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Loretta


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

I have been an owner of dogs for 20 years. I am pet friendly, responsible and reliable. I am of good character and trustworthy both with your home and your pets - something that is very important to me, and I empathise with the decision to have someone in your home taking care of your precious pets. When I go away I have pet sitters come to my home so my dogs are in a safe familiar environment in my absence. I am fit and healthy (non smoker) and am able to walk dogs and maintain a clean house. I will respect your home and your privacy. My partner is a stock agent. He is very capable with all requisites re the land and animals. He has cats and aviaries and Ollie the cockatoo. He is a real farm gem. He also works as a gardener on a property in the Western District. He is very capable and versatile and can and will turn his hand to anything. I am interested in house sits by myself, or with Wes, depending on your requirements. I do have references on this site, from previous happy pet owners. Hope we can assist each other ..

Jacqueline & Georgina


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Toots (Annette) & Ross


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

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

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

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

Happy to provide references and Police clearance.

Ngaire & Adam


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, VIC, WA

We are a close knit, fun loving little family of 3. Myself, Ngaire, I'm an Osteopath and own my business so need only be in the clinic 1 day a week, or sometimes not at all, and the rest of the time I can work from home. My husband, Adam, who works for a pharmaceutical company, and our 5 year old daughter Maeve, who just loves life, people, nature and animals.

In March 2018 we took off on an adventure around Australia for 6months, however we decided to rent our Essendon home out before then, and house sit full time for 7 months. Initially we thought we would return to our Essendon home following our trip, but we fell in love with house sitting! Meeting some wonderful people and forming great bonds with pets was a bonus we hadn't anticipated, and so we have chosen to continue house sitting indefinitely. We are non smokers, who take pride in our home and possessions, and care for anyone else's home like we would our own. We understand how it feels to trust someone else with your home and pets, and we take the responsibility seriously.

We are happy to care for your home, keep it neat and clean, do extra little jobs and you can trust that your house will be in the same great condition you left it upon your return. We love to explore as a family, and enjoy walking dogs or taking them out and about. We would be pleased to care for any animal in whatever they need.

Maeve is a gentle and kind 5year old who understands appropriate behaviour with pets of all types, and is very used to the house sitting lifestyle and the behaviour that is required. Obviously, we need to care only for animals who are comfortable with children, so that we make sure she is safe. She also understands caring for other people's property and is no problem in a home that hasn't been "child proofed". You won't even notice she has been there!

Previous house sitting roles have involved us caring for 3 dogs at a time, 4 cats and multiple fish in one house in the heat of summer. We are up to the challenge! We are also fine, with just a small dog who loves a cuddle, we are pretty flexible! Our experience also extends to chooks, rabbits and turtles.

We have looked after a number of homes with both pools and spas and are happy to maintain these for you with appropriate instruction for your specific requirements. Maeve is a very strong swimmer for her age, being used to both pools and and the ocean. Although we of course supervise her at all times, we have no concerns about her in a property with a pool.

As a family we love spending time exploring new places, having coffee with friends and just being together. We get out and about but also enjoy time at home so your pets would have company too. We love spending time at the beach, or catching the train to the city for an explore, and of course if there is a great park around, we love a play! We are a footy loving family, though we don't agree on our teams ;-).

We would love to hear from anyone looking for down to earth, relaxed but hard working people to care for your house or pets. We are open minded for any types of property.

We have police checks and references available (you will find many attached to our profile). Please feel free to contact us with any questions at all that you may have. We are so excited for the next chapter and the variety that house sitting brings and look forward to hearing from you!

Kevin & Elaine


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Looking for housesits for periods 6/4/2019 to 18/4/2019 and 27/06/2019 to 12/07/2019 somewhere on the Eastern Seaboard. If you are looking for someone to love your fur kids to bits, then we are the house sitters for you.

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

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

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

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

Steve


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

Hi everyone and many thanks for viewing our profile !

Because of current back-to-back house sits, our next availability is from approx 4/12/19.

So far, we have (successfully!) completed house sits in NSW, VIC and WA..

