NSW: North Coast, South Coast, Sydney (Eastern Suburbs, Lower North Shore, Northern Beaches, Northern Suburbs, Sydney City, Upper North Shore) NT: ALL QLD: Brisbane (Brisbane City), Central Coast (Mackay & Whitsundays), Northern, South Eastern (Gold Coast & Hinterland, Sunshine Coast) SA: Adelaide (Adelaide, Adelaide Hills, Western & Beach Suburbs) TAS: ALL VIC: Melbourne, South Western Victoria (Great Ocean Rd/Otway Ranges) WA: Perth
Young, energetic married couple. We love the gardening, being outdoors and our furry friends. We have had experience with dogs, cats, fish and birds. We have also had some experience with farm animals; sheep and chickens. We love all animals and are particularly suited to large breed dogs, as we have had plenty of experience with them.
We have been house sitting for almost a year now and have changed our working arrangements to make this more flexible. Therefore we are hoping that we will now be able to travel around Australia and even overseas, house sitting as we go.
We are clean, organised and trust worthy. We would love to take care of your home and your furry friends, we will love and care for your pets and home as if it were our own.
Please contact us for references and up to date police checks.
We both work from home so it is essential that we have internet at any house sit we accept, however this does mean that we will be in your home with your animals most of the time, so they will get plenty of attention.
Also we have made a rule that while we are in house sitting we will not be having visitors over, we understand that it is your home and it is hard enough to have strangers in your home, without adding additional stress.
Highly recommend Rachel and Chris! The animals - horses sheep dog cat chickens- were all lovingly cared for and the house was immaculate on our return. Great people. Fab communications. Really committed to making the process as easy and stress free as possible - Thanks again Rachel and Chris we will happily invite you back if you are available our next time away Kerry
KERRY (Queenstown South Island, Mar 2018)
From Kiwi House Sitters
Chris and Rachel looked after our home as well as our two dogs for a period of 3 weeks while we were on holiday. We found them to be fantastic people, loving care givers to our dogs and very responsible house sitters. We arrived home with everything in order, a lovely cooked meal and gardens and car looking well groomed. We would without any hesitation recommend them to anyone who requires a house/pet sit.
PAUL AND AMANDA (Flatbush North Island, Jan 2018)
From Kiwi House Sitters
We were incredibly fortunate to have Rachel and Chris look after our pooch, Murphy Brown, for 2 weeks while we were camping. After having to bail early from camping, we returned home to a relaxed and beaming dog, a spotless house, and a beautiful Bolognese for dinner! We can't thank the two of you enough for taking such great care of our dog and treating our home so respectfully.
MEGAN AND PETE (Whenuapai North Island, Jan 2018)
From Kiwi House Sitters
Rachel and Chris were great housesitters! They kept the house clean, looked after the garden (even mowed the lawns!) and most importantly took good care of our cats. They were great at sending us updates throughout our time away and we felt relaxed the whole time knowing our house was in safe hands. Would highly recommend.
GEMMA (Petone North Island, Dec 2017)
From Kiwi House Sitters
I had the good fortune to have Rachel and Chris as housesitters for six weeks while I was overseas. From my very first meeting with them I felt confident that they would treat my home and possessions with respect and provide love and attention to my two spoiled house dogs.
Rachel kept in touch via email, sent doggy photos and generally left me feeling all was well at home, allowing me to enjoy my holiday.
I returned home to a spotless house and a beautifully prepared meal for my first night and, most important to me, to find two very relaxed and happy dogs. This meant a lot as both dogs are "rehomed" and have not always had the best life previously.
I strongly recommend Rachel and Chris to future homeowners requiring the services of honest, reliable and totally competent housesitters. most particularly where pets are involved.
FRAN (Bourkelands NSW, Aug 2017)
We cannot provide enough praise for these lovely people. We were fortunate to have Rachel & Chris house sit and care for our 3 large dogs for 5 weeks.
From the moment we read their profile & viewed their video on the house sitting site, we had a gut feeling that these people would make the perfect house sitters & be able to give our 3 x large fur babies the attention and affection that they are used to. Our gut feeling proved to be 100% accurate.
Rachel & Chris' were very professional and friendly throughout every stage of the house sit. From the initial email contact, Skype chat, initial face to face meeting, pre-house sit meeting and the entire house sit, it was clear that they take the job of house sitting very seriously. They demonstrated respect & understanding that it is a big decision by house owners to allow strangers to a live in their house & care for their pets.
Rachel & Chris were thorough in the preparation for the house sit including providing a document for us to record important information from everyday things such as garbage collection days, emergency contact numbers through to any 'quirks' specific about our home or animals and our favourite type of food.
Our house & garden were kept beautifully clean and maintained and for us, most importantly, our 3 x large dogs were given lots & lots of attention and care.
We have 1 x old male boxer, a 3yo staffy/boxer cross who behaves like a toddler that has drank undiluted red cordial and eaten a family block of chocolate plus our grand-doggy, a 3yo wolf hound/bull arab cross. They are our fur babies and are used to lots of attention and cuddles and they did not want for either during our absence.
Rachel & Chris sent us regular updates, photographs - including one of our staffy/boxer cross sitting on Chris' lap and gazing lovingly & devotedly into his eyes (she had decided that Chris was her best buddy & became his shadow) and other pics pf all 3 of them enjoying cuddles and treats. It was very reassuring to see that our dogs were being well cared for and were enjoying their time with their 'house sitting humans.'
Unfortunately, one of our dogs required veterinary care twice during the house sit. The second time required an overnight stay at the vet followed by having to give Charlee medication 5 times daily. Rachel & Chris stayed in close contact with us, spoke with our daughter a couple of times when they hadn't been able to contact us and kept us updated on Charlee's progress. All the while, continuing to ensure that our other 2 fur babies were still given plenty of love and attention.
We arrived home to a beautifully clean home, well maintained gardens & lawns and happy, healthy fur babies. PLUS two beautifully home cooked meals in the fridge!!!! Happy, happy and grateful home and pet owners.
We caught up with Rachel & Chris a couple of days after arriving home. Our dogs went crazy when they came into the house, fought over who was going to sit on their laps, snuggled and cuddled with them the entire time of their visit!
What more can I say other than, if you are looking for people that will treat your home with respect and your pets with loving care and attention then you cannot go past Rachel & Chris. If there was a Michelin equivalent star for house sitting, Rachel & Chris would have many.
All the very best to you Rachel & Chris. We wish you continued success in your upcoming house sits and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for loving our fur babies.
RUSSELL & ROSEMAREE (Glenfield Park NSW, May 2017)
Chris and Rachel did a great job looking after our house and pets. We returned to freshly mowed lawn and clean pool and house. Our pets, especially our dog loved the attention Chris and Rachel gave them. I will certainly book them in next time we go away.
NICOLE (Bulimba QLD, Dec 2016)
Hi Rachel and Chris. I was thrilled that you looked after my "boys" so well. Thank you for the photos that you sent me whilst I was away. I am sure they really enjoyed their walks with you. Thank you for leaving my home clean and tidy. It was greatly appreciated. Please let me know when you are planning to do "House Sits" in the future. Many thanks for everything.
DAGMAR (Mudgeeraba QLD, Aug 2016)
There is nothing more secure than having people at home while you're away. Get a house sitter.