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Jenny


  • Central Coast, North Coast, QLD

Retired active single lady loves animals, reliable & flexible, police clearance & references. Experience with horses&domestic animals.

Christina & Reiner


  • ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

We are a responsible, trustworthy, non-smoking freelance/semi-retired couple with plenty of common sense, responsibility and reliability.
We are German born with Australian Permanent Residency/European Citizenship. We both held responsible positions in our careers. Reiner enjoyed a managing position for over 15 years at a renowned public health insurance in Duisburg and I was the managing director of an interior design company and the owner of a reputable home and giftware store with a number of employees in Sydney. We are currently enjoying some time-out and are possessed by the travel bug and welcome this alternate lifestyle of housesitting around the world. While Reiner has the freedom to pretty much enjoy the better things in life I would still like to take on some casual work in the area for a few hours per week depending on the housesit tasks. This way we have more time for ourselves and do the things we truly enjoy, we also have the flexibility to travel with or without our caravan (in Europe) and also do the things we really love doing, like walking, riding bicycles, yoga, meditation reading, cooking, crafting, listening to music..
As of lately we have been taking care of Reiners elderly parents but as things are stabilizing now and they are at good care we are ready to take off to new ventures, again.
We aim to take a professional approach to housesitting and would like to undertake a variety of housesit assignments around the world. We have many years of travel experience and are easily and quickly comfortable elsewhere. We would feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to housesit in different countries and experience their history and culture and learning a new language is always great fun. Housesitting enables us to experience diverse areas and cultures and getting to know the community we live in.
We have both been brought up surrounded by pets and they played a huge part of our life and they have been treated like family members. Our travelling lifestyle precludes us from having our own pets so we particularly love to spoil your beautiful two or four legged family members that we have entrusted to our care.
We have already had some positive experiences in the housesitting community and we would very much welcome the opportunity to sit for you. We are an open minded couple and our time traveling throughout Europe with our Caravan has been introducing us to our nomadic life style. We are not new to the concept of ‘house-sitting’ and regularly find ourselves taking care of the pets of our (camping) neighbours and spoiling their dogs and cats with cuddles or walk or sit them.
We feel that housesitting is home away from home. We look after everything as we would if the house was our own. We both own properties and have a good common sense of how and what to be taken care of. We have renovated our own properties and landscaped our gardens so we can put our hands to most things should the need arise in an emergency.
We know that it may be worrying for you to leave your pets and home; we are very conscious of this and we will make sure that we communicate regularly by e-mail, Skype or whatsapp to reassure you that all is well.
We recognize the importance of selecting the right house-sitters to look after your home, pets and garden. We are genuine animal lovers and having pets to look after is a pleasure for us. We are also house proud and we will keep your house and garden looking clean and tidy and maintained in good condition for your return.
We can provide police checks and any other information you may wish to know upon request. Happy to Skype also as an introduction and a way to get to know us more upfront.
Do contact us as we are always happy to discuss your individual house-sitting needs.

Kind regards,

Christina & Reiner

Dan


  • QLD, VIC

Hi, I'm Dan. I'm a 35 year old honest, reliable, homebody who loves dogs.

I began house sitting and dog minding four years ago, when I looked after a beautiful labrador for two months while her owners were overseas. After a few years of house sitting occasionally, I began doing this full time in August 2016 and am loving being able to spend time with some fun dogs and having the freedom to live a more relaxed, healthy lifestyle.

I'm experienced with a range of small to large breeds - from Chihuahuas to Great Danes - through my house sitting and volunteering at the RSPCA kennels. I will happily give your dog plenty of love and attention - I love going for long walks, playing games like tug-of-war, giving lots of pats, snuggling on the couch and I don't mind having dogs sleep on my bed if that's what they're used to.

I'm mature, clean and tidy, and am a non-smoker. I'm not much of a party animal, and prefer quiet nights at home catching up on my favourite TV shows or working on my laptop.

I'm able to provide a police check and references from previous house sits. Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions, I'm happy to answer them!

Monica & Penny


  • Darwin, QLD, TAS, Melbourne, WA

Monica 56
I love animals, always fun to play and walk
Have lots of free time, retired.
Neat , clean and tidy

Can work on lap top from home I run my air BnB in Gnarabup Rockpool Margaret River


I can maintain pools , 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.

