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Lidwine & Bastien

  • NSW, Brisbane, South Eastern

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lidwine & Bastien


  • ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, South, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

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

Looking to house sit just to provide an inexpensive change of scenery. My previous experience in looking after other people's houses is occasional weekend home swaps with friends who live in country Victoria, which included looking after their dog. I'm sure that those friends would vouch for me and I could provide additional references.

Update re experience: I've recently (Dec 2017/Jan 2018) completed a 6-day sit looking after a house on 5 acres in country Victoria plus 2 Border Collies, 2 cats and about 20 chooks and ducks. Reference available on request re this.

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

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

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


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

My name is Kaz, and I am an experienced house/pet sitter. I am 66 years old, non smoker, and love animals - particularly dogs. My last 4 legged companion (Tigger - a retired Greyhound) passed away several years ago. His passing (at the ripe old age of 14) meant I could take on new ventures.

I love new places, and looking after furry kids - fishy, feathered kids if necessary!!

Having worked in extremely remote communities over a 10 year period, I am organised and adaptable, and would look after your home and pets as I would my own. Up until late 2014, I owned my own home. I sold, in preparation to moving to country NSW in November of 2016. I have been permanently housesitting since 2012.

In March of 2014, I closed my landline crystal and mineral business, and moved to selling online. Which means that I work from home. I have my own internet connection, and chose Telstra as my provider, as their coverage is (generally!!) greater.

I am happy to provide details of referees. I have regular clients, and house/pet sit for some of them several times per year....

Some feedback from clients:

"It is always reassuring to know the dogs can be at home rather than in kennels We were able to enjoy planning the trip and then eventually being away with your great service. The dogs were well cared for and obviously enjoyed your presence very much so we are happy too!! No problem if you use these comments". Joe and Anne, Perth, WA

"We were very happy with Kaz. Fergie is a rather strong and dominant rescue dog with a few problems such as separation anxiety and we came back to find her actually better than when we left! So much so, that I have asked Kaz to meet up for a walk with the dog so I can learn from how she handles her!

For the first time ever, our cat had not pined and lost weight. The house was neat and tidy and Kaz had go above and beyond in every respect." Carol and Punch, Perth, WA.

Referee's contact details available on request.


  • NSW, Alice Springs, QLD, VIC

WHO I AM: A responsible & trustworthy 33yr old non-smoker, I have housesat worldwide & have many great references and repeat clientele. I love having animals around me, especially adore cats and horses, and have a soft spot for well-behaved dogs. I am house-proud, & really enjoy every-day tasks of caring for a home as if it were my own. A scientist, ecologist then yacht-stewardess, I am not quite sure i have finished with travelling the world, but it sure is nice to come home for a while. Housesitting gives me the chance to work out 'where' and 'what' next, whilst saving a little bit for wherever the next adventure might take me. And as an animal lover, whilst my currently-nomadic life doesn't allow for my own pets, I take much pleasure in caring for your much-loved family pets, knowing I am providing them with consistency in their routine and a comfy lap and scritches at their merest hint of the request. I am honest, careful, with a high attention to detail, respectful of your wishes, and have a police check & many references.

*** WHAT I HAVE DONE IN THE RECENT PAST: I worked for a number of years as a scientist, saved and bought a townhouse in Melbourne, before deciding to see the world, pursuing my love of nature and animals by participating in various animal volunteer projects in Latin America for two years, then working as a yacht stewardess to supplement further travel throughout Europe. I have been lucky to housesit (and boatsit) caring for many different pets all throughout my travels, which in turn gave me with much-needed animal companionship and a place to care for as if it were my own.

***WHAT I DO: Now I am returning to Australia for a few months to visit my best friend and her new baby (in Warragul) and to exact some repairs upon my (currently tenanted) townhouse (in Glenroy), to work on writing a book, and to study some. I do not intend to work in this short time so I will have heaps of quality time to spend with your pets and be added security presence for your home. I enjoy my own time and quiet space, and am the sort of person who enjoys meditation and yoga, walking through forests, quiet reflection, writing, and cooking fresh and nourishing meals. I do not take drugs, and am a firm NON-smoker who appreciates a smoke-free environment, so please do let me know if you are an inside smoker, so we can determine if this might affect our mutual suitability.

*** CLEAN & TIDY: I am an extremely clean and tidy person, (force of habit from working in the yachting industry) so I appreciate the same in my surroundings. Any effort you make to clean and tidy your home before you go will be returned in-kind as I always leave a home better than how I found it, and with more joy in my heart for doing so when it is obvious you take pride in it too.

