Hi, we are semi-retired professional, non-smokers and animal lovers. We have always lived with cats and dogs and I currently have 2 horses. We house sat for 6 months during renovations to our house in Sydney and had return requests, which we gladly accepted even after our house was ready as we had so much fun with the dogs and were missing having a dog in our lives at the time. That experience opened our eyes to the joys of house-sitting, meeting new people and animals and getting to know parts of NSW and beyond that we had never experienced. We are honest, reliable and responsible and appreciate the level of trust placed in us to take care of someone's home and their much loved pets. So far have not been phased by any care requirements, and are experienced with elderly and nervous pets as well as the boisterous and cuddly varieties! Happy to provide references. Up to date police check by my employer (hospital) so no skeletons in the closet!
Male aged 62 -70% Work from home fit and healthy professional. Have owned and rented homes over many years as a landlord and as a tenant and house swapped on an International basis when I first came to Australia in 1979.Have been renting & or house/ Pet minding with excellent references for past 7yrs. Also other personal and professional reference available if required. In addition, for your further peace of mind I have a police check available,Have cared for pets for many years and as a family man in the past have owned my own pets. Not a handyman, but am a fastidious housekeeper..Enjoying keeping healthy (walking, running,cycling etc - Have running shoes, will travel :)Also enjoy cooking, reading, social media. Enjoy my own company, but of course meet up with a few friends from time to time. :)Professionally - I'm a Mindset Mentor specialising in Helping people Turn a Mid-Life Crisis into Mid-Life Opportunties (See website www.SuccessfulLifeResults.com.au; fb-Steve Lyddy; fb-Successful Social Media Results; Twitter SteveLyddy; Linkedin Steve Lyddy- Hope all this helps. :)
I would be very interested in house sitting for you while you are away from home.I am a non smoking professional person who works fulltime with no children or pets. Having house sat continuously in the Canberra vicinity since Christmas 2006, I have a reputation as a trusted and reliable house sitter.Being from a farm, I am very used to caring for animals large and small. I particularly enjoy walking dogs.Please be assured that I would look after your home, pets and garden as if they were my own.Happy to provide references if required.
We're two young and fit retirees who are travelling around Australia on a permanent basis in our little caravan. We're planning to be mostly out bush because we enjoy bird watching, but will sometimes be coming into towns and cities and would love to look after a home for a while. We've rented our house out, so we know how important it is to have someone you can trust to look after your home! Gardening is something we enjoy, so caring for one would be fine. For many years we owned two very spoiled cats and although we have never owned a dog we'd be happy to look after a small one. We've house sat a small dog, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and chooks. Birds, pet mice, gerbils, small reptiles etc. are all ok. We wouldn't be suitable for large dogs or horses. We can supply references from housesits we've done previously through happy housesitters if required. We're currently looking for a house sit northern NSW or SW QLD for Nov-Dec 2017 (not Christmas-New Year) We know this is a long way off but we're planning ahead!
Benjamin (32), Casey (32) and Willem (3) are a small family based in Melbourne. Benjamin is a postgraduate research student in international relations at the University of Melbourne and Casey is a full-time visual artist, specialising in ink paintings. We are a healthy-living and non-smoking family, that love to travel, enjoy nature and the great outdoors, and getting active (exercising, hiking and exploring.)In 2017, Benjamin is writing a thesis on Australia-Japan relations, and Casey is further developing her business and profile as an artist. This flexibility to work from any location will enable them to spend some time travelling amongst exhibition/research commitments.Benjamin and Casey have both grown up around dogs, with Benjamin's family home never having less than 2-3 dogs at a time, and Casey growing up with a mixture of cats, dogs and horses. They have both grown up on semi-rural properties, and Benjamin also spent childhood holidays on the family farm near Esperance, tending to sheep, lambs and farm dogs.Together, they have had experience house-sitting in city apartments, suburban homes and rural farms, happily adapting to the tasks and responsibilities unique to each. Whether it is caring for pets or tending to gardens and swimming pools, they take pride in maintaining the houses and properties they are entrusted with, and caring for furry friends! Willem has relished in these opportunities too. References are available upon request.
