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Lauren


  • NSW

Hi I'm Lauren!

I moved over from England in June 2018 and have been housesitting all over Melbourne and Sydney ever since!

I am now settling in Sydney and love getting to know the difference suburbs around the city which housesitting is great for as well as giving the home and pet owners peace of mind whilst they’re away!

I'm known as the 'sensible one' in my friendship group and I have a property of my own in England therefore I will take care of your home as if it were my own. I love animals and have taken good care of dogs, cats, rabbits and fish of my own in the past.

I understand leaving your home and pets in someone else's hands is a big responsibility and I want to give full peace of mind that I will take good care of both your home and pets. I have completed several successful housesits so far in Melbourne and Sydney looking after cats, dogs, reptiles, birds, fish and plants/gardens.

When I arrived in Australia, I stayed with a very good family friend; she is a very knowledgable vet nurse so if I have any issues or questions I always have her a phone call away to ask.

I have been using alternative house sitting websites so if you would like references I can send them your way!
Please don't hesitate to contact me :)

Nicole & Danny


  • NSW, VIC



ABOUT NICOLE & DANNY

Hello,
My partner Danny and I are both from Essex, UK and met 6 years ago. We are both very clean, respectful and caring. We are currently travelling the world where we hope to do some housesits along the way!



WHY WE WANT TO SIT

We arrived in Australia Jan 2018. We have fell in love with Aus so much that we plan to stay as long as possible. We are currently located in Sydney. We enjoy the company of pets whilst we are away from home as it helps us feel more settled.



OUR EXPERIENCE

We have grown up with cats and dogs as pets. We both love animals and have a lot of experience in dealing with animals.
We understand the main duties: care of a household as we have lived independently also for the past 5 years. We also have experience with looking after chickens.
We will look after your house and pets with great care as what we really want is some amazing reviews to help us extend our travelling trip as long as possible.



HOUSE SITTING EXPERIENCE

We are registered with a few websites and have now done 15 housesits across London, Bangkok, Melbourne and Sydney. Please see below our reviews- we are still awaiting on one review from a recent housesit.



REVIEWS

Bernadett – Lane Cove, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Nicole and Danny looked after our dog, 2 cats and 4 chickens. They did a fantastic job and we came back to a clean house and happy animals ?? I would definitely recommend Nicole and Danny, they are lovely people.
Organised (5/5 stars)
Relaible (5/5 stars)
Self-Sufficient (5/5 stars)
Tidy (5/5 stars)
Pet Care (5/5 stars)
Received | Jun 08, 2019

Vivienne & Chris- Epping, Sydney, Australia
We are so grateful to Nicole and Danny for the way they looked after our house, garden and pets, Rufus and Jessi , for almost four weeks whilst we were overseas. Nicole kept in touch and sent photos of the cats, clearly contented and comfortable with their sitters.
We could relax and enjoy our trip without concerns about what was happening back home.
Thank you!
Organised (5/5 stars)
Reliable (5/5 stars)
Self-sufficient (5/5 stars)
Tidy (5/5 stars)
Pet care (5/5 stars)
Received | Apr 20, 2019

Jayne- Point Cook, Victoria, Australia
During a recent overseas trip we were lucky enough to have Nicole and Danny come and housesit for us. Leaving behind our Dogs and Chickens is always stressful, with Nicole and Danny we had nothing to worry about, they were amazing.
Organised (5/5 stars)
Reliable (5/5 stars)
Self-sufficient (5/5 stars)
Tidy (5/5 stars)
Pet care (5/5 stars)
Received | Jun 11, 2018

Judith- Lilydale, Victoria, Australia
Danny and Nichole housesat for us for 3weeks .They proved to be trustworthy and communicated well with us .We felt confident leaving the house and garden in their care
Organised (5/5 stars)
Reliable (5/5 stars)
Self-sufficient (5/5 stars)
Tidy (5/5 stars)
Pet care (N/A- no pets)
Received | Jun 11, 2018

Sharon - Berwick, Victoria, Australia
Nicole and Danny were excellent house/petsitters. They sat on 2 occasions, the last sit was for 4weeks, my fur babies were well looked after, so i came home to very happy dogs. My home was also left as i found it, this was all i asked for an i was very happy an enjoyed my holiday knowing all was well. Thank you both ,i highly recommend these guys if ever you need a sitter.
Organised (5/5 stars)
Reliable (5/5 stars)
Self-sufficient (5/5 stars)
Tidy (5/5 stars)
Pet care (5/5 stars)
Received | Jun 3, 2018

