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Beth


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

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

Susan & David


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC


Hi! We are a mature aged, professional couple who own a home in Byron Bay and love travelling and discovering new places!

We are both self-employed (David is a book publisher and Susan is a bookkeeper/BAS agent) and can work from home. We collectively have passions for books/knowledge, food, nature, animals, travel, music, the arts, and life!

We previously house/pet sat in 2013 for 4 weeks at Coolum Beach, Queensland. This homeowner has now re-engaged us for 7 weeks and we are currently taking care of her resort style apartment at Kawana Island, and her delightful puss Phil! (Phil is modelling in our profile pictures.)

In 2019 we’ve decided to house/pet sit for 12 months and will be accruing references along the way. Two references from jobs done in the past are uploaded on our profile and more character references are available on request.

We have also spent the past 5 years offering our spare room in Byron Bay on AirBnB and quickly achieved Superhost status. We have many outstanding reviews from our guests who consistently rated us highly on the meticulously clean presentation of our home, and our warm, friendly, helpful attitude. We ensure that our guests have the best experience possible. A link to these reviews is available.

It goes without saying that we would treat your home with the utmost care, and lavish loads of love and affection onto your precious pets! We adore animals and are hoping that house/pet sitting will be able to fulfill our desires for both travel and animals simultaneously.

We are very flexible with our dates and locations and are willing to travel far and wide.

If you’re looking for a happy, reliable, trustworthy, pet-loving couple who like to go the extra mile then please contact us to discuss your house/pet sitting needs. If distance prevents a personal meeting beforehand we are always available for a ‘cyber meeting’ on Skype!

We wish you all many happy holiday experiences and wonderful travel adventures and hope to meet you and your pets soon.

Mark & Jennifer


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

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

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, S. Western
  • 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 :)

Patrick


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, Melbourne, Bendigo, Macedon Ranges, North Western, Shepparton & Central North, SE Vic, SW Vic, WA

I currently live and work in Melbourne, living in a share household. I house sit as I also enjoy having time to myself. I also love caring for pets. Over the past years I have sat on many occasions with many homeowners asking me back to sit for them.

I will take really good care of your pets. I genuinely enjoy both cats and dogs. I Like taking dogs for walks and offering lots of affection. Same for cats too...except the walking.

Will also take good care of your property and leave it in an excellent condition.

I have excellent references. A police check. I don't smoke.
I am a friendly respectful guy who is very clean and tidy
Cheers, Patrick

Claudette & Daniel


  • NSW, QLD

Hi
We would like to look after your house like our own and are trustworthy love cleaning and gardening we have done house sitting for our friends
We know the requirements of the home owners ,We are both semi retired and in our early 50’s my husband is good handyman. we are non- smokers .

We live in Penrith area and grandparent and travel to the Gold Coast frequently
I have my son that has Ewing saracoma cancer and has 2 kids and like to see them more often..


Bridget


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

Apologies if you have messaged and I haven't replied, I haven't been receiving alerts about these messages :(
Am checking regularly for responses now (as of mid-April 2019)

Age: 34

Job:
Senior Policy Adviser at the Department of Health + Human Services
and
RN at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Education:
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Nursing, Notre Dame Broome.
Post Graduate Diploma: Arts (Creative Writing), Melbourne University.
Masters: Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing, Melbourne University.
Post Graduate: Post graduate Bachelor of Law, La Trobe University

Availability: 31 May 2019-29 July

About me:

I work full-time altogether (part-time in one job, casual in the other).

I'm studying law part-time, which I'm not very good at (yet), but I adore. I volunteer as a paralegal at a legal centre every fortnight.

I enjoy reading, watching television series and films (try to go to cinema once a week with a friend), spending time with my cat, Archie, (trying) to keep fit (play netball once a week), eating delicious food (who doesn't really?) and keeping my house spic'n'span.
Currently learning how to cook.

Animal lover, burgeoning interest in politics (local, national and international), catching up with friends and going to gigs (although less frequently now that I'm older).

I have house sat a few times, mostly for friends, and once through this website. I have references from two of the jobs, which I can provide on request.

Sue


  • QLD

I am a clean, tidy, non smoking, fitness loving active mature aged lady who works full time as a mental health nurse.
I love animals and have had cats, dogs and birds as pets so am able to look after any pet requirements.
I have 3 children and 4 grand children whom I love to bits.
I am available to start after the 20th of January.

