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Gold (24mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 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), Farm Animals
Preferred Locations
  • NSW: South Coast  

Considerate Caring Communicative

50, Mental Health Student

Reliable, experienced caring and considerate pet & house sitter. Empty nester taking time off for a career change. Non-smoker.

Allow me to look after your pets and plants including: cats, dogs, chooks and other small animals, while you are away so you can relax and enjoy your holiday worry free.

You can feel confident in the knowledge your pets will have plenty of company and be able to stick to their usual routines as I am studying online and spend time at home most days and evenings.

If you have an active dog I will ensure it gets out for some fun and regular exercise as well.

Being intuitive and empathetic I am good at tuning in to animals and gaining their trust early on, even those who are quite nervous at first.

Of course I will take very good care with your home and possessions, keeping your house secure and well maintained. At the end of the assignment I will leave everything nice, tidy and clean for your return.

I started pet sitting as a little experiment while on holiday from my job in the ACT Government, and then decided to give it a go as a temporary lifestyle. It has given me the opportunity to take some time to work towards a more meaningful career while enjoying the healthy lifestyle and natural beauty of the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and South Coast.

During this time I've looked after snuggly cats, had great fun taking dogs down to local off-leash beaches for a run, or even just an aged slow sniff-stroll. Chooks have been regular garden friends, along with fish, rabbits and birds both wild and tame.

If I sound like the right fit for you, please take a look at my reviews and send me a message. I will usually respond the same day.

Recent National Police check cleared September 2019.
Happy to provide phone referees if desired.

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Reviews (9)
What can say but wow and thank you Lisa! The house was cared for to perfection and we could not be happier. While we were away we had a pet emergency which Lisa handled like a pro, communication was awesome and most of all, Lisa's caring compassionate way with our sick pup was second to none. Nothing was a hassle even though our pup needed a follow up visit at the vet. Highly recommended Lisa for your house and pet sitting needs.
 
ASHLEE (Thirroul NSW, Nov 2019 - 1 week 4 days)
Lisa came to our rescue late notice to look after our very needy dog! The house was left in great condition and more importantly our puppy was happy! Thanks so much Lisa, can highly recommend to anyone looking for a reliable dog/house sitter!
 
TANYA (Gerringong NSW, Dec 2019 - 5 days)
Whilst we only met Lisa for a few minutes she was very friendly and looked after Riley well, our neighbours told us she walked him often. House left very clean. thankyou Lisa
 
GWEN (Worrtowing Heights NSW, Jun 2019 - 5 days)
It was great leaving my home, garden, precious dog in the very capable hands of Lisa Joy. I was away for two months and she coped very well with all aspects of the household including having to delouse and mend the chicken coop. She also had to cope with extreme dry weather and kept a large vegetable garden alive. She kept me up to date and sent pictures of my Poco which were appreciated. He was clearly well looked after and had bonded well with Lisa. I'd have no hesitation in ... MORE
 
RAYMA (Ulladulla NSW, Feb 2019 - 2 months)
Joy house sat for us at very short notice for which we are eternally grateful Not only this, but she also went out of her way to offer our old and slightly fussy dog a healthy diet from which she benefited very much. Joy sat during a particularly trying bout of warm weather which i am sure posed a challenge as far as the garden went. I would recommend Joy as a housesitter for any interested parties and wish her well for the future.
 
AMANDA (Shoalhaven Heads NSW, Jan 2019 - 3 weeks)
Lisa-Joy looked after our house and our 2 cats, Pixie and Fudge, while we were away overseas for 10 days in November. I would highly recommend her as a house and pet sitter. My cats loved her and they were very well looked after. I would have no hesitation having Lisa-Joy back to house/pet sit. She is very easy to communicate with.
 
CYNTHIA (Figtree NSW, Nov 2018 - 1 week 2 days)
No rating It was so easy having Joy house sit for us. Cleo our cat was happy , the garden was happy (and while we were away, we did have some bad weather !) We would be happy to have Joy house sit for us again, she made the whole task of organising the house sit very smooth.
JANICE (Mt. Keira NSW, Aug 2018)
No rating We were very pleased with Lisa as our house sitter. The cats seem very content. Everything was clean and tidy when we arrived home. Would be very happy to have Lisa sit for us again in the future.
BARRY (Woodstock NSW, May 2018 - 4 days)
No rating Lisa-Joy was our very first house-sitter engaged through this site and we were delighted with the communication process and the care she employed looking after our various pets and our extensive gardens. The house was immaculate upon our return and we are very grateful for the security and peace of mind we enjoyed while Lisa-Joy took care of everything during our absence. Thanks Joy - hopefully we can get you back one day.
JOHN (Surf Beach NSW, Feb 2018)
 
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