Kate - Lilydale, Victoria, Australia
We highly recommend Nicole & Dan as house sitters. They are very easy to comminicate with, easy going and flexible. A lovely, friendly couple who put our minds at ease when we met. We were 100% comfortable leaving our home and dogs in their care. The dogs were relaxed and happy and sad to say goodbye! Great communication throughout and our home was left clean and tidy! Note: Nicole & Dan did a 2nd house sit for us, organised at the last minute privately. As said above we were very happy and appreciative they were available to sit for us.
Organised (5/5 stars)
Reliable (5/5 stars)
Self-sufficient (5/5 stars)
Tidy (5/5 stars)
Pet care (5/5 stars)
Received | Apr 26, 2018

Chris - Doncaster, Victoria, Australia
Nicole and Danny house sat for me 1 week in February 2018, looking after our 2 Airedale Terriers. They were good with following our instructions vis-a-vis walking the dogs and responded very promptly to our requests for photos etc. We came home to happy dogs and a spotless house. We had hoped to get Danny and Nicole to house sit again if we could but they were already booked up! I don't have any reservations in recommending them to future house sitters.
Organised (5/5 stars)
Reliable (5/5 stars)
Self-sufficient (5/5 stars)
Tidy (5/5 stars)
Pet care (5/5 stars)
Received | Mar 26, 2018

Natalie - Reservoir, Melbourne, Australia
Nicole and Danny were fabulous house sitters! Nelly our dog and Channel our cat both thrived in their care. It was great to get some updates and photos of our beloved pets whilst we were away. Both NIcole and Danny connected with our pets beautifully and Nelly enjoyed many lovely walks in our absence. They were happy for Channel to cuddle up with them at night and they were both very mindful of our pets eating and leisure routines. They have kept in touch with us and are genuinely concerned as Nelly has a tumor that is to be operated on and have both requested that I keep them up to date with how Nelly is going. I am very grateful to them both and highly recommend them.
Organised (5/5 stars)
Reliable (5/5 stars)
Self-sufficient (5/5 stars)
Tidy (5/5 stars)
Pet care (5/5 stars)
Received | Feb 2, 2018

Claire - Bangkok, Thailand
Nicole and Danny were easy to communicate with and left me with a spotless apartment and happy cats! Thank you!
Organised (5/5 stars)
Reliable (5/5 stars)
Self-sufficient (5/5 stars)
Tidy (5/5 stars)
Pet care (5/5 stars)
Received | Jan 8, 2018

Iulia - Bromley, London, United Kingdom
Danny and Nicole sat for Smudge twice and were very accommodating and looked after our cat wonderfully!Danny and Nicole sat for Smudge twice and were very accommodating and looked after our cat wonderfully!
Organised (5/5 stars)
Reliable (5/5 stars)
Self-sufficient (5/5 stars)
Tidy (5/5 stars)
Pet care (5/5 stars)
Received | May 15, 2017

Tazmin- Shephers Bush, London, United Kingdom
I couldn't have hoped for more from Nicole and Danny when they cat-sat for us recently. I was delighted with a steady stream of photos of my two cats sleeping with them, curled up on their laps or begging for food, proving with aplomb that they were keeping them Very Happy. House was immaculate, fur-babies were well cared for. What more could we have asked for?
Organised (5/5 stars)
Reliable (5/5 stars)
Self-sufficient (5/5 stars)
Tidy (5/5 stars)
Pet care (5/5 stars)
Received | Sep 20, 2016

Charlotte- West London, United Kingdom
Nicole and Danny looked after my cat for a long weekend and then again for a 10 day stretch. During both house sits they were always contactable and kept in touch with me throughout their stay. They left the house absolutely spotless and Tye was a very happy cat! Would definitely recommend.
Organised (5/5 stars)
Reliable (5/5 stars)
Self-sufficient (5/5 stars)
Tidy (5/5 stars)
Pet care (5/5 stars)
Received | Sep 20, 2016

Christine - Tooting, London, United Kingdom
Nicole and Danny were great to have as Housesitters. They were very helpful and flexible when making the arrangements and on meeting them beforehand we felt confident our house and pets would be in good hands. When we came back the house was very tidy and the animals very happy. We would not hesitate to ask them to housesit for us again.
Organised (5/5 stars)
Reliable (5/5 stars)
Self-sufficient (5/5 stars)
Tidy (5/5 stars)
Pet care (5/5 stars)
Received | Sep 20, 2016

Wendy- Brentwood, Essex, United Kingdom
Nicole and Danny house and cat sat our two cats. Really sensible young couple and would happily recommend them to anyone. They left the house immaculate and as they had cats of their own, looked after our two perfectly.
Organised (4/5 stars)
Reliable (5/5 stars)
Self-sufficient (5/5 stars)
Tidy (5/5 stars)
Pet care (5/5 stars)
Received | Sep 20, 2016

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 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

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.

