Skip to Content Skip to Sitemap

Sitter available

Mature, capable, experienced, animal lover!

Australia

Testimonials

They have 1 testimonial (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Rabbit(s), Guinea pig(s), Farm animal(s), Other animal(s) – dogs and cats but also llamas, ducks, hens, sheep, fish, horses, birds....

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 6 November 2022
Until: 5 September 2025

Occupation

Retired organisational psychologist

References

They have referees/references (view below)

About this sitter

Hi, my name is Josie and I am a very experienced house sitter having sat more than 35 houses over the last 10 years.

I am Scottish but have lived in Australia for over 25 years. Being a fit and healthy 65 year old who has recently retired with a longing to come home to Scotland I spent most of last year house sitting and enjoying the country.

Over Christmas I looked after three dogs in a remote house in St Lucia for 6 weeks which was a wonderful experience.

I am very good with animals and volunteer at a wildlife rescue organisation. I have mainly looked after dogs and cats but also llamas, ducks, hens, sheep, fish, horses, birds.... the list goes on. I like looking after dogs as it means lots of walks and walking without a dog (or two) is just not the same. As you can tell I have had dogs and cats at home most of my life.

My background is a business consultant in Organisational Psychology and I ran my own business for 20 years and consequently know the importance of reliability or my clients would have gone elsewhere.

I also own my own house so know how important looking after a home is and have experience in doing so. After I retired I moved to an 8 acre property in the country which I maintain and keep as fire proof as possible.

Why they want to house sit

I love experiencing new places but don't like being a tourist. I like to live in a place and get to know it – I would rather get to know one place well than visit 10 briefly. I also miss having animals around so house / pet sitting is ideal. I much prefer staying in homes and self-catering rather than in hotels or the like.

Their experience

After 10 years and over 35 houses I am very experienced. I have cared for a wide range of animals. I have also owned my own home so know how to deal with issues that arise.

Many of those I house sit for are "regulars", that is they ask me back each time they go away and in Australia my house sitting now is all by referral from current home owners. After a few months house sitting in Scotland I found the same thing happened so I will be going back to those places again!

What can they bring to the assignment

I bring a wide range of experiences from the couple whom I house sit for regularly who have five retrievers (which I walk twice a day) and three cats, to the large properties with llamas and sheep, to city houses which need to be kept immaculate and free from animal hair.

I always speak to the owners first to ensure I understand their needs and take lots of notes so I don't forget anything. I leave the house clean and refreshed ready for your return.

I have references and am usually flexible with dates. I am happy to phone or Skype you so you can ask any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.
Josie

Available to house sit

Africa, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Caribbean, Central South America, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Middle East, Moldova, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North East Asia, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South East Asia, South Korea, South Pacific, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 6 November 2022
Until: 5 September 2025

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2016

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 1

Testimonials

Excellent house sitter

Josie has been a responsible and reliable house sitter. She took very good care of my animals during my absent and proofed to be an excellent house sitter. She left my house in very good order. Josie took very good care of my plants. Communication with Josie was great, she only contacted me when neccessary. I have no hesitation to recommend her for any future house sit.

Alexandra, Bulgaria, 17 November, 2018

  • Tidy
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly

References

You need to be logged in to see this house sitters' references.

Last updated: 6 November 2022