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.
Hi there my name is brooke I am an 18 year old Australian female. I have been traveling around the Eastern side of Australia for the past 8 months or so and have had the opportunity to house sit near Manly recently. I really enjoyed this opportunity looking after two cats and the house itself, I am quite an adventurous person when it comes to going for walks or checking out the area I'm in but I'm not interested in nightlife type things so I can assure that your place will be looked after and someone will be there at night. I grew up on property and had lots of animals so I have always enjoyed the company of the little companions and look forward to having more opportunities like this.
Hi, my names Ben, I'm a Doctor.looking for some house sitting opportunities over the next few months.This is a new experience for me, one I'm looking forward too.As i have been living in hopsital accomodation for the last two years I don't currently have my own place. I am fond of animals and would enjoy the company.Non-smoker/drinker. No other drugs.I like clean environements.References can be arranged if required
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
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.
I am a single, mature aged, non-smoking gentleman with experience in house and pet sitting.As a recently retired school teacher, I am looking for an opportunity to extend myself and broaden my travelling experience by living in an area for longer than a fleeting visit as is usually the case when taking a holiday from work.I enjoy gardening, reading, cooking, walking, and recently, craft creations. Whilst not having my own pets these days, I have had the rather usual menagerie of a cat, dogs, fish, guinea pigs, white mice and chooks.I have a reference and photos which are attached.I look forward to be of assistance.RegardsRichard
We are a young working couple that met at University 6 years ago, and have been working in London since we left education and started working life. Nicola is a happy and kindhearted individual working as an account manager at Oracle in London. Before that she worked as a cleaner and office manger so is well equipped to take care of any home. She has grown up with dogs and loves taking care of her home, animals and her family. Jay Jay is a hard working, loving individual that loves nature, animals and his family. He has grown up with both cats and dogs and is experienced looking after plants and gardens - from previous work experience. We are looking to move to Australia permanently and want to get a good feel for how other happy-home-owners do things.Nicola:"I've grown up around animals, dogs in particular, and believe that the key to a happy house hold and happy pet is to treat them as you'd like to be treated. It really is hard to leave your beloved pets in the hands of others, but our promise is to treat them as our own and look after your home as though it were ours. We are a very positive, caring couple and spend most of our weekends thinking about where the dogs would like to be taken this time rather than getting the food shop done." References on request if needed.Thank you for reading, feel free to message with any questions - we are excited to share this experience with you.
Hi I am Hayley! I have just returned home to Melbourne after living in the UK for 3 years where I as house/cat/dog sitting for the last 4/5 months there. I am also very familiar with sitting as I regularly did from 17 years for family, friends and friends of friends. I come from a family who love animals, we have always had beloved pets growing up and Mum used to volunteer at the blue cross and bring home kittens and dogs in need of homes temporarily until a loving family was found for them. I am reliable, very communicative, clean, tidy and love cuddles with cats and long walks with dogs. I have reviews on my trustedhousesitters account (I am very new to this site) and usually my sits come through recommendation or the other site. I can offer references or more than happy to meet you, your pets and house before any decision is made. I am hoping to housesit for a few months whilst I settle back in to Melbourne and decide which area I would like to move to, my Mum is out in Wonga Park so a little isolated for now and enjoy my own space. I am a trained dance and yoga teacher. I had my own business/studio Bath (UK) and will be free-lancing whilst in Melbourne so I work sporadically which gives me the flexibility and time for pets!Please feel free to ask me any further questions, or don't hesitate to contact via email or phone.
Hello I am a mature female, Registered Nurse and animal lover. I have recently taken time off work to study full time by correspondence. This means I am able to take care of your home and animals on a full time basis.I am very quiet, respectful and trustworthy.House and pet sitting is perfect for me at the moment as I am not working while I am studying so I have plenty of time to look after your much loved pets and gardens if need be.Studying by correspondence means I will always be at your home and can work study time around caring for your animals and home.I have excellent references and a police clearance. I look forward to meeting you and looking after your much loved pets so that you can go away worry free.Thankyou. Lainie
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
We are two retired guys who own a house in the Sunshine Coast hinterland and are renting it out for a year or so to drive around Australia. We would love to house and/or pet sit for other people on the way while they enjoy their time away. We have rented houses around NSW and Qld and have always treated them as if they were our own as is testament by the excellent references we have been given by the Property managers, and this is the way we would look after any properties that we are lucky enough to sit. We have had extensive experience with both domestic animals...cats, dogs, birds etc. after having owned all of these at some stage...one of which is shown in the pic I have uploaded...as well as farm animals whilst owning acreage in NSW and Qld.We are both extremely clean & tidy people, non smokers and like to ride push bikes, play tennis and go to sporting events like AFL, Rugby League, tennis etc.