*** REGULAR UPDATES: I have used Happy Housesitters in the past when I had to leave my own cat and home, so I totally understand how you feel & will keep you updated via email, facebook, whatsapp or Skype, as frequently as you wish, whilst you are away. The health and happiness of your pet, security of your home, and your peace-of-mind are my top priorities.

*** GREAT REFERENCES: I can provide great references upon request (many of my sits have been overseas and by word-of-mouth, so references have not been sent through the happyhousesitter site, though I have plenty), and am happy to meet either in person if possible or via Skype, before you commit so you can see if I will be the perfect fit for you & your pets.

*** EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE: I have experience with cats, dogs, horses, chickens, guinea pigs, rabbits, goats, fish, and birds.
I am experienced & comfortable with administration of medicines, and small farm tasks. Please contact to discuss any requirements.

*** HAPPY, HEALTHY PETS: Finally, I love all animals and seek first and foremost to keep them comfortable and happy, healthy and enjoying life. No request to this end is ever too big or too small.

Chingwei & Margaret

  • NSW, Sunshine Coast

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.


  • NSW

Hi guys! This is me...................

* REFERENCES - National Police Clearance, References from real estate agents who have sold my previous homes, character references, homeowner references - all available on request.

I am a professional, full-time housesitter. I DO NOT charge a fee. I love travellilng, meeting wonderful people & making lots of furry friends! This is not a holiday for me, but my dream lifestyle, & I take my housesitting responsibilities very seriously. I was "born to housesit" & I absolutely love it!

I am non-denominational in religion but lead a Christian lifestyle, with good family values. I do not smoke or drink, do not have parties. I am vegan, very health-focused, love exercise & being outdoors in nature. I am home a lot, so can spend lots of time with your animals, maintain property security & attend to all houseshold / gardening chores. I don't go out at night.

I am very capable, independent, healthy, happy, friendly, reliable & extremely organised. I have always owned my own home & always had pets. I enjoy a "simple life" - much happier with less material things & more quality time spent with family/friends, exercising, eating well, being in nature, being with animals. I love meeting people from "all walks of life" - especially people from different races, cultures, age groups, religions & lifestyles.

I spent many years working full-time in a NSW government department doing legal work. I spent two years working as a part-time cleaner in a high-security bank. I spent the last two years studying.

I absolutely adore all animals & believe they are a big part of any family - you can be assured that I will treat them very well & include them in all family activities. I can do grooming, give medication, am confident with disabled or elderly pets. I can handle big dogs who pull on the lead. I can walk dogs twice per day - to the beach / park / around the neighbourhood. I will give all animals lots of company, play love & attention - whatever they need to keep them happy & sticking to their routine. I can send you daily photos / texts / emails of your pets playing / walking etc, to show you they are being well cared for & to give you peace of mind. I carry an RSPCA Pet First Aid Guide, to give immediate first aid to pets if needed. I have a stationwagon with a pet/cargo barrier to take your doggies on outings if they like. I have cared for rescue pets, dogs, cats, chooks, rabbits, cows, goats, bees, fish, wild birds, caged birds, alpacas & a pony - all of which I have photos.

I am very house-proud & keep a spotless home. Your home & surrounds will be immaculate upon your return. I never wear shoes in the house, never put feet on furniture, always use coasters/tablecloths. I never eat on the lounge or walk around the house with food. My family has over 100 acres on NSW Mid North Coast - so I have experience with ride-on mowers & regular mowers. I can do whatever you need me to - collect mail, forward important mail to you, take phone messages, be home for tradesmen, put bins out, start car engine so battery doesn't go flat, water plants, gardening. weeding.
I will not use your car, phone or computer - I have my own. I will not use your microwave or dishwasher - I just don't like them. I very rarely use a dryer.
Prior to your return, I can stock the fridge/pantry. I will leave dinner & the following morning's breakfast for you. I would never have guests over without your permission.

pillows, pillowcases, mattress protectors, rice cooker, blender, water filter, kitchen tidy bags, tablecloth, household items (dishwashing liquid, handwash, toiletries, washing powder), I just need sheets, towels & blankets please.

I am happy to sign an agreement.

