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Gold (24mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • VIC: Melbourne (Bayside, East, Inner City, Mornington Peninsula, North, North East, South East, Yarra-Dandenong Ranges)  

Professional, respectful and experienced

45, Social work

Thank you for reading and for considering my suitability to meet your needs. I look forward to hearing from you to discuss how we can partner together!

Please note, I'm moving into an ongoing stable houseshare arrangement (Feb 19). But it's so I can get away and do other things that I want, too. So please continue to ask me about my availability! And I'll be keeping any eye out for your furry friends on here still!

Employed fulltime in a professional role, previously in Gippsland and now outer, outer eastern Melbourne for over 10 years, ongoing.
At work during the day.
Current police and Working with Children checks.
Uses own vehicle.
No personal issues.
Non-smoker. If you smoke - particularly inside - or if your pets smoke, we might not be a good partnership.
Social drinker only (so your stash is fine with me!).
Complete understanding of privacy and personal boundaries.
Easily contactable, preferably after-hours.
House trained.
Past employment as a domestic cleaner.
Full return of bond from all rental properties.
Below average use of utilities.
Complies with requests and instructions - clarifies if necessary.
Will socialise outside the home only.
Owned my own home in the past and understand that I am a guest in your home.
Successfully cared for and/or lived with the following: 4-month old Great Dane pup; Norwegian Forest cats; tropical birds; chickens and more chickens; a kennel of purebred Golden Retrievers complete with hierarchy and quirks; domestic shorthair cats; goldfish (tank and pond); tropical fish; a Shetland pony; a stable of ponies, including a stallion; guinea pigs; and a range of other dogs including beagles, border collies, a bull mastiff, labradors, retrievers, a sharpei, terriers and bitsa's.
Happy to administer medications as carefully instructed.
Problem-solves as necessary.
Effective communicator.
Prefers to sleep separately from the larger fur babies. Cats exempted if they choose.
Capable of maintaining lawn and garden beds.
Have remembered how to light a good fire in woodheaters.
Adept at farm gates.
Has been housesitting since 2015, most recently through this site.
Has a range of hilarious 'dad jokes'.

It has been such a joy and delight meeting all of you homeowners and your favourite fur-people recently. I have enjoyed many laughs and snuggles, and cannot wait to do this some more. Please note.: I won't try to snuggle with the homeowners.

Reviews (15)
No rating Anita recently looked after our unit and our cat, Charlotte, for 5 weeks while we were overseas. She did a wonderful job and if very professional. Anita kept us up to date throughout as to how things were going. Charlotte was well cared for and we came home to a very tidy house, washing done and some lovely gifts. We have no hesitation in recommending Anita as a housesitter.
PETER & LORRAINE (Boronia VIC, May 2018 - 4 weeks)
Anita did a wonderful job looking after our adored 2 dogs and 2 cats whilst we went on a 3 week holiday. We received many witty emails describing our pets unique personalities which gave us all great laughs - we loved seeing all the photos of our pets loafing about the house . Our house was clean and just as we left it on our return. Anita is very trustworthy & caring and I would highly recommend her
 
JULIE (Croydon north VIC, Jan 2019)
On our return from a 2 week NZ holiday we found our fussy cats happy and content, the house clean and tidy and the garden watered. Anita emailed us frequently to reassure us of animal welfare, parcel deliveries etc. We would gladly welcome Anita to house sit for us again,
 
GEOF (Melbourne VIC, Dec 2018 - 2 weeks 3 days)
Anita made the housesit smooth and easy. We felt confident that she was switched on and managed our furbabies and sometimes-quirky house well. Love to have her back.
 
PAMELA (Ringwood North VIC, Dec 2018 - 5 days)
We were lucky enough to have Anita for a short sit recently. She took the time to visit us beforehand which was much appreciated. Anita looked after our ponies perfectly, including some essential medication for one. She kept in touch with us, providing photos and left the house in perfect order, including a lovely bunch of flowers and a momento of 'blondie"
 
MARGARET (Macclesfield VIC, Nov 2018 - 4 days)
Anita was great. Animals were very happy house was lovely and clean when we returned. Anita was fantastic and communication was great I highly recommend anita if you need a house sitter.
 
ANNE (Fiskville VIC, Nov 2018 - 4 days)
we would highly recommend Anita to look after your home & fur babies, our girls were well looked after indeed, Anita sent regular photos of our 2 x 4 legged girls Bella & Maggie, and our home was kept very clean as well, we wouldn't hesitate in recommending Anita to look after your prized possessions, Kind regards Chris & Rod
 
CHRISTINE (Croydon VIC, Oct 2018 - 2 weeks 3 days)
No rating We were very happy with Anita looking after our home and cats while we were away for 3 months. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Anita to house sit. We would get her back to house sit for us in a flash!
LARISSA (Ringwood North VIC, Jun 2018 - 4 months)
No rating Anita recently looked after our two fussy bunnies, fish, house and garden. We felt very comfortable leaving our home and pets to her as she was a great communicator and asked lots of questions. We came home to happy pets, a looked after garden and neat and tidy home. Anita left a lovely letter that described the week in the lives of our bunnies, and my son loved reading about their week and knowing how well looked after they were. Thanks Anita! I would be very happy to recommend you to others!
SARAH (Brunswick West VIC, Jan 2018 - 5 days)
No rating It was such a pleasure having Anita house and pet sit for us! Her communication was excellent and we fully trusted her with our pets and home. It was reassuring to know our home was being looked after whilst we travelled overseas. Even when we had a delay with flights on the way home, Anita was able to adjust her plans to keep looking after our furry and feathery friends. It was wonderful to come home to a clean, tidy home and happy pets. Thanks again Anita - we can't recommend you highly ... MORE
LEAH (Monbulk VIC, Jun 2017 - 2 weeks 2 days)
No rating Got home to a happy dog and a spotless house. Thanks Anita
JULIAN (Mooroolbark VIC, Jun 2017 - 1 week 4 days)
No rating Came home from our holiday to find Tilly and Pippa and Charlie happy and well. House was cleaner than when we left. Overall Anita did a great job and would not hesitate to recommend her. Steve and Karen.
STEVE (Craigieburn VIC, Apr 2017 - 1 week 6 days)
No rating My husband and I were so thankful to have Anita look after our house and pets while we were away. From the very first contact Anita was friendly and professional, and we never had any concerns about trusting her to look after our property. When we returned home the animals were relaxed and happy, and had clearly been spoilt. This was confirmed when we found a new toy in Miley's bed - Anita had clearly cared for our pets as though they were her own! Thankyou so much for your kindness, Anita, and ... MORE
ALANAH (Yallourn North VIC, Mar 2017 - 1 week 5 days)
No rating Anita was a fantastic, reliable and mature housesitter and looked after out home and three cats very well while we were overseas. I felt at ease as soon as I met with Anita and felt I could trust her completely to thold the fort while we went away. Anita always kept a good line of communication with me and I returned form holiday with everything as I had left it and came back to a spotless house. I would definitely recommend Anita for any future house sits and will be contacting her again ... MORE
IMOGEN (Cranbourne East VIC, Mar 2017 - 1 week 1 day )
No rating Anita looked after my home & 2 dogs while I went away over a long weekend. I came home afterwards to a clean & tidy house, and relaxed well cared for puppies. Anita was a great communicator & made the whole process easy. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for someone they can trust with their processions & fur babies. Thanks again
REBECCA (Cowwarr VIC, Mar 2017 - 3 days)
 
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