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5 STAR Pet And Home Sitter

50,

Hi I’m Deb!

And welcome to 'Happy Tales'! Pet and Home Sitting Service!

It would bring me joy to be able to pet sit and/or house sit for you!

A country girl originally from a cattle station in the remote Northern Territory Outback, I have been blessed; surrounded by the magnificent outdoors! and animals!!

I am now 50 and have been Pet and Homesitting for many years and I adore it!! A professional pet and home sitter with a genuinely special connection to furry friends of all breeds and ages particularly those with specific medical needs.

At 'Happy Tales' you are quaranteed a professional pet and/or home sitting service including communication while you are on vacay via photos/videos; all arrangements detailed before your sit begins and meeting your pet(s) and or ‘home’ in advance; just a few of the services you can expect at 'Happy Tales'.

'Happy Tales' assures that you, the owner/s, will feel comfortable whilst you are away; that you will return to a very happy pet and/or home and an immaculate house (offering add on services eg home cleaning, mowing, weeding, ironing and other tasks, if you'd like them completed during your sit).

I am an extremely respectful, reliable, sincere and grateful pet and home sitter. Also quiet, clean and extremely house proud and active and responsible.

Incredibly grateful for housesits in the NT, Nth QLD, WA, Toowoomba, VIC, NSW, SA and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts and in Brisbane, looking after beautiful homes, pets, plants and all that is/are the owner's pride & joy!

I’m more than happy to provide you with further references, police clearance and ID as requested.

I welcome you to message or call me and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Reviews..(see profile MindaHome)

*Review by Summer
Coolum Beach, QLD.
SIT DATE February 2024

Deb is a very reliable, thoughtful and communicative sitter. We return to our property being even cleaner than when we left it! Our dog was settled and happy upon our return. I have recommended Deb to several of my friends who enquired about using sitters for their own homes. If you get Deb, you’re super lucky!! She’s a star!!

*Review by Hannah
Torrens Park, South Australia (22 Sep - 3 Oct)
Deb is worth more than 5 stars !! What a wonderful woman. My Rupert seemed completely at ease with her . She looked after our place as if it was her own . I highly highly recommend her. If you can get her to look after your home you are extremely lucky.

*Review by Karen
Para Hills, South Australia (16 Sep - 23 Sep)
Deb looked after my house, bird's chickens and fish for one week whilst I was away. I never got to meet her but my gut feeling was that she suited my house sit. I can highly recommend her she did an amazing job. Above and beyond my expectations. She cared for my bird's chickens and fish with the utmost care 100% happy with the job she did. Deb left my home cleaner than l handed over to her.. I am very greatful to her for her care. .She watered my plants and cleaned up my chicken poo off the lawn without any instructions.
Very greatful to her thanks Deb.
Regards Karen

*Review by Rachel - Spearwood WA
SIT DATE : May - August 2023
Deb looked after my home and pups for 10 weeks after she agreed to stay on an extra 5 weeks when I decided to extend my holiday. My dear old dog was loved and cared for with genuine affection by Deb! He has recently had cancer so of course I was worried to leave him, but immediately upon meeting Deb, I knew he was in kind hands that would look after him properly. Deb communicated well, navigated multiple arrangements with my former partner to share visits with my pup, looked after my house and was in general a superstar both in terms of a Housesitter and a person. I felt complete comfort and trust with Deb and for good reason! My dog adored her and my house was a dream to come home to. I highly recommend Deb and will seek her out next time I holiday.

*Review by Ula - Ashby WA
SIT DATE: April 2023 - 4 days
We had such a good time away knowing our furry babies were with Deb. They were walked, fed, cuddled and happy. Deb sent us regular pictures and videos that helped us relax knowing they were well cared for. The house was immaculate when we came back too. If you're thinking of getting Deb as your house sitter, look no more. We will definitely have her back anytime.
Best skills:Pets well cared for, Followed instructions, Home neat and clean, Maintained garden, Punctual, Resourceful.

*Review by Renai - Wavell Heights
February 28, 7:12 am
Deb was a joy to have look after my babies. My pups were happy and content and Deb was amazing, leaving my home cleaner than when she walked in. Daily updates and fun videos of the pups. Would have Deb back in a second. Highly recommended.

