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Gold (24mths)
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), None
  • Yes
Preferred Locations
  • NT: ALL  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2021: 24Apr-31Oct
  • On a house-sit right now

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 (11)
Our kitty cat could not have had better sitters. She was well looked after and content when we returned home. Our home was meticulously looked after and an added bonus was our garden being pruned and mulched. Thank you so much Marnee and Barry. I would strongly recommend them to anyone looking for a pet and house sitter. I doubt you would find any one better.
HEATHER (Sinagra WA, Dec 2020 - 6 days)
Where do we start! What a pleasure to have met two of the loveliest, kindest and caring humans we have ever met! Thank you so much for caring for our two cats, and hundreds of budgies as if they were your own including our home. We are so appreciative and hope we get to see you again. Enjoy your travels. Tammy and Angelo
TAMMY (Lauderdale TAS, Mar 2021 - 1 week 4 days)
We really appreciate these kind words Tammy and feel so very fortunate to have the opportunity to meet you guys! Your home is absolutely amazing as is your generosity ~ we will definitely let you know next time we come over to Tassie! Cheers, x Marnee & Barry
Marnee and Barry looked after my home and pets for 4 weeks, its hard to put into words just how amazing this beautiful couple are. Marnee breathed new life into my tired little home and garden, the care and attention they gave to my pets especially my rescue dog Lillie was above and beyond. Barry put a heap of flat pack items together for me that had arrived plus put beds together that had been sitting for weeks. Anyone would be lucky to have them as house sitters and i for one will never ... MORE
ELIZABETH (Kingston WA, Dec 2020 - 4 weeks)
Your kind words are much appreciated Liz ~ We have done many, many pet sits in our time, but our stay at your home with your little fur family was one we will hold in our hearts forever! The diverse personalities of your cats entertained us every single day. Little old lady Missy dog is one of a ... MORE
The enthusiasm and care that Marnee and Barry demonstrated during the sit was exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble - they went above and beyond. We found them to be very friendly and personable. We thoroughly recommend Marnee and Barry and would welcome them back to house sit for us again.
ROB (Carlisle WA, Dec 2020 - 6 days)
Many thanks Kaye & Rob! We feel very fortunate to have had such an awesome & unique venue to spend Christmas week. We enjoyed learning so much about these very special gorgeous birds. Your gardens are fantastic! Cheers, Marnee & Barry
From the moment we met Barry and Marnee they felt like family! They were so friendly and easy to talk to! Throughout our holiday they kept us well informed with photos of our dogs and a daily report. The dogs were so sad to see them leave! When we got back from our relaxing holiday we came back to an imaculate house and garden- they did so much that exceeded our expectation! Absolutely recommend Barry and Marnee for you house and pet sitting and we will definitely be contacting them to see ... MORE
MELISSA (Clarkson WA, Nov 2020 - 1 week 2 days)
We are so pleased to have gotten the opportunity to know your family and this was our first experience looking after Staffies ~ your two were such a great introduction and we will forever reminisce our time with Indie Girl & Buddy Boy!
Omg people we have just had one of the best ever house sitters 'ever', and I tell you all our house sitters have been amazing. Marnee & Barry just stepped into our home with the utmost respect, love and care that anyone would ask for. Our home was theirs for 2 weeks, the updates we received were unbelievably funny on all our fur kids,. They sure know exactly how to capture their individual personalities, On returning home our home was immaculate, and cleanest we had ever had our home in ... MORE
SHELLEY & DAVE (Dongara WA, Nov 2020 - 2 weeks)
This was one of OUR all time best adventures and we are the lucky ducks to have been invited to look after Shelly & Dave's place. Hope to swing by the next time around, you guys are awesome =D
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)
Peace of Mind

Happy you!

With a house sitter looking after your pets, house and garden - you can really relax. Happy days.

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