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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)
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  • NSW: South Coast, Sydney  
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  • 2020: 2Nov-9Nov | 19Dec-2Jan2021

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Retired lawyer/PhD candidate


I am an experienced house and pet sitter with excellent references, police check, working with children checks (Victoria and NSW) and many return requests.

I'm a retired corporate lawyer now in the final weeks of completing a PhD. I first joined Aussie House Sitters as a home owner to find a sitter for my beloved (now deceased) Jack Russell, Harry. I had two wonderful sitters and believe in this service which brings such peace of mind to home and pet owners.

I am a Victorian, from Melbourne, but have my own home in inner-city Sydney and house sit in both cities and other places to suit my schedule.

I started house sitting to build a great set of references to house sit overseas when my thesis is finished. Rental income from my own home supported me financially. Covid 19 has altered those plans for the time being but I remain optimistic that we will all be able to travel overseas again some day. In the meantime, I am still available for housesitting. I've enjoyed getting to know new areas of the country, as a local resident, and to enjoy having the companionship of animals again. During Covid I will remain in Sydney and prefer longer term house sits.

I am a responsible and house proud homeowner and work from home writing up my thesis so I will be at your home full-time to take good care of your home and pets. Because I am house proud, I will only accept bookings from other homeowners with very clean, well maintained homes. Your home will be in safe hands while you are away and sparkling clean on your return.

I am a non-smoker and a vegetarian. I own a car if driving is required but can leave it at home if parking is not available.

I have experience caring for dogs, cats, chickens, fish and exotic birds. I also have a lot of knowledge of Australian wildlife having been a volunteer rescuer and transporter for Wildlife Victoria for a few years and as a foster carer for the Oakleigh South Wildlife Shelter in Melbourne. I can also look after a garden if required having had my own for own large garden for 35 years.

Please send any questions. I am, of course, happy to meet with you and discuss your needs and meet your pets.
Thank you for reading my profile.

Reviews (19)
Fiona was wonderful! This was our first time with a house sitter and I fear she has spoiled us! Great communicator, wonderful with our furry boy and the house was spotless when we came home. I would certainly like to work with her again. We have no hesitation in recommending Fiona!
 
LINDA (St Ives NSW, Feb 2020 - 2 weeks 5 days)
Fiona was the perfect housesitter for me and my two Burmese cats, Poppy and Molly. I felt blessed and very lucky not to have a worry in the world while I was away for 6 weeks. Fiona took care of the house, garden and my two girls like they were her own. The house was spotless when I returned and Poppy and Molly were really relaxed and very happy. Fiona was a pleasure to have. She is extremely capable, fantastic with communication, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her or have her back to ... MORE
 
JAYNE (Willoughby NSW, May 2020 - 6 weeks)
Fiona was a wonderful house sitter and looked after our house, pets, garden and pool extremely well. We had great peace of mind with Fiona house sitting for us as she communicated with us regularly and kept us informed about what was happening back at home. We would highly recommend Fiona as a house sitter.
 
JULIET (Glen Iris VIC, Dec 2019 - 4 weeks)
Fiona was a brilliant house sitter. Booking her was no fuss, right from the beginning. I was extremely busy prior to my holiday, so didn't have a chance to meet with Fiona before her stay. But due to her excellent reviews I was comfortable in booking her. During Fiona's stay, I had asked her to care for our dog, Rocky, and water my newly planted trees (not an easy task since I'm on over an acre, and we are on water restrictions, meaning we must use a bucket/watering can to water, not a hose). ... MORE
 
KYLIE (Camden NSW, Dec 2019 - 1 week 1 day)
Fiona was courageous enough to take on looking after our beagle who had started to experience epileptic seizures AFTER we had confirmed house sitting and travel arrangements. She was meticulous in caring for him and his medication; and sending us regular updates. We returned to a well settled beagle and an immaculate home; and hope to have acquired a friend. Thank you so much.
 
SAID (Surry Hills NSW, Nov 2019 - 3 weeks)
Fiona was a pleasure to deal with. Communication when fine-tuning house sitting arrivals and departures was clear and efficient. On coming home the house looked wonderful ... very clean and tidy, and all the used linen had already been washed and dried - a wonderful surprise. And most importantly the animals were relaxed and happy and had obviously enjoyed their time at home with Fiona. Fiona is organized, a great communicator and trustworthy. I wouldn't hesitate to have her back again to take ... MORE
 
LIZ (Naremburn NSW, Aug 2019 - 3 weeks)
Fiona was an experienced sitter and as this was our first house/pet sitting experience, she made us feel very comfortable and at ease. She communicated well and we came home to happy pets and a nice clean house! We also had a chook that unexpectedly needed some extra care and Fiona managed that beautifully. We would highly recommend Fiona for pet/house sitting!
 
