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 firstname.lastname@example.org anytime. My preference is for short breaks, up to three weeks or so, and around the ACT or anywhere in NSW. Thanks. Eeva
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chris & MichelleWe 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 UsCHRIS 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, MelbourneWe look forward to hearing from you.Best WishesChris & Michelle
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 .
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.
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.
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 :)
Hi there! We are an Aussie female couple. Nat is an ex-Australian Federal Police Agent and Jodie an Ex-Resort & Accommodation Manager. Now aged in our late 40's we have been happily moving around the world as FULL-TIME PET & HOUSE SITTERS since early 2013.Our references from over 40 home owners who we have loved sitting for, sometimes many times over during the last 5 years, are attached to this profile as individual documents from each year (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017). We can also provide phone and contact details for verbal references if you prefer.A bit about us...Natalie enjoyed a 13 year career in the Australian Federal Police, and Jodie has over 20 years experience in hotel and resort management, tourism and hospitality throughout Australia. We bring this knowledge, care and responsibility to your home. To say we love house sitting is an understatement. As natural teachers, we have spent the last few years helping others get started as confident and caring house sitters through our online course, the 'House Sitting Academy' and our own private network of quality sitters. This work does involve us needing reliable internet on any house sit we take on. Since the majority of our time is spent working online, we would spend most of our days and nights at home with your pet/s. For more information about us, including all our references and projects, please visit our personal site at www(dot)NatnJodie(dot)com.We always love meeting with home owners through Skype video so we can make a personal connection with you and your pets, and feel into whether we are the perfect match for each other. WHAT WE BRING TO YOU... OUR BACKGROUNDS - We are a vibrant & active couple who love animals & nature, connection and learning about new cultures and people. We bring our vitality to your pets and property, to spend quality time with your animals each day, giving them the same love & care we have given to our own pets since we were young, and to care for your property. Nat's 13 year career in the Australian Federal Police (certificate available on request) was spent largely in VIP Protection looking after the Australian Prime Minister, overseas Heads of Government, and various royal families, and a further 6 months in East Timor serving with the United Nations. Jodie has over 20 years tourism and hospitality experience, managing and maintaining various sized properties and Resorts all over Australia. We have both grown up with many pets in our lives since very young (including a many varieties of dogs, birds, Diamond Pythons, and tropical & freshwater fish) so having pets and looking after them is second nature to us; In fact it is strange not to have pets in our lives. We now always choose house sits with pets where we can. OUR PREVIOUS HOUSE SITTING EXPERIENCE -Between us we have done over 40 house & pet sits over many years in various countries, which has taken us from extremely remote rural properties, to snow environments, tropical jungles, the inner city, suburban and smaller village life. Along our journey we have also had to deal with extremes of climates and environments, from humid rainy season jungles, hurricane season in the Caribbean, sub-zero snow conditions in a number of Canadian & US winters, to living at altitude (3000+ meters), and are equally comfortable in all. We have also been involved in the professional training of several dogs we have minded.Due to Jodie's background, some of our assignments have included the management of in-house staff, B&B's and holiday Gites (self contained) for which we have been paid. Outside of such assignments however, we DO NOT charge for our house sitting, instead being massive advocates of the fair exchange aspect of house sitting and the ‘Sharing Economy’. OUR OWN PROPERTY EXPERIENCE -Over the years we have both owned our own homes as well as multiple investment properties between us. As such we are well used to:• Caring for and maintaining property• Chlorine and salt water pools• Jacuzzis• Indoor and outdoor plants, gardens, lawns, greenhouses and vegetable gardens• The responsibility for the general running of a household We both appreciate the importance and value of owning a home, possessions and pets. YOUR PRIVACY & SECURITY –With our Federal Police & Resort Management backgrounds, security & privacy is of utmost importance for us, and we fully appreciate it is for you as a home owner providing your home & possessions for house sitting. You can be completely assured your home and assets will be completely secure and maintained with us. Natalie held an Australian ‘Top Secret’ security clearance for many years in her Federal Police VIP Protection work.WHY DO WE LOVE HOUSE SITTING? Simply put, this is our life & our livelihood! Our internet based education business has enabled us to break free of any fixed location for work & allowed us to live a full-time 'digital nomadic' lifestyle since early 2013... a lifelong dream for both of us! 97% of our time has been spent house sitting since we left our previous fixed location of Dubai in 2013, and we have absolutely loved every minute of it. To us, experiencing back-to-back house sits with absolute ease since we started really shows us that we living our heartfelt purpose... and it certainly feels that way. We envisage living this lifestyle for many years to come, especially since sharing house sitting experiences and tips to inspire others to experience it, has now become the focal point of our business itself.House sitting is an incredible lifestyle for us, combining so many things we love. We absolutely adore the company of animals to break up our work life and enrich our experience, and enjoy constantly experiencing different locations & people of the world.Ultimately, we find ourselves at this stage of our lives really desiring to not just travel, but live for periods in different locations around the world for our own enriching experiences and to also facilitate our business ventures.Thankyou for taking the time to read our profile. We really look forward to connecting with you & seeing if we are the perfect match for each other. KindlyNat & Jodie
