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Yvonne & John


  • VIC

Hi there, we are a friendly mature couple who love animals. Over the years we have owned and loved cats, dogs, goats, chickens, rabbits, sheep, & horses while raising our 3 kids.

John has recently retired from the security industry, I am a voluntary ESL teacher. With John's recent retirement we have begun this housesitting journey to enable us to travel and experience new places. We are available for any length of housesitting.

John and I are a non-smoking couple who consider it a privilege to care for your home, pets and garden. We enjoy gardening, reading, swimming and spending time with family. We have had many employment situations where we have looked after property - Camp Managers, Relieving Caretakers of a large Apartment Building, and Caretaker of a large community organisation. We also have current Police Checks and can supply references on request.

We hope to hear from you soon,
John & Yvonne

Kevin & Elaine


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

If you are looking for someone to love your fur people to bits, then we are the house sitters for you. We are looking for a housesit from 14/1/17 to 30/1/17 and we are otherwise booked until the end of October 2017.

Senior couple, non-smokers, social drinkers, in good health, refined, professional and very clean, considerate and quiet-living.

We have been house sitting full time for eight years and call ourselves pet nannies. We have Police Certificates and excellent references (which are available upon request). Think of us as the friends you invite over to keep an eye on things and love your pets.

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

See our website and house sitting adventures, www.happyhewitts.com or meet us on Facebook: HappyHewitts Housesitting.

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

Jacqueline & Georgina


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

judy & alf


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

We would look after your home the way you would, as we have owned our home for 30 years and therefore, understand your requirements. We are a non smoking, '60 - ish' retired couple, children have flown the coup and we no longer have any pets to care for. We love dogs and animals and have always had dogs in previous years.
We are both houseproud and would consider it a privilege to care for your home, pets and garden. Please call us at any time to discuss your needs. References can be supplied from previous house sits.
I have attached a Pic of Alf and I taken 2012 at our son's wedding and also one of us in our back yard.

Sarah & Izabela


  • VIC

Looking for a home away from home. I’m a friendly and respectful working professional at private hospital within the South-East area of Melbourne. I am a non-smoker who lives an active lifestyle and has an unlimited amount of love for animals. I have grown up with pets my whole life and therefore am able to look after yours if need be. Over the years I had rented, lived on my own and also have had experience in maintaining family/friend’s homes whilst away for a 3 month period. I am able to send over written references and also hold both a Police Clearance & Children’s Check as I work in the medical field. Please feel free to contact me.

louise & graeme raymond


  • Central Tablelands, Central West Slopes, Far West, Murray & Riverina, Snowy MTS, Eyre Peninsula, VIC, S.E & Central, S. Western

Graeme & I are a retired couple, continuing our Australia wide travels and are now heading towards South Australia. We recently house sat at a place called
"WALLAN", VICTORIA. Before that at:- "LOCHINVAR", near Maitland/Hunter Valley/Newcastle and at:-Beechwood, nr. Wauchope/Port MacQuare. We do have reference etc., if required.

We have our own 30ft Fifth Wheeler, so are quite self-contained. Just require power and water. We have done house sitting in the past and also caretaking positions. One was in Tasmania, some years ago, for 12 mths. We were caretakers, for the South United Football Club, at Runcorn, Qld, for eighteen months and lived on site. We also, have recently been caretakers, for a property at Cleveland, Qld, before we left, to head off. If you wish further information, in regards, to the above, please do not hesitate, to let me know.

My husband was a self-employed carpenter, for many years, but recently was a truck driver/delivery man. I have been a Property Manager and then a Senior Property Manager, for many years and most recently, for nearly 12 years, for a Company, in Sunnybank Hills, Qld, so I know all about looking after properties, like they were your own. We did have a 10 acre property, as Jimboomba, which we have sold.

We do have one, wells supervised dog, called Sally. We also have a mature, female cockatiel and we love bird watching and nature, in general.

Kind regards, Louise and Graeme Cox.

