Looking to house sit in Canberra from anytime current through till end of April 2022.
I am a Canberra local who has been house sitting for over 2 years with sits ranging from 3 days to 6 months.
A huge lover of all animals that will keep your garden exactly how it looked from the moment you went on holiday. On your return your house will be cleaner than when you left.
Every sit is treated with the utmost respect as if it is my place and my pets.
I am a 51yo male who does not smoke or drink and leads a very quiet and healthy lifestyle.
In dec/jan 2020 I had to look after a place for 5 weeks with 2 dogs, 1 cat, 5 chickens, 2 rabbits, 2 rats, 1 lizard, multiple fish and a massive front and back garden in the middle of summer so I am sure I will be able to look after your place exactly as you would hope.
Many of my bookings are from people who make the initial contact with me asking if I can look after their house.
If it is peace of mind that you are looking for then I hope to hear from you.
Probably the strongest recommendation that I can say - it was like I hadn't even left my cats for a long weekend away. Ian did a great job looking after my 2 cats and my house was also well looked after.
ELIZABETH (Banks ACT, Oct 2020 - 3 days)
We were very glad to have Ian stay in our home and provide such good care while we were away. Ian was very approachable and open in our conversations and we had total trust we could leave our home without a worry. We came back to a lovely clean house and two very happy and healthy pets. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Ian or having him stay again.
JOSH (Evatt ACT, Oct 2020 - 1 week 6 days)
Ian looked after the beagle Boys and Cleo as they were his own. On our return after 2 weeks away, the house clean and tidy and most importantly the dogs were settled and chilled.
Communications were good and I would have no hesitation recommending Ian for other sits or having him back in our home.
GREG (Ngunnawal ACT, Sep 2020 - 2 weeks)
It was pleasure having Ian to look after our house and pets. Communication with Ian was easy and we left with confidence everything would be taken good care of. Ian sent us updates and photos of our dog while we were away which was reassuring. We returned to happy animals and a home how we left it.
We would definitely use Ian again and recommend him to others. Thank you Ian for making it possible for us to escape for a much needed break!
ALYCE (Dunlop ACT, Jul 2020 - 1 week 3 days)
Ian is a lovely man who looked after our dogs while we went away for a week. The house was in a very good state when we arrived home and he kept good communication with us while we were away. We absolutely recommend Ian to anyone.
LEON (Bonner ACT, Jul 2020 - 2 weeks)
Ian recently completed a house sit for me, looking after my home and animals. From the first meeting, Ian was warm and friendly towards my two little dogs. He looked after them with care and affection, and my home was left in a lovely condition. Ian updated me throughout the week as to how everything was going which was another peace of mind action for me to know my dogs were in good hands. I would definitely recommend Ian for your house sit and hope to get him back in the future.
HANNAH (Ngunnawal ACT, Jul 2020 - 1 week)
We are most grateful to Ian for looking after our house in Reid for two weeks. Bertie and Matilda, out two cats plus our 7 chooks were lovingly cared for. Ian gave us regular updates during the sit (including photographs) and was always responsive to our calls. The house was immaculate on our return and the garden was obviously well cared for. We would certainly recommend Ian as an excellent house sitter. Irene and Steven
IRENE (Reid ACT, Jun 2020 - 2 weeks)
I'd like to thank Ian for being a reliable house and cat minder for me in June. Everything was as shipshape as possible in my 'busy' house, when I came home. My cat Baby was well cared for and I was very glad to receive a couple of messages to say how things were going. I'm glad my cat was able to give Ian bulk affection! That is her way...very smoochy, and I was delighted that Ian responded well to this. thanks again!
CHRISSIE (Hackett ACT, Jun 2020 - 4 nights)
Ian took care of my home and three pets for a five week period and then another week shortly after.
His communication is impeccable and my two Jack Russell's and my tabby cat were thoroughly looked after. The house was immaculate both times when I came home.
Ian is a quiet and reserved pet sitter, thoroughly respectful of my property and belongings. He will be my 'go-to' pet sitter from now on.
Thanks again Ian for being so reliable.
SARAH (Theodore ACT, May 2020 - 6 weeks)
Ian took very good care of our house and two cats while we were away. We came home to a clean house and two happy and healthy cats. Ian looked after our small garden. We are very happy to recommend Ian as a housesitter you can trust to take care of your home and pets while you are away. We will be asking Ian to house sti for us again.
JOCELYN (Googong NSW, Feb 2020 - 3 weeks)
We have a large garden including vegetable patch, two dogs, five chickens, a lizard, two rabbits, two rats and a cat. Ian was a fantastic house sitter. Many of of our animals are elderly and we were away for five weeks over Australia's worst summer ever. Smokey, hot, dry and many bushfires. We returned to a garden that had been looked after and animals that were relaxed and happy. Ian was particularly great with our young very active Kelpie, we could tell he had been walked and well cared for. ... MOREWe have a large garden including vegetable patch, two dogs, five chickens, a lizard, two rabbits, two rats and a cat. Ian was a fantastic house sitter. Many of of our animals are elderly and we were away for five weeks over Australia's worst summer ever. Smokey, hot, dry and many bushfires. We returned to a garden that had been looked after and animals that were relaxed and happy. Ian was particularly great with our young very active Kelpie, we could tell he had been walked and well cared for. We are incredibly grateful to Ian for the care he gave our pets house and garden while we enjoyed our holiday.
LISA (Harrison ACT, Dec 2019 - 4 weeks)
Ian was very prompt in his communication from the initial interaction. He was very responsible, well presented, easy going, and very friendly, my 3 dogs were very comfortable around him from the first meeting.
Ian took care of our 3 mature age border collies, as well as maintaining our house which he returned to us clean and tidy.
We were very satisfied with the care of our dogs and home while we were away on holidays.
I would recommend Ian.
KRISTIN (Jacka ACT, Dec 2018 - 1 week 4 days)
With a house sitter looking after your pets, house and garden - you can really relax. Happy days.