I have 2 wonderful children - aged 10 & 8. We "homeschool" on the road. They are extremely well-behaved, mature, very clean & tidy, do not break things, do not run around the house, do not wet the bed (I bring my own mattress protectors anyway), are very respectful of other people's property & absolutely adore all animals! They are very gentle & kind to animals, do not play rough & do not hurt them in any way. They have been brought up as vegan & to understand the importance of treating living things as equals. All of my previous homeowners will testify that my children are no problem at all - they are an asset - with all the love & attention they will give to your pets. You will see for yourself how well-behaved they are. It also means that we can walk three dogs at a time, not just one! They have their own references & their photos are attached.

* BEDDING - we only need a double & single bed please. And we are minimalist, which means we don't need a lot of living space.

Thankyou & look forward to hearing from you soon!

Raelee & Peter

  • ACT, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane, South Eastern, SA, TAS, VIC

We are a mature age professional non-smoking couple. With occupations in healthcare and sales/management, we have excellent work and life ethics and would guarantee you would be pleased with us caring for your home and pets. We have rented out our house on Sunshine Coast and are now working and travelling our way around Australia in our caravan. We are fastidious with keeping our home/caravan in a high level of cleanliness We are always willing to house sit in rural areas or provincial towns as we would to be able to park our van. We are happy to sit in suburban areas if there is space to safely park our caravan. We are able to house sit for longer periods of time. We would consider it a privilege to look after your house or farm, pets and gardens. References available on request. Over last few years we have house sat across eastern Australia including Bendigo, Caloundra, Alexandra Headlands, Hervey Bay, Burleigh Waters, Mount Cotton and Sheidow Park SA.

Paul & Janet

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

Hi I'm Paul and I am now retired after finishing my career as a Town Planner working in Local Government. My wife (Janet) is currently working as a Teacher’s Aide. We own our home and have lived on the beautiful Sunshine Coast for 20 years after living in Melbourne, however we love to travel and experience new places! Our 3 children have grown up and have moved on to live in other parts of Australia.

We have one dog, an 11 year old Australian Terrier named Ziggy. We share the “doggy duties” of daily walking, feeding, and of course, picking up droppings. We had an older Cocker Spaniel but she is no longer with us. Our cat also lived lived to the very old age of 21. We have arrangements in place for our dog to stay elsewhere so any house sit by us at your home would not involve our dog.

We have done several house swaps here in Australia and overseas and a couple of these involved taking care of cats. Paul has now completed several house sits minding cats & dogs and keeping the host's home and garden neat and tidy. We now wish to do house sitting so we can stay a little longer than typical house swaps.
We are house and garden proud and understand what is required to take care of your home and your pets.
We are both non-smokers. References and Police Check can be supplied upon request.

lynette & Neil


Lyn - (able to leap tall buildings in a single bound ... well not really!) I have a 'sense' of humour & am responsible & honest & tidy. Retired for approx. 18 mths - have been a 'Jill of Trades' over the years - secretary, kindergarten teaching, old age nursing, building manager in Sydney CBD etc. Have had previous police checks - will need to update. Main hobbies are gardening & travelling Oz - camping in National Parks and exploring. Member of Conservation Volunteers Australia. Of course ... enjoy the company & personalities of most animals (just a bit wary of bulls!). Yes - have previous care experiences from residential to bush blocks to a 4,000 acre cattle property with holiday lettings (& a farmhand) & 'allowed' to pack the "dags" at the shearing shed.

Neil - (more 'serious' than me). Retired strata manager with 30+ years of experience & responsibility in all aspects of running high rise buildings & communities living in such & in the organising of - trades for repairs, legalities, insurances, etc. Perfectionist handyman. Hobbies apart from travelling as above (& talking to everyone) are classic cars - in fact just anything with wheels & engines & racing. Also a 'sucker' for smoochy animals.

Both non-smokers. Homeowners in Lugarno 2210. We like to 'settle / sit' as we travel allowing us to rest, enjoy the locality & locals & get animal fixes.

Peter & Robyn


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.


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

Animal Lover and Hermit Crab looking for temporary shell to share with furry friends!

I am a reliable, responsible and down to earth person (female, German, late-thirties, non-smoker) with a big heart, happy outlook on life and broad interests. I've lived in Australia for 6 years and just got back after three years in Germany, ready to live the digital nomad dream.

I love animals (especially cats) and gardens (all kinds) but my travelling life style isn't quite suited to have my own just yet so it would be lovely to care for someone else's for a while. I am honest and have a high standard of cleanliness. I will treat your home and animal/s as if they were my own and look forward to meeting you! :-)

Jacqueline & Georgina


David & Glenys

  • North Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, Bris. Northern suburbs, Bris. S W suburbs, TAS



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


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, Melbourne, Northern Vic, Lakes area, 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


  • 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, VIC

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 anytime. My preference is for short breaks, up to three weeks or so, and around the ACT or anywhere in NSW. Thanks. Eeva


  • 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.


