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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s)
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in Australia
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2019: 24Nov-8Dec | 2020: 14Apr-26Apr

Mature/Meticulous/Pet Lover

74, Retired/student

76, Retired several times!

A mature, married, retired couple, we are experienced house sitters, having done this over a period of 15 years. We are quiet, do not smoke, drink, or party. We each have Police Clearances, and your home and pets will have the security you would want.

We both pay great attention to keeping things the way we found them, and feel very responsible to take care of someone else's home just as we would like our own home taken care of. We want you to come home and find your home as you left it.

John and I absolutely love animals, love giving them time and taking care of them. Our own pets have been treasured members of our family, greatly loved and sadly missed.

We would love the opportunity to take care of your home and pets just as we would our own.

John is very practical. We are both active, love reading, fishing, craft, travel and nature. We love our country of Australia, and although we have been privileged to see many parts of it, there is always more to enjoy.

Reviews (6)
No rating September 11, 2016 REFERENCE - VIV & JOHN SWEENEY My partner & I have spent the past two weeks overseas and had the great privilege of having Viv & John Sweeney look after our house and two dogs. Every aspect of the planning leading up to their arrival in Launceston was carefully covered in our communication and Viv and John lived up to their house sitters' profile in every detail. When we returned home, the house had been immaculately cared for and our dogs had obviously developed a ... MORE
LAURIE ROSE (West Launceston TAS, Aug 2016 - 1 week 1 day)
This sitter failed to show. We contacted this sitter four weeks prior and confirmed sit, However when we ontacted them again on the day before they were due, they informed us that they had made a mistake and could not sit. NOT IMPRESSED. This sit was organized in March 2019.
JENNIFER (KELSO QLD, Oct 2019 - 1 month 1 week)
Vivien and John took great care of our apartment and our cat, Panda. James and I returned to a lovely tidy place, and a very content cat. They were organised when arranging a meeting, and provided great communication.
FIONA & JAMES (Hawthorn VIC, Aug 2019 - 3 days)
Viv and John saved us as our confirmed housesitter pulled out two weeks prior to us leaving to go overseas for six weeks. Viv and John were wonderful, easy to communicate with and they kept us informed of our pets well being whilst over seas. They dealt with the imminent risk of a cyclone with resilience and professionalism. Viv and John did not hesitate to do extra and they picked us up from the airport and had made a wonderful lunch for us all. They also left provisions in the fridge. We ... MORE
JENNIFER (Kelso QLD, Nov 2018 - 1 month 1 week)
No rating Viv and John were wonderful house sitters. We came home after three weeks to find the house and garden immaculate and the two dogs in perfect condition and obviously very well looked after. I would highly recommend Viv and John as trustworthy and caring house sitters and would happily have them back another time.
MERRAN (Crib Point VIC, Jul 2018 - 2 weeks 5 days)
No rating Vivien and John looked after our 2 small dogs while we went interstate. We found them reliable, always communicating with us before and during the sit and the dogs were looked after according to all the instructions. The house was left clean, which meant we didn't have to clean up after being on the road. We have no hesitation in recommending them as House Sitters and most importantly the dogs approved of them.
JOAN (Bellingen NSW, Jul 2016 - 1 week 2 days)
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