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Dayan & Jimmy


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, WA

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

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

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

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

References upon request. Police clearance available as well.

Scott & Rebecca


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

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

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

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

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

We are a non-smoking couple.

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

~Scott and Becky

Michelle & St John


  • Hunter Valley, North Coast, Bris. Southern suburbs, Sunshine Coast, Adel Southern suburbs, Adel. Inner suburbs, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, South, TAS, Melbourne, Perth

Hi

My husband, I and 2 daughters love house and pet sitting! We had a farm in New Zealand so have a great knowledge and experience of farm animals and all kinds of fur babies! We have owned many cats, dogs, guinea pigs, birds, fish... We all adore our animals. Our daughters are very academic and also love looking after animals as they have always been brought up with animals around them. Abigail is nearly 14 and Michaela is 10. They are very respectable of other peoples properties and always clean up after themselves! They are very quiet girls.

My husband is an engineer and I am a full time mum. We live in Brisbane but are moving to the Sunshine Coast in January 2018. We are looking for a house sit for January to the end of March 2018 near Buderim! Last year we moved over from New Zealand. We have lived in Adelaide and the UK and South Africa. We are also wanting to do a house / pet sit anywhere in Australia, Tasmania or New Zealand for December and the beginning of January 2018!

We are non smokers and do not drink. We have always owned our own homes. We love these opportunities of house sitting as it gives us time to look for work and properties while we are relocating, and gives us a "holiday from home" too. We are very appreciative of these opportunities too! We always clean the properties and treat as if they were our own. We treat the animals as if they were our own and they always become a part of our family too!

We do have GREAT references so please have a look. I can also give you a call anytime to have a chat and we can come and visit you is possible! We are very honest, loyal, professional and kind people so are always open to suggestions and opinions etc.

Thank you for your time!

Michelle

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 .

Spencer & Kerry


  • Hunter Valley, North Coast, Darwin, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Western QLD, TAS, Perth, Northern, S. West

Hi, We are a couple 67 and 60. We have just retired and have already done a number of house sits on Magnetic island and in the Brisbane area. We have enjoyed it immensely, we now would like to get more into house sitting to see more of this wonderful country. Our house sitting preference at this time would be Queensland or Northern NSW, however we are looking at all states.
We have lived in our own house in Coffs Harbour for 40 years. We are a very stable couple who pride ourselves on looking after other peoples houses and animals the same as we look after our own.
Although we have not had any dogs or cats at home we do have quite a bit of experience with animals, looking after many different kinds during the house sitting jobs that we have previously done. Spencer has also worked at an animal park for 40 years.
We have bred birds as a hobby for the last 10 years.
We are sure your house and animals would be in good hands with us looking after it while you are away.
We are both non-smokers and enjoy the outdoors. References are available.
Please call us to discuss any needs you may have.

Karen


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, Perth

We are a fit and healthy couple in our 50s, animal lovers, non smokers. We like a bit of gardening. And don't mind a bit of yard work . Hobbies are art and craft and travelling. We have been house sitting through this website for a couple of years now and have also had quite a bit of repeat business. We would be happy to look after your home and your animals as though they are our own. We have sold our 5 acres and like to spend our time travelling. References and police clearances available on request.

Available from November 2016 to February 2017

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Karen & John

Mark & Cheryl


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

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

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

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

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

Francien


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

Nicola


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

Hi there!

My name is Nikki, I'm a 28 year old female from Scotland and I am studying my Masters in Landscape Architecture. I came to Melbourne in July 2017 to study and I will be staying in Australia until my final year of uni starts in Scotland in September 2018. My next semester starts in January but it is distance learning, so I will just be studying from home and don't have to attend uni which is why I thought about house-sitting. I've been renting an apartment in the CBD since I arrived but since I spend most of my time studying in the house anyway it would be nice to have a furry friend to keep me company and I would also get to see other parts of Melbourne.

