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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)
  • Yes
Preferred Locations
  • SA: Far North, Mid North, Spencer Gulf, West Coast   WA: ALL  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2020: 9Oct-31Oct | 8Dec-14Dec | 20Dec-27Dec | 29Dec-26Jan2021

Particularly Perfect Pet Sitting Services

53, Semi Retired (Kindy Teacher)

57, Semi Retired (Tech Support)

Some fun facts about us:
Marnee was raised on an amazing hobby farm in Canada, which included the normal basic livestock, boarding dog kennels, exotic birds & animals. She managed her parents pet shop in the neighbouring town and that is where they met. Barry was a veterinarian assistant at the time and licensed dog groomer. That was over 30 years ago!
We are proud parents of two awesome grown up sons & have always had a variety of numerous fur babies while our kids were at home. Our family has spent the last twenty years living and working in Australia and most recently have enjoyed our semi retirement gig working part time in the education sector, but we got the urge to travel after our boys left home...
since we have always had all kinds of animals in every stage of our life & have always been the ideal neighbours who are the ones who look after homes, pets, plants and pools when the owners are away, we are ideal people to look after your menagerie, no matter how big or small!
Marnee is an avid gardener, nurturing & loving being, who aspires to take care of others. Barry is a jack of all trades that can literally do anything and just happens to be a technology guru! Together they have owned businesses, renovated and sold six homes and currently own a beautiful home on the Gold Coast in Australia, which we have rented out so we can travel.

Why we want to help:
Recently we have recognised that we both miss having animals in our life. Although we know that we are fortunate to take time off and go travelling, we have noticed that we are always so excited and happy to find a furry or feathered friend along our way! As a result, we have decided to we have decided to make ourselves available to help out people with any kind of animals & property, who want to be able to go away without any worries.

We are such a dynamic duo, with many successful ventures behind us and realise that we are happiest in the company of pets. As we are newly entertaining the idea of a mini/early retirement, we do love the idea of combining looking after animals while traveling. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to be attentive to all the details of looking after your pets that will make the experience a win win for all involved!

Reviews (5)
There are not enough words to explain our gratitude for having Marnee and Barry as house and dog sitters for a month while we were away. It is the longest time we have left our two dogs for and once we met M & B we had absolutely no worries at all which does not happen often. They cared and loved our dogs so much as if they were there own and spoiled them even better than we do in terms of daily walks and adventures. Our house on our return has never been so clean and our garden and outdoor ... MORE
JESS (Port Hedland WA, Aug 2020 - 1 month)
We are so delighted to read these beautiful words Jess & Jack & are so glad you invited us! We most definitely love what we do, especially when we feel such appreciation from extraordinary pet owners like you! All the very best for the exciting developments over the next few months and we will be ... MORE
This is the first time I have used house/pet sitters. I can't believe what an amazing experience it has been. To say Marnee and Barry were awesome is an understatement! When they arrived my yard and gardens were not a 'showcase'.... but when I returned after a month they were certainly that and more. Both dogs, Tunsy and Yelly, had so much attention and love bestowed on them, I returned to my two dogs to find they had more manners than most people have. Barry and Marnee are more than dog ... MORE
ROBERT (CARNARVON WA, May 2020 - One Month)
Oh wow Robert, we appreciate this so much! We feel so fortunate to have been at the right place at the right time. It is people like you who make it so rewarding for us to do what we do & our time with Tunza & Yelly will be forever cherished. Cheers to our friendship with Lauri & You =D
We would like to express our thanks to Marnee and Barry for the care they took looking after our home and spoiling our two dogs. Whilst the dogs were happy with our return I think they were pining for Barry & Marnee's company. We came home to happy dogs and tidy home and garden. It was just such a shame that we could not thank them in person due to the Coronavirus! We would happily have them sit for us again and recommend them to anyone. We wish them safe & healthy travels Sue & Peter
SUE (Beechboro WA, Mar 2020 - 2 weeks)
We were more than happy with Marnee and Barry. They looked after our pets enthusiastically, pandered to our cat's eccentricities and our dog's love of beach walks. They kept in touch with lots of news of our pets and communicated well throughout the whole process. The house was beautifully clean when we returned home and the garden looked much better than when we left home. Highly recommend and happy to provide reference.
FELICITY (West Beach SA, Nov 2019 - 1 month 1 week)
Many many thanks for choosing us... I can't not say it enough!
Marnee and Barry were absolutely wonderful. My main correspondence was with Marnee who I found to be a lovely cheerful and bubbly personality from the emails we sent back and forth in the lead up to the sit and throughout the sit period. I can absolutely attest to them as both being outstanding, reliable and trustworthy sitters. On return from my short trip away, my elderly kitty cat looked well and relaxed which was exactly what you want when you leave them in care. The house was spotless ... MORE
EMMA (Woodend VIC, Oct 2019 - 4 days)
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