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Caring Aussies

Australia

Testimonials

They have 3 testimonials (view below)

Pet experience

Dog(s), Cat(s), Horse/Donkey(s), Chicken(s), Bird(s), Fish, Goat(s), Farm animal(s) – We love all animals and we follow your routines so as to keep disruption to a minimum.

Police check

They have a police check

Availability

From: 1 August 2024
Until: 1 September 2024

Occupation

Retired

References

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About this sitter

We are Phil and Annie - retired Australian teachers. We’ve done many housesits over the past fifteen years, both short and long term, in various countries and now that we’re retired we’re ready to see some more of the world. It's a brilliant way to expand one's horizons as well as meeting some wonderful people and some very special animals. We have run our own home and maintained a garden for many years so are totally capable of looking after a house. Phil has renovated a number of houses and can deal with any emergencies without drama. He likes to ‘potter’ and is willing and able to do small odd jobs for you. We both love animals and ensure that the pets of the household get so much love and attention that they do not pine for their owners, whilst respecting your routines. We have recently moved to an apartment and miss having a pet so looking after other people’s animals is the next best thing. We’re energetic, adaptable, reliable, flexible and can think outside the box. We’re looking forward to renewing our international travels.
We’ve been members of this site since 2008 but have to start again as our account was deleted from lack of use during covid restrictions.. We’ve been doing many housesits in Australia since 2019 and can give you the site we use so that you can read reviews from the homeowners.


Why they want to house sit

We love to meet new people and pets and enjoy seeing an area from a local perspective - so much more rewarding than visiting as a tourist.

Their experience

We have extensive experience in many countries including Australia, England, Wales, Bulgaria, Italy, Singapore, Greece, Switzerland, USA, South America and Japan - across all seasons.The shortest sit has been one week and the longest five months. We take the responsibility of house-sitting seriously and understand the peace of mind necessary for you to trust your residence and your beloved pets to strangers, especially on a long term basis.

What can they bring to the assignment

All the things mentioned above! Your home and pets will be in the hands of two ethical and reliable people. We are non smokers and will respect and maintain your home to the standard you have the right to expect. We always email regular updates so that you can be assured that your property and animals are in good hands.
Once we commit to a house-sit we will not suddenly pull out just as you are preparing to leave and certainly not during the house-sit period ( barring anything happening beyond our control… eg a pandemic)
We have had four covid vaccinations.

Last updated: 31 May 2024

Available to house sit

Africa, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Caribbean, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Middle East, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, North East Asia, Norway, Panama, 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, Vietnam

Availability dates

From: 1 August 2024
Until: 1 September 2024

Do they charge?

They don't charge for house sitting services

Membership

MindMyHouse member since 2022

Personal details

Age: 56-65 years old
Family status: Couple

Total sits

Total completed house sits: 1

Testimonials

A terrific couple for minding your home!

Annie and Phil were our first house sitters that we didn't already know. They have completely spoiled us as they were wonderful house sitters as well as a couple we enjoyed spending time with before we left and after our return. They kept in touch with us during our month-long trip, made friends in town while we were gone, and the house was in perfect condition when we arrived back home. You would be wise to choose them to watch your home while you are away. We only wish they lived closer in order to be able to visit one another!

susan, , 31 July, 2018

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Handy around the house

Terrific choice

We contacted Annie and Phil after reading their listing as sitters on this site. We were away for a month and were more than pleased to have chosen them as our sitters! Amazingly, they were going to be in our area of Ecuador just after the time frame that we needed a sitter, and after speaking with one another on Skype we knew we had found the right match. The house was very well taken care of, we returned to an outdoors more organized than when we left, and our small town full of people whom Annie and Phil had made friends with while we were gone. They kept in touch with us every 2-3 days, just to check in to let us know everything was going well. We are happy to now be able to see them weekly while they are at a nearby house sit for the next 2 months. We have been spoiled by having them as our first experience with house sitters, and are happy to recommend them to anyone who may need them in the future. (P.S. We have no pets........the only reason that recommendation is left off of our review.)

susan, , 30 June, 2018

  • Tidy
  • Organised
  • Reliable
  • Kept in contact
  • Friendly
  • Good in the garden
  • Handy around the house

Spoiled us!

Annie was the first house-sitter I've ever used and she has set the bar very high! No issues whatsoever and she even managed to negotiate our little corner of Japan without bothering us with questions. Our dog didn't miss us at all, sadly. Highly recommended!

Phil, Japan, 07 January, 2017

  • Tidy
  • Good at pet care
  • Reliable
  • Friendly

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About this house sitter

MindMyHouse member since December 2022