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

We are experienced house-sitters, who are taking a sabbatical from work (Stuart from Save the Children & Dianne from Gartner). We have relocated back to Australia from the UK, and are continuing our house-sitting adventure in this beautiful country. Stuart is an Australian/British dual-citizen and Dianne is Dutch, with Australian Permanent Residency.

We are mature and reliable individuals, who own properties in the UK and Australia. We have completed many house-sits and we're delighted to have received great references for these. Our experience includes providing medicine to cats, and handling veterinary emergencies, as well as looking after dogs, chickens, birds and other small pets. We will follow any specific requirements you have, such as grooming your pets, keeping them indoors when required and any specific needs for your home.

You can be sure that we'll look after your beloved furry friends and your home, as if they were our own.

We have many five-star reviews for our house sitting on TrustedHousesitters - you can view our profile and reviews at the following site: - We also have detailed references and UK & Australian police-checks, so you can be assured of your home and your pet's safety and security by selecting us as your next house-sitters.


  • Sydney, North Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Hobart, Rural/Regional Tas, Geelong, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd, Perth

Hello! I'm a single, non-smoking veterinary nurse and I adore meeting new human and animal friends. I accidentally fell into housesitting three years ago and have had non-stop positions ever since - mainly through word of mouth.

I've just sold a heritage-listed home on the far north coast of NSW as I continue my search for a rural property I can transform into a sanctuary for wildlife and rescued farmed animals. For the past few years I've worked as a writing coach and book editor, so as long as I have my laptop, internet access and solitude, I can base myself anywhere. Because I'm a qualified veterinary nurse, you can rest assured that any animals in my care will be expertly handled and observed ... while of course being diligently spoilt!

Having been a long-term home owner, I'm conscious of the attention to detail and practical care that go into maintaining a beautiful property. My tasks during housesits have included maintaining in-ground pools and organic veggie gardens while caring for a range of animals - from the most petulant pig to the snuggliest spoodle. I've single-handedly helped a cow to deliver her calf (hello, little Astro!), and I've made several return visits to a beautiful home overlooking Byron Bay where I care for a delightful little dog who's now one of my best friends (howdy, Buster!).

All my housesitting clients have asked me to return (see written references below), and please don't hesitate to let me know if you'd like me to put you in touch with previous and current clients so you can chat with them over the phone.

In the meantime, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I look forward to hearing from you.


  • NSW

30yrs old: Experienced House/Pet sitter, Health Professional.

* What kind of person am I?
I am a responsible, trustworthy, tidy and clean Australian born non-smoking woman and I love meeting new people. I am a young but mature Sydney city woman. I am an experienced house/pet sitter having house/pet sat for 25 houses in over 2.5 years full time. I am down to earth, reliable, practical, friendly and take great pride in providing a fantastic service. This means that you come home to a clean and tidy house and happy well looked after pets.

Helen: I am a Registered Psychologist and because I recently finished my Masters in Clinical Psychology, I am not currently working. You will have excellent home security, and i can spend lots of time with your pets. I have a National Police Certificate and working with childrens check. As a psychologist I have a very high level of security clearance- one that is just under ASIO so you can be assured that i am a trustworthy person.

• What kind of service do I provide?

- I am 24/7 house sitter, so i provide excellent home security and often spend time at home.
- I am a 24/7 pet carer who loves animals just as much as you do and will go above and beyond to make sure that your pet is happy, healthy and not disrupted in their routine. I only take on 1 house sit at a time to provide a thorough service.
- I will take thoroughly good care of your pets and their needs as requested (meals, any medicine, brush them, give them any worming tablets, keep them company and spend time walking or playing with them).
- Of course in an emergency situation, I will contact you and drive them to their personal vet.
- I will send you regular email/texts/ photo updates of your place and pets so you can see how they are travelling and so you don't miss them too much.
- Collect the mail daily & send you any mail that you’ve requested via email.
- Maintain any indoor or outdoor plants, water, remove leaves from pathways etc as needed.
- I will clean your home before you arrive so that you come back to a nice clean home.
- I leave fresh food in the fridge before your arrival so you can relax once you’ve come back home (I will ask you what you would like e.g. milk, bread, fruit)
- I will start your car if needed to ensure that the battery doesn’t go flat. I won’t be using your car as I have my own
- You even get a little surprise to say thank you :)
- I provide a comprehensive service and as I like to be thorough in my work, I also have a written out agreement of instructions that we both fill out and sign so that all duties are clear and so I have authority to be staying in your home (detailed instructions, vet and emergency contact numbers, pet quirks)
- Any extra tasks feel free to ask me