*Review by Jessica - Red Hill QLD.
(25 January- February 5 2023)
Pet well cared for.
Followed instructions.
Home neat and clean.
Punctual Resourceful .
Deb is like a fairy godmother. She took excellent care of our home and our cat Percy while we were on our honeymoon. She sent us Percy updates every other day, and we could tell from the videos and photos Deb sent that Percy trusted and adored her. Deb brought in our mail and left the house absolutely spotless. Shane, Percy and I so appreciate everything you have done for us, Deb, and look forward to welcoming you back into our home in the future. "

*Review by Laura & Mark
Miami Gold Coast
(18 August - 29 September 2022)
We met Deb the morning we were going away and knew straight away our dogs would be loved and cared for. It made our holiday feeling completely comfortable with Deb looking after Hugo & Gracie - they absolutely loved her. The house was spotless when we came back and Deb kept us up to date with photos and videos every few days - have already booked Deb again for next year :)

*Review by Olga
Wynnum, Queensland
(6-10May 2022)
What can I say about Debbie - she is amazing. Our cat Harry was well looked after and our house was lovely & clean when we got home. She sent me a few pics of our happy boy and was very communicative with us. Thanks Deb x

*Review by Helen
Carindale, Queensland
(7-23 April 2022)
Debbie was an amazing Housesitter. Our dogs were very well looked after and I think were disappointed to see us home although it was the middle of the night. Debbie kept us informed with messages and photos whilst we were away. The house was spotless on our return and Debbie had managed to introduce herself to several of our neighbours. I would love to have her house sit for us every time we go away.

*Review by Mikaela
Norman, Queensland
25 November'21-16 January'22
Rating:
Debbie did an amazing job and would highly recommend her!

*Review by Jasmyn
Mount Gravatt East, Queensland
(3-5 November'21)
Thank you for looking after our babies and cleaning the house Debbie. It was so nice not having to stress about cleaning before leaving and even better coming home to a clean house.
Jasmyn and Tim

*Review by Mary
Ferny Grove, Queensland
(7 Nov - 20 Nov 2021)
Written on:November 21, 12:54 pm
We had Debbie housesit and care for our two working dogs for two weeks (just past). This was the first time we had come across Debbie and the care she demonstrated to importantly our fur babies and also house exceeded our expectations in every way. The bond Debbie established with our dogs was evident from the start and.it was clear from the regular updates that they had a lot of fun, love and great care. My Kelpie was so sad to see Debbie leave, it was evident both dogs were well cared for.
Highly recommend Debbie. We are so very appreciative and thankful for Debbie's fun engagement, professionalism and strong communication. It made our holiday enjoyable knowing our dogs (and house) were in safe and capable hands.

Review by Jai
Cannon Hill, Queensland
(29 May - 13 June '21)
Rating:
Debbie was an exceptional house sitter!! Debbie's meticulous and detailed care of my home and my pets was truly premium.
My home was glowing both times after Debbie's sit. And my babies (x2 dogs and a turtle)... Debbie should be charging for the care she offers. I would pay for it..100%
A true gem, you wont be disappointed. If you haven't booked Deb yet, you don't know what you're missing out on.

* Review by Margo and Charles
Ashgrove, Queensland
(25 Jun - 2 Jul)
Debbie was just sensational, best-ever! From get-go, Debbie was totally delightful, communication was easy and timely. On meeting, it was a match made in heaven - our lot (big, re-homed, spoilt) fell madly in love with her. Given her natural affinity, high level of engagement and easy and confident interactions, I think they felt the same. She was very comfortable with dogs. We knew our dogs would be safe and loved. Debbie gave them loads of cuddles, took them out for daily walks and made sure they didn't get away with anything. On top of the lovely feeling of going away knowing our dogs were in capable hands, we came home to neat and tidy house. Should the stars align, we would have Debbie back again, in a second and without doubt! My advice: snap her up quickly! She's a superstar, can't get better..... :-)

" Peter - Doolandella QLD -
Deb was a wonderful house sitter for both our home and 2 dogs. On our return the house inside and outside was immaculate and the puppies were well cared for. It was amazing how quick and easy it was for the dogs to bond with Deb and she kept us updated with messages and photo's so we could enjoy our holiday without worrying about them. We look forward to using her services in the future and have no hesitation in recommending her to house sit your home and pets.
Best skills:Pets well cared for, Followed instructions, Home neat and clean, Maintained garden, Punctual, Resourceful"

Reviews (36)
Deb has been wonderful looking after our cheeky pup and our beautiful home. She kept us up to date and gave us confidence that everything was ok. We will definitely use Deb in the future.
 
CHRISTINA (BUNYA QLD, Feb 2024 - 5 nights)
It was an absolute pleasure to have Deb house sit. Loved receiving pictures and videos of our cat and came home to a happy cat, clean home and she even folded the laundry that we left on the line for us. Thanks Deb!
 
