Jon

Experienced Veterinarian and Partner (15+ years)

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Dog Walking
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 GBP for each additional pet
20 GBP
/walk
All services and rates

About Jon

Hey!

We are Jon and Charlotte - We returned from Australia as very experienced house and pet sitters back in 2018, having looked after lots of wonderful cats, dogs, birds and many more exotic species in between and have decided to continue looking after pets back in the UK! We completed over 100 housesits so far and references can be seen on our profile!

Charlotte is a Veterinarian with 15+ years of experience and has worked in the whole spectrum of veterinary practices from companion animals, exotic pets and out-of-hours emergency work to farm, equine, zoo and wildlife; as you can imagine she is more than happy to care for all of your pets, domestic or more exotic!

Jon has a particular affinity for dogs and cats, with many fond memories of much-loved family pets from his childhood; he loves nothing more than enjoying a walk (or run!) with a happy canine companion or snuggling up on the sofa with a contented cat. 

He works fully remotely and so can be based at your home as long as there is an internet connection and Charlotte often works across the week from home also. Within the working day, this can also include regular walks and attention for your pets. 

We have made great friends with homeowners and greatly enjoy experiencing the beautiful personalities of the pets we look after. We have both spent several years undertaking wildlife rehabilitation across the world with many different species and so we both have a significant amount of experience caring for animals.

We are very clean, tidy, non-smokers and proud homeowners in Bristol and will respect and look after your home and garden in the same manner as our own. Garden, houseplant or any other household tasks you need taken care of would be no trouble. We pride ourselves on making homeowners feel comfortable and reassured that their furry and feathery friends are in great hands, providing regular updates and beautiful photos - and leaving an immaculate home ready for your return.

We do not have any pets ourselves and do not capacity to look after pets in our home. We would always look to visit you ahead of time to discuss your expectations.

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Pet sitting references in the UK (other platforms)
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House sitting reference from Sophia (Bristol)

Jon was great with Loki who can be a bit anxious at times, Jons layed back nature must have rubbed off on him as he seemed to chill out as soon as he arrived. He kept us updated whilst we were away and the house seemed tidier than when we left it. I would 100% book again!

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House sitting reference from Lynsey (Hayling Island)

I would give 10 stars if it were possible. Jon and Charlotte took terrific care of Frankie. Communication was excellent and we received lots of updates and great pictures of Frankie. We will 100% book them again and would really recommend them. Our house was left as if they had never been here too - super clean and tidy. Thank you both very much - from us and from Frankie!

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House sitting reference from Natalie (Bristol)

Thoroughly recommend Jon! Really lovely guy and great communication, and he's obviously got a lot of experience with dogs. We had multiple pictures of the pooch whilst Jon was house sitting for us, and he looked like he was having a great time! Jon also left the house very clean and tidy which was appreciated. Will definitely be using him again in the future!

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House sitting reference from Tony (Chichester)

I have zero hesitation in endorsing Jon for looking after someone's pets. Jon’s bright and optimistic spirit and his naturally light temperament make him a pleasure to share time with. His record with pets is exemplary but I can attest first-hand that my 2-year-old Black Lab, Indy, is a very happy pup in Jon’s care and I rest easy leaving her with Jon. I trust him implicitly and know that Indy is in the safest hands on his watch. He is also utterly reliable and one of life’s ‘get it done’ people. I am confident he will be an asset to anyone looking for a pet sitter.

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House sitting reference from Brandon (Bristol)

Friendly, reliable, and great communicators. Everything was great upon our return, and Loki clearly loved his time with them while getting to stay in the comfort and familiarity of his own home.

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House sitting reference from Jayne (Bristol)

Jon and Charlotte looked after Diego for 16 days while I was in Australia and made me feel so comfortable. I was unbelievably nervous to leave him and they updated me with daily messages and photos.

I can’t thank them enough! They treated Diego as their own and I know he felt really happy having them stay and look after him.

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House sitting reference from Sian (Bristol)

Jon was able to accommodate a booking at pretty short notice, and still took the time for a detailed pre-meet. He has such a great range of practical experience with animal care and behaviour, along with a genuine affinity for dogs that really shines through. I felt confident he understood my dog's quirks and that she was happy and secure while we were away.

As a bonus Jon is also an incredibly considerate house-sitter - the place was left so tidy, bins emptied, sheets laundered etc- and he even sorted out a problem with a shopping delivery for me!

