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  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Farm Animals, Horse(s)
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  • TAS: Tasmania (East Coast, Hobart)  
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Craig's House Sitting

58, Self Employed

Trusted and established full time professional house and pet sitter with demonstrated results, repeat clients, and time tested 5 star testimonials.

I am an experienced and trusted long term full time professional house and pet sitter with repeat clients.
I specialise in longer term stays, and am also happy to fit shorter stays into my schedule where and when I can.

My services are FREE of charge.

My service suits professionals/people who expect a high level of service and accountability.
My long term track record clearly demonstrates and backs up my attitude and approach in providing a service that is a level well above the standard.

BACKGROUND:

Prior to joining Aussie House Sitters in early 2023, I established what has since become a trusted brand in 'Craig's House Sitting' (dot com) established 2016 (and a Facebook house sitting page of the same name) after returning from a UK adventure working and "workawaying' throughout 2015.

During this period of time I have collected dozens of references and testimonials (viewable on my website) to demonstrate how I work with and for people, and how I look after their pets and properties.

I provide - a Tasmania wide (including the following Greater Hobart areas; Bellerive, Howrah, Tranmere, Lauderdale, Sandford, Clifton Beach, Moonah, Lenah Valley, Dover, Bicheno, Port Arthur and many others) - professional house and pet sitting service – supported and backed up with time tested long term results – evidenced by genuine customer testimonials from repeat clients.

NOBODY does house and pet sitting and looking after peoples homes and properties better than I do.
(please check out some of my genuine client testimonials below I have provided from my website and Facebook house sitting page).

Please note: I prioritise professional people, clean environments, secure locations, and longer term stays.
I am also open to house sitting throughout Australia in the right situations.

BOOKINGS OFF SITE:
I am currently booked between the 11th of July 2024 and the 24th of August 2024.

Further to the above:

Single.
Professional.
Trusted.
Current Working With Vulnerable People Card (valid 2027)
Strong communicator - I provide weekly updates and 'real time' updates if/when required.
Non smoker.
No drugs.
Non drinker .
Clean and tidy.
Accountable and responsible - I understand and manage risk (compliance and regulation backgound).
Mature.
Experienced.
Confidential.
I respect people, their homes, and their privacy.
I live lightly in your home.
I look after your house and garden during my stay.

My intention is to leave homes and properties better than I find them.

Please note:
I am also available for house and pet sitting throughout Tasmania (including Flinders Island and King Island).

TESTIMONIALS AND REFERENCES FROM MY CLIENTS:

What My Clients Say About My Service:

“Craig is hands down the best house sitter you could ask for.
His communication, cleanliness, and the peace of mind he brings are what we love about having Craig look after our place and our pets. Craig has looked after our property and pets many times now over the past six years. This includes, a 6-month stay in 2021, and recently another 4 week stay in 2022. Seriously, if you have any doubt about using Craig’s excellent service don’t! He’s amazing, the dogs love him, the house and yard were in immaculate condition.”
– Austin and Alex

“For us, there is literally nothing better than being able to go on holiday safe in the knowledge that our dog is having as much fun (if not more) than we are. For this reason, Craig has been our go-to house and dog sitter over the past 5 years. Our relationship with Craig started in 2016 when he looked after Nyla as a puppy and we have been lucky enough to have Craig continue to look after her over the years including the most recent stay in August 2022 this year. Craig makes everything extremely easy, he is clear with his communication, he is reliable and honest. Upon returning, our home is always impeccably clean and the garden looks tidier than how we left it. Most importantly to us is the care and attention that Craig gives to very active and needy Vizsla. Craig even remembered an old injury that Nyla had sustained and customised her exercise so as not to exasperate the injury. Small things like this mean so much to us and really highlight the thoughtfulness that Craig demonstrates.Craig is a complete professional and we cannot recommend him highly enough. Thanks Craig!”

– Eve and Gustavo

“Craig has been the best pet sitter we have ever used. His attention to detail is second to none. If you’d like to leave your home and pets with complete peace of mind, Craig is your man.”

– Terri and Jason

“Finding Craig was a ‘gift’! We are not the type of people that feel comfortable leaving our home and dog with just anyone, there are lots of reasons for this, and I think one is the feeling of being vulnerable on different levels. We did not feel this at all! Craig is a warm person and establishing rapport is easy! Arriving home was a treat, dog and garden was in great condition! House was ‘cleaned’ linen was “washed’, food for the dog was ‘ready and thawed’. He harvested the garden and there were fresh veggies waiting! We would recommend Craig – in fact we already have! It is like having a friend come into your home to care for it!”

