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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

Claire & Jeremy


  • TAS
  • Reduced Contact

Dear Homeowners,

We are Jerry and Claire, a couple of early retirees (61 and 58), who decided to sell up and leave home (before our grown up children decide to move back). We spend our time travelling, sightseeing and generally having a good time while we still have some energy and reasonably working body parts. I, (Claire) ran my own arts outlet for 19 years, and Jeremy was a Service manager and Mechanical Engineer for a shipbuilding firm in Hobart. Jerry is especially handy and can fix most things that go wrong in the house. He is good with pools, all things mechanical and he does love gardening and watering, I prefer watching him at work from the sun lounge...

We had our dog Polly for 17 years, and have also been cat owners, and can now add to our list of pet care, bearded dragons, blue tongued lizards and parrots, and a pony. We have had chooks for many years and now have extensive experience with all breeds of cats and dogs big and small, of every temperament. You can rest assured that we would care for your pets as well as you would yourself, and we try to keep to their normal routine with walks, feeding etc. We enjoy a quiet lifestyle, we are at home a lot of the time, and don't go out at night very often. My hobbies include painting, reading and writing. Jerry read a lot and is keen on any form of sports being a typical Australian.

We have been homeowners for 27 years, living just outside Hobart by the sea , we enjoy country life, city life, anywhere new is fun and exciting and we are comfortable in all environments.
Since we decided to change our life and travel more, we spend some of the year in Asia (and have settled on Hoi An in Vietnam, and half the year in Australia, where we return regularly. Both our children are now living in Melbourne, our favourite city, and housesitting allows us to visit wherever and whenever we like. We feel very at home wherever we aer and find it easy to fit in to any routine or lifestyle.

We would most definately maintain your home and garden as well as you would yourself, (maybe even better), and we always keep in contact with owners regarding their pets when they are away to allay any worries, you can have as much or as little contact as you wish. We know that your pets are part of your family and we give them a lot of affection, plenty of walks and the best care possible, so that you can holiday in the knowledge that everything is perfectly well cared for.

*We have over 28 excellent 5* references and police checks and have been housesitting for over four years

Paul & Janet


  • North Coast, TAS, Melbourne

Hi, I'm Paul and I am now retired after finishing my career as a Town Planner working in Local Government. My wife (Janet) is currently working as a Teacher’s Aide. We own our home and have lived on the beautiful Sunshine Coast for 20 years after living in Melbourne, however we love to travel and experience new places! Our 3 children have grown up and have moved on to live in other parts of Australia.

We have had 2 dogs, a Cocker Spaniel (Bella) and an Australian Terrier (Ziggy). Bella lived to 13 years and Ziggy to 11 years. Ziggy only passed away in late 2018. We both shared the “doggy duties” of daily walking, feeding and medicating. We also had a cat (Maisie) who lived lived to the very old age of 21. We like to do house siting as it provides us the opportunity to care and have the company of animals and to help home owners have the peace of mind that their pets and home will be well cared for while they are away.

We have done many house sits in the past few years in different parts of Australia. We have looked after cats, dogs, chooks, birds and other fury animals. Part of the house sitting duties, of course, involves keeping the host's home and garden neat and tidy. We have used house sitters ourselves to look after our pets and home when we have taken a holiday in recent years.

We are house and garden proud and understand what is required to take care of your home and your pets.
We are both non-smokers. References are available on this site for you to read . A Police check and other references can be supplied upon request.

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 :)

Kevin


  • ACT, NSW, Darwin, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Adel Southern suburbs, Adel. Inner suburbs, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, South, TAS, VIC, Perth, Goldfields, S. Western

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

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

Liz & Kate


  • ACT, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, South Eastern, SA, TAS, VIC

Two very quiet mature non smoking,non party, women who love classical music. We have been house sitters over the years and locum managers for B&Bs, self catering cottages and small farms. We would now like to pet/house sit for others. as after lots of travelling during which we have had special people look after our beloved boy who sadly has gone where good pets go when it is their time for peace, we would now like to help others to enjoy their travels. References can be supplied, and our police check is up to date Do you need us? We would be very pleased to help you enjoy your adventures.


