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Gold (24mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Reptile(s)
  • Yes
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  • Anywhere in Australia
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  • 2020: 18Dec-21Dec | 2021: 24Apr-23May 2020: 9Oct-11Oct

*Nanny & *Poppy on the loose with the Moose

57, Retired Hospital Ward Clerk

59, Retired Team Leader - Drainage

Hello ;)

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
***** Rating
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
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,
With gratitute,
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

- "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

"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 ;)

Reviews (23)
From our very first meeting Paula and Marty put us at ease, they felt like old friends by the time they'd gone! Paula was prompt with all communication leading up to our trip and while we were away kept us up to date with how things were going at home, photos and videos of our fur babies were very welcome. It was lovely to return home after 4 weeks away to a clean house, tidy and well kept garden (and given the extreme heat while we were away the garden looked better than we had expected!) ... MORE
KRISTY & JASON (Mawson Lakes SA, Dec 2019 - 4 weeks)
Thanks ever so much for the great Review. It was such a pleasure for such a lovely family. Marty & I have been missing Bella so much & also don't have much to do now that we don't have to be putting more bikkies out for Lola! LOL Bedtime's boring, we miss our cuddle ups & play fights with Bella. ... MORE
Paula and Marty were our house/pet sitters for approx 5 weeks in Aug/September. Based on their excellent reviews I wrote to them to ask if they would be interested in sitting for us. Luckily they agreed and arranged a fly in/fly out to Melbourne. They are the lovliest couple and we felt instantly at ease when we met them and knew that our two ragdolls were in good care. One of our cats is a bit timid and stand offish but they gave her a bit of space and showed patience and we were soom ... MORE
LILY (Melbourne VIC, Aug 2019 - 5 weeks)
Paula and Marty are the best! Love them both dearly. And the surprises of homemade delights from our vegie patch, when we get home is just wonderful and delicious. Oscar our cat wants to go travelling with them now. He loves them and their camper so much. You can't ask for better house sitters. Reliable, clean and just the best people you could leave your house and pets to be minded by. *****
VICKI (Perth TAS, Feb 2019 - 2 weeks - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Paula and Marty looked after our home and three fur babies (2 dogs, 1 cat) for 9 nights whilst we recently travelled interstate. During that time they gave us complete peace of mind and sent some lovely text updates / photos. We returned to an immaculate household, three very happy relaxed pets, healthy plants and a beautiful 'welcome home' cheese & fruit platter. Paula and Marty are friendly and reliable. They were excellent communicators throughout the whole house-sitting process - from ... MORE
FRANCESCA (Kingston, Hobart TAS, Dec 2018 - 1 week 2 days)
Paula & Marty were outstanding sitters. Super friendly and easy to communicate with. Very good with my shy cats. House was beautifully clean and tidy when we returned. Will definately use again and recommend.
AMANDA (Stanley TAS, Nov 2018 - 3 days)
Thanks for the lovely review, it was a pleasure housesitting "Myrtle" & Cassie & Lilly in beautiful Stanley. We had a relaxing time & enjoyed our brekky @ "The Speckled Hen" before we departed. Kindest regards Paula & Marty ;)
5 stars all round for this couple. Paula and Marty are really kind, genuine, friendly people with lots of entertaining stories to share from their travels and sits - we enjoyed our meet and greet! We could tell they were pet lovers straight away. We engaged Aussie Housesitters because we went away to the UK for a few weeks, it came recommended to me by someone I respected, however it was the first time we'd used this service, so we were a bit nervous and unsure. Won't hesitate in future as ... MORE
PHILIPPA (Edens Landing QLD, Sep 2018 - 2 weeks 5 days)
Wow we cannot thank Paula & Marty enough. We where very nervous using house sitters as we had never done it before, but the professionalism of Paula and Marty put our minds at ease very quickly. We came home from an amazing holiday to some VERY happy animals. Our house was exactly how we left it (apart from a gorgeous platter waiting in the kitchen, It was a lifesaver after a long night flight with 4 kids!!). We honestly can't thank you both enough. Thank you so much from our family.
LIZ (Happy Valley SA, Aug 2018 - 1 week 3 days)
Paula and Marty were excellent. When we returned from holiday, the house was immaculate, the bedding had been washed and our 2 cats looked well fed and content (and frankly not that excited to see us!) Paul and Marty took the worry out of leaving our house, garden and pets. I would definitely book them again as it was obvious that they really cared about our house and our precious boys.
ALISON (Torrensville SA, Jun 2018 - 3 weeks)
No rating We are very happy to recommend Marty & Paula to anyone who is looking for house sitters. The house was very well looked after as well as the pets and gardens. We were kept up to date with how our dog was going which was very reassuring! Coming home to a beautiful clean house was excellent and meant that we could relax after a long flight. Marty and Paula are both great people, very trustworthy and easy to communicate with. My wife and I will definitely be booking again next time we go away ... MORE
RYAN (Freeling SA, May 2018 - 1 week 2 days)
To whom it may concern; I wish to start by saying we consider ourselves very lucky in having met and asked Paula and Marty to look after what we treasure most in life. Our home and pets. Making the decision to use Aussie House Sitters for the first time was not an easy one. We have never had anybody, not even family, stay at our home whilst away on holiday. To say we were a little apprehensive is an understatement. We weren't quite sure of the process, and like most families with young ... MORE
RAELENE (Highbury SA, Apr 2018 - 1 week 4 days)