Unfortunately at this point in my life I can't have a pet of my own because of university and travelling but I love all kinds of animals and I'm especially experienced in taking care of dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, fish and bearded dragons. The beautiful miniature pinscher you see in my pictures is called Benji, my friend saved him from a breeder who obviously didn't care about the wellbeing of her puppies and as a result he developed some behavioural problems and was aggressive and possessive. I offered to foster him for her until he was ready to be around other dogs and as you can see with a little training and a lot of love he turned into the perfect little gentleman and can't get enough of cuddling on the couch.

I worked as an in-home carer for disabled adults whilst at home in Britain, therefor I have been extensively police checked and received specialist training and have certificates that confirm I am legally entrusted with the care of the most vulnerable people in society. I conducted personal care for severely disabled individuals and took them out for activities and assisted with general day to day living like shopping, preparing food, doing chores and I also maintained their homes for them so I am experienced with house cleaning. If you are interested in my references I will provide you with contact details for my previous employer who can verify my police check, that I worked there for over a year (the only reason I reluctantly left the job was because I was coming here to study) and that I am trustworthy and have the experience necessary to care for your house and pets. You also know that I couldn't have a criminal record or I would not have been granted a Visa or entry into Australia and I will provide you with photocopies of my drivers licence (full, manual and clean) and passport so you have my personal details.

I'm more than happy to send you daily pictures or video calls so you can see that your pet is being treated with the love and attention they deserve. I don't drink or smoke, I am a clean and quiet lodger and will provide a reference from my current landlord (who lives in the property with me) to confirm this. I am happy to meet you prior to making any house sitting plans so you can decide if I'm a good fit. I am a warm, compassionate person just looking fsor a furry companion to keep me company during my studies, I'm looking for longer house sits preferably around a month so I can see different parts of Australia but not have to move around too often. I'm happy to sign a contract with agreed terms and will even provide you with a bond to ensure your peace of mind.

I look forward to hearing from you!
Nikki

Tara & Richard


  • Canberra, Sydney, South Coast, Far South West, Murray & Riverina, Snowy MTS, Southern Tablelands, Adelaide, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Kangaroo Island, Eyre Peninsula, TAS

Hi! My name is Tara and my husband is Richard. I'm an Australian. Rich is American.

We were homeowners in the U.S. For 20+ years and in 2012, sold everything and moved (home) to Sydney where we were for 4 years. In February (2017) we began travelling full time once our daughter left for Uni. We're now on to our next chapter as well. Our home base is wherever our daughter is, otherwise it's wherever we are at the moment.

We're slowly traveling the world, one housesit at a time.

I'm a writer (both fictional and travel blogger) and Rich is my trusty editor, driver and sanity saver (aka right hand.).

We have reputation of being fastideously clean, very responsible and extremely reliable. We have been owners of cats, dogs, fish, frog, chickens, cows, sheep and geese. I grew up on a farm in the Upper Hunter Valley of N.S.W., and I would be remiss to say that all of our animals have been very spoiled. As for my husband, his nickname is 'St.Francis'. I have no chance when it comes to being the favourite with pets...I'm simply the one to bring their food & water. =)

We're excited about the opportunity to housesit. As full-time travellers, we'd like to 'give back' as it were and allow others to travel as well, without having to worry about their house and pets (we know how that is having had a house and animals previously). Since we are travelling full time, we like the idea of being somewhere for more than a day or two, to immerse ourselves into the areas we stay. We also like the idea of slow travel, having a bed to sleep in (that is our tent or an Airbnb somewhere) and be able to be somewhere where we can write and work without having to do all that at a picnic table or in a coffee shop.

Most of all, we're looking forward to getting our pet fix. Having had animals all our lives, it's been a hard adjustment not having pets since moving (back) to Australia.

We look forward to treating your home with the utmost respect and spoil your pets as if they were our own.