Lisa


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, TAS

Hello, I am a single, non smoking health professional with experience in caring for homes and much loved pets. I am very conscious of the need of keeping homes and pets safe and secure, and am aware of the trust that home owners place in house-carers.

As mentioned I have house sat for previous home owners and cared for all manner of dogs, cats, fish....and would be happy to provide references. I am a non smoker, lead a quiet life, am responsible and accountable. I would be happy to care for your home.

Sarah & Riley


  • TAS, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

Hi! We are Sarah and Riley.

We are looking for longer term opportunities to house-sit in 2019. Sarah is currently based in Sandringham, in the South East of Melbourne. Riley is currently working in America and will be returning to Melbourne in July 2019.

A bit about us....

Sarah (26) is an Australian. She grew up in country Victoria riding horses, hiking, working in garden and learning to be an excellent cook with a passion for home grown produce. Sarah moved to Melbourne to study at Monash University and in 2019 will complete her final year of study. Sarah has worked previously in childcare, hospitality, consultancy and has a background in law. Sarah has traveled widely and is always interested to be a part of a community. She really loves animals - large and small.

Riley (30) is originally from Kansas, United States of America. He has a teaching degree from the University of Kansas. He moved to Melbourne in 2016, but still works and lives between the US and Australia from time to time. Since arriving in Melbourne, Riley has worked in childcare and for people with disabilities. In the past Riley has completed a year of service in Louisiana building wheelchair ramps for disabled homeowners; and also helped restore homes for low income and elderly people in the area. He has beginner carpentry skills and home improvement abilities, and is currently working as a teacher. Riley enjoys working hard and helping others in any capacity he can.

Together, we love the outdoors and being active. We love camping, hiking, cooking, walks on the beach and chatting over cups of tea. We are both non-smokers. We are both available to start sitting opportunities in 2019.

Previous experience:
- House sitting Malvern (October '16)
- House sitting Richmond (January '17) (one cat)
- House sitting Hampton (February- June '17)
- House sitting Elsternwick (September '17) (three cats)
- House sitting Caulfield (September '17) (one dog)
- House sitting Bentleigh (Octoboer '17) (one dog)
- House sitting Kansas, USA (December '17)
- House sitting Dublin, Ireland (July '18) (one dog)
- House sitting Oxford, UK (August '18) (one dog, one cat)
- House sitting Berlin, Germany (September '18) (one dog, one cat)
- House sitting Richmond (January '19) (one cat)
- House sitting Hampton (June- July '19 UPCOMNG) (one dog)
- House sitting Cheltenham (August '19 UPCOMING) (one dog)
- House sitting Port Melbourne (Septebmer '19 UPCOMING) (one dog)

Referee, police checks, passport copies available upon request.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Jacqueline & Georgina


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Julie


  • TAS, Melbourne, Perth

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.

Tracey & Steve


  • Central Coast, Newcastle, Port Stephens, West Lake Macquarie, North Coast, South Coast, Adel Southern suburbs, Flurieu Peninsula, South East, Spencer Gulf, TAS, Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, SE Vic, Geelong, Grampians, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd, Perth N.W suburbs, Perth S.W suburbs, Esperance, S. West

We are a family of three, Tracey (50 y.o), Steve (54 y.o) and Tilly, a five y.o. miniature schnauzer.
Tilly is well behaved, extremely social with other dogs and people, does not shed hair/fur and travels where-ever we travel.
As we are both semi-retired, we can devote our time at your home to provide the love and care your pet deserves.
With properties of our own, we are extremely house-proud and treat everyone's property with the utmost care and respect.
We are non-smokers, non-drinkers who enjoy the outdoors, with activities that include gardening, swimming, paddling (outrigger canoes), walking and exploring new sights, whilst meeting many interesting people. We consider ourselves as 'minimalists', who endeavour to live without too much 'stuff' and value the environment.
During 2017 and into 2018, we resided on Norfolk Island, where we managed a B&B and cared for a beautiful home on a 3 acre property.
We completely understand that your task in selecting the correct person/people to care for the things you cherish is complex and time-consuming. Therefore, current police checks, any additional information and references are available upon request.