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

Melissa & Andrew


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Hi pet lovers and lovely home owners,
We are trustworthy, reliable, caring, friendly & house-proud housesitters.
We will treat your beloved pets & home like they are our own. We are quiet and like to hang out with the animals and rest ...
We are non-smokers and only sit non-smoking homes for health reasons. We prefer secure homes as we need to feel safe and keep your beloved pets safe.
We adore animals & will treat them kindly & with respect. If they have special needs we understand that and can discuss your needs.
We have extensive experience caring for cats, kittens, dogs, puppies, chickens, chicks, some farm animals, birds, fish & gardens. We are happy to consider reptiles (secured where necessary obviously! :-) ) and all other cuddly/crazy critters.
Unfortunately, we can't care for cats anymore (unless they are hairless) as Melissa developed an allergy to cat hair ! :-(
Melissa has a current working with vulnerable people check (full background & police check). Andrew has a current police check & security clearance through his work in the government. We have previous police checks, through Govt careers & neighbourhood watch (Previous NHW Area Coordinators).
Melissa has RSPCA experience where she investigated animal cruelty and helped protect animals in danger. We take the care of animals very seriously, we know how much they are loved and need to be looked after.
Housesitting written reference available and multiple housesitting referees happy to speak with you :-).
**PLEASE READ BELOW RE FAMILY HOUSE-SITS IF YOU PREFER NO CHILDREN**
**Although our children are respectful, love animals and have done many successful house-sits with us, we understand that some people prefer no children. One of us adults are able to do occasional house-sits without the kids, so are available for house-sits which request no children.**
We hope to hear from you.
Warm regards,
Melissa & Andrew

Sharon


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS, VIC, WA

I'm a mature aged, non-smoking female who has chosen to housesit as an alternative to renting. I've been housesitting since September 2011 and I really enjoy the lifestyle. House-sitting is a great way to save money until I can afford a place of my own, plus I enjoy experiencing different places. I love animals (was raised on a dairy farm), and am experienced in dealing with all their cute little quirks (and messes!) and providing a load of pats and affection if required. However, having a pet is not a requirement for me to house-sit.
I keep the homes I house-sit for in good condition and am very respectful of the homes I care for.. Owners have been very happy with the condition I leave their homes, gardens and pets in and I've had many return house-sits and referrals as a result. Any tasks that need to be done in your absence - like mail collection and putting out the bins - are part and parcel of the house-sitting lifestyle and I'm happy to do them for you.
I work at home part time for a super company and I also do some writing so I spend much of my time working on my computer. The good news for you is I'll be around to keep your pets company and hold down the forte, so your pets will be well looked after and your home will be well attended. I enjoy my own company and peace and quite around the house. When I'm at home it's just me, so you can rest assured that there won't be a continual procession of visitors stampeding through your home. Of course, I can go on about how responsible, reliable and trustworthy I am....but why not get in contact with me so you can decide for yourself. I have great referrences and a police check...what more can you ask for in a sitter?

Joanne


  • TAS, VIC

Therese & Geoff


  • NSW, QLD, VIC

We are retirees from Hobart who enjoy house sitting to escape the winter chill! We have had experience house sitting in Tasmania , Queensland and Melbourne.I (Therese) a retired Registered Nurse and my husband Geoff is a retired Public Servant. We own a lovely Federation House in Hobart. I am interested in Interior Design and crafts. I am also a volunteer at Ronald McDonald House. Geoff is a keen golfer and a ship shape house cleaner ( ex navy ) and also an experienced pool cleaner. He volunteers teaching English as a second language.

Over the last 30 years we have had many different breeds of dogs and a cat of 20 years who just passed way so your animals will be in very safe hands. Our recent experience with house sitting includes various properties in 3 different states ranging from very a modern town house to a farm house on a large property with an olive grove ,hens etc .
We are non smokers and enjoy the quiet life enjoying a good read and walking. Over the summer we managed a Bed and Breakfast which included meeting quests and cleaning. Owner happy to provide a reference

References available

karla


  • VIC

hi,
After my last child is now independent and my old dog has also departed ,it is time for me to wander.
I am an experienced animal lover , have lived both urban and rural environments and enjoy what both have to offer.
I am a non- smoking, vegetarian(so no fatty cooking smells in house).
Am respectful of other`s property and have house sat friends and family .`s properties.
I am healthy and active so exercising animals is not a problem.
I grew up with boxers as the house dog, my last two were a Gordon Setter and a Beagle/Foxhound.They departed at ages 14 and 12 after long and happy lives.
I have shared my home with assorted cats,Spotted Tabbies, moggies,etc.(which used to follow me around the paddocks as I went for an evening stroll!}
I have also been involved in rounding up sheep, assisting difficult lambings and have reared 2 lambs whose mother had quads and she claimed 2 abandoned the other 2.They were happily reunited later.

I am looking forward to helping you!

