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  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
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The Wandering Sitters

62, Retired Executive - Transport/Logistics Industry

64, Retired Customer Service S'Visor

Thanks for your time. My name is David and along with my wife Julie we are a retired, early 60's, responsible, home proud, healthy (non-smoking) and active couple who enjoy caring for your valuable property and have experience with a wide variety of both domesticated and farm animals - incl horses.
We are well travelled - over 10 years "on the road" and started house and hobby farm sits as a favour to a select group of couples - friends of friends. We enjoy the lifestyle immensely thereby ensuring precious "loved ones" and your home are well looked after and cared for. We are experienced "dog lovers" having previously owned dogs for over 30 years, travelling with our own for 3 yrs - regrettably both have since passed away aged 16 and 17 - they are sadly missed. Cat owners don't miss out either - with a breeder of exotic cats as one of our referees.
We are strict non-smokers (social drinkers),well organised, reliable and discreet - we are flexible as to accommodation options dependant upon your requirements for care of animals and security of property or longer house sits etc.
Basic walking/gardening/mowing/farm duties are no probs, in fact are encouraged. Our comms are mobile phone (with message bank), wifi, Facetime along with Messenger and we provide regular reports via email as you wish. We have a professional yet friendly outlook with a keen attention to detail.
References from previous house/farm sits are impeccable as evidenced from the reviews posted by owners along with repeat sits and forward bookings. We believe in keeping both property and animals in better condition than when we arrived, - we will NOT go "tripping off" leaving animals to stress or fret . Whilst Hobby Farm sits are our speciality incl goats, chooks/ducks, sheep, horses, cattle etc, executive residential/acreage (lifestyle) home sits also receive an exemplary service. Your peace of mind and the welfare of your animals are our primary concerns.
Current availability (bookings) : We are booked solid till late Oct '19, sorry. We have limited availability in SE Qld during : 26 Oct - 18th Nov and 26 Jan - 12th Feb '20.
We will respond promptly to any enquiry you have and guarantee you won't be disappointed with our performance & competency testimonials. Thanks for your consideration and look forward to hearing from you.
Cheers for now,
Julie and David

Reviews (38)
We had the opportunity to meet David and Julie about a month before we were to leave on a 3 week trip to Europe. After spending that afternoon together, we knew they were perfect for our house sit They arrived the day before we were to leave for our holiday which was great as we could run through everything. It was wonderful that we could drive off the next day leaving them all together which made us very happy! They are very caring with animals and treated our pets as if they were their own, ... MORE
JOHN AND LINDELL (Hervey Bay QLD, Oct 2019 - 3 weeks)
Thank you David & Julie. We were so happy with the way you looked after our property. After the long drought and hot weather we were expecting our gardens to look very stressed but they looked great - we were so pleased with all your watering efforts. The horses had enjoyed all the attention & grooming and both looked good. Would highly recommend
DOREEN (Boonah QLD, Sep 2019 - 3 weeks)
No rating Thank you David and Julie for truly looking after and loving our furry and feathered babies. Abby is great and loving the company of her new sister Nike. Mr Chance...well they are a bit slower and still getting acquainted. I would recommend you both for anyone looking for house sitters who are very committed to loving your home and pets. Thanks for the dinner which awaited us upon our late return. Enjoy your trips and travels...and again thank you so much for everything....including the ... MORE
SONJA (Obi Obi QLD, Jul 2019 - 1 week.)
We would have no hesitation with highly recommending this couple for any house sitting job. When we returned from holidays the house was impeccable, the animals were treated like royalty, the pool was sparkling and the lawns looked beautiful. even the pot plants looked healthier than before we left. We would definitely ask this couple back as future house sitters and again, a BIG THANK YOU.
JEFF AND MARINA (Pampoolah NSW, Jun 2019 - 2 weeks)
Thank you so so much! Even though David and Julie only stayed for a few days, I could not be happier with the care provided for our pets and house! We have alot of animals including dogs, exotic parrots, horses, chickens, alpacas, a cat, 1 treacherous rooster and one very clingy cockerel. All were very happy and relaxed upon our arrival home even with a bit of rough weather on the weekend. I appreciate their patience with us as we attempted to get organised to go on our holiday and they filled ... MORE
EMALIE (Lake Macdonald QLD, Nov 2018 - 3 days)
Thanks for your comments - it has been our pleasure. Best wishes for the future.
