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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)
Preferred Locations
  • NSW: Sydney  

Caring, responsible, tidy, plant and animal lovers

36, Postgraduate Student at UNSW

42, Medical Exams Logistics Manager

Hello, Clare and Jayne here!

We are a very responsible, reliable, tidy, animal-loving non-smoking couple currently living in Sydney. I (Clare) am from the UK, and currently a postgraduate student at UNSW studying for a Master's degree in Public Health. Jayne is Australian, and works full time, but flexible, hours in the CBD. I am employed part-time as a Research Assistant at Sydney Children's Hospital and fit my studying around this. We love evenings and weekends at home with furries, so whilst we won't be home all day every day, we will be home every evening and weekend to give lots of love and cuddles!

We moved to Sydney a year ago and love house-sitting as it's been a marvellous way of getting to know different parts of the city, and looking after lots of furries until we can commit to getting our own!

We have now been full-time house-sitters since June 2019, and are on our 6th house-sit; we have already had 3 repeat bookings for 2020! During this time, we've looked after a very naughty but hilarious Burmese cat, an assortment of birds, including a wild family of 26 cockatoos (!), an extremely energetic Border Collie puppy, two elderly dogs that required some medication and hand-feeding, a hilarious cat with a LOT of attitude, and two cheeky and energetic West Highland Terriers.

We lived in South Africa prior to Australia, where we both worked on an adolescent HIV research project as a Project Manager (Jayne) and Researcher (Clare), for 1.5 years. Whilst there we lived in a house with 2 Border Collies and a Burmese cat. Every weekend we took them to the beach and walked them regularly as well as assuming full responsibilities when the owners were away. We absolutely loved having a house full of furries and miss them hugely!

I've always had fish as pets (tropical and coldwater), as well as hamsters and Jayne has been a cat owner most of her life. We are very comfortable looking after all sorts of animals! We are also both really keen gardeners, so looking after plants, mowing lawns, weeding etc as well as pet care and keeping your house nice and clean is something we really enjoy :) Jayne also spent many years working in the UK as a live-in carer for elderly and disabled people so is accustomed to keeping homes and gardens clean, tidy and in good repair.

We've been together for over 4 years, and are a very kind, caring, reliable, loving, responsible couple - do drop us a message if you have any questions!

We are super happy to provide references and police check certificates :)


Reviews (4)
This couple were amazing. Came home to a spotless house, milk in the fridge and a lovely gift from the Hunter Valley. They adored my dogs and gave them such love, baths and walks, to the point that the dogs miss Clare and Jayne. They sent us videos and photos, kept us informed all through our trip. When I go away again, these two are the only people I want in my home and taking care of my fluffy babies.
GRETHA (West Ryde NSW, Dec 2019 - 6.5 weeks)
THE BEST! Cat loved them and misses them Dogs were so happy and settled House was super clean Garden was tidier than I have ever seen it Neighbours were happy They kept me well informed, sent pictures. Book them quickly.
LESLEY (Granville NSW, Oct 2019 - Six weeks)
Absolutely wonderful. Took great care of our puppy and our flat. Great couple and we'll be keeping in touch for sure! Thank you both! PS: thanks for the puppy training you did, too!
ESTELLE (Manly NSW, Aug 2019 - 2 weeks 4 days)
It was wonderful having Clare and Jayne look after our pets and home for 2 months. They kept in contact and sent fantastic photos, that really made us feel at ease and we were able to enjoy our holiday without any worries at all. They were at home when we returned and it was lovely to see they had supplied us with milk, bread and even had prepared dinner for us to cook. I couldn't have been happier! Happy to have them stay and look after our pets anytime. I can't thank them enough!
SHERREN (Lindfield NSW, Jun 2019 - 2 months)
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