We are a couple in our early 60’s – recently retired who enthusiastically enjoy house sitting because it allows us to provide a valuable personalized service to home owners. Nothing gives us more pleasure than making home owners feel comfortable with being away from home, knowing their house is in good hands until the owner's return. We're very grateful to all our wonderful clients for the opportunities they have granted us through inviting us into their homes and lives. We receive trust, and in exchange, we provide loving care. We are non-smokers who are honest, reliable and dependable house sitters who will respect your property and personal things. Our background was in education. We have owned a home and are fully conscious of the care and security needed in keeping a house (including a pool) maintained. Also we have had pets that lived very long comfortable lives because we treated them as part of our family. We will care for your pets as if they were part of our own family. We have had experience in house/pet sitting before and we have references available on request.
My name is Rose and I am a mature age PhD student. I am currently living between Sydney, Lismore and the Gold Coast while I complete a professional Doctorate researching early colonial history (Sydney and Parramatta). My husband and dog live on a sheep farm in central NSW and our children are married with lives of their own. Between us we have 5 granddaughters who we adore. The reason I do house-sitting is because I love animals and miss my own. I get much pleasure caring for the beautiful pets during my time in their life and it is lovely to receive unconditional love while I am doing my research. I enjoy the new experiences house-sitting gives me, and have been inspired by some of the lovely environments I have stayed in. One of the benefits is making lots of new friends and becoming a regular carer for those who love travelling. About me, I have always been a home owner, do not smoke and am extremely clean and tidy. I am very security conscious, not into parties and take very good care of the houses/apartments while I am in them. I have references and a Police clearance for your consideration. I am happy to chat with you and also meet in person to say hi to your pet/s and allow you the opportunity to discuss your needs and requirements. Thanks kindly Rose
We are a retired, non-smoking, quiet living couple. We are well-traveled and when we stay in a property anywhere in the world we look after it properly and leave it in very good order, clean and tidy.Although we are UK based we are always looking for opportunities to stay in Australia.We have considerable experience of house/pet sitting with cats mainly, but also with other small animals, here in the UK and in Australia. We also had cats for over 35 years!We have, of course got references and a police check. Currently we are available for the following period:Mid-Dec 2017 to mid-Jan 2018 (4/5 weeks) when we will be extending an already planned Oct/Nov visit to our daughter who lives in Sydney. The tickets are booked and paid!Dick/Ann
We retired after selling our property management business and are an active and very healthy, non smoking couple aged 73 and 70. Because of our business experience we are very familiar with the proper care of homes and the needs of owners.A number of years ago, between businesses, we looked after friends businesses, homes and a B & B and also have cared for our friends’ pets in our home. We own our home where we have lived for nearly 40 years. Until recently, we had 4 chickens, and also a very faithful old dog, Hoover, a kelpie and cocker spaniel cross, who passed away, aged 15, a number of years ago. During the last 2 years we have completed 4 successful house sits at Somers Victoria, Margate Tasmania, Bulahdelah New South Wales, and Port Wilunga and Adelaide, South Australia.We stayed at Margate for 3 months between July and October, 2015, and maintained a beautiful 5 acre garden of mainly European influence trees and shrubs and an amazing vegetable garden. We are able to forward details of these owners for you to contact.In the past we have also used house sitters. Most of the experiences were successful, therefore, we fully understand the requirements of the home owner and the responsibilities of the house sitter.We are happy to speak with you on the telephone or Skype if you wish.Warm regards, Howard and Mary Arthur
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
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 :)
I am in a transition stage this year, having put my home in storage at New Year and I'm undertaking full time house sitting while I live in different suburbs and the surrounding areas of Sydney. Eventually I aim to buy an apartment and will either rent it out or live in it. In the last twelve months I sold a business after building it up over twenty years and moved out of a townhouse where I had lived for twelve years. I am undertaking a masters degree by research this year and next so I have a lot of time to stay "in" if required which will suit pet owners. I have been enjoying the house sitting community and it suits my current life of studying and doing much less work.I love animals and, apart from the last 5 years, have had pets of all descriptions most of my life. An inner-city person now, I have lived in different places over the years including by the ocean, on a river and on a farm over twenty years ago and raised animals of all kinds from baby lambs and calves to cats, dogs and birds. I pet sit for friends when they are away and the pets always take to me quickly as I do them. I have worked in the arts and business for twenty five years and now run a small home based business as well as my study which does not require attendance at class. I have grown children who are totally independent and I feel this is my time to explore new ideas and live in new areas. House sitting is a great way to live in new areas and transition to a new home eventually for myself. I am very responsible, a garden and pet lover. I do need to stay within commuting distance of Sydney for study and family.
