arrangement.

I had a police check before starting some voluntary work and could probably supply a copy. Also have a Working with Children Check card.

Carol & Peter


  • Canberra, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, Melbourne, Lakes area, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd, WA

We are an older couple. We own our own home and we recently lost our little dog who had been with us for 17.5 years. Our little dog was certainly "part of the family". We love all types of animals.
We are retired. Peter is a retired Senior Sergeant with the Victoria Police. He still works in the judicial system as a Justice of the Peace. I have a current Police Check. I was a teacher/school counselor.
We have had experience house sitting and we do know how we would like people to respect our property so naturally we would do the same for others.
We really love to travel and visit new places.
We enjoy walking and reading when we are on holidays.
Your house would be left just the way we found it on arrival.
We can provide references if required.

Josephine & Ross


  • NSW, Darwin, QLD, TAS, VIC, WA

Update!!! Ross needs a new hip so we had to advise all our pet sits we couldn't sit for them this year. Better to pull out now while they still have loads of time to get new sitters than mid way though a sit. We love what we do! We will be back in action ASAP so watch this space!
Hi, my husband and I are recently retired teachers 62 and 63 who have lived and worked in the same area for 35 years. Of course as teachers we had regular police checks and we can also provide lots of references. After retirement we went to Canada, Hawaii, Far North Queensland and Tasmania. Yes we have caught the travel bug! We also had sits in Queensland, NSW and Tassie and would love a sit in NT, SA, and WA!!
We are friendly, reliable and caring and now that we are retired, our children have grown up and our beloved pets passed away we are rattling around our house with time on our hands. We love animals and always look after all our friends and neighbours pets, houses, gardens and mail when they are away. One of them suggested pet and house sitting as it involves travelling, animals and gardening! As a retired couple we are available for any length of time and we can plan to house sit everywhere in Australia for the next 12 to 24 months after which time we hope our children will provide us with grandchildren to spoil. As my husband Ross is a very keen fisherman we try for locations close to good fishing areas and he takes his fishing boat.
We will take meticulous care of your house, mail, indoor plants, veggie gardens and lovingly look after dogs, cats, birds, fish, chooks, rabbits and guinea pigs. We are more than happy to be in touch with you prior to the pet and house sit and we can also give you updates during your trip so get in touch with us any time to discuss your needs and travel dates as we will try to accommodate our time to suit your needs.
We prefer the northern areas of Australia during the winter months and escaping the cold Victorian winters. Ross is a keen fisherman and gardener, I adore reading and writing and tend to be more of a home body and we both really enjoy seeing new sights and meeting new people. You can leave knowing we will take extremely good care of your pets, house and garden and while you’re away. Ross and I are looking forward to getting to know you and giving your pets our love and attention. Prior to handover we would prefer a written list of your requirements and instructions and of course contact details such as your mobile number and email address. We know the importance of trust in this relationship and can assure you of our honesty and love of animals, in fact we've found the hardest part of pet sitting is saying goodbye to the pets because we grow so fond of them. Luckily for us we have lots of repeat house sits which makes us very happy.
Jo and Ross Tanner

Aurora


  • NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC

Recently retired from working in aged-care, now embracing house sitting full time to travel and explore Australia and meet new people.
I am an active, non-smoking, mature single female. I consider it a privilege to care for your pets, home and garden.
Have owned and loved cats, dogs (including two long haired Chihuahua which lived to the ripe old age of 18), fish, birds and even my daughter's mice.
I live a healthy life style, am reliable, honest, responsible, trustworthy and very tidy. I supply all my own consumables so that you are not inconvenienced.
I will enjoy looking after your pets and home while you are away and ensure that they will be taken care of as you would expect. With love and kindness.
If I can be a assistance, I would love to hear from you.

Chingwei & Margaret


  • NSW, Brisbane, South Eastern

My partner and I are available for pet and house-sitting between August to November 2018. We are a same-sex couple, have left corporate careers, are self-employed, work online and are usually home during the day. We both love animals and have had pets (cats, dogs and chickens). I love sketching and gardening, and am used to maintaining a large garden (watering, weeding, setting up beds, growing trees, flowers and vegetables); my partner is house-proud and a tiny bit obsessed about keeping things clean and neat. Non-smokers, discreet (we won't share photo of your pets or house on social media), and respectful of your privacy. References are available on request.

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

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.

Howard & Mary


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

We retired after selling our property management business and are an active and very healthy, non smoking couple aged 73 and 70. Because of our business experience we are very familiar with the proper care of homes and the needs of owners.

