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61, Semi Retired

60, Semi Retired

Hi....... thanks for checking us out.

Us in a word

R = Reliable - Non Smokers
E = Enthusiastic
S = Semi Retired - Social Drinkers
P = Police Cleared
E = Experienced
C = Caring
T = Trustworthy

We are a long time married, honest and house proud couple, practising retirement. We have lived in Townsville for most of our lives and have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. Our children have spread their wings and now it's our turn. We have sold everything we own, pulled up stumps and hit the road indefinitely. Our ultimate goal is help people by fulfilling requests to house sit and see different parts of our beautiful country.

We have always maintained a healthy, clean and tidy home and take pride in this. We expect respect for our belongings and property and your property will be treated the same.

Our journey started more than 6 years ago and we have loved every minute of it. While house sitting we have been able to connect and contribute to communities by volunteering at Vinnies stores throughout the states which has further enriched our house sitting experience.

We are loving our journey so far and have gained experience caring for various breeds of cats & dogs, horses, cows, donkeys, miniature pig, emu, chickens, birds, ducks, guinea fowl, alpaca, sheep, goats, rats, mice, bees, fish, reptiles, Guinea pigs, rabbits, hobby and worm farms. So many memorable moments. We have a love for animals of all kinds and are willing to learn more about all your pets. We enjoy being outdoors and maintaining yards, gardens and pools etc. We will even attempt the odd plant rescue.

We have been able to gain an appreciation for new places and differing lifestyles. We've taken the opportunities to meet new people and form lifetime friendships and have engaged in various functions normally attended by our hosts, including weekly trivia nights and dinner outings, all while they were away!! What a great way to meet even more people and learn the dynamics of a community.

We are usually able to arrive at your home earlier. This way we can get to know your pets and become familiar with your property.

If you would like to know anymore about us then please contact us via the messaging facility at this site. We can then exchange contact details and chat further.

Love to hear from you, chat soon

Paul & Laurel

Reviews (31)
No rating Laurel and Paul were the perfect house sitters. Communication was straight forward and easy from the get go. When finishing their housesit for us, our home was left clean and tidy, the lawn was mowed, the garden tidy, and the pets very happy and healthy. They went above and beyond, and I keep finding little bits and pieces of extra bits they have done. Would whole heartedly recommend Laurel and Paul to anyone.
FIONA (Kirkstall VIC, Sep 2018 - 4 weeks)
Paul and Laurel are a lovely couple who were wonderful to deal with. Our pet tribe threw them a few curve balls while we were away but they handled it all with no fuss and excellent communication. Would highly recommend 😊
 
AMBER (Howlong NSW, Jul 2023 - 1 week 3 days)
Finding Paul & Laurel was like hitting the jackpot! We were so nervous about leaving our animals for 3 months, as they are our family. We had a chat with Paul & Laurel and new instantly that they were the ones for our pets. They made an effort to come to the house and meet us prior to the house sit and the communication was ongoing months in advance. While we were away we had fantastic communication with videos & photo’s regularly, so we could see that our animals were well. We didn’t have to ... MORE
 
NAOMI (Wangaratta VIC, Mar 2023 - 3 months 1 week)
What a great couple..our dogs were spoilt, our house cleaner then we left it and they sent us thoughtful updates on our boys....pups..their dog sense was rare and very much appreciated to win over our scared rescue dog..we were very lucky to find them..will be checking their rare availability..to look after our boys again.
 
SUE (Hervey bay qld QLD, Mar 2023 - 2 weeks 4 days)
We feel so lucky to have had Laurel and Paul look after our house and previous pups while we went on a holiday. They communicated quickly and sent lovely updates of the dogs and took great care of the house and garden. Such special people and anyone would be lucky to have them look after their animals and homes. Thanks guys!
 
ROXANNE (Douglas QLD, Jan 2023 - 2 weeks 6 days)
I wish I could give a rating that was higher than five stars. I am delighted by the care that Laurel & Paul took during their time at my home, not only with my two cats but also with the home and garden. I greatly appreciated regular updates and photos, which gave me such reassurance that my cats were coping well! Any worry I had about an extended trip away from for the first time in years was gone as soon as I saw that Laurel had won over my Lunar, who has a lot of love to give but is very shy ... MORE
 
CASSIE (Mordialloc VIC, Dec 2022 - 3 weeks)
Laurel & Paul are just fantastic people, trust worthy, kind and caring of the animals and our home and it was such a pleasure having them house sittings for us. We hope they will return again in the future. We thank you so much and appreciate your care & time .. Jan & Joe
 
JAN (Melton VIC, Nov 2022 - 1 week 3 days)
We were so lucky to have Laurel & Paul look after our home. They came across as very caring, sensible and beautiful humans from the moment we met them. Our 2 dogs, cat and chooks were spoiled with Laurel and Paul's love and attention and our yard has never looked so tidy! Communication was excellent throughout and we always felt our " babies" were in best hands when we received update photos and videos. Would love to have you back to house sit for us but it might be hard as you are in ... MORE
 
