About Cath & Cam
"It is actually not possible to have two more capable and lovely people in your home. Cath and Cam looked after our home and occupants for 6 weeks this summer with professionalism, honesty and personality. In addition they looked after my mother who is 94. They were caring and selfless. My advice is do not miss out on these two wonderful people ...
"It is actually not possible to have two more capable and lovely people in your home. Cath and Cam looked after our home and occupants for 6 weeks this summer with professionalism, honesty and personality. In addition they looked after my mother who is 94. They were caring and selfless. My advice is do not miss out on these two wonderful people for your house sit. If I could give them 10 stars it still wouldn't be enough!!"
* Experienced house sitters
* Experienced with a wide variety of animals
* Experienced gardeners
* Home-owners for 26 years
* Landlords of multiple properties
* Extensive Management & Logistics experience
* Seasoned travellers
With 26 years of home-ownership behind us we know about caring for a home, and we understand the anxiety of going away and leaving everything you hold dear to the responsibility of somebody else. Will they water the plants like you asked? Will the animals be ok? Will they remember to lock the doors when they go out?
We are well known as being responsible, reliable and trustworthy and it is with great pleasure that we offer you our services as trusted housesitters. Your home will be in good hands with us.
We have cared for a wide variety of pets throughout our lives and we have a special love for gardening.
We work from home, wherever that may be at the time. As long as we have our laptops and a solid internet connection, we're good to go. The pets we care for especially enjoy this arrangement. Dogs find they can request regular walks and cats like to sit on the laptop keyboard because really, where else would you sit?
We have a love of travel, especially now that our kids have left home. In the last few years we've been to Vanuatu, England, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Andorra, USA, Mexico and Canada, as well as across Australia. We've managed resorts, snowboarded in the back country, had babies named after us, cycled thousands of kilometres (including over the Pyrenees and the Swiss Alps), enjoyed local cuisines, volunteered at Glastonbury Festival, and much, much more.
Our adventures are only just beginning!
"Cath and Cam house-sat for us and looked after our large boisterous but nervy goldendoodle. We were very comfortable with them straight away and just knew that our home and our dog would be safe and well looked after. I was very pleased to see that we were right! They are caring and responsible and have more than enough energy to give our dog all the attention that he demands. I was updated regularly with photos and texts, which was very reassuring. I thoroughly recommend Cath and Cam for your house and pet sitting needs."
Why we want to house sit
"Our animals loved Cath and Cam. They kept us updated regularly and must have gone the extra mile with our nervous cat based on the photos of him enjoying himself! The house was spotless on our return and the animals very happy. Thanks so much. Highly recommended."
We love that we get to experience such pleasure while providing a valuable service to home owners.
There are two main reasons why we love to house-sit -
We get to live like locals in places that we wouldn't normally get to visit. It's fabulous to stay in a home rather than a hotel or caravan park, and to live in your community even if it's just for just a small amount of time.
Getting to share your animals is a major bonus. We both grew up with a variety of furry pets but our travelling lifestyle doesn't lend itself at all well to having pets right now. We love having a dog to walk or a cat to feed - we really enjoy the rhythm that brings to our day.
It's so great to sit at our computers working and as the day draws to a close 'our' dog starts to give us the eye - "Have you finished? It's time to get outside for a walk, don't you think?"
Looking through the TrustedHousesitters listings is one of my favourite things to do. There are so many great assignments. I want to do them all!
For someone who loves travel, variety, animals and gardening, housesitting is a perfect fit.
And for a homeowner looking for a responsible, reliable and trustworthy couple to take care of their precious home, pets and garden whilst away, we’re a perfect fit.
"Cath came to house sit for me for 3 nights. She did an amazing job with my two young dogs who can be a handful. The house was spotless when I got home. She gave me regular updates and put my mind at ease as I hadn't used a house sitter before. I would definitely recommend Cath to look after your home and pets while you are away."
Lisa, Western Australia
"Cath and Cam did an excellent job keeping the house well maintained whilst I was away. They are an extremely organised and honest couple who are very reliable and will happily help out in areas that you may need. They are tidy and an asset to have in your house when you have a period of absence away from home."
