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Caring and trusted house sitter

65, Retired

I understand the care and trust required for someone minding your home and pets. I have been house sitting since December 2015 and previously enjoyed house/pet sitting for friends in Melbourne, Cairns and Alice Springs.

Show me your pets and home or garden routine and requirements and I will happily care for them while your away.
I am a non smoker and active, love walking and exploring new areas.

This is what previous house sit owners have said (please also refer to endorsements from Aussie House Sitter home owners):

"Dawn and John housesat for us over the period of 7 weeks during June July 2017.
We had a few meetings prior to the housesitting period and I warmed to them both immediately.
They are a lovely couple who we were happy to have in our house.
Our pets (2 inside cats, a boisterous Labrador, goldfish and a handful of chooks) were very well looked after.
I was very happy to receive photos of our pets that Dawn sent to me while we were on holiday.
They even did some weeding in our garden....thank you so much!
We would highly recommend Dawn and John as house sitters."

J and I, Rosebud, Jun/Jul 2017

"Dawn and John house-sat for us from April to June 2017. They were at our house in the Dandenong Ranges for almost 6 weeks. During that time, they took exemplary care of our two dogs and our chickens. One of our dogs was only 11 months old, needed regular exercise, and continued work with training. Dawn and John walked her at least once per day and, on many days, more than once. They also cared for our much older dog who is nearly 15 years old and beginning to display health issues. Both dogs were very settled on our return and extremely well looked after. When we arrived back from our trip, it was as though the house hadn't been lived in as it was left just as we had left it. Dawn and John cleaned inside, leaving the house immaculate and completed maintenance around the garden. Their care of our animals and our house gave us a peace of mind that ensured we could enjoy our trip away. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dawn and John for future house sitting opportunities and we both felt very lucky to have found them".

CW and SW, Cockatoo May/June 2017

"We returned after five days away to a lovely clean home, a relaxed happy cat and beautifully watered plants. We would throughly recommend Dawn and John for their reliability and professionalism and hope to book them for another house/pet sit in the future.

JL Redhill Jan 2017 "

"Dawn was a pleasure to deal with, on time, tidy and a lovely person who looked after our house and cat like it was their own.
I recommend her and will use her again if she is ever available again.

Sean Malvern East Jun 2016"

"John & Dawn recently took care of our animals & house while we were away for a few weeks. They took fantastic care of both our pets and home. One of our pets needed veterinary care whilst we were gone, they took care of everything and communicated with us through out. I cannot thank them enough for all their help. Our cats were very relaxed and look like they received lots of cuddles & care. I highly recommend them as a reliable, trustworthy and genuine couple. I would not hesitate to use them again.

LC Skye,Victoria April 2016"

"Sookie, my 5 year old Miniature Schnauzer fell in love with Dawn and John when they looked after her and my house. This is VERY HIGH PRAISE from Sookie, as she is usually scared of strangers.
Dawn and John left my house and garden tidier than they had found it. I would be very pleased to recommend this couple. I was so pleased I have booked them for two more sits.

LH Rosebud, Victoria March 2016"

"John and Dawn recently minded our home in Singapore while we were away for 3 weeks in December/January 2015/16. We were extremely happy with the way everything went. John and Dawn are experienced world travellers, which made their arrival in Singapore problem-free. They immediately put us at ease with their easy-going personalities as they bonded with our dogs Bentley and Henri. They were patient and calm with Henri, who was only 4 months old. They continued to help potty train him, administered medicine, and endured early morning walks. Both Henri and Bentley enjoyed their time with Dawn and John.

While we were away, we were advised regularly with messages, cute stories, and pictures of how things were going with our dogs. Our condo was absolutely spotless on our return to Singapore. Our dogs had been very well looked after and loved. Fantastic!

We have no hesitation in recommending Dawn and John as house sitters and certainly we would ask them back again if they were ever interested in returning to Singapore. This was a great experience for us to be able to leave Henri and Bentley in such capable and caring hands. We believe John and Dawn to be a very dependable, honest and caring people, who genuinely love dogs.
John and Dawn come highly recommended!