We have chosen to provide professional house sitting services as recently we had a business purchase fall over at the very last minute. Having sold our home to do so, and with all our furniture and belongings in storage awaiting the removalist to deliver, the business transaction had to be stopped and left us very disappointed to say the least. Add to this we were "homeless" (though our eldest daughter did throw us a lifeline, and a bed!) as well as Leesa resigned from her job.

Nevertheless, this all happened for a reason and we are firm believers in this.

Hence, this is our new adventure !

We are both 52 years old, healthy, non-smokers and enjoy socialising. We offer financial stability and have had a lot of owner occupied and investment properties.

We have won numerous awards as business owners and employees, and are well known for being very easy to get along with, plus both being Virgo's, we're VERY clean and tidy !

Travel is high on our agenda, now our daughters have completed their schooling and established their working lives. We feel house sitting can provide us loads of opportunities to travel extensively.

Part of our offering is that we will provide our own linen/pillows, as well as bring our Wi-Fi if required.

We have current National Police checks completed, as well as numerous references.

Due to allergies, we are unable to look after most animals, though (eg) birds and fish should be fine.

We would love to talk to you about your home and how we can help look after it for you, so please give us a call any day of the week.

Regards, Steve and Leesa.

Mary-Anne & Greg


  • TAS, WA

Hi,
We are currently travelling WA in our caravan with our 8 year old chocolate Labrador. Maggie is very social and we take her to parks, beaches, walks etc. to meet other pets, she grew up with 2 very crabby, old cats and some goldfish. We have just reached 15months travelling and 35000kms. We own our home in Tasmania and have a lady, her daughter and 2 dogs are caring for that home.
We have previously used the services of a pet carer when taking holidays. It gave us a sense of relief as we took our leave to know our pets and home were safe and cared for.
So far we have looked after;
1. A home and a ginger moggie in Lansborough QLD,
2. A home, 2 cats, a crazy Boxer, tropical fish and a turtle in Caboolture QLD,
3. 2 cats in Seaford VIC
4. A home and a Moodle in Tas,
5. Perth a 16yr old Jack Russell, Poodle, Velveteen Bunny and a Budgie.
We are an easy going couple touring our country, sight seeing, fishing and boating (our own).
We have both had different fur, scaled and feathered family members our whole life from Hermit Crabs to hand raised Lambs, Cattle and Goats, Bunnies and Guinea Pigs, Dogs, Rescue Cats, Budgies, Chooks, Ducks and Pigeons.
We do not smoke and socially drink.

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?

Paul & Pauline


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

Hello

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

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

Dianne & Bruce


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

The Experienced Carer
Dianne : 61, Retired
Bruce: 64, Retired
Hi,
My name is Dianne Caldwell & l live in Victoria Australia.
My occupation has been as a personal carer for people with disabilities & aged care for over 12 years now part-time.
I am Certificate 4 trained in disability & aged care with 1st aid & police checks if required.
I love animals & have owned a pet cat & dog ,so feel very qualified to look after animals as well as being a very house proud person.
My husband & l love to travel & particularly love the warm weather & beach areas as well as pools because we have had a pool ourselves & know how to care for them.
We also back onto bushland on our own property & my husband uses a ride on mower & is a very good handyman & gardener.
We are both fit & at the time of life where we want to travel more. We are non-smokers & very reliable sitters with experience & references .
We look forward to your contact.
Dianne & Bruce Caldwell

David & Stephan


  • NSW, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Hey everyone, we're Stephan and David, two 31 aged backpackers from Germany. We both quit our jobs, to leave the comfort of our live at home and start a new life of adventure.
We have been granted with a working holiday visa by the Australian government, so the plan is to spend the next year (until September 2019) travelling and working while we live the Aussie life. What a better way to experience this than housesitting: taking excellent care of local homes and pets, as if it were our own, in different neighborhoods/cities/states while the owners are away.
Plus, the lifestyle that a housesitting provide suits our needs and profiles: a quiet place (in comparison to hostel/share flats) where we can relax, have a good night sleep, some cooking to save money, and the possibility to enjoy the company of a furry friend!

