LOVE IS A FOUR LEGGED WORD
37, Aged Care - Dementia Specialist and Palliative Care
45, Retail Manager
For the love of pets, is why we house sit.
We are two warm hearts available for as many cold noses as you need cared for, we live in Aspendale Gardens and house sit around the Melbourne area.
We have owned and cared for a plethora of animals from the critically endangered amphibian axolotl; to rehabilitating orphaned ringtail possums and other Australian wildlife.
Almost every pet you can think of; fish, mice, rats, guinea pigs, bunnies, chooks, cats, dogs, lambs, cows; you name it, and I'd say at least one of us has experience.
We have been house sitting since just after we met, ten years ago; and we just love the adventure of making furry new friends in their own homes.
From experience we understand how anxiety provoking it can be to leave your house and fur kids with a stranger, so we are always happy to come by and meet beforehand and we're always willing to send photos and updates while you're away so you can feel closer to them. We have even Skyped with pets in the past.
We are Nik and James, we are in our late thirties and mid forties. My wife Nik, a houseproud artist and also a full time retail store manager who has been with her current company for 8 years. I work in aged care, specifically with people with a dementia diagnosis or who people are palliative; I work with them and their family to enhance and enrich their lives as much as possible.
We are collectors of antique furniture, lovers of adventures; always wanting new experiences. We are drawn to the stillness of nature, the uniqueness and personalities of all animals.
Depending on your preference, location, time, and who your pets prefer to bond to; either of both of us are able to be your pet's personal butler.
WHY CHOOSE US:
We have 10 years' experience and can provide written references and phone numbers of referees for your peace of mind.
We are mature and tidy, non-smokers who work well in crisis situations if and when they pop up.
We know what it's like to leave your home and pets in somebody's care while you're away. We know what worked for us to put us at ease and feel better about the situation and will work with you to ensure you feel the same.
We will send you a questionnaire for you to fill in about your pets likes and dislikes, their preferences and their quirks. This enables us to keep life for them as close to usual as possible while you're away.
Just one call to any one of our references is all you'll need to feel at ease and to never have to look for a pet sitter again. All our previous pet sits are now family and we keep in contact with many of them.
Happy to provide current police checks if desired. Also willing to share photos of our own home so you can see how we live and upkeep our own property.
All photos have been used with owners knowledge and consent.