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Marisse


  • SA

Hello homeowners, I have relocated to Adelaide to take up housesitting full time.
Many of my sits over the last three years have been with and through friends and personal referrals.
I have excellent rental references from my past rentals and a National Police Clearance.
I am a healthy, clean living non smoker. I enjoy walking and love to be outdoors gardening or alternatively, curled up with a good book and an animal or two for company.

Jim & Sue


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Retired couple who have had extensive house sits in Victoria and Queensland.
Good references available and because we are volunteers at our local hospital, we have police checks, as is mandatory for all hospital staff.
Indeed, we have been asked to return sit by hosts on a number of occasions.

We are active in golf and badminton and live a healthy, non smoking lifestyle. Any dog-walking is considered a pleasure, not a chore.
Past hosts have commented positively on the way we have left their home and garden. Importantly, we always turn up on time and have never cancelled a commitment.

Cheryl & Mark


  • ACT, NSW, South Eastern, Central, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Western QLD, SA, 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 have found it a rewarding experience. We 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.

Past housesitting assignments have involved the maintenance of pools and gardens together with the care of the following furry and feathered family members: (1) a Cavoodle, a Maltese Cross and tabby cat at Robina, Qld; (2) a 9 month old West Highland Terrier at Scarborough, Qld; (3) on 13 occasions (ranging from 1 to 3 weeks duration) 2 Cocker Spaniels (14 and 12 years of age) at Warana, Qld; (4) a 15 year old Birman cat, a 5 year old Cavoodle, a Budgie and 2 fish tanks at Palmview, Qld; (5) on 2 occasions, 2 Samoyeds (13 and 9 years of age) at Peregian Springs/Beach, Qld; (6) 2 Labradors (5 and 2 years of age) at Arundel, Qld; and (7) a 4 year old Turkish Angora cat at Toowoomba, Qld.

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

Fran & Mike


  • Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Central Coast (Qld), SA, Melbourne, Lakes area, SW Vic

Introduction

We are a mature and friendly retired couple, professional,practical and resilient in new situations, and look forward to new homes and pets to care for. We are non smokers, tidy, active,gardeners, and keen to explore new communities. We have already enjoyed 5 house and pet sits both in Australia and overseas with another organisation in the last year, with excellent references. We appreciate Happy House Sitters because it it has such a range of Australia wide clients, and is easy to access.
We would take care of your home and pets, as we would our own, and keep them safe and happy until you return.

Why we want to house sit

House and pet sitting is appealing because of the built in adventure and novelty of such diverse opportunities. We have enjoyed much travel in Australia and overseas, ship, caravan, camping, coast, desert and bush, but would look forward to the interest of connecting with the everyday life in new communities. Many sits give insight to the places less travelled, rather than big tourism locations, and Mike is a keen historian where ever we are.
0ur creatures are an essential part of life, but the extra additions to the 'family', "step grand-dogs,cats..and one day hopefully, alpacas!!'', will have all the love and care we can give in the allocated time!

What we bring to the assignment / relevant experience

We have lived in city and country, in town houses and on acreages, and had donkeys, dogs, cats, chooks, and sheep! Our experience in education, country and city communities,gardening, house repairs,and dealing with the emergencies of life, makes us useful Sitters! Having a good sense of humor helps too.We have police checks,and house sitting references.
We currently have an old beagle/terrier x, Maggie May, a dear rescue dog, who, as we speak, is snuffling her way through seaweed and beach sand! We love our entertaining chooks, and their produce! Harry the Cat sadly left us after 12 years of slothful existence!
Do contact us if your place and pets seem like a good match!

Kevin & Elaine


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Looking for housesit for period approximately 21/11/19 to 12/12/19 in the Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast area. If you are looking for someone to love your fur kids to bits, then we are the house sitters for you.

Senior couple, non-smokers, social drinkers, in good health, refined, professional and very clean, considerate and quiet-living. You will be pleasantly pleased to return to a clean, well cared for house.