Stephan grew up on a dairy farm so he has a lot of experience with caring animals and farming. I have experience at taking care of dogs, cats, hamsters and rabbits. We are reliable, neat, tidy and respectful.
We would love to look after your pets, maintain your yard, house or farm and in the mean time enjoy the city.
We are reliable, neat, tidy and respectful. We are absolutly happy to take care of your pets and maintain your garden, house or farm. We would make sure they feel good and safe while you’re gone and will keep you up to date.

Do not hesitate in reaching out to us if you have any questions. We speak english and german. :)

Cheers!
Stephan & David

Patrick


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, Melbourne, Bendigo, Macedon Ranges, North Western, Shepparton & Central North, SE Vic, SW Vic, WA

I currently live and work in Melbourne, living in a share household. I house sit as I also enjoy having time to myself. I also love caring for pets. Over the past years I have sat on many occasions with many homeowners asking me back to sit for them.

I will take really good care of your pets. I genuinely enjoy both cats and dogs. I Like taking dogs for walks and offering lots of affection. Same for cats too...except the walking.

Will also take good care of your property and leave it in an excellent condition.

I have excellent references. A police check. I don't smoke.
I am a friendly respectful guy who is very clean and tidy
Cheers, Patrick

Nicole & Saša


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

The Ebachs

Nicole: 44, Graphic designer (self-employed)
Saša: 44, Online marketer (self-employed)

A video about us:

https://youtu.be/GtTGIeblwFQ

We are traveling the world and getting to know pets all over - common, what could be better than that? :-) We started our journey in June 2018 and we used to say we would like to travel for three months to 30 years. Three months are already over. So here we go.

Why we want to house sit

You need someone to watch your home and your pets - we need a roof over our head. That's a match made in heaven.

But it goes deeper than that. Both our kids love pets. Especially cats. They grew up with two cats from the day they were born (2004 and 2008). While the older one (Ben) loves to watch Youtube videos of computer games, the younger one (Martin) loves to watch cat videos. If we would let him, he'd do it all day long. So a big reason is Martin who would love to connect with cats and dogs again after we lost our second cat (Leeta) in 2017. She was 20 years old and like our first child. If you have a pet you know what we mean!

Leeta was the reason we postponed our dream of traveling the world until we wore both in our mid fourties. Some of our friends thought that this is a little late. We couldn't disagree more.

We want pets, but we also want to travel. So this is at the heart of the reason for our wish to do house sitting.

Our experience

Coming from Germany there is actually not a big culture of house sitting. There is some, but it is nothing compared to Australia, NZ or England. When going on vacation German families usually just let the neighbors take care of their pets and the house.

So this is - at the moment - our main source of references. Our old neighbors in Germany and all their lovely cats.

My husband and I both grew up with dogs. I had a mixed breed dog and Saša had two German Shepards.

We are also completing our first dog sit in Sydney, AU over Christmas and NYE in December 2018/January 2019. Just have a look at our video. We are having so much fun with our dogs :-)

As long as your animals are not dangerous or very difficult to care for we can take care of them and your house. We are very dependable and your house will be in very good hands.

michael


  • WA

My name is Michael Mathews. I have been house and pet minding since 2008
I do have a web page which has many testimonials:
www.perthhousesitters.com.au
I am a mature male, single, very strong and healthy and very experienced with all types of animals.
I am a non smoker, non drinker and have a current police clearance certificate.
I am neat and tidy and take the house sitting commitment very seriously. An attitude of "she'll be OK mate" does not belong in the house sitting industry.
I am meticulous and thorough and I always look upon myself as the "Occupational Health and Safety Officer" for your pets.
The reason I got into pet minding was because I had been living with my partner for many years.
She had 4 lovely pets. When we went our separate ways she took all her pets. I rented a unit and whenever I arrived home and opened the front door, I would experience a feeling of loneliness. There was just no life force, no energy...no pets to play with, no happiness, no laughter. It is not much fun watching TV without a cat on the couch and a dog at your feet.
To get my daily "pet fix" I started house sitting and I can honestly say that the last few years have been the most joyful, blissful and rewarding years of my life.
Over the past few years I have looked after hundreds of pets, including 26 Alpacas, big dogs like Rottys, little dogs like Chihuahuas, fast dogs like Huskies, asthmatic cats on ventolin pumps, ducks, fish ponds, chickens, bird aviaries, horses and elephants (only joking... but I would be happy to give it a go...imagine picking up their daily poo in a yellow poo bag!!!)
I recently looked after a vets pets...3 cats, 2 dogs, 2 birds and 2 ferrets...they peed and pood everywhere but that is part of the job.
I have looked after pets in the suburbs and on farms, even had to learn to drive a tractor to pick up all the Alpaca poo, and mow the grass with a drive on mower.

