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Shell


  • QLD, Melbourne

- National Police Crime Certificate. Issued 7 Jan 2016
- Commissioner for Declarations (CDec) Queensland
- 44 - 55 years
- Respectful of others personal privacy.
- Non smoker.
- Enjoys animals.
- Many years walking dogs.
- Many years caring for other peoples pets in my own home and theirs.
- Confident in giving medications.
- Cared for blind dogs and very senior pets.
- Current home owner and for the past 30 years.
- 15 years in at current residence.
- 30 + years of my own pets.
- I have no pets now as they have all passed from age.
- ONLY sits in non-smoking homes, thank you.

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 although it's not a pre-requisite.

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.

Patrick


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, 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

Jacqueline & Georgina


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

carole & Russ


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Hi We are a retired professional couple (nurse/paramedic) who are combining our travels around Australia with our love of animals and therefore are house/pet sitting We are healthy,reliable non smokers who are neat and tidy We enjoy walking and gardening so would be happy to mow the yard etc and walk the dog.We have previous experience and can supply referee details and police checks .We would treat your home and pets with respect and love and treat them like our own .Please message us with any questions or for more details and we look forward to hearing from you .Regards Carole and Russ

phyllis & roger


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

Hello
My husband and I are a retired English couple whose son is now living in Melbourne Victoria. We want to explore Australia with a view of emmigrating to Australia and we see house sitting as a way in which we could do this. Looking after someones house and or pets would help us get a real feel of the area.
We have experience in looking after dogs and cats having had our own and looked after family members pets when they go on holidays.
We are in our late 50's early 60's and are fit. We love walking and are houseproud, so would look after your home. My husband is very practical, a handyman around the house able to solve most maintainance issues.
We could supply references if required however, communication between us, potential sitters and house owners will put both our minds at rest..
We will be available from November 2017 until July 2018.
We would be very interested in a housesit over the Xmas New Year that would be open to us inviting some of our family to stay over. We would be very responsible and respectful of your property and pets at this time.

Roger and Phyllis

I have attached below a character reference from my colleague at my place of work for 23 years.
To whom it may concern.

I have known Phyllis Austin in excess of 23 years both as a work colleague and as a friend.

She was employed by Tesco Stores Limited in various managerial roles including Customer Service Manager responsible for the well being and training of over 120 staff, before ending up as a Compliance Manager in Newton Abbot store,

This role involved ensuring that the store remained safe and legal at all times. This meant liaising with the rest of the management team from Store Manager down to make sure that they completed all of their legal training such as Health and Safety, Fire and Pest Control.

During my time working with Phyllis she was always diligent and thorough and had a way of ensuring that everything was completed to tight timescales through her manner, encouraging others to do their best, and coaching/training whenever necessary. Part of her duties included being in charge of the store as a duty manager, and this task she completed with ease.

I would have no hesitation in recommending her for any role that she applied for as I know that her integrity and honesty are second to none.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Paul Foster
Customer Experience Manager
Newton Abbot 2920

This is a confidential email. Tesco may monitor and record all emails. The views expressed in this email are those of the sender and not Tesco.

Tesco Stores Limited
Company Number: 519500
Registered in England
Registered Office: Tesco House, Shire Park, Kestrel Way, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1GA
VAT Registration Number: GB 220 4302 31

Mimi


  • NSW, QLD, VIC

Hi There!
We are Mimi & Kurt and we have a great passion for travel, philanthropy work and are big animal lovers. We are planning towards opening our own animal shelter & adoption centre in the near future.

We currently receive a steady income working online and this flexibility allows us to travel the world - generally for both volunteer work and leisure. However, no matter where we are we will always call Australia home :).

We are huge foodies and love spending most of our time at home relaxing, cooking and cuddling up with any fur babies in our care. As we both work from home we can guarantee that all pets will have company 24/7. We have extensive experience looking after animals within the family as well as volunteering at the RSPCA in QLD. When we are not home we love spending time getting fit outdoors at parks or the beach. If your pet needs a lot of exercise we are definitely the right choice for you!

