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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), Reptile(s), Farm Animals
Preferred Locations
  • VIC: ALL  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2020: 27Jun-11Jul

Responsible couple who love pets!

45, Teacher

45, IT

We are a friendly, non-smoking couple who have been petsitting for over five years . WwUK for 18 years. We decided to have a career break and travel for a while.. We have both grown up with dogs and cats, a guinea pig and a rabbit, and eventually want some pets of our own. I have taught secondary English for many years and Wayne organised IT for a Cancer charity. I am now a full time secondary teacher at a school in Brighton. I am Australian, Wayne is South African, and after we got married in 2013,

We love housesitting because we love animals and it's fun! We love looking after animals and would prefer the relaxing feel of a home to resorts where there are mainly other tourists. We get to enjoy animals which we love and meet new people. We weren't able to have a pet whilst renting in London and really missed having them around. It's a great way to travel, meet locals and have a more authentic experience of a new place. We also understand that, for many pets, kennels and catteries can be quite stressful places, so it's important they are able to stay in place familiar to them - their home. We love the idea of being able to help people out so that they can have their holiday and not worry about the pets back home.

Our experience

Both Wayne and I have grown up with pets. I had two cats and a dog for many years and Wayne had many dogs. Between us - a standard poodle, a bull terrier/kelpie, and a lovely pavement special and others! We have rented for many years and have been responsible tenants. We have both dealt with various household issues quickly and responsibly. We have both done housesitting in our own countries and would care for your home and pets as though they were our own; that is a guarantee. We take our responsibilities in petsitting very seriously and aim to make your pets as happy and settled as possible.

Experience includes
- a 400 year old farmhouse in France with a Belgian Shepherd
- looking after three dogs at a boutique hostel in Santorini for two months, maintaining the condition of the rooms over the closed winter period, making sure that the large property was ready for the opening season.
- being off-grid in Pokhara, Nepal, making sure that the dog was safe from wild animals (yes!), and house was well-maintained during the crazy monsoon season
- a blind dog in Chiang Mai
- many different dog breeds, from Dalmatians to a dingo, from British bulldogs to whippets
- different breeds of cats, including a sphynx cat
- many rescue animals
- lots of chickens and geese
- Wayne is pretty good around the house, and has been known to fix curtains and little things where he can

GIVING MEDICATION - we have had experience with a diabetic dog and are able to give injections and oral medication

POLICE CHECKS - Being a teacher, I must always have an up-to-date Police Check. I have an International Child Protection Certificate and also teacher registration in Victoria and Queensland, both requiring separate police checks. I've got quite a few now! All verification can be provided on request.

We are tidy, resourceful, self-sufficient people, and understand the trust put in us when looking after your home and beloved pets. We don't take that lightly! We take our responsibilities at your place very seriously, respecting your guidelines, any training you have done with your pets, and also your privacy. We want you to have complete peace of mind and enjoy your holiday!

Please feel free to get in contact, and ask us any questions you like!

Reviews (4)
Jo & Wayne were the perfect house sitters. I cannot recommend them highly enough, I was so happy to find them. They kept me updated on how the doggos were going and I never had to worry for a moment while I was away. They treated the house as if it were their own, it was left perfectly clean and they even washed the sheets before leaving. My greyhounds, Mouse and Kingsley seemed perfectly content in their company! I highly recommend Jo and Wayne to anyone - you'll be lucky to have them in your ... MORE
ALI (Albert Park VIC, Apr 2018 - 2 days)
No rating Thanks so much Jo and Wayne for taking such wonderful care of our two dogs while we were away. What a lovely and warm couple, the dogs were thoroughly spoiled and our home looked immaculate! We'd love to have you back again and can't recommend you highly enough to other pet owners. Thanks again!
SINEAD (Southbank VIC, Nov 2017 - 5 days)
No rating Jo and Wayne were great house sitters. The house looked beautiful on arrival home, the cat looked very content, and they even left us some bread and milk for the morning as we arrived home so late. Thank you!
KATIE (Brunswick VIC, Sep 2017 - 1 week 6 days)
No rating Jo and Wayne were wonderful housesitters! It was my first time using this site and they far exceeded my expectations, sending me photo updates of my cat and leaving the house in actually probably better condition than I left it. I didn't have a chance to meet them but that didn't cause any issues at all. Best wishes to the both of you - would definitely not hesitate to recommend them for anyone looking for a house sitter!
SHERLENE (Waterloo NSW, Aug 2017 - 2 days)
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