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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), Reptile(s)
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Mature-Experienced-Reliable-Honest

00, Retired

Thank you for visiting my profile.
Why do I want to house-pet sit?
I have spent most of my life living on a rural hobby farm which had a variety of numerous pets, large gardens, an orchard and swimming pool. I moved to Melbourne and my current home does not allow pets and has no gardens. I dearly miss this in my life.
Many years ago I was first asked to sit when a pet owner, who regularly travels overseas, constantly returned to find their pet distressed and needing veterinary treatment and they asked me to sit their pet in her familiar surroundings. Since then I have been sitting for family, friends, and their family and friends.
Having taken early retirement, I am active, a non-smoker, almost non-drinker, do not use illegal drugs, have no criminal record and I see a mutually happy house-pet sitting as providing me with what is missing in my life; whilst also providing a change of scenery.
I am a very experienced traveller interstate and overseas, and am used to mixing with people from all walks of life. I get on well with neighbours and people I meet along the way. Whilst I have an outgoing personality, I travel quietly, and your neighbours probably won't know I am there.
I am very aware that there is an added responsibility for a sitter to maintain the routine of pets, home and garden.
Being very organised and meticulous, including communication with homeowners if required, your pets will be getting a bit of a holiday too, being spoilt and well cared for. You will return to find your home and gardens impeccably clean and well maintained.
I am very level-headed, having always owned my own businesses and home/s and can deal with any situation which presents itself whilst strictly following your instructions; including the respecting of your privacy and the security of your property.
It helps to ask questions and there are never too many questions to ensure that you can judge if I am the right person for you. The possibility of meeting beforehand can be discussed.
I see house-pet sitting as a new chapter in my life and look forward to enjoying new adventures and challenges.
Please contact me for a quick response and perhaps a chat.
Please note I am only available to sit in a smoke free home.
I have several professional references and police checks.
Thank you, cheers Lorna.

Reviews (3)
Lorna is a gentle, sweet and personable lady who made friends with our cat straight away and looked after him perfectly. She sent us updates constantly of how she was going with the house and our pet and we have asked her to house sit again for us in May for 6 weeks. We are extremely happy with the service she provides and would not hesitate in recommending her for any house sit.
 
ROB AND DAPHNE (Dromana VIC, Feb 2019 - 1 week 1 day)
Lorna was an incredible house and dog sitter. We were updated daily with lovely pictures of our dog bear at the beach and exploring. We came home to a very happy dog and an incredibly clean house (spoletess and sparkling). The plants were in better condition then we left them! Lorna went out of her way for us, nothing was too hard for her. She also washed and cleaned the sheets before we got home, and offered to do ironing for us! Bear was very lucky to be looked after by Lorna and we ... MORE
 
TORY (Mount Eliza VIC, Jan 2019 - 1 week)
Lorna was a wonderful house sitter and she's a really nice person as well . She looked after and cuddled my doggies so beautifully, and made sure they got lots of exercise too. She left everything spotlessly clean, and sent me lots of pics of the dogs and their activities! Highly recommended sitter.
 
BEK (The Basin, VIC, Dec 2018)
 
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