We are very house-proud people and non-smokers who like to keep a very clean home. Kurt also has had many years of experience as a landscaper and as a result he will be able to tend to your garden and ensure it is maintained where required.

We look forward to taking care of your home and pets! :)

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 have/had 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 and successful Home and Giftware store with several employees in Sydney. We are currently enjoying some time-out and are possessed by the traveling bug and welcome this alternate lifestyle of housesitting around the world. As 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...
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.
As we are new to the housesitting community we would very much welcome the opportunity for us to sit. We are an open minded couple and our time traveling throughout Europe with our Caravan has been introducing us to our nomadic life style. Although we are new to the concept of ‘house-sitting’ we 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 email or 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 check and any other information you may wish to know upon request. Happy to Skype also as 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

Justine


  • North Coast, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, VIC

I am a friendly, trustworthy, animal loving person with a beautiful 17 month old daughter, Luna Aurora. We enjoy a healthy and fun loving lifetyle and are well accustomed to domestic pets, from rescue dogs and cats through to rabbits, tutrles, birds and guineas pigs!

I am a photographer who is currently working on online projects. I organise fundraising initiatives for animal rescue organsiations overseas. I also run the 2getherdogs foundation to speak for those who cannot speak for themeselves and help wherever I can to assist the rehomeing of stray dogs finding their furever homes.

Luna is an incredible, sweet natured, happy, pretty much always smiling babe who loves animals too, having just discovered cats and dogs!
Luna is into music & dancing, strolls in the park, food and lots of naps.

Why do we want to house sit?~ We are in Melbourne visiting my parents for an extended period and currently have tenants in our space. Therefore we look at this opportunity to house sit for you as a perfect exchange. I am particularly attracted by the mutual trust that is essential for house-sitting to be successful. Being invited to look after someone’s home is an important responsibility. Your house and animals are precious and are to be treated with love and care.

What can we bring?
We are genuine animal lovers and will treat them like the furperson that they are. We will spend alot of time with your animals being home with Luna for a large portion of each day with plenty of time for walks! I have grown up with animals, and have taken in numerous rescue cats and have rehomed them aswell as have worked with stray dogs in rescue homes. Currently we share a home with rescue tabby TomKat and long time senior resident, gizmo the Maltese. We will bring a caring, reliable, organised touch with us to your home. I have experience during past travels caring for a range of properties, city and rural, all treated with respect for owners homes & privacy. I have also co run a B&B and am very aware of presentation & house related issues involving, repairs & maintenance. My house sit motto is: 'do no harm' I will always return houses to the owners in the condition received- if not better.

There is always the option to keep regular email/skype contact with the owners if desired, I am non-smoking and am able to provide you with references on request.
Looking forward to hearing from you:)

Alison


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

Hi there-PREFERRED SITS ARE MELBOURNE! BUT I DON'T MIND THE ODD HOLIDAY SOMEWHERE LOVELY TOO!!!! I love animals and regularly donate my time and money to help out animal rescue and the RSPCA, I come with amazing references of people that I've met online and sat for and from good friends who I have sat for, one being Mel Scott of Purrticular Photography, you can find her on Instagram and a cute pic of myself in a fairy costume and her gorgeous cat.
I also work for ARJ BARKER from Flight of the Conchords and other tv, comedy, he is my reference also.
I work in promo, comedy and fitness, my hours vary, I'm 36, responsible, tidy, healthy, non smoker and I have a Working with Children check recently as I work as a babysitter and kids entertainer too.

Dick & Ann


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

We are a retired, non-smoking, quiet living couple.

We are well-traveled and when we stay in a property anywhere in the world we look after it properly and leave it in very good order, clean and tidy.

