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Andrew


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Adelaide, Hobart, Perth, Kimberly/North, S. Western

I am a published children's Author since September 2015. (you can view my website at www.andrewgholt.com if interested) I was working full time as a teacher until then and from then I have been part-time due to attending festivals and expos and book launches on the sunshine coast in Queensland. I have combined book launches and visited family in Young, Wagga Wagga, Canberra and Bega this last month of December
I am looking for a place to sit whilst writing some more and attending local markets on my way back up to the sunshine coast.
I have house sat before and as recent as September 2016 at Tanawha and October 2015 and then before in 2013 in Twin Waters.
I enjoy looking after animals and love spending time with them. I treat them as my own under the quidelines of each owner of course.
I am tidy neat and quiet. I enjoy the opportunity to practice yoga and became a qualified teacher in 2015 in Canada. I love bushwalking , reading about education and working on promoting the book I have published and writing draughts for future books. I am able to supply references if need so.
I have had a farm background as a child/teenager and have always had animals in my youth. My extensive travel as a teacher these last few years prevents me from having my own, so I would love the opportunity to look after yours.
I look forward to connecting if you feel I would be the right match. Any questions happy to chat.
Andrew

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 ..

Kaz


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

My name is Kaz, and I am an experienced house/pet sitter. I am 67 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 2010.

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.

Toots (Annette) & Ross


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

Active, healthy non smoking couple - social drinkers only - aged 68. Self employed prior to retiring with a background in family farming followed by tourism when we owned and ran holiday accommodation for ten years where cleanliness was of prime importance. Our business consisted of 10 cottages and 3 acres of grounds and garden which we maintained ourselves.

Wide interests including interior decorating, gardening, reading, music, natural history, bush walking, travel, and how life ticks in general! Since retiring, we are keen to see more of our great country and would love to come to your part of the world and would consider it a privilege to care for your home.

What we offer:
Lifelong experience with and love of all animals. We have always had a variety of pets as well as caring for the farm animals. Enjoy gardening and happy to care for your garden as well as pets. Experienced in general repairs and maintenance if the necessity arises.
Having always owned our own home (except for renting for 15 months following the sale of our business and whilst considering our options), we understand the importance of having someone trustworthy and reliable to care for and maintain and care for your home and pets. We have now been house sitting for over 6 years and looked after 50 homes and various animals.

Happy to provide references and Police clearance.

Kevin


  • ACT, NSW, Darwin, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Adel Southern suburbs, Adel. Inner suburbs, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, South, TAS, VIC, Perth, Goldfields, S. Western

We are a clean-living, non-smoking, pet-loving, retired couple in our mid 60's. Our focus is to provide high quality care for your much-loved pets & your home. We are experienced House-Sitters, and enjoy an impeccable reputation. Since starting out in 2007, we've looked after many rural acreage properties at Bodalla NSW, Bathurst NSW, Dromana Vic, Woodend Vic, Woongarrah NSW, TePuke New Zealand, Nyora Vic, Hobart Tas, Gosford NSW and Nelson Bay NSW. References and Police checks available. We have looked after medium & small dogs, cats, alpacas, horses, chooks, ducks, geese, fish, & mice. So … please contact us to discuss your house-sit needs. Regards, Kevin & Dawn

Steve


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

Hi everyone and many thanks for viewing our profile !

Because of current back-to-back house sits, our next availability is from approx 4/12/19.

So far, we have (successfully!) completed house sits in NSW, VIC and WA..

We have chosen to provide professional house sitting services as recently we had a business purchase fall over at the very last minute. Having sold our home to do so, and with all our furniture and belongings in storage awaiting the removalist to deliver, the business transaction had to be stopped and left us very disappointed to say the least. Add to this we were "homeless" (though our eldest daughter did throw us a lifeline, and a bed!) as well as Leesa resigned from her job.

Nevertheless, this all happened for a reason and we are firm believers in this.

Hence, this is our new adventure !

We are both 52 years old, healthy, non-smokers and enjoy socialising. We offer financial stability and have had a lot of owner occupied and investment properties.

We have won numerous awards as business owners and employees, and are well known for being very easy to get along with, plus both being Virgo's, we're VERY clean and tidy !

Travel is high on our agenda, now our daughters have completed their schooling and established their working lives. We feel house sitting can provide us loads of opportunities to travel extensively.

Part of our offering is that we will provide our own linen/pillows, as well as bring our Wi-Fi if required.

We have current National Police checks completed, as well as numerous references.

Due to allergies, we are unable to look after most animals, though (eg) birds and fish should be fine.

We would love to talk to you about your home and how we can help look after it for you, so please give us a call any day of the week.

