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Silver (12mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s)
Preferred Locations
  • NSW: North Coast   QLD: Brisbane, South Eastern  
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Retired, Reliable, Responsible

73, Retired

I am a very young 73 year old, fit and active. I have never smoked. I took up skydiving after my 60th birthday, but am now retired from it.

I'm very clean and tidy by nature, have always been house proud and will always treat anyone else's home that way. I'm an excellent communicator, confident, capable and Mr Reliable. Given my life experiences and character, you won't be disappointed. Your property and pets will always be safe and well cared for.

To me a commitment is just that and I always keep it. If we both confirm a sitting, I won't pull out at any stage and leave your long planned holiday at risk because I found something that suits me better.

I'm a responsible animal lover. I understand the importance of sticking to your pet's normal routine to minimise any stress they may feel in your absence, while giving them the attention & TLC to which they are accustomed. The majority of home owners for whom I've sat have commented on how relaxed their pets are in my care. I stay in touch while you are away, updating you on what is happening, providing appropriate photos and/or videos so you can enjoy your time away without worry.

I've had a lifetime of experience with dogs and love spending time with them. There's a special connection. I'm a very fit walker, so I can handle all your dog's needs. I'm also capable of and enjoy taking care of any cat, whether indoor/outdoor, requiring company and affection or not.

Past the party and nightclub stage, so I will always be there when your pet needs me. You will be able to enjoy your holiday or break knowing that your home will be secure, safe and cared for, and your pets will be loved and cared for.