Abi & Michael


  • NSW, QLD, VIC

Hello

We are just joining Happy Housesitters (3 Sept) as they have more sitting opportunites in Sydney. We have been registered with Trustedhousesitters, so please look at our references there (link below), we also have police checks. I shall update this profile with photos etc shortly.

https://www.trustedhousesitters.com/house-and-pet-sitters/united-kingdom/england/bournemouth/l/51324/

We are in English couple who are fortunate to have houses in UK, Sydney and Morocco and now travel between our stays. My partner is a doctor, so often we will be looking to house sit where he will be working as a GP locum. I run our business online and work from home, so I am able to keep a close eye on your home and ensure your pets are extremely well cared for.

House sitting provides us with the flexibility our lifestyle requires. We love to travel and experience different places but it is also wonderful to have a base for a while and discover somewhere new. Also, we are keen pet lovers, particularly cats so this enables us to babysit them! We also have experience in puppy and dog training and have looked after dogs from Greyhounds to Cavoodles and others in between!

We are well travelled and renovated houses in 5 countries, so DIY tasks are easily undertaken. We are caring pet lovers, my partner is often called The Cat Whisperer! We are fit and love walking, aiming for 8km per day but can do less if this is too far for your dog!

Look forward to hearing from you
Abi and Mike

Debra & Tom


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, VIC

Hello,

We are a non-smoking, mature aged couple who will look after your home and pets as if they were your own. We are willing to travel to most areas of Australia. At the moment we are looking for a house-sit in NSW, Victoria or Q'ld, but are willing to consider/travel other states. We are experienced house sitters, having done many sits over recent years including many return requests.

Our reasons for house sitting are simple. It gives us the opportunity of seeing different parts of this beautiful country, and it also to gives us the opportunity to provide the home owner with peace of mind that their home and animal/s will be extremely well cared for, should we be granted that privilege.

We take pride in what we do, being both neat and tidy. We enjoy a quiet life, are very capable, employ common sense and take care of things the way we would hope some-one would do for us.

We have cared for many different animals, cats (many varieties including Ragdoll, Himalayan, Russian Blue, Birman, Burmese, Siamese, much loved long haired and short haired moggies, all with different personalities and requirements, some indoor only felines). We have cared for number dogs (Malamut-cross, Border Collie, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Staffy, Flatcoat Retriever, Labradoodle, Swiss Shepherd to name a few), fish, chickens and cows a herd of 20+. In recent times we can add sheep and goats. We have looked after suburban properties and rural/semi-rural with water tanks and septic systems, pumps and bio-cycles.

We can provide excellent references upon request. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Debra and Tom

Graham


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, VIC

Hi there, I'm a semi retired 50 something male (non smoker) who looks after people's pets and homes. I have had many happy clients, including lots of dogs and cats and horses and cows (see pics); I'm sure their owners are happy too.

I have many references from pet owners who you can speak to; including police personnel, doctors and business owners, so you can check my bona fides.

I have much rural experience and I'm rather handy with tractors, diggers, ride on lawn mowers, chainsaws and the like. Homes in my care have varied from farms to cute cottages to executive palaces and high security homes.

My preferences are northern rivers of NSW / sthn Queensland and the greater Sydney area, and now, Melbourne. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks :)

Available Victoria. 17-30 Nov 2019. 10-20 Dec 2019. 11 Jan- 28 Feb 2019.

Cheree


  • QLD, Melbourne, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

HOMELOVE:
Kind, caring, loving with animals, protective of your home, its all part of the HomeLove service! I am a non-smoking, professional, reliable woman in my mid 40’s who will look after your home with a high degree of care and commitment.

I am currently a registered nurse after having had a career change later in life, and love the work, it’s challenging and different every day, and I get to meet a diverse range of people. I no longer do shift work, but work mostly business hours doing community health nursing.

I love to travel and have been to Africa, India, Sth East Asia, the US, Pacific Islands, and Europe during different times in my life, and love the excitement of seeing new places, and learning about new cultures. I enjoy reading, movies, and nature, and will love to get out and about with your dog on walks if you have one! I love all animals though and will love nothing better than snuggling up with some Netflix and your furry kitty or pooch!

I started housesitting as a great way to save money after studying, and have never looked back! I've loved housesitting as I get to meet lovely pets and new people, and it is refreshing to experience new places. I have been housesitting for 6 years and have many regular clients now, which is lovely as there is a great connection between myself and their pets and the family, but am always ready to meet new furry friends!

