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Dayan & Jimmy


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, WA

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

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

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

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

References upon request. Police clearance available as well.

Mark & Cheryl


  • ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Adelaide, Mid North, South, TAS, VIC, Perth, S. Western

Responsible retired couple available to care for your home, domestic pets and garden.

We are a retired couple (non-smokers) from Brisbane with interests in golf, gardening, photography and genealogy. We enjoy road trips, spending time in one place and leisurely exploring an area and community. Since 2014 we have undertaken a number of house-sitting assignments and are always respectful of someone else’s property and possessions, taking care to maintain the property to a high standard.

We have owned dogs, cats and birds in the past and they were always considered an integral part of our family. We would describe ourselves as “animal lovers” and have experience in the care of domestic animals such as feeding, administering medication, grooming and walking.

We would feel privileged to be given the opportunity to take care of your pets and property.

Loretta


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

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

Rose & Roger


  • NSW, QLD, Northern Vic, WA

We are an energetic mature couple who have recently retired from many years in business.
As we have owned our own homes so we are respectful and mindful of someone elses property.
House sitting is our way of taking a more relaxed approach to travelling and seeing new places.
We are meticulous in cleaning and maintaining the house and as we have "green thumbs" we enjoy looking after gardens, lawns and plants.
Importantly, we are caring, kind and calm with animals and seem to be able to give them the comfort they want when owners are away.
Giving you peace of mind when you are away is of great importance to us.
Feeling comfortable while we are sitting is also important and so we like our surroundings to be clean and tidy.
Always happy to do chores and odd jobs and we are able to follow instructions you choose to provide
If we sound like the right sitters for you then please contact
Regards
Rose & Roger

bernice & peter


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, Northern Vic, SE Vic, SW Vic

Mature married couple, home owners in Elwood Vic, non smokers. We love the company of animals and have lived with dogs for over 40 years. Gemalla (Schnauzer) and Katielina (Airedale) are our mature, friendly and very well trained mates and would like to travel/holiday with us.

We love all animals and believe that we would enjoy looking after your pets and care for them like our own. Being house proud we would look after your home with great care.

We enjoy a healthy environment, are keen dog walkers along the beach, parks and bush areas and share an interest in gardening, healthy living, the outdoors and food and wine.

Michael & Barbara


  • NSW, QLD, VIC

We are retired Health Professionals (Radiographer/Nurse) have house-sitting experience over recent years, are mature, clean, responsible, considerate, non smokers, always leave a home in a better state than found. With no commitments at home, we're free to be away for as long as we wish, willing to travel to anywhere Australia wide, & to most overseas locations. We're willing to care for cats & kittens, have had domestic animals in our family. Happy to speak with anyone seeking a sitter, & we have references.

Scott & Rebecca


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

We are a young 20/21 year old travelling couple from the U.K, exploring Australia; looking to live like locals. We are polite, tidy and clean people who intend to treat your home like our own and leave your house exactly the way you left it. We both love animals, with experience in owning dogs, cats, horses, geckos, fish, hamsters, mice, guinea pigs, rabbits and chickens ( Becky has also previously helped/grew up on farms in the UK so has experience in handling sheep and cows, also she has experience of hand raising lambs, puppies and kittens from birth). Becky's mum was a vet so she has picked up some tips and knowledge over the years in terms of animals health and wellbeing, so you can be sure your furry friends will be safe and loved whilst they are in our care.

We are an active couple who love going to the gym and going on long walks with our dog, Molly, back at home in England. I especially enjoy taking her along for bike rides through local forests, fields and parks.

We have both previously house and pet sitted in England so know what is expected of us in terms of house sitting. I have previously worked as a gardener for 4 years, along side my normal job, so am handy with a mower if required!

We both have had police checks (CRB) done in the U.K numerous times for previous employment working with children.

We are a non-smoking couple.

If you would like anymore information on us please do not hesitate to message us!

~Scott and Becky

Carole


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

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.