Although we are UK based we are always looking for opportunities to stay in Australia.
We have considerable experience of house/pet sitting with cats mainly, but also with other small animals, here in the UK and in Australia. We also had cats for over 35 years!
We have, of course got references and a police check.

Currently we are available for the following period:

Mid-Dec 2017 to mid-Jan 2018 (4/5 weeks) when we will be extending an already planned Oct/Nov visit to our daughter who lives in Sydney. The tickets are booked and paid!

Dick/Ann

Dr. Michael


  • QLD

Dr. Michael Groner is a former university professor and Special Education Director, divorced with 2 adult children. He is an experienced housesitter having cared for many properties in both Victoria and Queensland including care for many animals - dogs, cats, birds, farm animals. Mike is a most responsible and reliable individual who offers much TLC to all the domestic and farm animals that he is responsible for. He is a very keen environmentalist as well as an avid gardener so that he can attend to any landscaping needs that your property may require.

Currently, Mike is residing, part-time in Saigon, Vietnam where he is teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) to local Vietnamese residents; however, he very often returns to the Queensland area and preferably to Brisbane and Gold Coast in order to visit friends and family still residing there.

For security purposes, Dr. Groner, who is now a pensioner and depending much upon housesitting opportunities, has available, for homeowners, a national police check. He is also willing to offer a security deposit, upon request - if required, in order to reassure home owners that their property and pets will be most thoughtfully and carefully protected.

linda & Ron


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

We are an active couple in our 60's who live on a purpose built property with our extended family. Grandchildren are wonderfull but its nice to get away every now & then for a change of scenery. We have 2 labradors & chooks on our property the care of which we share with the family. We have always had dogs in our lives as well as cats, horses, fish, chooks. Our favourite animals are dogs. We treat them as family. We walk our two Labs every day (for our own health as well as theirs) - We love to travel and in between saving for the next OS trip like to do short breaks to satisfy our need for change. We like reading, watching movies, good food and have a glass of wine at night only. Non smokers. Fastidious in the house although we do let our dogs inside at night for a cuddle. We housesat for 4 months whilst our new houses were being built & we have done 2 houseswops and 2 non recipricol guest hosting.In earlier years we hosted exchange students when our children were still at home.

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 .

Michael


  • Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD

Carolyn & Christopher


  • Canberra, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Upper N Shore, East Lake Macquarie, Lower Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Mid North Coast, Northern Rivers, South Coast, Southern Highlands, Alice Springs, Darwin, South Eastern, Central, Northern QLD, Adelaide, Mid North, South, Spencer Gulf, TAS, Bendigo, Shepparton & Central North, Lakes area, Ballarat, Grampians, Perth N.W suburbs, Perth S.W suburbs, Kimberly/North

Carolyn & Christopher, married 43 years, with 3 adult children who now all reside East Coast NSW.

Non-smokers. Enjoy good health and a healthy lifestyle of ocean swims, bike riding, walking, bush walks.

We enjoy gardening/pools & content to maintain same. Happy to care / mind cats, dogs and most animals.

Port Macquarie residents for the past 30 + years, with the exception of living and working in Northern Territory over the last 10 years where we both worked in our chosen careers of nursing and pharmacy with the ADF, Health Department (Hospitals) and Indigenous health.

In Alice Springs and Darwin we HOUSE SAT frequently.

John


  • Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, South Eastern, Central, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Western QLD, Far North, Mid North, South, Spencer Gulf, West Coast, Northern Vic, SE Vic, SW Vic, Northern, S.E & Central, S. Western

Non smoker, male, 61 years young, retired after 43 years with S.A. Police.

Now grey nomading Australia in a 2004 Chevy Silverado 4x4 diesel dual cab canopied ute and a very large 30 foot/ 9 meter long, 3.15 metre high, New Age Caravan, which is my home.

Hence need reasonably substantial roads, and large driveway’s, block’s to access and park my home if engaged.

