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Loretta


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

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

Dianne


  • ACT, NSW, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
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I am a happy, friendly, 62 year old semi-retired house-sitter who is a fit, non-smoking, mature female; honest, reliable, house and garden proud. I grew up on a farm thus have familiarity, experience, patience and love for animals and pets, having grown up caring for many various pets of my own.
I have a passion for gardening and landscaping; I have the time to care for, walk and empathize with your pet/s missing their owner/s while keeping your home safe and as you left it. I have always owned my own homes and worked in responsible professional positions; married for 39 years to an electrician who works away six months of the year, with adult independent children living interstate pursuing professional careers.
I will respect your home, garden and beloved pets with the care I show my own. I can supply a Police Check, Working with Children Check (pets are our children!), House Owners and character references when required.
I am willing to listen carefully to your instructions, preferences & requirements. Thank-you, Dianne :)

Susie & Gary


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Hope to hear from you !

Susie & Gary

Linda Lee & Steven David


  • Sydney, Alice Springs, Darwin

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY IN THE USA FOR AN INDEFINATE PERIOD OF TIME; SADLY WE CANNOT ACCEPT HOUSESITTING ASSIGNMENTS IN AUSTRALIA FOR THE TIME BEING. THANK YOU.
Steve is a freelance nature photographer and I am a freelance nature & outdoor travel writer. We spend most of our time roaming Australia taking photos and writing articles, and from time to time we like to take a break to catch up on work and to spend time in one place caring for animals and/or tending to a home and garden. We are both animal-lovers, and the only drawback to our lifestyle is that we can't have pets. Steve was previously a primary and middle school teacher in a number of schools in the Melbourne area. I was a child-therapist many moons ago before becoming a full-time freelance writer. We are both originally from the United States but we are now proud Australia citizens (a process that included police background checks). We will care for your animals, and your home and garden, as if it were our own. Please visit our website at Natural Wanders for more information on our work and our background. You may also want to visit our Pet & House Sitting Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LindaStevePetSitting.
-We are a non-smoking, vegetarian, married couple who will keep your home tidy and clean and your pets happy and safe.
-We work from 'home', in this case your home, so we would not be leaving your animals for long periods during the day.
-We would not invite others to your home, and aside from a glass of wine or a beer with dinner, we don't drink.
-We have respect for the privacy and property of others: simply close the doors of (or advise us of) rooms you do not want us to go in and we won't!
-Once we accept a housesit, we do not back out unless there is a dire emergency. Please email us if you have any questions. Thank you.
*For your protection, we are email, phone & address certified, identity verified via document check, letters of recommendation. We had police checks when we went through the process of becoming Australian citizens.

William & Margaret


  • Darwin, Northern

I have had a number of careers from Cadet Surveyor in Tasmania, a Patrol Officer (Kiap) with the Australian Government in remote outstations in Papua New Guinea, and a career in administration and sales in the Aluminium and Timber Industries in Australia.
I am a retired CPA (Degree in Commerce) and am a JP (Qual) in Queensland. I am a very practical and hands on person and able to take on many tasks.
As owner builders Margaret and I built our two story timber home at Hervey Bay where we lived for 20 years prior to basing ourselves at Agnes Water in Queensland. During our seven years in PNG I was posted to very isolated outstations where I was responsible for most government matters including police, magisterial, treasury and local government affecting the local people of a sub district.
We are quite happy to house sit in areas that are isolated.
Margaret as a retired early childhood teacher has taught in Primary schools in Tasmania, NSW, PNG, ACT and Queensland for the past 42 years. She loves gardening and outdoors.
We have owned swimming pools in Brisbane and Townville and know how to maintain them.
We have had many pets over the years. Our last two dogs were a German Shepherd and a three kg toy poodle who were great mates as we had them at the same time. We do not have pets now.
We have our own self contained off road caravan and could be independent.
We have house and pet minded at the town of Seventeen Seventy (near Agnes Water) on two occasions looking after three large dogs.
We are currently travelling our way around Australia and wish to see and experience as much as we can.
We have a son in Sydney and a daughter at Agnes Water and four grandchildren who we love dearly and visit regularly.
Above all we are friendly, have a good sense of humour, active and enjoy meeting people. You can rest assured that we would look after your property in the best way.