Reviews (23)
Rob is definitely the most conscientious and reliable house sitter we have encountered. The pets are his utmost priority as well as caretaking of the home. His communication skills are outstanding. He sent us lots of pics and messages re our cat and dog whilst we were away. Our fur kids were relaxed and happy when we arrived home. We would not hesitate to recommend Rob to any pet or house owner. We hope to use his services again in the future. Thanks Rob!
ANNE-MARIE (Burradoo NSW, Jun 2023 - 4 weeks)
Rob was wonderful! He cared for our dog and cat for a week whilst we had a short break, Our small dog Ruby suffers with anxiety and is a senior.. - he cared for her so well and they made an incredible bond in that short time, Our home was left in perfect condition and our plants watered and well cared for. We would highly recommend Rob, He was above excellent! We hope we will meet up again! Barbara Elsworthy
BARBARA (Nundah QLD, Jan 2024 - 5 nights)
We had Rob come and look after Boo our cat for nearly 9 weeks. The communication before, during and after the sit was excellent. We got regular updates on how Boo was doing. We came back to a very happy and content cat. During the sit we had crazy storms and rain and unfortunately our pool filled with muddy water. Rob was excellent in turning the filter off and getting help to clean the pool even though he hadn't done it before.. When we came back our house was spotlessly clean. We'd have no ... MORE
NAOMI (Thornlands QLD, Nov 2023 - 2 months)
Rob kindly volunteered to house sit for us and most importantly take good care of our boys whilst we were away. Rob called by pre-stay to meet the boys and they all instantly gelled, which greatly put our minds at ease and Rob was the chosen one.. Rob kindly sent us updates and pictures of the boys whilst we were away which put us well at ease.. On our return home the 3 boys were stood at our door waiting to greet us. As well imagined it was chaotic for about half an hour until everyone ... MORE
KAREN (Redland Bay QLD, Nov 2023 - 1 week)
Rob sat my 2 ragdolls and a very needy young British bulldog, he was confident, caring and respectful. Rob kept in contact with me while I was overseas and always sent pictures and messages. He really is an animal person, all of my animals were well looked after and happy when I returned home along with a spotless home. 1 of my cats even slept on his bed waiting for him for 2 days after he left! Rob really goes above and beyond, and I could not have asked for a better person to house/pet sit. ... MORE
JAIME (Victoria Point QLD, Oct 2023 - 1 week 3 nights)
Rob is a great communicator and very well organised. He was the sitter to our two elderly dogs for seven nights and seven days. It had been organised as six days but when we had to leave earlier, he happily accommodated the extra time needed to become fully acquainted with our dogs' routines and personalities. He was totally focussed on the dogs well beings and kept us up to date with lovely texts and photographs. On our return, our dogs were totally relaxed and chilled and the house ... MORE
DEBORAH (Clontarf QLD, Oct 2023 - 6 nights)
Rob stayed with our 2 fur babies for 10 days while we went away. Rob came to meet us first, we then decided that we wanted him to watch our dogs and he was happy to. Rob kept in contact with us closer to the sit, he even came the afternoon before we had to go away so we could run through what he needed to do & what the dogs needed etc. He then arrived early the day that we were leaving, we ran through things again. While we were away Rob kept us up to date with how the dogs were by sending ... MORE
BROOKE (Deebing Heights QLD, Oct 2023 - 1 week 3 nights)
If you are looking for a house sitter and someone to care for your fur babies while you are away, then you can't go passed Rob. We were away for 5 weeks in Europe and Rob looked after our house and much treasured pets, Kuma (1 year old caboodle) and Matilda (our 15 year old temperamental cat). Kuma immediately took to Rob and they became fast friends from the moment they met. Matilda not so much but we were expecting that :) Rob sent us emails and photos regularly to keep us up to date on ... MORE
LISA (Narangba QLD, Sep 2023 - 5 weeks)
Rob is the most genuinely wonderful ,caring, animal loving, conscientious, capable house sitter you could ever have to look after your house and pets. He is a truly young at heart man who gave everything he had to look after our very large family and property. Despite having very little experience with horses he did a wonderful job with our 4 horses. He has a true gift and love for dogs and our timid big dog felt comfortable with him right away. He was brilliant with meds. We didn't ask him to ... MORE
DEB (Bridges QLD, Aug 2023 - 4 days)
New to house sitting, we were concerned about trusting a complete stranger with our house, belongings and most importantly our beloved dog. Searching for the right candidate for a while, we were lucky to find Rob. We were impressed with Rob’s friendly attitude, dedication and experience. Our trust in Rob was justified as he has been the most fantastic person to look after our home and our dog. From his approach to getting to know us, to delivering the best possible experience for our dog, as ... MORE
KATHRIN & MATHIAS (Bundanoon NSW, Jul 2023 - 1 month 1 week)
Rob deserves more than 5 stars!!! ! Rob sat for us for just over 4 weeks, and looked after our 2 cats, 2 dogs, our horse and our home. From day 1 of booking, communication was 10/10! As soon as we met Rob, we knew we had nothing to worry about, and we were right. Rob took his time to get to know our animals, and our routine with them, and they all loved him, even our shy cat who doesn’t cope well with change. While we were away we felt so comfortable and never once had to worry. Rob gave ... MORE
CODY & LAUREN (Macksville NSW, Apr 2023 - 4 weeks)
