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House Sitting Preferences
  • 2 - 4 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Reptile(s), Farm Animals
Preferred Locations
  • NSW: Central Coast, North Coast, Regional NSW (Northern Tablelands)   QLD: Central Coast, South Eastern  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2020: 1Dec-31Jan2021

From Pot Plants to Parks

63, Retired

Hi :-)

I am Peter, an empty-nester, 63 years old and single. I am a non-smoker. I have successfully performed many roles including a 'stay at home' Dad for 3 children, conducting a part-time yard maintenance business, full time study and worked in customer service positions for over 30 years.

I am a happy person and a good communicator. I am retired and find house sitting very satisfying as I get to meet new and interesting people, enjoy their vast range of pets, and their locale.

I have Horticulture qualifications and experience. Couple this with my green-keeping trade skills and it makes me confident to handle sitting for people who have any size properties. From pot plants to parks.

If you have pets, then you can feel secure in the knowledge that I will care for them until you return. I am familiar with most popular pets. Ant Farms to Hobby Farms. I am happy to keep you up to date with emails and photos of your precious little ones, if you desire this.

I am now based in Hervey Bay and happy to travel to Northern New South Wales. I have a reliable car. As I wish to specialise in the northern NSW coast and hinterland, I am approachable for last minute cancellations......subject to my current bookings and travel. I prefer stays of 2-6 weeks, but once again I can be flexible depending on the property.

Happy to chat if you would like to ask further.

Private References:

Peter did an excellent job in maintaining our property while we were overseas in Sept-Oct 2015. We have an acre of land with extensive gardens. When we returned, all of the gardens and lawns were in very good condition and had been well maintained. We also have a number of prize chickens which had obviously been well looked after. Peter kept our house in spotless condition. We highly recommend Peter as a "house sitter" and hope he will "house sit" for us next time we are away.

Trevor (Karalee, QLD)



Dear Peter,

Thank you very much for looking after our place so well.
It was lovely to come home to everything and everyone looking healthy and happy.

We did appreciate you coming and being such a great house sitter.
Hopefully we can do it again in the future sometime.

Special thanks,

James, Ged and Zoe ( you won her heart ! ) ; Moggill, Qld

Reviews (13)
No rating We went overseas for 5 weeks, leaving Peter with our two very over spoilt French Bulldogs, that we have never left previously with anyone. On our return we found our home, lawns & garden in same immaculate condition we left them in. Also a a beautiful arrangement of flowers to greet me on the bench. Our 2 pets which we were ecstatic to see, were quite disappointed, (in my opinion ) that we had returned. They were happy, healthy & extremely well cared for & loved in our absence. Peter fitted ... MORE
VICKI (Burleigh Heads QLD, Aug 2018 - 4 weeks)
Peter was everything expected House was as we left it Gardens were well tended Fish and chooks as happy as ever Communications was great All in all a great outcome Highly recommend Peter for any house sit !!
CHRIS (Bilambil NSW, Dec 2019 - 4 weeks)
We came home to a happy, well looked after dog! It was great! The place was neat and tidy and my roses were flourishing. Thanks Peter. Welcome back anytime and I recommend him to others!
LINDA (Coolangatta QLD, Feb 2019 - 2 weeks)
Peter was a fabulous house sitter, He left our home spotless and our cat was well cared for. He managed an unexpected 3 day power outage without an issue and kept us well informed. Peter was a pleasure to have look after our home and I would recommend him highly.
JAYNE (SPRINGBROOK QLD, Dec 2018 - 2 weeks 5 days)
Browse no further you've found the best house sitter and pet minder that there is hands down. Peter is wonderful he is extremely professional, very personable, kind and gentle. He will take care of your beloved furry children as if they were his own. You will be impressed with Peters prompt, efficient and relaxed communication style. Our little French Bulldog and Russian Blue cat were taken with Peter from the very get go and how wonderful it was for us to return from a relaxing break with ... MORE
LOUISE (CHITTAWAY BAY NSW, Oct 2018 - 2 weeks 1 day)
No rating Peter was a delight to have as a house sitter. He was at our place for 3.5 weeks and looked after our garden, even repotting plants and weeding. He was in touch regularly by email and left the house spotless, including leaving us flowers and some essential food items which was most appreciated after a long trip home. We would highly recommend Peter.
FRED AND SUE (South Golden Beach NSW, Sep 2017 - 3 weeks)
No rating Peter looked after our home and three indoor cats for three weeks in February 2018.We were able to be away feeling secure about our home and fur babies being assured, whenever we rang, that all was well. On our return all was as expected. Thanks, Peter!
KATIE AND IAN (Springbrook QLD, Jul 2017 - 2 weeks 1 day)
No rating We were lucky enough to secure Peter as a house sitter during one of the rare occasions that he wasn't booked out. He stayed on our rural property with our dog and 2 cats. He proved to be a thoughtful and efficient sitter and I was more than pleased with the service he provided. We came home to happy animals, a spotless house and the lawns and gardens mowed and cared for. Peter is an honest and easy going person and I would highly recommend him to anyone considering him for a house it in the ... MORE
KALLY (Lower Dyraaba NSW, Jan 2017 - 2 weeks 3 days)
No rating Peter looked after our dog Harri and our house from the end of November for approx 6 weeks. We couldn't have asked for a better companion for Harri, he was very well looked after. Our house was also cared for and we came home to a clean house and veggies planted in our garden. Peter kept us up to date on everything that was happening at home. He sent pictures of Harri to our girls showing us the activities they were doing. We would absolutely recommend Peter and would have no hesitation on ... MORE
KAREN AND CLIVE (Hervey Bay QLD, Nov 2016 - 1 month 2 weeks)
No rating Peter has been punctual with the initial meeting, and reliable with carrying out requested tasks during the sit. Our home and yard all nice and tidy on return from holidays. Highly recommended, and will have Peter back.
ARNOLD AND RUTH (Flinders View QLD, Aug 2016)
No rating Peter Whyte recently house sat for me. On my return the house was sparkling, with vases of flowers to welcome me. My garden had been tendered exceptionally well.The 2 dogs were fat and shiny and had been well exercised.Millie the cat had been spoilt rotten. I highly recommend Peter as a house sitter. Liz Wood.
ELIZABETH WOOD (Goondiwindi QLD, Jun 2016 - 3 weeks)
No rating I left Peter in charge of my home and my cat and came home to a fantastically clean house and a very happy Milly cat. I can happily recommend Peter as an excellent Aussie House Sitter.
JUDY GALE (Coorparoo QLD, Mar 2016 - 1 week 3 days)
No rating Peter is a thoughtful house- sitter that I would recommend to anyone. He took great care of my garden, pets with my house clean and lovely to come home to. Washing done as well, what a bargain!!! He even had some food in the fridge which was unexpected. Thank you Peter and hope you can come back again. GP's said thanks too!!!
KIM (Hope Island QLD, Jan 2016 - 1 week)
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