Lisa


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, TAS

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

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

Jackie


  • Tweed Coast, Darwin, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Mackay & Whitsundays, Rockhampton, Northern QLD, Adel Southern suburbs, Adel. Inner suburbs, Adel. N.E suburbs, Far North, Barossa Valley, Mid North, Riverland, South, Spencer Gulf, West Coast, Hobart, Launceston, Burnie

I am a single, fit and healthy 63yr old retired Nurse and part time house cleaner. I am very house proud and would treat your home with the same respect I would my own. I am also an animal lover and lead a lifestyle that promotes this. I have previously volunteered in an animal rescue center caring for a wide variety of animals including, dogs, cats, birds, ducks and many others. I have also volunteered at a rescue center for abused and neglected horses. I enjoy a quite lifestyle and spending time at home which gives me plenty of time to keep your fur babies company. I also have a passion for gardening.
I sold my own home to travel around Asia and am not ready to buy another property at this stage. I thought house sitting would be a wonderful alternative as I have house sat in the past and enjoyed it very much.
I can provide references and a police check.
Looking forward to hearing from you.

Joella & Jonathan


  • Sydney, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD

Hello pet owners :)

We're Joella and Jonny an enthusiastic and caring couple from the UK, exploring the wonders of this beautiful country. With now a lot of previous pet sitting experience, a love of animals and an eye for adventure we are here to become your pet's best buddies. We have found out that our life is not complete without a furry friend next to us. Whether your pet needs lots of love, walkies, a bed to share or just company we are here to look after them like they are our own.
We are both non smokers, very tidy and considerate people when it comes to taking care of your home. We are happy to take on any tasks around the house, watering, taking the mail in etc.

We are currently based in Sydney and will be until 11th June. We are then off on our exciting adventure around Australia, hoping to help out pet owners along the way :) (rough schedual below)

When we are not galavanting around, Jonny works for a creative agency as an account manager and I'm an artist and workshop leader. We both love the outdoors and we are at our happiest when exploring new areas especially if we have the wonderful company of an animal.

Can't wait to hear from you!

Mid June to mid July -NSW/ Queensland
Mid July to mid Aug - Nrth Territory - Southern Australia
Mid Aug - mid Sep - New Zealand
Mid Sep - Mid Oct - Melbourne and Tasmania

Joella and Jonny

Fiona & Marc


  • Darwin, Central, Northern QLD, Western QLD

We are a retired, married couple who love travelling Australia in our caravan with our NZ Collie dog, Illy.

We own our home in Deception Bay, Queensland, having moved from Tasmania in 2017 where we owned a house on a large block in a semi-rural area. We are well versed in what is required of house/pet sitters as we had housesitters in our home in Tassie when we went on our trips.

We are responsible, non smokers and pet lovers. Between us we have owned and/or cared for large and small dogs, cats, sheep, horses and chooks. Our dog is a 13 year old girl, very quiet and gentle. She gets on well with people and animals and is used to living with poultry (we had backyard free-range chooks) and in close proximity to sheep and cattle. She is respectful of cats also.

We are both fit and able to carry out light gardening, lawnmowing etc. and we would care for your home and animals as we would our own.

This is our first venture into house-sitting so we don't have references from owners, however we could provide references from neighbours whose pets we have cared for when they were on vacation.

Patrick


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

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

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

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

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

Raelee & Peter


  • ACT, North Coast, North West Slopes, Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane, South Eastern, Bundaberg & Wide Bay, SA, TAS

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.

Dayan & Jimmy


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

We love to travel. We are responsible and value things so we keep them clean and tidy. Family: my daughter, my husband and myself. Very organised. Very reliable. Love pets. Have experience looking after gardens and pets. Very knowledgeable of technology - Engineers both of us. Love to walk, clean and cook. Environmental friendly so we don't waste we save, we expend wisely. Very strict parents as well. Sporty all of us, we are no smokers, no drinkers, no party animals, we love to stay at home and enjoy each other company watching a movie or playing board games and doing some cooking.