John & Jean


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, SA, Melbourne, Macedon Ranges, North Eastern, North Western, Lakes area

Hello, we are a married couple in our 50's and both non-smokers. We love dogs and have looked after many in our house sits. We do have our 12.5 year old shih tzu, Baxter, who is very placid,well behaved and trained and gets on very well with all dogs,animals and people, as he is used to the company of all sorts of dogs with our travels. We have been privileged to look after many beautiful homes, gardens and delightful animals in some of Australia's most scenic regions. We are currently on a house sit in Mornington Peninsula till mid October, before this we house satin Gunnedah and Blue Mountains in NSW till 12th June. Before this, we looked after a beautiful home and gardens in Coffs Harbour, and the house sit prior to this in Brisbane, looking after Kate's home. pool and chickens. Before this, we were on a house sit near Tannum Sands, Gladstone up until Christmas, where we minded their beautiful Golden Retriever Gypsey and lovely Home, pool, Spa & Gardens. Before this, we finished a house sit in Bright Vic, looking after designer ducks and chickens and a Berkshire pig. Before this, Rosebud Victoria, minding a 10 yo Maltese/Shih Tzu, Molly. Previous to this, we did a house sit in Arthurs Seat, minding 2 dogs, an Australian Shepard and Labradoodle,11 chickens, 2 Alpacas and 5 sheep. The house sit previous to this was in Waubra "Eildon Springs" minding 2 retired cattle dogs on their very beautiful 150 year old Merino Sheep Homestead, and before this, a house sit in Mitta Mitta Vic, (The Witches Garden, Botanical Gardens),minding 2 dogs,2 chickens, three horses and Angus cattle on 100 acres. Other house sits we have had the privilege over the last year and a half to mind throughout Eastern Australia include a 2 month stay in The Hunter Valley region, minding a home with pool, Balinese water features, mowing the lawns and tending the gardens and vegie patch, the next house sit was in Austinmer NSW for a 6 week period minding the beautiful home, gardens, lawn and pool and their lovely 2 dogs. We have done a 12 day sit in Millicent SA minding a 9 yo deaf German Shepherd on a 5 acre property, where the ride on mower was mastered and the fruit trees tendered. Portland VIC we minded a 5 bedroom Air b&b for 7 weeks, where we looked after Airb&b guests, 2 dogs, 22 sheep and 2 alpacas on 27 acres and gardening and mowing were tended. Then Manly QLD, a 4 bedroom house and pool where extra cleaning, to get house ready for sale was required as well as bring a dormant pool back to sparkling condition. Then on a house sit in Agnes Water on a lovely 5 acre country beach house, where ride on mowing, gardening, pool maintenance and caring for the Rooster and hens was required. 
As we have owned 10 houses between us, before selling our last one to invest in our business, we have extensive experience with pools and spas, having 6 Pools among our Homes, including two Pools built to our own design and specifications. I am an avid gardener, , light gardening and lawns will be a welcome chore. 
I like our house always to be meticulously clean, especially bathrooms and floors, as all our houses have always been. 
John has a background as a Professional Pilot flying for 28 years, 23 of these as an Airline Pilot with Ansett. At the same time John was flying he was also, designing and building modems in the early 80's before there was an Internet at which time he wrote machine code and assembly language Software, which over the years has evolved into our own IT company. Please click the link for quick overview of our story http://digitalsunshinecoast.com.au/stories/thinlinx 
My background - I attended business college after leaving school then into the Banking Industry (ANZ) , then Hospitality and Tourism Industry(including managing resort and restaurants) Modelling (12 commercials and a documentary) and the last 12 years, Public Relations and Communications, which I now do for our company on a part time basis. John Retired just over a year ago but is still the Chairman of our Australian Company and President of our USA Delaware Corporation as is still hands on in operations but can work from anywhere with our own 4G as long as Internet reception is available to the area. 
We have our 12.5 Year old Shih Tzu (small dog) who is very well behaved and trained and used to the company of other dogs, He sleeps a lot during the day in a sunny spot and has two walks daily if your dogs would enjoy his company, as well.
We have Police Checks and very good references . We can organise a skype or phone call as soon as you would like, and if you think we would be suitable. 