I have always loved animals, having looked after all kinds during my youth on farms and through my past employment in the wildlife industry, including cats, dogs, chooks, ducks, fish, lizards, turtles, possums, and horses, and it will be a great pleasure to take care of your loved family members. Your pets will receive much love, ear scratches, and tummy rubs from me, I can guarantee it!

I am super clean and tidy, quiet, sensible, conscientious and practical. You can leave with the peace of mind that your home, animals and property will be cared for with respect and mindfulness, and when you return, your home will be spotless, and your animals happy.

Excellent references can be provided.

Any general suburbs of Melbourne, but am quite open to other areas. Also looking for Gold Coast area over summer! I look forward to hearing from you!

Dianne


  • Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Bris. Northern suburbs, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, TAS, Melb. SE suburbs, Northern Vic, SE Vic, SW Vic, Perth
  • Reduced Contact

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 :)

Carmen & Robert


  • Central Coast, East Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Tweed Coast, Snowy MTS, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Flurieu Peninsula, York Peninsula, West Coast, Melb. SE suburbs, SE Vic, Geelong, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

We are a non smoking married couple in our 60s and have owned our house for the last 32 years. We both like our house kept clean, tidy & well maintained at all times and would treat your house the same way. One of our hobbies is gardening so we would be happy to look after yours while you are away. We love traveling and we have done a lot of overseas trips and now looking at exploring our own country. I worked in a school library for the last 11 years and my husband with an airline company but we are now both retired.
References available upon request. I also have a Working with Children Check.

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.

Karen & Michele


  • ACT, NSW, QLD

Hello Myself and my partner currently live in Brisbane Queensland. We both moved here 4 years ago to study and work. Parents of 3 beautiful grown up girls.We have in the past been parents and carers of cats/dogs, chickens, goats, sheep, snakes, lizards, birds and rabbits to name a few. Now the girls have grown and moved out of the family home we find ourselves with time to explore. So combining our love of travel and respect/ love of animals here we are.
We take great pride in our family home and your home will be looked after and as tidy as you left it. We like to be busy so are happy to do some gardening, mow a lawn and small jobs around the home with your permission.
Great references.
Short notice usually ok depending on travel costs.
Happy to sms pics of your fur babies for reassurance if requested.
Karen and Michele

Heather & Richard


  • QLD

About Us
Our names are Heather & Richard. Heather is an Aussie who has lived in the UK for 30 years, Richard is British. Both of us are retirees. We travel extensively and left our own properties to be looked after by other people, we are well versed in what is required by you as property owners. We are both experienced with animals and aware of their needs. We have three properties between us and they are maintained to a very high level as we both believe that timely maintenance is prudent rather than waiting until a minor problem becomes an issue. With us "in situ", you would have the peace of mind to enjoy your break away, knowing your property and animals are in good hands. We are non-smokers, we are trustworthy and reliable. We both enjoy most sports and intend travelling to Australia for a 6 month period from end of September 2019 to end of March 2020 and as well as taking advantage of spectating at some sporting events, we hope to undertake some house sitting duties along the way in the Sunshine Coast area of QLD where we have family and friends with a view to possibly living there in the future. Available for house sits, 19th November 2019 to 24th January 2020. We both enjoy meeting people and love animals. Heather comes from a farming background and can turn her hand to just about anything. Richard keeps fit and has recently taken up golf, he loves watching F1, cricket and many other sports. Heather enjoys water sports, swimming and keeps fit. Professionally, she has had a Managerial career in employment/recruitment and subsequently after having had her family, went on to run her own Craft importing business for many years. She has also studied horticulture as a mature age student and is a very keen gardener. Until recently she owned a 4.5 acre rural property with Rhea, chickens, sheep and a dog. Richard has had a highly successful career in IT and has traveled the world extensively. Outside of work, he has also had over 40 years experience with horses, which included owing his own stud farm and now, since retirement, is a Board member of UK Arabian horse racing. Richard regularly looks after the property of a close friend who is an Arabian horse racing trainer and breeder in the UK, when the trainer has to go overseas. Both of us a clean and tidy individuals and are non smokers. Heather really enjoys "pottering" and in the past where she has rented or house sat, there has rarely been an occasion where the home or garden in particular, has not been in far better shape when she left than when she arrived!

