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House Sitting Preferences
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s)
Preferred Locations
  • NSW: Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, Sydney  
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I like animals - and they like me!

I am a very experienced pet and house sitter, and thoroughly enjoy the lifestyle. I can guarantee your pets, house, and plants will be very well looked after while you're away, and that I will treat your home with respect and care. I am very security conscious, and economical in my use of heating, aircon, water etc.
I like animals - and they like me! I will take excellent care of any and all pets [although I'll admit to an especially soft spot for cats!] and will give them affectionate company and lots of TLC while you're away. I'm happy to text or email pet updates too, if you like.
I'm fit and active, calm, honest, resourceful and reliable. I have transport, and am free to travel for short or long house sits.
I'm a neat and tidy, quiet-living non-smoker, with a good sense of humour.
Excellent references available on this website.

Please note that while I do use the 'Availability Calendar' on the website I also keep my own house sitting spreadsheet, as I find this to be more reliable. Be assured that if I apply for a sit I know I am definitely free for those dates.

Reviews (46)
We were very blessed to have Di come to housesit and dogsit. Di took the time to come and meet us before the housesit and was excellent with communication. Di was a very calm and caring lady and my 10 year old cavoodle adored her. Di kept in touch whilst I was away to let me know that all was well. I did not worry at all as I knew that Oscar and the house were in excellent hands, The house was left in perfect condition. We would welcome Di back any time with open arms. Thank you so much Di.. <3
CHRISTINE (Umina Beach NSW, Aug 2022 - 1 week)
Thank you, Christine. The feeling is entirely mutual! Di.
Di was so accommodating by filling in at last minute after a cancellation and looking after my home and Bronte girl for three nights. She showed great empathy and kept me in touch regularly. I would definitely love to have her stay here at anytime in the future. Thank you Di Cheers Diane and Bronte
DIANE (Bateau Bay NSW, Apr 2024 - 2 nights)
Di minded our house and pet with so much care. It was so lovely to have the opportunity to meet her prior to her staying at our house, would 100% recommend Di for any house sit.
CORINA (Long Jetty NSW, Mar 2024 - 4 nights)
Thanks so much. It was fun to be with Olive.
I highly recommend Di to look after anyone’s home and pets. Di is now part of our family and pack. She ensured Molly was well cared for, Di treated her with respect and kindness. Our house was spotless upon our return. Di is welcome to house sit for us anytime.
MAUREEN (Ettalong Beach NSW, Mar 2024 - 1 week)
Thank you, Maureen.
Due to unforeseen circumstances Di had to cancel the house sit. However we were able to arrange for somebody else to come.
ANNE (Berry NSW, Feb 2024 - 3 weeks)
As first time users of the ‘Aussie House Sitting’ service, we are most impressed. Di made it all the easier for us too, w her A-grade levels of communication! From our meeting, right throughout her stay here & even for our return, any concerns that might have otherwise developed were v quickly put at ease. Couldn’t possibly mark Di down for any level of care. The house must’ve been in better shape than we left it for her, the garden including quite a few special elements, was blooming & we’re ... MORE
JEREMY (Chatswood NSW, Nov 2023 - 1 week 6 nights)
Thanks for your kind words, Jeremy. Much appreciated.
Di has been to housesit my cat twice now . She is very organised and tidy, and also calm and gentle, which made my cat feel comfortable and relaxed with her. Di came to meet us prior to the housesit, so I was able to show her around. She is reliable and responds to messages quickly, and sent me updates so that I knew my cat was happy. On my return I found a clean, tidy house and a relaxed, happy cat, I am very happy to recommend Di, and would invite her back whenever I travel.
CHRISTINE (Maroubra NSW, Aug 2023 - 1 week 3 nights)
It’s been a pleasure to sit for Christine. She is a charming, talented lady, and her modern, compact, well-appointed apartment has lovely, calm ambience to it. Christine provided a comprehensive and useful information guide, including local places to eat and things to see, which I found very ... MORE
We were grateful to have Di come to housesit and look after our cats. She made the effort to meet us at our house beforehand which made us feel really comfortable. She communicated really well with us, sending regular updates and photos which we appreciated. The house was left in perfect condition and it's clear our cats were calm and relaxed in Di's care. We would welcome Di back any time. Thank you!
LUCY (Jannali NSW, Jul 2023 - 1 week 5 nights)
Thanks, Lucy. I missed the foursome when I left. Never a dull moment!