Regards, Steve and Leesa.

Grace & Edmond


  • Alice Springs, Darwin, Adel. N. suburbs, Adel. N.E suburbs, Far North, Mid North, South, SW Vic

Hello,
We are a retired couple current active with house and farm sitting,
We promise not to spoil you pets to much
Non Smokers We have no pets,
Police check papers available
Previous house sits
1) 2 small dogs and 2 Rag Doll cats
2) 1 large dog, lots of chooks almost forgot 1 turtle or was it 2 never did see them Phone reference available
3) 1 grey hound 2 cats
4) 1 Older large dog requiring medication phone reference available
5) Farm sit, Pigs, horses, chooks, geese, large dog
6) 2 dogs, 13 birds
7) 2 small dogs 9 chooks
8) 3 small dogs chooks and ducks Reference available
9) 1 cat 12 ducks (one is crippled needs extra care) 10 chooks
Ted has experience with tractors trucks etc( likes to ride quad bikes)
We are traveling in small camper trailer and Toyota Workmate car,
if required we can contact these pet owners for phone references
Regards Grace and Ted

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.

Eeva


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, South Eastern, Central, Bundaberg & Wide Bay, Mackay & Whitsundays, Northern QLD, Western QLD, Mid North, South, Spencer Gulf, West Coast, TAS

Hello. I am a retired senior federal public servant, mature (sadly!), married woman looking to do some house sitting. I live with my husband in our own home on the Gold Coast and we currently have a dog and a cat. I am an experienced "pet" person, having had all manor of animals in my home, from mice, birds, fish to cats and dogs. Our own dog (a kelpie) is currently 7 years old and a very crazy young thing, needing lots and lots of exercise. He was supposed to be an outside dog, but somehow that rule hasn't been fully applied! Our cat is almost 4 and is very much busy with chasing the dog around. I am able to garden, clean the pool, look after the house and pets. I am a non smoker. Though I plan to "house sit" usually by myself, there would be times when my husband would join me for a short break. We are both thoroughly house trained! We are planning to formally retire in a few years and I feel that house sitting in different places would help me to get a feel for various districts by living like a local, rather than as a tourist. I am most happy to look after pets and would look after your home well. I have now done many house sits (and many return sits) and can forward names and contact details for these house owners as references. I have a written personal character reference that I can send on to you as well. Hopefully all will tell you how wonderful I am. Oh, and also that I am honest, reliable and trustworthy. You can email me on eevahelena@yahoo.com.au anytime. My preference is for short breaks, up to three weeks or so, and around the ACT or anywhere in NSW. Thanks. Eeva

Paul & Pauline


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

Hello

We are a retired couple and have been travelling and exploring (housesitting most of the time) for several years. We label what we do as slow travel and for the last year we’ve been in Broken Hill. But we are keen to get back out there and have resumed housesitting.
We are non-smokers and very quiet people. We are doing housesitting as a way to explore new places, meet new people and to have some quality time with animals when the opportunity arises. I (Paul) am a photographer and always welcome being in new places with new people and scenes to record. Pauline is using her time to explore drawing and painting and a little photography as her way of experiencing the new places we are continually discovering.

As mentioned above, we have been pet and housesitting for much of the last few years, both in England and here in Australia. Our housesitting references, as well as a couple of property references are listed on this site (some have been copied from other Housesitting sites we have been registered with over the years). Sharing our lives with animals is essential for us and we have cared for a great many in housesitting assignments as well as having had pets of our own in the past. During our housesitting lives we have cared for all shapes, sizes, and breeds of dogs, and many cats ranging from kittens and very timid rescued animals all the way to the ones who see themselves as ‘royalty’. Also, we have cared for a variety of birds as well as the odd lizard. We understand that each animal is a unique individual with its own specific needs, and we take the responsibility of caring for them very seriously. They are always our number one priority. We are very much ‘home bodies’, which means we are always there to provide security for your home and time for your pets.
In addition we have National Police Certificates which are available for sighting if required.
We look forward to hearing from you and if you need any more information from us, please contact us.
Thank you
Pauline and Paul

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

Nicole & Saša


  • NSW, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

The Ebachs

Nicole: 44, Graphic designer (self-employed)
Saša: 44, Online marketer (self-employed)

A video about us:

https://youtu.be/GtTGIeblwFQ

We are traveling the world and getting to know pets all over - common, what could be better than that? :-) We started our journey in June 2018 and we used to say we would like to travel for three months to 30 years. Three months are already over. So here we go.

Why we want to house sit

You need someone to watch your home and your pets - we need a roof over our head. That's a match made in heaven.

