*Nanny & *Poppy on the loose with the Moose
57, Retired Hospital Ward Clerk
59, Retired Team Leader - Drainage
Marty & I decided to take early retirement in Nov 2016.
We purchased a lovely new motorhome & are now travelling around Australia indefinitely from our home base in SA.
In May 2017 whilst we were travelling in Tasmania for 3 months we joined up for house sitting - we're so glad that we did!
We've sat for the most fantastic home owners & have loved & cared for such a wide variety of gorgeous pets - many of whom have provided us with great endorsements.
Prior to beginning our travels we regularly looked after one of our sons 2 dogs "Ned" a big, sweet, lovable Golden LabxHusky & "Kelly" a highly excitable, active, character filled one-off mixture of ???
We found that we were missing them incredibly & upon suggestions from fellow travellers we joined AHS.
AHS has given us the opportunity to house-sit & care for other peoples beloved pets which has fulfilled our need to interact with the four legged personalities we get to meet whilst still being able to travel.
We absolutely adore animals, love travel, nature, gardening, art, history, cooking, dining out, fishing, exploring & meeting & making new friends of all nationalities & "breeds".
When we are chosen to do a sit it's our chance to relax & just stay in one place for a while, we spend more or less the whole time with the animals in our care.
We are both extremely reliable, responsible, honest & hardworking with a real zest for life.
Marty & I have 2 rental properties (Strathalbyn & Hillbank SA) & are very conscious of how we like them to be looked after, hence your home will be in very caring, clean, safe hands.
Have a peep @ our Endorsements & feel free to contact us, we assure you you won't be disappointed having us look after your home & your pets.
When you have some time check out the FB page we have set up for our little Granddaughter, it will help to give you an insight in to the type of people we are:
"Nanny & Poppy on the loose with the Moose".
Best wishes searching for suitable house sitters ... we could be just whom you're looking for!
Kindest regards, Paula & Marty ;)
* N.B. On occasions whilst we are in Adelaide SA & it's close surrounds we are able to store our m/home & use one of our motor vehicles if need be.
** We also occasionally do FIFO's (Fly In, Fly Out's) after completing some in VIC & QLD from our home base in SA.
Sits completed: Beauty Point TAS - Woodside SA - Tennyson SA - Dawesley SA - Grange SA - Wattle Park SA - Clovelly Park SA - Williamstown SA - Kilcunda VIC - Perth TAS - Geeveston TAS - Eggs & Bacon Bay TAS - Perth TAS (return booking) - Carrick TAS - Launceston TAS - Perth TAS (return booking) - Norwood SA - Highbury SA - Freeling SA - Seaford Rise SA - Torrensville SA - Happy Valley SA - Eden's Landing QLD - Ulverstone TAS - Stanley TAS - Kingston TAS - Perth TAS (4th return booking) - Newstead TAS - Perth TAS (5th return booking) -Perth TAS (new clients) - Freeling SA (part 1) - Freeling SA (part 2) - Normanville SA - Coromandel Valley SA - Norwood SA - Glen Huntly VIC 1st FIFO (Fly In Fly Out) - Encounter Bay SA - Mawson Lakes SA - Trinity Beach QLD FIFO - Mawson Lakes SA (return booking CANCELLED due to "Rona") - Grange SA (booking CANCELLED due to "Rona") - Winthrop WA FIFO (booking CANCELLED due to "Rona")
Sits booked: Hawthorndene SA (return booking)
REVIEWS from alternate site:
Trinity Beach QLD - March 2020
Paula & Marty are truly fabulous. They looked after our 3 dogs, 2 of whom have medical needs and showered them with love and attention. We were able to enjoy our holiday without worrying about our fur babies back home. Great communicators, before, during and after the sit. Would have them back again in a heart beat.
Sherie, Stefan, Sydney, Sabine & Summer - Biscuit (Pomeranian X), Romeo & Freddie (Cavalier King Charles) & the gate crashing Green Tree Frog Dolores.
