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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Farm Animals, Horse(s)
Preferred Locations
  • VIC: ALL  

The Perfect Pet Sitters

59, Dog Groomer

56, Dog Trainer

We are a happy active couple in our fifties, we have sold our house and business and have now been house sitting for over 3 years. . As we are both animal lovers, we have found this to be the perfect option for us.

We have had many dogs, cats, birds, horses, cows and goats over the years so we know we can look after your pets as if they were our own. Our pets have always been part of the family. We both love walking so taking the dogs for a walk every day or a run along the beach is right up our alley. We are both great with all animals and give them all lots of love and attention.

We are both extremely reliable and honest and very clean and tidy. We have had many house sits and have excellent references and police checks. We are keen to connect with you so you can holiday in peace knowing your house and pets are in good hands. Both non smokers.

Reviews (17)
No rating Janet & Dave house sat and cared for our dog Maggie for a week, while we went on holiday. Just before we went away Maggie unfortunately injured herself. Janet and Dave took great care of Maggie, giving her medication, taking her to vets appointments and always keeping us updated on her progress. Knowing Maggie was being well looked after, meant we were able to relax and enjoy our time away. When we returned, the house was spotless and they had cleaned the bedding and towels. We would highly ... MORE
ANYA (Mount Martha VIC, Apr 2018 - 6 days)
Janet and Dave were very caring of our dog and she was well looked after for our 7 week holiday. Our house was clean and tidy when we got home. Janet organised her grooming and extra food when required. A worry free holiday for us.
JUDY (Mt Martha VIC, Jul 2019 - 1 month 3 weeks)
Love, love, love these house/pet sitters. The experience of Janet and Dave is evident. Nothing was too much trouble and the updates, pictures and videos of our pets was so appreciated. It was obvious our dogs were happy and even enjoyed the new tricks Dave taught them. Hope to see these guys again and again.
SUSAN (Echuca VIC, Jul 2019 - 1 week 5 days)
Janet and Dave are such wonderful people, they took the time to meet with us before the "sit" as we were "newbies" to the process and where very reassuring. Janet kept us up to date several times while we were away by email, sent us a lovely image of our dog Ruby frolicking on the beach and made us smile with her very perceptive comments about her. When we returned home everything was lovely and clean and very well maintained and Ruby was a happy girl. We cannot recommend Janet and Dave ... MORE
SUE (McCrae VIC, Jun 2019 - 24 days)
This the second time that Janet & Dave have looked after our dog and home. They are very reliable. Shortly before we were to fly overseas, Janet had a death in the family. Despite the grief of losing a loved one, and the need to organize & attend a funeral in a distant part of the state, Janet & Dave still prioritized and honoured their committment to look after our dog and home.
JOHN (Rye VIC, Feb 2019 - 1 month - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Dave was our Housesitter as Janet unfortunately had family issues, Dave did a great job with our dogs & house,highly recommend.
JOY (Warrnambool VIC, Jan 2019 - 5 days)
No rating Janet & Dave minded our much loved dog Rosie and house while we were overseas for 4 weeks. Being the first time we had used housesitters we were a little unsure. We found they were very good with communication. We felt reassured when Dave took the trouble to visit our house and meet Rosie beforehand. Rosie was very well looked after while we were away and we were sent email updates. Rosie was exercised regularly and enjoyed Dave's training, she can now roll over. We returned home to clean ... MORE
DELLA (Rye VIC, Feb 2018 - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
No rating Janet and Dave looked after our 5 acre property on the Bellarine Peninsule for 2 weeks during February, 2018. They both bonded so well with our dog, Petra, She was given heaps of love and attention, and was even taken to the beach regularly for a run and play. Our chooks were also well cared for and our orchard and gardens were watered regularly. It was so nice to come home to a very neat and tidy house. We had regular communication with Janet and Dave while we were away and so could relax ... MORE