Lucia & Murray


  • ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, East Lake Macquarie, 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

Eeva


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

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

Bet & Col


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

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

Katrina


  • ACT, NSW, South Eastern, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, SA, TAS, WA

Hi I am Katrina and I have been living in Tannum Sands for the past 8yrs. I owned and operated the Tannum Sands Fish and Chip shop for over 6 yrs of this time. Since the building was demolished I have enjoyed a little travel time.
I am a non smoker, I like to walk in peaceful environments(mostly beaches or maybe rainforests).
I love gardens especially edible ones. I also like being around animals of all shapes and sizes.
I love cooking and juicing etc. I am happy to take care of your house and property (pets).
I have my own fifth wheeler.
I hope to hear from you if you would like a reliable housesitter to care for your valued home and property

Warmest Regards
Katrina Karhula

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 100+ housesits over the past 12 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

bernice & peter


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

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

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

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

Rhett


  • TAS, VIC

I'm a 37 year old media analyst from Melbourne who has the better part of 2016 house/dog sitting across Melbourne and Hobart and would love to keep the ball rolling. Houseproud, respectful, and responsible, I can be relied upon to treat your home and pets as if they were my own.

Most experienced with dogs and cats, I am firmly of the 'pets as family' school when it comes to furry companions. I'm known for taking dogs on long walks and talking to them as if they were people. Very comfortable with active dogs, I have the most experience with staffy's and crosses of similar size.

Growing up in regional Victoria with family in dairy farming also means I know my way around a farm, although perhaps not to the point of driving a tractor.

Having wintered in Tasmania, I am returning to Victoria in October and am looking for housesits in the greater Melbourne area.

Derek


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC

Hi, My name is Derek. I'm 61, single and this is my third year house sitting. I'm currently in Bruthen (East Gippsland) enjoying the company of three very affectionate cats.

I thought house sitting would be a great way to get to see and know more of Australia and Australians. The home owners, pets, locals, culture and geography I'm meeting continue to supply a wealth of positive experiences. It's also a pleasure to be able to help people get away in the knowledge their homes and pets are in safe, committed hands.

Skills under my belt include gardening and house maintenance as well as pool care. I have owned, as well as looked after many pets; being experienced with dogs, cats, birds, chooks, ducks, horses, alpacas, a Shetland pony, poddy calves, fish and bees (a former orchard interest). I am reliable and would keep your pet's established routines as close to normal as possible.

I understand how important peace of mind is with respect to the well being of pets. As such, I keep in regular email contact with home owners regarding pets and always attach pics of their escapades. I also spend the majority of my time around the house and therefore, with your pet/s.

I am also responsible with the care and security necessary to keep a house safe and sound. I drive but don't have a car (environmental); public transport does the job. I live simply via a connection with Buddhist philosophy and practice. I don't drink or smoke. I would consider any location in Australia - city, country town or rural. Longer sits are preferable; 4 weeks plus - but would consider shorter periods depending on location and bookings.

If you think I could be suitable, ring or text if dates fit and I'll get on line and/or phone you. I'll forward references and referee contacts when applying for positions. Thank you for your consideration.

Meredith & Manfred


  • Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Adelaide, TAS

We are professional traders, and for the next 2 years are keen to experience and see different places around Australia.
For most of our 36 years together, we have renovated and flipped houses for profit, and when our children decided to leave home, and we became empty nesters, we decided it was time to do what we love and are passionate about. That being trading and travelling.
We love all animals and have donated to RSPCA and also Animals Australia for quite some time, as these organisations do a wonderful job of helping animals in need, and we see donating to them as a very worthy cause.
Manfred loves gardening, and I love cooking and also keeping a very clean house.
Both of us are non smokers, and we are very fit and healthy.
We have available excellent character references, and also current police checks.
Currently we are house sitting a luxury property in Springbrook in Queensland and will be available after the 16th. of September 2017 for other house sits.
We look forward to hearing from you and organising either skype or telephone interviews.

Jacqueline & Georgina


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

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 :)

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.

