House and Pet Sitting
We take care of your house and pets while you’re away so you can truly relax, safe in the knowledge your home and animal family are all in good hands.
Free for some clients.
We can help simplify your travels…
It’s much easier to enjoy your time away from home when you know your house and pets are being taken care of by responsible, caring professionals.
Since 2015, we’ve taken care of over 60 animals in five countries and played approximately one gazillion games of fetch.
We’ve also taken care of every kind of house you can imagine – an overwater bungalow in Thailand, a 300 year old farmhouse in Italy, a luxury apartment on the French Côte d’Azure and even one very well-appointed garden shed in Tonga!
The more we housesit, the more we realise how important it is for people to have someone they trust in their homes while they’re away – even if they don’t have pets.
We have helped keep our clients homes and animals safe from all kinds of unexpected events, including bushfires, frozen pipes, earthquakes, storms flooding lounge rooms, cyclones and even one cyquake – an earthquake that hit in the middle of a cyclone while we were taking care of two anxious dogs!
Why choose us to take care of your home and pets?
As housesitters, we:
🐶 Stick with your pets’ usual routine as much as we can so they are as happy and stress-free as possible.
🐕🦺 Provide unlimited love, scratches and cuddles as well as lots of energy for walks and endless games of fetch.
🧹 Keep your house clean and tidy so you return to find it in the same condition as you left it (or better if possible!)
🌱 Water your plants and take care of your garden
🍲 Have a hot meal waiting for you when you walk in the door after a long journey home.
👷♀️ Manage contractors if you have ongoing work or repairs happening at home.
🏠. Take exceptional care of your home and belongings, always treating them as if they are our own.
📬 Send you photos of your mail so you can decide if something needs opening or attention.
🐔 Feel comfortable living in remote and unusual locations and have some experience caring for small farm animals.
📞 Communicate as much or as little as you like while you’re away
⚠️ Hold public liability and professional indemnity insurance in case of the unexpected.
👩💻 Work largely online so we can accept housesitting assignments almost anywhere (as long as there’s an internet connection!)
🚌. Travel in our tiny house on wheels so we can arrive before you leave to ensure an adequate handover. We can even stay in our bus instead of your house for the duration of the assignment if you prefer.
💰 Offer an upgraded service called Housesit Decluttering upon request. If you like, we can sell your unwanted items online while you’re away and turn your excess clutter into cash. Find out more about Housesit Decluttering here.
This service is free for some clients
We offer both our Housesitting and Housesit Decluttering as a free service for some clients, depending on your location, duration and the needs of your pet(s).
Every home and situation is different, so please get in touch with an outline of your travel dates and pet needs, as well as your phone number, and we’ll jump on a call.
What our clients say…
David made us over $1200 while we were on holiday in Perth! We were planning to move house in the following months and needed to get rid of some big items of furniture. Before we left, we documented together everything we wanted to get rid of then we hopped on a plane. While we were away having a relaxing break, David and Laura made sure the house was taken care of, the bins were put out, the mail came in and the outdoor furniture cushions were brought inside during a bad storm. They also sold all our unwanted items so we came home to find $1200 in cash sitting on the kitchen bench.
Katherine and Ben
Laura and David house sat for us in Tonga for a month. What made the event so commendable was that at the time we were living in a shed, prior to building our home, 20 kilometres from town in an isolated location with two dogs and two cats to care for.
Additionally, it was cyclone season, and a cyclone warning was issued for Tonga. Laura and David took the impending disaster in their stride and before the weather picked up, they evacuated themselves and our dogs and cats to a far more sturdy location to wait out the cyclone.
We were most fortunate to have David and Laura so willingly undertake the task of caring for our home/shed and our pets and will always be grateful to them for their friendship, honesty and dedication to the task at hand. It was such a comfort coming back home, after such a concerning time, knowing that our property and pets had been so well cared for and loved.
We cannot recommend David and Laura highly enough to any prospective couples, or families requiring house/pet sitters.
The first time we met them was when they came to housesit for us but they’ve since become friends. Over the years we’ve known David and Laura to be a very gracious, honest and friendly couple who are a pleasure to be with.
Karen and Mal
I can confirm that Laura and David have looked after our 2 dogs, Harley and Max, on 3 separate occasions while we lived in Tonga. They stayed in our house, on each occasion, while we holidayed abroad. We were delighted with the care they took of both our dogs and of our house.
While Laura and David were pet/house sitting for us, we could truly relax, knowing that our precious boys were in capable hands. Harley has epilepsy and regular seizures, but we knew Laura and David could care for him. Max is very shy with strangers, but soon took to both Laura and David – and that’s unusual for him (Max – not David!) and serves as a recommendation all on its own.
Laura and David are fun, friendly and compassionate people. They are also trustworthy, reliable, clean and tidy. Our dogs were walked,c uddled, groomed and hadr egular 1:1 play times, and they emailed photos to let us know they were happy while we were away.
I have no hesitation in recommending Laura and David as pet/house sitters and would definitely use them again myself.
Julie and David
Laura and David were brilliant! We clicked immediately via Skype before they arrived and they kept us informed of their travel plans all along until they arrived. We were away for three months and they couldn’t have been better ‘sitters,’ as they kept in contact with us through the whole period. They looked after everything wonderfully and left the house clean and tidy and just as we’d left it. Even our dogs Foxy and Spas missed them; so we know they did a great job as they’re harsh critics! We have remained friends since which is lovely. A charming, fun, considerate and very competent couple; who we’d recommend with out hesitation to anyone, anywhere as house sitters.
Laura Maya and David house sat for us in our home (Casa Tersalle) in Umbria, Italy from 7 December 2014 to 31January 2015 while we were away in New Zealand for two months. They stayed in our holiday letting apartment and looked after that, our apartment and our cat ‘Pip’ during our time away. We found them to be honest, trustworthy and reliable. They kept the property in good order and left it in a clean and tidy state when they left. Pip got lots of attention and love and was well cared for in our absence. They communicated with us regularly during that time and we felt completely free to enjoy our holiday knowing that our home was in their hands.
During the ‘orientation’ week before we left and the week we spent together after we returned, we found them to be enjoyable and interesting company. We would be happy to have them back as house sitters on some future occasion and would have no hesitation in recommending them to others looking for house sitters. We would be happy to be contacted for any further information.
Rob and Jane
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