Hi, I’m Beth,
As a housesitter since 2012 in Melbourne (expanding to Sydney, Brisbane, London and Bath in 2018) I have experienced all sorts of homes and fur kids.
I am so grateful for all the homeowners that have trusted me with all the things that matter the most to them. I know this might sound crazy but when it's time to leave I stop at t...
Hi, I’m Beth,
As a housesitter since 2012 in Melbourne (expanding to Sydney, Brisbane, London and Bath in 2018) I have experienced all sorts of homes and fur kids.
I am so grateful for all the homeowners that have trusted me with all the things that matter the most to them. I know this might sound crazy but when it's time to leave I stop at the front door, look back into the house and say thank you out loud!
I genuinely love animals - I’ve minded cats, dogs, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and fish. I work from home as a photographer so your pets get lots of live-in attention. I have my own car, I don't smoke, I'm 42, responsible, attentive to detail and well organised.
I know now the best arrangement for pet sitting is good communication, expectations laid out from the start and a feeling of trust on both sides. A balance of give and take. If the vibe feels right, then it usually results in a great sit for both of us.
It’s good for you to know in advance that I am very appreciative arriving to (and I definitely leave behind) a clean and tidy house. I don’t sleep with pets... if that's OK with you.
I'm more than happy to be in touch with you during the sit to keep you across what's happening. Although typically I find no news is good news seems to win the day.
For 2019 I am focused on sitting in Sydney while I create some visibility for my new book.
See my references below to give you peace of mind on the variety and duration of sits I've done. If something is missing that you want to know about, please just ask and I'm happy to answer your questions.
Samantha, Bellevue Hill 2019
‘Hi Beth, I cannot thank you enough for leaving the flat so beautiful…I have never seen a house sitter leave it in such a beautiful state. The animals are absolutely fine. Thank you for looking after all of our fur babies and for minding the flat. Are you free in July perhaps and also Christmas next year??’
Margaret, Sandy Beach 2018
‘Just arrived home. Beth has left our house better then when we left and our 2 very old dogs seem very happy . Beth was very attentive to their needs which is our main priority. We are regular house and pet sitter users and Beth is amongst the best we have had. Would highly recommend.’
Jen and John, Brighton 2017
‘Beth looked after our home and pets for 6 weeks. She certainly had her hands full with 2 Golden Retrievers, and our black cat Sam.
When we were away Beth was concerned that one of our retrievers was losing weight and with our blessing took him to the vet on a couple of occasions and cared for him really lovingly.
She communicated with us every step of the way and gave us great confidence that he was being well looked after.
When we returned we had very happy and content pets and a spotlessly clean house. I would have no hesitation in recommending Beth to efficiently look after your home.’
Andrew and Kim, Footscray 2017
‘Beth is a brilliant house-sitter and pet friend. Everything was so smooth both before and after the sit. Our pets were well-cared for and the house was clean and tidy when we got home. I would recommend Beth to anyone seeking a pet-friendly house-sitter!’
Tania and Nick, Clifton Hill 2017
‘We were delighted to have Beth looking after our dog Louis. We felt at ease whilst away on holidays and came home to a very happy dog.’
Lex and Robert, Richmond 2016
I just wanted to send a quick note from both Robert and I to say thanks for doing such a great job looking after our home and our fur-kids while we were away.
I actually get the feeling both of the girls miss you being here and taking such good care of them. You have set the bar higher for us now. It was lovely to come home to find the place in fantastic order and our little girls happy and relaxed.
I look forward to having you come and care for our "family" and our home again soon and would have no hesitation recommending you to do the same for any of our friends. I already know one lady at work that is likely to keep you very busy.’
Kat and Dean, Newport 2016
“Hi Beth, just getting our heads in order after our big journey…thanks so much for your stay and leaving the house perfect. Of course also for your care of the cats gave us real peace of mind knowing they were looked after. Take care!“
Victoria and Royce, East Bentleigh 2016
“Hi Beth, got home this afternoon thank you for looking after Bryson and our house. Everything looks perfect & cleaner than how we left it! I will definitely recommend you to friends, etc. Vic"
Bron and Simon, McKinnon 2016
"Beth, thank you for leaving our house so lovely and Archie so happy. It was so good to come home to a clean and lived in home with a healthy and happy dog. I’m sure Archie is missing you and a peaceful house!"