I'm an experienced house sitter and have been house sitting full time now for over 18 months and prior to that at various short term house sits for a couple of years. I have experience with many dogs, small and large and up to 3 at a time, cats, chickens and birds. I enjoy walking the dogs and happy to walk them every day, if required, have also been known to have to walk a cat as well! I have also house sat where I have had to look after a pool and spa and watering of gardens. I also consider myself to be a clean freak and will return your home in the same condition that it was when you left and will look after it as though it was my own. In recent years I have been lucky to do an apartment sit in Hiroshima Japan, and a couple of house sits in NZ. I am a non-smoker and am single and have no pets. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.I have now just completed 6 months of house/dog sitting in Perth Western Australia and Darwin for 2 months and enjoyed every minute of it. I am now heading back south to the Sunshine Coast to where I usually live until the New Year. If you are looking for a house sitter while you have a break over Christmas/new year or school holidays I would love to look after your house and/or pets as though they were my own.
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
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.
My name is Kaz, and I am an experienced house/pet sitter. I am 65 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 have a current "Working with Childrens" check - this check has photo ID, plus is far more thorough than a normal police check.I am currently booked for the following dates:17th Feb - 4th March: Wingham.24th March - 13th April: Bathurst, NSW.13th April - 18th April: West Haven, NSW.18th April - 25th April: Lake Cathie, NSW.26th April to 10th June: Toowoomba, Qld14th June - 15th July 2017: Scotts Head, NSW.17th November to 18 December: Port Macquarie, NSW.Some recent 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.
Hi my name is Emily and I am a 37 year old female, professional (teacher). I have decided to take a 12 month break and travel around Australia. Hopefully get some experience in things other than teaching and visit some new places. I am traveling with my 2 year old Labrador - Elvis. He loves all dogs and has had some exposure to farm animals. He sleeps outside and is more than happy to chill at home and is obedient. We will be around the North Queensland area from January 2017, so are very happy to organise a meet and greet so everyone is happy. I am traveling with a camper trailer, so can sleep in that if need be (& just require somewhere to park it). I am looking for house sits in Northern Queensland from January to July 2017 and in WA from August to January 2018. I am a non-drinker, non-smoker and active person that will spoil all animals big or small. I enjoy gardening and like to keep the house neat and tidy. I have done many offical and unofficial house sits over the years and looked after cats, dogs, lizards, chickens, fish and a variety of gardens. I am a fairly handy person and have lived on average myself over the years and am happy to care for farm animals too. References and a Police Check (via my VIT - teaching accreditation) can be provided upon request.I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Hey :) I'm Suz. I'm an ex-vet nurse and ex-house cleaning business owner from Sydney currently travelling around Australia, seeing the sights and hiking the best hikes about the big brown land. I'm 37, independent, quiet and tidy. And I love dogs. LOVE.As of Winter 2017 - I'll be variably in the SA, NT and WA regions - currently SA for at least all of June.I'm available for shorter term house sits- say 2-7 days or so. I can get anywhere that is 2wd friendly in my little Mazda 2.If I was list my hopes of hopes for a housesit - it would include a nice area to stay, wifi and a washing machine :)I'm open to sitting cats too :)I have housesat before from this site and another - but I forgot to ask people for a reference afterwards and now it feels too late to ask :/ If I housesit for you I would really appreciate a written reference after! Thanks for reading! Suz
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
I am a recently seperated sinlge mum with 2 daughters who are 12 & 10yrs of age. I completed a Bachelor's at USC in 2015 and this year I intend to do a post grad by long distance. I have a vision of starting a few projects. Organising these takes up most of my time. My daughters are well behaved, quiet, tidy and they adore any kind of animal especially pugs & ragdoll cats. We have come from a home that had dogs, cats & fish and we are all capable of caring for any pets and would enjoy doing so. We have a strong Christian faith and will value and respect you and what is of value to you. I am a non smoker. I would prefer long term sitting but am happy to help out for short term as well. We are seeking to house sit to help us save money as rental prices are so expensive at the moment. Thanks so much for considering us.
