Hello.. I am 46 years young at heart, happily travelling through beautiful Qld looking after homes & pets for people.
I'm a perfectionist with a healthy touch of cleanliness ocd :) and a strictly non-smoking home sitter.. so you can rest assured that your house will be in great hands while you are away!
I love all animals and feel very happy pampering your family's beloved pets :-) I have a habit of falling in love with them all very quickly, so will absolutely love and care for any fur or feathered babies as my own.
I spent many years in Australia and the UK as a live-in carer of elderly and disabled people, where a large part of my role included housekeeping so I am more than comfortable looking after your house/home and maintaining it's smooth running in your absence... I will happily water any plants and gardens you have and make sure your flowers continue to bloom while you're away as well :-) Also keep a check on the pool, take bins in/out, collect or re-direct mail, liaise with tradespeople, administer medication to pets, organise vet visits where required, some grooming and anything else we may agree upon.
Thank you, I look forward to meeting you, and your beloved little ones soon!
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* 50+ written references + endorsements
* owners happy to be contacted for verbal references
Katie recently housesat with our beloved Cavoodle, Bodhi. We were anxious about leaving him as we were away for nearly 6 weeks and like many rescue dogs, he has issues.
From the first time I met Katie however, I knew he was in good hands. I left a stack of instructions about Bodhi and the house, and I knew that Katie would follow them, unlike other house sitters I've had prior.
Katie kept us up to date with photos while we were away and in every one Bodhi looked happy and relaxed. When we returned, he looked the picture of health and our house and garden were immaculate - better than when we had left! During our absence there were issues with the hot water and gas supply and Katie handled both situations with absolute competence.
That Bodhi and Katie had grown very fond of each other was evident when Katie came recently for a short visit. Bodhi was ecstatic to see her, and Katie had tears in her eyes! I have had numerous remarks from neighbours who met or saw Katie with Bodhi during her stay, about how pleasant, cheerful and competent she seemed and how happy Bodhi looked. When Katie housesits, it's clear that she makes the animal/s her number one priority.
We intend to ask Katie to sit for us again next year - my husband has already asked her to pencil in some dates. We were lucky to find Katie - she enables us to go away with peace of mind knowing that "our boy" and our house will be in the very best of hands.
Gina and Brian, Sunshine Coast.
To Whom It May Concern,
We found Katie to be a very competent, reliable and trustworthy Pet/House Sitter! While we were away Katie showed great care towards our two dogs with special feeding, exercise and medications. Our dogs absolutely adore and love Katie!. The gardens were watered and the pool was topped up with water as required. The house was clean and tidy.
We found Katie to be respectful towards the dogs, house and any other concerns we had before leaving on our holidays. We had no need to worry about anything while Katie was taking care of things for us.
We recommend Katie to anyone who is looking for a fantastic Pet/House Sitter. If you love your pets Katie is the person you can trust and rely on
Cathryn - Woombye
."To Whom It May Concern,
Katie house and pet sat for us for a period of four weeks 23rd June - 21st July 2018. It may sound disingenuous, but everything was perfect! The house was extremely clean and tidy, plants were all watered, our pets were very happy, fed and healthy (dog and cat). Katie sent regular photo updates of the pets on WhatsApp which made us feel completely confident and relaxed. Most of these photos were on numerous outings and walks with Hugo (the dog) who fell deeply in love with Katie. When Katie tried to leave, Hugo followed Katie down the road (which he never does!).
We could not recommend anyone more highly to look after your pets and house than Katie. We very much hope Katie will agree to house staying every time we go away!
Leonie and Mark, Sunshine Coast
Katie looked after our home on 3 acres for 3 weeks while we were overseas in May/June 2018.
As soon as we met, Katie's beautiful caring energy was apparent. She is trustworthy and very understanding of our last minute packing and disorganisation.
Our house was beautifully clean and sparkling when we came home, and the garden and plants thrived under her care and attention. Katie kept in communication while we travelled and we arrived home to a beautiful welcome.
We hope Katie is available next time we are travelling.
Katie is our caretaking Angel.
We highly recommend Katie for caring for your home. We didn't have pets although they would have been treated like royalty if we had animals.
Matt and Gail, Eerwah Vale
"We had Katie stay at our home for a month over Christmas, and again on our next holiday.. During both stays she cared beautifully for our Spoodle Millie, fed and watered our 5 chooks, watered the garden and took great care of our house :) While we were away we were able to touch base with Katie to see how things were going and she always kept us up to date, she walked Millie often and even took her for swims - we sense Millie misses her now!
We can't recommend Katie highly enough to anyone looking for a caring honest person to sit their home and dog. Katie is a delightfully cheery, honest and genuine person who we would have back anytime! :)
Thanks Katie for making our trips so hassle and worry free! Millie thanks you too!"
Ruth & Geoff, Tighes Hill
"To whom it may concern,
Katie has just completed a 3 week stint looking after our house and three beautiful furry children. We could not be happier with the service she provided. We returned to an immaculately clean and tidy home with three verrry happy pets who had obviously been lovingly attended to.
If you are in need of a house sitter/pet minder you need not look further than Katie, she is a joy to have around. If we go away for any length of time we will certainly have her back.
Yours in friendship"
Alexis and Judy, Salamander Bay
"We were lucky enough to have Katie stay at my fathers house for a month whilst he travelled. Katie was responsible for looking after the property as well as the 2 family poodles. The house was kept immaculate at all times and the dogs would have gone with her when it was time to leave, if they could have.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Katie to look after a property and being responsible to care for pets. We were really lucky to have crossed paths and incredibly grateful for her kindness towards the dogs whilst my father was away."
Kate Absolon, Carey Bay
"To Whom It May Concern,
Katie looked after my senior pug, Penny, and my home for all of July. She ensured that Penny was well cared for the entire time. She took her for walks to her favourite cafe where she was able to socialise with familiar people and dogs. She ensured that Penny felt safe, secure and warm at all times and sent me many photo updates where I could clearly see that Penny was content and happy. My home was well cared for as well and spotless when I returned from my travels. I would not hesitate to recommend Katie as a pet and house sitter and would happily speak to anyone with regards to her merit. Thanks again, Katie. Penny misses you!"
"Katie house sat and looked after my pets for me in Benowa, Gold Coast for 12 days.
Katie kept me updated with photos and messages of my little dog and cat.
My dog was walked every day...taken to the park and the beach.
It was very comforting to know my pets were well cared for while I was away and I did not have to worry about them.
My home was also really well looked after, the whole house was clean and tidy when I returned home.
I have had many house sitters over the last 6 years and Katie is without a doubt the best one I have ever had!
She is a lovely honest compassionate and caring person and I highly recommend her."