Adam and Rachel, Hampton 2016
‘Beth was an ideal house sitter. She looked after our pets with great care, left the house clean and tidy, and coped admirably with a couple of unexpected hiccups during the house sit - including a broken washing machine and a sick chicken, which she tended to with great care. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her and hope to book her in for our next holiday.’
Colleen, Cheltenham, 2015 and 2016
‘Beth stayed at my house and cared for my elderly Jack Russell Terrier, Polly for 3 weeks in October 2015. It was comforting when I was travelling to know that Polly was being cared for in her home environment. Beth kept in touch with me & was able to reassure me that Polly was happy and settled. This is my first house sitting experience and it will be repeated in the future with Beth if she is available. The house was clean and tidy when I returned home and Polly was her usual happy self. Thanks Beth for such a positive house sitting experience.’
Eve, Geelong West, 2015
‘Beth house / dog sat for me for 2.5wks and she was wonderful! She sent me texts to let me know Hank (my dog) was doing, and when I got back the place was lovely and clean. She'd even popped some flowers from the garden in a vase which was a lovely greeting. Would definitely recommend Beth for anyone looking for a responsible and considerate house sitter.’
Derarca, Malvern East, 2015
‘Beth looked after my two greyhounds for 6 weeks in August/September while I was overseas. She stayed in contact with me by text message, so that I knew that all was going well with my dogs. I came back to a sparkling home that had the lovely touch of flowers from my garden in each room. All the plants and the fish pond looked healthy, but most importantly my dogs were fit and well! Beth had the job of putting drops in the eye of one dog every second day, but she said this task was no trouble. I felt my precious hounds had been well looked after.’
Adrienne and Rob, Elwood 2015 and 2016
‘Beth did a wonderful job looking after our house and our two dogs Milly and Baxter
The dogs became sick whilst we were away and she kept in contact with us to let us know how they were and also contacted the vet
The house was pristine when we came back and the dogs happy and well. We have booked her for our next holiday already, so we are obviously very happy to recommend her as a great house and dog sitter.’
Sue and Barry, Windsor 2015 and St Kilda 2014
‘As a first time engager of a house/pet sitter I was a little nervous, even though Beth's referees were glowing of her. I need not have worried. Beth kept in touch with us while we were away for 6 weeks, sending snippets of information and photographs of the fur kids (a dog and cat) so we knew all was well. It was a pleasure to come home to an immaculately clean house and two very content animals. When we go way next I will be asking Beth if she is available to look after the fur kids and house again. No hesitation!’
Janet, Brunswick West 2015
‘Beth Jennings recently looked after my house, garden and 4 chooks for two weeks. She was an excellent house sitter and visited a couple of times before I went away to make sure she had all the necessary details. When I returned the house was beautifully clean and tidy and the chooks and the garden were thriving. I would happily recommend Beth as a house sitter.’
Didier and Sue, Alphington 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
‘Beth agreed to look after our house and our dog Tilly for 4 weeks in January 2015. Tilly is a stumpy tailed Blue Heeler, a feisty breed that not everyone takes to so we weren't sure how they would get on. While we were away Tilly hurt her back and needed to visit the vet. Beth took care of everything, including taking her to the vet and sent us regular videos and emails reassuring us that she was receiving the best of care.
When we returned, not only were the house and garden beautifully cared for but we swear that Tilly has adopted some of Beth gentle demeanour.
We definitely would highly recommend her services to anyone.
Many thanks Beth, it was so reassuring to know that our home was safe.’
Cherie and Subali, Geelong 2015
‘We engaged Beth for a two week house sit in early February 2015. Beth let us know that she had arrived and gave us an update on how things were going while we were away. Our two dogs were very well looked after, and the house was spotless when we arrived home. We would have no hesitation in recommending Beth for any future house sitting. Thanks Beth!’ Cherie & Subali
Dan and Paula, Elwood 2014
‘Beth was a fantastic house-sitter, taking care of every detail of maintaining our home, and looking after our cat attentively. What's more, we returned to an immaculate home. I wholeheartedly recommend Beth as a house-sitter.’
Zoey, Seaford 2014
‘Beth thank you so much for taking such lovely care of Bell, the house and the plants. All is well and happy! You made the best house sitter ever!’
Tony and Gail, Elwood 2014
‘We had Beth Jennings housesit for us for 2 weeks in October. She was terrific - the house was clean, plants watered and she even emailed us when we were away to tell us all was well. Lucky if you can get her to housesit for you.’