AVAILABLE FROM AROUND OCTOBER 2017 ONLY. PLEASE DO CONTACT US WITH ANY LONG-TERM OPPORTUNITIES!OCTOBER 2106: Thank you for all the offers to house sit over Christmas, but as we have been unsuccessful in securing other sits before then, we have no choice but to return to Europe where we have other offers. *****************************************************Non-smoking, genuinely caring and 100% reliable with high standards of hygiene and tidiness. Originally from England & Spain, we also have New Zealand citizenship.House sitting internationally since April 2014, we are incredibly proud of our references and reputation. We have a wide range of skills and personal qualities to guarantee our hosts' peace of mind. We are:** EXPERIENCED. As of October 2016, we have successfully completed over 30 house sits in 13 different countries (including Australia!)** HOUSE PROUD. We don't ask for luxury, but we do prefer uncluttered spaces maintained to a high standard of cleanliness. ** RESPONSIBLE and DISCREET. We are very safety conscious and won't bring guests into your home without your consent. ** CONSIDERATE. We use all utilities responsibly, and treat your home with the respect it deserves. ** PROACTIVE. We are capable and dependable - if something crops up in your absence, we'll deal with it!** KEEN and ADAPTABLE. Always happy to lend a hand and pick up new skills. We can perform all basic gardening tasks and have some experience of looking after swimming pools. ** EXCELLENT COMMUNICATORS. We are friendly and approachable, keep at least 3 methods of communication open in your absence and send you regular pictures and updates.** FINANCIALLY INDEPENDENT. Self-employed IT professionals working from our laptops - we spend a lot of time at home with the pets!** PHYSICALLY FIT and HEALTHY. We don't smoke, drink alcohol in moderation only, and have never done drugs of any sort. Our biggest vice is chocolate...************************************************And what about the pets? ** CAT SPECIALISTS. Former cat owners ourselves, we have almost exclusively looked after cats whilst house sitting. Additionally, we volunteered for the feline branch of our local SPCA for 14 months in New Zealand in 2013-14.>> We have experience with young and senior/geriatric cats, administering medication, and are particularly good with shy cats!** OTHER PETS. Anything small and furry (even rats, which we owned in NZ). Tropical fish tanks and ponds. Chooks and ducks. Reptiles and amphibians. Happy to consider other pets as well, but please note we cannot accept sits that involve dog care.** WILDLIFE. We are always grateful for any opportunity to observe and care for the local fauna. We have looked after bird baths and feeders, fed wild wallabies and even a semi tame possum by hand.************************************************Our needs are simple but nonetheless critical, and if granted would allow us to achieve a perfect win-win situation for all:- INTERNET CONNECTION. Our main requirement is a fast, reliable connection so we can continue to work.- COMFORTABLE BED. Ideally 160+ cm wide or 2 separate beds. Although healthy in every other way, I do suffer from a sleep disorder which means I am a very light sleeper and toss & turn a lot throughout the night, so smaller beds unfortunately mean poor sleep for both of us. Please note this also means we cannot share our bed with the pets.- PEACEFUL ENVIRONMENT where we can work and relax (and sleep!) without major disturbances. We wish to avoid heavy/fast traffic, barking dogs, loud music etc, so we respectfully ask that you are honest with us about the reality of your living environment.- TRANSPORT. Access to a car would be a huge bonus. We have borrowed many hosts' cars and have never had an issue anywhere. We have full, clean driving licences and can drive automatic and manual cars.- Last but not least, as mentioned before, we are very HOUSE PROUD and only wish to house sit for home owners with the same standards, and live in smoke free and drug free environments. ************************************************If you are still with us... thank you for reading until the end! If you feel we are a good match for each other, we would love to hear from you. You can also visit our website and accompanying Facebook page, which you can find easily under "CatMadSitters", to read more about us, see all our references and browse through many photos. Please don't hesitate to drop us a line if you'd like to chat. We always encourage connecting on Skype or Facetime for a video call.Thank you for visiting our profile, we look forward to hearing from you!