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

My husband Jimmy, grow up in a farm, knows how to manage cattle, horses, gardening tools, and in general any kind of pet or farm animal. Former professional cyclist and actively involved in it as a hobby.

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

References upon request. Police clearance available as well.

Carol & Peter


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

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

Josephine & Ross


  • NSW, Darwin, QLD, TAS, VIC, WA

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

Geoff & Claudia


  • Canberra, Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast, East Lake Macquarie, Lower Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Port Stephens, West Lake Macquarie, Mid North Coast, South Coast, Central Tablelands, Darwin, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne

Hi, we are Claudia & Geoff, and we are a fit and energetic couple in our 60’s. We have travelled extensively and enjoy meeting people from all cultures and experiencing the traditions and foods of the many countries we have visited. We are home owners and appreciate the responsibility of looking after someone’s home and their much loved pets. We adore animals of all kinds and often dog sit our son’s miniature schnauzer “Beardsley” whom we affectionately call our grandson. We appreciate your consideration in viewing our application and your favourable response.

We are able to provide references, police check certificate, finger print certificate on request.

Regards Claudia & Geoff

Ruth


  • Darwin

This is actually an add for my aunty and uncle who are escaping the cold of Victoria and are currently housesitting in Bakewell for 6 weeks looking after two cats. They will then house sit for me in July for three weeks looking after my two dogs. There is a two week period where they are available to housesit and pet mind from June 22nd to July 7th. They are experienced and capable housesitters and pet minders. They love dogs and cats. Very willing to water plants, mow lawn etc. They are a retired couple in their 70s, still active and walk 4km every morning. They are very honest and reliable.
They can email police checks.

Jan


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle, Mid North Coast, Tweed Coast, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, VIC, Perth, Kimberly/North

Hi I am a single, mature female. This is a time of exploration for me, I work as a casual, agency, theatre nurse, a job that can take me all around Australia. My children are grown and I am free to enjoy different places and people. I have always had animals and love nothing more than the unconditional love they bring to life. I am vegetarian, I neither smoke nor drink and I have practiced and taught yoga and meditation for the past 30 years.
I look forward to the opportunity to house sit for you,
Jan

Helen & Tony


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

We are two retired, active, music and food loving schoolteachers with a penchant for travelling and enjoying new experiences. We have been involved in house and pet sitting for many years and in many places throughout Australia and overseas. While we have a home in Adelaide, we enjoy a nomadic lifestyle in our motorhome, which makes it unfair to have pets of our own. Housesitting allows us to indulge our love of animals and over the years we have cared for many dogs, cats, birds, horses, sheep, goats, cattle and the like, with dogs, whether big and boisterous or small and cuddly, being our special love. We are also meticulous in the attention we give to each property, whether it be an apartment, a suburban block or a rural spread. Recent experiences have included a 10 month stint on a Daintree acreage, return visits to a horse property and 3 months caring for two houses in the south of France. As Tony is something of a dab hand at housework and property maintenance and Helen is an expert at quality control, you can rest assured that your property and pets will be cared for as if they are our own. We will happily provide you with contact details for phone referees if required.

Pam & Keith


  • Alice Springs, Darwin, WA

We are a couple in our early 60’s – recently retired who enthusiastically enjoy house sitting because it allows us to provide a valuable personalized service to home owners. Nothing gives us more pleasure than making home owners feel comfortable with being away from home, knowing their house is in good hands until the owner's return. We're very grateful to all our wonderful clients for the opportunities they have granted us through inviting us into their homes and lives. We receive trust, and in exchange, we provide loving care. We are non-smokers who are honest, reliable and dependable house sitters who will respect your property and personal things. Our background was in education. We have owned a home and are fully conscious of the care and security needed in keeping a house (including a pool) maintained. Also we have had pets that lived very long comfortable lives because we treated them as part of our family. We will care for your pets as if they were part of our own family. We have had experience in house/pet sitting before and we have references available on request.

