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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)
Preferred Locations
  • ACT: ALL   NSW: Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, Regional NSW, South Coast   QLD: Brisbane, Central Coast, South Eastern  
Availability
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  • 2020: 1Oct-31Mar2021
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animalovers

Retired

Retired

Animal lovers, keen gardeners, experienced pool owners and house proud people, we have been pet and house sitting for over six years in Australia and Europe.

We have been privileged to enjoy the company of number of cats who adopted us over the years and had the joy of the companionship of an exceptional cattle dog. When she died a few years ago we decided to keep ourselves pet less in order to have the freedom to travel. That led to petsitting a range of friend's dogs in our own home, which in turn led to house sitting. We are happy to walk, groom, smooch and scratch your pets in all the right places. We can also medicate pets and trim claws, if necessary. We have also looked after horses, chooks, fish, aviary birds and a few sheep! Our main joy is looking after dogs, particularly large dogs and we have looked after German Shepherds, Border collies, Staffies, GSP's, Golden Retrievers as well as uncertain types of terriers right down to Chihuahuas. Doesn't matter - love' em all.

As a keen gardener I am able to prune, mulch, fertilise, spray, mow and trim your garden. I have had experience with both natives and exotics.

Max, with his engineering background and skills, can fix just about anything.

Our home had a large swimming pool so we are used to checking pool water and adding chemicals as needed. We can clean out skimmers and vacuum by hand or maintain a Creepy. We sold our home in June 2014 and have been house sitting and traveling since then.

We are both non-smokers. We are familiar with security systems from the days when we owned businesses. We are available for extended house sits.

References available on request.

Reviews (17)
Rosemary and Max are a lovely couple who cared for our home and our pet dog Walter like they were their own. We came home to a clean and tidy home, with grocery supplies and more importantly a calm and obviously happy pet! Communication with Rosemary was always easy and relaxed and we welcomed the messages she sent us while we were away. I would thoroughly recommend them as house sitters.
 
CATHERINE (Brookwater QLD, Nov 2018 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Rosemary and Max were excellent sitters. Our 2 dogs and one Cockatiel were very happy and well looked after. Our home and yard were left better than when we left. A very easy couple to communicate with. We would love them to sit again for us. Thanks Rose and Max.:-) Terry, Robyn, Marley, Roxi and Prettyboy
 
ROBYN AND TERRY (Manly West QLD, Aug 2020 - 1 month)
Excellent..Max and Rosemary are super lovely and we would definitely have no hesitation in recommending them.
 
MICHELLE AND TROY (Kin Kin QLD, Oct 2019 - 1 week)
Max was our very first house sitter and we were very hesitant to use a sitter and he did a wonderful job. We are glad he sat our house and dogs for us. He made the process very simple and hassle free. We came home to well looked after house and loved dogs. He came over the day before we left to introduce himself to our fur babies and they loved him. I give Max 10+ for trustworthy, honest and reliable. Thanks again Max, we hope to see you again.
 
DUSTIN & MELISSA (Victoria Point QLD, Sep 2019 - 2 weeks 2 days)
We were so lucky to find Rosemary through this page, she is honestly the best house and animal sitter we could have hoped for! Rosemary had a natural affinity with all of our pets, and it was no trouble for her to take our dog to the vet and give him extra love and care when he became unwell and required medication and ear drops (which he didn't like!). The chickens also adored her. Rosemary's communication with us went above and beyond expectations, both in the lead up to and during our trip. ... MORE
 
MICHELLE (Lake Cathie NSW, Sep 2019 - 2 months)
Rosemary and Max were wonderful house sitters. They made the process very simple and hassle free. We came home to a well looked after and loved dog. A garden and yard that was in a better condition than when we left and a spotless house. Their flexibility to accommodate a family emergency on our behalf was very much appreciated. We would highly reccomend Max and Rosemary.
 