I like and get along well with almost all animals and household pets and have had dogs, birds, fish and reptiles in the past. Do prefer dogs to cats. I do not have any pets of my own with me for practical reasons, and whilst I can quickly form a friendly relationship with them, I will not sleep with anyone else's pets in/on my bed or in my caravan/home and like to maintain a clean neat living environment. Have no problem residing in one of your rooms if need be for both house and pet security, comfort and reassurance.

Looking to both expand wanderings and defray costs of grey nomading Australia by occasionally house sitting for mutual benefit.

Jan


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle, Mid North Coast, Tweed Coast, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, VIC, Perth, Kimberly/North

Hi I am a single, mature female. This is a time of exploration for me, I work as a casual, agency, theatre nurse, a job that can take me all around Australia. My children are grown and I am free to enjoy different places and people. I have always had animals and love nothing more than the unconditional love they bring to life. I am vegetarian, I neither smoke nor drink and I have practiced and taught yoga and meditation for the past 30 years.
I look forward to the opportunity to house sit for you,
Jan

Susie & Gary


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

We are on the road to retirement & looking forward to the next stage in our life, we are still doing some work via the internet & this means that we will be around for most of the time to care & watch over everything for you.

As well as travelling & having new experiences along the way, we have found that house sitting really suits us as it is so comforting to stay in a friendly home environment & if there are pets or animals to look after, then their company is an added bonus!

We love animals & wildlife & have had a long experience in caring for dogs, cats & farm animals. Unfortunately we no longer have our own pets, so we would welcome the opportunity to care for yours.

Over the years we have also had extensive experience in house & garden maintenance having renovated our own properties & also as sitters, we have cared for a number of different types of homes & properties ranging from large farms through to smaller homes & units.

We do understand that everyone's house & pets are different & we seriously take this on board & listen to each individuals requests & we will follow through with meeting your specific requirements while we stay & promise to keep you updated while you are away.

The opportunity to become your house sitter would be a great privilege & something we would not take for granted, as we both understand it is a necessity to respect your house & property & keep it well maintained while in residence.

We are both non smokers, healthy & happy people & look forward to hearing from you.

If required we can provide further reputable references & recommendation contacts.


Hope to hear from you !

Susie & Gary

Witold


  • NSW, QLD

I am a single 61 year old, retired former public servant. I am financially secure, well educated and well travelled.
I try to run my life simple, peaceful and close to nature. I am a meditator and I practise yoga daily. I am fastidious and keep my surrounds uncluttered and extremely tidy. I clean the house I live in chemicals free as much as possible. I do nor smoke or drink, I do not gamble and I eat healthy and organic food.
I like gardening and growing my own vegetables. I find these activities very rewarding as well as therapeutic.
I like animals especially cats, which I find serene and independent and dogs for their fondness of humans. In my younger days I spent time on farms in Poland and enjoyed a lot of interaction with other domesticated animals.
I owned several houses in my life, the last one being in Suffolk Park, which I sold in 2015.
In my sits so far i have looked after the houses as well as vegetable gardens and dogs, cats, chicken, lorrikeets, cockatiels, goats, steer, sheep, horses, alpacas, fish turntle and a donkey.
I have enjoyed my house sits. I feel they work for both parties. It is a great way for me to see new parts of Australia and give the owners the freedom to travel. I am able to provide good references which will show that I maintain properties very well.