Looking forward to hearing from you.
John and Jeanne.

Eeva


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

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

Liz & Myles


  • Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, South Eastern, Central, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Western QLD, SA, Melb. NW suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, Northern Vic, SW Vic

We are a fully retired mature couple who live in the Warrnambool area. We have decided to see this fabulous country of ours by helping others care for their homes and pets while they holiday elsewhere. We are very house/garden- proud. Our garden is as immaculate as the interior. We would treat your house as our own and leave it as we found it.

We are non- smokers.

We have no pets of our own but love animals. Myles is a retired farmer, cleaner and transport company owner and I have grown up with cats, dogs, fish, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, stick insects,etc. Therefore, we would treat you precious pets with love, understanding and kindness.

I have recently retired after teaching in the classroom for 40 years and from owning a tutoring business for 6 years. Up until now,we have been restricted to house-sitting during school holidays.

We both have Police Checks and Working With Children Checks.


We have completed 29 house-sits so far, so have happy owners who would be happy to vouch for us. We also have 2 other referees who are willing to chat to you regarding our honesty and integrity.

We are presently booked in NSW until mid-January 2018 when we return to Vic for further sots..

We contact owners on a daily basis by email, WhatsAp or Skype to put their minds at rest about the security and happiness of their pets.

We would be honoured if you would consider us in looking after your home and treasured pets.

Thanking you.

Liz and Myles

Tess


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

Hi,

I love animals, am clean, considerate, and quiet. Love to roam and take pictures and feel at home in both urban and country environments.

I have been running Airbnb properties for the past seven years, mostly as a 'superhost' so am clean, responsible, and enjoy meeting new people from everywhere.

House sitting is knew to me but animal care is not. I have experience with dogs, cats, horses and wilderness wildlife.

I am hoping to find some long term sits.

Tess

Michele & John


  • Central Coast, North Coast, Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Spencer Gulf

Happily married, and still in love after many years of working together 24/7, we decided to retire early and take the time and opportunity to explore this great Southern land. With our four-legged child, a 6 year old Poodle/Maltese X, we like to spend periods of time in places that please us. We've met fabulous folk and seen wonderful sights on our journey. Now we'd love to learn more about the area in which you live!

In our former life we were kitchenware wholesalers and retailers, with a cooking school - where John taught many culinary classes. He is passionate about real food and good nutrition, and continues to cook up a storm on the road!

Michele is a qualified dog trainer. A Certified Training Partner of the, internationally recognised, Karen Pryor Academy she works with private clients and also volunteers at RSPCA centres. Caring for your pets is an absolutely joy for her - and she'll happily train any problem behaviours you may be experiencing ... or just teach your fur baby a few neat tricks in your absence! All just part and parcel of the house sitting service! With Michele in residence, your pets will enjoy the time out and holiday just as much as you will!

We also have experience with a variety of farm animals, and can administer needles and medications as required. We enjoy the outdoor life enormously!

We're mature - AND we still know how to have fun! We're energetic, active and interested in everything. Walking every day is important to us, and keeps us all fit. Other than that, we're quite content to stay @ home and enjoy the ambience. Pottering in the garden is always a pleasure - never a chore. We have a travelling, potted herb garden ... essential for the chef! Actually, we're healthier and happier now than ever before.

We're non-smokers and we need a smoke-free environment. We keep a clean and tidy caravan, and will treat your house with due care and respect. We're responsible, reliable and trustworthy.

As former home owners, we understand that you want the peace of mind that comes with the right people caring for your critter-kids and castle. We are those people, and would love hear from you.

Links to Michele's professional training qualifications, and other relevant information is available on request. This site will not permit us to include them in our profile.

Character references also available on request.