Paul and Karina, Seddon 2014 and 2017
‘We were a bit hesitant at first to engage a house sitter whilst we were on holiday but once we met Beth we knew our house and doggies would be well cared for. It was nice to come home to a clean house and happy healthy dogs. Thanks again Beth we really appreciate you looking after everything, it certainly gave us peace of mind knowing you were there.’
Anne and Terry, Geelong 2014
‘Words cannot express my gratitude to Beth for looking after the house and dogs so well. It was a joy to come home to a lovely clean house and happy and contented dogs. Beth’s professional manner shines through.’
Pat, Aspendale 2014 and 2015
‘I am happy to recommend Beth as a house-sitter. Beth looked after my house and pets for 2 weeks and I am pleased to say everything was shipshape when I arrived home. Sophie(dog) and Missy(cat) were well looked after and both attached themselves to Beth the moment she walked in the door. What more can I say!! Thank You Beth and hopefully we will see you again.’
Rosemarie and David, Preston 2014
‘David and I wanted to thank you again for taking such good care of our home and our 2 pets, Lenny and Dizzy. As you know, this was the first time we have used a house-sitter and at first we were daunted and nervous about letting a stranger in our home, however upon meeting you much of that worry went away.
It was comforting having you at our home and with our pets, makes us want to plan another holiday! If anyone ever needs a reference on you, they can feel free to email or call us.’
Julie and Wayne, Park Orchards 2013
‘A huge thank you for looking after our girls and our house while we were away. Our girls were very pleased to see us and they have obviously been well looked after by you for the three weeks. We both hope you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you stay again in future if you are still house sitting. If not we both wish you all the best for the future.’
Peter and Anne, Safety Beach 2013 and 2016
‘When we got home everything was great, we've never seen the dogs so calm after we've been away! Thanks for taking such great care of them and the house, we really appreciate it. You are welcome back anytime and please feel free to use us as a reference.’
Frederic and Angeline, Brunswick 2013
‘We found Milou in a good shape and excited to see us. We were impressed on how we found the house, it was cleaner than before. Thank you very much. We will keep your contact details for another time. Please pop-up to say hello next time you are in Brunswick.’
Sue, Ballan 2013 and 2014
‘I must admit I was a bit apprehensive about having a house-sitter for the first time but I needn’t have worried. Beth looked after things really well and the house and cat were in great condition when I returned. I would love to have Beth again as my ‘happy house-sitter’, anytime.’
Margot and Bern, Thornbury, Melbourne 2013 and 2016
‘Beth, it was so wonderful to walk into our home and greet our content kitties...but what was even more wonderful was the way you left our home...it was such a joy to walk into a beautifully cleaned and cared for home and we were so grateful. We have never had a house sitter leave our home in such a clean and beautiful state...thank you , it was such a gift to our weary bodies, spirits and minds, especially with Margot being very unwell and is currently in hospital. Anyway she is comfortable and healing well at S Vincent's so you cannot believe what a gift you have given me...clean house, happy kitties and time to clear our washing etc before work on Tuesday. We will definitely be recommending you as our number one house sitter to all our friends and will be in contact when we next travel...we would have no one but you now...we feel very spoilt...warmest and most grateful regards, Bern and Margot’
Matt and Carly, Upwey, Melbourne 2013
‘Thank you so much for taking good care of the house and animals. It was nice to come home to the house immaculate and happy animals.’
Shani and Michelle, Seddon, Melbourne, 2013
‘From the beginning when we met Beth, we knew our home and cat would be in good hands. Beth did a fantastic job looking after our home and beloved cat for 4 weeks. Her friendly and professional manner made her a pleasure to deal with. Beth kept in contact while we were away and sent gorgeous photos of the cat :) When we returned, the house was spotless and the cat was more than content. We would highly recommend Beth as an excellent house-sitter.’
Pauline and David, Endeavour Hills, Melbourne 2013
‘All is well, Roxy is VERY happy to see us! Thanks again for house sitting and looking after Roxy. Best wishes and thank you once again.’
Seamus & Kelly, Glen Iris, Melbourne 2013
‘We would recommend Beth Jennings to anyone. She was great to deal with, took excellent care of our numerous pets, and left the house in immaculate condition. Beth was always available to talk to and gave us regular updates on our pets. Our only concern with writing this referral is that we might find someone else has nabbed her to house sit when we next need her for our own house!’
