Caring Couple to take care of your home and pets. Jim and I have been housesitting continuously for more than nine years. We enjoy exploring new areas, caring for homes, gardens and precious pets, as well providing peace of mind for owners. We are animal lovers and will keep them to their usual eating/exercise/play routine as closely as possible.Previously, I worked in Real Estate as a Property Manager. Having had 6 years experience in Property Management, I am confident in taking care of every aspect of your housesit - pet responsibilities, security, maintenance, correspondence, as well as resolving any little problems that inevitably pop up. I'm a very house proud woman, 54 years old, independent, fit, honest, responsible, easy going and a good communicator.Jim's background is in the building industry, and he currently manages his small family Residential Building and Development Business. Between 2001 and 2004 he also managed a 12 room Motel in Hallidays Point, NSW. It had a large pool and extensive grounds which he maintained year round. Gardening is one of the hobbies he particularly enjoys.We have glowing references from recent housesits and national police clearances. I have listed below some of our housesits to date.Feel free to call us with any queries. Regards,Gina and JimRecent housesits completed:~ May 2017 to current - Manoora, Cairns. Looking after Joey, the Jack Russell terrier and the 3 bedroom home and gardens while the owner enjoys a cruise in Europe.~ April 2017 ~ Warner, Brisbane. Cared for Strudel the labradoodle, as well as the two storey home and extensive gardens on two acres, while the owners visited WA. We have housesat here on many previous occasions (see below).~ March 2017 - Everton Park, Brisbane. Looked after Ruby and Red, two chihuahua/terrier cross puppies and the three bedroom queenslander home and gardens while the owners visited family in the UK.~ December 2016 to January 2017 - Fig Tree Pocket, Brisbane. Caring for the large four bedroom home, pool and extensive gardens, as well as Custard the cat while the owner spends the Christmas break with family in the UK.~ November 2016 to December 2016. Warner, north of Brisbane. Looked after Strudel the labradoodle, as well as the two storey home and gardens on two acres. We have housesat here on previous occasions while the owners holidayed at their second home in Tasmania.~ September 2016 to November 2016. Red Hill, Brisbane. Looked after the three bedroom Queenslander home and gardens, as well as four quirky inside cats. We have housesat here on four previous occasions while the owner holidays overseas.~ June 2016 to August 2016. Redbank Plains, Brisbane. Caring for the three bedroom home, gardens, and Gemma, a 16 yo Jack Russell cross. We have housesat for the owners several times over the past 7 years as they like to get away in their caravan for extended periods.~ January 2016 to May 2016. Warner, north of Brisbane. Looked after Strudel the labradoodle, as well as the two storey home and extensive gardens on two acres. We have housesat here on previous occasions while the owners holidayed at their second home in Tasmania.
I am moving to take up a new full-time position with Elders in Tassie.I have previously house sat and can provide a reference if needed.I am a tidy person and can look after the garden. My interests are tennis, golf and reading and this house in Mt Stuart would provide the perfect opportunity to tide me over while I look for a permanent residence.I have friends I can stay with until its available.
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.
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 EMAILFri 2/06/2017 1:52 PMRE: John Harkins Character ReferenceI 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 regardsJames PowellWiseTech GLOBALe: firstname.lastname@example.org | s: cargowise.james.powell | t:+61 (2) 8001 2200
If you are looking for someone to love your fur kids to bits, then we are the house sitters for you. We are looking for a housesit from 02/1/18.Senior couple, non-smokers, social drinkers, in good health, refined, professional and very clean, considerate and quiet-living.We have been house sitting full time for nine 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, fish, chickens, birds and wallabies but mostly very spoiled puppy dogs and pussy cats.See our website and house sitting adventures, www.happyhewitts.com or meet us on Facebook: HappyHewitts Housesitting.
Don and Kerry Carlill are a newly retired couple.We have sold our apartment in Sydney, and have recently bought land at Medowie, just north of Newcastle.Our new home will be built during 2017.We are very reliable, and will respect and keep your home in original or better order.We are looking for house sitting in NSW.We have owned our own home on Sydney's Northern Beaches at Collaroy, Bilgola and Dee Why.We have owned a dog (Fox Terrier) and cat, so are familiar with their needs of feeding, exercise and company.Presently house sitting in Hunter looking after chooks, budgies, parrots and a cat.We are non-smokers.We would be pleased to meet you before any arrangement is made.