Jannette


  • QLD, SA, SE Vic

Have been travelling and house sitting for friends and mostly through "bush telegraph". We prefer to stay in our van and use toilet/shower in house... if available. We have farm sat at Oura, via Wagga for the last 3 years , Longest period 4 months'. Have assisted with cherry orchard. . picking, packing, sales etc. Gardening. pruning, general maintenance, lawn mowing. Monitoring small flock sheep, llamas, and caring for the girls, two kelpie dogs!!! We have also cared for house/farm property at Culcairn. As we have to travel back to Wagga on a regular basis to assist and care for elderly relative we can no longer travel to far away. Our family live on South Coast NSW and Bairnsdale Vic and our plan is to eventually settle in the Bairnsdale area so would be very interested in finding house sits there. We are both non smokers, hubby enjoys the occasional beer, plays social bowls, loves yarn especially with retired truck drivers.. working with machinery. We both love animals and enjoy caring for them, we have had our own fur pets, but when our little dog had to be put to sleep we decided .. no more until we settled down.. I enjoy gardening, movies, reading and have done volunteer work ( not so much, since we been travelling) scrapbooking, card making. walking. We are both very tidy and particular how we care for our own and other peoples possessions. We are happy to try most chores on farm and Ron usually is the worker, I do what I can to support him. He also likes fishing and we enjoy visiting new places, meeting the locals and the occasional visit to local club. Have written references.

Anne


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Hello.We are a recently retired teaching couple who are active,love animals and nature, and are interested in looking after your home and animals for you while you are away. We have our own home in the Hunter Valley, NSW, where we live with our 3 teenage children who are completing their uni degrees and working.The kids are now old enough to look after themselves and our little dog,and we are looking forward to heading out and seeing Australia.
We are non-smokers; love to walk and exercise;are clean and tidy;enjoy tending to gardens and have prior experience with a wide variety of pets. We have house sat in the past, and can provide references if required.

Sophie & Peter


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

We are a mature couple (68 and 72 year olds) non drinkers and non smokers. Fit and able to do garden and walk pet. We like to ride our bikes to explore whatever region we may visit.
The idea is to head north each year to escape the southern winters.

Kaz


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

My name is Kaz, and I am an experienced house/pet sitter. I am 65 years old, non smoker, and love animals - particularly dogs. My last 4 legged companion (Tigger - a retired Greyhound) passed away several years ago. His passing (at the ripe old age of 14) meant I could take on new ventures.

I love new places, and looking after furry kids - fishy, feathered kids if necessary!!

Having worked in extremely remote communities over a 10 year period, I am organised and adaptable, and would look after your home and pets as I would my own. Up until late 2014, I owned my own home. I sold, in preparation to moving to country NSW in November of 2016. I have been permanently housesitting since 2012.

In March of 2014, I closed my landline crystal and mineral business, and moved to selling online. Which means that I work from home. I have my own internet connection, and chose Telstra as my provider, as their coverage is (generally!!) greater.

I have a current "Working with Childrens" check - this check has photo ID, plus is far more thorough than a normal police check.

I am currently booked for the following dates:

17th Feb - 4th March: Wingham.
24th March - 13th April: Bathurst, NSW.
13th April - 18th April: West Haven, NSW.
18th April - 25th April: Lake Cathie, NSW.
26th April to 10th June: Toowoomba, Qld
14th June - 15th July 2017: Scotts Head, NSW.
17th November to 18 December: Port Macquarie, NSW.

Some recent feedback from clients:

"It is always reassuring to know the dogs can be at home rather than in kennels We were able to enjoy planning the trip and then eventually being away with your great service. The dogs were well cared for and obviously enjoyed your presence very much so we are happy too!! No problem if you use these comments". Joe and Anne, Perth, WA

"We were very happy with Kaz. Fergie is a rather strong and dominant rescue dog with a few problems such as separation anxiety and we came back to find her actually better than when we left! So much so, that I have asked Kaz to meet up for a walk with the dog so I can learn from how she handles her!

For the first time ever, our cat had not pined and lost weight. The house was neat and tidy and Kaz had go above and beyond in every respect." Carol and Punch, Perth, WA.

Referee's contact details available on request.