Great communication from start to finish, and I was especially grateful for his patience with our delayed flight home. Highly recommended

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House sitting reference from Sophie (Bristol)

Jon and Charlotte have been brilliant! Super reliable, accommodating and great with our nervous rescue dog Mo!

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House sitting reference from Rhiannon (Bristol)

Jon did an excellent job of cat sitting while we were on holiday, patiently making sure he took his daily pills even when puss cat was being a bit awkward about it. We received daily updates with lots of photos and were reassured to leave our medication dependent cat in capable hands.

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House sitting reference from Anja (Bristol)

Jon and Charlotte were excellent at looking after our cat while we were on a short break, especially since he wasn’t very well. They communicated well and took lots of photos! Highly recommended; very professional and friendly, and would gladly have them sit for Ernest again!

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Pet sitting references in Australia
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House sitting reference from Virginia (Mosman)

Jon & Charlotte house sat our home in Mosman for one month in July 2018. This was our first experience with house sitters and we weren't sure what to expect, but our faith was well rewarded - they proved to be outstanding caretakers.

As well as walking and feeding our three-year-old German shepherd and feeding our five-year-old British Blue cat, Jon & Charlotte looked after our six-bedroom home as if it was their own. When we returned, the house was immaculate - freshly vacuumed and dusted, plants watered, all the sheets and towels washed and replaced - even the fridges were sparkling.

While we were overseas, Jon sent regular updates on our pets and alerted us to any important-looking mail that we were expecting. It gave us great peace of mind knowing our beloved pets were in the care of a veterinarian and her partner who so obviously genuinely love animals. We were truly touched by an amazingly lifelike pencil portrait Charlotte drew of our dog as a thank you gift (and amazed at her many talents!).

Both Jon & Charlotte are very easy-going and enjoyable company. Our neighbours have commented on how friendly they were, with several asking for their details for future house-sitting opportunities.

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House sitting reference from Keira (Bondi Beach)

I highly recommend Charlotte and Jon as outstanding house and pet sitters. Charlotte and Jon are a trustworthy, caring, communicative, and reliable couple who graciously took care of my senior dog for three weeks whilst I was overseas. Due to his age, my dog requires some special care including the administration of medication and I feel incredibly lucky to have found Charlotte and Jon.

They were thorough and diligent in understanding his requirements and quirky character and I felt completely at ease knowing he was in their very capable hands. Any pet would be fortunate to have experienced and knowledgeable animal lovers like Charlotte and Jon look after them - my dog was sad to see them go.

Their kind and attentive nature extend beyond animals, as they took great care of my flat while they stayed here. It was wonderful to come home to a clean house and a happy dog! I'd be happy to be contacted as a reference for Charlotte and Jon and couldn't recommend them more. Thanks so much guys!

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House sitting reference from Alex & Fred (Five Docks)

Thanks so much for leaving the house so clean and tidy, thanks too for your lovely card! We really appreciate you looking after Bluey who is now chilled out on the back deck! We really appreciate the time you took looking after her and for being so accommodating with us coming and going for the week you were here. You have been perfect house sitters and we enjoyed having you around!

We will be happy to recommend you to other potential homeowners, should they wish to contact me for a reference.

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House sitting reference from Claire and Tony (Marrickville)

Jon and Charlotte were incredible housesitters. Our place was immaculately well kept & tidy, and they took the time to care for our garden as well as our pet rabbit, Winston, sharing us updates on him regularly while we were overseas. I would highly recommend them as housesitters, and I am happy to clarify any further questions you may have.

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House sitting reference from Shannon and Pete (Mosman):

We could not recommend Charlotte and Jon highly enough. This was our first pet sitting experience and needless to say we are very happy and will continue to use the service especially with people like Jon and Charlotte.

Our little pooch Frankie absolutely loved them. They took such great care of her - frequent walks and constant love and attention. We know she loved them because when we returned home she was so relaxed and happy. When we have picked her up from the kennels in the past she has been nervous and anxious and has taken a few weeks to settle back into routine.

On top of treating our furry friend like a princess they kept us up to date with daily photos and updates for the entire 3 weeks. Jon and Charlotte kept our house immaculately clean - it has never looked cleaner! I could not fault them and will definitely be having them back again when we go away next.

