love cats & dogs, reliable, caring, work at home
I spend most of my time at home writing & will happily care for your home & give lots of love & attention to your animals.
I only take care of dogs and cats loved and cared for as part of the family & allowed inside the home (night and day).
I love animals (cats & dogs equally) and spend a lot of time ensuring they feel secure and loved from the moment I arrive. I am reliable, non smoker, clean, quiet, security conscious, respectful of your home and privacy and will never bring visitors into your home. I am great with nervous or older animals, giving medication, ball throwing/walks for dogs, playing with cats, regular updates while you are away (as often as you like).
I have been house sitting full-time for more than 10 years. Many of my house sits have been/are regulars and I have great references.
I often reply to enquiries straight away if I am near email, otherwise I will get back to you as soon as possible. I am currently in Sydney.
As well as endorsements displayed further down the page for house sits from this website, I have also included a few others directly below from another website (can provide link).
Looking forward to hearing from you, Susan
“Susan has been an amazing cat sitter…. One of the best. She sent me daily updates and pictures of our 4 cats. She was always concerned 1st for their welfare and bought them toys and tunnels to keep them entertained and happy. I was able to fully relax and not worry about them at all during my holiday of 4 weeks. I would highly recommend her and hope she will come back as my girls miss her! ”
Donna - Mosman, NSW
House sit date: December 2023/January 2024
Thank you Susan for your beautiful care and attention to our cat, Bandit, and our Goldfish (Dave, Goldy and Mrs. Catfish). Bandit has never received so much love and attention and was even spoilt with new cat tunnel and toys. We loved the great communication and pictures whilst away. Our home was so well cared for too. Thank you again!”
Claire - St Ives, NSW
House sit date: June 2023
Susan recently house- and pet-sat for us over 10 days while we went on holiday. I can't recommend Susan highly enough - she took wonderful care of our older cat and even inspired his playful side which we haven't seen in years! The house was immaculate upon return. We loved receiving regular photos and updates of our cat too - it felt very reassuring to have Susan taking such good care of our home and cat. Thank you Susan :)"
Casandra - Moorooka, Queensland
House sit date: February 2022
"Susan is hands down the best house and pet sitter we've ever had!
Our cat Huxley, usually a shy boy, absolutely fell in love with her and Susan sent us many photos of playtime and chill time with Huxley. She spent more time with him than we usually have the time for and the photos were clear proof that he was absolutely spoilt to be given so much undivided attention. Often Huxley looks sad in photos sent to us while we're away but with Susan he was beaming!
Susan is a real cat whisperer, by playing with Huxley regularly, she sparked a playfulness in him I thought he'd outgrown years ago! She also donated some lovely cat toys that I'm sure he was stoked about.
Our house was in perfect order and we were reassured by Susan's outstanding communication. Cannot recommend her enough!"
Estelle - Buderim, Queensland
House sit date: April 2021
"Susan was a fantastic house sitter who showered our barney with lots of love and affection, and gave us regular updates on his well-being. We arrived home to a spotless apartment. Susan also was kind enough to water our plants which we appreciated. We have no hesitation in recommending Susan for any future house sits as she was just so lovely and kind. Thank you so much Susan."
Jasmine - Golden Beach, Queensland
House sit date: November 2020
"Susan was my first Housesitter I was very happy with her prompt reply and help as I am new to this. I had no hesitation in leaving my Burmese and home with her as soon as I met her. Came home to a perfect home, tidy and clean and Tomo well looked after and relaxed, though I think he misses her. Lucky for us Susan will be back shortly. Cannot recommend her highly enough to others and thank you Susan I'm glad you enjoyed you stay "
Susan - Varsity Lakes, Queensland
House sit date: October 2020
"Wow. I cannot recommend this lady too highly. Susan has been house sitting our elderly cat now for 6 weeks and he has fallen in love with her. Bruce (cat) walked up to her when we first met and gave her a kiss. Very very rare sign of affection from him.
We receive pictures and short stories everyday from Susan which greatly reduces the worry of leaving him behind. The games she plays with him and the care and love shown to him is above and beyond what is required.
I will be using this kind lady whenever we go away if she is available. Thank you soooo much for your awesome care"
Carol and Terry - Mooloolah, Queensland
House sit date: September 2020
"Susan was amazing. Our cat was well looked after and had been thoroughly spoilt while we were away. The house was lovely and tidy and we are very grateful for everything Susan did. Would have no hesitation in recommending Susan for any position."