Sandra


  • NSW, QLD, VIC

Hi my name is Sandra. (Mornington Peninsula Local ) I miss having my pets and companions around after they passed at a grand age so its time to start pet sitting again.
I used to do a lot of house sitting/ pet sitting until my daughter moved out of home a couple of years ago. Over the years I have had the pleasure of owning dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles .
I have worked at the Mornington Animal Shelter and started my own cat rescue group
I rescued a litter of puppies, tube feeding them and raising them until they were 3 months old before finding good homes for them. Im a responsible adult, clean and house proud. To me animals bring love and laughter and companionship.
I have references and a police check.
Im happy to house sit around the Mornington Peninsula, Chelsea, Frankston and surrounding areas , remaining close to family. Looking forward to hearing from you
BOOKED UNTIL 19TH OCTOBER

Warren & Sue


  • NSW, QLD

Active older couple...he retired business owner her retired health care worker both non smokers looking for short sitting periods given us the opportunity to discover new areas.... Ralph is our King Charles Cavy he would go on holidays to his farm friends...experienced in walking and grooming pets also gold fish. We also love gardening and attending gym/pool we have a new home that is now established leaving us the freedom to travel around the country, Have travelled overseas a great deal now wish to take shorter trips.

Ann & Peter


  • ACT, NSW

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

Jim & Sue


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

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

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

Cheryl & Mark


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

Responsible retired couple available to care for your home, domestic pets and garden.

We are a retired couple (non-smokers) from Brisbane with interests in golf, gardening, photography and genealogy. We enjoy road trips, spending time in one place and leisurely exploring an area and community. Since 2014 we have undertaken a number of house-sitting assignments and have found it a rewarding experience. We are always respectful of someone else’s property and possessions, taking care to maintain the property to a high standard.

We have owned dogs, cats and birds in the past and they were always considered an integral part of our family. We would describe ourselves as “animal lovers” and have experience in the care of domestic animals such as feeding, administering medication, grooming and walking.

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

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

Charmaine & Michael


  • NSW, QLD

ADVENTURES OF “MIKE AND CHARMAINE BLANE”
Hi
Mike and I are both from South Africa, born in Johannesburg and have been married for 39 years. We have a Daughter and Son.
Being an adventurous couple we decided to buy a yacht and go sailing. We moved to the coast of South Africa, Durban to embark on a yacht trip with our two young children to Madagascar for a year.
Since then we owned 3 properties and have the experience of running a home, house maintenance, gardening, looking after our pets, swimming pools etc. We have always worked very hard at this and are very proud of what we achieved.
Last year we decided to immigrate to Australia to be with our son and family which presently live on the Gold Coast.
We arrived in Melbourne October 2018 to wait for our Jack Russel “Bunny” to go through the quarantine process and then took a road trip to the Gold Coast to re unite with our Son, Daughter in law and 2 grandchildren.
We recently received our parents contributory bridging visa which means that we have been granted permission to stay in Australia until our permanent residence is processed.
The adventurous bug bit. We bought a car and caravan and started exploring Australia. We have visited parts of NSW and Queensland and just love Australia. Our jack Russell Bunny has always travelled with us and she is our baby.
We have looked after property in Pumpenbil, New South Wales 3 times for approx. 3 weeks at a time.,
Just recently we looked after a house and 2 cats in Clunes, NSW.
We still want to travel.. We are also are quite happy to stay in our caravan. Our options are open depending on the circumstances. Our dog Bunny would also be with us..
We are very clean , conscientious, quiet people and look after property as if it is our own. We love animals., love the outdoors, nature and also love a barbecue..
Should you require any further information please contact us.

Michele


  • NSW

Hi! I’m a fifty+ single mum and nana. I’m very neat and tidy, living a quiet and serene life. I absolutely adore dogs and enjoy other pets as well. I keep fit with daily walks that I would love to share with a fur-friend. Because I’m taking some time off from the corporate world to revive and refresh myself, I have all day and night to lavish attention on your pets and care for your home. The reason I’m interested in house sitting is to become more familiar with areas that I might like to retire to. I have previous experience in house and pet sitting with references when required. So if you’re looking for someone who will love your pet, care for your home, and not be a nuisance to your neighbours, then I’m the perfect person for you.

Kevin & Elaine


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

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

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

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

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

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

Jordan & Jane


  • NSW

Jordan and Jane, professional married couple. Jane is originally from Perth and is a youth worker and educator with Randstad. Jordan is originally from Melbourne and is a semi retired professional Landscape Architect/Civil Engineer. Both Australian Citizens.. We are looking for a house sit in Australia whilst we wait for the completion of our apartment on the Gold Coast. We are both non smokers and enjoy an active healthy lifestyle.. We have travelled extensively and have a very flexible open minded approach to life. We love animals and are experienced in caring for all types including horses. We look forward to the opportunity to experience a house sit that benefits all parties.