BIANCA (Chapel Hill QLD, Feb 2024 - 2 nights)
You are both so welcome! Loved my stay and chill time with your gorgeous girl 🐾🌸
Amazing house sitter. Who looked after our home, garden and pets as if they were her own. Would recommend Deb to anyone. Amazing communication and great skills with both our nervous young dog and elderly cat.
 
GRAINNE (Balmoral QLD, Dec 2023 - 4 weeks)
We absolutely loved having Deb look after our house and our naughty labrador. Deb arranged a meet and greet before the sit, and it was immediately obvious that she loved dogs and would take great care of our boy who has some special medical needs. Our house was immaculate when we returned and I couldn’t have asked for more. Highly recommend Deb, we’ll have her back in a heartbeat.
 
EMMA (Mcdowall QLD, Dec 2023 - 1 week 1 night)
Aaaww Thankyou so much you guys!! Naughty he is yet absolutely adorable! Thankyou for having me!🐾
Deb housesat for me for about 4 days and looked after my dog Hazel. The house was left in clean and tidy condition and Hazel was happy and cared for.. thanks Deb
 
JACQUI (ZILLMERE QLD, Nov 2023 - 3 nights)
Deb was fantastic!! We went away for a weekend and had no worries whatsoever about our home or the dogs. We received photos and videos and even she even got followed up on dodgy instructions from us. Very thorough and easy to deal with. We were welcomed home to a cleaner home than when we left, a beautiful card and chocolate, washed linen and happy dogs. Couldn’t have asked for anything else! Thanks Deb
 
LUKE (East Ipswich QLD, Nov 2023 - 3 nights)
Aaaww Thankyou!! And you are both so welcome! Have a fabulous festive season! Stay safe out there🎄🙏🐾🐾
Deb from Happy Tales is a true professional with a genuinely special connection to furry friends. Our black lab Taika had a fantastic month in Deb's care whilst we were away in Europe. Excellent communication to arrange everything prior including a video call to meet our pet in advance. Happy Tales helped us feel at ease whilst we were away and we came back to a very happy pup with a wagging tale and an immaculate house. Highly recommend Happy Tales for future house and pet sits. Deb is ... MORE
 
KRIS (East Brisbane QLD, Oct 2023 - 4 weeks)
Grateful and humbled. Thankyou both so much! Taika’s wonderful loving nature is absolutely infectious! Loved my visit!🐾
Well, what can I not say about the wonderful Deb? Deb took care of our girls as well as our home for just over 3 weeks. We were updated regularly with wonderful videos and gorgeous photos from Deb who reassured us that all was well whilst we were away. We spoke to Deb over the phone and then met her in person a couple of weeks before the sit and both times, we felt so at ease. We left a rather big list of jobs to handle which Deb managed with ease. Whilst we were away, we did not ... MORE
 
SHARON (Baldivis WA, Apr 2023 - 3 weeks)
Dear Sharon&Chris… ‘Happy Maggie’ & ‘Bouncy Bronte’…. Thankyou x You are pure kindness wrapped up in a whole lot of love! Blessed am I to have been given the gift of housesitting your adorable girls🐾🐾 It’s absolutely why I have loved doing what I do for all these years! 🦋
Deb was so amazing, I can see now why she is booked solid. Deb made the time to come and meet me beforehand, she communicated a lot of pics and videos so I could relax and not worry and my place was so well cared for, better than when I left it actually. If you are lucky enough to have Deb reply, she is the one you want! Thank you Deb, appreciative beyond words.
 
CASS (Leederville WA, Apr 2023 - 3 days)
Deb was an absolute pleasure to work with great communication from day one. Her care for Hudson was wonderful with daily pics sent to us showing him very relaxed and happy. The house was immaculate when we returned, I would highly recommend Deb to anyone looking for a kind reliable sitter.
 
PAUL & ANDREA (Ormiston QLD, Feb 2023 - 6 days)
Thankyou so much Andrea&Paul...Absolutely loved my time with your boy
So grateful Deb could house sit for me. I had a bunch of last minute changes to my plans and was lucky to get her. She did an amazing job with my two staffies, the house was cleaner than when I left, and she sent me update pics while I was away. Can't recommend her enough! Thanks so much Deb!!
 
PEITA (Wynnum QLD, Feb 2023 - 4 days)
Aaaww Thankyou Pieta..your girls and beautiful home made it a wonderful few days
Deb was fabulous- trustworthy and reliable. She looked after my boys Rufus and Winston so well and kept me updated with photos. The boys clearly loved her. The house was immaculate when I returned home.
 