Louise


  • ACT, South Coast, Southern Highlands, Far South West, Snowy MTS, Alice Springs, Darwin, Adelaide, Far North, Mid North, South, TAS

We are a mature couple (58 and 62) and are both retired. We'd be very happy to come and look after your home while you are away and would treat your home and pets as we do ours, with all care. My husband Graeme and I are both active with plenty of bush walking and sailing and have experience with dogs, cats, birds, fish, guinea pigs and even smaller critters. I'm comfortable with farm animals and can ride a horse. I enjoy the garden and would be very happy pottering around, watering, mowing, sweeping - whatever.
Ive recently completed a Certificate in Animal Care through TAFE and Graeme is currently studying for his PhD spending a lot of time working on that. We have a home on the northern beaches of Sydney. Our neighbours are knocking down and rebuilding their home so we will be renting our home to them for the duration, leaving our dogs with them and hope, expect, to be travelling / house sitting for a year. We have done some house sitting already with return visits (or requests to return) and can supply references should you want them. We would be very happy to care for your home and animals and hope that you contact us if you think we're suitable. Thanks
Louise
Ps I'm also a JP

Brittnay & Jayden


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

Hello!

We are Brittnay & Jay, a professional house sitting couple. We both have a passion for animals and travelling. We have both been raised with family pets. However, since we have made the move to travelling and working remotely full time, we both really miss the interaction with animals.

We both feel strongly that pets are apart of your family and treated in such a respect. We have both grown up with an array of animals, so we firmly believe you can comfortably leave them in our capable loving company.

We love to go for walks every day, which would fit perfectly for people with active pets but also are homebodies so your pets will be able to someone to use as a comfy couch in evenings :)

We both work remotely, therefore we are able to be around the house more often hopefully putting your animals at ease with the company.

We enjoy gardening and keeping a tidy home is something we take pride in. We believe communication is key to providing a situation in which both parties are comfortable with the house sit.

We believe all our personal attributes and experiences can provide you with a fantastic service. We are happy to provide personal and police references. Please let us prove how helpful we can be.

Why we want to house sit
Growing up with cats, dogs, birds and fish as family pets we both have had animals close to us our entire lives. Over the past couple of years, we have been travelling and moving around fulltime. Moving around so much it is very hard for us to have pets of our own so we love house sitting because we can get pet interaction that we both really miss.

There is nothing we love more than snuggling up on the couch with a cat or dog, or going for a run along the beach with a dogs lead in hand!

Our Experience
We have completed six house sits over 2017 & 2018. These sits range from 1 weeks to 1 month. We have looked after everything from chihuahuas, new foundlands, turtles, cats & many chickens.

We have both had extensive interaction with animals growing up, including cats, dogs, fish and chickens. Both of us believe animals are apart of your family and are to be treated as such. We are both responsible and reliable individuals who guarantee your animals and property will be cared for to the highest standard. We like to have strong communication with owners, so both yourself and us feel comfortable at all times.

Christine & Stephen


  • NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD

We are a retired couple aged 63 & 65, we are originally from the UK but have resided in Australia for 25 years. We lived in Perth for 12 years then relocated to the Pilbara in WA working in Port Hedland, Tom Price and Karratha again for approximately 12 years. I worked as a manager in a valuation office and my husband was a boilermaker. We are both non smokers and have been married for 45 years this year. Since retiring we have been travelling around Australia in our caravan due to our housesitting assignments we have now sold our caravan. We have 4 daughters 3 are living in WA the other is in Darwin. We have had pets of our own and sadly miss our kelpie/blue healer who we loved for almost 15 years. Our daughters when younger had an array of pets including fish, Cockatiels , guinea pigs and even a rat so used to all kinds of animals. We are currently in Bowen housesitting we are then going to Townsville for 6 weeks then onto Darwin for 6 weeks. Our previous sits were through mindahome website so reviews are posted there we also have police clearance certificates available.