Monica & Penny


  • Darwin, QLD, TAS, Melbourne, WA

Monica 55 ,
I love animals, always fun to play and walk
Have lots of free time, retired.
Neat , clean and tidy


I can maintain pool s , so are aware of priming pumps ,pool care , house care & cleaning
I'm a retired nurse
I'm capable And have good domestic skills
,was raised on a hobby farm

Reference below

23 November 2017 To whom it may concern Re: Monica from Margaret River as house sitter As you are aware leaving one’s home and pets in the care of someone you don’t know is rather daunting, risky and worrying. Monica house sat for us from 2-20 November 2017 and I was delighted with the care she took of our dog and our home. I returned to find a well exercised happy dog, the house looking immaculate, that garden watered, the sheets washed, beds made up with fresh linen, and vases filled with flowers from the garden. I was delighted. I would not hesitate to recommend Monica as a mature, reliable and conscientious house sitter and would be very happy to be contacted to verify this reference. I would also not hesitate to ask her to house sit again if she is available next year. Contact details Janice Hill (Vickery) 540 River Road, Dwellingup. 6213 Janice.vickery@spin.net.au 95381 381 0434 799 694

Different 0lder ref
local pet and house in Prevelley. 2 Spring Terriers
With happy house sitters can call Rob and Lana 08 9757 1937 for a reference

Local pet and house sit in Prevelley caring for 2 beautiful English Spring Terriers ,
With happy house sitters can call Rob and Lana 08 9757 1937 . I have looked after there pets and property twice now.
Monica has been very satisfactory as a housesitter for our two springer spaniels.

I would highly recommend her to anyone to house sit for them.
Our house was looked after very well and when she returned a few days later the dogs ran up to her wagging their tails to greet her.
Monica is a very nice person.
Lana and Rob
Margaret River.
97571937

I assure you I will take great care and attention looking after your property and Pets.
I am clean neat and tidy always.
ph 0448948876

Further references contact below
House sit15 dec
24 Moran Court Beaconsfield....turn off Lefroy at the chuch onto Livingstone which will become Moran Court and we are the last house at the end....a cul de
Mob 0466 126 736 Helen and Boyd

Criminal Record Clearance: you have been CLEARED & your Screening Clearance Number is SCN2193503050. Your letter has been posted. Ed Dept Screening Unit.

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Hi..!
My name is Penelope /pene.
I am responsible, mature,very tidy, and a non smoker .
I love animals , gardening and walking. I will respect your home and pets as I would my own.
I have owned 5 homes and pets in the past, so I understand they are precious.
Over the past 3 yrs I have done house sitting through out Perth and have enjoyed them all .
I have had many repeat requests.
I have many great refs and also a police clearance on request.
Penelope.

Josephine & Ross


  • NSW, Darwin, QLD, TAS, SE Vic, SW Vic, WA

Update!!! Ross needs a new hip so we had to advise all our pet sits we couldn't sit for them this year. Better to pull out now while they still have loads of time to get new sitters than mid way though a sit. We love what we do! We will be back in action in 2019 so watch this space!
Hi, my husband and I are recently retired teachers 62 and 63 who have lived and worked in the same area for 35 years. Of course as teachers we had regular police checks and we can also provide lots of references. After retirement we went to Canada, Hawaii, Far North Queensland and Tasmania. Yes we have caught the travel bug! We also had sits in Queensland, NSW and Tassie and would love a sit in NT, SA, and WA!!
We are friendly, reliable and caring and now that we are retired, our children have grown up and our beloved pets passed away we are rattling around our house with time on our hands. We love animals and 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! 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 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 and he takes his fishing boat.
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 will try to accommodate our time to suit your needs.
We prefer the northern areas of Australia during the winter months and escaping the cold Victorian winters. 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 and of course contact details such as your mobile number and email address. We know the importance of trust in this relationship and can assure you of our honesty and love of animals, in fact we've found the hardest part of pet sitting is saying goodbye to the pets because we grow so fond of them. Luckily for us we have lots of repeat house sits which makes us very happy.
Jo and Ross Tanner