Jacqueline & Georgina


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

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 mid November to 24 December and from 14 Feb 2018.

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 to broad acre working 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

Linette


  • NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, WA

I have been pet\house sitting for the past 5years, sometimes for friends and family
and also some by recommendation from other home owners etc.
I am very good with different types of pets and in general caring for homes and gardens, etc.
I genuinely love the animals and I know that they sense this and we usually get along very well with a minimum of fuss.
I am very responsible, reliable and trustworthy
and will take care of your home and pets as I would my own.

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

Maz


  • NSW, QLD

I am a single female (non-smoker) employed in education (part-time). During some semesters and during semester breaks I work at home and other times I work one day per week for a few hours. That means I am at home to care for your pets full time or away only a partial day so I would be at home to care for your pets. As well, I have over two years experience with house sitting, where my experience includes three cats at one sit, three dogs at one house sit, birds, fish and cattle with more than seven references indicating excellent care for both home and pets. My goal is to provide excellence in the care of your pets and home. As well I have a police check. In the past I have had the opportunity to house sit/manage a bed and breakfast, where owners were happy with my work. As well I have been house and pet sitting for over two years and receive excellent recommendations. Additionally, I have both rented and owned a home with positive comments on the care of my home and garden. Pets" I grew up with all types of animals including dogs, cats horses and chickens. Animals seem to know I will care for them and react positively to me. My experience with pets includes obedience training. If you are especially interested in my care of your home, I would say that some of my friends might say that I spend too much time cleaning/organising my home and taking care of my yard-- but I enjoy it. For one home, the neighbors labeled my yard as the best cared for with its green grass (that I grew from almost nothing) and lovely flowers. My past times are simple including walking/jogging, reading, movies/tv, gardening and socialising with friends and family. I enjoy a simple life. You can expect that no parties would be held at your property and my focus will be on caring for your pets/home. Sincerely Maz


Terry & Joanne


  • ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Adelaide, Spencer Gulf, West Coast, Hobart, Launceston, Devonport, Melbourne, Northern Vic, Perth, Kimberly/North

We are a married couple from New Zealand. We work in international education and are currently between jobs awaiting our new school start in Indonesia in early July 2019. We are currently staying with family based just out of Brisbane. We love animals and are official dog walkers for our family’s two dogs - Marley (Bull Mastif) & Narla (Staffy). Joanne and I (Terry) are in our fifties and can provide character/Police (NZ) references on request. We are both non-smokers, very tidy and would treat your home like our own.

I have been involved in international education since 2000 and have been fortunate to have lived/worked in the following countries: China (3 separate postings), Qatar, United Arab Emirates (Dubai), India, Japan & Oman. I met Joanne in Oman in 2017 and we were married here in Australia last July.

It is our desire to explore Australia as much as we can so that we can eventually find our own piece of paradise, hence our reason for signing up with Happy House Sitters.

Raelee & Peter


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

We are a mature age professional non-smoking couple. With occupations in healthcare and sales/management, we have excellent work and life ethics and would guarantee you would be pleased with us caring for your home and pets. We have rented out our house on Sunshine Coast and are now working and travelling our way around Australia in our caravan. We are fastidious with keeping our home/caravan in a high level of cleanliness We are always willing to house sit in rural areas or provincial towns as we would to be able to park our van. We are happy to sit in suburban areas if there is space to safely park our caravan. We are able to house sit for longer periods of time. We would consider it a privilege to look after your house or farm, pets and gardens. References available on request. Over last few years we have house sat across eastern Australia including Bendigo, Caloundra, Alexandra Headlands, Hervey Bay, Burleigh Waters, Mount Cotton and Sheidow Park SA.

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.