Kathleen - Beerwah, Queensland
House sit date: July 2020
"Susan was lovely and so caring to my two beagles.
They were hard work for her with all the medications they needed but she was more than happy and didn't complain one bit. The beagle girls didn't seem to miss us at all as was seen in all the photos Susan sent us. The house was just as we left it. We would recommend Susan to anyone thinking of holidaying and leaving your precious animals at home."
Maree - Burrum Heads, Queensland
House sit date: March 2020
We had Susan house sit for us for two weeks at the Sunshine Coast and were delighted with her dedication to our cat, the care she took of our home and garden, and the cleanliness of our home on our return. Susan kept in contact with us with updates and we would highly recommend her for future homesits as being reliable, thorough, dedicated, honest and particular in her care of your home.
Daryl - Twin Waters, Queensland
House sit date: March 2019
Susan bonded with our cat and dog immediately in our home . She communicated frequently and on our return our home was beautifully clean and our pets very happy and relaxed. We thoroughly recommend Susan as a very trustworthy house sitter and wonderful carer for your pets . We will definitely have Susan return as a trusted house and pet sitter.
Alice - Coolum, Queensland
House sit date: June/July 2018
Susan took great care of my home, garden and 2 not-so-young cats allowing me peace of mind on my travels. I arrived home to a clean and tidy environment and two contented cats - a testament to Susan's dedication. Susan took the time to assimilate to my pet's idiosyncrasies, and provided special care and attention when one had some health issues. Regular communication kept me informed. Thanks Susan for your understanding and reliability.
Diana - Paddington, Queensland
House sit date: March/April 2018
It takes a lot to be able to walk away from your home, leaving everything of value and meaning to you, in the hands and care, to somebody you do not know, or have never met before. We were able to do this with Susan, and were delighted she offers this service, allowing us to have a stress free holiday.
To the fact, that our precious little Maltese dog was actually disappointed that it was ya that walked through the door, and not Susan!
We were kept up to date with email messages regarding our dog and any maintenance issues, confirming Susan likes to keep you informed and the lines of communication open.
We have already made a tentative booking for Susan to house sit for us again, and would happily & confidently recommend her to others.
Sam & Roxy - Tin Can Bay, Queensland
Sit date: March 2018
Susan house sat for me for several weeks in Jan this year. My 17 year old cat loved her and house was immaculate when she left. Hoping to have her back soon.
Kerry - Seventeen Mile Rocks, Queensland
House sit date: January 2018
Susan looked after our two terriers for four weeks while we were overseas. She is an absolutely wonderful pet and house sitter. When we have been away in the past we have been very worried about our dogs but that was definitely not the case when Susan looked after them. Susan sent us messages and photos of our dogs every few days and so we knew exactly how they were going. It was a fantastic experience and we highly recommend Susan to others.
Chris: Blairgowrie - Sorrento, Victoria
House sit date: September 2017
Susan has sat for us twice and gives our cat Chloe full-on attention (and games!) all day. She is clean and tidy and reliable in tending pot plants, fish and special garden plants. She works mostly from your home, which is great if your cat gets separation anxiety!
It's our loss that she froze in Torquay and has headed to warmer climes. Susan is a thoughtful and responsible human. We recommend her.
Marcus and Lynne - Torquay, Victoria
Last sit date July 2017
"Susan took wonderful care of our old 13 year Golden retriever who is on daily medication and needs a little bit of extra care. We returned after a 4 week overseas trip to a happy, contented pooch and our home was left in immaculate condition. I would recommend Susan in a heartbeat to take care of your pets and home, she is super reliable and excellent at keeping in contact with."
JANE (Wurdong Heights, QLD, June 2019)
"Susan was an exemplary house sitter. We were delighted with her care of our cat Sophie and her regular communication with pics! The house was left in perfect condition as was our little courtyard garden and house plants. Highly recommended"
ANGELIQUE (Carrara QLD, Jan 2019)
"Susan was excellent to have in our home. We were overseas for 4 weeks and with an old (medicated) dog, it was so comforting having Susan stay. We returned to an immaculate house & an extremely happy, content dog. Susan stayed in regular contact, her attention to detail and her genuine care was amazing"
MICHELLE (Ninderry QLD, Dec 2018)
"Susan was a very reliable house sitter. She looked after our cat and plants really well. She kept us updated with the home situation regularly whilst we were away. The house was lovely and clean on our return. We would thoroughly recommend her to anyone"
SUE (Black Mountain QLD, Sep 2018)
"Susan looked after our home and cats beautifully while we were on holiday for 3 weeks. Communication was excellent and she obviously loved the cats in our absence and took fantastic care with them. Our house was left in immaculate condition on our return (better than when we left it!). I would highly recommend Susan to anyone considering having them in their home with their fur babies."