About Zoe---Hello! I am excited to be able to offer you my experience in caring for my homes and pets over the years! I was a pharmacist for 35 years, and yes....that means I am very detail oriented and like to keep a very clean, organized home! I am fit, work out at the gym, and keep active with hiking, cycling, walking, and kayaking whenever I can! I have also done some casual housecleaning work, which I enjoyed (!). I miss my Westie cross "Chester" and within family members in Winnipeg, there are 7 cats and 4 dogs---who are ALL so much fun!Why I want to house sit---Now that my 4 children are grown and on their own, and I have downsized tremendously, I am ready to travel the world to care for homes and pets and meet new people! ( Not to mention the privilege of being able to hug, walk, feed and care for many new animal friends!) I miss not having a dog at home and really enjoy interacting with the many cats in my life---including all their unique personalities! Having grown up with a father in the Airforce, and moving a LOT, I am very adaptable to new environments and love the adventure of discovering new places and people! I am looking for longer house sits. I am a very caring, compassionate, conscientious person who loves people and animals, and am looking to use those skills in taking loving care of homes and pets so people can travel, knowing that their home and pets are in trustworthy, experienced hands!My experience---I have owned many homes over the years, while raising my children, with our dog, cat and rabbit(s)! As a single parent/homeowner, I have learned how to maintain a house well, and also to troubleshoot and know when to call for assistance! I have also earned money from housecleaning--so your house while be extra clean when you return home! I have done house sitting for my son and looked after his cat Sterling and his German Shepherd/Husky Cross- Elliott. I also have experience pet sitting cats through "Trusted House Sitters" and have 5 star references, as well as a criminal record check on that site. My own experience looking after dogs and cats within my own home comes in extremely handy. And surprisingly, as a pharmacist, I have had experience in dealing with customers and their pets regarding illnesses and medications as well! I am confident in being able to handle any health concerns with pets, as well as knowing when to call or go to the vet.****I am happy to supply my references, as well****
We are two retired guys who own a house in the Sunshine Coast hinterland and are renting it out for a year or so to drive around Australia. We would love to house and/or pet sit for other people on the way while they enjoy their time away. We have rented houses around NSW and Qld and have always treated them as if they were our own as is testament by the excellent references we have been given by the Property managers, and this is the way we would look after any properties that we are lucky enough to sit. We have had extensive experience with both domestic animals...cats, dogs, birds etc. after having owned all of these at some stage...one of which is shown in the pic I have uploaded...as well as farm animals whilst owning acreage in NSW and Qld.We are both extremely clean & tidy people, non smokers and like to ride push bikes, play tennis and go to sporting events like AFL, Rugby League, tennis etc.
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.
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 JazmineBe 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 regardsSteve & Jazmine
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.
Hi, We are a couple 67 and 60. We have just retired and have already done a number of house sits on Magnetic island and in the Brisbane area. We have enjoyed it immensely, we now would like to get more into house sitting to see more of this wonderful country. Our house sitting preference at this time would be Queensland or Northern NSW, however we are looking at all states. We have lived in our own house in Coffs Harbour for 40 years. We are a very stable couple who pride ourselves on looking after other peoples houses and animals the same as we look after our own. Although we have not had any dogs or cats at home we do have quite a bit of experience with animals, looking after many different kinds during the house sitting jobs that we have previously done. Spencer has also worked at an animal park for 40 years.We have bred birds as a hobby for the last 10 years.We are sure your house and animals would be in good hands with us looking after it while you are away. We are both non-smokers and enjoy the outdoors. References are available.Please call us to discuss any needs you may have.
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
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.
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, My name is Joanne Pretlove. I am 47 years old and I am currently studying a Certificate IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping and looking for work. I am a mother of three children, one girl 25 and two boys 19 and 13. All my children live in the Territory. I am a very quiet, private person, a non smoker and I enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day. I have recently relocated to Brisbane from Townsville, where I have lived for the past 1.5 years. ,I enjoy house and pet sitting, as it gives me some privacy and allows me to save money for my trip to Europe and pay for my study.
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.
We are Robert and Noelene and a conservative active early 60s retired couple based out of Ballan in Victoria and our medium term (2018) preference is for house sits in southern WA. Noelene spent her early childhood years in south west WA and we hope to catch up with a sister, auntie, cousins, and nieces and nephews. We have travelled Australia extensively and look forward to continuing to explore all locations in slow time seeking house sits that might run for 30 days plus. We have extensive housesitting experience including suburban, country, short term rental properties and a bed and breakfast. We also enjoy remote locations having spent some time in outback Northern Territory.We enjoy Pets and have looked after dogs, cats and fish mostly, sometimes multiples with 3 cats and 3 medium size dogs making for interesting mealtimes and walks. We have a well behaved Female Golden retriever that loves to meet other furkids.Gardens, Lawns, general house chores, forwarding of mail and handy person jobs are typical and we are not scared to accept responsibility and other chores as agreed. We are clean and tidy, respect people's property and work to leave a property in same or better condition.
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. ThanksLouisePs I'm also a JP
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 sitGrowing 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 ExperienceWe 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.
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
Nick and Desley are grey nomads, originally from Qld, travelling Australia in our van. Our experience includes house sitting, farm/property sitting, caretaking and hosting bush camps. We've looked after horses, cattle, sheep, dogs, cats, chooks, poddy calves, checking water and fences etc and gardens. Also experience with looking after accommodation bookings and cabin and camp sites. We promise to respect your property and treat it as our own. We can supply referees and police checks and full resumes. We have no pets and are non-smokers. Currently looking for property sits SA and WA.
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.
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
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