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  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
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  • 2024: 18Mar-6May | 20Jun-25Nov

Experienced Home Carer with or without pets

65, Retired Payroll Manager

Active, capable and healthy non smoker. No pets or dependents. House proud, honest, reliable and trustworthy.
Looking to care for your house or unit, garden,pool and pets. I am retired from an inner city office job. I enjoy the company of all animals and happy to keep your pets company day and night. I love walking dogs so we can all get our exercise.
I have experience with cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs,birds, fish, chooks, ducks, sheep, alpacas, horses, goats and happy to look after any other pets or livestock with your guidance. 
I am experienced and comfortable living inner city to outer suburbs or even rural including large or acreage blocks.
I have sold my family home and would love the chance to look after yours.

Police check and references available if required.

Reviews (37)
Ann sat our house and pets for a week during January this year. In a word, excellent! Ann was even prepared to look after one of our dogs in the latter stages of recovery from an operation, and not only took care of him, but gave our other pets (another dog and a cat) plenty of TLC. We came back to a very clean house and well tendered garden. Anne's communication was excellent, giving us an update and photos on a daily basis. Ann is a professional and friendly person who is an asset to ... MORE
 
JOHN (Port Macquarie NSW, Jan 2022 - 1 week)
Thanks John & Carol for welcoming me into your home and sharing your totally lovable animals. Oh and garden which I loved pottering in. Thanks for your kind review & I hope Jasper heels well. Ann
Ann was an excellent house sitter. We would 100% recommend her if you’re looking to have your house /pet looked after. She was great with communication, sending pics of penny our cat most days. Penny was so at ease with her (which is surprising as she can be a very timid cat).upon return the house was very clean and penny wasn’t stressed at all! Thanks again Ann😊
 
COURTNEY (Burleigh Waters QLD, Mar 2024 - 4 nights)
Ann is an absolute gem. Five stars for house and plant care, cleanliness, communication and kindness. Would welcome back Ann to look after Shark anytime.
 
BELLA (Tugun QLD, Feb 2024 - 1 week 2 nights)
Anne was reliable, clean, and communicated promptly. She asked smart questions. Very confident to leave Anne in charge. The animals bonded well with her. She is an active, healthy person.
 
KYM (Moffat Beach QLD, Feb 2024 - 6 nights)
Ann did a great job looking after our house and Ringo, our golden retriever for 4 days when we were away recently. She messaged me with updates about Ringo which was really appreciated. Highly recommend.
 
BARB (Tewantin QLD, Jan 2024 - 3 nights)
Ann was absolutely fantastic and I would highly recommend her. She genuinely loved spending time with our spoodle Dudley and I was so happy t9 leave him.in safe and caring hands. The house was immaculate when we returned, cleaner than when we left in fact. We feel really fortunate to have found Ann and would have her to house sit any time if she was available.
 
NADIA (Murarrie QLD, Apr 2023 - 1 week)
Thank you so much this means so much to me. Would love to come back again that’s for sure. Ann
Ann provided excellent care for my rather nervous old cat. She was very easy to communicate with, adapting to what worked for me. The house and garden were well cared-for and having Ann at my place meant I could relax and enjoy being away, with full confidence that she would take care of anything that arose. I thoroughly recommend her to others looking for a reliable and easy-going house-sitter.
 
ANNE (Seventeen Mile Rocks QLD, Mar 2023 - 1 week 3 days)
Thank you Anne for that generous review I'd be more than happy to do another sit if I happen to be in Brisbane when you need someone. Cheers Ann
Ann was amazing! My dogs loved her and she took great care of our house, gardens and other animals. We highly recommend Ann
 
SHELLEY (Narara NSW, Dec 2022 - 4 nights)
Thanks Shelley It was an absolute pleasure to look after your dogs,chooks & ducks it has to be one of my favourite sits. Ann
Ann was truly wonderful with my very precious puppies (3yo and 16yo) and kept in touch with photos as requested. There was also a logistical issue at the end of the sit at my end and Ann was very kind and flexible in helping me with a solution. Would highly recommend as a house sitter.
 
