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House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 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)
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in Australia
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2020: 30Jul-19Aug | 1Sep-12Oct | 12Oct-23Nov

Writer on the Road

44, Writer

No animal too unique, no house too small... or large.

* Completed Dog CPR, First Aid + Safety for Pet Pros & Dedicated Owners
* Police Check

I will give your animals of any variety the love and attention they uniquely require and deserve. I grew up with dogs, cats, goats, horses, birds, chickens, sheep, ducks, and fish. I've had a variety of pets from dogs to turtles. Every animal needs love and attention while you are gone. Let's chat about your fur baby's needs (or your scale buddy's, or your feather friend's, etc).

Pets or not, your house is your castle and I will treat it as such. You can expect a full weekly clean across the house (barring any areas you've asked I do not access), constant awareness of safety and protection of your property and belongings, and complete respect. As a standard, I will collect your mail, take out the bins, regularly clean, use my own toiletries and food, minimise the use of ALL utilities, mow if required, immediately clean up my own areas of use, water plants, and weekly vacuum/mop the floors. Let's chat about your additional or specific requirements.

As a writer, I can "work" anywhere. That also means I can be attentive to your pets at all time and ensure that there is someone in your house most of the time. I don't have a car so close public transport access is handy though not necessary. I'm 43 and never driven - I am adept at getting around, love to walk, shop online, and have Uber and Taxi apps at the ready.

I look forward to allowing your mind to be at ease while you enjoy your time away.

** EMERGENCY SITS CONSIDERED based on availability and location.

** ALSO currently available for live-in home schooling. Experience in training (TAE Cert IV) and high school tutoring. Also trained in human behavior. Specialise in maths, science, and creative writing.

Reviews (9)
It was so great to go away with the peace of mind in having Karen as our house sitter to take care of our animals and home while we were away. From when we first met Karen we felt very comfortable that she was going to be here when we went left for a 4 month trip. She kept in contact with us on how our animals were doing and even sent a photo here and there. I am sure Ralf our dog misses her. Thanks Karen I hope next time we go away you are free to come back. Denise
DENISE (REDBANK PLAINS QLD, May 2019 - 4 months)
Thanks Denise. Me too! :D It was an absolute pleasure :)
Unfortunately we had to cancel our sit with Karen due to travel restrictions at this time. Karen has been great to deal with, very obliging and co-operative during these uncertain times. Hopefully we can get together later in the year.
CHRISTI & RUSSELL (Bendigo VIC, Apr 2020 - 1 week 1 day)
Thank you both. It's a crazy time and I appreciate your open communication. Maybe next time :D
Karen is the most beautiful caring person. She kept in contact with photos and Txts. Highly recommend Karen for any type of sit, She looked after my 3 Fur babies and our Rainbow Lorikeet who is not the most quiet bird, lol Maybe next time Karen can look after our pets when we are back on the Gold Coast. Thanks again
JUDI (Kalgoorlie WA, Feb 2020 - 1 week 3 days)
Lovely lovely lady! Thank you so much for looking after our boys and our house! You have a warmth about you that puts your mind at ease.
CHRISTINA (Albany Creek QLD, Nov 2019 - 2 days)
Karen looked after our home plus our cat with extreme care and affection. I would recommend Karen to everybody who is looking for a sitter.
DAVID (Thornlands QLD, Nov 2019 - 4 days)
Thank you, David :) Hope to see you all again.
Highly recommend Karen for house sitting and caring for your pets. Communication was super easy and stress free. Was our first time using Aussie House Sitters and Karen made our experience so easy. We were able to enjoy a much needed trip away knowing our pets and home were well looked after. We arrived home to a nice clean house and happy fur babies and will definitely be recommending this service to anyone needing sitters.
LEANNE (Waterford QLD, Oct 2019 - 1 week)
Thank you, Leanne. Glad I was able to give you a great first experience :) Keep me in mind for any future sits ;)
Thank you, Karen. You were amazing! Thank you for the love and care you gave our home and fur babies!
STEPHANIE (ROSEWOOD QLD, Sep 2019 - 1 week 6 days)
Karen did a great job looking after my house and the two dogs. She also stuck around for a house inspection and for the plumber- I was grateful for her help.
BERNADETTE (Red Hill QLD, Sep 2019 - 4 days)
My pleasure, Bernadette :) I truly adored your two boys.
Karen kept the house spotless and cared for our pets like her own. She also kept us updated appropriately throughout her stay. we would definitely have her sit again
CLARE (Cleveland QLD, May 2019 - 3 days)
Thank you. I already miss the fur kids :D
Peace of Mind

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With a house sitter looking after your pets, house and garden - you can really relax. Happy days.

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