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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 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)
Preferred Locations
  • NSW: Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, Regional NSW  
Availability
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
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  • 2020: 1Jul-7Jul

animal lovers, experienced pet sitters

50, Preschool Teacher

52, Retired Bricklayer

Hello
We are from Bellingen, on the Mid North Coast of NSW. When our now adult sons moved out of home to study and work, then our elderly big brown dogs sadly passed away - to combat empty nest syndrome we decided to rent out our home and see Australia (camping and housesitting) before we were blessed with more pets AND grandchildren.

We are quiet, tidy, honest, calm, capable, reliable people. We have had police checks, are non-smokers and can provide personal and house-sit references.

Our experience includes: Dogs (puppies to oldies) - small through to giant breeds, various breeds of cats from kittens to the elderly, rabbits, mice, a one eyed emu, mobs of rescued kangaroos, a few snakes, milking goats, sheep, alpacas and an elderly cheeky horse.
Birds -budgies, weiros, parrots, chooks, hand fed a rescued baby tawny frogmouth.
Tanks/Fish - garden ponds, indoor tanks, huge pools of koi. Hermit crabs, axolotls.
High maintenance gardens to low maintenance bush blocks, many sizes and styles of pools.

We love animals and enjoy a little gardening. We have a lot of experience with house/pet sitting and regularly had house sitters care for our own pets, home and garden so we may have some understanding of your needs.

Reviews (22)
Michelle & Josh are the perfect house sitters. We can't rate them highly enough. We came home to an ultra perfect house and garden. Our dog Ralph , although pleased to see us, missed Michelle and Josh so much. They loved and cared for him totally. What else is there to say except thank you both for looking after our house and pet. You will always be welcome to return.
 
CHERYL (Port Macquarie NSW, Sep 2019 - 6 weeks)
Thank you Cheryl and Nic, we loved our time in Port Macquarie with Ralph and hope to return one day.
Animals very well and happy when we arrived home Michelle kept us posted with photos while we were away. Rained while away so no requirements for garden Very happy
 
KAY (Valla Beach NSW, Feb 2020 - 1 week 1 day)
We were very happy with Michelle and Josh who provided excellent care to our pets, home and garden and we received regular updates and photos from Michelle which was great! We returned home to happy dogs, cat and a clean house and pool. Would highly recommend them for future house sits.
 
MICHELLE (Coffs Harbour NSW, Jan 2020 - 1 week 3 days)
Double thumbs up to Michelle and Josh. It's nice to come home and find that the house has been cared for and the puppies obviously looked after, possibly even a little spoiled. Just enough updates whilst we were away that we knew not to worry. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for excellent housesitters and genuinely nice people.
 
DAVID (Invergowrie NSW, Nov 2019 - 2 weeks 2 days)
OUTSTANDING SITTERS! Michelle & Josh were perfect house and pet sitters. Right from our first contact I was confident that our fur babies were going to be loved and cared for while we were away. Finding such a great fit is comforting and let us actually enjoy our holidays. Michelle sent regular updates and photos about our dogs and followed all our specific care needs for our pets. We returned to a perfectly clean home and I could not recommend them enough. Thank you Michelle and Josh.
 
LYDIA (Weipa QLD, Jun 2019 - 2 weeks 2 days)
This was my first time using a pet sitter and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. After just one phone conversation with Michelle I was put at ease knowing my fur baby and home were going to be in safe hands. My little dog doesn't give his love away easily (particularly to men) but he instantly took to Michelle and by the end of day one he and Josh were besties. Communication was fantastic with regular updates and photos. I would absolutely recommend Michelle and Josh to anyone and I ... MORE
 
SHARON (Cairns QLD, Apr 2019 - 4 weeks)
This was our first time getting house sitters. The moment I spoke to Michelle I felt at ease about the whole process. We would get Michelle & Josh back in a heart beat. The communication was excellent, we got regular photos of our fur babies. We came home to a immaculate home & pool. They are without a doubt the people you want to care for your home & pets.
 
EMILY (Cairns QLD, Apr 2019 - 1 week)
Thanks Emily, we had a great time with your fur family.
Michelle and Josh are the ideal house sitters! Friendly, reliable and super tidy.. they looked after our animals as if they were their own and left our house spotless. Would highly recommend!!
 
KARISSA (Elanora QLD, Mar 2019 - 5 days)
This is the second time that Michelle and Josh have sat for us and cannot fault them. Great at dealing with disasters such as hot water system leaking and filling up music room which involved raising up a piano, moving out furniture etc. with no residual damage to anything but water marks on carpet. Certain will have them housesit again that is if they can fit us into their very busy schedule.
 