ANTOINETTA (Red Hill QLD, Sep 2022 - 4 days)
Thanks Antoinetta Lulu & Emmie were just so easy to look after and very sweet girls. Glad I was able to help by taking them from Cedar Creek to Red Hill and that it all worked out OK. Cheers Ann
Ann took great care of my two elderly pets, providing regular check-ins to let me know how they were fairing. The house was left clean and tidy and I was able to have a worry-free week away. I would be very happy to have Ann look after my pets and home again.
 
TRISHA (Maitland NSW, Jul 2022 - 1 week)
Thanks Trisha It was my pleasure looking after Sasha & Jasper both very sweet animals. And Maitland was a great place to explore. Cheers Ann
Thankyou Ann. You looked after my house and cat very well and kept me informed every day I was away. Thanks again .
 
SHEILA (Old Bar NSW, Jul 2022 - 4 days)
My pleasure Sheila Polly was easy to look after and I really enjoyed Old Bar. Cheers Ann
Absolutely amazing Ann! Ann made leaving our fur babies so easy. Updates and photos while we were away was such a bonus. Having Ann house sit for us meant we could be away and enjoy our trip knowing everything was being very well taken care of at home. Will definitely be booking in again soon.
 
JOSIE (Emerald Beach NSW, Jul 2022 - 10 days)
Thanks Josie So easy & enjoyable and gosh I missed Buster that last night :-) Cheers Ann
Ann looked after our 2 cavoodles over the last couple of weeks. She is a lovely lady who made it very easy to organise the sit. Ann sent us photos of our dogs while we were away which is nice to see, as ofcourse we missed them. Ann was also very accommodating when our flight was cancelled last minute and we arrived a day late. We returned to a tidy house, washing done and the dogs were happy and relaxed. I would recommend Ann to anyone who needs a reliable and accommodating house sitter.
 
CELIA (Coffs Harbour NSW, Jun 2022 - 2 weeks)
Thanks Celia It was a pleasure to get to know Yoshi & Eddie and I certainly enjoyed the great location that you live in. Would like to be able to help you out again sometime when I'm down this way. Ann
Awesome sitter ' Ann was awesome she sent us photos and updates over the 5 days we were away. We felt happy in the knowledge she was caring for our 3 dogs and cat and also looking after our home. Thankyou so much would have her back in a heartbeat
 
SELVAN (Wingham NSW, Jun 2022 - 5 days)
Thanks Selvan for the chance to spend time with the Terrific Three and cheeky Ella. And thanks for that kind review hopefully I can come again if the planets align. Cheers Ann
Ann was an outstanding house sitter. Our kitten was beautifully looked after and the house was left spotless. We had to make some changes to the house sit arrangements last minute due to COVID and Ann was very flexible and understanding. Ann's communication could not have been better. We would be delighted to have Ann house sit for us again.
 
SONIA (Taringa QLD, May 2022 - 5 days)
Thanks Sonia Coco definitely wins the prize for being the cutest, cuddliest most playful kitten and I would jump at the chance to look after her again if the timing works. Hope you're feeling better soon and the rest of the family are fine. Take Care Ann
From the minute our fur babies Bear and Haley met Ann I could see how calm and settled they were with her. Ann has a beautiful calm nature that our dogs resonated reassuringly with upon their first meet and greet. I would not hesitate to recommend Ann to anyone looking for a pet sitter. We would re-book Ann again without any hesitation.
 
KIM (Wellington Point QLD, May 2022 - 10 days)
Kim, Thanks so much. I just fell in love with Bear and his snuggles and also Haley who is just a sweet little girl who loves you with th0se beautiful eyes. I certainly hope that the planets align and I can look after them (and your lovely home) again in the future. Take Care Ann
Ann was absolutely fantastic in looking after my fur baby! I received beautiful daily pics of my boy looking happy & relaxed in Ann's company. I would both 100% recommend, and use Ann again, to look after my home & my baby!
 
SKYE (Hamilton QLD, Apr 2022 - 4 days)
Skye, Awe thanks for that - Casper is such a beautiful boy and I enjoyed my time with him. Would be great to spend time with him again. Cheers Ann
Ann was absolutely fantastic In every aspect of looking after the house and our beloved pets. Even though she wasn't feeling the best, she went out of her way to assist. I felt reassured with all of her lovely pictures throughout her visit. Thank you Ann!
 
