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Preferred locations
Hunter Valley, North Coast

Additional Info
References available, Police check available, Non smoker, Experience with Domestic Animals


Hi, I'm Paul and I am now retired after finishing my career as a Town Planner working in Local Government. My wife (Janet) is currently working as a Teacher’s Aide. We own our home and have lived on the beautiful Sunshine Coast for 20 years after living in Melbourne, however we love to travel and experience new places! Our 3 children have grown up and have moved on to live in other parts of Australia.

We have had 2 dogs, a Cocker Spaniel (Bella) and an Australian Terrier (Ziggy). Bella lived to 13 years and Ziggy to 11 years. Ziggy only passed away in late 2018. We both shared the “doggy duties” of daily walking, feeding and medicating. We also had a cat (Maisie) who lived lived to the very old age of 21. We like to do house siting as it provides us the opportunity to care and have the company of animals and to help home owners have the peace of mind that their pets and home will be well cared for while they are away.

We have done many house sits in the past few years in different parts of Australia. We have looked after cats, dogs, chooks, birds and other fury animals. Part of the house sitting duties, of course, involves keeping the host's home and garden neat and tidy. We have used house sitters ourselves to look after our pets and home when we have taken a holiday in recent years.

We are house and garden proud and understand what is required to take care of your home and your pets.
We are both non-smokers. References are available on this site for you to read . A Police check and other references can be supplied upon request.
Looking forward to hearing from you!


Paul and Janet took care of dog Strike for four days earlier this month.. Paul and Janet were both very friendly, courteous and took care of Strike and our house. It was very clean when we returned! They both asked lots of questions and were very thorough which was great. I would highly recommend them again!

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Richard Struthers (22/07/2019)

Paul and Janet took care of our cats, chicken and elderly dog for 3 weeks as well as our garden. Paul and Janet were friendly, professional and took care of our pets and home beautifully. They both asked lots of questions before the pet sit, sent us updates and photos while we were away and we came home to happy pets and a very clean house. As we had never organised a house sitter before we were a bit nervous but we were very comfortable with Paul and Janet. I have no hesitation recommending Paul and Janet!

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Donna Rojas (03/05/2019)

Paul and Janet looked after our two young, needy, energetic cats while we were on holiday last week. As we live in Sydney we didn't get a chance to meet Paul and Janet face to face but had a few conversations over the phone before we left and it was very evident even over the phone that our cats would be in great hands. Paul was very thorough with his questions and clearly has a lot a of experience with cats! We left to go on holiday feeling very relaxed that our home and kitties were in the best hands and Paul and Janet didn't disappoint. During our trip they kept in touch over the phone and email with photos of the cats who looked like they didn't even know we had left. We came back to a home that was more spotless than when we left and to two extremely chilled out, very fluffy cats who had clearly had clearly been very very well looked after. I have been using housesitter's for over 3 years and Paul and Janet are up there with the best experiences we have had to date, I would highly recommend them to other pet owners!

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Karen - Williamstown, VIC (25/06/2018)

1st time we used happyhousesitters and were lucky enough to have Paul and Janet look after our house and pets whilst we were away for 5 weeks. They did a great job looking after chooks, pidgeons and dog. The house was clean, the dog bathed and house as we left it. Can’t recommend them more highly.

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