We have extensive experience as home-owners, both our own and our rental properties. This means we know how to take care of a home on a day to day basis, and we can confidently deal with any unforeseen crisis that might arise.
We are experienced pet owners. Throughout our lives we've owned and loved dogs, cats, guinea pigs, birds, chooks and fish. Cath grew up on a sheep farm and has a degree from the University of Western Australia in Agricultural Science. Cam has extensive farm experience.
Having this experience with a variety of creatures means we are comfortable with accepting responsibility for your precious pets. We understand they’ll miss you and you’ll miss them, and we try to make that easier for everyone. We have the computer skills to keep you updated on a regular basis if that’s what you’d like, so you can enjoy your time away relaxed in the knowledge that everything’s running smoothly at home.
We love to garden, whether it’s vegetables, fruit, flowers, natives or lawn. It’s a lovely thing to do on the weekend to get away from the computers for a while, so we can often be seen pulling out a few weeds.
***Housesitting assignments we have completed:***
Looked after Jinxie the cat in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England for one week while the owners (his servants) went away for work.
Took care of the garden and 24 goldfish in York, England for two weeks while the owner went on holidays.
Looked after my parents' house in the Western Australian wheatbelt during the height of summer, which involved a fairly complex garden watering regime as well as supplying Belle the pet sheep with her daily Nutri Grain fix.
Looked after Pablo the enormous black dog, and hens, in Margaret River WA while the owners travelled to Melbourne for a week.
Looked after Ruby the kelpie and watered the garden in North Fremantle between Christmas and New Year while the owners went on holidays.
Took care of a rural property in Karridale, WA while the owner was away overseas for several months.
Looked after Buddy the Golden Retriever on 2 separate occasions in North Fremantle, Western Australia.
Looked after Harry and Holly in the Perth hills while their owners flew interstate for a weekend break.
Looked after Belle the beautiful staffy in Western Australia while her family flew to Brisbane to see family.
Looked after Molly, Eddie and Vino the dogs, and Max the cat, in Ireland, while their owners went away for a 24 hour adventure race. We traded dinners. They cooked for us the night we arrived exhausted and we left them a meal for their return, since we knew they wouldn’t have slept since we last saw them.
Looked after Willow and Millie, two very timid cats who lived in an old church that had been converted into a beautiful home in England.
Looked after Looby-Loo and Maddie the dogs, and Tom and Jerry the fabulous Bengal cats, in England, while their owners went to Spain.
Looked after Hugo the Goldendoodle, who has the softest fur ever, in Tuscany, Italy, while his owners returned to England for a wedding.
In France, looked after Basil and Stripey the cats, Jingle, Tess and Mollie the dogs, and Audrey the bonus 94 year old grandma, while the family spent some time on their boat in Greece.
Looked after Miss Kitty, a particularly beautiful cat, in Perth, Western Australia.
Looked after LG the pensioner poodle in Perth, Western Australia while his owners were in Indonesia.
***We’re currently taking care of Patchi the dog, two sheep, about a million goldfish and some native birds in the Swan Valley, near Perth Western Australia***
We are pleased to offer you our services. We’re happy to communicate by phone, email or Skype to answer any questions you may have.
"We had Cath and Cam look after our dog Buddy for the second time over the Easter weekend. Just like the first time, he was a very happy dog when we came home, having had lots of long beach and river walks every day - which Cath sent photos of, so we knew how well he was doing. Again, the house was spotless when we came home, and they even borrowed their friend's magnetic fish tank cleaner and gave our fish a shiny new home. But it was their thoughtfulness in creating a special Easter surprise for our daughter that showed just how fabulous Cath and Cam really are - we arrived home to an Easter hunt with special rhyming clues and Easter eggs hidden around the house from the Easter Bunny, a very kind gesture that she just loved. I would highly recommend Cath and Cam to look after your pets and your home for complete peace of mind while you are away, and with complete confidence they could deal with any situation that arises without any drama."
Kylie, Western Australia