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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 to broad acre working 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

Merry


  • NSW

Single, non-smoking, quiet, animal loving house-sitter available...everyone catered for - from goldfish to great danes!
From a country background, I was brought up with all sorts of animals and am a certifed equine sport masseuse.

My first house-sit was supposed to be for one weekend and ended up being a four year stint:))

Currently I work Mon-Fri evenings on my laptop (home based.)

In addition to this, I do a couple of morning and weekend evening shifts in the city so approx 20 hours a week I would be out of the house, so not suitable for anyone requiring a sitter to be home 24/7.

Refs, police checks etc available upon request.

Preferred Location: anywhere handy to transport connections.

Annette


  • ACT, Rural/Regional NSW

My facebook page is: Annette's House & Pet Sitting Service

Here you will find my five star references. Please feel free to contact direct.

I have been house and pet sitting privately for over 5 years and it has been a wonderful experience meeting so many interesting people and their pets!

For the past year I have stayed in the Central West NSW Region as I have friends in Bathurst. However; this year as well as repeat bookings in the Central West Region, I would like to see more of Rural NSW and ACT.

I happily agree to follow your set guidelines in relation to your pets and home environment and will contact you at least weekly while you are away with updates and photos.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Warmest Regards,
Annette

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.

wally & Peggy


  • NSW, Brisbane, South Eastern, TAS
  • Reduced Contact

We are a Retired couple who have a Business Management and Aged Care background .We are reliable and respectful of other peoples property treating it as our own,Pets have been part of most of our life and we understand what they require and need and importantly we love there company .We are very active ,involved in the community,enjoy travelling ,involved in sport and socialize with family and friends .We can ensure you that you can leave and enjoy your holiday without any worries about your home and your important friend .

If you require any further information do not hesitate to contact us for References or simply to talk with us.

Wally and Peggy Cook

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 .


Rod


  • ACT, NSW, QLD

Hi
Im retired(well as retired as I can get) Im presently living in Thailand volunteer teaching english and organics.
I have to return to Australia for 2 years to make my pension portable and cant afford to live there paying rent while doing so, house sitting seems a good alternative.
I have never house sat before(unless house sitting for my wife, we have been separated for 4 years I sat for her in Sept while she went on a cruise and small trip in America).
I have had cats and dogs nearly all my life, even now in Thailand I have a couple of dogs in my Soi(street) who wait for me to comeback from my walk for a scratch and rub.
I have had many homes during my 66 years and have taken good care of them all, mine that I owned or rented while in the RAAF for 20 years.
I dont smoke and drink very little if at all(unless after a hard days work I may have a bottle). A tidy and clean person, the RAAF taught me these. I walk at least 5 klms each morning rain willing, I have been involved with sporting clubs most of my life and like watching local Rugby League when I can.
I cannot supply references at this time(unless my wife counts as she said she can supply me one), but will Im sure be able after my first house sit.

Julie


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
  • Reduced Contact

Hi, my name is Julie. I am a happy, healthy semi-retired animal lover, who is mature and reliable. I own a small business that I run from my desktop. As a house sitter, this means that I can provide a constant presence to watch over your home and give your pets the same company, care and attention that you would yourself. I am available to sit right across Australia.

In addition to running my own small business, I have also managed a faculty across three campuses and been a busy travel agent and tour guide in my working life. Employers have entrusted me with valuable assets, large sums of money and the well-being of other people. I am reliable, trustworthy and well organised; mature but young at heart.

At home, I keep a very tidy house. I actually enjoy the comfortable routines of housekeeping and seeing the house look as neat as a pin. I never move anything, I am very respectful of a homeowner's space. When you return, you'll find everything just as you left it.

In addition to taking good care of home and beloved pets, I am happy to look after mail, provide regular updates and all the other things that will give you peace of mind while you are away. I keep in touch regularly by sending messages and pics of your little ones, as any of my referees will attest. I love gardening, am handy with a mower and all the day to day maintenance needed to keep outdoor areas looking great.

I am free to travel on flexible dates and take up long or short assignments.
I am health conscious without being obsessive, enjoy exercise and am a non smoker.
I have a police check and references. You will be able to call and verify references. These contacts can be provided on request.

"Julie looked after our house, our old blue heeler, our cat and 3 chooks for around two weeks whilst we were overseas in March 2015. We came home to a lovely clean house and very happy and well looked after pets. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Julie and would certainly love her to look after our house again" - Sharon Vincent Batemans Bay NSW 2536

Chingwei & Margaret


  • Sydney, Central Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW

My partner and I are available for pet and house-sitting. 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 from our profile.