We have been house sitting full time for eleven years and call ourselves pet nannies. We have Police Certificates and excellent references (which are available upon request).

Over the years we have cared for goats, a pony, alpacas, fish, chickens, possums, scorpion, birds and wallabies but mostly very spoiled puppy dogs and pussy cats.

See our website and house sitting adventures, www.happyhewitts.com.

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

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

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 ..

Wayne & Jennifer


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

We are experienced Aussie housesitters, retired accountant and agricultural scientist, grey nomads, non smokers, and both dog and cat lovers, having owned our own pets all our lives, and looked after numerous and various animals as housesitters for other homeowners, like yourselves. My husband and I were introduced to the concept of housesitting when we retired in July 2005. Since then, we have combined travel with housesitting in Australia, New Zealand, England and Europe and made lifelong friends along the way. So far, we have undertaken 120+ housesits over the past 14 years since retiring from full time employment. For ourselves during the course of our life, we have owned large dogs; boxers and german shepherds – all obedience trained - also cats, fish and poultry. We both retired from our jobs in the Northern Territory and sold our home, with a swimming pool, owned for 20 years. We plan on continuing to travel whilst we are healthy and until we get the travel bug out of our system. Our motto is to treat your home and pets as we would expect our own home and pets to be treated - with respect, love and care.
I was born and bred on a farm in South Australia, lived there for 21 years before moving to the Northern Territory, where my working life continued as an accountant. My husband is a Queenslander, and worked as an agricultural scientist in 2 Australian states, during the course of his working career.
We can provide written references, photos and police clearances, if you require further info. – but basically, we are just ‘grey nomads’ – enjoying retirement and travelling around England, Europe and Australia whilst we still have our health and are able to travel. Thanks for your time

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

SIOUX & Garry


  • SA

My partener and I are travelling around Aust. At the moment are at Gold Coast then going inland looking for work. I have been housesitting for 4 years around Coffs Harbour area, have a caravan now and this is our life. We love seeing new places and meeting new people and taking photos along the way. We also love animals and are very happy to take care of them in their own environment , happy to stay in our van and just use your home for power and shower and toilet. We are very reliable and trustworthy and enjoy what we do. As my partener is a professional photographer we are travelling aroud Australia taking photos. He also used to breed dogs, which he really loved. We are non smokers ,clean and tidy and of sober habits. Both come from a country background and really looking forward to our next sitting. At the moment we are travelling through S.A.looking for casual work, on our second housesit at the moment.untill 23rd. MAY. Love it here, S.A. is so interesting and beautiful. Regards, Sioux and Garry. Hi everyone, just a small followup to let you know we are unavailable for housesitting until end of October as we have found employment for 3 months. Cheers, Sioux and Garry.

Jacqueline & Georgina


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Bet & Col


  • SA

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- road grader Both of us enjoy the outdoors and gardening.
Although we choose not to own a pet while travelling we love minding pets for others. Cats and small dog are our preference.
We have a 16 foot pop top caravan and enjoy travelling this wonderful country we live in. We are both non smokers.

Lisa


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Quick Sit Alert - I'm seeking a long Sydney sit for most of 2020. I've sitted continuously since Mar2015 with the bulk of my testimonials on happyhousesitters.com.au. If you feel I'm ideal for your needs, I'd be pleased to talk with you. I can connect you with my former hosts and provide my Australian police check record to put you at ease - just ask and I'll email you whatever you require.