Bob & Shirley


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Adelaide, Mid North, South, Spencer Gulf, West Coast, Melbourne, SE Vic, SW Vic, WA

Introduction

We are a semi-retired couple looking forward to caring for your pets and home while you are away. In our life together, 43 years, we have loved and cared for five dogs and were blessed that they each lived over 11 years as part of our family. We are Internet professionals and can work from anywhere as long as we have an Internet connection. This allows your pets to become familiar and comfortable with us as we are present everyday during the house sit.

After spending quite a few years living at high altitude while in Colorado, we have learned the value of taking care of ourselves, so daily exercise and eating well is part of our normal routine.

We really enjoy house and pet sitting having just completed ninety-six weeks of 119 weeks caring for large and small dogs as well as many different breeds of cats in locations throughout the world. Being on the road for over two years, we have expanded our experience in handling challenges (of the house as well as the pet kind) in many countries far from the borders of home. From short to long term, we are very interested in meeting you and your pets and caring for what matters to you most.
Why we want to house sit

We love to experience what is special about each place where we house and pet sit whether it is shopping at local farmer and flea markets, letting the vendors practice their English; meeting the friends and neighbors of the homeowners who become our neighbors and acquaintances for the time we stay in each city, town or village.

What we bring to the assignment / relevant experience

We are formally trained and certified in Pet First Aid and Pet CPR. We have lived and maintained homes in a variety of climates, from the snow of Colorado to the heat of Florida and internationally in Uruguay. Having lived in so many places, we understand the apprehension of allowing someone unfamiliar to live in your home while you travel and we will respect and care for your home as if it is our own. We are also computer savvy, using technology, such as Skype video calls, Apple Face Time, emails and regular phone calls, to keep the homeowners updated while they are away if they desire. 

We are semi-retired professionals who use our homeowner experience and acquired organizational skills to provide the homeowner with detailed checklists for preparing your home for the house sitters prior to your leaving. We provide authorization forms for veterinarian care while your pet is in our care and an authorization form to show we are the house sitters you have selected to be in your home, taking care of your pets. We look forward to each new and exciting experience that house and pet sitting offers us and hope to meet you and your pets very soon. We provide references,and police reports whenever requested.

Darren & Vanessa


  • South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

Hello,

We have been travelling for the past 14 months and are now ready to spend some time back in Australia.
Our children have just headed off to College o/seas and we are missing both of them and our pets so rest assured your loved ones will get lots of attention.

We have lived on acreage for many years and have lived in suburban houses and are comfortable in both. We have ample experience with gardens, pools and pets.

We look forward to looking after your home and loved ones (pets)

Bet & Col


  • Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, WA

We are a fit and healthy retired couple in our mid 70s living in Adelaide. We are interested in house sitting and caring for pets.We have references from past sitting.Prior to retiring we owned a farm and then a business. I have a police clearances for caring and volunteer-work. I like to keep a neat,tidy house and love craft.Col is a handyman and an ex- grader Both of us enjoy the outdoors and gardening.
2017 we plan to travel around Australia beginning with WA. We have a 16 foot pop top caravan and enjoy travelling this wonderful country we live in. We are both non smokers.

Helen & Tony


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

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

Lisa


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Home Based Animal Lover & Respectful House Guest
KEY POINTS:
MATURE LADY, HOME BASED (Internet Business Owner)
EXPERIENCED SITTER, SINGLE PROFESSIONAL
CLEAN, RESPONSIBLE, COMMUNICATIVE, ORGANISED
LIVE IN SITTER FOR HOSTS WITH FREQUENT SHORT ABSENCES
NON-SMOKER
ANIMAL LOVER & GENTLE CARER
COMMUNICATIVE, PROACTIVE, SOLUTIONS ORIENTED (WILL KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOU & MAKE SENSIBLE DECISIONS)
FRIENDLY, INDEPENDENT, HELPFUL & QUIET HOME LIFE
FORMER ARMY OFFICER & DIRECTOR OF CRIME STOPPERS & NATIONAL TRUST BOARDS
POLICE CHECK & DRIVERS LICENCE
HAPPY TO TRAVEL TO YOUR DESTINATION...ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD (OWN COST FOR SOME LOCATIONS, SHARED COST FOR LONG HAUL)
PREFER LONG SITS 3-12MTH (min 3wks - stability for my work)
PREFERENCE FOR MALTA LONG SIT during Jul-Dec 2018
LONG TIME SITTER HOST & HOME OWNER