Di was great to deal with. She came well before the housesit to meet my cat and they seemed to get along really well. She sent me updates while I was away. including photos of Fred relaxing in the sun. She reported that Fred enjoyed sitting on her lap regularly. Di even had to deal with tradesmen installing new screen doors - no problem. When I returned the unit was perfect and the cat was sad to see her go - can't ask for much better than that! Highly recommend her.
JEANNE (Mosman NSW, May 2023 - 30 days)
We cannot recommend Di highly enough. She immediately connected with Milo and more to the point he with her. Her warmth and compassion were palpable and within minutes of meeting her, Milo was demanding she play with his Piggy and with him. We were more than content to leave them together for the three weeks we were overseas. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better sitter. Thank you Di. ❤️❤️
FRANCESCA (Cammeray NSW, Apr 2023 - 3 weeks)
We would highly recommend Di has a house sitter, she bonded with our dog Peaches right from the start and thats the main thing for us, She also left the house in Perfect Condition and the washing all done and folded which was not expected but thank you Di it was Lovely to come home to Everything so well organised, Our main Priority is having the best care for our girl Peaches which we feel we did have with Di we would Definitely use Di again and would highly recommend.
JENNIFER (Ettalong Beach NSW, Jan 2023 - 1 week)
Thanks, Jenny. Happy to come back any time I'm free. Di.
Di took wonderful care of our pets and house, sending us updates and photos. We came home to a lovely clean house and happy pets, I highly recommend her and would love for her to sit for us again.
BETH (Lakelands NSW, Sep 2022 - 1 week 3 days)
We'd like to thank Di for the wonderful job she did taking care of our apartment and our cat, Pumpkin. Di met with us beforehand, kept us regularly updated about Pumpkin's antics, and we returned to a clean and cared-for home and a happy cat. We'd gladly invite Di to house sit for us again.
SIOBHAN (Little Bay NSW, Jul 2022 - 5 weeks)
Thank you, Siobhan. Much appreciated.
Di did a great job. She was signifcantly surprised to arrive and find the house a disaster. I had gotten the date wrong, but she was a good sport about it. She is clearly a true cat lover.
JIM (Point Frederick NSW, Mar 2022 - 1 week 1 day)
What better review to leave than to say we would have Di back at anytime. Our cat has never been so relaxed when we have returned from holidays & the place was immaculate. Pre stay communication was easy & timely. Would highly recommend Di.
DEBORAH (Little Bay NSW, Jan 2022 - 3 weeks)
Thanks. Deb. Happy to return anytime. Di
Di was great to have in our home. The house was spotless and dogs happy and well cared for. Thanks and we will hope to have her visit us again in the future.
ROBIN (Pymble NSW, Dec 2021 - 2 days)
Thank you, Robin.
First time using aussiehousesitters and spoiled for life: Di did a 6-star job of looking after my large dog, home, and garden. I would recommend and rebook with Di in a heartbeat. Experience shows: Di had outstanding communication throughout and we returned to a perfect home. She has keen pet-sense even taught our old dog new tricks. Di rose to the occasion with flexibility when our covid-affected return trip was cancelled and rebooked twice. It gave us much needed peace of mind in a terribly ... MORE
ALLIE (Cremorne NSW, Sep 2021 - 4 weeks+)
Di was fabulous. Furry ones loved her. Archie was sad when she'd left Do lovely Yoco e home to hot soup too !! What a treat. Hope she ll come back Annterese & Dave
ANNTERESE & DAVE (Nth Nowra NSW, Jun 2021 - 11 days)
This was the second house sit Di kindly did for us and I was extremely confident in leaving our cat and house in her care. Both were very well looked after and we came home to a beautiful home-cooked soup which was much appreciated after a day of travel! Would welcome Di back anytime
ROZ (Maitland NSW, May 2021 - 5 days - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
No rating It was so wonderful leaving Milly & our home in Di's capable hands. She's a caring lovely lady with lots of patience when looking after our elderly dog. We came home to a very relaxed & happy Milly. I couldn't recommend her highly enough.
EMMA (Lane Cove NSW, Apr 2021 - 4 days)
Thank you. It was a pleasure looking after Milly.
Di is a delightful, interesting and intelligent person, who I wish I had more time to chat to! She was the perfect house sitter and cared for my cat, house and gardens extremely well. The house was left immaculate and I'm sure my cat was very happy in her company. Warmly recommended.
ROZ (Maitland NSW, Nov 2020 - 1 week - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Thank you Di so much for looking after Maxy and Molly. Our sitter unfortunately had to cancelled 1 week before our trip and Di luckily stepped in. She came over during the week to meet the cats and put us at ease which was a great help. The place was nice and tidy when we arrived home and the cats were very well looked after... they didnt miss us at all!
