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House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish
Preferred Locations
  • NSW: Central Coast, Hunter Valley (East Lake Macquarie, West Lake Macquarie), South Coast, Sydney (Blue Mountains, Eastern Suburbs, Hawkesbury, Hills District, Lower North Shore, Northern Beaches, Northern Suburbs, Sutherland, Upper North Shore)  
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Reliable, experienced housesitters and dog lovers

65, Retired, Learning Support

69, Retired, Accountant

Retired English couple, married over 40 years and have been home owners all this time. We're active and enjoy daily walking, so having some more four-legged company would be great! We have been members of this website since 2018 and many bookings are now repeat housesits.

We're experienced dog owners and have had one rescue dog and four labradors over the years. Since October 2020, we have another addition to our family, a Jack Russell terrier. He will, obviously, have an impact on the housesits that we can accept but we may consider solo sits if you prefer.

Sheelagh has been working with children for many years, helping primary school students with their literacy and numeracy. Andy was an accountant and, in the UK, played rugby union, coached the juniors for 10 years and was also the club treasurer. Current police clearance checks available on request.

We are honest, reliable, trustworthy and non-smokers. You can have peace of mind that we will look after your pets and home as though they were our own (please read our reviews below). Dogs will be walked according to their usual routines and cats will have laps!

Our preference is for short term NSW housesits from a long weekend up to ten days in Sydney, the Central Coast or Wollongong areas which are all within 1.5 hours' drive of our home. We are both fully vaccinated, including our booster shots.

If you think we would be a good match to your needs, please do get in touch. Where practical, we like to visit pets in their home environment before confirming the sit.