MARIKA (Ingham QLD, Jun 2022 - 4 weeks)
We had never used Aussie House Sitters before when we signed up Laurel & Paul for the 4 week job. We were very anxious about leaving our home & our 2 Jack Russell baby's to strangers. We managed to meet & greet them at our home the day before. Our girls took to them straight away & as it happened all our fears subsided as Laurel & Paul are a beautiful couple who obviously take what they do very seriously. We came back to healthy happy puppies, a home so clean you could eat off the floor & ... MORE
 
DONNA (Cannonvale QLD, Feb 2022 - 4 weeks)
What can I say about Laurel and Paul, simply put, they are the best housesitters we have had. We had a lovely meet and greet before the sit which instantly put our minds at ease. We could tell straight away these two were seasoned sitters, professional, courteous and very easy to get along with. They even did the edging and pruned the bushes without being asked which I thought was a nice touch. The place looked better when we returned than when we left it. I would not hesitate recommending them ... MORE
 
BEN (shoal point QLD, Jan 2022 - 1 week)
Laurel and Paul were amazing I highly recommend them to care for your home and fur babies they did an outstanding job and I would love to have them stay again anytime. They went above and beyond of what was expected for a housesit and I can not thank them enough for everything that they did during their stay.
 
FIONA (Annandale QLD, Oct 2021 - 12 days)
Just incredible describes their caring of our house, garden and cats. No easy job either with a garden constantly needing attention and two very needy cats! On return house was shining, garden great and cats extremely happy. Laurel and Paul were also so understanding and easy to communicate with when we had to delay our trip a few days. Will even try and organise our future trips around their free dates to assure we have them again.
 
SALLY (Dingo Beach QLD, Jan 2021 - 3 weeks)
Laurel and Paul were fantastic Housesitter's! We returned home to happy relaxed animals and a spotless house. We are so grateful for time away knowing our fur gang are being taken care off. We would love to have Laurel and Paul sit for us in the future.
 
HELEN (Burdell QLD, Jan 2021 - 5 days)
Laurel and Paul were fantastic. Zeeva and Dougie loved them and they were looked after very well with lots of love. The house and yard looked fabulous. Would highly recommend them. They were so wonderful they will be back in 4 weeks to house sit for us again
 
PETA (Nebo QLD, Jul 2020 - 2 weeks 2 days)
Laurel and Paul were the perfect housesitters.. . We were so fortunate to have had this wonderful couple house sit for us recently. They provided wonderful care and attention to Freda our 14 yr old cat who settled in so well with them. It was wonderful to receive regular updates and photos of one very spoilt cat.. Upon our return we found our house and gardens in immaculate condition. We were also treated to a Lovely welcome home lunch and gift which were greatly appreciated. Laurel and Paul ... MORE
 
SHIRLEY AND BEVAN (Mackay QLD, Jun 2020 - 2 weeks 5 days)
Laurel and Paul were amazing! The lawns mowed, house cleaned, our puppies well looked after (This is the most important one of course) and they were always updating us with what was happening back home at our request. Their communication before and during was superb! Thanks again Paul and Laurel for looking after our house and animals while we were away. We are truly grateful to have met you guys. AAA++ recommendation for anyone needing their services. Dave and Jess
 
DAVID (Burdell QLD, Jan 2020 - 1 week 4 days)
Laurel and Paul were amazing house sitters. They took care of our house and pets like it was their own. We got home to find the house cleaner than we left it and the pets were all happy and settled (I think the pets barely even missed us). At no time while we were away were we concerned about the welfare of our pets, Laurel and Paul kept us up to date with how everything was going. Thank you both for taking care of our home, we would have you back in a heartbeat!
 
DOUG (Bushland Beach QLD, Nov 2019 - 1 week 3 days)
Laurel and Paul were amazing house sitters! My animals were happy and so well looked after, my house was cleaner than when I left (naughty). They even stayed an extra night last minute due to our flight being cancelled. They are lovely people and I just couldn't reccomend them more.
 
VIKKI (Mareeba QLD, Nov 2019 - 4 days)
Laurel and Paul are awesome house and pet sitters,we were very lucky to have them and will always welcome them back. Yard and house were well looked after and we are on acreage. Our pets would of been happy for them to stay as our cat takes quite a while to welcome new people they seem to have accomplished this in a short time.We feel we have made new friends and will be very happy to have them when we are travelling again. Would be happy for anyone to contact me for a reference. Thank you so ... MORE
 
WANDA (Bluewater Park QLD, Aug 2019 - 1 month 1 week)
Was great having Paul and Laurel look after the fur kids. Nothing was a problem and we couldnt thank them enough... I am certain that the house was cleaner than what we left it as well! Would highly recommend them for your sit! Safe travels guys....
 