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.

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

Lyn & Peter


  • TAS, Melbourne, Bendigo, SW Vic

My husband (Peter) and I are both in our mid sixties and decided to rent our house and buy a mobile home and trailer to take our Earth and Space Education Programs and Mobile Planetarium to schools in more remote areas.

We have little work, if any, over the school holidays and sometimes need a house to "recharge our batteries". We are looking for a house/animal sit from June 24th to July 14th or part thereof, in the Bangalow to Gold Coast area while we are on tour.

We both are animal nutters and have even bought dog treats to give to animals we meet on our travels. Our last black Labrador, Windsor, passed away 5 years ago and we are unfortunately unable to have a dog on our travels as we can be often in dog-free zones. We are often asked to dog and house sit by our friends who seem to think we're homeless. We have also house sat many other houses and many and varied animals, for people from this site and their friends. We can provide their names and phone numbers on request.

Neither of us are smokers and my husband has a "keep everything spotless" disease which makes me find him often staring longingly at cleaning products at Aldi while I am buying the fresh fruit and veg. We also have Working With Children Licences which include police checks.

One of our "regulars" has recently added a reference to this web site.


CHRISTINE


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

suzanne & larry


  • NSW, TAS
  • Reduced Contact

If you are looking for experienced, responsible sitters it would be great to hear from you.
We are a retired Canadian couple and our daughter lives in Manly. For the last seven, we have spent most of your summer in the Sydney area. Part of our visits have included house and pet sitting.
We are currently renovating a cottage in rural Ontario, Canada. Our passion has been to build or renovate our homes. One of these homes was a farm with a small flock of sheep and various other livestock and pets.
Suzanne is a retired registered nurse and Larry a retired firefighter. Our activities include yoga, hiking, cooking and travel. We are responsible, active folks who would care for your home and pet(s) as if they were our own.
We are non-smokers and will provide additional references if requested.
Larry and Suzanne Peacock

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

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.

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 ..

Francien


  • Brisbane, South Eastern, Central, TAS, Melbourne, Bendigo, Macedon Ranges, North Eastern, Gippsland, SW Vic

I would love to look after your much loved pets and farm/exotic animals as well your home.
I began sitting in 2011 so my experience is varied and interesting. I have just returned from 6 months in the USA sitting as well as a guest with home owners who are now my friends and ‘family ‘. I sat for these Home Owners during my 11 months in the USA and Canada in 2015.
I am a mature single woman, non smoker, clean, have my own vehicle and I have a gorgeous little Griffon Bruxelles boy named Louis he is nearly 6 months old. He is crate trained and also toilet trained.
I will only take on sits were Louis is welcome.
Below I have added my testimonials from my most recent sits in the states.
I look forward to hearing from you,
I can Facetime with you asap if you are interested.
Regards
Francien Daniels-Webb
Facebook. Francien Daniels-webb
PS I am the sitter interviewed by A Current Affair in Happy House Sitters media area. I have changed some what as walking dogs and checking out the environment around my sits has helped me become more healthy.