Lyn


  • SA, TAS, VIC, WA

I am a retired lady who has 6 children and 13 grandchildren.l have come off a farm life style of 16 years. Breeding sheep for 14 years was a great experience. I delivered at least 25 lambs in that time when the ewes needed help. I had 2 alpacas to protect the lambs from foxes . Other animals on the farm over the years included goats cats dogs rabbits Guinea pigs chickens ducks a talking budgie and goldfish. After 30 years of being in the country my life style has returned me to Melbourne . I am a non smoker a tidy person and respectful of people and their property. I like new experiences everyday. House sitting gives me the opportunity to meet new people and their pets in different locations around Australia. I started h/sitting in March 2018 in Victoria and in;mid June had my 1st qld h/sit l am currently in WA and have been h/sitting since 3/8/18 and have been booked until the 27/12/18.l will return to Melbourne on the 28/12/18 .l am currently booked until the 30/4/19. House sitting for me is rewarding! I get to meet new ;people and their pets get to stay in their own environment and they help me to be able to explore a new town and surrounding area .l am enjoying travel this way and the security it gives me .I can supply references and police check. Please contact me for any further questions. Regards Lyn

Stephen


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

HI
Steve here,, retired, very fit , apart from a few hours walking I am mainly at home, reading, writing,Netflix etc so lots of time spent with your loved ones .currentl I house sit for many friends with a total of 13 dogs very small to very large , 8 cats, 5 horses,1 budgie, 1 lizard and some silk worms as well.This is between 11 friends in Sydney , Melbourne , Taree and Noosa .My Instagram account under skayspratley has hundreds of pics of all the pets I currently look after , all with regular repeat visits .Many references available, both housesitting as well as personal,as well as Police Report,Working with Children Permit ,House proud,neat,non smoker and non drinker,and have always had lots of pets .Happy to do the gardening,mow lawns etc as well as walk the dogs.Diligent and responsible and have an affinity with all pets.At one stage looked after 3 cats,2 dogs,1 possum and various birds.Very experienced with large dogs ,Thor is a 55 kg Akita whilst his buddy Paris is 5 kg ,Always prefer to meet and spend time with your pets prior to any housesitting ,this makes the pets and yourselves feel more comfortable.Please feel free to contact me re any of the above.
Regards
Steve

Brittnay & Jayden


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

Hello!

We are Brittnay & Jay, a professional house sitting couple. We both have a passion for animals and travelling. We have both been raised with family pets. However, since we have made the move to travelling and working remotely full time, we both really miss the interaction with animals.

We both feel strongly that pets are apart of your family and treated in such a respect. We have both grown up with an array of animals, so we firmly believe you can comfortably leave them in our capable loving company.

We love to go for walks every day, which would fit perfectly for people with active pets but also are homebodies so your pets will be able to someone to use as a comfy couch in evenings :)

We both work remotely, therefore we are able to be around the house more often hopefully putting your animals at ease with the company.

We enjoy gardening and keeping a tidy home is something we take pride in. We believe communication is key to providing a situation in which both parties are comfortable with the house sit.

We believe all our personal attributes and experiences can provide you with a fantastic service. We are happy to provide personal and police references. Please let us prove how helpful we can be.

Why we want to house sit
Growing up with cats, dogs, birds and fish as family pets we both have had animals close to us our entire lives. Over the past couple of years, we have been travelling and moving around fulltime. Moving around so much it is very hard for us to have pets of our own so we love house sitting because we can get pet interaction that we both really miss.

There is nothing we love more than snuggling up on the couch with a cat or dog, or going for a run along the beach with a dogs lead in hand!

Our Experience
We have completed six house sits over 2017 & 2018. These sits range from 1 weeks to 1 month. We have looked after everything from chihuahuas, new foundlands, turtles, cats & many chickens.

