We are a middle aged couple who have taken an early semi-retirement to fulfil our dream of travelling the world. When not travelling elsewhere, we divide our time between Portugal and Australia. Joao is Portuguese/Australian and I am originally South African, but moved to Portugal years ago where I worked as a school teacher. We are fit and active and enjoy walks, cycling and nature. We respect the environment. We are home owners ourselves. Unfortunately we have had to give up the pleasure of having furry companions as we spend more time travelling than not. Rest assured that your home and pets will be well cared for. See our excellent reviews from happy homeowners.
House-sitting is a wonderful way to combine our passion for travel and our love of pets whilst being of service to the community. Since we have become house sitters, we have met some lovely pets and their humans and made some lasting friendships along the way.
As house owners ourselves, we have lots of experience taking care of pools and gardens. Over the years we have had several dogs - small, medium and large breeds. Some from puppy hood, others adopted as adult/rescue dogs. Also a collection of lovely cats. Our now grown children had the usual menagerie of caged birds, aquariums, hamsters, bunnies and turtles. We are animal lovers and pets have always played a big role in our lives.
In Summary: - we are fit and health conscious (non-smokers) - we are fastidious about cleanliness; tidy and organised - we are responsible, vigilant and security conscious - we are genuine animal lovers with lots of experience - we will send pics of your fur babies & keep you updated on a regular basis
We were very happy to have Danielle & John's help with house sitting....everything beautifully looked after, especially our dog Finlay!
Great communication throughout so we had no worries at all.
Would be pleased to gave them return anytime.
GAYLE & PETER (Manly QLD, Oct 2019 - 3 days)
As first timers, we had some trepidation about strangers living in our house. Danielle and Joao applied and with just a phone call, we confirmed them for 45 days. Our intuition was correct. Danielle proved to be a perfect House Sitter, keeping the home in perfect condition and caring for our dog, Monte with such love that he didn't even miss us ! All our garden plants were flourishing on our return. And Joao had even continued the bird feeding every afternoon. They are totally trustworthy & ... MOREAs first timers, we had some trepidation about strangers living in our house. Danielle and Joao applied and with just a phone call, we confirmed them for 45 days. Our intuition was correct. Danielle proved to be a perfect House Sitter, keeping the home in perfect condition and caring for our dog, Monte with such love that he didn't even miss us ! All our garden plants were flourishing on our return. And Joao had even continued the bird feeding every afternoon. They are totally trustworthy & professional as House Sitters. Unfortunately, COVID19 cut short our Adventure. Throughout the uncertainty of our return date they remained friendly & flexible, with proactive communication. We definitely would have them stay again and highly recommend them :-)
CAROLYN (Ipswich QLD, Mar 2020 - 5 weeks)
Danielle and Joao did a fantastic job of looking after mum's place and her dog Cooper. The house was spotless when she returned, and Cooper was happy and healthy. Danielle sent regular updates and photos which were very much appreciated. Danielle and Joao impress as responsible, conscientious housesitters who love animals and will ensure they receive the best of care. 110% recommend and would not hesitate to have them as housesitters again.
CLARA (Helensvale QLD, Jan 2020 - 4 weeks)
Danielle and Joao took wonderful care of our home and pets. We received daily updates. We highly recommend them.
LEAH (King Creek NSW, Jan 2020 - 4 days)
Danielle and Joao were brilliant. Lots of communication in the lead up to the sit as well as while we were away. Our pets (dogs,cat,chickens and fish etc) were well looked after and the house left in a good condition. We'd happily have Danielle and Joao back again.
GENEEN (Redcliffe QLD, Dec 2019 - 1 week 5 days)
I was very happy with Danielle and Joao. They looked after our home and pets like we would. I can highly recommend them as Housesitters
PATRICIA (Sandstone Point QLD, Nov 2019 - 2 nights)
There is nothing more secure than having people at home while you're away. Get a house sitter.