LAURA (Warriewood NSW, Jul 2020 - 2 days)
Thank you, Laura. This was a short, last minute sit, but an enjoyable one. Molly and Maxy, the ragdoll cats, were very affectionate and easy to care for. Very handy to Warriewood Square shopping centre, with a bus stop literally across the road. A lovely bonus was the close proximity to the nature ... MORE
Di responded very promptly to what was a late request for house& dog sitting. We arranged a time to meet and from the very beginning we liked her manner, professionalism and special attention paid to our dog, Lote. We were kept informed the whole time we were away with photos texts and news of Lote. Our home was immaculate on our return, and our dog very relaxed and happy. I would highly recommend Di for this service. Karen in Sydney
KAREN (Manly NSW, Jul 2020 - 6 days)
Thanks, Karen. It was a pleasure.
This was our first time using a pet/house sitter, so we were a little unsure how it would go. From start to finish Di was absolutely fantastic! Our cat (who can be a character), loved her and we returned to find the house spotless. She has a great communication style and kept us informed with messages and photos throughout the stay. We cannot recommend Di more highly and will definitely be calling her to look after our fur baby again in the future.
SUZETTE (Roseville Chase NSW, Jul 2020 - One week)
I would highly recommend Di to anyone looking for a reliable, responsible and caring house and pet sitter. Our 2 cats were extremely happy and comfortable with Di, particularly our little girl Gypsy who is normally quite shy around people she doesn't know! Di sent photos of our cats and communicated with us regularly while we were away. We returned to a lovely clean home and healthy, happy fur babies. We also consider we have made a new friend and will definitely welcome Di into our home in the ... MORE
CHERYL (Gerringong NSW, Mar 2020 - 1 week 5 days)
Di kept in touch with me just letting know that our cats were doing fine and had taken to Di really well which was a relief. The house was nice and clean when we arrived home. I would be more than happy to have Di come sit again or recommend her for house sitting for you.
GWEN (Mona Vale NSW, Feb 2020 - 4 Days)
Words cannot describe how fantastic Di was! We had discussed prior to our departure a difficult situation which might arise - and it did. Di handled it with compassion, kept us fully informed and was there for us in every possible way. We will be forever grateful, and I feel very confident in recommending Di as a perfect house and pet sitter.
BOBBIE (Pymble NSW, Oct 2019 - 2 weeks 2 days)
Di was an extremely professional house sitter: very easy to communicate with, looked after Jasper wonderfully and sent photos through during the stay. House was left immaculate on departure. Highly recommended.
TOBY (Crows Nest NSW, Sep 2019 - 2 weeks)
Di recently looked after our property at short notice for 5 days getting us out of a difficult situation when our regular house sitter cancelled at the last minute. The house looked immaculate on return, our cat Elsee was happy and had clearly made a new friend. We couldn't recommend Di highly enough to mind your house. More than happy to be contacted for a verbal reference if one is required.
PAMELA (Dulwich Hill NSW, Sep 2019 - 4 days)
Looked after our cat and house beautifully. Di was easy to communicate with and Ziggy our cat was happy and well when we got home. We would use Di again.
CAROL (Bribie Island QLD, Jul 2019 - 4 weeks)
It was such a pleasure to meet Di and have her take care of our pets and house during the recent school holidays. Our house was spotless when we returned and Harvey and Chilli were very happy and had been well loved. I wouldn't hesitate recommending Di and I hope she returns to housesit for us in the future.
BETHANY (Ascot QLD, Jun 2019 - 1 week 1 day)
This was our first experience using this site and how lucky we were to have found Di. She was incredible from start to finish. We met with Di before our trip - something that she suggested and for which I am very grateful. Immediately it was easy to see that she is a fabulous lady. Our home was impeccably clean on our return and, more importantly, our 1 year old Jack Russell named Boo was not just looked after in our absence, but actually loved. He even cried when Di left! Thank you Di for ... MORE
MARGARET (Bowral NSW, Apr 2019 - 1 week)
This was our first experience with house sitting. From our first meeting with Di we were extremely impressed with her experience and professionalism and our pets took to her quickly. Whilst away Di sent us regular updates and photos of our three cats and on our return, our home was left in pristine condition. We highly recommend Di and would invite her to stay again.
TERRY (North Narrabeen NSW, Nov 2018 - 1 week 2 days)
Would not hesitate to recomend or have Di back to watch our home and cat. Di is thoughtful and lovely and we look forward to having her back.