HelloI am a mature, considerate woman who feels that people's 'homes' in verymany ways, reveal who they really are. I am house proud and clean andwhile I am staying in your home I treat it with the respect and considerationthat it deserves.I have looked after numerous homes in the past few decades, some of my housesits lasting for 6 months at a time.I am an animal lover and have experience with dogs, cats, fish, birds and sheep. I also takecare of plants and gardens be they inside or out. I have excellent references; one of them a previous long term landlord and another ahouse owner whose large home and pets I cared for on more than one occasion. There are also references from shorter 'house sits'that I have done here and there. I can also supply my latest house sit which extended some seven months.I have a current police check and I do not smoke, nor am I a party goer. I spend much of my spare time walking or writing.Please email me any time if you feel I might be the right person to care of and love your home, pets and plants while you are away.
We are looking for pet/ house sits in Queensland in July and early August 2018. We are booked June and Late August and September 2018. We love our work!!Hi, my husband and I are recently retired teachers 61 and 62 who have lived and worked in the same area for 32 years. Of course as teachers we had regular police checks and we can also provide references. After retirement we went to Canada, Hawaii, Far North Queensland and Tasmania. Yes we have caught the travel bug! We are friendly, reliable and caring and now that 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 looked 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 small boat. We love to travel and see new places and while we get free accommodation and the use of your house as a base for our day trips, you get free pet sitting and the care of your home. 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 can 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 including your mobile number and email address so we can make contact and get to know each other prior to your trip. We know the importance of trust in this relationship and can assure you of our honesty and love of animals, in fact we have 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 had repeat house sits which makes us very happy.Jo and Ross Tanner
Semi-retired professional male delighted to care for your house & pets - flexible durations.I am a cheerful, independent and responsible person who would be the perfect candidate to mind your house, pets & gardens in your absence. I am experienced in caring for both house and gardens as well as a variety of pets and have had previous positions houseminding in Australia, New Zealand & the UK during the past 7 years.I love the company of animals and enjoy the peace and quiet of my own company. Being a conscientious person I will ensure that the needs of you and your pets are well understood. Also, I will take the time to carry out exactly what you want me to do while you are absent so that you can have complete peace of mind.Written & verbal references available. I don't smoke, and I rarely drink alcohol.I will endeavour to do all I can to provide what you need in exchange for the privilege of staying in your home.I would be delighted to hear from you.
Hello My husband and I are a married retired couple that have had a lot of experience housesitting in Canberra and would look after your home as we look after our own and believe that it is very important to leave someones home clean and tidy as we found it. We both love animals and have a dog and cat of our own.If possible we would bring a little tiny Foxy with us if possible if that is a problem We are both non smokers. The reason we wish to housesit in Canberra is that my mother is living in Canberra in a Nursing Home at Weston and we would like to spend more time with her as she is getting elderly. We are available to housesit from early December
My partner and I are available for pet and house-sitting between mid November 2017 to March 2018, short stints of a few days are fine. 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.
Hi, we are a caring married couple in our 40's who are living in South Sydney and would appreciate an opportunity to get away from our hectic lifestyle and enjoy a break. We are both animal lovers, particularly dogs, and love to spend time in the outdoors.Before we left to go overseas for a year and a half, we completed a few house-sits over a period of about 5 months and really loved the experience, so would love to be considered to house-sit your place. Since coming back from overseas, we have also been involved in various house-sits in both NSW and Qld for short getaways and enjoy the aspect of minding a home and taking care of pets, which gives us a more relaxed experience, rather than a clinical hotel getaway.We love pets as we have both grown up with them and so would look after your pets well and care for them like our own. We are both fit and healthy so enjoy taking dogs for walks and are also able to help maintain a yard and look after a swimming pool if required.We are non-smokers and non-partygoers but rather love spending time at home.We are also clean freaks so will take great care of your home, keeping it tidy and clean at all times.My husband is an electrician so could come in handy for small jobs around the home as well.We look forward to hearing back from you.Kind Regards,Tim & Sarah
Im architect and student. Im dog lover and really like the sports. In my country i have a dog (beagle) called Duke, he is my life.Im interesting in care dogs as if they were mine. I really love play and walk with dogs. I have experience in dog care. Im stay in Sydney for one year and I want to do what I like the most.