A number of years ago, between businesses, we looked after friends businesses, homes and a B & B and also have cared for our friends’ pets in our home.

We own our home where we have lived for nearly 40 years. Until recently, we had 4 chickens, and also a very faithful old dog, Hoover, a kelpie and cocker spaniel cross, who passed away, aged 15, a number of years ago.

During the last 2 years we have completed 4 successful house sits at Somers Victoria, Margate Tasmania, Bulahdelah New South Wales, and Port Wilunga and Adelaide, South Australia.

We stayed at Margate for 3 months between July and October, 2015, and maintained a beautiful 5 acre garden of mainly European influence trees and shrubs and an amazing vegetable garden.

We are able to forward details of these owners for you to contact.

In the past we have also used house sitters. Most of the experiences were successful, therefore, we fully understand the requirements of the home owner and the responsibilities of the house sitter.

We are happy to speak with you on the telephone or Skype if you wish.

Warm regards, Howard and Mary

Liz & Kate


  • ACT, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, South Eastern, Central, Central Coast (Qld), Western QLD, SA, TAS, VIC

Two very quiet mature non smoking,non party, women who love classical music. 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 others. as after lots of travelling during which we have had special people look after our beloved boy who sadly has gone where good pets go when it is their time for peace, we would now like to help others to enjoy their travels.

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.

CHRISTINE


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

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 also meticulous in the attention we give to each property, whether it be an apartment, a suburban block or a rural spread. Recent experiences have included a 10 month stint on a Daintree acreage, return visits to a horse property and 3 months caring for two houses in the south of France. As Tony is something of a dab hand at housework and property maintenance and Helen is an expert at quality control, 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.

Lidwine & Bastien


  • NSW, Brisbane, South Eastern

Hi!
We are a french Australian couple with a toddler. We have been living in Australia for 8 years and decided to go back to France to be closer to our family for a little while this year. We are planning on coming back permanently early august 2018 towards Sydney and further along the track in north NSW / south QLD. Or perhaps straight to north NSW, no set plan at this stage ! I am in the wine industry, Bastien is manager in a consultancy that specialises on providing advice to corporate on Human Rights and Social Impacts.

We are both nature and animal lovers. We are quite handy, DYI and creative type of people. I enjoy gardening and i am interested in permaculture in particular. We like to get our hands dirty..! I have worked in various farms back in France and in Orange area NSW when i first arrived in Australia.
Bastien owned a house previously. I did some whoofing in a beautiful country eco friendly home in Orange NSW for some time and had to look after the regeneration of the natural bushland as well as some other outdoors tasks.

We are both reliable respectful people and very conscious to take care of where we live and other people's goods.
We enjoy outdoors activities, camping, are pretty sporty and healthy. We tend to eat organic as much as possible.

Our dream is to build ourselves a sustainable eco friendly natural home in a lovely peaceful piece of Earth in Australia and be virtually auto-sufficient. We want to have an alternative lifestyle basically, that will lead us to have a pleasant comfortable simple happy life without the restraints that the current model of society can impose upon people. And we want to bring up our daughter in a healthy meaningful environment.

What we are looking for at this stage from this website is a medium to long term house sitting meanwhile we look for a land and build a home.

We can provide police checks or other references if needed.
We have pet sit for 3 weeks in November 2016 through this website before leaving for France and it went very well.

Please feel free to give us a call for a chat or email us, that would be lovely!

Thanks for your interest in our profile. We are looking forward to looking after your house and more..!

Lidwine & Bastien

Jacqueline & Georgina


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

John


  • NSW

I am currently living in a Retirement Village. I am free to come and go as I please. I wish to become a house sitter as I want to experience living in various locations. I plan to sell my rented home in Sydney and buy a unit in Sydney or country NSW on the coast in which to live. I have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. As my children had pets I have had experience caring for cats & dogs. I am fit and I can mow lawns and attend to a garden as well if the stay is long enough. I am a tidy individual who likes to live in a clean well kept environment. I am a man of sober habits & I exercise regularly and meditate to keep physically and mentally fit.

John Harkins bio:

John graduated from the University of NSW as an Engineer and operated his own management consulting company for many years (www.unitconsulting.com.au). John is a retired Reserve Naval Officer.A Character Reference & a Police Check are enclosed.