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House sitting reference from Liesel (Mosman)

Charlotte and Jon looked after our house and dog for a week in January 2019. They are a very capable and delightful couple that took great care with both our house and rather needy, but very much loved, dog. The house was absolutely beautiful on our return (better than we had left it!) and the dog was happy.

They were great communicators and they were eager to assist with deliveries etc. when needed. We would definitely use them again and would absolutely recommend their services to others. Happy to provide verbal references upon request.

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House sitting reference from Jane (Rydalmere)

Charlotte and Jon were fabulous house-sitters. We needed a sitter with just a few days notice and Jon & Charlotte came to meet with us beforehand and were just perfect. On our return our house was just as we left it and our neighbours commented how lovely they both were too! Our cat Simba is very timid but was clearly at ease in their company and was in good spirits on our return. I won't waffle on because clearly they are faultless and I can highly recommend them to anyone.

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House sitting reference from Tabitha & Tom (Cremorne)

Charlotte and Jon looked after our house for 4 weeks. They took care of our two cats and fish. Our cats are rescued and need TLC. They looked after them very well during that period and were good at keeping us informed and sending us regular photos etc. On our return they cleaned the house and even changed our bed sheets which was lovely to come back to. They took care of our place very well during that time and did everything we expected from them. Overall we were very satisfied. We're happy to be a reference for future. If we go away again we'll look to use Charlotte and Jon again.

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House sitting reference from Hillary & Alex (Lane Cove North)

Jon Dunn and Charlotte Day house/cat sat at our apartment for a period of four weeks in June 2019 while my husband, son and I were on an overseas holiday. They were excellent house sitters, very friendly and warm and were in regular contact with me by messenger, sending us pictures of our two cats and keeping us up to date with their stay. This gave us great peace of mind and we were able to relax and enjoy our holiday knowing our fur babies were in very capable hands.

On our return our apartment was immaculately clean and tidy, the garden was well looked after and our cats were very happy! I noticed over the week following their stay they had replaced any consumables they may have used and everything was set up for our return. I would be very glad to recommend them as excellent house sitters and would have them back at any time in future. Please feel free to contact me should you wish to discuss further.

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House sitting reference from Susan (Randwick)

Jon and Charlotte looked after my very old dog with gentle patience and kindness. They looked after the house well, and I have no hesitation in recommending them highly to people needing a dog and/or house sitting.

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House sitting reference from Robyn (Newington)

Jon & Charlotte, thank you so very much for looking after our home and pets. Our home is immaculately clean, our pets happy and obviously well cared for. Really there are no words to express our thanks! Wishing you well on all your future adventures.

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House sitting reference from Amy and Ingo (Earlwood)

Jon and Charlotte cared for our two pets, Tash, an anxious cocker spaniel, and Mirabelle, a British shorthair cat with a heart condition, for approximately 3 weeks. From the moment we met them we felt at ease. The animals seemed to naturally take to them, and they presented as very confident and capable. In addition to feeding the animals, Jon and Charlotte also attended to their daily medications and dog walking. We received lots of updates and photos of the pets and upon our return both the animals and the house had obviously been well taken care of. We would call on them again in a heartbeat to pet sit.

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House sitting reference from Barbara and Steph (Randwick)

We are delighted to highly recommend Charlotte and Jon, especially as wonderful dog sitters but also as trustworthy house sitters. We have 2 very special dogs - a sensitive 8-year-old who rarely takes to anybody outside the immediate family and a boisterous 18 months old pup. This was the first time we had ever left the dogs and we were extremely nervous as we all headed overseas for 5 weeks. From the first meeting, both dogs warmed to Charlotte and Jon and they made an excellent first impression on us with their calm, friendly manner and obvious rapport with our dogs. They came to our home to meet the two dogs and observe them in their familiar setting and to get to know their routines.

They responded to the individual needs of each dog and handled them affectionately and confidently. We immediately felt comfortable knowing the dogs would be well cared for at home and safely exercised in familiar parks. Charlotte and Jon sent daily updates and photos to us so we could see that the dogs were healthy, happy and well-fed.

Our home was left spotless, both inside and out. We were so happy that I have already re-booked Charlotte and Jon for another stay and several friends have booked them after our very positive experience.

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House sitting reference from Katy (Botany)

Jon and Charlotte were excellent pet sitters. They were easy to Contact and great to organise the sit with, they arrived on time and looked after the animals wonderfully. We came home a very clean house, and a happy cat and dog. Thank you so much. They are highly recommended.