Spencer & Kerry


  • Hunter Valley, North Coast, Darwin, Bris. Northern suburbs, Bris. Southern suburbs, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, TAS, Perth, Northern, S. West

Hi, We are a couple 69 and 63. We have recently retired and have already done a number of house sits on Magnetic island and in the Brisbane area also as far south as Port Macquarie. 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.

Therese & Geoff


  • NSW, QLD, VIC

We are retirees from Hobart who enjoy house sitting to escape the winter chill! We have had experience house sitting in Tasmania , Queensland and Melbourne.I (Therese) a retired Registered Nurse and my husband Geoff is a retired Public Servant. We own a lovely Federation House in Hobart. I am interested in Interior Design and crafts. I am also a volunteer at Ronald McDonald House. Geoff is a keen golfer and a ship shape house cleaner ( ex navy ) and also an experienced pool cleaner. He volunteers teaching English as a second language.

Over the last 30 years we have had many different breeds of dogs and a cat of 20 years who just passed way so your animals will be in very safe hands. Our recent experience with house sitting includes various properties in 3 different states ranging from very a modern town house to a farm house on a large property with an olive grove ,hens etc .
We are non smokers and enjoy the quiet life enjoying a good read and walking. Over the summer we managed a Bed and Breakfast which included meeting quests and cleaning. Owner happy to provide a reference

References available

Julie


  • QLD, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

Hello welcome to my profile. ...

I love helping people by providing top class,professional,trustworthy care of their precious pets. House sitting facilitates my ability to travel more often too.
I am an animal lover,and very experienced,as,a,dog,cat,fish,sitter and previous owner of 4 dogs and,3 cats.
To date,I have,completed approximately 30 house,sits ,most in Queensland and some in Victoria.
My name is,Julie,.I am a mature single person,a registered Division one nurse,but not working at present.so your beloved pets would receive full time,,tendervloving care, with all needs,met ...guarenteed spoiling of all pets a promise!!


I would look after your home,as if it were my own so you will return to find your home just as you left it .I love plants, can care,for pools,spas and very diligent with all tasks required of me to undertake whilst you enjoy your break from home. I am not a party goer ,nor do I smoke

I am a good,communicator,,quiet living,clean and,tidy ,honest reliable,genuine and trustworthy..

I look forward to taking excellent care of your beautiful home,and precious pets
Kind regards Julie

Graham & Beth


  • ACT, Sydney, Mid North Coast, Northern Rivers, South Coast, Southern Highlands, Rural/Regional NSW, QLD, Adel Southern suburbs, Mid North, South, Spencer Gulf, TAS, Melb. SE suburbs, Northern Vic, SE Vic, Ballarat, Perth S.W suburbs, Gascoyne, S.E & Central, Esperance, Heartlands, S. West

Mature age couple, active, non smokers, reliable, neat and tidy, adaptable, flexible and responsible sitters. We have considerable experience in varying house and pet sitting situations across eastern and southern Australia, including Tasmania, Victoria, NSW, and ACT. From suburban homes to small acreage hobby farms . We are sound communicators. We have the ability to problem solve quickly and easily. We work as a team to ensure we provide high quality house sitting services. We prefer to spend our time in and around the home caring for, walking, feeding, loving your pets, maintaining the home in the best way possible. Lastly, we pride ourselves in being trustworthy, diligent, hard- working, positive house and pet sitters

Jonathan & Robbie


  • Rest of ACT, Central Coast, Lower Hunter Valley, Port Stephens, North Coast, South Coast, Alice Springs, Bris. Northern suburbs, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Adelaide, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Flurieu Peninsula, South East, Spencer Gulf, West Coast, TAS, Bendigo, SE Vic, SW Vic

hello
we are Jonathan & Robbie and would love to look after your home and pets while you are away.
please call us on either 04 222 55 830 or 0408 495 387
we love animals and looking after properties.
we will endeavour to leave your property better than you left it …
we have recently retired from work/life on Hamilton Island - employed in Tourism & Property Management for 5 years.
previously we lived and raised our 4 children in the Nambucca Valley (mid-north coast NSW) over 35 years and always had family pets.
we are fit, healthy, energetic and responsible.
happy with 1-2 weeks or longer sits
please see attached our police checks and references from home owners.
we have a car with roof pod so are fully mobile & both have current driving license
Jonathan has experience with both ride-on and zero-turn mowers.
Robbie loves gardening .
hope to hear from you soon :)

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.