But it goes deeper than that. Both our kids love pets. Especially cats. They grew up with two cats from the day they were born (2004 and 2008). While the older one (Ben) loves to watch Youtube videos of computer games, the younger one (Martin) loves to watch cat videos. If we would let him, he'd do it all day long. So a big reason is Martin who would love to connect with cats and dogs again after we lost our second cat (Leeta) in 2017. She was 20 years old and like our first child. If you have a pet you know what we mean!

Leeta was the reason we postponed our dream of traveling the world until we wore both in our mid fourties. Some of our friends thought that this is a little late. We couldn't disagree more.

We want pets, but we also want to travel. So this is at the heart of the reason for our wish to do house sitting.

Our experience

Coming from Germany there is actually not a big culture of house sitting. There is some, but it is nothing compared to Australia, NZ or England. When going on vacation German families usually just let the neighbors take care of their pets and the house.

So this is - at the moment - our main source of references. Our old neighbors in Germany and all their lovely cats.

My husband and I both grew up with dogs. I had a mixed breed dog and Saša had two German Shepards.

We are also completing our first dog sit in Sydney, AU over Christmas and NYE in December 2018/January 2019. Just have a look at our video. We are having so much fun with our dogs :-)

As long as your animals are not dangerous or very difficult to care for we can take care of them and your house. We are very dependable and your house will be in very good hands.

Judith


  • Central Coast, Hunter Valley, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, South, Spencer Gulf, TAS, Northern Vic, SE Vic, SW Vic, S. Western

A caring house sitter

Judith: 67, Teacher/Lecturer

Hi I am a retired Educator, having taught students from Prep. to University level in NSW, Qld (city & remote) & the Torres Strait, NT remote area, Taiwan, China and Vanuatu. Therefore, I have current Police & Working with Children checks in a number of States. My upbringing, lifestyle & belief system have resulted in me being a: non- smoker, reliable, honest, hard working, friendly & viewing each new situation in life as an adventure waiting to be lived out, type of person. I regard others homes and property with great care as I am sure they would want me to treat them, their home, their pets etc. with respect and kindness.
Raised on a farm & enjoying most animals & gardening I find I can still do the work, but ... a little slower. In my spare time I like to swim, bike ride, organise my stamps & coins, take photographs & listen to music.
I have attended Universities/Colleges in NSW, Qld, Hong Kong, China & Taiwan, receiving degrees & certificates mainly in Education but with some in business & specific computer programmes. Much of my life has been teaching primary & high school students, teachers, Indigenous Australians & Chinese educators. Being able to speak Mandarin Chinese I have been enabled to teach in China as well as teach Mandarin in schools in Australia. As well as working in education, I have managed a small, business, worked with cattle, built fences & grown many vegetables.
From 2012 to 2018 I have lived in my Motorhome which has made working and house sitting in any state easy to attend. I began house sitting in 2016. At present (May - July 2018) I am farm sitting in Victoria. I will then move to Cairns (August - October 2018) to house sit, then Brisbane (November) These sits do not require me to use my Motorhome, it can be stored.
I enjoy longer house sits but am happy to do shorter ones of a few weeks or a month. City or country residences are fine.

A satisfied farm/home owner:
"Judith house and farm sat for me for approx 8 weeks, she looked after my goats and chooks, fed them twice a day, kept the yards clean to perfection, My home was kept in immaculate condition and Judith blended into the small community, she is a very friendly, warm women, If you want a house sitter who respects your pets and house as her own, I would highly recommend Judith and hope she will come again..."

MARILYN (Merton VIC, July 2018)

Monica & Penny


  • Darwin, QLD, TAS, Melbourne, WA

Monica 55 ,
I love animals, always fun to play and walk
Have lots of free time, retired.
Neat , clean and tidy


I can maintain pool s , so are aware of priming pumps ,pool care , house care & cleaning
I'm a retired nurse
I'm capable And have good domestic skills
,was raised on a hobby farm

Reference below

23 November 2017 To whom it may concern Re: Monica from Margaret River as house sitter As you are aware leaving one’s home and pets in the care of someone you don’t know is rather daunting, risky and worrying. Monica house sat for us from 2-20 November 2017 and I was delighted with the care she took of our dog and our home. I returned to find a well exercised happy dog, the house looking immaculate, that garden watered, the sheets washed, beds made up with fresh linen, and vases filled with flowers from the garden. I was delighted. I would not hesitate to recommend Monica as a mature, reliable and conscientious house sitter and would be very happy to be contacted to verify this reference. I would also not hesitate to ask her to house sit again if she is available next year. Contact details Janice Hill (Vickery) 540 River Road, Dwellingup. 6213 Janice.vickery@spin.net.au 95381 381 0434 799 694

Different 0lder ref
local pet and house in Prevelley. 2 Spring Terriers
With happy house sitters can call Rob and Lana 08 9757 1937 for a reference

Local pet and house sit in Prevelley caring for 2 beautiful English Spring Terriers ,
With happy house sitters can call Rob and Lana 08 9757 1937 . I have looked after there pets and property twice now.
Monica has been very satisfactory as a housesitter for our two springer spaniels.