Karen & Michele


  • ACT, NSW, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central, Central Coast (Qld)

Hello Myself and my partner currently live in Brisbane Queensland. We both moved here 4 years ago to study and work. Parents of 3 beautiful grown up girls, 1 dog and a bird. We have in the past been parents and carers of cats/dogs, snakes, lizards, birds and rabbits to name a few. Now the girls have grown and moved out of the family home we find ourselves with time to explore. So combining our love of travel and respect/ love of animals here we are.
We take great pride in our family home and your home will be looked after and as tidy as you left it. We like to be busy so are happy to do some gardening, mow a lawn and small jobs around the home with your permission.
Great references.
Short notice usually ok depending on travel costs.
Happy to sms pics of your fur babies for reassurance if requested.
Karen and Michele

Michael & Barbara


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, VIC

We are retired Health Professionals (Radiographer/Nurse) have extensive house-sitting experience over recent years, are mature, clean, responsible, considerate, non smokers, always leave a home & property in a better state than found. With no commitments at home, we're free to be away for as long as we wish, willing to travel to anywhere Australia wide, & to most overseas locations. We're willing to care for cats & kittens (not dogs) have had domestic animals in the past. Happy to speak with anyone seeking a sitter, & we have references.


Joanne


  • NSW, QLD, SA, VIC

**Please note I am already booked over the Christmas and New Year period. Enjoy the silly season and your holidays**

Hi!!!

I'm a 33 yo Graphic Designer who has been freelancing running my small business for the last 5 years.
In a sea of pet sitting profiles, I decided to use a sense of humor with my one - I hope it makes you smile :)
I can work anywhere there is a wifi connection (or I can bring my own, no problems).
So this means your pets will always have company and cuddles.
I have no children and no pets and am a completely free agent. No sit is too long or too short.

I like to keep fit, so daily walks are always guaranteed. And always happy to venture out on the weekends for adventures to park walks or the beach.
I have my own car so getting around isn't an issue.
A Gippsland girl at heart - I have always been brought up in a household full of animals - whether it's dogs, cats, fish, bunnies, cows, donkeys, chickens - you name it.
I'll look after it. I love to listen to music and cook. I love to read and pursue my business/passion projects - so you'll always find me behind my mac most nights.
I love hiking and getting outdoors. I don't smoke and like to have the occasional glass of red.

I would really love to have a pet of my own - but as I am renting this isn't possible. So I'd love to look after yours.
My friends even bought me a french bulldog pillow to fill the void- I've called him George and he currently guards my couch.

My rental is has 3 balconies full of plants so am happy to be your green thumb too. I treat and respect my house like my own and have always had long-term rentals of 5+ years, with full back and front yards. I was always the gardener in the household and a lot of pride in presentation and cleanliness.
I have been criticised for being too clean - so I'll make sure your home is in the same condition as you left it.
Happy to always meet face to face before you go away for a coffee.

I think petsitting is a great way to experience different areas of Victoria.
It's also a great way to meet fellow animal lovers like myself and as a barefoot investor, I think this is a great way to save for those financial goals.
If this sounds like we match - let's get in touch. Go and enjoy yourself while you are away and I'll take care of the rest!

Jaime


  • ACT, NSW

Hi, mature retired female Freelance Photographer of people and thousands of children over an 18 year period. Independent experienced housesitter for a total of 14 and a half years, 95% word of mouth.The 13 and half years were between 1996 to 2002 and 2009 until now 2018 caring for much loved and adored fur family pets and homes and at one time, two teenagers. A change in direction with business, and wishing to travel again led me into seeking housesitting positions for the second time. Based on the Northern Beaches for years, references are available for previous house sittings and present ones. Because the vast majority of my house sittings are word of mouth interested persons do not need a written reference, however, through the agency, I do have written references that can be sent to you (I have yet to upload more references to my page yet) and of course you do have permission to phone check any of the references and the homeowners will be glad to talk to you. I love people but I require quiet time alone with animals for company, I am very much an animal person and my top priority is to keep all animals happy and care for your home to the best of my ability. In my personal life, I spend many hours on my laptop, I have my own travelling mini modem, therefore, your pets have my company nearly all of the time. I am not a party person, good friends live in various parts of Australia so I usually go to see them whenever I have free time I have lived with many big dogs, Great Danes and German Shepherds and Labradors, Cats with amazing personalities, a Snake, Horses and a Lamb and pet Chickens. And wild Birds seem to like me. Being patient, responsible and highly respectful of other people,s privacy and property, I would be more than happy to be there for you if you need me. My housesitting at present takes me to the Central Coast and the Blue Mountains and Sydney's North Shore. I have gone further out of that area so I will consider further North or South of NSW. Interstate I will consider also. Clean and tidy, leaving your house as you would like to find it. I am a non-drinker. Excellent References are supplied. I mow lawns when necessary and water pot plants and gardens. I look forward to hearing from you, Kind Regards Jaime.