Jacqueline & Georgina


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Charmaine & Michael


  • NSW, QLD

ADVENTURES OF “MIKE AND CHARMAINE BLANE”
Hi
Mike and I are both from South Africa, born in Johannesburg and have been married for 39 years. We have a Daughter and Son.
Being an adventurous couple we decided to buy a yacht and go sailing. We moved to the coast of South Africa, Durban to embark on a yacht trip with our two young children to Madagascar for a year.
Since then we owned 3 properties and have the experience of running a home, house maintenance, gardening, looking after our pets, swimming pools etc. We have always worked very hard at this and are very proud of what we achieved.
Last year we decided to immigrate to Australia to be with our son and family which presently live on the Gold Coast.
We arrived in Melbourne October 2018 to wait for our Jack Russel “Bunny” to go through the quarantine process and then took a road trip to the Gold Coast to re unite with our Son, Daughter in law and 2 grandchildren.
We recently received our parents contributory bridging visa which means that we have been granted permission to stay in Australia until our permanent residence is processed.
The adventurous bug bit. We bought a car and caravan and started exploring Australia. We have visited parts of NSW and Queensland and just love Australia. Our jack Russell Bunny has always travelled with us and she is our baby.
We have looked after property in Pumpenbil, New South Wales 3 times for approx. 3 weeks at a time.,
Just recently we looked after a house and 2 cats in Clunes, NSW.
We still want to travel.. We are also are quite happy to stay in our caravan. Our options are open depending on the circumstances. Our dog Bunny would also be with us..
We are very clean , conscientious, quiet people and look after property as if it is our own. We love animals., love the outdoors, nature and also love a barbecue..

Should you require any further information please contact us.

Marcus


  • Sydney, Central Coast, North Coast, South Coast, QLD

Hello I am Marcus from germany, 30 years old and on my trip through Australia. Im here in australia for my Work and Holiday trough the country. I try of course also to find in this way a cheapy accomodation for a few days. I love animals and i Iam also a good guy. At the moment im living Tocumwal NSW and will go to Sydney in mid of August.

Ive owned and raised two Boxer dogs up, Me and my familiy love dogs, so dogs and cats were evrytime involved in the family life.

I grew up in a big house with a big garden, I lived in the last years in a big city in a flat also with pets. I am more the familiar type and not realy in partys, so no worrys.
I am a clean person and like it also more tidy.

Im here in australia for my Work and Holiday trough the country. I try of course also to find in this way a cheapy accomodation for a few days. I love animals and i Iam also a good guy.

Brett


  • NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, WA

About me:
I am an experienced house and pet sitter that enjoys taking care of pets and seeing new places. I enjoy the opportunity and friendships that house sitting brings. I don’t have my own pets so I really enjoy spending time with the animals while house sitting. I am a trustworthy, responsible, clean and non-smoking Australian male (37). I have a lot of house and pet sitting experience. I am reliable, practical, and easy to get along with. Your pets and home will be extremely well looked after by a capable person. I am a serious house sitter, one that does what they say they will do.

I am currently completing my post graduate studies in Psychology. I have dedicated my career to helping people get through hard times and become the best version of themselves. I am off campus so I study from home and this allows for additional time with the pets and keeping an eye on the house. This is part of why I have decided to do house sitting. The other reason is that I really enjoy it! I enjoy the variety of living in new places and meeting new and interesting people such as you! House sitting provides an enjoyable and adventurous lifestyle for me.
I have a current national police security check. In my work I have gained security clearances at the highest level that have allowed me to work at government sites such as ports, airports, government offices and defence sites which you need to have a clean record to obtain. I hope this indicates to you my trustworthiness. I have my own car and am independent in my style of living.

Pets I have looked after:
I go above and beyond with pet care. I love all types of animals and have looked after almost everything you could find in a backyard. This includes mostly dogs, cats and budgies, but also parrots, stick-insects, lizards, snakes, horses, chickens, ducks, rabbits, guinea pigs, hermit crabs and even a tarantula! I do my best to not disrupt your pet’s routines so I feed them and walk them as close as possible to the same time that you do. I am happy to spend extra time with needy animals that get upset when their owners are away. I always make sure all pets eat enough each day. I also can administer medicines, worming tablets if need be. Any special dietary requirements are catered for and an extra walk or games no problem at all. In the case of an emergency, I will contact you and drive your pet immediately to your preferred vet.