MONICA (Birkdale QLD, Apr 2022 - 5 days)
Thanks Monica. Looking after Willow was very therapeutic he gave lots of love and we both enjoyed our relaxing walks. Cat cuddles were a bonus too. Cheers Ann
Ann is an amazing sitter, leaving my home spotless & my doggies happy. Ann is very reliable with exceptional communication leading up to sit & regular updates throughout the sit.
 
ROSE (Clunes NSW, Mar 2022 - 1 week 1 day)
Thanks Rose for those kind words, I certainly enjoyed my stay and hope I can help you out again in the future. Ann
Ann was fabulous, especially coping with the latest Queensland floods during her stay. Came home to a lovely clean and tidy house, and a very happy little pup. Thankyou. Highly recommend Ann
 
KAYE (Bellara QLD, Feb 2022 - 1 week 5 days)
Thanks Kaye Glad everything was ok like I said anytime you want to go away just message or call and if nothing booked already I'll be there Take Care Ann
I was very lucky to have Ann sit for me in February 2022. I was away for a week and she took excellent care of Baxter and Randy. I felt totally comfortable knowing Ann was here, she is great to chat with and I really hope she can stay again sometime in the future. Baxter got plenty of long walks and Ann sent some excellent pics of my boys. House was left in great shape with everyone happy. Absolutely recommend!
 
ALASTAIR (Chapel Hill QLD, Feb 2022 - 5 nights)
Thanks Alastair It was pleasure to meet you and to look after Baxter & Randy. Hopefully I'm available sometime in the future when you need a sitter. Cheers Ann
Ann was absolutely lovely from our first interaction all the way to now. She left the house in perfect condition and sent us photos of the dogs who looked very content with her. :) Thanks so much Ann, you're welcome back anytime!
 
JESSI (Buderim QLD, Feb 2022 - 2 nights)
Thanks Jessi Would be good if I could help you out again in the future Ann
Ann is an exceptional person - we had an opportunity to take a quick break at the last minute and after Ann initially contacted us she put our mind at ease and was extremely obliging during the whole process. She was diligent at hand over and asked relevant questions that we had not thought of to make the transition easier. Ann updated us regularly and most of all she treated our boy Leo like her own and ensured the continuation of his routine to minimise the stress on him plus upon our ... MORE
 
JUSTIN (Bexhill NSW, Jan 2022 - 5)
Thanks do much Justin for your kind words much appreciated and all the best for 2022
I would highly recommend Ann as a house sitter and pet care. She looked after our two dogs and cat. The two dogs took to her immediately which gave us comfort that they were in good hands. She walked the dogs twice daily and communicated with us frequently including sending fabulous photos. When we arrived home the house was spotless and she even washed all the linen. Would certainly consider Ann in the future.
 
ANDREA (Sherwood QLD, Dec 2021 - 2 weeks)
Thanks Andrea I certainly enjoyed looking after your pets and would be more than happy to help out any time in the future. Ann
Ann was just lovely, she took care of my puppy so well. She took him for walks and sent me regular updates of what he was getting up to. She looked after my home well and I didn't have to do any cleaning when I got back. She was thoughtful when communicating and very neat and tidy.
 
MARIANNE (BRISBANE CITY QLD, Oct 2021 - 2 days)
Marianne, It was my pleasure to look after Maxi & having the opportunity to be in the CBD was a bonus. Thanks for you kind comments. Ann
Ann and Rob were absolutely brilliant I came home to an immaculate home and garden, my big thing were my two dogs Huddy (7) and poppy (5mths) both English staffy's the time I was away Ann kept me updated with pics and how they were going, I came home to very happy dogs! I highly recommend this great couple and I will definitely use again x
 
MARK (Narangba QLD, Oct 2021 - 3 days)
Thanks Mark was great to meet you all and certainly will be happy to come again if you need us and we're not away.
TEN OUT OF TEN! What an absolutely amazing experience having Ann & Rob house sitting / doggy sitting for us. They are a top notch couple that are just fantastic at what they do. Helpful, great conversation/communication, clean and organised. What more could you want in housesitters? Thank you so much Ann & Rob! Until next time! All the best!
 