Rob was our first sitter and wow what a fabulous job he does! He is so thoughtful and thorough in his undertaking of all aspects of the sit. He takes the time to get to know the pets he’s caring for and is so diligent and patient with them. He had our cat and dog literally eating out of his hand. Our house was immaculate and he’s even stripped his bed and washed the linen! A true gentleman and such a caring pet sitter who is passionate about animals and doing everything he can to connect and ... MORE
ANN (Hollywell QLD, Apr 2023 - 4 days)
I truly appreciate you comments and look forward to the company of George and Ace when I return in October.
We, Les and Pamela would like to sincerely thank Rob for taking excellent care of our small special blind dog Bella, which he had to put drops in her eyes everyday and give her medication as well. He was and is very caring for pets and we had photos and messages from Rob everyday on Bella. Our home was immaculate when we got home, so tidy and clean. Bella was very sad to see Rob leave after his 2wks and 1 day stay. Garden excellent. We would highly recommend Rob for a house and pet sit. One of ... MORE
LES (Kingscliff NSW, Apr 2023 - 2 weeks 1 day)
With her disability, Bella is fortunate to have the two of you to give her the love and care you provide. I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to be part of that.
Rob has recently been house sitting whilst we were on holiday, and taking care of our two cats and dog. The whole experience has been absolutely great and I cannot recommend Rob enough. The house and garage were all spotless, fresh sheets on the bed, great communication before and during our holiday, you name it. Our pets were happy and not stressed out and we could see they have had a good time. They were completely relaxed when we came back which is hugely important for us. Thanks again Rob ... MORE
ED (Springwood QLD, Mar 2023 - 2 weeks 6 days)
Rob was wonderful taking care of my cat while I was away- he spent a lot of time getting to know her and getting her relaxed with a new person. He also spent a lot of time taking care of my pool and house for which I am very grateful. Rob was very punctual sending me communications about how things were going, which I appreciated :)
SUZANNE (Buderim QLD, Jan 2023 - 4 weeks)
Rob went above and beyond in the care of our new puppy. We also had cats, fish and freshwater crayfish to throw in the mix which were all alive and well upon our return. Rob researched the breed of our dog to get a better understanding of her personality and offered her the warmest of comfort whilst we were away. We returned to the most immaculate home which was absolutely lovely. I would love to have Rob as a regular sitter and would not hesitate to recommend him to look after your ... MORE
NICKY (Wynum West QLD, Jan 2023 - 5 days)
This was our first experience with Aussie House Sitters and I have to say we are impressed. Rob was always reliable, respectful and very clean. He communicated with us when needed and always answered text messages promptly. He was wonderful about communicating each day with us and even wrote special messages from our two dogs to our young daughter which she absolutely loved. . We would have no hesitation in asking Rob to sit for us again and are very happy to recommend him to others. Thank you ... MORE
KATELYN (Narangba QLD, Dec 2022 - 3 weeks)
If you are looking for a super committed, genuine and caring house sitter Rob is definitely the way to go. He sent me messages from my wee dog Stan along with photos every day. Stan became so attached to Rob that he is really missing him right now since he left yesterday. Rob also dropped me off and picked me up from the bus stop even staying on a bit longer when my bus arrival changed. My house was super clean and tidy when I arrived back and I am pretty sure Rob will be a lasting friend for ... MORE
ANNETTE (Mullumbimby NSW, Nov 2022 - 1 week)
I cannot thank Rob enough!! Rob is such a genuine caring person who treated my cats and house like his own, it made going away easy knowing everything was under control and in good hands. I cannot recommend Rob enough and would absolutely love to have him back at any time!
SAMANTHA (Coomera QLD, Oct 2022 - 5 days)
Rob has house/pet sat for me a couple of times now. While I was away I received many updates on my fur babies, he walked them regularly and my home was immaculate when I arrived home. My dogs were well taken care of and I have no hesitation in recommending Rob to care for your home and pets. He has integrity and is reliable, it makes me relieved that I can trust him to turn up and care for my dogs when I am away for work, thankfully I have him booked for my next 2 shift rotations :)
NATALIE (South Ripley QLD, Oct 2022 - 2 weeks)
Rob is the greatest pet sitter Bubba & myself have had. He did not let us down. He was punctual. He left our home neat & clean. He sent me photos with a daily update of their escapades. Bubba loved his company & took to him instantly. I would love to have Rob back to mind Bubba & my house anytime.
LEEANNE (Biggera Waters QLD, Oct 2022 - 6 days)
Bubba, the Jack Russell personality pup, was great company.
Rob cared for our house and corgi and "cared" is the word I must emphasise. Lady, our corgi, wasn't worried at all when we left as she had taken to Rob immediately as his connection with her was evident. When we returned our house was immaculate and Lady was very happy. We would be extremely happy to have Rob look after Lady and our house at anytime and would certainly recommend Him to anyone looking for a house or house/pet sitter.
DANNY (Hope Island QLD, Sep 2022 - 3 days)
Thanks for the kind words Danny. The pleasure was mine.
No rating We recently had Rob as our sitter for 2.5 weeks. We found Rob very easy to deal with from the start. During our time away he updated us often with emails and photos of our staffy who was extra happy for having Rob take care of him. Rob is a fantastic house sitter. One we are happy to recommend.
RYAN & MARYANN (Hope Island QLD, Sep 2022 - 2 weeks 4 days)
Ralph the Staffy is a gem. I miss him.
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