GLOBAL HOME BASED ANIMAL LOVER & RESPECTFUL HOUSE GUEST
PREFER LONG (3MTH+) SITS WORLDWIDE
KEY POINTS:
MATURE LADY, HOME BASED (Internet Business Owner)
EXPERIENCED SITTER, SINGLE PROFESSIONAL
CLEAN, RESPONSIBLE, COMMUNICATIVE, ORGANISED
LIVE IN SITTER - Preference for long sits (ie 3mths+)
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 (MY COST FOR MOST LOCATIONS, SHARED COST FOR LONG HAUL)
PREFER LONG SITS 3-12MTH (for shorter sits, always ask me as openings often come up)
PREFERENCE FOR MALTA, LONG SIT during 2020
I Understand the Value of a Great House & Pet Sitter as I was a FORMER HOST MYSELF FOR 6yr as a HOME & PET 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 few family demands, 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: NZ, NYC, Spain, Malta, Central America, Chile, most countries in Europe. I am self employed as a facilitator, business growth specialist and internet business mentor. I conduct my work 'virtually' via the Internet & Skype. This means I can work anywhere as long as I have fast, reliable Internet & phone reception. Both are critical requirements for me to sit for you. I always try to meet you in person where possible and certainly via Skype in all other cases. It's paramount for you and for me that we understand and respect expectations of one another and that your home and pets have the care you are entitled to.

Why I Want to House Sit
Through past house sitting experience & as a home & pets owner with my own regular house sitter for 6yr, 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 anymore, so, I’d welcome the use of a car if possible please, especially for overseas or remote/ distance house sits.

My Experience
I promise warmth, openness, transparency and genuine care of your pet family and your home. My 'home based' work allows me to 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 and 3yrs as deputy chair and director Crime Stoppers & National Trust boards. I'm presently an 'Angel' with the Pyjama Angel Foundation. I pride myself on maintaining high integrity, sound judgement, balance, reliability and being a proactive communicator. I'm also very loving and gentle 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 30+yr, an animal lover for life and I know the value of a quality house sitter. I've had the joy of 6yrs experience as a host to my own house sitter, so I fully understand and respect the responsibility that comes with this position.

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: It's always worth checking in with me in case I am free due to hosts' change of plans. I like to make contact in advance with potential hosts so we can see if we're a fit (for your pets, you & me) in advance of a future sit. Let's chat!

Tara


  • Sydney, SA, Melbourne
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I am an independent, reliable, animal loving, professional woman (33), currently house sitting in Adelaide. I like to go to the beach and relax on the weekends. I play sport, I like to keep fit and active, I love coffee and I like to live a healthy lifestyle. I am hoping to gain long term house sits in Adelaide in 2019 to save for an overseas trip. I have had many house sits across Sydney and Adelaide and I offer an invaluable service of taking care and spending quality time with your pets whilst maintaining a clean and tidy home and garden. I’d love to meet up and chat with you over coffee. Police clearance and house sitting references on the site. Can also provide referees contact details for you to speak with them if you need. Thanks, Tara. 0413 466 544

Toots (Annette) & Ross


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

Active, healthy non smoking couple - social drinkers only - aged 68. Self employed prior to retiring with a background in family farming followed by tourism when we owned and ran holiday accommodation for ten years where cleanliness was of prime importance. Our business consisted of 10 cottages and 3 acres of grounds and garden which we maintained ourselves.

Wide interests including interior decorating, gardening, reading, music, natural history, bush walking, travel, and how life ticks in general! Since retiring, we are keen to see more of our great country and would love to come to your part of the world and would consider it a privilege to care for your home.

What we offer:
Lifelong experience with and love of all animals. We have always had a variety of pets as well as caring for the farm animals. Enjoy gardening and happy to care for your garden as well as pets. Experienced in general repairs and maintenance if the necessity arises.
Having always owned our own home (except for renting for 15 months following the sale of our business and whilst considering our options), we understand the importance of having someone trustworthy and reliable to care for and maintain and care for your home and pets. We have now been house sitting for over 6 years and looked after 50 homes and various animals.

Happy to provide references and Police clearance.

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 from Aug 22, 2019.