LL Singapore Dec/Jan 2016"

"We have had the pleasure of Dawn taking care of our feathered & furry family while we went away on a number of occasions, we have always arrived home to a well cared for home & animals. I highly recommend both John & Dawn, I have known them for over 20 years & find them capable, loving & caring.

SR Fingal, Victoria, Mar 2016/17/18 and prior dates"

"Dawn looked after my house and Airbnb guests in Cairns over a 3 week period in August 2014. She did a wonderful job of keeping it clean and making sure the guests were happy and well looked after. She also watered plants and maintained the garden and I am very grateful to have had Dawn help me out. She is reliable and trustworthy and I can highly recommend her as a housesitter..

JH Cairns, Aug 2014"

Reviews (31)
Recently Dawn came to our home to house sit and look after our border collie for us. From start to finish Dawn was an absolute delight. We returned home to an immaculate house and our puppy was well looked after while we were gone. I would have no hesitation in reccommending Dawn for future house sits.
KELLY (Redlynch QLD QLD, Jun 2023 - 9 days)
Thank you Dawn for taking such good care of our home, dogs & garden.
KIRSTY (Yorkeys Knob QLD, Sep 2023 - 14 days)
Dawn is a fantastic house and dog sitter. Easy to communicate with and attentive to the house rules and the needs of my nervous rescue dog who took to her straight away. Highly recommend.
SOPHIA (Cairns QLD, Jul 2023 - 3 days)
Dawn is a very knowledgeable and experienced house and pet sitter. It was lovely to come home from my holiday and everything was fabulous. My English Springer Spaniel was well cared for, the garden watered etc. Dawn was easy to communicate with prior and during the sit. I would confidently recommend Dawn for a house and Pet sit, and she is welcome back to Bicheno anytime. Thank you.
LYN (Bicheno TAS, Jan 2023 - 4 days)
Dawn is a lovely friendly person who came to house sit for us in Torquay. For four weeks. When we met Dawn prior to the Housesit we could see that our dogs had taken to her instantly. A very good sign. While we were away we were in regular contact with Dawn and she supplied photos of our dogs which was great. Our house was well cared for too. There had been some hot weather while we were away and unfortunately some of the plants in the raised garden beds on the balcony were struggling ... MORE
SHIRLEY (Torquay VIC, Dec 2022 - 4 weeks)
Thanks Shirley It was a pleasure looking after your home and dogs. I'm so glad the balcony plants have recovered quickly. The extreme winds and heat were certainly a challenge for them. I'm sure you have sorted out the dogs getting into them! best wishes Dawn
Dawn looked after our home and pets for 10 days in October. We got to know her a little a bit before we left for our trip, and found her to be a very kind, adventurous and warm person. We immediately had full confidence if her talking care of things while we were away, and came home to a spotless house and happy pets. Our Kelpie X Border Collie Taika particularly enjoyed all of the long daily walks she took him on - he hasn't had quite as much exercise since she left! Dawn is a lovely soul who ... MORE
LUCY (Kallista VIC, Sep 2022 - 1 week 3 days)
Dawn is a lovely lady. We had her looking after our two dogs one Staffie and one dash hound for 10 days when we went to Hawaii. Our dogs are a bit special but she had no problems caring and looking after them, she was great! We came back to two happy dogs and a clean home. We will have her again anytime and recommend her 100%. Thank you Dawn!
CAROLINE (Kewarra Beach QLD, Apr 2022 - 10 days)
Dawn and John, where wonderful, They looked after Abbie my 6 year old Mainecoon cat and house. Abbie was so happy and relaxed when I got home, and the house was kept beautifully. I would highly recommend this great couple. Even kept up great communication and photos.
VERITY ROBERTS (Rye VIC, Jul 2020 - 5 Weeks)
Dawn was very reassuring that she would have everything under control. Very easy to communicate with and accommodating of all the requirements. The house was found spotless on our return with a very content cat and dog. Would recommend Dawn highly for any future babysitting roles. KInd Regards Rachel
RACHEL (Ashwood VIC, Dec 2019 - 2 nights)
