Premium Pet Sitters - Professional non-smoking Aussie couple for 3 years. Animal loving. Early 30's/late 20's. No dependants. Willing to travel. Runs own online business.
We run our own companies online and one of us can be home on a regular basis if required.
As you can see from other recommendations, in addition to caring for your pets, we leave your home clean and tidy as we found it. We ensure you will come home to things like milk, eggs, bread and a home cooked meal so you don't need to rush to the supermarket on your return. This is reflected in our reviews from other home owners.
We have house sat through many platforms for many clients who often have us back so we can share many more reviews with you.
Nick and Amy took care of our Golden Retriever Ted while we were away visiting family in America. Ted is quite old and we were very happy they attended to his needs, were patient on his walks and were diligent with his medical requirements. - Dan & Cathy, Adelaide.
Hello, we're Nick and Amy, and for the past 3 years we've been providing security and peace of mind for a number of home and pet owners across Australia. We're location independent, have engineering backgrounds and own our online businesses which leaves us flexible and able to travel to watch over your beloved animals and cherished possessions. We're in our early 30's/late 20s, both non-smokers, have no dependents, and no pets.
Why we want to house sit
As avid travellers, internet entrepreneurs, health conscious individuals, photographers and videographers we love that house sitting enables us to see new parts of the world and we get to see why you love living at these locations too. As animal lovers one thing we regularly miss whilst travelling is the companionship they bring. We miss walks, playing, and cuddling on the sofa; but most of all we love providing them with the attention that you would give if you were there. We know you must be missing your pets so we send our clients pet photos on a regular basis to update you. Most of all we love to house sit because we want to make sure that whilst you're away, not only are your pets in an environment that they're used to (rather than a sadder time in a kennel) you're also able to relax in the knowledge that we'll care for your home as if it were our own.
What we bring to the assignment relevant experience
Prior to house sitting, we both have Engineering backgrounds and have worked within events management and hospitality while studying. Amy has a food business so has carried that level of cleanliness into how we look after our own home, and the homes we watch during sitting assignments. She also manages the families short-term accommodation business in Victoria so understands the level of respect and cleanliness needed to ensure property is kept to a high standard. Nick has managed companies and large teams for over 7 years so is very organised. We've both lived away from home for more than ten years and have been responsible self-supporting adults ever since, for which we have character, work, and landlord references.
We've also been pet owners from a very young age and Amy grew up on a farm so very comfortable caring for many different animals including chickens, dogs, cats, birds, lizards, turtles, fish and guinea pigs. Amy seems to have a special affinity with animals and they feel at happy with her virtually straight away.
One of the pets Ted we looked after was very old and on a strict medication regime which we looked after him well to the delight of his owners.
We can leave you with a copy of our passport and driver's license, as well as police clearances if required.
Services break down
- Live-in house sitting by mature, trustworthy, non-smoking, professional couple.
- Avoid kennel costs! Pet minding, including walking cleaning, giving medicines, and generally giving them good company and a fun experience.
- Garden maintenance & continuance of any other maintenance services.
- Collection of post.
- Keep in touch if reassurance is required, we can even Skype.
- We would also update you with photo's via email so you can see first hand that your loved ones are being cared for with such love and attention, which will also put you at ease.
- Experience in looking after properties with unique pets that can not be put in a kennel situation, chickens, rabbits, reptiles etc.
- Confidence that your home and possessions will be looked after with attention and respect.
Phone numbers available on request
"We can't commend Amy and Nick highly enough for the wonderful job that they did house and pet sitting for us. They communicated regularly with us before the sit via email, telephone calls and finally a visit. They stayed with us the evening before we left and were discreet in keeping to themselves while we prepared to leave. While we were away they sent regular updates to let us know how Charlie our 'free flying' budgie was going. We appreciated videos and even had a 'Skype talk' with our budgie! If any questions came up about care of the house they contacted us which we appreciated as it reassured us of their conscientiousness. When we arrived home the house had been cleaned, Charlie was playful and happy and there was a meal on the table for us! Amy and Nick had also stocked our fridge and cupboard with basics to keep us going for a day or two. Our garden is quite large and they did a great job in watering our many plants during a hot period. They also took some beautiful photos of Charlie for us. We could not have had better house sitters and pet carers than Amy and Nick and we highly recommend them to others. We would have them back any time. Thank you Amy and Nick!" - Lois, Warrandyte, Victoria
"I was very impressed and could not be happier with finding excellent pet sitters in Nick and Amy. They were great communicators, very quick in responding to any emails and texts leading up to the sit. During the sit, they sent me updates and photos of my pets which I really appreciated. On return, I was delighted to find my house left in an exceptional clean state. On top of this, as a gorgeous gesture, they framed 2 photographs of my lovely pets, replaced some of my pot plants, and also bought a bottle wine and chocolates on my return! They certainly went over and above their required duties. More than this, they genuinely seemed to care for my pets, which I really appreciated. I can highly recommend Nick and Amy for any pet sitting duties and will hope to use them again in future!" - Emily, Croydon, Victoria
"Nick and Amy took care of our Golden Retriever Ted while we were away visiting family in America. Ted is quite old and we were very happy they attended to his needs, were patient on his walks and were diligent with his medical requirements."
Dan & Cathy, Adelaide
“Amy has been managing my 6 short term rental apartments in Victoria part time since 2014 and full time since July 2017. She also spends regular time house sitting the apartments approximately 3 times per year when I travel overseas. She coordinates and looks after the cleaning as well as tending to and organising any maintenance on the property. I maintain a high standard of accommodation as my clients are professionals that travel to and work in the area including doctors, lawyers and engineers so it is important I have the right person managing them. Amy has the level of respect and attention to detail required to maintain a high standard of living a lot of people overlook.”
Nick and Amy did a wonderful job caring for our dogs and also house-sitting for us. They spent time with our old dogs and found them very affectionate. They sent us some lovely pictures and had some printed out with frames for us when we returned. They kept in touch with us and responded very promptly to our messages. We recommend them very highly.
Amy and Nick
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