We have been house and pet sitting since 29/11/2016 and been booked back to back with forward bookings to 21/4/2021, plus have previous experience as pet owners ourselves of dogs and cats . Our dogs if not able to come with us on house and pet sits are looked after by our son at his house.
We have been house/pet sitting since Nov 2016 in Perth and its surrounds and some parts of WA and now in Canberra ACT , and as you can see from the details below, we have had a lot of experience and have many written and verbal references for you to follow up, which speak for themselves.
We are Perth based (our home is in Jindalee 6036) and work for ourselves in home based/internet businesses and thus, always around to give Lincoln the attention and time he needs , like we always did with ours. Edith's nickname is 'The Dog Whisperer" ....probably added to by Edith's popular doggy carrot and peanut butter muffin treats she bakes whilst doing the housepet sit.
We commenced house and pet sitting as a change in lifestyle and as a forerunner to when we start travelling more interstate/intrastate and overseas in 12 months time being an enjoyable way to have accommodation. Since 29/11/2016 we have been booked back to back and have forward bookings to 1/4/2021, with gaps in between so have availability for house/pet sits like yours. If any house/pet sits slightly overlap, being a couple one finishes one and the other starts the next one. Any housesits only, we do not have to be there all the time so can do a housepet sits for our regular clients if they need us for a few days.
One of our businesses is short term furnished accommodation, so well experienced in the maintenance of properties both inside and outside which includes the maintenance of pools and sometimes large acreages/grounds/gardens and lawns. Our other business is Online DIY Kids Tennis Programs (for the 3-6 year old age groups, motor skill development), working primarily with the child care centres with that age group.
Following is a summary of our experience and our forward bookings of housepet sits to date.
1. 29/11 to 31/12/2017 , Englinton, 2 dogs, A St Bernard , Pepper and a Newfoundlander, Oscar, a cat, Tigr, a rabbit, a galah , George and a fish. (have written reference) Contact Emma: 0478560927
2. 31/12/2016 to 27/1/2017, Bassendean, 5 chickens and a pond of fish, happy to give a verbal reference.
3. 26/1 to 19/2/2017, Karrinyup, 2 dogs, Pomeranian , Jack and Border Collie, Rufus (have a written reference ), they have now moved to Canada.
4. 17/1 to 8/3/2017, Banksia Grove, an older 14yr dog, St Bernards x, Sy. needing daily tablets medication. Contact: Lynne 0400995570
5. 8/3 to 21/3/2017, Carlisle, 3yr old energetic black Labrador, Max. written reference, contact : Judy 0410690738
6. 21/3 to 1/9/2017, The Vines. no pets 2acres of property to maintain, large house and pool, again this year 6/5 to 8/9/2018 and again over the Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019 period (17/12/18 to 10/1/2019) Contact : Jilly and Michael Gillespie: 08 92974144
7. 2/9 to 20/10/10/2017 , Caversham, 2 older dogs, Ella and Ben, Contact Terry McColl on 0438019285 . Both dogs needed daily medication with Ella having dementia.
8. 27/10 to 10/11/2017, Wanneroo, 2 x 3year old dogs, Duke and Sheera, contact : Rachalle on 0413586507
9. 10/11 to 4/12/2017, Ellenbrook, 1year old dog Richie, contact Sarah on 0497702076
10. 9/12 to 19/12/2017, Sth Yunderup, small dog, Jazz, contact Marie and Ray on 0409917915
11. 8/1 to 22/1/2018, Madelay,black labrador, Leeroy, contact Natasha and Gordon on 0474803400
12. 23/1 to 22/2/2019 and 20/3 to 23/3/2018, 20-28/10/2018 and 3/11/2018, Port Kennedy, house and pool maintenance, 2 small dogs Tia and Ted, contact Debbie on 0450683933 . Again 15/4 to 16/5/2019.