TESTIMONIALS
I've been putting off this review because I don't even know where to start. This was our first time using a housesitter and it took a leap of faith to give it a try. Well, we leapt with the perfect person. Francien provided a flawless service, from keeping in contact before and during the sit, taking care of our beagle's medicine and weird food habits, and generally spoiling them so rotten they were disappointed when we came home! Not to mention she assimilated and got to and around Chicago from out here in the suburbs like a pro! The only problem now is that I can't imagine another sitter could possibly rise up to the bar she has set. She is coming back to the states in 2017 and we plan on being first on her list.
AMY (Naperville, Illinois, Nov 2015)

My husband, 2 children and I had some wonderful adventures as we traveled around our beautiful country this past summer. It was an incredible journey and one our family will never forget. We were able to enjoy 39 days on the road with peace of mind knowing that our home, yard, pool, and most of all, our many pets were being well cared for. Francien Daniels Webb is a true blessing. Francien is a retired art teacher from Australia who has spent the last 3 years traveling the world taking care of people's homes and pets while the owners are away. Why does she do it? She loves animals, traveling and experiencing new things. Our family has loved spending time with Francien and have asked her to come back, even if just to visit. Francien does not expect reimbursement. As a homeowner, you must take care of the house bills and supply enough food for the pets. Feel free to Google her name. You will see that many people agree she is an incredible woman. If you are planning to travel ask Francien to look after your home and pets.. you will not be disappointed.
JULIE (Georgia, Jul 2015).
2018 I am here as a guest from the 5th June until the 10th June when the family go on a 6 day holiday then I am back into guest mode until I reluctantly leave 'my family' and all their pets, including Rosie the Tarantula, she was there in 2015 too.

Our housesitter Francien was an AMAZING asset to our family. She brought a demeanor of confidence and reassurance that everything would be fine. She is calm and very easy going. She is there if you need her and does her own thing when you don't. From the minute she entered our home it felt as though she had been a part of our family always. She is a GodSend!!! She has a way with animals that is impressive. She loved our cats and tortoise as if they were her own!!! She followed my specific requests and took it upon herself to clean and help out whererver she saw it appropriate. She took care of my little girl Sphynx (all 3 are Sphynx). My little Jennifer was sick and it didnt phase Francien. She was not bothered by anything. I truly could go on all day about Francien. She will meet the requests you have and add a lot extra! She is generous with her talents and a true joy to have around. We had her stay before and after our trip and honestly hated to see her go! She IS Mary Poppins to us!!!!!!!!! If you are having ANY reservations or have ANY questions please do not hesitate to contact us! We can alleviate any concerns you may have.
JEFFREY AND APRIL DUNLAP (Independence Missouri, Aug 2015)
2018- I will be there the third time this year when I prepare to leave the USA.

RUTH - COLORADO
SIT DATE: Mar 2018
THEIR ENDORSEMENT OF YOU:
Francien was the perfect house and dog sitter for us! She is friendly, reliable, and responsible and did everything we asked for the house and the dogs. She really likes dogs and took such good care of them you could tell they were sad to see her leave at the end of her visit! She left the house cleaner than when she got there. We enjoyed meeting her and chatting with her and highly recommend her as a petsitter. Thank you Francien!

LINDSAY - FLORIDA
SIT DATE: Apr 2018
THEIR ENDORSEMENT OF YOU:
What a godsend Francien is. I could tell after just a short conversation of her love for animals and she came through with my 4 neurotic, persnickety cats! Thank you Francien, for taking wonderful care of our babies and keeping the house clean. Actually, it seemed cleaner when we got back than when we left. I hope our schedules match up again, because you are a jewel.

NICOLE - WINTER SPRINGS FLORIDA
SIT DATE: Apr 2018
THEIR ENDORSEMENT OF YOU:
Francien watched my miniature pinscher while my family was in Europe. If you are looking for a true animal lover to watch your furry friend look no further! Francien is the real deal. She snuggled and slept with my min pin nightly and even took her out on the town to Starbucks and the dog park while we away. She bought her treats and dressed her up in a bandana. When I checked in, she sent me adorable photos of their adventures. Francien left our house cleaner than we left it. She watered and tended to our plants even though we didn't remember to ask. She is a lovely house guest/sitter. We really appreciated the cute "scrubbies" she knitted and gifted when we arrived home. I did not worry once about my pup mourning my absence and the house was well taken care of as well. I highly recommend Francien!