Stephen


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

HI
Steve here,, retired, very fit , apart from a few hours walking I am mainly at home, reading, writing,Netflix etc so lots of time spent with your loved ones .currentl I house sit for many friends with a total of 13 dogs very small to very large , 8 cats, 5 horses,1 budgie, 1 lizard and some silk worms as well.This is between 11 friends in Sydney , Melbourne , Taree and Noosa .My Instagram account under skayspratley has hundreds of pics of all the pets I currently look after , all with regular repeat visits .Many references available, both housesitting as well as personal,as well as Police Report,Working with Children Permit ,House proud,neat,non smoker and non drinker,and have always had lots of pets .Happy to do the gardening,mow lawns etc as well as walk the dogs.Diligent and responsible and have an affinity with all pets.At one stage looked after 3 cats,2 dogs,1 possum and various birds.Very experienced with large dogs ,Thor is a 55 kg Akita whilst his buddy Paris is 5 kg ,Always prefer to meet and spend time with your pets prior to any housesitting ,this makes the pets and yourselves feel more comfortable.Please feel free to contact me re any of the above.
Regards
Steve

Jonathan & Robbie


  • Central Coast, Port Stephens, North Coast, Bris. Northern suburbs, South Eastern, Northern QLD, Eyre Peninsula, West Coast, Northern Vic, Perth S.E suburbs, Perth S.W suburbs, S. Western

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
Jonno has experience with both ride-on and zero-turn mowers
Robbie loves gardening
hope to hear from you soon :)

Amanda


  • QLD

Hi I'm Mandy an almost 50yr old OCD Clean Freak Let my disorder be your cure ?? I have worked in construction hands on most my life I'm not afraid of hard work from landscaping to cleaning from cattle stations to high rises I have always given my all.
I adore animals but will never own another after loosing my dog 6yrs ago I could never experience that grief again So looking after and loving your animals home gardens will be a privelege and honour for me.
I am authentic honorable and I enjoy my own company Reliable and Just a real good chick who will love your home pets gardens as though they were her own.
Looking ideally for long term ??
References Authentic ones Available on request
Thanks for Reading Mandy

Rae & Gav & Married Couple


  • Sydney, Brisbane, Northern QLD
  • Reduced Contact

If you are looking for a reliable non-smoking healthy and happy couple to look after your home while you are away then consider us.
We have rented our home and put it on the market and moved to Brisbane. We were not sure which suburb in Brisbane we would like to live in so we decided to do some house sitting in the hopes that we will get more of an idea and perhaps find a happy street call our home. Then we found out that we love house sitting and owners love us sitting for them and have decided to extend our time house sitting.
Rae is a school counsellor and is taking some time off while completing some study and writing at home. Gav is semi-retired and works in the City of Brisbane a few hours a day three days a week. Between us we love all types of animals. Rae grew up with spaniels and boxers and both have had poodles and love the newer poodle cross such as labradoodles and Cavoodles.
We both love cats and have owned a couple of Persians and a Maine Coon, as well as refuge cats when our family was young and as we are empty-nesters are missing our fur babies (of course, we miss our human older children too, guys!). Rae just loves Ragdolls and her grandmother bred champion Siamese and Blue Pointers. We just want to spend some time with some fur friends again as we are not able to get any more animals until we are established and have not had any animals of our own for the past 5 years (our two daughters took their beloved cats with them to their homes and when our ancient poodle (Theodore Worthington!) and 16 year old lab cross (Blackie) died, we knew we were moving, so did not replace them).
We do not smoke and have a rare drink when dining out but are pretty much home bodies.
We are able to look after most pets - from chooks to horses but please no rats or mice for us.
We would pass any police check (and by the time you read this most likely will have a full check to email to you) and Rae has a blue card and Gav's sales licences require him to have police checks ... We are clean and tidy - just an average couple.
Every one of our home owners has been extremely happy with our house sitting and most have asked us back to sit for them. We are reliable and like to look after owners who are traveling overseas as we know how important a reliable sitter is. If we give our word that we will be there, you can relax while preparing for your trip knowing that we will be there when the time comes.
For some reason, we cannot put up our references so here is a copy of one (we have house sat for Angie three times long term, and she has booked us again for later this year):


You will be delighted to have Rae & Gav looking after your home. They have looked after my home long term on a couple of occasions and I would happily have them back here. The yard and gardens were looked after and they are equally happy to spoil pets. I’m happy to confirm this separately. You can get my contact details from Rae.


We like to be organised and take our commitments seriously so please confirm your booking as soon as possible. We look forward to meeting you in person and are happy to visit you and your home before confirmation, to make it an easy transition for your animals so that they know us before the sit time.