I have looked after many rescue cats and understand they can sometimes need extra time and affection. From 2013-2015, I saved, reared and fostered 21 stray kittens at my house. They all were tamed, vaccinated, micro chipped, de-sexed and found happy homes!

Types of houses I have looked after:
I have experience looking after large multi storey homes with extensive gardens and pools, houses on acreage, normal size family homes and small apartments.

Extra things I can do:
If you like I am happy to send you email or text updates on the house and pets so that you know everything is ok and see how your furry friends are going.
Clean the pool if you have one.
Mow the lawn and water the gardens.
I will collect the mail every day and If you like I can forward you any important mail via email if you need me too.
Put out/bring in the garbage bins
Start car if needed to prevent battery going flat (please note I have my own car and would not drive yours).
I leave the house fully cleaned before you come back so that you arrive to a fresh tidy home. This includes the pool and gardens. I can also mow the lawn if you need it.
I can also pick up some groceries before you come home so you can take it easy when you arrive. Most people like to come home to fresh milk, bread and juice.

A quick note
I also prefer that we have a written agreement that outlines my duties with detailed instructions, vet contact, trusted person or family member contact (if you are overseas), authority to be in the house while your away (Id like it if the neighbours don’t think I am squatting in your house!) and any other things that may be needed to be carried out around the house.

I am happy to send you some references if you request.

If I sound like the type of house or pet sitter that you would like then please contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes
Brett

Warren & Sue


  • NSW, QLD

Active older couple...he retired business owner her retired health care worker both non smokers looking for short sitting periods given us the opportunity to discover new areas.... Ralph is our King Charles Cavy he would go on holidays to his farm friends...experienced in walking and grooming pets also gold fish. We also love gardening and attending gym/pool we have a new home that is now established leaving us the freedom to travel around the country, Have travelled overseas a great deal now wish to take shorter trips.

Gina


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

About Me:

Greetings! I am Gina, a 51 y.o. Elementary Educator taking a sabbatical from teaching to write! Most recently, I taught at an international School in Chengdu, China. I am originally from Texas, USA, but have lived abroad most of the time for the last few decades. I can offer multiple references and a police background check. My integrity is well-earned, and I intend to maintain it!

I am currently committed through Nov. 9 caring for a delightful and energetic 7 mo. old sheperd mix in Melbourne, Australia. My Australian ETA visa extends through Aug 2020. My International Driver's License is on route from the US! I seek long-term caretaking of one-month minimum, with preference given to sits of 3 months or longer! :-) I like to be in one place to establish a relationship of trust and provide a sense of security for you and your animals... and write! I am happy to care for property, animals, gardens, lawn, and plants... any or all of the above!

In life, my animal companions have been dogs, cats, birds, fish, and reptiles. I still miss my (second) spunky Dalmatian, Chinnamasta Chai, who passed back in 2014. I have cared for horses, chickens, cats, dogs, ponies, homes, sailboats, and gardens. I've also fostered doggies.

My goal for 2019-20: Write, publish, and research, while I care for your animals and home and plants! I am a financially independent traveler. For the past few years, I have moved between countries too much to have an animal, so loving yours will fill my heart, which has a small emptiness from being without a pet!

I'm not a "partier", unless you count a glass or two of wine with Netflix or a book as "a party". :-) I do not smoke anything and do not engage in any drug use. I do drink wine occasionally, but in moderation. I like to be active and healthy: running, cycling, hiking, yoga, swimming, meditation, qigong. I truly enjoy quiet and solitude: farms, rural areas, ranches, mountains, etc. are quite appealing. I do enjoy the cultural offerings of cities as well, and really look forward to being in Melbourne. I've been traveling solo for years and enjoy this lifestyle. I'm a happy person, enjoying solitude to read and write, and balance that with social time. My motto is "Life is great", my life tenet is "Compassion to all", and my integrity and reputation are vitally important to me. I make friends where ever I go, so I'm never lonely. :-)

My previous careers have been as a SCUBA and Yoga Instructor in the Caribbean, Panama, and Florida. I still teach yoga and meditation. I have also sailed across the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and the Caribbean Sea in varying capacities of mate, watch captain, and chef. I taught ESL in Korea prior to becoming a licensed educator, and have also worked in the software and financial sectors. All of my work has involved a high level of trust and integrity (finance, working with children, teaching)! Oh yes, and for my 40th birthday, I bought myself a motorcycle as a present and rode it across the US! I have lived all over the contiguous US, and also in the Caribbean, Hawai'i, Panama, China, and South Korea. I have traveled some of Europe and India, and all over China and Eastern Tibet.

