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  • 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), Farm Animals
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  • NSW: Central Coast, Hunter Valley, Sydney  
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  • 2019: 18Apr-28Sep
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Retired Animal Lovers

67, Retired

67, Retired

HONEST, RELIABLE AND CARING...

William and I met at Grammar School in New Zealand and have been married over 40 years. During our time in New Zealand we owned several family homes where we raised our two sons who are both now living in Australia.

Over part of this time (25+ years) we had at different times four fur persons in our family too, Sirikit a seal point Siamese, Amber a seal point Burmese (who lived 22 years), Gemma a blue point Siamese and Flopsy, a white rabbit. In the time we had our girls (cats) we sometimes looked after other peoples cats in our home when their owners went away. Elderly Thea, a seal point Siamese comes to mind here whom Sirikit and Amber accepted and loved as we did. Being a geriatric she needed the extra love and attention and we provided her with that and more.

We have also, over the years had many fish both tropical and cold water so have good experience with cleaning tanks and feeding.

While the circumstances of where we lived had stopped us having dogs, we are both dog lovers and I particularly love collies having had two, Rusty and Rocky when I was a child. We have looked after various friends dogs over the years and love taking them out and having them nestle up to us in front of the TV.

From 2008 to 2015 we lived in Dalian NE China where I taught English to Chinese people ranging from 4 to 45 years while William had his own business building boats.
For our 7 years there we rented one apartment and have a referral from our landlord showing our good tenancy.

On arrival in Australia (where I was born) in late February 2015 we rented a nice apartment at Toronto NSW for the first year and have a reference covering our time there plus other references from house sits. We also have Police checks done.

We have been housesitting since April 2016 and we have looked after:
Dogs: Dalmatian, Labradoodle, Staffy X, Cavoodles, Cocker Spaniel, Australian Shepherd, Standard Poodles, Fox Terrier, Greyhound, Rescue dogs, Kelpie, Maltese, Shitzu, Border Collies, miniature Schnauzer, .
Cats: Burmese, Siamese, Persians, Tonkinese, Tabby, Rescue cats, Gingers, Tortoiseshell, other breeds
Birds: Lorikeet, Cockatiels, Budgies
Others: Alpacas, geese, ducks, chickens, tropical and cold water fish, frog.

Now retired, we are in a position where we can spend time at home with pets when and if required. A number of the animals we have sat have been senior citizens and have required extra care with medication, special diets and grooming.

With me not having lived in Australia for many years and William never having lived here at all we are keen to explore and live in different locations in the hope that we can find our piece of paradise where we can finally settle down. We see house minding as a great way to do this and being able to look after other people pets at the same time is just the icing on the cake for us!

We are non-smokers, I don't drink but William sometimes enjoys a glass of wine, we don't "do" drugs and are not party animals. We are handy in the garden if required.

Reviews (10)
No rating Sue and William recently looked after our house and pets for seven weeks. We have three dogs and a cat and a green tree frog, so we always seek 'animal-friendly' house-sitters.This time there was an added complication as two of the three dogs are puppies and would require more than normal attention and supervision. On our return the dogs looked in excelllent shape and had clearly formed an attachment to Sue and William, which was great. The house was clean and the garden was very tidy (we have ... MORE
RICHARD (Longueville NSW, Jun 2017)
Pleasant polite easy to engage . Sue & William have led an interesting life & good conversationalists. Oscar showed he was well cared for with his interaction with Sue . The girls ( chooks ) were cared for with much love (over & beyond )as Joe was clucky .Would highly recommend as sitters.
 
JEANNETTE (Valentine NSW, Jan 2019 - 2 weeks)
No rating Sue and William looked after our house and fur babies for 2 weeks. They spent the time to get to know the dogs and took them for daily walks. The house was left clean and tidy and the dogs were happy and contented. Thank you Sue and William.
JILL (Long Jetty NSW, Aug 2018 - 1 week 5 days)
No rating Sue & William were the BEST House Sitters. My girls, (cats) Luna & Marra were so relaxed when I returned after 3 weeks. I was also sent updates which I very much appreciated. The girls looked like they'd had a holiday. My house was spotless. I have no hesitation in recommending Sue & William to care for your house & pets.
CAROL (Cardiff NSW, Feb 2017 - 2 weeks 6 days)
No rating Sue and William house sat for us in January. They took care of our home as if it was their own as well as our two precious cavoodles. Sue and William took the time to meet with us prior to the sit. They kept in contact with us prior to us leaving and also while we were away. Upon our return, our home was immaculate and our cavoodles were very happy. I would thoroughly recommend inviting Sue and William into your home to house sit. They provide absolute piece of mind while away from home.
DEANNA (Hamilton NSW, Jan 2017)
No rating Sue and William cared for our home and our beloved pets for 3.5 weeks. We met Sue and William prior to the house sit and found them to be warm and engaging with both us and our pets. We have quite a menagerie with 2 dogs, 1 indoor free flight bird, 4 alpacas, 25 chickens and 7 ducks. Upon leaving to go away we felt confident that our home and pets would be well cared for and we were not disappointed. When we arrived back home we found a tidy house, very happy and settled pets and a ... MORE
SHARON (Wedderburn NSW, Nov 2016 - 5 days)
No rating We had the pleasure to have Sue and William house sit for us for 6 days. They were invited to and accepted to come and stay with us a few days prior to us leaving. We found them to be the loveliest of people, and immediately our pets clicked with them both. We had no qualms leaving them with Sue and William. Even though we were out of phone range for much of the time, we did find an update on our phone when we were connected.On our return, our boys seemed to miss Sue and William.Our home was ... MORE
LYN (Rathmines NSW, Nov 2016 - 6 days)
No rating Sue and William looked after our very spoilt 13 year old Aussie Shepherd and my husbands many fish. They are very nice people who clearly have a true understanding and plenty of experience with dogs. The house and garden were excellently maintained. We would definitely use their services again and have recommended them to our friends.
LYNNE (Mount Annan NSW, Oct 2016 - 1 week 6 days)
No rating We have just had the pleasure of having Sue and William care for our home and our two spoilt Siamese cats, Sugei and Mozart for four weeks while we had an overseas trip. Sue and William visited us in the week prior to us leaving and we knew immediately that we had chosen two caring, professional people who were going to look after our home and our cats beautifully. We had excellent communication while we were away with updates as to what was happening "back home" and returned to a well cared ... MORE
MARION AND DAVID (Albion Park NSW, Apr 2016)
No rating Sue and William did a house sit for my husband and I in April 2016 in Sydney, looking after not only our house but our two cats and young dog as well. Sue and William are lovely and a pleasure to deal with. They took great care of our furry family. When we arrived back from our trip the house was clean and tidy, and animals in great spirit :) I know our dog was very well looked after with frequent walks and playtime. Sue and William were kind enough to give us updates via text, so we could ... MORE
SARA (Fairlight NSW, Apr 2016)
 
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