Hi Dawn & John, We hope you have good memories of your Japan trip and are enjoying Australia once again. Many thanks for your interest in our search for a house/dog sitter last March. Unfortunately we sadly lost our 12 year old Sheba last November and it is taking a bit of adjusting. We appreciated your communications and we wish you all the very best for 2020 and beyond
JOHN (Seaford VIC, Mar 2019)
No rating Dawn and John had 10 weeks minding our two dogs and house while we were overseas, and they were amazing sitters. The long-haired dogs needed daily grooming and lots of loving, and when we returned they were immaculate and happy, and so were the house and grounds. They sent regular updates and photos and I would not hesitate to recommend them. In fact we have them booked for three more trips until 2020!
GWYNN AND CORY (Mount Eliza VIC, Jun 2018)
Hi! Dawn & John, Thanks for minding our place while we were away on holidays. We came back to a lovely cooked dinner after our travels, & a warm welcome. Our house was looked after, and the lawns & gardens cared for. We really appreciate you coming from Melbourne to look after our cottage. cheers from Faye & Chris
FAYE (East Mackay QLD, Apr 2018 - 4 weeks)
No rating Hi Dawn & John, thanks to you both for a wonderful house sit and taking the time to try and keep the birds away from our small vineyard. Your efforts up here were greatly appreciated. We harvested 1160Kgs of cabernet last Thursday which was circa 300kgs more than vintage 2017. Will keep a bottle of Shotgun & Rabbit for you so swing by for a cuppa when next you are in the area. Thanks again Beth & Peter
BETH (Tallarook VIC, Feb 2018 - 1 week 2 days)
No rating Dawn and John were fantastic house sitters we came home to a happy well feed well looked after dog and beautiful cleaned house I would highly recommend them to anyone.
KRISTY (Point Cook VIC, Feb 2018 - 1 week and 3 days)
No rating Dawn looked after our house and two dogs for three weeks and all was good. The dogs were happy & healthy upon our return and house ship shape. Many thanks Dawn for doing such a great job and even looking after the gardens. Highly recommended !! Samantha & Martin, VIC
SAMANTHA (St Andrews Beach VIC, Nov 2017 - 2 weeks 6 days)
No rating Dawn & John recently completed a house sit for us and being "newcomers" to the house sitting, I was a little apprehensive. Needn't have worried as Dawn & John took great care of our fur & feathered family, even administering medications & vet visits. Home was clean & tidy, the garden had been looked and most importantly, the fur babies happy. I would have no hesitation in having a Dawn & John back to house sit again.
JENNY (Strathfieldsaye VIC, Oct 2017 - 2 weeks 5 days)
No rating Dawn house/dog sat for us for 3 weeks whilst we holidayed overseas. From the moment we met Dawn both myself and my 2 Labradors felt at ease and knew that she was going to be the right sitter for us. We were not disappointed. Dawn slotted straight into our dogs routine; walking them twice a day, keeping them company during the day and giving them cuddles at night. We arrived home to relaxed and spoilt dogs and a very clean home. Our neighbour was quick to tell us that Dawn was by far our best ... MORE
TRACEY (Glen Waverley VIC, Sep 2017 - 2 weeks 5 days)
No rating John and Dawn looked after our home, dogs, chooks and budgies for 3 weeks while we were overseas. Not only did John communicate with us regularly on the wellbeing of the animals but upon our return they were all happy and loved as much as you could expect. Our house was also as clean as the they we had left it. I would love to have John and Dawn back to house sit again for us in the future.
JODI (Inverleigh VIC, Sep 2017 - 2 weeks 6 days)
No rating We recently had the pleasure of having Dawn and John house sit our dog Rosie, parrot Charlie and our outside goldfish. I can honestly say, I have never felt so much relief in know that our family was going to be looked after by such a reliable, trustworthy couple who looked after our home as if it was theirs. Dawn and John sent us up dates and pictures of our Rosie and Charlie being pampered by them. They impressed our neighbours as well as they saw them our walking Rosie and helped keep the ... MORE
SHEENA (Redland Bay QLD, Aug 2017)