* Why am I house/pet sitting?
I have been asked this question & it's a fair question! Well house sitting is allowing me to save money as i was a full time student so that I may buy my own home one day. I also love pets and I don't have my own (other than the family cat, dog and budgies :) ) so it is wonderful to be able to spend time with the beautiful pets that I mind. They provide such companionship. Also, I absolutely love the adventure and variety of living in new places around Sydney and meeting new people like you! Even though I intended to house/pet sit only whilst I studied, I continue house/pet sitting because I now LOVE the lifestyle, variety and adventure of it all.

* House/pet sitting experience
I have been pet/house sitting since April 2015. Also, I have lived out of home before & I have had many pets (cats, dogs, chickens, fish, birds, guinea pigs, rabbits, the odd insect.. ) my whole life so I understand the responsibilities of looking after a household and pets. I am happy to send you my references.

Here are some examples of my house sitting experience so far.
1. Frenchs Forest: 4 rescue cats, hermit crabs and a fighting fish.
2. Kirrawee: 2 rescue cats
3. Cammeray: House/pet sat a ragdoll cat and maintained the home for 3.5 months (May, June, July, August). This included mowing their lawns (The cat got in a fight so I immediately drove the cat to the vet in the night and he recovered well).
4. North Manly: Took care of a 14 year old dog, 21 year old cat, 2 fish ponds, a cockatoo and maintained and watered the tree dense garden regularly. Also feed the animals their daily medication at specific times.
5. Frenchs Forest: House sat for the same Frenchs Forest family again over Christmas and New Year’s Eve upon their request and they even paid for the service.
6. Belrose: House sat in Belrose in January 2016 and looked after their cat and dog. Walked their dog twice a day.
7. Cammeray: Returned to Cammeray a 2nd time for 3 weeks looking after their ragdoll cat and mowed their lawn
8. Maroubra: House/pet sat for 2 cats in March/April 2016
9. Cammeray: House/pet sat at Cammeray for a 3rd time and their ragdoll cat.
10. Cammeray: Through word of mouth, I house sat the next door neighbour's place from Aug-Oct 2016 to look after their house, garden and frog pond
11. North Manly: I looked after their pets and garden for a 2nd time in Nov 2016.
12. Mosman: Through word of mouth, I looked after a house and garden in Dec 2016 for 4 weeks
13. Charlestown Newcastle: I looked after a dog and the garden here in Dec/Jan 2017 including daily walks
14. North Turramurra: I looked after 2 dogs, a bearded dragon, garden and pool in Jan 2017. This included giving one medication twice daily and daily walks
15. Cammeray: I looked after another cat in January 2017.
16. Newcastle Medowie: I looked after a dog, chooks, garden and pool in Feb 2017
17. Cammeray: I returned for the 4th time to look after their in Feb 2017.
18. Neutral Bay: I looked after a large dog from in March/April 2017
19. Vaucluse: I looked after a large house with a cat, dog and fish in April 2017
20. West Pymble: I looked after a greyhound puppy in April/May 2017
21. Glebe: I looked after a cat in May 2017
22. Cammeray: I looked after a cat for the 5th time May-Aug 2017.
23. Dulwich Hill: I looked after a rabbit in Aug/Sept 2017
24. Glebe: I looked after a cat and dog in Oct 2017
25. Vaucluse: I returned to look after a dog, cat and fish tank in Dec/Jan 2018

Feel free to ask me if i am free for your house/pet sitting dates.

Many have asked me to come back at other times, however the timing has at times not worked out as I only commit myself to doing 1 in-depth house/pet sit at a time.

* A little more about my love for Animals.
At the moment I don't have any pets but I LOVE animals. Over the year I have saved, looked after and fostered out 23 stray kittens which I am very proud of. I really love it when people have rescue animals. Also, I have had pet sitting experience with dogs, kittens, cats, birds, fish, hermit crabs, frogs & experience with worming, kitty litters, baths, sick pets & some difficult pets. I understand that each pet has their own unique personality and requirements, in the same way people do.

Thus hopefully you will notice that I have a lot of house/pet sitting experience.

Notes: Also, I have a car so I would be able to take your pet to the vet quickly should there ever be an emergency.