Melissa & Andrew


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Hi pet lovers and lovely home owners,
We are a trustworthy, reliable, caring, friendly & house-proud small family **PLEASE READ BELOW RE FAMILY HOUSE-SITS IF YOU PREFER NO CHILDREN**.
We will treat your beloved pets & home like they are our own. We do not party, we like to house/pet sit and rest ...
We are non-smokers and only sit non-smoking homes for health reasons. We prefer secure homes as we need to feel safe and keep your beloved pets safe.
We adore animals & will treat them kindly & with respect. If they have special needs we understand that and can discuss your needs.
We have extensive experience caring for cats, kittens, dogs, puppies, chickens, chicks, some farm animals, birds, fish & gardens. We have many hours clocked up visiting our local reptile zoo, so are happy to consider reptiles (secured where necessary obviously! :-) ) and all other cuddly/crazy critters considered.
Unfortunately, we can't care for cats anymore (unless they are hairless) as Melissa developed an allergy to cat hair ! :-(
We have previous police checks, through careers & neighbourhood watch (Previous NHW Area Coordinators). We have previous & current security clearances through Federal & State govt agencies. Melissa has a current working with vulnerable people check (full background & police check).
References available and referees happy to speak with you :-)
**Although our children are respectful, love animals and have done many successful house-sits, we understand that some people prefer no children. One of us adults are also able to do occasional house-sits without the kids, so are available for house-sits which request no children.**
We hope to hear from you.
Warm regards,
Melissa & Andrew

Graham


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, WA

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. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks :)

Available from 19 November 2014.

Dianne


  • ACT, NSW, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
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I am a happy, friendly, 60 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 37 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 :)

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
PREFERENCE FOR MALTA LONG SIT during June-December 2017
LIVE IN SITTER FOR HOSTS WITH FREQUENT SHORT ABSENCES
NON-SMOKER
ANIMAL LOVER & GENTLE CARER
CLEAN, ORGANISED, RESPONSIBLE
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
WILL PAY FOR OWN TRAVEL TO YOUR DESTINATION...ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
PREFER LONG SITS 3-12MTH (min 3wks - stability for my work)
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 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 own a car, however, for overseas or remote/ distance house sits, I’d welcome the use of a car if possible please.

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, 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 those 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 great housing sitting experience myself as a host with 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 am 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 'everyone' is comfortable. Warmly, Lisa

NOTE: I AM COMMITTED WITH HOUSE SITS UNTIL JUN18 WITH A FEW VACANT WINDOWS FOR OCT17, JAN/FEB & APR18….. HAPPY TO DISCUSS SITS BEYOND JUN18 TOO. Note that it's always worth checking in with me anyway 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!

Bill & Bea


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Hi we are Bill and Bea - we are both retired and are commitment free and love to travel especially to new places - we have 2 miniature poodles 12 years old who are very well house trained - they travel with us - we are non smokers - both have over 36 + years of service with Lions International - we are reasonably fit and healthy and would be able to look after gardens and yards - we pride ourselves on our personal and house cleanliness - we would look after your place like our own - it is always spotless a fact that can be accounted by references - we have off and on looked after and rented a friends holiday rental property since 2006

If you think we are suitable for your housesit please do not hesitate to contact us at any time

Cheers

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 certainly respectful, house-proud sitters, with Tony being a dab hand at housework and gardening while Helen is something of an expert at quality control, and 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.

Jessica


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Hi I'm Jess.
I am a 30 year old, single female, I have my own small Bookkeeping business which consists of myself and some online assistance where required. I work from my clients offices and my place of residence. My work involves the use of a Laptop and portable printer and the odd bit of floor space to go through big piles of filing. I tend to work 7 days a week for a number of weeks at a time and then go on a trip away for a week or two.

I have no children but i do have a small pomeranian x chihuahua pup, name Ollie. Ollie loves other animals and plenty of walks. I enjoy spending loads of time with Ollie and giving him plenty of love and attention. We love extra friends to hang out with and this is why we both love house sitting so much!

I lost my 13 year old bull mastiff 3 years ago, for the last 2 years of his life there were a lot of injections, steroid tablets, shorter sweeter walks and trips to the vet, but the extra care I believe gave him more time and I was grateful for that. They are a member of the family, sometimes the favorite :) I also had 2 cats growing up as a child and loved and cared for them till only 3 years ago. Working from home means I can give any animals a lot of attention and work around their routines. I am happy to walk, give rubs, administer medication or assist with any other requirement your pet may have.

