NSW: Central Coast, Hunter Valley (East Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, Port Stephens, West Lake Macquarie), North Coast, South Coast, Sydney (Eastern Suburbs, Inner West, Lower North Shore, Northern Beaches, Northern Suburbs, Sydney City, Upper North Shore) QLD: Brisbane (Brisbane City, Eastern Suburbs, Northern Suburbs, Outer Northern Suburbs, Outer Southern Suburbs, Southern Suburbs), Central Coast (Bundaberg & Wide Bay, Rockhampton), South Eastern (Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast) TAS: Tasmania (East Coast, Hobart, Launceston, North West, West Coast) VIC: Melbourne (Bayside, East, Geelong, Inner City, Mornington Peninsula, North East, Phillip Island, South East, Yarra-Dandenong Ranges), South Eastern Victoria, South Western Victoria (Ballarat, Great Ocean Rd/Otway Ranges)
Experienced sitters and home exchangers
We are a mature retired couple, Susan and Ted, who love cats and gardens. We are strictly non-smokers. We love the coast and the beach.
We are a retired couple looking to travel far and wide, especially coastal areas. We specialise in pet-sitting cats, but have sat dogs as well.
Susan has many hobbies and interests, mainly arts and craft centred; but with a fondness for computer games too. Ted is a wonderful cook, likes to garden, is a bit of a handyman. We both like reading, boating, fishing, snorkelling, folk music, gardening and photography. We love the old history and architecture of Europe.
We like to escape the cold of a Tasmanian winter for several months, so are looking for house sits that may take us to places further north. We love the coast! We will also consider local Tasmanian sits that give us an opportunity to explore other regions of our State.
Ted was a Business Systems Analyst and Software Tester before retirement, and Susan was owner/partner in a successful small business for 17 years, custom (bespoke) picture framing. Ted has had police and background checks for his security sensitive system work, including a thorough check for work in a security sensitive Commonwealth department. Susan also has a current Police check, from her voluntary work with a local NDIS co-ordination organisation.
We have done nine pet-sits in the last two years (not on this website), and have done a number of home exchanges as well. We set high standards for our place, and would always maintain others' homes in the condition in which we found them.
Ted's nickname while travelling Europe in a campervan for a total of twelve months over two years was 'McGyver'!
Please note: we are available for sits in Qld from May to September, NSW October/ November, and Tas/Vic from October to April.
We really enjoyed meeting Susan (and then Ted). Susan fit in easily with the household and was fantastic with the care of our fur babies and residence. Susan was given full support during our absence to introduce some changes to our cats' care which she did brilliantly and they are better for it. A few little things around the house needed a tiny bit of attention and when Ted came to stay he stepped in to do these small things. We would easily welcome Susan and Ted back to care for our fur ... MOREWe really enjoyed meeting Susan (and then Ted). Susan fit in easily with the household and was fantastic with the care of our fur babies and residence. Susan was given full support during our absence to introduce some changes to our cats' care which she did brilliantly and they are better for it. A few little things around the house needed a tiny bit of attention and when Ted came to stay he stepped in to do these small things. We would easily welcome Susan and Ted back to care for our fur babies and house. Thanks so much for your wonderful sitting Susan and Ted.
MELINDA (The Range QLD, Jun 2019 - 4 weeks)
Susan house sat for me recently for a long weekend & took excellent care of my naughty rescue cat & Love birds.
The house was clean & tidy & no washing for me to do as Susan uses her own bed linen etc!
I would recommend Susan as a house sitter.
MAUREEN (Clontarf QLD, May 2019 - 4 days)
With a house sitter looking after your pets, house and garden - you can really relax. Happy days.