* Do I sound like the kind of house/pet sitters you would like?
If so, then I hope to help to look after your home and pet. I would love to talk over the phone or meet you so we can get to know each other.
I also have a photo of myself so you can start to get to know me :)

P.S. The pictures are of some saved stray kittens I fostered and family pets.

I look forward to hearing from you.
Kind Regards


  • Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, South Eastern, Central, Central Coast (Qld), Western QLD, TAS, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, SE Vic, SW Vic

Hello, my name is Barb. I am 59 years old, single, and don't smoke or drink. I lead a fairly quiet life, am respectful and reliable and very aware of the sense of responsibility required in caring for someone else's home and pets. I also love gardens and plants so I would also enjoy looking after your garden.
I am a very tidy and clean person who has respect for all environments. This is my first venture into house-sitting so would love the opportunity to prove myself. As I am a pre-school teacher I have a valid teacher registration (which means I have been police checked and thoroughly screened). I am happy to provide personal references. Looking forward to my first sit!!


  • NSW, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast

I am a single female, 42yo, with no children or pets.

I am a non-smoker smoker and I rarely drink.

I'm a casual worker but work mostly full-time.

I have done housesitting in the past, but recently have only done it for friends and family.

I have police clearance for my job, but I would be happy to apply for a current clearance if you request one.

I have experience with cats, dogs, chooks, mice, lizards. Not much experience with snakes, but I like them, so no problems with handling or feeding them if you show me what's required.

Happy to look after larger animals/stock, but limited experience. Willing to learn.

Happy to mow lawns, water gardens, put bins out etc.

Finally, I'm more than happy to meet or even stay prior to a sit if required.

Geoff & Paula

  • NSW, Brisbane, South Eastern, Adelaide, Mid North, TAS, VIC, Perth, S. Western

Paula and I (Geoff) are a retired couple who like to think of ourselves as fitness enthusiasts. We live in Southern Canberra and fill our days with cycling, bushwalking, going to the gym, camping, traveling and playing with our grandchildren.

We have recent experience with dogs and cats, no pets at the moment though and I have experience with farm life having grown up on 80 acres as a child. On our farm we had sheep and cattle for personal use and my father bred and raced Standard Breed horses.

I should also mentioned we are seasoned pet sitters, we look after our children's pets on a regular basis, 2 x dogs and 1 x cat.

Bet & Col

  • Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba & South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), SA, TAS, WA

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.


  • NSW, Melbourne, SE Vic

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

Thank you,

Desiree DeKlerk

carole & Russ


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


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

We are Jill and Pete and live in Bendigo, Victoria in our 1890 Victorian terrace home. Jill has her own consulting business and Pete, a town planner, works part time in project development for the City of Greater Bendigo. We are experienced, independent travellers looking for short term house sitting opportunities around Australia. We own rental properties and are very conscious of issues around care, maintenance and responsible tenancy. We are experienced pet owners - dogs, cats and horses. JIll is a life long labrador owner. Pete is a former dog breeder and obedience instructor. Both Jill and Pete are experienced as foster carers and accredited handlers with the Righteous Pups organisation, Bendigo. Righteous Pups trains labradors to be autism assistance dogs. Pete is an experienced horse rider and recently undertook study in horse care and management.


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

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

Carol & Peter

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

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

Margaret (Meg)

  • Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, QLD, VIC
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I am a 47 year old female, single, non-smoker, non-drinker working in Forensic Sciences at Macleod so need to be able to commute daily. I have been employed in Forensics since July 2001. I have recently sold my home in Kilsyth and am keen to just "chill out" for the next few years without a mortgage....ahhh mortgage free for a few years is a wonderful thought. I love all animals whether furry, feathered, hooved etc and currently have an old husky of my own, Dylan is 11 1/2 years old. (house trained, doesn't dig or destroy property, she sleeps most of day now :) ) I volunteer at RSPCA Burwood every second Friday for the day. Being a home owner myself (until recently) I understand the gravity of inviting a stranger into your home to care for it, I can assure you that I would respect your home as if it was my own. I love being outdoors and active. Gardening is one of my passions, so if you have a garden that you need nurtured and not just kept, I would be glad to help out. I have my own trailer so I'm quite willing and able to lay some mulch or do a tip run if the garden needs it. If you think I may fit the bill, please, get in touch with me and we can meet to discuss your needs. Long term house sitting eg 6 - 12 months would be quite suitable for me as I must move out of my house by December 21st 2015.