Hello Home Owners!This year I am focusing on house-sitting around the Toowoomba area; some areas in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, and the Gold Coast . Petrol costs too much to go further afield, unfortunately.Being a pensioner, and a retired teacher,I decided House-Sitting was my only way of having a break/ holiday from home. I have done several successful years of pet and home-sitting ..all with dogs, cats, birds, fish , etc., and even a pet python. I am police-checked a few times over [ for volunteer work], and hold a current Blue Card. I carry a pet first aid kit in my car.I am a keen gardener, and cook..you may find a meal in your fridge or freezer on your return.I am used also to looking after pools.I am an inveterate animal-lover, with a rural back-ground. I do not smoke , and have the occasional Guinness. I don't throw wild parties.. nor even sedate dinner-parties, as meagre pensions don't run to that!!!! I bring my own mobile larder, laptop, printer, mobile internet modem for my emails , and mobile phone with unlimited calls, so I do not need much,apart from some space in the fridge and the freezer, and access to wifi for my web searches. I have my own transport..a battered Falcon wagon with three dog restraints in the back.Currently, I do not have any pets of my own, as my beloved Westie, Cailan, passed away last year.References are available.
Hi,We are a happily retired couple who have been happily housesitting since 2013. We are fortunate to have cared for many beautiful pets, homes and gardens. Many of our sits now are through referrals or repeat house sits. We can readily arrange phone or email references if required.We are seeking a house sit close to our aunt and uncle who live in Banora Point in The Tweed area. The house sit we are seeking is for 17th May to 17th June,or thereabouts, as the aunt and uncle's emergency contacts are overseas at this time.If you are interested in contacting us, our details are as follows. We would love to hear from you if we are able able to help you too.Names:Theo and Colleen RichterPhone: 0488208786 or 0488581877Email: theoandcolleen @ hotmail.com
Retired School Teachers...foot loose and fancy free...loving this adventure of ours...seeing the country...no time constraints...been married for 40 years...clean, tidy, responsible, reliable, honest & trustworthy. You can rest assured that we'll act on your behalf and look after things while you're away - animals, of course, included. References on request.
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 MurrayReference 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 2015Reference — Lucy Sdao & Murray PollardIn 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 receivephotos 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 binempty!Lucy and Murray were fantastic housesitters and we would be more than happy to recommend them to anyone.Jade van Gestel0420 750475MONA VALE NSW 2103 10 November 2015TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERNLucy & 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
Our 14 year old, blind and very much loved Jack Russell has passed, so we are hitting the road.Not yet 60 years. Semi retired couple from the Northern Beaches Sydney's Narrabeen.Rob: 44 years in building/carpentry/painting. He must be fixing or doing with his hands all the time. Loves a project. Must stop to speak with every dog while on walks. He has a gift, not only with animals, but can just about fix anything. He loves the garden. Our apartment block has benefited from his consistent care.Kathy: I’m the organiser and lover of lists and getting the job done. I've worked in the community both in aged care and disability for many years. With Police checks.We both grew up on Sydney’s Northern beaches. I lived in the USA for many years.We are open minded, flexible, easy going, consistent, clean, caring non smokers. Please view our references attached. I like to cook at home rather than eat out. Your pets would get so much attention, as we enjoy a simple life. Our dog was very much the centre of our life. We have also owned 3 rabbits, 3 chooks over the years. I have fallen in love with many friends cats.You won’t be disappointed if you choose us.