Hi there! We are really looking forward to house and pet-sitting for you as we travel in Australia.We are a married professional couple from Vancouver, Canada and are busy traveling in Australia while on parental leave as we just had our first baby. As of mid-November 2017, he is now 5 months old.Back home, we live in an apartment 10 minutes from the dog beach, where we love to take our amazing dog, Spur, for a run, swim and play (he is a 1-year old 70 pound Heinz variety!). We are enjoying housesitting during our travels and meeting the people we housesit for. We recently finished a housesit on a farm in Queensland taking care of a large dog, 3 cows, 3 chickens, and lots of sheep, and really enjoyed it! We are currently in NSW looking after a whole crew of pets, and are looking forward to finding our new housesit as we travel south.We are pet-owners ourselves and animal-lovers, and we both grew up around dogs, cats, mice, fish, rodents, horses, etc. We also have previous house-sitting experience, and would look after your home and pets as if they were our own. We are non-smokers and keep our place clean and tidy. We would love the opportunity to housesit for you, and to look after your pets and plants. In a message, we can email you references, and police checks if we haven't already. Feel free to call us at 0468 471 133 with any questions.Sincerely, Simon, Deborah and baby Caden
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
We are a fit and healthy retired couple in our mid 70s living in Adelaide. We are interested in house sitting and caring for pets.We have references from past sitting.Prior to retiring we owned a farm and then a business. I have a police clearances for caring and volunteer-work. I like to keep a neat,tidy house and love craft.Col is a handyman and an ex- grader Both of us enjoy the outdoors and gardening.2017 we plan to travel around Australia beginning with WA. We have a 16 foot pop top caravan and enjoy travelling this wonderful country we live in. We are both non smokers.
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.
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 .
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 tidyCheers, Patrick
We love to meet new pets and visiting new places and have been enthusiastic house sitters for over six years - many repeat sits with the same owners. We are dedicated pet carers and gardeners, understanding that your pets, garden and house are very special. We would look after them with kind enthusiasm taking excellent care and paying attention to all the things required. We are both fit and well, are non-smokers and are very tidy and organised.We live in Victoria, love to travel and can do any duration of house sit whether in city or country. We are university graduates and take a keen interest in gardening, graphics, art, books, bird watching and walking. We are familiar with pumps, tanks and the workings of mowers etc as well as computers and have good problem solving skills.Full references with contact numbers can be provided upon request but here are a few:Rod and Lining - Cherrybrook NSW Chris and Fiona looked after our house and cat for about two months at the end of 2016. They were excellent house sitters and I can warmly recommend their services. They took great care with our possessions and treated the house as their own. They showed initiative to maintain the house and the garden. They kept the house spotless and the garden has never looked better than after Chris had applied his "green fingers". Throughout our absence they regularly informed us about any issues and this helped us to have enjoyable and worry-free holidays. Chris and Fiona are very good with animals and they took great care of the cat, goldfish and all. We thank them for everything and would have no hesitation to trust them with our property and animals in the future.Bob and Joan: Mullumbimby NSWChris and Fiona have been house sitters for us on 12 occasions. We have a 3 bedroom house and a flat attached to the garage. Our property is 1 1/4 acres.At all times they treated the house as their own and cared for it and the yard as if that what the case.They are both honest, caring, genuine people. We would recommend them as house sitters.Annie and Stefan: Hanoi, VietnamFiona and Chris stayed at our apartment in Hanoi, Vietnam to look after our cats and plants. They were fantastic! They were organised and conscientious house guests and our cats had a great week with them. We had some flooding right as we were leaving, and they were able to help us dry out and air out the space! We would highly recommend them for another house sit!Fred and Monica: Northern NSWI would like to offer this reference for Chris and Fiona, as they looked after our house and cat on 3 occasions and we were very happy with the outcome. We can definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a house/pet sitter.Sara and Leo - Repton NSWChris and Fiona house-sat for us for eight weeks taking care of our pets (chickens, rabbit, cat and fish) and home. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone else looking for thoughtful and responsible house-sitters.Maree and Pat - Hervey Bay, QLDWe recently met Fiona and Chris for the first time when they accepted our request to house sit for us. It was a pleasure to get to know them before we left on our holiday, as they are a very genuine, cheerful, friendly and caring couple. Their sincere interest in caring for our home and Sir Winston (our inside ragdoll cat) was a reassurance to us to enjoy our time away without worry. Our home was left spotless and Sir Winston was content/happy - he usually has a temper tantrum and hides for a couple of days when we return, but this holiday, he didn't. We have no hesitation in recommending both Fiona and Chris for any house sit they may request to undertake, and we will be looking for them again in the future.A big THANK YOU to Fiona and Chris.Karen - Acacia Hills, TasmaniaFiona and Chris were house sitting for me for 3 and a half weeks in 2017.They cared for my 17 year old burmese cat Sara. She was so well cared for and relaxed you wouldn't have known I'd been away! I loved the way they kept her routines and allowed her to be herself (dominate the household and rule the roost!) I think she was in a better health than when I left, which for an old cat is wonderful!They were very respectful and caring of my home and property. I came home to find a beautifully presented yard and a very clean tidy house.I really appreciated having Fiona and Chris as my house sitters and would thoroughly recommend them to anyone who was considering sitters who love caring for cats and a semi rural property.
