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House Sitting Preferences
  • 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  

LOVE IS A FOUR LEGGED WORD

37, Aged Care - Dementia Specialist and Palliative Carer

45, Retail Manager

COVID-19 is resulting in date changes of booked pet sits. We are keeping them in our calendar regardless of if they're currently going ahead or not. Please touch base to see if we're available for up to date information.

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.


OUR EXPERIENCE:

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.


ABOUT US:

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.

Reviews (6)
James and Nik were absolutely amazing!! We couldn't have wished for anyone better to love our moggies whilst we were away. We were fortunate enough to be able to establish some sort of relationship with James and Nik prior to the sit so our cats could get to know them which was such a wonderful thing for all involved. We came home to a sparkling house and happy kitties who were sad to see their new friends leave. We will definitely have James and Nik stay again!
 
SCHANA (Dingley Village VIC, Dec 2019 - 4 weeks)
Thanks so much Schana. It was a joy! :)
We were absolutely thrilled with Nik and James The care of our fur babies was above and beyond We got regular updates and the most beautiful photos ever, which showed how chilled they both were. Came home and were very surprised to see two beautifully framed photos of our babies - what a wonderfully thoughtful touch Our home was left immaculate with bread, milk and extra food for our babies was waiting for us Communication was excellent from start to end Would absolutely recommend Nik ... MORE
 
DONNA (Seaford VIC, Oct 2019 - 1 week 6 days)
Thanks so much guys...it was a joy ✨
Thank you James and Nik for your lovely review. You were wonderful Housesitters and we would have you back any time if you are looking for another "sit". I'm sure Maggie is still missing all the attention and care you gave her in our absence. Thank you for looking after our house so well. Good luck with your ventures. Merry and Geoff
 
MERRY (Beaumaris VIC, Sep 2019 - 4 weeks)
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 Mary...it 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)
 
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