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House Sitting Preferences
  • 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s)
Preferred Locations
  • ACT: ALL   NSW: Central Coast, North Coast, Regional NSW, South Coast, Sydney   QLD: Brisbane, Central Coast, South Eastern (Gold Coast & Hinterland)   SA: Adelaide, South   TAS: ALL   VIC: ALL   WA: Perth, South Western  
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  • 2020: 2Mar-25Aug | 15Sep-4Nov | 16Dec-6Jan2021 | 2021: 1Mar-3Apr
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Active, responsible animal lovers

72, Retired

66, Retired

Rodney and I started our house sitting adventure in December 2017. We are passionate about animals and love travelling.

Honesty, cleanliness and a love of animals are our key attributes.

House sitting has given us the opportunity to care for much loved pets as though they were our own. We've met wonderful owners who have become good friends. We also have had the chance to explore new places and get a taste of local life.

We come from a ski area in Australia, where Rodney managed a ski store for 20 years prior to retiring. I have worked in retail and and had ran a home based business. For the next stage of our life we want to experience as much of the world as we can.

While enjoying alpine environments we also love the extended periods we spend in South East Asia, UK and Europe. We have had a wonderful time house sitting in Thailand and England and walking in Portugal and Spain.

Cycling, walking and photography are some of our favourite activities. I am passionate about cooking, and playing with all the fur babies that we care for.

Why we want to house sit

We have recently sold our home so that we can follow our dream to travel and experience other cultures.

House sitting will be a way to explore different places over extended periods.

Pets are very important to us and looking after them while holidaying enables us to give and receive the companionship and affection that we have always enjoyed from our dogs.

Our experience

We have completed 22 house sits, in the UK, Australia and Thailand. They included dogs of all personalities and ages, cats, chickens, geese, parrots, horses and Lettuce the tortoise. All of these sits gave us 5 star reviews and have asked for us to return.

Caring for street dogs is a passion of ours and we have helped out in shelters in Thailand

While in Thailand on holidays we joined street dog care groups and helped to get one little rescue dog (Jenny) adopted in the U S. I hope that I can continue this type of volunteer work. Having owned five dogs over the years we know how to spoil pets and how to train them.

I am known by all my friends to be extremely fastidious around home and work, so I'm sure anyone using us as sitters would be more than happy on their return.

Reviews (9)
What an amazing experience for both us and our pets! Kerin and Rod looked after our 'brand new house' with small garden and many pot plants as well as our much loved 14 year old Cattledog and 19 year old cat for 5 weeks while we travelled overseas. We returned to a sparkling clean house, happy healthy plants, mowed lawn and edges and EXTREMELY happy pets. The cat and dog both appeared to grieve for Kerin and Rod for a few days after we were back!! Apparently the dog had been exercised twice ... MORE
 
MEG (Tathra NSW, Sep 2019 - 1 month 1 week)
Rod and Kerin were excellent. The animals were extremely well looked after. They sent us regular unpdates on the animals and sent sent photos of them. I would highly recommend them as house sitters.
 
SANDY (Jindabyne NSW, Jan 2020 - 3 weeks)
We've known Kerin and Rodney for over 15 years so we approached them to see if they would sit for us, and were thrilled when they accepted. They exceeded our expectations in all areas, calmly taking over the dogs and house while we rushed out the door. The house was immaculate when we returned, and the garden looked neater than it has in years. Both garden and house were in better shape than we left them. Kerin and Rodney took care of our beloved golden retrievers like they were their own, ... MORE
 
KERRY (East Jindabyne NSW, Jan 2020 - 3.5 weeks)
This was our first time using Aussie House Sitters and I must admit we were a little apprehensive to have someone stay at our home. Kerin and Rod were one of many who responded to our ad and after some messages and a Facetime call my worries all gone. Rod and Kerin are amazing you can feel this from the first time you meet them. We met a few times leading up to their stay as they were around our area visiting family and not once did I feel like these people were strangers to me I felt in that ... MORE
 
LINDA (Varsity Lakes QLD, Dec 2019 - 10 days)
Words fail me. Whatever I write would not truly express our feeling towards Kerin and Rod. If you have previously used these beautiful people. You wont be browsing, as I know you would have no hesitation in having them again. If you are new and this is you first venture into choosing someone. Stop looking....you have found them! They are exceptional , you will only have one problem with them. Finding a slot where they are available. I kid you not. They also went out of their way ... MORE
 
ALA (Bellmere QLD, Nov 2019 - 8 Days)
Thanks Ala Your review was overwhelming. You little girl Black Man is an adorable cat, who certainly endeared herself to us. Your home is perfectly situated to explore Bribie Island and the Sunshine Coast. It was only a short sit, but we thoroughly enjoyed our time. Cheers Kerin and Rodney
Rod and Kerin sat our house ,Lola(dog) Moppy (cat) for 10 weeks and we arrived home to a very happy ,healthy and well exercised dog and well looked after cat Rod had lawns and edges looking fabulous and house was beautifully clean, even a delicious cake Kerin had made for us to enjoy I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for reliable trustworthy sitters to do a sit A big thanks to them
 
LARAINE (Merimbula NSW, Jun 2019 - 2 1/2 months)
Thanks so much for the great review. Glad you were happy with everything
Kerin and Rodney are two incredibly caring people, I couldn't have asked for better care for my dogs and my home during our 5 weeks away. My dogs were walked twice a day and treated like princesses - they are already missing them! My plants were blooming when I got home and the house was sparkling clean - Kerin had even made us a meal. Such a thoughtful and generous gesture. We kept in contact throughout our 5 weeks away and Rodney put together a little video of the dogs for us to watch - again ... MORE
 
JANE (Fig Tree Pocket QLD, Dec 2018 - 4 weeks)
When you leave your home & fur babies you want to feel at ease knowing your precious things are well looked after, that's what you get when you have Kerin & Rod as house sitters. We may never be able to call on their services again as they will certainly be sort after and their diary will be full to the brim. A dinner party with two of our closest friends on return, mowing & edges done, two very happy four-legged babies & a very clean home. We cannot thank them enough, to go away & really relax ... MORE
 
CHRISTINE (Pacific Palms NSW, Nov 2018 - 1 week 4 days)
Kerin and Rodney were our very first house sitters and we suspect they've set a very high standard! We arrived home after a month overseas to a perfectly cared-for house and garden. They have been a delight to deal with since day 1 - flexible, adaptable and obviously experienced sitters who take their role of caretakers seriously. Thank you Kerin and Rodney!
 
JENNIE AND ROB (Crookwell NSW, Sep 2018 - 4 weeks)
 
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