Ruth & Louis


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

*Executive caring travelling Mum & son who tends to pools, pets & plants*
Hi, I am a mature fifty-seven-year-old now single Christian Mum.
Both of us are fastidious, clean and neat.
I have brought my son up to respect our property and others - and he is a very quiet but happy young man that treats all things well.
I'm a non-smoker.
I am completely trustworthy and can supply many house-sitting references and have a Police clearance certificate.
We’ve been pet owners ourselves including our dog, turtle and budgie, but we are both kinds of pets.
I am also a qualified landscape gardener, so I can tend to any plants.
I have cared for my own in-ground salt chlorinated solar heated pool for five years, so am happy to do that if you need also.
We are moving to Queensland in July.
You can leave your property in my hands knowing you will come back refreshed with it all in good order.
I offer peace of mind while you relax elsewhere.
Please consider me, thank you.
You can view my blog at https://exploramum.com/2014/07/housesitting-resume.html
**What I bring to the assignment / relevant experience**
I have had extensive house-sitting roles in the past.
I bring many good references and supply those on request.
I am a Christian - so you can trust me too.
I am a responsible parent and have raised my son with good manners and respect for property, not ours.
I have police clearance certificate.
I have many house-sitting positive references from all over the world, with a wide range of animal experience.
We have solely done repeat pet sits in the last 2 years for previous pet owners who asked us back again.
We look forward to caring for your home and/or pets,
Ruth and Louis

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

Nicola


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

Mature-Minded, Professional, Responsible & Experienced House/Pet Sitter! 38 Year Old - FT Student - Self Employed (online) - Non-smoker - Social Drinker (rare) - Pescetarian

Having experience in UK, WA, SA and Vic and NSW, with my two occasions house sitting continuously; two years across Sydney from late 2010 to late 2012 before moving to Perth and then three and a half years across the country from WA to NSW to explore! I have looked after a variety of animals... in diverse areas. This includes dogs, cats, birds, fish, rats and mice, horses, a pony and chooks in city, country and coast!!!

I am now 'retired' from the full time gig but very much open to re-exploring many of the area's I have been / discovering more wonderful pets and places alone and with company... my company will of course comes with their own ref checks!

I offer you and your pets that care-free companionship they require when you take off for work or pleasure... I have been a member of this site and Aussie House Sitters for years (I'm now registered with Mind A Home yet have not booked via this site as yet) and in addition to attached references I have emails, text messages and a number of contacts to provide for further emails or to call and review with owners directly.

This would be war and peace if I continued to delve into all the experiences I have had but I can tell you, although I did house sit with my little dog Sam (and would love my holiday sits in NSW to allow me to bring him along), for certain areas and other States I'm open and/or wanted to book 'getaway sits' without him as well. Just don't tell him as he will never forgive me!!!

We look forward to hearing from you!
Nicola (& Sammy)

PS If you would care for any additional photo's or video's of Sammy playing with other dogs (primarily prefer sits with a smaller breed of dog if Sam joins me) please do ask away!!!

Dayan & Jimmy


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

Responsible and friendly family (my husband and daughter) who love pets and travelling. We live in South Australia but adore Queensland and would love to go around Australia in Holidays. Happy to look after your pets and house. We are responsible and value things so we keep them clean and tidy. Family: my daughter (13 years old), my husband and myself. Very organised. Very reliable. Love pets. Have experience looking after houses and pets in Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane. Very knowledgeable of technology as my husband and myself are Engineers both of us. He works mostly from home and I usually work part-time so am able to stay at home most of the times. Love to walk, clean and cook. Environmental friendly so we don't waste we save, - 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 others company watching a movie or playing board games and doing some cooking but love going for a walk with your pet is required. Love cuddles from animals.

In the photos: the three of us. Two last photos in Sydney looking after a house and a beautiful cat. He used to slept and watch tv with us :)

My husband Jimmy, grow up on 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.

I am a Zumba instructor who loves to do exercise, and what better than in the company of a pet.

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

References on profile and Police clearance available, together with DCSI only upon request for safety reasons.

Kathy & Des


  • SA, Hobart, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, SW Vic, Perth

We are a retired couple from country SA where we have lived all our lives. We have a very small hobby farm with a few sheep and cattle and in the past have had a dog, cat and chooks. We have a cockatiel bird. We are community orientated people who put a lot back into the community.
We have a mobile coffee van that we operate at events to earn a bit of extra money. I have been secretary of our local show society for 20 years and worked at our local paper for 32 years. My husband worked at a timber mill for 30 years prior to retiring. We take pride in our home and respect other people's property.
We love touring the countryside and know that we would love housesitting.