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

Lane


  • ACT, NSW, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Hi I'm Lane.

I'm a quiet, considerate, creative type who loves running, writing, mindfulness, and minimalism. I have a reliable, new car and I love road-trips near or far. I'm a healthy, single, non-smoker and a quiet, clean house sitter. I'm a relaxed soul with high emotional intelligence and I'm a born-and-bred animal lover — dogs, cats, goats, chooks, and more.

I was raised country-style — on dirt roads and tank water, with ticks, leeches, and acres and acres of freedom — so I'm competent and well versed in country life. These days I have my own digital creative business which affords me the luxury of working from where ever I choose. So I'm not a house-sitter who's looking for a free roof; I'm a self-sufficient soul looking to experience life in lots of locations and to meet lots of people along the way. I only need Internet to work and I bring my own if required. I love running through the mountains, along trails, and beachside so locales like these are bonuses for me.

Bonuses for you is that I work from "home" so I'm always on-hand and ready to deal with any situations that might arise at your home. After-all your home is my home while you're away, and I take that responsibility very seriously.

Feel free to call, text, or email me anytime.

Always,
Lane

Hareth


  • NSW, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld)

I'm a "professional" house/petsitter taking care of peoples homes and beloved pets around the world.



As a wildlife & lifestyle photographer I have grown up with many pets from chickens, cats, dogs, sheep, horses, ducks, birds and even reptiles. I have regular people i housesit for as i have an incredible trusting relationship with and looking at expanding my housesitting experience now I'm back home in Australia. 



I have a family home with mum and siblings and a bunch of animals. I'm technically based in Sydney and spend my week editing and working from home which i belive makes me the perfect sitter. I'm a 39 year old, super career focussed, don't drink or party and have the utmost respect for others space and property.



My love for animals is authentically embeded in my life, i spend 3 months every year volunteering and rescuing dogs in Cape Town South Africa for a pro-life organisation called "Side Walk Specials".



If you have any questions or want to meet me in person i would be MORE than happy to arrange that!



Have a wonderful week and looking forward to exchanging hospitality experiences with your home and pets!



And you might get a couple of free portraits of your pet if i get the chance to take care of them :) i just cant help it. 



Hareth Tayem


Kali


  • ACT, NSW

** Next available from December 2017. **

Hello.

I am a tidy non-smoking animal-loving lady in my 40's with no children or pets of my own and work from home wherever I am as a management and communication professional.

I'd be delighted to tend to your animal family, home and garden in exchange for a new living experience, and am also available to help out with your home and/or small business administration and management to keep things running smoothly in your absence if you could use a little extra support.

I care a lot about the environment I live in and like to keep it (and everyone in it!) happy, clean and well-tended because it makes us feel really good. Fortunately home owners appreciate this about me. :-)

If you like keeping up to date, I offer a weekly update complete with email summary of animal, home and garden news; scans of your postal mail; shopping receipts for any household purchases I've made on your behalf; and photos of the things that matter most to you. I understand though if you'd prefer to leave it all behind, and am equally happy to update you only when you contact me.

If you have pets and they need company during the day they will appreciate me: I work from home, find it hard to resist regular affection, and like to get out daily for a walk to nearby parks and beaches.

I've been an active host of international travellers via the global Couchsurfing network and loved the opportunity to develop new friendships and share a home and local knowledge with others seeking to live as locals in new areas. A link to the very positive hosting references is available on request.

~*~ Why I am house sitting. ~*~

It only occurred to me recently after 18 years of busy professional life in Sydney, Australia, that I now have employment that is essentially location independent.

It took a bit of mental adjustment to realise that I didn't need to keep living in the same place in order to do what I do, and then another mental leap to realise that I may even be able to travel (adventure!) more broadly. Especially as internet quality gets better and better, it seems there is really very little keeping me from exploring many new and wonderful areas and meeting many new and wonderful people and animals.