No rating John and Dawn are brilliant ! They are a great couple, who go over and above what I would have expected from house sitters, this being our first experience - they have set the bar very, very high. Our dogs fell in love with them and although our boisterous sheep are a handful, John took it all in his stride. We even came home to a roast meal ! The house and garden were in perfect condition when we got home, which we were most grateful for. We had a potential emergency situation during ... MORE
DENISE (Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula VIC, May 2017)
No rating Dawn and John looked after our cat and dog while we were away for 2 weeks over Easter. I highly recommend them as house sitters and wouldn't hesitate for them to house sit for us again. The house was spotless on our return and the pets were well cared for. I felt they are a trustworthy, caring and dependable couple.
KATE (Mordialloc VIC, Apr 2017 - 2 weeks)
No rating Dawn and John were fantastic house and pet sitters. They recently minded our animals for four weeks and we can not fault them. They maintained our routines with our dog which was great, and he even trimmed down in weight with extra walks, which was what we wanted! They kept us informed by emails on how the animals were going which is always very reassuring. The lawn was mowed and driveway swept. Thanks John! We returned to a very clean and tidy home and very happy dog and cat. We are very ... MORE
PAT (Belmont NSW, Feb 2017)
No rating Dawn and John house sat for our large fur family. All went smoothly. On arrival home house clean and tidy. Garden well watered and cared for. Dawn had even stewed the plums and apples for us. Yum! Animals well cared for. Dogs calm and relaxed. Cats wandering the house like we never left. Thanks so much Dawn and John.
REBECCA (Clunes VIC, Jan 2017 - 2 weeks 4 days)
No rating Dawn and John cared for our animals and house perfectly-we came home to a spotless house and garden - we can thoroughly recommend them.thankyou so much
JOANNA (mount eliza VIC, Jan 2017 - 2 weeks 3 days)
No rating Lovely people --- fabulous house sitters!!!!
DENYSE (Skye, Melbourne VIC, Dec 2016 - 2 weeks)
No rating We couldn't recommend Dawn & John highly enough. They looked after Henry and our house while we were overseas for 2 weeks in Nov-Dec16. Henry behaved as normal when we arrived home and had obviously had a good time. They kept in touch while we were away, so we knew things were ok at home. The house was nice and clean, linen all washed up. The garden was well kept and watered regularly.They two are lovely people and I highly recommend them. We will surely request them to house sit for us for our ... MORE
ROHINI (Beverly Hills NSW, Nov 2016 - 2 weeks 5 days)
No rating I totally endorse Dawn and John for their care of my house and the 4 animals. The house was lovely and tidy and the animals cared for in a manner equal to my own and then some. I found Dawn and John open, warm and friendly and I know we will not hesitate to engage them again.
AILEEN (Rye, Mornington Peninsula VIC, Nov 2016 - 3 days)
No rating I could not be happier with Dawn and John. I would recommend them to anyone. They left the house very clean and tidy and my fur babies very happy. Thank you so much.
JACQUI (Berwick VIC, Sep 2016 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating I have no hestitation in recommending Dawn and John. Dawn sent me regular updates on my baby birds (with photos) and also of my 2 girls (dogs). The garden was looked after well and the house was clean and tidy when I returned. Woild love to have them back in February but unfortunately they are already booked.
LYNN (Bittern VIC, Jun 2016 - 1 week 6 days)
No rating We had Dawn house/pet sit for us for 2 weeks. She is such a lovely and caring lady. Our cat Kitty certainly enjoyed having her here, as we arrived home Kitty sitting curled up on her lap very comfortable. Our home on return was in immaculate condition, would not have any hesitation in recommending her for anyones future housesits. We would certainly have her back.
DONNA (Irymple VIC, May 2016 - 2 weeks 1 day)
No rating Thank you so much for housesitting for us. We were able to enjoy a week away knowing that my pets and house were in very good hands. Upon our return the cats were very happy and the house beautifully clean. Thank you again!
KATRINA (Mordialloc VIC, Apr 2016 - 1 week 1 day)
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