13. 3month housesit only, with gardens and pool maintenance, in Dawesville (contact Heather and Bob Guthrie for a reference on 0414249701),
14. Ellenbrook, house and pet sit of a Staffie , Lily, and cat, Bentley, 8/12/18 to 8/1/2019 s contact no is: Lisa: 0414734682 (written reference also attached)
15. Mahogney Creek, 5acres , large house with pool, 1 dogs Mallee , 2 cats Puds and Millie, 4 ducks , 7 chickens, large outdoor fish pond and large indoor aquarium. 8/1-16/1/2019 contact Silvana on 0418908763. (back there again 4/2 to 26/2/2019)
16. Dawesville, 2 cats Hamish and Max, 2 chickens and an indoor marine aquarium 16/1 - 25/1/2019 contact Julie Reading on : 0417777462
17) 25/1-2/2/2019 - Munster - 2 large dogs, Max and Taz., contact KIrsten Smith : 0408943926
18) 4/2-26/2/2019 as above in 15. Mahogney Creek.
These two Canberra housepet sits are as we go to Canberra to see Edith''s elderly parents (90 years old).
19) 7/3 - 7//3/2019 , Anna and Colin Seanager , Red Hill ACT, a dachshund , Kaiser and cat, Mandrake, contact Colin on : 0429442720
20) 10/3 - 14/3/2019 Dunlop ACT , 2 small dogs, Toby and Jazz. Note: one of us will started the second ACT housepet sit re the overlap.Contact Rachael and Jason on Rachael's mobile: 041741681
Forward bookings/confirmed housepet sits: (as mentioned earlier, any overlaps, one of us commences the next one and the other completes the one with which it overlapped.
a) Gerolup, 22/3 to 2/4/2019 (near Bunbury) Nicky and Craig, 2 dogs and 1 cat, 5acres and house and pool to maintain
b) 10/4 to 24/4/2019 - Trish , Two Rocks - 2 dogs, house with pool and small garden to maintain.
c) 15/4 -16/5/2019 - Debbie, Port Kennedy, 2 small dogs (one of our regulars see 12. above. Edith will commence this one whilst Gordon completes the Two Rocks stay.
d) commencing 8/5/2019, for a few weeks, The Vines one of our regulars, housesit only, 2 acres , large house and pool to maintain but Gordon will commence this one and Edith will finish the Port Kennedy one. (see contact reference above). Note: Edith will be doing the Dawesville one fulltime from 22/7-11/8/2019.
e) 10/9 to 22/9/2019 , Paula and Karel, Dudley Park, looking after house on the canals and labrador dog, Lewis. Paula's contact no: 0448449842
f) Red Hill ACT again, 28/9-17/10/2019, with Kaiser (dachshund) and Mandrake the cat and new addition, another dachshund, Brutus, Owners Anna and Colin Seanager as per housepet sit above in (19)
g) 30/9-7/10/2019, Trish , Two Rocks as above in (c) , 2 small dogs, pool and house.
h) 28/9-17/10/2019 Red Hill Canberra, 2 x dachunds, 1 cat, house and gardens, (Edith will commence this one and then Gordon will join her on the 8/10/2019, again so we can catch up with Edith's parents.
i) Baldivis, Donna,2 large dogs, 14yrs and 1 yr old, 1/11 - 16/11/2019.
j) Safety Bay, 13/11-26/11/2019, 2 large dogs and 2 cats. One will finish the Baldivis one and the other will start the Safety Bay one.
k) Mandurah , 16/12-28/12/2019 , 2 large dogs plus pool maintenance.
l) Eaton (near Bunbury) 28/12/19-11/1/2020 , 2 dogs.
m) Fraser, ACT, 14/2-28/2/2020 , Henry and Liz, one dog, corgi, Huw and 4 chickens.
n) Kambah ACT, 1/4-21/4/2020 , 2 golden retrievers and house and pool and gardens to maintain and again to be able to catch up with Edith's parents
0) Kambah as per n) above, ¼-26/4/2021.
Edith also has her TAFE Certificate in Pet Grooming.
Look forward to hearing from you soon,
Edith (04150409458) and Gordon (0411081846)