I am in a transition stage this year, having put my home in storage at New Year and I'm undertaking full time house sitting while I live in different suburbs and the surrounding areas of Sydney. Eventually I aim to buy an apartment and will either rent it out or live in it. In the last twelve months I sold a business after building it up over twenty years and moved out of a townhouse where I had lived for twelve years. I am undertaking a masters degree by research this year and next so I have a lot of time to stay "in" if required which will suit pet owners. I have been enjoying the house sitting community and it suits my current life of studying and doing much less work.I love animals and, apart from the last 5 years, have had pets of all descriptions most of my life. An inner-city person now, I have lived in different places over the years including by the ocean, on a river and on a farm over twenty years ago and raised animals of all kinds from baby lambs and calves to cats, dogs and birds. I pet sit for friends when they are away and the pets always take to me quickly as I do them. I have worked in the arts and business for twenty five years and now run a small home based business as well as my study which does not require attendance at class. I have grown children who are totally independent and I feel this is my time to explore new ideas and live in new areas. House sitting is a great way to live in new areas and transition to a new home eventually for myself. I am very responsible, a garden and pet lover. I do need to stay within commuting distance of Sydney for study and family.
We are a professional couple located in Canberra and have previously completed a local house sit in between the sale of our house and the purchase of our new one. We have a seventeen year old daughter who loves school and enjoys part-time work. She is a mature young lady who loves animals of all shapes and sizes. We enjoy meeting and looking after new furry friends during house sits and our daughter currently does this in our home for Don't Fret Pet. We are clean and tidy non-smokers who respect other peoples property and privacy. Whilst we don't have Happy Housesitters references we are happy to forward both of our work histories which include over two decades service in the AFP and an executive HR management role with a not-for-profit.Our house sitting interest at the moment is for holiday breaks (either in or out of school holidays) as a family, or sometimes individually as I (Tony) don't work full time. Occasionally I am happy to get away for a break by myself. My wife encourages it;-)If you are after a small family who will take care of your pets and home as if they were their own then we would love to help.
Adrian and Janeen are a married couple , Adrian is a builder with a wealth of knowledge as a BUILDING SUPERVISER having been employed by some of NSW leading builders. He has a wealth of experience in building and home maintaince and landscaping .We are SMOKE FREE!Janeen is a Registered nurse with 40 years experience in Emergency ,Orthopedics, Immuisation Nursing and Aged care with the added benifit of Vetanary care.We have a small Bichon Frise dog .. OSCAR who loves the companionship of other felines and canine . Oscar is a people and animal dog ... very intelligent and loyal , he has a real concern for others like himself on the 4 paws.We would like to HOUSE SIT as our own home is a holiday rental over the Christmas and holiday period. We are a very clean and tidy couple who enjoy walking, gardening and fishing.We own our home in Foster on the MID NORTH COAST and have lived here for 13 years . We are a PROFESSIONAL TEAM and will look after your home and loved pets as if they were oursLooking forward to hearing from Interested partiesYours sincerely Janeen and Adrian ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS YOUR HOME AND PRECIOUS PET'S WILL BE IN GOOD HANDS...... ??????????????
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
We are an Irish couple who have been travelling to Australia every second year since 2009, usually spending 4-5 months there at a time. Our son, his wife and son live in Melbourne and, of course, visiting them is our main reason for travelling to Australia.On our previous trips we have taken part in WWOOFING. This is volunteering to work on various farms and properties around Australia in return for food and accommodation. Details can be found on the website..www.woof.com.au. We have had really positive experiences doing this and have met some wonderful people. Some properties we return to time and time again. It is a wonderful way to travel and see the wonderful Australian countryside.We have owned our own home here in Ireland for the past 35 years. We are both very houseproud, responsible and reliable and would take excellent care of your home, pets and property.We love the company of animals and have owned several cats over the years. We also have plenty of experience with dogs and farm animals. We live in a rural area in the west of Ireland.We will be available for house sitting from October 22nd 2017 until mid February 2018. We can supply references upon request.