Lyn


  • SA, TAS, VIC, WA

I am a retired lady who has 6 children and 13 grandchildren.l have come off a farm life style of 16 years. Breeding sheep for 14 years was a great experience. I delivered at least 25 lambs in that time when the ewes needed help. I had 2 alpacas to protect the lambs from foxes . Other animals on the farm over the years included goats cats dogs rabbits Guinea pigs chickens ducks a talking budgie and goldfish. After 30 years of being in the country my life style has returned me to Melbourne . I am a non smoker a tidy person and respectful of people and their property. I like new experiences everyday. House sitting gives me the opportunity to meet new people and their pets in different locations around Australia. I started h/sitting in March 2018 in Victoria and in;mid June had my 1st qld h/sit l am currently in WA and have been h/sitting since 3/8/18 and have been booked until the 27/12/18.l will return to Melbourne on the 28/12/18 .l am currently booked until the 15/10/2019 .House sitting for me is rewarding! I get to meet new ;people and their pets get to stay in their own environment and they help me to be able to explore a new town and surrounding area .l am enjoying travel this way and the security it gives me .I can supply references and police check. Please contact me for any further questions. Regards Lyn

Joyce


  • SA

Hi there!
I am a younger mature, single, clean, non-smoking international student, currently living in Adelaide (Aldgate) and working part time in an University in town. I am a responsible, reliable and considerate person who would love look after your pets and home with an excellent care and garden if it needs. Have both experience house sat previously and would be happy to provide references on request.
Thank you

Bret & Bobbie


  • SA

Helpful Happy House Sitters

Hello!
We understand that leaving your home and animals in the care of house sitters for extended periods can be very stressful, but we can assure you that your home and extended family will be treated with kind and loving hands.

We are a middle aged couple whom sold our restaurant business and are now travelling this wonderful country of ours, and would like to offer our services to house sit your home while you do whatever your need or want to do elsewhere.

We travel with a budgie, but we used to have other pets before leaving Brisbane over a year ago and they are sadly missed.

Bobbie owned and operated a small animal refuge in the USA before coming to Australia and we would welcome looking after your own beloved pets if you so need.
We also have farm sitting experience, care of horses, chooks, galahs, geese i.e. farm animals.

Also, Bobbie has been a house cleaner both in the USA and in Australia. She worked for a well known Dr and his family in Brisbane over 4+ years.

We are clean and respectful and would treat your home the same as we would our own, treating your home as a home should be treated.

We will do any house cleaning or garden duties required while you are gone, if you wish, to maintain a nice clean home, ready for your return.

We are on no real time limit, being without any real commitments to any place at this time.

We believe ourselves to be reliable and trustworthy and hope to hear from you in the near future to make arrangements.

Bobbie & Bret

Christina & Reiner


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

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

Kind regards,

Christina & Reiner

Paul & Pauline


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

Hello

We are a retired couple and have been travelling and exploring (housesitting most of the time) for several years. We label what we do as slow travel and for the last year we’ve been in Broken Hill. But we are keen to get back out there and have resumed housesitting.
We are non-smokers and very quiet people. We are doing housesitting as a way to explore new places, meet new people and to have some quality time with animals when the opportunity arises. I (Paul) am a photographer and always welcome being in new places with new people and scenes to record. Pauline is using her time to explore drawing and painting and a little photography as her way of experiencing the new places we are continually discovering.