HelloWe are a semi-retired couple travelling and exploring. In the last four years we have travelled and housesat overseas and here at home in Australia. We have shared our lives with many companion animals over the years, and quite a few more in our house sitting assignments. We consider ourselves true animal lovers and they are always our number one priority in any sit.We are experienced home owners having owned several over the years. You can go away with peace of mind knowing that we will care for your home as if it were our own. We have several housesitting references, property references and recent Police Certificates (the latter are available on request)I (Paul) am a semi-retired photographer. Pauline is retired, describing herself as an artist in training. Travelling to new places, meeting new people and animals is the way we like to live. We enjoy time at "home" wherever that might be, so your pets will have plenty of company.At the moment we are housesitting in Melbourne and, while we welcome more time here, we are open to opportunities to explore other parts of Australia.We hope to hear from you and to caring for your pets and home.Thank you
We like to house sit as it lets us experience another area and neighbourhood in a relaxed friendly way. We have done a lot of travelling and many house sits in Australia and overseas- several in England and Scotland and one in Turkey over the last 10+ years. We are clean and careful people and house owners have been appreciative of our efforts. We are tidy, practical people who like walking and being active and exploring new areas. We are not really animal people people but have farm experience useful for emergencies and have had family pets in the past. High maintenance and energy pets are not suitable for us. No pets is ideal!!We cannot come to a 'smoking' house. We use our own vehicle so location near transport is not necessary. We have cared for country houses in Tasmania before and it worked out well.
Hi My name is Carolina. I am from South America and I am married and I have lived in Australia for three years. My husband works away I do not have children and unfortunately I had to leave my sweet doggie called Little star (who is sleeping with her Teddy bear) at home. I really miss her and I thought that his is a good opportunity to relief someone from the stress that means to leave your loved house and pets while I make something that makes me happy. My family jokes about the fact that I treat my pets as babies and I am very proud of that... maybe that is why Reeno (my neighbour white maltese) sleeps in my chest sometimes and my husband has to share his side of the bed with my friends doggies when they come to visit. I am a personal assistant and previosluy i worked some years as a carer for people with disabilities hence I am good with housekeeping. i love to keep my house clean and I understand other people liek the same. I can happily sleep with your fury babies, prepare special foods for them or even a bday cake (in case you missed their bday) also I promise to send as many pictures as you want of them and the house status. i can do house sitting for short period of time from one to 3 days. Please feel free to ask me question and thanks for reading my profile.
I am a single, non-smoking, part-time student/public servant who enjoys a mindful, healthy lifestyle. I love all animals and enjoy pats and walks with any furry friend I might have the pleasure to meet. I only work 2-3 days a week and spend the rest of my time studying from home, so they would be kept company in that regard too. As well as an alternative to renting, I find it very helpful for getting assignments and writing done, something about the unfamiliar surroundings inspire me. Police check and References available on request :)
Currently living in southern NSW, I have been housesitting since early 2016. So far all my sits have been in Vic and NSW and they have been quite diverse, from rural to city to seaside; from start-of-the-art new homes to well-loved older dwellings; animals cared for include cats, dogs from small to large, and aviary birds.As an inveterate traveller i am happy to sit anywhere in the country. I travel solo, so no worries about wild parties.I am pretty boring i guess, being a non-smoker, don't use drugs or any funky stuff, rarely drink alcohol. A registered nurse, I no longer work in the hospital setting, but use multiple non-drug therapies for emotional wellness facilitation. Being a nurse, i have had regular police checks for the past twenty plus years...and since nothing has changed i am sure i will pass any criminality check you may desire.I am comfortable with most animals, having spent years on a farm. My daughter is a vet nurse, so that says a bit about the presence of animals during her childhood... we had chooks, goldfish, budgies, cats, dogs, horses, goats and cattle.I have references from home owners that i have helped out in the past months since i started this adventure. All state that they found their home 'immaculate' and 'cleaner than when i left', and several have wanted to rebook me for future dates. So i guess that means that they and their pets are happy ;-)By the way i have a good ENJO cleaning kit so all my cleaning is done chemical free.