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House sitting reference from James & Piet (Redfern)

Jon and Charlotte are simply amazing, the best house sitters we have come across, they are extremely professional, they provided constant communication whilst we were away, sending us pictures of our cat to let us know she was doing OK without us, When we returned the house was immaculate.

You'd be foolish not to have these guys take care of your house and animals, and the fact that Charlotte is a vet really reassured us that our cat would be in great hands. Next time we go away we will 100% have them back, highly recommend, 5 star rating!

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House sitting reference from Lucy & Ben (Summer Hill)

Absolutely recommend Jon & Charlotte. This was the first experience we had with house sitters and we are so happy with how it worked out. Our pup Moose had a great time with them. We were kept updated with photos of him from Jon which kept us from missing him too much. We know he loved them because when we got home he was super relaxed and happy. They left our house immaculate and even left a delicious stew in the fridge for when we got home which was a welcome treat after a long flight. Definitely would not hesitate to book them in again to look after our house and pup. Thanks a lot Jon and Charlotte!

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House sitting reference from Heidi (Mascot)

I love Jon and Charlotte and they loved my kitties! I adored the beautiful pictures they took and sent to me, their communication and really - everything about them. They left my home tidy, my cats fed and loved! I will absolutely use them again and I'd recommend them to anyone!

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House sitting reference from Jo and Matt (Bondi Junction)

Charlotte and Jon are lovely people who came to see us before the sit and really got to know all the details beforehand which was really beneficial for both sides. We left our home in their care for a number of weeks, they looked after everything and most importantly - our cats. Whilst we were away communication was great and we genuinely felt like they had everything under control and that gave us such peace of mind.

I would thoroughly recommend Jon and Charlotte to anyone needing a responsible couple to take care of their home and their pets. Since the initial house sit they have now done it a few times and our cats definitely seem to enjoy hanging out with their new friends.

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House sitting reference from Jessica (Ultimo)

Charlotte and Jon took fantastic care of our pets while we were away. They sent us regular updates, photos, and it seemed like our pets were very happy and comfortable with them! One of our cats has diabetes and they took great care of her. The house was spotless upon our return. We would warmly recommend them to anyone. Thank you again!

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House sitting reference from Suzanne (Malabar)

It was a pleasure to have Charlotte and Jon stay at our house to look after our chooks and ducks. They were very reliable and took excellent care of our flock. We were completely confident to leave them in their capable care. They were happy to come and meet us beforehand and everything was spotless when we came home. They sent regular updates and were very respectful of our home and looking after it. I'd absolutely recommend them to anyone, especially if you want regular communication with your pets.

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House sitting reference from Leanne (Wynyard)

Jon and Charlotte have a great profile that immediately caught my attention but it wasn't until I met them that I was certain they'd be perfect for looking after my babies. I have two very indulged little bichons who do tend to fret when separated from me.

I received regular "pupdates" from them with pics and was delighted that my dogs were having a great time while I was away. Jon and Charlotte left my apartment clean and tidy. They removed their rubbish, stacked the dishwasher, cleaned the bathroom and even changed the bedding and put the laundry on to be washed. I couldn't recommend this lovely couple more. Your much loved, furry members of your family will be well looked after and so will your home.

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House sitting reference from Louise (Randwick)

Charlotte and Jon are fantastic dog sitters..Our two dogs loved their company, regular photos and updates kept us informed. They are both talented photographers so the photos are amazing! We’ve booked them again already for our next break. 

Jon's services

At your home

Dog Walking
Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
5 GBP for each additional pet
20 GBP
/walk
One home visit a day
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
20 GBP
/day
House Sitting
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
50 GBP
/night
Two home visits a day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
35 GBP
/day

Jon also offers

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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Adya, 2024-04-11

Our dog is always a happy camper when Jon comes to visit! He leaves the house in great condition and sends plenty of updates throughout his stay.

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Hannah, 2024-03-08

Jon helped us out very last minute and came to house sit at the house. We had regular updates, the house was left perfect and the dogs looked liked they had a blast!

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I speak English
+20 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

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Jon

Jon

Experienced Veterinarian and Partner (15+ years)

Dog Walking
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
5 GBP for each additional pet
20 GBP
/walk
All services and rates
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Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

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