KATE (Mount Gravatt QLD, Jan 2023 - 5 days)
Thankyou Kate�A housesit I will be forever grateful. Joyful and loving energy �
We recently had Deb look after our house and our cat Tommy. We were impressed with Deb's communication skills right from the start. We had a coffee and Tommy immediately snuggled up to Deb and then climbed on her lap. That was a great start. Our house was immaculate when we returned home and Tommy was a happy boy. Our plants were well cared for. In our books, that was a perfect house sit! We would highly recommend Deb if you are looking for a house sitter. We have already booked ... MORE
 
KAYE (Chermside West QLD, Jan 2023 - 1 week)
Thankyou so much Kaye&Ross&Tommy.. I'll see you in a few weeks
What can I say..! Deb had made this whole process seamless and so enjoyable, my mind was at ease the whole time Deb was looking after our two fur babies (cat & dog) and home, she provided daily updates which I absolutely loved, and our home was immaculate upon returning A genuine heart of gold, I'm so lucky and thankful I was able to connect with this wonderful lady and will definitely rebook (with plenty notice) for any future getaways, Miss Alba and Mr Angus would love to have Deb back ... MORE
 
LISA (Nudgee QLD, Jan 2023 - 4 days)
Oh Thankyou Lisa! An incredible host! �
Deb is amazing!!! I felt comfortable with Deb from the start. She has a beautiful nature and Chai took to her immediately. I got constant updates and photos of Chai while was away and came home to a beautifully clean house. Deb I hope Chai & I am lucky enough to see you again x
 
ELLE (Coorparoo QLD, Dec 2022 - 1 week 1 day)
Thankyou so much Elle x
Deb has sat for us before....thats says it all I think!!
 
PETER (Taromeo/Blackbutt QLD, Jul 2022 - January 2022 - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Oh Thankyou so much Peter & Gail...always grateful and blessed when spending time with 'Miss Daisy' at your beautiful 'country' escape!!
Debbie was a truly wonderful house and pet sitter. Her capable, professional manner and happy demeanour put our minds completely at ease from the first meeting with us and our quirky senior pup. She looked after him with love and a great sense of fun too, making sure he had great walks and playtime. Communication was excellent throughout, from confirmation of the sit through to our return from holiday. The regular photos and video updates sent via What's App, showed that our boy was extremely ... MORE
 
SHEENA (Balmoral QLD, Jun 2022 - 2 months 1 week)
Thankyou so much xx
We have been so incredibly fortunate to have had such an amazing housesitter in Deb! Wonderful communication throughout the process and we arrived home to our pets and our home in better condition than when we left!! We have now found a life long friend in Deb!! We could not recommend her highly enough!! Thanks so very much Deb!! ❤️
 
LEANNE (Ferny Grove QLD, May 2022 - 4 weeks)
You are so very welcome! Friends for life indeed So grateful and appreciative of your kindness and generosity�
Debbie was a wonderful house sitter. We got regular updates and photos of the pets and the house was spotless when we returned. Very reliable and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Deb for a house sit.
 
PETRINA (Carindale QLD, Apr 2022 - 5 days)
Thankyou so much....loved housesitting for you
Deb was fantastic! Great communication with regular updates and photos of the dogs. House was immaculate on our return. Great first experience using this service. No hesitation whatsoever on recommending Deb for your house. Would happily engage her again.
 
PETE (EAST TOOWOOMBA QLD, Mar 2022 - 4 weeks)
Thankyou so much Pete&Cathy. Grateful and humbled I was able to housesit and care for C&K
No rating Thank you for your kind words. I am the one to sing the praises! The house was immaculate, the dogs were happy and I was very relaxed knowing you were in control of every thing. If any one is looking for a special person to mind their house and look after pets, Deb is the lady. Great communication and so easy to relate too Will certainly ask Deb to come again.
SUZANNE (Noosa Heads QLD, Jan 2022 - 3 days 7-10 April)
We had never done anything like this before and this site was recommended to us by friends. We were lucky enough to have Deb come and look after the house and cats. Deb kept us well informed and sent photos etc and also did a facetime call for us both before and during the sit. It put our minds at ease and we knew everything was being well taken care of. When we got home the house was spotless and the cats were happy! Would recommend Deb 100% and will use her again if timing works around her ... MORE
 
DALLAS (Aroona QLD, Dec 2021 - 1 week 3 days)
Thankyou so much! Humbled and grateful. I loved housesitting for you and I'm so glad I could care for Blaze and Sunshine
An absolute delight to have had Deb house sit and care for our two poodles. Deb went above and beyond with her care and attention to all their needs. Deb kept us updated with cute photos of our very happy fur babies while we were away and we came home to a very happy pair and a wonderful clean house! Thanks and gratitude all too Deb, we were truly blessed to have her be available to sit for us and certainly hope she will be able to on future trips.
 