Kevin & Joy


  • Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, South Eastern

Married professional couple, Early 60's, non-smokers and used to having animals around as we have both grown up on rural properties and cared for animals in the past. Looking to assist others with house sitting now we are nearing retirement. We are a healthy, clean, nonsmoking family who would look after your home in the same manner that we love and respect our own home. We owned and maintained a large garden for many years and received numerous prizes in local garden competitions. We have house sat in the past and the owners have provided us with references. We have had our house sat and appreciate what people desire when engaging house sitters themselves.
As we move into retirement w are looking for the opportunity to house sit across New South Wales and Queensland.

Merry


  • NSW

Single, non-smoking, quiet, animal loving house-sitter available...everyone catered for - from greyhounds 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 available upon request.

Preferred Location: anywhere handy to transport connections.

carole & Russ


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

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

Patrick


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

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

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

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

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

Samantha & Daniel


  • NSW

My preferred housesits are in the Hills area, Blacktown area, Penrith area and Richmond area.

I am a reliable, mature young lady. I am a non-smoker.

I am a primary school teacher living with a noisy family so I use housesitting as an opportunity to have some space and quiet.

I am also interested in buying a house in the future so I find housesitting a fantastic opportunity to get to know the neighbourhoods and functions of different houses.

I enjoy animals, and live a very tidy, active lifestyle.

I also work as a casual employee at a leisure centre.

I am interested in ensuring people have peace of mind that their house and animals are looked after whilst they are away. I have multiple house sitting experiences over the last 5 years and am called upon regularly for future housesits by previous clients.

My partner joins me for house sits. He is 24, currently working as Lifeguard Team Leader and is working towards a career in musical theatre. He was a part of the Mary Poppins production at Riverside Theatre in 2015 and continues to perform in amateur productions.

Loretta


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

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

Wayne & Jennifer


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

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

Josephine & Ross


  • NSW, Darwin, QLD, TAS, SE Vic, SW Vic, WA

Hi,my husband and I are retired teachers 63 and 64 who have lived and worked in the same area for 36 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've caught the travel bug! We've had sits in Far North Queensland, NSW, Vic and Tassie. We would like a sit in WA. SA.or NT but you would need to give us plenty of notice so we can organise our travel details.
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 we need room for 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

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.

Margaret & David


  • ACT, Rural/Regional NSW, S. Western

Hello My Husband and I are a retired couple that have experience in housesitting we would look after your home as we look after our own and believe that it is very important to leave someones home clean and tidy as we found it. We both love animals and have a cat of our own.We are both non smokers. The reason we wish to housesit in Canberra is that my mother is living in Canberra in a Nursing Home at Weston and we would like to spend more time with her as she is getting elderly

Deb


  • NSW, Sunshine Coast, VIC, Perth N.W suburbs, Northern

Hi,
We are a retired active non smoking couple who enjoy walking, swimming, fishing and traveling. Over the last 12 months we have had over a dozen house sits on hobby farms and in the suburbs and have thoroughly enjoyed our house sits and grown fond of our pets which have included dogs, cats, fish, ducks, chooks and sheep. We have also developed good relationships with home owners and have been invited to house sit a second time.
Being clean and tidy people, we will respect your home as if our own. We can provide references and police checks if required and our referees are happy to be contacted.
Look forward to our next house sit.
Deb and Harry

Stephen


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

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

Paul


  • NSW

Hi my name is Paul. I know you want someone responsible to take care of your house, pets, plants, mail etc. I can provide you with that..
I am a single 50 plus, non smoker, semi retired person who works as a writer and part time limo driver. I am also a former American who is now an Australian permanent resident.
I can provide you with a police check ( I needed to provide extensive police checks , American and Australian to become a permanent resident ) and references.
I grew up with pets in my family. Dogs, cats, birds, fish, rabbits, turtles. I loved them all and realize that pets are part of the family. I have described my dog growing up as one of the finest beings I had ever had the privilege to know. My dad would say " that dog is a gentleman", which is a high compliment from him. I have taken care of friend's pets and houses as early as my teen years.
I would treat your pets with the respect and care they deserve knowing what it's like myself to have pets in your life this goes for your plants and house as well..
Thank you for considering me for your house sitting position.
sincerely, Paul Spatarella


Suzanne


  • Sydney, Hunter Valley, Rural/Regional NSW

I am a non-smoking professional currently living in Randwick and working part time at Prince of Wales Private Hospital as a midwife. Having owned a house myself I am conscious of the care and security needed in keeping a house main tained. I have grown up with pets and had a few of my own who also became part of my family. Now with a grown up family I am available for any length of house sitting and can provide both personal and professional references, I lead an active lifestyle and look forward to going on many walks and enjoying the company of your pet. I am a responsible, reliable and considerate person, and would take excellent care of your property.

Jacqueline & Georgina


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

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

Lisa


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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