I really love learning about different cultures. When I am able, I like to stay in one place for several years to learn the language and immerse myself. Lately, I have been studying Tibetan history and the various tribes throughout China. Last summer, I spent one year in Kham Tibet, enjoying the people and culture, and making new friends. Kham is one of my favorite areas on the planet. I suppose my avocation is anthropology. I have been traveling around the Kham areas of Yunnan and Sichuan since July, doing some trekking, camping, and hiking.

I love SCUBA diving, swimming in the ocean, hiking, chess, cello, running, reading, writing, yoga, studying, learning, laughing, cooking, film, my friends, travel, adventure, challenging myself, and mornings.

Why I want to pet-sit/house-sit:

For years I have dreamt of taking some time off to write full-time. Always, the concern is living off savings and watching it dwindle; that little angst inside eats away at full enjoyment of time away. A friend of mine suggested pet/house-sitting years ago, and it just didn't click at the time. Now I realize, what a perfect fulfillment of needs on both sides! I get to spend my time writing in a quiet space, with new environs to explore, and "foster" animals and you get your home and animals cared for with much love!! Win-win! I am so grateful I learned about these opportunities!

My pet-sitting and house-sitting experience:

I have excellent references with phone numbers/email from the people I've pet/house-sat for previously (not through this site yet; I'm new to this site!); I am happy to share them! I also have excellent professional and personal references to offer, including landlord references! In fact, you can learn all about my professional experiences and view some of my reference letters online, in my virtual portfolio: www.ginajmcmurray.weebly.com

Further, I have a criminal background check from the USA, that has been notarized and authenticated by the Dept. of State. As an educator, we get frequent background checks, and for good reason!

How I care for your pets and your home:

I always build my schedule around the needs of your animals and gardens/plants. You can be assured that I will spend each night in your home, and not away from your animals! The rest of my day includes writing and research with breaks for hiking/walking/running/yoga/swimming. I love taking the dogs with me for long walks, several times per day, if allowed! I also enjoy cooking, so I spend time in the kitchen. I love plants and gardens, so am happy to care for those (I am very nature-inclined!)

With dogs, lots of play, walking, and exercise breaks! If I am caring for dogs, they get several walks/plays each day (I need a break from sitting, and love the outdoors!). I like large breeds and am very comfortable with them (I have had Dals, Boxers, Collies, Beagles, and mixed breeds). I enjoy learning about different breeds. When I settle down again, I want a Harlequin Great Dane! Cats get plenty of lap time. I can harness equines and lead them, unless they're pastured (I never ride without explicit permission). I also send pictures of your pets to you frequently, so you will feel secure in their happiness and health! I can easily learn about the care of any animal, and love them all!

I have experience taking care of "special needs" animals with quirky attitudes and daily medicine. Having had two Dalmatians, a breed which has protein restrictions due to potential kidney stones, I always cooked for them! We both enjoyed a vegetarian diet (except Chai got to eat fish!). I have studied dog obedience training and behavior, though I am not expert. During one pet sitting job, I took care of a bipolar cat on meds. At another housesit/pet sit, I cared for 4 horses, 2 ponies (one on meds), 12 chickens, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a 1/4 acre vegetable/flower garden on a hundred acre ranch. I also cared for a home with 8 dogs (1 blind, 1 crippled, 1 semi-feral). I love animals!!

I tend toward the "OCD" side of organization and cleanliness, so you can expect your home to look the same or better upon your return! Not only that, but being born and raised in Texas, I was inculcated with manners, hospitality, and respect for others. I don't mind rural or isolated areas as I like to walk or bicycle, happily plodding into town for food every few days. But I must have internet access! :-) I am comfortable hailing a ride with passersby into a local village, walking, cycling, or riding a scooter/motorcycle (have ridden motorcycles for 20+ yrs.). If I'm within a few km of a local village, I don't mind walking. I can also rent a scooter or motorcycle, depending on local laws. I prefer not to rent a car unless I absolutely must; although this topic would be a great discussion point if your property is extremely rural or snowbound. I am realistic and flexible!