Michelle & Chris


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Central Coast (Qld), Cairns, Townsville, Adelaide, Mid North, South, Melbourne, Northern Vic, SE Vic, Ballarat, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd, Perth, Northern

Chris & Michelle
We are recently retired, non-smoking, active, acreage homeowners based on the Sunshine Coast currently looking to housesit Australia wide. Our interests are walking, swimming, yoga, and of course, travel! We have been running our own business for the past 28 years providing carpet, window and exterior house cleaning and pest control services to long standing customers looking for a quality service. Our customers were private home owners, body corporates and commercial property owners.
We are used to looking after a large garden and pool and have been dog & cat owners. We first used Happy House Sitters when we wanted to travel overseas and had an aging cat. It was such a positive experience that we have used Happy House Sitters on a further 3 occasions. Now that we have time on our hands and our 3 children are independent we are looking forward to the opportunity to explore new areas and seeing more of Australia.
About Us
CHRIS served in the Royal Navy and Merchant Navy and has worked as an airport fireman. He ran a successful cleaning business in the UK before moving with Michelle to Australia in 1990. Michelle and Chris then started a pest control and cleaning business which operated successfully for 28 years. Chris has qualifications in pest & termite control and pool maintenance.
MICHELLE worked in insurance and financial services and her qualifications include Cert III in Hospitality (resort management reservations) and Cert IV in property Services (Real Estate property management). For the past 28 years she has been working in the family business both hands on and running the office. She is also a volunteer adult literacy tutor.
Having used house sitters ourselves we understand the apprehension regarding leaving a prized home and much loved pet with strangers. We have always maintained our own home/garden/pool to a high standard and we are organised, tidy and security conscious. We have many long standing customers who would be happy to provide references as to our honesty, reliability and trustworthiness. Although we have not yet carried out a house sit ourselves, here is a reference from our last Airbnb host:
Michelle & Chris are a lovely, friendly & polite couple. They were easy to communicate with about their stay and I enjoyed hearing about their culinary adventures around Melbourne.
Michelle & Chris went above & beyond leaving the accommodation clean & tidy. I would happily recommend them to other hosts and would happily host them again.
Georgina, Melbourne

We look forward to hearing from you.
Best Wishes
Chris & Michelle

Caitlin & Joshua


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

Hi!

We're 2 young students who house sit to have independence without having to scrape by with rent whilst studying. We are quiet and sensible students who both adore animals and are quite active. We are happy with both short and long term sits, and ANY kind of animal (seriously- between us we've had dogs, cats, fish, chickens, galahs, ferrets, frogs, guinea pigs, plus Josh has farming family and is experienced with farm animals). Feel free to message through any questions :)

Sue


  • Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Northern, S.E & Central, S. Western

We would love to look after your pets and home while you go on vacation, we are tea total, non- smokers, honest with a healthy life style, we love animals, we would treat your home and look after your beautiful pets as if they were our own.
I have excellent references for your perusal and we have police checks should you require them
I look forward to hearing from you in the near future
Kind Regards
David & Sue Turnbull

Eeva


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, South Eastern, Central, Bundaberg & Wide Bay, Mackay & Whitsundays, Northern QLD, Western QLD, Mid North, South, Spencer Gulf, West Coast, TAS, 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 eevahelena@yahoo.com.au anytime. My preference is for short breaks, up to three weeks or so, and around the ACT or anywhere in NSW. Thanks. Eeva

Anne & Peter


We are a responsible, caring couple in our early 60;s, very fit and active, who now consider
ourselves to be full time professional housesitters.
We originate from North Sydney, however
we have been 'on the road', sitting long term.
We are from a social services background, hence we have a police check and (WWCC).
Also we can furnish very good references.

We enjoy maintaining a homeowners residence in their absence to a high standard,including
residential and acreages. This has included, outdoor tasks, lawn mowing, garden, watering systems, etc.

Peter is a bit of a dab hand when things need fixing.
We will forward mail, keep in touch with
you via email, phone, Skype etc, in your absence, and keep up to date with your home, sending
regular updates and photos.

We are fastidious house keepers, and like to keep everything spic and span.

Both Peter and I enjoy using the internet, reading and researching and are adventurers by nature.
We are very social, enjoy meeting new people, walking, and the gym.
We neither smoke, nor drink.

If you would like further info, you are very welcome to contact us.

Look forward to hearing from you, about your potential housesit.

Cheers
Anne & Peter

Stephen & Jazmine


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Southern suburbs, Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast, Upper Hunter Valley, Northern Rivers, Tweed Coast, Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Mackay & Whitsundays, Rockhampton, Northern QLD, SA, Hobart, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, Lakes area, Grampians, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd, Perth N.E suburbs, Perth N.W suburbs, Perth S.W suburbs, Kimberly/North, Pilbara

Hi there :)

We are mature aged professionals with experience in pet & house minding.