Introduction
Hello - I am at a time of life where I am available to be the brilliant house and pet sitter you are looking for. I am a single professional, self-employed Australian with two adult sons (pursuing their own careers). With no family around me, I no longer need to be based in one location. I enjoy the freedom that house sitting offers where I can be a devoted animal lover to other people's pets while enjoying your location. Being agile and moving to different cities suits my Internet based (email traffic, not heavy downloads) work very well and as I have lived in almost all of Australia's capitals & various cities overseas, I am very much at home wherever I am.
I will consider any sit with a preference for long house sits (3-12months). I am open to being in any location, city or region…here are some of my favourites: NYC, Spain, Malta, Central America, Chile, most countries in Europe and NZ. I am self employed as a facilitator, business management consultant and executive coach where I conduct my work 'virtually' via the Internet & Skype. This means I can work anywhere as long as I have fast, reliable Internet.

Why I want to house sit
Through past house sitting experience, I recognise the value of house sitting to pet lovers & security for your home while giving me flexibility & variety in lifestyle. I have travelled extensively over the years and am resourceful and socially inclusive. Your pets and home will receive my responsible and loving attention and I will be proactive by staying in touch to keep you informed about how everything is going without being a burden. You can learn more about me via my LinkedIn and business websites which I'd be happy to send you, along with my CV, biography and character referees, for information. I live simply and cleanly and will be very respectful of your home, belongings, security and privacy. I don't own a car, so, I’d welcome the use of a car if possible please, especially for overseas or remote/ distance house sits.

My experience & promise to you
I promise warmth, openness, transparency and genuine care of your pet family and your home. I am pleased to have 'home based' work so I offer a strong presence & companionship for your home & pets. I have been an Australian Army Officer with a top secret positive vet security clearance (21yr), consultant to most Australian Commonwealth Govt departments, 3yrs as deputy chair and director Crime Stoppers & National Trust boards. I pride myself on maintaining high integrity, sound judgement, balance, reliability and being a proactive communicator. I'm also a very loving and gentle person with animals. You can depend on me to keep you informed and to make decisions about your pets and home with your priorities in mind. I am comfortable with all types of animals and those with special needs. I will reach out to people in your immediate community network, as advised by you, if needed. I've been a home owner for 25yr, an animal lover for life and I know the value of a quality house sitter. I've had the joy of 7yrs experience as a host to my own house sitter, so I fully understand and respect the responsibility that comes with this position. I am also a 'live-in' sitter for people with frequent short absences, so I can be there while you come and go.

My aim is to give you absolute peace of mind while you are absent while having a cost effective home solution for myself (as a 'local'!) in a new environment. I look forward to getting to know you and your pet family! My previous hosts are all happy to chat with you and I can email you their references if you wish. Wherever possible, if I am in your city, I will always try to meet with you and your pets in advance of the sit so we know that 'everyone' is comfortable. Warmly, Lisa

NOTE: I AM COMMITTED WITH HOUSE SITS UNTIL EARLY JUL18 WITH A FEW VACANT WINDOWS FOR OCT17 & JAN/FEB18….. HAPPY TO DISCUSS SITS BEYOND JUL18 TOO. NOTE I AM SEEKING A LONG 3-9MTH SIT IN MALTA. Tip: It's always worth checking in with me regardless of my dates above in case I am free due to hosts' change of plans. I like to make contact in advance with new hosts so we can see if we're a fit (for your pets, you & me) in advance of a future sit. Let's chat!