JOHN HARKINS’ CHARACTER REFERENCE PROVIDED BY EMAIL

Fri 2/06/2017 1:52 PM

RE: John Harkins Character Reference

I have known John Harkins for approximately 20 years.

In my role as a business managers and owner, I have worked with many contractors and consultants, and in my opinion John is one of the most honest, hardworking, tenacious and principled people I know.

As far as is reasonably, or even unreasonably possible, John will do exactly as he promised he would do, on time or early, and will tell the absolute truth about what has happened and why. In other words, if John tells you about the past, then it happened, and if he tells you about the future, then it will happen! Naturally, John can be proven wrong by circumstance and outside forces, but when it comes to things turning out the way he promised, he will make extraordinary efforts to ensure that you can rely on his word.

Further, John is extremely loyal to his personal and professional relationships and partnerships. If you entrust something to John, he will take care of it, and you, with all his strength and ability – and as a highly tenacious individual, that is saying something.

I stayed in John’s house as a “boarder” for a few days a week, for about a year, while travelling into Sydney on business a few years ago. John is a very house-proud and particular man, everything has a place and everything is in its place. He allowed me plenty of freedom to “make myself at home”, and looked after the property I left in the room from week to week, and his Golden Rule is simple: leave it as it was when you found it, or better.

In reciprocity, for a few days a week for a year or more, I allowed John to use my Sydney-based vehicle while I travelled overseas; he follows his own advice, always surprising me with excellent care and attention to my car; perhaps he leaves it full of gas, perhaps he takes it in for a service, perhaps he cleans it; common courtesy perhaps, but that’s exactly what you hope for, when you leave a valuable asset in someone else’s care.

In summary, I have no hesitation in recommending John for the role he has indicated he’s interested in (house-sitting), and I’m confident he will protect and defend the owner’s property, and consequently live up to your trust in him.

Kind regards
James Powell
WiseTech GLOBAL
e: james.powell@wisetechglobal.com | s: cargowise.james.powell | t:+61 (2) 8001 2200

Tegan & Martin


  • NSW

Hi

We are Tegan and Marty and we are a caring and responsible professional couple.

We are currently completing long term House/Pet Sitting until September 1 2018 but looking for opportunities following this.

In recent years, we have looked after pets and property for friends and family in and around the Sydney and Hunter Valley areas. We've cared for animals from dogs to alpaca's. In the city and on some land. We would love the opportunity to come and care for your house and any animals you may have.

We both grew up in regional areas with pets of our own so we love any opportunity to hang out with animals of all shapes and sizes. We love animals of all kinds but have most experience with dogs.

We enjoy good food, good wine, we like the outdoors and spending time with family. We both love our jobs and Tegan studies too, this means we are often home after work and over the weekends.

Seeking locations that we can commute to work from as we will still work from Redfern and Cammeray. We are obviously happy to travel into work from all over Sydney, eg we will be housesitting in the lower Blue Mountains over winter.

Any questions, please get in contact, we'd be happy to meet you and your pets prior to arranging anything to ensure it would be a good fit.

We look forward to meeting you.

Thanks
Tegan & Marty

georgia & trevor or gena


  • NSW, Bris. Northern suburbs, Bris. Southern suburbs, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Northern QLD, TAS
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AAA+ CAREFUL WITH YOUR PLACE & PETS ! We can guarantee that you'll be very happy if we mind your place and pets !

Preferred Spots at the Moment :- Northern NSW & Gold Coast , Qld

We have been house-sitters for 14 years now and we have excellent references.
Our property experiences include a 300 acre farm , acreage blocks , luxury homes and suburban homes.
Our pet experiences include cattle, horses, dogs, cats, chooks, birds , native wildlife.

I prefer the Gold Coast & Northern NSW so that I can visit family without driving for 2 - 3 hours. [ We live an hour north of Brisbane]
I am also looking for employment in these areas so that I can relocate down there.

At present I am a charity worker.
My current project is getting donations to send Hampers to farmers and country families doing it tough.
After the recent floods, we will be directing much of our efforts to assisting those who have been affected.

When I do a house sit , I will bring either my fiancee or my daughter .
None of us do smoking, drinking, recreational drugs or any other bad habits. We are all neat and tidy in our habits.
My fiancee Trevor is a great handyman who enjoys mowing lawns & doing little maintenance jobs - like the pool.
My daughter Gena is a Natural Medicine student. She usually ends up being " Best Mates " with the pets.
We all love animals & miss having our own pets.

I do hope that you will get in touch soon so we can see if we can mind your precious pets for awhile.