Hi there!My name is Nikki, I'm a 28 year old female from Scotland and I am studying my Masters in Landscape Architecture. I came to Melbourne in July 2017 to study and I will be staying in Australia until my final year of uni starts in Scotland in September 2018. My next semester starts in January but it is distance learning, so I will just be studying from home and don't have to attend uni which is why I thought about house-sitting. I've been renting an apartment in the CBD since I arrived but since I spend most of my time studying in the house anyway it would be nice to have a furry friend to keep me company and I would also get to see other parts of Melbourne. Unfortunately at this point in my life I can't have a pet of my own because of university and travelling but I love all kinds of animals and I'm especially experienced in taking care of dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, fish and bearded dragons. The beautiful miniature pinscher you see in my pictures is called Benji, my friend saved him from a breeder who obviously didn't care about the wellbeing of her puppies and as a result he developed some behavioural problems and was aggressive and possessive. I offered to foster him for her until he was ready to be around other dogs and as you can see with a little training and a lot of love he turned into the perfect little gentleman and can't get enough of cuddling on the couch.I worked as an in-home carer for disabled adults whilst at home in Britain, therefor I have been extensively police checked and received specialist training and have certificates that confirm I am legally entrusted with the care of the most vulnerable people in society. I conducted personal care for severely disabled individuals and took them out for activities and assisted with general day to day living like shopping, preparing food, doing chores and I also maintained their homes for them so I am experienced with house cleaning. If you are interested in my references I will provide you with contact details for my previous employer who can verify my police check, that I worked there for over a year (the only reason I reluctantly left the job was because I was coming here to study) and that I am trustworthy and have the experience necessary to care for your house and pets. You also know that I couldn't have a criminal record or I would not have been granted a Visa or entry into Australia and I will provide you with photocopies of my drivers licence (full, manual and clean) and passport so you have my personal details.I'm more than happy to send you daily pictures or video calls so you can see that your pet is being treated with the love and attention they deserve. I don't drink or smoke, I am a clean and quiet lodger and will provide a reference from my current landlord (who lives in the property with me) to confirm this. I am happy to meet you prior to making any house sitting plans so you can decide if I'm a good fit. I am a warm, compassionate person just looking fsor a furry companion to keep me company during my studies, I'm looking for longer house sits preferably around a month so I can see different parts of Australia but not have to move around too often. I'm happy to sign a contract with agreed terms and will even provide you with a bond to ensure your peace of mind.I look forward to hearing from you!Nikki
I'm a single, mature, quiet, non-smoking woman, love pets; am a homeowner and houseproud, and would look after your place as if it were my own. I work at one of the local universities in Canberra and like a change of scenery during my holidays.I have successfully cared for a home and two large dogs for four weeks and can provide references; have experience with and very much enjoy looking after cats as well, and have in the distant past, looked after chickens, ducks and aquariums. Why don't you give me a call and see if I may be the right person to take care of your home and pets? My phone number is 0413 725 727.Best wishes,Petra
Dear home owner,I have enjoyed caring for people's homes and pets for several years. During that time I have had the pleasure of maintaining landscaped gardens and lawns up to two acres in size.( Ride-on mower preferred.)I have experience in caring for a variety of pets and livestock.Also, I am very experienced with pets that need extra care. EG medications or special care requirements. Caring for your home and much loved pets is my number one priority.I am clean and tidy and enjoy living a quiet lifestyle.Housesitting gives me the opportunity to experience living in interesting and diverse communities.It also allows me to indulge in my favourite activities, nature photography and bushwalking.I have very good references and a police clearance check.I look forward to hearing from you.Kind RegardsMichelle
Kathryn is a well known long term resident of the Byron Shire with a house of her own in Suffolk Park. At the moment she is away from home enjoying staying in different housesits in the Shire. For the past year she has housesat various properties in Mullumbimby, Ocean Shores, and Cooper's Shoot. Excellent references can be given upon request. Peter is from New Zealand, with family in Suffolk Park. He enjoys gardening, has a vegetable garden at his home in NZ, and would be keen to maintain a housesit garden if required. Both Peter and Kathryn are writers, and enjoy a particularly quiet lifestyle, especially in the countryside. They are both experienced cat and dog owners, as well as experienced carers of other people's animals, including on farms with cows, horses, etc. They are both clean, tidy, organised, and are non-drinkers, non-smokers and drug free.
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