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House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese
Preferred Locations
  • ACT: ALL   NSW: Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, South Coast   QLD: Brisbane, South Eastern   SA: Adelaide, Mid North   VIC: ALL  
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Happy & hands-on house sitters

57, Retired (Health Policy & Research)

62, Semi-Retired (Development Specialist)

Our 25yrs in international aid & development means we're reliable, calm & resourceful. We manage life with a big dose of common sense and humour :)

We retired 7 years ago after many years living and working in Canberra and overseas. Geoff now works from home, so we’ll be able to maintain your pet’s daily routine. We are tidy and house-proud, don't smoke, and have our own car.

We have a gorgeous 8yr old labrador, Kuro (she stays home when we house sit). As a pup, we trained Kuro to be a therapy dog with the help of a private trainer who taught us Delta-approved positive reinforcement methods (Delta training requires intensive certification), but that was derailed when Kuro got cancer. Instead, Kuro is now a beautifully trained, sweet and much loved (& certified!) Story Dog, helping kids gain the confidence to read each week.

We are:
** Experienced homeowners: We understand what it takes to maintain a happy, clean and secure home. We've looked after properties with pools, ride-on mowers & on tank water.
** Animal lovers: We've raised puppies, kittens, chooks, rabbits, fish and mice. We've handled emergencies, medications, special diets, training and play dates.
** Plant lovers: We have an indoor jungle and an outdoor native garden and vegie patch. Our plants are precious and we work hard to keep them thriving.

We strive for:
** Great communication: We appreciate clear instructions and will provide regular updates & photos for your peace of mind.
** A high standard of care: We’ll provide a high standard of care and in exchange we prefer homes that:
- have well trained and friendly pets
- are clean, safe and comfortable with well maintained facilities (we'd appreciate photos of the kitchen, bathroom and guest bedroom)
- is non-smoking
- has reliable internet and a space for Geoff to work (desk with adjustable office chair).

While we'll take great care of your house and property, we’ll prioritise the well-being of your pets and give them much care and attention. We're keen to explore so please get in touch if you're looking for a caring and friendly couple.

Cheers,
Denise & Geoff

Reviews (2)
Denise and Geoff were fabulous!, Great communication, sent loads of photos and the house was immaculate when we got home. They even bought little chew toys for the boys. Have to say the boys were a little ho-hum to see us when we got home, think they were missing Denise and Geoff!. Would have them back in a heartbeat!.
 
PAULINE (Glendale NSW, Dec 2023 - 4 nights)
Thanks Pauline for your kind words! The boys were really sweet and it was great to see Buddy run around and want to play chasies . Rocco was ready for anything - particularly snuggling on the couch! Take care, Denise & Geoff
Wow Denise and Geoff were amazing petsitters! In only 3 days they took "chips" on several walks and he is very happy! And I told them that our house-cleaner was coming to clean our whole house about an hour after they left so they didn't have to worry about cleaning up. Our cleaner is here now and said that the house is so clean that she gave us a 30% refund off her normal fee! Plus they watched their sheets and towels this morning which is not required. Thanks so much and we hope you can ... MORE
 
MICHAEL (Wamberal NSW, Dec 2023 - 3 nights)
Thanks Michael! Denise is one of those crazy people who cleans before cleaners! It was a real pleasure hanging out with Chips - he's one of the best dogs we've ever met. Cheers, Geoff
 
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