I would highly recommend her to anyone to house sit for them.
Our house was looked after very well and when she returned a few days later the dogs ran up to her wagging their tails to greet her.
Monica is a very nice person.
Lana and Rob
Margaret River.
97571937

I assure you I will take great care and attention looking after your property and Pets.
I am clean neat and tidy always.
ph 0448948876

Further references contact below
House sit15 dec
24 Moran Court Beaconsfield....turn off Lefroy at the chuch onto Livingstone which will become Moran Court and we are the last house at the end....a cul de
Mob 0466 126 736 Helen and Boyd

Criminal Record Clearance: you have been CLEARED & your Screening Clearance Number is SCN2193503050. Your letter has been posted. Ed Dept Screening Unit.

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Hi..!
My name is Penelope /pene.
I am responsible, mature,very tidy, and a non smoker .
I love animals , gardening and walking. I will respect your home and pets as I would my own.
I have owned 5 homes and pets in the past, so I understand they are precious.
Over the past 3 yrs I have done house sitting through out Perth and have enjoyed them all .
I have had many repeat requests.
I have many great refs and also a police clearance on request.
Penelope.

Josephine & Ross


  • NSW, Darwin, QLD, TAS, SE Vic, SW 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 in 2019 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

Raelee & Peter


  • ACT, North Coast, North West Slopes, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, Northern 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.

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.

Michelle & Chris


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Adelaide, 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. . Police checks are available on request. Please see below references from Sharon for a house/dog sit we carried out recently and Georgina an Airbnb host.
We were delighted to have Michelle and Chris stay at our home in Noosa Heads and care for not only our home but also our dog Sunny.
We highly recommend Michelle and Chris to care for your home and pets.
Our home was treated with great care and respect, sparkling clean and Sunny was extremely well cared for, came home to a happy little dog greeting us then he ran straight up the hall to the room Michelle and Chris had stayed in looking for them frantically, couldn’t have a better indication of the fun he had, heaps of long walks.
Highly recommend Michelle and Chris and hopefully they’ll be available for our next trip away.
Sharon & Troy- Noosa


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

Margaret & Geoff


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

After living in Melbourne’s beautiful bayside area for the last 22 years, we have recently sold our lovely home (happy to provide our address for you to review on realestate.com.au) We are extremely house proud (non-smokers), responsible and considerate of your privacy and would look after your house (garden/lawns and cleaning) and/or pets as if our own. We are looking to house sit and mind animals if needed whilst we decide on the next stage of our lives. Geoff is fully retired and I am joining him mid-late February 2019. We look forward to the freedom and independence that comes with this next stage and the experience of living in a variety of locations. We are without our own pets for the first time in many years as our daughter has moved to Tasmania with work and taken “our” much loved dogs which we have always shared with her. Through her work with the RSPCA and subsequent adoption of various dogs, we have had lengthy experience with highly spirited and challenging personalities and high-level needs including dogs with insulin dependent diabetes; dementia and currently a very severe epileptic. Geoff now travels to Hobart to mind this dog as needed! We totally respect and understand the importance of diets and medications being given when needed not when it suits us! We enjoy walking dogs, playing with them and giving them the amount of company you would like.
We hope this short e-introduction sparks an interest in approaching us regarding your needs and look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely,
Margaret and Geoff Bell

Dianne


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

I am a happy, friendly, 63 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 40 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 :)

Beth


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

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.

katelyn


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

I am an experienced house sitter and animal lover who treats people's home and pets as if they were my own. I am always respectful, clean, and will shower your animal with so much love. Yes, I'm one of those people that will run up to your dog on the street for a pat :p I own my own environmental business which I operate online, so work from home which means lots of walks and cuddles for your pets. I live a quiet and peaceful life and love nothing more than relaxing with a good book. I always grew up with animals, and have experience looking after dogs, cats, rabbits, birds/chickens & turtles. I own a toy poodle named Lola who is the most intelligent, loving little girl. Lola stays at the family home whilst I do any housesits that don't allow outside pets, so no problem if your pet prefers their own company. I am a competent gardener if I may say so myself, and love looking after plants. I'm a non smoker, vegetarian who lives a healthy lifestyle. I'm single, so you can rest assured that it will just be me in your space. I have multiple positive references from previous sits available upon request. Happy to meet up for a chat! :)

How I help you have a stress free time away from home...