JOHANNA (Bayswater North VIC, Jul 2019 - 1 week)
Fiona cared for our home and our two dogs for two weeks. Fiona was very easy to communicate with, both before and during our holiday. The house seemed cleaner upon our return, and the dogs looked pampered, walked and content. I could tell Fiona had been grooming them because their coats were extra soft and shiny. My husband and I still talk to our dogs about Fiona because we suspect they miss the extra attention they received while we were away. I have no hesitation in recommending Fiona to ... MORE
 
ANDREA (Ringwood East VIC, Jun 2019 - 2 weeks)
Fiona was great to deal with and was able to just walk in without having seen the house (except FaceTime walk through). She just picked up where we left off. The dogs were very happy on our return and the house lovely and tidy. I would recommend Fiona to anyone if they need a sitter.
 
KATE (Junortoun VIC, Jun 2019 - 2 weeks 3 days)
Fiona was great with our poodle and she was texing us pictures of him and what they were doing every day. The house was left spotless. Thank you so much Fiona, Sale is missing you! Hope you will be available again next time we go away. Take care
 
CRISTINA (NTH BONDI NSW, Apr 2019 - 1 week 4 days)
Fiona was an excellent sitter. She looked after our pets very well and left the house immaculate.
 
MATTHEW (Berry NSW, Apr 2019 - 2 days)
Fiona was a delight to work with. Very trustworthy, clean, great communication. My bird babies loved her. When I came home they were happy and healthy. My home was left clean and tidy. I hope Fiona can housesit for me in the future.
 
SOFIE (Lane Cove NSW, Mar 2019 - 3 days)
No rating Fiona was a Godsend at short notice. She looked after my old dog very well, including offering to drive him to a local park as walking is getting difficult. Fiona kept excellent communication and looked after my home and dog very well. She knows quite a bit of useful animal information as well! I highly recommend her for her mature and responsible approach.
MELINDA (Thornbury VIC, Feb 2019 - 2 days)
Fiona was an outstanding house sitter for us and our two little girls. Communication was simple and very prompt. She took great care and went above and beyond taking them on exciting adventures all the time, we were worried they were going to be upset that we came back! Once we did make it home the house was immaculate, she put our cleaners to shame! Would be very happy to be able to have her stay again, she really is fantastic.
 
CHELSEA (Camberwell VIC, Jan 2019 - 1 week)
Fiona was very reliable and did everything asked of her. Our house and our cat were beautifully looked after and i would have no hesitation in asking Fiona to house sit for me again.
 
SHAE (BURWOOD VIC, Jan 2019 - 4 days)
It was wonderful having Fiona back again - just so easy & stress free knowing my girls would be so well looked after & everything spotless on my return.
 
KIM (Mollymook Beach NSW, Aug 2018 - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Fiona Brown has been an attentive and caring house sitter to our Magpie family and Budgie while we were away for nearly 14 weeks from May to August 2018. We met Fiona prior to her stay and she arrived a day before our departure. We introduced Fiona to some of our neighbours and we also left a list of contacts as well as detailed instructions. If you are unfamiliar with feeding wild birds, it required Fiona to be present a number of hours during the mornings and afternoons to hand feed the ... MORE
 
JONATHAN & ANNETTE (Balmain East NSW, May 2018)
No rating I could not have asked for a more perfect house & dog sitter than Fiona. Such a lovely person who I felt comfortable with immediately and the dogs adored. Nothing was too much trouble, from dropping me at the bus stop on the morning I left at 6.00am, to home cooking for my girls, walking them twice daily, brushing them and just being great company for them. On my return everything was immaculate, lawns mown and just a pleasure to return to. I can without any hesitation recommend Fiona to ... MORE
KIM STRETTON (Mollymook Beach NSW, Mar 2018 - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Fiona stayed at our house in Burradoo for two weeks to look after our Burmese cat and Staffy puppy. All prior correspondence with her to make arrangements for the housesit was timely and filled us with confidence that we were leaving our home and pets in the best hands possible. She proved this over the two weeks by showering our pets with love and attention and treating them as her own! In addition, the house and garden were well looked after and on our return was cleaner and tidier than we ... MORE
 
KATE (Burradoo NSW, Feb 2018)
 
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