Encounter Bay SA - Nov 2019
Paula and Marty were fantastic, I think our dogs miss them more than they missed us, our house and gardens were well looked after also, highly recommend.
Rhonda, & Leo - Bella (Rottweiler) & Mitsy (Maltese x Shih Tzu)
Norwood SA - July 2019
We will more than keep you in mind- we will endeavour to be first in line to have you both back again!
As the song goes, you are 'simply the best'
And you cant do better than that! .......THANK YOU!
PS: the tick boxes below should have another for thoughtfulness and going beyond expectations - consider it ticked also.
Susan, & Michael - Jock (rescued West Highland Terrier)
Coromandel Valley SA - June/July 2019
FIVE STAR HOUSE AND PET SITTERS
Dear Paula and Marty,
Thankyou for taking wonderful care of our fur babies (one pup and one senior) whilst we were away relaxing on our family holiday.
We were super grateful that you took the time to care for our old sick man (requiring medication) who became ill only just prior to our holiday and we were so appreciative of the updates so that we could relax and enjoy knowing he was in good hands. Both our pooches were clearly happy and well cared for on our return and our home nice and clean and tidy.
The extra bonus of a yummy banana cake and home Made dog food in the fridge was a true bonus.
Thankyou again and we look forward to seeing you again when we manage to get another break.
Terri, Adam, Sophie & Samuel - Rusty & Chloe (elderly & puppy Tenterfield Terriers)
Normanville SA - May/June 2019
Hi Paula and Marty,
We cant thank you enough for the way you looked after our 3 humogs. You made leaving them for 3.5 weeks easier. It was also lovely to chat on facebook while we were away and to see what the dogs were up to.
We feel like we have made new friends and would love to keep it touch. You are more than welcome to drop by whenever you are down our way and would love to have you back as our house sitters.
Really hope to see you soon,
Dave & Kate - Bella (Dalmatian), Maya (mini Schnauzer) & Evie (Jack Russell)
Freeling SA - April/May 2019
Marty and Paula were very patient and caring with our very sad dog who had just lost her mate and coped well with a quite aggressive cockatoo. Home and yard were clean and well kept. Thankyou to them both.
Sharyn & Greg - Shyla (Dalmatian), Freya (pussycat), Jacks (Major Mitchell), Coke (Galah) & the sheep
Perth TAS - March 2019
We were lucky enough to have Paula and Marty look after our two fur babies and house sit for us for a week.
We were lucky enough to meet them prior to the sit and from that moment, we had complete trust in them.
Paula kept in contact with us throughout the sit and kept us up to date about our babies. (I'm fairly sure the dogs were disappointed to see us come home as Paula and Marty gave them lots of love and affection)
They left our house very clean and tidy and certainly went the extra mile.
We can't thank them enough and recommend them any more highly.
We hope they'll come back and sit for us again in the future.
Ashtyn, Glenn & Archie - Koda & Buddy (Hungarian Vizsla's)
Newstead TAS - Feb 2019
Cannot say enough about these two lovely people. Marty and Paula are absolutely wonderful house and pet sitters. Not only did we come back to a spotless home but our fur babies were so well looked after and were happy and content. It really makes it easy to be away having a holiday knowing these guys are minding your home. Would highly recommend to you. Nicest people you will ever meet with a genuine love for animals. Will be using them again for sure. Thanks again Marty and Paula xx
Sherry & Dave - Daisy & puppy Oscar (mini Schnauzer's) & pussycats
Seaford Rise SA - May 2018
Well so where do we start with this fantastic couple. We usually advertise on the site but this time we decided to choose our sitters from previous feedback and it was just an absolute gift that we found Paula and Marty. They came from miles away to meet us and stayed over at a local hotel for the meet and greet, we kept in touch from there after sending pics of our dogs Scooby and Beans . Paula and Marty arrived the night before as we were departing very early next morning and had a few wines with them to say thank you .