MIA (Carindale QLD, Nov 2021 - 2 days)
Thankyou so much Mia. Humbled and grateful
Deb was amazing. Felt comfortable leaving our puppy (our 1st time away from her) & home with her. Deb sent us updates on our fur baby & my house was lovely & clean when we got home. Highly recommend her ☺️
 
LAURALEE (Parkwood QLD, Nov 2021 - 3 days)
Outstanding care, second to none! We are so thankful for Deb, she was available last minute, took time to first meet Hugo and kept up with great communication the entire time. When we returned home Hugo was so calm and happy that we just knew he had been loved by her like we love him. The house was cleaner than we left it, organised and tidy (and smelled amazing). Big thanks to you Deb! Let me know if you're free over xmas!
 
KAYLA (Aspley QLD, Nov 2021 - 3 day)
Debbie was absolutely amazing. Cared for our pups and house like they were her own. Koda and Kooga kept looking for Debbie after she was gone :-(. Would highly recommend Debbie and will be using her next time.
 
DANETTE (Brisbane QLD, Oct 2021 - 3 days)
Deb was a great sitter. We came home to a beautifully clean house and a cat that had obviously been spoilt....went around the house meowing for Deb for two days!! Plants very healthy as well. All in all an excellent experience. Would we have her to do it again...sure would and in fact we already have her booked for another sit!!
 
PETER (Upper Mt Gravatt QLD, Oct 2021 - 2 weeks 1 day - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
No rating Thanks Debbie, you did a wonderful job on looking after our home and our beautiful boy "arrow" looking forward to see you again your a life saver x
SUE (Camp Hill QLD, Oct 2021 - 4 days)
Deb really took care of our pets and home. Great communication before and during our holiday, and put us at ease while we were away.. Highly recommended.
 
MAXINE (Mackenzie QLD, Sep 2021 - 5 days)
Maxine and Mark and their boys were the perfect hosts! Their fur babies were just adorable! Thankyou and grateful to have been able to care for their pets and lovely home
Debbie looked after our house and 2 elderly cats for 4 weeks. Was excellent and informative,house was cleaner than we left it . And garden was well looked after,No hesitation getting her back,and no trouble recommending to other poeple.
 
KAREN (Keperra QLD, Aug 2021 - 4 weeks)
Thankyou so much Karen&Tony. Very grateful and humbled. Chels and Pocket were so wonderful to spend time with and I loved it at your home. And Karen Thankyou so much for your thoughtfulness and generosity with helping you at the laundromat☺️
Debbie was an incredible sitter. Due to my work I had to change dates last minute, she was incredibly understanding and flexible which filled me with comfort. She did an amazing job looking after my place and went above and beyond to make sure everything was looked after and clean. My house was cleaner when I returned after Debbie graciously looked after it. I would definitely recommend Debbie to anybody, she took fantastic care of my place and communicated with me throughout to ensure I ... MORE
 
EMILY (Corinda QLD, Jul 2021 - 1 month 2 weeks)
We were so fortunate to have found such a wonderful house sitter such a Deb. Our pets and home were looked after so beautifully, It was such a relief not to put Alfie and Darcy into kennels for the time we were away. They were able to stay in their own environment where Deb made them feel safe and loved. I have no hesitation in recommended Deb to anyone who would like a house sitter.
 
MARY (Petrie QLD, Jun 2021 - 2 weeks)
Thankyou so much...so very grateful. Deb.
Debbie was the perfect sitter for us. Understood our needs and did not hesitate to contact us if she had any concerns about our fur babies or the house. Cats were well cared for and left the house clean and looking great. Thankyou so much! Look forward to having you sit for us again.
 
JULIE (Deagon 4017 QLD, May 2021 - 3 weeks)
Debbie was brilliant. We were delighted to have her in our home. Kind, caring and thoughtful - our home was immaculate when we returned, and our fur and feathered friends hardly noticed we were away. Thank you Debbie.
 
JAN (Mudgeeraba QLD, Dec 2020 - 7 days)
The best house sitter we have ever had, sadly she is no longer in Alice otherwise she would be our fist choice every time. Has also sat for fiends of ours and all have been delighted.
 
KAREN (Alice Springs NT, Dec 2018 - 2 weeks 4 days)
Aaaww Thankyou Karen! Hope all is Gr8 with you & Allistair & the kids and family in UK especially, are doing well. Have a lovely weekend! Debbie
Deb was the most perfect sitter. We came home to a very clean house and everything that was used was replaced. We would welcome Deb back at any time and would highly recommend her to anyone else Deb Thank you x
 
JODIE & EMIL (Burpengary QLD, Oct 2018 - 1 week 2 days)
 
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