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House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s), None
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Trustworthy and experienced house and pet carers

66, Lecturer/Author/Director

35, Craftwork & pet carer

Hi there! We are a friendly easygoing married couple of 15 years, who are reliable, trustworthy and consummate house sitters. We have lots of experience with animals, and in diligently caring for other peoples beloved pets. Darrell, born and educated in Sydney, Australia, is a seasoned house sitter, primarily in British Columbia, Canada, and parts of the USA for over 25 years.

Together, for the last decade we have been caring for countless street animals in Asia, and have 6 amazing rescue cats and a rescue dog of our own. They are being cared for by family while we travel but we miss them enormously, and look forward to seeing them again soon. They are going to join us to live back in Australia.

We have had pets all our lives and feel privileged when we are entrusted with the care of a family home and furry members of the family. We are meticulous in the cleanliness and tidiness of both our own home, and of the homes with which we are entrusted. It is a big step to give to strangers all that is precious, for any period of time. We welcome home owners family members to visit any time and hopefully stay for a meal or an afternoon tea. We love meeting people and are often humbled by the friendliness of neighbours, who we love to meet, which adds to the entire experience for us.

Darrell's background is in management and holds several directorships. He also is currently an inactive officer in the Royal Australian Navy Reserves, in the Navy Intelligence division, which he joined in 1988.

We have had veterinary experience administering medication including tablets, drops, creams and injections when necessary. We are patient with pets that may be shy or anxious and always find a way to gain their trust.

We are prolific walkers and love exploring new areas and meeting new people. It is a great way to learn about an area and meet even more people. We walk in all sorts of weather and even love the snow!! We specially enjoy hiking and bushwalking and visiting close townships and going for drives. So walking dogs or exercising any animal simply makes it more enjoyable.

Currently we are busy with work and Darrell is spending time writing and teaching online from home, so we are taking some time right now to "Veg out" in the company of some furry buddies and while house sitting. We also enjoy gardening and welcome the opportunity to tidy, prune or plant new seedlings and have been known to start vegetable and herb gardens.(We love seeing people grow their own tomatoes . . . they are better than any you can buy.)

As for us, we only have one stipulation, and that is that we will NOT house sit in a house that is normally occupied by smokers. We are passionately anti-smoking!

We can assure you that your home and your furry family are treated like our own.

Recent references can be provided, as most of our house sits are recommendations to friends and family.

Touch base with us any time and let's discuss how we can help you relax with peace of mind while away, and you can rest assured that your home and furry family are secure and loved (and spoilt) every moment.

Recent police checks and references are available.

We hope to meet you soon!

Safe travels,

Darrell and Monyreth (Near)

Additional personal references:

Sean and Corinne - Sans Souci, NSW
13th June - 8th July, 2023
10th August - 19 August, 2023
24th October - 31st October, 2023

We couldn’t be happier with Darrell and Monyreth minding our home and cat while we were overseas.
Very impressed with the communication, friendliness and especially the tidiness of the house when we returned.
We received some photo updates of our happy cat while we were away which was very comforting also.
Being first time users of house sitters we were slightly hesitant about the whole operation, but this beautiful couple made it super easy and stress free which is all we could have asked for.
Highly recommend to anyone wanting a trustworthy, tidy couple for house sitting.

27th September - 2nd October, 2023
Barry and Liz- Sussex Inlet, NSW

Darrell and Monyreth are the perfect house sitters, great communicators, incredibly engaged and the consummate cat whisperers. It was fabulous to have them look after our house and critters and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a house sitter.

Our pets were well cared for, and they followed instructions perfectly, The Home was neat and immaculately clean, they maintained the garden, were punctual and resourceful.
We would have them back gladly any time they are available - big thank you regards Liz and Barry

2nd October - 14th November, 2023
Polly and Dan - Wollongong, NSW

Darrell and Monyreth were absolutely brilliant - they were very friendly, loving to our animals and did an incredible job keeping the house under control. Near repaired our dogs bed that our younger pup put a hole in and also cared for all of our plants beautifully.
We would love to see them again and spend more time with them. An outstanding couple with very big hearts.

Thank you very much guys ❤️
Pets well cared for, Followed instructions, Home neat and clean, Maintained garden, Resourceful

14 November, 2023 - 16 February, 2024
Rainbow Beach, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Best house sitters ever! Lovely people with great communication. Our cats adored them. The house is spotless and the garden improved. Cannot recommend them highly enough. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Wonderful
Kim and Ian

Best skills: Pets well cared for, Followed instructions, Home neat and clean, Maintained garden, Punctual, Resourceful

Queanbeyan, New South Wales.
2nd April - 26th April

I have never had such a relaxing holiday as I have just had. Darrell & Monyreth took such care of my home and pets, always making sure to give me updates. The home and garden was in much better nick than when I left, and my Cat seemed more upset with them leaving then she ever did with me going. She misses them already. I have trust and confidence in these house sitters and the great work they do . . . [spoiling a cat at a time]!