- I keep your animals in the routine they are accustomed to so that they don't fret whilst you are away.
- I'll send you photos of our adventures together and send as many updates as you require.
- I will bring your mail in, water your plants, and keep your space spotlessly clean.
- I have multiple positive references so you can rest assured that your space is in good hands.
- Most of all I am a massive animal lover who adores cuddles, so your pet will honestly feel so secure and loved whilst you are away.
- I do pet sitting and house sitting professionally full time, each sit means a lot to me, and I consider it a great honour to look after your space & your pets.

Can't wait to meet you and your fur babies :)

Mark & Jennifer


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Darwin, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, TAS, Melbourne

We are a retired couple who spend a lot of time travelling both domestically and internationally. We also use our caravan around Tasmania. We live in a seaside suburb just south of Hobart and we have a 2 storey house with well maintained gardens and we are both very house proud. We have had dogs and birds in the past but due to our frequent travelling we don’t have any pets at the moment.
I worked with Tasmania Police for 27 years and can provide a Police clearance if required. Jenny worked with the Health Department for 22 years.
We welcome the opportunity to look after your house and pets if required.

Susanne


  • Sydney, Alice Springs, Darwin, Hobart, Rural/Regional Tas, Melbourne, SW Vic, Kimberly/North, Pilbara, S. Western

Hello,
I am a professional writer, animal lover and experienced housesitter.

I have been housesitting for a couple of years since returning from 2 years working for an NGO in Guatemala.

I have cared for many animals - old and young cats and dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, chooks, tropical fish, sheep and llamas -shared the bed with some, given medication to others and fallen in love with many. I have also kept many plants and small gardens alive and well.

Housesitting has been a great and enjoyable way for me to relearn Melbourne and restore some savings after earning local wages in Central America.

In my spare time I like to: walk (ideally somewhere green or near water), practice Spanish, cook, tango, meditate, and read fiction or about architecture.

I am happy to answer any questions you may have about me or housesitting generally and hope to help with your housesitting needs soon.

Have a lovely day.
Susanne

Lanna & Ian


  • Sydney, Central Coast, North Coast, Darwin, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Perth, Northern

Hi
Thank you for your time on our details.
We are a semi- retired couple looking for house sit and pet sit in 2019. We have a small house in Balmain -Sydney but would like to spend time in other houses in different area where we needed. We have been travelling along the coast of NSW, interstate and overseas.
We like animals especially dogs, fish and other Australian native animals. We love natural environment both bush and beaches.
We have been taking care of friends dogs and we have much fun with them. We are looking forwards to meet your dogs!
Ian can maintain the house, cars, small boats and your green grass while you are away.
Lanna like growing fruit trees, herbs and flower plants so you will not be worried leaving your plants behind with her.
Your kitchen and bathroom or other parts of your house will be kept clean & tidy as you expected!
Please note - As we still have some work in Sydney, we may do a house sitting separately or as a couple depends on our schedule at the time.
Please contact for more details.

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 :)

David & Sarah


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

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

Andrew & April


  • Darwin, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD

Hello,
We are April and Andrew and are currently travelling for an extended period of time across Australia. We have put our careers on hold and have been travelling for 4 months now. We are from Adelaide and have 2 beautiful adult daughters looking after our house and 3 pets. We are loving the travel and adventure and are planning on staying in different places for extended periods of time.
We do have a caravan.We are looking to house sit as we have really enjoyed our experience of staying on a rural property in Darwin which did involve looking after the owners pets and surrounds. As opposed to caravan parks which are more and more crowded. We are reliable, responsible, mid fifties who love animals of all kinds and are able to supply references upon request.

Thankyou

April and Andrew

Carol


  • NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, VIC

Hi, I'm Carol

I'm a clean living non smoker, active 52 year old professional woman, an animal lover and have experience with most domestic animals, small farm animals, and including dog training; I also do volunteer work with Pets For Life. I have some experience with horses too. I love all animals and will care for your pets like my own, to your requirements.
I am self employed and travel with my own laptop, working part-time (home based) in the legal industry - so I can offer a full-time companion for your treasured pets, as well as being an active person who's happy to walk your dogs, water your garden and whatever else you need.
I can supply references if need be, and I am police checked for my job in the legal industry.

I generally tend to follow the sun, so I'd be most interested in house-sits that accord with the warmer weather.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Carol