Best regards,
Karla

Stephanie


  • NSW, VIC

Carol & Peter


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

We are an older couple. We own our own home and we recently lost our little dog who had been with us for 17.5 years. Our little dog was certainly "part of the family". We are retired. Peter is a retired Senior Sergeant with the Victoria Police. He still works in the judicial system as a Justice of the Peace. I have a current Police Check. I was a teacher/school counselor.
We have had experience house sitting and we do know how we would like people to respect our property so naturally we would do the same for others.
We really love to travel and visit new places.
We enjoy walking and reading when we are on holidays.
Your house would be left just the way we found it on arrival.
We can provide references if required.

Helen & Tony


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

We are two retired, active, music and food loving schoolteachers with a penchant for travelling and enjoying new experiences. We have been involved in house and pet sitting for many years and in many places throughout Australia and overseas. While we have a home in Adelaide, we enjoy a nomadic lifestyle in our motorhome, which makes it unfair to have pets of our own. Housesitting allows us to indulge our love of animals and over the years we have cared for many dogs, cats, birds, horses, sheep, goats, cattle and the like, with dogs, whether big and boisterous or small and cuddly, being our special love. We are certainly respectful, house-proud sitters, with Tony being a dab hand at housework and gardening while Helen is something of an expert at quality control, and you can rest assured that your property and pets will be cared for as if they are our own. We will happily provide you with contact details for phone referees if required.

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 :)

Michael & Barbara


  • NSW, QLD, VIC

We are retired Health Professionals (Radiographer/Nurse) have house-sitting experience over recent years, are mature, clean, responsible, considerate, non smokers, always leave a home in a better state than found. With no commitments at home, we're free to be away for as long as we wish, willing to travel to anywhere Australia wide, & to most overseas locations. We're willing to care for cats & kittens, have had domestic animals in our family. Happy to speak with anyone seeking a sitter, & we have references.

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

Matt and Annette


  • ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Brisbane, South Eastern, Adelaide, South, Spencer Gulf, VIC

We are a retired married couple who have a home in Melbourne. We have a 15 month male Staffy ( desexed) who loves people and all other dogs, he sleeps on his own bed inside. We love animals. We are non smokers. We have 3 adult children 2 are in Victoria Police and one is married to a Police member. We have 6 grandchildren. We are fit and healthy and happy to walk dogs as required. We are a retired former professional people who are responsible and caring and you may rest assured that your property and pets couldn't be left in better hands.

Sue


  • Central Coast, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, Perth, S. Western

I am a retired Lecturer. I own my home,have a car and since I worked overseas currently have no pets. Previously though I have lived on the land all my life.I have had a several dogs ,my last was a pure bred blue roan cocker spaniel. I was owner of Serendip Siamese and bred and showed Siamese and Foreign White cats. My last lovely cat died at age 17 before I left for work overseas. I am familiar with most farm animals, though not for the past five years while working overseas.
I am a keen gardener and past Secretary of our local Garden Club plus a former committee member of Noorat Residents Association. I have family all around Australia and like to house sit and incorporate brief family visits while sitting interstate.
I am a responsible,honest, caring animal lover, a non smoker & non drinker who loves to read ( addicted to my iPad which has 500 books for me to choose from!). I like winter sitting in northern climes and being home to water my garden in Spring/Summer if possible. I will consider sits in Perth for two weeks over Christmas which would allow me to see family and spend some of Xmas day with them.

I have a family wedding in Perth at Christmas and again in February so am happy to house sit in Perth this Summer so I can attend those precious family occasions whilst maintaining independence and caring for beloved pets and homes.

I am new to this site but have been sitting privately and with Mindahome and have references available. I have a Police Clearance and a previous working with Children Check( for work- now expired).
I will care for your home as my own and your pets with loving care and attention.

Geoff & Paula


  • South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, Brisbane, South Eastern, Adelaide, Mid North, TAS, VIC, Perth, S. Western

Paula and I (Geoff) are a retired couple who like to think of ourselves as fitness enthusiasts. We live in Southern Canberra and fill our days with cycling, bushwalking, going to the gym, camping, traveling and playing with our grandchildren.

We have recent experience with dogs and cats, no pets at the moment though and I have experience with farm life having grown up on 80 acres as a child. On our farm we had sheep and cattle for personal use and my father bred and raced Standard Breed horses.

I should also mentioned we are seasoned pet sitters, we look after our children's pets on a regular basis, 2 x dogs and 1 x cat.

Sam


  • NSW, QLD, VIC

I am a single, non-smoker and non-drinker who enjoys a quiet lifestyle and loves animals.

I work in Business Improvement, which gives me the flexibility to work from anywhere in between projects and experience our beautiful country whilst looking after pets.

