Helen & John

We love your house and your pets!

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Sallyanne
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Unfortunately we didn’t get to meet Helen as a family emergency meant she wasn’t able to travel overseas with her husband. However we were so pleased that

  • dog
  • poultry
North Luffenham, United Kingdom · 03 Aug - 11 Aug 2018
Beth
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Helen and John were dream house/dog sitters. Pax was looked after beautifully -- thanks Helen for the brushing and washing, and keeping his allergies under

  • dog
North Saanich, BC, Canada · 22 Sep - 14 Oct 2017

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Catherine
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Very trustworthy and reliable. Great with animals, treats a house as if it was their own, mature and considerate.

House & pet sitting reference · 21 September 2016

About

We are a recently retired couple living in Darwin, Australia. John was a school principal and I was teaching in a special school. We have current police checks, and are fit and healthy. After 39 years of teaching, we are really enjoying the

Why we want to house sit

We love to travel, but feel that hotels are very impersonal. We like to really experience the lifestyle of a place and feel like we belong, if only for a few weeks. We also like to stay somewhere self-contained with some privacy. While we

Our experience

We lived in a rural setting on a small farm for 15 years, farming beef cattle. We have owned cats, dogs, chickens and ducks, fish and the odd rabbit. We have done several house sits, caring for dogs, cats, chickens, cattle, and even deer

Pet care experience

  • dogDogs
  • catCats
  • fishFish
  • poultryPoultry
  • farm animalLivestock
  • birdBirds
  • small petSmall pets

Availability

August 2019
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Preferred countries

  • New Zealand

Profile details

Age
Helen 63 and John 64
Occupation
Teacher and School principal
Travelling
With a partner