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References available, Non smoker, Experience with Domestic Animals

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Hi! My name is Carolyn and I am a 38 year old, non-smoking professional. I work full-time and own a property that I rent out while I continue enjoying house and pet sitting around Melbourne. I started house sitting many years ago, looking after the homes and pets of colleagues, friends and family. When I made the decision that I would love to house & pet sit more often, I signed up to this website. I've now been house sitting through this website for over 5 years, and I love staying in many different parts of Melbourne and exploring new areas.

I simply adore all kinds of animals, but mostly have looked after dogs, cats, birds and fish. As I house sit throughout the year I’m unable to commit to having my own pets, so I would love to commit to yours! Your fur babies will be given lots of love, fuss, and as many cuddles as they desire. It is important to me to follow your routine with your pets as closely as possible. I would very much enjoy taking excellent care of your fur babies, just as you do!

I am a clean, responsible and considerate person and I consider it a privilege to care for your home and pets. As well as happy pets, your home will be well looked after and on your return you will find it as clean and as tidy as when you left. I would really like for you to have peace-of-mind while you are away, so I am more than happy to provide you with as many updates from home as you'd like :).

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We were extremely nervous having a house sitter for the first timer but upon meeting Carolyn, we were immediately put at ease. She is a clear communicator, asked alot of questions regarding our pets' routines, habits, feeding etc and was keen to make it as easy for them as possible while we were away. We received regular updates on each of our dogs, cats and bird including photos to show they were doing well which we appreciated enormously. Upon our return the house was in perfect condition and the sheets were washed and changed. I wouldn't hesitate to have Carolyn back to house sit for us again in the future!

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Shannon Docking (05/02/2019)

Carolyn was our first house sitter and she exceeded the expectations. We left our fur babies for the first time with a stranger and Carolyn made sure to give them the smoothest transition. One of our pups got sick while we were away and Carolyn didn’t sleep the whole night and took off from work to take care of him. We know this as she kept sending us updates every hour about the pup.. she even took the other pup to the vet after she noticed he was licking one of his paws constantly. We wouldn’t have noticed this if we were there.. she took care of the fur babies as her own and sent us updates with photos time to time.. we were away for our wedding and we had a stress free holiday because we knew our pups were in capable hands. Carolyn gave them enough cuddles and attention as we have two very attached pups with completely opposite personalities. When we returned from our holidays pups reactions showed how well they have been treated and cared for. It’s like they had no idea we left for 6 weeks. In short, We cannot think of any one better to house sit for us if we ever go away again. She is the best you can get. She also stocked up pet food in case we ran out as we arrived on the 25th of Dec.. she is very clean and had taken care of the house and left it in the same condition it was handed over to her and also kept us welcoming chocolates.

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Dee Fernando (27/12/2018)

Carolyn looked after our home and our cat Kili for a month while we were traveling overseas.. We received emails and texts with updates and photos of how Kili was. Kili was welled loved and very happy when we came home. The house looked better then we left it! I would definitely have Carolyn back to look after Kili the next time we are away.

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Tomie Pfeiffer (07/10/2018)

It is with great pleasure to write a reference for Carolyn who pet sat my two cats, Gingy & Krystal for a period of 2 weeks in my Melbourne apartment in October 2017. I found Carolyn to be responsible, mature and very attentive towards my pets. During my absence I would receive updates and photos of their great times together. Upon my return, my pets were very happy and content. Also, I was very impressed with the high standard of cleanliness of my apartment and, Carolyn took it upon herself to do additional housework such as change of bed sheets, clothes washing etc. I will definitely be using her services again and would highly recommend her for future pet & house sitting work. Should you wish for me to elaborate further, feel free to contact me on my mobile 0410 760 351 - Liz Stankovic

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Liz (15/11/2017)

Carolyn took excellent care of our three cats whilst we were on holidays for nine weeks. Two of our cats need regular medication and she handled it perfectly. Our mail was collected and important things were dealt with. We came home to a clean home and happy, healthy cats. I have no hesitation in recommending Carolyn to anyone. If you require more information, please email me on kindrednicole@gmail.com

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Nicole (17/07/2017)

We had the pleasure of Carolyn for the past month, looking after our two pets and home for a month and I cannot thank her enough for it. She looked after our home, the pets were happy and most importantly we had peace of mind. She constantly updated us, she was thorough and such a lovely person. I highly recommend her and hopefully she will do it again for us.