I love to explore new environments, hike around, or sit in a coffee shop. I enjoy the beach and the mountains.

If you have any questions, please ask! I look forward to visiting your area and caring for your animals, plants, and home!

Sincerely, Gina

Julie


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
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Hi, my name is Julie. I am a happy, healthy semi-retired animal lover, who is mature and reliable. I own a small business that I run from my desktop. As a house sitter, this means that I can provide a constant presence to watch over your home and give your pets the same company, care and attention that you would yourself. I am available to sit right across Australia.

In addition to running my own small business, I have also managed a faculty across three campuses and been a busy travel agent and tour guide in my working life. Employers have entrusted me with valuable assets, large sums of money and the well-being of other people. I am reliable, trustworthy and well organised; mature but young at heart.

At home, I keep a very tidy house. I actually enjoy the comfortable routines of housekeeping and seeing the house look as neat as a pin. I never move anything, I am very respectful of a homeowner's space. When you return, you'll find everything just as you left it.

In addition to taking good care of home and beloved pets, I am happy to look after mail, provide regular updates and all the other things that will give you peace of mind while you are away. I keep in touch regularly by sending messages and pics of your little ones, as any of my referees will attest. I love gardening, am handy with a mower and all the day to day maintenance needed to keep outdoor areas looking great.

I am free to travel on flexible dates and take up long or short assignments.
I am health conscious without being obsessive, enjoy exercise and am a non smoker.
I have a police check and references. You will be able to call and verify references. These contacts can be provided on request.

"Julie looked after our house, our old blue heeler, our cat and 3 chooks for around two weeks whilst we were overseas in March 2015. We came home to a lovely clean house and very happy and well looked after pets. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Julie and would certainly love her to look after our house again" - Sharon Vincent Batemans Bay NSW 2536

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 ..

Sharon


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS, VIC, WA

I'm a mature aged, non-smoking female who has chosen to housesit as an alternative to renting. I've been housesitting since September 2011 and I really enjoy the lifestyle. House-sitting is a great way to save money until I can afford a place of my own, plus I enjoy experiencing different places. I love animals (was raised on a dairy farm), and am experienced in dealing with all their cute little quirks (and messes!) and providing a load of pats and affection if required. However, having a pet is not a requirement for me to house-sit.
I keep the homes I house-sit for in good condition and am very respectful of the homes I care for.. Owners have been very happy with the condition I leave their homes, gardens and pets in and I've had many return house-sits and referrals as a result. Any tasks that need to be done in your absence - like mail collection and putting out the bins - are part and parcel of the house-sitting lifestyle and I'm happy to do them for you.
I work at home part time for a super company and I also do some writing so I spend much of my time working on my computer. The good news for you is I'll be around to keep your pets company and hold down the forte, so your pets will be well looked after and your home will be well attended. I enjoy my own company and peace and quite around the house. When I'm at home it's just me, so you can rest assured that there won't be a continual procession of visitors stampeding through your home. Of course, I can go on about how responsible, reliable and trustworthy I am....but why not get in contact with me so you can decide for yourself. I have great referrences and a police check...what more can you ask for in a sitter?

Cheryl


  • QLD, Melbourne

Hi, I would love to come and look after your lovely home and much loved pets! I have had many dogs in the past and they have all lived to a great age and I miss them dearly. I am a single, mature aged lady not working at the moment so have plenty of time to take your dogs for long walks, play and take great care of your home. I am a healthy non smoker. At present I don't have had a police check done, but this isn't a problem as I am happy to do so if required.

Karen


  • North Coast, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD

I am a mature aged (67) single female, non smoking, quiet living, practical and reliable. I have no pets and I am retired. Clean and tidy by nature and having owned my own homes in the past I understand your requirements and would look after your home with great care. I would be prepared to mow lawns if required and enjoy pottering around the garden. I like both cats and dogs with a preference for medium to small dogs. My police clearance has now been updated. House sitting provides me with the opportunity to explore different areas around the state/country. If I can be of any assistance in meeting your needs please don't hesitate to contact me. Satisfaction guaranteed.