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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in Australia
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2023: 7May-2Mar2024 | 2024: 23Feb-12Mar | 24Mar-17Apr | 1Sep-26Nov
  • On a house-sit right now

Animal-loving professional couple

42, Cancer researcher

49, Cancer researcher

My partner Helen (49) and I (42) are an animal-loving, responsible couple, non-smokers. We are both cancer researchers and moved from Europe to Australia almost ten years ago to perform research into childhood cancer. We have just become proud Ozzie citizens :-). We LOVE animals. We had pets while living in Europe (rescue cats, dogs (Jack Russell, Airedale Terrier), rabbits) so we are used to having and taking care of animals. Helen has a lot of experience with rescue cats that had a rough start to life, and she has a lot of patience with animals that have trust issues. We have been pet sitting for over five years and this has given us ample experience with senior and deaf cats, packs of high-energy dogs and pets that suffer from anxiety/stress/OCD. We also took Petcloud's certified Pet Sitter Course (developed in collaboration with RSPCA, certificate in our attachments). I work full-time from home and am thus able to give your pets all the love and attention they deserve. We both enjoy swimming, going for walks and standup paddle boarding and would be happy to take your dogs with us (only if you would feel comfortable with that of course). We both like (NEED) to live in a clean house so we will definitely take good care of yours.

Police checks (NPC), the certificate for the Petcloud's certified Pet Minding Course and references (including Petcloud references) are added to our profile and are available upon request. References can also be found on our MindAHome, Pawshake and PetCloud accounts. We have liability insurance for pet sitting.

Reviews (15)
I can't acknowledge Klaartje and Helen enough for a brilliant house and dog sit. The love and care they took was exceptional and the communication exceptional, the result brilliant. It felt like I had my best friends looking after my home and doggy best friend. Our dog is sensitive and has past trauma, and the love, care and consideration was exceptional. Returning to a brilliantly clean and loved home was spectacular. So truly grateful to this beautiful couple. Thank you!!!
SUE (Thorneside QLD, Nov 2021 - 1 week 2 days)
Klaartje and Helen were absolutely amazing pet sitters, and we couldn't be more thankful that they were looking after our two cats and house while we travelled for 3.5 months. Their communication was very timely and friendly - we never lacked for updates or photos/videos on how our two cats were going. When we get home the house was immaculate, and the gardens/lawn had been looked after way beyond our expectations. Most importantly, Klaartje and Helen were brilliant with both our cats, ... MORE
HANNAH (Annerley QLD, Sep 2023 - 3 months 2 weeks)
Klaartje & Helen were amazing! We could not have asked for better house and pet sitters. Klaartje was so great at keeping us posted with regular updates on our dog Annie while we were away, and we so comfortable knowing she was in such great hands. And we returned to an immaculate house! Honestly couldn't recommend them highly enough.
KATE (Moorooka QLD, Aug 2022 - 1 week 6 days)
Klaartje and Helen deserve one million stars out of five... no, make that one TRILLION! They both radiate warmth and kindness, and we felt so instantly comfortable in their presence and at ease with leaving our home in their hands. They treated our pets like absolute royalty and cared for them through Brisbane's many storms, as well as the floods. We joked that the animals wouldn't want us to come home, because they were getting showered with so much love! Klaartje and Helen had fantastic ... MORE
MONIQUE AND LUKE (ANNERLEY QLD, Dec 2021 - 3 months)
Klaartje and Helen were fabulous. They took great care of our house and genuinely cared for our cats, providing regular updates for us. The house was left clean and tidy on their departure. We thoroughly recommend them.
PAUL (Upper Kedron QLD, Dec 2021 - 1 week 1 day)
Klaartje and Helen were fantastic. They were very comfortable around my three active dogs and had no issues in taking them for walks which they loved . The house and dogs were very well looked after and i definitely appreciated teh candid snaps i got of them on their adventures. Very highly recommended sitters.
CASEY (Carina Heights QLD, Nov 2021 - 3 days)
I cannot rate Klaartje and Helen highly enough - if I could give 10 stars, I would. They were such a delight to have in our home and look after our 20.5 year old cat, and they left our house even cleaner than when they arrived. It was the first time we used a house sitting service because our cat now needs tablets morning and evening, and she revelled in the wonderful attention given by Klaartje and Helen who sent us regular updates and photos. I highly recommend Klaartje and Helen to anyone ... MORE
MARGARET (Belmont Heights QLD, Jun 2021 - 1 week 1 day)
Klaartje & Helen......what a delightful kind caring and lovely to our fur babies House looked fantastic to walk back into when we got home Cannot recommend them high enough Any wonder they are in demand Thank you K & H you made leaving our babies so much easier
ROBI (Stafford QLD, May 2021 - One week)
I couldn't have left my home and animals in better care. One of my dogs became unwell and the girls went above and beyond to ensure he was well taken care off. My home was spotless upon our return even with all the bushfire dust. I would not hesitate to recommend the girls.
SIMONE (Stanwell Park NSW, Dec 2019 - 3weeks.)
Klaartje and Helen were absolutely amazing! Communication was second to none. From the beginning they made us feel at ease. Zeus absolutely adored them both. They sent us a number of photos over the few days, taking him for walks and lots of playing. They postponed an appointment because it was so hot and they didn't want to leave him. The house was absolutely spotless when we returned and Zeus even had a Christmas present under the tree from them! We simply could not have asked for more and ... MORE
NICK (Woronora NSW, Dec 2019 - 3 days)
Klaartje and Helen were the first housesitters we have used and they have set an incredibly high standard. Right from the start they were professional and warm. They ensured they had all the information needed to run the house and keep Mimi my spoilt cat happy. They kept us informed regularly while we were away handled various issues without fuss as they arose. We returned home to a sparkling clean house and maintained garden. After they left Mimi kept looking into their bedroom , disappointed ... MORE
JOANNE (Patonga NSW, Oct 2019 - 1 month 2 weeks)
Klaartje and Helen were perfect housesitters. They assiduously kept in touch with me about important mail, looked after my house beautifully and attended to my very difficult garden, even sending a photo of my Spring flowers. In addition they were delightful people whom I trusted completely. I can recommend them unreservedly and am happy to supply further details if necessary.
KATHRYN (Como NSW, Aug 2019 - 7 weeks)
Two fabulous people. On my return the house was spotless and the cats barely gave me the time of day. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who required a house sitter.
ALLISON (Little Bay NSW, Aug 2019 - 1 week 2 days)
Klaartje and Helen were wonderful house sitters! I could not recommend them enough. Our cat was absolutely smitten and we came home to a spotless house. I am already trying to book them for our next trip. klaartje and Helen were excellent communicators and supplier us with cat updates. Thank you again.
TESS (North Manly NSW, May 2019 - 3 days)
Klaartje and Helen looked after our home and cats as if it was their own. They were very professional, had all the relevant police checks, references and insurances in place and also provided a checklist for us to complete so that all little details about our cats and house was noted down before we left on our trip. They went out of their way to meet with us before we committed and then on the day of our departure they took time off work to collect the keys and fit in with our travel plans. ... MORE
RACHEL (Elanora Heights NSW, May 2019 - 3 weeks)
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