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Gold (24mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
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  • QLD: ALL  

AdoringPetsnHomes

46, Pet/Housesitter

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!
Katie :)

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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.
Happy Travels!"
Matt and Gail, Eerwah Vale
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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!"
Travis, Mayfield
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"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."
Danni, Benowa

Reviews (21)
Katie was an exceptionally attentive sitter. She met with us a couple of times before the sit and kept in touch with us whilst we were away. All of our pets were well looked after and extremely happy when we arrived back from our holiday. In particular, her attention to our hand reared cockatiels was very impressive. We would have no hesitation to ask Katie to sit for us again.
 
TERENCE AND JULIE (Tewantin QLD, Aug 2018 - 2 weeks 3 days)
We were so thrilled that Katie was free to house/pet sit for us at the last minute. What a fortunate set of circumstances brought her to us. She is a delight to communicate with and was so dedicated to looking after our house and our puppy. I knew from the moment I met her that Katie was going to be perfect. She seemed to fall in love with our puppy even though she may have been a bit of a challenge at first. Our house was immaculate on our return and the garden and pool were perfectly ... MORE
 
TERESA (Sherwood QLD, Mar 2020 - 7 days)
We were thrilled with Katie. While overseas for 2.5 weeks, Katie looked after our young cat, our garden and our mail. She was also very accommodating with a number of tradespeople who needed to access the place while we were gone. We received daily updates via email and returned to a happy cat and flourishing garden. I have no hesitations in recommending Katie.
 
LOUISE (Paddington QLD, Jan 2020 - 2.5 weeks)
Katie looked after our home for 2 months while we where away. It was the first time using a house sitting service and Katie made the process very simple. We did not have a chance to meet Katie as we where already away and organised the interviews over Skype. Her friendly nature and experience allowed us to feel very comfortable selecting her for the house sit. Katie has excellent communication and attention to detail and was happy to liaise with trades, tend to the garden, look after our pool ... MORE
 
DAVID (Lota QLD, Nov 2019 - 2 months)
Katie was excellent. She committed to our booking despite getting a cancellation further south. The cat loved her! She left our home in excellent condition. Would highly recommend Katie.
 
VICKI (Kirwan QLD, Oct 2019 - 4 days)
I was a little anxious about seeking a house sitter as I've never done it before and our dog is a rescue who can have anxiety and is unsure of new people. I met Katie a week or so prior and after this I had no hesitation in going ahead and booking her in. Katie has a natural manner with animals and knew just what our boy needed. We were in regular contact prior to our departure and while we were away, I received daily updates and photos. This completely put our minds at ease and we were able to ... MORE
 
SIMONE (Whitfield QLD, Sep 2019 - 10 nights)
Katie came and sat for my home and cat for 1 week during September 2019. Katie was very pleasant and a good communicator when setting up the house sit. She arrived on time and took on board my instructions for the week and asked appropriate questions. During the week she was responsible for caring for my feisty kitty Toofy, a small pond of fish/snails and my courtyard garden. Toofy took to her immediately. Katie kept in touch with me throughout the week sending me text updates and photos of my ... MORE
 
LEE ANN (Cairns North QLD, Sep 2019 - 1 week)
Katie was so fantastic! She is a huge pet lover, so my fur babies were given lots of love, cuddles and care. She kept in touch regularly & sent lots of cute pics! She is detailed, reliable & very trustworthy. She left my place tidier than when she arrived! I would love to have her pet/house sit again! I can't thank you enough Katie!
 
HELENE (Kirwan QLD, Sep 2019 - 7 days)
We are very happy to have Katie house/pet sit for us recently & although it was for only a couple of days, was peace of mind for us as one dog required medication morning & night & the other loves company 24/7. What we loved about Katie is you can feel immediately that she is a genuine animal lover & our 2 dogs sensed that on first meeting. Katie sent several pictures of them to us which is always comforting for the owner & seeing how happy & loved they are. We will no doubt be seeing Katie in ... MORE
 
MICHELLE & BRETT (INNISFAIL QLD, AUG 2019) (Innisfail Estate QLD, Aug 2019 - 2 days/1 night)
My only regret with Katie is that I didn't get to spend more time with her! What a bubbly happy person she is and what's more, all my animals seemed to take to her immediately. Both houses were spotlessly clean and not one thing could be faulted, Anyone who has Katie as a housesitter is extremely fortunate and I recommend her highly!
 