We have both had extensive interaction with animals growing up, including cats, dogs, fish and chickens. Both of us believe animals are apart of your family and are to be treated as such. We are both responsible and reliable individuals who guarantee your animals and property will be cared for to the highest standard. We like to have strong communication with owners, so both yourself and us feel comfortable at all times.

Margaret & Geoff


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

After living in Melbourne’s beautiful bayside area for the last 22 years, we have recently sold our lovely home (happy to provide our address for you to review on realestate.com.au) We are extremely house proud (non-smokers), responsible and considerate of your privacy and would look after your house (garden/lawns and cleaning) and/or pets as if our own. We are looking to house sit and mind animals if needed whilst we decide on the next stage of our lives. Geoff is fully retired and I am joining him mid-late February 2019. We look forward to the freedom and independence that comes with this next stage and the experience of living in a variety of locations. We are without our own pets for the first time in many years as our daughter has moved to Tasmania with work and taken “our” much loved dogs which we have always shared with her. Through her work with the RSPCA and subsequent adoption of various dogs, we have had lengthy experience with highly spirited and challenging personalities and high-level needs including dogs with insulin dependent diabetes; dementia and currently a very severe epileptic. Geoff now travels to Hobart to mind this dog as needed! We totally respect and understand the importance of diets and medications being given when needed not when it suits us! We enjoy walking dogs, playing with them and giving them the amount of company you would like.
We hope this short e-introduction sparks an interest in approaching us regarding your needs and look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely,
Margaret and Geoff Bell

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.

Dianne


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

I am a happy, friendly, 63 year old semi-retired house-sitter who is a fit, non-smoking, mature female; honest, reliable, house and garden proud. I grew up on a farm thus have familiarity, experience, patience and love for animals and pets, having grown up caring for many various pets of my own.
I have a passion for gardening and landscaping; I have the time to care for, walk and empathize with your pet/s missing their owner/s while keeping your home safe and as you left it. I have always owned my own homes and worked in responsible professional positions; married for 40 years to an electrician who works away six months of the year, with adult independent children living interstate pursuing professional careers.
I will respect your home, garden and beloved pets with the care I show my own. I can supply a Police Check, Working with Children Check (pets are our children!), House Owners and character references when required.
I am willing to listen carefully to your instructions, preferences & requirements. Thank-you, Dianne :)

Lucia & Murray


  • ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, East Lake Macquarie, Lower Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Upper Hunter Valley, West Lake Macquarie, QLD, SA, TAS, WA

Mature and fun loving pet and house sitters!

Hi my husband Murray, and I, Lucy, look forward to caring for your home and pets.

We want to be the most fun loving and caring sitters we can be, are non smokers have a zest for life, are fit, and enjoy regular exercise especially walking.

Murray has worked as cinematographer in Sydney for a television station and professional photographer .
Lucy has worked as a Welfare worker and psychotherapist

We enjoy new adventures, as we have raised our children, 8 children, between us and 16 grandchildren, and 2 great grand daughters, decided it is time for us.

We enjoy the rewarding experience, and delights, of new places,meeting new people and the joy that we receive from the pets that we care for.

Love animals have always had pets, but at the moment, we are in an Apartment, where its difficult to have pets
Respect for peoples property and their pets is our number one priority.

We are meticulous, clean, and tidy and have thoroughly enjoyed the pets that we have cared for, found it a rewarding and fun experience.

References also available on application. Please see below for references.

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Kind Regards,
Lucy and Murray

Reference for Lucy and Murray Pollard
Lucy and Murray house-sat our 2 very precious schnoodles for 4 nights recently (July 2015). I couldn’t have asked for better sitters! They visited beforehand to meet our dogs and I immediately felt very comfortable that Lucy and Murray would take great care of our dogs. They were very dedicated to looking after the dogs and respectful of our apartment, leaving it spic and span. Our dogs were very happy in their company as Lucy and Murray happily followed the daily routine we requested, including letting them sleep in their bed with them. I will definitely ask them to sit for us again.
Lisa King