Kevin


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, Adel. Inner suburbs, Adel. N. suburbs, TAS, VIC, WA

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

Richard


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

I am a single, mature aged, non-smoking gentleman with experience in house and pet sitting.

As a recently retired school teacher, I am looking for an opportunity to extend myself and broaden my travelling experience by living in an area for longer than a fleeting visit as is usually the case when taking a holiday from work.
I enjoy gardening, reading, cooking, walking, and recently, craft creations.

Whilst not having my own pets these days, I have had the rather usual menagerie of a cat, dogs, fish, guinea pigs, white mice and chooks.

I have a reference and photos which are attached.
I look forward to be of assistance.

Regards

Richard

Jim Morrison


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

I am moving to take up a new full-time position with Elders in Tassie.
I have previously house sat and can provide a reference if needed.
I am a tidy person and can look after the garden. My interests are tennis, golf and reading and this house in Mt Stuart would provide the perfect opportunity to tide me over while I look for a permanent residence.I have friends I can stay with until its available.

Krystyna


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Hobart, Perth, S. Western

Hello Home Owners


As a writer of children's books and songs I am free to go anywhere and make my home anywhere, as long as I have my computer and good internet access (I have my own wireless internet)
Writing, editing and research keeps me at home most days, so your pets will have plenty of company to keep them from fretting over your absence. I am an avid 'dog whisperer' fan and find those methods of interacting with dogs successful with dogs I know well, and also with dogs I have just met.

HOUSE SITTING EXPERIENCE
Since 2013 I have completed 20+ housesits all without a problem and am often asked to do repeat house sits. I have no complaints and have never received a complaint. I have many references which home owners were happy to provide.
I house sit up and down the NSW & Queensland coastline from Hervey Bay to Newcastle & Gosford. I plan to spend more time in Newcastle/Sydney from October 2016. I am planning a long term car trip to Airlie Beach/Cairns beginning June 2017 and am endeavouring to secure house sits along the way,
ABOUT MY LIFE & FAMILY
I am an ex-infants teacher and have worked as a carer to the disabled (certificate 111 )
I have a daughter and a granddaughter in Newcastle. They have a beautifully trained and extra loving male staffy, Nungo. I house and dog sit for my family several times a year when they go skiing or visit their favourite destination, Hamilton Island. Nungo keeps me company and we have a lovely time together.
I currently share a beautiful house in Murwillumbah, NSW with my sister and her staffy Uschi who is 8 months old. She arrived here at 7 weeks of age and is a delight to have in my life.

WHAT I OFFER?
I have been a loving caring friend to my own dogs and cats. I have lived with animals in my own homes long term, and have looked after the pets of my friends and relatives.
DOGS & I
In the last few years I have learned much about dog psychology, and find this knowledge useful when approaching and looking after other people's pets.
I had experienced house sitting and dog sitting for friends, so I thought I would put my experiences to good use and start house sitting professionally.
CATS & I
As a child we always had a cat. Always a female & therefore I have experienced the birth (and care) of many kittens.
As an adult I had two cats on separate occasions, Victoria and Adelaide. Victoria was baited and that was a horrific experience. The only thing that settled me was to go to the shelter to get another kitten. Adelaide approached us with her big meow.... no decision necessary. She lived a happy long life.

TRUST AND COMMITMENT
I have looked after many children, dogs, cats and the elderly in my career as a teacher, as a nanny, as personal carer and also as mother and grandmother. I have a great respect for life and all creatures and view life as a precious gift.
I understand the services I need to provide as a house sitter, and these fit easily into the way I live my daily life.
I have owned my own home and rented many others and have always left these homes as I found them or better.
My main goals in life are: to do no harm, add joy where possible and to enjoy myself through trying new ways of living.
That is why I feel house sitting is a great experience! Great for the home owner, who will receive peace of mind and excellent care for their home and pet/s. And great for my writing, providing new opportunities for me to meet more people and investigate 'the other side of the fence'.
Looking forward to meeting you, being of service and building a relationship of mutual trust.
Krystyna
Ps… please read my references, but contact details for references will be given only after we are close to agreeing on the house sit. I respect the privacy of all parties involved.