Ria and Chris, Hawthorn East, Melbourne 2012 and 2013
'Beth looked after our dog and house for 2 weeks while we went on holidays and for 5 weeks in November-December 2013. First time I meet with Beth I became comfortable straight away, as this was my first time allowing a stranger into my home. But Beth was no stranger, as she had a lovely warm personality that worked very well with our Rottweiler that I noticed immediately.
We received regular texts to update us on our dog, and the place was left very tidy and clean with the gardens attended too also...I would highly recommend Beth to housesit your home and look after your pets. I will definitely be keeping Beth's number in my favourites for our future holidays.’
Ash and Dom, Melton, Melbourne 2012
‘Our dog Inka was happy to see us and seemed to be very settled when we got home too which was great!! Knowing Beth was with her made our week much less stressed and we were at ease. To be honest we didn't think about her that much as compared to past times of leaving her. Thank you so much Beth for looking after Inka and our house. I’m sure Inka will miss you. Thank you once again.’
The Radford Family, Glen Iris, Melbourne 2012, returned Apr-May 2015
‘Beth Jennings house sat for us for three weeks and was responsible, mature and a pleasure to deal with. With a child who had anxiety issues about being away from our dogs, Beth kept up a good line of communication for him whilst we were away, and it made the whole experience even more reassuring. We thank her for this extra bit of kindness. On our return the house was left in immaculate condition and more importantly our dogs were healthy, happy and relaxed. We would be thrilled to use Beth again in the future and have no hesitation in recommending her to others. We wish Beth all the best.’
Charlie and Helen, Yarraville, Melbourne 2012
'We came home to happy, healthy, well walked dogs and a tidier house than I when left. Beth was both professional and charming, a pleasure to deal with. We wouldn't think twice about asking her to stay again.'
Gen and John, Kew, Melbourne 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
‘Beth looked after our house, cat and garden for 2 weeks whilst we were away in April, and again for 3 weeks in October. We were delighted when we returned to find the house in perfect condition, the garden thriving and the cat content. We would be very happy to have Beth house sit for us again in the future.’
Jane, Sandringham, Melbourne 2012
‘I had a great experience with my sitter Beth who looked after both my puppy "Wilfred" and my two rabbits wonderfully. I came home to happy animals and a spotlessly clean house. I would definitely recommend Beth and will be hoping to have her back soon.’
Lisa and Nick, Brighton, Melbourne 2012
‘Beth housesat for two weeks for us. We found her to be mature, responsible and very easy to deal with. She has a lovely manner and I felt very comfortable leaving her in charge of my house and beloved cat. She was wonderful - I met her before the housesitting date, and also spoke to her during. She left the house looking spotless upon our return and if there were any issues with the house she had dealt with them! I would call her a perfect house sitter! I highly recommend Beth as a house sitter and she is a lovely person.’
Judy Webster, Curtin, Canberra 2011
'Beth took very good care of all our dogs, cat, fish, plants and home. We returned after three weeks to find everything in good order, and would happily use Beth as our house sitter in the future.'
Maire Mollen, Berlin, Germany 2011
'Beth came and looked after our dog and house for a month. On our return he was in excellent health and had obviously had a wonderful time with her. The house and garden were neat and tidy and the pot plants were thriving. We would have no reservations in recommending Beth as a house sitter.'
Cas Mayfield, Fairfield, Sydney 2011
Beth sat during Feb/Mar 2011 and was FANTASTIC. Everything left clean and neat an even the bed made up for me! I would not hesitate to recommend her or use her again. It was good that she kept in touch and let me know how things were going.
Genevieve Lang, McMahons Point, Sydney 2011
'Beth looked after my home for a month over the summer. When I got back, I was delighted to discover that she had actually left the place cleaner than when I left. And not just a little, but a LOT cleaner. Wow.'
Dearne Grant, O’Connor, Canberra 2010
'Beth house sat for me over Christmas and new year for a month in response to a house-sitting ad. After meeting her I instantly felt that I could trust her and felt very comfortable with her looking after the house, animals and garden.
She was extremely reliable and professional in organising the housesit and I was able to keep in touch with her while I was away. I have two housie dogs, fish, a big garden and a lot of indoor plants, which were extremely well looked after while Beth was there.
To sum it up, having Beth housesit for me was too easy! No drama's whatsoever. I have no hesitation recommending Beth to housesit and I am more than happy to chat to anyone in reference to her house-sitting.'