There is nothing more secure than having people at home while you're away. Get a house sitter.
I am retired - after working as Pastoral Worker in our local Catholic Parish for 18 years. I continue to do occasional days of relief teaching. My husband Greg is newly retired but also still does some relief teaching. From time to time, we like to visit our daughter and grandson , who live in the Hunter region.
We have used housesitters, from this site, previously, to mind our home while travelling overseas. We have also done some housesitting ourselves, at four different homes in the Hunter region in early 2018.
We have previously owned a dog (13 yrs) and a cat (10 yrs). For ten years, we were on acreage near Brisbane, with a milking cow, calf and some sheep. My husband is a handyman and maintains our pool. We would both take very good care of your pet and home, as we do our own.
We live in Hervey Bay, Qld. We both are registered teachers in Qld, and as such have a current police check. We are both respected members of our community, and would obtain a character reference if requested.
ENDORSEMENT from John and Leanne (Aussiehousesitters):
"I house sat for Julie and Greg, while they were overseas, for 3 months. Their home is a very nice 2 storey house which was very well cared for by them and extra clean. I was very happy to stay there and keep up the upkeep of the house and gardens. Julie and Greg's home is a stone's throw from Dundowran Beach , which is a very quiet and peaceful area.
In all, i found Julie and Greg to be very nice people and it was a pleasure to house sit their lovely home and surrounds.
(John and Leanne, Aussiehousesitters)
CHARACTER REFERENCE from Roz Nicholls (Fellow teacher at Fraser Coast Anglican College)
Greg and Julie are a lovely, friendly couple who I have known for over 20years. They are honest, hard working people who would treat any home with utmost care. They are respected members of the local community and always display a high level of integrity. I have no hesitation in recommending them as house sitters.