SAMANTHA (Glenmorgan QLD, Apr 2021 - 1 week 5 days)
Sam and Nic Thanks for your words of appreciation and for giving us the opportunity to have an experience of life on a station. Certainly unique from most of our other house sits and something we'd both like to repeat. Would be great if we could catch up again. Ann & Rob
We can not recommend Ann and Rob enough! From the initial introduction they were friendly, reliable and gave daily updates on our two Labradoodles. This was the first time that we have left Harvi and Bella with others, and we had no need to worry as Ann and Rob were excellent, with daily walks and play sessions. Both Ann and Rob came over for a BBQ prior to us going away to familiarise themselves with both our pets and house, where Ann was very prepared with numerous relevant questions. ... MORE
 
MARTYN (North Lakes QLD, Jan 2021 - 5 days)
Thanks Martyn for your kind review. If available we'll be more than happy to look after Bella & Harvi again. Ann & Rob
Ann and Rob house sit for us for a week and a half recently. We live on a property with many farm animals and domestic animals to look after. They were fantastic with all our animals, sending updates everyday with pictures, and the house was spotless clean when we returned. I thank you again.
 
DANIELLE (Marrangaroo NSW, Dec 2020 - 1 week)
Thanks Danielle for your generous review. We wish you all a very enjoyable Christmas and that 2021 brings all that you wish for
Rob and Ann are fantastic people. Very genuine and easy to get to know. They were instant hits with our two big dogs. Our cat who is difficult to connect with warmed up to Ann rather quickly which was a very pleasant surprise for us. We really enjoyed the daily posts and pictures that Ann sent while we were away. They kept our place very clean and tidy. I would not hesitate to recommend them as excellent house sitters and we would love to have them back.
 
JIM & RUTH (1 hour south of Calgary Alberta, Nov 2019 - 4 weeks) From House Sitters Canada
Ann and Rob were excellent sitters. I highly recommend them for your home and pets. They are friendly and attentive and will keep you up to date while you are away for great peace of mind.
 
KAMI (Kenmore QLD, Dec 2018 - 1 week)
No rating We were so thankful for Ann and Rob looking after our two dogs and home at short notice. It was the first time we have had someone other that family members look after our two dogs. Not knowing Rob and Ann we felt comfortable from the moment they arrived. Rob took to the dogs straight away and they loved him back, Ann was fantasic with keeping us up to date with pictures evedyday. When we got home our pets were the happy and content and the house was lovely and clean. We highly reccomended Rob ... MORE
CHARLOTTE AND MATHEW (Murray bridge SA, Dec 2017 - 6 days)
No rating Thank you Ann & Rob for taking care of our house, pool, garden and dog (Gus) for the past 4 weeks. Best wishes for your travels and we look forward to staying in contact for help with house sitting in the future. Kind Regards David &Susan Buick
SUSAN (Woolloongabba QLD, Feb 2017)
No rating Having Ann and her husband Rob take care of our animals and home while we were away was a weight off our mind. They were excellent communicators and very responsible and attentive house sitters. I received a lovely email from them whilst travelling with a picture of our happy pets and even came home to a freshly mowed lawn, which was unexpected and not asked for. Rob had taken it on himself to give it a mow as it was getting long. I would only be delighted to have them come and stay another ... MORE
GEETA (Samford Valley QLD, Jan 2017 - 1 week 3 days)
No rating The best endorsement we can give for Ann and Rob is that we keep on invitng them back to look after our most precious possessions - house and aging pet dog. They are reliable, friendly and business like in their attitude to their duties. We highly recommend their services.
IAN (Kenmore Hills QLD, Oct 2016 - 1 week 3 days)
No rating We really appreciated the house sit by Ann and Rob Bekker. We were grateful to return home to a mowed lawn, a healthy garden, a clean and tidy home, a posy of flowers on the bench, and milk and bread in the fridge. What more could you ask for in, house sitters. I have no hesitation in recommending Ann and Rob Bekker for any future house sits.
TANYA (New Farm QLD, Jul 2016 - 4 weeks)
No rating Ann and Rob This is just a email to say a big thanks to you both for looking after our home and pets during our holiday. The house was lovely and and clean and the dog and cat are very healthy and in good shape. We cannot tell you that how good it was to keep on that everything that we care about we looked after so well while we are away. If you need any references in the future please do not hesitate to ask. Thanks again Alastair, Tanya and the girls.
ALASTAIR RHODES (Upper Kedron QLD, Jun 2016 - 4 weeks)
 
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