David and Julie recently house sat for us. They commenced house sitting shortly after a hail storm had damaged the house and garden and at a time one of our pets needed extra care (plus medication) David and Julie were able to appropriately care for our pets and they appeared very happy and relaxed upon our return. The home and acreage were wonderfully cared for and the house was if anything better than it was when we left it. In summary David and Julie are first class house sitters whom I ... MORE
CHRIS & ROBYN (Pie Creek QLD, Oct 2018 - 1 week 5 days)
Thanks to Chris and Robyn for their review and being able to stay at their wonderful property. Their animals were just perfectly behaved and property in an ideal location.
Julie and David looked after out Sunshine Coast home while we were away for three weeks in January and February 2019. We found them exceptionally easy to communicate with and they made the whole process of house sitting, seamless. When we returned, our home was immaculate, the property was well cared for and our pets were happy and healthy. Julie and David certainly exceeded our expectations in all aspects, they are the best house sitters we've had the pleasure of meeting. They have our ... MORE
JAN (Kenilworth QLD, Sep 2018 - 2 weeks 4 days)
No rating A Big thank-you to David & Julie for looking after our House and Animals - Horses, Dogs and Cats. We were very impressed with the standard the Farm was left in and can see they were dedicated to their Job. Thank-you again we highly recommend this couple.
BARRY & CHRISTINE (Gympie QLD, Sep 2018 - 3 weeks)
No rating If you are seeking an honest, professional,clean and reliable couple to look after your property and pets then look no further than David & Julie. They looked after our cats, goldfish, house and expansive yard and gardens for three weeks whilst we enjoyed a stress free holiday. I think the cats want them back right now as they were spoilt. We couldn't recommend David & Julie highly enough. They were fantastic and left our house spotless. Get them if you can.
BARRY & RHONDA (Owanyilla QLD, Aug 2018 - 2 weeks approx)
No rating David & Julie were brilliant house-sitters. Even though their stay was only brief, we returned to a wonderfully kept house & a very spoilt dog! We would certainly recommend them to anyone wanting mature, capable, house-proud, animal-loving sitters. Thank you again David & Julie. (And now we will try to keep Boris as entertained & spoilt as you did).
CLAIRE (SOUTHSIDE QLD, Jul 2018 - 6 days)
David and Julie are wonderful house sitters and we are very happy with all aspects of their work. We look forward to having them come again.
ROSE (Bucca / Coffs Harbour NSW, Jul 2018 - 3 weeks)
Thanks to Rose and Graeme for their comments and assessment relating to our house sit Feb/Mar 2019.
No rating David and Julie were our first house sitters and we can't imagine finding any better. After joining Aussie House Sitters, theirs was the first of 15 applications. After reading their reviews, there was never a hesitation in choosing them to look after our home and dog. They were also happy to look after our Airbnb studio too which was important. David and Julie couldn't have been more organised and easy to communicate with both before and during the house sit. They went above and beyond ... MORE
LYNDA (Cooroibah QLD, Apr 2018 - 1 month 2 weeks)
No rating David and Julie were fabulous Housesitters. Their professionalism and experience shone through from the very first contact. Julue's love of animals is very evident and had our three pups following her very move within a very short time. We returned to very happy and spoiled pets. David was willing to assist with the house in every way, and happily mowed our huge grounds- even repairing our ride on. The house was spotless - cleaner than when I left. David and julie are very capable and ... MORE
JENNI (Kempsey NSW, Apr 2018 - 1 week 3 days)
No rating David and Julie house sat for us for 3.5 weeks in Jan/Feb 2018, and we would have them back in a heartbeat! Our dog is still hoping that they're about to drive back into the driveway, and the horse is eagerly watching the house hoping for Julie to materialise and pamper him! From the moment we had contact with David and Julie we knew that they were going to be the right people for the job! They loved our animals like their own, and I'm certain that our house is cleaner than when we left. ... MORE
LISA (Nowra Hill NSW, Jan 2018 - 1 week 2 days)
No rating David and Julie are the BEST ! Looked after our property and all our animals beautifully, they went above and beyond all expectations and are lovely people. We received weekly updates with photos while we were away for the 5 weeks. We simply could not have asked for more and do hope we will meet up again. If you are looking for complete professionals - look no further than David and Julie ! Thanks again for all you did.
LESLEY (Tanunda SA, Dec 2017 - 1 month 1 week)
No rating Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did looking after our Pets (2 German sherphards, 2 Fish and 3 Chooks), House and Yard. The way you looked after our pets was much appreciated with so much love and care. The house was spotless even though 2 German sherphards live inside, very tidy and the 1.5 acres of lawn was mowed. Tt was so good to come back from holidays and find everything perfect.We would have no hesitation in recommending you for anyone looking for pet and house sitters. We ... MORE
AARTI & TONY (Warner QLD, Oct 2017)
No rating David & Julie, Thank you so much for looking after the house, the dogs, the chooks and the entire yard! You made our holiday so much more enjoyable knowing everything at home was in safe hands! You went above & beyond, collecting parcels for us, emailing updates & picturesof the dogs and the gardens were in better shape on return than when we left! Pleasure meeting you and would love for you both to house sit again, when we next go on holidays!