My entire work-life is online as a not for profit community and membership manager, conference director and communication producer/director.

Although I am essentially a tidy, quiet, hard-working homebody, I realised it didn't necessarily need to be *my* home that I am working from. This inspiration received in large part with the help of the Ultimate Housesitting Guide.

Travelling to different areas and living like locals (slow travel) is really hard to beat, and housesitting provides the best of both worlds.

I am organised, tidy, responsible, trustworthy and like check-lists and learning new things. At my first house sit the happy returning home owner exclaimed "you are MORE than trustworthy!" and immediately asked us to do another long term sit for her during her next planned vacation, and we were invited back again next year for the following sit too.

The main thing is that it has to feel like a good fit for you and for me because I enjoy open communication and win/win experiences.

~*~ What I bring to the assignment / relevant experience. ~*~

Apart from being tidy, organised and responsible with a love of maintaining homes and gardens to a high standard, I tend to become firm friends with the animals I meet on my travels.

When catching up for coffee with a recent returning home owner she mentioned that the animals (a cuddly cat and loving groodle) were the happiest she'd seen when she returned home. At the sit before that we were advised that it was not at all common for their cat to bond so well with her sitters over the past 13+ years, so much so that she ran to greet us when we came to visit.

House sitting is a fun way for me to make new furry and feathered friends as I explore new places. I love animals of all kinds and grew up with many, in both suburban and country homes and it *totally* makes sense to me that pets prefer to stay home where they are comfortable than go away when their family travels.

I've grown up with family cats, dogs, birds, fish, mice and various farm animals as best friends, in city and country, and am comfortable just about anywhere from city to beach, rural and remote.

My family and household dogs have included black labrador, alaskan malamute, red kelpie, miniature schnauzer, staffordshire terrier, standard poodle, weimaraner, german shepherd and rottweiler breeds. Recently I've also had the pleasure to become acquainted with 3 corgis, a beagle, scottish terrier, groodle, standard schnauzer, airedale, maltese terrier and a host of others! I love all breeds and individual animals for their various unique personality traits.

As well as a weekend with two fabulous cats in Lisarow (NSW) in 2015 we were fortunate to do a longer term cool cat house sit in Umina Beach, Central Coast (NSW); be the fortunate friends and companions to 3 very bright Corgis and a gorgeous garden in Lyons (ACT) for 3 months; were taken care of by a super cute beagle & scottie dog duo in Watson (ACT) for almost 3 months taking us into the new year; then 2+ months on a hillside in Fadden (ACT) with the lady of the house (an elegant and eloquent black cat) followed by 3 weeks with the most snuggly Groodle and cat in Hughes (ACT) followed by 4 months in a country home in Bowral (NSW) with the girls: 2 cats (a Persian & an Australian mist) and 5 chatty hens. We were then kept company in Fisher (ACT) by a charming airedale schnauzer duo before landing in Port Stephens (NSW) to care for a playful maltese terrier with a very good haircut. Then it was back to Bowral to act as summer staff to two very regal and beautiful cats, down the road to Moss Vale to care for a cat queen, and to another Moss Vale home with the furry trio: 2 dogs and a hold-her-own cat who was only recently a kitten.

I get along with less domesticated animals too (one of my photos shows Kali having brekky with a local lorrikeet) and completed the WIRES Rescue & Immediate Care Course in 2015.

If you like keeping up to date, you'll love my (entirely optional) weekly email news including mail scans, and photos.

In short, I like taking care of things.

References and police checks available on request.

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

Hello. I am a retired senior federal public servant, 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

Ngaire & Adam


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, VIC, WA

We are a close knit, fun loving little family of 3. Myself, Ngaire, I'm an Osteopath and own my business so need only be in the clinic 1 day a week, or sometimes not at all, and the rest of the time I can work from home. My husband, Adam, who works for a pharmaceutical company, and our 5 year old daughter Maeve, who just loves life, people, nature and animals.

In March 2018 we took off on an adventure around Australia for 6months, however we decided to rent our Essendon home out before then, and house sit full time for 7 months. Initially we thought we would return to our Essendon home following our trip, but we fell in love with house sitting! Meeting some wonderful people and forming great bonds with pets was a bonus we hadn't anticipated, and so we have chosen to continue house sitting indefinitely. We are non smokers, who take pride in our home and possessions, and care for anyone else's home like we would our own. We understand how it feels to trust someone else with your home and pets, and we take the responsibility seriously.

