Aussie House Sitters

The largest pet & house sitting site in Australia

About Us

 

Aussie House Sitters launched in 2004 with a simple philosophy, to keep pets happy in their own homes while their owners are away. Since then we’ve grown into Australia’s largest and most trusted house and pet sitting site. Every day we connect homeowners with kindhearted house sitters who care for their home, pets and garden in exchange for free accommodation. The pets are happy, the home is secure and the sitters live rent-free. It’s a win-win for everyone!    

 

Supporting our sharing community to save

money while keeping our pets safe 

and loved at home.  

 

Our Aussie House Sitters team shares the values of respect and trust while promoting friendly connections between the amazing members of our house sitting community. With a common vision of helping our pet loving community travel and save money, each member of the Aussie team brings something unique to make that vision a reality for all our members.  

 

 

Meet The Team!

 


Nick Fuad
Founder & Managing Director

Aussie House Sitters has been a long passionate journey for me. Back in 2004 we saw the need for a simple but effective way for home owners and house sitters to connect with each other. Over this time, with the help of a fantastic team, I believe we’ve managed to create a pretty good house sitting platform (if I don’t say so myself). It’s real credit to all our wonderful members from past and present (and our impressive team) that Aussie House Sitters has become Australia’s largest and most used house and pet sitting platform.

As an avid traveller knowing our four pets are cared for by warm hearted house sitters is such a blessing.
 

 

Kylie Fuad
P.R. Manager

In my role as P.R. Manager at Aussie House Sitters I am very happy to spread the word about the many benefits of house sitting. After six years living in the Northern Territory, I developed a love for traveling around the more remote areas of Australia. Being a house and pet sitter is the perfect way to get escape the beaten track and experience living ‘like a local’ around Australia.

As the proud owner of three crazy cats and one very cute puppy, I love knowing that pets can happily stay at home so pet owners can enjoy some travel adventures of their own too.
 

 

Elyse Knowles
Administration Manager

After thirteen years in the University sector, I joined the Aussie House Sitters team in 2016 to whip the day to day office operations into shape. As Administration Manager, I get to work with a fantastic team of people leading them into the world of spreadsheets and strategic planning! Outside of the day-to-day operations of the business, I also get to provide support to our fabulous community of home owners and house sitters.

Being the proud mother of a particularly talkative cat, I love knowing that other people’s pets are being cared for in their own home when they are away.
 

 

Gabby Watson
Social Media Manager/ Administration Officer

As Social Media Manager at Aussie House sitters, I form part of the Marketing team. I feel honoured to share the wonderful experiences of our friendly community and aim to inspire others to discover their own travel freedom. My role as part of the administration team is to manage communications with our members to help homeowners and sitters enjoy the most from their membership.

Traveling is my obsession! I love helping our community of like-minded travellers and pet lovers explore new opportunities while knowing their pets are safe and happy at home.
 

 

Kathy Coghlan-McLean
Administration Officer

As the newest member of the Aussie House Sitters team, I am very excited to have joined forces with the rest of the Admin staff in providing great support to our members! As part of the admin team, I am constantly tempted by amazing house sit opportunities while reviewing house sit ads. For now, I am happily replying to your queries and offering you any assistance I can as I learn the ropes.
I love to travel and spent several years seeing the world before settling and having children. More recently my travels have been limited to visiting my in laws in the remote central north of Canada – a beautiful place though, so no complaints here!
 

 

Chris Morgan
Design / Marketing / Business development

Our company, Morgan & Hoppitt has grown alongside Aussie House Sitters over the past five years. Our shared journey has been both commercially successful, and a lot of fun. The Aussie House Sitters team are awesome people to work with, and there’s always a queue of really interesting projects and ideas to work on. As a creative director and business development consultant, working with Aussie House Sitters is a true collaboration and endlessly rewarding and stimulating.
 

 

Ryan Hoppitt
Programming / Strategy

Working with the Aussie House Sitters team over the past 5 years has been a challenging and rewarding experience, both personally and professionally as the technical director in our company, Morgan & Hoppitt. They are responsive to comments and suggestions from the member community, and this creates a constant stream of upgrades to the websites, from small UX fixes to complete site overhauls. The challenge to constantly improve both the feature set and the user interfaces is satisfying, knowing that the work is helping create great member experiences.
 

 

Leesa Campbell
Accounts Manager