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Sarah (03/05/2017)

Our dealings with Carolyn were fantastic from the word go. On the phone she was very personable and friendly and this continued throughout the entire housesitting process. She is very prompt, reliable, capable and responsible. We have 2 cats who required looking after during our time away and it was clear from regular updates and photos how relaxed they were in her company and what good care she was taking of them. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Carolyn to anyone at all and we will certainly be utilising her services again in the future. Jane

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Jane (12/04/2017)

I can highly recommend Carolyn. It was a first time house sitting for us and we really did not know what to expect. Handing over the house keys to someone you do not know appeared very daunting. These concerns were immediately dispelled once meeting Carolyn. She made us feel very comfortable and we were sure that she would take care of our house and two cats. She is very warm but professional and respectful of your personal space. Carolyn sent regular updates with pictures to us whilst we were travelling. We knew that we had made the right decision. Carolyn is a very caring and considerate person and will ensure that your house and pets are cared for. We will definitely call upon her again when we are away. Thank you Carolyn.

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Bettina (08/02/2017)

My husband and I had an 6 week trip away and our biggest concern about the trip was what to do with our two cats - Annie and Henry. So to come across Carolyn was the perfect solution. Firstly our house was very well looked after - it was probably cleaner than when we left! But most importantly our cats were very well looked after. Carolyn sent us regular emails and photos so we always knew how the cats were doing. They were very comfortable with Carolyn and Carolyn was happy to indulge their cuddling and other crazy behaviour! She also made the process so easy and was very accommodating. She was keen to make sure that the cats' routine wasn't changed while we were away and we came home to happy cats! We would definitely have Carolyn stay again and would highly recommend her.

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Heidi (04/11/2016)

Hi there! Carolyn house sat our house & pets for us during June/July 2016. She was brilliant! We have 2 dogs & 1 cat & Carolyn looked after them all without an issue. We left a detailed message with regards to their individual requirements & nothing was a problem for Carolyn. Carolyn sent us regular emails with photos which was great. Carolyn's awesome attitude towards what our requirements for the house & pets wasn't a challenge for her at all. We came home to our house exactly the way we left it! Thanks for folding our last load of washing that I left hanging in the laundry!! Very much appreciated all you did looking after our fur babies. I can highly recommend Carolyn.

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Jeanette (19/07/2016)

Carolyn stayed at my apartment and looked after my 2 cats for two weeks while I was away. She did a fantastic job, the house was cleaner when I got home than before I left! She also sent me lovely, regular email updates with photos, so I didn't worry at all while I was away, and my cats also seemed very relaxed and happy when I got back. I would highly recommend Carolyn as a pet/house sitter.

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Danielle (16/05/2016)

Carolyn was a godsend - my cat was well looked after as was my house. Carolyn kept me well informed of my cats wellbeing which was fantastic and the house was spotless when i got home! A worry free holiday for me.

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Vanessa (16/04/2016)

Carolyn looked after our 2 year old labrador and house in Point Cook. We had a fantastic experience and would highly recommend her. She was very easy to communicate with, we were sent lots of photos of our dog out walking and running around in off leash areas. The house was left exactly as we left it and we came home to a calm and happy dog. We were able to enjoy our holiday without having to worry about him.

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Jeff (28/01/2016)

Carolyn was an amazing house sitter – I would highly recommend her. I found Carolyn to be extremely reliable, responsible and efficient. She was also a great communicator, and very conscientious regarding the responsibility of minding someone’s home and their pet. Carolyn minded my house (&most importantly my cat Tilly) initially for a 5 week period in 2014. In 2015 I was away for 3 months and did not book my holiday until I was sure Carolyn was available. I was so happy to be able to book Carolyn once again, which allowed me to relax and not worry about anything at home, as I knew from previous experience what a wonderful job she would do. Just prior to my leave my cat, Tilly, developed a hypertension condition which required medication twice a day. Carolyn was great with this, and emailed me with handy hints on the best ways she discovered to administer the medication, so that Tilly would simply come to her and sit on her knee at medication time. I regularly received emails reassuring me all was well and updating me with how Tilly and everything at home was going. Carolyn is obviously an animal lover and is very good with animals. To me she is an ideal house sitter whether or not you have a pet to add to the responsibility. I will always aim to have my holidays when Carolyn is available. I did not know Carolyn before booking her to house sit for me – she was recommended to me. It was lovely to come home to a beautifully clean house and a healthy and happy Tilly. I believe that anyone who manages to book Carolyn to mind their house and/or their pet would be very fortunate.

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Sharon (03/08/2015)

I highly recommend Carolyn as a house sitter. She is 100% reliable and especially good with cats. I was away for 5 weeks and received regular updates which was very reassuring. She is very conscientious, checking what my preferences were and offering things such as running the car for a while which I had not thought of. I felt completely confident and did not have to worry about my home or pets whilst away. I came back to a clean home with happy pets. She was a pleasure to have in my home.