11 August 2015
Reference — Lucy Sdao & Murray Pollard
In March 2015 we embarked on a 5 week trip and was looking for someone to housesit and care for our dog and rabbit. Fortunately Lucy & Murray were able to help us out.
Lucy and Murray kept in contact throughout our trip with updates on our elderly dog Hank who required some additional care with medicine. We were very happy to also receive
photos of Murray and Hank together!
The house was left immaculately with not a thing out of place. In fact the only evidence that we found of their stay was some food in the cupboards — they even left the wheelie bin
empty!
Lucy and Murray were fantastic housesitters and we would be more than happy to recommend them to anyone.
Jade van Gestel
0420 750475

MONA VALE NSW 2103
10 November 2015

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

Lucy & Murray of Avalon Sydney NSW were house sitters at my home x 6 weeks September & early October 2015.

I have 4 dogs and it seems, during my absence, they loved them to death ! the dogs totally fell in love with Murray and Murray with the dogs. Although the criteria was to walk the dogs once a day, my neighbours tell me they often saw my sitters walking the dogs twice a day.

On my return, the house was kept in fine order, very tidy and clean and the garden was taken care of also.

I would welcome Lucy and Murray a return house sit here if they were available and would recommend them as reliable dog lovers.

If further information is required please do not hesitate to ask for phone contact number.

JOSS (Ms)
0409 566 485

katelyn


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

I am an experienced house sitter and animal lover who treats people's home and pets as if they were my own. I am always respectful, clean, and will shower your animal with so much love. Yes, I'm one of those people that will run up to your dog on the street for a pat :p I own my own environmental business which I operate online, so work from home which means lots of walks and cuddles for your pets. I live a quiet and peaceful life and love nothing more than relaxing with a good book. I always grew up with animals, and have experience looking after dogs, cats, rabbits, birds/chickens & turtles. I own a toy poodle named Lola who is the most intelligent, loving little girl. Lola stays at the family home whilst I do any housesits that don't allow outside pets, so no problem if your pet prefers their own company. I am a competent gardener if I may say so myself, and love looking after plants. I'm a non smoker, vegetarian who lives a healthy lifestyle. I'm single, so you can rest assured that it will just be me in your space. I have multiple positive references from previous sits available upon request. Happy to meet up for a chat! :)

How I help you have a stress free time away from home...

- I keep your animals in the routine they are accustomed to so that they don't fret whilst you are away.
- I'll send you photos of our adventures together and send as many updates as you require.
- I will bring your mail in, water your plants, and keep your space spotlessly clean.
- I have multiple positive references so you can rest assured that your space is in good hands.
- Most of all I am a massive animal lover who adores cuddles, so your pet will honestly feel so secure and loved whilst you are away.
- I do pet sitting and house sitting professionally full time, each sit means a lot to me, and I consider it a great honour to look after your space & your pets.

Can't wait to meet you and your fur babies :)

SUZANNE


  • Canberra, Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. NW suburbs, Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast, Lower Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Upper Hunter Valley, Southern Highlands, Central West Slopes, Brisbane, Toowoomba & South Eastern, TAS, WA

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.

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 as Melissa developed an allergy to cat hair ! :-(
We both have current working with vulnerable people check (full background & police check). 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 references available and multiple house-sitting referees happy to speak with you :-).
Our children are respectful, love animals and have done many successful house-sits with us, our referees can attest to the love and care they give and show animals.
**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

Jan


  • VIC, WA

Hi, my name is Jan, i am a retired nurse.  love animals of all kinds.



I am currently travelling. I have been house 



sitting in Victoria  and Queensland. I love gardening and pottering around the home. I am a 68 year old retired Nurse, and love the companionship of any animal. I like to leave any place I am at  in the same condition if not better than I found it. Your  fur pets or other pets would be loved and looked after as if they were my own.



I have references and police check. I am active, enthusiastic, love to travel and meet people and their pets. 



I have a lttle camper called a Chevron Guppy.


Lorraine


  • WA

Hello there

I'm a healthy, active, competent, clean living, semi-retired teacher/education consultant, who loves to travel and experience different places and cultures, and find that house/pet sitting is an ideal way for me to do this.

In a former life I enjoyed living and working on a very large wheat & sheep farm in WA, so have experience of caring for farm as well as domestic pets.

