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 :)