DAVID (Highvale QLD, Aug 2017 - 1 month 1 week)
No rating Hi David and Julie, Thank you so much for all your help and efforts in sitting our house and Spooky our old beloved dog...Your help with the power problems were so much appreciated and issues like that are exactly why we love having sitters looking after our home.. We would highly recommend your services to anyone looking for honest, reliable sitters who went above and beyond what we expected...thanks again very much and hopefully we will see you again. Tony and Dawn
DAWN (Flagstone Creek QLD, Aug 2017 - 6 days)
No rating To David and Julie, I don't know how to thank you enough for the wonderful job you did looking after our Pets, House and Yard. After meeting you we had no hesitation in leaving everything of ours in your care. You treated our animals with such love and care. Everything was so spotless and well cared for and even the 2 acres of lawn mowed, this was a lovely surprise. Also thank you for being able to be available for our shower screen man. We would have no hesitation in recommending you for ... MORE
STEPHEN AND GLORIA (Morayfield QLD, Jun 2017 - 3 weeks)
No rating This was our first time using Aussie house sitters. We found David and Julie wonderful. They made everything go so smoothly and took out the "anxious" part of having someone you don't know look after your house and fur babies. We have 3 horses 2 dogs a pig, cat, chooks, turtle and fish. Leaving the country and these guys would have normally been very stressful however David and Julie were like "foster parents" and cared for them just as we would. Our house was looked amazing when we got back ... MORE
KARLI AND BEN (Highvale QLD, Apr 2017 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating Selecting David and Julie as housesitters for our first ever housesitting experience proved to be a great decision! We were extremely comfortable with David and Julie and impressed by their professional manner and thorough interactions with us in all aspects of the housesit from lead up, during and after the housesit. Our house was left perfect and they even did a few extra bits around the house that was not expected. Our animals loved them especially the daily walks and are probably wishing ... MORE
LISA (Cashmere QLD, Apr 2017 - 1 week 2 days)
No rating David and Julie looked after our pets and house for 4 weeks while we were overseas. We were apprehensive as this was the first time we had used pet sitters for longer than a weekend.David and Julie were very good at making us feel at ease. They were organized, had great attention to detail, were great at communication and keeping us updated while we were away. They even visited us twice before we left. On our return the house and yard was immaculate and the animals relaxed. I wouldn't hesitate ... MORE
SANDRA (Wynnum, Brisbane QLD, Dec 2016 - 1 month 1 week)
No rating David and Julie have just completed a 3 week sit for us - they stepped in when our other sitters were unable to meet their commitment . It so happened that they were able to come and pre meet us prior to the sit which just confirmed our confidence that we had from our first conversation. It is one thing to care well for strangers pets but truly another when you know they have fallen in love with them! They looked after our horse, old cat, old dog and several chickens like they were there own. ... MORE
JENNY AND DON (Cranley,Toowoomba QLD, Nov 2016 - 2 weeks 6 days)
No rating Dear David and Julie It is with much pleasure that I endorsed you as house sitters with I knew from the first email that you would be good sitters, as you reassured us with your experience and professionalism. You kept in contact with us before, during and after looking after our animal family and house. It makes time away from our home enjoyable when we are not worried about the animals, the plants and the house! You understood the nuances associated with fussy ... MORE
RUTH (Highfields QLD, Nov 2016 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating Thank you David and Julie for taking such good care of our property and our furry and feathered pets! You made our holiday stress free thanks to your professionalism and ease of which you made us feel right from the get go! It was fantastic to come home to very clean home and very happy and spoils pets! We can't thank you enough and look forward to your services again in the future. Thanks again you guys are amazing!
PETA (Jimboomba QLD, Aug 2016 - 2 weeks 2 days)
No rating We recently used David and Julie to housesit our acreage on the Sunshine Coast. David actively looked after the house, yard, pool, and general maintenance. While Julie immersed herself in taking care of the old pony and dog; as well as kept the house clean and tidy. Found them both to be highly organised; honest; responsible and reliable. I have not hesitation in recommending them to others.
LINDA (Mapleton QLD, Jun 2016 - 4 weeks)
No rating David and Julie were brilliant with my animals who were not used to anyone they didn't know. It didn't take them long to let them take them for a walk. My dogs were quite relaxed and quite at home with them. They looked after my home and my "family" with as much care as I would. I would like to thank them immensely and wish them all the best for their future house sits and travels in the future.