We are happy to care for your home, keep it neat and clean, do extra little jobs and you can trust that your house will be in the same great condition you left it upon your return. We love to explore as a family, and enjoy walking dogs or taking them out and about. We would be pleased to care for any animal in whatever they need.

Maeve is a gentle and kind 5year old who understands appropriate behaviour with pets of all types, and is very used to the house sitting lifestyle and the behaviour that is required. Obviously, we need to care only for animals who are comfortable with children, so that we make sure she is safe. She also understands caring for other people's property and is no problem in a home that hasn't been "child proofed". You won't even notice she has been there!

Previous house sitting roles have involved us caring for 3 dogs at a time, 4 cats and multiple fish in one house in the heat of summer. We are up to the challenge! We are also fine, with just a small dog who loves a cuddle, we are pretty flexible! Our experience also extends to chooks, rabbits and turtles.

We have looked after a number of homes with both pools and spas and are happy to maintain these for you with appropriate instruction for your specific requirements. Maeve is a very strong swimmer for her age, being used to both pools and and the ocean. Although we of course supervise her at all times, we have no concerns about her in a property with a pool.

As a family we love spending time exploring new places, having coffee with friends and just being together. We get out and about but also enjoy time at home so your pets would have company too. We love spending time at the beach, or catching the train to the city for an explore, and of course if there is a great park around, we love a play! We are a footy loving family, though we don't agree on our teams ;-).

We would love to hear from anyone looking for down to earth, relaxed but hard working people to care for your house or pets. We are open minded for any types of property.

We have police checks and references available (you will find many attached to our profile). Please feel free to contact us with any questions at all that you may have. We are so excited for the next chapter and the variety that house sitting brings and look forward to hearing from you!

Witold


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

I am a single, 61 year old, retired former public servant. I am financially secure, well educated and well travelled.
I try to run my life simple, peaceful and close to nature. I am a meditator and I practise yoga daily. I am very tidy and keep my surrounds clean and uncluttered. I clean the house I live in chemicals free as much as possible. I do nor smoke or drink, I do not gamble and I eat healthy and organic food.
I like gardening and growing my own vegetables. I find these activities very rewarding as well as therapeutic.
I like animals especially cats, which I find serene and independent and dogs for their fondness of humans. I enjoy relating and caring for them. In my younger days I spent time on farms in Poland and enjoyed a lot of interaction with other domesticated animals.
Following the sale of my last house in Suffolk Park in 2016 I have moved to house sitting.  So far I have looked after a variety of properties and animals: dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, fish, turtles, lorrikeets, cockatiels, goats, cattle, sheep, horses, alpacas and donkeys.
House sitting has been a wonderful and rewarding experience. It is a great way to see new parts of Australia and to give the owners freedom to travel by taking good care of their places. All my references show that my hosts were very happy with my sits.

Britt


  • NSW

Am mature aged, fit and healthy.
Have farm, animal and house sit on and off for Many years.
I travel with a pure bred choc lab. He has a beautiful nature.
We love road trips, meeting new beings, and love the freedom.
We love to clean up, and surprise the owners, when they return. Good at organizing and neat as well.
Non smoker.
References available.
Thanks

Beth & Peter


  • Mid North Coast, Tweed Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
I am a Retired School Teacher - mother of 2.
I am now living in an Over 50s Village in Toowoomba Queensland.
My partner who is also retired, will be joining me for some of my house sitting positions.
I would like to spend some time in Melbourne to see my daughter occasionally and get to know my grandchildren.
We are also looking for House Sitting along the coast of NSW and Queensland.
I have house sat previously mainly in Canberra.
I have also had 2 Golden Retrievers for 28 years and a cat while the children were growing up.
My Partner has also had pets when his children were growing up and is very experienced in anything mechanical or requiring a little maintenance wherever we are.
I am sure we would be able to care for your home and your pets.
I am able to include 2 references and I have other Phone call references but my partner has only joined me on one house sit and we did not think to get a reference. We are house sitting over Xmas so will make sure we get up to date references.
Thanking you

Beth Milne and Peter King

I have two References I will try to enclose.

Dick & Ann


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

We are a retired, non-smoking, quiet living couple.

We are well-traveled and when we stay in a property anywhere in the world we look after it properly and leave it in very good order, clean and tidy.

Although we are UK based we are always looking for opportunities to stay in Australia.
We have considerable experience of house/pet sitting with cats mainly, but also with other small animals, here in the UK and in Australia. We also had cats for over 35 years!
We have, of course got references and a police check.