As mentioned above, we have been pet and housesitting for much of the last few years, both in England and here in Australia. Our housesitting references, as well as a couple of property references are listed on this site (some have been copied from other Housesitting sites we have been registered with over the years). Sharing our lives with animals is essential for us and we have cared for a great many in housesitting assignments as well as having had pets of our own in the past. During our housesitting lives we have cared for all shapes, sizes, and breeds of dogs, and many cats ranging from kittens and very timid rescued animals all the way to the ones who see themselves as ‘royalty’. Also, we have cared for a variety of birds as well as the odd lizard. We understand that each animal is a unique individual with its own specific needs, and we take the responsibility of caring for them very seriously. They are always our number one priority. We are very much ‘home bodies’, which means we are always there to provide security for your home and time for your pets.
In addition we have National Police Certificates which are available for sighting if required.
We look forward to hearing from you and if you need any more information from us, please contact us.
Thank you
Pauline and Paul

Karen & Russ


  • Central Coast, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, Darwin, SA, WA

Hi, we are a semi retired couple in our late fifties taking some time out to travel this beautiful country of ours. Completing the lap in our caravan we are looking for opportunities to stop, park up and explore and housesitting provides an ideal way to do so.
We are experienced housesitters, are very trustworthy and dependable, we are both non smokers and only light social drinkers. 
As home owners we understand of the importance of looking after your house and we will treat your property and personal things as we would treat our own - with the utmost respect, keeping your property clean, tidy and secure, caring for it until your return home. We are also very happy to look after your lawn and garden whilst your house is in our care.
We are both animal lovers and will look after your pets in accordance with your directions and just like your house, we will treat your fur babies like they are our own. We have extensive experience with dogs, in particular greyhounds and up until starting our journey we were fostering rescues for GAP.
We are happy to send you updates and pics of your pets to show you they are happy, safe and well cared for.

CHRIS & PHIL


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

Hi,
Our names are Chris and Phil. We have just entered our 50's and are at the stage where we are ready to travel and see what the rest of Australia has to offer. We have now travelled throughout Victoria, from early December through To the end of January, and have made our way through Adelaide and have now finally made it to the west and beyond !! House sitting and looking after your animals so you can take some time out same seems like a great way to go, and mutually beneficial !!! I am originally a Melbourne girl and Phil a WA boy. We are both extremely reliable and down to earth. We are impeccable when it comes to looking after other peoples properties and fur babies as we understand how extremely important this is. We come very experienced as we have been sitting properties and pets over the last few years . We have downloaded references for your perusal and can provide police checks where required. We have both just fiinished a life time of full time employment - I was an administrator in health, my last job as a receptionist for a prosthetic limb clinic and Phil a transport truck driver. We are not party people, like to lead a simple life. I have come from a city life and Phil bought up on a family farm, so we feel that we have everything covered when it comes to looking after your house/property and your animals. We are experienced in looking after a variety of animals, dogs, cats, birds, sheep, chickens, ducks, calves, you name it we have looked after it !! We are used to and are happy to follow any specific instructions that you have, afterall its your home and your animals in our care. Both Phil and I own our own homes, so know the importance of looking after others properties and belongings. We have no pets ourselves presently, so excited to meet yours. We are both non-smokers and only occasional drinkers, we both have grown up families and between us have 6 grandchildren. City girl smarts and country boy old fashioned know how - we are looking forward to meeting you !! :)

Graham & Kay


  • ACT, NSW, SA, TAS

My wife and I own and operate an online business, established almost 8 years ago. The majority of our customers are world wide. As a result, we are permanent travelers, but need to be in Australia to visit with grand kids and assorted family! We are animal lovers, and recently gave away 2 fabulous cats to a good home. (Normally our sons look after the cats, but they all recently left the family home in New Zealand!) We now have good experience in house sitting, we are very responsible people, and would treat your home as we would ours, and the animals and garden would be treated the same. My wife is extremely house proud, and loves to potter about in the garden . She is an extremely organised person and she looks after the house and me very well! Kays Dad was in the 2000 Queens Honors List in New Zealand (R. J. SHARP ONZM, For services to Dairying), because he invented the herringbone milking shed in New Zealand in 1952. Only took 48 years to get recognised. We can provide good personal references. We are non smokers. Broadband or good internet access would be needed.