DALE (Port Macquarie NSW, May 2016 - 5 days)
No rating We had David and Julie look after our property which included a 8 room B and B for 14 days whilst we were on vacation.We had not used house sitters before and were a bit hesitant as we also had farm animals to look after.From the first time we met David and Julie we felt completely at ease.David took on the role of looking after the accommodation which included taking advanced bookings and booking guests in and out whilst Julie revelled in caring for our animals and servicing the rooms. We ... MORE
JOHN (Rothbury NSW, May 2016 - 2 weeks 3 days)
No rating It was our first time using Aussie Housesitters, in fact any housesitters at all so we did not know what to expect and were very tentative in our decision to leave our home and animals with strangers. David and Julie answered our advert and I must say they completely blew us away with their dedication to our precious four legged friends, both our 3 dogs and 2 horses. They looked after them as if they were their own, infact on our return our dogs were ready to pack their bags as well and get ... MORE
MARIA & RAY (Buxton NSW, Apr 2016 - 3 weeks)
No rating We were lucky enough to have David and Julie look after our small lifestyle farm with horses, ducks, chickens of various ages, some only a week old, birds and 3 dogs for a month. Julie's attention to detail was incredible and each chook and duck was special to her. David walked the dogs regularly, something they were not accustomed to but enjoyed immensely. Thank you David for your painting job on the boundary fences, it looks amazing. We would be happy to recommend Julie and David to anyone ... MORE
GRAHAM AND LORNE THOMAS - MORUYA NSW (Moruya NSW, Feb 2016 - 4 weeks)
No rating David and Julie, thank you for housesitting for us and taking care of Rocco and Nell. We appreciate that you went out of your way to make sure there was ample time for a handover for departure and arrival. We liked that you were affectionate with our dogs and gave them plenty of exercise and attention, and it was lovely to receive the weekly updates. When we came home after a long international flight, it was all so easy. Our house was immaculate, dinner was cooked for us, our car washed and ... MORE
KERRY (East Jindabyne NSW, Jan 2016 - 3 1/2 weeks)
No rating We can not thank Julie and David enough! They took on our small Siberian Forest Cat Breeding Cattery and were professional and caring! It isn't easy to take on kittens and cats along with the Cattery itself! They did a marvelous job! The house and grounds were wonderfully cared for! Wish we could have them any time a trip arose when we have to go away. We can't thank them enough!
BARBARA (Burpengary East QLD, Nov 2015 - 2 weeks 4 days)
No rating David and Julie were great, they kept in touch before our holiday and also updated us during our holiday. While the animals were happy to see us back, I think they were sad when David and Julie left. We felt very comfortable leaving our home and animals in their care and would not hesitate to recommend them to anybody.
JUDI (Mooloolah Valley QLD, Nov 2015 - 1 week 2 days)
No rating David and Julie looked after our three dogs and home while we were on holiday overseas and cruising back to Auz . We came back to happy dogs spotless home and a well groomed garden . Having never had a house sitter before we were "unsure " about what to expect , however David put our minds at rest straight away being highly organised and professional and giving us regular updates via email on how things were at home . Big thanks to them both , highly recommended!!
LEE (Woodford QLD, Oct 2015 - 2 weeks 2 days)
No rating David & Julie would have to be the best house sitters that we have ever had .they looked after our property and animals with such love and care .I think that they looked after our property better than we do they are comming back for another stint and I only hope that we will be able to get them again in the future .Well done guys would not hesitate to recommend them to anybody Colin& Elsy Barron.
COLIN (Missabotti NSW, Sep 2015 - 4 weeks)
No rating My Lucy puss loved them both as soon as they walked in - always a good sign!! David and Julie called in to meet me en-route to an earlier housesit further north - so we knew each other well by the time they returned to look after things at my acreage. They are a competent pair, so friendly and totally organised with a great routine. My basic requests were my puss and pot plants, but other jobs done - removing leaves from around my big tanks and push-mowing of 1000 sq mtrs of lawn (I had ... MORE
MAXINE (Habana via Mackay, QLD, Jul 2015 - 2 weeks)
No rating David and Julie far exceeded our expectations. We had never used Aussie House Sitters before and feel we were the luckiest people in the world to have David and Julie be our House Sitters. David kept us updated with all the news from home every week during our 4 weeks holiday. We were able to completely relax on our holiday knowing that David and Julie were looking after our home and our very much loved pets. When we arrived home the yard and house was in better condition then when we ... MORE
SHARON (Biloela, QLD, Jul 2015 - 4 weeks)
No rating couldnt have a nicer couple to look after you home and furry friends , hoping to use them again , thanks again guys , Niall
DEBBIE & NIALL (Antigua, QLD, May 2015 - 4 weeks)
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