We have just ( April ) booked to visit our daughter in Sydney and will be there from the 9th Nov to 11th Dec in rented accommodation.

We will now not be in Australia before then but will be available from Dec 11th in the run up to, and over the Xmas period

Dick/Ann

Beth


  • Rural/Regional NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, South Eastern, Central, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Western QLD, Adel Southern suburbs, Barossa Valley, Flurieu Peninsula, South East, Spencer Gulf, West Coast, TAS, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, Northern Vic, SE Vic, Ballarat, Perth S.E suburbs, Perth S.W suburbs, Northern, S.E & Central, S. Western

Emma


  • NSW

Hello!
I am a massive animal lover who would love to share my love this January, by looking after someone else’s pets as I can’t have my own where I live. Available from 6th - 13th Jan and then the 20th - 27th Jan.
I am a ‘work from home’ single parent ( my daughter is away in January) who is a Nurse working in Medical Sales. I live an active healthy fun lifestyle, love walks and prefer a clean and tidy environment.
I have had dogs, rabbits and fish all my life and almost every week I dogsit my friend’s Cavoodle and recently minded her for 2 months while her Family was away in the UK.
I also regularly puppysit puppies from a local pet store.
Over the years, I have done several housesits for friends watering their plants and managing the daily house activities.
I can supply references.
I would love the opportunity to give your animals some love and attention!
Emma

David & Sarah


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

We are trustworthy house-sitters who enjoy gardening and love animals.
We have completed house sits of long duration in New Zealand, looking after the house, gardens, dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, birds, fish and cows.
We have two gentle and respectful home-schooled children (Aged 5 and 8 yrs).
We have come to the end of a contract as onsite building managers of 43 'first class residential apartments ' and are well qualified to care for your home.
We are hoping to explore Australia and feel that house-sitting is a wonderful way to do this.
Having home-schooled children we are available during the day to give attention to gardens and beloved pets.
Excellent references available on request and happy to answer any queries.

Kathleen & Aaron


  • NSW

Hi,

we are a clean and tidy (non-smoking) couple with a lot of experience in house sitting. We love animals and have looked after cats, dogs, fish, guinea pigs, rabbits, ducks, quails and more. We are an active couple and love going on runs/ walks with the animals we look after.

We are currently house sitting so we can save up enough to travel the world next year and we enjoy playing and hanging out with furry friends. We both work in the illawarra/ south sydney region around Helensburgh and most of our previous house sitting jobs have been here.

If you have a vegetarian home, we are more than happy to go meatless while we are staying in your home as we have great respect for a persons house rules.

Depending on our location and availability we generally love to meet you and your pets before you leave in order to get to know your pets and their lifestyle. If that isn't possible we can call or arrange a Skype call, whatever suits you best.

We can also provide references from previous jobs.

Thanks for reading our profile and we hope to hear from you.

Graham & Kay


  • ACT, NSW, SA, TAS

My wife and I own and operate an online business, established almost 8 years ago. The majority of our customers are world wide. As a result, we are permanent travelers, but need to be in Australia to visit with grand kids and assorted family! We are animal lovers, and recently gave away 2 fabulous cats to a good home. (Normally our sons look after the cats, but they all recently left the family home in New Zealand!) We now have good experience in house sitting, we are very responsible people, and would treat your home as we would ours, and the animals and garden would be treated the same. My wife is extremely house proud, and loves to potter about in the garden . She is an extremely organised person and she looks after the house and me very well! Kays Dad was in the 2000 Queens Honors List in New Zealand (R. J. SHARP ONZM, For services to Dairying), because he invented the herringbone milking shed in New Zealand in 1952. Only took 48 years to get recognised. We can provide good personal references. We are non smokers. Broadband or good internet access would be needed.


Debra & Tom


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, 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), a few dogs both small and large, 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

Lyn


  • NSW

I'm a very active single, non-smoking 69 year old and recently retired from full time work. I am currently travelling full time in my motor home, however during December 2018, January and February 2019 I would like to be close to family and friends around Sydney. I'm very house proud and would look after your property and pets like they were my own. I was born and raised in the country so am able to put to my hand to most any task, including feeding and looking after animals. I can provide references should you require them. I have a current Police Check and Working with Children Check (though I expect I won't be needing that). I am enjoying the life I am currently living and the freedom that provides, however I love catching up with friends and family. When I'm not travelling, I like to bushwalk, participate in group exercise classes and yoga. I am an avid reader and also sew when I can.