I have a bit of a green thumb so weeding and watering will be a pleasure not a chore I am also happy to assist with basic pool and indoor and outdoor home maintenance cleaning. If you need mail checked and phone messages taken and communicated that is no worry. Please ask for anything else and I'll do what I can.

I am a very clean, tidy and overly organised person who uses checklists a lot to ensure I complete what I need to do daily. I am responsible and courteous and make sure I treat others homes even better than I would my own.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.

Jess :)

Gary & Ros


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

My name is Ros Robertson and my Husband Gary Robertson. We have retired Christmas 2014 from our positions. I being a Youth Worker with the Salvation Army and also Administrator of a Premier Cricket Club in Melbourne affiliated with Cricket Victoria. Gary was General Manager of our own business and also has held many other positions since selling the business. Gary also was involved with Cricket Victoria as a Delegate and held the position of Director of Cricket with a Premier Cricket Club. Gary and I have just recently resigned from Premier Cricket positions also.

House and Property Sitting/Pet Sitting assignments:

For many years we owned a property and we fondly cared for our pets which were goats, alpacas, dogs, chickens and cats.

Our House and Pet Sittings assignments to date:

Goats, Alpacas, Dogs(numerous breeds), cats (numerous breeds) donkeys, chickens, sheep,cows, birds

On our assignments we have travelled to Warragul, Moorooduc, Tallangatta, Bendigo, Sydenham, Red Hill, Toodyay Western Australia, South Yunderup and Hazelmere Western Australia.

We adore animals and our old dog Oscar is part of family who is travels with us on our sits. Oscar is 12 yo who is incredibly quiet in nature. He is an outside dog and has absolutely loved socialising with other animals.

We are clean, non smokers who are respectful, honest and reliable of owners properties and care for animals as if our own.

The downside to caring for animals is saying goodbye to them as we love them all and do get attached to them.

We have Police checks, WWCH, personal references and house sit references to view.

We would love to hear from you.

Ros and Gary
0409573929

Don & Kerry


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

Don and Kerry Carlill are a newly retired couple.
We have sold our apartment in Sydney, and have recently bought land at Medowie, just north of Newcastle.
Our new home will be built during 2017.

We are very reliable, and will respect and keep your home in original or better order.
We are looking for house sitting in NSW.
We have owned our own home on Sydney's Northern Beaches at Collaroy, Bilgola and Dee Why.

We have owned a dog (Fox Terrier) and cat, so are familiar with their needs of feeding, exercise and company.

Presently house sitting in Hunter looking after chooks, budgies, parrots and a cat.

We are non-smokers.

We would be pleased to meet you before any arrangement is made.

Therese & Doug


  • NSW, Darwin, QLD, VIC

We are a 'senior' couple (non-smokers) and have recently sold our rural property in Tasmania, and intend to travel throughout Australia (and some overseas travel) during 2017. We will be using this time to make a decision where our next home will be, and looking forward to the opportunities housesitting will give us. We are referring to this time as our "GAP YEAR!"

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.

To date we have had the pleasure of meeting a several home owners and their pets, and now have experience with managing big, bouncy dogs to the little feisty ones. We will be out of Australia from 13 May to 11 June, and as at April, have accepted bookings up til the end of October.

EDIT:
DUE TO CANCELLATION WE ARE NOW AVAILABLE FROM 21 AUGUST TO 21 SEPTEMBER.

We are an easily adaptable couple and adjust quickly to new living situations. We prefer acreage properties, but equally enjoy the 'buzz' of big city living, and the convenience of suburban locations, and small rural towns.

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 home 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 in TAS) quilting, gardening, walking and baking. I love to discover new speciality shops, delis, etc. We enjoy going to concerts, and would look forward to hearing concerts by the MSO, SSO, QSO and ASO for example if possible.

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 soon.

Therese and Doug Boote.