DEBI (Red Hill QLD, Dec 2017)
"After meeting Susan we had no hesitation leaving our cat and our home in her care for a month. House was immaculate, garden well looked after and a very happy cat!"
VIRGINIA (Ballina NSW, Nov 2017)
"Susan is amazing!!! Susan loves animals and you can rest assured you will not need to worry about your pet while you away. Susan looked after our 12 y/o family dog, made sure he ate well, sometimes hand feeding him, exercised him appropriately for his age and made sure she created a bond with him so he felt comfortable. The house was spotless and mail collected. It's worrying when you ask a stranger to look after your best friend but Susan possesses strong ethics and morals and I would highly recommend her and once you know her you will be trying to book her first for the next holiday!"
BERNADETTE (Briar Hill VIC, Sep 2016)
"Susan was a really thoughtful and reliable house sitter for us. She spent time making our cat comfortable and interacting with her. She even left a few toys and a brush. I think our cat still misses her! She's also really considerate and kept in touch while we were away with progress reports. We had a really good first experience with house sitting and we will be contacting her again next time we are away."
JANEECE (Thornbury VIC, Aug 2016)
Susan looked after our dog and house for a month with intelligence, warmth and diligence. We have a quite high maintenance pup and he was beautifully cared for, likewise our house. We recommend Susan wholeheartedly.
JOCELYN (Mosman NSW, Mar 2016)
"Susan was the perfect house-sitter. She took wonderful care of our cat, Tessa, and dog, Mika, and they were totally at ease with her. She followed all the directions we left about their particular quirks and fancies, walked Mika and played in the garden with her and indulged Tessa's love of lap-sitting. She also left an immaculate house for us on our return. We couldn't recommend her more highly!" Liz and Sylvia
LIZ (Katoomba NSW, Feb 2016)
"Susan housesat for us on a number of occasions and she was fantastic. Susan went above and beyond in her care of our pets and our house - we had complete confidence that all would be well which allowed us to fully relax while on holidays. On one occasion, she had to deal with a swarm of bees in our front yard - a bizarre and unexpected situation that she managed beautifully, tracking down someone to remove the bees and keeping us in the loop every step of the way. Having Susan as a housesitter means you'll be able to go away with peace of mind. She comes highly recommended from us!"
MARY (Brunswick East, VIC, Sep 2014)
"Susan has house / dog sat on a number of occasions for us now and I can't recommend her highly enough. Her empathy with our dog is wonderful and I have no qualms in leaving her in charge while we travel. The fact that she works from home means our dog has the constant company she is used to."
JUDIE (Kew, VIC, Aug 2014)
"We have been fortunate to have Susan housesit for us several times over the last couple of years. In fact, we now book our holidays around Susan's availability as she establishes a great bond with our very timid and nervous cat. We are able to leave home knowing he will be won over by Susan's patience and kindness. The fact that Susan works from home is also a bonus, both from a security point of view and for pampered puss. Susan is an intelligent, responsible woman who will deal sensibly with any issues that arise and is also very mindful and respectful of people's property and privacy."
CAROLE (Northcote, Jun 2014)
"We warmly recommend Susan without any reservations to anyone seeking a thoroughly reliable house/pet sitter. She genuinely loves cats and dogs and she takes a caring and professional approach to their welfare. She is knowledgeable, asks the right questions, and goes the extra mile to give the house owner complete peace of mind. Susan respects other people's property and we have always returned to a clean and tidy house. Our indoor plants and tropical fish have also been well cared for. Susan has returned to us many times over the last 3 years and I trust this happy arrangement will continue. Our cats adore her and we go away each time knowing that all will be well on our return."
LORNA (Jan Juc, Vic, Dec 2013)
"Susan is one of those people who lives and breathes honesty and kindness. She looked after our house, garden and pets for 2 months while we travelled in 2010. On day one our dog took a fit. Susan took the initiative, getting vet advice and managing the puppy's return to normality. The house was clean and tidy when we returned. Pots had been watered. We were very pleased with the experience and feel confident in recommending Susan as a house sitter." Jill and Peter, Kangaroo Ground, Vic
PETER AND JILL (Kangaroo Ground, Jul 2010)