JASON (Elizabeth Bay NSW, Oct 2018 - 2 days)
Due to the last minute cancellation of my booked house sitter - Di was a complete lifesaver ! With only 2 days notice she was happy to house sit for my 2 beautiful himalayans. Di and I immediately connected and it was an absolute pleasure to meet her. She warmed to my cats the moment she walked in the door and their affection towards her was all it took for me to be convinced that I had a complete gem in Di. She kept me updated with pics and comments so there was never any doubt in my ... MORE
DONNA (WARRAWEE NSW, Oct 2018 - 3 days)
Di recently rescued me when I had to go interstate for work with very little notice. My cat Nandi absolutely loved her from the minute they both met and that alone gave me reassurance that I was leaving my fur baby in good hands. Di kept me up to date with regular pics and text messages which also added to my piece of mind and made being so far away that much easier. I came home after an exhausting few days of work to find that she had not only changed the bed linen, cleaned and ... MORE
BELINDA (Hornsby NSW, Oct 2018 - 3 nights)
No rating Di was a great house sitter for us. We came home to an immaculate house and a very contented dog. It was very reassuring that every thing was taken care of while we were overseas.
SARAH (Seaforth NSW, Jun 2018 - 2 weeks 2 days)
No rating Di did an amazing job of taking care of our home, 2 cats and fish, while we had a week away. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Not only did she take excellent care of our home (and moggies and fish), she was able to give one of the cats her daily tablet medication without any trouble, and gave both of our cats lots of attention and cuddles. They absolutely adored her (as we could see from the photos she sent us) and they were both very happy and content when we returned home. Di ... MORE
CAROLINE (Lane Cove West NSW, Jun 2018 - 1 week)
No rating I can highly recommend Di due to the great job she did looking after our house but more due to the rapport she created with our spoilt dog Rex. He was sad to see Di leave. Di is welcome to continue sitting for us whenever she is available.
JIM (Wynnum West QLD, May 2018 - 1 week 5 days)
No rating We can't thank Di enough for taking such great care of our much loved, but slightly eccentric pets! She didn't seem to mind sharing a large portion of her bed with our 2 cuddly cats who obviously adored her. (Even though they had their own beds) Our Cocker Spaniel was spoilt rotten with new games, treats and toys. He obviously loved all of the attention she gave him. She dropped us off and picked us up from the airport and we came home to a spotlessly clean house and 3 happy and ... MORE
CAZ (Armidale NSW, Apr 2018 - 2 weeks)
No rating Di was wonderful! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her for a sit! Bubbles is a rescue cat he hides from everyone! They sorted that out! He really warmed to her! My place was lovely and clean to come home to as well!
DENISE (Coolangatta QLD, May 2017 - 1 month 1 week)
No rating First time that I have used Di .and have rebooked her for Sept 2017 My little Yorkie loved her and got very spoilt whilst I was away. House was left lovely. Would recommend her to look after your babies
LYN (Warners Bay NSW, May 2017 - 1 week 2 days)
No rating As the owners of a very precious cat we always worry when going away that we will find someone to look after him in the style to which he has become accustomed (cat lovers will understand this). So we were very pleased to find Di on the Aussie House Sitters site. Di was fabulous to deal with before the sit, and accommodated our moving timetable. During the sit Di communicated with us by text, so we had peace of mind that our cat was being cared for and that all was going well. Returning to the ... MORE
JAN (West End QLD, Mar 2017 - 2 weeks 3 days)
No rating Hello everyone, A few words of praise for Di Isler who was a very caring , clean and competent housesitter. My dog is old and has a few special needs and these were all addressed in the sit . I would recommend Di and her skills . Lesley 0410083502
LESLEY (Coffs Harbour NSW, Sep 2016 - 3 weeks)
No rating Di Isler has house sat for us on 3 occasions including the one above. The most recent sit was from 28 Jan to 10th Feb '18. All 3 times we have come home to happy pets and an organised house. When house sitting here, there's always the chance of issues with guests and coordinating with our cleaner. We have a small B&B (1 cottage) as well. All problems were solved with the best problem solver there is..... Di!! She is very friendly, professional, relaxed and laid back. Very easy to get along ... MORE
MARGARET (Belgrave VIC, May 2016 - 4 weeks)
No rating Di Isler has looked after my siamese cat Dumpling and small house in Enmore on two occasions this year (2016). I have no hesitation in recommending her as the perfect house sitter. My chief concern when I go away is that the cat is looked after and I can report that Dumpling was a very happy and contented cat when I came home. It was obvious that she had been given lots of love, food, attention and plenty of play time. Di fell in with Dumpling's routines and idiosyncrasies, didn't object ... MORE
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