CHRISTINE


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

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.

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, VIC, Perth, S. Western

I am a mature age house and pet sitter with a background of living in country homes in Queensland...at Mitchell and Mapleton. I have an outgoing personality and have really enjoyed meeting home owners and their pets and am conscientious in fulfilling the unique job description of each assignment.

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 very successful recent house sitting assignments in New Zealand ,Avalon, near Palm Beach, Pottsville, Bateman's Bay, Cremorne and Mosman Bay...in NSW. I have enjoyed the company of border collies, a labradoodle, caboodle, cats , poultry and horses.

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.

Dean & Jeanette


  • Brisbane, South Eastern, Northern QLD

We are an Australian couple in our early 50’s who recently were lucky enough to retire early. We visited Mexico in March 2018 and returned in July 2018 on a semi-permanent basis. We visited Merida, Progresso, Tulum, Mahahual, Oaxaca City, Puerto Escondido and Mexico City, to see were our first port of call would be. We decided on Puerto Escondido and we have been loving the lifestyle and people here.

Prior to our retirement we were in Australia working full time, Dean in private schools in IT and Jeanette is an ex Bank Manager, and more recently a Business Systems Trainer in the Healthcare industry. We have a personal reference from a business / personal associate who has known us for over 30 years and we have taken care of their family pets when required.

Jeanette and I have owned our own homes for over 25 years and will treat yours well. Our family home of 17 years was on the Gold Coast had a large inground pool, and we have renovated 5 homes in both Australia and New Zealand. Dean especially is a handy man and would definitely be able to arrange and supervise any works/repairs on your property.

We are generally home bodies of an evening, so we like to do some site seeing during the day occasionally, but would be home each evening for your pets.

Our medium term plans is to head back to Australia in late November 2019, to visit my parents, children, dogs and extended family.

We look forward to speaking further with you and please let me know if you have further questions about us that we haven’t covered off.

We have two dogs back in Australia who are now homed with our sister (Charlie a chocolate toy poodle and Missy a toy poodle cross) we miss them a lot and have lots of love to give your pets.
Missy is our lap dog so we are very used to giving lots of pats and having her sitting on us for hours at a time. Charlie is high energy ball chasing boy, both our dogs like to have walks and playtime everyday. So getting the opportunity of spending time playing with other pets is something we love.

We are relatively new to house sitting, however we have done several in Mexico including travel to Lake Chapala in August 2018 to house sit for a lady with 2 dogs and have her as a reference available on request. In September 2018 we completed a 3 week house sit in Cuernavaca, caring for 3 dogs and 2 cats. Homeowners are happy to have people contact them for a reference also. Both of these recent sits have been through House Sit Mexico site. Both sits have been great and given us time with great pets and also given us the opportunity to see more of Mexico.
We took a break from housesits from October to March, as this is peak season in Mexico and we had visitors, so spent our time in Puerto Escondido. We have 3 upcoming housesits over April and July 2019, in San Miguel de Allende and Chetumal (both beautiful locations in Mexico).

We look forward to hearing from you.

www.linkedin.com/in/deandownes
Instagram - @jeanette_abbey
Dean and Jeanette

Ruth & Graham


  • NSW, QLD

We are full time grey nomads and have been travelling around Australia for the past eight years.
We are both outgoing people and enjoy meeting lots of new people on our journey.
We are animal lovers however we do not travel with a pet .
Non Smokers.
During the house sit we require an area of 30 feet by 8 feet for the van ,plus Power & Water connection and the use of a bathroom..
Also we have numerous phone numbers for references.

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 ..

Lucia & Murray


  • ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, East Lake Macquarie, Lower Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Upper Hunter Valley, West Lake Macquarie, QLD, SA, TAS, WA

Mature and fun loving pet and house sitters!

Hi my husband Murray, and I, Lucy, look forward to caring for your home and pets.

We want to be the most fun loving and caring sitters we can be, are non smokers have a zest for life, are fit, and enjoy regular exercise especially walking.

Murray has worked as cinematographer in Sydney for a television station and professional photographer .
Lucy has worked as a Welfare worker and psychotherapist

We enjoy new adventures, as we have raised our children, 8 children, between us and 16 grandchildren, and 2 great grand daughters, decided it is time for us.

