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Silver (12mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in Australia

A & B Team - Annette & Brendon

38, Bookkeeper

42, Programmer

Hi there,

Hubby (Brendon) and I (Annette) are on a mission! We are doing an 'Around Australia' housesitting tour - and although not grey yet, we will be nomads from June 2019 onwards for the next 2-3 years, and practicing minimalism at the same time. We're doing it to see more of beautiful Australia, to save for a house, and to decide where we want to buy.

Can you help us with accommodation while we help you with house and pet sitting? We would prefer engagements of about 3-8 weeks in length so that we can get to know your area and settle down for work.

About us:

I am a bookkeeper who can work from anywhere as long as there's internet, and I like changes and breaks away from the every day life. I also love exploring new areas and would use any excuse (like housesitting) to see new areas, especially walking new areas (DOGS!)

Hubby is a software developer - programmer - and he is more sedentary (CATS!). He is a complete and utter bird lover.

From Sep 2019 to March 2020, Annette's Mum Louise will join us and is a gardener at heart, and a cat lover, but gets on well with small dogs - probably because she's just as tiny as they are :)

Brendon and I both love animals and had pets growing up, but we live in a city unit, so no pets allowed. Believe me that we would care for yours as we would care for our own.

We are easygoing and responsible, and above all, we are flexible. Happy to provide more info if needed. Loads of references on other housesitting sites, just ask and we will provide them.

Reviews (11)
We feel very blessed to have found Annette and Brendon (and Louise) to care for our pets and our home. They are lovely warm people, and this reflected in their care of our beloved pets, Milo was a very happy boy receiving loads of cuddles and attention. We were updated regularly, including pics, and Brendon even managed to tame Cookie the bitey birdy lol. Nothing was too much trouble (even when when we missed our flights), We would happily welcome Annette and Brendon into our home again. We are ... MORE
 
KATHY (Old Adaminaby NSW, Oct 2019 - 1 week 6 days)
Annette and Brendon arrived the same day we found out that our reason for going away to WA was cancelled due to the Coronavirus. We offered to let them stay as long as they needed before moving on, but they declined, as they didn't want to put us out. They were so nice and understanding, and although we are the third sit that's cancelled on them, they went out of their way to make us not feel that we were letting them down. I was sorry to see them go, and would've been extremely happy to ... MORE
 
LEONIE (Emerald VIC, Mar 2020 - 3 weeks)
Annette and Brendon, how can I thank you enough. Quite frankly, I was not convinced that Tan would even respond to my whistle as I sopped at the front gate on my return! It did take three whistles, such was the high care and attention from you both, not only to Tan, but the house, the orchard, the garden and even the damaged young trees planted out over the property that were being used as a sparing partner by the rejected old male kangaroo, no doubt aggrieved over his rejection!! Thanks ... MORE
 
MATTHEW (Faraday VIC, Feb 2020 - 5 weeks)
Louise (mother of Annette) was an amazing housesitter. She kept our house immaculately clean, watered our plants and made sure our little dog got lots of love and attention. She walked her daily which our doggy loved! We would highly recommend her for future house sits. Thanks Louise! Jenn and Mark
 
JENNIFER (Mount Nelson TAS, Jan 2020 - 1 week)
We couldn't have been happier with our house sitter Louise. We came home to a lovely clean house and very happy dogs.
 
CHRISTINE (Blackmans Bay TAS, Dec 2019 - 2 weeks)
Annette and her family were great dog-sitters! Annette was a great communicator, and looked after Holly very well, after a handover from our friends. We fortunately got to meet Annette upon our return, and we came home to a happy dog and a clean house. They were very responsible and capable sitters, and we would recommend them highly. We asked them to sit for us again next year, but they were already booked up!
 
JANINE (MOONBAH NSW, Oct 2019 - 2 weeks)
We found Louise and Annette very reliable and we had every confidence that our dogs would be well looked after. Our house was very clean and tidy on our return and our pups were happy too.
 
CLAIR (Nicholls ACT, Oct 2019 - 2 weeks)
Wow what can I say, Both Louise and Annette are beautiful people, they cared for both our home and fur baby's, Missy mudslide had to have her eyes treated several times a day on return her eyes looked amazing. we would have them back in a heart beat. thank you so much for the love you showed both home and babies
 
JENNY (Albion Park NSW, Sep 2019 - 1 week 5 days)
Annette and Brendon are a lovely couple who popped in to meet us and the animals before we left on our seven week holiday, and immediately we felt they were the right fit. Communication was always quick and they kept us informed (with photo's) on the menagerie of animals. We came back to some very contented fur babies and a spotless house. I'd highly recommend Annette and Brendon for your next house sit.
 
SARAH (South Nowra NSW, Aug 2019 - 1 month 3 weeks)
Annette and Brendan were absolutely brilliant. We left them with a recovering cruciate ligament, dog, and a cat recovering from a stroke! The house was beautifully clean, washing done and on the line and a small roast left for our dinner. It was delicious. I highly recommend them as caring, kind, responsible people.
 
CAROLYN (Highton VIC, Jul 2019 - 2 weeks)
Many thanks to Annette & Brendan for accepting our request for a dog/house sit whilst we were away for 6 weeks. We arrived home to 2 very relaxed dogs who subsequently spent the remainder of the day by the front door waiting for Annette & Brendan to return. We in turn were able to relax during our time away knowing everything at home was in very good hands. We highly recommend Annette & Brendan & would love for them to mind our 2 fur kids again.
 
CHERIE (Haywards Bay NSW, Jun 2019 - 1 month 1 week)
 
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