JUTTA - WINNETKA CALIFORNIA
SIT DATE: May 2018
THEIR ENDORSEMENT OF YOU:
Francien is the most wonderful sitter I could have ever chosen. My fur kids absolutely adore her, and she is a true petgrannie. I have had the pleasure of being with her for a few days before I leave, and we have become dear friends. She is kind, compassionate and truly loves what she does. I am leaving my fur kids in her care with complete peace of mind.

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

Jim & Shelly


  • Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Adelaide, TAS, Bendigo, Macedon Ranges, Ballarat, Geelong, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd, Perth, S. West

We are a retired couple, recently married. have recently retired. Jim retired after 30 years working for IBM in the USA and Australia. Shelly was a hair designer for 20 years in Denver. We are honest, clean, responsible and friendly. We don't smoke. Having retired, we want to "try out" different communities around Australia before settling down. We have always had pets, both dogs and cats, and they seem to love us (in the case of dogs) and cherish peaceful co-existence we provide (for cats). Hehe. I lived on a farm for five years with ducks, chickens, sheep, horses and guinea pigs. We promise we will take great care of your home and everything in it, your pets, and your garden as you would yourself. We are available for any length of time after 1 December 2018. Personal and professional references are available, as are police certificates.

Thank you for the chance to free you from worry as you are away from home.

Jim and Shelly Vincent

Barb


  • Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, South Eastern, Central, Central Coast (Qld), Western QLD, Adel Southern suburbs, Adel. Inner suburbs, TAS, Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs, SE Vic, SW Vic

Hello, my name is Barb. I am 59 years old, single, and don't smoke or drink. I lead a fairly quiet life, am respectful and reliable and very aware of the sense of responsibility required in caring for someone else's home and pets. I also love gardens and plants so I would also enjoy looking after your garden.
I am a very tidy and clean person who has respect for all environments. This is my first venture into house-sitting so would love the opportunity to prove myself. As I am a pre-school teacher I have a valid teacher registration (which means I have been police checked and thoroughly screened). I am happy to provide personal references. Looking forward to my first sit!!

Kalar and Brett


  • Northern Rivers, Tweed Coast, Bris. Southern suburbs, Gold Coast & Hinterland, TAS, Gippsland

We are open to places in the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Northern NSW. Brett teaches music 3 days a week at private college on the Gold Coast. I am at home most times. We are a great team. I love to cuddle, snuggle, massage, coo over all the animals, make sure they are fed and clean and related. Brett loves to play with all the animals. All their needs, and more, are met by us. We have current police reports, and excellent references.
We are well travelled American/Australian and Australian/NewZealander and have housesat and animal cared many times over 10 years, and also had others housesit our homes we have owned in Maleny Australia and Nelson NZ. We follow the golden rule, and love the concept of sharing home spaces, caring for a home, not a housesitter. We love animals, and know that they are members of your family, and we will treat them like members of ours. We are spiritually conscious, and always aim to bring quality life and good energy wherever we are with the goal of helping co-create a better life for all. We have housesat in Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, and America, and we bring good positive energy to keep your home and animals nourished. I love nature and caring for a garden, vegetable, or floral. We are clean and conscious, non-partiers, peaceful and cooperative.
As well established travelers who have often used housesitters, we know the gift it is to have someone on whom you can lean. We like to provide that service for others, and believe what goes around comes around.
What we bring to the assignment / relevant experience
Well experienced in small units to 100 acre properties, from city to country, and from average suburbia to multi-million dollar estates. Organization, integrity, great communication, empathic with animals, clean, clarity, spiritually aware and conscious, multicultural realities. We are able to cover the depth and breadth of your needs as a loving and committed married couple. Our own great teamwork blend of partnership can serve you in your household needs. We have joyful expression and kindness as an asset to offer to your beloved animals. We have had our own gardens and properties and honor the relationship we have with you, your animals, and your property. We are honest, clear, trustworthy, caring.