BEST SKILLS: Pets well cared for, Followed instructions, Home neat and clean, Maintained garden, Punctual, Resourceful.


Reviews (9)
Darrell & Monyreth were fantastic house and cat sitters, more than we could have expected and hoped for. The house was tidyier and neater than ever on our return and the garden was lush and thriving. The cats were very spoilt and I know they enjoyed the love and attention they received in their care. These two take their roles very seriously and are very kind and considerate people who were flexible with working around timings etc. The fridge was restocked with essentials which was very ... MORE
AMY (Campsie NSW, Mar 2024 - 2 weeks)
Darrell & Monyreth are fantastic house & pet sitters, I cannot say enough good things about them but I'll try - from the moment they walked in both of my cats ran over to them, which I've never seen them do before. It's clear Darrell & Monyreth care deeply for animals, especially cats. The daily videos and photos were so reassuring as I was working overseas and it was lovely to seeing Kingston & Prince snuggling with both of them. Great Communicators, gentle and considerate - they even ... MORE
BRONWYN (Lidcombe/Olympic Park NSW, Apr 2024 - 1 week 2 nights)
We were so thankful that Darrell and Monyreth were available to look after our home and our darling cat Baby. We felt comfortable with them from the first time we met them. Baby instantly took to them and whilst we were away they stayed in touch with us sending regular photos and messages so that we could enjoy our holiday knowing that Baby and our house were being well cared for. In fact they spoilt Baby with treats, a new food bowl and a comfortable new bed. We were welcomed home to a ... MORE
JULIE (PENNANT HILLS NSW, Aug 2023 - 1 month 1 week)
I was lucky enough to find Darrell and Monyreth when our planned sister had a family emergency overseas and could no longer sit for us. From the outset they were both very friendly and accommodating and went out of their way to help to address any concerns about leaving Mia. Our dog Mia loved them so much so that I think she may have wanted to leave with them. We had good communication throughout. The house was spotless on our return and everything was in order. We were quite delayed in ... MORE
JOLANDA (Miranda NSW, Apr 2023 - 1 week 2 day)
These sitters are excellent, they took great care of my pets & my home, communication was fantastic and Darrell kept my mind at ease. Being away from home. Will definitely be using them again.
STEPH (Casula NSW, Apr 2023 - 1 week 3 days)
Darrell & Monyreth we’re fabulous! They are genuine, caring and thoughtful house sitters. Our two cats were totally at ease with them, the house was spotless on our return and the lawns had been mowed which was a blessing. We were kept up to date with photos and messages which were very reassuring, meanng we could get on with having a good break and not worry about things at home. The care they showed for Molly & Buster went above & beyond our expectations. We would highly recommend Darrell & ... MORE
ROBYN (Taree NSW NSW, Mar 2023 - 1 week 5 days)
Thank you so much, we are humbled! And as long as you keep up the prawns, fillet steak and salmon, we are sure the girls won't miss us at all :-) :-)
Now we understand even further the benefits of having intelligent and caring house and pet sitters while we are away. Darrell and Monyreth sure came through for us yet again, when we became stranded in Auckland with the recent massive storm that eventuated there. The water at the airport was up to our ankles! We could not get home for 4 days later than we had planned. Darrell and Monyreth juggled arrangements to again give us peace of mind that our 2 pets and our house were in great hands. ... MORE
CHARLES (North Gosford NSW, Jan 2023 - 1 week 2 days - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Darrell & Monyreth we met for the first time was a fantastic experience, being first time using Aussie House Sitters we never considered house sitters. Our dog Oscar is very particular and not easy with strangers. Both sitters showed experience and expertises beyond our expectations. My wife and I were concerned Oscar was not going to like Darrell and Monureth, they were like a true dog whispers. Oscar fell in love them both. With the videos and photos sent whilst we were away was the best ... MORE
DAVID (Eagle Vale NSW, Nov 2022 - 1 week 5 days)
Thanks to both of you, David and Courine, for your kind words and for your trust in us to care for Oscar, and your house. We felt like we were at home and now we are feeling a bit homesick . . . so we look forward to returning in May. The biggest reward for us has been making new friends. Your ... MORE
Darrell and Monyreth are the consummate house sitters. They responded immediately to an urgent need and reduced our anxiety by helping at the last minute. They obviously have lots of experience around animals, and bonded immediately with our cat and dog. Monyreth also loves the garden, and we almost wish we were away longer so she could do more. The house was immaculate upon our return. They had food cooked and ready for us when we returned, and had the essentials in the fridge so we did not go ... MORE
CHARLES (North Gosford NSW, Sep 2022 - 2 days - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
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