TRAVIS (Rosebud VIC, Apr 2019 - 1 week 5 days)
Laurel & Paul were fantastic. Their initial communication demonstrated genuine warmth, empathy and interest and this was confirmed when we met in person. Not once either leading up to our trip or while we were away did we have any concerns. In fact it was rather the opposite when they needed to step up and in for us when our gorgeous old dog needed to be put to sleep while we were away. I would highly recommend them to sit and we would use them again if the opportunity arose.
 
LISA (Lara VIC, Mar 2019 - 2 weeks 3 days)
We cannot speak highly enough about Laurel and Paul. They were absolutely wonderful with our animals. It's obvious that our pets were very happy with them. Our garden also enjoyed their loving care, showing off lots of produce. Laurel did make super-yummy tomato chutney! And their kindness doesn't end there. We came home exhausted (I was also ill from the food on the airplane) to a very clean house and a very delicious dinner! Thank you so much, Laurel and Paul. We hope that you will ... MORE
 
TERRY (Warragul VIC, Feb 2019 - 4 weeks)
It was an absolute pleasure. Enjoyed every minute. Wouldn't change a thing. Happy sitter.
Great couple..would have them back anytime animals well cared for and loved
 
MARILLA (Yarrawonga VIC, Jan 2019 - 2 weeks 4 days)
It was great pleasure to have Paul and Laurel to look after our dog Bella, the vegie garden and the house, knowing that our baby girl would be In safe hands. the vegetable garden was lush and green with plenty of produce ready to be harvested. The house and yard was in a clean and tidy state upon our return thank again Paul and Laurel PS. we had great night at the club, thanks for the meat pack.
 
NICOLE (Kangaroo Flat VIC, Oct 2018 - 4 weeks)
No rating From the first moment we met, we enjoyed Paul and Laurel's enthusiasm, and willingness to assist. We went away for the week knowing our animals and plants were in safe hands. The yard looked cleaner on our arrival home, and the leeks and strawberries received great attention. The meal cooked for us on arrival home was an added bonus. We would be delighted to have Paul and Laurel house sit for us again, and we are more then happy to endorse them as housesitters.
DAVID & RUTH (Sedgwick VIC, Aug 2018 - 1 week)
No rating Handing over our home and garden and more importantly our beloved golden retriever Harry for two months while we were in Europe could have been nerve wracking! However from the first point of contact with Paul and Laurel we knew we were in good hands. Experienced house sitters we could not have been more delighted with the house sit. Lasting for two months, we returned to a home and garden that was lovingly tended to and a very relaxed and happy " Harry". Both handovers were seamless and ... MORE
JEFF (Colac VIC, Apr 2018 - 2 months 1 week)
If you have the chance to have Paul and Laurel visit your place - Take it! We are so lucky to have met you both and have you look after our farm for 2 weeks, our dogs didn't even care when we got home it was like we never left, they actually cried and spiked the first night we were home because they missed P & L. Our house was spotless, our chooks well looked after, our odd jobs that needed doing all done... we hope you come back again :)
 
BEC (Wybong NSW, Feb 2018 - 2 weeks 2 days)
No rating Laurel and Paul looked after our house, large landscaped property and Oscar our cat for almost a month. We highly recommend them, not only did Oscar get looked after well he also connected with a loving bond, Oscar is usually shy around people, he hides from visitors. We came home to find him laying on the table getting pats! Our property was in well kept maintenance thanks to Paul & Laurel watering all our plants and turf. They are genuine friendly house sitters who do what they commit to, ... MORE
TRACEY (Cooloola Cove QLD, Dec 2017 - 4 weeks)
No rating Wow! Laurel and Paul! Great people! They recently cared for our "babies" and looked after things while we went away for a few days. We have very fussy spoiled ragdoll cats who were very relaxed and settled when we arrived home. All of our animals have different needs (3 legged dog, 4 legged dog, aging pony) and Laurel and Paul attended to their every individual needs without hesitation. An added bonus was that we came home to a cleaner house then when we left! We would thoroughly recommend them ... MORE
JOHN & MARIA (Wonbah QLD, Oct 2017 - 4 days)
No rating Laurel and Paul, alias Laurel and Hardy Recently cared for, and attended to, each and every individual's need in our eclectic ensemble of pets with great respect, patience and with a strong sense of love, for a period of over 2 weeks, even our plants. We would like to take the time to thank them for looking after and caring for our tribe so well and to recommend them to others. They gave us a great sense of wellbeing and peace of mind while being away from our "Kids," giving us the ... MORE
TRUDY AND KEN (BUCCA QLD, Aug 2017 - 2 weeks 5 days)
No rating Laurel and Paul did a fantastic job of looking after both our home and our 3 fur babies. I have never seen our dogs so relaxed whilst we were away. Our house was left clean and tidy and they were 2 of the friendliest people I have met. I would thoroughly recommend them to look after your home and animals.
DANYELL SHARP (Alligator Creek QLD, Jul 2017 - 4 days)
 
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