Hello - my name is Matt and I am now a full-time housesitter and animal carer..
After many years of life in the fast lane - training to be a pilot first in the Royal Navy and then joining British Airways - I have now changed down a gear or two and enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle, although I still get very cheap flights! I have also done a fair a...
Hello - my name is Matt and I am now a full-time housesitter and animal carer..
After many years of life in the fast lane - training to be a pilot first in the Royal Navy and then joining British Airways - I have now changed down a gear or two and enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle, although I still get very cheap flights! I have also done a fair amount of voluntary work over the past few years including farming, gardening, building renovation, and animal rescue.
And I have owned a number of different pets and homes myself and am now also an experienced housesitter, with many references and endorsements (=satisfied customers!) I am a non-smoker.
Finally, I know how important it is to have someone who will look after your house and pets really well - someone you can trust, who will treat both like their own, and who will keep in touch or send you some photos if you choose.. we'll discuss this before you leave so you can enjoy your time away and be confident that you will return to a clean and tidy house and happy pets.
So, thanks for reading and and maybe see you soon!
I have now enjoyed around 25 housesits using this website, other websites, and word-of-mouth recommendations, all around the world. I have now looked after many different types of animals and frequently get repeat requests from the home owners.
Here are some of my endorsements on another website..
Matt and Lore spent 3 weeks in our home looking after our 12 year old Labrador. They did an excellent job walking, feeding and being with him. The flat was left in great condition on our return. We hope they will come back another time to House sit.
DEIRDRE - POOLE ENGLAND
SIT DATE: Jun 2018
'Matt & Lore were my first experience with house sitters & I must admit to being worried about leaving my fur babies but everything was perfect. They were super friendly, left the house in a very clean state & my fur babies were relaxed & stress free when I got home. They were very understanding of my need for short daily updates on how the dogs were going. I thank them for making it such a positive experience & would recommend Matt & Lore without hesitation :-D'
NICOLE (Morayfield, QLD, Mar 2018)
'Thanks to Matt and Lore our recent holiday was stress free and enjoyable. I was confident that they would be the ideal people to look after our two dogs and Home. When we came home they had completely taken care of the house which was spotless and the dogs were well and happy. Matt and Lore would be a great couple for your house sitting and I can thoroughly recommend them.'
BARBARA (Caboolture, QLD, Feb 2018)
'Matt and Lore were delightful and I can highly recommend them. Our dog Buster was very well cared for. After being away 4 weeks, we arrived to find Buster very content and relaxed. It was evident that Matt and Lore had really given him lots of attention and love. Our home and garden were also immaculate. As a first timer to using this site, I was apprehensive, but that quickly changed with our pre-sitting communication - Matt and Lore were helpful, friendly and open. They offered to meet for an interview and within a few minutes, it was obvious that they would be terrific. Thanks so much to you both, I hope I can contact you again and wish you well in your adventures ahead.'
WENDY (Sydney, NSW, Dec 2017)
'Matt and Lore looked after my villa and dog for 4 days in December 2017. They were very friendly and reliable, and happy to keep in contact in my absence. They respected my house rules and the villa was well cared for. They handled a very difficult situation of my dog being unwell with extreme care. I would highly recommend them should you need someone to house and/or pet sit for you.'
JULIE (Tuncurry NSW, Dec 2017)
'Matt and Lore, Looked after our dog and 2 cats perfectly during the week we were away. The pets were happy to see us, but did miss their new minders too, for a few days. Matt kept in touch after the sit was arranged, which helped a lot with planning. The house was left amazingly clean and tidy. I would recommend Matt and Lore as sitters.'
MARGARET (Adamstown Hts NSW, Dec 2017)
'It was a pleasure meeting Matt prior to having him and Lore housesit for us. They took amazing care of our cats and home and the communication each week was welcomed. We have no hesitation in recommending Matt & Lore to anyone who requires house-sitters!!'
JED & WAYNE (Wentworth Falls NSW, Nov 2017)
'Lore and Matt are a great couple, very interesting, thoughtful and experienced. From our numerous emails then meeting them the day before I left, I knew they would do a wonderful job. They're very responsive and sent me updates and photos. I wanted to hire them again for my next trip in December but they're not available.'
VERONIQUE (California, Aug 2017)
'I couldn't recommend Lore and Matt enough. This was our first time having housesitters looking after our place and our exotic short hair cat, Sunny. Communication was great. They left our place absolutely spotless. And most importantly they took excellent care of our special kittie. He is fussy with his food and a little underweight and Matt and Lore made sure that he was eating enough and often. When we returned home he was very happy, settled and had obviously been eating very well. It is clear that they really care about animals. Going away can be stressful when you are leaving your animals behind but I was able to fully relax in the knowledge that our home and cat were being well looked after. I wish Matt and Lore could come and stay every time we go away and they are welcome back any time!'
KATHRYN (Seattle WA, Aug 2017)
'Lore and Matt were amazing with our dog chica and they also did a great job keeping our chickens and plants happy too! I highly recommend them. They were in good contact along the way and also sent photos of our dog too. The house was left very clean and chica was happy! Thanks again!'
LAURALEE (Victoria BC, Canada, Aug 2017)
'It took 5 seconds after meeting Lore and Matt to feel comfortable with leaving our house and animals in their care. Ace, our dog and the chooks were very well cared for and the house immaculate to come home to. Lore and Matt are such a likeable, friendly couple and I would highly recommend them for any house sit and would look forward to them returning to our house.'
PAMELA (Bonogin QLD, Jul 2017)
'Lore and Matt were great - looked after our house, and obviously enjoyed looking after Rosie and India. They're also easy to deal with, with prompt responses to texts and emails. Recommended!'
CAROLINE (Yeronga QLD, Jul 2017)
'A very nice and trustworthy couple made my very first house sitter experience so easy. I was able to spend one month holiday overseas without any worries. I came home to find a spotless house and happy healthy cats. I would definitely ask them to housesit again. 5 star house sitters!'
NORI (Mooloolaba QLD, May 2017)
'Lore and Matt did a housesit for me while I was overseas. A lovely young couple who looked after my 10yr old dog and cat beautifully. I returned home to a very relaxed atmosphere and two very content pets. Thank you guys. Look forward to seeing you again soon.'
JAN (Northgate QLD, May 2017)
'Couldn't have asked for anyone better! Matt & Lore looked after our house and dog like it was their own :) The house was beautifully clean when we arrived home and our dog was happy! What more could you want, we have no problem recommending them for any house sit!'
TRACY & RICK (Buddina QLD, Apr 2017)
'Lore & Matt were delightful to meet and I felt very at ease leaving my house and the care of Wheatley in their hands. My house was spotless and Wheatley looked well cared for on my return. Such a wonderful feeling knowing your fur baby is safe and sound while you're away. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lore & Matt as wonderful house sitters and excellent animal carers. I wish them all the best in their future travels.'
GILLIAN (Sutherland NSW, Apr 2017)