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ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane, South Eastern, Central, Central Coast (Qld), Northern QLD, Western QLD, SA, Hobart, Launceston, Burnie, Devonport, Rural/Regional Tas, VIC, Perth, Northern, S.E & Central, S. Western

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References available, Police check available, Non smoker, Experience with Domestic Animals, Experience with Farm Animals


Active, healthy non smoking couple - social drinkers only - aged 69. 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.


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Sophie and Frank (08/01/2016)

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Antoinette Schulz (08/01/2016)

Ross and Annette took care of our 5-acre property and our two dogs while we were away for a month. When we came back, our house had clearly been taken care of like it was their own, and the two dogs were happy and in great condition. Ross and Annette had clearly gone to a lot of trouble to keep things clean for us, and despite some very heavy rain while we were away, everything was looking immaculate. There was even some home made bread and soup ready for our dinner. We will definitely call on them again next time we go away, and we thoroughly recommend them for any other house sits. Thanks Ross and Annette for being fantastic house sitters. Kevin Johnson and Larry Perry

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Kevin Johnson (08/09/2014)

We are very happy to provide a reference for Ross and Annette Anderson, who recently house-sat for us while we holidayed in Bali. On our return we found that our animals were happy and relaxed, our house was very clean and tidy and our garden had received a pruning! Ross and Annette are very pleasant people and our neighbours have told us that they were friendly and approachable. We would recommend them to anyone wanting mature, responsible and friendly sitters - and only hope they might be available for us again in the future!

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Robyn and Danny (01/04/2014)

Hi to everyone, it is with great pleasure to give a reference for Ross and Toots as they are the housesitters from heaven. We have a small acreage and a substancial new house with inground pool and shed and animals in the whitsundays. We just had a really good feeling about them after we talked on the phone and skyped each other. We went on a 3 month overseas holiday to europe and when we arrived home the entire property was maintained immaculately, gardens weeded,the dog walked,mail collected, nothing was too much trouble,even a baked pie in the fridge, we feel blessed that we were able to use the services of such a professional house sitting team and now consider them good friends. Highly Recommended, if they contact you,dont bother with anyone else, you wont do any better. Tom and Cathy Casey, October 2013.

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Tom and Cathy (25/10/2013)

House sit 29/06/2013 - 31/07 2013. This has been our first experience using house sitters to care for our home and small dog. Using Happy House Sitter we were most fortunate to connect with Ross and Annette Anderson who have taken of our house and pet as though they were their own. We first met Ross and Annette the day before we departed on our holiday. We could tell from that first meeting everything was in safe hands as they approach the task of house sitting in a most professional manner. We contacted Ross and Annette a couple of times during our trip and were assured all was well. Upon returning home, from the moment we walked in it was like walking in to a home that had been cared for by professional cleaners and the grounds were clean and tidy. The dog was very content. Ross and Annette are a friendly, warm couple with a caring and professional approach to house sitting and my wife and I highly recommend them. David and Julia Stevens Mobile 0417 633 607 Email .au

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David Stevens (06/08/2013)

Ross and Annette Anderson house-sat and dog minded for us during the very wet month of June 2013. We returned to a happy, healthy and obviously well loved and walked (big) dog. Neighbours commented that they were always friendly and also on how well and happy our dog looked when being walked. The house and garden were immaculately maintained, and cleaned to a very high standard for our return, as was our car that they were invited to use for transporting our dog. When we returned, a very welcome and delicious pot of homemade soup and fruit cake had been prepared for us. We have no hesitation in highly recommending them for house and dog sitting. Geoff and Meg Toon

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Meg and Geoff (03/07/2013)

Ross and Annette were wonderful housesitters! We couldn't have asked for a lovlier couple to look after our home and pets. When we arrived home, the house was more spotless than ever before, and the garden had been lovingly tended to and looked so neat and beautiful! Our cat and dog weren't overly excited to see us, so clearly they were very well looked after! And as an added bonus there were gorgeous little Christmas puddings in the fridge for us. My husband and I were so pleased to have Annette and Ross look after everything, we'd love to have them back any time!

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Bronwyn and Luke (16/01/2013)

My husband and I spent a month overseas recently visiting our son and family, leaving behind three very indulged, pampered poodles, one being very, very old - blind and deaf as well. Annette and Ross came and stayed at our home and from the moment we stepped out the door to the moment we returned, I was never concerned for them as we knew they were in good hands. We returned to find an immaculate home, three very happy furry things, garden well tended plus a delightful lunch ready for us in the fridge. What a treat! I cannot thank them enough and would recommend them to our closest friends or family. In fact, they are helping us out again later this year! Please contact Annette and Ross if you would like me to answer any questions - I am happy for them to give our phone number to you.

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Ruth (05/01/2013)