MICHELLE (Carindale QLD, Apr 2019 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Rosemary & Max were our very 1st house sitters and they were awesome! They were very accommodating and compromised with our travelling dates that were of 2 parts, also they came the night before allowing our puppy to feel comfortable with them and we could leave home earlier for our trip the next day. We returned to a clean home, lovely cooked meal awaiting for us. We offered for them to use food items from the pantry and they were so generous in replacing and even stocked up more than what ... MORE
 
ROGAN (Yea VIC, Jan 2019 - 4 days)
No rating Rosemary and Max were wonderful house sitters and became friends. We originally reached out to them to care for our 12 years old Giant Schnauzer. We were also trying to schedule two different trips close together, so we had lots of what if conversations with Rosemary and Max. It turned out that we only needed a house sitter (dog passed away) and they were great. Insisted on driving us to and from JFK for our 3 week trip in September (a zoo of a drive both ways). House was in wonderful ... MORE
LORELEI (ELMSFORD New York, Aug 2018) From House Sitters America
No rating Honesty / reliability / trustworthiness 10+ Practical intelligence / common sense / pro-activity 10+ Cleanliness / tidiness 10+ Respect / care factor 10+ Rosemary and Max are quite exceptional. They are not just ideal house sitters but they are also wonderful people. They looked after our home and precious old pet dog, Jackson, from early December to early January and we'd love them to come back time and time again. We were concerned about leaving our four legged family member but ... MORE
SUZANNE (Kenmore Hills QLD, Nov 2016 - 1 month 2 weeks)
No rating Rosemary and Max are a beautiful couple who treated our pets and house as if it was their own with love and respect. We highly recommend them and will definately be using them in the future.
LAUREN (Palmwoods QLD, Nov 2016 - 5 days)
No rating We have never used a house sitter before, so I was slightly nervous of what to expect. I shouldn't have worried, because In terms of house sitters, Rosemary and Max are as close to perfect as it is possible to be. Throughout our holiday Rosemary sent regular emails, telling us about the dogs, so we felt completely happy about not being with them. My dogs loved the attention, and clearly adored being fussed over. We were able to have a completely stress- free holiday, knowing our home was ... MORE
KATE (Ivybridge, England, Aug 2016)
No rating We used house sitters uk for the second time recently and were fortunate enough to have Rosemary and Max house/pet sit for us this time around. We have 3 cats, we love our cats, and we really don't like to leave or cats (we also have a nice house but cats were the priority) but we needed a proper family holiday rather than my partner or I staying with them while the other takes the kids on holiday which has been the norm in the past. We felt very at ease with Rosemary and Max from the onset. ... MORE
JILL (Hamilton, Scotland, Jul 2016)
No rating I'm not sure if we have been lucky, or, as I suspect, all housesiitters.co.uk people are extraordinarily lovely! Rosemary and Max were our third set of sitters and couldn't have been nicer or more friendly. They took great care of our 3 cats, giving them lots of love and cuddles. They also were very particular in how they lived in the house, making themselves at home as we wanted, but leaving no trace of having been there other than some beautiful roses and more food in the fridge!! ... MORE
MARION & RALPH (St Fagans, Wales, Jul 2016)
No rating I'm not sure if we have been lucky, or, as I suspect, all housesiitters.co.uk people are extraordinarily lovely! Rosemary and Max were our third set of sitters and couldn't have been nicer or more friendly. They took great care of our 3 cats, giving them lots of love and cuddles. They also were very particular in how they lived in the house, making themselves at home as we wanted, but leaving no trace of having been there other than some beautiful roses and more food in the fridge!! Rosemary ... MORE
MARION & RALPH (St Fagans Wales, Jul 2016) From House Sitters America
No rating We used house sitters uk for the second time recently and were fortunate enough to have Rosemary and Max house/pet sit for us this time around. We have 3 cats, we love our cats, and we really don't like to leave or cats (we also have a nice house but cats were the priority) but we needed a proper family holiday rather than my partner or I staying with them while the other takes the kids on holiday which has been the norm in the past. We felt very at ease with Rosemary and Max from the onset. So ... MORE
JILL (Hamilton, Scotland, Jul 2016) From House Sitters America
No rating Rosemary and Max did a brilliant job of looking after our very old dog. They even put up with some of his pungent smells. They had even changed the beds ready for our return and the house was lovely and tidy. . I have no hesitations in recommending them to other people.
ANNE-MARIE (Sheffield, England, Jun 2016)
No rating Rosemary and Max did a brilliant job of looking after our very old dog. They even put up with some of his pungent smells. They had even changed the beds ready for our return and the house was lovely and tidy. I have no hesitations in recommending them to other people.
ANNE-MARIE (Sheffield, England , Jun 2016) From House Sitters America
 
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