Reviews (24)
Fantastic house sitter!! No hesitation recommending Sheelagh and / or Andy. We know when we are travelling in remote areas with little access to text/email we can relax, entirely confident our precious Miss Daisy & our home are being looked after so well.
JO-ANN (Woolooware NSW, Feb 2021 - 4 days - 2 of 3 endorsements from this owner )
Andy and Sheelagh are a pleasure to deal with and we know our labrador Olly is very well looked after and our house is always left very clean. This is the second stay and would love to have them back anytime
TENILE (Kincumber NSW, Oct 2023 - 1 week - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Thank you yet again Sheelagh & Andy. Every time you have looked after Daisy & our home for us in the past has been fantastic & this time was yet again no different. Couldn’t ask for better house sitters.
JO-ANN (Woolooware NSW, Mar 2023 - 4 days - 1 of 3 endorsements from this owner )
Sheelagh and Andy looked after our dog Fern and house very well. They were excellent at providing us with updates whilst we were away, which made us feel reassured. They also really respected house and left it spotless on our return. Highly recommend.
CHARLOTTE (Spearwood WA, Feb 2023 - 1 week)
Sheelagh and Andy are great Housesitters. They took excellent care of our dog Marlee giving her plenty of attention, which she loves. On our return from our short holiday, we had a happy dog, a clean and tidy house and a good feeling inside. Sheelagh and Andy even left us some milk in the fridge, after a long time on the road, which was really helpful and considerate. Sheelagh and Andy are reliable, trustworthy, friendly and have bags of common sense. We had no worries about Marlee while ... MORE
JUDY (Caringbah South NSW, Jan 2023 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating Sheelagh and Andy are very professional house sitters. We got regular updated and photos of Jack. Our house and gardens were immaculate upon our return. We would not hesitate to use them again or to recommend them to others. Thank you once again Sheelagh and Andy. I am sure that Jack will miss you two and your wonderful care.
AEILY (Mosman NSW, Jun 2022 - 10 days)
This is the second time Sheelagh and Andy have looked after our dog. I felt completely comfortable leaving her with them. Sheelagh and Andy are reliable and caring, and I returned to a calm and happy pooch. The house was left in a neat and tidy condition. I would unreservedly recommend them.
CORINNE (Hunters Hill NSW, Dec 2021 - 4 days - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
A big thank you to Andy who cared for our house and dogs beautifully. It was so kind of you to help us out yet again. Communication was great. We would certainly be happy to have them in our home again.
ROBIN (Pymble NSW, Jun 2021 - 2 nights - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
I can highly recommend Sheelagh and Andy if you're looking for a house sitter! Great communication prior to us leaving for our holiday and throughout the entire week we were away. Our Labrador was well looked after and was happy and settled upon our return. It was also great coming home to a perfectly clean house. Thanks again!!!
ANDREA (Kirrawee NSW, Dec 2020 - 1 week)
No rating Sheelagh and Andy provided an excellent house-sitting service. They looked after Lily very well and left the house clean and tidy. They were thoughtful and flexible. I highly recommend them to home owners. Homes and pets will be in very safe hands.
KATHRYN (Callala Bay NSW, Sep 2020 - 1 week)
Sheelagh and Andy were reliable, and our dogs warmed to them immediately. Our house was left spotless, even with all the dust around Sydney at the moment. Highly recommend.
JONICA (Northbridge NSW, Jan 2020 - 1 week)
Wow! Sheelagh & Andy are simply fantastic people to have as sitters. We reached out to them when another sitter canceled. We needed sitters who could cover two sets of dates (4night & 2nights) across 2 consecutive weekends. We had absolute confidence in them from the first telephone chat & were super delighted they also visited us a week before the first sit date to meet our dog Daisy. On both sit occasions we came home to a spotless home and a happy dog.
JO-ANN (Woolooware NSW, Dec 2019 - 4 nights & 2 nights - 3 of 3 endorsements from this owner )
This was our first experience with Aussie Housesitters and we were very pleased to return home and find the house just as we had left it. Sheelagh and Andy had even left fresh milk in the fridge for us and had sent photos to us, during our one week absence, of our dog, Ellie. Thank you both.
JENNIFER (Bilgola Plateau NSW, Sep 2019 - 1 week)
Sheelagh & Andy were amazing house sitters. Even one of our cats, the aloof one, warmed to them immediately, and it appears there were lots of cuddles and lap sits based on the pictures they emailed us. They took Moppet out for daily walks/plays. The house was left immaculate. We would highly recommend them for any sit.
BRUCE (Newport NSW, Jul 2019 - 1 week 6 days)
Sheelagh and Andy did a great job looking after Lottie and my house. Everything was clean and Lottie was happy. I would be pleased to have them come back again and recommend them to others.
PETRA (Glengowrie SA, May 2019 - 5 days)
A pleasure to have in our home. House and dogs were very well cared for, thank you both.
ROBIN (Pymble NSW, Apr 2019 - 2 days - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Sheelagh and Andy did an amazing job of looking after our two dogs, in fact they are better behaved now than when we left them ! Thank you so much for taking great care of our home and dogs .
SANDRA (The Vines WA, Feb 2019)
I would highly recommend Sheelagh and Andy to anyone looking for caring, conscientious and clean house sitters. They looked after our labradoodle and home with such care and attention while we were overseas. We came back to a happy, relaxed dog and a tidy home. While we were away there were record temperatures, but Sheelagh and Andy walked our dog every morning before it was too hot, and spent time with her indoors during the heat of the day. They also watered our garden to keep the plants ... MORE
LYN (Canberra ACT, Jan 2019)
Sheelagh & Andy looked after our dog (Mia) so well and even got up in the middle of the night to care for her when she was frightened by a storm. Our house was left cleaner than when we left. They were excellent house and pet sitters.
STEVE & LEANNE (Copacabana NSW, Nov 2018)
Sheelagh and Andy were reliable, conscientious and thoughtful sitters for our dog. I felt immediately comfortable with them. We came home to a relaxed, well groomed and happy dog and a meticulously clean house. They would be my first choice if I needed a sitter and I have no hesitation recommending them.
CORINNE (Hunters Hill NSW, Oct 2018 - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Andy and Sheelagh stayed at our house on the Central Coast minding our Labrador they treated Olly like their own and sent photos regularly, the house was sparkling clean and they are an all round lovely and honest couple. I highly recommend Andy and Sheelagh to anyone that wants a stress free holiday and have your pet feel at home!!
BRETT AND TENILE (Kincumber NSW, Jun 2018 - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Sheelagh and Andy were just wonderful. Very responsive to setting up the sit and visiting us twice beforehand. They spoilt our beautiful dog and left our house immaculate. Highly recommend them and would love to have them sit for us in the future.
WENDY AND DAVID (Galston NSW, May 2018 - 1 week 5 days)
Sheelagh and Andy cared for our house, our 2 little dogs and cat for 3 weeks whilst we were away on a cruise in April 2018. After accepting our invitation to house-sit they kept in touch until handover day and arrived at the time arranged. We immediately felt very comfortable leaving our home and pets in the care of Andy and Sheelagh. Andy dropped us off at the airport and during the 3 weeks we were away they sent us emails & photos of our pets which assured us that all was good at home. Andy ... MORE
BRAD (Norman Gardens QLD, Mar 2018 - 3 weeks)
No rating We had Sheelagh and Andy stay with our dog for a last minute short stay. They looked after him and the house really well, I would recommend them to anyone looking for a friendly couple for a house sit.
NICOLE (Kilaben Bay NSW, Jan 2018 - 4 days)
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