We enjoy the rewarding experience, and delights, of new places,meeting new people and the joy that we receive from the pets that we care for.

Love animals have always had pets, but at the moment, we are in an Apartment, where its difficult to have pets
Respect for peoples property and their pets is our number one priority.

We are meticulous, clean, and tidy and have thoroughly enjoyed the pets that we have cared for, found it a rewarding and fun experience.

References also available on application. Please see below for references.

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Kind Regards,
Lucy and Murray

Reference for Lucy and Murray Pollard
Lucy and Murray house-sat our 2 very precious schnoodles for 4 nights recently (July 2015). I couldn’t have asked for better sitters! They visited beforehand to meet our dogs and I immediately felt very comfortable that Lucy and Murray would take great care of our dogs. They were very dedicated to looking after the dogs and respectful of our apartment, leaving it spic and span. Our dogs were very happy in their company as Lucy and Murray happily followed the daily routine we requested, including letting them sleep in their bed with them. I will definitely ask them to sit for us again.
Lisa King


11 August 2015
Reference — Lucy Sdao & Murray Pollard
In March 2015 we embarked on a 5 week trip and was looking for someone to housesit and care for our dog and rabbit. Fortunately Lucy & Murray were able to help us out.
Lucy and Murray kept in contact throughout our trip with updates on our elderly dog Hank who required some additional care with medicine. We were very happy to also receive
photos of Murray and Hank together!
The house was left immaculately with not a thing out of place. In fact the only evidence that we found of their stay was some food in the cupboards — they even left the wheelie bin
empty!
Lucy and Murray were fantastic housesitters and we would be more than happy to recommend them to anyone.
Jade van Gestel
0420 750475

MONA VALE NSW 2103
10 November 2015

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

Lucy & Murray of Avalon Sydney NSW were house sitters at my home x 6 weeks September & early October 2015.

I have 4 dogs and it seems, during my absence, they loved them to death ! the dogs totally fell in love with Murray and Murray with the dogs. Although the criteria was to walk the dogs once a day, my neighbours tell me they often saw my sitters walking the dogs twice a day.

On my return, the house was kept in fine order, very tidy and clean and the garden was taken care of also.

I would welcome Lucy and Murray a return house sit here if they were available and would recommend them as reliable dog lovers.

If further information is required please do not hesitate to ask for phone contact number.

JOSS (Ms)
0409 566 485

William & Margaret


  • Lower Hunter Valley, Port Stephens, Upper Hunter Valley, West Lake Macquarie, North Coast, Central Tablelands, Central West Slopes, Far West, Murray & Riverina, North West Slopes, Central, Mackay & Whitsundays, Rockhampton, Northern QLD, Western QLD

I have had a number of careers from Cadet Surveyor in Tasmania, a Patrol Officer (Kiap) with the Australian Government in remote outstations in Papua New Guinea, and a career in administration and sales in the Aluminium and Timber Industries in Australia.
I am a retired CPA (Degree in Commerce) and am a JP (Qual) in Queensland. I am a very practical and hands on person and able to take on many tasks.
As owner builders Margaret and I built our two story timber home at Hervey Bay where we lived for 20 years prior to basing ourselves at Agnes Water in Queensland. During our seven years in PNG I was posted to very isolated outstations where I was responsible for most government matters including police, magisterial, treasury and local government affecting the local people of a sub district.
We are quite happy to house sit in areas that are isolated.
Margaret as a retired early childhood teacher has taught in Primary schools in Tasmania, NSW, PNG, ACT and Queensland for the past 42 years. She loves gardening and outdoors.
We have owned swimming pools in Brisbane and Townville and know how to maintain them.
We have had many pets over the years. Our last two dogs were a German Shepherd and a three kg toy poodle who were great mates as we had them at the same time. We do not have pets now.
We have our own self contained off road caravan and could be independent.
We have house and pet minded at the town of Seventeen Seventy (near Agnes Water) on two occasions looking after three large dogs.
We are currently travelling our way around Australia and wish to see and experience as much as we can.
We have a son in Sydney and a daughter at Agnes Water and four grandchildren who we love dearly and visit regularly.
Above all we are friendly, have a good sense of humour, active and enjoy meeting people. You can rest assured that we would look after your property in the best way.