I have a current police check, clean driving licence, can provide excellent references, and happy to answer any questions you may have.

Looking forward to hearing from you

Regards

Lorri

Brett


  • NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, WA

About me:
I am an experienced house and pet sitter that enjoys taking care of pets and seeing new places. I enjoy the opportunity and friendships that house sitting brings. I don’t have my own pets so I really enjoy spending time with the animals while house sitting. I am a trustworthy, responsible, clean and non-smoking Australian male (37). I have a lot of house and pet sitting experience. I am reliable, practical, and easy to get along with. Your pets and home will be extremely well looked after by a capable person. I am a serious house sitter, one that does what they say they will do.

I am currently completing my post graduate studies in Psychology. I have dedicated my career to helping people get through hard times and become the best version of themselves. I am off campus so I study from home and this allows for additional time with the pets and keeping an eye on the house. This is part of why I have decided to do house sitting. The other reason is that I really enjoy it! I enjoy the variety of living in new places and meeting new and interesting people such as you! House sitting provides an enjoyable and adventurous lifestyle for me.
I have a current national police security check. In my work I have gained security clearances at the highest level that have allowed me to work at government sites such as ports, airports, government offices and defence sites which you need to have a clean record to obtain. I hope this indicates to you my trustworthiness. I have my own car and am independent in my style of living.

Pets I have looked after:
I go above and beyond with pet care. I love all types of animals and have looked after almost everything you could find in a backyard. This includes mostly dogs, cats and budgies, but also parrots, stick-insects, lizards, snakes, horses, chickens, ducks, rabbits, guinea pigs, hermit crabs and even a tarantula! I do my best to not disrupt your pet’s routines so I feed them and walk them as close as possible to the same time that you do. I am happy to spend extra time with needy animals that get upset when their owners are away. I always make sure all pets eat enough each day. I also can administer medicines, worming tablets if need be. Any special dietary requirements are catered for and an extra walk or games no problem at all. In the case of an emergency, I will contact you and drive your pet immediately to your preferred vet.

I have looked after many rescue cats and understand they can sometimes need extra time and affection. From 2013-2015, I saved, reared and fostered 21 stray kittens at my house. They all were tamed, vaccinated, micro chipped, de-sexed and found happy homes!

Types of houses I have looked after:
I have experience looking after large multi storey homes with extensive gardens and pools, houses on acreage, normal size family homes and small apartments.

Extra things I can do:
If you like I am happy to send you email or text updates on the house and pets so that you know everything is ok and see how your furry friends are going.
Clean the pool if you have one.
Mow the lawn and water the gardens.
I will collect the mail every day and If you like I can forward you any important mail via email if you need me too.
Put out/bring in the garbage bins
Start car if needed to prevent battery going flat (please note I have my own car and would not drive yours).
I leave the house fully cleaned before you come back so that you arrive to a fresh tidy home. This includes the pool and gardens. I can also mow the lawn if you need it.
I can also pick up some groceries before you come home so you can take it easy when you arrive. Most people like to come home to fresh milk, bread and juice.

A quick note
I also prefer that we have a written agreement that outlines my duties with detailed instructions, vet contact, trusted person or family member contact (if you are overseas), authority to be in the house while your away (Id like it if the neighbours don’t think I am squatting in your house!) and any other things that may be needed to be carried out around the house.

I am happy to send you some references if you request.

If I sound like the type of house or pet sitter that you would like then please contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes
Brett

Maria


  • TAS, VIC, WA

Hello Homeowners,
If you a seeking a reliable, caring, respectful person to look after you home and pets then please consider me.
I have been looking after other peoples pets, specifically dogs, large and small for over 10 years now. However I have also kept cats, rabbits, fish, turtles, yabbies & crabs happy for travellers as well. I follow your instructions to a tee and will give your pets the attention and love to keep them happy while you're away.
I will keep your home clean and tidy and ensure that any indoor and garden plants are kept watered and healthy.
I lead a holistic lifestyle, am a non smoker and non drinker and love spending my time outdoors.
I work as a gardener and editor and much of my work is home based so your pets would not be left alone for very long periods.
I can provide verbal and written references as required for your peace of mind.