We are a responsible, trustworthy, non-smoking freelance/semi-retired couple with plenty of common sense, responsibility and reliability. We are German born with Australian Permanent Residency/European Citizenship. We both have/had responsible positions in our careers. Reiner enjoyed a managing position for over 15 years at a renowned Public Health Insurance in Duisburg and I was the Managing Director of an Interior Design Company and the owner of a reputable and successful Home and Giftware store with several employees in Sydney. We are currently enjoying some time-out and are possessed by the traveling bug and welcome this alternate lifestyle of housesitting around the world. As we have more time for ourselves and do the things we truly enjoy, we also have the flexibility to travel with or without our caravan (in Europe) and also do the things we really love doing, like walking, riding bicycles, yoga, meditation reading, cooking, crafting, listening to music...We aim to take a professional approach to housesitting and would like to undertake a variety of housesit assignments around the world. We have many years of travel experience and are easily and quickly comfortable elsewhere. We would feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to housesit in different countries and experience their history and culture and learning a new language is always great fun. Housesitting enables us to experience diverse areas and cultures and getting to know the community we live in.We have both been brought up surrounded by pets and they played a huge part of our life and they have been treated like family members. Our travelling lifestyle precludes us from having our own pets so we particularly love to spoil your beautiful two or four legged family members that we have entrusted to our care. As we are new to the housesitting community we would very much welcome the opportunity for us to sit. We are an open minded couple and our time traveling throughout Europe with our Caravan has been introducing us to our nomadic life style. Although we are new to the concept of ‘house-sitting’ we regularly find ourselves taking care of the pets of our camping neighbours and spoiling their dogs and cats with cuddles or walk or sit them.We feel that housesitting is home away from home. We look after everything as we would if the house was our own. We both own properties and have a good common sense of how and what to be taken care of. We have renovated our own properties and landscaped our gardens so we can put our hands to most things should the need arise in an emergency.We know that it may be worrying for you to leave your pets and home; we are very conscious of this and we will make sure that we communicate regularly by email or to reassure you that all is well. We recognize the importance of selecting the right house-sitters to look after your home, pets and garden. We are genuine animal lovers and having pets to look after is a pleasure for us. We are also house proud and we will keep your house and garden looking clean and tidy and maintained in good condition for your return. We can provide police check and any other information you may wish to know upon request. Happy to Skype also as introduction and a way to get to know us more upfront.Do contact us as we are always happy to discuss your individual house-sitting needs. Kind regards,Christina & Reiner
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 8 in Victoria, and NSW. I love to garden and adore animals and am considered to always have a tidy home! I'm a non- smoker. I have taken care of horses,cows and chooks and about a dozen dogs in 2017 alone! Please consider me for your next sitter for 2018!Cheers, Patty
My name is Simone Gribble, I'm 37 years old and work as an English language teacher, secretary and freelancer. Originally from Australia, I have spent the last eight years in Edinburgh. Together with my boyfriend, Barry (he's 42 and Irish - we met in Scotland), we travel the world and housesit. We are capable of caring for your house and garden (Barry is especially interested and good at gardening), and any pets you may have. We love country/rural areas as well as cities. We are active and non-smokers.We started housesitting for friends and have expanded since then, including the following assignments: Melbourne with a lovely ageing rescue dog for three separate assignments of varying lengths, Melbourne for four weeks with two charming Scottie Dogs. Edinburgh for five weeks, looking after a well loved cat and two guinea pigs. Ireland for two weeks, looking after a zoo of four dogs (including a Great Dane puppy), a cat, two rats, and a ferret. Laos for three weeks, making friends with four large dogs and various other small animals. I have also house sat for a friend of a friend who went sailing for eight months. I looked after the property and the builders who were renovating the outside brick work! I have also taken care of a B & B while the owners were away, maintaining the property and caring for guests. I have also house sat a property before selling, including conducting viewings.To any assignment, we bring love, care and enthusiasm. We are very good communicators. Capable of dealing with minor handyman problems that crop up but we'll always let you know how things are going. We are responsible and respectful of your property and animals. If you have pets we will take care of them to your standard and specifications. We have had house sitters in our own flat in the past so can understand the owners point of view too.
I'm Sasha :) I am a friendly, down to earth person who enjoys nature. I love walking, hiking and seeing all that nature has to offer. We live in a beautiful part of the world and I want to experience and live it. I love exploring new places!! I love animals, I have a 9 year old Maltese x Shitzu who is my baby. I'm a non smoker. I'm single, no kids. I rarely drink alcohol and I don't do drugs. Unfortanately I cannot provide any references as I am only new to this. I would really like to house sit so I can save some money. I currently live with my mum, as I can't afford to live alone. House sitting will give me the opportunity to live alone while saving for a deposit on purchasing land. It's been my dream to buy land in the bush, grow my own food and have chickens. I look forward to being given a chance to prove myself in the Housesitting industry. I hope it's you that gives me that chance. Have a great day :)
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.
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