MARGARET (Majors Creek QLD, Jul 2019 - 5 days)
No rating Katie, was fabulous looking after our house and cat. She sent regular updates and photos and kept the house immaculately clean. She is friendly, warm and just a lovely genuine lady. I highly recommend her and her services.
LINDLEY (Maroochydore QLD, Apr 2019 - 2 weeks)
We are first time users of aussiehousesitters.com and from the moment I read Katie's profile I knew she was the right fit for us. We have had the most amazing, carefree holiday because our pets were loved. I can highly recommend Katie to take care of your home and your pets. Daily updates with photos of our babies and an immaculate home to come back to. Perfect!
 
KAREN (Main Beach QLD, Jan 2019 - 6 days)
Katie looked after our 2 dogs, cat and house wonderfully while we were away for 2 weeks. The dogs were taken to the park, the pets were given lots of cuddles and Katie sent us plenty of updates and photos during the 2 weeks. We returned to 3 very happy pets and a house cleaner than we left it! We would not hesitate to recommend Katie to anyone wanting their furkids looked after at home.
 
ASHLEY (Pacific Pines QLD, Dec 2018)
Katie came and house sat for us and took excellent care of our two fur babies. When we got home the house was very clean and tidy, and the dogs were very happy and relaxed. Katie was great with communication, which made the process so easy. Would definitely recommend Katie and will be hoping she is available to sit for us again next time we're away. Thanks Katie
 
CLAIRE (Bli Bli QLD, Dec 2018 - 2 days)
Katie is a wonderful house sitter! We hadn't had Katie look after our house and pets before but she was fantastic and took such good care of our small dog and cockatoo as well as the house and garden. She sent us regular updates and photos of our pets via our mobile so we could keep in touch and be reassured everything was going well. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her and will definitely have her to look after our pets again.
 
VAL (Coolum Beach QLD, Aug 2018)
I felt at ease as soon as I met Katie and knew our house was in the right hands. She had an instant rapport with our old pooch who I believe misses her regular walks and cuddles with him. She was upfront with us when she thought one of our chickens went missing which fortunately was a false alarm. Everything was neat and tidy when we got back from our week away. I would happily recommend her to others and have her look after our place again for future trips.
 
GINA (Ninderry QLD, Jun 2018)
Katie is a most competent house and pet sitter. On our return home we found a very happy cat, a spotlessly clean house , and lawns and gardens well watered and manicured. She also looked after the swimming pool We have no hesitation in recommending her in house minding, and you can rest assured as to her total honesty and reliability
 
PETER (Lake Macdonald QLD, May 2018 - 3 weeks)
We were lucky to have Katie care for our clingy loving Chihuahua/Maltese and chooks for 12 days. She sent us messages/photos daily while we were in NZ and spoilt our dog with walks and attention. She will be the first person we ask to house sit next time we go away!
 
EMMA (Beenleigh QLD, Apr 2018 - 1 week 5 days)
Katie, Thank you so much for looking after our house, our dear little Poodle and Charlie the canary, not to mention the chooks of course. We were delighted to come home after a month away and find a very clean house, a happy little dog and everything under control, you did a marvellous job, also keeping us informed with texts and pictures throughout so we had peace of mind whilst we were away. You are a lovely person with a sunny disposition and we can only recommend you highly to any other ... MORE
 
JACQUELINE & DAVID (Mt.Coolum QLD, Mar 2018 - 4 weeks)
No rating Hi, my name is Clayton. Late last year I was fortunate enough to have Katie look after my little mate Rocket on two occasions. The thing that impressed me most was it was obvious to me she is a genuine animal lover and I was always left with confidence Rocket was in great hands. She is also open, honest and doesn't hesitate in acting if she believes something is not right. Also the added bonus of having Katie house sit is it doesn't seem to matter how clean you leave the house for her she will ... MORE
CLAYTON (Cooroibah QLD, Oct 2017 - 2 weeks 1 day)
No rating Katie is possibly one of the most genuine and caring people I've met in a very long time. When I spoke with Katie initially to find out more about her, we chatted on the phone for nearly an hour. I had absolutely no hesitations in asking her to look after our house and cat while we were away. Katie was reliable and communicative with us before and during her stay. When we got home we found the house to be spotlessly clean, the cat happy and the plants watered. What more could we ask for! ... MORE
RACHELLE (Sandgate QLD, Sep 2017 - 1 week 1 day)
 
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