ROSEMARIE (Armidale NSW, Nov 2018 - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
We had Michelle and Josh take care of our home and 2 very much loved cocker spaniels. Our home and hounds were absolutely perfect when we arrived home. I would recommend them highly to anyone and certainly hope we get the opportunity to have them again.
 
SUZIE (Orange NSW, Jan 2018)
Michelle and Josh housesat for us over a three week period and did a wonderful job. I would definitely recommend them.
 
ROSEMARIE (Armidale NSW, Dec 2017 - 4 weeks also looking for h/s from13or 14/11-26/11 - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
No rating Thank you Josh and Michelle We were very happy to come to a clean and tidy house and garden We would recommend Josh and Michelle to any one wishing to travell and leave some one at home to sit
DES (Sapphire Beach NSW, Jun 2016 - 4 months)
Michelle and Josh house sat our home for six weeks. We found them to be a very committed and caring couple who willingly accepted a variety of tasks that were left for them - they were not daunted by the considerable number of animals that they encountered. Michelle made a point of maintaining regular contact via social media which was very reassuring. The animals were very well cared for, including grooming before we returned. The house was very well maintained and well presented for our ... MORE
 
PETER AND MEG (Oberon NSW, May 2016 - 1 month 2 weeks)
No rating Belatedly, we send an endorsement for Michelle and Josh for the loving care and attention they lavished on our rehab animals and bird. It was great to get away for 3 weeks knowing we had such reliable people to take care of our place and sooooo good to come home after a long drive to a neat and tidy house, just walk in and relax with a cuppa. Thanks to you both and we'd be happy to call on you again if all the dates fit in. Best wishes Diana and Geoffrey
DIANA (Collombatti NSW, Feb 2016 - 2 months)
I was so lucky that Michelle and Josh agreed to come to Yuendumu to house sit for me for two months; they are such caring and responsible people and looked after my home and my pets so well, especially Grace, Lily and Lou (the pets). They were also interested in the community of Yuendumu and they are remembered fondly. Should the opportunity arise I would like to think they would come back and I would recommend them without hesitation to anyone considering them for house sitting.
 
SABRINA (Yuendumu, NT, Aug 2015 - 2 months)
Michelle and Josh did a fabulous job taking care of our dog Sweep and our home for 7 weeks over Christmas. They went above and beyond what a house sitter would expect to do by watching our oldest child the night before we left when we had to take our youngest to the hospital. They communicated with us promptly and efficiently when a couple of house issues arose during our time away and emailed us updates and photos of a very happy dog enjoying his adopted family. When we returned after ... MORE
 
CLAIRE (Albany, WA, Dec 2014 - 1 month 3 weeks)
No rating Hi, We have used Michelle & Josh to house sit twice for us. Michelle contacted me promptly after posting my add and we chatted about our large family of animals and what was required. They turned up and met with our large rather difficult dog to get along with twice before house sitting. Our dog is not a liker of men in particular and I was a little concerned he may be hard for Josh to handle. Both of them are absolute animal lovers and the dog loved them instantly and was no problem for them ... MORE
KELLIE (Bassendean, WA, Aug 2014 - 1 week 1 day)
Fantastic people who looked after our house and pets brilliantly. Would have Michelle and Josh back anytime.
 
STEPHEN (Mandurah, WA, Aug 2014 - 1 month 1 week)
No rating We would thoroughly recommend Josh and Michelle to look after your house. They are a reliable, responsible and friendly couple who did an excellent job looking after our house while we had a short break.
BERNIE (Busselton, WA, Aug 2014 - 1 week 6 days)
No rating We were extremely happy with our house sitters, Michelle and her partner, the animals looked great when we got back and the house was clean and tidy. Thanks to these guys we had a great worry free holiday.
CAROLINE (Wandering, WA, Jul 2014 - 1 week 2 days)
Michelle and Josh looked after our house and our two dogs for five weeks over June / July 2014. We had never used a house sitting service before and we couldn't be happier with the experience we have had. This was also the first time we had left our two young dogs and we were quite anxious about it. Michelle and Josh really understood and sent us very regular texts and MMS messages. I was a bit worried the dogs wouldn't want us back, they seemed so relaxed and happy! We came back to a ... MORE
 
KIRSTY (Seville Grove, WA, Jul 2014 - 1 month 1 week)
No rating Very grateful to Michelle and Josh who cared very well for our family (2 dogs, a cat and chooks) and home in the Perth hills for 3 weeks. They are a trustworthy yet easy going couple and I am happy to recommend them as housesitters extraordinaire.
FRANKIE (Kalamunda, WA, May 2014 - 1 week 6 days)
 
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