Jesse


  • NSW, QLD

My name is Jesse (29, male).

I'm from Melbourne and looking to house sit, long term and interstate, so I can get a break from the office and do some writing and exploring (preferably with pets).

I will love your pet/s like they were my own and have a great understanding of animal behavior. I'm also one of those people that rolls around on the floor with your pooch and takes them on endless amounts of walks and park adventures. Cats and dogs are my preference, as I've been living with birds for 2 years and need a break.

I'm currently road tripping up the east coast of Australia for the next year, so looking for interesting places to stop along the way.

As I'm coming from interstate, I can guarantee the majority of time spent will be caring for your pet/s. I'm not looking for a party, but a peaceful and secluded adventure.

I'm extremely clean, enjoy a bit of gardening and will keep you updated on house and/or pets.

I'll also happily pick up any household items required, so you don't have to rush out for dog food when you get home.

I also respect peoples privacy and will legitimately care for everything like it was my own.

I don't care what's in your sock drawer or hidden box under the bed and will leave bedrooms closed for duration of stay, unless vacuuming the house or letting some fresh air in. I will happily sleep on my blow up mattress too.

Current police check available.
Please feel free to ask any questions.

Extras:

Hobbies: Animals, camping, films (writing/watching/filming) and AFL football.
Work history: Melbourne Zoo, Department of Justice, Victoria Police, Department of Sustainability & Environment.

(No idea why my photo is rotated after uploading, sorry)

Deb


  • ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, S. Western, Adelaide, Mid North, South, Spencer Gulf, West Coast, TAS, Melbourne, Perth, S. Western

I am a mature age house and pet sitter with a background of looking after country homes and gardens in Queensland...at Mitchell and Mapleton.

I have worked in the Real Estate industry in Queensland and have had the responsibility of ensuring security of homes and properties in the absence of home owners.

I love to travel and housesitting has resulted in two very successful recent house sitting assignments in New Zealand & Avalon, near Palm Beach, NSW.

I have attached the references from these assignments.

I would be delighted to introduce myself to you to discuss your specific requirements and instructions in detail.

I will be able to supply more character references and housesitting references, on request.

Melanie


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Hi there!

My name is Melanie and i would love to be your next pet and/or house sitter. I am honest, trustworthy and have a lot of experience with all things from pet-sitting, house-sitting and baby-sitting, including all 3 at once! (Including a puppy who wasn't toilet trained AND a toddler who was transitioning!!! I've seen it all!)

I've got quite a heavy uni schedule so when I'm not at uni, I'm usually home studying.
I love going for walks and runs and getting some fresh-air so have no problem taking your loved ones out and about if preferred.

I know that caring for your loved ones and keeping your house safe, clean and secure is a priority and i will always put in 110%

Look forward to hearing from! :)

Stephen


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast, Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Mackay & Whitsundays, Rockhampton, Northern QLD, SA, Hobart, Melbourne, Lakes area, Geelong, Grampians, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

Male aged 62 -

70% Work from home fit and healthy professional.

Have owned and rented homes over many years as a landlord and as a tenant and house swapped on an International basis when I first came to Australia in 1979.

Have been renting & or house/ Pet minding with excellent references for past 7yrs. Also other personal and professional reference available if required. In addition, for your further peace of mind I have a police check available,

Have cared for pets for many years and as a family man in the past have owned my own pets.

Not a handyman, but am a fastidious housekeeper..

Enjoying keeping healthy (walking, running,cycling etc - Have running shoes, will travel :)
Also enjoy cooking, reading, social media. Enjoy my own company, but of course meet up with a few friends from time to time. :)

Professionally - I'm a Mindset Mentor specialising in Helping people Turn a Mid-Life Crisis into Mid-Life Opportunties (See website www.SuccessfulLifeResults.com.au; fb-Steve Lyddy; fb-Successful Social Media Results; Twitter SteveLyddy; Linkedin Steve Lyddy

- Hope all this helps. :)