We are a happy,fit couple who are currently travelling around Australia and are looking to house sit over the Christmas / new year period in Sydney as we are coming to visit our daughters for Christmas.We have just finished working and house sitting on a cattle property in Croydon Far North Queensland which has been a truly incredible experience.We were feeding cattle, mending fences,driving bobcats and looking after the farm dogs.Prior to travelling we were living in Wahroonga and I had been working at Sirocco in Willoughby.Shaun has been in the building industry and is very skilful in all aspects of handiwork.We have had dogs and chooks and love all animals.This year we have been working on Bedarra Island as caretakers/managers and are looking forward to visiting our 3 daughters in Sydney over the Xmas new year period
We are currently traveling in our caravan and are keen to house sit wherever
Dear home owners This is Sue-Anne and Stephen and we are both in our fifties, honest, reliable, clean and tidy ,non smoking couple who love to look after animals, meet new people and travel.We also do single house sits sometimes when my husband has to travel and visit family in the uk . During 2015 and 2016 we have house sat in , France, Italy , U.K. and Australia and at present we are house sitting in Coogee. We will care for your animals as if they were you own and and give then lots of love and attention and we will put your mind a rest when you are away by sending you messages photos and videos of your furr babies. We have minded Dogs, Cats,Fish,goats and a horse , been in cities, islands and rural properties and enjoy all challenges and getting to know all animals and they will always come first. We are member another site world wide site where we have 10 wonderful reference but want to join an Australian site.We can even give you phone number of verbal references so you can find out what we are like. If you would like to phone me please free to do so on 0414634750 for a chat. Looking forward to meet you Kindest regards Sue-Anne and Stephen
Hello, we are a friendly, clean, trustworthy and reliable couple in our mid thirties. NON-smokers / police check available / references available / experience with caring for pets / experience with gardening and pool maintenance.We are NOT party people - preferring to socialise over a delicious, home cooked meal and are respectful of our environment and those around us. We have extensive house and pet sitting experience and have had many recommendations.We have experience caring for various types of pets and know what it takes to look after and maintain a home & garden and enjoy doing so.
Michael and I love dogs and animals. In fact dogs go out of their way to say hello to Michael whenever they encounter him. They instinctively know that he is trustworthy and cares about them. We had two dogs for seventeen years and really miss the walks so taking your pets for a walk would be a delightful pastime for us. We would care for your home as if it were our own and that means it would be kept spotless and well maintained. We are non smokers and very health conscious so no toxic chemicals would be used by us when cleaning your place.We are a mature couple who work from home, wherever that may be at the time, and spend our time visiting our family and friends who are located in parts of NSW, QLD and Vic.
Hi. My old border collie is now watching over my garden so I am headed for a sea/tree change and available to give your pets the same level of attention and care. I have looked after dogs, cats, chooks, gardens and pools in the NT, Vic. and, most recently, NSW. I will treat your home with the same respect as my own.I am a non-smoker and have a current Working With Children Check (the vetting process includes a national police check). I would be happy to provide contact details for human referees as required.I look forward to hearing from you!
hello im erica and im definetly looking for my next house sitting i a big home body and rarely leave the place as per my car accident a few years ago, so im not currently working but i would still love the opportunity to see what australia has to offer as no more long flights for me unfortunetly but thats why i have signed up here and il hopefully be your next sitter im a very very clean person inside and outside and reliable person and a huge animal lover of all breeds and sizes i do have a cat and a dog myself and they both live right next to me as im a big affection giver thats why my cat returns everytime i let it go outside oh n the food of course haha but have had pretty much every sort of pet there was available when i was a child so pets are what i do best and have yet found a dog who doesnt like me (knock on wood) and hopefully i never will because the do say dogs are very good judges of character.thats me in a nutshell if you have any questions feel free to contact me anytime.. all the best.
Hello! My name's Madeline. I'm Brisbane born and bred, however have spent the past couple of years living in Sydney to pursue my career in broadcast media. I arrived back in Brisbane around 4 months ago and have been helping my step mum out with my little brother and sister (7 year old twins!).As you can imagine, the house gets quite full at times so I'd like to be able to give them some space from time to time. My contract with work is only until September so I don't want to go on a lease, meaning house sitting is perfect for me!I'm clean, honest, reliable and a non smoker who has been living in share houses for years. I will respect your space and your belongings and take the best care of your pets! I have enclosed two written references, one from my landlord in Ashgrove of 3 years, Carmel Fellows and another from a previous employee. My current boss will be happy to speak to you on the phone if you require.
We, Sue (44), Jaxon (4) & Saffron (2) would LOVE to nurture your space while you are traveling.Your home, property, animals will be (over)loved, cared for & appreciated by 3 very keen and enthusiastic individuals. Daily up keep of your property would be responsibly maintained with enthusiasm and clearly a priority to us (and you), in your trust.Current & Valid police clearance References will be provided on request. Love & gratitude Sue, Jaxon & Saffron
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