Thanks for ***** stars guys. We often mention how lovely it was to h/sit for your family, it really was a pleasure. Hope yourselves, the children & your little menagerie are all happy & healthy. Cheers Paula & Marty ;) P.S. We're now in NSW after a sit near the Gold Coast QLD, back to TAS for ... MORE
I can not thank Paula and Marty enough for the wonderful care of my home and animals. They were great. Correspondence was always prompt and so easy to plan everything. We went away for 10 days and we received photos and updates of the pets. When we got home the pets had new toys and Paula and Marty had planted some beautiful flowers in my front yard. They did an amazing job and I highly Recommend Paula and Marty. Thank you again Cocoa and Gary will miss you:-)
BRON (Launceston TAS, Jan 2018 - 1 week 3 days)
I am very happy to recommend Paula and Marty as house sitters. House and garden and pets were all happy when we got home. House was beautifully clean - even my bed made and flowers from the garden on the bench. Paula sent us a few photos to demonstrate that the pets were comfortable (on their laps etc!) while we were away and this was reassuring. Garden had been watered and this was during a dry and hot patch so very appreciated.
LANI (Carrick TAS, Jan 2018 - 1 week 3 days)
No rating We arrived home from our Christmas break to an immaculately clean home, and a plate of yummy delights in the fridge. Seems that our animals were totally spoilt - Paula and Marty certainly love animals! I was so grateful to be able to head away and leave the fur-babies with these house sitters who were very easy to communicate with, and who updated us with pictures while we were away. Thanks Paula and Marty!
FIONA (Eggs And Bacon Bay TAS, Dec 2017 - 5 days)
We can't recommend Paula and Marty highly enough as house and pet sitters. After our few days away, we came back to an immaculate home, freshly laundered sheets, a home-baked cake and a bouquet of flowers. There was even a gift for my 5 y o daughter (and Marty did the tricky lego construction himself). :) Most importantly for us, this couple clearly love animals and they took wonderful care of our sensitive collie (and the chooks). Throughout the process, they were considerate and ... MORE
CAROLYN (Geeveston TAS, Dec 2017 - 3 days)
One of our most favourite sits "Hillcrest"@ Geeveston - even more delightful than the photo's. Such a lovely family of 3 it was an absolute pleasure to sit for them. Darling Lucie the Lassie dog so timid to begin with ... that didn't last long she became our shadow especially Marty's. Tending ... MORE
We couldn't have asked for better house sitters. Paula and Marty will love your pets and property like it is their own. If you only want a house sitter fine, but, if you also want new fabulous friends, you'll have that too. love them both to bits. Property and Oscar looked after beautifully. Highly recommend.
VICKI (Perth TAS, Dec 2017 - 1 week 1 day - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Dear Paula and Marty Thank you so much for looking after our home and pets so well! You were very easy to communicate with, very flexible, very responsive and responsible. We loved the photos that you sent us from the garden, our dog, and our cats. We had total trust in you, and had a great holiday - knowing that our place is in such good hands! We highly recommend you as house-sitters to other home owners. Thanks again, and see you on Thursday 10am! Stan and Nelly
NELLY (Williamstown SA, Sep 2017 - 3 days)
Paula & Marty looked after our low maintenance home for 2 weeks & most importantly our elderly dog who requires regular medication & attention. They completed this sit to our satisfaction & we recommend them for a sit of this nature.. They even pot planted some flowers for us & Paula surprised us with a delicious hearty soup upon our arrival home.. thank you Paula & Marty.
KEITH (Clovelly Park SA, Aug 2017 - 2 weeks 2 days)
Paula and Marty looked after our home and pets for about 10 days. With 4 dogs and 3 cats it was a big ask! When we arrived home, the house was very clean and all the fur babies happy and content. Our pets are extremely important to us and we found Paula and Marty to be completely understanding of this, I warmed to them straight away. There were even flower arrangements from the garden thoughtfully left for us as a welcome home! They had even stripped the bed and had the washing in the machine, ... MORE
ANGELA (Wattle Park SA, Aug 2017 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating Paula and Marty house sat for us and looked after our 2 big dogs August 2017. We were updated with emails while we were away and felt very comfortable with them in our home. The dogs were looked after very well and I think we're sad to see them leave. We returned home to not only a clean and tidy house but the weeds were done, the lawn mowed, all the washing done and not to mention the delicious cheese plate and vanilla slice waiting our arrival! They are great people who I would trust again ... MORE
CHLOE (Grange SA, Aug 2017 - 1 week)
No rating Paula and Marty cared for our house and animals really well. The house was immaculate and the animals happy, healthy and clearly loved! Without any hesitation we would have Paula and Marty look after our home and animals again, highly recommended!
JANE AND JOHN (Dawesley SA, Jul 2017 - 1 week 6 days)
No rating I have a naughty Spanadore dog, Bengal cat and beautiful but bullied Burmese cat who likes to disappear. I was worried that they may have been too much for Paula and Marty to managed ; i need not have worried. I came home to a well kept house and happy animals. Thank You Paula and Marty.
CHRISSY (Tennyson SA, Jun 2017 - 2 weeks 2 days)
I had Paula and Marty house sit for me for two weeks in June. I cannot recommend them highly enough. They did a brilliant job and my animals took to them straight away. I always think animals are a great judge of character. The house was lovely and clean/tidy when we got home AND because we were late they even made us dinner because they knew we would be tired. I would use these guys again in a heartbeat they were great!
ROZ (Woodside SA, Jun 2017 - 2 weeks)
No rating Paula and Marty were great house sitters for us while we holidayed in fiji, they looked after 2 cats, huge fish, a budgie and 2 not so friendly dobermans. When we got home the house was clean tea cooked for us, so great job Paula and Marty and the dogs miss you already.
GINA (Beauty Point TAS, May 2017 - 1 week 3 days)
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