– Janet and Brendan

“Wow, what a great house sitter. Craig house and pet sat for my husband & I while we were away for four months. Craig went above and beyond expectations, whilst away, we received weekly updates and if there were any problems Craig would call us. We take pride in our home, and upon return it was as if we had not been away. It was spotless. Nothing was a problem for him. We would not hesitate to use Craig again in the future and have already recommended him to our friends and family.”

– Craig and Karen

“We recently had the good fortune of finding Craig at Craig’s House Sitting! From the first point of contact, Craig was friendly, professional and very flexible. We were reassured that our dog was being left in safe and caring hands and our home was left spotless. We will be using Craig again and highly recommend his service.”

Lyle and Melanie

“My family and I highly recommend Craig to anyone in search of a high-quality, professional, and reliable house/pet sitting service. Craig has open and honest communication which we love. Craig is flexible when it comes to meeting your families and pets requirements. Our house was left spotless and our two dogs were happy!”

Claire and Jace

“Craig has looked after our house and pets twice now. I have been able to take a proper break not worrying about how things are at home. I have every confidence that Craig has every situation covered. Craig is an excellent communicator and an absolute professional at this service. I can’t recommend him highly enough.”

Deanna and Scott

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MESSAGE TO HOME OWNERS:

Thinking about a house sitter for your home and pets?

Here are a few things to consider before allowing anyone into your home:

ALWAYS do your due diligence.
'Verify' information - before trusting anyone to look after your home and pets.
Seek clarification on testimonials and references.
Experience?
Accountability?
Mature?
Do they ask questions?
Are they interested, present, engaged, and 'switched on' to your needs and requirements?
Are they who they say they are?
Are they clean?
Do they understand what is required to responsibly look after a property and pets?
Do they understand what privacy and confidentiality actually mean?
Do they understand how to actively manage risk and how to respond if there are issues during the stay?

IMPORTANTLY:
"Don’t second guess your house sitter – get the right person to look after your home and pets the first time."

Reviews (5)
We were pleased that Craig was interested in a longish stay and obviously took the potential role seriously. We met up over coffee and there were no concerns from our side. We were impressed with the professionalism with which Craig approached the housesit. We felt he would be reliable, resourceful and conscientious. We were not disappointed! Craig sent us an informative weekly update throughout the housesit. The cat seemed to be well liked and well cared for, with spells outside on his lead ... MORE
 
DOROTHY (Dover TAS, Aug 2023 - 3 Months)
From our initial meeting, and until our final communication, Craig has always been easy to deal with, and alway happy to answer any questions we had while we were away. We have no hesitation in recommending Craig to other Members of this website, as he has proven himself to Professional, Sincere, Thorough, and fully vindicated to us other reviews left on this site. Our old Dog Austin has various medications that he needs, and Craig has followed them to the point, where our neighbours have ... MORE
 
TRACEY (Primrose Sands TAS, Dec 2023 - 1 month 3 weeks)
I'm so grateful to Craig for looking after our house and cat Tully for the 3 nights we were away. Craig is a very clear communicator and very thorough in his approach to house and pet sitting. I felt completely comfortable with him and could trust that he had understood what was required. The house was clean and tidy on our return and the cat was happy! Craig is super friendly and personable and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a house sit.
 
ANDREA (Howrah TAS, Nov 2023 - 3 nights)
Thanks for the great review Andrea!
We can highly recommend Craig to take care of your household and pets without the need to worry. We came home from our 2 weeks break to a relaxed & well cared for dog, cat and 2 donkeys. Craig is very particular in looking after your home, garden and pets. Great communication throughout.
 
SUZANNE (Bicheno TAS, Nov 2023 - 1 week 6 nights)
Thanks Suzanne, it was great looking after your home and pets!
Ir was a pleasure having Craig house sit for me for nealy 2 weeks. He kept me updated and at a scheduled visit to the Vet with Winston after I got back home, the comment was how well he looked. Certainly recommend Craig to anyone looking for a housesitter in the future.
 
DARRELL (Port Arthur TAS, Oct 2023 - 1 week 6 nights)
Thanks for the excellent feedback Darrell, and great to hear the Vet was happy with Winstons health and wellness following my stay. One thing a lot of pet owners may perhaps overlook when they leave their home and pets, is that the 'holiday' or time spent with a pet sitter is often - a holiday ... MORE
 
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