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

Anne


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

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

Steve & Vera


  • Northern Rivers, Tweed Coast, Brisbane, South Eastern, TAS

Vera and I came to live with our married daughter and children in Forest Lake, Queensland in mid 2015. Forest Lake house blocks vary in size from 250 sq m to 500-600 sq m and we came from 11 years on a 3½ acre property that we owner built and loved. We feel a bit "stifled". Vera did extensive gardening and we built a pond (11m round) that housed many Australian native fish and lillies. We were used to "zooming" around on ride-on mowers and now we could just about hand mow what we have.
We both lead a relatively quiet non-smoking lifestyle and have a daily walk of about 2km. Pet walking is guaranteed for your loved one(s).
Animals: We had a dog, chickens, ducks and up to 5 sheep so we can just about "handle" - and enjoy - most wildlife (maybe not snakes). In the current household we have 3 dogs, 3 parrots, 2 doves and a fish. Daily routine involves feeding/changing water; providing stimulating play (even the 3 parrots roam the garden and enjoy a ride on our shoulders) and, of course, taking note of any behaviour changes which may indicate any pet being unwell.
Sitting experience: We looked after a fellow lawn bowler's house in May 2016 for 9 days and have been asked to do the same from 13th July to 28th August 2016. We were complemented on the house tidiness when the owners returned and we waited for them to hand back the house keys.
We almost certainly could supply references from Bruce and Denise if requested (they are not registered on happyhousesitters).

Josephine & Ross


  • NSW, Darwin, QLD, TAS, VIC, WA

(Sorry but we are fully booked for the rest of 2017) Hi, my husband and I are recently retired teachers 61 and 62 who have lived and worked in the same area for 32 years. Of course as teachers we had regular police checks and we can also provide references. After retirement we went to Canada, Hawaii, Far North Queensland and Tasmania. Yes we have caught the travel bug! We are friendly, reliable and caring and now that our children have grown up and our beloved pets passed away we are rattling around our house with time on our hands. As a retired couple we are available for any length of time and we can plan to house sit everywhere in Australia for the next 12 months to 24 months after which time we hope our children will provide us with grandchildren to spoil. As my husband Ross is a very keen fisherman we try for locations close to good fishing areas.
We love animals and we always look after all our friends and neighbours pets, houses, gardens and mail when they are away. One of them suggested pet and house sitting as it involves travelling, animals and gardening!
We will take meticulous care of your house, mail, indoor plants, veggie gardens and lovingly look after dogs, cats, birds, fish, chooks, rabbits and guinea pigs. We are more than happy to be in touch with you prior to the pet and house sit and we can also give you updates during your trip so get in touch with us any time to discuss your needs and travel dates as we can accommodate our time to suit your needs.
We prefer the northern areas of Australia during the winter months and we are looking forward to a visit to New Zealand in 2018. Ross is a keen fisherman and gardener, I adore reading and writing and tend to be more of a home body and we both really enjoy seeing new sights and meeting new people. You can leave knowing we will take extremely good care of your pets, house and garden and while you’re away. Ross and I are looking forward to getting to know you and giving your pets our love and attention. Prior to handover we would prefer a written list of your requirements and instructions including your mobile number and email address so we can make contact and get to know each other prior to your trip. We know the importance of trust in this relationship and can assure you of our honesty and love of animals, in fact we have found the hardest part of pet sitting is saying goodbye to the pets because we grow so fond of them.
Jo and Ross Tanner

Patty


  • ACT, NSW, SA, TAS, VIC

Hello!
I am a former Maths/Science teacher who has chosen to visit Australia via house sitting! I have a car and my traveling mate, Billy, my 6 year old schnauzer X and hope to meet lots of people while traveling. I have rented out my house and am having a great time. I had my first two sits here in Tasmania and 7 more scheduled in Victoria, NSW and ending the year in QLD. I love to garden and adore animals and am considered to always have a tidy home! I'm a non- smoker. I have had chooks before and love horses and cows! Please consider me for your next sitter for 2018!
Cheers, Patty

Jim Morrison


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

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

Cheryl


  • ACT, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Rockhampton, SA, TAS, Melbourne, WA

Hi
I'm Cheryl an honest mature female who is clean trustworthy, non smoking and a respectful house sitter.

I work in financial services and have very flexible work hours working from home a few days per week in the Sydney CBD.

I have recently sold my home in Paddington and am wanting to house sit for a while before I eventually relocate to Brisbane to be with my family.

I can offer excellent references and am a very experienced dog /cat sitter.

My recent sits have been for Shih Tzu, Labra-Doodles, Sharpeis and Maltese Poodles.

Recent cat sits have been for Siamese, Maine Coons, Norwegian Forest, Persians, Burmese and most loved moggies!

I have no issue with helping with house work or light gardening and would treat your home as my own.

Warm regards,

Cheryl

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