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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • TAS: ALL   VIC: Melbourne  

I care

65, Product Developer

I work from home so I will be at home most of the time, I only need my laptop and internet access. I have had plenty of house sitting experience, caring for horses, farms, dogs, cats, chooks, ducks and more. There are endorsements on here from house owners that have used my services. I am a responsible person, I do not smoke, I have the occasional drink. Although I am a plumber and handy man by trade I now work on a computer only, having said that I can fix something small if needed.
I can walk dogs but not great distances my knees are not up to it. I can keep an eye on and feed horses, changing a rug is not a problem. I can drive most farm machinery if needed and shift cattle through paddocks if required.
I am just as happy to sit in the city as the country, If you have a cat that likes to sit on a lap, just perfect!

If I sound like a suitable sitter please let me know and we can discuss your requirements further.

Reviews (9)
No rating We can highly recommend John as a house sitter. He did a wonderful job! He looked after all our animals very well and kept us updated via email whilst we were away which was wonderful peace of mind. He left the house as he found it, neat, clean and tidy. Actually he left it even better! As he kindly fixed a few little jobs that were in need. The fruit cake he baked and left on the kitchen table for when we arrived home was delicious :) Thank you very much for your care John. So ... MORE
KARINA (Apollo Bay VIC, Apr 2016 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Highly recommend John, and would ask him to Housesit in the future! All our animals (3 large dogs & 2 horses) were happy under his care. This was our most important criteria. The fact that the house was also cleaned & tidy was a pleasant bonus. As we were overseas, we communicated via iMessages, this worked well, and could quickly answer questions & get updates. Thank you John
SUE (Wattle Bank VIC, Feb 2020 - 1 week 2 days)
John's a quiet achiever; he's responsive and responsible, follows directions to the letter, is impeccably clean and thoughtful. It's important to note that our (inside only) cat is very idiosyncratic and previously got spooked/bolted on our first male sitter and was lost outside for two days... This initially made me extremely nervous in choosing another single male but I needn't have feared. John clearly used his calm disposition and gentle cat whisperer skills to tame the savage beast. ... MORE
REBEKAH (Torquay VIC, Jul 2019 - 5 days)
John was a fantastic sitter! He left the house as he found it and even washed the sheets and made up the bed the morning of the day we got home! He kept in contact with us and sent photos of our dogs to reassure us. Many thanks John.
CLORAN (Hesket VIC, Jan 2019 - 4 days)
No rating John was an excellent housesitter and took great care of my house and my cat. He kept me up to date with my cat's antics while I was away, which I really appreciated. He also dealt with a burst water pipe and replaced it for me....marvelous work, John! Thanks too for cooking me a vegetarian risotto on my arrival home. I have no hesitation in recommending John.
BETH (Laharum VIC, Jan 2016 - 1 month 1 week)
No rating John was our first stint at house sitting so We met him first and had a good chat he snet us regular updates on the cats while we were away and I knew they and the cats were in good hands would recommend him and use him to house sit again shelley Briar Hill Vic
SHELLEY (Briar Hill VIC, Sep 2015 - 3 days)
No rating John, took over with very short notice and without a proper "briefing" when our trip had to be extended by 10 days and our existing sitters couldn't stay on. Despite the lack of info passed to him, He managed beautifully leaving us to come home to happy cats and everything in order. A very belated thank you again John. Would definitely recommend you!
LESLIE (Montmorency VIC, Aug 2015 - 1 week 5 days)
No rating We could not have asked for a better house sitter than John. We were away for 3 weeks overseas and during that time John cared for our animals like they were his own. One of the horses rugs was damaged and he took care of it so that she wasn't without one in the cold. During that time Victoria had some of the worst storms in years which resulted in several trees on our property coming down. Again, John took care of it and went above and beyond the call of an ordinary house sitter. On our ... MORE
ULA (Macclesfield, VIC, Aug 2014 - 3 weeks)
No rating John sat for us for five weeks? In that time he cared for our home and cat. We returned to a beautifully kept house and garden, a cat happy and sleek. There were little extras such as the removal of mould from out solar panels and a delicious evening meal all ready for eating upon our late return. We would have no hesitation of having John sit our property again.
TERESA (Highton, GEELONG, VIC, Jul 2014 - 1 month 1 week)
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