I am responsible, reliable, organised, trustworthy and considerate ensuring neighbours are never disturbed.

I am neat and like an orderly and clean environment. A committed safe pair of hands who can handle most emergencies and would be meticulous in maintaining your home, loving pets and plants whilst you are away.

Excellent References.

Sophie & Peter


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

We are a mature couple (68 and 72 year olds) non drinkers and non smokers. Fit and able to do garden and walk pet. We like to ride our bikes to explore whatever region we may visit.
The idea is to head north each year to escape the southern winters.

Taiyla & Myles


  • NSW, QLD, TAS, VIC

Hello,

We are a respectful, calm, open-minded, healthy, non-smoking, couple in our mid twenties.
My husband Myles is an athlete and I run our accommodation business in the Macedon Ranges!
We love to travel and have a change in scenery. We are quite flexible with our time and can therefore spend most of our moments with your fur babies.
We have a beautiful one year old baby. We are extremely attentative and switched on with her.
Our abode is currently on Airbnb, so as hosts, we understand the anxiety that can arise when thinking about other people in your home.
We are very clean and tidy & have 5 star reviews/references as both hosts and guests on Airbnb. You can search 'Dharma Cottage' to view these.
We have completed two successful house sits via HHS, which both included fur babies!

We are looking forward to speaking further with you! Thank you.

Warm Regards,
Taiyla & Myles

Kevin


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, Adel. Inner suburbs, Adel. N. suburbs, TAS, VIC, WA

We are a clean-living, non-smoking, pet-loving, retired couple, both in our early 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 September 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 big & small dogs, cats, alpacas, horses, chooks, ducks, geese, fish, & mice. So … please contact us to discuss your house-sit needs. Regards, Kevin & Dawn

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.

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

peta


  • VIC

CLEAN AND TRUSTWORTHY HOUSE/PET CARER
My name is Peta and I enjoy housesitting and looking after peoples pets while I save to buy a home of my own. I have many years of experience in house/pet minding as in the past I have filled this role in between stints overseas. I am kind, reliable and feel very strongly about caring for our environment. I keep healthy and fit and walk every morning. I work as a children's photographer and two days a week as a nanny for three hours. I mostly work on the computer at home, editing footage and updating my photo blog, except for the nanny work and a few 2hour photoshoots per week.

I am very competent and will be happy to take on any extra needs your property or pets may require. I will collect your mail and check on your neighbours!

I also do pet portraits.

Please feel welcome to send me a message or call me if you think I may be what you are looking for and we can arrange to meet. I am happy to travel to wherever is most convenient to you.

Sera


  • VIC

Hello there! Please feel free to look at my profile.

A little about me. I am originally from Melbourne though currently split my time between New York and Australia. I have a clothing label and also work with my father, musician Nicky Bomba (John Butler Trio) so we do a lot of traveling back and forth with work.

I have been housesitting for many years now due to my work schedule and take great pride in looking after someones house. I treat it as if it is my own. I have over 9 years experience, so it is reassuring to have someone you can trust and knows the ins and outs of how housesitting works :) We now housesit around the world which is very lucky. We sit places with 1, 2 and sometimes 3 dogs, cats, birds, horses, fish - you name it we have looked after it.

I can provide many references and I am also happy to contribute to utility bills/rent/mortgage and also provide a security deposit if requested for reassurance.

When I housesit, I often update the owners of the animals with text messages, emails and photos just for the comfort of knowing they are okay.

I have a 9 year old daughter but over the summer period in Australia she spends a lot of her holidays with my mother in Geelong and as we don't see her that often with being in New York, so there may be a couple days here and there when she is with me but overall it will be just be in the house. She is very well behaved and enjoy animals as much as I do.

I work full time and am a bit of a homebody so you wouldn't have to worry about parties or loud music, etc. And the beauty of having someone like myself who works from my computer is that the extra safety of having someone home during the holiday season at all hours of the day.

The dates that I will be in Melbourne between Mid November 2016 - March 2017. I am available for housesitting during this period. I also have a car.

Thankyou and feel free to contact me back if you want to organise a skype meeting or a meeting when I arrive back in Australia. I can work on a time convenient for you

Feel free to look us up for more information:
www.frenchieyork.com (my label)
www.misstailor.net (another one of my businesses)
www.itallcomesdowntoyou.com (my blog)
www.maysatronsworld.wordpress.com (maysas blog)
www.melbourneskaorchestra.com

Cheers!
Sera