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  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • VIC: Melbourne (East, Inner City, Mornington Peninsula, South East)  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2019: 24Jul-24Sep | 24Sep-22Oct | 26Oct-8Nov | 6Dec-6Jan2020 | 27Dec-25Jan2020
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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.


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.

Reviews (3)
James and Nik were fantastic housesitters. My two dogs Rose and Lily were so well cared for and loved. l always feel so stressed when l leave them to go on holidays but James assured me rhey would be loved and well cared for and they were and l rekaxed within a couple of days. The few plants l aaked to be watered werr cared for and rhe house looked great so clean and tidy. I would hsve James and Nik back in a heartbeat.
CATHY MYERS-SNYDERS (Aspendale Gardens VIC, Jun 2019 - 3 weeks)
If it wasn't for James and Nik we could not have had our holiday break, we are so very grateful to them both. They are the most beautiful, caring people, we received photos, videos of our animals everyday which was very comforting to us, the house was immaculate on our arrival home, our animals were happy and well looked after, and we would recommend James and Nik to anyone. Thankyou again, and we will see you again in the future. Mary & Brett.
MARY (Rye VIC, Jun 2019 - 1 week 3 days)
Thanks so much was our pleasure! ...Nik & James :)
James was amazing from the first contact all the way through our holiday. Despite the short notice of the trip, he made time to come and meet with us. Bella loved him straight away. On the day we were leaving he arrived at the agreed time and sat with Bella as we packed our last things and ran out the door. While James had Bella I got daily updates of their adventures. I also got a "good morning" message each day with plenty of photos of my girl. He took her everywhere with him and when ... MORE
GRETA (Mornington VIC, Apr 2019 - 3 days)
Peace of Mind

Happy you!

With a house sitter looking after your pets, house and garden - you can really relax. Happy days.

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