We (Steve more particularly) has a variety of experiences in-house & pet sitting that dates back more than 30 years, but more relevant to now & with references attached from more recent times. We think you'll find our credentials are more than a worthy consideration, and in good alignment with your needs. :)

We've had many house sitters stay in the family home over many years looking after the security of our home, caring for the garden, pool and our Pets (dog, cat & cockatiel) whilst we traveled as a family, so we certainly have empathy in what it feels like to trust someone with the keys to your home & pets.

We are active people who love all animals, more particularly dogs & cats; so walking and caring for your dog(s) and sitting with a purring cat is a joy for us. (See testimonials attached)

As you will also see from Steve's profile, he is a 'Mindset Mentor' who does quite a bit of his work from home using his wireless internet and mobile phone. Jasmine does most of her work online too (Essential Oils) so between us, you can expect at least one of us to be there a lot of the time during the day as well, to look after your pet(s) & your home. :)

Feel free to also check us out / connect with us or follow us on my Social Media Platforms or via Steve's website www.SuccessfulLifeResults.com.au -Steve's profile name on most mediums is simple Steve Lyddy (fb), for twitter SteveLyddy (no space) and Jasmine social media platforms are JaXmine Law & Essential Oils with Jazmine

Be happy to answer any other questions you may have and think its best that we Tel or Skype before we meet. If we like what we see or hear from that and are pretty certain that we are a match, than perhaps there maybe an opportunity at some stage to arrange to meet face to face for a chat, perhaps over a coffee or tea.

Warm regards
Steve & Jazmine

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.

Therese & Doug


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast, Newcastle, Upper Hunter Valley, Darwin, QLD, Melb. Inner suburbs

We are a 'senior' couple (non-smokers) and have recently moved to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland area after having sold our rural property in Tasmania late last year.

In 2017 we became "professional house sitters" and enjoyed the experience very much. However we made the decision to become home owners again late 2017, but this does not mean we have "retired" and will always consider any suitable situations.

We would particularly be interested in discussing our suitability for your needs if you live in the Sydney Northern/Eastern suburbs, Melbourne City suburbs or far North Queensland.

We are practical people and have mostly lived on small acreage properties in Tasmania. We've enjoyed the company of many pets over the years including 2 cats, 2 dogs, a pet sheep, 2 goats (so not 'pet'!) and chickens.

We have had work experience related to housesitting placements when we worked on a remote Pilbara island, and in Coral Bay, WA. Doug was responsible for pool maintenance and general groundsman work, and I did housekeeping duties - and kitchen hand! It was a great experience living on a remote island, and fairly challenging coping with a Pilbara summer. We have also worked in a remote Aboriginal Community in the N.T. Doug was the Essential Services Operator and I looked after the Creche in the morning before changing hats to be the Centrelink Agent/general office admin. person in the afternoon. It was another wonderful opportunity and gave us an insight into the lives of Australia's indigenous people.

During 2017 (our 'gap year') we had the pleasure of meeting several home owners and their pets, and now have experience with managing big, bouncy dogs to the little feisty ones, chooks and cattle.
We can supply excellent references with one home owner declaring we would win a house sitter of the year award - if there was one!
We fully appreciate that making the decision to have people you don't know come to your home and care for your pets, garden and house may be a difficult one. We would like to assure you we would take the time to listen to what is required for your 'loved ones' to remain happy in their home, and would promise to care and respect your property as if it was our own. We are honest and reliable people!

Most recently we had police checks done, which is a requirement for people working for the Australian Electoral Commission in OIC roles at State and Federal Elections, and this we have done on many occasions. We are in the process of obtaining our own police checks. Also police checks were done when working in the N.T. and when I did volunteer work for Vinnies (Airlie Beach) and The Red Cross (South Perth).

Our interests are travel, music (member of a Community Band) quilting, gardening, walking and baking. I love to discover new speciality shops, delis, etc. We enjoy concerts and the theatre.

Below are two references, contact details could be supplied once you have made contact with us, and as we receive new ones we will add them as well.

Thanks for taking the time to read our profile, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Thérèse and Doug Boote.