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Andrea (17/04/2015)

I recently had the privilege of having Carolyn house and pet sit for us for 4 weeks. The pets were thoroughly spoilt! She sent regular, very detailed emails with photos of our pets, also taking our dog to the park often and kept an eye on the mail as well. She even offered to pick up a package which was delivered to the post office. The house and garden were well looked after. She was very thorough and reliable. It was great to have peace of mind while we were away. I would thoroughly recommend her.

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Dee (01/02/2015)

We were fortunate to have Carolyn house/pet sit for us whilst on a recent overseas holiday. We met her before hand and she impressed as honest, fun and asked questions about our requirements re our dogs, especially the ageing dog. Both dogs took to Carolyn quickly which is unusual for strangers but really good. During the time we were away Carolyn emailed us with photos of the dogs when she took them to the park and being fed so we could see the older dog was okay. This was a great initiative on her part as it helped us to relax and enjoy our holiday knowing all was well. Carolyn also collected our mail from the PO box and letter box,sorted it into piles for each of us and emailed us when an unexpected express post envelope arrived in case we needed to do something about it. Carolyn also picked cleaned up the yard which was great! On our return home Carolyn had tidied the rooms, stripped and washed her bedding and had done a general tidy up. Overall she was brilliant and certainly made our holiday more enjoyable. Based on our experience, I would whole heartedly recommend Carolyn to anyone who needed a house/pet sitter. Gill November 2014

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Gill (02/12/2014)

I recently had the pleasure of having Carolyn Glass looking after my home and cat while I was overseas. Carolyn proved to be completely trustworthy, capable and caring. Carolyn arranged a meeting prior to the sit, gave frequent updates and even sent photos. She is an experienced sitter and I have no hesitation in recommending her to other home and pet owners.

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Sue (09/01/2014)

Carolyn looked after our two cats for two months. From the start, she was reliable, super-friendly, flexible and accommodating. She kept in touch regularly while we were away, asking questions when she needed to, and sending plenty of photos and stories of the cats. One of our cats is very shy and it takes a lot for her to give cuddles, but within a short time, Carolyn reported that she was getting regular cuddles from her, and sent gorgeous photos as proof! It was so reassuring to know the cats were settled and happy. The house was in good order on our return. On our request, Carolyn opened our mail and promptly reported anything that needed attention, and kept us informed of anything happening that we may need to know about. But most importantly, we felt that she well and truly showered our cats with love and attention, and we'd have her back in a flash.

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Alison (22/11/2013)

To whom it may concern, I am quite particular about my house and the care of my pets. I have no hesitation in recommending Carolyn to look after anyone's house. Carolyn looked after my house and my 2 large dogs for 2 weeks while I was overseas. During that time she provided me with text messages and emails advising me how everything was going. She regularly walked my dogs and maintained the gardens. I arrived home to flowers on the table. No job was too big or too small. I have since requested her services for my next holiday. I'm sure that Carolyn is an ideal candidate for house sitting in many different environments. Regards, Mark.

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Mark (19/07/2013)

Carolyn house sat for me for 4 weeks in April 2013. I was very pleased with the way she looked after things for me. The house was well kept, she monitored my mail and let me know of anything that I had to deal with while I was away and let me know how things were going. Her main duties were to spoil my cats and she did an excellent job. I think they were disappointed when I came back and she moved out! I would happily recommend Carolyn as a house sitter, only please don't book her when I need her. Barbara

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Barbara (07/05/2013)

Hi, I am a particular person when it comes to my house and my dogs. Carolyn looked after my 2 large dogs, my garden and my house to the highest standard for 14 days. Carolyn was very accommodating with a 'no job too small attitude'. I would have no hesitation in suggesting that Carolyn would be an ideal candidate to look after your house. Sincerely, Mark Dettman.

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Julie Parr (27/03/2013)

Carolyn Glass looked after my house and two cats for 4 weeks whilst I was overseas. Whilst I was away, she kept me constantly updated on how my cats were doing which made me feel very at ease and enabled me to have a stress-free holiday. I returned home to an absolutely spotless house & very happy pets. I cannot recommend her highly enough and will be calling on her services for any future holidays. Sally Campbell.

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Sal (23/01/2013)

To Whom it May Concern. Carolyn Glass has house and cat(s) minded for us fussy people in a large house. She has been very responsible with regard to what we asked and the notoriously fussy tortoishell cats have responded well to her, to the point where she can comb and brush and photograph them, not easy as they are not obliging. I really would like to reccomend her as a pleasnt, obliging and responsible house sitter and a caring cat lover. We have asked her to return and will continue to do so. Sue 0402 05 86 55

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