COLIN (Wallington VIC, Feb 2018 - 2 weeks)
No rating Dave and Janet stepped in for a short sit when we had an urgent interstate trip. They are such nice people, excellent company and, as well as caring beautifully for my two cats (one of whom has health issues and requires a special diet and medication), they left my home cleaner than I left it! I'd have them back without a moment's hesitation.
JIL (Red Hill South VIC, Jan 2018 - 3 days)
No rating Janet and Dave stayed in my house for 5 nights from 28 Nov to 3 Dec 2017. Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to meet them before we went away, and I was feeling just a wee bit anxious about two total strangers moving into my home. Well, I needn't have worried - they were wonderful! We returned to found the house immaculate (and, importantly, exactly how we had left it) and our two animals well and happy and totally unstressed. Our warmest thanks to these two fabulous housesitters - I ... MORE
PAMELA (Apollo Bay VIC, Nov 2017 - 5 days)
No rating Janet and Dave Ritchie- Palm Beach housesit 14/10/17 to 01/11/17 Janet and Dave house sat for us for 3 weeks. They looked after our house and dog Bundy as if it were their own. We had regular updates and arrived home to a lovely clean house with the lawns mowed and Bundy our dog bathed. Due to circumstances we were actually unable to meet with them before they arrived by after speaking with them several times before hand I felt comfortable leaving out home in their hands. I wouldn't hesitate to ... MORE
MARGARET (Palm Beach QLD, Oct 2017 - 2 weeks 4 days)
No rating We returned from a month overseas to a very happy well looked after dog, clean home and maintained yards. Janet and Dave were easy to communicate with and made us feel at ease. A great first experience using the service. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them or to welcome them back in the future.
KAREN (Emerald Beach NSW, Sep 2017)
No rating Janet and Dave are the epitome of the perfect house sitters. After a month of being overseas, we returned to a house that was cleaner than we had left it and a very happy, much fitter and well-trained dog. This was our first experience with engaging a house sitter so we were naturally a little nervous however their communication was excellent from the outset and they really helped us feel more comfortable. It was wonderful being so far away and not worrying about our house or dog. We ... MORE
KATRIONA AND JOHN (McCrae VIC, Apr 2017 - 4 weeks)
No rating Janet and David house sat for us early April 2017. This was a last minute holiday on our behalf and luckily Janet and David were available. They made time to meet with us prior to our departure in order to get to get to know the animals and the neighbourhood. Janet and David provided updates while we were away to ensure us that all was fine at home. They provided a fantastic service. The house was very neat and tidy upon our return and the animals were well looked after. I would highly ... MORE
JEN AND DAVE (Emerald VIC, Apr 2017 - 5 days)
No rating Janet & Dave, They looked after my dog and the house. The dog had never been looked after so good walked ever day and loved there own.House and garden was also maintained to a high standard , I would have no problem recommending Janet & Dave to look after home and animals. Mark Gilbey 0438338240.
MARK (Urunga NSW, Feb 2017 - 4 weeks)
No rating We had the opportunity to meet Janet before she and Dave sat for us. Unfortunately, we didn't get the chance to meet Dave, as he was held up at another sit. Janet is a very pleasant person, and we were very pleased with her communication with us while we were away, assuring us that all was well with our house and our cat, Wally. When we returned home, the house was spotless, and everything was in perfect order. So thanks to Janet & Dave for doing a great job, we really appreciate it. Best ... MORE
DOUGLAS & ROSEMARY (Ocean Grove VIC, Nov 2016 - 26 days)
No rating Janet and Dave were our first experience with house sitters and I am so happy with everything. They were a pleasure to deal with, great with communication and I felt instantly at ease to leave them with my dogs and home. The house was left spotless and we came home to two very happy and well loved dogs, I'm sure my dogs miss the walks and cuddles from Janet and Dave! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them for any house sit and I will definitely be calling them first if we have another ... MORE
REBECCA (Rye VIC, Oct 2016 - 2 weeks)
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