On our return the house was immaculately presented and Paula had even cooked us a baked breaky special it was just truly gorgeous...!!!! 5 days later we are pretty sure our dogs are missing them so I can highly recommend this couple of high end house sitters for any house sit you require. Will stay in touch with this lovely couple as they are now great friends of ours and I'd love to get them to sit our home every time we're away.... thank you P and M xx
Neil & Sam - Scooby & Beans (Labradoodles) & Harley, Armani, Bailey & Gin Gin (Pussycats)
Norwood SA - March 2018
It was like coming home to see old friends! Paula and Marty were delightful house sitters. I think the cats were sorry to see them go! We recommend them as house sitters without reservation. Reliable, attentive - the house was clean as a whistle and the garden looked great too.
There was even a gift, a drink and a plate of cheese for us to enjoy in the evening.
I am sure our paths will cross again in the not too distant future.
Thank you so much to both of you!
Grace & Tauto - Miss Kitty, Suki (Pussycats) & the Green Tree Frogs
PET ENDORSEMENTS via owners:
- "Our cat wants to go travelling with them now. He loves them and their camper so much" Oscar the Ragdoll
- "dogs miss you already" Boozle & Bello
- "my animals took to them straight away I always think animals are a great judge of character" George, Gilly & Pipi
- "came home to a well kept house and happy animals" Ken, Kamir & Billee
- "the animals happy, healthy and clearly loved!" Grace, Maya, Soju & Sake ... & the 4 sheep
- "the dogs were looked after very well and I think were sad to see them leave" Jett & Willow ... & the goldfish
- "all the fur babies happy and content". Lenny, Chloe, Rosie, Holly, Bella, Roxy & Abby
- "this couple clearly love animals and they took wonderful care of our sensitive collie 'Lucie' (and the chooks)"
- "Cocoa and Gary will miss you :-)"
- "Paula and Marty were delightful house sitters. I think the cats were sorry to see them go!" Suki & Miss Kitty
- "we were greeted by some very happy, healthy and contented pets." Rupert, Walrus, Darwin, Flopsy & Daisy
OUR BLOG FOR AUSSIE HOUSE SITTERS
"From a Penthouse on the beach @ Tennyson SA, a Vineyard on the edge of the Barossa SA, high on a hill overlooking Phillip Island VIC to Eggs & Bacon Bay TAS for Christmas our housesitting EXPERIENCES have been & continue to be WONDERFUL!!!
Our love of animals knows no bounds, to care for the loved pets of others is further enriching our spirits.
There's been scary Dobermans, "Boozle & Bello" (whom we won over in a day), dear little "George" who decided he just HAD to sleep with us & keep our feet warm, gorgeous "Gina" the lovable rescue dog, the timid elegant "Lucie" the Lassie, "Tinky" the supposedly shy pussycat who just wouldn't leave my side, to "Bunny" the Rabbit, all the beautiful chooks of varieties we'd never seen before & of whom delivered us not only fresh eggs but even a tiny chick to care for!
"Oscar" the handsome blue eyed Ragdoll who snuck into our motorhome for a nap @ every opportunity, "Ken" the Spanador who still rates as the naughtiest hound even after all forms of obedience training & his apprentice the stunning Bengal "Billee"!
There's been a Cockatiel, Goldfish & HUGE exotic Fish, Turtles big & small, Green Tree Frogs, a breed of Sheep (4 in total) which made me think of "Wallace & Gromit", I could go on & on.
Homes of all sizes with gardens to match, we've loved & watered them too with the bonus of having permission to collect & consume their bounty.
We have loved them all & have even been fortunate enough to return sit some of them again.
The very best thing we've done since retiring was to purchase our lovely motorhome followed very closely, ... was joining Aussie House Sitters!!!"
Kindest regards, Paula & Marty ;)